Councillors - Mr Dave Thompson (Acting Chair), Mr Gary Adams, Mrs Barbara Brownley, Mr Mark Dabbs, Mr Robert Vilinskis, Mrs Rose Keeton, Mrs Beccy Power.
County Councillor - Mr John Peck
7 members of the public
In attendance: Phil Burgess
Chairman Dave Thompson. Proposed Gary Adams, Seconded Barbara Brownley, passed unanimously
Vice Chairman Barbara Brownley. Proposed Robert Vilinskis, Seconded Rose Keeton passed unanimously
Vice Chairman Mark Dabbs. Proposed Barbara Brownley, seconded Beccy Power passed unanimously.
Additional Item: Request from the public to move skate park agenda item to an earlier slot. Agreed unanimously to incorporate item 18 with item 10.
Finance & Strategy All members present plus Sheila Soar. Passed unanimously
Assets Committee. Mark Dabbs, Gary Adams, Beccy Power Barbara Brownley & Dave Thompson as chair. Passed unanimously.
Environment Committee Mark Dabbs, Barbara Brownley, Rose Keeton and Dave Thompson. Passed unanimously
Skate Park Committee. Dave Thompson, Beccy Power and Sheila Soar. Passed unanimously.
Safer Neighbourhood Group Sheila Soar and Dave Thompson as district councillors. Proposed Mark Dabbs seconded Barbara Brownley. Passed unanimously.
Cllrs Sheila Soar and Terry Harkess
Agenda item 22 to be dealt with after press and public excluded.
Agreed as a true record but bore an incorrect date. Agreed unanimously.
Action: Phil Burgess to amend date on master record before Chairman's signature
Mark Dabbs reported that photograph sent to Dave Playford (web designer) was subject to copyright & could not be used. Requested alternative photographs of village.
Action: Mark Dabbs to canvass local businesses for advertising. Free initially, chargeable in long term.
Risk assessment done & in red folder. Now awaiting structural engineers report.
Request for funding for replacement sign (much needed - per Rose Keeton)
Action: Mark Dabbs to contact head for requirements for June Agenda.
Note item 18 also incorporated in this item.
Jane Norris (son wrote original request to SS requesting skate park) stated there is much support in her area, the older kids at moment hang around a park for under 5s as no facilities exist. 2nd parishioner added his support although his kids were much older. 3rd parishioner stated that extreme sports needed a place to focus on & could well attract shop sponsorship.
Mark Dabbs suggested siting at Vicar Water as there was CCTV and cafe. Parishioners were opposed to this as Highfield Rd is council land and more central. There is also a -hanging around- problem here which would have focus. Beccy Power willing to speak to students in local schools to keep them informed of developments. John Peck added his support to skate park proposals.
Parishioner reported that a recent article about Clipstone was divisive and inferred there were distinct areas. Mark Dabbs stated this was not the view of the council and Dave Thompson added Clipstone would be treated as a single community.
Dave Thompson stated it is still a big problem, main issue being overflow from Clipstone Car Sales. John Peck stated N&SDC could help with enforcement.
John Peck stated pothole policy under review at NCC - hopefully will improve. Dave Thompson pointed out roads used to be tarred and scattered regularly which sealed the road surface.
John Peck stated report has been issued to N&SDC by English Heritage which contains confidential details & has not been revealed to the public. De-listing the structure is a long & difficult process.
Highways have rejected zebra crossing - it may be possible to re-apply for one between 6th and 7th Avenues as the original was too near a junction.
Mark Dabbs stated policies and procedures stipulate that non-attendance at 6 meetings disqualifies a councillor from service. Cllr Harkess has not attended this year and attended only 2 meetings in 2012.
Action : Phil Burgess to check attendance and code of conduct and report back.
Future of village hall discussed. Suggestion that the council involve SR education in BRE bidding process
Action : Phil Burgess to check with Sharon re status of BRE bid.
Beccy Power suggested door be knocked through from the kitchen to main hall for access and avoidance of disturbing smaller room.
Privacy and locks an issue in cubicles.
Action: Phil Burgess to arrange with parish workers.
New section of the graveyard to be kept clear of adornments. Sheila Soar is already actioning.
Next Asset meeting 16.07.13
Last meeting held 07.05.13
Dave Thompson asked John Peck if training courses available for spraying and burning for weeds. John Peck to check with NCC.
Stickers required for grit bins and locations of bins for re-filling.
Dog Fouling in the Sixth Avenue/Church Rd area. A request has been made for people to report fouling. Currently 19 bins in Clipstone. The School is to install a 20th and it will be added to the PC rota. Mark Dabbs reported Samuel Barlow primary school kids are to undertake an awareness project on dog fouling.
Minutes circulated at meeting. The speeding operation in and around Clipstone has had a reasonable amount of success.
General accounting issues to be resolved by Clerk. VH committee was discussed prior to the meeting. It was stated that the VH committee had agreed to wind up rather than the PC making a decision to disband it. In addition the meeting was told that the VH had never been leased to the committee and had always been under PC control.
No new decisions from N&SDC
Garage at 69 Forest Rd. Plans viewed at meeting. Supported.
Postponed until June meeting
PC policy meeting, no decision
No objections subject to applications meeting requirements.
Dave Thompson reported things are moving after a meeting with the solicitor.
Action - Phil Burgess to circulate details to councillors
Skatepark - Dealt with under item 10.
None to report - election purdah
John Peck reports money very tight at NCC level. £133M in cuts to budget over next 4 years, coupled with ageing population and rising birth rate.
20mph speed limit to be imposed around all schools. Parking on zig-zag lines to be enforceable rather than advisory. Mark Dabbs stated 20mph limit is needed outside Samuel Barlow a.s.a.p with double yellow lines at the junction.
Beccy Power queried how easy this is to enforce. Advised N&SDC will target areas if required.
Decision taken by NCC not to switch off street lights at night.
27th September is deadline for LIS scheme - Dave Thompson
Action: Dave Thompson and John Peck to put in bid.
Barbara Brownley informed the council that there is a problem with the heating in that it sometimes cannot be turned off.
Action : Phil Burgess to chase Bull & Sons Plumbers to have it remedied.
Beccy Power asked re the possibility of the tables in storeroom and 25 collapsible tables could be sold. Gary Adams will check.
Van still required.
Action : Phil Burgess to check any progress with Sharon and report back
Clubs are still over-running at the village hall. This results in additional payments to parish workers.
Action : Phil Burgess to issue letter to all clubs to state overruns will be charged at the staff hourly rate.
Mark Dabbs raised issue of Coal Industry Social Welfare Scheme an organisations for the welfare of ex-miners.
Action Phil Burgess to advertise facility in council notice boards and keep an information pack at the parish office.
Robert Vilinskis stated Van sales is more of a problem than car repairs. Dave Thompson advised that vans are also owned by Clipstone Car Sales.
Richard Cleary at the Miner's welfare to be advised that notice board would be removed to Parish Office and ground made good by Parish Workers.
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