Parish Council Meeting: 13 October 2005
Present: S. Bust, A. Fraser, N. Armstrong, G. Herbert, A. Paris; Apologies : D. Parrish & I. Sharman
Parish Funded Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)
Chief Superintendent Johnson unable to attend due to family illness, but Superintendent (OPS) John Busutill attended to talk about the scheme. After his talk and questions from the floor, it was decided that the Parish Funded PCSO was not for Halam.
Matters Arising : G.H. advised Neighbourhood Watch info is not always being passed on; A.P. to investigate.
Parish Plan : No response so far to the request for volunteers to form a Parish Working Group to consider planning/development issues in the village including village envelope, protecting village character, important open spaces in the village and sympathetic design of new building. Anyone interested in being part of this group should contact the Clerk.
Trafalgar Weekend (21 – 23 October 2005 ) : Bonfire will be held on Saturday 22 nd at 7pm in the field behind St Michael’s Close. Although the evening should be self-funding, it was agreed that P.C. would underwrite £50 for fireworks. Insurance is covered by landowners – clerk to obtain confirmation of this in writing before event. A. P. to arrange notices re bonfire and request for material for fire.
There will be a special service on Sunday 23 rd in Halam church. A glass of wine will be served after the service – PC agreed to underwrite any costs incurred.
Notice Board : Waiting for further info from Notts CC.
Evening Classes : Interest has been shown in Children’s Dance Classes and possibly a Keep Fit class. Any further interest please contact Di Parrish or Karin Lindley.
Street Lighting : There will be a new street light on Halam Hill, just above The Old Vicarage.
Footpaths : Waiting for funding from Notts. CC.
Letter book :copies of P.C. correspondence are kept filed.
Open Meeting : Issues raised: parking for the village bonfire – St Michael’s Close to be kept clear at all times; muddy state of Holme Lane – meeting with Notts CC Highways to be arranged; Halam school travel to school plan is underway – should be completed by Christmas; Kids Club – lack of support/funding means this will close.
Correspondence : 1. Letter from Nottingham Healthcare asking for representatives for their Board – no further action. 2. N & S DC, Local Development Framework Community Involvement – A.P. to read and report back.
Planning : 1. Kemps Cott, Gray Lane - demolish single garage and erect double garage: passed unanimously. 2. The Old Barn, The Turnpike – proposed garage, conversion of existing garage with extension of existing house: passed unanimously
Springfield House, The Turnpike – replacement of existing conservatory to sunroom, conversion of garage to living accommodation and erection of attached single garage, has been passed by the District Council
Finance : Resolved to pay:- 1) Village hall cleaners 2) HS Group Services (electrical check). 3) Credit note (£15) received from A. Aspbury Associates (feasibility study)
Parish Clerk : It is possible that there will be a vacancy for the position of Parish Clerk in Halam from early next year. Anyone interested in this role contact the Chairman, Simon Bust as soon as possible.
Date of Next Parish Council Meetings :- Thursday 10 November at 7.30pm