Carnegie Centre, Warren Avenue, Stapleford, Notts
Cllrs A Britton (A)
Cllr R Browne (Chair)
Cllr C Bollen (A)
Cllr R Darby
Cllr D Grindell
Cllr P Ensor (A)
Cllr S Ensor (A)
Cllr J Goold
Cllr A Hull (A)
Cllr B Hull
Cllr I Lawton
Cllr J Longdon
Cllr R MacRae
Cllr J McGrath
Cllr D Pearson
Cllr C Rice
Cllr S Roome (A)
Cllr J Townend (A)
In Attendance Isobel Greenhalgh (Town Clerk ) Bev Heard (Assistant)
74/2019 Apologies for absence
Apologies for absence were received from:-
Cllr S Roome Cllr J Townend Cllr P Ensor Cllr S Ensor Cllr Mrs A Hull
75/2019 Declarations of interest
Councillors: R Darby, Mrs J Goold, J Longdon, C Rice and R MacRae declared an interest in any discussion relating to Broxtowe Borough Council by dint of their status as serving Councillors on Broxtowe Borough Council.
J Longdon declared an interest in any discussion relating to Nottingham County Council by dint of his status as a serving Councillor on Nottingham County Council.
Councillors J Goold, R Darby declared an interest in any discussion relating to allotments.
76/2019 Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on 7 September 2018
The Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on 7 September 2018 were approved and signed .
Actions from previous minutes (September 2018)
The Town Clerk reported that the hedgerow on Ewe Lamb Lane had been cut.
A verbal update was given by Councillor J Goold . She reported where the cameras in Stapleford were and presented a plan with the cameras identified on.
The Town Clerk reported that she had written a letter to support option 2 for the Hickings Lane pedestrian crossing and Broxtowe Borough Council had presented the letter to their planning meeting on 10.10.18.
The Town Clerk reported that unfortunately she was unable to raise the concerns of parking to Broxtowe Borough Council due to logging -on issues.
77/2019 Request(s) made by any member of the public to address the Town Council – There were no requests made at this time.
78/2019 Mayor’s Engagements
Councillor B Browne thanked Councillor B Hull for attending an event at Tree tops and was looking forward to attending ‘The Canary Girls ‘at St Helens Church on 20th October. At this point it was mentioned that anyone wishing to help on the Remembrance Day to come at 10.00am to the Conservative Club
79/2019 Section 137 Request – The committee were asked to note that there were no applications for funding under section 137 at this time.
80/2019 Inspector Simon Riley – Neighbourhood Policing Inspector – Presentation
Inspector Simon Riley gave a presentation to the Town Council. He said that Stapleford Town is a fantastic place and nice people but there is always ‘something bubbling’. It is in the top 15 areas identified by the Crime Office and that he has been given a specific budget to target burglary/auto crime and theft.
A lot of good work has gone on and he is happy to say now a year to date that the figures are down for burglary and the same for theft and antisocial behaviour. It has been a massive team effort.
There are still issues and the focus is still on crimes and behaviour that causes people most concern.
He explained that there are 5 response teams, 6 full time equivalent for each team. A local CID team, a management incident team and a school’s intervention officer (to try and identify children that will go into drugs/knife crime and to remedy) and that each area has dedicated beat manager. Simon now has 6 sergeants and 41 PC’/PCSO’s at his disposal. Stapleford currently has 2 PC’s and 3 PSCO’s.
Simon said that if people know about drugs problems, they should ring 101 or 999 or crime-stoppers. Stapleford are not reporting these incidents. The same for traffic crime although this is not so serious crime.
It was suggested that we put something on the Stapleford Town Council web site. Simon said he would put something in his next blog.
A suggestion was made to Simon that when the Derbyshire police were travelling into Nottinghamshire via Stapleford that they go via Moorbridge Lane if only to show a police presence. Simon said he would pass this comment on.
A question was raised as to whether we are getting more police in the Nottingham Area. The reply was that it was not known specifically but there is on-going recruitment.
Thanks were made to Simon for coming to the meeting and for being extremely pro-active and for caring and that we look forward to more improvement in Stapleford.
Inspector Simon Riley then left the meeting.
81/2019 Spencer Academy re: Admissions – this item was deleted from the Agenda
82/2019 Lloyds Bank
Councillors D Pearson and R Macrae gave their thanks to everyone who helped with the petition collection. Over 1000 signatures were collected and a further 800 on the internet.
The branch is due to close in January 2019 due to the changing ways customers choose to bank.
Stapleford Community Group organised a petition, and along with several local Councillors have been gathering signatures outside the bank and at local businesses.
Stapleford Community Group are presenting the 1927 signatures against the closure, on Monday, 22nd October. and the Town Council agreed unanimously to support this and make the following comments regarding the loss of the Lloyds Bank:-
On behalf of the people and businesses in Stapleford Town, we would like you to review the situation and keep the bank open.
Would it not be possible to have a mobile van or something similar at the very least?
ACTION :- The Town Clerk to write a letter for Lloyds bank to go with the petition on Monday morning (22nd October 2018 )
83/2019 Local Government Reorganisation
A discussion was held about the proposed Local Government Reorganisation. There is public consultation, but the Councillors do not have the full facts.
Councillor D Pearson stated that he and the Town Clerk were going to a meeting on
Tuesday 23 October 2018 – 18:00 Hrs regarding the Local Government Reorganisation and would report back at the next meeting.
84/2019 Broxtowe Part 2 Local Plan Examination consultation
An email was sent to all Councillors 5.10.18. and only Councillor Macrae responded. Two seats have been booked for the Town Council so there is another space if anyone wanted to go. Councillor Pearson is going in his own right on 4,5,11,12 December
85/2019 Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Town Councillors were asked to read the document before the meeting
A discussion was held and it was reported that the polling place review is nothing to do with Stapleford Town Council . Reviews come up regularly to check where people live. It was felt that the Town Council had a right to comment on this matter. There were no problems with regard to the polling stations, apart from the eventual closure of Cliffe Hill Community Centre, which was recognised in the consultation document.
There are 2 anomalies in Stapleford where they would be better represented by a different area. 10 houses on Valmont Road, at present in Stapleford South East ward, look like they are on Baulk Lane on the map, would be better represented by Bramcote, and approx. 10 houses too on Trowell Park Drive, due to them being on the Stapleford side of Boundary Brook, would better represented by Trowell. This had been reported in the past, but it was felt that this should again be pointed out.
ACTION :- Town Clerk to send a letter re Polling District Review -response on Behalf of Stapleford Town council
86/2019 Neighbourhood Planning
The Town Clerk reported that she had not received the Interim Report from Ken Mafham, with regard to consultation process, which had now finished, and she would email it out to them when she received it . KM had been responding to comments received.
87/2019 Traffic and Highways Issues in Stapleford
Councillor R Macrae reported that 10 healthy trees on Field Farm were to be demolished and requested that apply for a tree preservation order (TPO).
Councillor Ray Darby expressed his concerns about parking on pavements, but it was pointed out that technically it was not illegal to park on a pavement, only to 87/2019 Traffic and Highways Issues in Stapleford cont’d……
obstruct it for pedestrians/wheelchair users etc. DP suggested that there needs to be balance, as on some narrow roads in Stapleford it was better to park on the pavements to avoid obstruction to emergency vehicles.
Councillor Grindell said he would report to the next Town Council meeting from the Traffic and Transport meeting held today.
Councillor Longdon said that hopefully more safety road signs will be going up in the future.
88/2019 Planning Applications: Reference number 18/00525/FUL
It was discussed that HS2 developments will probably stop any planning on 12A Bessell Lane, although the Town Council had no objections to this development in principle.
There was no correspondence at this time
90/2019 Section 137 Request
There were no applications at this time
The Town Clerk reported that :-
Councillor Grindell reported that ‘ Dig – In’ have requested the plot next to them to make it into an orchard of small fruit trees, they have asked for this to free of rent and water charges.
A discussion was held and due to the fact that the area does get water logged and the trees would help with drainage and that they do a lot of community work it was unanimously agreed to let them have it free of charge.
93/2019 Payments cont’d……
The Councillors made a big thank-you to the new Town Clerk for her efforts in doing her role and said she was doing a sterling job.
94/2019 Date of next meeting.
The next Meeting of Stapleford Town Council will be held on 30th November 2018
at 7.00 pm.
The meeting finished at 8.27 pm