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17 October 2011

TICKTON
AND ROUTH PARISH COUNCIL

 

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 17 October, 2011


Present:

Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

Councillors Caley, Dobson, Harbidge, Hardy, Oliver, , A Walker, N Walker, Webster, Wells                                                                                 

Apologies:                 

Councillor Sinkler

 In Attendance:           

Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)                                               

Public:           

There were no members of the public present 

 

68   DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

Councillor Oliver declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 9b, (minute 74 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Committee;
Councillor Morris declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 9b (minute 74 refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Committee. 

 

PUBLIC FORUM 

There were no members of the public present.

 

 69    MINUTES 

Resolved – The minutes of 19 September 2011 are signed as a true and correct record.  

 

70   COMMUNITY SAFETY 

Crime Figures:

The report on crime figures for September was noted.

 

71  MATTERS ARISING

Litter Bins:

A letter informing residents of the siting of the two additional bins for Tickton had been distributed.  Only one resident had raised any concerns and these had been referred to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  The Bin Buddies had now handed over the money they had raised and this would be recorded as a grant to the Parish council.  They had requested that Councillors design the plaque for the litter bins.

Road Lining on Meaux Road:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council had stated that all residents had been consulted on the road lining in advance and that the lines would be retained for a three year period and then the outcomes evaluated.  Comments from those who had seen the letters would be fed back to East Riding of Yorkshire Council and a request made that in future the Parish Council should be fully included in the consultation process.  The Parish Council still believe this scheme is potentially dangerous particularly in foggy weather.  A further request will be made to suggest a sign is erected to warn of experimental road lining.

Additional Bus Shelter:

East Riding of Yorkshire Council would send an engineer to view the site and suggest an appropriate shelter.  Nearby residents would be consulted.  The Parish Council would be required to take
continuing responsibility for the shelter but an amount of income would be paid over to cover this.

 

72    ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WITH WARD COUNCILLOR

(As the ward councillor had sent her apologies the clerk would e-mail these items to her)

Red and Green Cottages:

A request was made for feedback from East Riding of Yorkshire Council on the potential for compulsory purchase.

Responsibility for Trees and Dyke on Butt Lane:

It was highlighted that the dyke on Butt Lane was in need of attention and represents a serious flood risk.  East Riding of Yorkshire Council has not maintained this dyke since the school was fenced off, but they do cut the grass on the Butt Lane side of the dyke. A tree has established itself in the dyke and needs to be dealt with.

Dog Wardens:

Concerns were raised about the length of time it has taken for East Riding Of Yorkshire Council to supply the dog control order signage.

 

73    PLANNING  

Planning Applications:

Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing dwelling and garages (Amended Scheme) at 6 Main Street for Mr Reilly

Resolved – While the Parish Council recognise the unique personal circumstances associated with this application they feel that planning regulations cannot be set aside and therefore the application should be refused.

The Parish Council continue to object to the demolition of a house of this age. Continuing objections are raised to the application as per the previous resolution and request these are made available to the Planning Committee who will review this application. The main reasons for the objection are that the development is not in line with the street scene, it is an overdevelopment of a small site, and is out of proportion.  Concerns about flood risk continue despite alterations to the flood risk assessment particularly in relation to the disposal of surface water into the oversubscribed sewers of Tickton. The new plans also now raise privacy issues for neighbours which have not been addressed. 

The Parish Council request that that the application is referred to the Planning Committee for a decision and that the genuine concerns of neighbours, the highway agency and the environment agency are taken into account. 

The Parish Council request that if approved conditions are imposed in line with the request of the Highway Agency with regard to parking on the highway and in line with those made by the Environment Agency.  Additionally, the Parish Council request that conditions are imposed to ensure that at no time in the future can the premises be used for business purposes and that the plans are amended to safeguard the privacy of neighbours. 

 

Notification to carry out works to trees in a Conservation Area at Church Cottage 121 Main Street Tickton for Mr K Dewick

Resolved – The application is supported subject to its replacement with a tree of a suitable species and size.

 

74    FINANCE

Financial Statement:

The financial statement for the year to the end of September was presented to the Parish Council.  As the precept had to be agreed in December suitable costed schemes should be available for
consideration at the November meeting.

 

Payments:

Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £9.60 for rent

Mr Little

Resolved – To pay £32.00 for salary 

Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £60.80 for salary, £20.85 for training expenses and £42.53 for consummables  

 

Payments made under Financial Regulations 6d:

RBL Poppy Appeal

ResolvedPayment of £49 .00 for wreaths was noted 

 

75     PARISH SURVEY/APPRAISAL 

Consideration was given to the aim and scope of a survey of residents of the Parish.

Resolved – The clerk is to develop terms of reference for a working group consisting of Cllrs Hardy, Harbidge and Oliver based on the discussion of the aim and scope.  The working group is to report back on progress to the Parish Council.  The final document is to be approved at a future meeting. 

 

76     REMEMBRANCE DAY  

An outline was given of past arrangements for Remembrance Day events in the village.

Resolved – It was agreed that Councillors would try to attend the school event and participate if requested. The Football Club would be asked for their co-operation on the morning of 13 November.  

 

77     QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE BEACONS 

Celebrations would be held on 4 June 2012. Parish Councils had been asked to participate in the lighting of 2012 beacons.  Lighting of a bonfire beacon on Weel Common is to be considered at a future meeting. 

 

78     ERYC REVIEW OF POLLING DISTRICTS, POLLING PLACES AND POLLING STATIONS

 No changes were proposed to the current polling districts, polling places and polling stations in both Tickton and Routh.

 

79     ERNLLCA AGM

 Cllr T Walker attended this event on behalf of the Parish Council to present their motion.  Due to imminent changes in the licensing legislation an amendment was made to the motion agreed by this Parish Council to read:

 ‘This Association calls for parish and town councils to be recognised as local authorities in their own right and therefore treated as interested parties within the meaning of the current licensing
legislation, and any subsequent amended legislation, to enable these councils to make observations and objections to license applications and thus better serve their communities’

The motion was approved.

  

80     MOTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILLORS

 Cllr Harbidge proposed the following motions:-

‘That the PC supports a request to Karoo’s Community Fund to sponsor the installation of a circular wrought iron bench from a specialist supplier for Weel Green.’

Resolved – The motion is deferred.

 

‘That the PC endorse the draft request (circulated) to Environment Agency to consider environmental concerns in relation to the Weel Household Waste Site’

An amended motion was proposed by Cllr Morris

‘That the PC endorse an request to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (with a copy to the Environment Agency) to consider the environmental concerns of residents in relation to the Weel Household Waste Site when renewing the contract and request the contractors implement some measures that will lessen the impact on the environment and those living near the site’.

Resolved – The amended motion was approved.

 

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 10.25pm.The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 21 November 2011.