Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Hartshorne Parish Council held at

7.00 pm on Monday, 13th December 2021 at Hartshorne Cricket Club


Present: Councillors A Jones (Chair), G Tubey, P Smith, K Coe, D West, N Jenkinson, M Mycock, J Burley


Parish Clerk, A Barnes (Locum)


In attendance: County Councillor D Muller


2 members of the public


Cllr Jones welcomed Cllrs and members of the public to the meeting.


134/2021            Public participation

The treasurer of Woodville Football club confirmed Hartshorne Charities application was rejected due to conflict of interest with the Parish Council.  The club are unable to store the goals in the changing rooms and it was suggested to store at the back of the building which the club will design and secure.  The coach in attendance confirmed he is happy to look after the goal sockets and take away the old goals Pitch assessment from the FA took place, awaiting outcome.  Line marker is not suitable, currently using spare.  Quotes provided to the Parish Council. 


135/2021            To receive reports from the Police Liaison Officer, County Councillors and District Council Members

County Council

Cllr Muller raised concerns regarding the new COVID variant, DCC are keeping a close eye on the situation

The Police and Crime Commissioner is keen to visit in the New Year and money may be available for the area for speeding issues and antisocial behaviour

Please report any highway issues to Cllr Muller

Newton Solney Hotel are re-signing a contract with the Government and will cause no issues, curfew is in place.

Avian flu – Willington is a concern, probation and surveillance zone around the area

Meeting has taken place with the airport authority; new noise monitoring points added in Melbourne, Cllr Muller has asked if there could be a change of overflight path over Hartshorne

Cllr Smith raised concerns about Foremark Reservoir, National trust to take over the grounds and volunteers will work on the grounds.  At Calke Abbey there has been conflict between walkers and cyclists and is unfair to ask volunteers to deal with, PCC should visit the site to compare.  Cllr Muller to raise concerns

Cllr Jenkinson raised concerns about the sequence of the traffic lights at Morrisons and the new bypass which was due to open today, the bypass will cause issues with access and traffic.  Cllr Muller to raise concerns

Cllr Jones reported at Dunsmore Lane on the double bend, water tends to flow into the road from the field and cause a stream.  Clerk to send details to Cllr Muller


District Council



136/2021            Apologies

                           Cllr Gee

                           Cllr Taylor

Cllr Slawson

Cllr Stretton

Cllr Sharland

                           Cllr Landsborough

Cllr Redfern


137/2021            Variation to the order of business



138/2021            Declaration of members interests

Cllr Jenkinson 142/2021 planning application DMPN/2021/1695

Cllr Jenkinson 145/2021 website

139/2021           To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 8th November 2021

RESOLVED: Minutes agreed as a true record apart from page 2 Brook Street not Monk Street. All Cllrs agreed.


140/2021            Recreation Grounds

No minutes received from previous meeting.  Clerk confirmed she has not found any minutes in the paperwork provided.

Goseley Football pitch RESOLVED Cllrs agreed to purchase the goal posts and to explore options for storage, club to remove old posts and will look at tidying the changing rooms in the new year.


141/2021            Clerks report and Action Log

Clerk reported the Parish Precept for 2022/23 has been received and a finance working group date needs to be arranged for January. Finance Group Meeting to be arranged for Thursday 6th January 2021 7pm via zoom.

Cllr Jenkinson raised the Church Clock looks tired and may need some maintenance.  Parish Council have paid for maintenance of the mechanism previously on the basis it is a public asset.  Cllr Coe suggested the church should apply to Cllr Muller’s fund or alternatively submit a proposal to the parish council.


142/2021            Planning Applications

DMPA/2021/1709 The erection of a single storey rear and two storey side extension at 11 Sandcliffe Park, Midway, Swadlincote – no observations


DMPA/2021/1098 Change of use from stables to Use Class C3 (Dwelling house), demolition of hay barn, erection of single storey extension with associated works; and change of use of paddock to associated residential garden at 2 The Limes, Woodville Road, Hartshorne

DMPA/2021/1728 The erection of a side extension and car port at 41 Brookdale Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote – object on the grounds of encroachment into the countryside and changing a building that was used for lifestock


DMPA/2021/1729 The erection of a single storey rear extension at 97 Sandcliffe Road, Midway, Swadlincote – no observations


DMPN/2021/1695 Prior Notification for proposed formation of private way for agricultural use on Land at SK3320 1442, Manchester Lane, Hartshorne, Swadlincote –   –Object on the grounds of the excessive standard of road which implies the importation of mineral and will be disruptive to the community around Manchester Lane, the asset of Slack Lane will be lost.


DMPA/2021/1774 The erection of a dwelling at 8 Longlands Road, Midway – object on the grounds of overdevelopment of the site, if the planners are mindful to grant the application a clause would be added to ensure it is only used for a residential property not an access site.


DMPA/2021/1669 The addition of new boundary wall to match existing, the formation of new gate piers and the addition of a new gate and the remodelling of ground levels to provide new steps up to front door at 49, Brook Street, Hartshorne – no objections


DMPA/2021/1836 Listed Building Consent for the addition of new boundary wall to match existing, the formation of new gate piers and the addition of a new gate and new steps formed to front door at 49, Brook Street, Hartshorne – no objections


Planning Decisions

DMPA/2021/1039 Loft conversion and extension at 20 Main Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote – Approved


143/2021            Highways and Public Footpaths

Cllr Tubey raised the road sign at Coventry Close is still missing.  RESOLVED Clerk to chase

Ticknall Road opposite Coal Lane, Car demolished sign and stile. RESOLVED Clerk to email SDDC


144/2021           Website and Communications

Cllr Jenkinson confirmed 1st January 2022 will be the start of the 2 year contract to maintain the website


145/2021            Allotments



145/2021            Finance


December payments




Clerk and Lengthman salary



Hartshorne Cricket Club

Wifi donation



Hartshorne Cricket Club

room hire December




Goseley Changing rooms



N Jenkinson Consultancy

Parish Council website



N Jenkinson

purchase of vouchers for previous clerk



RESOLVED All Cllrs agreed to the payments above

Cllr Jones reported HSBC have stopped the Parish Council cheque payments.  A safeguarding review was completed in October, along with a further safeguarding review on the 8th November 2021.  Cllr Jones has been into the bank and called them but they are unsure why there is a resgtraint on the account, no answer as yet and Cllr Jones has filled in a complaints form and is awaiting a reply.  Cllr Smith suggested they ask the Bank to reimburse the parish council for any costs incurred and to write to the Ombudsman.

131/2021            Any other business

Cllr Smith reported the sad passing of Adrian Lowry who worked at SDDC for many years.

Bin collections will take place over Christmas as same as normal. 


132/2021            Date of Next meeting


                           10th January 2021 7pm at Hartshorne Cricket Club



Meeting closed at 8.05pm





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