These minutes remain in draft form until approved at the next council meeting.
Councillors I Shaw (Acting Chairman), K Chewings, M Chewings, D Eldridge, S Ellis, B Handbury, L Healy, C Jeffreys, N Monday, M Myles, C Patterson and A Simpson.
Apologies Received :
Councillors H Brumpton, R Butler, S Gardner, and D Stothard.
In Attendance :
Robert Galij, Planning Director, Mark Potter, (Divisional Engineering Manager (Barratts Homes), Julie Stephenson, Town Clerk and Jane Pick, Administration Manager (Cotgrave Town Council)
The meeting was held at Cotgrave Methodist Church and commenced at 7.00pm
2777 The apologies received were approved.
Declarations of Interest
2778 No Declarations of Interest were given.
Public Open Session
2779 No members of the public were in attendance.
2780 Standing Orders were suspended to allow for Robert Galij and Mark Potter from Barratt Homes, to give Council an update on the proposed new bridge at Cotgrave Country Park/Hollygate Lane.
2881 Mr Galij was aware that the building of the new bridge has been drawn out over a long period of time, but Barratts are keen to conclude matters, especially as planning permission for the two additional housing schemes in Cotgrave, North and South of Hollygate Lane are moving forward.
2882 Mr Galij was aware that Cotgrave Town Council have formed an objection to the design proposal of the bridge previously offered. Barratts have discussed the bridge design again and then agreed with Canals and River Trust and Nottinghamshire County Council that this is the design they are all willing to accept, as the bridge is to be situated on their land. This is the original design and will be sent as a planning application.
2883 Cotgrave Town Council had objected to the design as it did not incorporate a disabled access and was not bike or pushchair friendly. The was due to the access on both sides had steps and the bridge design was not in keeping with the local area.
2884 Cllr K Chewings commented that how very late the completion of the bridge was by Barratts and that they have not followed the instructions from the original planning application, especially has it had stated in the original planning application the bridge would start installation after the first initial start of building of 100 houses and this did not happen.
2885 Mr Galij accepted that the bridge had not been delivered as timely as they would have liked.
2886 The current design is considered acceptable as there is other crossing points for disabled or bikes/pushchairs within a short walking distance that offer an acceptable crossing point.
2887 Mr Galij has given an assurance that he will give a monthly update to Cotgrave Town Council on the progress of the bridge.
Accuracy of the minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2023
2888 Resolved : “That the minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2023 be received and confirmed as a true record.”
Progress Council Meeting held on 8th February 2023
2889 M2821 Recycling Bins
An update has been received from the Borough Council regarding the glass recycling bins that were previously available in the car park of the Rose & Crown. These bins have now been relocated in the car park at The Manvers Arms.
2890 Resolved : “To confirm the planning minutes recorded and the decisions taken by the Council and those of the Planning Authority.”
Resolved: ‘’That the payments made since the previous meeting totalling £22,602.59 as recorded below, be approved and the invoices awaiting payment be paid’’.
|21.12.22||Kent Services||64977||Grounds Maintenance December||960.00|
|28.12.22||Notts CC||92814765||December Salaries||12431.04|
|31.12.22||Cotgrave Methodist Church||Room Hire 7.12.22||30.00|
|5.1.23||British Gas||984627252||Suite F Electricity||45.69|
|5.1.23||Allotment Tenant||Bond Refund||50.00|
|3.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70982332||Rent Unit 28||650.00|
|3.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70982029||Service Charge Suite F||156.00|
|3.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70981845||Rent Suite F||435.00|
|3.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70982092||Quarterly Rent The Green||68.75|
|24.12.22||WaterPlus||724536||Unit 28 Water Supply||28.58|
|3.1.23||Rushcliffe||70982109||Quarterly Rent Eastmoor Park||66.25|
|6.1.23||A R Signs||202301041||8 no. Vinyl’s and fixings for Dog foul signs on parks||276.00|
|9.1.23||J Pick||Reimbursement for Ledger||42.57|
|11.1.23||J Pick||Reimbursement for Petty Cash||21.15|
|12.1.23||EDF Energy||Unit 28 Electricity||299.99|
|16.1.23||Cotgrave Futures||632||MUGA Electricity||39.78|
|11.1.23||Notts County Supplies||12300756||Stationery||27.13|
|9.1.23||Opus Energy||7316755||Sportsground electricity||97.34|
|17.1.23||Meerkat Comms||7385||Telephone and Broadband||60.79|
|Jan 23||Stall Refund||Christmas Market Event||30.00|
|Jan 23||SLCC||508738-1||The Clerk Manual (Book)||52.30|
|Jan 23||HSBC Bank||Bank Charges||10.50|
|30.1.23||Sublime Shine||750||Cotgrave Futures Window Clean||55.88|
|6.1.23||J A Kents||65077||Tree Works||5280.00|
|16.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70992787||Reconciled Service Charge Suite F||340.38|
|23.1.23||Rushcliffe BC||70993800||Prorate Service Charge for ground maintenance (2.09% of total)||176.83|
|Various||Allotment Renewals||Hollygate, Burhill & Forest Close allotment sites||1,683.51|
2893 Members considered and approved the Statements for December 2022 as reproduced at the back of the Minute Book.
At the end of November Council had £ 35,988.85 in the Co-op account, £110,996.64 in the HSBC account and £201,541.96 in the NatWest account.
2894 A working group had met to discuss Council’s earmarked reserves.
2895 The Chairman asked if this item would be deferred until the June meeting, once the council elections had taken place and the new council was in place.
2896 No grant requests had been received.
2897 The Clerk reported that a quotation has been received for the replacement of the outside lights to LED bulbs and new globes. This item will be added to the agenda of the council meeting for March 2023.
2898 A selection of photographs has been forwarded to the suppliers, these have been checked and are good enough quality to use for the memorial.
2899 A photographs of the window in the church will also be included on the memorial.
2900 Some wording has also been sent, to be included on the plinth.
The supplier will now draw up a visual image for council to consider/approve when available, hopefully at the next council meeting.
2901 When the memorial is in situ; it would be appropriate that a dedication service should be arranged.
HM King Charles III Coronation
2902 Council were presented with options for gifts for the school children of Cotgrave Candleby Lane and Cotgrave Church of England School.
Resolved : “To purchase HM King Charles III Commemorative Coronation Coin, presented in velvet boxes at the cost of £4.01 each and to purchase the option preferred by Ash Lea School.
2903 Council discussed options for the children of Ash Lea School and ask the Clerk to contact the school to speak with them about options for gifts.
2904 On Monday 8th May (Bank Holiday), it is being considered for Council to arrange a litter pick of areas within Cotgrave, asking for volunteers to take part in the ‘Big Help Out’, part of the King’s Coronation.
Summer Event on the Green
2905 Council have agreed a date for an event to be held on the Green/Shopping Centre on Saturday 22nd July. This event would replace the Cotgrave Festival.
2906 The Clerk and Administration Manager will start planning the event.
Ensuant to Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admissions to Meetings) Act 1960, the press and
Public be excluded from the meeting due to the confidential nature of the business to be
Transacted below, to appoint a grounds maintenance contractor.
Grounds Maintenance Contract April 2023 – March 2027
2907 The Council considered the three quotations received for grassing cutting for next four years.
2908 Resolved : ‘To award the grass cutting contract for 2023-2027 to Kents Services Limited.”
Correspondence (for information only)
2909 Notts 4×4
An email from Notts 4×4 has been received thanking council for the “incredibly kind donation, we are beyond grateful for your continued support of our group.” following the groups help with the Remembrance Day Parade and Fireworks Display.
2910 An email has been received from a resident thanking Cotgrave Town Council “for the lovely Christmas lunch. It was very tasty, beautifully presented and in lovely surroundings. The whole afternoon was a great occasion.”
2911 The Clerk has received correspondence from Rushcliffe Borough Council offering a match funded grant of £250 for community activities for the King’s Coronation on 6th May 2023.
2912 The Clerk has received a quotation for the replacement of the external lighting at Cotgrave Futures. This will be added to the agenda for 8th March.
2913 Councillor Eldridge mentioned the misuse of the disabled parking spaces on the Shopping Centre and asked if any fines could be issued to those responsible. This is the responsibility of Rushcliffe Borough Council as the owners of the shopping centre and car parking areas.
2914 The Clerk will contact the Borough Council and ask if some additional signage could be provided for disabled spaces.
2915 Councillor Monday raised an issue with parking on the corner of Candleby Lane and Risegate and asked if this area could be considered for double yellow lines.
2916 Councillor Myles said that she had attended a film showing event at the Grange in Radcliffe on Trent and asked if this was something that could take place in Cotgrave.
2917 Councillor Myles also said that the works at the BT premise was nearly complete. The fence now just needed repairing.
2918 Councillor Simpson asked again about the recycling bins located in the front car park at the shopping centre. The green bin was illegal and should not be sited in the car park, which the borough council were aware of.
2919 Councillor Monday said that he had heard that Trent Barton was reducing some of their services from April, this would affect The Cotgrave with evening services being reduced. More information was due soon from Trent Barton on exact details.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.42pm
Chair:…………………………………… Signed as a True Record (Date)………………………………
The following responses were made to plans under consideration by the Planning Authority, Rushcliffe Borough Council.
No objections were raised except where stated:-
103 At Council Meeting on 8th February 2023
22/02336/REM Land North of Parcel 2 Hollygate Lane, Cotgrave, Nottingham – application for the approval of Reserved Matters – 210 no. dwellings (Appearance, Landscaping, Layout & Scale) pursuant to outline planning permission
22/02353/FUL Unit 8 Colliers Business Park, Fieldfare Road, Cotgrave – installation of an extractor vent in the rear brick wall of premises.
23/00038/FUL Cotgrave Community Garden, Woodview, Cotgrave – erection of a composting toiler with disabled access ramp and an outdoor, open-sided outbuilding shelter.
Rushcliffe Borough Council, the planning authority, has forwarded the following decisions:-
104 Permission Granted:
22/02229/FUL Land north of Stragglethorpe Road, Stragglethorpe, Nottinghamshire – erection of two storey detached dwelling and retention of detached storage outbuilding.
22/02179/FUL 6 Corn Close, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3QJ – single storey front extension; single storey side extension; application of render to front side and and rear.
22/02330FUL 9 Fern Lea Avenue, Cotgrave, Nottingham, NG12 3PX – raise the height of the existing flat roof side and rear extension and add a window to front elevation.