Meeting Minutes 19 February 2018
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 19th FEBRUARY, 2018 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 & D. Barlow.
9 members of public & 1 Chad Reporter
Gemma Blagg (Assistant to the Clerk) in the role of Amanda Cooper (Clerk).
Cllr Cockroft (Vice-Chairman) chaired the meeting due to the Chairman’s absence.
9764. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS BOTH PECUNIARY AND NON-PECUNIARY
Cllr Adey declared interests in Welbeck Colliery the Future, Meden Vale the Future and Meden School Board of Governors.
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 - Cllrs J. Allin & S. Adey.
Welbeck Colliery the Future - Cllrs J. Allin, J. Kerr & S. Adey.
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.
Meden School Board of Governors - S. Adey.
Cllrs J. Allin (Chairman), S. Moody & Amanda Cooper (Clerk).
9765. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Monday 20th November, 2017
Accepted as a true record.
9766. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Tuesday 9th January 2018
RESOLVED: Minute 730 – Decision made to buy Kettles where required.
Minute 732 – Decision was that the council are not in a position to financially support the youth club, however, the council were advised by Gemma Blagg that a representative from the youth club has been in to the clerk’s office enquiring about the donation as they are under the understanding that the donation was confirmed originally as an annual donation, council agreed previous minutes should be looked at to clarify the situation and inform the Youth club with the relevant information.
Cllr Adey suggested that we put a time scale deadline on funding applications so that the council can budget more effectively and that the Clerk make other funding opportunity options known to people seeking funding before applications are made to the council.
Cllr Kerr said that he is confident that Amanda already does this.
All other recommendations were agreed. Accepted as a true record.
9767. PUBLIC CONSULTATION
Results of Public Consultation
Question: 1A - 29 Answers
Question: 1B - 11 Answers
Question: 1C - 7 Answers
Question: 2 Yes - 23
Question: 2 No - 12
Question: 3 Yes - 26
Question: 3 No - 12
Question: 4 Yes - 27
Question: 4 No - 16
45 Responses to Public Consultation
Mikes save Town Hall & Infotech groups training facilities. 34 in total.
Question: 1B - 33 Answers
Question: 1C - 1 Answer
Results of the consultation were looked at, Cllr Cockroft asked if the Infotech petition style numbers would be considered as its heading was save Warsop Town hall and Warsop Infotech group’s training facilities not the wording of the consultation from the Parish Council, Cllr Barlow & Adey asked for the exact wording and suggested that as it says save Warsop Town Hall the results are relevant, Council agreed & Cllr Cockroft confirmed that answer 1b in that case has the majority.
Cllr Adey expressed that the point of the consultation was to get a feel of what the public are thinking and to take this into consideration moving forward.
9768. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Tuesday 7th February 2018
RESOLVED: Minute 735 – Office staff to communicate with local shops to see if they would like to pay for hanging baskets & for the parish Council to lead by example & purchase two baskets for the Town Hall.
Minute 741 – Parish Council to pay for Cllr Adey and 1 staff member to attend funding training.
Minute 743 – Vote was taken to agree Cllr Kerr’s proposal to increase the 2018-2019 Precept to help with the maintenance of the town hall, the precept will increase by £5 based on band D properties giving a total precept amount of £103’823.83, all councillors were in favour. Cllr Adey requested that it should be advertised in the Warsop News that this is an increase of less than 10 pence per week per household so that people are not alarmed by the percentage increase which will show an approximate increase of 16 percent. All councillors agreed.
All other recommendations were agreed. Accepted as a true record.
9769. CRIME AND DISORDER
A report was Given by PCSO D. Eyre.
Crime Incidents - 187
Incidents reported since December 2017:
33 Anti-Social Behaviour incidents low level youth related incidents.
Before Christmas, 5 Acceptable behaviour contracts were issued to main offenders, these have proved very useful.
18 Criminal Damage
58 Domestic related
1 theft from motor vehicle
22 violence against, none serious
There have been some incidents relating to demonstrations at Gleadthorpe regarding the fracking. The company have now finished the testing stage and will move out of the area.
A morning raid was carried out in Meden Vale last week and a substantial cannabis grow was discovered, an arrest was made and there is an ongoing investigation.
Off road motorcycle nuisance has increased over the last 3 weeks with calls escalating, the off-road bike team continue to work with the beat team to tackle these issues.
Dog fouling on Longden Terrace has been brought to our attention and the Wardens are closely monitoring the situation to identify the offenders.
Fly tip cases
There have been 7 new fly tip cases since Christmas, a £200 fine has been issued and others under investigation.
4 Oakfield Lane
1 Vickers Street
1 Ridgeway Lane
1 Talbot car park
There has been a marked decrease in the number of untaxed vehicles in the area due to ongoing work carried out by the Wardens and Police. Think they are getting the message.
Several properties have been referred to environmental health due to the condition of the rear gardens.
Karen Hardy (LWS) explained that she had concerns about the last Local Plan meeting where 2 MDC Councillors who are on the MDC planning committee were in attendance and actively promoting the Stonebridge development, to her understanding planning officers should be impartial. She asked the council if they could give any advice on this and why it can happen.
She also asked about what was happening in Spion kop where she has heard that planning permission has been applied for, on the land which currently has the park on it.
A Member of public made the council aware of groups of youths congregating around the library who are leaving rubbish and back chatting adults.
A member of public asked the council if it can be advertised why the precept has gone up.
Graham hall advised the council that he had been fighting a losing battle at Meden Vale football pitch, where a few years ago investment was made but it is now being vandalised and causing danger as fencing spikes are being ripped off and left – so people should be warned. He said that overall the lack of order and respect is a big problem which leaves facilities being abused.
A Member of public highlighted issues on the grass near river view where off road bikes are riding around the Carrs with no lights and at speed then on to the grass between trees, causing a danger to themselves and others generally being a nuisance and spoiling the grass and park also, the council were asked if anything can be done.
A member of public asked when the Neighbourhood Plan would be ready for the public to view.
Mike Johnson advised that he had sent a letter to the council and said that he wants to discuss this in a meeting with all councillors.
9770. MATTERS ARISING FROM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cllr Kerr said that he was not surprised about the planning officer’s presence at the Local Plan meeting and said that it was disgusting behaviour, he expressed his view that we are not getting served well by MDC not only on the planning aspect but across the board. He told Karen that he will speak to them personally.
Cllr Dale said that the off-road bike situation is becoming ridiculous and that only that morning had he reported an issue relating to this.
Cllr Cockcroft advised that people need to be persistent in reporting to the 101 line & Cllr Barlow added that reporting can be done online also.
Cllr Kerr advised that he will report the River View issue to the police and wardens and Cllr Adey asked the member of public with the issue to email her with more information.
Cllr Barlow told the people that she had submitted a formal complaint to MDC’s CEO who replied saying that the two councillors in question deny discussing the Stonebridge development and have therefore broken no rules.
Cllr Barlow updated that a letter is being finalised to go to secretary of state which shows full objections relating to the Stonebridge development, she also said that the developers have put in an appeal against the planning outcome which will argue the 8 points of rejection, it is expected that it will back through to planning in march and LWS will continue to fight this and explained that the main point is that the reptile survey was done after the planning application and that is illegal and then mentioned that a very rare grey chested nute has be spotted in the area also.
Cllr Wetton said that Cllr Saunders is an executive at MDC and it is his job to promote ground in Mansfield, however he agreed that he should not be on planning whilst doing so.
Cllr Kerr said that none of the 8 planning issues have been answered.
Cllr Adey moved on to anti-social behaviour saying that this is a big issue within the Parish and as the police lost 21000 officers and replaced them with 80, the parish needs a neighbourhood watch team to combat ASB.
Cllr Adey suggested that the Parish Council write to Commissioner Paddy Tipping to highlight our issues and ask him to attend a meeting where the issues can be discussed.
RESOLVED: All councillors were in favour.
Cllr Cockroft advised that the Neighbourhood Plan will be being discussed later in the meeting.
Cllr Cockroft asked the council if a meeting with Mike Johnson should be arranged.
RESOLVED: All councillors were in favour.
The council told the public that Spion Kop was not on the planning list provide by MDC yet.
Cllr Cockroft read out an email which was urging councillors to give their comments on a Parliamentary Committee Consultation on local fracking, she explained that comments can be submitted online, and that the deadline is the 14th March 2017.
Cllr Butler asked everybody to get on board and stressed the importance of local people being able to have their say.
Cllr Barlow said that she had received a copy of a letter sent by NCC stating that the fracking compound at Gleadthorpe was illegal and said that MDC should be advised. Cllr Brealey said that she had attended a meeting at MDC where nobody knew about it.
No update given about the site at Eastwoods.
9773. TOWN HALL
The councillors were given an email which featured training opportunities, one of which was a funding training which Cllr Adey had expressed an interest in and asked if the training fee was covered by the council? Gemma Blagg said this could also be a training to benefit the council staff.
RESOLVED: Council agreed that the fee should be paid for Cllr Adey and staff, as this could prove useful in seeking future funding.
No update given.
9775. BIG WARSOP
Cllr Burgin updated that this year’s donations had been reviewed and that they are now looking in to next year’s potential donations.
9776. WARSOP & DISTRICT NEWS
Cllr Cockroft read out Cllr Moody’s update which was that the next Edition is a small one with only 20 pages and that there would be a taekwondo good news story on the front page.
9777. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Cllr Adey explained that the Plan is complete other than the appendices which they are still waiting on, however she is hopeful that it will be 100% complete soon. Cllrs Barlow & Adey arranged a Neighbourhood Plan meeting for the 14th March and asked Gemma Blagg to book it in for them.
Cllr Wetton congratulated the team working on the plan, he said that it is a lot easier to read now.
9778. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Current Account - (As of 19/02/18 - £46,984.19)
(£5000 donation for C.A.B.)
Premier Account (Reserves) - (As of 19/02/18 - £33,783.74)
2 Shires Credit Union (Reserves) - £15,000
All payments were agreed to be paid.
- Payments already paid:
- OLB46. Pearl Installations - £103.32
- OLB47. Pearl Installations - £102.00
- OLB48. Richard Parker - £2,400.00
- OLB49. D2 studio - £1,000.00
- OLB50. NCC Brook Farm (Trees) - £120.00
- OLB51. RBL (Wreaths) - £37.00
- OLB52. SLCC - £165.00
- OLB53. Pearl Installations - £400.32
- OLB54. Pearl Installations - £675.84
- OLB55. Mansfield Fire & Safety - £114.00
- OLB56. Khte - £1,674.00
- OLB57. Mortons - £1,226.00
- V01704. Carnival (A. Wetton allowance) - £250.00
- V01705. J. Kerr allowance - £600.00
- OLB58. D2 Studio - £1,000.00
- OLB59. Pearl Installations - £303.48
- OLB60. Time Assured - £48.00
- OLB61. Time Assured - £144.00
- OLB62. isolutions (Kiel – IT) - £150.00
- V01706. Cash – Delivery of W&DNs - £380.00
- V01707. Cash – Postage - £80.00
- V01708. Second Element - £176.40
- V01709. Konica Minolta - £139.00
- V01710. Konica Minolta - £92.96
- Payments due to be paid:
- V01711. Cash – Delivery of W&DNs (Feb) - £380.00
- V01712. Cash – Postage - £80.00
- V01713. Notts County Supplies - £61.16
- V01714. Notts County Supplies - £4.12
- V01715. Glascraft (Christmas Competition) - £24.00
- V01716. NALC (Membership) - £1,747.06
9779. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr Wetton spoke about his work with the safety officer (NCC) he explained that the tragic accident on Netherfield Lane has sharpened the focus on that road and stated that it is clearly not safe to be a national speed limit road and prior to the accident there had already been plans for anti-slip surface work to be implemented. As a result of this accident and the petition asking for a 30mph limit, NCC have agreed to extend the 30-mph speed limit for a further 500 yards which could reduce accidents by 60%, however no speed cameras have been agreed at this time and that this will be going to the NCC meeting on the 8th March. Cllr Barlow said that it is unacceptable that there must be, fatalities before these roads are looked at, as well as Cllr Butler - Cllr Wetton agreed, he said that the full report had not been given to find out the cause of the most recent accidents
Councillors were given copies of emails from Kendra Hourd (NCC District Manager) with double yellow lines proposals which will got to the committee for final approval circa Feb/March.
9780. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
No Update given
Cllr Adey is concerned at the loss off trees within the parish and asked if the council could keep a list of trees within the parish – Cllr Burgin replies saying that he thinks that we do have a list of our trees at the church yard and Gemma Blagg confirms that that is correct. Cllr Adey stated that the council should have a record and know where their trees are going.
Cllr Butler asked if the council could register their concern at the lack of improvement made in the Stonebridge application – Cllr Barlow advised him that the Clerk had already done this on behalf of the council, Cllr Butler asked that councillors do this individually in that case.
- Field View Barn, Carter Lane, Warsop Vale - CHANGE OF USE FROM AGRICULTURAL TO GRAZING PADDOCK AND CREATION OF A 20M X 40M SAND MENAGE.
- Land at Manor Court, Church Warsop - WORKS TO 1 NO. TREE WITHIN CONSERVATION AREA.
- 60 Bishops Walk, Church Warsop - EXTENSION OF DROPPED KERB – RETROSPECTIVE.
- 9 Sookholme Lane, Warsop - TWO STOREY AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION.
- Unit 4, Warsop Enterprise Centre, Burns Lane, Warsop - ALTERATIONS TO ROOF HEIGHT AND EXISTING OPENINGS.
- Stonebridge Lane, Warsop - OUTLINE APPLICATION FOR UP TO 400 DWELLINGS, TOGETHER WITH ASSOCIATED HIGHWAY WORKS, PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, LANDSCAPING AND ASSOCIATED DRAINAGE INFRASTRUCTURE INCLUDING SUDS FEATURES.
- Flat, Warsop Parish Centre, Bishops Walk, Church Warsop - FIT EXTRACT FANS TO FIRST FLOOR FLAT.
- Warsop Mill, Church Road, Church Warsop -WORKS TO 4 NO. TREES WITHIN A CONSERVATION AREA.
- 9 Sookholme Lane, Warsop - NON-MATERIAL AMENDMENT TO APPLICATION 2017/0758/HHA CHANGE FROM FACING BRICK TO RENDER.
- 31 Titchfield Street, Warsop - FIRST FLOOR SIDE EXTENSION ABOVE EXISTING GARAGE AND TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION TO EXISTING DWELLING.
- 31 Rectory Road, Church Warsop - PROPOSED DORMER WINDOW TO FRONT ELEVATION.
- Cleveland Villa, Mansfield Road, Warsop – NON-MATERIAL AMENDMENT TO PLANNING APPLICATION 2017/0318/FUL RELOCATION OF BLOCK APPROXIMATELY 15 METRES AWAY FROM MANSFIELD ROAD, RECONFIGURATION OF FRONT AND REAR ELEVATIONS TO PERMIT MINOR REVISION OF INTERNAL LAYOUT, CHANGE OF FRONT CANOPY CONSTRUCTION TO PERMIT USE OF PROPRIETARY SYSTEM.
- 2 High Street, Warsop - PROPOSED NEW SHOP FRONT WITH ROLLER SHUTTERS.
- 2 High Street, Warsop - 4 NO. ADVERTISEMENTS WITH EXTERNAL OVERHEAD LIGHTING.
- 16 Riverside View, Warsop -CONSERVATORY TO THE REAR.
- Site Comprising Moorfield Farm (Phase 1) And Memorial Club (Phase 3), Bishops Walk, Church Warsop - REMOVAL OF PEDIMENT GABLE TO REAR ELEVATION OF HOUSE TYPES 02A AND 02B (PLOTS 18 AND 19) TO BE READ WITH EXISTING NON- MATERIAL AMENDMENT 2017/0286/NMA.
- Land at Bishops Walk, Church Warsop - REMOVAL OF PEDIMENT GABLE TO REAR ELEVATION OF HOUSE TYPES 02A AND 02B (PLOTS 11,12 AND 26) TO BE READ WITH EXISTING NON- MATERIAL AMENDMENT 2017/0300/NMA.
- The Swallows, Cottage Lane, Warsop - RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR THE INSTALLATION OF ATM MACHINE TO SHOP FRONT.
- Car Park, Clumber Street, Warsop - REMOVAL OF 5 NO. TREES WITHIN A CONSERVATION AREA.
- The Swallows, Cottage Lane, Warsop - RETROSPECTIVE APPLICATION FOR SIGNAGE TO ATM MACHINE.
Cllr Burgin advised that an application for funding to make improvements to the Carrs (IE exercise equipment and upgraded park) he should know by April if funding is granted.
Cllr Barlow asked if there is a record of 106 monies used within the Parish over the past 5 years (as it is usually stated it is used on parks), Cllr Kerr confirmed that there is a list and that he will get her a copy. Cllr Barlow says that she would like to see it to see if it is being used on things that the District Council should do anyway.
Cllr Burgin gave an update on the last meeting with Pulse and emphasised his disappointment in NCC who gave the indication that they were not going to help keep the centre open only stick to their requirements for the school sports hall. Cllr Kerr said that he had got the same feeling and said that moving forward the council 1. Need to hold Mayor Kate Allsop to her promise of providing some money for a new centre and 2. Invite all local wealthy businessmen to a meeting to see if they would like to help. Cllr Burgin said that NCC want to drain the pool before the end of April so cannot offer the expression of interest, NCC representatives also said that if we build the centre on the land that they have offered, and it makes a profit, NCC will want money. Cllr Adey recommends that minutes are taken at the meetings held regarding the Meden Baths, so that people can be held accountable. Cllr Kerr said that the conversation with Kay Kutts (NCC) regarding the land was had between Kay Cutts and Cllr Wetton and she has never put this in writing, she had only requested that, we, get it in writing from the school they they are happy for us to use that land – this has been done and agreed by the school. Cllr Wetton said this is clearly not the understanding that he had been given – Kay Cutts had said that the land would be gifted to the Parish Council. Cllr Burgin said that he was still working on getting a trust to take on the centre and pool.
Cllr Barlow said that MP Ben Bradley has previously stated that he would actively support a new centre to which Cllr Adey said that nothing had come from that, she said that she had been to see Mark Waterfield at Fretwells sporting trust and asked if he would offer his help on how a trust should work and he had said that he would, Cllr Burgin said that has no problem in contacting him to discuss this, and ended by saying that the future of this facility will all come down to money!
9781. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 19th March 2018