- Councillor Mrs M. Gilbert (Chair)
- Councillor Ms L. Hopkin
- Councillor J. Wheatley
- Councillor Mrs S. Wheatley
- Councillor J. Wilton
- Councillor Mrs E. Harrison
- Councillor D. Keating
- Councillor Mrs S. Keating
- Councillor D Mason
- Councillor Mrs L. Ball (Broxtowe Borough Council)
- Councillor D. Pringle (Broxtowe Borough Council)
- Mr Simon Pepper (Member of the Public)
Mrs S.M. Bircumshaw
27/23 Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from Councillor K. Rigby, Councillor K. Harrison, Councillor J. McGrath (Notts County Council) and PCSO P. Keeley (Police).
28/23 Declaration of Interest
There were no Declarations of Interest made.
29/23 Minutes of the last meeting
The Minutes of the meeting held on 21 February 2023 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.
30/23 Public participation
Mr Simon Pepper was welcomed to the meeting.
31/23 Police report
There was no Police report.
32/23 County Councillor’s report
There was no County Councillor’s Report
33/23 Borough Councillor’s report
Councillor Mrs Ball and Councillor Pringle reported on the housing development adjacent to Newtons Lane and the impact of this on Newtons Lane and other roads in the area. There will be a large amount of construction traffic lorries using Newtons Lane to access the site as a second entrance/exit will not be opened up until 13 months after the commencement of the development. This entrance/exit will be on the by-pass, opposite Naptha House Boarding Kennels. The highways recommendation was to use this new entrance opposite Naptha House for development traffic.
Both Borough Councillors will be talking to the residents on Newtons Lane to try to get a few people together to liaise with the developers. Councillor Pringle has drafted a letter from himself and Councillor Mrs Ball to give to all residents on Newtons Lane.
There has been a second planning meeting regarding the development but, the entrances/exits were not part of the planning process of this meeting, so Councillor Pringle was unable to talk about the subject again.
It was agreed at this meeting that there would be a consultation regarding construction access, but Councillor Pringle has since been told that this will not take place.
Notification was received last Friday (17 March) that permission had been granted and the developer commenced work at 8am on Monday 20 March. Two large JCB’s broke through the hedge and damaged verges – 3 residents have already complained. This is totally unacceptable as there will be 2 trucks per hour every working day travelling up and down Newtons Lane. Not sure as yet which way this traffic will be going out of Newtons Lane. Several roads may need to be repaired after the development has finished.
Ski-slope development – the developers have had outline planning permission granted but nothing further has been heard from the developers by the Planning Department.
7.58pm Standing Orders commenced
34/23 Items for discussion
a) Church matters
Nothing to discuss.
b) Footpaths and pavements
It was reported that the steps on Footpath 1 from Coronation Road to the canal are not in good condition but, more importantly, the handrail has come away from the ground and is quite dangerous. Helen Spencer and Chris Riley will be contacted about this.
Contact Helen Spencer and Chris Riley
Mill Lane – one of the seats has disappeared on the left hand side, going down the lane, at the canal bridge. There is only one stump remaining.
Contact Helen Spencer and Chris Riley
The drains on Church Lane have been cleared but the drain between lamp posts 21-22 – on right hand side going down the lane – is completely blocked again.
Contact County Council
Leaks on the canal – Chris Riley is aware and these will be dealt with.
Some of the offensive graffiti has re-appeared on the railway bridge. Councillor Pringle suggested ringing Emma, who is the manager of the Graffiti Clean-up Team at Broxtowe
Phone Graffiti Clean-up Team
The handrail is missing and there is a gap in the hedge on the bridge on the bad bend at the Robinettes Arm (elbow) on the right hand side of Dead Lane. It has been reported to Chris Riley but nothing has been done yet. A reminder will be sent to Chris Riley.
Reminder to Chris Riley
A good job has been made of the road patching, but it has not been done on Robinettes Lane, although this has been surveyed.
The first road hump coming up Church Lane from Coronation Road has been reduced by too much during the recent road works and traffic is starting to speed up again. This will be reported to Highways.
Report to Highways
A meeting has been held with the architect and owner to discuss the access. The width of the access from Church Lane onto the driveway was queried and it seems it will be 5.3 metres but not sure at this stage how it will be done.
e) Additional Defibrillator/Bleed Control Kit
A grant of £1,515.00 has been received from Councillor John Doddy (Notts County Council) towards these projects. Now need to decide exactly where to locate these. Still nothing heard from the Post Office regarding the old mail drop box on The Glebe, which could potentially be used for this project. Councillor Mrs Gilbert may be able to find an email address for a contact at the Post Office.
Cllr. Mrs Gilbert to try different email address for Post Office
f) Neighbourhood Plan Update
The Plan has been submitted for examination. Tom Genway at Broxtowe is finding out if the examination can be done during the Pre Election Period. It is likely that there will be some questions during the examination.
Full permission for the road closure for the street party on Newtons Lane has been confirmed. Councillor Mrs Gilbert will sort out insurance for the event which will be around £39.00. Road closure signs will be delivered to Councillor Mrs Gilbert or Councillor Wheatley, who will take them up to Newtons Lane.
Cllr. Mrs Gilbert will sort out insurance
Cheryl Herron has produced a notice/invite for all the residents on Newtons Lane and The Glebe and the Parish Council will sort out the copying.
It was proposed and seconded that a donation of £250.00 be made towards the cost of the refreshments for the party and the majority were in agreement with this proposal.
Items have started to arrive for the Church Hall Coronation event.
Nothing to report.
i) Phone for the Clerk
The Clerk has an old phone to use and it was agreed that a new SIM card be purchased for this. The Clerk will advise everyone when the new number is connected.
j) TPO’s (Tree Preservation Orders)
Unfortunately the tree examination course was full but Councillor Ms Hopkin will be attending a course on 13th June at the same venue and Simon Pepper will hopefully attend one in the Autumn.
Councillor Wheatley has not yet found the old TPO map, but an updated one can be obtained from Broxtowe.
New TPO map to be requested
A request has been received from Cossall Community Chest for a donation towards costs for the Open Gardens on 11 June. It was proposed and seconded and all were in favour that a donation of £275.00 be made towards the costs.
23/23 Planning applications
No planning matters to discuss.
The question was raised as to whether anyone has applied for help regarding the
£1000.00 allocated for this purpose. As there has been no response from the school nothing has been done. We have been unable to identify anyone who is in need of help/assistance.
It was suggested that we could make a donation to the local Food Bank in due course. This will be discussed at a future Finance Meeting, along with a possible donation to the Air Ambulance and future provision of wild flower seeds.
37/23 Accounts for payment
The following accounts were approved for payment
|Mrs S. Bircumshaw – Clerk’s Salary/Print & Cartridges||£452.60|
|Cossall PCC – Room Hire (21/03/23)||£24.00|
|Mr R Heard – Website Administration||£45.00|
|Eats ‘n’ Treats – Deposit for Coronation Buffet||£50.00|
|Planning with People – Neighbourhood Plan Fees||£4413.50|
|Mr C. Gilbert – Spring Newsletter/Church Hall Clean||£164.00|
|Mrs M. Gilbert – Street Party Supplies for Coronation||£80.67|
|Seal Calibration – Defibrillator Service||£154.80|
|Dale Atkin Joinery – Church Hall Window/Brickwork||£240.00|
|Bank Charges and Fees||£8.00|
|EON – Direct Debit – Church Floodlights||£28.00|
|Income since 15/11/22|
|Balances @ Bank – February 2023|
|Balances @ Bank – March 2023|
38/23 Date and time of next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council, will be held on Tuesday 18th April 2023, commencing at 7.30pm in the Church Hall.
The meeting closed at 9.10pm.