LANEHAM PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on Monday, 16th April, 2007 in the Village Hall at 7.00 p.m.

 

PRESENT: Chairman Cllr G. Scrini, Councillors Mrs. B. Barber, Mrs. A. Clark, P Baines, P Cable, F. Clark, and J. Cobb and 4 members of the public

 

Cllr F. Clark proposed some amendments to the agenda, 5 votes in favour and agenda amended as follows -

Items 5, 10 and 12 to be renumbered and dealt with after item 13

 

1.       APOLOGIES

None

 

2.  DECLARATION OF PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS

      None

 

3.  MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 12.3.07 and 16.3.07

The minutes had been circulated prior to the meeting.  Cllr. F. Clark proposed that the minutes were a correct record of the meeting.  This was seconded by Cllr. J. Cobb and unanimously agreed.

 

4.       MATTERS ARISING

a)       Manor House/Various Planning Matters. – BDC have advised that they have problems with planning enforcement due to staff shortages.  Cllrs. Cable and Scrini are still to arrange a meeting to discuss the various planning problems.

b)       Village Hall – Mr. Weston has now advised he is able to undertake the work as soon as possible.  Cllr. F. Clark is to obtain the necessary materials for the work to begin.  The other quotes need to be advised that they have not been successful.

c)       Bridleway 25 –  no reply from Eddie Brennen.  However, Cllr Cable has been advised that NCC is making this bridleway their number one priority according to their set procedures.  Letter to be sent to Mr. Hardman asking him to remove the “No Public Right of Way” signs.

d)       Land Registry – the paperwork has been returned, as the other questions have not been dealt with.  The Chairman is now to progress this work with a solicitor.

e)       Bus Shelter –  enquiries with planning department have confirmed that if the shelter is replaced like for like no planning permission is required.  One quote has been received for the plans another one to be chased up.  The sub committee is drafting a letter seeking support from local businesses and grant aid from Awards for All.  A current unused bank account to be used for this funding.

f)        BBC Project Church Wall – still waiting for permission from Southwell.

g)       Web Site  - looking at changing it to local channel.

h)       Parish Plan – lack of support lengthens the process, 3-5 months work still needs to be done to produce the document.  Grant of about £2000 needed to complete and publish the document.  Also need to choose the photographs and draw up a map and plan of Laneham.  The plan and action plan needs the full backing of the council.

i)        Police –  a police representative will attend the meeting on 11th June.

j)        Spring Clean – to take place on 20th April  - gloves and bags now received.

k)      NCC Village Maintenance – Mr. Statham has advised that Mr. Read has made the village inspection.  Dunham Road Bridge to be inspected again.  Asked for more details regarding some of the other requests.  The Church Laneham bridge has been checked, but nothing found that causes any great concern.  The bridge is due its 10-year inspection later this year.  NCC to be asked if the mechanical sweeper can clean the lay-bys.

l)        Hoo Lane – to be checked again before the next meeting.

m)     Village Playground – no changes.

n)       Village Maintenance -  Cllrs Cobb and Scrini have drawn up a list of the work needing to be done.  Will be typed up for next meeting.  Most areas are now covered.  It was suggested that Cllr. Cobb be allocated some money to cover fuel for the areas cut that are outwith the normal “frontages” category.  Need to be careful about setting precedents, but it was agreed that this could be paid.

o)       Lane Lettings - £18.50 offered for letting of lanes, £150 for letting of Poor Close.

 

 

5.        PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS AND 2006/7 ACCOUNTS

a)       The precept has been approved as requested - £3756 plus concurrent grant of £208 and street cleaning grant of £196

b)       Caretaker -  £341.66  (000636)

c)       Insurance due June  £314.16

d)       Annual Accounts – were distributed and discussed.  After perusal The Chairman proposed the accounts be approved Cllr. F. Clark seconded this.  One councillor stated he needed more time to inspect accounts.  6 out of 7 councillors voted for adoption of the accounts.  The accounts now need to be internally audited before being made available for public inspection and submission to the Auditors by 30th June.

 

The clerk was thanked for the work done on the accounts.

 

 

6.       PLANNING APPLICATION – THE COTTAGE, MAIN STREET – ERECT 2 STOREY EXTENSION

The plans were inspected, discussed and approved.  The only comment was that in general developments are on the large side.

Cllr Cobb left the meeting.

 

7.       REVIEW AND FORMAL STATUS STATEMENT OF PLANNING FOR PERMANENT RESIDENTIAL CARAVANS AT CHURCH LANEHAM

Tingdene are advertising permanent residential accommodation for over 45 year olds.  BDC need to be aware this does not meet with the parish plan recommendations.  The new development appears to be doubling in size. It was agreed that the following points are brought to the attention of BDC –

a)       Need clarification of each section

b)       Legal Action

c)       How does it fit in with the general development of Laneham and spatial policy?

d)       106 Agreement – Trentfield

e)       “Builders” yard – Melson House

f)        Licences

 

8.       CORRESPONDENCE

a)       Daneshill Tip now closed, Hallcroft still available for the public.

b)       CPRE – Agenda for AGM.  No-one to attend.  To be asked to consider more central venues.

c)       CPRE – Picnic at Welbeck on 24.6.07  Cllr. F. Clark to attend.

d)       BDC – Planning application adjacent Beech Farm – refused.  The council stated it would fully support development on this site.

e)       NALC – provided booklet and poster “All About  Parish and Town Councils” – to be place on board and put in Roundabout

f)        Breathing Places – Mr. Malkin had requested a senior contact name for the application form.  Cllr. Cable had agreed to this and the form had been returned.

g)       Best Kept Village Competition – agreed to enter.

h)       County Council Civic Service – 15.7.07 at Southwell Minster – no-one to attend.

i)         Open Letter from Police to be put in Roundabout.

j)         Rampton Hospital – agenda for next meeting – Chairman interested.

 

9.       GRANT AID FOR TRY OUT OF YOUTH DROP IN CENTRE

The project needs at least one councillor and parent for this plan to operate.  It was agreed that money would be available from “Youth Club Fund” and Cllrs. Cable and Mrs. A. Clark would assist to give this a try out.

Cllr. Cable left the meeting

 

The meeting was closed for public discussion, after which it was reopened and the following needed further discussion.

10.    PUBLIC DISCUSSION

There were no points that needed further discussion.

 

 

11. LANEHAM LAST MONTH

a)       The Chairman had been approached by a resident asking why there had been no reduction in the council tax, as the money had been recovered for the solicitor’s costs.  However, the full costs were not recovered.  The Chairman to report back.

b)       Dog Owners – not being responsible.  More litterbins were discussed, but it was decided not to pursue this, but to encourage people to take litter etc. home. 

c)       Trees, Main Street – to be followed up.

 

 

There was no further business discussed and the meeting closed at approximately 9.20 p.m.