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Skeffling Parish Council

Annual General Meeting



For meeting to be held on 3rd June 2003


 1.   Financial Report

 2.   Chairman’s Report

 3.   Public Speaking

a)  Church Road Signs

b)  Speed Limit

C)  Swing in the tree at Village Hall


Skeffling Parish Council

Annual General Meeting



Minutes of Meeting held on 3rd June 2003


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. M. Hall, Vice-Chairman

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. J. F. Robinson


Apologies:        Cllr. R. Newsam, Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public:  2


Minutes of meeting on 6th January 2002


The minutes were agreed as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Hall

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: Carried unanimously


Finance Report

The following financial report for the year 2002/2003 was circulated among councillors.











Balance b/f





ERYC - Precept





Mr. A. Major



Mrs. C. Beadle





Mrs. T. Cornford





Cllr. J. F. Robinson





The Ins Partnership





Shaw & Sons Ltd





V. Richardson & Sons







Balance as at 3rd June 2003 = £581.22


Chairman's Report

The Chairman said it had been a very busy year for the Council, with a lot of projects being completed.


Two litter bins have been erected.  One at the bus stop on Main Road, and one on the river bank, along with a bench.  It is hoped that more litter bins will be sited in the village at a later date.  There are also plans for another bench to be sited at the Church.


The speed limit is now in place, and has been partially effective.  The police are currently setting speed traps in every village on the road to Easington.  This has caught speeding drivers and it is hoped will slow them down.


After a long period of negotiation with Yorkshire Water, a mutually satisfactory agreement was reached on the siting of the filtration plant, and the sale of parish land.  Work has now started and is currently on schedule.


The two recycling bins are in place and being well used.


The dykes which were causing problems at the Church have now been cleaned out and the Highways Department will repair the pot and piping as soon as possible.


The Chairman thanked the Council for the work done during the past year.  In particular he congratulated Cllr. J. F. Robinson on the tremendous contribution he has made.  A lot of his work was done 'behind the scenes', and has resulted in many improvements in the village.  He was also a prime negotiator with Yorkshire Water, and instrumental in getting an excellent deal for the village.  The cheque for £2,800 from Yorkshire Water for the sale of Parish land.


During the past year the Council has done a lot of work, most of which the public are probably not even aware of.


The flooding problems experienced last winter have been rectified.  Dykes have been cleaned.  Road repairs to Chapel Lane and Out Newton Road have been carried out.


In conclusion the Chairman thanked the Council for their work and support during the past year.


Cllr. J. F. Robinson added that during the past three years the Council had cleared up a lot of work from the past.  There are still a few more things to do, but it is time to look forward and see what can be done in the Village for the benefit of all the parishioners.


The Chairman asked that Mrs. Beadle include in the Newsletter a piece asking for suggestions as to what needs to be done to improve the village.


Public Speaking

Church Road sign

Mrs. Beadle raised the problem of the Church Road sign.  This is causing serious problems for Ambulances trying to find Humber Lane, and for delivery drivers. There have been previous attempts to rectify this problem, with no success.  The Post Office refuse to change the postcode, and the Council refuse to do anything about it.  It was agreed that a letter be sent to the Council asking that a sign reading:  Church Road formerly Humber Lane, be put in place of the existing Church Road sign.  It was also agreed that we tell the Council if they refuse to change the sign, we will do it ourselves.  We are asking for a response within two weeks.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Hall

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Speed Limit

There has been a complaint that two councillors were exceeding the speed limit on motorbikes. They were reprimanded about their behaviour.  There have also been several boy-racers in the village.  They were speeding and driving dangerously.  It was agreed that every attempt be made to get their registration numbers, and alert the police to the problem.


Swing at Village Hall

There has been a complaint about the swing and concern was shown regarding possible accidents.  It was agreed to make the swing safe by putting a stick in place instead of the present 'noose', whilst the legalities are looked into.

Mrs. Beadle thanked the Council for all the work they have done in the past year, especially with regard to the speed limit.


The meeting was closed at 7.50 p.m.