Parish Council Meeting: 10 February 2005
S. Bust; G. Herbert; A. Fraser; A. Paris; I. Sharman; Apologies: D. Parrish & N. Armstrong
Matters Arising :
1 ) Neighbourhood Watch – progress being made; some groups now up and running; new signs will be put up in the village.
2) Plans for Halam House Farm will be received from District Council imminently. A special meeting will be held Wednesday 2 March at 8pm to allow public discussion of this planning application.
3) Parish Plan: The first printed copies were presented. The steering committee will write to all parties included in the action plan before being disbanded. It was agreed to pay all outstanding bills as detailed in the parish plan financial statement. Every household in the parish will receive a copy of the published plan shortly. Action points requiring Parish Council input were discussed; letter to be sent to District Council reference planning issues; Halam beat officer/crime prevention officer to be invited to a future meeting; the clerk to investigate further litter bins for Halam.
Community Projects :
County Councillor Andy Stewart was asked to apply for £300 grant for a new village notice board.
Speed Calming :
Chris Charnley (Notts CC Highways) is to attend the annual Parish Open Meeting on 14 th April. A survey will be held in late February to see if a mobile interactive speed sign would be appropriate for Halam Hill. It was agreed that the clerk should write to Mr Charnley informing him of the recent highways visit following several accidents on the Mansfield Road near Norfolk House.
There has been no volunteer to head up the community speed watch project so this will be put on hold at present.
Open Meeting : Items raised:
1) Radley Road at the junction with Gray Lane is very muddy; clerk to contact highways department, and also report the general poor structural state of the road.
2) CountyCllr Stewart reported that Fiskerton has entered a WREN competition for a possible prize of £250,000 village hall funding. Contact will be made with them to find out more details.
3) The possibility of a crossing by the school was raised. This can be discussed further with Notts. C.C. Highways Dept. at the April meeting.
1) Beckside Cottage , Gray Lane – 2 storey rear-extension and re-modelling proposed: passed unanimously with a comment that sympathetic materials should be used.
2) Planning decision: Halam C of E Primary School – new single storey classroom extension: passed by the County Council with the condition that a school travel plan should be made to reduce car use.
1) It was agreed to pay village hall cleaners, but the clerk to write to the firm advising that cleaning standards is not satisfactory and the situation will be monitored.
2) A donation of £30.00 was received from the Tea at 2.30 Group; agreed to use towards purchase of a new tea urn.
Items for next agenda :
NALC membership fees; Open gardens & social committee; Litterbins; Notice boards; Litter.
Village Hall :
Mr Sharman declared a prejudicial interest and withdrew from the meeting. The feasibility study is underway and the architect investigating upgrading the present village hall has been put on hold.
Open Meeting : It was asked how far the views of the village would feature in the feasibility study; these to be taken into account in subsequent discussion of scheme.
The issue of the strain on the current drains was raised. It is likely that any new development will have its own separate sewage disposal system(s).
Date of Next Meeting: Special meeting to discuss Halam House Farm planning application – Wednesday 2 March at 8pm;
Next Parish Council meeting - Thursday 10 March at 7.30pm.