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There will be a presentation by Paul Drury, Communications Officer of LAT (Local Action Team) starting at 7pm.  During the presentation there will be a Question and Answer section.  The December Council meeting will follow at 7.30 p.m.


Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 2nd December 2008


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 4th November 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.   Parish Plan

 5.   Flood Defences

 6.   Correspondence

 7.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 2nd December 2008


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. L. Payne Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. S. Rollinson


Members of the public:  1


Minutes of meeting held on 4th November  2008


The minutes were accepted as accurate.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Dykes and Drains

Mr Bayden Sonley kindly supplied a man and equipment to dig out the dyke on Main Road.  They also laid the pipe up to The Elms.  The work will be finished this weekend by Cllr. J. Sizer.


Winsett's Footpath

We have received official confirmation that the path will be re-routed and will be 4 metres wide. This will now go to the Planning Inspectorate.  If there are no objections by January it will be stamped and the deviation will be certified.  It will be a restricted byway which means it will be open to everything except motorised vehicles.


Major Acre

A Recorded Delivery letter has been sent to Mr. Major giving him 28 days notice to quit his access across council land.  No response to this letter has been received.

Sluice Gate More work has been done on the sluice gate.  It has now been repaired, although there are still some faults which need attention.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. M. Turnbull has declared his acceptance of the gift of a gate from the Parish Council.  The value is approximately £40.


Parish Plan

Since the Parish Plan was ratified the Steering Group has had another meeting to go through the final draft.  It was decided to amend some graphs as the graphics were not distinctive enough. The finished work has been submitted to the printer and a quote should be received by 3rd December.  The quote will be for 150 copies to accommodate any extra copies needed.  Four or five will go the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and one will be sent to each of the agencies or businesses written to at the beginning of the process.  As the project has overrun the deadline a letter will be sent to Awards for All asking for a short extension of a few weeks.  All the Parish Plans will be delivered and the whole project completed by the end of January 2009.

Cheques were raised for expenses.  Mrs. T. Cornford in the sum of £11.58p. and Cllr. P. Payne in the sum of £38.19p.


Flood Defences

A meeting will be held on Thursday, 4th December between Cllr. M. Turnbull,  Cllr. J. F. Robinson and Rachel Walker of Yorkshire Water.  This is to discuss work which needs doing to the filtration plant.  At the meeting complaints will be raised about the spraying by Yorkshire Water to the hedges and grounds.  This action has killed some of the plants and hedges.

Now the sluice gate is working this should alleviate any flooding in the village as was experienced in June 2007.  The sluice gate will be checked every 3 months to make sure it is in good working order.

Cllr. M. Turnbull will ask Andrew Baron of the Environment  Agency for a written plan of action by the Environment Agency on the maintenance they will be responsible for in the future.



Most of the correspondence was for information only and put in the folder for circulation among Councillors.


Street Lighting

Copy Invoices have been received from NPower regarding the street light on the corner of Chapel Lane and Main Road.  Cllr. M. Turnbull has been in contact with them but with little result.  No original invoices were received by the Council and NPower  have now issued a Final Notice to pay.  This matter has been ongoing for over 18 months and no headway has been made with NPower to resolve it.

Cllr. M. Turnbull will contact them again as two Final Notices have now been received for differing amounts.  The amounts they are demanding are far too high and bear no relation to the energy which is actually used.  It was agreed that a letter be written to NPower to ask for a copy of the Contract and any other paperwork they allege to have as proof the Council do owe this money. No contact has ever been signed with NPower.  It was also agreed that an invoice for administration costs which have been incurred trying to sort out this problem be included with the letter.


The meeting closed at 8.35pm.


Date of next meeting:  6th January 2009