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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 2nd August 2005


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 5th July 2005

 2.   Matters arising

 3.   Declaration of Interest  -  The Parish Councils (Model Code of Conduct) order 2001.  To record any declarations of interest by any Member in respect of items on this agenda.

 4.   Play Area

 5.   Village Hall

 6.   Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm Consultation

 7.   Yorkshire Water

 8.   Major Acres

 9.   Langeled

10.  Correspondence

11.  Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of meeting held on 2nd August 2005


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. S. Rollinson


Apologies:        Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public:  3


Minutes of Meeting held on 5th July 2005


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. R. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Turnbull

Vote: carried unanimously


Minutes of meeting held on 14th July 2005


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Streetscene have begun work in the village and this is progressing.



A cheque was issued for the purchase of the strimmer.  Cllr. J. Sizer will purchase the strimmer from Vowles in Patrington and present the paperwork to the clerk.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. L. Payne declared an interest in the Village Hall item.  Cllrs. R. Newsam and J. F. Robinson declared an interest in the Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm Consultation.


Play Area

Cllr. M. Turnbull said that work on the Play Area is behind and the play equipment is unlikely to be finished until Autumn/Winter.  He suggested the Council buy one swing for the moment so the children will have something to play on during the summer.  The Council have plenty of brochures on play equipment and it was agreed that Cllr. M. Turnbull make enquiries about prices.  It was further agreed that any swing purchased should be in keeping with the planned equipment.

Cllr. P. Payne proposed that: "…that we agree to buy a swing and meet next week to discuss prices and the type of swing required."

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Turnbull

Vote: carried unanimously


Village Hall

Cllr. M. Turnbull suggested making a donation to the Village Hall.  The land sale has now been completed and the money received.  As the Village Hall is of benefit to the whole village it would seen sensible to donate money for future improvements and maintenance.  He added that it is important to involve the children of the village in the play area project and make it a real community project.

Cllr. R. Newsam suggested the play equipment be costed and this money be set aside before making any donation to the Village Hall.  Cllr. M. Turnbull is to investigate the costs of the play equipment.  It was agreed that a further meeting be held on Monday, 8th August at 7.30pm where a decision will be made on the Play Area expenditure and a donation to the Village Hall.


Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm Consultation

The Environmental Resources Management have issued a consultation paper to assess the environmental implications of constructing the proposed Onshore Grid Connection associated with the proposed Humber Gateway Offshore Windfarm from Easington to Saltend.  The proposed route is approximately 25 km in length. The route for the cables will pass through, or close to, several properties in Skeffling.  It is proposed that the cable be underground at a depth of approximately 4 ft.  The Windfarm will be 8 kms off the Kilnsea coast.  There will be 80 turbines at Kilnsea and 40 turbines at Bridlington.  The ERM have asked for the Council's views and queries on the route of the cable.  The Council felt the trench for the cable be no less than 6 ft. deep, and that any landscaping damage be rectified.  The clerk is to write a letter to ERM with the following questions:-


1. How deep is the trench to be?

2. Will this affect hedgerows?  If so what is the intention to rectify any damage?

3. What traffic volume and disruption can be expected?

4. Will the proposed route be trenched or moled?

5. When will the work be started?

6. How long will the work take?


Yorkshire Water

The   final   payment  has  now  been  received  from  Yorkshire  Water  and  has  been  banked.

Cllr. M.  Turnbull is to discuss any outstanding remedial work with Andy McLachlan.  The Clerk is to Invoice Yorkshire Water for the "Right of Way Rent" for the use of the access road to the Skeffling Filtration Plant.  This payment of £300 pa is to be invoiced in advance each year.  The first payment to be from 1st July 2005 to 30 June 2006, and annually thereafter.  This payment must be linked upwards to the Retail Price Index, and reviewed on a 5 yearly basis.  The first review is due for the period 30 June 2009 to 1 July 2010.  The result of this increase must be added as an appendage to the Title Deed.  The cost of this to be shared between Skeffling Parish Council and Yorkshire Water. Mr. Cooney of Lockings has said there would be a nominal fee, if at all, for this work.


Major Acres

Mr. Majors has not paid his annual peppercorn rent for 2 years, despite being sent reminders. This  rental  is  in  recognition  of  access  to  his  land over Council land. Cllrs. M. Turnbull and R. Newsam will go through the paperwork and present all the details and facts to ERNLLCA for legal advice on how to proceed.



Mr. Alwyn Potts has asked if the Council would like any more work done in the village.  He has asked for a list of items.  The clerk was instructed to write to him asking for the following:-


1. The footpath on Main Road, just past Chapel Lane, needs raising as part of it floods badly in the winter.

2. Drainage pipe from Out Newton Road to Chapel Lane to connect with the existing drain.

3. Kerbing in several areas.

4. Rosemary tiles on the roofs of the bus stops.

5. Chapel Lane widened and kerbed.

6. Fixed benches

7. Main Road, from Chapel Lane to 'Elmfield' to be kerbed and haunched.



All letters and papers have been put in the current folder for circulation among Councillors. The Planning Application for Kindlegarth, Out Newton Road, has been Refused.


Public Speaking

Mrs. Meadley pointed out that the area of Main Road from Chapel Lane to 'Elmfield' is sinking and needs haunching to bring up to the right level.  This is to stop it flooding in winter.  It was agreed to add this to the list of items for submission to Alwyn Potts.

Cllr. J. F. Robinson said that the phone box in Main Road has now been repaired and BT have guaranteed that it will not be changing the box to the modern style.  The telephone box, as it is, will be retained.


The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.


Date of next meeting:   6th September 2005