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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 1st July 2003


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 3rd June 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.   Annual Audit

 5.   Correspondence

 6.   Burstall Priory - Mrs Beadle

 7.   Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 1st July 2003


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. M. Hall Vice-Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the Public:  1


Minutes of meeting held on 3rd June 2003


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

Proposed:   Cllr. P. Payne

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: Carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Village Hall

Cllr. M. Turnbull rang the planning department of ERYC as there has been no reply to our letter regarding planning permission for the refurbishment of the village hall. Mr. Robinson-Forrester told him we did need planning permission.  Cllr. M. Turnbull then received a letter from Miss S. Peckett saying  we  did  not  need planning permission, but would require building regulation approval. Cllr. M. Turnbull will liaise with Miss Peckett as to what information the planning department require to comply with building regulations.


Annual Audit

The Audit for 2002/2003 was put before the Council.  This was approved.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Hall

Seconded:  Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously



A cheque for £1.85 has been received for the recycling of glass for the first quarter of 2003.


Burstall Priory

At the chairman's invitation Mrs. Beadle was asked to put to the Council her suggestion that the arch and other remains of Burstall Priory be sited in an appropriate place in the village as an historical monument.  The items have been held in the church for some fifteen years.  After a full discussion it was agreed that Cllr. M. Turnbull would speak to the Vicar informally, as to his views.


Any Other Business

A planning application has been received for an extension to Yew Tree Cottage, Out Newton Road.  It was agreed that the plans be passed with no objections.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Village Hall

A cheque for £117.50 was raised in full settlement of the Invoice from Mr. Colin Lount, being surveyors fees for the village hall.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: Carried unanimously


Cllr. M. Hall   wished  it  to  be  minuted   that  in  addition  to  the  thanks  previously  given  to

Cllr. J. F. Robinson for the work he has done in his role of Councillor, thanks should also be extended  to  Cllr. J. Sizer  for  his  contribution  and  help  to  this  work.   Prior  to his election,

Cllr. J. Sizer volunteered his time and help on many occasions.  It was agreed this should be minuted to reflect the Council's appreciation.


A letter has been received from Andrew Cooney of Lockings, Solicitors.  There was  some discrepancy  into  the  ownership  of the land sold to Yorkshire Water.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson has spoken to him and explained that the Land Registry has misinterpreted the details, and it would be advisable to get the matter clarified and the boundaries made distinct.  This will be discussed in further detail at the next meeting.


Recycling Bins

It was agreed that the recycling bins be moved to the grass verge opposite the bus shelter in Chapel Lane.  The current site is becoming very muddy due to work on the filtration plant, and it was felt the move be beneficial to users until the work is finished.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson will liaise with the recycling office for the bins to be moved as soon as possible.


On the 26th July the village hall is being used by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Provision must be made for car parking and access made available by Yorkshire Water.


A letter has been received from ERYC regarding a new initiative to improve the look of the village. This is titled Streetscene.  It was agreed that Cllr. P. Payne take charge of the questionnaire, and a suitable time be arranged for all Councillors to 'walk the village' to ascertain any work needed to improve footpaths, gullies, etc.


The meeting closed at  8.45 p.m.


Date of next meeting:     5th August 2003