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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 13th January 2003


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 9th December 2002

 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.   Expenses

 5.   Precept

 6.   Proposed flooding of 1,000 acres to the south of Skeffling. To include request by Toni Cross, RSPB.

 7.   Village Hall Repairs

 8.   Pot Holes in Chapel Lane.

 9.   Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 13th January 2003


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. M. Hall Vice-Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson


Members of the Public:  1


Minutes of meeting held on 9th December 2002


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

Proposed:   Cllr. R. Newsam

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote: Carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Listed Building Status

We are still waiting for a reply from Mr. Atkinson.


Litter Bins

One litter bin has been received and sited at the bus stop on Main Road.  We are hoping to receive further bins in the future.


Recycling Bins

The bins should be arriving during the second week of January.



The Holstock has been cordoned off to protect the public from accidents until permanent repairs can be made.  The road further up has suffered damage from heavy vehicles and partially collapsed.  This will be repaired when the Highways Department can deal with it.


Manorial Deed

Cllr. J. F. Robinson reported that the scanning of the Manorial Deed has been successful.  The scanning of the map was less successful and further investigation is necessary to find a suitable reproduction process.  It was agreed that an initial order for 15 copies of the Deed be placed. This will be on sale to the public at a cost of £10 per copy to cover the costs of the scanning and copying.


Flooding of 1,000 acres

Cllr. M. Turnbull has spoken to Miss Clappison of Welwick Parish Council regarding a meeting to discuss the proposed flooding of the coastline.  It was agreed that all Councillors will attend the meeting in Welwick when a suitable date has been set.


Toni Cross, acting on behalf of the RSPB, has contacted the Council regarding a report on the possibility of creating educational projects following the flooding of the coastline.  It was agreed that we do not wish to get involved with this until the sites have been defined.  We are still waiting to receive further information from Graham Wilson.



A cheque was raised in the sum of £22.48 for postage and telephone calls incurred by the clerk.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Hall

Vote:  Carried unanimously


A cheque was raised in the sum of £10 for telephone expenses incurred by Cllr. J. F. Robinson.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Hall

Vote:  Carried unanimously


New Signatory

It was agreed that Cllr. R. Newsam be the new signatory in place of Mr. David Denman.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Hall

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Public Liability Insurance

A  cheque was raised in the sum of £122.38 for the Public Liability Insurance due on 2nd February 2003.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Village Hall

It was reported that the end wall of the Village Hall is letting in water and needs urgent repair. After a lengthy discussion it was agreed that cladding be bought and the work done by local volunteers.  Suitable materials be priced and the work carried out as soon as possible.


Chapel Lane

It has been reported that there is a serious problem with pot holes in Chapel Lane adjacent to Mr. Meadley's property.  The clerk was asked to write to the Highways Department asking that this be added to the list of work to be done. The gullies at the top of the small lane at the end of Chapel Lane also need to be cleaned, as the run off water is becoming excessive.



After a lengthy and detailed discussion it was agreed that the Precept for the year 2003/2004 be set at £750.  The breakdown is as follows:-


Contribution to the Village Hall         £250.00

Public Liability Insurance                 £122.38

Expenses                                     £120.00

Yorkshire Electricity                       £  47.78

Subscriptions                                £  56.38

Contribution to Newsletter              £100.00

Annual Audit                                 £  50.00

Total:                                         £746.54


Any Other Business

The clerk was instructed to write to the Environmental Health Department and the Housing Department regarding Mrs. Graydon at 6 Burstall Villas.  There have been more complaints about rubbish being left on the grass verge outside the property, and a large muck heap in the garden. It was felt that this was causing a health hazard as the property borders other residential properties.


Yorkshire Water

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has been in communication with Steve Pace of Yorkshire Water regarding the proposed filtration plant.  He has arranged a meeting for Friday, 24th January at 9 a.m. between the Council and Yorkshire Water to finalise plans.


The meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.


Date of next meeting:     10th February 2003