Clowne Community Association
Minutes of Meeting Date: 24th July 2013
Venue: Methodist Chapel meeting room
|Chair:||Allan Bailey||Notetaker:||Pat Thorpe||Final minutes|
Apologies: G Lindley, S. Hursthouse, I. Clarke
Attendance: 30 people
the Minutes as it was interrupted after it began by the arrival of the PCSO)
Next Police Surgery – Saturday, 27th July 11.00 – 12.00am - Methodist Church Hall.
The PCSO circulated some copies of a presentation that had been drawn up by Clowne and Barlborough SNT to give Inspector Frank Burns at Bolsover an overview of their work. It listed previous and current priorities, the falling crime figures for Clowne over the last three years, future issues including new development, intelligence gathering groups and SNT duties. Residents are free to contact the PCSO about the contents of the presentation.
A Question and Answer/issue-raising session followed with the PCSO:
Are people reporting lead theft? New regulations make it more difficult to
A Worksop yard is offering cash for scrap. Documentation and ID have to be
What are the ANPR signs for? To check that vehicles are insured etc.
According to the news today, the suggestion
People are still urinating on Mill Street. Tickets can be issued for littering but
What about boy racers in Tesco car park? Dealt with one earlier. PCSO must
How many tickets did the traffic warden issue? Unknown.
Is it possible to stop the parking outside
What about dog fouling down the Stumps? Understood that cameras were going up. Officers with cameras around.
People park fully on paths at school run time. People are being advised not to. Registration numbers are being taken.
Youths are cutting down trees on John Street The public must ring the offence in
Is it better on a Saturday morning between the Reminder that the Force is on Twitter.
Allan asked the PCSO for contact details for Inspector Frank Burns so that he could
Richard Haigh (Trainee Community Organiser for the Clowne area concentrating on Clowne
The Government is supporting 500 Community Organisers. Their job is to engage the community by knocking on doors over the coming year to ask local residents about their likes, concerns, needs and vision for the area to make it a better place for everyone.
Allan mentioned the need for a low-level bridge on Barton Street to provide a safe route for schoolchildren.
The CCA has now been told it is fly-posting. Money will be made available for a notice board.
Richard Haigh was asked how he dovetails with local councillors. He said he was supposed to be aloof and his job was to make sure the community is heard. Allan added that there should be no politics in village life.
Richard Haigh was asked if he was doing the Council’s job as we didn’t yet have a Neighbourhood Plan. Allan pointed out that the Chair of the Council said we need to get together to make Clowne a better place. Allan would bring this up with the Parish Council.
Richard Haigh was asked about his organisation’s lack of conscience re distribution centres, moving on after three years, not paying tax, people losing jobs. He pointed out that he did not work for Tesco any more.
The bus petition was talked about and lack of a direct bus service to the hospital. Allan pointed out that Cllr Anne Western knew about it and it was in the system. It needed to be given more time. The infrequency and timetabling of buses meant that bus passes could not be used for early hospital appointments. It was suggested that bus passes should be usable at all times.
4. Minutes from previous meeting on 15th May 2013
Accepted as correct.
Mention was made of the Damsbrook Farm wind turbine application and the petition group’s wish to include protection of the limestone ridge area in the new Local Plan. One of the councillors said this was already covered in LP23.
5. Any Other Business
a. It was reported that the Roseland Wood wind turbine application had been rejected 11/4.
b. The building of 800 houses on Rotherham Road (from the SNT presentation) was
c. Mrs Faulkener of Woodside Stables has a solicitor’s agreement with Ackroyd & Abbott to
d. The scaffolding around the Mining Institute on the Bellway site is to enable work to
e. It was pointed out that DCC had now taken on the old railway lines from Network Rail
f. A member asked if there had been any volunteers to check for speeding cars in the
6. The raffle raised £27.00, drinks raised £17.65. There was a £5.00 raffle donation.
7. Next Meetings: September 18th, November 20th
Next committee meetings: September 4th, November 6th