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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 6th June 2006


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 2nd May 2006

 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.   2 Fairview, Chapel Lane, Skeffling

 6.   Major’s Acre

 7.   Renewable Energy

 8.   Village Hall Heating

 9.   Set Back

10.   Correspondence

11.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 6th June 2006


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne, Vice-Chairman

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. J. F. Robinson


Members of the public:  3


Minutes of meeting held on 2nd May 2006


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. S. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. J. Sizer

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising


The caravans have been there for over 10 years.  There are two caravans in use and have been registered.  The occupants are paying Council Tax.


Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


Annual Audit

The completed Annual Audit papers were put before the Council and were agreed as being an accurate account of the Council finances for 2005/2006.

Proposed:   Cllr. P. Payne

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Under this item it was agreed to pay the Clerk her annual salary of £120, and expenses of £25.44p.  A cheque in the sum of £145.44p. was raised.


2 Fairview, Chapel Lane

It has been noted that a new dwelling has been built in the grounds of 2 Fairview, Chapel Lane. Cllr. M. Turnbull informed the Council that, although no Planning Permission had been sought, this was quite legal.  Providing that the Annex was the same address, the residents of the Annex used the main house and were dependant on the owners of the main house, this was quite within the Planning laws as the rules and regulations of permitted development show this.  However, on no account could the Annex ever be classed or used as a separate residence in the event of the property being sold.  Cllr. P. Payne proposed the Council write to Philip Parker, Head of Planning at East Riding of Yorkshire Council pointing out that the restrictions placed on Mr. Moran by East Riding of Yorkshire Council when the original plans had been passed by them, had not been adhered to.

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Major’s Acre

Cllr. M. Turnbull had a meeting with Mr. Major regarding the proposal that a Chartered Surveyor would establish and mark the boundary of the Council land.  Mr. Major has agreed to this. However, the question of access still remains a problem.  The Council holds an Affidavit dated 5 October 1983 stating that the council owns the land and has given Mr. Major permission to cross this for access.  It was suggested that if a satisfactory solution cannot be reached the Council write to Mr. Major stating that he is in arrears with rent and are, therefore, withdrawing his access as per the Affidavit of the 5th October 1983.  If he wishes to continue using the land as access the contract must be renewed.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson proposed we ask a Chartered Surveyor to put in posts to mark the boundary and then seek legal advice.

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  carried unanimously


Renewable Energy/Village Hall Heating

It was agreed that these two items be discussed together.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson has made application to the Langeled Rural Development Fund for heating and all electrical fixtures, and loft insulation for the Village Hall.  A primary application has also been made for the heating to be self powered.  The DTI are prepared to give a 50% grant.  DEFRA Rural Enterprise Scheme will give a 90% grant towards the cost of a small wind turbine.  Power Companies will also provide money.

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has done all the research on this, including speaking to the Planning Department and Environmental Health.  Both these Agencies were keen to help promote this project and happy that the Council were thinking of the future and contributing to a scheme to help protect the environment.  The application is pending on the decision of the Council.  If agreed, this will be presented on Tuesday of next week.

Seconded:  Cllr. M. Turnbull

Vote:  carried unanimously


Set Back

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has received a letter from Helen Richardson of the Environment Agency regarding their offer to make a donation to the village to compensate for the damage caused to the road by the Church by their vehicles.  It was originally suggested that a donation be made to the Church, but this cannot be done. Instead it has been agreed that the road be repaired as we originally asked.  That kerbing be placed on the road around the Church, the broken pipe be repaired, and the mess their lorries made at the Humber Bank be cleaned up.



The Area Forum has asked that a representative of the Council be elected to serve on the Area Forum when it has been established.  It was agreed that one Councillor be nominated as our representative.


The meeting closed at 9.15 p.m.


Date of next meeting:   4th July 2006