Parish Council Meeting: Thursday, 9 September 2004
Present: S. Bust, G. Herbert, N. Armstrong, A.
Fraser, A. Paris;
Apologies: Mrs. Di Parrish & Mr. Ian Sharman
1)Chairmanship: The suggestion of limiting the number
of consecutive terms the P.C. Chairman can serve was discussed. It
was agreed to find out more about the practices of other P.C.s and
to give this further consideration.
2)Re-siting of pole on School Lane: Clerk to write to
BT to request a less obstructive position.
3)Neighbourhood Watch: Scheme is progressing with contact
details now being gathered for all houses in the village (which want
to be part of the scheme). It is proposed to use e-mail as a main
way of spreading the information for NW.
4) Community Speed Watch: Some interest has been shown
in this, but it requires at least six definite volunteers to go ahead.
Names to Andrew Paris (815844) please.
5)Village Hall: Awaiting third quote for consideration
for proposed building work.
6)Parish Plan: Marina Thompson reported that there is
to be a series of open meetings for further village input. The Parish
Plan steering group recommended payment of the Notts RCC consultancy
7)Flooding: The recent flooding in the village was discussed.
Parishioners wishing the PC to consider specific problems should write
officially to the Clerk.
8)School Extension: Following correspondence received
last month, the Chairman of the School Governors was invited to address
the meeting, outline the current new school hall plans and to answer
points previously raised.
New School Hall - possible increase in parking problems
School pupil intake - village vs. out-of-catchment
Footpath up Halam Hill - Sir John Starkey is appealing
County Councillor A. Stewart - a flashing 30mph sign
on Halam Hill is now 'a priority' - some small funds available for
schemes falling under 'Building Better Communities'
1)NALC AGM - Wed 17th Nov. SB to attend. Clerk to ask
D.P. if she would be interested in becoming an elected member.
2) Funding Road Show - Fri 17th Sept at Kelham Hall.
AF to attend
1) The owners of Holbeck Cottage are now appealing to
be granted planning for the original, larger extension previously
rejected by District Council. It was resolved unanimously to write
to emphasise the Parish Councils objections to the plans on grounds
of negative impact on the (elderly) neighbours' amenities
2) The triple garage application at Ashcroft, Gray Lane
had been rejected by District Council
3) Application for a cottage to the rear of Barnholme,
Gray Lane had been rejected at Appeal
4) Beckside Cottage -Extension & re-modelling: Accepted
unanimously; use of sympathetic materials requested
5) Halam School - New classroom to allow better use
of school hall: Comments requested from P.C. by County Council - accepted
unanimously, but comment to be added that existing parking problems
are not addressed by the proposals.
It was agreed to pay the village hall cleaners, the
contribution to the new spotlights for Halam Arts, and the Notts RCC
invoice for Parish Plan consultancy
Date of Next Meeting: Thursday 14th October 7.30pm.