Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Monday, 10th October, 2005 in the Village Hall


PRESENT: Chairman Cllr. Lee Sinclair, Councillors Mrs. B. Barber, Mrs. A. Clark, Mrs. R. Whate, P. Beresford, F. Clark, J. Cobb, 2 members of the public.


1.       APOLOGIES

Cllrs J. Hempsall and M. Jenkins






The minutes had been circulated prior to the meeting.  Cllr. Mrs. R. Whate proposed they were a correct record of the meeting.  This was seconded by Cllr. J. Cobb and unanimously agreed.



a)       Village Hall – The quote for the repairs has not yet been received.  It was agreed to write to Mr. Claughton and ask for a report of the inspection and a quotation

b)       Parish Plan –Cllrs.  Beresford and Sinclair had attended the meeting on Monday, 19th September.

c)       Fishing Club Agreement – The copy of the rules have now been received, the agreement can now be put together before the next meeting. 

d)       BBC Project –  Councillors had attended a meeting with Nic Wort and the Landscape architect.  Several ideas have been discussed and we are now awaiting plans from BBC.  Fred Clark has had a meeting regarding the Heritage Project.  He was concerned about the timescale.  However, Cllr Sinclair has discussed this with Nic Wort who has indicated there is no need for concern.

e)       Environment Agency – a letter had been received from Mr. Hoskins stating that they have plans in hand for an extra pump.  The council was unsure of the whereabouts of the “upstream pump that would assist in the work” and thought it might be the one in the Bell Holt and Wharf area.

f)        LIDB – no response to the request for the dyke to be cleaned.

g)       NCC – Pot Holes/Footpath - it was noted that some of the work has been completed.  It was also noted at this time that the railings on the bridge along Helenships have been broken.  NCC to be advised.

h)       BBC/Extra Lamps etc – the forms had been received and completed.  The schemes have been acknowledged separately.   a) The extra lamps  b) water supply to churchyard, c) remedial work to churchyard wall.

i)        New Bus Shelter – scouts are going to do the paint work on the shelter.  The police have acknowledged the problems and will keep an eye on the situation.  Marshalls have also replied to the letter about the bus stopping at the shelter.  A further letter from Mrs Brogden was discussed and a reply drafted.



The council meeting was closed and opened to the public.  After it was reopened the following needed discussion

a)        Pump – Mr. Hardman pointed out that he thought the upstream pump referred to Environment Agency was on Moor Lane.  The council agreed with this.

b)       Parish Plan – Mr. Cable gave a short presentation on one of the projects being considered – the Best Kept Village competition. It is hoped to set up a working party for next year. He also stated that a police presence had been noted in the village, it was agreed to thank PC Bill Bailey for this.  Mr. Cable has established contact with the schools.  The next meeting of the Parish Plan committee is on Saturday, 15th October at 2.00 p.m.



a)        Mr. J. Hardman’s invoice has now been paid.

b)       Colin Gaisford £128.00  includes extra out of village work (000576)

c)       Caretaker £333.33 (000578)

d)       Church £100 (from Fishing Club) (000577)

e)       Wayleave cheque for £17.29 received.




a)       NCC – have informed us that the public enquiry regarding a Bridleway No 25 will take place on 24th January, 2006

b)       BDC, Presentation re Local Development Framework – it was agreed to invite Mr. King to a future meeting.

c)       BDC Street Naming and Numbering – Apple Tree Cottage, Rampton Road to be known as Rosemary Cottage.  New dwelling rear of Lakinwell to be known as Apple Tree House.  It was agreed that the council had no objections to these names.  However, the clerk was asked to point out that Apple Tree House is on Rampton Road and not Main Street as indicated in the letter.

d)       Open Letter from Police  - copy to Sue Scrini for Roundabout.

e)       Countryside Agency – have supplied up to date map of common land.

f)        Guidestar UK – have provided unique password to access their website, which includes details of the Poor Close Charity.

g)       BDC – have informed the council that the paper recycling bin has been removed from the Butchers Arms, but the bottle bin remains.

h)       Planning Application, Glendower – appeal has been lodged

i)        Notts RCC – AGM on 17.10.05 at Calverton

j)        BDC – contact from new Development and Marketing Officer.  Chairman’s e mail address to be provided.

k)      Various other circulars passed round

Cllr Cobb left the meeting.



a)       Laneham and Church Laneham – some discussion about whether this could be the title of the council, but it was agreed not to change the title.

b)       Christmas Tree Lights – discussion took place about replacing some lights and a transformer.  Cllr. F. Clark to seek advice before next meeting.  It was thought a good date for the switch on would be 10th December.


There was no further business and the meeting closed at  8.25 p.m.