Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at 6.30 p.m. on Monday, 12th December, 2005 in the Village Hall


PRESENT: Chairman Cllr. Lee Sinclair, Councillors Mrs. B. Barber, Mrs. R. Whate, P. Beresford, F. Clark, J. Cobb, 4 members of the public.



Mr. King gave an interesting and informative talk on the new proposals.  This replaces “The Local Plan” which is now considered out of date.  The new proposals will be available for consultation in January, 2006.  Mr. King answered many questions during his presentation.  The Chairman thanked Mr. King for attending the meeting.


2.       APOLOGIES

Cllr. Mrs. A. Clark





4.        MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 14.11.05

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



a)       Village Hall – Mr. John Whate had inspected the hall roof and put his findings in writing.  It is obvious the roof now needs replaced.  Three quotes are now to be obtained for the work to be done.

b)       Parish Plan – Mr. Cable was present and will give an update under item 6.

c)       BBC Project –  Plans and proposals have now been received from Nic Wort.  These were inspected and discussed.  In general most points were acceptable but some queries were listed to contact Nic about. 

d)       LIDB – no response to the request for the dyke to be cleaned.  To contact again.

e)       New Bus Shelter –has not been repaired yet, Cllr. Sinclair will have a look at it in the near future.

f)        Christmas Tree Lights – another set of lights have been donated and a letter of thanks to be sent.  The lights had been switched on and the trees are looking good.  Cllr. & Mrs. Sinclair were thanked for putting up the lights.

g)       Grass Verges – no responses yet.

h)       Trentfield Lane/Parish Field – another letter received from solicitor which had been circulated, the council agreed to ask Mr. Harding to go ahead with his proposal.

i)        Bridleway 25 –  the public appeal will be held on 24th January in the Village Hall.

j)        NALC – Cllr Sinclair and Cllr. Mrs. Barber had attended the AGM.  Mrs. Barber had received her certificate for being on the council for 30 years and the chairman presented Cllr. F. Clark with his certificate for 35 years service.  Both were congratulated.  The Chairman had also collected the runners up certificate for the Best Kept Village Competition and a cheque for £50.00.

k)      Bus Shelter – a further letter has been received from Mr. Hardman which was discussed and a reply drafted.

l)        Dumping – no response from BDC to our letter.  However, Cllr. Cobb informed the meeting of two more incidents and how they had been dealt with.  In the first instance the culprits had been contacted and quickly came and removed the rubble.  A  letter to be sent.  In the second case the culprit had been caught in the act by a resident and asked to remove the rubbish, which he did, the van registration number to be passed to BDC.  The chairman thanked Cllr Cobb and the resident for the prompt and successful actions.

m)     Footpath 5 – a very good job has now been made of clearing this.




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

a)       Parish Plan – Mr. Cable had given an update of the progress, a social evening is being organised for March, and it is hoped to take this opportunity to explain the plans on an informal basis.  The other point raised is that the committee will help to form a working committee for the Best Kept Village Competition.  They are working on plans to try and get some young people interested in the Parish Plan. 


Cllr. Cobb left the meeting.



a)       Caretaker £333.33 (000581)

b)       Hacker Young £141.00 (000582).  The Clerk advised that the audited accounts were now to hand and the relevant notice has been posted on the board.

Cllr. Mrs. Whate proposed and Cllr. Mrs. Barber seconded that these accounts be paid.  This was unanimously agreed.




a)       Planning, Beech Farm – notice received of appeal.

b)       Planning, Glendower – notice received of appeal.

c)       House Naming – the cottage next to Brunnen House confirmed as Eagle Cottage

d)       Parish Council Liaison Group – Minutes of last meeting, and notice for next meeting – 22.3.06.

e)       Trentside Community Project – information received Cllr. Sinclair confirmed he has already set up web site links and agreed to be contact for the group.

f)        NALC, Northern Area – letter received asking if Parish Council was going for Quality Status.  To reply and state not at this point in time.

g)       BDC – have provided dates of Saturday collections for next year.

h)       BDC – provided dates for collections over Christmas period for bins.

i)        Mr. Hardman – letter requesting loan of Inclosure Award.  To be advised he can view at the Chairman’s house by appointment.

j)        Open Letter from Police – copy given to Sue Scrini.

k)      Various other circulars passed round




a)       Road Repairs etc. -  Cllr F. Clark informed he had reported the condition of the road at Church Laneham to Bolham Lane who had quickly dealt with the matter.  A letter of thanks to be sent.

There was no further business and the meeting closed at  8.45 p.m.