MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD

WEDNESDAY 14TH JUNE 2023

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD

LITTLE WEIGHTON

90/23  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), S.Turner(Vice Chair), R.Elvidge, Ms L.Fawcett, Mrs J.Middleton,  K.Brown,  A.Raymond &  Ward Councillors; Councillor R.Meredith, T.Gill  

91/23  APOLOGIES:  Councillor N.Armstrong,  Councillor Mrs C.Gill.

92/23  OPEN FORUM  –  One member of the public present (St Mary’s Football Club) who presented their interest in playing football at Little Weighton on Saturdays in the 2023/24 Season.

93/23   DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –   Councillor R Elvidge declared a Personal Interest in Agenda Item 7.2b (RWE Renewables). Councillor A.Woodall & K.Brown declared person interests in Agenda Item 10. National Grid (Consultation Document).

94/23  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 17th May 2023, were then approved as a true & correct record.

95/23  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

Hessle, South Hunsley & Dale Ward Newsletter – No update received.

Councillor Elvidge reported there had been a break in during the day at a property in Bentley.

96/23 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Issues raised regarding the Playing Fields & agree actions:

  • Pavilion Doors/Toilet Door & Storage – Following damage caused; new handles & locks have been fitted to the main door.  A new lock on the external toilet door. A quotation has been requested for the Storage Doors to be repaired as the wood is rotten.
  • Broken Springer – Agreed to seek quotations for replacement item, remove existing broken Springer and replace with new.                                                                     Action:  Clerk
  • Pavilion cleaning – Council agreed to cleaning of the pavilion.        Action: Clerk to Contact Cleaner.
  • Football (St Mary’s Football Club) agreed 2023/24 season (Saturday pm)

97/23 PLANNING  

Decision – Change of use of land from Agricultural to domestic garden and creation of new vehicular access to Keepers Cottage, Land East of Keepers Cottage, Riplingham Road, Riplingham   – GRANTED

98/23   RWE Renewables – Consultation events have been held locally and Councillors attended.  The consultation is for onshore substation locations and of the four scenarios considered, Bentley is listed on all four maps to host a substation.  The building is to be 24 Metres high.  Councillors agreed to a site visit  28.6.2023.

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  1. Enforcement  – None.
  • Monitoring Items

Stoneledge –  No report.

Ashcourt – No issue.

99/23 COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Newsletter –  Summer Edition progressing.
  2. Website – Councillors to view new website and provide feedback. Councillors asked if Web Company can provide analytics, to find out what is being viewed regularly.

                                                                                                           Action: Clerk

100/23  ERNLLCA – Joint Training Course with Leven & Tickton Parish Council booked for all Councillors to attend 25.09.2023 – Leven School. 6.00-9.00pm.  Costs to be split amongst the 3 parishes.

101/23  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Bentley ResidentsRequest for a Bench at Bentley Pond – RESOLVED – Approved to purchase from Solway Recycling
National GridConsultation 1st June to 27th July – to reinforce the high voltage electricity transmission network between a new substation at Creyke Beck to the north of Hull and a new substation at High Marnham in Nottinghamshire.  – Agreed to place consultation onto Website and in the next Parish Council Newsletter.

102/23 FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

           To review and approve:

  1. To note Income received & approve Payments presented. RESOLVED – Approved 
Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101865ClerkPost, Travel, HP Ink & Total AV Antivirus PRO £                    82.63 £            7.82 £          90.45
101866ERYCPlaying Fields Rent £                  545.00 £                 –   £        545.50
101867LW Village HallHall Hire £                    33.00 £                 –   £          33.00
101868CPREMembership £                    36.00 £                 –   £          36.00
101769Richard BensonGrounds Maintenance £                    90.00 £                 –   £          90.00
101870East Riding Pension FundContributions £                  224.87 £                 –   £        224.87
      
S/O 28.05.2023 SalaryStanding Order £                  738.68 £                 –  738.68
 
IncomeChequeLW Bowls Club  (Unspent Coronation Grant)£6.67
  • To receive and review the Annual Audit Report received for the year ending 31.03.2023. RESOLVED – Report & recommendations reviewed.
  •  To approve Action plan of Audit Recommendations. RESOLVED – Action plan approved. This is to be forwarded to Internal Auditor.
  • External Audit – to consider the 2022-23 AGAR for submission to the External Auditor – RESOLVED – Approved
  • Section 1: Annual Governance Statement – to consider the questions and respond accordingly. RESOLVED – Approved
  • Section 2: Accounting Statements – to consider and agree the account statement figures.  RESOLVED – Approved
  • Electors’ Rights – to agree the dates for the Notice of Public Rights – RESOLVED dates approved.

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  • Signatories – Mandate to be changed. Vice Chairman to be added.  

103/23 WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

            Councillor Meredith reported on RWE & National Grid consultations.

            Sanction to South Cave and South Cave to Cottingham – Speed Limits will be   

            reduced, however no timescales provided yet by Highways. This includes a reduced    

            speed limit on Rowley Road which was welcomed.

            Councillor Gill reported that he had discussed the issues of the Chalk Path further

            with Highways Officers however they do not have the funds to carry out the works.   

            Funding sources need to be investigated further. 

104/23 HIGHWAYS

  1. Riplingham Grange Crossroads/Westoby Lane – Councillor Meredith provided an     

Update following communications with ERYC Principal Engineer, who advised that based on the injury collisions reported to the police, there is no indication that any changes to the junction would make safety improvements.

            Action:  Records of road traffic incidents to be continuously logged.

  • Temporary Road Closure – Walkington Road on the 11th of July 2023. Works likely to be carried out within one day.  – NOTED.

105/23 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

  • Pest Control – Traps to be removed and stored in the Container.

MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA   

  • Audit Report
  • RWE Consultation & National Grid Consultation
  • Community Ownership Fund

There being no further business the Chairman Closed the Meeting at 8.50 pm.

  Signature:    Dated:    

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