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Meeting Minutes 17 July 2017

MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 17th JULY, 2017 at 6.30pm upstairs in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.


Cllrs J. Allin – Chairman, J. Cockroft – Vice-Chairman, J. Kerr (MDC), S. Dale, S. Moody, D. Barlow, S. Adey (MDC), L. Davies & R. Butler
3 members of public.
Warden Steve Davis.
PCSO’s Dee Eyre & Catherine Derby



Cllr Roy Butler declared an interest in Frack Free Warsop.

Big Warsop Partnership - Cllr. J. Cockroft.
Warsop Town Hall Management Group - Cllrs. J. Kerr, S. Moody and J. Allin.
Warsop Carnival - Cllr. J. Cockroft, 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.


Cllrs A. Wetton (NCC & MDC), J. Brealey & A. Burgin (MDC).

9687. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Monday 19th June, 2017

Accepted as a true record.

9688. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Tuesday 6th June, 2017

The Chairman read through the recommendations from the F&GP members.

RESOLVED: All recommendations were agreed and the minutes were accepted as a true record.
Cllr Moody added that minute number 668. was the correct decision because the tree is on private property and the Council cannot set a president by paying for tree works on private properties.

9689. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING (MIKE JOHNSON) - Monday 10th July 2017

The Chairman read through the minutes and discussed recommendations with the Council.
Cllr Kerr stated that the Council need to review Mike’s contractual arrangements and terms & conditions.
The Council voted on the recommendation to have bollards installed at the Town Hall & High Street car parks. The vote was 4 – 3 in favour of installing bollards with Cllr Cockroft abstaining from the vote.

RESOLVED: Bollards to be installed to the Town Hall and High Street car parks and all other recommendations were agreed.


The PCSO’s presented their report to the Council.
May we say what a fantastic day the Carnival was, other than a missing child who was quickly reunited with his grandparents and a couple of dogs left in a hot car the police and wardens were left to enjoy the day and be part of the community they serve.
We also took great pride in watching the departure of the kids to their School Prom from the Carrs and how well they all scrubbed up, it is events like this that make us feel proud to be part of the Warsop Community.


There have been 8 dwelling burglaries over the past month,
6 in Warsop, 2 Meden Vale - the majority happen overnight with access gained through open windows.
There have been 2 shed breaks both in Meden Vale.
ASB incidents are still not being reported to 101 although there has been an increase in road related ASB, cars have been seen driving recklessly in the area, 2 offenders have been identified and section 59 warnings given, the team will take action against any vehicles identified to us.

Cllr Barlow informed the PCSO’s that the Parish Council are encouraging the public to report non-emergency incidents and crimes to 101 to be told there aren’t enough people to man the phones.
Catherine said there is no set designated team to manage the 101 calls and 999 calls will take president. She also said that unfortunately there are not enough staff ranging from police to call handlers.
Cllr Barlow stated the Parish Council should write to Paddy Tipping.

RESOLVED: The Parish Council agreed to write to Paddy Tipping about this issue.

The very short visit from the travellers went without a hitch, they even cleared up their own mess.

Warden Steve Davis gave a brief update on issues the Wardens have been dealing with. He said there have been 8 fly tipping offences, 6 of these were on Oakfield Lane, 1 on Sookholme Lane and 1 on Oyster Way.
He explained he has completed days of action at Sookholme fisheries which resulted in a penalty notice for dog fouling being issued. Other issues were people swimming in the pond, off road bikes and gangs congregating.
A joint operation with the Council was carried out, this covered parks, boy racers, pubs and gangs congregating. This resulted in an arrest for drunk and disorderly and several car registration numbers were noted.

Cllr Kerr asked if Steve managed to get any information from the address he gave him regarding fly tipping.
Steve said he will be taking a statement from the lady who paid 2 local lads to burn her rubbish. This was confirmed as being the truth as Steve had spoken to one of the offenders.


There was no participation from members of the public.


Due to no participation from members of the public, there was no matters arising from it.

9692. BUDGET

The Council agreed the quarterly budget report.


The Chairman read through 3 more replies from supermarkets that the Council wrote to. Lidl and Asda both confirmed that they would not be looking at building stores in the Parish due to the population not being large enough and their other stores being located so many miles from the Parish of Warsop. Bookers – Londis House have stated they are interested and would like more information on the site.
Cllr Moody stated Londis House are more like a convenience store than a supermarket.


The Clerk informed the Council that the Local Plan Consultation is booked in for 5th October & 26th October 17 from 1.30pm-7pm. Frack Free Warsop have booked a room for 2nd October from 2pm-7pm for a consultation regarding fracking in the area. She also said Ben Bradley is now using the MP’s room every Thursday 10am – 1pm for drop-ins and his first constituency surgery is Saturday 29th July.
Cllr Kerr asked the Council if they would agree to close the Town Hall at 1pm during the summer holidays due to staff holidays and the lone working policy coming into effect. The Council agreed to close at 1pm during the summer holidays and normal working hours will resume after.
The Chairman asked if the Parish Council would grant the F&GP Working Party power to make decisions at the August meeting due to the Parish Council not meeting until 18th September.

RESOLVED: Full Council have agreed to grant the F&GP Working Party power to make decisions at the August meeting.


Cllr Cockroft stated the Carnival was a success and public had told her it was one of the best they had attended. She said the only issue that had occurred were 2 lost children but they were reunited with parents efficiently.
The Chairman asked if the carnival find out how much charity stall make on the day. He said Age Concern made £486.97.
Cllr Moody suggested that a section for this could be added to the booking form.
Cllr Kerr asked where the Jamaican drum band came from.
Cllr Cockroft said they were from a school and she could find out more details for him.
Cllr Kerr said it would be great if our children can learn this.
Cllr Moody said the committee had done well and was happy to see the judges giving 3rd place to the poppy committee’s float. He suggested that next year’s theme is related to national hero’s.
Cllr Cockroft said the war theme was being discussed.
The Chairman thanked Cllr Cockroft and the whole committee for all their hard work which made the day so successful with a fantastic parade.
Cllr Kerr said he was disappointed he couldn’t see the Chairman in the parade as he was in a closed top car.
Cllr Cockroft said the company didn’t bring the open top cars like they did last year.


Maddy Pritchard from Big Warsop sent a brief email update to the Clerk along with a question and an invite to Big Warsop’s AGM.
Updates from Big Warsop, the AGM will be in September, we are trying to organise a volunteer event in August. The pop up youth clubs are in their 3rd week and will continue through the Summer. They are going really well and we have received some equipment from Sport Direct as well.
She said the Town Hall clock is now looking great but are there also plans to upgrade the rest of the building and she also invited Parish Councillors to attend the Big Warsop AGM on 13th September.
Cllrs Adey, Kerr and the Chairman said they can attend the Big Warsop AGM.
The Chairman said that once permission is granted, other improvements to the Town Hall will be completed.


Cllr Moody said the paper will go to print on Friday. He said they do publicise fly tipping offences in the paper.
Cllr Cockroft said she has a complaint regarding the carnival write up. She said she sent Karen a write up about the carnival for the paper but Karen didn’t receive it. Karen did her own write up but this included quite a bit of out of date information.


Cllr Moody stated the Clerk received some information from Andrew Towlerton at the end of June but this was not what had been requested. He is suggesting that a meeting is called in August for the NP Working Party to work on new appendices as the previous ones have not been sent.


Current Account - (As of 29/06/17 - £44,748.01)
(£5000 donation for C.A.B.)
Premier Account (Reserves) - (As of 19/05/17 - £33,770.98)
2 Shires Credit Union (Reserves) - £15,000

All payments were agreed to be paid.

  • Payments already paid:
    • V01656. Warsop in Bloom S137 - £500.00
    • V01657. Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre S137 - £100.00
    • OLB20. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
    • OLB21. D2 Studio - £1,000.00
    • OLB22. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
    • OLB23. Wilkinson Landscaping - £200.00
  • Payments due to be paid:
    • V01658. Cash – Postage - £70.00
    • V01659. Cash – Delivery of W&DNs - £380.00
    • V01660. Second Element - £176,.40
    • V01661. Konica Minolta - £1.03
    • V01662. Konica Minolta - £139.00
    • V01663. Mortons - £1,163.00
    • V01664. Pearl Installations (Extractor Fan) - £96.48
    • V01665. Titanium Electrical Contractor - £45.00


The Chairman read an update by Cllr Wetton, Notts County Councillor.
Cllr Wetton said he made his maiden speech at NCC explaining the Sports Centre situation. He felt the opposition weren’t really interested so he will now pursue a meeting with Kay Cutts (NCC leader of the Conservative group) for the Chairman and himself but this is proving difficult.
He also mentioned that he has asked the District Council for a price on cleaning the railings and settlement signs, so they can then be painted.
The Chairman read a response from Kendra Hourd at NCC Highways regarding the letter the Parish Council wrote to her about a traffic impact study for the A60.
"I think in the first instance you need to send this to Mansfield District Council as they are the Planning Authority who decide on planning matters and traffic impact studies/surveys would be required to be carried out by developers as part of that process. Such surveys/studies would them be examined by the Planning Authority. They may then choose to consult our Development Control Team, but only when they believe there may be highway impacts. I have copied in our Development Control Team in case they have further comments on this specific area, but I personally have no input into planning decisions or any studies relating to them".
Cllr Adey asked where the Parish Council go now.
Cllr Moody suggested a District Councillor write/speak to Kendra.
Cllr Adey said she would look into this.


The Chairman stated he had not received his invitation to the Mayoral Commission. Cllr Kerr stated the invites are to the 4 District Councillors on the Parish Council, WPC Chairman, Notts County Councillor, fire, police and schools.

Cllr Kerr gave a brief update relating to MDC. He said at the Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting, a vote of no confidence was made again against the Chairman about things he had been saying on the radio. Cllr Wetton proposed the vote of no confidence and Cllr Kerr seconded it and then it went to the vote. Due to not allowing a substitute to take place in the vote, it meant the decision went against those who called it. Cllr Kerr stated in that meeting that his voice is never heard so he left the meeting. He said Cllr Wetton left and another member followed.

The Chairman read out an email from Mandy Mellor regarding suggestions for where MDC could consider placing a small health & fitness facility.
Cllr Barlow asked if this could be taken to the Mayoral Commission.

Cllr Adey said at the last Overview & Scrutiny meeting, the Grenfell Tower disaster was brought up. A review of buildings in Mansfield was asked to be carried out. The response was nobody in Mansfield is under threat in high rise blocks/towers.
She also said she asked MDC if they would water the flowers in the train carts. She said they will only water the flowers if they are paid to do so. Her response to MDC was, who pays for the flowers to be watered in Mansfield.

Planning Applications

  • 16 Sherwood St, Warsop – Replacement flat fascia panels with existing external illumination over on 2 no. elevations.
  • Rhein Wood Farm, Carter Lane, Warsop Vale – Cattle shed building.
  • 29 Woodlands Way, Spion Kop – Notification for prior approval for a proposed larger home extension under the town and country planning (general permitted development) (England) order 2015 – to build a conservatory to the rear.
  • 9 Rectory Rd, Church Warsop – Erection of a summer house in rear garden.

Cllr Barlow said at the last planning meeting, the Stonebridge planning application was rejected. The CCG and Stuart Ashton (Head of Planning- Harworth) had invited a Parish Councillor (Joy Brealey) to a meeting with them to discuss the health aspect in relation to one of the objections on the application. She said Cllr Brealey is unable to attend so she will be taking her place. Cllr Barlow explained she thought this meeting was only about health and 106 monies, but after receiving an agenda for this meeting from Stuart Ashton she realised it was not. She explained that on this agenda next to her name is a question that she will need to answer for them. The question is what do people of Warsop Parish want and this isn’t just related to health, this is in general.
Cllr Kerr stated he will be bringing this issue up at the Mayoral Commission.
Cllr Barlow asked Cllr Kerr if he wanted an update after this meeting to which Cllr Kerr replied he would appreciate that.
The Chairman asked Cllr Barlow to recommend members of that meeting meet with the Parish Council.
Cllr Barlow said she would ask and also let them know at the meeting that she can’t agree to anything as the information she receives would need to be brought back to full Council.

The Carrs

No new updates

Meden Baths

No new updates


Monday 18th September 2017

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