Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Hartshorne Parish Council held at

7.00 pm on Monday, 10th January 2022 at Goseley Community Centre


Present: Councillors M Mycock (Chair), G Tubey, K Coe, D West, N Jenkinson, Cllr Landsborough, J Slawson, Cllr Stretton


Parish Clerk, A Barnes (Locum)


In attendance: County Councillor


0 members of the public


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


001/2022            Public participation



002/2022            To receive reports from the Police Liaison Officer, County Councillors and District Council Members

County Council


Cllr Muller sent his apologies and forwarded a report via email, as this is the first meeting of the year there is little to report except their worries about future face to face meetings should the Covid situation escalate.


District Council



003/2022            Apologies

                           Cllr Smith

                           Cllr Burley

Cllr Sharland

Cllr Jones

Cllr Muller

Cllr Gee

                           Cllr Taylor


004/2022            Variation to the order of business



005/2022            Declaration of members interests

                           CllrJenkinson declared website 011/2022


006/2022           To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 13th December 2021

RESOLVED: Minutes agreed as a true record apart from the January meeting being held at Goseley Community centre not Hartshorne Cricket Club.  All Cllrs agreed.


007/2022            Recreation Grounds


RESOLVED – Clerk to arrange a Recreational Working Group Meeting for 24th January 2022 7pm via zoom to discuss work that is required.  Cllrs Mycock and Jenkinson to look at Goseley Changing rooms and the Clerk will email the lengthman to arrange site visit


008/2022            Clerks report and Action Log


·         Clerk confirmed an email had been received from SDDC regarding the Nomination for Asset of Community Value application at Leewood Valley to confirm, there has been a slight admin error therefore the determination date has been extended slightly to February 17th, 2022.

·         Clerk confirmed Zurich Insurance renewal is due at the end of January, cost is £619.10.  RESOLVED All Cllrs agreed to renew insurance with Zurich

·         A discussion took place regarding the state of the noticeboards in the parish.  Cllr Mycock suggested one of the noticeboards be a commemoration to the Queen’s Jubilee.  Cllrs all thought this was a good suggestion.  RESOLVED Clerk to contact Bretby Parish Council to request contact details of company and arrange quotes.

·         Cllr Tubey confirmed Coventry Close and Sandcliffe Road junction street signs have not been done as SDDC are awaiting quotes.  RESOLVED Clerk to chase SDDC for an update.

·         Cllr Jenkinson confirmed at the finance working group meeting it was recommended a laptop is purchased for the clerk at a cost of around £550 including Microsoft Office  RESOLVED Cllr Coe proposed, Cllr West seconded and all other Cllrs agreed to the purchase

·         All Cllrs agreed to the permanent appointment of the locum clerk


009/2022            Planning Applications


Planning Decisions


DMPN/2021/1695 Prior Notification for proposed formation of private way for agricultural use on Land at SK3320 1442, Manchester Lane, Hartshorne, Swadlincote – Approved with conditions


010/2022            Highways and Public Footpaths


011/2022           Website and Communications

Cllr Jenkinson confirmed he had tidied up the new website and it is now up and running.  Any input from the Cllrs please email comments.  Cllr Slawson to look at the text to see if any improvements are required. Cllr Stretton suggested walking routes and footpath map in the parish.  RESOLVED Clerk to look for Accessibility Statement


012/2022            Allotments

Potential resident has enquired about a free allotment.  RESOLVED Clerk to forward information to the Chair.


013/2022            Finance


January payments




Clerk and Lengthman salary



Goseley Community Centre

Hire of hall



RESOLVED All Cllrs agreed to the payments above


Clerk confirmed one of SDCVS cheques has been returned as there is not enough money in that particular account.  RESOLVED that all Cllrs agreed for the Clerk to be added to online banking and be able to correspond directly with the bank. 

1.    2022/23 Parish Precept – Report from finance working group on 6th January 2022.

Overall the proposed income and expenditure for the financial year 2022/23 would be similar to the previous year.

RESOLVED that the precept for 2022/23 is increased by 2% to £8517

014/2022            Any other business


Cllr Coe asked if there could be anything else done for the Queen’s Jubilee and it was agreed this would discussed at the February meeting.  RESOLVED Clerk to look for information and send to Cllrs.


015/2022            Date of Next meeting


                           14th February 2022 7pm at Hartshorne Cricket Club



Meeting closed at 8.03pm





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