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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 3rd May 2005


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 5th April 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.   Finances & Expenses.

 5.   Proceeds of the sale of Parish Land - How best to use the money for the permanent benefit of the village.

 6.   Play Area

 7.   Adoption of Standing Orders

 8.   Correspondence

 9.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of meeting held on 3rd May 2005


Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson Vice-Chairman

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. Sizer

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. S. Rollinson


Members of the public:  1


Minutes of Meeting held on 5th April 2005 and the Extraordinary meeting held on the 19th April 2005


The minutes were accepted as an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. J. Sizer

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising


Cllrs. J. F. Robinson, P. Payne and S. Rollinson will accompany Mr. Steve Roberts of Streetscene on the walkabout at 10am on Tuesday, 7th June.


Zurich Municipal Insurance

The Insurance Policy has only just arrived and this item will be put on the next Agenda for a full discussion.


Declaration of Interest

There were no declarations of interest.


Finances and Expenses

Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that a cheque in the sum of £27.35 be raised for the Clerk to cover postage and telephone expenses for the year 2003/2004.

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote:  carried unanimously


Cllr. M. Turnbull proposed that a cheque be raised in the sum of £5 for telephone expenses incurred by Cllr. J. F. Robinson.

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote: carried unanimously


It was agreed that the Clerk send an Invoice to Mr. Tony Majors for Peppercorn Rent to cover 2005, and to also send a reminder for last year's rent which has still not been paid.


Cllr. J. F. Robinson proposed that a discussion take place at the next meeting regarding Mr. Major's access over Parish Land into Major's field.

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote: carried unanimously


This item to be placed on the next Agenda.


It was agreed to move Items 5 and 6 for discussion after Adoption of Standing Orders.


Adoption of Standing Orders

After a detailed discussion of all the changes and additions to be made to Standing Orders, the Standing Orders were adopted.

Proposed:   Cllr. R. Newsam

Seconded:  Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Vote: carried unanimously


Cllr. P. Payne proposed that the Clerk and the Chairman make a complete version and a copy be given to each Councillor.  The original, with the agreed changes and additions, will be kept on file.

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  carried unanimously


Cllr. P. Payne proposed that due to lack of time an extraordinary meeting to discuss the Play Area and the use of the sale of Parish Land monies be deferred to an Extraordinary Meeting to take place at 7.30pm on the 10th May.  This was agreed.



An Invoice for Annual Subscriptions has been received from ERNLLCA.  It was agreed that this be discussed at the next meeting.


Public Speaking

The  Council was asked if they could enquire what was happening at 2 Fairview, Chapel Lane. Cllr. M. Turnbull has tried to contact Sean Robson on the matter, and is expecting a phone call from him in the next day or two.


The meeting closed at 9.40 p.m.


Date of next meeting:   7th June 2005