MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON

WEDNESDAY 1ST FEBRUARY 2023

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD, LITTLE WEIGHTON

17/23  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), S.Turner, R.Elvidge, Ms L.Fawcett, D.Webster, N.Armstrong, A.Raymond, K.Brown, J.Richardson  &  Ward Councillor; R.Meredith

18/23  APOLOGIES:   Councillors; P.Smith, Ward Councillor T.Gill & Mrs P.Smith

19/23  OPEN FORUM  –  3 members of the Parish present.

Events proposed for the Kings Coronation were presented on behalf of the Village Hall.

20/23  DECLARATION OF INTEREST  

Councillor R Elvidge 7.2 RWE Dogger Bank South (Personal)

Councillor A.Woodall 7.4 Hedley Planning Services Turbine (Prejudicial) & 13 Riplingham Grange Crossroads (Personal)

Councillor D.Webster – 7.4 Hedley Planning Services Turbine (Personal)

21/23  MINUTES

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

22/23  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

  • 1 x Public Order Offence on/or near The Close
  • 2 x Violence & Sexual Offence on/or near Lilac Grove
  • 2 x Other – Theft and criminal damage or on near New Village Road

Councillors were concerned with the recent crime information provided at meetings and asked if some clarity could be sought regarding the data provided.                   Action:  Clerk

23/23 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Playing Fields. – Play Bark delivered and placed around the play area. (28.01.23)

Surface Matting quotations – Clerk & Councillor Turner met with Streetscape Representative and discussed options, including equipment, funding, and surface matting.

Electricity Building/outhouse

RESOLVED – New timber doors clad with plastic coated steel, includes a 10 year guarantee against corrosion at £478.00

24/23 PLANNING  

A 22/03843/CME – Lateral extension of chalk quarry and extension of end date for extraction and restoration including construction of a screening bund at Omy UK Limited, Melton Bottom, Melton, HU14 3HU  (Parish Area: Welton Parish Council) https://newplanningaccess.eastriding.gov.uk/newplanningaccess/PLAN/22/03843/CME

RESOLVED – The Parish Council had no objection or comment to make.

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Chair____

DECISION

A 22/01546/STPLF – Erection of a building for vertical farming, two associated 2-storey office buildings and an energy network building; Creation of attenuation pond incorporating wildlife/nature park and with associated access, internal road, parking areas and infrastructure. AtLand South of Woodmansey Village Hall Long Lane Woodmansey East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0RN. – GRANTED.

RWE Renewables

A briefing pack and letter were posted to all residents of Bentley and surrounding properties.

Planning Enforcement

No updates.

Hedley Planning Services

A public consultation event will be held on 7th February 2023 3pm – 6pm at Little Weighton Village Hall for a proposed Wind Turbine at land on Common Road, Little Weighton.

Monitoring Items

Stoneledge –  No Issue

Ashcourt – Little Weighton Cutting – No issue.

25/23 COMMUNICATIONS

Newsletter –  Discussion took place for items to be included in the next newsletter.

Website Update –  New website is now live. The number of hits and areas of the site that are being viewed were discussed. It was agreed to ask the Web designer if this information can be provided.

Coronation of King Charles III – ERYC  announced a maximum grant of £500 that can be applied to for the Coronation to be held on 6th May 2023.  RESOLVED – That bunting would be ordered for display in the Parish.

26/23  ERNLLCA

  • Nalc Bulletins – Noted
  • Newsletter – Noted
  • Being a good Employer Training – Noted

27/23  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Residents EmailTo receive and respond to letter concerning Little Weighton Playing Fields, Grounds, Buildings and Carpark  – The Council are reviewing actions mentioned NOTED.   Changing Rooms – Councillors visited the changing rooms and found them dirty and unacceptable.  Letter to all 3 teams to ask to be cleaned as they will be inspected in two weeks’ time.    The Playing Field access lane and the car park will be discussed with ERYC Highways Officer.   
ERYCNominations required for Chairman Awards 2023. NOTED
ERYCTo report East Riding Community Governance Review consultation has commenced. Closing date for consultation 10.3.22   https://consultation.eastriding.gov.uk/s/ERYCCommunityGovernance2023/   The Clerk will complete.
Ethos HeritageFeedback requested – following unsuccessful Grant application. Clerk responded.
Neighbourhood WatchTraining Event  –  Fraud Awareness Workshop – 23.2.23 10.30 – 12 Noon.- NOTED

28/23 FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

  1. To Note Income received & approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented.
Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101826ClerkPost, Travel, HP Ink & Backpay £ 129.90 £      2.46 £ 132.36
101827HMRCPAYE/NI Contributions £ 240.15 £          –   £ 240.15
101828Business StreamWater £   36.74 £          –   £   36.74
101829Northfield Wildlife ServicesPest Control (Pond) £   75.00 £          –   £   75.00
101830LW Village HallHall Hire (January 2023) £   30.00 £          –   £   30.00
101831ER Pension FundContributions £ 224.87 £          –   £ 224.87
      
S/O 28.01.2023Clerks SalaryStanding Order £ 682.66 £          –  682.66
      

Income: ERYC Grant Award  £228.08

Petty Cash Expenditure- Lights for Fun (Christmas Light Transformers)

RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved.

  1. Community Grant  – Christmas 2022 ERYC grant awarded.
  2. ERYC Grass Cutting Service – The Green & Little Weighton Playing Field costs RESOLVED – approved:

The Green £141.53 plus VAT

Playing Fields £728.72 plus VAT

29/23  WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith reported he had raised concern with Highways Officers regarding Riplingham Crossroads and was awaiting an update.

Dunflat Lane – This already has a restriction on it to bank heavy goods vehicles for using roads within the zone as a through route.  There are no other restrictions that could be put in place.  

30/23 HIGHWAYS

Councillor Elvidge reported that the Crash Barrier at Bentley requires attention.

31/23  GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

  • Pest Control – Not as much activity reported, however rodent present and removed. RESOLVED – That this service will continue and be reviewed at each meeting.

32/23  MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA  – no request

There being no further business the Chairman Closed the Meeting at 8.40 pm.

  Signature:    Dated:    

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