A VIRTUAL MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD

online via Zoom as permitted in The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”) due to the COVID19 (Coronavirus crisis)

THURSDAY 4th MARCH  2021

32/21 PRESENT:  A. Woodall (Chair), P. Smith (Vice Chair), K. Brown, S. Turner, R. Elvidge, J. Richardson, Ward Councillors; Mrs P. Smith, Cllr Meredith & Cllr Gill

33/21 APOLOGIES:   Cllrs Mrs E. Hunter. Cllr Fawcett.

34/21 OPEN FORUM – 1 Members of the Parish present.

1 resident of Brackenwoods present – re Croft Park Development.

Councillor Gill advised that the letter from Stephen Hunt (Head of Planning and Development Management) had been received & circulated to Council.  The site comes under rules, involving licensing and rules for Caravan Sites.  The site appears to have no condition to limit the use of the site to a maximum of 18 units, as long as they are positioned 6m separation distance. No approval condition to restrict the site. 

Further information from the ERYC Planning officers noted in 39/21 Planning.

35/21 DECLARATION OF INTEREST   – None.

36/21 MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 4th February 2021, were then approved as a true & correct record.

37/21 LOCAL POLICING TEAM

To receive Feb 21 – Ebulletin OPCC (Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner).    –  Noted.

38/21 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

It was agreed to keep the Playing Field Gate closed until 29th March following further guidance received and the ease of restrictions in the coming weeks/months.

The chairman asked for assistance on the Playing fields to tidy and put additional bark around the equipment.  Agreed Saturday 27th March at 9.00 am. 

39/21 PLANNING

No Applications received during 4/2/21-4/3/21.

7.4 Croft Park – Extracts from ERYC Head of Planning & Development Management Letter” were read out and discussed at length.

09                                            _______ (Chair)

Caravan sites are unusual in being controlled through two separate legislative processes. 

The use of land as a caravan site is controlled by the planning legislation whereas the physical standards and layout, amenities etc, are controlled by a site licence issued under the Caravans Sites and Control of Development Act 1960.

The approved landscaping is understood to have been undertaken, however there is no ongoing requirement for these trees to remain, in perpetuity.  

Councillor Meredith advised that although the response is disappointing and the Council do not feel that the response is acceptable, however in terms of policy interpretation it is permissible.

Further discussions took place.

The Chairman thanked Ward Councillors for all their input to date on this matter.

Resolved:  That the Council invite Stephen Hunt to a meeting with residents.    

7.5 Empowering our Community Housing Builds.  

Discussion took place.  Councillor Richardson stated as a parish geographically we are one of the large in the East Riding. He welcomed an introduction into the initiative and advised that Little Weighton (Village) in itself is a different settlement to other parts of the parish, including characteristics.

Councillor Meredith advised that the East Riding Review Panel has now commenced.

40/21 COMMUNICATIONS

Newsletter – The Beacon will be produced for Easter. 

Neighbourhood Watch – Information received – NOTED.

41/21 ERNLLCA

Nalc Chief Executive Bulletin’s received – NOTED.

Consultation to inform NALC’s response to MHCLG Model Design Code (Changes to Planning Policy) – NOTED.

42/21 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Residents EmailTree Works carried out in the Village.  Parish Council response has been sent and the Councils position has been clarified.  
Residents EmailRequest for Soldier Silhouettes for Remembrance Day 2021 discussed. Agreed to place article in Newsletter for Public Opinion.  
ERYCGrass Cutting Service Fees for 2021/22 Season – £681.05 Nett (Playing Fields) £132.27 Nett (Parish Green)   RESOLVED:      APPROVED.
ERYCCovid Business Support Update – NOTED Email re Devolution ‘Dual Mayoral Authority’ – NOTED

                                                            10                                            _______ (Chair)

43/21 FINANCE  

  1. To Approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented to the Council. 
Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101650ERYCWasp Treatment Sept 2020 £              40.83 £            8.17 £              49.00
101651ClerkZoom, travel & Post   
101652East Riding Pension FundPension Contributions £            205.21 £                 –   £            205.21
101653ERNLLCATraining Cllr Turner £              40.00 £            8.00 £              48.00
101654C.Wilson & SonsFlail (Playing Fields & Allotments) £              40.00 £            8.00 £              48.00
101655HMRCPAYE £           202.41 £                 –   £            202.41
101656 HMRCPAYE£            189.39£               – £             189.39 
101657Wold TreesTree Maintenance (2 x Invoices)3525.00£705.00  £          4230.00
S/O (28th Feb)Clerks SalarySalary £            670.41 £                 –   £            670.41

RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved.

b) Asset Register – Defibrillator to be added. – APPROVED

Due to Coronavirus and no AGM held May 2020, the following have been approved for 2020/21.

c)Risk Assessments 2020/21 – APPROVED

d)Standing Orders 2020/21 – APPROVED

e) Financial Regulations 2020/21 – APPROVED

44/21 WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith had previously highlighted.

Croft Park planning, and letter received from ERYC Planning.

Budget Meeting held – Council Tax Increase (Adopted)

Covid Figures are now falling – The 7-day trend continues to fall.   

Councillor Gill advised that he has communicated with Stoneledge regarding the Chalk Path, Rowley Road to Rowley Manor asking if they will donate chalk – Awaiting response. 

Flytipping in the East Riding – Cllr Gill advised of the East Ridings success in catching fly-tippers.  Articles to be forwarded to clerk for inclusion in newsletter.

Cllr Woodall left the meeting.

Cllr P. Smith Chaired the remainder of the meeting.

45/21 HIGHWAYS

Nothing to report.

46/21 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

a) Village Planters – Clerk to forward designs from Google Searches. Newsletter article re any artists to sketch design would also be welcomed. 

b) Rats/Nest at the Pond – Clerk to arrange treatment.  – APPROVED.

47/21 MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA

*      Empowering our Community – Re Housing Builds

*      Village Planters

*      Bowls Club Grant

11                                                  _______ (Chair)

There being no further business the Chairman Closed the Meeting at 8.56 pm.

    Signature:      Dated: