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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 4th August 2009


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 7th July 2009

 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.   Flood Defences

 5.   Correspondence

 6.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Those present:  Cllr. S. Rollinson, Vice Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne



Apologies:  Cllr. M. Turnbull,  Cllr. L. Payne,  Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public: 2


Minutes of meeting held on 7th July 2009

The minutes were accepted as accurate.

Proposed:   Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote: carried unanimously


Humberside Police

Two Police Community Support Officers from Withernsea attended the early part of the meeting to introduce themselves and explain what their responsibility to the community was.


They said they were pleased with the outcome of the speed monitoring in Skeffling and felt their presence had had a good outcome.  They will continue to monitor speeding on a random basis, with no prior notice given to the public or car drivers.  This way they hoped to educate motorists into observing the speed limit.


PSO Phil Wriglesworth said he had hoped more of the public would use the Police Surgery. Although three residents did drop into the Village Hall it was more to say hello and have a chat than report any problems.  He said he hoped as people got used to the service being there they would take advantage of it.  The Police Surgery wasn't specifically to report crimes in the area, but to help and advise on home security, etc.


As the name suggests, the PCSOs are community based.  Their roles are evolving all the time and their responsibilities are increasing.  Every victim of crime will now get a visit within 48 hours if a crime, no matter how small, has been committed.


The dates and times of future Police Surgeries will be advertised locally.


Matters Arising

Play Area

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has costed two seats for the see-saw at £100 each.  The possible construction of the see-saw was discussed, along with various ideas for the design.  No decisions will be made for the time being.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson also proposed: "...that the Parish Council pay for the cost of the new fencing and the concrete posts."

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously


It was agreed that tie wraps be put on the top struts of the swings to stop pigeons and doves using them as a roost.  Their droppings, which land on the swing seats, is unhygienic.


Yorkshire Water

The rental payment from Yorkshire Water has now been received in full.


Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


Flood Defences

There was nothing to report since the last council meeting.



Cllr. J. F. Robinson, Cllr. P. Payne and Cllr. R. Newsam walked the village prior to the Streetscene meeting on 6th August.  They identified 18 areas which need attention, and support these with photographs.  Cllr. P. Payne, Cllr. J. F. Robinson and Cllr. S. Rollinson will be available for the Streetscene meeting at 10am on Thursday, 6th August.



Cllr. J. F. Robinson proposed buying the Clerk a new hard drive for her computer.  The one she is using is almost 15 years old and is constantly freezing.  He has researched the cost via the Internet which will be approximately £33.

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote: carried unanimously



There was no correspondence.


Public Speaking

There was no public speaking.


It was agreed to cancel the September meeting due to harvest and holidays.


The meeting closed at 8.20pm.


Date of next meeting:   6th October 2009