Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held in the Summit Room of Newstead Miners Welfare Community Centre
Apologies for absence:
Declarations of interest:
Approval of the Minutes of the meeting held on 7th December 2005.
Matters arising from the Minutes.
There was no further information about commencement of work on the skate park scheduled for February 2006.
The Allotment project will be re-sited to the former allotments off Station Road. The Hopping Hill site may be made into a nature reserve and Community Garden. As a small area of water may be placed on the site and have public access, it was essential to review the security of the area.
A date for the viewing of Minutes and Burial Records requested by residents would be set for the Spring. Enquiries had been made regarding the use of the Church Hall on a Saturday morning for this exhibition. The cost would be £10 for the first hour and £5 for each subsequent hour.
The Chairman adjourned the meeting so that members of the public could discuss Parish matters with Councillors.
The pavement along Hucknall Road has narrowed further and is seriously hindering the use of push chairs and wheel chairs. The Clerk would contact Ashfield DC to request remedial action.
There have been many complaints regarding the lack of gritting and also the lack of grit bins in the village. The Clerk would contact Notts. CC.
A garden wall at the junction of Webb Street and Abbey Street was demolished by a car during the recent snowy weather. This has happened before and it was suggested that a barrier should be erected to prevent a re-occurrence.
Comments were made regarding the problem of litter in various parts of the village. It was suggested that local businesses should be encouraged to help in keeping the village clean. This would be an agenda item for the February meeting.
The Accounts were approved and passed for payment.
Matters concerning Newstead Village.
Complaints have been made regarding the industrial type fencing installed by Network Rail.
Matters concerning Newstead Abbey Park.
The Council had received no further information regarding the proposed gates on the Abbey Drive.
Minutes from Newstead Liaison Group – the Clerk would send a copy to each Councillor.
Letter from Gedling BC re Parish finance.
Information from A611 Safety and Traffic Action Group (STAG)
Reports from External meetings.
The “Adopt a Station” scheme was greeted with unfavourable comments. It was thought that the service is so poor that the residents would have a negative opinion to this sort of scheme.
Quotations for the refurbishment of the Cemetery car park.
The Chairman put before the Council an alternative scheme. It was agreed to seek quotes for the completion of this scheme using concrete for the surface instead of tarmac.
The Future of Hopping Hill.
It was suggested that a Community Garden could be designed and built which could include a lake. The area would have to have an increase in security.
The area is a SINC and advice from conservation experts would have to be sought.
Mike Klymko could play a part in design and construction.
Items that the Chairman considered urgent.
Closure and date of next meeting.