LANEHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on

Monday 10th January 2011 at 7.00pm at The Village Hall, Laneham.

PRESENT: Parish Councillors (PCllr) John Cobb, Elaine Collier, Corrinna Simpson-Kane, Phil Baines

 

1.  APOLOGIES

P Cllr Gill Barratt, P Cllr David Myers, PCSO Claire Walker, PC Bill Bailey, BD Cllrs Keith and Shirley Isard

 

2.  DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS

None

 

3.  POLICE REPORT

PC Bailey submitted a crime report detailing 3 crimes in Laneham and Church Laneham between 15th and 30th December.  Investigations are still in progress for the house burglary in Church Laneham on 29th December.

 

4.  Minutes of meeting held 15/12/10

The minutes were agreed to be a true record, proposed by John Cobb, seconded by Corrinna.

 

5.  MATTERS ARISING

a) Broading Lane – Speed Limit – Road sign for the north end of Broading Lane has been ordered.  Phil still working on a better price on the 20mph speed limit signs for the south end of Broading Lane.

b) Bottle Banks – Relocation is scheduled before w/e 12th January to the front of the old Optivite site.

c) Footpaths and BywaysSafety – Corrinna to check the footbridge at the back of Ivyholme (Howard’s Farm) has been given non-slip treatment.

d) Fallen Willow trees on the River Bank Tree surgeon has been consulted who regularly carries out works for neighbouring parishes.  Quote of £360 agreed to remove fallen branches and trees alongside Wharf Road.

e) Wall Mounted Planters for Bus Shelter on Dunham Road – Phil Cable has confirmed he has measures in place to produce bespoke wall-mounted planters for the bus shelter.

f) Reparations to Village Hall – after burst pipe during December 2010, George Scrini is handling an insurance claim for repairs and consequential costs.  During repairs, it became apparent that upgrades are needed to the existing plumbing and central heating installations.  Corrinna to get quotes and advice for upgrading the existing installation.

g)  Salt and grit supplies – 4 bags of salt remain at Broading Lane and approx. 90% of the 1 tonne of grit delivered to Trentfield farm remains for the rest of winter.  Salt and grit was distributed during the severe weather in December, but deliveries weren’t made till early December when the bad weather had already set in.  Distribution was difficult due to the fact both the salt and grit deliveries were damp when delivered and subsequently froze solid.  Notts County Council has agreed to re-instate the grit bin opposite the Ferryboat Inn.  Both Councillors Phil and Elaine will monitor road conditions and grit levels and top up as and when necessary.

h)  Gulleys on Trentside  too steep – The grass cutting contractor was consulted and confirmed the gullies on the bankside are too steep for cutting machinery to accommodate.  Clerk has reported this and requested modifications to the gulleys from Notts County Council.

i)  Dog Fouling – Dog warden to patrol the lanes around Laneham, put up signage and supply A5 leaflets for door to door distribution.

j)  Clayhough Lane – Further to the request from Mrs Brenda Barber, the Parish Council agreed to apply to make Clayhough Lane a restricted by-way to prohibit motor vehicles.  Proposed by Corrinna, seconded by Elaine.  Clerk to action.

 

6.  PLANNING MATTERS

Nothing to report this month.

 

7. PUBLIC DISCUSSION

The Meeting was then closed at 7:15 pm to allow public discussion. 

The meeting re-opened at 7:25 pm and the following needed discussion.

 

 

 

8. ST PETERS CHURCH

Reverend Felicity Ferriter requested consideration be given by the Parish Council to request funds via the precept to help support the Parish Share which contributes to the cost of ministerial duties.  The Parish Council agreed that every effort would be made to include an amount in the precept which would be determined at an extra meeting to be held 17th January.  The council could not finalise an amount as consideration is needed to include costs of upgrading the village hall heating and plumbing.

 

9.  PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

a)  Wages for Clerk October 2010   £83.33 (000846)

b)  Caretaker M Fanthorpe £358.33  (000845)

c)  The Laneham Parish Heritage Group (previously ‘Archive Group’) requested approval to spend the remainder of the project funds (£534) on IT equipment.

The above were proposed for payment by Phil Baines, seconded by Corrinna.

Detail of the precept application was discussed, to be finalised on 17th January 2011.

 

10.  EMERGENCY PLANNING (Community Resilience in event of disaster)

C/fwd to next meeting, clerk to speak with Rev. F Ferriter.

 

11. ARCHIVE PROJECT

The workstation is being removed to make space in the small meeting room and the plan to purchase a portable version of IT equipment is now in place.

 

8:10pm – John Cobb left the meeting

 

12. TRENTSIDE MEADOW

George Scrini sent a report to thank the Parish Council for it’s support with the Trent Vale Partnership grant application, though Councillor Elaine Collier requested it be documented that she did not believe this was the best use of Trent Vale (Heritage Lottery) Funds.  The grant application is in progress.  The Meadow community group is to be advised that any repairs and maintenance to the cutting equipment purchased must be met by their own funds.  Rectification works at the Meadow have been completed following vandalism of the noticeboard and marker posts.

 

13. CORRESPONDENCE

a)  BDC – Dog Warden Scheme – undergoing review.  Clerk to send copy of minutes from December meeting.

b) NHS – Rampton Hospital Community Forum – item was noted on the minutes by the council re: the possible installation of wind turbines as an alternative energy source for the hospital.  The site will be monitored for 12 months to see if it is a feasible option.

c)  Letter from Brenda Barber -  thanking the Parish Council for her certificate of recognition.  A number of issues were also detailed:

   (i)  Why was Church Laneham left without salt or grit during bad weather?

   Scheduled deliveries arrived after the cold spell started

   (ii)  Will the Parish Council follow up the removal of the Tingdene signage that was refused planning 

    permission?   - Yes

   (iii)  Will the amount of traffic reduce now that Trentfield has planning permission for 25 units only?  

   The parish council are not in a position to forecast how much traffic there will be as a result of this  

   approval.  If there is a noticeable increase in the volume of traffic then the situation will be reviewed.

   (iv)  Can the speed limit be reduced for Church Laneham to 20 mph? – Parish Clerk will investigate  

   (v)  Can Clayhough Lane be made into a restricted by-way to stop 4x4’s ripping up the badly drained

   lane and leaving mud on the roads?  - see item 5j – Parish Council agreed to proceed.

   (vi)  Can deliveries of Homes to Tingdene be done with more consideration to residents?  - the Parish

   Council agreed that it was an unfortunate situation with these deliveries but they don’t happen very 

   often.  Should the frequency of deliveries increase then the matter will be re-considered.  Fortunately

   the Trentside verges can be used for vehicles to get around the delivery low-loaders even though it is

   far from ideal.

  

14. LANEHAM LAST MONTH

a) Following recent severe weather conditions, the roads have suffered and there are a number of bad potholes that need repair.  Clerk to request road repairs.

 

The meeting closed at 8:47pm