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

Members present: Councillors, C. Dabell,  G. May, J.M.F. Royce, P. Bower, S. Kent, J.P. Anderson (ex officio)

The election of Chairman of the Environment Committee had become vacant following G. May’s resignation in June, 2017. G. May explained, she is now in a position to re-stand for the Chairmanship.

1.    Election of Chairman:

Nomination: G. May.

PROPOSED: J.M.F. Royce  SECONDED: J.P. Anderson

G. May thanked the Committee and accepted the position of Chairman and said it is time ‘to drive this Committee forward’.

2.    Election of Vice-Chairman:

Nomination: P. Bower.

PROPOSED: J.M.F. Royce  SECONDED: J.P. Anderson . All in favour.

3.    Apologies: D. Bexon, J. Youatt, A. Clayworth.

Reminder: Apologies should be sent to the Clerk prior to the meeting.

Acceptance of Apologies: PROPOSED: J.P. Anderson SECONDED: P. Bower.

4.  Declaration of Interest: Nil.

5.   Minutes of previous meeting:

RESOLVED:  That the Minutes of the Environment Committee, held on the 16th May, 2017 as previously circulated, be confirmed and signed as a true record of the business transacted..

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

6.  Progress Arising from the Minutes:

Item 5. Dog Mess – Progress on signage: The Clerk had laminated ten signs warning the public to collect dog mess from the pavements. These signs to be pinned up around the village.

Item 8: CPRE Best Kept Village Competition 2017: The Clerk reported, the Well House had not been awarded a position in the second round of the competition.

The Well House Heritage Lottery Grant final payment of £2,610 had been received.

7.  Flooding – Up to date progress: (This item to be on the main agenda in future).

The Clerk had requested payment of the £1,050 grant money as, to date, it had not been paid into the bank by RBC. The amount of sandbags and their storage is to be debated by the Flood Committee. Storage might be preferable in the Tithe Barn, with the consent of NCT.

The Parish Council is the liaison body between Notts County Council and RBC, in order to progress drainage improvements. Monks Lane and Leake Road still have blockages. J.M.F. Royce to check sequel arising from the initial inspections.

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

G. May had drawn up a tender of clearance jobs to be undertaken on the Railway Walk. The Clerk to seek three quotations for the work.

9.  Traffic Calming Interactive Speed Sign:

J.P. Anderson had retrieved the speed monitoring sign, initially for testing, to be set up between 34 Leake Road and Hill Road.

PROPOSAL: Purchase of replacement battery for the speed monitoring sign – Cost £100.

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

10.  Village Seat repairs – progress

J.M.F. Royce reported, all village seats, except for the Railway Walk ones, had been refurbished by D. Healey.

Clerk to ask D. Healey to refurbish Railway Walk seats.

The Cheese Hill seat is not worth refurbishing unless the shrubbery in front of it is cut down to allow visibility. The quotation to cut the shrubbery is £200. It was agreed, to leave this seat for the present time.

11.  Litter:

The litter situation in the village has improved, probably due to longer grass concealing it.

12.  Progress  on Noticeboard Improvements:

G. May had asked D. Howick to draw up a specification for village sign renovation. This is to replace the display cabinet only.

P. Bower to progress other contractors.

13.   Village Verges:

G. May has spoken to County Councillor A. Brown re the state of the village verges. Cost cutting by NCC and a bid to attract more wildlife had prevented more mowing. G. May suggested a meeting with K. Hourd, or other representative from the Council, to draw up a map to identify important areas of the village where more grass cutting is required. K. Thorpe interested in attending the meeting.

14. Matters to Report:

Cuckoo Bush Mound: Requires brush cutting back. Clerk to ask A. Urry for a quotation.

The Square bollard: The bollard knocked over in the Spring had still not been replaced by NCC.

15.   Date and Time of Next Meeting:

The next meeting will be held in the Weldon Room of the Memorial Hall on Tuesday, 19th September, 2017 at 8.30 p.m.

Meeting closed: 9.00 p.m.

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.