TODWICK PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick village hall at 7.30 p.m.
on Tuesday 28 September 2004
- Councillor Pantry - Chairman
- Councillor Mosley - Vice Chairman
- Councillor Castledine
- Councillor Gregory
- Councillor Langford
- Councillor Palmer
- Councillor B Waller
- Councillor L Waller
J R Walker - Clerk and Financial Officer
PC Jones and PC Saul were in attendance and gave members an update on incidents of crime and other police matters including the speed of traffic through the village. They answered members' questions and left the meeting at 7.45 p.m.
Councillor Varah did not attend.
04/51 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES
The minutes of the meetings held on 27 July and 17 August 2004 were approved without amendment and signed as a correct record.
04/52 MATTERS ARISING
27 July 1004
B Waller had spoken with Simon Quarta at RMBC who informed that the bollards would not now be installed until late October.
17 August 2004
Gregory had inspected the notice board at Whiston. She would now take measurements and arrange preparation of the board. The siting was yet to be agreed.
04/53 URGENT ITEMS FOR LATER CONSIDERATION
- Councillor Surgeries
- Induction and Shadowing
04/54 CLERK'S REPORT
Clerk had completed all his duties as instructed at the last meeting.
04/55 FINANCIAL OFFICER'S REPORT
Clerk the audit had been satisfactorily completed. There were no outstanding matters.
- To approve and accept the Annual Return.
- To thank the Clerk for his continued excellent work.
1. Bank Interest
Payments made since last meeting
1. CAS Marketing - Copies re A57 Improvement
2. C Pantry - Copies re A57 Improvement
3. HLB AV Audit plc - Audit Fee
4. Inland Revenue - National Insurance
5. J B Mosley - Village Maintenance Works
6. J R Walker - Sept Pay/Aug & Sept Expenses/Back Pay
Payments to be made
Existing bank balances
|Business Premium||Business Reserve||Community|
Bank balances after payments made
|Business Premium||Business Reserve||Community|
Government Office - Regional Planning Guidance
Chairman handed the document to Councillor Mosley who would circulate to all other members.
Victim Support - Thank You for Donation
South Yorkshire Police - Speeding Vehicles etc.
RMBC - Working With Parish Councils
Mr T Richardson - Allotment
L Waller reported that Dr Watson had also given up his plot.
Mr J Castledine - A57 Improvement Scheme
RMBC - A57 Improvement Scheme
RMBC - Emergency Planning
Castledine would arrange a meeting of members to consider preparation of a plan for the parish.
Coalfield Communities Campaign - National Conference
RMBC - Licensing Policy
Chairman passed the document to Councillor Mosley who would take it to the next meeting of the Village Hall Committee.
HLB AV Audit plc - 2003/4 Audit
Age Concern - Garden Link
Gregory would telephone Ann Rudd to obtain more information.
Deputy Prime Minister - Code of Conduct/Political Activities
Dinnington Town Council - Seven Parishes Liaison Meeting
Groundwork Dearne Valley - Rotherham Environment Forum
RMBC - Highway Matters
Clerk explained the relevance of the unadopted status of the carriageway.
Palmer had identified some 42 pedestrian crossing locations at which 14 were provided with dropped kerbs. He had informed RMBC but it was unlikely any funds would be available in the short term to constructed any new crossings at the remaining 28 locations. The crossings cost approximately £1000 a pair.
Harthill Action Group - Wind Turbines
Clerk was instructed to write to obtain further information and enquire as to the outcome of the 7 September meeting.
Over 60s Club - Request for Donation
Resolved to defer any decision on making a donation to the organisation until the October meeting.
The meeting was suspended at 8.30 p.m.
Alan Tizard - Bowling Club Chairman explained the events surrounding the recent vandalism to the clubhouse and the need for repair.
John Castledine - A57 Action Group informed of a public meeting to be held in the village hall on 7th October. He explained the events surrounding the recent RMBC Planning Board Meeting and the decision to refer the amended plans to the Secretary of State. It was hoped that he would determine the need for a public enquiry.
He was concerned about the accuracy of the articles in the local press and suggested the Parish Council consider placing an advertisement/statement of fact to make the situation clear.
Open Session Closed at 9.07 p.m.
RMBC - A57 Improvement Site Meeting
Mayor of Rotherham - Tea Party
Resolved not to participate.
Rev D Bliss - Remembrance Sunday Service
RMBC - Community Skips
Resolved to request provision shortly after bonfire day and Christmas plus one towards the end of March 2005.
Anston Parish Council - Seven Parishes Liaison Committee Meeting
Todwick Parish Bowling Club - Repairs after Vandalism
Resolved to pay for repairs up to a maximum of £200.
04/57 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Erection of detached dwelling house within the cartilage of 7 Horbiry End for Mrs J S Booth.
Chairman had objected to the proposal on behalf of the Council as a formal consultee to RMBC
Two storey rear extension at 41 Rectory Gardens for Mr Eaglesham
Resolved to offer no objection.
Mosley was aware that the Yorkshire Rural Community Council was now requesting a further appraisal in addition to the Village Survey already completed by the private consultants. The Committee Chairman had now prepared a questionnaire and 750 copies would be circulated shortly. The AGM would be held on 5th October.
04/59 BUDGET 2004/5
Chairman there was nothing further to discuss.
04/60 PARISH PLAN
Chairman was organising another meeting in early November.
04/61 EMERGENCY PLAN
Chairman this would be considered once the sub committee reported to full council.
04/62 A57 IMPROVEMENT SCHEME
Resolved that the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Councillor Gregory discuss with John Castledine the wording of an appropriate statement for publication.
04/63 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK
Chairman this would be considered at the October meeting.
04/64 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT
Mosley reported on his activities as the Village Maintenance Contractor including:-
- general tidying of the village
- removal of glass from the recreation ground
- repair of the gutter at the cricket pavilion
- clearing of rubbish following the straw fire at the recreation ground.
Resolved that the children's play equipment be painted with the paint already in the contractor's possession.
Palmer/L Waller reported on the quotations they had so far received for the provision and maintenance of hanging baskets.
04/65 URGENT ITEMS
Castledine had noted the success of surgeries held by the local MP and Borough Councillors. She was aware that many parishioners did not know Parish Councillors and suggested members consider holding surgeries in the village hall possibly with refreshments to encourage attendance.
Induction and Shadowing
Castledine asked whether more could be done to assist both herself and Councillor Palmer to learn more of council work.
Chairman would be pleased to offer his assistance.
Clerk advised both members to contact the Local Councils Association who had a number of helpful publications and who from time to time held training seminars.
The meeting closed at 10.12 p.m.
The next meeting will be held in Todwick village hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 26 October 2004