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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 4th May 2004


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 6th April 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.   Finances

(a) npower electricity bill

(b) Expenses

 5.   Yorkshire Water

 6.   Set Back

 7.   Planning Permission - Cllr. R. Newsam

 8.   Correspondence

 9.   Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 4th May 2004


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull Chairman

Cllr. S. Rollinson Vice-Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. R. Newsam


Apologies:        Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public:  1


Minutes of meeting held on 6th April 2004


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Set Back

No new information has been received.  Further liaison with Welwick Parish Council will be arranged by Cllr. R. Newsam.


Major Acres

It was agreed that the annual invoice be sent to Mr. Major.  Cllr. M. Turnbull will arrange to see him about future access.



Cllrs. R. Newsam and S. Rollinson attended the quarterly meeting of ERNLLCA and reported that Alan Barker's staff had all left early in the year.  This had placed an impossible burden on him and was the reason why he was so behind with the paperwork.  New staff have now been engaged and it is hoped the backlog of work will be cleared very soon.  Cllr. R. Newsam proposed that we pay this years subscription and review the situation again next year.

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  For: 5

Against: 1


Insurance on Village Hall

Cllr. L. Payne has received two quotes for insurance for the Village Hall.  The Insurance Partnership quote was £445 with an excess of £250, plus all the safety check requirements.  The second quote was from Hedon Insurance for £322.50 with an excess of £250.  This to include £2m property owners liability.

Cllr. L. Payne proposed that a meeting be held between the Council and the Village Hall Committee to agree acceptance of a quote and the financing of the insurance.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. L. Payne declared an interest in the Village Hall item.

Cllr. R. Newsam declared an interest in the Planning Application item.



It was agreed that the following bills be paid:

£14.12 to Mrs. Toni Cornford for telephone calls and postage.

£10 to Cllr. J. F. Robinson for telephone calls.

£23.77 to npower for the annual electric bill for the street light.

£81.28 to ERYC for non-election expenses.

£82.84 to ERNLLCA for annual subscription.

£120 to Mrs. Toni Cornford for the Clerk's salary.

It was also agreed that a letter be sent to ERYC with regard to the non election expenses asking that in future any such bills be presented prior to the precept being set so that payment could be budgeted for.

Proposed:   Cllr. M. Turnbull

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Cllr. L. Payne queried the amount of money given back to the village hall.  There is a discrepancy of £1231.  This item will also be discussed at the joint meeting with the Council and the village hall. It was proposed that a cheque for £1231 be paid to the Village Hall being the balance of monies loaned from them for the Grant. This was paid with the proviso that the original minute of 6th March 2001 stand.  A cheque was raised for this amount.


Copy of minute dated 6th March 2001 regarding Village Hall donation


Village Hall Funding


A proposal was made by Cllr. P. Payne…"that a donation be made to the Village Hall Account, and that the National Savings Investment Account be closed forthwith".

Seconded:    Cllr. M. Hall

Vote:  Carried unanimously


A proposal was made by Cllr. J. F. Robinson… "that the Parish Council retain supervisory control of the donation to the Village Hall".

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  Carried unanimously


Yorkshire Water

Cllrs. M. Turnbull and J. F. Robinson had a meeting with Yorkshire Water on 4th May to discuss work still outstanding by themselves and Costain.  A list of complaints were put to the Yorkshire Water representatives who will put in writing what they intend to do regarding our complaints.


Planning Applications

Full planning permission has been given for the erection of a dwelling following the demolition of the existing dwelling known as Golden Hope, Out Newton Road, Skeffling.


Any Other Business

There was a brief discussion regarding the swing.  It was agreed that this item be put on the next Agenda for a detailed discussion.


Cllr. S. Rollinson asked if we had received notification of the meeting of ICZM to be held on 6th May.  We have not had any correspondence regarding this.


There is also a meeting of the Coastal Forum at Far Grange at 7 p.m. on 25th May.  We have not received notification of this either.


An item to be placed on the next agenda regarding fencing to be placed around the Village Hall property. (Cllr. R. Newsam left the meeting due to his interest in the next item which was deferred to the end of the meeting.)


Planning Permission

Planning permission has been sought to demolish the existing ex commercial garage and replacing it with one two storey building.  It was felt that the new building would enhance the village, and permission was agreed.


Meeting closed at 10.10 p.m.


Date of next meeting:  1st June 2004