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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 6th October 2009


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 4th August 2009

 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.   Wind Turbine Farm, Easington

 5.   Flood Defences

 6.   Correspondence

 7.   Public Speaking


Skeffling Parish Council



Those present:  Cllr. M. Turnbull, Chairman

Cllr. S. Rollinson, Vice Chairman

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. L. Payne

Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the public: 7


Minutes of meeting held on 4th August 2009

The minutes were accepted as accurate.

Proposed:   Cllr. L. Payne

Seconded:  Cllr. P. Payne

Vote: carried unanimously


Humberside Police

PSO Phil Wriglesworth arrived at the meeting to outline the new Community Speed Watch project to Councillors.  This project has been in the pipeline for some months and has now had the go ahead.


Members of the public will be asked to volunteer, and be trained by the police, to monitor speeding traffic along the B1445.  Easington, Skeffling and Welwick will be involved and have their own volunteers.  All the equipment will be supplied by Humberside Police and volunteers will be trained by them.  


A meeting will be held at Skeffling Village Hall at 5pm on Sunday, 18th October to sign up volunteers and to give them the necessary training.  The project will be up and running at the end of October.


Volunteers interested in taking part in the scheme can give their details to the Parish Clerk, or contact Phil Wriglesworth direct.


Posters will be placed in the village and be advertised in Skeffling News and possibly the Gazette.


Matters Arising

Play Area

Having given a lot of thought to putting a see-saw in the play area, Cllr. J. F. Robinson feels he cannot go ahead with it.  There could be too many opportunities for accidents, especially if the children are not supervised by adults.  A suitable new item for the play area will have to be rethought.


Cllr. M. Turnbull said the fencing needs to be done quite quickly, and the swings need painting. Councillors to find a suitable date for the work to start.  Sand and gravel will be bought for the concrete posts to be placed.



The work has now been completed, but a few things have been missed.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson has spoken to Mike Peeke who is happy to do the work.  The footpath in Chapel Lane from the bus stop to Sun Inn needs urgent repair.  There is no money for this work, but it must be done as the path has deteriorated badly.


Declaration of Interest

Cllr. R. Newsam declared an interest in the item relating to the Wind Turbines.


Wind Turbines

Three Councillors and the Parish Clerk went to the preview of the exhibition at Easington Community  Centre  which  was  given  by  Liddell  Thomson,  Consultants acting on behalf of BT.

Cllr. M. Turnbull said the Council will be writing to Liddell Thomson with our views.  He will compile a letter with the Parish Clerk and a copy will be sent to Cllr. Richard Stead.


Flood Defences

There was nothing to report since the last council meeting.



The Play Area inspection fee for this year will be £80 plus £3 admin charges.  It was agreed that as Cllr. M. Turnbull is qualified to carry out the inspection he will do it, thereby saving the Council the inspection fee and admin charges.


Public Speaking

Mrs. Parsonage said that there is a rumour spreading in Skeffling that speeding is not being monitored regularly by the police.  She emphasised that Skeffling is being given more attention in this matter than other villages.  In fact, a lot of other villages have been turned down for action.


The meeting closed at 8.30pm.


Date of next meeting:   1st December 2009