19th February 2007



The Meeting of South Cave Parish Council took place in the Town Hall, 42 Market Place, South Cave commencing at 7:00pm


Present:                                     Cllrs Turner, Mann, Lenton, Harrison, Scott, Marsh, Mrs Manley (Chair), and Mrs Binns

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        Ward Cllr Hudson

                        PC S Bagley

                        PCSO J Watts



Public Forum

(i)Concerns were expressed regarding the questionnaire on twinning

(ii)It was suggested that a hedge along Annie Med Lane/A63 be planted – to be put to the Planning & Technical Services Committee

(iii)The posts on Swinescaife Lane have not been replaced

(iv)The verges need cutting back on Water Lane


6540207 Apologies for absence

Cllr Mann proposed apologies for absence be accepted from Cllr Mrs Barnett, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

Cllr Kay

Absent – Cllrs Hardy and Wright


6550207 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

Cllr Hudson expressed concern regarding the tree stock on Beverley Road. Cllr Turner advised that the ERYC Tree Officer is aware of the situation.


6560207 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Lenton proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 15th January be approved with one slight amendment, and entered into records, as a true and accurate record, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.


6570207 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Mann declared a personal interest in Minute Reference:6600207(ii) as he is a member of the organisation

Cllr Scott declared a personal interest in Minute Reference:6600207(ii) and (iii) as he is a member of the organisation

Cllr Mrs Manley declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 660207 (iii) as she is a member of the organisation

Cllr Lenton declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 660207(vii) being neighbours of the application.




65807 Police Matters

(i)PC Bagley advised that there have been two thefts of motor vehicles, 11 thefts from motor vehicles, two damage, one burglary dwelling, one burglary other, two assaults and one theft. Pub car parks are being targeted at the moment, and there is an increase in trailer thefts. PCSO Watts is concentrating on this and bogus callers, and also mentioned not leaving car keys visible, and would encourage everyone to remain vigilant.


6590207 Finance


Clerk       (i)Items for payment for February 2007












Sands Lane Nursery

Stall Assembly


K Richmond

Travel Exp



Playpark GM








Cllr Manley

Travel Exp



Footway Sweeper














C Langley







Play Equipt












Clerk       It was resolved that in the interests of good management of the Council these invoices be paid, proposed Cllr Mrs Manley, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(ii)Councillors considered the risk assessment for all functions, and approved the increase to the Fidelity Guarantee; and resolved payment within the April accounts for the insurance premium for the year 2007-8 in the interests of sound financial management, proposed Cllr Marsh, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

(iii)Councillors noted the retirement of the Internal Auditor, and several suggestions were put forward for a replacement. The Clerk is to make arrangements in the interests of financial good management.


6600207  Correspondence

(i)Councillors noted the letter from the new ERYC Composting Officer and suggested that he is invited to address the Open Space Committee at the next meeting, and that he should be invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting, proposed Cllr Marsh, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.



(ii)The Council noted minutes of the South Cave Preservation Society Management Committee meeting of 3rd January 2007. Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that a letter of congratulations be sent to the Preservation Society, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(iii)The Council note minutes of the South Cave In Bloom Association meeting of 10th January 2007 and were pleased to hear about the support from the community being received.

(iv)Councillors considered the letter from Vixen87FM, and in the interest of supporting local initiatives agreed to endorse their application for a full time licence, proposed Cllr Marsh, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.

(v)The Council noted the response from J Fitzpatrick MP (DTI) re post offices, with Cllr Mrs Manley proposing that a response be send advising the Council’s disappointment with the negative response, and advising that such views could be considered ageist, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(vi)The Council considered a letter from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust re bird boxes, with Cllr Mann proposing a letter be sent thanking the organisation, but advising that a number of bird boxes have been and will be installed within the Parish, seconded Cllr Lenton vote: 7 in favour 1 against.

(vii)The Council considered a copy letter from Brough & South Cave Medical Practice regarding continuity of electricity supply. Cllr Lenton proposed that a letter in support should be sent to YEDL, with a copy to the practice, in the interests of all the community, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.


6610207 Committees

                        (i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the following committee meetings:

                         Planning Committee – 8th January 2007

                         Open Space Committee – 24th January 2007

             Planning & Technical Services Committee – 5th February 2007

Proposed Cllr Marsh, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.


6620207  Administration

(i)Councillors noted the arrangements for the village inspection and received the papers. These should be returned to the Parish Council Office for the end of March.

          (ii)Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that in the interests of good management, and health & Safety considerations, the LCAS membership should be renewed at a cost of £85 excluding VAT, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(iii)The Council noted the date for the Annual Spring Clean – 17th March 2007. The Baden Powell organisations are to be invited to take part.

        (iv)Arrangements for the Town Hall Open Day on 25th February 2007 were put in place.


6630207        ERNLLCA/SLCC

                 (i)Councillors noted a letter from DEFRA regarding the Quality Town & Parish Council Scheme.

                 (ii)Cllr Marsh proposed that the Clerk attend the SLCC Practitioners Conference on Friday 2nd March and Saturday 3rd March 2007, to increase the Council’s knowledge base, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.





6640207  Area Forum

   (i)Councillors considered further topics for discussion, and it was suggested that a further paper on Quality Status and Charters be put forward at the April meeting.


6650207  Annual Parish Meeting

Clerk      (i)It was advised that the venue had changed for the Annual Parish Meeting, and that it would take place at the school hall on the set date: 24th April 2007 at 7:30pm. Speakers on green issues would include the composting officer and possibly a resident with knowledge on these issues. A representative of the Police Force is also to be invited.


6660207  Planning

(i)DC/07/00120/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

        Retention of change of use from A2/A1 to office at 22 Church Street, South Cave for Mr D Beasley. Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that in the interests of supporting the local economy no objections be raised as the application has no adverse effect on the property, neighbouring properties or the street scene, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.


6670207  Staffing Issues

                 (i)The Clerk reported that the new Footway Sweeper had returned to his post.


6680207  Date of next Meeting

   To note the date of next Parish Council Meeting – Monday 19th March 2007   


            Meeting Closed at 8:50pm.




Dated …………………….                                                                          Signed……………………….