MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD

ON WEDNESDAY 6TH JULY 2022

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD, LITTLE WEIGHTON

106/22 PRESENT: A.Woodall (Chair), K.Brown, S.Turner, R.Elvidge, L.Fawcett, A.Raymond, N.Armstrong, D, Webster & Ward Councillors; Councillor Mrs P Smith & Councillor T.Gill.

107/22    APOLOGIES:      Councillors; Mrs E Hunter, J.Richardson, and Ward Councillor R.Meredith.

108/22 OPEN FORUM – No member of the Parish present.

109/22 DECLARATION OF INTEREST – Councillor Turner declared a Pecuniary Interest in Agenda Item 7.2 (Planning – 22/01374/PLF) & Finance (Payments) Councillor Webster declared a personal interest in Agenda Item 11d (Member of Bowls Club).

110/22 MINUTES

RESOLVED: Minutes of the meeting held 8th June 2022, were then approved as a true & correct record.

111/22 LOCAL POLICING TEAM

Per Police Co.uk Reported for April as follows:  Two Crimes for Bentley – One Anti-Social Behaviour, One ‘Other Agency’ (I.e., RSPCA or Environment Agency).

One Criminal Damage including Arson on or Near Bluestone – No suspect Identified.

One Crime (Potterdale Drive) includes forgery, perjury and other miscellaneous crime – Under investigation.

Once Anti-Social behaviour – on or near Brackenwoods.

112/22 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Play Equipment – Councillor Turner reported that he had contacted four suppliers and had met three already. Quotations for play equipment will be sent to the Clerk and should be with the Council by the September Council Meeting.

Councillor Turner reported the surface matting around the Children’s Roundabout has started to dip and this was mentioned to Streetscape Supplier when they met. Period of warranty to be checked.

Bark required around the base of some play equipment. RESOLVED – That three bulk bags would be ordered.

113/22 PLANNING – No applications received for consultation.     It was agreed that any planning applications received during the Summer Recess (Aug 22) will be delegated to the Planning Committee.

DECISIONS

22/01374/PLF – Erection of a detached dwelling following demolition of existing garage block with associated works for parking and access together with pedestrian link to footpath on Old Village Road, for new dwelling. (Resubmission of 21/04377/PLF) at Land North of Sunnybank, Old Village Road, Little Weighton. REFUSED.

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C. PLANNING ENFORCEMENT

22/00143/PLF – Unauthorised Residential Use, White Gap Road. Clerk updated the Council.

D. Monitoring Items

  • Stoneledge no Issue
  • LW Cutting – no Issue

Fence bordering the ‘Cutting’ on Rowley Road in poor state of repair. Land Registry identified Bio wise as owner. Due to the health and safety concerns, it was agreed to repair and then recharge Bio wise for the works. – RESOLVED         Action: AW/RE

114/22 COMMUNICATIONS

Newsletter – The next edition will be produced July 22.

Website Update – Councillor Smith & Clerk to review prior to site going live.

Football Teams – Clerk reported that LW Football & LW Veterans have both agreed to sign to lease the Playing Fields for the forthcoming Season. CForce United will be given until the 30th of July 22 to respond.

115/22 ERNLLCA

Civility & Respect Newsletter & Bulletins received and noted.

116/22 CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Neighbourhood WatchNeighbourhood Watch newsletter – June 22 – NOTED.
ERYCTown & Parish Council events – Engagement on some of the services the ‘Communities and Environment’ directorate deliver – NOTED.
ERYCTo receive Anti-Social Behaviour six monthly report for Dale Ward – July 22. NOTED
ERYCFor Completion – 1 Councillor – National Highways and Transport (NHT) Public Satisfaction Survey – RESOLVED – Councillor Richardson was nominated to complete.
ERYCGypsy & Traveller Accommodation – Questionnaire for completion – RESOLVED – Clerk to complete.
ERYCPlaying Field Rent – The revised rent will be £1091.00 per annum – NOTED

116/22 FINANCE & GOVERNANCE

  1. To Note Income received & approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented.
101772ClerksAdministrative£  107.09£ 13.78£ 120.88
101773R J BensonJune Maintenance£  129.50£           –£ 129.50
101774LW Village HallRoom Hire & PF Cleaning Jubilee Expense£       53.53£            –£ 53.23
101775ER Pension FundPension Contributions£  208.76£            –£ 208.76
101776HMRCPAYE/NI Contributions£  190.71£            –£ 190.71
S/O 28.06.22ClerkSalary£  682.66 682.66
Income Allotments£15.00 
Petty CashCouncillor Woodall (Playing Field Gate Key)£8.00

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RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved.

Approved – Monthly charge for Print/inks & usage (HP/Smart)- £9.99

  • Village Hall request for Finance for Jubilee Event. RESOLVED – The Parish Council agreed to pay for the Cleaning Materials used for the Changing Rooms

£23.53.

  • Internal Auditor for Year End 2022/23.

RESOLVED – That Richard Dixon be appointed the Internal Auditor.

  • Utilities – Discussion took place regarding the Water & Electricity Costs for the Bowls Club. RESOLVED – That the Club will be charged £500 per annum. This will be reviewed annually.

117/22 WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Smith reported on behalf of Councillor Meredith.

Rowley Road Scheme commences early August. A quarter of a million-pound scheme.

Climate change strategy will be coming to the Scrutiny Committee in October and Full Council in November 22. Electric Car infrastructure and provision is still being pushed by Councillors. Officers have been allocated £200,000 in this year’s budget to undertake trial schemes as well as BAT Tests (best available technology). Hope to have two separate policies adopted. One for rural settings and another for urban.

Councillor Meredith also reported that Natural England are asking for opinions on the landscapes and heritage of the Yorkshire Wolds as they assess its potential for designation as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Councillor Meredith asked that Councillors contribute to the current consultation.

Councillor Gill reported on Highway Maintenance Funding – representative costs of £3m for Carriageway and £235m Footway in the East Riding. Surface Dressing has been suspended this year.

118/22 HIGHWAYS

Bentley potholes to be reported again – remedial works were not satisfactory.

104/22 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Bench (Rowley Road) Seat costs presented to Council. Discussion took place and agreed that a replacement bench to be purchased. Further clarification on weight, size, wording etc. Once Circulated to all Councillors and agreed, then the Clerk can place an order.

105/22 MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA

·         Play Equipment Quotations

There being no further business the Chairman Closed the Meeting at 8.30 pm.

    Signature:    Dated: