Prior to commencement of business a period of up to 15 minutes
was allowed for Public Participation.
Julie Kong advised that following the very successful ball held
at the Vulcan Bomber hanger in 2015 the event will be going ahead
again this year and that Saturday 16th April 2016 has been provisionally
set for the event.
It was noted that last year raised in excess of £11,000 with
all proceeds donated to charity and Julie reported that the group
would like to donate the proceeds of this year’s ball to local
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) spoke about the forthcoming Tour de Yorkshire
and the route the race is taking.
Mr Racjan also reported that he had recently attended a meeting
of Cantley with Branton Parish Council when Dr Alan Billings –
South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner had been present and
gave a very informative presentation which Finningley Parish Council
may find beneficial.
TO AGREE ITEMS TO WHICH THE PUBLIC AND PRESS SHOULD BE EXCLUDED
UNDER THE PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSIONS TO MEETING) ACT 1960
RESOLVED to exclude the public and press for Item 10 Pavilion Project;
Receive Tenders; Consider and Decide on Procedure for Appointment
of Contractor and defer this item until the end of the meeting.
|TO RECEIVE/ACCEPT APOLOGIES - None
|DECLARATIONS OF OTHER INTERESTS AND ANY UPDATES TO EXISTING
Cllr R Johnson declared an interest in Item 10
Cllr Mrs C Sheriff declared an interest in Item 13
Cllr Mrs J Tuff declared an interest in Item 8, 11& 13
Cllr Mrs C Styring declared an interest in Items 11 & 13
Cllr Mrs I Batunas declared an interest in Items 11 & 13
Cllr B Worsfold declared an interest in Item 10
No Police Officers/PCSO’s present
The clerk advised of the following incidents reported during November
Burglary x 1
Anti-Social Behaviour x 1
Violence x 1
Criminal Damage/Arson x 1
REPORT FROM WARD COUNCILLORS
Ward Councillor Jane Cox advised that DMBC will be contacting Parish
Councils over the next few weeks with regards to the Local Plan.
Discussion also took place regarding the length of time that it
has taken DMBC to release the Section 106 monies and the Ward Councillor’s
present agreed to look into why the process has taken so long.
TO DISCUSS ANY ISSUES RAISED UNDER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
RESOLVED to write to Dr Alan Billings – South Yorkshire Police
and Crime Commissioner and invite him to attend a future Parish
Council meeting. CLERK
RESOLVED to discuss with local groups/organisations their suggestions
for the use of proceeds from the Finningley Vulcan Ball and report
to February meeting.
Councillor’s B Worsfold and W Bedford gave an overview of
the Tour de Yorkshire they had attended.
RESOLVED to put a piece in the next Parish Council newsletter to
publicise the event.
|TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD 15.12.15
RESOLVED the minutes be approved as a true record and signed by the
MATTERS ARISING FROM LAST MEETING FOR NOTING
Wellington Drive (Formerly Trinity Gate) Footpath
It was noted that the clerk was awaiting a response from DMBC to
a request that the DMBC Chief Planning Officer and Planning Enforcement
attend a future Parish Council meeting to discuss the footpath.
RESOLVED to chase up DMBC. CLERK
Footpath top of St Oswald’s Close
Discussion took place concerning the chippings that had been put
on the footpath from St Oswald’s to the church gate (as a
trial) to try to improve the surface.
RESOLVED to contact Ian Wigglesworth (DMBC) to enquire if finer
chippings than those previously provided are available and to ask
for an indication of quantities and cost.
Stephen Racjan (DMBC) also to ask Highways for help to improve the
roadway surface particularly between the extension to Church Lane
and the church gates and at the side of the new churchyard fence.
North East Bassetlaw Community Liaison Group (Fracking at Misson
Councillor W Bedford reported that Nottinghamshire County Council
have approved a planning application for the Installation of Groundwater
Monitoring Boreholes in four separate locations and siting of mobile
staff welfare facilities at Misson Springs and advised that Finningley
Parish Council had requested the following condition be applied
to the IGas application which had been omitted.
“Neither IGas nor its contractors will use any part of Wroot
Road in Finningley for access to or from the B1396 Bank End Road
to visit the drilling site on Springs Road, Misson Springs, or gain
access to the A614. This condition will also apply to other sites
that may be approved in the future that choose to use the same preferred
The Chairman spoke about the report from Professor Smyth who had
identified five major flaws in the IGas application.
TO DISCUSS FURTHER ACTION ON THE MANAGEMENT OF TREES IN THE VILLAGE
The Chairman advised that Viking Trees have carried out all the
planned work and expressed concern regarding two trees on Chapel
Lane that need attention.
RESOLVED to ask Viking Trees to look at the work required and provide
ISSUES RELATING TO JOINT PLAYING FIELD
Playing Fields Dog Control Order
It was noted that no update had been received, Stephen Racjan (DMBC)
agreed to chase this up.
The Chairman read out an email received from Karen Hanson –
Head of Service DMBC advising that they have entered into a new
contract with Kingdom Security to provide additional environmental
and parking enforcement.
RESOLVED to contact Mark Benton – Environmental Crime Officer
and report the ongoing dog fouling issues particularly on Footpath
No.1, Old Bawtry Road and the Playing Fields and ask him to look
at these as a priority.
Pavilion Project – 106 Monies
It was noted that the Chairman had written to our Ward Councillor’s
to ask for their assistance in getting the allocated Section 106
Ward Councillor Jane Cox gave an update and it was noted that due
to the amount of the grant the decision had to be put before the
Cabinet which was now scheduled for Tuesday 2nd February.
Pavilion Project – Sport England Grant
It was noted that Pat Hagan – Head of Services (Communities)
DMBC had spoken to Sport England (via South Yorkshire Sports Foundation)
to explain the delay in DMBC releasing the Section 106 money.
Complaint regarding old fencing left on the Playing Fields (from
a property on Lindley Road)
The Chairman advised that following the complaint raised at the
December meeting he had written to St Leger Homes and had been unhappy
with their response. It was noted that the Parish Council are anxious
to remain a good neighbour so the Chairman had written to St Leger
again including photographs and asked for a site meeting to discuss
RESOLVED to arrange a site meeting with St Leger and the Playing
Fields Association CLLR’S R JOHNSON AND B WORSFOLD
ISSUES RELATING TO VILLAGE HALL
Village Hall Committee Meeting Report
Councillor Mrs J Tuff advised that the AGM would be held on Monday
8th February and that a meeting was being held on Wednesday 20th
January with Rural Action Yorkshire to discuss the hub and available
funding for community groups/projects.
Removal of tree stump
The Chairman advised that although the Parish Council are responsible
for the tree stump they need to know why the Committee want the
stump removing before any decision can be taken on this.
RESOLVED to speak to the Village Hall Committee at their next meeting.
CLLR MRS J TUFF
Protecting the ducks from predators (e.g Duck Island)
Councillor B Worsfold spoke about the proposal for a duck island
received from the Finningley Folk Group. It was also noted that
the group had removed the ducks from the pond at present to be brought
back once the duck island has been constructed.
RESOLVED to contact AES and ask them to remove the staging that
was put in to protect the young plants while the ducks are not present
at the pond (as they have been using the staging for protection).CLERK
The Chairman read out an email received from Malcolm Thomas –
Design and Conservation Officer (DMBC) advising that a planning
application would need to be submitted for the formation of a duck
island and that there may also be ecological implications for the
works which would need to be considered before any application was
RESOLVED to request a site meeting with a DMBC ecologist planner
to advise on whether this is the right approach for the pond and
what the implications are. CLERK
Pump-weed clearance and cleaning; condition of pump
Councillor B Worsfold gave an overview of the options available
for the aeration of the pond.
RESOLVED to invite Viscum to attend a future Parish Council meeting
to discuss the options further. CLERK
A brief discussion took place on the possibility of sourcing suitable
land and the Parish Council agreed to look into this further.
a) Pre-Approved BIB transactions – For Information Only
|| J Leighton-Eshelby (Dec Salary & Mileage)
b) To approve of BIB transactions
|| Npower (Electricity Village Pond)
|| Anglian Water (Village Pond)
|| DMBC (Dog Bin Emptying)
|| DMBC (Litter Bin Emptying)
|| Viking Trees (Tree Work)
c) Precept for 2016/17
The clerk confirmed that the precept notification form had been
returned to DMBC (figures as agreed at the December Parish Council
a) Planning Updates
The clerk advised that she had sent the agreed list of potential
projects for the Section 106 money generated from the St Oswalds
Drive Development through to DMBC.
Councillor Mrs C Sheriff reported that a ditch on Bawtry Road had
been 'dammed' by rubbish that had been cleared from the ditch further
along the road at the Handley Court Development.
RESOLVED to refer this to DMBC for comment. CLERK
b) Planning Applications Received - None
It was noted that the request for white lines to be re-painted
on Wroot Road has been resubmitted to DMBC.
The Chairman also raised concern regarding the number of vehicles
parked in the layby outside the Golden Sun takeaway at all times
of the day and night.
Parish Council Website
It was noted that the Chairman had experienced difficulties in communicating
with the current web host with regards to transferring the domain
RESOLVED to proceed with the registration of a new domain name for
the Parish Council. CLERK/CHAIRMAN/CLLR MRS C SHERIFF
TO RECEIVE AND NOTE CORRESPONDENCE
RESOLVED to circulate to members in the usual manner.
The Chairman spoke about the Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacon
Event being held on Thursday 21st April 2016.
RESOLVED to defer any decision until the next meeting to allow members
to speak to other local groups/organisations regarding their plans
for the celebration.
The Chairman read out an email received from the Finningley Village
Community Group requesting financial assistance towards the running
of the group.
RESOLVED to write back to the group and ask them to advise the Parish
Council of the funding required for specific events and this will
then be considered.CLERK
TO CONFIRM DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
TUESDAY 16TH FEBRUARY AT 7 PM IN THE VILLAGE HALL
DEFERRED ITEM – PUBLIC AND PRESS EXCLUDED
Pavilion Project – Receive Tenders; Consider and Decide on
Procedure for Appointment of Contractor
The three tenders received were opened and briefly discussed.
RESOLVED to share the information with Blaxton Parish Council and
the Playing Fields Association and consider at the February Parish