Parish Council Meeting: 9 December 2004
Present : S. Bust; G. Herbert; N. Armstrong; A Paris; D.Parrish; I. Sharman Apologies: Mr. Andrew Fraser
Traffic Calming : Mr. Gray (Notts. County Council) outlined the proposed gating scheme for the village. Parish Councillors agreed the proposal for Mansfield Road (coming from Edingley) was adequate; the proposal for Halam Hill from Southwell was inadequate but acceptable; it was requested that road markings be put on School Lane. On Radley Road by Manor Stables, it was agreed that proposals were excessive and should be reduced to road markings only. Mr Gray was asked to prepare new proposals based on these guidelines. It was also agreed to write to Notts C.C. highways to ensure that Halam will be included on the rota for the shared flashing 30mph signs.
Neighbourhood Watch : The revitalisation of the scheme is progressing and it should be up and running shortly.
Community Speed Watch : ARP is still looking for a volunteer to take on the role of Lead Coordinator. Unless someone is willing to take responsibility as Lead Co-ordinator, this scheme cannot go forward in Halam. If you are interested in helping to organise and act a police liaison please contact Andrew Paris on 815844.
Parish Plan : E. Gathercole and M. Thompson outlined the progress made to the current draft final plan. P.C. resolved unanimously to accept this and to instruct the Parish Plan committee to obtain design and print quotations. It was agreed to pay four invoices outstanding at this stage.
Village Drains : - Clerk to investigate cleaning of gratings and gulleys; – recent Council cleaning appears inadequate.
Open Meeting : Items raised:- 1)Standing order re open part of meeting was queried. The Chairman said allowing the public to speak was at the Chairman’s discretion. Generally the present method was acceptable, but if the situation arose he would allow individuals to speak during the meeting.
Correspondence : None this month.
1 ) Sunningdale, 2 Council House, Radley Road – loft conversion to include rear dormer window and internal remodelling: Passed unanimously.
2) Planning decision: The Scypen Radley Road – insert additional window in 3 rd bedroom – application passed by the District Council.
1) Agreed to pay the village hall cleaners.
2) The proposed budget was accepted and next year’s precept set at the same as this years. (This has remained the same for at least the last four years)
3) Agreed to purchase a new minute book - up to a maximum budget of £100
4) Agreed to pay the bill for laying the allotment hedges.
Items for January agenda:
1) Village Hall Plans 2)
Village Hall Lettings
4) Parish precept
Village Hall: Mr I. Sharman declared a possible prejudicial interest and left the meeting.
The draft proposal to bring the village hall up to required disability standards was discussed. Initial costing: £16,000 excluding floor renovations/coverings and redecoration.
Mrs Sharman had written to the Parish Council indicating her family’s continued willingness to offer land for a new village hall. A closed Parish Council meeting will be held to discuss this further with the Sharman family; further consideration of hall alterations postponed until after this.
Date of Next Meeting: Thursday 13 January