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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 29th March 2011


  • Councillor Ferris
  • Councillor Gregory
  • Councillor Hill - Chairman
  • Councillor Leah
  • Councillor Northall
  • Councillor Palmer
  • Councillor Pantry
  • Councillor White
  • J R Walker - Clerk & Financial Officer
  • Helen Johnston - Dinnington/Worksop Guardian Newspaper
  • Members of the public


An apology had been received from Councillor Pilson.


There were no amendments and the minutes were signed as a true record.


  1. 10/162

    Palmer had received a visit from two parishioners enquiring about the "Rotheride" community Transport. He had given them all the information he had received and suggested that an appropriate item be included in the next edition of "the Informer".

  2. 10/155

    Pantry and Palmer had given the requisite information to the Yorkshire Local Council's Association which had confirmed that the Association had entered the payment and employment duration information into their gratuity calculation spreadsheet and concur with the calculations provide by the council.

    The Association also confirmed that payment of a one-off lump sum was permissible.

  3. 10/170(3)

    Pantry reminded members that a right turning lane from the A57 onto Goosecarr Lane was still being sought.


  1. Pedestrian Dropped Kerbs
  2. Electricity Sub-station at The Meadows
  3. Village Signs
  4. Crossing Warden
  5. Post Office
  6. Pot Holes
  7. Container Removal


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




Monies received

1. Barclays Bank - Bank Interest


2. Allotment Holders - 2011/12 Rents


Payments made since last meeting

1. Royal British Legion


Previously signed cheques not appearing on bank statements



Payments to be made

1. HMR&C - Tax/NI


2. J R Walker - Salary/ Expenses


3. Todwick Village Hall - Rents


4. J Marples - Village Maintenance


5. Information Commissioner - Data Control Registration Renewal


6. Hi-Tec Print - "Informer" Printing


7. Rural Action Yorkshire - Support to Preparation of Village Plan


8. Hi-Tec Print - "Informer" Printing


9. YLCA - Subscription Renewal


10. J Leah - Envelopes


11. Yorkshire Water - Allotment Bill


12. Mr. D G Gregory - Keys


13. RMBC - Pest Control Service 2011/12


14. Juntos Youthie - Donation to Funds


Bank statement balances

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Bank balances after all payments completed

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  1. To transfer £200 into the account ring-fenced for the Clerk's gratuity and £5,000 into the account ring-fenced for the provision of a new sports pavilion.

  2. To sponsor prizes for 2011:

    Best Garden

    1st prize £50, 2nd prize £30, 3rd prize £20

    Best Allotment

    1st prize £15 plus the Les Waller Cup, 2nd prize £10, 3rd prize £5

    Best Scarecrow

    One prize of £50

  3. To present £10 to each of 5 winning returned Parish Plan Questionnaires numbers to be drawn out during the open session.


Copies of all correspondence received had been delivered to members in advance of the meeting together with the Agenda and Minutes of the meeting. The Clerk had also circulated a number of e-mails since the last meeting.

  1. Information Commissioner's Office - Renewal of Registration
  2. RMBC - Project Argus Training
  3. RMBC - Planning Application at 44 Kiveton Lane
  4. RMBC - Bowling Green Consultation
  5. RMBC - New Localism Training
  6. RMBC - All Parish Council Liaison Meeting
  7. RMBC - "Project Argus" Training Events
  8. SYPTE - Local Bus Services
  9. C E Electric UK - Consultation Events
  10. YLCC - Membership Renewal
  11. Mr. M J Wilkinson - Erection of Bollards at The Pastures
  12. RMBC - Weekly Planning List


  1. RB2011/0341

    Two storey and single storey rear extension at Manor House Farm, Manor Drive for Mr D Clarke

    Resolved to offer no objection.


  1. Allotments

    Ferris had collected £270 of allotment rents and deposited the monies into the bank. Some rents remained outstanding but receipt of these was anticipated shortly. 38 eight allotments or half allotments were let. He had received complaints from one plot holder about the proposed increase in rent for 2012/13 and problems with moles and birds. He was of the opinion that the plots were generally being well managed.

  2. Village Hall

    White was pleased that bookings were encouragingly high by excellent user organisations.

    The results of the Parish Plan were awaited with interest and may lead to new activities being planned.

  3. Recreation

    Gregory reported that a further estimate was still required for the electrical work at the sports pavilion. An estimate of £40 had been received for the service/replenishment of the fire extinguishers. The Recreation Charity had resolved not to increase rents for 2011/12 and was to accept the offer by the Junior Football Club to paint the sports pavilion.


    To pay the cost of the paint necessary to paint the interior of the sports pavilion.


Leah had registered on-line for the Parish Council to participate in the Royal British Legion 90th celebrations at the Fun Day on the 12th June. It was hoped those attending would donate to the worthy cause. She would liaise with Mrs. Sheila Pantry with the intention of including an article in the next edition of "The Informer" as a means of to publicising the event.

Leah informed that 241 parish plan questionnaires had been returned by the due date. This represented a rate of 31.3%. Of those some 64 had expressed an interest in volunteer work or asked for further information. She and Councillor White would be liaising with Amanda Kent at Rural Action Yorkshire in order to process the returns via the SNAP software. A concise report would then be made. Preliminary sight of the returns suggested that transport and an increase in police presence were considered a high priority.


Palmer reported on the activities of the contractor during the month. In addition to the routine duties, the contractor had spent a little time removing litter from the Church car park. Since this had taken just a quarter of an hour he asked members to approve the addition of this activity as a matter of the contractor's routine.

Had been unable to speak with Church Warden David Thorpe but would do so when possible. Resolved

  1. That the removal of litter from the Church car park be added to the list of routine duties to be undertaken by the village maintenance contractor.
  2. That the village maintenance contractor be also instructed to add removal of litter from the Goosecarr Lane culvert to his monthly duties.


White reported that the Village Hall Management Committee had presented further documentation to the Charity Commission. The Commission had now accepted the amendments to the trust deed and filed accordingly. He handed a copy of the amendments to the Clerk for keeping in the formal record.

The meeting was suspended at 8.00 p.m.


  1. Mr. Wilkinson, Mr. Bell and Mr. and Mrs. Green, residents of The Pastures, complained about the recent provision of timber bollards within grass verges at the junction of Goosecarr Lane and The Pastures.

    Chairman the Clerk and other councillors gave an explanation of the parish council's involvement to date and of recent liaison with borough council offices and Borough Councillor Wysall. Although the provision was supported in principle Todwick Parish Council objected to the type, size, location and number installed.

    It was agreed to arrange a joint site meeting to be attended by borough council officers and members, local residents and the parish council.

  2. Helen Johnston, Dinnington/Worksop Guardian Newspaper Reporter and members of the public drew out the winning numbers of the returned parish plan questionnaires i.e. 005, 007, 306, 477 and 666. The number 306 was subsequently found to have been that on the questionnaire returned by Councillor Pantry. He refused to accept the prize and the number 217 was subsequently drawn as a replacement.

Open session closed and the meeting re convened at 8.40 p.m.


Northall had conducted a further inspection of the box and spoken to Mr. And Mrs. Baum-Dixon of Goosecarr Lane who were wishing to assist in the refurbishment of the box. She would arrange to have the 'phone support panel left by BT removed, clean and paint the floor and organize to obtain the correct paint for the painting of the in due course.

Chairman would provide the door-closer required for the door to the box.


Northall had been in discussion with the organisers and requested on their behalf a small sum of money to allow the acquisition of the necessary CRB checks.


White reported on the site meeting held on 23 March at the Kiveton Park Quarry: Nottinghamshire Recycling Company managed the site and had promised that they would remove the whole of the spoil heap to the west of the footpath. They would then lower, level and grade the path with suitable chippings within 4 weeks. They were also to improve the drainage to the site which they were confident would prevent a repeat of a massive slurry pond from blocking the path in future. All agreed that the situation would be monitored and a further site meeting called if necessary.


  1. Pedestrian Dropped Kerbs

    White had contacted RMBC and confirmed that five more pedestrian dropped kerb facilities were scheduled to be installed for Todwick. That at the junction of Guildway/The Meadows would definitely be completed during the new financial year.

  2. Electricity Sub-station at The Meadows

    White reported that the works promised to the sub- station in spring 2011 had not yet begun.

    Resolved that the Clerk write to ask that the works now be undertaken.

  3. Village Signs

    White reported that it would be 2 to 3 months before the signs could be delivered.

  4. Crossing Warden

    White reported that whilst the warden may be thinking of retiring she had not yet done so. Speculation of her leaving and not being replaced by RMBC may be premature.

  5. Post Office

    Palmer had been informed by a reliable source that there was no intention of reinstating post office services in the village.

  6. Pot Holes

    Chairman reported a number of pot holes in the carriageway on Mill Hills close to the junction with Kiveton Lane.

    Clerk would report to the borough council.

  7. Container Removal

    Resolved that the quotation of £150/tonne including loading and cart away received from Messrs Ron Hull Ltd be accepted for the removal of the redundant metal container at the Goosecarr lane Recreation Ground.

The meeting closed at 9.45 p.m.

The next monthly Council Meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26th April 2011.