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Todwick Village

Todwick Parish Council Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall
at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26th July 2005


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

Dr. Tim Gillat, Dr. Neil Thorman and Caroline Simpson from the RMBC Primary Care Trust attended. Councillor Gregory gave a presentation on behalf of the Council. She explained that one outcome from the Village Plan had been a recognition that primary care services were absent but required in the village. Discussions took place concerning the possible establishment of a satellite surgery.

The three representatives gave members a precis of the present situation and answered their questions.

Members thanked the three for attending and they left the meeting at 19.48 p.m.


An apology had been received from the Clerk who was unable to attend due to exceptional circumstances.

Councillor Castledine did not attend.


05/21(1) should read bollards not boards.

With the above amendment the minutes were signed as a correct record.


  1. 05/21 (1)

    B Waller had pressed Simon Quarta again but it appeared the bollards allocated for Todwick had gone elsewhere.

  2. 05/21 (3)

    B Waller was aware that several parishioners had registered an interest in maintaining the flowerbeds.

  3. 05/21 (9)

    Mosley confirmed that all the hanging basket brackets had now been replaced.

  4. 05/25

    Mosley had purchased some of the materials for the repairs at the bowling pavilion.

  5. 05/25(3)

    Chairman would have the Clerk obtain more information on borrowing monies from The Public Works Loans Board.

  6. 05/25(5)

    Mosley had attended the meeting.

  7. 05/26(3)

    Mosley would speak with the Clerk about the application.


  1. 5 Church View
  2. Community Skips
  3. Basketball Net
  4. Overhanging Hedge
  5. Fluorescent Tubes
  6. Horses on Bridleways


Clerk had

  • undertaken all the duties placed on him at the last meeting
  • circulated a copy of an article on levels of precept and community governance with the papers for the meeting
  • attended the 21st July Seven Parishes Meeting
  • sent the audit papers to the External Auditor
  • researched the rate paid by nearby parish councils for the handyman work




Monies Received

1. Mr. Besson - Allotment Rent


Payments Since Last Meeting



Payments To Be Made

1. J R Walker - Salary / Broadband Charges & Expenses


2. J B Mosley - Village Maintenance


3. Inland Revenue - Tax/National Insurance


4. J B Mosley - Materials for Bowling & Cricket Pavilion Repairs


5. Todwick Village Hall Committee - Hall Rents


6. Yorkshire Water - Recreation Ground Bill


7. D Wright - Pest Control


Un-presented Cheques



Existing Bank Balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Community




Balances After Payments Made

Business Premium Business Reserve Community





Copies of correspondence received by the Clerk had been circulated with the papers for the meeting.

  1. Charity Commission - Newsletter

    Chairman would instruct the Clerk to ascertain what an Essential Trustee was.

  2. RMBC - Summer Activities

  3. Coalfield Communities Campaign - National Conference

  4. SYPTE - Bus Service Changes

  5. RTPI - Green Belts Seminar

  6. Waste Recycling Environmental - Play Equipment.

    Clerk had confirmed that the areas were available to the public at all times and were regularly maintained.

  7. RMBC - Public Rights of Way Newsletter

  8. RMBC - A57 Improvement Scheme

    Chairman would have the Clerk liaise with John Castledine.

  9. RMBC - Revised Planning Application RB2004/2206

  10. Mrs. B Whitham/Mr. & Mrs. Clayson - Trees on Storth Lane

    Chairman would instruct the Clerk to write to Mr. Birtles the landowner in an attempt to prevent damage by the tree roots.

  11. Rotherham Community & Advice Centre - Community Safety Information

    Chairman would instruct the Clerk to pass the information to the Over 60s Club.

  12. P Kettell - Council Vacancy

    Resolved that the Clerk inform Mr. Kettell that there was presently no vacancy but encourage him to speak with the Chairman and attend future meetings as members of the public were allowed to do.

  13. J B Mosley - Village Handyman Contract

  14. Mr. & Mrs. Newton - Public Footpath between Guildway and Millfields

  15. N & M Brayford - Lighting Guildway/Horbiry End - Guildway to Millfields - Tortmayns to Kiveton lane.

    Resolved that the Chairman offer to convene a meeting with all those concerned to resolve a way forward since some residents were in favour of lighting the paths and some were opposed.

The meeting was suspended at 8.25 p.m.


  1. Mr. and Mrs. Brayford expanded on the content of their letter concerning the public rights of way.
  2. J Castledine suggested the Council wrote to RMBC to request consultation with Goosecarr Lane residents over the provision of an underpass as part of the A57 Improvement Scheme.
  3. J Castledine reported an overgrown hedge opposite his home on Goosecarr Lane.

Open Session Closed at 8.50 p.m.


  1. RB2004/2206

    Revised application for the erection of 3 number 95 metre high wind turbines and associated switchgear building at Loscar farm, Packman Lane, Harthill for J H Wilks.

    Chairman suggested that no further objection be made. Council had objected to the original proposal and those objections would remain on record.

  2. RB2005/1160

    Outline application for a dwellinghouse and garage (renewal of RB2002/0997) at land adjacent 11 Kiveton Lane for Mr. and Mrs. J Clarke.

    Resolved to offer no objection.



Mosley was to meet with members of the Bowling Club to keep a check on the use of materials provided by the Council.


Gregory gave details of the meeting held in the village hall on 21 July.


Palmer reported on the meeting that he had attended in the Chairman's absence.


Mosley reported on his activities as Village Maintenance Contractor and problems he had identified in the performance of his duties.

Resolved to discuss renewal of the Maintenance Contract at the end of the meeting and without Councillor Mosley in attendance.


Mosley was obtaining quotations for supply.


There were no matters to discuss.


Mosley was obtaining additional information on possible alternative banking arrangements.


  1. 5 Church View

    B Waller had observed that the garage to the property was now being used for residential purposes.

    Chairman would instruct the Clerk to ascertain whether RMBC had given approval to this.

  2. Community Skips

    B Waller had spoken with the Streetpride Section at RMBC who had confirmed that no further provision would be possible during the present financial year.

  3. Basketball Net

    B Waller had received a request for the provision of a further net at the recreation ground.

  4. Overhanging Hedge

    B Waller had received a complaint that the hedge bounding the paddock opposite Ash tree Farm at the junction of Mortains and Kiveton Lane was overhanging the highway.

    Chairman would instruct the Clerk to report to RMBC.

  5. Fluorescent Tubes

    Palmer advised that these tubes could not be disposed of at the North Anston Dumpit site but must be taken to Carr Hill at Rotherham.

  6. Horses on Bridleways

    Palmer asked for advice on the riding of horses on public bridleways.

    Gregory had information on this at home, which she would pass on to Councillor Palmer.

Councillor Mosley left the meeting at this point.


The Parish Council had offered a two-year renewal of the contract to Mr J B Mosley, subject to the following:

  1. A six monthly performance review.
  2. An increase of two hours per week from 1st September 2005. This will make a total of 10 hours.
  3. The additional hours to be carried out on various public garden plots and beds.
  4. The duties established over the past three years to be reviewed in collaboration with a councillor yet to be agreed.
  5. Councillor Palmer to supervise the work undertaken.
  6. Contractor to be obliged to log and report all activities to the monthly Council Meeting.
  7. Contractor to be required to confirm that had indemnified the Council against any claims arising from his activities carried out on the Parish Council's behalf.

Mr. Mosley had agreed to the changes subject to an increase in the hourly rate form £8.50 to £10.00 per hour plus mileage payments for any travel outside the parish.

Clerk had obtained information from adjacent parish councils giving the rates paid by them for similar work following receipt of Mr. Mosley's letter received on 14th July. His absence meant that these were not available at the meeting.

Resolved by 6 votes to 2 to award Mr. John Mosley a new contract to undertake maintenance of the village as detailed above at a rate of £10.00 per hour. Any mileage traveled outside the parish in the performance of his duties would be reimbursed at a rate equivalent to that paid to council members for journeys on official business.

The Meeting Closed at 10.15 p.m.

The Clerk prepared these minutes after consultation with the Chairman who had taken notes at the time.

The next meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th September 2005