MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD

WEDNESDAY 1st NOVEMBER 2023

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD

LITTLE WEIGHTON

149/23  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), S.Turner(Vice Chair), Mrs J Middleton, Ms L.Fawcett, N Armstrong, A.Raymond, R.Elvidge &  Ward Councillors; Councillor R.Meredith, T Gill

150/23  APOLOGIES:  Councillor K.Brown, Ward Councillor Mrs C Gill.

151/23  OPEN FORUM  –  No members of the public present.

152/23   DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –   Councillor R.Elvidge (7.1 RWE Renewables – Prejudicial)

153/23  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 4th October 2023, were then approved as a true & correct record.

154/23  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

No police report present.

155/23 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Issues raised regarding the Playing Fields & agree actions:

  • The Cableway (Zipwire) cable has now been removed, the timber posts are also rotten and require removal.
  • Equipment update – Quotations for replacement springer were presented and discussed. 

RESOLVED – Purchase & Installation of Frog Springer from Streetscape, £1855.

  • Small Container appearance – Quotations received to remove from site. Also enquired if any business locally would be interested?
  • Bowls Club – request for Storeroom Key to access Main Fuse Box – GRANTED
  • Small gate to Playing Field Entrance – RESOLVED – Works completed, and quiet to close.

156/23 PLANNING  

22/01302/CME  –  Erection of 3 wind turbines (67m high to tip, 40m high to hub), installation of transformer kiosks, substation, underground cabling and construction of access tracks, crane pads and associated ancillary works [Turbine 1 – E497711, N429040, Turbine 2 – E497757, N428786, Turbine 3 – E497840, N428533] (Amended Plans) Omya UK Limited Melton Bottom Melton East Riding Of Yorkshire HU14 3HU

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DECISIONS:

The Parish Council has no comment to make.

RWE Renewables

Response received from RWE Renewables and circulated to Council.  A Local Business has now agreed to host the works vehicles whilst on site.

  1. Enforcement  – None.
  • Monitoring Items.

Ashcourt – No issue.

Stoneledge – response from ERYC; 

157/23 COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Newsletter –  November 2023 edition printed and ready for distribution.
  2. Website –  Analytics were presented to Council.  Requested to be presented twice yearly.
  3. Christmas Light Switch on –Friday 1st December 2023.  6.30pm – Volunteers required to help for the marquee erection.  Notice placed in Weighton Beacon.  Temporary Event License purchased.

158/23  ERNLLCA – Joint Training Event with Tickton & Leven Parish Councils held.  

             on:  Monday 30th October 2023, 6.30pm at Tickton Methodist Church. – Four     

             Councillors attended, informative and well attended by all Councils.

159/23  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

ERYCTemporary Road Closure – Main Street/Beverley Road junction Skidby 19.00-05.00 Hrs 1st November – Anticipated completion 3.11.2023 –NOTED
Humberside PoliceBetter Together Event Invitation  – Wednesday 8th November 2023 at Melton 2 Police Station.  NOTED
ERYCClimate Action Plan – 10.00-1.00pm 1st November 2023 (Online via Teams).  NOTED
ERYCEast Riding UK Shared Prosperity Fund (inc. Rural England Prosperity Fund) Communities & Place Year 3 – Outputs & Outcomes Workshops – Councillor Turner attended the events.  Discussion regarding funding for play equipment and the Chalk Path, Rowley Road took place.  RESOLVED That the clerk will make expressions of interest/application if appropriate.  

160/23 FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

           To review and approve:

           a)Income received & approve Payments presented. RESOLVED – Approved 

Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal
101902Business StreamWater£        149.13£          –£ 149.13
101903ER Pension FundPension Contributions£        224.87£          –£ 224.87
101904HMRCPAYE/NI£        203.42£          –£ 203.42
101905ClerkSalary£        738.67£          –£ 738.67
101906ClerkTravel, Post & Ink & Temp Event Notice£          69.58£      2.73£   72.31
101907LW Village HallHall Hire £          33.00£          – £   33.00
101908R BensonGrounds Maintenance £          77.50£          – £   77.50
101909ERNLLCAShared Training Cost – 30.10.2023 £        133.00£  26.67 £ 160.00
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Income  
Precept£13,300.00
Adverts£50.00
Rent£850.00
Petty Cash Expenditure Nil 
  1. Budget Monitoring 1.4.23 to 05.10.2023 – RESOLVED Approved by all Councillors.
  2. Internal Audit 2022/23 – Response from Internal Auditor on Audit Conclusion.

NOTED.

  • Replacement Noticeboard (White Gap Road) quotation presented to Council. 

RESOLVED Approved costs £386.00  

  • Finance Meeting – The Chairman asked that the Village Hall be booked for Finance/Precept Meeting on the 15th November 2023.    

Councillor Raymond expressed his disappointment that this meeting could not be held on Microsoft Teams. 

161/23 WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith reported on the public bus transport provision in the parish.  Councillor Meredith asked councillors to complete the survey.

MS3 Connections – Poles have been suspended – None in our Parish at present.

Flooding – Bluestone was affected, cleared after 24 hours,

Councillor Meredith reported on Funding – Smile foundation are holding a drop in session 9th Nov 11-2pm  to give advice on grants available.

Councillor Gill reported on topics for Scrutiny highlighting that the Chalk Path on Rowley Road would be an ideal topic.  Costs will have increased since the last cost provided by ERYC. 

162/23 HIGHWAYS

  1. Smiling Sid’s (Speed Indicator Devices) – The Clerk met with ERYC Safety Officer Thursday 5th October 2023.  Only one possible location on Old Village Road, but not ideal for Smiling Sid’s to captivate the true speed of motorist.  Councillors agreed not to pursue the SIDS.
  • Speed Bumps on Green Lane – ERYC have been sent photographs of the repairs required on the playing field drive. The surveyor will look at the cost of a remedial repair verses straight forward replacement cost and advise further.
  • Councillor Elvidge reported that the Chevron sign at the top of Bentley has detached from its post.  Clerk to report

Grip holes –ERYC contractor have dug between Bentley and Dunflat Lane are back to the hedge.- Damaged Fence & Hedge to the rear  – Clerk to report.

163/23 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

            Trees between The Butts & Station View  – Quotation requested, once received will    

            be presented to the Finance Meeting to be held 15th November 2023.

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Rowley Road Fence – Maintenance is required, clerk will check who the landowner is and report further.

MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA   

  • Rowley Road Fence

There being no further business the Chair Closed the Meeting at 8.55 pm.

  Signature:    Dated:    

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