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|Title:||Wadworth Parish Council|
|Subtitle:||Parish Meeting - 8th July 2004|
|Author:||Keith G Brough |
|ID & Publication:||20040711005 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Council Minutes |
held at the Community Centre, Wadworth
M. Davies (Chairman), W. Roe, M. Fromont, P.Oliver, D. Fromont, M.Leaney, District Councillor B. Hoyle, Kevin Perkins Community First
39 COMMUNITY FIRST
Kevin Perkins addressed the meeting saying that he wished to cover the points raised with him by the clerk after the last meeting.
i) Trees on Playing field (minute 28(c) refers). The tree officers of DMBC are adamant that the trees were planted at the request of the Parish Council and as such they are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the trees. The quote of £600 still stands for the crown lifting and pruning of the 23 trees with the complete removal of the one that is split.
Resolved:- Kevin Perkins asked to instigate the work as per the quote.
ii) Grass Cutting (various minutes of meeting of 10/6/04). He reported that he had at last managed to get the two different grass cutting sections to work one after the other so that after the large gang mower had done its work it was quickly followed by the other cutters to give an even all over cut of the grass areas.
iii) Seat Wadworth Hall Lane. The seat has now been removed and is in store awaiting a decision of where the Parish Council would like it sited.
Resolved:- The seat will be sited next to the stile on Wadworth Hall Lane.
iv) Growth in High Street (minute 36(c(i)) refers). This area has been placed on the list of jobs to be done in the near future.
v) The Shrubbery Wadworth Hall Lane . The shrubbery had a pile of material dumped which contained sugar beet and other scrap items. Some of the wood has been removed and the beet are rotting down. Contact has been made with The Woodland Trust and he is waiting for Mark Feathers of the trust to contact him regarding The Shrubbery.
vi) Dog Poop Bins Emptying cost (minute 28(b) refers). The costs of this service are still under discussion and once resolved he will report back to the clerk.
vii) Wall Playing Field. The section with the missing coping stones will be capped off. After discussion he agreed to try and get proper coping stones rather than just cement capping.
Matters Raised by Members with Kevin Perkins.
a) Footpath No 3 needs sign boards from Sweet Lane indicating that there is a footpath.
This will be taken up with Julie Guest the Public Rights of Way Officer.
b) Chevron Boards at the junction of Long Gate and Wilsic Road have been missing since last year when demolished by a crashing vehicle.
This will be taken up with the Highways Department
c) Ratten Row street name sign is missing where it joins Main Street.
This will be raised with the appropriate department.
d) Litter Bin outside the Spar Shop is damaged.
This will be looked at.
40 ACCEPTANCE OF APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Apologies accepted from Councillor S. Booth
41 MATTERS RAISED BY PARISHIONERS
The clerk said that he had received an Email from Martin & Susan McNeela of Cross Gates, Wadworth, who made a complaint about the state of the allotment gardens as well as wanting to have the Maypole Celebrations restarted in the village. This would also need a road closure of part of the A60 during the celebrations. They were invited to attend a parish council meting to discuss this idea and will do so at the meeting to be held on the 9th September.
Resolved:- To have the matter on the agenda and the clerk to enquire about the feasibility of a road closure for the proposed event.
The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10 June 2004 were approved as a correct record and signed by the chairman
43 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
a) Railings on Wall to rear of Community Centre
Further to minute 28(a) the clerk said that no sign of the work starting could be seen.
Resolved:- Clerk to check with A&D Fabrications and if necessary cancel them and use one of the other companies that quoted for the work.
b) Direction Finger Board for Community Centre
Further to minute 28(e) the clerk said that he had spoken again to highways who have promised that both the church and community centre will feature on the board.
c) Freedom Travel Scheme
Further to minute 28(g) the clerk said that with Councillor Booth being away there was no report on this matter.
Resolved:- Deferred to a later meeting.
d) Weeds Round Community Centre
Further to minute 28(h) the clerk said that Councillor Booth had purchased the weed killer and had already put one treatment on the area around the community centre. With the permission of the meeting the cost of the weed killer, approximately £12, will be taken from petty cash
Resolved:- The clerk to re-imburse Councillor Booth from Petty Cash
e) Working With Your Council Course
Further to minute 28(k) the clerk said that he had applied for grant aid towards the cost of the course but as yet had not received a reply.
f) Skip for Wadworth
Further to minute 36(b(i)) the clerk said that Dave Powell, the Community Safety Warden, is going to arrange a free skip for the parish. It will need to be manned by councillors through the day so it is necessary to sort out a date for this to happen.
Resolved:- Clerk to liase with Dave Powell. Dates either 14th or 21st August.
g) Section 137 Expenditure
Further to minute 36(c(ii)) the clerk said that if the council had any projects in mind that they intended funding with Section 137 monies they needed to be discussed and finalised before the budget calculations for the next fiscal year were done.
Resolved:- Councillors to give consideration to this before the meeting to be held in September.
44 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a. Letters from Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
i) From Mr. J. P. Tesh, hedgerow research officer, regarding the Hedgerow and Greenlanes Habitat Action Plans; contact point Melissa Massarella DMBC Biodiversity Officer (737404). Additionally information regarding Heritage Lottery Fund monies secured by DMBC for the appointment of a Biodiversity Project Officer which will be a post to be filled in 2005.
ii) From Andrew Maddox, senior active recreation development officer, regarding the Doncaster Borough Indoor Sports Facility Strategy with a questionnaire for completion.
iii) From Mrs. E. Foster with details of the Next Public Rights of Way Forum to be held at the Carr House Centre, Danum Road on Thursday 15 July at 2.00pm
iv) From Christine Yardley for Director of Legal & Democratic Services with the Agenda for the Standards Committee meeting to be held on Friday 9th July at The Mansion House at 11.00am. Plus a copy of the first Standards Committee newsletter.
v) From Andrea Hedges, Legal & Democratic Services, with a decision summary of the Parish Councils Joint Consultative Committee held on the 25th May.
vi) From Keith Joyce, Community Development, with details of two meetings to be held at Doncaster Racecourse on 12 July at 6.00pm and at Rossington Memorial Hall to be held on 15th July at 6.30pm
vii) Copies of Council Minutes for the period 10 May to 28 June 2004.
b Letter from South Yorkshire Police
With result details of a meeting held on the 19th April at Stainton with local councillors.
c Letter from The National Forest
Copy of Forest Scene, summer 2004.
d Letter From The Countryside Agency
With details of open country and registered common land in Wadworth.
e Letter From South Yorkshire Passenger Transport
Details of time table alterations to come into effect on 25th July 2004.
f Call for Local Heroes
The clerk said that he had received notification via the SLCC that the Government are wanting details of local heroes who have stood up to vandals, thugs and noisy neighbours. An award ‘Taking A Stand Award’ in partnership with Crime Concern and the Co-op will recognise individuals and local groups who have shown commitment and bravery in tackling problems in their communities such as vandalism, nuisance neighbours, graffiti, harassment, intimidation and rubbish dumping. Nominations are called for from Individuals and community groups for the 2004 awards.
Resolved:- Passed to local groups via Councillor Davies.
45 PLANNING MATTERS
The clerk said that due to changes in the accounts regulations he was now required to give a report to the council at regular intervals of monies spent showing how they compared with the budget prepared for the current financial year. He will produce, as before, a quarterly statement of account but with the budget items shown and in addition a quarterly report of spending in relation to the budget.
The first quarter’s reports were handed out.
Resolved:- The following accounts be approved for payment.
||Npower – use at pavilion (paid 4/7/04)
||K.G.Brough – clerks net salary QE 30/6/04
||Inland Revenue – stoppages on clerks salary
The clerk reported that a letter has been received from the Auditors HLBavaudit wanting to know what the increase in fixed assets was caused by. This was due to the rise in value calculated by the Insurance Company and was in no way any different to other years. It is thought by the clerk that the auditors should be well aware of this fact and have been informed of the reason for the increase by telephone.
The clerk informed the meeting that the football team which played on the playing fields last season under the name of Wadworth Fox & Hounds FC had failed to pay their costs for the season, some £260.50. He had pursued the team but had failed to obtain the money. This fact has been reported to the Sheffield and Hallamshire County Football Association who have sent a letter to the registered secretary of the team stating that if the monies were not forthcoming then all registered officials and players would be placed in suspension until such time as the matter is resolved. It would be prudent for the council to write off the amount as a bad debt.
Resolved:- To accept this as a bad debt
47 MATTERS RAISED BY DMBC REPRESENTATIVES
47 MATTERS RAISED BY MEMBERS
a) Peter Oliver
The 30 mph sign on the right hand side coming into the village up Wadworth Hill is obscured by tree growth.
Resolved :- Clerk to report to highways
b) Martyn Leaney
There is a lot of sand and gravel on the road surface at the bottom of Tofield Road alongside the empty piece of land.
Resolved:- The clerk to take up with Community First
c) Molly Davies
I was recently asked if the parish council would help with the grass cutting in the churchyard. I did say that as the council had to pay DMBC for this service it was unlikely.
Resolved:- Not to assist in the grass cutting.
48 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Resolved: The next meeting of the Parish Council is to be held at the Community Centre on Thursday 9 September 2004 commencing at 7.00pm.
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