MINUTES OF A MEETING HELD

WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER 2021

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD, LITTLE WEIGHTON.

119/21 PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), P.Smith (Vice) K.Brown, S.Turner, R.Elvidge, J.Richardson, Mrs E.Hunter, Ms L.Fawcett.

120/21  APOLOGIES:   Cllr R.Meredith.

121/21  OPEN FORUM  –  No residents present.

122/21  DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –  Cllr S.Turner, (Agenda Item 9 – Neighbour)

123/21  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Amendment to Minutes – Cllr K Brown was not present at September Meeting, Cllr P.Smith was present and had not been named. The minutes of the meeting held 1st September 2021, were then approved as a true & correct record.

124/21 PARISH COUNCIL VACANCY

Resolved  – That Alan Raymond be co-opted as a Councillor of Rowley Parish Council. Cllr Raymond duly signed the Acceptance of Office and was welcomed to the Council.

125/21 LOCAL POLICING TEAM   –  No update.

126/21 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Public Right of Way (Fencing) Fencing Contractor struggling with timber supply.

Play Park Inspection Report  – The Inspection report had been circulated to Council. Discussion took place. It was agreed that the Agility Balance Trail will be removed due to the rotten timber. Minor works will also take place on 16th October 2021.

Playing Fields Gate – A new rota of Councillors locking the gate is to be distributed. Discussion took place with a view to installing a barrier/automatic gate. New gate signage also to be sought.                                                                                                                  Action:   Cllr Smith

127/21 PLANNING

DECISIONS  –  20/03226/VAR – Variation of Conditions 7 & 8 of permission  06/06256/PLF (Change of use from touring Caravans to siting of holiday units) to allow a lodge to be used as managers accommodation following demolition of existing managers bungalow at Croft Park, 55 Rowley Road, Little Weighton. GRANTED

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21/01909/PLF- External and Internal alterations to allow change of use from Industrial (E/b2) to storage and distribution (B8) and Brethren members only retail club (Sui Generis) – Adfix Ironmongery Limited, Westoby Lane, Riplingham, HU15 1ZL. – GRANTED

Monitoring Items:

Stoneledge – No Issues

LW Cutting  – No Issues

128/21 COMMUNICATIONS

NewsletterThe next newsletter to be finalised by Mid November 2021 and distributed prior to Christmas Light Switch on.

Website – Cllr Smith advised a new website is being progressed, along with new accessibility requirements.

Christmas Festivities – Confirmed 3rd December 2021. Events licence and Festive Lighting permit to be progressed.                      Action:    Clerk

Drainage Easement – Councillors to view site prior to letter confirming boundary & relinquishment of Easement.

129/21  ERNLLCA

Grievance, Being a Good Councillor and Finance Training Course Information provided to Councillors. Councillors S.Turner & Councillor A.Woodall expressed an interested in attending Grievance Training.                              Action:  Clerk

September Newsletter received – NOTED.

130/21 CORRESPONDENCE

Newbald Parish Council  Email received expressing Newbald Parish Councils views on ERYC Planning & its processes. NOTED
  SSE RenewablesIntroduction received from Community Engagement Manager re Dogger Bank Wind Farm. Discussion took place and it was agreed that the Clerk would make contact to see if any funding is available. Action:  Clerk  
NHS CCGNewsletter received – NOTED.

131/21 FINANCE 

  1. To Approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented to the

Council.

Income received: 

IncomeLW VeteransPitch/Utilities £        120.00
Resident (Mrs Andrews)Silhouette £        170.00
Adverts  £        250.00
  £540.00

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Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101697ClerkReimbursement for Defib Warehouse £           81.00 £   16.20 £        97.20
101698ClerkReimbursement for Soldier Silhouette £        170.00 £         –   £      170.00
101699ClerkReimbursement for Play Bark £        225.01 £   45.01 £      270.02
101700RospaAnnual Inspection & Checklist £        165.00 £   33.00 £      198.00
101701ClerkPost, Travel & Zoom £           51.40 £     3.45 £        54.85
101702ER Pension FundPension Contributions £        205.21 £         –   £      205.21
101703HMRCPaye/NI £        188.10 £         –   £      188.10
101704R J BensonGrounds Maintenance £        177.50 £         –   £      177.50
      
S/o 28.09.2021Clerks Salary  £        670.41 £         –  670.41

RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved

b)Internet Banking – Discussion took place regarding Internet Banking and recent payment issues with businesses not accepting Cheques. Guidance from ERNLLCA had been sought and circulated to Council. It was agreed to proceed with an Application to Barclays for Internet Banking to be set up.

Budget/Precept Meeting – The Finance Committee will meet on Thursday 11th November 2021.

132/21  WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT – No Ward Councillor Present.

133/21  HIGHWAYS

        a)    Chalk Path Rowley Road – Councillor Gill is pursuing Steven Murray for the Path    

               Specification.

  • Rowley Road – A meeting took place with ERYC Highways Engineer in September 2021. Email confirmation received stated that ERYC are intending to haunch/widen Rowley Road, Rowley by up to 1.2m width (subject to agreeable ground investigation and the stats plans look like there should be no need for any diversions), surface overlay the carriageway for a distance of 1km between Socken Wood and the junction with Riplingham Road. 

Works are expected to be carried out in financial year 2022/23, however no guarantee as ERYC earmarked funds can often be diverted to deteriorated highway schemes and major developments.

  • Directional Sign – Cllr Smith reported that the Directional White Signpost on Walkington Road is in poor state of repair, some posts are rotten. The clerk will report issue to ERYC Highways Team to ask for them to replace like for like.

                                                                                                                          Action:  Clerk

134/21 GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

a)Village Planters/Entry Signs  – Pending quotations.

b) Soldier Silhouettes  – are now complete and will be collected Thursday 7.10.21.  Location for sockets to be agreed.

c) Flytipping –  A large quantity of tyres tipped on Dunflat Road had been reported and awaiting collection.

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135/21   MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA

No additional matters at this time.

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

    Signature:      Dated: