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Minutes of the Bi-monthly Parish Council Meetings

Each meeting of the Parish Council is minuted by the Parish Clerk. The resulting written Minutes of that meeting are then discussed as an item on the agenda of the next meeting of the council two months later. Once the Minutes have been accepted as a true and accurate record of the previous meeting they are signed off and copies are placed on the Parish Council's notice boards and are deposited in Keyworth Library where they are available for public consultation. The collection of the Minutes of the Stanton Parish Council held in Keyworth Library are available back to January 1990. Minutes of the meetings of the Parish Council back to 1964 are still available for consultation at the Nottinghamshire Archives at County House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham  http://nottinghamshire.gov.uk/archives

Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held in January 2014 have been placed below the selections of earlier Minutes underneath.

9th January 2013   13th March 2013   21st May 2013  10th July 2013

11th September 2013         14th November 2013

Minutes of the meeting of Stanton on the Wolds Parish Council held on Wednesday the 8th January 2014 at 7.30pm at the parish church

Councillors:-   Jim Goodman (Chair)    Mike Sheriston (Vice chair)

Bryan Baines    Mrs Angela Benney   Mrs Charlotte Chapman

Alex McKee       Richard Whitby

Also in attendance: the clerk Mike Elliott  and Rushcliffe Borough Council member Coun. Fiona Mason.

1)  Apologies There were none.

2)  Declarations of interest: Coun.  Mrs Angela Benney on planning application  13/02291

3) Minutes from the previous meeting held on 14th November 2013, were accepted as circulated and signed by the chairman.

4) Clerk’s report from the previous meeting:

Mr Roger Bratton and Mrs Raffaella Kalisiak had responded in regard to the council request for hedge cutting at 25 Stanton Lane.  Mr Bratton says although they believe their boundary is on the house side of the lane, they also feel the hedge belongs to the owner of the field with horses.  Mr Bratton said he was happy clear the footpath providing the council was prepared to indemnify him from any action arising therefrom if the rightful owner thought of charging him with criminal damage. The clerk was asked to investigate the matter of insurance etc.

The matter of the defib was discussed.  It was agreed the matter be raised as an agenda item at the next meeting by which time the Golf Club were expected to have made a decision on whether or not they were to proceed with the provision of a defib unit.

Notts County Council has advised that the cost of a bus shelter varies between £2000 and £9000.  Any siting for a shelter being erected by the parish would have to be agreed by Notts County Council as would one for a bench.

5) Correspondence:

Notts County Council advised of a BT Brodband Meeting on January 29.

Steve Glennon, 168  Melton Road wrote in regard to what he said was a very slow broadband speed.  It was agreed he be told of the meeting on the 29th.  Coun. McKee said he was in contact with BT and expected some information shortly.

Rural Community Action Nottinghamshire wrote seeking comment on the type of services the council felt might be needed in the parish to assist older people in the parish or the younger generation needing to get to social activities.  It was felt by the council there was a need to secure information as to what if any requirements there were for residents in the village. A special item would appear in the next newsletter, which it was felt should be produced as soon as possible.  Rushcliffe CVS were also workingf on a similar scheme.

Janet Baines, PCC secretary, letter to thank the council for the salt delivery. 

6) Planning matters:

Rushcliffe Borough Council Planning Applications:

13/02291/ful. Hillcrest Workshops, Melton Road.  Use existing container storage areas for siting of temporary site office and materials recycling facility for Keyworth sewerage flood/alleviation scheme (max 7 months).  Object. The council registered an objection to the application because they feel it was impossible to come to any other decision due to lack of detailed information in regards to making a judgment on nuisance levels to the neighbours, including frequency of lorry movements, working hours, noise levels, etc.

Rushcliffe Borough Council Planning Decisions:

There were none

7) Village amenities / Environment / Centenary of World War 1

The clerk said all parish councils were being asked to consider commemorating in some way the 100th anniversary of the start of the 1914-18 war.   The council had already accepted a £227 quotation for the cleaning of the village war memorial sited in the churchyard. Currently the church council were seeking permission from the Diocese for sanction for the work to be carried out..     It has been suggested to councils they might consider planting of field poppies in various parts of the parish. Planting needs to be in March.  Seeds cost £2 50 for 1800.  It was agreed this be carried out at suitable spots in the village and the chairman would obtain some seeds.  Coun. Baines offered to help with the scattering of the seeds.

The clerk was asked to seek action from Notts County Council to tackle a flooding problem on Browns Lane at the junction with the A606 road and Stanton Lane.

The clerk was asked to raise the question of the overgrowth of grass at the side of the footpath on Melton Road  once again with the County Council, pointing out the width of the walking area was being severely restricted.

8) Rushcliffe CVS First Contact Sign Posting Scheme

The matter had been dealt with under correspondence.

9) Financial matters:

a) Cheques for payment were approved as per the circulated sheet.

b) Budget / precept for 2014-15

Members discussed a report presented by the clerk which indicated an estimated need of £4405 in 2014-5 to meet expenditure.  After discussion the council agreed to maintain the precept at the same figure as for the current 2013-4 year, and the clerk was to seek a precept of £4,567 from Rushcliffe Borough Council .

10) Website update

Coun. Sheriston  said there was nothing to report.

11) Agenda items for next meeting on the 12th March 2014:

It was agreed the council meeting be asked to consider a forward a programme of capital expenditure and the next issue of the newsletter seek comment from parishioners as to suggestions for any schemes that might be undertaken.

12) Public session

Nothing was raised.

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.00pm

 Please note this is a provisional set of Minutes for the very latest parish council meeting on the 8th January 2014 and as such they are un-adopted until approved at the next meeting.

  Minutes for the Parish Council meetings in  2011 and 2012 have been removed from this page to conserve web space but they are still available if required. A paper copy may be supplied via the parish clerk: please see Contact the Council

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