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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 8th January 2008


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 4th December 2007

 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.   Local Paths Partnership Scheme 2008/2009

 5.   Correspondence

 6.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 8th January 2008


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne, Vice-Chairman

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public:  3


Minutes of meeting held on 4th December 2007


The minutes were accepted with the following amendments, the item under Matters Arising, Environment Agency should read: "East Riding of Yorkshire Council have cleaned the dyke at Stothard's Yard.  They have also taken mud and debris out of the clough and it is their intention to eventually get the sluice gate working efficiently."

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Yorkshire Water

Cllr. M. Turnbull has spoken to Andy MacLachlan of Yorkshire Water.  There is a backlog of work and he will liaise with us when a final decision on the inspection hatch has been made.  It was suggested Cllr. M. Turnbull ring Gerry Frisbee regarding the £5,000 grant, explaining that Yorkshire Water have yet to make a decision. This action to be confirmed by letter.


Traffic Calming

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has sent a map and details of traffic calming measures they suggest for the village.  Their plan is to put up a further 10 30mph signs.  Cllr. Turnbull felt it unnecessary to have more signs and suggested they use the funding for more police traps in the village.  He proposed that: "The Council write to Phil Hiscott at East Riding of Yorkshire Council telling him that we do not wish to proceed with these measures, and we feel the money would be better spent on real traffic calming measures, i.e. police speed traps during peak times."

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote:  carried unanimously


Parish Plan

We have received funding of £1,600 in the form of a grant to proceed with the implementation of the Parish Plan.  The Public Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 9 January at 7pm at the Village Hall.


Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


Local Paths Partnership Scheme for 2008/2009

It was agreed not to apply for the scheme again this year.  The grants available are still insufficient, and the conditions imposed have not been improved.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously



The Flood Review Panel have sent details of forthcoming meetings.  It was felt that the venues were too far away from Skeffling and the times, 5 - 7pm, very inconvenient for people to attend. This matter will be discussed at the next meeting with Phil Milnes.


A letter has been received from East Riding of Yorkshire Council containing an informal consultation paper regarding dog fouling.

Under the Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act 2005, East Riding of Yorkshire Council is looking to bring in a single Dog Control Order which will apply across the whole of the East Riding.

The Dog Control Order will ban all dogs from children's play areas, beaches, sports pitches, grounds of education establishments.  Dog faeces must be removed from all streets, pavements, up to and including a 40mph speed limit.  All land belonging to Town and Parish Councils, including car parks.  All dogs must be kept on a lead on the highways, pavements, etc., up to and including a 40mph speed limit.

This legislation also includes noise, etc, due to bored dogs.

The Dog Control Order does not apply to the following land types:-  woodland, marshland, moorland, common land, agricultural land, privately owned gardens, forestry commission land.

At the moment the fixed penalty fine is £60, but it is hoped this will increase to £80 for each offence committed.


Public Speaking

Mrs. Dosdale asked about the £5,000 flood relief money. She said that if the fact that she was flooded would help she was happy to lend her weight to the argument and write any letters necessary in support of the Council receiving the money.


The meeting closed at 8.50 pm.


Date of next meeting:   5th February 2008