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					                    WINGERWORTH PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting Held on 12 May 2003

                                       Present:

                        Councillor T Fisher ……………. Chair

Councillor S.J. Ellis                    Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty
Councillor C.E. Hutchings                Councillor R.A.C. Scothern
Councillor S. Lennon                     Councillor T.C. Snowdon
Councillor K. Moore                      Councillor K.J. Walker
Councillor P.W. O’Neill                  Councillor Mrs. S. Walker
Councillor Ms. J.M. Robinson             Councillor J.W. Yates


87/2003 Election of Chair

RESOLVED: That Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty is elected as Chair to the Parish Council
for the ensuing year. Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty thanked everyone for putting their vote
of confidence in her. She extended a warm welcome to all the new councillors and
welcomed back all the councillors who remain on the Parish Council. In particular
she thanked Councillor T. Fisher for all the hard work he has put in as Chair.


88/2003 Election of Vice Chair

RESOLVED: That Councillor R.A.C. Scothern is appointed as Vice Chair to the
Parish Council for the ensuing year.


89/2003 Declaration of Acceptance of Office

All councillors agreed to sign the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and agreed to
fulfil the duties of their post according to the best of their judgement and ability.


90/2003 Parish Council Vacancy

Councillor Mrs. S. Walker proposed that Mr. Kevin Walker be elected to the vacant
post of Parish Councillor for the Woodthorpe ward which remained uncontested at the
recent local elections. Councillor R.A.C. Scothern seconded the proposal. Councillor
K. Moore proposed an amendment asking for submissions from Wingerworth
residents. The proposal was seconded by Councillor T.C. Snowdon. The vote for a
submissions amendment was not carried: 4 in favour, 8 against. The vote on the
original proposal achieved the following result: 8 in favour, 3 against, 1 abstention.


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RESOLVED: That Mr. K. Walker is elected onto the Parish Council to represent the
Woodthorpe Ward.


91/2003 Apologies for Absence

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor W. Pickford.


92/2003 Confirmation of Minutes

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 14th April 2003 be confirmed
as a true record and signed by the Chair.


93/2003 Matters Arising from the Minutes

Further to Minute No 71/2003 Councillor P.W. O’Neill asked if anything further had
been done regarding the grafitti at Edinburgh Court. It was agreed that as it is on
private property there is little the Parish Council can do. Nothing further has been
heard from North East Derbyshire District Council regarding the grafitti on the cricket
pavilion.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk will write again to NEDDC asking for a quote for the
removal of the grafitti on the cricket pavilion.

Further to Minute Nos 67/2003 and 71/2003 it was confirmed that signs have been
ordered requesting users of the Deerpark Cricket Pavilion to keep the building in a
clean and tidy state.

Further to Minute Nos 68/2003 and 71/2003 it was confirmed that ashtrays have been
received to be placed in the Parish Hall in the designated smoking area in the foyer
and that the extractor fan is waiting to be installed by an electrician shortly.

Further to Minute No 79/2003 Councillor C.E. Hutchings reported no further news on
the disabled access to the toilets at the Deerpark Cricket Pavilion.

Further to Minute No 86/2003 it was stated that the grit bin on the corner of Allendale
Road and Central Drive has completely broken and urgently needs replacing.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk will write again to DCC requesting a new grit bin to be
positioned on the opposite side of Allendale Road on the corner with Oak Crescent.




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Further to Minute No 86/2003 the Chair Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty reported that Darren
Mitchell of NEDDC will be sending out a legal letter to the owners of the chicken coop
positioned on the green opposite the Swedish houses. This is following a recent visit.


94/2003 Public Forum

A member of the public expressed concern over the inconsiderate parking of cars at
the side of the road on Oak Crescent, particularly on the corner with Fawn Close.
WPC Tania Morton, present at the meeting, stated that the police have no jurisdiction
over this but that she would investigate the possibility of the police sending out letters
to all residents in the area.

Once again the subject of litter on the grass verges approaching Wingerworth,
particularly along Langer Lane, was raised. The Clerk confirmed that NEDDC had
been informed and that action had been taken. However it was felt that it was
becoming a problem once more.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk will write again to NEDDC requesting that they look into
this matter.

A member of Wingerworth Bowling Club asked if a representative from the Parish
Council would attend their meetings. It was agreed that their meeting night would be
changed to accommodate this if necessary.


95/2003 Police Matters

WPC Tania Morton reported on 15 crimes within the village, largely thefts from motor
vehicles. The police have managed to obtain fingerprints from one such incident and
may be able to solve others as a result of this. Further crimes included harassment,
fraud and non-dwelling burglary.

WPC Morton will look into the parking on Fawn Close and make other officers aware
of this problem. She will report back to the next meeting on this.

Councillor Mrs. S. Walker mentioned her concern over cars speeding along
Nethermoor Road into the village despite the recent traffic calming measures. WPC
Morton stated that it would be possible to set up a speed gun on the bend in
Nethermoor Road.

RESOLVED: To send a list of meeting dates for the coming year to WPC Morton.




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96/2003 Appointment of Committees and Representatives

RESOLVED:

   1. That the Chair and Vice Chair are appointed to sit on all Main and Sub
      Committees.

   2. That Councillor S. Lennon, Councillor K. Moore, Councillor Mrs. S. Walker and
      Councillor K. Walker are appointed to sit on the Parish Hall Sub Committee for
      the ensuing year.

   3. That all Members are appointed to sit on the Playing Fields Sub Committee for
      the ensuing year.

   4. That all Members are appointed to sit on the Plans Sub Committee for the
      ensuing year.

   5. That Councillor T.C. Snowdon is appointed to sit on the Footpaths Sub
      Committee for the ensuing year and that Mr. G.G. Lee is asked if he wishes to
      continue. Also that Mr. J. Howson and Mr. D. Selkirk are asked if they wish to
      continue in their present capacity.

   6. That Councillor T. Fisher, Councillor C.E. Hutchings, Councillor T.C. Snowdon,
      Councillor Mrs. S. Walker and Councillor J.W. Yates are appointed to sit on the
      Traffic Calming Sub Committee for the ensuing year following a proposal that
      the number on this sub committee be increased to 5.

   7. That Councillor K. Moore, Councillor W. Pickford, Councillor Ms. J.M.
      Robinson, Councillor R.A.C. Scothern and Councillor Mrs. S. Walker are
      appointed to sit on the Wingerworth Churchyard Committee for the ensuing
      year.

   8. That Councillor T. Fisher is appointed to represent the Council at the
      Wingerworth Community Association for the ensuing year.

   9. That Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty is appointed to represent the Council at the
      Wingerworth Tennis Club for the ensuing year.

   10. That Councillor R.A.C. Scothern is appointed to represent the Council at the
       Wingerworth Bowling Club for the ensuing year.

   11. That Councillor Mrs. S. Walker is appointed to represent the Council as a Deer
       Park School Governor for the ensuing year.

   12. That Councillor C.E. Hutchings is appointed to represent the Council as a
       Hunloke Park School Governor for the ensuing year.



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   13. That Councillor S. Lennon, Councillor K. Moore and Councillor Mrs. S. Walker
       are appointed to sit on the Standing Orders Sub Committee for the ensuing
       year.

   14. That Councillor S. Ellis, Councillor T.C. Snowdon and Councillor K. Walker are
       appointed to sit on the Finance Sub Committee for the ensuing year.


97/2003 Planning

The Council received the following planning applications:-


03/00450/FL         Proposed construction of two storey rear extension to form
                    additional living accommodation, single storey side & rear
                    extension to form garage & utility room & construction of pitched
                    roof over existing side extension at 171 Longedge Lane,
                    Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6PR for Mr. Shaun
                    Quinn.
03/000416/0L        Outline application for the erection of one detached dwelling
                    (siting and means of access not reserved) on land at 100
                    Deerlands Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6XA
                    for Mrs. C. Lavelle


The Clerk informed members of a letter received from Planning Control at DCC with
regard to Proposed Recycling tips at Bolehill Quarry, Wingerworth: Submission of
scheme in accordance with Condition 6 (Junction Signing Scheme), 7 (Crusher
provision), 14 (Dust), for Realstone Limited. Application Code No: CM4/0102/135

RESOLVED: The Clerk to write to DCC notifying them of the Council’s continued
objections to the application by Realstone Limited. Also to request clear signing of
the dangers on the approach roads to the junction of Bolehill Lane and Birkin Lane
with the addition of the erection of mirrors in the appropriate places.

The Clerk informed members of an appeal received by Orange PCS Limited under
the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990 with regard to site adjacent to Ivy Farm,
Swathwick Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Written comments to be
submitted to the Planning Inspectorate.

RESOLVED: The Clerk to write to the Planning Inspectorate notifying them of the
Council’s strong objections to the erection of a telecommunications mast at Ivy Farm.
Also notification of the appeal to be placed in the Council noticeboards around the
village inviting people to submit their written objections to the Planning Inspectorate.




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The Clerk informed Members of lists of planning applications received from the
District Council between the 1st April and 2nd May 2003, which have included the
following applications not otherwise notified:-

NED 0300298/FL       Proposed construction of garage and alterations, including re-
                     roofing of existing workshop and store room at Little Canada,
                     Top Road, Hardwick Wood for Mr. and Mrs. A. Wilbourne
NED 03/00366/FL      Proposed construction of detached double garage to rear of
                     bungalow at 8 Nether Close, Wingerworth, Chesterfield for D.
                     Robinson
NED 03/00378/FL      Proposed construction of a side extension to provide kitchen
                     extension and sitting room with store below at 8 Setts Way,
                     Wingerworth, Chesterfield for Mr. P. McCartan
NED 03/00383/FL      Proposed erection of porch/conservatory extension at The
                     Garden House, Hockley Lane, Wingerworth for J.C. & H.P.
                     Atkinson
NED 03/00394/FL      Replacement of flat roof with pitched roof at Hillcrest, Top Road,
                     Hardwick Wood for A.J. Cooper
NED 03/00398/FL      Proposed erection of two storey side extension incorporating the
                     existing garage to provide a garage store and utility with
                     bedroom and en-suite above at 110 Nottingham Drive,
                     Wingerworth, Chesterfield for Mr. and Mrs. Bulheller
NED 03/00404/FL      Proposed erection of bedroom extension over existing carport
                     and conversation of carport to garage at 43 Belfit Drive,
                     Wingerworth, Chesterfield for Mr. D. Lloyd
NED 03/00458/FL      Proposed construction of a single storey extension to side,
                     extension to existing conservatory to rear and extension to
                     existing detached garage at 4 Hunloke View, Wingerworth,
                     Chesterfield for Mr. & Mrs. P.W. Webber

The Clerk also informed Members of recent planning decisions notified by the District
Council since the last meeting, including:

The conditional approval for Application No 03/0020/FL – the proposed erection of
two storey front and rear extensions at Stonecroft, 11a Central Drive, Wingerworth,
Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6QJ

98/2003 Accounts

The Clerk reported that the accounts were presented to Members at the Annual
Parish Meeting on Friday 9th May.


99/2003 Finance

The Clerk will submit a bank reconciliation at the next meeting of the Parish Council.


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1002003 Derbyshire Association of Local Councils

The Clerk reported receipt of the following items:

Circular Nos. 11/2003, 12/2003, 13/2003

Notification of “Who We Are, What We Do, and How To Contact Us”

A summary of the various types of Meetings held by Local Councils

Derbyshire Rural Community Council – Rural Services Trends Report 2003 and Rural
Services Audit 2003

RESOLVED: That the correspondence and circulars be received and noted.


1012003 Correspondence

The Council received the following correspondence:

   1.     DCC – letter – condition of carriageway outside the “Swedish” houses
   2.     NEDDC – letter – litter bin/dog bin collection re-scheduling
   3.     NEDDC – letter – Director of Community Services phone number
   4.     NEDDC – letter – Environmental Health out of hours phone numbers
   5.     CPRE – letter – invitation to Sprawl Patrol Training Day
   6.     CPRE – Winter 2002/3 Newsletter
   7.     East Midlands Ambulance Service – letter – Estates Strategic Review
                                                        Project Board
   8.     Linksline Newsletter
   9.     NEDDC – letter – shopping development, Allendale Road
   10.    NEDDC – Economic Development Unit Newsletter
   11.    Stagecoach – letter – new bus services
   12.    NEDDC – letter – Ethical Framework – Local Government Act 2000

RESOLVED: That the correspondence is received and noted. Members to write to
Tates Lateshopper Head Office with regard to the poor condition of the delivery
service area at the rear of the shop. The Clerk to speak with NEDDC to ascertain
what stage of legal proceedings they are presently at. This item to be raised again at
the next meeting of the Parish Council.




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102/2003 Reports of Representatives

Councillor K. Walker reported that following a meeting with the Environment Agency,
the Wall Pond is to be dredged. He suggested that the Island Pond be dredged at the
same time as it will cost £400-£500 to get the equipment on site.

RESOLVED: That Councillor K. Walker obtain a quote for both jobs and inform the
Clerk of this.

Councillor K. Walker asked if Neighbourhood Watch could put notices up in the
Parish Noticeboards.

RESOLVED: That Mr. Raymond Grant is approached to put an up-date on
Neighbourhood Watch in the Parish noticeboards on a regular basis.

Councillor K. Walker reported that the Setts Way footpath is once again in a poor
state.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk should write to NEDDC with regard to this issue.

Councillor Mrs. S. Walker asked that a letter be sent on behalf of Wingerworth Parish
Council to Mrs. Carol Cooper expressing Members’ condolences on the recent,
sudden death of her husband, Mr. Stanley Cooper.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk will write to Mrs. C. Cooper.

Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty reported that following a recent meeting with Darren Mitchell
from NEDDC he suggested that the Deer Park copse requires thinning out and the
brambles ripped out.

RESOLVED: That the Clerk write to Mr. Ian Trueman requesting a quotation for this
work. The Clerk will refer to last year’s quotation.

Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty raised the issue of the play tunnels on Deer Park play area.

RESOLVED: That this matter be put on the agenda for the next Parish Council
meeting.

Councillor Ms. J.M. Robinson reported that needles are being left in piping on private
land adjacent to the cricket pitch.

RESOLVED: That this matter be put on the agenda for the next Parish Council
meeting.




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103/2003 Schedule of Meetings 2003/2004

A schedule of all Parish Council meetings for the coming year was given to each
Member. The date of the next meeting is fixed for Wednesday 18th June, 7.00 p.m. in
the Small Hall.


104/2003 Parish Hall Matters

There was nothing to report.


105/2003 Playing Field Matters

The issue of the cricket scoring hut was raised.

RESOLVED: To raise this matter at the next meeting of the Parish Council

A letter has been sent by NEDDC to all users of the Cricket Pavilion advising them
that they must leave it in a clean and tidy condition following use otherwise strong
action will be taken.

RESOLVED: Facilities for Adult Learning, grants etc. will be raised at the next
meeting of the Parish Council.


106/2003 Annual Parish Meeting

At the recent Annual Parish Meeting Wingerworth Table Tennis Club raised the issue
of whether they could hire the Parish Hall regularly on Sundays to play matches.

RESOLVED: To refer the issue to the Parish Hall Sub Committee at their meeting to
be held on 19th May at 7.00 p.m. in the Committee Room of the Parish Hall.


107/2003 Audit Inspection

It was recommended that thanks be expressed to both the Clerk and the Parish Hall
Secretary for their hard work over the last year.


108/2003 Donations

A request has been received from Wingerworth Community Association with regard to
financial assistance for the annual Wingerworth fete. At the annual budget meeting




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last December it was agreed that a donation be given to the Community Association
when the request was received.

RESOLVED: That the decision taken at the budget meeting be confirmed.


109/2003 Traffic Calming Measures

The traffic calming sub committee will be meeting on Monday 2nd June 2003 at 7.30
p.m. at 70 Nethermoor Road, Wingerworth.


110/2003 Any Other Business

Councillor P.W. O’Neill mentioned that one option for reducing the risk of car crime in
the village was through the offices of a Community Safety Assistant.

Councillor T. Fisher asked when the fire alarm system is to be installed in the Parish
Hall.

Councillor Mrs. S. Walker mentioned that car parking at the Parish Hall was becoming
a problem as people are not looking at the signs in the car park.

Councillor Mrs. S. Walker suggested that the Parish Hall sub committee look at the
situation in the dressing rooms backstage at the Parish Hall during their forthcoming
meeting.

Councillor C.E. Hutchings reported that he had received a request for a grit bin at
corner of Walton Way & Windsor Drive.

Councillor Mrs. A. Sainty stated that she had received reports that the churchyard is
not being maintained very well.




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