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Meeting Minutes 16 October 2017

MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 16th OCTOBER, 2017 at 6.30pm upstairs in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.

Present:

Cllrs J. Allin – Chairman, J. Cockroft – Vice-Chairman, J. Kerr (MDC), S. Dale, S. Adey (MDC), A. Wetton (MDC & NCC) & J. Brealey.
14 members of public.
Warden Adrian Tinklin.
PCSO Dee Eyre.
Sergeant Neil Priestley.
East Midlands Today.

Minutes

9730. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS BOTH PECUNIARY AND NON-PECUNIARY

Cllr Cockroft declared she is no longer part of Big Warsop and the Carnival.

Big Warsop Partnership - Cllrs A. Burgin and S. Adey.
Warsop Town Hall Management Group - Cllrs. J. Kerr, S. Moody and J. Allin.
Warsop Carnival - Cllrs S. Moody and S. Adey.
SOS - Cllrs. S. Moody and J. Kerr.
CCTV - Cllr. J. Allin.
Age Concern - Cllr. J. Allin.
Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton.
Market Warsop Players - Cllr. S. Moody.
Meden Vale the Future - Cllr. J. Allin.
Welbeck Colliery the Future - Cllrs J. Allin & J. Kerr.
Warsop Youth Club - Cllrs. S. Moody and J. Cockroft.
Friends of the Carrs - Cllr. J. Kerr.
Warsop's Real Poppy Campaign - Cllr L. Davies.
Assoc of Labour Councillors - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, J. Kerr, S. Moody, S. Adey and A. Burgin.
Inner Wheel - Cllr. J. Brearley.
Christmas Market - Cllr. J. Cockroft.
Let Warsop Speak - Cllrs D. Barlow & R. Butler.
Frack Free Warsop - Cllr R. Butler.

Apologies:

Cllrs A. Burgin (MDC), S. Moody, L. Davis, R. Butler & D. Barlow.


9731. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Monday 18th September, 2017

Accepted as a true record.

9732. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Wednesday 11th October, 2017

RESOLVED: All recommendations were agreed by the Council and minute 710. was changed to include an extra Christmas tree for Bells fruit & veg shop.
Accepted as a true record.

The Chairman asked Cllrs and members of public to observe a minute’s silence for Mick and Sandra Dangerfield, who tragically lost their lives in a road traffic accident at Gleadthorpe at the weekend.

9733. CRIME AND DISORDER

Sergeant Priestley read PCSO Dee Eyre’s report.

Figures for the last 30 days.

4 Burglary dwellings, 1 Warsop Vale, 1 Spion Kop, 1 Warsop, 1 Meden Vale (arrest made), 2 Burglary other, 1 Meden Vale (garage), 1 Warsop Vale (shed).

Vehicle Crime

17 Theft from Motor vehicle, 8 overnight 16/17 September (Warsop), 3 overnight 7/8 October (Church Warsop), 5 overnight 26/27 September (Meden Vale).

There has been a spate of break ins to vans in the area, tools have been removed using various methods, windows smashed, doors prised open, locks drilled.
CCTV footage has been recovered of the offenders, not believed to be local, wearing balaclavas and using false plates on their vehicles. These crimes are happening county wide.
Plain clothed patrols are being conducted overnight across the area.

ASB

47 incidents reported across the area.
Historically this time of year sees an increase in reports of ASB, darker nights, Halloween, Fireworks, most of the reports are very low level and dealt with quickly.

Reports of some ASB on the car park at the Carrs Showground late at night involving boy racers, playing music and dough nutting in the area.
A meeting has been held today with the residents to deal with this issue.

Off road bikes

2 x section 59 warnings have been issued to off road bikers in the area, more operations planned in the near future to tackle the ongoing issue.

Another untaxed van has been seized and removed from Longden Terrace.

Fixed penalty issued for a fly tip on Oakfield Lane.

Drink driver identified by local Warden and PCSO and subsequently detained and charged.

The beat team have been into Meden School to deliver an assembly and informative film about the dangers of fighting (there has been an increase in violent behaviour in and out of school)
This was very well received by pupils and staff alike.
Cllr Kerr asked if there is a camera at the Carrs Showground car park. Sergeant Priestley said this is something he will be speaking about with the District Council.

The Chairman asked Sgt Priestley to stay for Public Participation, so he could answer any questions relating to police matters.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

A member of public explained she had been to a Parish Council meeting in January 2016 to raise concerns about the Gleadthorpe area where she lives. The 3 concerns raised were – footpaths in the area, not enough street lighting and the location of the 30mph speed limit. She stated her neighbours were hit by a car and killed at the weekend while walking in Gleadthorpe and she asked what is going to be done about the speed limit.

Another member of public raised concerns about boy racers that are using the Carrs car park and the Parish of Warsop as a race track. She asked if gates and cameras could be installed on the car park.

A gentleman asked about the Parish Council becoming independent and if Cllr Moody found any information about if other Parish Councils had become independent.

Another gentleman asked if the Parish Council could find out why the District Council had spent £23 million on properties outside of the district, including a gym.
He also asked if fracking could be added to the agenda.

Mike Johnson asked why the police and wardens must travel to the hub to start their day instead of coming straight to the Town Hall. He stated there was not adequate policing in Warsop.

Robert Bacon is the owner of the farm at Gleadthorpe. He said the footpaths are dangerous and lead on to blind corners. There have been around 6 serious accidents in the last 2 years and 3 or 4 cars have gone through the hedge and driven off. He asked if the police had any idea why these accidents keep happening and could this tragic event have been prevented.

A lady who lives at Gleadthorpe has contacted NCC a number of times about that stretch of road and how dangerous it is. She pleaded with the Council to help resolve this issue so no one else has to go through the recent tragedy.

9734. MATTERS ARISING FROM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Sgt Priestley answered the publics questions on policing. He informed the public that he attended this meeting to show support to the residents of Gleadthorpe and to reassure them that the police will continue to work on this issue and review the concerns that the public have raised.
He said he is aware of the issue of the boy racers and he has met with some residents to discuss it. He asked the public to continue reporting issues to 101. He said they are looking at the possibility of installing lights, cameras and gates to the Carrs Showground car park.
He went on to discuss the hub at Mansfield and said there are a few briefings that take place at the hub along with some at the Town Hall. Warsop Parish have two PCSO’s based at the Town Hall and one PC.

Cllr Wetton stated it is difficult to respond to a tragic accident and his thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends. He said Netherfield Lane is on his list of priorities that need addressing urgently, these include, extending the 30mph speed limit and plans to install speed cameras.
The Chairman said he knows of 9 cars going through the edge from March to October. He said the sooner something is done by the County Council the better, as this can help save lives and slow down traffic.
Cllr Adey stated over the last 2 years she has met with residents and reported many of the issues a number of times. She has worked with volunteers to start a speed watch group on that stretch of road.

Cllr Kerr answered the independence question and said an Act of Parliament would have to be overturned for the Parish Council to become independent.
He asked the gentleman where he got his information from regarding the £23 million MDC have spent on investments out of the District. He stated it was confidential information.
The Chairman allowed the gentleman to answer Cllr Kerr’s question.
He stated it was published on Facebook.
Cllr Kerr stated that they have spent over the £160 million from the government and the 10 years he has been a Councillor, the Parish of Warsop have seen nothing. At the last Mayoral Commission, the Mayor stated there is no money.

The Chairman said the Parish Council will add fracking to the next agenda.

9735. EXTERNAL AUDIT

The Clerk explained the external audit had been passed but the external auditors bought up issues relating to past years accounts that the previous Clerk dealt with. The Clerk and the Assistant to the Clerk had to deal with many questions that need answering before the statutory deadline.
Cllrs S. Adey, J. Kerr and J. Brealey expressed their thanks to the Clerk and her assistant, Gemma Blagg for their hard work in this matter.

9736. BUDGET

The Council viewed the budget and raised concerns about the increase in maintenance costs for the Town Hall.

9737. SUPERMARKET LETTERS

The Clerk informed the Council that she has chased David Marriott for an update but has not received one as of yet.

9738. TOWN HALL

Mike Johnson from Warsop Infotech invited Cllrs, Council staff and other organisations in the Town Hall to his Christmas gathering on Friday 22nd December.

9739. CARNIVAL

Cllr Cockroft stated she would be stepping down from the Carnival Committee at the AGM on health grounds and she has offered help to the committee for a set time period after her resignation.
Cllrs Kerr, Adey and Brealey thanked her for all the hard work and effort she has put into the Carnival over the years.

9740. BIG WARSOP

Cllr Adey stated that last week at the meeting, new members of the board were introduced, and Maddy Pritchard is now the Chairman. She said all new members were welcomed and it was very informative.

9741. WARSOP & DISTRICT NEWS

Due to Cllr Moody’s absence, there was no update.

9742. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

Due to Cllr Moody’s absence, there was no update.

9743. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT

Current Account - (As of 23/10/17 - £58,223.95)
(£5000 donation for C.A.B.)
Premier Account (Reserves) - (As of 09/08/17 - £33,775.23)
2 Shires Credit Union (Reserves) - £15,000

All payments were agreed to be paid.

  • Payments already paid:
    • V01688. John Eastwood Hospice (sponsored walk) - £150.00
    • V01689. Cash – Pre-Paid card top up - £500.00
    • OLB29. Wilkinson Landscaping (21/08/17) - £200.00
    • OLB30. Sherwood Tree Solutions (Cllr Wetton allowance) - £250.00
    • OLB31. Ideal Boilers Ltd - £2,400.00
    • OLB32. D2 Studio - £1,000.00
    • OLB33. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
  • Payments due to be paid:
    • V01690. Cash – Delivery of W&DNs - £380.00
    • V01691. Cash – Postage - £70.00
    • V01692. Second Element - £176.40
    • V01693. Glascraft (Town Hall Yale Key) - £63.00
    • V01694. Ultimate Print - £36.00
    • OLB34. MDC – Payroll Services- £20,926.11
    • V01695. Konica Minolta - £100.63
    • V01696. Konica Minolta - £139.00
    • V01697. Nextronic (Hearing Loop) - £2,388.00

9744. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Cllr Wetton spoke about the accident at Gleadthorpe and said that it will be the main issue that needs looking at. He explained that he has submitted 5 projects back in June that needed works doing around the Parish by NCC. Speed cameras, bus shelters and zebra crossings were some of the projects he submitted. He also said he would be doing a cheque presentation to the RBL, as he has paid for the Remembrance Parade traffic management company.

9745. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL

Cllr Kerr stated at the Districts Council meeting comments were made to the Mayor and her cabinet and Warsop Cllrs abstained from voting.

Planning Applications

  • 7 Manor Court, Church Warsop - AUTOMATED GATES FOR PRIVATE DRIVEWAY.

  • 34 Egmanton Road, Meden Vale - NOTIFICATION FOR PRIOR APPROVAL FOR A PROPOSED LARGER HOME EXTENSION UNDER THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2015 - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION.

  • Gleadthorpe Grange Farm, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale - REPLACE ROOF SHEETING AND ROOF TILES ON UNITS 1 AND 2 TO MATCH WITH EXISTING ON UNIT 3.

  • Gleadthorpe Farm, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale - PRIOR APPROVED OF PROPOSED AGRICULTURAL STORAGE BUILDING, DEVELOPMENT UNDER TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2015.

  • 5 Nethercross Drive, Warsop - FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION OVER EXISTING GARAGE, NEW ROOF TO PORCH AND BOW WINDOW TO FRONT ELEVATION.

  • Former Miners Welfare, Wood Lane, Church Warsop - PROPOSED ENTRY OF SITE MEASURING 1.05 HECTARES ONTO PART 2 OF THE BROWNFIELD LAND REGISTER FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF 25-35 NO. DWELLINGS (If the land is entered in Part 2 of the Brownfield Land Register it will be granted Permission in Principle, which establishes the suitability, in principle, of land for housing-led development).

The Carrs

Cllr Kerr thanked Friends of the Carrs for the fantastic job they are doing.

Meden Baths

The Clerk gave plans of a new leisure centre to all Councillors that the Parish Council’s Meden Baths Working Party have been working on with Pulse Fitness. Pulse Fitness will be drawing up a business plan and the Parish Council’s Working Party will look at ways of securing funding.

9746. DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Monday 20th November 2017

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