South Derbyshire District in the County of Derby



10 February 2020

Hartshorne Cricket Club, Hartshorne


PRESENT - Councillors – A Jones (Chair), , P Smith, D West, Mrs S Sharland, J Seaton, Mrs N Landsborough, R Bell, P Redfern and N Jenkinson.


APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE - Councillor, Mrs J Burley, Mrs M Mycock, Mrs J Slawson, G.Tubey and  Mrs K Coe: District Councillors S Taylor and M Dawson and PCSO Dean Badham-Spalding.


ALSO PRESENT – R Smith Clerk to the Parish Council, District Councillor M Gee, County Councillor’s Mrs L Chilton and G Musson


                                                                             Ordinary Parish Meeting                                      

Before tha start of the meeting The Chairman informed the meeting of the death of Mr Alec Brealey. Mr Brealey had been for many years a keen contributor at Parish Council meetings and also a very keen allotment holder.. 




District Council report -

1. District Councillor M Gee reported that SDDC are currently costing replacing the fencing at The Cutting which will also include Limestone Way and Bentley Close.  County Council report - .  

2.     County Councillor Mrs L Chilton reported the County were currently gritting all main routes within the County.

3.     It was reported to County Councillor Mrs L Chilton about the poor parking outside Eureka School. She said it would be reported to the Education Department but also suggested the Parish write to both the Highways Department and the Police.

4.     County Councillor G Musson said that he would investigate the problems of speeding along Sandcliffe Road and report back to the next meeting.




MINUTES OF THE Ordinary Meeting on held on 13 January 2020.                                                           


The minutes were then approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Matter Arising.



Any member to declare an interest - 


Items for Exemption




POLICE MATTERS                                                                                                                    

1.    No reports from the Police. 

2.    It was reported that there was some damage at the Community Centre over the new year, this was captured on their CCTV and the Police have been informed.



 MATTERS ARISING     1. The Clerk presented a monthly update on all outstanding matters; this is attached to  the minutes.






     HIGHWAYS, PAVEMENTS & PUBLIC FOOTPATHS                                                                     

1.     It was reported that HGV are increasingly using Sandcliffe Road when there is a 7.5 tonnes wait restriction.

RESOLVED Clerk to contact CREST  and also the Police.

2.     Training of volunteers from Sandicliffe Road area in speed gun application to be pursued.

RESOLVED Clerk to contact CREST

3.     Councillor Smith suggested that as £1000.00 had been included the Clerk should pursue the purchase as soon as possible to try and ensure volunteers are trained before the summer months.

RESOLVED Clerk to purchase a speed gun

4.     Councillor reported that the gullies on Ticknall Road required cleaning, the culvert near to Saw Mill is nearly overflowing RESOLVED Clerk to contact DCC.

5.     Councillor Smith reported dog mess in the Ticknall Road, Repton Road and Brook Street areas, this was supported by several other members.

RESOLVED Clerk to contact SDDC.

6.     Councillor Jenkinson reported that the new bus shelter on Main Street still has no lighting

RESOLVED Clerk to contact SDDC.



      PARISH NEWSLETTER AND WEBSITE                                                                                

1.       Councillor Jenkinson asked all Parish Councillors to supply a passport sized photo to be included on the Parish web site.

2.       Councillor Jenkinson asked for contributions to the next Parish Newsletter to be distributed in March/April.




1.       The Chairman reported that the waste bin near to the MUGA on Salisbury Drive requires repair

RESOLVED Clerk replace the inner compartment.

2.       The Clerk reported that the Parish Council currently does not have a lease for either Salisbury Drive or Goseley Recreation grounds

RESOLVED Clerk to contact SDDC with a view of obtaining a 21-year lease. 




1. Several Councillors attended both Safer Neighbourhood meetings where ASB was a major problem in both our areas.

2. Councillor Mrs Mycock and Clerk attended a very informative meeting on grants for mainly recreational facilities.




DMPA/2020/0080 -the erection of a single storey front and side extension at 7 Coventry Close, Lower Midway. No Comments


DMPA/2020/0083 - Change of use from garage (use class C3) to separate dwelling (use class C3), alterations to existing access to serve both existing and proposed properties including additional parking, proposed car port and amended access to the Former Methodist Church at 37 Repton Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7AF. No Comments


DMPN/2019/1383 - Certificate of Lawfulness for existing use of an annexe as a single dwellinghouse at 16 Brook Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7AH. No Comments



















                       FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION

     20/20      Payments for February-




In Respect of











Direct Payments




Staff Wages

February salary/wages




February Tax and NI contribution



Smith of Derby

Annual maintenance of church clock



P A Forestry & Rural Service

Hedge cutting (various parts of Parish)



Hartshorne Cricket Club

Room Hire





     21/20          GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE 

       VE Day – Considerations for ways to commemorate VE Day

       DALC - The Chief Constable of Derbyshire is inviting representatives of the Derbyshire Association of Local Councils to our Town and Parish Councillors' Evening to be held on Monday 16 March 2020 at 7.00 pm.

       PCC – newsletter Issue 8

       East Midlands Airport – Community Impact Survey

       SDDC – Summer Activities dates now agreed

       Dethick Hall – thank you letter for the recent donation.

       Environment Agency -Flooding in South Derbyshire Autumn Briefing 2019

(Pinfold Lane Bridge – de silting along Repton Brook)

       SDDC – Green Spaces modification Consultation


DALC Circulars

       DALC Circular No. 2 - Climate Emergency Derbyshire – book your workshop place now, Be heard in Parliament …. Lobby Day, Opportunity to join DALC’s Executive, committee and shape our future, Help save our ‘lost’ footpaths…,

New funds available for village halls, Have Your Say – on Derbyshire Fire & Rescue, National Living Wage goes up, Clerk Salary Award goes…?, Help protect the principle of ‘affordable homes’, Councillor Essentials training dates announced and finally, DALC’s Spring Seminar line-up revealed.


       DALC Circular No. 1 – Index for 2019


       DALC Training Timetable 2020



     22/20          Meeting closed at 8.30 p.m.  


Date of Next Meeting - Monday 9 March 2020, Goseley Community Centre, Hartshorne Meeting starts at 7.00.pm.