Nocton PC: October 2011 Archives
Minutes of the Meeting of Nocton Parish Council held 6th September 2011 in the Village Hall
Councillor D. Wilson Chair
Councillor I. Goldsworthy Vice-Chair
Councillor P. Askew
Councillor N. Faulkner
Councillor D. Rumbelow
Councillor K. Tyler
Councillor M. Williams
In attendance: Councillor R. Kendrick (North Kesteven DC)
Councillor M. Overton (Lincolnshire CC)
Mrs. D. Green (Parish Clerk)
Ms. Duckworth (Police Community Support Officer)
6 members of the public
1. Apologies for absence: Councillor J. Money (NKDC)
2. Declaration of Prejudicial Interest in Accordance With the Ethical Code of Conduct: None declared.
3. Report of the Police
PCSO Duckworth said that between the period 12th July and 6th September 2011 there had been three recorded incidents: theft from a motor vehicle; theft; and criminal damage. In addition, the rider of a motor scooter on Nocton Park had been cautioned.
It was noted that during the recent incident when an elderly woman had gone missing from the local care home, the emergency services had experienced considerable difficulty in reaching the search site. As such, it was considered necessary to publicise the location of the access keys for the hospital site main gate. Agreed that PCSO Duckworth will speak to Mr. Davies (the agent for Leeda Properties) on this matter.
Police patrols of the Hall site continue. Some 20 computer VDU screens had recently been fly-tipped in the Hall grounds. It was noted that the Vice-chair had now arranged with NKDC for these items to be removed. Agreed that Councillor Kendrick would check to ensure that NKDC had taken a note of the VDU serial numbers to assist in identifying the perpetrators.
4. Public Questions
Concern expressed that dog waste was still a problem. Agreed to appoint Mr Michael Cummins as the new Dog Warden for Nocton village for two hours per week for a trial period of three months. The Clerk to prepare the necessary letter of engagement.
Agreed to accept the offer from Nocton School for a representative to attend each meeting of the Parish Council to report briefly on current issues affecting the school, etc. The Clerk to advise the School accordingly.
Agreed that the Clerk would contact the school to confirm that the contractors currently working on the site would be reinstating the grass on The Green when work had been completed.
Noted that a local resident (Mr G. Hall) had attempted without success to obtain information from NKDC on the current situation regarding the Options Appraisal for Nocton Hall. He would, therefore, be submitting a request under the Freedom of Information Act (see Minute No. 11 below).
A resident sought clarification on the relationship between the Village Hall Committee, Social Club and the Parish Council. Agreed that Councillor Askew speak with the resident after the meeting.