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Todwick Parish Council Minutes

JRW/266

TODWICK PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m.
on Tuesday 29th June 2004

PRESENT

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

Clerk & Financial Officer - J R Walker

04/17 APOLOGIES

There were no apologies.

04/18 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

  1. 04/1

    Councillor L Waller did not attend the meeting but had sent an apology.

  2. 04/15

    Councillor Gregory and not the Chairman had reported on the possible publication of a public rights of way leaflet.

The above amendments were made and the minutes signed as a correct record.

04/19 MATTERS ARISING

  1. 04/10(7)

    Langford had obtained two quotations but RMBC had now spent two days working in the village and no further work was required at present.

  2. 04/15

    Gregory had spoken with Pat Wilson and arranged a meeting with the RMBC Public Rights of Way Officer at her home on the 7th July. Funding for the leaflet may be possible via the Tourism Initiative.

04/20 URGENT ITEMS FOR LATER CONSIDERATION

  1. Bowling Club
  2. Street Nameplates
  3. Recreation Ground
  4. Road Gullies
  5. Village Hall
  6. Emergency Planning
  7. Health and Safety at Work

04/21 CLERK'S REPORT

Clerk had undertaken all his duties as instructed. There were no outstanding matters.

04/22 FINANCIAL OFFICER'S REPORT

Clerk the Internal Auditor had checked and approved the accounts and documents for financial year 2003/4 without making a charge. The external audit procedures were being complied with.

 

£

Monies Received

1. Barclays Bank - BPA interest

8.87

2. Barclays Bank - BRA interest

179.54

Payments made since last meeting

1. R99 Ltd - Village plan survey & analysis

1000.00

2. Just Basketball Ltd - Basketball nets

5.99

Payments to be made

1. J B Mosley - Village maintenance works

340.00

2. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses

519.72

3. Inland Revenue - Employer/employee N I

9.28

4. Yorkshire Water - Recreation ground bill

58.86

5. MGG Gregory - Flowers for the Internal Auditor

20.00

6. npower - Recreation ground electricity bill

146.19

Unpresented Cheques

1. Nil

 

Existing bank balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Community

£9,139.69

£57,091.73

£1.00

Bank balances after payments made

Business premium Business Reserve Community

£8,039.65

£57,091.73

£1.00

04/23 CORRESPONDENCE

  1. RMBC - Internet Web Sites and Chairman's Allowances

    Clerk had sent a response

    Chairman would discuss the possibility of a separate web site for the Parish Council rather than continuing the present system which was to include Council matters within the Todwick village site.

  2. Wales Parish Council - Newsletter Edition 1

  3. RMBC - Hedgerow Legislation

  4. Kiveton Park Independent Advice Centre - Posters

    Clerk had posted these on the parish notice board

  5. RMBC - Storth Lane and Tipping Issues

    Mosley reported on his site meeting with RMBC officers.

  6. ERNLLCA - Quality Parish Status Seminar

    Chairman/Mosley reported on their attendance.

  7. Mr John Palmer - Council Vacancy

  8. South Yorkshire Forest - Wood Fair

  9. Countryside Agency - Public Rights of Way Act 2000 Map

  10. RMBC - Rother Valley South Assembly

04/24 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

  1. RB2004/1012

    Single storey side extension at 6 De Houton Close for Mr Anderson

    Resolved to offer no objection

  2. RB2004/1024

    Single storey rear extension at 23 Rectory Gardens for Mr A Hudson

    Resolved to offer no objection

  3. A57 Improvement Scheme

    Chairman had responded to the consultation document received from RMBC.

    Resolved that the Clerk write to the local RMBC Ward Members requesting details of their strategy for successfully bringing about the changes to the present application supported by the Parish Council.

04/25 COMMITTEES

There were no committee meetings to report or comments to make.

04/26 COUNCIL VACANCY

A secret ballot was held to consider the applications received concerning the two vacancies on the Council.

Resolved to co-opt John Palmer and Leslie Varah.

Clerk would inform the successful and unsuccessful applicants and RMBC. He would arrange the signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office, compliance with disclosure procedures and deliver copies of Council Standing Orders.

04/27 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

Mosley reported on his activities during the month including work at the allotments and recreation ground.

04/28 TODWICK ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP

Chairman reported on recent activities including further planting, provision of an external water tap at the village hall and alteration to the planter fronting the pizza parlour.

04/29 VILLAGE APPRAISAL

Chairman awaited information from David Mitchell. He would arrange a further meeting of the steering group once this had been received.

04/30 URGENT ITEMS

  1. Bowling Club

    B Waller had been approached about the possible provision of an automatic water sprinkling system.

    Resolved that any request be made in writing to the Clerk.

  2. Street Nameplates

    B Waller had received complaints about the unsatisfactory location of that for The Pastures at the approach from Goosecarr Lane.

    Clerk would ask RMBC to consider re-siting it. He would also report missing supplementary plates from streets which were not through roads.

  3. Recreation Ground

    B Waller had received a suggestion that a sign be erected at the football pavilion in an attempt to prevent cars being taken beyond it when a cricket match was being played.

    Resolved not to provide a sign.

  4. Road Gullies

    B Waller reported blocked road gullies at The Meadows, The Pastures and Goosecarr Lane.

    Clerk would report to RMBC.

  5. Village Hall

    B Waller was concerned about the condition of some of the windows and asked whether consideration might be given to their replacement.

    Resolved that this be left to the discretion of the Management Committee.

    Mosley it was intended that these be replaced as part of the proposed improvement scheme.

  6. Emergency Planning

    Chairman would complete the form presently in his possession. The Council had to prepare its own plan.

  7. Health and Safety at Work

    Chairman had received advice from the appropriate RMBC officer and would be studying the Government publications.

The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.

The next meeting will be held in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th July 2004