MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD

WEDNESDAY 4th OCTBOER 2023

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD

LITTLE WEIGHTON

135/23  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), S.Turner(Vice Chair), Mrs J Middleton, N Armstrong, A.Raymond, R.Elvidge &  Ward Councillors; Councillor R.Meredith

136/23  APOLOGIES:  Councillor L.Fawcett, K.Brown, Ward Councillor Mr T.Gill.

137/23  OPEN FORUM  –  No members of the public present. PCSO Jess Watts

138/23   DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –   Councillor R.Elvidge (7.3 RWE Renewables – Prejudicial), Councillor L.Fawcett  11f (Prejudicial)

139/23  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 6th September 2023, were then approved as a true & correct record.

140/23  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

PCSO Jess Watts attended.  No reports of any crimes in the Parish.  The issue of Speeding in Little Weighton was discussed, White Gap Road & Rowley Road in particular.  PCSO Jess Watts advised she would book out the Pro Laser and attend.   

141/23 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Issues raised regarding the Playing Fields & agree actions:

  • Small Container appearance – waiting for costs/purchase price.
  • Changing Room repairs update – Changing Room Doors completed & External Toilet Door. Broken Glass in windows and rotten frames have also been replaced & painted.
  • Playing Field Survey results – Councillor Turner presented a response to the survey results.  Agreed that an article will be placed in the Newsletter.
  • Equipment update – Still awaiting Springer Quotations as only one received.

The Cableway (Zipwire) cable cost from the Manufacturer was presented, along with costs for a full replacement cable way in Steel due to the age of the current equipment.  RESOLVED That the Zip Wire Equipment will be removed.

  • Play Inspection Report – Works to be carried out, many items identified are wear and tear due to the age of the equipment. 
  • Small gate to Playing Field Entrance – Following a complaint regarding the noise of the gate clanking shut it was RESOLVED – That the handyman will be asked to place a rubber capping on the gate. 

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142/23 PLANNING  

A.   23/02257/PLF – Erection of single storey extension to rear following demolition of existing conservatory, installation of rooflights to front and rear, construction of pitched roofs to existing front bay windows, alterations to front door and existing rear window and installation of a new first floor window to south elevation at 6 Southwold Little Weighton East Riding of Yorkshire HU20 3UQ.  – RESOLVED – To recommend Approval

DECISIONS:

23/01245/TPO – TPO – WALKINGTON – 1972 (REF 262) W5 – Fell 2 no. Sycamore trees (T41

&T42) due to cavities, decay, leaning stem, root damage, and significant soil erosion exposing large proportion of root plate –Risby Park Farm Risby Lane Walkington East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 8SS  –  GRANTED

Planning Inspectorate – Appeal Decision

Appeal Ref: APP/E2001/C/22/3305264 The land at White Gap Road, Little Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire HU20 3XF – Enforcement Notice has been upheld.

RWE Renewables

Contact made with RWE re Field Access for surveying works. Numerous works vehicles have been parking along main street causing damage to the verges.  Photographs taken and sent to RWE Community Liaison officer advising that this is unacceptable.   

  1. Enforcement  – None.
  • Monitoring Items.

Ashcourt – No issue.

Stoneledge – response from ERYC; 

The time in which the lorries are travelling in the general direction of the site it not within our remit to enforce.  There is no substantial evidence of a breach of operating hours.    Evidence of works commencing on the site before 7am or lorries leaving the site before 7am would need to be provided.

143/23 COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Newsletter –  Next Edition to be distributed first week in November 2023.
  2. Website –  Ongoing
  3. Christmas Light Switch on – Agreed Friday 1st December 2023.  6.30pm – Mulled Wine, Mince Pies will be provided and soft drinks for the Children. Donations will be welcomed towards new  Play Equipment.
  4. Joint Training Event with Tickton & Leven Parish Councils will be held on:  Monday 30th October 2023, 6.30pm at Tickton Methodist Church.

144/23  ERNLLCA – ERNLLCA Conference 15th September 2023 at Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull   – Councillor Fawcett unable to attend.   

ERNLLCA Newsletter  – Noted

144/23  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

ERYCAnnual Snapshot of Rough Sleepers in the East Riding of Yorkshire: 2023 – To note date for anyone known or informed that person(s) are sleeping rough on Thursday 9 November into the morning of Friday 10 November.  NOTED  
Neighbourhood WatchTo note Autumn Newsletter – NOTED

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ERYCStandards Committee – Vacancies for 2 x Parish Council representatives. –  No interest expressed
ERYCTo note Humber and Wolds Rural Action are administering the Household Support Fund for Oil Customers this winter.  The Household support fund aims to help vulnerable households in the East Riding with the rising cost of heating oil. Grants will be awarded to eligible residents and is aimed at low-income households. NOTED – article for the next newsletter
Residents requestTo consider a Petition to ERYC for the Chalk Path (Rowley Road) to be upgraded.  (Councillor Middleton) – RESOLVED – That a petition will be started to replace the Chalk Path on Rowley Road.

145/23 FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

           To review and approve:

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

Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101893PKF LittlejohnExternal Audit 2022/2023 £        210.00 £   42.00 £ 252.00
101894Play Safety LimitedAnnual Inspection £        138.00 £   27.60 £ 165.60
101895ER Pension FundPension Contributions £        224.87 £          –   £ 224.87
101896LW Village HallHall Hire £          33.00 £          –   £   33.00
101897Phoenix AccountancyPayroll £          15.50 £      3.10 £   18.60
101898HMRCPAYE/NI £        203.42 £          –   £ 203.42
101899ClerkSalary £        738.67 £          –   £ 738.67
 ClerkTravel, Post & Ink £          43.63 £      2.46 £   46.09
101900R BensonGrounds Maintenance£46.50 £          –   £   46.50
      
Income   
      
Adverts£150.00 
Football (Veterans)£120.00 
Rent£10.00Oliver Bros
Bank Interest£15.15 
  1. Budget Monitoring 1.4.23 to 05.09.2023 – RESOLVED Approved by all Councillors.
  2. Conclusion of Audit 2022/23 – RESOLVED – Comments noted by Full Council.

It was agreed to ask the Internal Auditor for his comments.

  • Signatories – Councillor Turners Verification now complete and Signatories updated with Barclays Bank
  • External payroll provider. Phoenix Accountancy & Business Consultancy Limited -payroll has commenced September 2023.
  • Little Weighton Bowls Club Grant – RESOLVED That a grant of £96.62 is awarded.

146/23 WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith reported on:

Recent issues with Power Cuts in the Parish area

Telegraph Poles installed by Broadband companies in the area (Not yet within the Parish), however any complaints should be passed to Councillor Meredith.

Design Guide

Community Governance review

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147/23 HIGHWAYS

  1. Smiling Sid’s (Speed Indicator Devices) – The Clerk is meeting ERYC Safety Officer Thursday 5th October 2023.  
  • Speed Bumps on Green Lane – Photo’s taken and submitted to ERYC Officer at their request.

148/23 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

            Trees between The Butts & Station View need cutting back from the Street Lights –  

            Clerk will seek quotation for the works to be carried out.     

            Noticeboard (Playing Field Entrance) – further deterioration to the board.    

            RESOLVED   Handyman to quote for a replacement board.          

MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA   

  • Budget/Precept Meeting date to be agreed.
  • Play Equipment replacements.

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

  Signature:    Dated: