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Stapleford Town Council Meeting 8th April 2016 Agenda

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Meeting of the Town Council to be held on Friday, 8th April 2016 at 7:00p.m. in the Carnegie Centre. 

Mr Paddy Tipping, the Police and Crime Commissioner for this area will be attending this Meeting.



1          Apologies for absence

(The Town Clerk will report any apologies for absence she has received in writing prior to the start of the meeting.)


2          Declarations of interest

(Members will be invited to declare any interests they may have on any item to be discussed at the meeting.  They will also be advised that should it become apparent to any Member during the meeting that they do have an interest in a particular item they should alert the Chair and the Town Clerk immediately.)


3          Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on 26th February 2016                           Document 1


4          Request(s) made by any member of the public to address the Town Council 


5          Presentation by Mr Paddy Tipping, Police and Crime Commissioner, followed

            by a short Question and Answer Session    


6          Mayor’s Engagements                                                                                                        Document 2


7          Neighbourhood Planning  

(To note progress to date.)


8          Allotments                                                                                                                             Document 3

(To note the current position re the Town Councils Allotment sites.)


9          Town Centre Team


10        Stapleford Matters


    1. Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC)            (A6007 Ilkeston Road and Melbourne Road,             Stapleford) (Prohibition of Waiting) Traffic Regulation Order 2016 (5218)


    1. Possible Scrap Metal Business, Former Dyeworks, off Westend Street, Stapleford


    1. Disrepair of Stapleford Highways- particularly Nottingham Road/Derby Road, Stapleford


11        Planning Applications


a)Planning Reference: 16/00107/FUL
Applicant: McCarthy & Stone Retirement Lifestyles Ltd
Proposal: Construct of 48 retirement living apartments including communal facilities, landscaping and car parking
Status: Pending Consideration
Further Information


  1.             b) Field Farm Ilkeston Road Stapleford

                        Reserved matters approval for phase 1 of development for 118                                       dwellings, including 33 affordable homes, flood attenuation lagoon,                                     open space and associated infrastructure   –   AMENDED PLANS &                                       ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RECEIVED            Click here to view application


12        Items for Future Agenda


13        Correspondence


Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) Recycling Centre Service Changes


14        Payments    

(To note payments to date.)


15        Date of next meeting. The next Meeting of Stapleford Town Council will be held on

Friday 13th May 2016, at 7.30p.m.  Please note this is the Annual Council Meeting.


The Town Mayor elect invites you to join her and her guests at the conclusion of the Annual Council Meeting on 13th May 2016 for light refreshments.



Please note the Annual Town’s Meeting will commence at 6.30p.m. prior to the Annual Town’s Meeting.  This Meeting IS NOT A TOWN COUNCIL MEETING.

However, the Town Council is required to organise this event and Members are encouraged to attend.


                                                                                                   Document 1:1

Meeting held on 26th February 2016

Present Councillors:


Cllr R Browne           Cllr E B Hull              Cllr J McGrath           Cllr C Rice

Cllr R Darby              Cllr R MacRae          Cllr D Pearson          Cllr Mrs S E Roome


111/2016                   Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors: A Britton, P Ensor, Mrs S Ensor, Mrs J C Goold, D Grindell, Mrs A J Hull, I Lawton, J Longdon and Ms J Townend


112/2016                   Declarations of interest


Councillors: R Darby, R MacRae, Cllr J McGrath and C Rice declared an interest regarding any matter relating to Broxtowe Borough Council by dint of their status as serving Councillors on Broxtowe Borough Council.


Councillor R Macrae declared an interest regarding any matter relating to The Town Centre Team (TCT)


Councillor R Macrae declared an interest regarding item 8 Stapleford Matters


Councillors: R Darby, Hull, and Cllr J McGrath declared an interest regarding any matter relating to the Town Council’s Allotment sites.


113/2016       Minutes of the Town Council Meeting held on 15th January 2016           


The Town Clerk apologised that the date on some copies of these Minutes show the date of the previous Meeting, this was due to a technical glitch. She assured Members that these were the correct Minutes of the  Town Council for the Meeting held on 15th January 2016, which were subsequently approved and signed by the Town Mayor.


114/2016       Request(s) made by any member of the public to address the Town Council


There were no requests to address the Town Council.


115/2016       Mayor’s Engagements


It was noted that the Town Mayor had attended a number of diverse events since the last Meeting.  He thanked the Deputy Town Mayor for her attendance at the Town Centre Team event. The Town Mayor drew particular attention to the Holocaust Memorial Day and also his own Civic Service which had been a privilege to host at St Luke’s, Moorbridge Lane.

On a completely different tack he had attended the Business Breakfast at Bramcote College that morning, which was always a pleasure and had enjoyed welcoming Vanda Vase, a new business to the Town.

                                                                                                    Document 1:2


The Town Clerk requested that Members consider supporting a number of upcoming events including the Ladies Pamper Evening, which while not a Town Council event, was being held in the Carnegie Centre and was in support of a very worthwhile cause. Member’s attention was further drawn to the next Village Ventures event ‘Call Mr. Robeson’, and Councillors were encouraged to support this event.

116/2016       Neighbourhood Planning


The Town Clerk introduced her report and updated Members regarding this project.


It was noted that the publicity material would be distributed through the INSPIRE Magazine and Councillors: Browne, Darby, B Hull, MacRae, Pearson and Mrs Roome volunteered to distribute the remaining leaflets to businesses commercial, retail and industrial not covered by the  INSPIRE team.


Two Open Days were being held on:  Thursday 28th and Saturday, 30th April 2016 and Councillors were encouraged to attend for all or part of these days.  The Town Clerk would also be promoting this project at the forthcoming Easter Bonnets Coffee Morning, on Thursday, 24th March 2016.


Councillors: R Darby, Hull, and Cllr J McGrath declared an interest in the following item.


117/2016       Allotments                                                                                                                           


Members considered and noted this report.


Councillor R MacRae declared an interest in the following item as a local resident and that he had been lobbied by local residents who did not wish to see this proposal enacted.


118/2016       Stapleford Matters


Nottinghamshire County Council:  Consultation re: a6007 Ilkeston Road: Proposed No Waiting At Any Time (Double Yellow Lines) initial consultation.


The Meeting considered an initial consultation by Nottinghamshire County Council regarding the a6007 Ilkeston Road: Proposed No Waiting At Any Time (Double Yellow Lines) initial consultation.  This matter engendered considerable discussion and the following points were noted:


  1. Councillor MacRae wished it noted that he was against the imposition of double yellow lines along this stretch of the road and the creation of the crossings as this discomforted the residents of the properties on the opposite side of the road to Bramcote Park and the proposed development at Field Farm.


  1. Further Councillor MacRae wished it noted that he did not feel it was fair that the local residents should be expected to pay for dropped kerbs to allow them to legally park in their gardens and also that the style of the properties concerned meant that not all resident had the opportunity to create such parking spaces.

                                                                                                    Document 1:3



  • Councillor McGrath explained to the Meeting that he knew this area well, being employed as the local postman for this section of the Town. He felt that the creation of double yellow lines on the corners would be a help and increase road safety for pedestrians and motorists alike.  However, he too felt that the imposition of the double yellow lines on whole of the main Ilkeston Road was too much.


  1. Councillor Pearson, as Leader of the Town Council, felt that there was a need for a compromise to be reached with regard to this Consultation, whereby the needs of the current residents, the new residents who would be accommodated in the Field Farm development and the motorists accessing and egressing along Ilkeston Road.


  1. With regard to the pedestrian crossings Councillor Pearson, questioned whether or not there was a need for two crossings and that perhaps the crossing directly in front of residential properties could be removed from the plan.


  1. Councillor Pearson, further felt that perhaps single yellow lines on the residential side of the road would be a better instrument to solve the parking issues on this stretch of road as the need was to keep the road way clear during the day, rather than in the evening.


  • Double yellow lines would be better sited on the opposite side of the road only, from the residential area as this would help the flow of traffic and not affect parking for local residents.


  • The Town Clerk advised Members that this was an initial consultation and that it is possible that a revised proposal may yet be brought forward for consideration.



  1. Members were also reminded that no one has the right to park in front of their own property, if individuals wish to use front gardens for parking purposes they need to apply to the appropriate authority for planning permission to create a drop kerb and the proper regulations need to be applied. Failure to follow such procedure could result in damage to the highway and create road safety issues.


Having taken full account of the discussion listed above it was agreed that the Town Clerk should be instructed to send a full minute reference to Nottinghamshire County Council as the Town Council’s reply to this Consultation exercise, emphasising that the Town Council felt the need for a compromise to include the creation of single yellow lines and one pedestrian crossing only.


It was noted that Councillor MacRae did not wish to see this proposal enacted and that he did not agree that local residents should have to bear the cost of creating dropped kerbs to park their cars.


119/2016       Past Town Mayor’s Medals/Badges


This item has been placed on the Agenda at the request of Councillor John Longdon, who was absent from this Meeting. There was some discussion as to whether or not this item should be held over until the next Meeting but it was felt that this matter should be dealt with at this Meeting.

                                                                                                     Document 1:4





The Town Clerk explained that she had written this full report to ensure that Members were aware of the history of this matter and trusted that Councillors now felt in a position to make a decision regarding whether or not to purchase Civic Regalia to gift to the retiring Town Mayor.


Councillor Macrae expressed his disgust that anyone should put this proposal forward at a time when budgets were constrained and the Town Council had had to cut its involvement in a number of projects due to financial limitations.


Following discussion it was agreed by the Meeting that this was a proposal that could not be supported and upon a vote proposed by Councillor Macrae and seconded by Councillor McGrath it was agreed that the Town Council would not purchase Past Town Mayor Badges or other Civic regalia as a gift for retiring Town Mayors. It would continue to award a scarf or tie as appropriate to Past Town Mayors on their retiral from Office.


120/2016       Items for Future Agenda


It was noted that Mr Paddy Tipping, the Police and Crimes Commissioner had been invited to attend the next Meeting of the Town Council and that an item relating to a Planning Application for the former Sinbad Site for retirement housing would be discussed at this Meeting also.


121/2016        Correspondence


  1. Rt Hon Anna Soubry M.P.: Stapleford Training Hub, Whitley Mill, Nottingham Road, Stapleford. The Meeting noted this item and awaited further details.


  1. Nottinghamshire County Council: Minerals Local Plan – Submission Draft Formal Consultation Period Monday 15th February to Tuesday 29th March 2016. The Meeting noted this item.


122/2016       Payments


The Meeting noted this item


123/2016       Date of next meeting


It was noted that the  next Meeting of Stapleford Town Council would be held on Friday, 8th April 2016 and that the Police and Crimes Commissioner, Mr P Tipping has been invited to address this  Meeting, if Members had  particular matters that they wished to raise with Mr Tipping, please submit questions to the Town Clerk by 20th March 2016.


The Meeting Closed at 8.45p.m.




                                                                                                     Document 2:1





          March 2016

Tuesday, 1st March @ circa. 10.00a.m. Welcome Weightwatchers to the Carnegie Centre Town Mayor
Wednesday 3rd March @


U3A -Methodist Church – presentation- grant cheque Town Mayor
Wednesday 2nd  March @


Ladies Pamper Evening in Aid of Nottingham City Hospital Breast Cancer Fund Carnegie Centre Past Town Mayor
Wednesday, 9th March @


Jobs Fair

The Meeting Place


Town Mayor
Thursday, 10th March


Diamond Wedding Anniversary

Mr & Mrs Booth

Town Mayor
Thursday, 10th March

7.00p.m. for 7.15p.m.

Village Ventures

Call Mr Robeson

St Helen’s Parish Church

Town Mayor & Escort
Friday, 11th March @ 7.00p.m. Mayor of Erewash’s Charity Dinner Erewash Golf Club Town Mayor & Escort
Monday, 14th March @9.55a.m.for 10.00a.m. Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth Town Mayor
Monday, 21st March @4.30p.m. End of Refurb Project Ilkeston Road Recreation Ground Town Mayor
Thursday, 24th  March @10.00a.m.-12noon Easter Bonnets Coffee Morning

Carnegie Centre

Town Mayor & Escort
Thursday, 24th March @


White Hills Park Federation Family of Schools, Dance Festival Town Mayor & Escort


                                                                                                     Document 2:2


          April 2016        

Wednesday, 20th April @ 10.00a.m. Judging the Shop Windows Competition on a theme of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday – Nottingham Road /Derby Road – Commencing at the Meeting Place TBC
Thursday, 21st April @


Lighting the Beacon in Honour of her Majesty the Queen’s 90th Birthday

The Old Cross Public House

Church Street, Stapleford

Town Mayor & Escort
Thursday, 21st April @

Following previous engagement

Village Ventures

Alaw-Music from Wales and Beyond

St Helen’s Parish Church

Town Mayor & Escort
Saturday, 23rd April @ 7.00p.m. for 7.30p.m.


St George’s Day Charity Ball (Broxtowe Borough Council)

Belfry Hotel

Town Mayor & Escort
Sunday, 24th April @ 12Noon – 2.15p.m. Walter Parker VC Commemoration:

St Helen’s Parish Church,

Walter Parker VC Square


Town Mayor & Escort
Thursday, 28th April 11.00a.m.- 4.00p.m Neighbourhood Planning Open Day

Carnegie Centre

Town Mayor
Saturday, 30th April 10.00a.m.- 2.00p.m. Neighbourhood Planning Open Day

Carnegie Centre

Town Mayor


          May 2016         

Friday, 13th May  @


Annual Town’s Meeting

Carnegie Centre

Town Mayor
Friday, 13th May  @


Annual Meeting of the Town Council Town Mayor

                                                                                                                Document 3:1


Report of the Town Clerk


1          Introduction


Stapleford Town Council maintains and administers five separate allotment sites in the Town.  The main management issues of this area of responsibility were discussed at the meeting of the Finance and General Purposes Committee held on 20th November 2015.


2          Expenditure


Up to 31st March 2016 the following expenditure has been incurred: £9,044 to include emergency work to pathway at Albany site debited from ring fenced budget head.


3          Income


Up to 31st March 2016 the Allotment income received:  £8,721


Please note that under the present administration, individuals in receipt of the state pension, registered disabled or in fulltime education are entitled to a discount (25%) on the rental (only) element of the charges for this year only.


It was agreed at the Town Council Meeting, held on 15th January 2016, as part of the budget process to remove this discount in 2017.


4          Waiting Lists/Vacant Plots.


The waiting list as at 31st March 2016:


Albany 4, Bessell Lane 4, Ewe Lamb Lane 3, Nottingham Road 6, Peatfield 3


Vacant Plots as at 31st March 2016:


Albany 8, Bessell Lane 1, Ewe Lamb Lane 1, Nottingham Road 2, Peatfield 4.


Vacant plots are in the process of being offered to individuals listed on the Waiting List.


Individuals, resident in Stapleford, interested in renting an allotment plot should contact the Town Clerk’s Office regarding availability or to place their name on the waiting list.


   5       Conclusions


The Committee is asked to:


  1. note this report;


  1. give further instructions to the Town Clerk as deemed necessary after discussion of this report.

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