MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON

MONDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2022

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD, LITTLE WEIGHTON

137/22  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), P.Smith (Vice Chair),  S.Turner, R.Elvidge, L.Fawcett,  D, Webster, N.Armstrong  &  Ward Councillor; Councillor Richard Meredith

HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH 11

Since our last meeting held on the 5th of September 2022, a statement was issued on behalf of the Parish Council following the death of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Parish Council laid flowers in the grounds of St Peters Church, Rowley on behalf of the Parish. The Book of Condolence was also signed at the Church and on the Official Royal Website. The Book closed following the State Funeral on the 19th of September 2022.

The Proclamation of his Majesty King Charles III was held on the 10th of September 2022 at St James Palace in London and locally in Beverley on 11th September 2022.

138/22  APOLOGIES:   Councillors; A.Raymond, J.Richardson, K.Brown & Ward Councillor  T.Gill, Mrs P.Smith

139/22  OPEN FORUM  –  1 member of the Parish present. The Clerk read out a letter received from resident thanking the Parish Council for their support.

140/22  DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –  Councillor R.Elvidge (10) RWE Dogger Bank South Offshore Wind Farm – Electrical Infrastructure.

141/22  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 5th September 2022, were then approved as a true & correct record.

142/22  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

Per Police.Co.uk  Reported for July/Aug no reported crime for Rowley Parish area.

Hessle, South Hunsley & Dale Newsletter covering  August 2022 – NOTED

143/22 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Playing Fields. – Play Bark distributed September 2022, further two bags ordered.

Play Equipment –  Councillor Turner in receipt of order forms for new play equipment. Remedial works to the grounds required by the Council prior to installation.

RESOLVED – That an order with Play dale will be placed. (Monkey Bars, Rocking Log, Log Walk). Works to be carried out in Spring 2023.

Play Inspection Report – Items identified on the report were discussed. Grass matting quotation is to be sought as many pieces of play equipment were identified as requiring it.

Disk (Play Equipment) also requires replacement timber slats as rotten and identified on Inspection report. (Bentley Gold Services to be asked to quote)

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144/22 PLANNING  

A. Applications: (Neighbouring Parish) Temporary installation of a 70m high guyed tubular monitoring mast for a period of 18 months to monitor wind resource [Grid reference E497840 and N428671] For Omya UK Limited Melton Bottom Melton East Riding of Yorkshire HU14 3HU

RESOLVED – This application will not affect the Parish, however, should building works affect the Public Right of Way, we would ask that the Footpath is re-routed until works are completed, rather than closed.

B. Appeal submitted to the Planning Inspectorate  –  22/00050/ENFORC – Field at Grid Reference 497826 433732, White Gap Road, Little Weighton, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU20 3XF. No further comments to add.

Planning Enforcement  – No other issues identified

Monitoring Items

Stoneledge –  Lorries leaving site before 7.00am have been reported to the Enforcement Officer.

Ashcourt – Little Weighton Cutting – No issue

145/22 COMMUNICATIONS

Newsletter –  To include Xmas Light Switch On.

Website Update – Councillor Smith & the Clerk reviewed the website. The Chairman asked that it was also presented to Full Council – Presented in Closed session.

Bowls Club – Discussion took place in respect of the letter and questions raised by the Bowls Club. A User agreement was also reviewed and agreed to pass to Bowls Club for their comments.

Christmas Festivities – The Date has now changed, the Light Switch on will be held on Friday 9th December, 6.30 pm Switch On. Mr Byass will attend with the Steam Organ and the Voices of Weighton have confirmed that they will attend. Festivities including Mulled Wine, Minces pies/Cakes will also be provided. RESOLVED – A Budget of £300 agreed should any replacement lights be required.

146/22  ERNLLCA

  • Nalc Bulletins – Noted
  • Civility & Respect Pledge   RESOLVED – That Rowley Parish Council sign up to the Civility & Respect Pledge (Councillor Webster abstained).
  • Nalc Empowering Communities one-day hybrid event – Noted

147/22  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Bentley ServicesTo receive information relating to Grounds Maintenance – RESOLVED – Bench to be installed at the Pond.
Neighbourhood WatchTo received September Newsletter – NOTED
ERYCTo note To Note Fraud & Cyber Security Webinar 17.10.2022  1.30pm – NOTED Nottingham Knockers – Cold Calling in East Riding Villages – NOTED
RWEIntroduction to Dogger Bank South offshore wind farms consultation – Electrical Infrastructure – Introductory Consultation events held 9th September to 14th October 2022 for public to attend. Councillors attended and discussion held. Zone 1 (off 1079) preferred location, rather than Zone 4 or 5.    Zones 4 & 5 discussed and issues relating to Wildlife, public rights of way, bridleways, noise pollution, significant visual impact from Risby site. Also highlighting archaeological site.  

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148/22  FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

  1. To Note Income received & approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented.
101791RospaPlay Inspection £    133.00 £   26.60 £       159.60
101792LW Village HallHall Hire £       60.00 £          –   £         60.00
101793ERYCPension Contributions £     208.76 £          –   £       208.76
101794HMRCPAYE/NI Contributions £     183.72 £          –   £       183.72
101795ClerkPost, travel, Zoom (Jul,Aug) , HP Ink £       54.83 £      4.86 £         59.69
101796RJ BensonJuly & August Grounds Maintenance  £      63.00 £          –   £         63.00
28.09.2022Clerks SalaryStanding Order £    682.66 £          –    £       682.66
Precept£12,750.00
Rent (Football)£100.00
Rents (Land)£10.00
Utilities (LWBC)£500.00
Petty Cash Expenditure – Flowers £      12.99

RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved.

149/22  WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith reported on:

  • ERYC Planning will not look at fracking favourably
  • Eppleworth Road – Cannot lower Speed Limit
  • Rowley Road Works – recent impact on Bin Collections reported

150/22 HIGHWAYS

Rowley Road Carriageway Improvement works commenced. Liaison with ERYC regarding access for Bin Collections was reported twice.

Proposed 50mph Speed Limit – Rowley Road, Riplingham –  A revised drawing showing the proposed speed limit changes on Riplingham Road had been received today and will be circulated to Council and Ward Councillor Meredith for further comments.

151/22  GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Residents interest in forming a Pond Project Team. Introductory meet with the Group took place on 27th September 2022. Councillor Woodall, Councillor Webster and the Clerk met with three representatives of their group. Discussion took place. It was agreed to invite representatives to the November Meeting of the Council to give an overview of the group and its intentions.

152/22  MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA  – It was agreed that the next meeting date will change to the 9th of November 2022.

  • Christmas update

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

  Signature:    Dated: