ESSINGTON PARISH COUNCIL
ESSINGTON COMMUNITY CENTRE – MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
MINUTES of the Management Committee meeting held on Monday 26th April 2010 at 7.00 pm at Essington
Community Centre, Essington.
PRESENT Councillor D Clifft J P (Chairman) Councillor M North(Vice-Chairman)
Councillor R Firmstone Councillor K Pace
Councillor L Saunders Councillor J Smallman
Councillor B Tarbuck Councillor B Whitehouse
The Chairman Councillor David Clifft opened the meeting and welcomed Members.
TENNANT & PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
Apologies were received from Councillors Winston Haddon, Jan Macey, Pat Griffin, Jim Rice, Sylvia Wright &
2. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
3. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING HELD ON 1ST MARCH 2010
The minutes were proposed by Councillor June Smallman and seconded by Councillor Beryl Tarbuck as an
4. MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING
Councillor Beryl Tarbuck asked if the closing of the gates had been resolved, the clerk confirm that she had
spoken with Mrs Steadman and if she was going out and would not be back until after dark, she would close the
gates prior to leaving.
Councillor Beryl Tarbuck commented on the sign for the car park, the clerk confirmed that the sign would be
fitted this week.
Long Lane Centre – The Chairman confirmed that the photocell on one of the street lights need replacement.
Wyrley FC has requested an amendment to their current lease to facilitate their grant from the Football
Foundation. Members discussed the proposed works and agreed that any amendments made should include time
restraints referring to commencement and completion of the work.
Teddy Bears Nursery – The Chairman commented on a request from Mrs Fellows to erect a canopy of the side
of the nursery building, photographs of the proposed structure were distributed to Members. Members discussed
the structure and agreed that it is inappropriate in the green belt.
High Hill – Members from Essington RUFC attended the Police Consultative Committee held on the 22nd April,
The Police noted their comments regarding the ongoing problem with vandalism and anti social behaviour, police
have agreed to work with the club to solve their problems.
Dr. Surgery – The Chairman confirmed that the surgery would be invoiced for their rent & fuel consumption on
a monthly basis.
Members discussed the lease document and agreed that subject to a plan showing the area for the surgery and a
clause regarding rent being paid by the due date, the lease was acceptable.
Pharmacy – The Chairman confirmed that the shop fitters would be onsite this week.
Members discussed the lease document and agreed that subject to a plan showing the area for the pharmacy, a
clause regarding rent being paid by the due date and consideration to signage, the lease was acceptable.
6. ECC – Phase 4 refurbishment –The Chairman commented on the ongoing works which would be
completed by the end of May 2010.
Members discussed the hatch into the parish office, the Chairman confirmed that he had requested an estimate to
adjust the hatch and make it larger. Members considered to leave the present hatch and see how it worked and
that the wall containing the hatch be painted a different colour to draw attention to the parish office and fix
signage stating the parish office, this was agreed.
7. GRASS CUTTING
The Chairman confirmed that estimates are being sought for the grass cutting throughout the Parish to reduce
The Clerk presented to the meeting statements of receipts and payments up to the 31st March 2010 for all 4
Essington Community Centre – no comments, proposed by Councillor Lionel Saunders seconded by Councillor
Bryn Whitehouse and carried.
The Pavilions Broad Lane no comments proposed by Councillor Mavis North(Vice-Chairman) seconded by
Councillor Beryl Tarbuck and carried.
Long Lane Centre – no comments proposed by the Chairman Councillor David Clifft
Long Lane –Teddy Bears – no comments proposed by the Chairman Councillor David Clifft
High Hill – no comments proposed by Councillor June Smallman seconded by Councillor Bryn Whitehouse
9. DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be on Monday 5th July 2010 7.00pm
CHAIRMAN : DATE :