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Minutes of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (16/05/17)

Members present: Councillors, C.Dabell G. May, J.M.F. Royce, P. Bower, S. Kent, J. Youatt.

1.     Election of Chairman:

Nomination: C. Dabell.

PROPOSED: J.M.F. Royce SECONDED: S. Kent.

C. Dabell thanked the Committee but refused the office of Chairman in favour of a younger face on the Council.

2nd Nomination: G. May.

PROPOSED: C. Dabell  SECONDED: P. Bower Vote: four in favour, one against, one abstention.

2.     Election of Vice-Chairman:

Nomination: P. Bower.

PROPOSED: G. May  SECONDED: S. Kent. Vote: four in favour, one against, one abstention.

3.     Apologies: D. Bexon, G. Hutter.

Acceptance of Apologies: PROPOSED: J.M.F. Royce  SECONDED: G. May. All in favour.

4.     Declaration of Interest: Nil.

5.     Minutes of previous meeting:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Environment Committee, held on the 20th April, 2017 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted, with the following amendment. Pg 2 item 11.   Autumn Bulb Planting: remove words ‘ten sacks’. It was agreed, this would be too many. Amount to be decided.

PROPOSED: P. Bower      SECONDED: G. May.  Vote: All in favour.

6.       Progress Arising from the Minutes:

Item 7. Dog Mess – Progress on signage: M. Wilkins had designed a batman style warning to dog users to clear up dog mess. Clerk to price lamination and production of twelve signs for display around the village.

5.     Flooding – Up to date progress:

The Clerk reported, RBC had confirmed acceptance of the grant for flood prevention equipment and £1,050 would be paid to GPC in due course.

J.M.F. Royce reported, the County Council had used a pressure hose to clear the culvert under Leake Road. The drain measures four feet in diameter. The dyke, adjacent to the New Rectory, is a foot higher than the bottom of the culvert so more digging out work needs to be undertaken to level it down to allow water to flow freely. Diesel from the bus depot has been allow to seep into the drain. NCT need to install a sludge trap.

The manhole, outside the bus depot, has been cleared.

Moor Lane drains – storm water has been diverted into sewer, a practice which needs reversing.

NCC not yet cleared the ditch next to Lowe’s field, adjacent to the Brickyard.

Monks Lane flooded recently due to an obstruction in the pipe. This requires a camera inserting to detect the blockage.

8.     Well House Refurbishment (Conclusion)

The Heritage Lottery Grant final payment had not yet been received.

The Clerk had entered the Well House into the CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2017.

9.    Railway Walk – Long term planning – revised date of site meeting:

The site meeting to take place on Thursday, 1st June, 2017 at 7.30 p.m. meet outside the former Royal British Legion. (Clerk unable to attend).

10.   Village Seat repairs – progress

J.M.F. Royce reported, D. Urry progressing the Gypsum Way seat repair – cost £120 to repair the seat using treated soft wood. J.M.F. Royce to strim the long grass in front of the Gypsum Way seat.

D. Urry had quoted £265 to clear the visibility in front of the Cheese Hill seat and repair it. (J.M.F. Royce to clarify the amount of clearance of shrubbery to be undertaken).

PROPOSAL: Acceptance of the two quotations for village seat repairs, as above (with shrubbery clearance acceptable).

PROPOSED: G. May SECONDED: P. Bower. Vote: All in favour.

D. Healey in the process of repainting the village seats starting with the Village Sculpture seat. The next to be refurbished will be the two seats outside the old Post Office. (Agenda item at full Council).

The Clerk had asked NCC to price the removal of the dilapidated seat, opposite to the bus depot. J.M.F. Royce suggested the installation of a proper bus shelter in its place.

C. Dabell progressing numbered tags for village seat identification.

11.  Litter:

MacDonald’s restaurant at Clifton is causing extra littering along Nottingham Road.

12.  Progress  on Noticeboard Improvements:

M.Raven had drawn up a lengthy report re the need, plus some prices, for two metal frames on the existing wooden structure. The cheaper version was unsightly and the more attractive version too expensive.

C. Dabell to ask D. Urry for a written quotation. Depending on the cost, two other written quotations to be sought.

13.   Village Verges:

Some of the verges look very messy, especially the one on Nottingham Road against the former British Legion building. G. May to ask S. Watson who is responsible for mowing this verge.

The Village Sculpture verge not to be mown until June to allow bulbs to die back.

14. Matters to Report:

Play Equipment: J.M.F. Royce reported that he and M. Raven had removed a piece of play equipment due to its poor condition. Streetwise had noticed the broken equipment and would be advised of its removal. They could offer a quotation for its repair, if required.

CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2017: The Clerk had entered the newly refurbished Well House into this competition.

13.   Date and Time of Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 20th June, 2017 at 8.30 p.m.

Meeting closed: 10.00 p.m.

Notice of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (18/07/17)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven

Clerk to the Council

33 Leake Road

Gotham

Notts

NG11 0HW

Tel: 0115 9830863

Email: gothamparishclerk@outlook.com

13 July 2017

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend an ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 18th July, 2017

commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1.           Election of Chairman

2.           Election of Vice-Chairman

3.           Apologies

4.           Declaration of Interest

5.           Minutes of previous Meeting held on the 16th May, 2017

6.           Progress Arising from the Minutes

7.           Flooding –  Up to date progress

8.           Railway Walk – Long term planning and funding

9.           Traffic Calming Interactive Speed Sign.

10.         Village seat repairs – progress

11.         Litter

12.         Progress on Noticeboard improvements

13.         Village Verges

14.         Matters to Report

15.         Date and Time of Next Meeting.

Committee Members: P.Bower (Vice-Chairman), C.Dabell, G.May, J.M.F.Royce, D.Bexon, S.Kent, J.Youatt.

Distribution: All Councillors.

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to attend.

Notice of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (20/06/17)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamparishclerk@outlook.com

15 June 2017

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend an ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 20th June, 2017

commencing at 8.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1. Election of Chairman
2. Apologies
4. Declaration of Interest
5. Minutes of previous Meeting held on the 16th May, 2017
6. Progress Arising from the Minutes
7. Flooding – Up to date progress
8. Well House Refurbishment. (Conclusion)
9. Railway Walk – Long term planning –
10. Village seat repairs – progress
11. Litter
12. Progress on Noticeboard improvements
13. Village Verges
14. Matters to Report
15. Date and Time of Next Meeting.

Committee Members: C.Dabell, J.M.F.Royce, G.Hutter, D.Bexon, S.Kent, P.Bower, G.May, J.Youatt.

Distribution: All Councillors.

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to attend.

Notice of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (16/05/17)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamparishclerk@outlook.com

10 May 2017

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend an ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 16th May, 2017

commencing at 8.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1. Election of Chairman

2. Election of Vice-Chairman

3. Apologies

4. Declaration of Interest

5. Minutes of previous Meeting held on the 20th April, 2017

6. Progress Arising from the Minutes

7. Flooding – Up to date progress

8. Well House Refurbishment. (Conclusion)

9. Railway Walk – Long term planning – revised date of site meeting.

10. Village seat repairs – progress

11. Litter

12. Progress on Noticeboard improvements

13. Village Verges

14 Matters to Report

15. Date and Time of Next Meeting.

Committee Members: C.Dabell, J.M.F.Royce, G.Hutter, D.Bexon, S.Kent, P.Bower, G.May, J.Youatt.

Distribution: All Councillors.

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to attend.

Minutes of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (21/02/17)

The Meeting Commenced at 8.40 p.m.

Members present: Councillors G. May, (Vice-Chairman) G. Hutter, J.M.F. Royce, M. Wilkins, P. Bower.

In the absence of the Chairman, G. May chaired the meeting.

1. Apologies: C.Dabell (Chairman), D Bexon

2. Declaration of Interest: None

3. Minutes of previous meeting:
RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the Environment Committee, held on the 17th January, 2017 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted..
PROPOSED: M. Wilkins SECONDED: P. Bower. Vote: All in favour.

4. Progress Arising from the Minutes:
Pg. 1 Item 4. The Clerk had sent an email enquiry to NCC K. Hourd re the long awaited improvements to Kegworth Road paths and road surface.

5. Flooding – Up to date progress:
M.Wilkins reported, the ditch on the left of Kegworth Road is very blocked. G.Hutter and P.Bower reported similar problems with blocked ditches alongside Leake Road, up to the mini roundabout. This matter had also been reported to County Councillor, A. Brown and Graham Taylor, of NCC Highways.
M.Wilkins reported, the ditch alongside Gypsum Way, is full of rubbish and fly tipped car wheels and tyres.

6. Well House Refurbishment (Conclusion)
G. Hutter and J.M.F.Royce had met M.Goodwill-Hodgson, (Well House technical architect) to discuss remedial work to be presented to Saunders Bros. The project should be completed for final payment by April, 2017 under contractural terms. There is £1,948 left in the Well House budget.

7. Planting along Nottingham Road, between Bidwell Crescent and Gotham Garage:
The verges alongside Nottingham Road are only mown twice a year by NCC. It was decided to defer a decision over planting until C. Dabell present.

8. Railway Walk:
J. Taylor had removed all the elder trees identified at the site meeting, held on the 5th February, along with scrub and bramble. Eco piles left for wildlife and insects.
PROPOSAL: To pay J. Taylor £1,750 for the work undertaken with the proviso that he rakes the piles of chippings to prevent them killing the spring growth of vegetation beneath.
PROPOSED: M. Wilkins SECONDED: G. May Vote: Four in favour, one against. (G.May to contact J. Taylor re bark chippings).

9. Replacement Seating in The Square/Rec. Ground/Cheese Hill. (Parishioner suggestion – SSSI)
A site meeting had been held to ascertain the best siting of the redundant Well House seats. It had been agreed, two seats should be placed alongside the Church Wall. J.M.F.Royce suggested there may be room for the third seat alongside the bicycle racks and would take measurements. He would ask A. Howick to fix the seats in place.
G. Hutter and J.M.F. Royce had inspected the wooden seat on Cheese Hill to find it in a dilapidated state. The Clerk had been asked, by a parishioner, for a seat at the SSSI. G. May reported, Natural England would not allow a seat to be sited within the SSSI as it is against the HLS agreement.

10. Choice of Tree Replacements in The Square – Liquidambar. Progress re purchase/planting:
G.May had ordered two Liquidambar trees from Six Acre Nurseries at a cost of, approximately, £70 each. Compost, stakes and root protector compound, approximately £25. The trees could be delivered to the home of J.M.F.Royce.
Planting arrangements to be made.

11. Dog Mess – Progress on signage:
The Clerk had asked RBC to display dog mess warning signs on suitable lamp posts around the major roads within the village. These signs were too small and fixed too high to be clearly visible. M. Wilkins reported, Keep Britain Tidy produce a Glow in the Dark warning sign at a cost of £25 each. He had designed his own version of a glow in the dark, batman themed sign which would be far more noticeable. He will produce some signage, as soon as possible and put an item, including a new-style sign in Gotham News.
There had been a report of a professional dog walker frequently letting loose a number of dogs on the Brick Yard. M. Wilkins suggested obtaining the number plate of the vehicle used for transport and report it to RBC.
The Dogs Trust have produced a film highlighting the national problem of dog mess and giving suggestions on how to improve matters.

12. Village Noticeboard Improvements:
The Clerk to obtain three quotations for a three compartment replacement noticeboard.

13. Matters to Report:
The Clerk had ordered ten large high viz vests for use during the Village Litter Pick on the 18th March, 2017. (Cost £44.37).
The Clerk reported, NCC had provided a new bus shelter on Leake Road (approximately opposite to the entrance to Eyres Lane).
A letter had been received from St. Lawrence PCC requesting financial assistance with the repairs to the Church Clock chimes. Cost £2,760 plus VAT. (Main agenda item).

14. Date and Time of Next Meeting:
The next meeting will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 at 8.30 p.m.

Meeting closed: 10.00 p.m.

Notice of a Meeting of the Environment Committee (31/01/17)

GOTHAM PARISH COUNCIL

Mrs J A Raven
Clerk to the Council
33 Leake Road
Gotham
Notts
NG11 0HW
Tel: 0115 9830863
Email: gothamparishclerk@outlook.com

25 January 2017

Dear Councillor,

YOU ARE duly summoned to attend an ENVIRONMENT COMMITTEE MEETING to be held on

TUESDAY, 31st January, 2017

commencing at 7.30 p.m. in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall.

Yours sincerely,

J.A.Raven, Clerk to the Council

AGENDA

1. Acceptance of G.May as a member of the Environment Committee.
2. Election of Chairman
3. Election of Vice Chairman
4. Apologies
5. Declaration of Interest
6. Minutes of previous Meeting held on the 15th November, 2016
7. Progress Arising from the Minutes
8. Removal of Elders along the Railway Walk
9. Relocation of 5 Village Seats from the Well House and The Square.
10. Choice of Tree for The Square
11. Matters to Report
12. Date and Time of Next Meeting.

Committee Members: C.Dabell, J.M.F.Royce, G.Hutter, D.Bexon, M.Wilkins, P.Bower, G.May.

Distribution: All Councillors.

Members of the Public and Press are cordially invited to attend.