TODWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.
on Tuesday 27th May 2003
- Councillor Pantry - Chairman
- Councillor Mosley - Vice Chairman
- Councillor Anderson
- Councillor Gregory
- Councillor Marsh
- Councillor B Waller
- Councillor L Waller
Clerk & Financial Officer - J. R. Walker
Police Constables Saul and Jones were present and gave details of reported crime in the area over the previous two months. Crimes included theft from a mail box on Kiveton Lane. Stronger locks were now to be fitted. There had been other thefts on Kiveton lane and De Houton Close and damage to a vehicle at the Red Lion public house. Three arrests had been made.
The police officers were thanked for attending and left the meeting.
03/1 DECLARATION OF ACCEPTANCE OF OFFICE
Members had signed their declarations with the exception of Darryl Lythell.
Mrs Anderson was welcomed to the Council
03/2 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN
Resolved to elect Councillor Pantry.
03/3 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN
Resolved to elect Councillor Mosley
03/4 CO-OPTION OF COUNCIL MEMBER
Resolved to co-opt Paul Langford.
03/5 FORMATION OF COMMITTEES
Committees were formed:
B Waller, L Waller, Marsh, Mosley. Co-opted members Terrence and Helena Calledine.
Gregory, Lythell, Anderson. Co-opted member Mr P Wilson
Pantry, Mosley, Gregory, Lythell.
Councillor was unable to attend and had sent an apology.
03/7 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
There were no amendments.
The minutes were signed as a correct record.
03/8 MATTERS ARISING
Mosley reported on his discussions with Wicksteed Leisure. Replacement equipment should now be in the post.
B Waller the new street nameplates were excellent.
Mosley reported that the application of anti-vandal paint had proved successful.
03/9 URGENT ITEMS FOR LATER CONSIDERATION
- Street Pride
- Inspection of Play Equipment
- Shop Forecourt
- Gas Substation
03/10 CLERK'S REPORT
had fully complied with his instructions at the last meeting.
had sent reminders to Football and Cricket Clubs advising of the need to urgently pay outstanding rents.
03/11 FINANCIAL OFFICER'S REPORT
1. H M Customs & Excise - VAT Refund
2. Todwick Juniors Football Club - 2002/2004 rents
Payments made since the last meeting
Payments to be made
1. J B Mosley - Village Maintenance Works
2. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses
3. Zurich Municipal Insurance - Renewal
Existing bank balances
|Business Premium||Business Reserve||Community|
Bank balances after payments made
|Business Premium||Business Reserve||Community|
Resolved to transfer £20,000 from the Business premium to the Business Reserve Account.
Council for the Protection of Rural England - Training Day
RMBC - Standards Committee
Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre - AGM
RMBC - Skip Allocation
Clerk had requested provision on 9/11/03, 11/01/04, 21/03/04, plus any other Sundays available before November. Skips were to be provided on 9/11/03 and 11/01/04.
Groundwork Dearne Valley - Environment Forum
Harthill Parish Council - Seven Parishes Meeting
Resolved that Gregory and Mosley continue to represent the Council.
YLCA - AGM etc.
RMBC - Community Strategy
defra - Good Councillor's Guide
RMBC - A57 Speed Limit
Yorkshire Water - Land at Todwick
RMBC - Register of Members' Interests
Inland Revenue - Clerk's Gratuity
Wales & Kiveton Park Angling Club - Competition and presentation Evening
B Waller and L Waller would attend.
Zurich Municipal Insurance - Health & Safety Seminars
Clerk had passed detailed information to the Chairman
Mosley would attend and inform the Clerk which date and venue would be most suitable.
Todwick Cricket Club - Annual Rent
- in view of the Club's financial position the rent for Season 2003 did not now have to be paid.
- a copy of the Club's balance sheet be requested
- the Clerk make it clear that the non payment referred to the current season and for no other.
Todwick Cricket Club - Damage at Pavilion
Resolved that the pavilion be inspected before deciding on what further action to take.
03/13 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Resolved that the Clerk ask the Borough Council for the latest situation in respect of applications RB2003/0440 and RB2003/0519.
Gregory reported that attention had been given to the nettles on footpath number 10.
Resolved that the Clerk prepare and circulate details showing the decline in allotments cultivated over the last several years and the subsequent income and expenditure.
Mosley reported that the Business plan had been sent to YLCA giving a start date of June 2003.
03/15 CLERK'S GRATUITY
Members had held a meeting on 8 May at which the Clerk was not present.
By Minute 93/97 Council had previously agreed to pay the Clerk a gratuity on his retirement.
- That the Chairman prepare notes of the 8 May meeting.
03/16 BUDGET 2003/4
Chairman asked that members consider possible opportunities for improving services before the June meeting.
03/17 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Mosley as the Village Maintenance Contractor reported on his activities during the month.
Resolved that the Clerk ask RMBC whether there were any plans to repaint the play equipment at either of the Parish Council sites.
03/18 VILLAGE APPRAISAL
Chairman had no further progress to report.
03/19 RISK ASSESSMENTS
Clerk had so far received no suggested amendments to his assessments.
Chairman asked members to give the matter attention in advance of the June meeting.
Clerk would provide Anderson and Marsh with copies of his assessments.
03/20 URGENT ITEMS
Chairman gave details of the reporting system introduced by RMBC
Inspection of Play Equipment
Chairman/Mosley would jointly inspect all play equipment.
Mosley would contact former Councillor Rusling to discuss provision of a bonfire and firework display in November.
Anderson had received complaints about the condition of the surface fronting the Cyprus Garden Pizza Shop.
Clerk would request action by the owner in the interests of customer and public safety.
Mosley reported on the unsatisfactory condition of the gate and fencing to the substation on Kiveton Lane.
Clerk would report to TRANSCO.
The meeting closed at 10.07 p.m.
The next meeting will be held in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 24th. June 2003.