- Councillor Mrs M. Gilbert (Chair)
- Councillor Ms L. Hopkin
- Councillor J. Wheatley
- Councillor Mrs S. Wheatley
- Councillor J. Wilton
- Councillor K. Harrison
- Councillor D. Keating
- Councillor Mrs S. Keating
- Councillor D. Pringle (Broxtowe Borough Council)
Mrs S.M. Bircumshaw
78/22 Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K. Harrison, Councillor Mrs E. Harrison, Councillor K. Rigby, Councillor D. Mason, Councillor Mrs L. Ball, Councillor J. McGrath (Nottinghamshire County Council and PCSO P. Keeley (Police).
79/22 Declaration of Interest
There were no Declarations of Interest made.
80/22 Minutes of the last meeting
The Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 21 June 2022 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
81/22 Public participation
There were no members of the public present.
82/22 Police report
There was no report submitted.
It was reported that a girl is seen every morning at around 8.30am riding an E-scooter from Babbington to the Industrial Estate. This will be reported to PCSO Keeley.
Cllr Mrs Gilbert will report this to PCSO Keeley
83/22 County Councillor’s report
There was no County Councillor’s report.
84/22 Borough Councillor’s report
Councillor Pringle reported that Insp. Ebbins and he have driven the two routes through Cossall to view the 30mph signs, which are obscured due to trees etc. They have both reported their findings to the County Council.
The Almshouses planning application is likely to be on the Agenda for the September Planning Meeting.
There has been no change in the application from either the Agent or the owner. There is a new Conservation Officer at Broxtowe Borough Council who is looking at the Application.
Councillor Pringle spoke to the Police Commissioner at a meeting last week and raised the question of what was being done about the motorcyclists. There are now several off-road teams and they are due to come back to the viaduct soon. The police have been provided with detailed maps showing that all of the land at the viaduct belongs to the one landowner.
It was reported that the Parish Council do not always receive roadworks notifications from Viaem. A request will be sent to Viaem for Cossall to be included on the recipient list. Councillor Pringle will advise who to send request to.
Clerk to email Viaem
Complaints have been received regarding the cars regularly parked outside 2 Coronation Road, because they are sometimes directly opposite the junction of Church Lane. A follow-up email will be sent to Broxtowe planning department and a letter to the occupiers of the property.
Clerk to email Broxtowe & send letter to occupiers
It was reported that there is a lot a graffiti along the canal footpaths and the question was raised as to whether there is still a Community Cleaning Team. Councillor Pringle will look into this.
Cllr Pringle to look into this
8.00pm Standing Orders commenced
85/22 Items for discussion
a) Church matters
Nothing to report.
b) Footpaths and pavements
The hedges on Coronation Road, Robinettes Lane and Awsworth Lane (outside Phoenix Kindergarten) are very overgrown and encroaching onto the pavements. This will be reported to Helen Spencer and hopefully be put onto the works list for September.
Cllr Mrs Gilbert will report to Helen Spencer
During recent repairs by Severn Trent on Church Lane some cars were driving on the pavement/verge to get round the works. This was obviously causing concern and a resident took a video which he will send to PCSO Keeley. In future roadworks need to be more secure.
The drains on Church Lane are still blocked although two reports of the problem have been sent to MyNotts, so we will write to Councillor John McGrath to request help with this issue.
Email to be sent to Cllr McGrath
Councillor Mrs Gilbert will speak at Broxtowe’s Planning meeting on behalf of the Parish Council, in favour of the plans. It was suggested that councillors get together for a chat to sort out the logistics beforehand.
e) Renovation of church hall porch
Councillor Wheatley reported that he has been in touch with Tom Atkin and has received quotes for various jobs. £585 for the window and brickwork outside, £250 for the door to the Church Hall and preparation for painting, £80 for the work required on the door on the Vestry side of the church, £260 removal of gates for renovation. Total £1175. We have the £1000 donation from Councillor Doddy towards this. Following discussion it was agreed that the Parish Council will pay for all of the work to be carried out. Councillor Wheatley will sort out with Tom Atkin.
Cllr Wheatley to sort
f) Floral planters
A volunteer is needed to water the planter on Newtons Lane. Councillor Ms Hopkin offered to do it in the interim but someone more local is required. Councillor Mrs Wheatley will look into this.
Cllr Mrs Wheatley to look into this
g) Notice boards
Councillor Mrs Wheatley has received the pro-forma. Needs to go back for alterations as date is not across the top and a better photo of the church is required. Councillor Mrs Wheatley has sent some more photos of the church.
Applications are being invited for a Lottery Fund grant of £10,000. Everyone was in favour of Councillor Harrison and Councillor Mrs Gilbert to fill in and send off an application, to request money to renovate the hall car park.
Cllrs Harrison and Mrs Gilbert to sort application
i) Neighbourhood Plan
The Design Code is completed and on the website. The Design Code has been sent to Tom Genway and Ryan Dawson at Broxtowe. There was a meeting last week with Helen Metcalf to discuss the next steps to apply for a grant of £8000. The policies (11) will be used as a base for questions for the public consultation. Councillor Mrs Harrison will summarise for leaflets and display boards.
Cllr Mrs Harrison to summarise the policies
j) Online Housing Course – 27 July noon-1.30pm
Councillor Ms Hopkin has expressed an interest in attending this online Course. Councillor Mrs Gilbert will organise. The cost is £30.
k) Amigos Group
Councillor Mrs Gilbert reported that she had contacted Sue and John Hill and they are delighted with the idea for booking an entertainer. They have put forward some dates and Councillor Mrs Gilbert will organise.
Cllr Mrs Gilbert to organise an entertainer
Agenda for the Annual Borough/Town/Parish Meeting. No one was interested in attending.
87/22 Planning applications
There is a large extension being built on the house next door to the Ellerbys.
Councillor Ms Hopkin will check to see if we have received a planning application for this.
Cllr Ms Hopkin to check planning applications
Councillor Mrs Harrison has suggested that, as a future project, a water fountain be purchased for the village. This will be discussed at the next Finance Meeting in September.
89/22 Accounts for payment
The following accounts were approved for payment
|Mrs S. Bircumshaw – Clerk’s Salary (Incl. £30 Finance Meeting)||£449.00|
|Cossall PCC – Room Hire (19/7/22 + N/P Meeting)||£48.00|
|Mr R Heard – Website Administration||£45.00|
|Mr C. Gilbert – Cleaning of Church Hall||£20.00|
|Mrs M. Gilbert – Flowers for Sue Connor||£33.98|
|Planning With People – Helen Metcalf N/P Fees||£2,000.00|
|Bank Charges and Fees||£18.00|
|EON – Direct Debit – Church Floodlights||£28.00|
|Post-dated Cheques/Payments for 16 August 2022|
|Mrs S. Bircumshaw – Clerks Salary 419.00||£419.00|
|Mr R. Heard – Website Administration 45.00||£45.00|
|Bank Charges and Fees (estimated) 18.00||£18.00|
|Eon – Church Floodlights (Direct Debit) 28.00||£28.00|
|Income since 17/05/22|
|Balances @ Bank – June|
|Balances @ Bank – July|
|Balances @ Bank – August|
|Deposit A/C (est)||£19,581.50|
90/22 Date and time of next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council, will be held on Tuesday 20th September 2022, commencing at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
The meeting closed at 9.20pm.