PILSLEY: Parking issues on Brunswick Street and Queen Street raised at council meeting

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

In the public session, parking issues on Brunswick Street and Queen Street were raised, in particular regular parking of a minibus and a resident parking in connection with a car sales business.

Insp Glenn Hoggard attended the meeting to discuss his plans and vision for effective policing of his area and addressed concerns raised by members.

PCSO Phil Parkin updated members on crime statistics reported in Pilsley during February 2013. Members raised concerns about underage drinking of alcohol and criminal damage at the Miners Welfare and sports ground site. PCSO Parkin was also asked about a recent drug awareness leaflet drop.

Members were reminded of the Call Derbyshire phone line 01629 533190 for reporting potholes and other county council issues.

Cllr G. Bartram expressed concerns about the absence of a crossing outside Pilsley Primary School.

Cllr P. Stevenson reported representations from residents of Hardstoft Road about speeding vehicles at the entrance to and exit from the village. It was resolved that Cllr Barry Lewis refers this matter to the county council with a request for a site meeting and for a speeding sign to be installed.

It was agreed that Cllr Moon and Cllr Stevenson look at the problem of an overgrown hedge on Willow Close. The clerk is to write to NE Derbyshire District Council abolut an overgrown tree in the churchyard and to a resident who has left an old fence panel on Sampsons Field.

The clerk is to alert the county council to the poor condition of verges in the Broom Avenue, Queensway and Lansbury Avenue areas as a result of vehicle parking.

There were no objections to a planning application for new planning permission to replace extant planning permission for alterations and change of use of barn at Bushypark Farm, Hallgate Lane, Pilsley, to a single dwelling.

The council declined a request from The Five Pits Horsewatch & Countryside Acccess Group to fund maintenance of the canter track at Tibshelf.

It was resolved that £100 be awarded to Victim Support to maintain delivery of services in the area.