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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 18th December 2007


  • Councillor Palmer - Vice Chairman (In the Chair)
  • Councillor Hill
  • Councillor Leah
  • Councillor Mathieson
  • Councillor Pantry
  • Councillor White
  • J R Walker - Clerk


Apologies had been received from Councillors Kettell and Langford


27th November 2007

  1. 07/112(3)

    No mention had been made of applying to the Yorkshire Rural Community Council for funding in Todwick at the meeting. A full stop was placed after Sutton -cum-Lound and the remainder of the sentence deleted.

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

3rd December 2007

£1000 was required to be added to the budget for 2008/9.

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


27th November 2007

  1. 07/97

    Leah had e-mailed PC Jones who had undertaken to undertake a further inspection and action as necessary.

    Leah had subsequently observed that the vehicle was still parked incorrectly and would contact PC Jones again.

  2. 07/81

    Pantry had further considered the Emergency Response Plan which required some revision. He would liaise with Councillors Leah and Mathieson when time permitted and advise Council when their deliberations were completed.

  3. 07/98(4)

    Pantry remained very concerned that none of the works required to the shop forecourts had been carried out. The tree fronting the take-away and leaning at an acute angle towards the footway remained in place.

    Clerk would urge RMBC to take action since although the area was privately owned that council had the power to undertake works when public safety was compromised.

  4. 07/110

    Pantry had hosted the meeting as arranged on behalf of the Rother valley South Area Assembly. A safety officer from RMBC had attended and gave an outline of the basic requirements for a Risk Assessment. This was of interest to a Council who were just beginning the process.

  5. 07/101

    Palmer had spoken with Mr. Hesketh. Apparently the car had been driven by the husband of a stall holder. Mr. Hesketh was to have a word with the individual concerned to prevent any re-occurrence.

  6. 07/112(1)

    Palmer had contacted the photographer informed him of the Council's decision and advised that he contact those responsible for producing "Todwick News" and the "Worksop and Dinnington Trader".

3rd December 2007

  1. 07/115

    Leah/Palmer were to prepare an application for Lottery funding for monies to assist with the improvement necessary to allow public access at the privately owned plantation off Kiveton Lane and to proceed subject to satisfactory agreement with the Landowner.


  1. Parishioner Reports
  2. Infestation of Rats


Clerk had undertaken all the duties placed on him at the last meeting.




Monies Received

1. Business Premium Account Interest


2. Business Reserve Account Interest


3. Tracker Account Interest


Payments Since Last Meeting

1. GFP Construction - Taps at Village Hall


2. H M Revenue & Customs - Tax/NI


Payments To Be Made

1. J R Walker - Salary & Expenses


2. Mr K Mathieson - Printing Costs


3. Mr. C Pantry - Car Parking


4. J Marples - Village Maintenance


5. Society of Local Council Clerks - Membership


6. Todwick Village Hall Committee - Hall Rents


Signed Cheques Not Appearing On Bank Statements

1. Warburton Signs


2. H M Revenue & Customs


Bank Statement Balances incl. bank interest

Business Premium Business Reserve Business Tracker Community





Balances after all Payments Completed

Business Premium Business Reserve Business Tracker Community






Copies of all correspondence received had been delivered to members in advance of the meeting together with the Agenda and Minutes of the November 2007 Meeting.

  1. RMBC - Rother Valley South Area Assembly Meeting

    Pantry had attended the meeting which had not been well chaired.

    A presentation had been made on the Primary Care Trust which had been of interest.

  2. YLCA - Representation on RMBC Sustainable Communities Scrutiny Panel

  3. RMBC - Joint Working Group Minutes

  4. RMBC - Planning Application RB2007/2253

  5. CE Electric UK - YEDL Substations at Goosecarr Lane and The Meadows

  6. RMBC - Parish Network Meeting

    Pantry hoped to attend.

  7. RMBC - Pedestrian Crossing at A57 Worksop Road

  8. Aston-cum-Aughton - Parish Review

    Clerk would inform Aston that the Council had brought apparent anomalies at the western boundary of Todwick Parish to the attention of RMBC but that it had not made any specific proposals. He would confirm that members would be pleased to discuss this in detail with members of Aston Parish Council.

  9. Todwick Village Hall Committee - Hall Rent

    Clerk would confirm that the arrangement with the "Rainbows" children's playgroup had finished and that the Council would no longer be paying for the hire of the hall for its meetings.

  10. SLCC - Membership Renewal

    Resolved that the Clerk be encouraged to remain a member of the Society and to pay the subscription on his behalf.

  11. RMBC - Standard's Committee Minutes/Agenda

  12. RMBC - Revision of Polling Districts

  13. RMBC - Tourism Forum Meeting

  14. Rother Valley South Area Assembly - Newsletter

  15. Wales Parish Council - HGV's Accessing Tips at South Anston and Kiveton Park

    Resolved to agree with Wales Parish Council's suggestion and to join with the other local parishes to ensure that vehicles traveling to and from the tips only did so at permitted times, within prescribed speed limits and with secure loads.

  16. RMBC Planning Application RB2007/2005

    Clerk the revised application had been approved. The canopy must only be used for private and not business purposes.

  17. YRCC - Parish Government Conference

  18. CE Electric UK - Information Leaflets and Posters


  1. RB2007/2253

    Demolition of existing building and erection of two and three storey building comprising 20 number apartments at 160 Kiveton Lane for Mr. F Marshall.

    Pantry the latest application was little changed from the previous ones on this site submitted by Mr. Marshall.

    Clerk had objected for the same reasons as the previous applications.


There were no reports to make.


Clerk the notice period was about to end and assuming no formal request had been made for an election to be held the Council would be able to co-opt early in the New Year.

Resolved to take no further action until the notice period had expired.


There were no further reports to make.


Mathieson informed that rents for 2008/9 were to be increased by 5%. The Cricket Club was to apply for a grant to improve the pavilion.

07/130 BUDGET 2008/9

Clerk thanked members for agreeing the budget and determining the precept. He anticipated receiving the precept request form from RMBC early in the New Year and would return this on receipt.


Clerk had received the bank statements the previous day and had now delivered copies to the Internal Auditor.


Leah had been informed verbally by YRCC of the success of the grant application for providing computers and associated hardware at the village hall so that courses in IT could be run.

She had spoken with Gill Lawrence of the Workers' Educational Association. There appeared to be no problem funding computer and also training in many other subjects provided that there was a minimum of 10 attendees.

It was also planned that an internet café be established in the hall which might hopefully appeal to the younger members of the community.


Pantry had continued his study of Model Standing Orders. It may be that the preparation of wholly new orders would ultimately be more advantageous than amending the existing. He would advise members accordingly.


Pantry had discussed setting up localised information exchange with Norman Anderson.

Clerk had received a report from Community Constable Jones who had been asked to work a day shift, for Truancy Patrols in the Dinnington area with other members of the team.

Crimes reported between 27th November and 17th December were:

  • Criminal Damage at Kiveton Lane
  • Brick thrown through the window of an Audi MPV
  • Lap top left on Guildway whilst the complainant was waiting for a taxi was not there when returned
  • Criminal damage to Garage window at Church View - believed air gun pellet.
  • Copper removed from lightning conductor at the Church
  • Burglary with intent at a dwelling on Old Hall Close - door found open and door frame found on floor but nothing stolen
  • Theft of VW Passat MPV at Kiveton Lane

PC Jones hoped to be able to attend the January 2008 meeting but meanwhile wished all a Merry Christmas.


Palmer gave a précis of the duties carried out by the contractor since the last council meeting. Most time had been spent in clearing rubbish and erecting the Christmas lights.

White had received a quotation for repairing swing seats and other play equipment from the original supplier. This appeared to be excessive. He was to contact several local businesses to obtain competitive quotations.


Clerk was concerned at the length of time being taken to agree details.

Palmer would discuss with the Chairman.


Pantry/White were continuing to work towards completing the initial documentation.

Leah reminded members that the assessments would require monitoring and revising as necessary.


  1. Parishioner Reports

    Hill was of the opinion that parishioners might best refer any reports to RMBC through the parish council.

    Clerk would not wish to have to pass on reports of a minor nature say defective street lighting.

    Palmer would discuss with Councillor Kettell the inclusion of an appropriately worded article in the next edition of "The Informer".

  2. Infestation of Rats

    Pantry had received reports of the sightings of rats at various locations in the village.

    Mathieson knew of several sightings at the allotments.

    Council was aware of the cost implications should RMBC be asked to attend and agreed that individuals be encouraged to report details to RMBC as necessary.

The Meeting Closed at 9.00 p.m.

The next monthly Council Meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 29th January 2008.