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Todwick Village

Todwick Parish Council Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Church Hall at 7.00 p.m.
on Tuesday 24th April 2007


  • Councillor Pantry - Chairman
  • Langford - Vice Chairman
  • Councillor Cloke
  • Councillor Kettell
  • Councillor Palmer - from 7.10 p.m.
  • Councillor Wolf

J R Walker - Clerk

  • Mr. S R Hill
  • Mr. K Mathieson
  • Mr. B White


An apology was received from Councillor Gregory.

06/165 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES - 22nd March 2007

  1. 06/161 - 1 hour per week not per month.
  2. 06/163(6) - Councillor Kettell and not Councillor Palmer had raised this.

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


  1. 06/156(4)

    Chairman cautioned any reliance on the Borough Council since the existing site was managed so well.


  1. Freedom of Information Act
  2. Clerk's Model Contract of Employment/Job Description
  3. The Informer Newsletter
  4. Sign at Mill Close
  5. Skip at Millhills
  6. Paint on Road signs


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



  • reported receipt of the annual audit papers from BDO Stoy Hayward LLP. He had prepared the accounts for 2006/7 and completed Sections 1 and 2 of the Annual Return which would be considered at the Annual Assembly.
  • had filed the end of year tax return on-line


Monies Received

1. Allotment Holders - Rents


2. Yorkshire Rural Community Council - Grant


3. HM Revenue and Customs - VAT Refund 06/07


Payments since Last Meeting



Payments to Be Made

1. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses


2. J Marples - Village Maintenance


3. HM Revenue & Customs - Tax/NI


4. Eastwood Press Ltd - "Informer" Printing


5. Todwick Church - "Informer" Deliveries


6. Yorkshire Water - Allotment & Recreation Ground Bills


7. Todwick Funday - Donation


8. Abson Electrical Contracting Ltd. - Electrical repairs at Rec. Grd.


Un-presented Cheques



Existing Bank Balances

Business Premium Business Reserve Business Tracker Community





Balances after Payments Made

Business Premium Business Reserve Business Tracker Community






Copies of all correspondence received had been included with member's papers for the meeting.

  1. RMBC - Objection to RB2007/0281

  2. RMBC - Planning and Developing Highways Scrutiny Review

  3. RMBC - Consultation on Draft Community Development Strategy

  4. RMBC - Joint Working Group Minutes/ Northern College Event

  5. Yorkshire and Humber Assembly - Assembly Digest

  6. Zurich Municipal - Annual LCAS Seminars

  7. RMBC - Standard's Committee Agenda/Minutes

  8. RMBC - Parish Council Election 3 May 2007

  9. RMBC - Viewing Planning Applications On-Line

  10. YLCA - Membership Renewal

  11. RMBC - Objection to Planning Application RB2007/0465

  12. RMBC - Result of Uncontested Parish Council Election

  13. RMBC - Active Summer Holiday Activities 2007

  14. RMBC - Planning Application RB2007/552

  15. RMBC - Planning Application RB2007/465

  16. Department for Communities and Local Government - Local Authorities Model Code of Conduct.

  17. RMBC - Highway Matters

  18. RMBC - Gambling Act 2005

    Langford would study further and report back as necessary

  19. Todwick Parish Bowling Club- Request for Financial Assistance

    Council had previously resolved to contribute £5,000 towards the cost of new fencing and approved payment by cheque.


  1. RB2007/0465

    Erection of canopy to horse training area at 42 Kiveton Lane for Mrs. Esberger

    Clerk had objected to the application on instruction from the Chairman

    1. The RMBC information provided to the Parish Council via the monthly list was inaccurate and misleading, since it made no mention of the application being made under agricultural planning law.

    2. The application was for the erection of a large structure in a Green Belt location, which was not agricultural land.

    3. The plan and the explanatory notes subsequently provided include inaccuracies.

      The structure was located behind numbers 30 and 32 Kiveton Lane and not No. 42.

      The W boundary of the plot was behind numbers 30 - 40 Kiveton Lane and in front of No. 42.

      The exercise area E as currently used ran lengthways behind Nos. 32 - 36 Kiveton Lane, but the proposed structure appeared to run lengthways E to W with the W. end very close to the rear of Nos. 32 - 36 Kiveton Lane.

    4. The facility appeared to be rather large for purely private use.

  2. RB2007/0560

    Two storey side and rear and single storey front extensions at 93 Kiveton Lane for Mr. and Mrs. G Harris

    Resolved to offer no objection

  3. RB2007/0560

    Variation of condition 10 (types of waste to be processed) imposed by RB2003/0944 to include trace elements of paper, wood and cardboard, within such "fresh green vegetable matter", generally not exceeding 10% by volume, of the total waste received at the site at land at Park Farm, Crowgate, South Anston, for Park Farming Ltd.

    Resolved that the Clerk reply to RMBC:-

    • The Council is concerned about the way in which this facility is presently run.
    • This application will increase the number of HGV's which will have a detrimental effect on the environment of this part of the Borough.
    • Waste is already allowed to be dumped locally from sites well beyond the boundaries of Rotherham.
    • The HGV's will be allowed to travel on local roads never designed for such traffic.
    • The additional traffic will have a detrimental effect on road safety and increase the cost of maintaining the local road network.
    • There will be an increase in the unpleasant smells emanating from these premises.
    • Rotherham Borough Council should be encouraging development which enhances the local area and not continue to encourage/support its decline.
    • Ask what control measures will be in place to ensure there is no possibility of the 10% being exceeded.



Clerk would write to make arrangements for Councillors B and L Waller to return keys and to provide a breakdown of let allotments.

The meeting was suspended at 8.30 p.m.


  1. Mrs. L Wolf, Mr. B White and Mr. K Mathieson were considering asking to be co-opted onto Council.

    Clerk/Chairman gave information on various aspects of council work including the procedure adopted when considering planning applications submitted to RMBC.

    Council would require a written application to the Clerk.

Open Session Closed at 8.45 p.m.


Resolved to consider details at the May meeting.


Palmer gave an update on works carried out by the contractor. These had included further repairs to the cricket pavilion in addition to his more routine works.


Palmer reported a burglary at the home of Mr. Anderson the local Coordinator.


There was nothing further to report.


  1. Freedom of Information Act

    Chairman would seek to form a sub committee to give this adequate consideration.

  2. Clerk's Model Contract of Employment/Job Description

    Chairman asked that members give consideration to this when the Clerk was not present.

  3. The Informer Newsletter

    Cloke had been able to quickly publish "The Informer" immediately before leaving on holiday. It had been produced in haste and although it gave a condensed version of council affairs he intended that subsequent versions be better.

  4. Sign at Mill Close

    Cloke had met on site with the appropriate RMBC officer who had initially agreed to the erection of only one of sign at the junction with The Meadows. Two signs were necessary to ensure traffic approaching from either direction were aware that the Close was not a through road. The officer's manager had subsequently visited the site himself and agreed to the provision of both signs.

  5. Skip at Mill Hills

    Cloke confirmed that the original skip reported and the one subsequently placed had both now been removed.

  6. Paint on Road signs

    Palmer had reported to RMBC problems associated with the painting over of road signs.

The Meeting Closed at 9.30 p.m.

The next monthly Council Meeting will be in Todwick Church Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Monday 21st May 2007, when the newly elected members of council will sign their Declarations of Acceptance of Office.