Clowne Community Association
Minutes of Meeting Date: 20th January 2016
Venue: Methodist Chapel meeting room
|Chair:||Allan Bailey||Notetaker:||Greg Lindley||Final minutes|
|1. Apologies Steven Raison, Anne Whysall, Brenda Gauntley, Eric Burgess
Attendance was 24 people.
As usual the message is any sightings or worries RING 101 with any concerns.
3. Clowne in Bloom Update
A comment was noted that at the last Parish meeting the Chair had made adverse comments about the CIB capabilities and lack of grant applications. This was in the main meeting after public session and so no reply was possible from community present.
4. Neighbourhood Plan
This is Parish Council led and they have appointed Chris Broughton to lead the work and he has met with the Parish Council. Phase 1 of the work is going ahead – a Housing Needs assessment which will be a questionnaire to every electoral role householder in Clowne. It requires s certain percentage of returns to go on to the next stage. The destiny of Clowne is not in our own hands if it is left to the Bolsover Local Plan.
5. Regeneration Plans
A Councillors meeting at the Arc Bolsover DC was held a week ago – both District and Parish Councils. This was about regeneration of the villages in Derbyshire. Comments were made about roads and bus services needing improving.
6. Coalite Site
A meeting about the Coalite site development proposals is to take place on Wed 27 January. This is both a public meeting and a separate Councillors meeting at The Arkwright Centre 4-7pm. 600 houses are planned plus economic development and environmental treatment. Doctors in Clowne have been asked about medical cover – but not the Bolsover practices?
7. War Memorial Garden
The fence was programmedfor December 2015, but it was damaged by a fork lift truck in the makers yard and has had to be re-made. Activity is now plannedfor tomorrow. Andrew Tebbs is coming to the March Parish meeting – he has to put holes in the stone base for the new fence and adiamond tipped drill is required by him. The green surrounds outside the wall are full of weeds. Plastic grass has been talked about in Parish meeting. The end of January was promised for completion. Project management was questioned at the Parish - who controlled it? It has cost £50,000 from their own monthly accounts information- originally it was quoted by Parish chair at £25,000! Questioning who was the project manager and who is responsible for the over-run.
8. Southgate Colliery
Station Road has a redundant notice board on the Brook Hill corner – it was put in as part of the Linear Park signs. Allan Bailey has spent 18 months researching the men who died during the Southgate Colliery lifetime , from 1878 to 1929. CIB, with the History Society input have been pushing Matt Connley at Bolsover DCto upgrade the five Linear Park signs – including moving the Brook Hill sign to the other side of Station Road and to tell the story of Southgate Colliery on the Sign Board. There is apparently a memorial to the 2pit ponies who died somewhere off Hickinwood Lane but nothing marking the 40 men who died in the lifetime of the pit.
9. Barton Street Ramp
Clowne in Blooom have been pushing Derbyshire CC to put up a sign on the branch line/ Greenway at the base of the new ramp. Allan has a Clowne railway photo from 1916 and 1905 Clowne railway station picture showing part of the skate park that was the goods yard . A hut and tank on the Goods yard site where the skate park was located.
10. Minutes of the previous meeting25 November 2015 were approved.
11. Matters Arising- Item 6- Head of Heritage speaker- Mr Marlowe has asked for dates for the Association to meet the schools. Allan has spoken to him asking for convenient dates to meet.
12. Bolsover New Local Plan
Greg summed up the Community Association submission that was made from the 11 December deadline of comments on the Strategic direction document. This had a Strategic Vision and Objectives. It set out priority development options and the strategic sites for development. The Association submission commented on support for the vison. It suggested that there was no case for Clowne development levels to be expanded beyond the levels of normal accommodation to meet local demand. Therefore no support for the Clowne North development.
13. Cemetery Trees
Trees have been removed on the south side of the access road near the entrance.
The 23 November 16will also be the Annual General Meeting - any nominations for Cttee places please in advance.
Tea/Coffee and Raffle raised £xxxxand everyone was thanked for their contributions.