Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held at 7.00 p.m. on Monday, 9th January, 2006 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, County Cllr J. Hempsall and  2 members of the public.



1.       APOLOGIES

Dist. Cllr Mr. M. Jenkins






3.        MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 12.12.05

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. Mr. J. Cobb and unanimously agreed.



a)       Village Hall Requests have been sent out for quotes for the work to be done.  After discussion it was agreed to rewrite and ask for interim repair quotes.  It was agreed to explore the possibility of obtaining grants for a new roof and also to refer to the Parish Plan.

b)       Parish Plan Mr. Cable sent his apologies but informed the council by letter of the progress of the committee.  It is intended to send out a questionnaire before the end of January.  The next meeting will be held on 16th January, and plans are proceeding for the social event in March.

c)       BBC Project No further contact from Nic Wort.

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

e)       New Bus Shelter Now painted thanks to the Scouts.  Window still needs a repair.

f)        Grass Verges no responses yet.

g)       Trentfield Lane/Parish Field further correspondence received from Mr. Harding.  To be contacted to clarify latest position. 

h)       Bridleway 25  the public appeal will be held on 24th January in the Village Hall. Council advised that representation has been made and can be viewed at NCC. 

i)        Bus Shelter it is believed the shelter has recently been inspected.

j)        Dumping one of the companies involved has confirmed their plan to stop any dumping of their waste materials is to obtain a skip on site for every job they do.  No response from BDC.

k)      Footpath 5 Laura Summers confirmed the path now cleared and some minor repairs have been done to the bridge on Footpath 21.

l)        Inclosure Award The Chairman confirmed that Mr. A.M. Hardman had inspected the award.

m)     Boat Club have confirmed that the club rules state that the club will close down between 1st November and 15th March each winter.  No further action required.




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

a)       Accounts - Mr. A. M. Hardman requested a copy of the accounts. The Clerk to supply this.


6.       PRECEPT 2006/7

Copies of the latest Bank Reconciliation, current Financial Statement and Draft Precept were circulated.  (Cllrs. Mrs. A. Clark and Mr. J. Cobb left the meeting).  The documents were discussed which resulted in the precept being kept at the same as last year.  Forms to be completed and returned to BDC. 



a)       Caretaker 333.33 (000583)

Cllr. Mr. F. Clark proposed and Cllr. Mrs. Barber seconded that payment is made.  This was unanimously agreed.

b)  A cheque for 69.77 has been received from British Waterways for rent of Over Trent Piece.




a)       Rampton Hospital reminded of security checks required for councillors attending meetings there.

b)       Planning Extension 2 Broadings Lane permission granted.

c)       BDC Local Development Framework Core Strategy copies distributed to councillors.

d)       Notts RCC membership due for renewal, it was agreed to renew the membership which is free.  A place to be requested for Cllr. Mrs. R. Whate on the Funding Seminar to be held at Kelham Hall on 9th March.

e)       Various other circulars passed round




a)       Parking it was noted that a vehicle is currently parking on a footpath, to be monitored.


There was no further business and the meeting closed at  8.20 p.m.