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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 2nd September 2003


 1.   Minutes of meetings held on 5th August 2003

 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.   Wayleave Payment - Yorkshire Electric

 5.   Wayleave Payment - British Telecom

 6.   Scrub - Village Green

 7.   Correspondence

 8.   Any Other Business


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 2nd September 2003


Those present:  Cllr. M. Hall Vice-Chairman

Cllr. J. F. Robinson

Cllr. P. Payne

Cllr. S. Rollinson

Cllr. R. Newsam

Cllr. J. Sizer


Apologies:       Cllr. M. Turnbull, Cllr. J. Sizer


Members of the Public:  1


In the absence of Cllr. M. Turnbull, Cllr. M. Hall chaired the meeting.


Minutes of meeting held on 5th August 2003


The minutes of the meeting were agreed as being an accurate account.

Proposed:   Cllr. S. Rollinson

Seconded:  Cllr. R. Newsam

Vote: Carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Village Hall

Planning regulations still need to be clarified.  ERYC to be contacted.


Land Registration

Andrew Cooney has the matter in hand.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson applied to the Land Registry for a search to be made to ascertain that the Council did own the land. Two cheques for £4 were sent with the applications to cover the costs of the search for two parcels of land.  These were returned   with   the   information   that   none   of   the  land  was  registered  to  the  Council.

Cllr. J. F. Robinson is in the process of getting early photographs of the land in question, and signed  statements from residents who can confirm that the land does belong to the Council. Alan Barker has given Cllr. J. F. Robinson advice on the correct way to have the land registered. A sign must be placed on the land for 28 days asking if anyone  has  title  to the land.   All  the relevant documents will be presented to Alan Barker for further advice and action.  It was felt that registration of the land is essential and the matter be clarified for future Councils.


Wayleave payments - Yorkshire Electric

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has contact Yorkshire Electric on the matter of Wayleave payments for electric poles on Council land.  This has resulted in a lease being drawn up by Yorkshire electric with an initial payment of £131.74 being a backdated payment for 6 years, with a future annual payment of £18.82  It was proposed by Cllr. J. F. Robinson that the offer be accepted and the lease agreement be signed.

Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously


The lease agreement was signed by Cllr. J. F. Robinson and Cllr. M. Hall.


Wayleave payment - British Telecom

Cllr. J. F. Robinson has contacted British Telecom with regard to Wayleave payments on a pole erected on Council land.  They have offered a one-off payment of £115, or an annual payment of £7 in perpetuity.  Cllr. J. F. Robinson will try to get the payment backdated.  The result to be put on the Agenda for the next meeting.


Scrub - Village Green

Cllr. J. F. Robinson reported that the scrub is encroaching onto the village green. He proposed that it be cut back and the land cleared of blackthorn, etc.  He also proposed that the cherry tree be removed leaving the natural tree, the field maple, as the two trees growing so close together will not survive satisfactorily. After a detailed discussion a vote was taken for this work to be carried out. Seconded:  Cllr. S. Rollinson

Vote:  Carried unanimously




Cllr. S. Rollinson and Cllr. M. Hall will attend the AGM.


Parish Remuneration Panel

A draft paper has been received regarding remuneration for Councillors expenditure.  The paper is being circulated among the Councillors and will be discussed at the next meeting.


Any Other Business

Cllr. S. Rollinson has been approached by a resident regarding the people living in caravans in Winsetts Road.  There are several families living there, and the Council was asked to investigate as to whether they are paying Council Tax and whether the area has been registered as a caravan site.


The meeting closed at  8.40 p.m.


Date of next meeting:     7th October 2003