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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 5th August 2008


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 1st July 2008

 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.   Village Hall lease

 5.   Access over Village Green

 6.   Planning Application - Mrs. Sanderson, 2 Burstall Villas

 7.   Flood Defences

 8.   Parish Plan

 9.   Complaints of dog noise

10.   Correspondence

11.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 5th August 2008


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. J. F. Robinson


Apologies:        Cllr. L. Payne


Members of the public:  2


Minutes of meeting held on 1st July 2008


The minutes were accepted with the following amendments. Under the item Speed Sign in Matters Arising, the sentence 'Cllr. R. Newsam suggested approaching the gas site at Easington asking for help with this'. is deleted.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Village Hall Grant

The work to the landscaping of the Village Hall has been completed.  Forms and photographs have been sent to ERVAS.


Declaration of Interest

There were no declaration of interests.


Village Hall Lease

Cllr. L. Payne has given the relevant paper work to Cllr. M. Turnbull to read.  When it has been agreed the lease can then be sent to Lockings to be finalised.  The next part will be to make the Skeffling Village Hall a charity.


Access over Village Green

On 5th October 1983 Mr. Anthony Major signed an agreement between himself and Skeffling Parish Council that he be granted access across Council land for which he would pay a Peppercorn rent of £1 per annum.  Since that time he has reneged on the agreement three times.  On the latest occasion he is now 4 years in arrears making the rent due to date £5.  Mr. Major has shown no interest in paying the rent and has ignored repeated requests for payment. He is, therefore, in breach of the agreement made in 1983.  The Council now felt that action should be taken to remedy the situation.

Cllr. P. Payne proposed:  "...that the Council write to Mr. Major telling him we are withdrawing his right to cross the land as he is in breach of the 1983 agreement, and that he has until the 1st October to comply with the agreement by paying the rent and the arrears".

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote:  carried unanimously


Cllr. M. Turnbull said that the gate to the pinfold is not access but was put there as a goodwill gesture to allow a digger to get through to the dyke to clear it out. This was to avoid any damage to Mr. Major's property.  Mr. Major has assumed this is an access.  If the gate was not replaced by a fence now it would cause confusion in the future.

Cllr. M. Turnbull, therefore, proposed:  "...that the gate be removed and a fence erected in its place".

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously


Planning Application - Mrs. Sanderson, 2 Burstall Villas (08/03465/PLF)

Planning Application Number:  DC/08/03465/PLF/EASTSE  for the erection of conservatory to rear of 2 Burstall Villas, Church Road, Skeffling, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU12 0UY.

This is in addition to the existing kitchen extension.  Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed:  "...that the planning application be approved".

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Agreed:  5

Abstained:  1


Flood Defence

The gully outside Stamp House has now been completed.  The sluice gate is being replaced on the 6/7 August.


Parish Plan

Of the 52 questionnaires delivered there were 43 returned, 4 of which were blank. This gave us a 75% return.  Sue Allen is putting together a spread sheet to collate the responses.  The next Steering Group meeting is on 11th August.


Complaints of Dog Noise

There have been quite a few complaints about dogs barking continuously, often late into the night.  Cllr. M. Turnbull said this is not a problem for the Council as it is a public nuisance.  If anyone is concerned they should contact the Environmental Health Agency.  The Environmental Health telephone number should be put in the notice board and in the Newsletter.



Emergency telephone numbers have been received from Humber Emergency Planning Service and CE Electric UK.  These numbers are to be kept by the Clerk and the Chairman for direct access in case of emergency.  The numbers are not to be given to the public.  There were several items for information only and were put in the folder.


Public Speaking

Mrs. Meadley thanked the Council for their quick action in getting the drainage done.  This will benefit the whole village against any future flooding.  This does not seem to have been done in other places.  She  also asked if the Council could find a place for children to play 'wall ball'. Their current choice of 'wall' is too near Main Road, and it is felt that the increase in traffic made it dangerous.  Cllr. M. Turnbull suggested the container in the Village Hall car park.  Some of the councillors will negotiate with the children on this matter.


The meeting closed at 8.40 pm


Date of next meeting:  2nd September 2008