Parish Council Meeting: 14 July 2005
Present : S. Bust, A. Fraser, D. Parrish N. Armstrong (late arrival), G. Herbert, A. Paris
Apologies: Ian Sharman
Notice Board and Litter Bins:
After site inspection, agreed to mount notice board on verge at church; bus company to be approached re litter bin on bus post at school.
Hedge on Halam Hill has been cut; clerk to investigate visibility further & if appropriate contact C.C.
1. C.C. proposal to extend the footpath along St. Helen’s Lane to the end of lane - No objection, but write requesting clear signage for the path.
2. Footpath No. 1 – formal notification received regarding diversion.
Open Meeting :
1) Independence needed in preparing village hall feasibility study
2) Length of time taken to get this on P.C. agenda
3) St. Helen’s Lane footpath and way marking.
Many thanks to the footpath group for their hard work surveying footpaths and providing excellent information for the Parish Partnership Scheme; agreed to sign Halam up for PP scheme.
1. Retention of buildings in paddock & play equipment: Littledale, Mansfield Road – no objection, but comment added - D.C. should clarify what actions need planning permission.
2. Conservatory, Maythorne House, Manor Fields – passed. 3. Planning Decision – Double garage, Ashcroft, Gray Lane: permission refused by D.C.
Internal Audit: report discussed. No indication of any major problems or shortcomings, but clerk and auditor to discuss areas of improvements & report back to the P.C. Annual Return was signed with minor qualifications. Resolved to pay: village hall cleaners; auditor’s fees (2003/04); petty cash (NALC posters). New bank mandates signed to have access to P.C. financial information & allow clerk to monitor bank accounts.
1. Speed limit/slow markings on Radley Road at Manor Stables – Motion to drop request to NCC for these; 3 for, 3 against - Chairman used casting vote to ask the C.C. to go ahead with these.
2. 30mph limit to be extended further up Halam Hill.
3. Phone Box – conversion to “cashless payment only”. PC to write expressing concerns & ask that present coin box be retained.
4. Letter received re slow progress and state of building on Back Lane, including vermin. PC to write to D.C. expressing concerns of residents.
5. RCC AGM 17 October, 7pm in Council Chamber, Gedling Borough Council Offices.
6. Best Kept Village – Halam one of 5 finalists in second round; Judging: 16 July to 5 August
Parish Funded Police Community Support Officer (PCSO):
Elston Parish are interested in sharing a PCSO - costings requested. D.C., Chief Superintendent Johnson to be invited to Sept/Oct meeting to discuss this. Halam Beat Officer also to be invited re general Halam policing.
Trafalgar Weekend (21– 23 October 2005):
Further information to be obtained for next meeting.
New Village Hall:
Feasibility Study Draft discussed. A village hall, open space and 4/ 5 houses on the site are proposed. Any scheme would be approached through the D.C.’s Local Development Framework review with local consultation and parish input. Timescale could be through to 2008. Outline planning will cost approx. £3,500 to £4,000. Further information requested from architect & planning consultant – more detailed costing figures; outline plan drawings; access details: highways consultants – to discuss at next P.C. meeting.
Date of Next PC Meeting : Thursday 11 August at 7.30pm.