Meeting Minutes 16 April 2018
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 16th APRIL, 2018 at 6.30pm upstairs in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
Cllrs J. Cockroft (Vice-Chairman), J. Kerr (MDC), S. Dale, S. Moody, A. Wetton (MDC & NCC), J. Brealey, A. Burgin (MDC), D. Barlow and L. Davis.
8 members of public
PCSO Dee Eyre and Katharine Spowage.
Cllr Cockroft (Vice-Chairman) chaired the meeting due to the Chairman’s absence.
9796. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS BOTH PECUNIARY AND NON-PECUNIARY
Cllr Burgin declared an interest in Friends of Warsop Vale.
Age Concern - Cllr. J. Allin.
Assoc of Labour Councillors - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, J. Kerr, S. Moody, S. Adey and A. Burgin.
Big Warsop Partnership - Cllrs A. Burgin and S. Adey.
CCTV - Cllr. J. Allin.
Frack Free Warsop - Cllr R. Butler.
Friends of the Carrs - Cllrs J. Kerr and A. Burgin.
Friends of Warsop Vale - Cllr A. Burgin .
Inner Wheel - Cllr. J. Brearley.
Let Warsop Speak - Cllrs D. Barlow & R. Butler.
Market Warsop Players - Cllr. S. Moody.
Meden School Board of Governors - Cllr. S. Adey.
Meden Vale the Future - Cllrs J. Allin & S. Adey.
SOS - Cllrs. S. Moody and J. Kerr.
Warsop Carnival - Cllrs S. Moody and S. Adey.
Warsop Town Hall Management Group - Cllrs. J. Kerr, S. Moody and J. Allin.
Warsop Youth Club - Cllrs. S. Moody and J. Cockroft.
Welbeck Colliery the Future - Cllrs J. Allin, J. Kerr & S. Adey.
Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton.
Cllrs J. Allin (Chairman), S. Adey (MDC) and R. Butler.
9797. MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING - Monday 19th March 2018.
Cllr Kerr updated the council and public regarding Karen Hardy’s question at the last meeting. He stated he had spoken to the Monitoring Officer at MDC and that there wouldn’t be any further action.
Accepted as a true record.
9798. MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Tuesday 11th April 2018.
762 - Cllr Cockroft asked if any Councillors would like to help gather relevant information and create a plan to move forward with the market.
RESOLVED: Cllrs Barlow, Dale, Davis and Brealey agreed to help arrange a meeting with market traders and create a plan for the market.
764 - Parish Council Staff – CONFIDENTIAL ITEM: Exclusion of Public
In accordance with Public Bodies (admission to meetings) Act 1960 section 1 (2) the Council exclude the public and press from the meeting by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted. This item will be discussed at the end of the meeting.
Accepted as a true record.
9799. CRIME AND DISORDER
PCSO Dee Eyre gave an update.
3 successful drugs raids – substantial amounts of drugs and money were found – 1 offender was remanded in custody and 2 offenders were bailed.
3 purse theft incidents – the victims were elderly and in co-op – this is still an on-going investigation.
Thefts of caravan batteries – 11 in Spion Kop and several in Church Warsop and Meden Vale – suspect the offenders are from outside the area.
2 burglaries’ – 1 on Sherwood Street and 1 in Church Warsop – both properties are out of sight and fortunately, the offenders were disturbed.
General ASB issues but nothing major. PCSO Eyre thanked Warsop Youth Club for the brilliant job they are doing which is helping with some issues involving kids.
She also informed the Council that a second meeting had taken place for residents of Clumber Street and surrounding areas. She stated 100 invites were sent and only 3 people attended.
Cllr Barlow asked about a Nottingham Post article that stated 89 crimes had been committed with some of those being sexual crimes in February.
PCSO Eyre stated she couldn’t comment on the sexual crimes because she doesn’t know what they are. She said an example of sexual crimes would be kids sending photos of their private parts to each other as a joke, then parents tend to report.
Cllr Kerr congratulated the team on the drug raids and he asked where they took place.
PCSO Eyre said one was in Warsop, another in Church Warsop and one in Meden Vale.
Cllr Kerr reported an issue of a speeding car and would speak to the team after the meeting.
Cllr Cockroft informed members and public about an extraordinary meeting with NPCC Paddy Tipping.
Bill Power spoke about the Chad Newspaper and the articles in it relating to all the positive developments in Mansfield but no actions for Warsop.
He spoke about the Parish Councils new church yard grounds maintenance contractor and the excellent work they carried out even going beyond what they had to do.
He also talked about a memorial garden that will be in the church yard for this year’s Remembrance Day.
A lady talked about noise and disruption issues from cars gathering and racing at the Carrs Showground car park near where she lives. She has reported this to the Neighbourhood Wardens and Police but hasn’t received an update as to what has or is happening with the issue.
Karen Hardy stated LWS were disappointed by last weeks planning meeting but not surprised. She thanked Warsop Parish Council and the District Councillors for the Parish too. She was concerned by the high number of votes for the Stonebridge application from members and that those who voted for didn’t ask any questions. She explained that LWS were disappointed with responses to reasonable questions by Harworth Estates and the Chairman of the committee. She also raised concerns about 106 monies.
Karen also spoke about the Warsop Commission and their disappointment with the report and comments in it. She asked if the Parish Council were happy with the report and its findings.
A gentleman raised an issue about the library and the Stonebridge planning application. He said NCC sent an email to MDC about no longer wanting to contribute to the library. He has emailed inspire regarding this issue, but he hadn’t received a response. He asked if this would be next thing to close in the parish.
John Brealey added that the housing development at Meden Vale will make a contribution to Warsop library unless it is to close, then the contribution would go to Worksop library.
He also spoke about the approval vote letter and the many consultations that are yet to happen. He asked if the Parish Council would do a tabled list and reply where they are mentioned.
The gentleman who raised the library issue asked if the public rights of way could be added to John Brealey’s point.
9800. MATTERS ARISING FROM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Cllr Cockroft responded to Bill Power about the church yard grounds maintenance. She said they completed the works to a high standard and did some extra works as a one off, which the Parish Council very much appreciated.
She gave an update to the lady about noise and disruption at the Carrs. She informed her that Steve Davis (Neighbourhood Warden) was no longer part of the Warsop Parish team and advised her to ask for an update.
Cllr Kerr stated the Commission report and the Chairman were good. There was a section were the Mayor stated she would borrow the money from Government for a new leisure centre but seems happy to invest outside the District.
Cllr Burgin thanked Karen Hardy and LWS for all their hard work regarding the Stonebridge planning application. He stated it was a team effort.
He said he was surprised about the library contribution matter but knew there was a contribution to Warsop recycling centre mentioned.
He mentioned the work carried out at the church was great and he was proud that a local person has been employed.
Cllr Wetton also thanked the public for attending the Stonebridge planning committee meeting. He stated all the elected members for the Parish of Warsop spoke against this application. He said that all objections and questions were glossed over and not taken seriously. He mentioned the next item that was discussed was a development at Berry Hill. It was a small development of 8 bungalows and 2 elected members spoke against it and the planning committee refused permission with the Chairman’s casting vote being used due to a tie. He said that it’s very disappointing that the District Council don’t seem to listen to the opinions of the Parish Council.
He spoke about the Mayors Commission and that he was happy with the Chairman and some of what he wrote in the report. He was disappointed about the comments that Warsop has no voice and have not done much.
Cllr Barlow spoke about the 106 monies. She stated that when the discussions start, they will need to be monitored. She doesn’t want the money to be allocated to the Carrs or Carr Lane park.
She was unhappy with the Mayors Commission and her response to it. She said it was insulting to see the report in the Chad first and that a copy wasn’t given to the Parish Council. Its like the Parish of Warsop is forgotten about. LWS have written to Sajid Javid about the poor treatment and procedure from MDC. She ended by thanking the people of Warsop Parish for standing up to the District Council.
Cllr Wetton stated the Stonebridge application hasn’t been officially approved yet.
9801. WARSOP PARISH COUNCIL
Cllr Barlow spoke about the crest of the Parish of Warsop which is, part of Fitzherbert’s crest. She wants to ask the public about removing it and replacing it. She proposed the Parish Council go out to public consultation about changing the crest and ask residents of the Parish to help re-design it.
RESOLVED: It was unanimously agreed to go out to public consultation about the Parish of Warsop crest.
The Vice-Chairman explained that Cliff Meredith (RBL local branch Chairman) visited the Clerk to ask for permission to create a memorial garden in the church grounds for Remembrance Day from 1st November for 2 weeks.
RESOLVED: It was unanimously agreed.
A response from MDC housing regarding the complaint letter the Parish Council sent was viewed by the Council.
Cllr Barlow stated there seems to be a threat of closure within the letter.
Cllr Kerr stated he will go and speak to Neil Turton about this letter.
9803. BIG WARSOP
9804. WARSOP & DISTRICT NEWS
Cllr Moody stated the paper would be going to print on Friday. Oaklands are featured in the paper along with a press release from MDC about the Mayoral Commission and the Parish Council page features pictures of local organisations receiving S137 cheques and awards.
9805. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
A copy of the updated Neighbourhood Plan was handed out to each councillor. Cllr Wetton proposed the plan be approved, subject to corrections.
RESOLVED: The Parish Council approved the plan, subject to corrections.
9806. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Current Account - (As of 16/04/18 - £41,011.46)
(£5000 donation for C.A.B.)
Premier Account (Reserves) - (As of 16/04/18 - £33,785.04)
2 Shires Credit Union (Reserves) - £15,000
All payments were agreed to be paid.
- Payments already paid:
- OLB67. Came & Company - £1,217.76
- OLB68. Scribe - £416.40
- OLB69. MDC (payroll charges) - £123.76
- OLB70. D2 studio - £1,000.00
- V01722. Equipment (Kettle) - £13.00
- V01723. Glascraft - £66.00
- V01724. Warsop Youth Club (S137) - £719.00
- V01725. Carnival - £4,000.00
- V01726. Cash – Prepaid card - £500.00
- Payments due to be paid:
- V01727. Cash – W&DNs - £380.00
- V01728. Cash – Postage - £80.00
- V01729. Second Element - £176.40
- V01730. Konica Minolta - £92.56
- V01731. Konica Minolta - £139.00
Angela Price sent a thank you card for the award she received from the Parish Council.
9808. NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Cllr Wetton mentioned the issue of potholes. He said the holes with yellow paint around them will be filled in. He has put forward a suggestion of major road works rather than patching the holes.
Cllr Barlow mentioned Peafield Lane repairs and changes that have already happened.
9809. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
This item was covered in matters arising from public participation.
- ERECTION OF AGRICULTURAL BUILDING FOR ANIMAL PENS AND STORAGE - Land at Cherry Grove, Warsop.
- FRONT, SIDE AND REAR EXTENSIONS - 7 Eastwood Avenue, Warsop.
- EXTENSION TO GARAGE - 6 Dale Road, Warsop.
- NOTIFICATION OF A PROPOSED LARGER HOME EXTENSION UNDER THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING (GENERAL PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT) ORDER 1995 (AS AMENDED) - SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION - Rutland Close, Warsop.
- NON-MATERIAL AMENDMENT TO PLANNING APPLICATION 2018/0005/HHA TO CHANGE DORMER CHEEKS TO LAP BOARD - 31 Rectory Road, Church Warsop.
Cllr Burgin said he was still waiting to hear from the local improvement scheme grant for play and gym equipment.
Cllr Dale suggested asking David Borrowing to sponsor the sports centre or help maintain it.
Cllr Wetton stated the centre will close on 22nd April and NCC want the pool draining before handing it to MDC. He said there is a chance to keep the dry side of the centre open to the public. This could be done by a firm that would come in and manage it or a sporting trust. He said NCC have a duty to the school but don’t want to spend money on it.
Cllr Burgin said there are still lots of discussions that are going on. He is speaking to Derek Higton (Director of Place, NCC) and Ryan Smith from Be Active. He wants to speak to Tim Gibbon from Meden School.
764 – Parish Council Staff – CONFIDENTIAL ITEM:
Exclusion of Public
In accordance with Public Bodies (admission to meetings) Act 1960 section 1 (2) the Council exclude the public and press from the meeting by reason of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted.
9810. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 21st May 2018