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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 4th January 2005


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 21st December 2004

 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.   Set Back

 5.   Play Area

 6.   Minutes Book

 7.   Planning Permission - 2, Fairview, Skeffling

 8.   Correspondence

 9.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 4th January 2005


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. R. Newsam


Members of the public:  3


Minutes of meeting held on 21st December 2004


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account, with the following amendment:-

Yorkshire Water

"A mistake was made by Mr. Brian Meadley's solicitor which meant his Land was incorrectly registered.  This has now been rectified and we are waiting for the final paperwork".

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Yorkshire Water

The Chairman rang Andy McClachlan instead of Trevor Smith of Costain's.  He was unavailable and did not return the call.  Further attempts will be made to speak to Andy McClachlan. Originally Yorkshire Water agreed to landscape the land around the filtration plant.  Their intention was to sound proof and screen the area with Hawthorn.  Yorkshire Water did intimate that the cost of the project was over budget and Hawthorn hedging would be expensive.  It was agreed that the Council decide exactly what was required, and it was suggested that Leylandii be planted as it was fast growing and would create sound proofing.  After a discussion it was thought this might be too high maintenance, and Hawthorn would be better.

Cllr. J. F. Robinson proposed that: "…some sort of hedging be put up as soon as possible to provide screening and sound proofing.  The type of hedging to be decided later".

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Turnbull

Vote:  carried unanimously


Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest


Set Back

Cllr. J. F. Robinson circulated a booklet produced by Paull Parish Council prior to Set Back at Paull.  It gave a very comprehensive picture of what they envisaged the area would look like after the work had been completed.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson is to ring Phillip Wynn of the environment Agency for an up date on the situation.  As the project is to be done jointly with Welwick it was felt that liaison with them is still necessary.  This item will be put on the next Agenda.


Play Area

Facilities Improvement Grants (East Riding of Yorkshire Council) are available for play areas. These range from £200 to £1,000 and are match funded.  Our contribution could, therefore, be materials and labour.  Further enquiries will be made to establish the time scale which would be involved.  In the meantime the play area will be marked out.

Cllr R. Newsam proposed that:  "…a site meeting be held on Sunday, 9 January, at 10:00 a.m."

Seconded:  Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


This item will be put on the February agenda to decide the type of play equipment which can be made.  A budget will also be agreed.  Cllrs. M. Turnbull and J. F. Robinson to ring Jo de Tute (Facilities Improvement Grants) for more detailed information of the costs and any time scale required.


Minutes Book

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that: "…We keep the present system until the Minutes Book is filled and try to source another suitable book with numbered pages.  If we are unsuccessful we go onto the system suggested by East Riding Council and keep our records electronically".

Seconded:  Cllr. L. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously


Planning Permission - 2 Fairview Skeffling

After the plans were inspected Mr Moran assured the Council that he has made provision for off road parking and that no part of the building would encroach onto the lane.  Cllr. M. Turnbull said that the plans were not accurate, and the outline of the boundary of the property was misleading, which had led to the confusion of the actual siting of the proposed building.

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that:  "…the plans be approved with the following conditions:-

1.   That provision be made for off road parking for 2 vehicles.

2.   That no part of the building be allowed to encroach onto the lane to the north.

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously



There is to be an ERNLLCA seminar titled 'Chairmanship' to be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 9th March at Thorngumbald Village Hall.  It was proposed that two Councillors attend at the cost of £15 per person.  It was agreed that Cllrs. M. Turnbull and R. Newsam attend.  A cheque to the value of £30 was raised to cover the costs.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Public Speaking

Mr. Moran suggested moving the recycling bins off the grass as the area around the bins is very muddy.  Cllr. J. Sizer has agreed to put paving stones up to the bins to form a path.  This will be done at the weekend.


The meeting closed at 8.50 p.m.


Date of next meeting:   1st February 2005