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Todwick Parish Council Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall
at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26th April 2006


  • Councillor Pantry - Chairman
  • Councillor Cloke
  • Councillor Gregory
  • Councillor Palmer
  • Councillor Varah (following Annual Assembly)
  • Councillor B Waller
  • Councillor L Waller

J R Walker - Clerk


Apologies had been received from Councillors Kettell and Langford

05/156 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - 28th March 2006

There were no amendments.

The minutes were signed as a correct record.


  1. 05/145(11)

    Palmer remained of the opinion that something should be done to remember the hard work John Mosley had undertaken for the village.

  2. 05/147

    Resolved that Councillors Cloke and Palmer be the nominated representatives to attend the Seven Parishes meetings. Councillor Kettell and if necessary Councillor Gregory would attend in their stead.

  3. 05/153(3)

    Chairman advised that the Village Hall Building Sub Committee would next meet on Thursday 27th April.


  1. Rev Bliss
  2. Waste Bin
  3. A57 Improvement Scheme
  4. Fun Day


Clerk had undertaken all the duties placed on him at the last meeting and attended a further meeting of the Village Hall Improvement Liaison Group.




Monies Received

1. Allotment Holders - Rents 2006/7


Payments Since Last Meeting

1. npower - Electricity Bill


2. Yorkshire Water - Allotments Bill


3. Yorkshire Water - Allotments Bill


Payments to Be Made

1. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses


2. Inland Revenue - Tax/NI


3. J Marples - Village Maintenance


4. Todwick Village Hall Committee - Hall Rents


5. Todwick Fun Day Group - Donation


Un-presented Cheques



Existing Bank Balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Community




Balances After Payments Made

Business Premium Business Reserve Community




The meeting was suspended at 7.30 p.m. to facilitate the Annual Parish Assembly and re-convened at 8.00 p.m.


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

  1. RMBC - Corporate Assessment - Stakeholder Survey

  2. Pharmacy Appeals Committee - H I Weldrick Decision

  3. Defra - Environmental Enforcement

    Clerk would obtain a copy of the guide for parish councils.

  4. Inland Revenue - Todwick Parish Council Gratuity Scheme

  5. Local Works - Campaign for Sustainable Communities

  6. SYPTE - Bus Service Changes

    Cloke/B Waller advised of changes to the 251 and X3 bus services.

  7. Audit Commission - Stakeholder Survey

    Clerk had completed and returned the questionnaire related to the performance of RMBC.

The Meeting was suspended at 8.30 p.m.


  1. Mr. R Edley of Staniforth Road considered many of the roads and footways in and around the village to be in a dangerous condition.

    Clerk/Chairman gave details of the Council's report to RMBC and referred to an exchange of e-mails between S Finley at RMBC and Councillor Kettell. Mr. Finley's telephone number was given to Mr. Edley as the most appropriate contact at RMBC.

  2. Mrs. Wainwright referred to recent vandalism at the cricket pavilion. She had reported the incidents to the Police whose crime reference was C55854/2006.

    Palmer had arranged for the Village Maintenance Contractor to make safe and advise on what permanent repairs were required.

Open Session Closed at 8.45 p.m.


  1. RMBC - Corporate Assessment - Stakeholder Survey

  2. RMBC - Tourism Forum

  3. W A Lee - Vandalism

    Gregory the matters raised were the responsibility of the South Yorkshire Police and the Streetpride Service at RMBC.

    Clerk would send a sympathetic response advising appropriate future action

    Cloke/Palmer detailed other recent crimes in the village.

  4. RMBC - Parish Council Allowances

  5. RMBC - Parish Liaison Meeting

  6. YLCA - Registration of Land

    Clerk would undertake further research.

  7. RMBC - Highway Maintenance

    Clerk would let RMBC have Councillor Kettell's contact details.


  1. RB2006/0457

    Conservatory to rear at 45 Goosecarr Lane for Mr. and Mrs. Revill

    Resolved to offer no objection

  2. RB2006/0534

    Single storey rear extension to replace existing conservatory at 2 Grange Gardens for Mrs. K Sherriff

    Resolved to offer no objection

  3. B2006/0643

    Single storey side and rear extension and new bay window to front at 12 St Paul Close for D Wilde.

    Resolved to offer no objection

  4. Leadhill Lodge, Todwick Road

    Clerk/Gregory/Chairman referred to their joint discussions and the Clerk's conversations with RMBC Planning Officers and Haybrook Estate Agents acting on behalf of the vendors. The separate building, which only had planning permission for use as a garage and workshop, was offered for sale as a guesthouse for residential occupancy.

    Resolved that the Clerk write formally to RMBC and Haybrook.

  5. 11 Mill Hills

    Palmer had observed the construction of an extension to the property and removal of trees.

    Clerk would ascertain whether the work had received Planning and Building Regulation approval.



L Waller was concerned that the allotment rented by the late Councillor Mosley contained a significant amount of debris and required clearing.

Resolved to provide a skip for removal of the offending items once the family had been given the opportunity to take away anything they required.


Palmer had together with the Secretary to the Village Hall Committee attended a training seminar related to the responsibilities of Trustees and Management Committee Members. This had been most helpful.

Resolved to encourage the holding of a similar event in the village at which all Councillors, Village Hall Committee Members and Church Hall Committee Members could attend.


Gregory gave details of the recommendations agreed at the meeting attended by Councillors Cloke, B Waller and herself.


To make Annual Awards:

  1. Young Sportsperson of the Year (maximum age 16) - £50 + Certificate

    Determined by the Council following nominations by the Sports Clubs

  2. Young Volunteer of the Year (maximum age 16) - £50 + Certificate

    Determined by the Council following nominations by parishioners

  3. Best Garden of the Year - £50 + Certificate

    Judged by the Council

  4. Best Kept Allotment of the Year - £50 + Certificate

    Judged by the Council

To consider making Annual Awards following the Chairman's discussion with the Head Teacher of the Junior and Infant School.

  1. Outstanding Academic Achievement - Children Aged 5 to 8 years - £25 + Certificate

    To be determined by the Head Teacher and Staff of the Junior and Infant School

  2. Outstanding Academic Achievement - Children Aged 8 to 11 years - £25 + Certificate

    To be determined by the Head Teacher and Staff of the Junior and Infant School

  3. Exceptional Effort - Children Aged 5 to 8 years - £25 + Certificate

    To be determined by the Head Teacher and Staff of the Junior and Infant School

  4. Exceptional Effort - Children Aged 8 to 11 years - £25 + Certificate

    To be determined by the Head Teacher and Staff of the Junior and Infant School

Presentations to be made in July. For 2006 this would be at the Fun Day on 16 July.

Clerk would inform the sports clubs and prepare notices.


Palmer/L Waller gave details of the very satisfactory work carried out by the Contractor.

Palmer had observed that the condition of the boundary fencing to Hall Farm land off Kiveton Lane was deteriorating further.
Clerk had corresponded with RMBC but to no avail.
Resolved to request action by Mr. Hague the farm owner.

Chairman gave details of minor works required at the football pavilion and environs in advance of the Fun Day.
Palmer would arrange for these to be carried out by the Village Maintenance Contractor.


Gregory the Rotherham Design Centre would be contacting her shortly to agree on the content and layout of sheet to be displayed.


  1. Rev Bliss

    Resolved to congratulate Rev Bliss on his appointment as an Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral.

  2. Waste Bin

    Resolved to ask RMBC to provide a new waste bin of greater capacity adjacent to the bus shelter at The Pastures or alternatively twice weekly emptying of the existing bin.

  3. A57 Improvement Scheme

    Cloke reported on his discussions with the Roads Advisor appointed by the Government Inspector. He remained optimistic that the Inspector my recommend holding a public inquiry.

  4. Fun Day

    Resolved to donate the £700 previously agreed.

The Meeting Closed at 9.55 p.m.

The next monthly Council Meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday 30 May 2006