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Skeffling Parish Council



For meeting to be held on 14th September 1938 in the Recreation Room.


 1.   Minutes of meeting held on 23rd August 1938

 2.   Matters arising

 3.   Correspondence

 4.   Air Raid Precautions

 5.   Audit Stamp Duty

 6.   Appointment of Clerk

 7.   Long Lane


Skeffling Parish Council



Minutes of Meeting held on 14th September 1938


Those present:  Cllr. J. R. Boast, Chairman

Cllr. G. H. Branton

Cllr. G. H. Medforth

Cllr. R. Meadley

Cllr. H. Newsam

Cllr. H. Pinder


Minutes of meeting held on 23rd August 1938


The minutes were approved.

Proposed:   Cllr. H. Newsam

Seconded:  Cllr. G. H. Medforth

Vote: carried unanimously


Matters Arising

Death of Clerk

The Chairman first referred to the death on 23rd August of Capt. J. W. Duncan, the clerk to the council, and reported that he had sent a letter of condolence to Capt. Duncan's daughter and son-in-law, and had sent a wreath on behalf of the council, his actions were approved and many expressions of regret were voiced by those present.  A letter of thanks from Mr. & Mrs. Buckley was read.



Letters between Capt. Duncan and the surveyor to the Holderness Rural District Council referring to the supply of water to the bungalows in Humber Lane and the village sewers were read with regard to the provision of water it was decided to take no further action in the matter in view of the attitude taken up by the owners of the bungalows.


Air Raid Precautions

A Lengthy correspondence which has passed between the Sector Air Warden (J. R. Boast) and the Chief Air Ward (Mr. L. Milton) was read and approved.  The Sector Air Warden reported that he had been appointed an instructor of anti gas defence and expected to start on the work at an early date.


Audit Stamp Duty

The chairman reported the receipt of a communication from the Ministry of Health re Audit Stamp Duty which would in future be charged on the receipts in addition to the expenditure of the council.


Appointment of Clerk

The chairman was instructed to exhibit a notice in the village inviting applications for the post of clerk to the Council at a yearly salary £2/10/0.  This was moved by Mr. G. H. Branton, seconded by Mr. H. Pinder and carried unanimously.


Long Lane

On the motion of Mr. Meadley, seconded by Mr. H. Pinder the chairman was instructed to write to the East Riding County Council drawing attention to the condition of Long Lane at its junction with Humber Lane.  This was carried.


Date of next meeting:   27th October 1938