18th February 2008


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


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

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        Ward Cllr Galbraith for the first two items

                        PSCO Watts for Minute Ref: 1160208


 Public Forum

(i)The number of caravans for use by seasonal workers was brought to Council’s attention

(ii)The vandalism that took place at the Bull Field and the play area was reported to Council

(iii)A question was raised regarding the Police Surgery

(iv)The speed of vehicles leaving the village on Station Road has raised concerns

(v)A Lifestyle owl-box has fallen out of its tree

(vi)The state of the tree adjacent to the Cave Castle wall is giving rise to concern

(vii)It was reported that the overhanging vegetation on Station Road was becoming dangerous.


1120208 Apologies for absence

There were no apologies.


1130208 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

Ward Cllr Galbraith gave a report on the ERYC budget justification.


1140208 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Lenton proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 21st January 2008 with slight amendments be approved and entered into records, as true and accurate, seconded Cllr Scott, vote: 9 in favour, 1 abstention.


1150208 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Scott declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 1190208 (iii) due to membership of the organisation and a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 1180208 (iii) due to membership of the organisation

Cllr Mrs Barnett declared personal interest in Minute Reference: 1240208 (ii) due to acquaintanceship

Cllr Mrs Manley declared a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 1180208 (iii) due to membership of the organisation

Cllr Kelly declared a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 1180208 (iii) due to membership of the organisation

Cllr Mrs Turner declared a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 1180208 (iii) due to membership of the organisation


1160208 Police Matters

(i)PCSO Watts reported that there had been two thefts from motor vehicles, one damage to




a vehicle, two burglary other, and five criminal damages. PCSO Watts was also apprised of the further problems being experienced at the playpark and the bottle banks.  The situation regarding motorcycle use on unauthorised property is to be monitored.

(ii)The Council noted a letter from the Humberside Police Authority

(iii)Councillors noted the minutes of the Dale & South Hunsley Neighbourhood Action Team, 4th February 2008

(iv)The Council noted a report from Cllr Kelly regarding the Dale & South Hunsley Police and Partners Community Forum, 17th January 2008


1170208 Committees

(i)To receive and where necessary, adopt the resolutions from within the

minutes of the following committee meetings

Planning Committee – 14th January 2008

                        Emergency Committee – 8th January 2008

Cllr Mann proposed that the minutes from the committee meetings be ratified and adopted in the interests of sound management of the Council, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.


1180208    Finance

  (i)Items for payment for February 2008











Univ of Glos



R Sheppard

Yellow Spray Paint


G K Beaulah

Gold Lettering


M Green

Cemetery Fencing


K Richmond






Record RSS

New Equipment


SLCC Enterprises



L Jones



R Sheppard









C Langley

Mkt Supervisor


Yorks Wolds Her. Trust




Fencing Contrib.









Cllr Marsh proposed that these items be paid on the grounds of sound financial management of the Council, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

(ii)The Council considered making a grant under section 19 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to the South Cave Social & Recreation Committee Pavilion Fund, and consider the grant application’s accompanying letter. Cllr Harrison proposed that due to budget constraints an immediate grant of £500 be paid and that further consideration be given at the beginning of the next financial year, as the Council fully supports this project, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.




Cllrs Scott, Kelly, Mrs Turner and Mrs Manley declared a prejudicial interest and left the room for the following item.

Cllr Harrison proposed Cllr Mann to take the Chair for the following item, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(iii)Councillors considered a letter from South Cave In Bloom Association regarding the purchase of planters (s137 LGA 72). In support of this organisation that has enhanced the village, Cllr Mrs Barnett proposed that two planters be purchased, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(iv)The Council noted the appointment of External Auditor by the Audit Commission to audit the Council’s accounts for a period of 5 years.


1190208  Correspondence

(i)The Council noted the South Cave In Bloom Committee’s minutes of the meeting held on 10th January 2008

(ii)Councillors noted the Humberside Fire & Rescue Service Strategic Plan 2008-11 – available at

(iii)The Council noted receipt of the South Cave Preservation Society minutes of the meeting held on 6th February 2008

(iv)Councillors considered attendance at the Local Government Information Unit Good Practice Seminar – “Becoming an Ethical Town – from fair trade to plastic bags” on 3rd March 2008 in London. Due to the cost of the event this it was agreed we would not attend.


1200208  Administration

(i)The draft Dignity at Work Policy is to be brought before Council at a later meeting.

(ii)The Council noted receipt of the insurance renewal documentation (due 1st April 2008)



        (i)Information regarding training seminars to be held by ERNLLCA over the next months was put before Council. Councillors wishing to attend are to contact the Clerk.


1220208 Annual Parish Meeting

(i)The Council considered suggestions for suitable speakers for the Annual Parish Meeting to be held on 24th April 2008 at the WI Hall. The Clerk is to contact the Police for crime prevention and the Humberside Fire & Rescue for fire prevention.


1230208 Area Forum

(i)There were no further suggestions for inclusion on the Area Forum agenda at this time.


1240208  Planning

(i)DC/07/06915/STPFL/STRAT – Full Planning Permission

Erection of a building for use as changing facilities, construction of football pitches, with association vehicular access and parking (resubmission of 06/09142/STPLF) at Bull Field, Church Street, South Cave for South Cave Social & Recreation Committee. The Clerk advised that the LPA had already made their decision on this matter. Cllr Harrison proposed that in the light of the  lack of communication in this matter a letter be sent to the LPA expressing the Council’s disappointment, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(ii)DC/08/00353/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

         Erection of single storey extension to side and rear at 37 The Stray, South Cave for Mr and Mrs Hong. 
Cllr Scott proposed that the Parish Council raise no objection to this application as it has no adverse effect on the property, neighbouring properties or the street scene, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.


(i)Tree App 5763 (S211) – fell a tree at 58 West End, South Cave. Cllr Mann proposed that this tree greatly contributes to the visual amenity of the area, and that its loss would have a detrimental effect on the character and appearance of the Conservation Area; there appears to be no definite reason for the felling of this tree, therefore the Council would recommend refusal. However, if the Department were so minded to approve, then we would ask that a replacement tree be planted, seconded Cllr Turner, vote: 9 in favour 1 against.
(ii)Tree App 5788(S211) – fell a tree at 32 Station Road, South Cave. Cllr Scott proposed that as there is little in the way of information, we would, in this case, defer to the decision of the Tree Officer; and that the Council would not like to see a diminution of tree stock in this area, and would ask that if the tree is to be felled then a replacement should be planted in a more suitable location, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.


1250208  Date of next Meeting

The date of next Parish Council Meeting will be Monday 17th March 2008