Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Monday, 14th November, 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, 1 member of the public.


1.       APOLOGIES

Cllr J. Hempsall






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. J. Cobb and unanimously agreed.



a)       Village Hall – The quote for the repairs has not yet been received.  After discussion it was agreed to ask Mr. John Whate to inspect the building and let the council know what repairs were needed.

b)       Parish Plan – Mr. Cable had informed the council things were moving slowly and that there would be an open meeting on 21.11.05 in the village hall.

c)       Fishing Club Agreement – The Agreement was signed by the Chairman on behalf of the council, a copy can now be returned to the Fishing Club.

d)       BBC Project –  No further contact from Nic Wort.  However Cllr. F. Clark has been contacted regarding the Heritage part of the project. 

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

f)        NCC – Pot Holes/Footpath - it was noted that some of the work has been completed.

g)       BBC/Extra Lamps etc – no further contact re. these projects.

h)       Footpaths – Laura Summers has confirmed it is hoped to replace the footbridge in the next financial year.  She also stated the grass etc round the stiles would be cut.

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

j)        Local Development Framework – Mr. John King has confirmed he or a colleague will attend the next meeting.  This meeting will start at 6.30 p.m.

k)      Christmas Tree Lights – Cllr. F. Clark has obtained quotes.  Mr. Pyper is the cheapest, the lights and transformer should cost no more than £60.00.    The Clerk informed the meeting that grant application forms had been received from Central Network for Christmas Decorations and these had been completed and returned.


5.       PLANNING APPLICATION – 2 Broadings Lane, Erect single storey extension for additional bedroom and Shower Room.  Cllr. Cobb declared a personal interest.  The plans were inspected and after discussion 6 out of 6 councillors voted in favour of the application.



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

a)       Grass Verges, Melson House – the parking of vehicles in this area has caused damage to the grass verges and is causing mud to be brought onto the road.  After discussion it was agreed that Cllr. Mrs. A. Clark would visit and speak to the person concerned.



a)       Caretaker £333.33 (000579)

b)       A cheque was also signed for the Poor Close donations. (000580)




a)       Trentfield Lane/Parish Field – copies of recent correspondence had been circulated.  The solicitor has also contacted the Clerk by telephone.  The Chairman will respond to this call.

b)       Street Naming and Numbering – It is proposed that the new property next to Brunnen House will be called Eagle Cottage.  There were no objections to this.

c)       Public Inquiry re Bridleway 25 – will be held in the village hall on 24th January 2006.

d)       AGM Tuxford Mine of Information – will be held on 30.10.05 in Tuxford.

e)       NALC AGM Presentation of Long Service Awards and Best Kept Village Certificates – 16.11.05 at Southwell, it is hoped Cllr Sinclair and Cllr Mrs. B. Barber will attend.

f)        Parish Council Liaison Group – meeting to be held on 23.11.05

g)       Planning Application – Two fishing ponds, car parking and toilet block have been approved.

h)       Street Naming and Numbering – Rosemary Cottage and Apple Tree House, Rampton Road have been confirmed.

i)        South East Bassetlaw Forum – update states this project is being held in abeyance.

j)        Fledglings – request for monetary support received.  However, due to the uncertainty over the pending solicitors bills it is not possible to offer support at this time.  This will be reviewed once the case has been settled.

k)      Rampton Hospital – next meeting 8.12.05

l)        NCC Posters – re. small motorbikes have been received and will be put up around the village.

m)     Poster – St Swithins Christmas Tree Festival poster to be put on Church Notice Board.

n)       Mr. & Mrs.  Hardman’s letter re. Old Bus Shelter -  this was discussed and it was pointed out that the council do have documentary evidence that the parish owns the bus shelter.  Mr. & Mrs. Hardman and the Land Registry to be advised of this.

o)       Various other circulars passed round




a)       Christmas Tree Lights – it was agreed to write to the new owner of Manor Farm – Mr. D. Strawson to ask for permission for the lights to be put on the Holly Tree near the Church.

b)       Lorries – large lorries are using Dunham Road, however it was pointed out that since the bridge has been repaired the restriction notices have been removed.

c)       Dumping – still a problem on Stokeham Road – advice to be sought from BDC.

d)       Pot Holes – more pot holes, this time on Dunham Road and Helenships – NCC to be advised.

e)       Boat Club – to be asked if they have a closed season, or what the rules are in winter.

f)        Parking – close to Broadings Lane junction.  Thought to be shop customers, Cllr. F. Clark to speak to the owner.

g)       Footpath No 5 – needs clearing, Laura Summers to be informed.

h)       Drayton Road – buses, and vehicles that meet buses on this narrow road are churning up the grass verges.  NCC to be consulted.

There was no further business and the meeting closed at  8.05 p.m.