minutes of the last Parish Council Meeting, 20th February 2001, are now posted on this web
site. See below.
TIBSHELF PARISH COUNCIL
Sharon Challands Telephone/Fax: 01246 271397
Clerk to the Council
150 Park Road
Derbyshire, S40 2LG
13 March 2001
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held at 7.15 pm on Tuesday, 20th
March 2001, at the Village Hall, High Street, Tibshelf. Planning applications will be
on display at 7 pm in the side room at the Village Hall.
Clerk to the Council
1. Apologies for absence.
2. Declaration of Interest.
3. Walking for Health Ros Sowerby.
4. Police Matters.
5. Parallel Parish Council.
6. Community Matters of Concern - PUBLIC FORUM.
7. To submit and if approved, confirm and sign the Minutes of the Parish Council
meeting held on 20th February 2001.
8. Matters arising from the Minutes.
9. Planning Applications and related matters
a. Planning Applications.
b. Planning Decisions.
10. Sporting Fortnight.
11. Tibshelf Calendar.
12. Applications for financial assistance.
13. Parish Cemetery.
14. Village Hall.
16. Play Areas.
17. Environmental Matters.
a. Hanging Basket Scheme 2001.
18. Financial Matters:
a. Accounts for Payment.
b. 1999/2000 Audit.
20. To fix the time and date of the next Meeting of the Parish Council.
Press and Public excluded under Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960
21. Matters Arising: Proposal to purchase land adjoining Sportsground.
22. Staff Holidays Carry over of holidays into 2001/02.
TIBSHELF PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 20th February 2001 at the Village
Hall, High Street, Tibshelf.
Councillors I Kerry (Chairman), M Simpson, D Hollis, Mrs P Rhodes, Mrs A Beckett, J
Vardy, M Pope, Mrs P Trevelyan, B McCabe and M Coupe.
Also present: WPC S Corbett, 3 members of the public, Debbie Moore (PPC), Jemma Vardy
and Mrs S Challands (Clerk).
Councillor R Heffer. Elizabeth Kaye (PPC) and David Vardy (PPC).
216/00 DECLARATION OF INTEREST - None.
217/00 POLICE MATTERS
(a) WPC Corbett thanked the Parish Council for their letter of thanks that was
recently received by the Police.
(b) 198/00 (e) - Cyclist - It was reported that the child now has a
suitable child seat and helmet for the cycle.
(c) Cars without Tax Discs on King Street - WPC Corbett advised that the law has
now changed so that all vehicles require taxing unless exemption is obtained. The cars on
King Street have now been reported.
(d) 198/00 (d) - Crime Prevention Day - It was reported that this was a
successful event. The meeting expressed its thanks to the Police and CAN. The Police are
now looking into holding a "Drugs Awareness" event following requests at this
(e) Problem Motorcyclists - WPC Corbett advised that this matter was being dealt
(f) Egg throwing - It was reported that eggs were being thrown at shopfronts at
the bottom end of the village. WPC Corbett advised that she will get "CAN"
involved to monitor the situation.
(g) Crime Figures - A total of 49 crimes had been reported since the last Parish
Council meeting (23 at the motorway service station), they are as follows:
1. 1 Attempted theft from a vehicle.
2. 16 Thefts.
3. 16 Thefts from vehicles.
4. 5 Thefts of a motor vehicle.
5. 2 Garage burglaries.
6. 4 Criminal damage to a vehicle.
7. 4 Criminal damage.
8. 1 Theft of a pedal cycle.
WPC Corbett left the meeting at this point.
218/00 PARALLEL PARISH COUNCIL
(a) Parallel Parish Council Committee - Jemma Vardy informed the meeting
that the first Parallel Parish Council Committee had been held and the members had found
it very useful. She has arranged a meeting with Mr Crowe next week to discuss the litter
campaign. The meeting was informed that Jemma is the Chair and David Vardy is the
Vice-Chair of the Committee.
219/00 COMMUNITY MATTERS OF CONCERN
(a) Grass Green on Derwent Drive - Requests were put to the meeting by
local residents to have the green tarmaced so that cars could be parked on them or drives
created for the houses there. This would relieve parking congestion and help stop children
playing on there with balls. It was resolved that Councillor Coupe shall pursue
this with The District of Bolsover and Derbyshire County Council.
(b) Litter and Dog Fouling - Councillor Pope informed the meeting that the top
end of Tibshelf is disgusting because of the amount of litter and dog fouling. It was
reported that as soon as the Litter Picker clears the litter, the streets are as bad
again. The Parallel Parish Council is currently looking at this problem and a poster
campaign is to be done shortly as previously agreed by the Parish Council.
(c) Dogs on Addison Street - It was reported that two Alsatian dogs who are free
to roam in their garden are frightening people when they walk past because the dogs lunge
at them. It was reported that it is likely that nothing can be done but it was resolved
that Councillor Pope shall pass on the address to the Clerk who will discuss the
matter with the dog wardens at The District of Bolsover.
(d) Animals to the rear of the Wheatsheaf Public House - It was reported that
the welfare of the animals is already being dealt with by the RSPCA and Police.
(e) Tibshelf Parish Council Website - Councillor Coupe informed the meeting that
the Parish Council now has a website on www.tibshelfpc.bizland.com. He outlined the contents of the website.
(f) Assistance - It was resolved that a letter of thanks shall be sent to
Mr K Spencer and Mr R Ganley for their assistance at Christmas and with repairs to the
flagpole at the church.
220/00 THE SIGNING OF THE MINUTES
The Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council Meeting held on 16th January
2001 were submitted, approved and signed as a true record subject to the following
amendments: Moved MC, Second MP.
(a) 196/00 - Debbie Moore was present at the meeting.
(b) 200/00 (b) - It was Waverley Street and Heathfield Gardens and not Babbington
221/00 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
(a) 198/00 (g) - Double Yellow Lines - The Clerk informed the meeting
that they should be done in March.
(b) 200/00 (c) - Recycling Bins on Brooke Street - It was reported that
things had improved but now some of the bins were full and bags were being put at the side
again. It was resolved that Councillor Coupe shall pursue this further with The
District of Bolsover.
(c) 200/00 (a) - Bus Shelter on Mansfield Road - Councillor Coupe advised that a
plan has been sent as requested. The resident informed the meeting that the plans had not
been correct and amended ones are due. They are happy with the proposed siting. The
shelter is to be erected at the end of March.
(d) 200/00 (b) - Potholes - The holes have now been filled. Dr Duffield has been
approached but is unwilling to pay for a "look left" sign. Derbyshire County
Council are looking to mark the junction with a white line.
(e) 202/00 (h) - Traffic Calming - The Clerk distributed the response
from Mr Sturmer. It was resolved that the letter is noted and that any further
letters received by the Clerk should be referred back to Mr Sturmer advising that as it is
a matter for Derbyshire County Council, correspondence should be limited to them.
(f) 208/00 (a) - Damage to Sportsground - The meeting was informed that
the police are still pursuing the matter.
(g) 208/00 (d) - Lights at Pavilion - The Clerk reported that the cost would be
£100. It was resolved that the Clerk shall look at the original specification to
see who recommended the 7 day timer. If it was Ecolite, they should be asked to replace
this as it is not suitable. Failing this, Councillor Kerry shall purchase an appropriate
(h) 213/00 - Enable Housing - The Clerk read a letter of thanks from Enable
Housing following a constructive meeting. They will keep the Parish Council informed of
(i) 213/00 (10) - Derbyshire Village of the Year 2001 - It was resolved that
Standing Orders shall be suspended for this item. It was further resolved that the
decision made last month to enter the competition be changed and the competition shall not
(j) 183/00 - Noticeboards - The Clerk informed the meeting that following the
decision in December, she had now received information that the noticeboards will be more
expensive because of the delay since the original quotation. It was resolved that
in view of this new information, the Clerk is authorised to purchase 4 noticeboards from
Metrosigns at a cost of £487.50 each plus carriage. It was further resolved that
The District of Bolsover shall be asked to install them and remove the existing boards.
222/00 PLANNING APPLICATIONS
(a) 01/00058/FUL - Erection of double garage at Cedar Cottage, Chesterfield
Road for Mr and Mrs R S Norman - It was resolved that the Parish Council has no
objections subject to the materials of construction matching those of neighbouring
(b) 01/00043/FUL - Crown lift beech trees and sycamore and lop 1 sycamore (by
2/3rds) at Hurst Lodge, 73 Chesterfield Road for Mrs S Nyland - It was resolved that
the Parish Council has no objections.
(c) Various planning decisions were distributed and noted by the meeting.
(d) Derby and Derbyshire Joint Structure Plan - The meeting noted that the John
Structure Plan has now been adopted.
(e) Speaking at the Planning Committee at The District of Bolsover - The
District of Bolsover had resolved to introduce a new system in respect of the
consideration of planning applications by the Planning Committee. As part of this, Parish
Councils are now able to send a representative to the meeting if wished. This was
noted by the meeting.
223/00 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES POLICY
It was resolved that the Equal Opportunities Statement as suggested by The
District of Bolsover shall be adopted by the Parish Council.
Debbie Moore and 2 members of the public left the meeting at this point.
224/00 MEMORIAL IN MEMORY OF COUNCILLOR HARRY LOWE
The surgery has been approached and has no objections to the siting of a
memorial seat there. It was resolved that the Parish Council shall purchase and
install a memorial seat at a cost of £500. A small ceremony shall be held which shall be
arranged by Councillor Kerry. Moved MC, second AB.
It was further agreed that the Parish Council has no objections to a stone memorial
seat being sited outside the village hall and Councillor Kerry shall contact Derbyshire
County Council regarding its position. Moved MC, second AB.
225/00 TIBSHELF CALENDAR
Councillor Simpson suggested that the Parish Council puts together a calendar
with the aim of raising money for charity. It was resolved that Councillor Simpson
shall come back to the next meeting with approximate costings.
(a) Cemetery Charges - It was resolved that a charge of £10 shall be
included on the cemetery fees for the re-opening of a cremated remains plot.
(b) Amendment of Cemetery Rules and Regulations - The Clerk had distributed a
copy of the original rules and regulations which had been split to reflect the relevance
to the appropriate recipient. It was resolved that the newly split Rules and
Regulations be accepted and that the Cemetery Committee shall only meet once a year and at
other times as considered necessary. Moved MP, second PT.
227/00 VILLAGE HALL
(a) Village Hall Management Committee - The Minutes of the meeting held
on 12th December 2000 were accepted. Moved MC, second PT.
(a) First Aid Box at Pavilion - It had been recommended by the
Sportsground Committee, that as an employer, the Parish Council should provide a first aid
box at the pavilion. It was resolved that Councillor Kerry shall organise the
provision of a first aid box at the pavilion and instruct the caretaker on keeping it
(b) John Lawsons Circus - The Clubs had raised concerns over the circus
using the field. The comments were noted and Councillor Kerry agreed that he will meet the
circus on site to discuss positioning of the equipment.
(c) Tibshelf R/C RCC - It was resolved that the Club shall not be allowed
to use the grounds in March but that, subject to ground conditions, there will be no
problem with them using the Sportsground on the 13th and 14th July subject to a charge of
£5 per caravan/tent for the weekend. Moved AB, Second BM.
(d) Caretakers Report - The Caretaker had reported that a hole had been put
in the wall in the home changing room at the pavilion. The Clerk has already requested a
quotation for the cost of repairing the damage. A discussion was held over the cleanliness
of the rooms after matches and Members were advised to inspect the pavilion rooms
themselves to clearly understand the problem. It was resolved that Councillor Kerry
shall speak to the Caretaker regarding the weekend inspections, the issue of leaving the
gates open will be discussed at the Sportsground Liaison Committee and a letter shall be
sent to all Clubs requesting that they ensure that the gates are locked.
(e) Sportsground Liaison Committee - The Minutes of the meeting held on 11th
November 2000 were accepted. Moved MC, second AB.
229/00 PLAY AREAS
Litter Bin at Derwent Drive - The Clerk advised that The District of Bolsover
has agreed to contribute 50% towards the cost of providing a litter bin at the Derwent
Drive play area. It was resolved that a free standing bolted to concrete base
litter bin shall be installed at Derwent Drive. Cost to the Parish Council £150. The bin
shall be emptied by the Play Area Inspector. Moved AB, second MC.
230/00 ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
Litter Campaign - Councillor Coupe informed the meeting that he is waiting for
some information from The District of Bolsover before he is able to complete the posters.
231/00 ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT
(a) The following accounts for payment were approved.
1797 B Turvey - Organist at Carol Concert £35.00
1798 Jackson Building Centres Ltd - Surefix Resin for church flag pole £32.82
1799 Commutaports Ltd - Repairs to bus shelter* £249.10
1800 Chesterfield Male Voice Choir - Carol Concert £100.00
1801 Shanks Waste Services Ltd - Skip and bin at cemetery £177.68
1802 The District of Bolsover - Play Area annual inspections (ROSPA) £240.41
1803 S Challands - Clerks Salary inc standing expenses and mileage - net of PAYE and
NIC - March See 237/00
1804 T Redman - Caretakers Revised Salary net of PAYE & NIC - March £316.22
1805 L Gasson - Street Cleaners Salary net of PAYE & NIC - March £389.70
1806 Inland Revenue - March PAYE and NIC £446.74
(b) Income from 16.1.01 to 20.2.01
Cemetery - various 248.00
VAT Refund (inc village hall) 892.13
Community Grants Funding from BDC 644.75
Insurance Reclaim for Bus Shelter damage 112.00
(c) Bank Balance as at 8.2.01 is £70754.79.
(d) Internal Audit Committee - The Minutes of the meeting held on 19th September
2000 were accepted.
233/00 CORRESPONDENCE - For Information
1. Clay Cross Community Police Consultative Group - Agenda for meeting on
20.1.01 and Minutes of meeting held on 23.10.00.
2. Derbyshire County Council - Countryside Events in Derbyshire 2001 Booklet.
3. East Midlands Development Agency - "Email" Magazine.
4. Derbyshire County Council - Road Accidents in Derbyshire 1999 - Factsheet and
5. The District of Bolsover - Minutes and Reports of Committees for submission
to the Council meeting held on 21st February 2001.
6. South Normanton Assembly - Minutes of the meeting held on 8th February 2001.
7. Coalfields Community Campaign - Letter and booklet updating on the Campaign
with respect to Miners Pensions Fund Surpluses.
8. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service - Annual Report and Statement of Accounts
9. "Read On - Write Away!" - Funding information of projects to
support literacy development.
10. "Local Food - Local People" - Newsletter.
11. Derbyshire County Council - SACRE Annual Report 1999/2000.
12. Derbyshire County Council - Personal Mobility Strategy and Public Transport
234/00 CORRESPONDENCE - For Discussion
1. Derbyshire County Council - Festivals Survey - It was resolved that
Councillor Kerry shall complete the questionnaire.
2. The Council for the Protection of Rural England - Quiet Lanes - Invitation to
a briefing on the new "Quiet Lanes Initiative" which could provide substantial
environmental improvements in the parish where funding can be obtained from the Parish
Transport Grant. It was resolved that this item be noted.
3. DALC - Clerks Training Day - It was resolved that the Clerk attends
this course at a cost of £5.
4. DALC - Community Safety Panel - It was resolved that Councillor
Simpson shall be put forward as representative on this panel.
5. DALC - Post Offices - There is a conference on 27.2.01 at County Hall. This
6. Derbyshire County Council - Reinstatement of Love Lane - It was agreed that
Councillors Coupe and Kerry shall attend the meeting on 6th March.
235/00 DATE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Tuesday, 20th March 2001
at 7.15 p.m. at the Village Hall.
All remaining members of the public left the meeting at this point.
235/00 The Chairman moved that the Press and Public be
excluded under Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 for the following item.
236/00 LAND NEXT TO THE SPORTSGROUND
It was resolved that the Clerk shall contact The District of Bolsover to advise
them of the Councils interest in leasing the land off Sunnybank. It was further
resolved that the Clerk responds to Mr and Mrs Marples offering £14,000 for their
land reference OS9200. It was also resolved that Derbyshire County Council be
contacted to advise on possible costings for the project. Moved MC, Second PT.
237/00 CLERK ANNUAL LEAVE
It was resolved that the Clerk shall trade her remaining holidays for pay.
238/00 REPLACEMENT OF EXTERNAL DOORS AT PAVILION
It was resolved that 2 steel doors shall be purchased from Attenborough
Industrial Doors Limited at a price of £925.00 fitted.
The Chairman closed the meeting at 9.50pm.