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Todwick Parish Council Minutes



Minutes of the meeting held in Todwick Village Hall
at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 31st July 2012


  • Councillor Hill – Chairman
  • Councillor Ferris
  • Councillor Gregory
  • Councillor Greer-Waring
  • Councillor Leah
  • Councillor Northall
  • Councillor Palmer
  • Councillor Pantry
  • Councillor White
  • J R Walker – Clerk & Financial Officer
  • Norman Anderson – Neighbourhood Watch


There were no apologies.

12/42 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES – 26th June 2012

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


  1. 12/28

    Gregory had met with Kenny Stewart from RMBC and a quotation of £1312.40 had been received for renovation works at the Goosecarr Lane and Lindleys Croft Children’s Play Areas.

    Resolved to instruct RMBC to carry out the renovation works at the playgrounds subject to the monitoring of working hours by Councillor Gregory.

  2. 12/40(2)

    White was concerned that RMBC had made no attempt to kill the weeds or remove them.

    Resolved that the Clerk strongly urge RMBC to undertake the necessary operations without delay and also pass on the complaint received from Mrs. Sheila Pantry.

    White had also received a complaint about a noxious substance being deposited on the highway.

    Gregory suggested that the complainant be directed to report this directly to RMBC.

  3. 12/28(17)

    Pantry had not seen a hard copy of Rotherham’s Local Plan and the Chairman would pass his copy on.


No urgent items were put forward.


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




Monies received

1. British Gas – Electricity via PVPanels


Payments made since last meeting

1. Yorkshire Water – Allotment Bill


2. Todwick Village Hall – Rent


3. Todwick Parish Recreation Ground – April/May Grounds Maintenance


4. RMBC – April Grounds Maintenance


5. RMBC – May Grounds Maintenance


6. HMRC – July Tax/ NI


Un-presented cheques

1. Allotments 1st Prize


2. Allotments 2nd Prize


3. Allotments 3rd Prize


4. RAY Membership Renewal


5. Best Scarecrow Winner


6. Best Garden 1st Prize


7. Best Garden 2nd Prize


8. Best Garden 3rd Prize


9. Yorkshire Water Allotment Bill


10. Village Hall Rent


11. RMBC Grounds Maintenance


12. RMBC Grounds Maintenance


13. HMRC – July Tax/ NI


Payments to be made

1. HMRC – August Tax/ NI


2. J R Walker – July & August Salary/Expenses


3. Zurich Management Services – LCAS Membership


4. Todwick Toddlers – Donation to Funds


5. RMBC – Grounds Maintenance


6. Todwick Parish Recreation Ground – Grounds Maintenance


Bank statement balances

Business Saver

Business Saver

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Bank balances after all payments completed

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

  1. YLCA – Joint Annual Meeting

  2. Royal British Legion– Contact Details for Dinnington Branch and Remembrance Service

  3. Lost Chord – Picnic and Pavarotti

  4. RMBC – Register on Member’s Interests

  5. Rural Action Yorkshire – Community Led Planning Training & DVD

Correspondence had also been received via E-mail and forwarded by the Clerk to Members on their receipt.

  1. RMBC – Highway Matters

  2. RMBC – Play Equipment

  3. Chesterfield Canal Trust – E-Newsletter Number 37

  4. YLCA – 2012 Regional Training Partnership Conference (Sat 29 Sep – Sun 30 Sep)

  5. YLCA – General Power of Competence Training

  6. RMBC – Annual Play Area Inspections

  7. RMBC – VAR Email Bulletin 4 – 16th July 2012

  8. Inside Government – The Next Steps for Local Economic Development

  9. Stephen Hill (TPC Chairman) – Repairs to Shop Forecourt at The Pastures

  10. Stephen Hill (TPC Chairman) – Drainage at Goosecarr Lane

  11. Stephen Hill (TPC Chairman) – Mary Gregory Memorial

  12. NALC – Revised Code of Conduct.

  13. GovNet Communications – 12th Annual Criminal Justice Management Conference

  14. Stephen Hill (TPC Chairman) – Reply from Janet Webber re Repairs to Shop Forecourt at The Pastures

  15. Voluntary Action Yorkshire – Health & Wellbeing Strategy – VCS and LINK Consultation Session

  16. Bramley Parish Council – Emptying of Dog Waste Bins

  17. RMBC – Planning Application at The Pastures

  18. Clerk to Bramley Parish Council – Grounds Maintenance

  19. David J Warburton – Seat Outside Village Hall

  20. Andrew Lee RMBC – Traffic Meeting 19th July

    Gregory gave a précis of the meeting he and Councillors Leah, Greer-Waring, Northall, Palmer, Pantry and White had had with RMBC. He asked members to give some thought to the extents of any no parking/waiting lines at the junction of The Pastures and Kiveton Lane and also an inventory of street furniture throughout the village.

  21. Brian White (TPC) – Incident at Allotment Car Park

  22. John Palmer (TPC) – Seat Refurbishment

  23. John Palmer (TPC) – Contact for RMBC Housing Officer

  24. RMBC – New Acceptance of Office

    Clerk had taken copies for future use.

  25. Brinsworth Parish Council – Bowling Green Charges

  26. YLCA – Payments by Parish and Community Councils and Charter Trusts

  27. RMBC – VAR Email Bulletin 16 – 20th July 2012

  28. YLCA – In the Chair Training at Knaresborough

  29. Todwick Toddlers – Request for Donation

    Mrs. Wainwright had confirmed that the proposed “Castle Den” would be accommodated in the existing cupboard space in the village hall.

    Resolved to donate £50 to the Todwick Toddlers to help towards the purchase of a “Castle Den”

  30. Clive Pantry (TPC) – Activity on Goosecarr Lane by Barhale WSP

    Councillor Northall understood that the activity was to prepare a temporary roadway to the pumping station but would check by speaking to those on site.

    Palmer suggested that the information be placed on the web site and included in the next edition of “The Informer” newsletter.

  31. YLCA – Parish Council Taking Over a Telephone Box – Charges by NPower

  32. RMBC – Localism Act 2011/Code of Conduct

    Clerk had circulated the new Register of Members’ Interests Forms and confirmed that the Parish Council had adopted the NALC version of the Code. He had asked Sheila Pantry that the Register be published on the Todwick Web Site.

    Members completed the forms and handed them to the Clerk who would forward to the RMBC Monitoring Officer, keep a copy for his records and also for inclusion on the web site.

  33. Inside Government – Planning in Favour of Sustainable Development

  34. Rother Valley South Area Assembly – Area Assembly Meeting

  35. RMBC – VAR Email Bulletin 17 – 27th July 2012

  36. David Gregory (TPC) – Works Required to Play Areas

  37. John Palmer (TPC) – Quote for Village Bench Repairs

  38. RMBC – Approved Code of Conduct

  39. Sheila Pantry – State of Todwick Village

  40. Sheila Pantry – Todwick Art and Garden Trail

  41. Rural Action Yorkshire – E-bulletin


  1. RB2012/0974

    Change of use from shop (use Class A1) to café (use Class A3) at 18 The Pastures, for Mrs. L Taylor, 34 St. David’s Drive, South Anston.

    Resolved to offer no objection



Ferris reported that the two unkempt plots had now been reallocated. The RMBC Pest Control Officer had visited the site but no infestation had been found.

Resolved that

  • The notice board be moved to a more appropriate position
  • A notice be placed reminding plot holders of the need to lock the entrance gate immediately after arrival and on departure.

Recreation Ground

Gregory circulated a drawing showing the possible layout of a new sports pavilion and also elevations and plans of a similar building erected elsewhere by Pasuda.

Following his meeting with Councillors Leah and White, Councillor Leah had now begun to actively pursue enquiries into possible grant aided funding. The team was to visit that erected at Aston the following day.

Village Hall

White informed that the checking of the electrical system had been completed and would be checked again in five years time. The floor of Hall 1 was to be machine sanded, polished and varnished later in the week.

The meeting was suspended at 8.35 p.m.


Norman Anderson (Neighbourhood Watch) gave a précis of the latest figures for reported crime and antisocial behaviour in the village and answered questions from Members.

Open Session Closed at 8.45 p.m.


Resolved that Members give Councillor Leah any updates and prepare to discuss individual action points at the September Parish Council Meeting.


  1. White informed that he had presented the diligence awards at the J&I School and the Best Scarecrow and other prizes at the Art and Garden Trail Day.

  2. Palmer reported on the transport meeting at Harthill on the 2nd July. He had chaired the meeting and raised the concerns expressed by Todwick parishioners.

    He referred to an article in the 26th July edition of The Sheffield Star Newspaper expressing the successful lobbying by groups whom had been able to have some cancelled services restored. Mark Traske and Nathan Broadhead were both involved and this included at a site meeting held in the village in January, attended by a representative of the residents, the police and parish councillors and a public forum at the following parish council meeting. A promise was made that resident complaints would be looked into and reported back before September. Mark Traske had apparently since left SYPTE and his place taken by a Rachel Cowling who has promised some feed back once Nathan has assimilated the results of surveys recently carried out by the bus companies. Discussions were due to take place between him and them as well.

    Members were anxious to achieve a conclusion that will satisfy both users and suppliers.

    Resolved that the Clerk write to G Greensitt at SYPTE referring to the petition previously submitted and asking for her support in trying to get an update on the transport problems raised by residents including Bus Service 49 and the loss of direct services to Dinnington on a Sunday.


Resolved to accept the quotation to refurbish the wayside seats from R D Property Maintenance in the sum of £410.


There were no matters to discuss.


Resolved to consult parishioners’ by including an article in the next edition of “The Informer” on the possible provision of a memorial outside the village hall”.


Northall reported on the Youth Worker Summer Scheme, the Friday Play Safe Scheme and the Thursday Youth Bus outside the carpet shop.


  1. To contribute £160 towards the cost of the Summer Scheme.

  2. To thank Councillor Northall for her hard work in connection with these schemes.


Resolved that the Chairman order the Mary Gregory Commemorative Stone from Rotherham Memorial Co. Ltd. as discussed in detail at the June Council Meeting.


Greer-Waring confirmed that she was now an approved member of the Kiveton and Harthill Group of responders and gave information on the Heart Start Scheme. She was to draft an article for inclusion in the next edition of “The Informer” about the First Responders and Heart Start schemes, asking for people to express an interest in the Heart Start Scheme with a view to holding an introductory event in the Village Hall. She was also to contact the First Responders Scheme Organiser to find out more information.

Resolved to express Members’ thanks and congratulate Councillor Greer-Waring on completing the training and joining the Group.


There were no additional items to discuss.

The Meeting Closed at 9.50 p.m.

The next Council Meeting will be in Todwick Village Hall at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 25th September 2012.