MINUTES OF AN ORDINARY MEETING OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON

WEDNESDAY 7TH DECEMBER 2022

IN THE VILLAGE HALL, OLD VILLAGE ROAD, LITTLE WEIGHTON

169/22  PRESENT:  A.Woodall (Chair), S.Turner, R.Elvidge, Ms L.Fawcett, D.Webster, N.Armstrong, A.Raymond  &  Ward Councillor; R.Meredith

A Minutes Silence was held in Memory of Councillor Mrs Elma Hunter who had recently passed away. Councillor E Hunter had served on the Council for over 20 years.

The silence was observed by all the Councillors in attendance.

170/22  APOLOGIES:   Councillors; P.Smith, J.Richardson,  K.Brown, Ward Councillor T.Gill & Mrs P.Smith

171/22  OPEN FORUM  –  No members of the Parish present.

172/22  DECLARATION OF INTEREST   –  None.

173//22  MINUTES

RESOLVED:   Minutes of the meeting held 9th November 2022, were then approved as a true & correct record.

174/22  LOCAL POLICING TEAM

  • Report of Damage to Car on South Garth 
  • Hessle, South Hunsley & Dale Newsletter   – NOTED

175/22 – LITTLE WEIGHTON PLAYING FIELDS

Playing Fields. – Play Bark (Ordered September) awaiting delivery.

Play Equipment –   Remedial works to the ground have now been completed. Installation date   19th December 2022.

Surface Matting quotations – ongoing

Electricity Building/outhouse – Electric Meter back board now replaced. Doors to the housing unit require replacing as they are rotten. It was agreed that John Tunnicliffe will be asked to quote for the works. New electricity warning sign to be ordered.

176/22 PLANNING  

No planning received.

Planning Enforcement  – “Smallholding” White Gap with Planning Inspectorate (Bristol).

Monitoring Items

Stoneledge –  Reports from Councillor Richardson of lorries leaving site before 7.00 am. Action:  Report to Enforcement Officer.

Ashcourt – Little Weighton Cutting – No issue

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177/22 COMMUNICATIONS

Newsletter –  next edition Winter to be prepared 2023.

Website Update –  Further information sent for Website. Link for new site to be sent to all Councillors to view prior to going ‘live.’

Zoom  – Councillors agreed that Zoom would no longer be required.

178/22  ERNLLCA

  • Nalc Bulletins – Noted
  • Civility & Respect Newsletter – Noted

179/22  CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

Ethos Heritage CICRequest for grant funding . RESOLVED  That the request be declined, application does not meet the Councils guidelines. It does not benefit the residents of the Parish.
ERYCOverview & Scrutiny Committee –  topic for scrutiny as part of the 2023/24 municipal year. RESOLVED – Environment & Regeneration – To request the Chalk Path is replaced on Rowley Road.  
EmailsClerk to provide Information/Update: Mud on Road (Rowley Road/Westoby Lane) – To be monitoredHedges (Playing Fields) – Complaint re Flail Cut (early 2022).Responded.Vehicular Access from property on The Close to Playing Fields Driveway. Reported to ERYC  
RWETo receive Newsletter ‘Winter 2022’ – Noted.  

180/22  FINANCE  & GOVERNANCE

  1. To Note Income received & approve Payments presented – The Following payments were presented.
Cheque NoPayable ToDescriptionNettVATTotal 
101806Petty CashChristmas Festivities £  250.00 £          –   £       250.00
101807Solway DirectBench ‘ Beryl Catterall’ £  393.00 £   78.60 £       471.60
101808M J ArnoldNorthfield Wildlife Services £    87.50 £          –   £         87.50
101809LW Village HallHall Hire £    30.00 £          –   £         30.00
101810Get ExtraNewsletter Prep & Printing £  178.90 £   35.78 £       214.68
101811ERYCPension Contributions £  208.76 £          –   £       208.76
101812HMRCPAYE/NI Contributions £  183.25  £       183.25
101813ClerkPost, travel, Zoom, HP Ink, Salary Backpay £  383.88 £      4.47 £       388.35
101814RJ BensonLock Change & Lock £    80.00 £          –   £         80.00
101815ERYCPlaying Fields Rent £  545.50 £          –   £       545.50
S/O 28.11.2022Clerks SalaryStanding Order £  682.66 £          –  682.66

RESOLVED – That the payments presented are approved.

  • Budget Monitoring Report presented to Council – Approved
  • Finance Committee (Precept) Meeting – Precept to be set at £26,600 2023/24
  • PKF Littlejohn approved auditor for 5-year period to 2026-27. Noted
  •  Bench (£148) and Giant Disk (Estimate £400-£600)  RESOLVED – Approved

181/22  WARD COUNCILLORS REPORT

Councillor Meredith reported that no sites were selected for Little Weighton under the ERYC Local Plan Consultation.

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Maintenance on the ‘Caution  – Speed Sign’ on White Gap Road has been carried out.

The Ferriby 10k Road Run will be held on the 20th of January 2023.

182/22 HIGHWAYS

A Traffic Regulation Order  (TRO) is being processed for revised speed limit on Riplingham Road & Rowley Road.

Reflective posts near Bentley Village entrance were reported on the 20th of November 2022 and required replacing. Councillor Elvidge reported that they had been installed incorrectly and in the wrong location.                                                      Action: Councillor Meredith/Clerk

183/22  GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

  • Pest Control – Traps checked regularly, rodents present and removed.
  • Memorial Bench  –  Due to be delivered W/c 12th December 2022. Location to be clarified.
  • Winter Salt – Agreed that the path from Village Hall to the Shop will be salted when temperatures fall, weather dependant.

184/22  MATTERS FOR INCLUSION ON THE NEXT AGENDA  – no request

There being no further business the Chairman Closed the Meeting at 8.40 pm.

  Signature:    Dated:    

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