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Skeffling Parish Council

Annual General Meeting



For meeting to be held on 8th January 2002


 1.   Election of Officers

a)  Chairman

b)  Vice Chairman

 2.   Financial Report

 3.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council

Annual General Meeting



Minutes of Meeting held on 8th January 2002


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. M. Hall, Vice-Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. J. F. Robinson


Members of the public:  8


Election of Officers

Following the resignation of the Chairman and Vice Chairman, nominations were made to fill the vacancies.  The results of the election are as follows:



Cllr. M. Turnbull was nominated as Chairman.

Proposed:   Cllr. S. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Vice Chairman

Cllr. M. Hall was nominated as Vice Chairman.

Proposed:   Cllr. S. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Finance Report

The following financial report for the year 2001/2002 was circulated among councillors and the public.











Balance b/f



Yorkshire Electric


ERYC - Precept



Mick Wilkin


Mr. A. Major



P. H. Sanderson


Yorkshire Water



Mrs. C. Beadle










ERYC - Elec Exps





Yorkshire Electric D/D





ACRE (Booklets)







Balance as at 8th January 2002 = £695.66


On 6th March 2001 it was unanimously agreed by the Council that the National Savings Investment Account be closed and the money donated to the Village Hall with the Parish Council retaining supervisory control of the donation.


On 1st May Cllr. M. Turnbull reported "…the investment account has now been closed.  A cheque from the Investment Account for £657.30 will be issued to cover the insurance for the Village Hall.  A further cheque from the Investment Account for £1,208.30 will be issued as the donation to the Village Hall."


The Precept for the year 2002/2003 was set at £650.


Chairman's Report

The Chairman gave a brief report on the achievements of the Council during the year.


1. Early in the year a bench to commemorate Melvin Douglas was put in the Church grounds.


2. Following the damage by heavy vehicles to the culvert at the river bank, the Council negotiated with the Environment Agency for repairs to be made as a matter of urgency.  As a result repairs were quickly done and the area resurfaced to make the site safe and pleasingly aesthetic.


3. A litter bin was erected by the bus shelter in Chapel Lane, and another was sited at the river bank.  These have been emptied and cleaned regularly by the Council.


4. During the summer the dykes on Main Road caused serious problems.  After negotiation with Yorkshire Water these have been cleaned out and the dyke cleaning contract reinstated.


5. Following the bad weather of last winter the Council were forced to pay for emergency work to alleviate flooding in the Chapel Road area of the village. This was at a cost of £314.   After an initial reluctance on the part of Yorkshire Water, they have now reimbursed the Council in full.


6. The Council are currently involved in on going negotiations with Yorkshire Water on the siting of a filtration plant and connection of the village to a sewage system.


7. On behalf of the Council, the Chairman represented Margaret Simmons at a Housing Tribunal to fight her eviction order.  Happily, this resulted in Miss Simmons being suitably re housed in Skeffling.


8. The Council have successfully negotiated with the Borough Council for a speed limit of 30 m.p.h. to be imposed on Main Road, Chapel Lane, Church Road, Humber Lane, Winsett's Road, and Out Newton Road.  This will be implemented early in 2002.


Public Speaking

There were no queries or comments from the public.


The meeting was closed at 7.45 p.m.