Minutes – 10/10/17




Present; Chairman – V Clare

Councillors – M Selwood, A Wilson, B Rogerson, J Fletcher, A McCandless, B Timberley, M Alexander, D Dundas, T Scott

Councillor R Parkinson (DCC)

Members of the Public – none


106/17. Apologies- none

107/17. Variation of Order of Business – none.

108/17. Declaration of Members Interests – none.

109/17. Dispensations – Dispensations had been requested and granted to all Councillors in respect of budget and precept making business.

110/17. Public Speaking –

Councillor Fletcher  – commented on the success of Draycott in Bloom in the recent competitions and asked that the Parish Council will be supportive in their entry for Britain in Bloom next year.

Councillor Timberley – commented on a recent crime in Draycott. An update from PCSO Pykett was noted as was the success of the recent NHW meeting in the village. The value of the NHW group was acknowledged and it was agreed that it provided an excellent opportunity for residents to communicate with the police.

Derbyshire Constabulary – PCSO Pykett had provided a written report detailing 9 crimes and 3 ASB’s. It was noted that there had been an increase in vehicle related crimes throughout the area and special measures were being taken by the police to combat these crimes.

Derbyshire County Council – Cllr Parkinson had produced a written report. He also commented that Councillor Hickton was to meet representatives of DCC to discuss Sawley Road shortly.

Erewash Borough Council – Cllr Clare reported on Borough activities.

Councillor Timberley – reported on his attendance at the Erewash Community Transport AGM.

Councillor Scott – reported on his discussions with Network Rail about the fence between the railway and Draycott Cemetery.

Councillor Dundas – reported on her attendance at the NHW meeting. It noted that over 60 residents attended and Elaine Chapman is to receive police award following her good neighbour works on Mapleton Road.

Councillor Clare – reported on her attendance at the DCC/Town and Parish Council Liaison meeting.

111/17.Minutes – RESOLVED to confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on the 12 September 2017.

112/17 To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. – none

113/17 Chairman’s Announcements. – Councillor Clare congratulated the Draycott in Bloom on its success in the East Midlands in Bloom and Erewash in Bloom competitions. It was agreed that the Clerk should pass on these congratulations to the DVF (D in B). The Chairman also reported that the play equipment was now in place on the DMGT play area and work on installing the cycle track on the Teenage area was due to start on the 17th October 2017.

114/17. Report of the Parish Clerk –

i)Standing Orders, Financial Regulations, Direct Debits/Standing Orders and Polices – RESOLVED i) no amendments were necessary to the current documents. ii) the Parish Council adopt the co-option policy iii) the existing standing order and direct debit payments are in order.

ii) Grounds Maintenance Quotations 2018/19 – RESOLVED the following contractors be appointed – Dirty Wellies and Fox Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping Ltd (subject to checks).

iii) DCC – Town/Parish Council Snow Warden Scheme – RESOLVED that the Parish Council should continue to provide information as part of the scheme.

iv) Budget making timetable for 2018/19 – the timetable was RESOLVED.

v) Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27/1/18 — RESOLVED not to commemorate the event.

vi) Remembrance Sunday Service arrangements – the arrangements detailed in the report were RESOLVED.

vii) DCC – A6005 – Speed Limit Traffic Regulation Order – RESOLVED no objections.

viii) EBC – The Mayor’s Award – the Parish Council nomination was RESOLVED.

115/17. Finance

a) Accounts for payment and receipts since the last meeting.



Direct Debits –

JWP – Web-site Management                                  35.25

Erewash Borough Council – Rates – Cemetery          50.00

British Telecom – telephone and internet                   101.86

British Gas (final a/cs) Pav and Parish Rooms          58.35

Eon – elec – Pavilion and Parish Rooms                  52.52


Staff salary and wages                                            1791.59

Petty cash                                                              13.23

St Chad’s Fishing club – litter picking                       75.00

GB Water – Legionella testing                                  42.00

Paul Guyll – grounds maintenance                            800.00

Horizon Landscapes Ltd – grounds maintenance       961.06

Boston Promotional Gifts UK – Cllr identity cards     12.00

Excel Office Equipment – stationery                                    46.64

Erewash Borough Council – Hanging basket spons   87.00    GP of C

Royal British Legion – poppy appeal – wreath           17.00    GPof C

DALC – Cllr essential training course                        40.00

DMGT – add ins premium – play equipment              39.91



Purchase of burial plots                                           755.00

TA&VR – Rent – Leisure Green                                 193.20

b) Financial Statement – RESOLVED to note the statement .

116/17 Planning

Refusal – ERE/0817/0026 – Ayrshire Fields Farm, Hopwell Road, Draycott.

117/17 DALC Circulars – 10/2017, Annual Meeting documentation

118/17 Items for Information – The Clerk, EBC – Minutes and agendas



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