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Todwick Parish Council Minutes

JRW/284

TODWICK PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall
at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th November 2005

Present

  • Councillor Pantry - Chairman
  • Councillor Langford - Vice Chairman
  • Councillor Cloke
  • Councillor Gregory
  • Councillor Kettell
  • Councillor Varah
  • Councillor B Waller

J R Walker - Clerk

Councillors Cloke and Kettell had been co-opted onto the council. They had signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office in advance of the meeting and took their seats.

Liz Hendry representing Rotherham Community Transport was in attendance and gave detailed information about the service. She answered member's questions and the Chairman thanked her.

05/80 APOLOGIES

An apology had been received from Councillor Palmer.

05/81 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES

05/66(3) was amended to read 26th November and not 6th December.

05/82 MATTERS ARISING

  1. 05/66(3)

    The signboard had now been removed by Hillside Developments.

  2. 05/66(7)

    The overhanging branches had still not been cut back.

  3. 05/79(4)

    The Clerk was instructed to write to the sports clubs and obtain a copy of all keys necessary to gain access to the pavilions. This was to include the boundary gate at the bowling green.

  4. 05/79(5)

    Councillor Langford had not yet been able to inspect the boiler.

05/83 URGENT ITEMS FOR LATER CONSIDERATIONS

  1. Transport Sub Committee
  2. Public Flower Beds
  3. Illegal Tipping
  4. Bridleway Sign
  5. Youth Shelter
  6. A57 Improvement Scheme

05/84 CLERK'S REPORT

Clerk had undertaken all the duties placed on him at the last meeting. He had liaised with RMBC and completed all necessary procedures concerning the co-option of new members.

05/85 FINANCIAL OFFICER'S REPORT

 

£

Monies Received

1. Todwick Villa FC - 2005/6 Recreation Ground Rent

150.00

Payments Since Last Meeting

 

Nil

Payments To Be Made

1. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses

669.37

2. Inland Revenue - Tax & NI

66.38

3. Eastwood Press - "Informer" Printing

82.00

4. Todwick Church Building Fund - "Informer" Deliveries

50.00

5. J Marples - Village Maintenance

340.00

6. D T & JA Hobson - Hanging Baskets Purchase and Maintenance

772.68

Un-presented Cheques

1. Gardapest Pest Control (Mr. D Wright)

40.00

Existing Bank Balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Community

£11,388.05

£60,868.34

£1.00

Balances After Payments Made

Business Premium Business Reserve Community

£9,517.62

£60,598.18

£1.00

05/86 CORRESPONDENCE

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

  1. RMBC - Purchase of Rock Salt

  2. Safer Rotherham Partnership - Safety Multi-Agency Groups

  3. RMBC - Over 50's Event

  4. Wales Parish Council - Seven Parishes Liaison Meeting

  5. Todwick Over 60s Club - Thank You for Donation

  6. 2010 Rotherham Ltd. - Community Development

  7. RMBC - Planning Regulatory Board Visit

  8. RMBC - Tourism Forum

  9. RMBC - Standards Committee

  10. Yorkshire Water - Cares Challenge

  11. Green Arbour School - Fund Raising

  12. SLCC - Clerk's Gratuity

    Clerk gave some details of the detrimental tax changes to be introduced from 6th April 2006. On numerous occasions he had requested that the Council set aside monies specifically for the gratuity agreed to be paid on his retirement but these requests had always been refused. The Council had also objected to contributing to any other form of pension. He requested that the Council now reviewed the situation and recognise the Clerk's service by providing the most advantageous pension arrangement possible.

    Resolved that the Chairman discuss the possible options with the Yorkshire Local Councils Association.

  13. RMBC - Various Issues

  14. South Yorkshire Police Authority - Force Re-structuring

  15. South Yorkshire Police - Operation Mischief

  16. Rotherham Neighbourhood Renewal Unit - Workshop

  17. SYPTE - Transport Users Advisory Group

  18. RMBC - Members Register of Interest

    Clerk had given the detailed information requested.

05/87 PLANNING APPLICATIONS

  1. RB2005/1974

    Single storey rear and side extension at 5 Todwick House gardens for Mrs. Orwin.

    Resolved to offer no objection

  2. RB2005/2048

    Formation of a new vehicular access to replace two existing accesses at 12 Kiveton Lane for Mr. D J Simpson.

    Resolved to offer no objection

  3. RB2005/2103

    Attached garage at 6 Osborne Road for Mr. B T Williamson

    Resolved to offer no objection

  4. RB2005/0903

    Erection of detached bungalow adjacent Manor House, Manor Drive for Mr. and Mrs. J Booth

    Resolved that the Clerk ascertain the Borough Council's response to the application.

05/88 COMMITTEES

Allotments

L Waller gave details of recent thefts from a garden shed and greenhouse.

Village Hall

Chairman advised on the grant aid application to the Yorkshire Rural Community Council. The Clerk was to attend the 6th December meeting, which would also be attended by a representative of the YRCC.

05/89 COUNCIL VACANCIES

The vacancies had been filled.

05/90 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE

L Waller gave details of the work carried out by the Contractor.

05/91 NOTICE BOARD

Gregory had contacted the RMBC Public Rights of Way Officer. The intended Todwick walks leaflet could be obtained.

Gregory/Langford were further researching the purchase of a vandal resistant sign and considering the most appropriate siting.

05/92 HEALTH AND SAFETY AT WORK

Resolved to await the outcome of discussions at the Seven Parishes Committee before deciding on the preparation of risk assessments.

05/93 BANK ACCOUNTS

Langford had undertaken enquiries and recommended closing the accounts held with Barclays Bank and opening a new account with the Bank of Ireland.

Resolved to await the outcome of the Village Hall grant application and discussions on the budget for year 2006/7.

05/94 URGENT ITEMS

  1. SYPTE Transport Sub Committee Meeting

    Cloke would represent the Council

  2. Public Flower Beds

    Chairman explained that winter planting had been completed. No more would be required until May 2006.

  3. Illegal Tipping

    B Waller had reported illegal tipping on Goosecarr Lane to RMBC

  4. Bridleway Sign

    B Waller reported that the sign at Storth Lane needed re-erecting.

    Clerk would report to RMBC.

  5. Youth Shelter

    Resolved that the Village Maintenance Contractor lay flagstones at the front of the shelter.

  6. A57 Improvement Scheme

    Cloke gave details of the report being prepared by Norman Smith in advance of a formal appeal to the Local Government Ombudsman.

The Meeting Closed a 10.10 p.m.

The next meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 20th December 2005