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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 7th June 2005


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 3rd May 2005

 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.   New Minute Book - Paper or Electronic.

 5.   Insurance Zurich Municipal.

 6.   Access to Major’s Acre

 7.   ERNLLCA - Annual Subscription

 8.   Finance - Clerk’s Wages

 9.   Correspondence

10.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of meeting held on 7th June 2005


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. S. Rollinson


Members of the public:  2


Minutes of Meeting held on 3rd May 2005


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. P. Payne

Seconded:  Cllr. J.F. Robinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Minutes of extraordinary meeting held on 10th May 2005


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Matters Arising


Cllr's. J. F. Robinson and P. Payne met Mr. Steve Roberts of Streetscene as arranged. Attached is a list of the items discussed.  In addition Streetscene have identified several signs which are to be changed.  Since arranging the meeting a letter has been received from Alwyn Potts of the Civil Engineering Services.  He is liaising with Langeled and together they are preparing a programme of improvement works along the B1445 corridor.  They have proposed providing new kerbing to Laurel Farm and extending the footpath.  Providing a raised kerb and platform at the bus stop on Main Road.  They are also proposing, subject to Langeled providing additional funding, to replace the bus shelter on Main Road with one similar to those in the surrounding villages.  The Parish Council will maintain the shelter.  In addition they will replace the bus shelter on Chapel Lane with a new shelter, raised kerb and platform.  It was agreed that the clerk arrange an on site meeting with Mr. Potts to discuss their proposals.  It might be possible to combine the work proposed by Streetscene and Langeled.  In the next few days Streetscene will be writing to outline the proposed work they intend to do.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. L. Payne declared an interest in Item 8. Finances, where this refers to the Village Hall.


Minutes Book

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that in future the Minutes be kept electronically with a paper copy for easy access.

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


It was also agreed that each meeting be numbered, and each page be numbered for security purposes.


Zurich Municipal Insurance

The policy gives basic cover, rebuild cover, public liability cover, employers liability cover, cover for accidental damage to building and fire.  The policy does not cover the contents of the Village Hall.  Hirers of the Village Hall must have their own insurance.  The Parish Council is not responsible for any accidents during the private hire of the hall.


Major's Acre

Cllr. R. Newsam has contacted Alan Barker regarding this matter.  Mr. Barker has asked that all paperwork be sent to him.  He will then advise the Council on the legalities appertaining to this, and  how  to  proceed.   The  dates  the  peppercorn  rent  began and the payments made by Mr. Major since then are to be worked out and noted.


ERNLLCA - Annual Subscription

The Annual Subscription to ERNLLCA is now due.  It was agreed to pay the amount of £85.24p. and a cheque was raised in this amount.  It was further agreed that the subscription be reviewed in a year's time.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote:  carried unanimously



Cllr. R. Newsam took advice from Alan Barker on the payment of the clerk's wages. The law states that the clerk can donate her time and be paid expenses for this, providing no contract of employment exists.  It was agreed to continue to pay the clerk on the same basis as in the past. A cheque for £120 was raised to cover this for the year 2004/2005.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote:  carried unanimously


Annual Audit of Accounts

The Annual Audit was agreed as being an accurate account of the Council's spending for the year 2004/2005.

Proposed:   Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Village Hall

Cllr. L. Payne withdrew from the discussion for this item. The Village Hall Committee have asked if they can spend the £1200 which is in the Village Hall bank account, but under the supervision and direction of the Council.  They would like to spend the money on a new kitchen which will cost £800.16p. and other items of repairs and maintenance.  They would repay the money by fund raising schemes.  There followed a discussion on whether the money should be spent and not repaid.

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that: "…the money be spent in the way the Village Hall Committee decided, and would not have to be repaid".

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  carried unanimously


Strimmer for Village Hall

Cllr. J. Sizer had priced several suitable strimmers.  The most favourable product is a Stihl FS 55 R,  which   is   available   at  approximately  £220  -  this  included  VAT,  goggles  and  harness.

Cllr. J. Sizer will ring Adamson's to compare prices.



Cllr's. M. Turnbull, S. Rollinson and J. Sizer will attend the Coastal Forum Meeting at 6pm. on Tuesday, 28th June at Fair Grange, Skipsea.


Public Speaking

Mrs. Meadley asked if the Council had received the £500 donation from Mr.  Sonley.   She also asked if we had had an offer of money from Langeled.  Cllr. Turnbull explained that the money, which had been advertised in the local press, was being held by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council to be distributed by them.


The meeting closed at 9.10 p.m.


Date of next meeting:   5th July 2005






1.   Charlie Hill's Corner - repairs to holes on LH side

2.   Drain too high on the RH side

3.   Direction "Bend" sign bent and loose

4.   Trim hawthorn hedge on the RH side

5.   Main Road - Footpath and verges need repair and cutting back

6.   Remove heap of soil by telephone box - left by BT

7.   Main Road - loose kerb on entrance to Bleak House Farm (Little Manor) RH side

8.   Hole at entrance (junction) to Chapel Lane

9.   LH side of Chapel Lane - road side needs building up (reported last year)

10. Chapel Lane - holes on LH side rear of chapel

11. Overflow blocked on RH side in front of "Fairview"

12. Chapel Lane - road down to the Elms - pipe to dyke on LH side and dyke on RH side need cleaning out (water lays suggesting that the pipe is too high)

13. Footpath LH side outside the "Sun Inn" too low leading to flooding

14. Main Road - opposite "Fairlight" low spot leading to flooding

15. Out Newton Road - drain on junction with Main Road needs cleaning

16. Entrance to Manor Farm - RH kerb side + drain needs lifting

17. Church Road/Humber Lane - on RH bend pot holed - this area needs kerbing 18. Humber Lane - pot holes on LH side down to the Church

19. Humber Lane - subsidence on bend outside the Church

20. RH footpath needs repair from Manor Farm junction with Humber Lane

21. Cottage opposite Church requires gully