LANEHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 12.10.09 at 7.00 p.m. in the Village Hall

PRESENT: Councillors G. Scrini, Mrs. B. Barber, Mrs. C. Simpson-Kane, P. Baines, F. Clark, J Cobb, and Cllrs Mr & Mrs Isard.

 

1.  APOLOGIES

Cllr. P Cable and the Police.

 

2.  DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS

None

 

POLICE REPORT

Apologies had been sent along with a report.  There has been no reported crime in the last month.  PC Bailey or PCSO Ciacci should be available to attend all future meetings.  It was agreed that the new police telephone number should be published in Roundabout.

 

4.  MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 14.9.09

The minutes had been circulated before the meeting.  It was proposed by Cllr Clark and seconded by Cllr  Mrs. Barber, that the minutes were a true record, this was unanimously agreed.

 

5. MATTERS ARISING

a) Byways  – The Chairman communicated with Laura Summers about the suggested kissing gates, and informed her that it had been suggested that maybe the money could be better spent. 

b) Footpath – Bell Holt & Wharf –NCC have advised that they are just awaiting a response from the Southwell diocese.

c) Village Maintenance – Hoo Lane – The Chairman has made contact with Anglian Water and a meeting is to be arranged including the farmers.

d) Planning –Cllr Isard has spoken with Mr. Armiger about the late responses and he is following these up.

e) B T Cable – not yet repaired, to contact again.

f) Access to Parish Field – a letter had been drafted to Lesley Smith, which was approved to send.

g) Potholes – NCC have done the work on the potholes – a letter of thanks to be sent.

h) BDC Grant Scheme – the plans for the new storage unit have been shown to some members of the village hall committee and have so far agreed with the siting of option 1.  Still others to be contacted.

i) Parish Plan – the response from BDC was read to the meeting, a copy to be passed onto Cllr Cable

Regarding the forthcoming function the Chairman has obtained two Greek Flags and a bottle of liqueur from his recent visit to Greece.

j) Village Archive –Cllr Isard stated that he would be willing to contribute some of his allocated funds to this project.  The council were very grateful for this offer. He suggested that the council should decide on a specific item he might help with.

k) Code of Conduct Questionnaire – the Chairman had completed and returned the form.

l) British Waterways – have not yet responded to the letter re the dangers of swimming in the river.  To follow up again if no reply before next meeting.

 

 

6.  PUBLIC DISCUSSION

No public present

 

 

7. PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

An invoice has now been sent to the Fishing Club.

A cheque for £19.66 has been received from E-on for wayleave.

a)       K. Walker  Mowing £55.00  (000779)

b)       Caretaker  £341.66  (000778)

c)       G. Scrini – fuel for grass cutting £10.00 (000780)

Payment proposed by Cllr Clark, seconded by Cllr Mrs. Barber and agreed by all.

 

 

 

 

8. PLANNING APPLICATION – LAND ADJ CHERRY TREE FARM, MAIN STREET – ERECT 2 DWELLINGS, DETACHED GARAGE BLOCK AND DRIVEWAYS

The plans were available for inspection and discussion took place following the guidelines of the council’s checklist.  Out of the 6 councillors present 1 voted in favour of the development 5 against. The council have no objections to a building on this site but felt the proposed development was not the correct one.  The main concern was the fact that a proportion of the development is outside the village envelope.  It was also thought that the wooden cladding is not in keeping with other houses in the village.  In view of the discussion an item was suggested for the next AGENDA – “Option 4 for Rural Settlement”

(Cllr Cobb left the meeting)

 

9.   CORRESPONDENCE

a)       BDC Parish Council Liaison Meeting 14.10.09 7.00 p.m at Retford Town Hall

b)       BDC Draft Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment – info available.

c)       BDC – Street Name signs.  The Chairman offered to meet with BDC representative.

d)       Hill House School – invitation to attend on 20th October

e)       BDC Local Development Framework document available for circulation.

f)        BDC Playing Field Grant – application has not been successful.  Cllr Isard offered support of his office for future applications or advice.

g)       Boat query – Cllr Baines to follow up with Boat Club and report back.

 

10. LANEHAM LAST MONTH

a)       The Chairman provided an Inventory of the Parish Council Property he has in storage.

b)       Article in Dunham Trentsider re bus shelter – Dunham Clerk to be contacted.

c)       Trees in Churchyard – 2 dangerous/diseased trees in need of attention, the responsibility of Church Council but agreed in principal to make some contribution towards cost.

d)       Poor Close – the field is now empty.  Trustees asked to consider fencing, fertiliser etc. before re-let.

e)       Dog Fouling still a problem.

f)        Parking – Stokeham Road and Dunham Road becoming a problem.

g)       Parish Field – still being cut.

 

There was no further business discussed and the meeting closed at approximately 8.50 p.m.