Meeting Minutes 21 January 2019
MINUTES of the Parish Council meeting held on MONDAY 21st JANUARY, 2019 at 6.30pm upstairs in the Council Chamber, Town Hall.
Cllrs J. Cockroft (Chair), A. Burgin (Vice-Chair) (MDC), J. Kerr (MDC), A. Wetton (NCC & MDC), Wayne Williamson-Cooper, Grant Simpson D. Barlow, S. Dale, R. Butler and L. Davis.
5 members of public
Chad Reporter and 1 other reporter.
Sgt Priestley, Dee Eyre and Katherine Spowage.
9934. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST BY MEMBERS BOTH PECUNIARY AND NON-PECUNIARY
Age Concern - Cllr. J. Allin.
Assoc of Labour Councillors - Cllrs. A. Wetton, J. Allin, J. Kerr, S. Adey and A. Burgin.
Big Warsop Partnership - Cllrs A. Burgin and S. Adey.
Birklands School Board of Governors - Cllr G. Simpson.
CCTV - Cllr. J. Allin.
Frack Free Warsop - Cllr R. Butler.
Friends of the Carrs - Cllrs J. Kerr, W. Williamson-Cooper and A. Burgin.
Friends of Warsop Vale - Cllr A. Burgin.
Let Warsop Speak - Cllrs D. Barlow & R. Butler.
Meden School Board of Governors - Cllr. S. Adey.
Meden Vale the Future - Cllrs J. Allin & S. Adey.
School Board of Governors (Eastlands & Netherfield) - Cllr G. Simpson.
Sports 4 kidz - Cllr G. Simpson.
Staffing Committee - Cllrs J. Cockroft, D. Barlow, L. Davis, R. Butler, J. Kerr, A. Wetton and A. Burgin.
The Rotary Club - Cllr G. Simpson.
Town Hall Room Hire (Sports 4 kidz) - Cllr G. Simpson.
Warsop Carnival - W. Williamson-Cooper and S. Adey.
Warsop Town Hall Management Group - Cllrs. J. Kerr and J. Allin.
Warsop Youth Club - Cllrs J. Cockroft and G. Simpson.
Welbeck Colliery the Future - Cllrs J. Allin, J. Kerr & S. Adey.
Welbeck Colts - Cllr. A. Wetton.
9935. RECEIVE ANY APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs S. Adey (MDC) and J. Allin.
Cllr Adey has missed council meetings for 5 months due to illness.
Cllr Allin has missed a number of meeting due to illness.
The council voted to extend their apologies.
RESOLVED: The council agreed unanimously that Cllrs Adey’s and Allin’s apologies be extended up to April due to serious illness.
9937. TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE F&GP MEETING - Wednesday 16th January 2019.
F&GP Minute 827 Cllr Kerr put forward his argument about increasing the Parish Precept and Cllrs Burgin and Wetton put forward an argument against increasing the Parish Precept.
The council voted – option 1 – 9 votes for option 1
Option 2 – 1 vote for option 2
RESOLVED: The Parish Council will not increase the Parish Precept for 2019/20.
F&GP Minute 831 – 1 The Council want the consultation for the 3-year plan for the Town Hall to start in May after the elections.
RESOLVED: The consultation will start after the Parish Council meeting in May 2019.
F&GP Minute 834 The current printing company require one months’ notice.
The paper will be printed in March, June, September and December.
RESOLVED: The notice will be given to the current printers and the next issue of the paper will be June.
F&GP Minute 836 The Council will open until 7pm on Wednesdays starting from 6th February.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to stay open until 7pm on Wednesdays from 6th February for a 3-month trial period.
F&GP Minute 340 – 2 The Clerk informed members that the External Audit has now been passed.
RESOLVED: All other recommendations were accepted, and the minutes were approved and accepted as a true record.
The Chair added the Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting minutes to the agenda.
9938. TO APPROVE MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday 17th January 2019.
RESOLVED: Accepted as a true record.
9939. CRIME AND DISORDER
Sgt Priestley gave an update on crime figures to the Council.
PCSO Dee Eyre handed the exclusion/dispersal notice to Cllrs.
Burglary Dwelling/Other - 2018 - 12, 2017 - 8
Vehicle crime - 2018 - 13, 2017 - 13
Criminal damage - 2018 - 26, 2017 - 32
ASB - 2018 - 115 (Sept - Nov) 48 (Nov - Jan)
The Dispersal Order is Monday – Friday 4pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 10pm.
The North Police Team are now all working the same shift patterns.
Cllrs discussed with the Police Team any other issues that have been reported to them directly.
Karen Hardy commented on the survey for Mansfield Town Centre that is looking at funding. She asked if this is something that the Parish of Warsop could be included in. She asked Cllr Barlow if this could be added into the Neighbourhood Plan.
Karen also informed members that a petition has been given to NCC regarding protecting the swans on the Carrs. She confirmed that NCC will be putting signage up.
Mark Fowler (Cairman - Warsop Athletic FC) and his wife reported a number of issues on the Carr Lane football pitches. They reported large amounts of dog fouling, large amounts of beer cans/bottles, lights on the clubhouse have been smashed, house signs have been ripped down and broken glass in the goal post areas. They were unhappy and frustrated that every week before any matches can start that they have to clear the pitches and they pay £800 a year to use Carr Lane for their football club. They asked the Parish Council to help resolve the issues.
A gentleman asked again if the Parish Council were aware of who changed the Neighbourhood Plan and why.
9940. MATTERS ARISING FROM PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Parish Council will speak to MDC regarding the town centre funding.
The Council fully support the petition for the swans.
Cllr Burgin will speak to MDC officers about Carr Lane football pitches and all the issues reported. He will also ask the Neighbourhood Wardens to increase patrols in that area. He will speak directly with Mark Fowler to keep him updated.
Cllr Barlow gave an update on the Neighbourhood Plan. The first consultation has been completed. There were 45 comments received from the public but none from Parish Councillors. The NP policy workshop has been rearranged for Tuesday 29th January and then the second consultation will take place after that.
The Council will need to speak to Cllr Adey regarding the changes to the NP, but she is currently unwell and unable to attend any meetings.
9941. WARSOP PARISH COUNCIL
- Cllr S. Adey – Swans
This item was brought up in Matters Arising out of Public Participation.
- Update from the Clerk/Chair if required
The Chair asked councillors to consider allowing the Clerk to work from home after a parish council meeting has taken place. The Clerk can complete the minutes and implement/action the resolutions. The Chair also asked councillors to consider allowing the Assistant Clerk to work the following day after a parish council meeting to complete all banking and payments from that meeting.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to the Clerk working from home the day after the Parish Council meeting and the Assistant Clerk will work the day after the Parish Council meeting in the office.
The Chair read out an update from Luke Spence Carnival Chairman.
The date for this year’s carnival is 7th July.
The theme is “Heroes”
I’ve been voted in as Chair again with Melissa Cooper as Vice Chair.
We didn’t get many people turn up to the AGM.
Mansfield Chad have been in touch as they want to run a story to appeal for volunteers which I am planning on doing.
9943. BIG WARSOP
No new updates.
9944. WARSOP & DISTRICT NEWS
The Chair read out an update from W&DNs Editor Stuart Moody.
It's a 20-page issue this month. The front page is leading with remembrance beacon and a special interest story that Pinders opticians are involved in. There's information about the further developments in fracking. We're running an article for Sherwood Junior School and it would be great if we can have at least one school represented each issue. Aside from this, there are the usual articles and updates from MDC.
9945. NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
The NP was spoken about in Matters arising from public participation.
9946. BANK BALANCES AND ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
Current Account - (As of 31/12/18 - £61,669.41)
(£5000 reserved for C.A.B.)
(£5000 reserved for Sports Centre)
Premier Account (Reserves) - (As of 31/12/18 £33,797.82)
2 Shires Credit Union (Reserves-Capital) - £15,000
All payments were agreed to be paid.
- Payments already paid:
- V01770. CASH -W&DNs Delivery - £380.00
- V01771. CASH - Postage - £80.00
- V01772. Notts County Supplies - £27.84
- V01773. Survey Monkey (Oct & Nov) - £70.00
- V01774. Oaklands - £1,000.00
- OLB132. TMS - £942.00
- OLB133. SLCC - £175.00
- OLB134. Market (Rates) - £36.00
- OLB135. Market (Storage) - £108.33
- OLB136. Mortons - £1,163.00
- OLB137. D2 Studio - £1,000.00
- OLB138. Onecom (Broadband/phone) - £599.22
- OLB139. Brook Farm - £120.00
- OLB140. Acer Grounds Maintenance - £160.00
- OLB141. Acer Grounds Maintenance - £95.00
- OLB142. Second Element - £147.00
- OLB143. Market (Rates) - £36.00
- OLB144. Market (Storage) - £108.33
- OLB145. Onecom - £96.37
- OLB146. Second Element - £29.40
- Payments due to be paid:
- V01775. Poppy Wreaths - £37.00
- V01776. Konica Minolta - £139.00
- V01777. Konica Minolta - £103.68
- V01778. MALC (Membership) - £1,784.80
The Chair asked council to agree a cheque for £155 to hire a skip and a £40 cheque for maintenance work in the men’s toilet.
RESOLVED: The Council agreed to the £155 and £40 cheques for payments.
9947. RECEIVE AN UPDATE FROM NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCILLOR, ANDY WETTON
The last meeting was December 2018. The budget meeting is next month. The consideration of NCC becoming a Unitary Council has been withdrawn. Two petitions have been handed to NCC for discussion. One is relating to speed limits on Forest Rise and the other is regarding a zebra crossing outside Sherwood Junior School. The speed calming sign has now been installed on Bishops Walk, Church Warsop.
9948. MANSFIELD DISTRICT COUNCIL
MDCs budget meeting is Wednesday 23rd January 2019.
- 26 Waterfield Avenue, Warsop - CONSTRUCTION OF PORCH TO FRONT FOR STORAGE OF MOBILITY AIDS.
- 15 Cottage Lane, Warsop - TWO STOREY SIDE AND SINGLE STOREY REAR EXTENSION.
- Church Warsop Miners Welfare, Wood Lane, Church Warsop – DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.
- Church Warsop Miners Welfare, Wood Lane, Church Warsop - RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.
- Longden Terrace Miners Welfare Social Club, Longden Terrace, Warsop - EXTENSION TO EXISTING BOWLS PAVILION, NEW ENTRANCE, DROP KERB, CAR PARK AND PERIMETER FENCE - RESUBMISSION OF APPLICATION 2018/0545/FUL (EXTENSION TO EXISTING BOWLS PAVILION AND PERIMETER FENCE.)
The Carrs - Update from Cllr Burgin
New trees have been planted and some funding has been secured for new play equipment. Other funding may be obtained in March/April if the applications have been successful.
Receive an update on Meden Baths
A meeting between councils and local groups has taken place to discuss proposals on accessing Meden Sports Centre facilities. Cllrs Burgin and Wetton both agreed it was a positive meeting.
9949. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 18th February 2019