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Todwick Village

Todwick Parish Council Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.
on Tuesday 30th September 2003


  • Councillor Pantry - Chairman
  • Councillor Mosley - Vice Chairman
  • Councillor Gregory
  • Councillor Langford
  • Councillor Marsh
  • Councillor B Waller
  • Councillor L Waller

Clerk & Financial Officer - J R Walker


An apology had been received from Councillor Lythell


  1. 03/46 - safety surfacing not safety fencing
  2. 03/44 - Rotherham Crime Reduction Programme


  1. 03/31

    Chairman and Mosley had visited the Cricket Pavilion and Councillor Mosley had subsequently carried out a detailed inspection of the flooring.

    Mosley would take up the area of flooring known to be defective and report to the next meeting.

  2. 03/39

    Chairman had attended the 18th September meeting addressed by YRCC. He would keep members informed as matters progressed. Funds to allow the consultation process to go ahead were to be sought from the Rural Target Fund. The consultation process had to be completed by Christmas.

    Gregory the Church had expressed an interest in delivering the questionnaires.

  3. 03/42(5)

    Gregory reported on her reading of the document dealing with indemnity for members and officers.

  4. 03/42(1)

    Gregory reported on matters related to the environmental assessment of the proposed A57 improvement Scheme and circulated her response to the CPRE which she hoped would be published in the local press.

  5. 03/42(12)

    B Waller the event had been cancelled and the cheque returned to Council.

  6. 03/46

    Chairman had not been able to speak with Gordon Smith.

    Resolved that the Clerk obtain from RMBC details related to the provision and maintenance of hanging baskets.

  7. 03/46

    Chairman asked that all comments on the Risk Assessment document be returned to the Clerk as soon as possible.


  1. Bowls Competition at Clifton Park
  2. Children's Playground Fence
  3. Dogs at Recreation Ground
  4. Perimeter Fence to Gas Board Sub Station
  5. Bonfire


Clerk had:-

  • carried out all his instructions from the last meeting.
  • discussed with RMBC proposals for rebuilding the stone wall adjacent to the public right of way to South Anston


  • noted that the Clerk had now completed 20 years service.
  • resolved to thank the Clerk for the excellent way in which he had carried out his duties for 20 years and expressed the hope that he might continue his service for many years to come.


Clerk the audit return had been checked, authorised by the Internal Auditor and submitted to the External Auditor. The Audit had been satisfactorily completed. There were no matters raised.


  1. To thank the Financial Officer for his continuing professional management of the Council's financial affairs.
  2. To accept and approve the Annual Return for financial year 2002/3
  3. To purchase a bouquet of flowers as a means of thanking the Internal Auditor


Monies Received

1. Todwick Villa FC - Ground Rent 2002/3


2. Barclays Bank - BRA/c Interest


3. Barclays Bank - BPA/c Interest


4. RMBC - Half-year precept


Payments made since last meeting

1. Todwick Cricket Club - Pavilion Carpet


2. Eastwood Press - "Informer" Printing


3. RMBC - Election Charges


Payments to be made

1. Sanmet Ltd - Recreation Ground Roadway - release of retention


2. J R Walker - Salary and Expenses


3. J B Mosley - Village Maintenance Works


4. HLB AV Audit plc - Audit Fee 2002/3


5. C A Purvis - Flowers


6. Todwick Parish Bowling Club - Donation


Unpresented Cheques

1. RMBC - Election Charges


Returned Cheques

1. Todwick Bowling Club - Donation


Existing bank balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Community




Bank balances after payments made

Business premium Business Reserve Community





  1. RMBC - Advertising in "The Informer"

    Gregory has so far been unable to contact Mrs Tattersfield but would make a further attempt.

  2. RMBC - Tipping of Waste Material

  3. Mrs V Anderson - Resignation from the Parish Council

    Chairman had discussed the matter with Mrs Anderson and expressed regret at her decision to leave after so short a period. The casual vacancy had been advertised by the Clerk.

  4. RMBC - Standards Committee

  5. RMBC - Environmental Protection Act - Dumping of Waste

  6. Kiveton Park and Wales Development Trust - Old Pithead Baths

  7. Mr L Metterick - Football Ground Rent

  8. RMBC - Emergency Planning

    Resolved that the Clerk obtain suggested dates/times for a meeting at the RMBC Operations Room.

  9. RMBC - Dog Bins

  10. Public Meeting

  11. Harthill Parish Council - Seven Parishes Meeting

    Gregory the Clerk to Wales Parish Council had been suspended and consequently the venue and other details were yet to be agreed.

  12. The Boundary Committee - Electoral Review

  13. YLCA - National "Domain Names"

    Resolved that Councillor Marsh liaise with Mrs Pantry, the manager of the present site to agree whether any changes to existing arrangements were desirable.

  14. South Yorkshire Police Authority - Open Meeting

    Resolved that since Councillor Marsh was injured and unable to drive, the Council pay for a taxi to take him to the meeting.

  15. RMBC - Notice of Casual Vacancy

    Chairman applications must be in writing to the Clerk.

  16. RMBC - Development Plan Review Update

    Clerk was instructed to view the internet site and obtain a copy of the document.

  17. Todwick Parish Bowling Club - Works at Bowling Clubhouse

    Resolved to donate £100 to Club funds.

    Provision and maintenance of floodlighting and acquisition of keys for individual members were the responsibility of the Club and not the Council.

  18. WREN - Play Equipment

    Clerk had made the necessary return confirming availability and maintenance.

  19. RMBC - Rural Priority Area Consultation Forum

  20. SYPTE - Supertram Extensions


  1. RB2003/1217 - Parking of cars/limousines at 1 Todwick Court for Mr S Hayward

    Resolved to offer no objection

  2. RB2003/1222 - Two storey side extension at 6 The Pastures for Mr F Walker

    Resolved to offer no objection

  3. RB2003/1264 - Conservatory at 16 Manor Way for Mr Jeffrey

    Resolved to offer no objection

  4. RB2003/1274 - Detached double garage and store at 42 Kiveton Lane for Mr Esberger

    Resolved to offer no objection

  5. RB2003/1327 - Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of a detached dwelling house at 86 Kiveton Lane for Mr P Wright

    Resolved to offer no objection

  6. RB2003/1462 - Single storey extension at 4 Todwick Court, Kiveton Lane, for Ms C Walker

    Resolved to offer no objection

  7. RB2003/0519 - Extension to form dormer bungalow and conversion of existing bungalow at 95 Kiveton Lane for Mr Bleasedale

    Resolved to offer no objection

  8. RB2003/0392 - Erection of 8 detached dwellings and garages at land off The Pastures for Habbin Builders

    Resolved to offer no further objection

  9. RB2003/1623 - Rear extension to bungalow at 16 Staniforth Crescent for Mr Bradbury.

    Resolved to offer no objection

  10. RB2003/1663 - Erection of a two storey dwelling house at land at 42 Kiveton Lane for Mr J Shepherd

    Resolved to defer a decision until sight of the application and submitted plans.


There were no matters to discuss.

Having regard to the time and complexity of matters yet to be discussed it was decided to defer consideration of all other agenda items with the exception of Urgent Items to a special meeting to be arranged as soon convenient to members and the Village Hall Lettings Officer.


03/70 BUDGET 2003/4





  1. Bowls Competition at Clifton Park

    B Waller reported that the Bowling Club had not been sent an invitation.

    Resolved that the Clerk write to RMBC asking that measures be taken to ensure that the situation did not arise in 2004.

  2. Children's Playground Fence

    Mosley had so far been unable to obtain the requisite width of fencing despite exhaustive enquiries. He would continue with his efforts.

  3. Dogs at Recreation Ground

    B Waller had spoken with the owners of dogs found on the recreation ground.

    Resolved that the Clerk write to both football clubs reminding members that dogs were not allowed on the ground.

  4. Perimeter Fence to Gas Board Sub Station

    Resolved that the Clerk report the damaged fencing and request the carrying out of repairs.

  5. Bonfire

    Resolved that the Clerk liaise with RMBC to obtain information as to what materials could not legally be burned.

The meeting closed at 9.55 p.m.

A further meeting would be held before the scheduled October meeting. The Chairman would inform of date and time.