Councillors - Mr Mark Dabbs (Acting Chair), Mrs Sheila Soar, Mrs Rose Keeton, Mr Robert Vilinskis. Barbara Brownley, Rebecca Power.
2 members of the public
In attendance: Phil Burgess
Dave Thompson, Gary Adams
Agenda item 18 to be dealt with after press and public excluded.
Agreed as a true record, passed unanimously.
Rose Keeton reported a Road Survey outside Samuel Barlow checking parking and speeds.
Cllr Peck not present
Sheila Soar attended the environment and leisure committee which is facing a 10% budget cut this year with the corresponding effect on services.
Cars parked on pavements and cars for sale - there is a letter which NSDC use to advise the owner that their vehicle could be towed away and crushed. These have been effective when trialled in other areas. Sheila has requested some for our use and also that the issue was considered as a bye-law by NSDC.
The Jones Lang report on the headstocks is now in public domain and as such she has made a statement to the Chad in the issue printed today. Matt Lamb from NSDC Planning is to come to address the December Full Council meeting regarding the report.
Jim Gibson reported that he had read the report and thought it a "fudge" and felt it had ignored some of the main issues.
22 Seventh Avenue - no objection
1 Forest Rd rejected "harm the character and appearance of area and removes the green gap" Action - Clerk to request that enforcement at Planning arrange to have fencing removed.
Highfield Rd Land dispute
Clerk reported that mediator had been appointed and the mediator, rather than our solicitor, would contact the council to arrange the meeting. Sheila Soar volunteered to attend as she knew the history. Mark Dabbs and Barbara Brownley also offered. The mediator may request a maximum number of attendees. Clerk also willing to attend. Clerk to report back when more information held.
Clerk reported that locations of the bins would shortly appear on the web site. David Playford had prepared a test application based on Google Maps which showed the locations with "map pins" which revealed the location in text form when selected. An explanation of emptying procedures etc would also appear. A new bin would be ordered for Highfield Rd for the plot of land to the rear of the Surgery on First Ave. If bulk discounts were available, ordering more than 1 was suggested, perhaps in conjunction with other parishes.
War Memorials Trust - information leaflet on repairs to memorials and grants available
Citizen of the year awards dinner NSDC 7p.m. 23rd Jan 2014 Newark Showground. Tickets £20.
Memo from NSDC regarding Electoral review by boundary commission and draft recommendations. Edwinstowe and Clipstone ward to be represented by 3 members.
Notts CC letter re Mineral extraction consultation for the county.
Letter from Solicitor re Mediation (see item 12).
Notts CC letter re listed building survey to be undertaken shortly in the county.
Sheila Soar complained that an agenda item on the land to the rear of the methodist chapel had been removed from the agenda after a meeting of the executive committee. She pointed out that any councillor should be able to propose an agenda item. The clerk confirmed that the item would appear on the December agenda and would check the required procedure. Action: Clerk to check procedure re agenda setting.
Beccy Power complained that confidential information regarding pay was revealed by a councillor in the pub. The councillor concerned was not present to put his case.
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