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16 January 2012

TICKTON AND ROUTH PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 16 January, 2012


Present:                      Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

                                    Councillors Caley, Dobson, Oliver, Sinkler, A Walker, N Walker, Webster, Wells

 

Apologies:                  Councillors Harbidge, Hardy

 

In Attendance:            Ward Councillor Birmingham (for agenda item 7; minute 104 refers)

                                    Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

                                               

Public:             There were no members of the public present

 

 

 

The Chairman welcomed Councillor Birmingham to the meeting.

 

100 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

 

Councillor Oliver declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 9, (minute 106 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Committee; Councillor Morris declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 9 (minute 106 refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Committee; Councillor Caley declared a  prejudicial interest in agenda items 9d (minute 106 refers) as a member of  the Church Council of All Saints’ Church Routh; Councillor Wells declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 9d (minute 106 refers) as a relevant person is churchwarden of All Saints’ Church Routh.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

There were no members of the public present.

 

 

101 MINUTES

 

Resolved – The minutes of 12 December 2011 are signed as a true and correct record.

 

 

102 COMMUNITY SAFETY

 

Crime Figures:

 

The report on crime figures for December was noted.  It was requested that a letter should be sent to the Community Support Officer to thank him for the checks he had been undertaking on the parking situation around the school at the end of the school day.

 

 

103 MATTERS ARISING

 

Severe Weather Grant Assistance:

 

The Parish Council had received a grant of £2555 to purchase snow clearing equipment and salt and 5 salt bins not 6.  Applications have been sent for 6 bins.  If all are approved the extra bin would need funding from parish funds.  Consultation had taken place with only 1 response.


Weel Common Land:

 

It had been confirmed that the existing equipment had been purchased by the residents of Weel using an external grant.  The PC had agreed to maintain it.

 

 

104 ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WITH WARD COUNCILLOR

 

Concerns about the future of red and green cottages were expressed.

 

 

105 PLANNING

 

Planning Decision:

 

Mr Reilly – 6 Main Street, Tickton – erection of a replacement dwelling and associated garage following demolition of existing

Application Rejected

 

 

106 FINANCE

 

Financial Statement:

 

The financial statement for the year to the end of December and a forecast outturn for the year were presented to the Parish Council.

 

Payments:

 

Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £24.00 for room hire

 

Mr Little

Deferred

 

Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £76.80 for salary

 

ERYC

Resolved – To pay £336.60 for playbark

 

York Survey Supply

  Resolved – To pay £24.54 for paint

 

Playsafety Ltd

Resolved – To pay £259.20 for playground inspection

 

Robinson Builders Merchants

Resolved – To pay £390.60 for wheelbarrows and shovels

 

Tony Cook Ltd

Deferred

 

Easygate

Deferred

 

Payments made under Financial Regulations 6d:

Staysmart

Resolved – Payment of £3120.00 for grounds maintenance contract noted

 

Community Fund Application:

 

A request for a community fund disbursement had been received from All Saints’ Church Routh.

Resolved – An amount of £350 to cover the cost of replacing 2 units and purchase of an additional sensor for the exterior floodlighting is approved.  Resources will be transferred to this budget head to cover this disbursement.  An additional disbursement of up to £1400 will be made in the new financial year to contribute to the cost of a replacement church gate subject to the receipt of any necessary external approval

 

 

107 CHAIRMAN’S AWARD 2012

 

Consideration was given to nominations for this year’s Chairman’s Awards

 

Resolved – A nomination would be made to a category within the Chairman’s Sports Award subject to checking its appropriateness.  

 

 

108 PLAY AREA INSPECTION REPORT

The latest report had been received that showed no high risks were present.  Algae growth on some of the mats was considered a medium risk and would be treated.  Forks and chains on the swing were also identified as medium risk and would be replaced.

 

 

109 BUS SHELTER:

 

An e-mail had been received from ERYC that gave a number of alternatives for a shelter

 

Resolved – It is agreed that the option of a semi enclosed shelter cut into the hedge is the best option but it would be preferable if the shelter could be placed in an area where the hedge is not growing at present.

 

 

110 TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER 2012 – WEEL ROAD, TICKTON, 40mph SPEED LIMIT

 

ERYC requested comments on the introduction of a 40mph speed limit on Weel Road.

Resolved – Support was expressed for this scheme but comments are to be made regarding opposition to any attempt in the future to line this road in the same way Meaux Road has been lined.

 

 

111 MOTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILLORS

 

Cllr Oliver proposed the following motion:-

 

‘That the PC enters a dialogue with Yorkshire Water regarding an upgrade to the capacity of the 1950s sewerage for Tickton’

 

Resolved – The motion is approved

 

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.35pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 20 February 2012.