Meeting Minutes 20 November 2017
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 20th NOVEMBER, 2017 at 6.30pm upstairs in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
Cllrs J. Cockroft (Vice-Chairman), J. Kerr (MDC), S. Dale, S. Adey (MDC), A. Wetton (MDC & NCC), A. Burgin (MDC), R. Butler, L. Davis & J. Brealey.
8 members of public.
Sergeant Neil Priestley & PC Kevin Parsons.
MDC Cllrs S. Harvey & D. Saunders.
Gemma Blagg (Assistant to the Clerk).
Cllr Cockroft (Vice-Chairman) chaired the meeting due to the Chairman’s absence.
9747. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS BOTH PECUNIARY AND NON-PECUNIARY
Cllr Cockroft declared she is no longer part of the Christmas market and Cllr Davis declared she is no longer part of Warsop’s Real Poppy Campaign.
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.
Assoc of Labour Councillors - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, J. Kerr, S. Moody, S. Adey and A. Burgin.
Inner Wheel - Cllr. J. Brearley.
Let Warsop Speak - Cllrs D. Barlow & R. Butler.
Frack Free Warsop - Cllr R. Butler.
Cllrs J. Allin (Chairman), D. Barlow, S. Moody.
9748. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Monday 16th October, 2017
Accepted as a true record.
9749. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Monday 6th November 2017
RESOLVED: Minute 714 & 718 are to be deferred for 6 months. Cllr Kerr proposed to change the figure in minute 723 to £9,000 and to be split into 2 payments of £4,500. All other recommendations were agreed. Accepted as a true record.
9750. CRIME AND DISORDER
Sergeant Priestley read out crime figures from 15th August to 15th November 2017 and compared them to the same period last year.
Crime Incidents - 187
Violence - 72
Burglaries - 13
Theft from motor vehicles - 9
Drug Offences - 5
Public Order - 18
ASB - 84
Crime Incidents - 207
Violence - 73
Burglaries - 14
Theft from motor vehicles - 28
Drug Offences - 2
Public Order - 9
ASB - 85
Other incidents that have been reported were, eggs being thrown at properties around Halloween/Bonfire Night, vehicles gathering at the Carrs at night, school kids littering after school near the library/bus stop on Hight St, cannabis being used on the park on Princess Ave at night and drivers failing to stop at the crossing outside Eastlands School. Sgt Priestley stated a speed operation had taken place on 8th November on Netherfield Lane.
Cllr Kerr asked how many PC’s and PCSO’s there are in the district.
Sgt Priestley said there 7 PC’s and 15 PCSO’s.
Cllr Adey thanked all the residents involved with the Netherfield Lane petition.
Bill Power spoke about the Carrs and the poor state of the footpath around it. He thanked Andy Chambers (MDC Parks Department) for all his hard work and a job well done.
He then spoke about the Remembrance Day services/parade and how great it was. He thanked Cllrs Kerr and Wetton, the Poppy Group and the schools for their help and hard work the went into decorating the town centre.
He informed the Council that the Christmas Fair will be on Saturday 2nd December and he hopes to see councillors attend along with members of the public.
Karen Hardy asked on behalf on LWS if the Council had heard anything regarding the re-submission of the Stonebridge planning application.
She also asked if the Council share LWS concerns over the Local Plan and the fact that the government are now getting involved.
A gentleman asked about the Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan and what is happening with it.
John Brealey asked if the Parish Council would call an extraordinary meeting if the Stonebridge planning application appears on MDC’s planning agenda for December.
He also brought planning item number 4 to the Council’s attention and stated the plans don’t show anything beyond the exit on to the A60.
A lady asked if she could leave a copy of Frack Free United’s declaration in the Town Hall and if the Parish Council would sign it.
9751. MATTERS ARISING FROM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cllr Adey agreed with Bill Power’s comments on the Remembrance Day service/parade and asked the Parish Council to send letters to the Poppy Group, Eastlands Junior School, Sherwood Junior School and Ladybrook Community Centre for their help in creating and donating poppies.
Along with the organisation of the Christmas Fair, Santa’s sleigh has been organised to visit Church Warsop, Meden Vale and Warsop. Warsop Vale will be added next year.
Cllr Adey said she would be open to the idea of an extraordinary meeting being called.
Cllr Kerr stated the Remembrance Day services/parade was brilliant.
He said the Stonebridge planning application hasn’t come to the planning committee again, as of yet.
Cllr Kerr said the NP was ready, but a group has been working on amendments and the only thing left to complete is the appendices.
The Clerk read out an update from Cllr Moody relating to the NP, he stated the group hadn’t met recently due to other commitments. The appendices are the only outstanding part of the plan and the previous group working on it haven’t sent them, even though they have been requested. He asked the Council if another member could take the lead for this group as he is struggling to fit it into his schedule.
Cllr Adey offered to take the lead role for the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party.
Cllr Wetton stated if the Stonebridge planning application was appealed, it would not go back to MDC.
He also said the Local Plan is back out to consultation.
Cllr Burgin stated the works to the footpaths on the Carrs has been really positive.
He said he is not opposed to having a copy of the Frack Free United declaration.
The Vice-Chairman asked the lady who had the Frack Free United declaration to email it to the Clerk and then the Clerk will forward it to Councillors.
Cllr Adey informed the Council and public that there is a meeting regarding fracking on 6th December at 7pm at the 3 Lions in Meden Vale.
9752. FRACKING – Cllr Wetton left the meeting due to a possible conflict of interest.
Cllr Butler stated that this item needs a separate meeting so a detailed discussion with the public can take place. He proposed that the Council call an extraordinary Council meeting dedicated to fracking, allowing the public to participate and the Council can invite a professional speaker.
Cllr Brealey asked if the speaker had a scientific background. Cllr Butler said he had.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to call an extraordinary meeting for fracking.
The Vice-Chairman read out an email from Big Warsop regarding a defibrillator. Big Warsop are offering a defibrillator to the Parish Council for use in the Town Hall. The Vice-Chairman asked the Council if they would like to accept Big Warsop’s offer.
Cllr Kerr stated Big Warsop need to explore other options due to the Town Hall opening hours. The Town Hall is closed during the evenings and weekends. He suggested local pubs or supermarkets as being a better option.
Cllr Burgin agreed with Cllr Kerr and stated it needs locating somewhere with permanent access.
RESOLVED: Ask Big Warsop to explore other options/locations that include more access to use it.
Gemma Blagg informed the Council that David Marriott is still in communications with a couple of supermarkets and he isn’t in a position to disclose the information yet, but he seems hopeful.
9755. TOWN HALL
The Vice-Chairman asked the Council if the item Town Hall could be changed to Warsop Parish Council.
RESOLVED: It was unanimously agreed to change the agenda item name.
The Clerk informed the Council that there would be a cost involved with the office move. Two phone lines and the CCTV system need relocating in the new office and the cost is £333.60.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to the cost as the office move is in the best interest of staff safety.
The Clerk informed the Council that during the annual service of the fire system, a number of faults were detected. The repair cost of this is £252.90.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to the repair works.
The Clerk asked for permission to fix part of the boiler system, only if it was required, over the Christmas period.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to the work if it was required. The Clerk read out maintenance issues from the Parish Councils maintenance log that has been reported to us by Warsop Infotech. Cllr Kerr suggested he could speak to Mike Johnson (Chairman of Warsop Infotech) and try to resolve some of these issues.
RESOLVED: Cllr Kerr will speak to Mike Johnson about the maintenance issues.
The Clerk informed the Council of some feedback from Remembrance Day regarding the parade and decorations in the town centre. She asked if the Council would like to purchase more lamp post poppies as the public have stated the poppies could only been seen in one direction. The public also raised the issue of not having a band and asked if the Council would look into a marching band. The Clerk asked if Cllr Wetton would use his NCC allowance again to pay for the road closure.
RESOLVED: Cllr Adey has offered to pay for more lamp post poppies, Cllrs Kerr and Cockroft will visit the pipe band that has been used for the Carnival parade and the Clerk will look into funding for this and Cllr Wetton has agreed to use his NCC allowance for next years road closure.
The Vice-Chairman read out an update from Cllr Moody regarding the Town Hall consultation. He said due to Cllrs Adey, Burgin and himself unable to meet to discuss the Town Hall consultation, this will have to feature in the February edition of Warsop News.
Cllr Cockroft informed the Council that 3 members of the Carnival Committee have stood down. She said they are in need of more volunteers to join the committee or there may not be a Carnival next year. The AGM is Wednesday 29th November.
9757. BIG WARSOP
Cllr Burgin stated he has been working with Maddy Pritchard from Big Warsop about funding. He asked the Council if the Parish Council could partner with Maddy to find funding for the leisure facilities if nothing else comes from the Parish Councils other options. Cllr Kerr offered to accompany Cllr Burgin and see Tim Gibbon at Meden School who is keen to help the Parish Council.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed if nothing comes from the Council’s plans for funding the leisure centre, then Cllr Burgin can work with Maddy Pritchard from Big Warsop and Vibrant.
9758. WARSOP & DISTRICT NEWS
The Vice-Chairman read out Cllr Moody’s update. The December issue is 24 pages, the front page is dedicated to Remembrance Day and has a 2-page pull-out inside, there are MDC articles as normal and the Manger of the Co-op is featured in the paper because he has won an award.
Cllr Butler made the Council aware of his disappointment about the Leisure centre plans featuring in the paper without Parish Councillors being notified. He stated this hadn’t been authorised by the Council.
Cllr Kerr said this matter should be taken up with the editor.
Cllr Burgin also stated he was as surprised as Cllr Butler.
Cllr Burgin stated that initially it was agreed to look into the Town Hall maintenance costs, but he thinks the Council should extend the consultation in the paper wider to look at other financial matters. He said the public should be asked about the grass cutting at the church yard and Warsop and District News and are they services that the public value. He also said the public need to be consulted on increasing the precept for the new leisure centre.
Cllr Kerr said he agreed with Cllr Burgin and asked if MDC could do the same standard of work as the current company for the price they used to change, then the Parish should consider MDC to carry out the work.
The Vice-Chairman asked the Council if they would like the editor of the Warsop News to inform them of any major article involving the Parish Council.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed the editor should inform the Council of any major articles involving the Parish Council.
The Council voted on including other financial matters in the public consultation.
RESOLVED: All agreed.
The Council also voted on revising/reviewing the Warsop and District News.
RESOLVED: All agreed to review Warsop and District News and the item will be on the January F&GP agenda to be discussed.
The Clerk made the Council aware that the Precept decision will come to full Council on 19th February 2018, due to MDC needing to carry out the Parish Council’s instructions ready for the new tax year.
Cllr Kerr and Brealey expressed their disappointment in MDC and the Mayor’s recent activity.
The Vice-Chairman allowed Cllr Harvey to comment on the views of Cllrs Kerr and Brealey.
Cllr Harvey (MDC) stated he thought it was outlandish that the Mayor is investing in gyms in other areas, which is regenerating other parts of the country but denying the exact same or less for the people in the Parish of Warsop.
9759. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The Neighbourhood Plan was discussed under matters arising from public participation. Cllr Kerr added he would speak to Andrew Towlerton regarding the appendices.
9760. 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:
- OLB35. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
- OLB36. Mortons - £1,935.00
- OLB37. TMS (Cllr Wetton NCC Allowance) - £900.00
- OLB38. Class Painters - £544.00
- OLB39. JKE Web Design - £360.00
- OLB40. Lamp Post Poppies (Cllr Kerr Allowance) - £198.00
- OLB41. Microsoft Office 365 - £406.08
- OLB42. Best4Pests - £185.00
- OLB43. D2 Studio - £1,000.00
- OLB44. Mortons - £1,163.00
- OLB45. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
- Payments due to be paid:
- V01698. Cash – Delivery of W&DNs - £380.00
- V01699. Cash – Postage - £80.00
- V01700. Grant Thornton - £570.00
- V01701. Mansfield Fire & Safety - £626.40
- V01702. Notts County Supplies - £42.89
- V01703. Notts County Supplies - £24.00
9761. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr Wetton thanked Cllr Adey and the residents for their work in collecting signatures for the 2 petitions relating to the tragic accident that took place on Netherfield Lane. The petitions are to install cameras along Netherfield Lane and to relocate and reduce the speed limit. He stated NCC are looking into several options into making that road safer and he has already requested interactive speed cameras.
Cllr Adey stated the accident figures are higher on Netherfield Lane than Peafield Lane.
The Clerk asked the Council if they had any suggestions about parking restrictions to add to Kendra Hourd’s (NCC Highways) list of minor works for 2018/19.
The Clerk stated Cllr Allin had previously suggested the Parish Council invite Kendra to go on a walkabout around the Parish with Councillors.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to invite Kendra to the Parish and go on a walkabout with Councillors.
9762. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
The Clerk informed the Council that she has received a lot of complaints regarding the MDC housing surgery, either being cancelled or being closed early.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed the Clerk should write a letter to the person in charge and complain about the lack of services being provided.
Cllr Kerr informed the Council that the last Mayoral Commission was cancelled at the last minute.
Cllr Wetton stated the Mayor cancelled it and should have been the decision of the Chairman of the commission.
- 23 Prest Avenue, Meden Vale – TWO STOREY SIDE & FRONT EXTENSION.
- 2 Burns Lane, Warsop - CHANGE OF USE FROM A2 (FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL) TO A5 (TAKEAWAY).
- 10,12 AND 14 Sherwood Street, Warsop – ALTERATIONS TO EXISTING SHOPFRONT WINDOWS & DOORS. ACCESS AT 10,12 AND 14.
- Land Adjacent, The Limes, Askew Lane, Warsop – OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR 1 NO. DWELLING WITH DETACHED GARAGE WITH THE RESERVED MATTERS OF ACCESS.
- 67 Friar Lane, Warsop – ERECTION OF 1 NO. TWO STOREY ATTACHED DWELLING TO SIDE OF EXISTING PROPERTY AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION TO EXISTING BUILDING.
The Vice-Chairman thanked Cllr Burgin for all his hard work on the new footpaths around the Carrs.
No new update as the Clerk is waiting for Pulse Fitness to contact her with dates to arrange a meeting with them and the working party.
9763. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 15th January 2018