PILSLEY: Parish council makes grant to football club

Cllr T. Moon chaired the August meeting of Pilsley Parish Council.

Steven Crompton of Pilsley FC requested that the council consider offering support to the club. It was resolved that a grant equivalent to one year’s hire charge for the football pitch (approximately £300) be made to the club. The club would be informed that it was be impracticable to fund their request to erect a structure behind one of the goalposts which might help to prevent balls being damaged by the nearby hedge.

Rachel Booth, sport and activity manager at Chesterfield FC Community Trust, reported on the possibility of the trust organising coaching for young people in Pilsley. It was resolved that the trust’s offer of coaching be accepted in principle and it be requested to submit detailed proposals to the council.

There was no police representative at the meeting and no crime figures for July 2013 had been received.

Cllr Meldrum reported on anti-social behaviour in the village on August 16, 2013, following a celebration at a public house.

The chairman reported that PC David Price had begun his role as police officer for the area covering Pilsley.

The council approved a request from Pilsley Bowls Club to install a sink in the pavilion, at the club’s own expense.

Martin Kirkland, chairman of the Allotments Association, reported that during its connection of the recently installed water system, Severn Trent Water had altered its previous specification and this had resulted in the total cost of the work being increased by £1500. It was resolved that a financial contribution of £500 be awarded to the association towards the increased costs. Cllr B. Timmons took no part in the discussion and voting on this matter.

The clerk was instructed to engage a contractor to deal with the problem of mole hills on the Miners’ Welfare playing fields.

The chairman reported that a planning application for the construction of 32 properties on land off Green Lane, Pilsley, was to be considered by North East Derbyshire District Council’s planning committee on August 27. The council’s planning officer had recommended that the application be approved.

A site meeting is to be arranged with representatives of the bowls, cricket and football clubs at which proposals for the improvement of the changing facilities at the Miners’ Welfare sports ground will be discussed.

It was noted that the clerk had now take over the administration of the Miners’ Welfare sports ground from North East Derbyshire District Council and had sent forms to Pilsley FC for the following season.