Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Hartshorne Parish Council held at

7.00 pm on Monday, 13th September 2021 at Goseley Community Centre


Present: Councillors A Jones (Chair), G Tubey, M Mycock, J Slawson, K Coe, N Landsborough, P Smith, S Shirland


Parish Clerk, A Barnes (Locum)


In attendance: County Councillor D Muller and District Councillors M Dawson, S Taylor and M Gee


3 members of the public


Cllr Jones welcomed Cllrs and members of the public to the meeting and asked everyone in attendance to stand in memory of the late clerk.  The clerk was very keen and enthusiastic and was a great asset to the Parish Council.


080/2021          Public participation

Member of Woodville football club, talked about the club being the biggest in South Derbyshire, they have over 40 volunteers and has been running since 2005.  All insurance is in place, and they are affiliated with the Football Association. The club had been speaking to the previous clerk to request the use of the Goseley pitch, but the goals would require changing.  Cost for nets the are approx. £1700.


Member of Woodville football club to send all correspondence and costs previously sent to the clerk to the Chair.  The Parish Council will look at the cost of changing the goal posts and possible storage options.    A Cllr suggested the posts are shared with the recreational grounds.  All Cllrs agreed to delegate the decision to sub-committee before next meeting.


081/2021          Apologies

                           Cllr D Stretton

                           Cllr J Burley

                           Cllr D West

Cllr P Redfern  

Cllr N Jenkinson


082/2021          To receive reports from the Police Liaison Officer, County Councillors and District Council Members

County Council

Cllr Muller asked for condolences to be sent to the previous clerk’s family

Cllr Muller reported there is not much happening at present at Derbyshire County Council.  The business plan was sent to the Government on the 10th September and the County Council will shortly receive a copy for discussion.

The Green Homes grant has been extended until March 2022. £1 milllion pounds was awarded to help homeowners and landlords to fund the cost of energy efficient improvements.  Residents’ income is required to be below £30k and the energy performance certificate needs to be D & G to qualify for the grant.

RESOLVED The Parish Council to advertise the scheme to residents

Cllr Muller reported the manhole covers will be mended on Wednesday

The GAP Group has received £500 from Cllr Muller and G Musson from Woodhill is providing the other £500

A Cllr asked why the local MP is not involved in the Freeport? Cllr Muller reported he is unsure why the MP is not involved however the Chief Executive of South Derbyshire is. 

RESOLVED Cllr Muller to raise with Leader of the County Council regarding the lack of involvement by the local MP in the freeport.

District Council

Cllr Gee reported South Derbyshire District Council had been fully maintaining the pavilion at Goseley, in his opinion another arrangement should be made whereby the Parish Council could take some of the responsibility.

Government Consultation on the airport had been received, Hartshorne may be impacted higher than other areas.  A detailed response has been provided by South Derbyshire District Council taking into account the economic benefits.  Cllr Muller confirmed there may be changes to the runway which may impact the area and he will copy the chair into the email.

There is a responsibility by South Derbyshire District Council to review the Local Plan every 5 years which should conform to national policy.  The review currently taking is of the current local plan i.e the freeport and if any change in policy is required.  A new local plan will be brought in at some point.

Cllr Smith asked that consideration of food and brown lands be considered along with rejuvenating the high street. Cllr Taylor confirmed the High Street plans are already in place to improve the high street in Swadlincote including new paving and a number of trees may be removed. 


Cllr Jones raised biodiversity in the area and the provision for tree planting.  Cllr Taylor confirmed sites for wildflowers which have been approved.  Action plan for nature and wood to increase diversity is available the on website.


083/2021          Apologies

Councillor J Burley

Councillor S Shirland

District Councillor M Taylor

Councillor D Stretton


084/2021          Variation to the order of business



085/2021          Declaration of members interests


086/2021         To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 12th July 2021

                           RESOLVED: Agreed apart from a few typing errors.


087/2021          Recreation Grounds

Cllr Jones confirmed the minutes from the previous meeting had not been received.  Cllr Jones explained a meeting took place on site at the grounds and there were a number of issues looked at.  Work on the changing rooms is required and the previous clerk raised the possibility of work being done on the equipment, however, it has been difficult to find a company to complete the work.  Health and Safety work needs to be completed as a matter of urgency. 

Cllr Mycock confirmed she received a complaint from a resident regarding a silver birch on Salisbury Drive, the resident does not want the tree taking down but would like it chopped back.  Cllr Smith gave contact details to the previous clerk to tidy the area where the tree used to be.

RESOLVED Cllr Jones to try and collect paperwork and contact Blooming Gardens


088/2021          Clerks report and Action Log

                           Unable to report


089/2021          Planning Applications


(DMPA/2021/1321 The erection of a replacement dwelling at 26 Sandcliffe Road, Midway, Swadlincote, DE11 7PH.  Cllr Tubey reported the planning application has been withdrawn but will be resubmitted.  The house will be large and due to the cost, the planning application will be reviewed, but he does not see there will be grounds to oppose.  Relevant point will be it is close to the edge of the quarry and the concerns of landslip.  Double detached garage in the front garden.

RESOLVED all agreed to discuss when the new proposal has been submitted

DMPA/2021/1039 loft conversion and extension at 20 Main Street, Hartshorne, Swadlincote, DE11 7ES

RESOLVED no objection

DMOT/2021/1265 Non material amendment to planning permission ref. 9/2018/0767 seeking update the reference to the approved drawing schedule at Broomy Farm, Land at Woodville Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote

RESOLVED no objection

090/2021          Lee Wood Valley


All Cllrs agreed the Lee Wood Valley to be discussed earlier in the meeting after apologies.  Local resident discussed the proposal of Lee Wood Vally as an asset of community value.  The proposal has been completed.  The application can only be made by a community group or Parish Council.  Concerns have been raised due to a company looking to develop the area into housing.  If the Parish Council do not do something now the land will be lost to developers.

Cllr Smith reported he thought the proposal was a very good idea and an asset the area cannot afford to lose.

RESOLVED Cllr Smith proposed and Cllr Coe seconded and all other Cllrs in agreement by a show of hands submit the proposal that the parish council support the proposal.  Cllr Jones signed the proposal at the end of the meeting.

091/2021          Blackfordby Neighbourhood Plan Consultation   

It was reported the plan may not affect the Parish Council it may not be in the parish boundary but could be of interest to Parish Councillors and will allow for extra housing,



092/2021          Highways and Public Footpaths

Cllr Smith reported the style at the corner of Rodney Meadow (footpath 22) has been sawn off and removed           . 

RESOLVED: Cllr Smith to contact landowner.


Bridleway at the rear of Leawood Road is very overgrown


RESOLVED: Cllr Smith to contact landowner.


093/2021         Website and Communications

                           All agreed for the contact details to be changed


094/2021          Allotments

                           No information for the meeting


095/2021          Finance


Cllr Jones confirmed August and September payments are outstanding. The payroll is run by SDCVS and Cllr Jones has informed them the Clerk has died and they have sent their condolences.  £1117.45, SDCVS bill outstanding.

Old clerk is still getting paperwork and a bill had been received from Royal Mail for £168.00 for PO Box


Cllr Smith asked if the Chair could have all post redirected to him on a temporary basis.


Letter received from HSBC regarding a safeguarding review and notification of closing the account.


RESOLVED the schedule of payments was approved and Chair to contact Royal Mail and HSBC.


096/2021          Cricket Club WiFi grant


                           To be discussed when more information is gained


097/2021          Student grant request

             Letter received from a resident requesting money towards a student grant

RESOLVED Cllr Jones will pass on to N Jenkinson treasurer of Hartshorne Charities and inform the student

098/2021 Cllr Smith reported the following information:

Lateral Flow Test are available from the libraries

The new out of hours emergency number for South Derbyshire DC is 07918 589989.  Cllr Coe proposed and Cllr Jones seconded for Neil to add to the website

The Flood Meeting is taking place on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 10-12 am via teams

098/2021 After confidential discussion the following resolutions were agreed:


098/2021          Date of Next meeting


                           11th October 2021 at 7pm






Parish Council Chairman……………………………………..    13th September 2021