Minutes – 13/06/17





Present; Chairman – V Clare

Councillors – M Selwood, A Wilson, B Rogerson, J Fletcher, D Dundas, D Gelsthorpe, M Alexander, B Timberley

Member of the Public – W Batchelor – Derby Road, Draycott (Draycott Village Fund)



66/17. Apologies- RESOLVED to approve the apologies for absence submitted on behalf of Councillor McCandless and County Councillor R Parkinson


67/17. Variation of Order of Business – none.


68/17. Declaration of Members Interests –  none.


69/17. Dispensations – none.


70/17. Public Speaking – Mr Batchelor attended the meeting on behalf of the DVF with the following enquiries; i) could a memorial seat be placed at St Chad’s Water LNR and ii) would the Parish Council submit a planning application on behalf of the DVF (fee to be paid by the fund) thus taking advantage of the beneficial charges for Parish Councils. Mr Batchelor was asked to put the enquiries in writing but was advised that there was a policy that no further seats were to be erected at St Chad’s Water LNR and other potential areas were discussed. It was agreed that authority be delegated to the Chairman and the vice-Chairman of the Planning Committee on whether to agree to the planning application request when received. Cllr Fletcher congratulated the DVF on the success of the ‘picnic in the park’ and these congratulations were endorsed by all Members.

Cllr Timberley commented on the grass cutting recently carried out by EMH and further issues with the housing association. Cllr Gelsthorpe commented on the graffiti etc on the train in the play area. He was informed that this was an ongoing issue and the graffiti was removed on a regular basis. Photos had been sent to the police and they had been asked to monitor.

Derbyshire Constabulary – PCSO Pykett had provided a written report detailing 6 crimes Erewash Borough Council – Cllr Clare reported on Borough activities.

Councillor Wilson reported that he and the vice Chairman of the SCW Cttee, Chairman and Clerk had met with members of the fishing club to discuss current issues at the Water.


71/17.Minutes – RESOLVED to confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on the 9 May 2017 and 13 June 2017.


72/17 To determine which items if any from Part 1 of the Agenda should be taken with the public excluded. – none


73/17 Chairman’s Announcements. – the Chairman reported that she had made a donation from Chairman’s Allowance on behalf of the Parish Council in memory of Cllr Orchard.

She reported that the vacancy was being advertised. The arrangements for the Band Concert were confirmed.


74/17. Report of the Parish Clerk –

a) Open spaces works – RESOLVED to carry out works identified at the Cemetery, Playing Fields/ Draycott Millennium Green and Leisure Green. It was agreed that an Awards for Application be made in due course for work at St Chad’s Water LNR.

b) EBC – Mobile Sports Activities – RESOLVED not to provide any activities over the school summer holidays. It was agreed that the reasons for the decision be published.

c) CCTV cameras at Leisure Green – RESOLVED to note the report.


75/17. 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


Severn Trent Water – P Rooms and Pavilion             164.49

Staff salary and wages                                            1791.59

Petty cash                                                              13.86

St Chad’s Fishing club – litter picking                       75.00

GB Water – Legionella testing                                  42.00

Paul Guyll – grounds maintenance                            623.00

1st Draycott & Wilne Scout Group – grant – CCTV      132.00 G Pof C – Minute 128/16c)

Councillor V Clare – Chairman Allowance                  300.00 – Minute – 62/17g)

Horizon Landscapes – grounds maintenance            961.06

Streetscape Products Ltd – play area repairs                        270.00

SG Berresford – pat testing                                     72.00

Excel Office Equipment – stationery                                    17.74



Co-operative FS  – Headstone                                  65.00

St Chad’s Fishing Club – Hire Parish Rooms             20.00

Draycott Victoria Ladies FC – fees                           200.00

Co-operative Bank – interest                                    12.23

Lovell FC – rent                                                       150.00

HMRC – Vat Refund                                                669.55

Draycott & LE TT Club – rent                                    555.00

Kinton Funeral Directors – Ashes interment               185.00

Horobin Memorials – additional Inscription                5.00

 b) Financial Statement – RESOLVED to note the statement.


76/17 Planning – RESOLVED to approve the RECOMMENDATIONS from the Planning Committee meeting on the 13 June 2017.

Applications – ERE/0517/0003 – Derwent Cottage, Wilne Road, Draycott, ERE/0517/0034 –  23 Villa Street, Draycott, ERE/0417/0020 – 99 Derby Road, Draycott (amended plans), ERE/0517/0054 – 8 Gertrude Road, Draycott – no objections

Approvals – ERE/0317/0057 – 29 South Street, Draycott, ERE/0317/0072 – 34 South Street, Draycott, ERE/0417/0005 – Land and agricultural building north of Ayrshire Fields Farm, Hopwell Road, Draycott, ERE/0417/0009 – 60 Lime Grove, Draycott, ERE/0417/0026 – 14 Garfield Ave, Draycott.


77/17 DALC Circulars – 07/2017


78/17 Items for Information – EBC, The Clerk, Clerks and Councils Direct, Friends of St Chad’s (thank you letter for donation), CPRE.




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