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19 November 2012

 

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 19 November 2012

 

Present:

Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

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

 

Apologies:

Councillors Harbidge, Wells

                              

In Attendance:

Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

Ward Councillor Pollard (to agenda item 6 [minute 81 refers])

 

Public:

There was one member of the public present.

 

 

78   DECLARATION OF INTEREST

 

Prior to the meeting all Councillors present were handed letters showing they had been granted dispensations to enable them to participate in the discussion of and participate in any vote on the setting of the precept for the Parish in 2013/14 despite having a pecuniary interest for the reason that without the dispensation the number of persons prohibited would be so great a proportion of the Council as to impede the transaction of business (S31 (4) of the Localism Act 2011 refers).  As a result no such pecuniary interests were declared.

 

Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 84 refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee; Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 84 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.

 

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

A member of the public updated the Parish Council about a petition that has been circulated in Tickton to request that when the A1035 is next resurfaced a quieter surfacing is used to eliminate some of the noise of the traffic.  At present this petition has been restricted to those householders whose property is on the A1035 side of Main Street, Tickton.  The A1035 is scheduled to be resurfaced early next year, so this was seen as a good opportunity to make this request.  Over the next few weeks the opportunity to sign the petition will be extended to all those residing in the village, and on Hull Bridge Road and those residing on either side of the A1035 in Routh.

79   MINUTES

 

Resolved –The minutes of 15 October 2012 are signed as a true and correct record.

 

 

80   MATTERS  ARISING

Upgrade of Cycle Paths

 

East Riding have responded to our concerns about the safety of cyclists crossing the A1035 with a proposal that a central island is constructed which allows the road to be crossed in 2 stages.  Bids for central funding have to be in by the end of November but are likely to be oversubscribed.

 

 

Public Rights of Way

 

A response from Albanwise regarding their support was expected soon.

 

 

War Memorial

 

Mr Dodds thanked the PC for attending to the trees around the memorial and informed the PC that work to repair his wall and erection of fencing would soon commence ensuring privacy for the site.

 

 

81   ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION WITH WARD COUNCILLOR

 

Issues raised included the ditches on Butt Lane and an overgrown hedge on Meaux Lane.  Cllr Pollard also agreed to speak to the Highways Department regarding the request to resurface the A1035 with a quieter surfacing.

 

 

82   COMMUNITY SAFETY

 

The information received from the Police and Neighbourhood Watch was noted.  It was stressed that Neighbourhood Watch cannot inform the police about potential crimes or investigate crimes.  Those suspecting/knowing a crime has taken place must make direct contact with the Police themselves.

 

83   PLANNING

 

Mr & Mrs D Setterington – Existing Certificate of Lawfulness for the occupation of a dwelling in breach of agricultural occupancy condition at New Ferry Farm, Weel Road, Weel

A certificate of lawfulness is granted permission

 

 

84   FINANCE

Financial Statement:

 

The financial statement to the end of October was presented to the Parish Council.  This also showed known areas of over and under spending.

 

Resolved – To transfer £ 200 from the unallocated reserve to fund the excess cost of the war memorial landscaping

 

Payments

 

Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £9.60 room hire

 

Mr Little

Resolved – To pay £25.60 salary

 

Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £ 192.00 salary and £54.21 expenses

 

ERYC

Resolved – To pay £312.00 for salt bin and salt

 

D & E Clapham

Resolved – To pay £698.00 for landscaping

 

Payments Made Under Financial Regulations 6(d) and 7(b)

 

West Building Supplies Ltd

Resolved – Payment of £271.58 for play bark is noted

 

RBL Poppy Appeal

Resolved – Payment of £49.00 for two wreaths is noted

85   PREPARATION FOR SETTING 2013/14 PRECEPT 

 

Additional funding for several projects was proposed – the war memorial, play equipment at Weel.  Other projects discussed were replacing the slide and play surfaces at Tickton Children’s Play Area, the tennis court perimeter fence and the memorial to the airmen.

 

Resolved – A decision on the level of precept will be made at the next meeting.

 

 

86   COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND

 

The final report of the Steering Group was presented to the Parish Council.  The report made proposals on administration, the administrative body, the area of benefit and future consultation on the constitution.

 

It was proposed that:-

 

Members of the steering group were formally thanked for their work.

 

Resolved – The recommendations of the steering group are supported by the Parish Council.  A copy of the report and a letter of support from the Parish Council is to be sent to RidgeWind

 

 

87   ALLOTMENTS

 

One of the allotment holders at Weel had given notice.  According to the agreement the notice period was 12 months, but work had started to find a new tenant.  Although there was a waiting list for allotments this had been put together some years ago and did not stipulate the allotments were in Weel.  If no-one on the waiting list was interested an advert would be put in Tickton Diary.

 

Resolved – Tenancy is restricted to residents of the Parish.

 

 

88   MOTIONS PROPOSED BY COUNCILLORS

 

Cllr Walker proposed the following motion

 

‘That we support the public petition to request a quiet road surface on A1035 Hull Bridge to Hornsea Road when it is resurfaced in 2013.’

 

Resolved – It is agreed.  Additionally a letter will be sent to East Riding of Yorkshire Council highlighting that those areas next to residential properties between Swinemoor Road roundabout and Routh are the priority

 

 

Cllr Oliver proposed the following motion

 

‘That we plant miniature daffodil and crocus bulbs amongst the shrubs in the war memorial area.’

 

Resolved – It is agreed

 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.25 pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 10 December 2012.