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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 2nd December 2003


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 4th November 2003

 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.   Precept

 5.   Land Registration

 6.   Parish Allowances

 7.   Council Vacancy

 8.   Yorkshire Electric - Power Cut

 9.   Re-siting of Post Box

10.  Correspondence

11.  Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 2nd December 2003


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. S. Rollinson Vice-Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer


Cllr. P. Payne sent apologies saying he would be late.


Members of the Public:  1


Minutes of meeting held on 4th November 2003


The minutes of the meeting were agreed as being an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. J. Sizer

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: Carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Village Hall

The Chairman asked for volunteers for the cladding work to be done before Christmas.

Cllr. M. Turnbull to organise this after the next function in the village Hall which is on 6th December.



Cllr. M. Turnbull  has  received a questionnaire from Yorkshire Water to assess the work done. Cllr. M. Turnbull felt it would be better to wait until the work is completely finished before responding.  This was unanimously agreed.  The filtration plant is now working, although the site has not yet been finished.


Land Registration

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has had problems getting the information and advice promised by Alan Barker at ERNLLCA.  A 16-page file sent to Alan Barker for advice was lost and Cllr. J. F. Robinson has to redo this.  The whole process has taken many weeks and has still not been resolved.  The Clerk was instructed to write to Alan Barker pointing out the Council's dissatisfaction with the service we have received which has not come up to the expected standard.


Precept 2004/2005

(Cllr. P. Payne arrived for the meeting) After reviewing the breakdown for last years  precept  and  the  known  rises  in  costs  for  Insurance and subscriptions, Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that: "…the precept for 2004/2005 be set at £900".

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Land Registration

Cllr. J. F. Robinson presented a bill for £6.28 to the Council for a form purchased on the Internet. This is to carry out a search of the common land registry which must be filled out before applying for   adverse   possession.     A   cheque   to   be   raised   in  the  sum  of  £6.28  to  reimburse

Cllr. J. F. Robinson for the cost of the form.  A further cheque for £14 must accompany the form. There will also be a solicitors charge for a Statutory Declaration by Mrs. Mary Billaney and one other person. This sum is yet to be determined.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Carried unanimously


Parish Allowances

A questionnaire has been received from East Riding of Yorkshire Council regarding Parish Allowances.  This was filled in by the Chairman.


Council Vacancy

A member of the Parish has shown an interest in filling the vacancy on the Council left by the death of Cllr. M. Hall.  The Clerk to advertise the position in accordance with normal procedures.


Power Cut

A number of residents were not informed of the extended power cut on the 26th November. Npower have informed the Parish that anyone in this position will receive an inconvenience payment of £20 on application to the company.


Re-siting of Post Box

A member of the public has asked if the post box can be moved from 1 Burstall Villas, Humber Lane to the crossroads to avoid encroaching on the privacy of the residents at 1 Burstall Villas. Following enquiries the Chairman said that it was expensive to move a post box as every post box is sited on Ordnance Survey maps and these would all have to be changed.  However, if there are enough requests by the public this could be done.


(Cllr. P. Payne left the meeting)



A cheque was raised in the sum of £52.88 as per invoice from the Audit Commission for the 2002/20093 audit.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Minor Injuries Unit

A letter  has been received from Cllr. Richard Stead asking for support in keeping the Unit open. It was agreed to wholeheartedly support this.


Wayleave Payment

A cheque for £131.74 has been received from YEDL in respect of the Wayleave Payment.


Any Other Business

Cllr. S. Rollinson had attended a meeting regarding Spurn Heritage Coast.  He distributed pamphlets and information outlining the possible future of the SHC.

A reporter from the Holderness Gazette has contacted Cllr. J. F. Robinson to enquire about the Council's views on the 'set back' and flooding of Skeffling.  This item was considered too urgent to defer to the next meeting and it was agreed that councillors would meet by the end of the week to formulate their views and write a report.


The meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.


Date of next meeting:     6th January 2004