Minutes of the ordinary meeting of Hartshorne Parish Council held at

7.00 pm on Monday, 12th June 2023 7pm at Hartshorne Cricket Club


Present: Councillors J Seaton (Chair), A Jones, G Tubey, K Coe, J Slawson, N Landsborough, Cllr Jones, Cllr Redfern, Cllr Rogers, Cllr Burley


Parish Clerk, A Barnes


In attendance: Cllr Muller, Cllr Gee, Cllr Taylor, Cllr Archer


0 members of the public


Cllr Seaton welcomed everyone to the meeting.


255/2023            Public participation



256/2023            To receive reports from the Police Liaison Officer, County Councillors and District Council Members

County Council

Cllr Muller reported the following:

Highways has a new cabinet member Charlotte Cupis

Freeport - no further information

Devolution – no further information

Speed Indicator Device with Ticknall – shared agreement, contact made with Ticknall Chair and has spoken to DCC to discuss a further device. 

DCC are responsible for the speed humps on Repton Road.


District Council

Cllr Taylor reports Arriva are subsidised for routes to take place.

Complaints received from residents regarding the state of the roads from Willington and Repton to Hartshorne.  Cllr Muller is aware of the state of the roads.

Cllr Taylor reports the Environment Committee consultation has taken place regarding S106 monies.  SDDC will provide a robust response.

A presentation from East Midlands Airport regarding noise action plan was delivered to SDDC.  SDDC will respond to the action plan.

Cllr Gee asked if DCC are paying out any money regarding Repton Road for any repairs.  Cllr Muller confirmed they are.

Proposal has been put forward for a light up sign to be added at the Clock Island Roundabout.  Planning has been deferred.

Cllr Tubey raised concerns regarding the high volume of traffic through Woodville.


257/2023            Apologies

                           S Bigg

                           M Mycock


258/2023            Co-option of Parish Councillors

The Council resolved to co-opt Phillip Redfern to the Parish Council.  Cllr Redfern signed the acceptance of office and took his place alongside the Councillors. 


259/2023            Variation to the order of business


260/2023            Declaration of members interests

264/2023 and 267/2003 Cllr Jones allotments and planning matters

267/2003 Cllr Landsborough allotments


261/2023           To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 22nd May 2023

RESOLVED: Minutes agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair.  All Cllrs agreed.


262/2023            Recreation Grounds


7a Recreational Grounds –

7b Football pitches – Resolved Cllrs agree to the Massey quote for extra work on the ceiling at Goseley changing rooms at £950

7c Trim Trail equipment – 13th and 14th July proposed for onsite meeting. Resolved Cllr Seaton Cllr Jones, Cllr Slawson and Cllr Coe to attend


263/2023            Clerks report and Action Log

a.     Goseley Bus Service – Cllr Burley raised concerns that a family are moving to the area who have a blind child.  Requesting to use Goseley car park twice a week but it has been highlighted that there is no bus service available.  Cllr Muller reports the bus company has completed a survey and the buses are not being used.  Resolved Clerk to send Cllr Muller information

b.     Leawood Valley.  Resolved Clerk to ask SDDC planning if they have a blank copy of the map of the area.

c.     Fixed Asset Register.  Resolved Cllrs adopt fixed asset register with goal posts

d.     Code of conduct Resolved Cllrs agree to adopt Local Government Code of Conduct



264/2023            Planning Applications


 Planning Decisions

DMPA/2023/0465 The erection of a conservatory at 41 Hartshorne Road, Woodville, Swadlincote – approved

DMOT/2023/0514 The approval of details reserved by condition 30 (Travel Plan) relating to planning permission ref. DMPA/2020/1004 on Land at Broomy Farm, Woodville Road, Hartshorne, Swadlincote – approved


265/2023            Highways and Public Footpath

Cllr Rogers reported one of the new signs on Manchester Lane footpaths has fallen down.  Resolved Clerk to contact Highways

Cllr Landsborough reports the footpath between Brook St and Pear Tree Road, getting narrower.  Resolved Clerk to write to the homeowners requesting hedges are cut back.

Cllr Burley reported the drain is blocked on Woodville Road, at the bottom, outside house no 267.  Resolved Clerk to report to Cllr Muller.

Cllr Rogers reported the drains on Manchester Lane are blocked.  Resolved Clerk to report to Cllr Muller.

Cllr Seaton reported the speedwatch training is being organised.


266/2023           Website and Communications

Resolved Clerk to arrange photos of new Cllrs for website


267/2023            Allotments


Clerk confirmed she has received a request from a tenant for chickens on site.  Resolved Cllrs declined at present time due to bird flu.

1 new tenant now in place.  Resolved No rent to be charged for this year for any new allotment holders.

Cllr Seaton reported the allotments are looking very tidy following work being completed.


268/2023            Finance


Current bank balance £18695.94


June payments




Clerk and Lengthman salary May



Hartshorne Cricket club

Hire of hall




Electricity for Goseley




Water for Goseley



Tree and Gardens Service

Work on allotments



Playsafe LTD

Playarea inspection




Electrical work carried out at Goseley following leak


All Cllrs agreed to the above payments


Payments received

269/2023 Speed Indicator Device Guidance

Resolved 14th June 2023 meeting to be arranged via TEAMS.


270/2023 Date of Next meeting


             17th July 2023 7pm at Goseley Community Centre


Meeting closed at 20.00pm





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