SOUTH CAVE PARISH COUNCIL

 

20th March 2006

 

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

 

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

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        PC S Bagley

 

Public Forum

(i)It was reported that there was considerable mud on the road on Beverley Road, and that the grass verges had been virtually destroyed by the contractors. The Clerk reported that this matter had already been passed to the Highways Authority.

(ii)It was noted that the Annual Spring Clean had been fairly successful, but that fly-tipping on Common Road should be reported. PC Bagley took note.

 

5010306 Apologies for absence

Cllr Mann proposed that apologies be accepted from Cllr Wright, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

 

5020306 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

There were no Ward Councillors present at the meeting.

 

5030306 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 20th February 2006 be approved and entered into records, as a true and accurate record, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

 

5040306 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Mrs Manley declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5070306(iii) through acquaintance

Cllr Lenton declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5070306(iii) through acquaintance

Cllr Scott declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5070306(ii) being a member of the Society

Cllr Mann declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5070306(ii) being a member of the Society

 

5050306 Police Matters

(i)PC Bagley reported that there had been 10 crimes recorded, including thefts from motor vehicles, damage to motor vehicles, assault, making off without paying, a shed burglary and theft. However, it should be noted that this is a very low crime rate in comparison with other areas. Residents should remain vigilant.

Clerk        (ii) The Council considered attendance at the Safe Communities Conference, 26th April 2006. In the interests of increasing the knowledge base of the Council, Cllr Scott proposed that the Clerk attend on behalf of the Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

 

50606    Finance

   (i)Items for payment for March 2006

                

Payee

Description

£

M Mews

dd Rent

300.00

Npower (gas)

dd

41.00

Univ of Glos

dd

83.00

NALC

Local Council Review

14.00

ERYC

Allotment Rent

1,200.00

ERYC

Salt Bin refill

376.00

Supplies

Stationery

17.08

Salaries/Wages

 

2,202.91

Cllr Scott

Travel Expenses

17.60

Mr R Buxton

SCIB Bird Table

99.00

T Hardy

Caretaker

50.00

Hi Flyers

Flag

55.28

Sands Lane Nursery

Stall assembly

246.75

P Lowe

SCIB Plants

30.98

Yorkshire Water

Cemetery

5.62

Petty Cash

 

60.00

ERYC

Pension

471.51

One-tel

Phone

16.08

Bramblewood

SCIB Plants

52.50

Total

 

5,339.31

                       

Clerk       Cllr Harrison proposed these items be paid, as not doing so would seriously jeopardise the running of the Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

Clerk        (ii)The Council considered a request for support of the British Legion Fruit and Flower Show 2006. Cllr Turner proposed that, to support the long running community event, £180 grant should be paid under s137 of the Local Government Act 1972, to be paid in the new financial year, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

Clerk        (iii)Councillors considered renewal of Clerk’s membership of the Institute of Certified Book-keepers. On the grounds of maintaining the Council’s access to financial advice, this membership be renewed, proposed Cllr Mann, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

           

5070306  Correspondence

(i)The Council noted the minutes of the Arts & Literature Festival Committee meeting on 2nd March 2006

        (ii)Councillors noted the minutes of the South Cave Preservation Society Management Committee Meeting of 1st March 2006

Clerk        (iii)The Council considered a letter from South Cave Tennis Club re increasing number of courts required. In the interests of supporting a community group, Cllr Lenton proposed that a meeting be arranged with the Tennis Club, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

AM        (iv)Councillors considered attendance at the Humber & Wolds Rural Community Council-Joint Rural Housing Enabler Seminar on Energy Efficiency and Affordable Warmth for Homes. In support of Local Agenda 21, Cllr Lenton proposed that Cllr Mann attend the seminar, if available, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

Council   (v)The Council considered the consultation document received from ERYC regarding                                              Area Forums. To enable the provision of a more complete consultation, this matter is to be deferred to the next meeting on 10th April 2006.

Clerk       (vi)Councillors discussed a letter received from Boothferry CAB regarding access to National Health Dentists. In the interests of parishioners, Cllr Harrison proposed that a letter be sent to the East Riding PCT and Rt Hon D Davis MP, asking what action they will be taking to ensure access to NHS dentists for all, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

 

5080306  Administration

(i)The Council noted that there will be no charge for the rental of the waste containers from 1st April 2006

Clerk       (ii)Councillors considered a response to the consultation on the re-configuration of the Ambulance Service. In the interests of at least maintaining the current level of service, Cllr Harrison proposed that a letter be sent expressing concerns over the current proposals, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

Clerk        (iii)The Council formally received, some old Town Hall documents and plans. The Clerk is to thank the donor, and Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that the documents and drawings be securely stored until their eventual display, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

(iv)The Council noted the introduction of new bus passes.

Clerk       (v)Councillors decided the 4th May 2006 as the date for the Annual Parish Meeting, the Clerk is to try and obtain a speaker from the East Riding PCT to address the meeting after the formalities.

 

5090306  Open Space Committee

        (i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Open Space Committee held on 26th January 2006, proposed Cllr Mann, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

        (ii)Council noted the unapproved minutes of the meeting held on 8th March 2006.

Clerk       (iii)Councillors considered attendance at the Association of Burial Authorities Annual Conference in London on 16th May 2006. In the interests of maintaining high standards at the cemetery, Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that the Clerk attend the conference, at a cost of £80:00 plus travel, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

 

5100306 Planning & Technical Services Committee

(i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Planning & Technical Services Committee held on 30th January 2006, proposed Cllr Mrs Manley, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

        (ii)Council noted the unapproved minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2006.

Clerk       (iii)Councillors considered the proposal for “No waiting at any time” restrictions on 63-75 Market Place, South Cave. Cllr Mann proposed that as there is no valid reason for the proposal, and that it may have a negative effect on local businesses, and may lead to an increase in the speed of traffic, this proposal it not supported, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

 

5110306  Newsletter

Clerk      (i)Councillors considered further ideas for articles in the newsletter due out in April.

RS           These included the Annual Spring Clean, and dog fouling.

 

5120306 South Cave In Bloom Committee

(i)The Council noted the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 15th February 2006 at the Town Hall.

 

5130306  Planning

(i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the             Planning Committee held on 13th February 2006, proposed Cllr Mrs Manley, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

 

5140306  Staffing Issues

(i)That in view of the confidential nature of the business about to be transacted, it is advisable in the public interest that the public be temporarily excluded and they are instructed to withdraw, proposed Cllr Mrs Binns, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

The Clerk left the meeting at this point.

AM/RS   (ii)In the interests of being open and accountable, and being a good employer, the Council is to review the Clerk’s job description and write a person specification, to be brought back to Council at the next meeting, at which point if not satisfactory, then further assistance will be sought from an outside body, for a fee if necessary, proposed Cllr Mrs Manley, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

(iii)Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that salaries/wages be increased as per the figures provided by the National Association of Local Councils, in the interests of good management, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

 

5150306  Date of next Meeting

The date of next Parish Council Meeting due to Easter will be Monday 10th April      2006.

           

            Meeting Closed at 9:45pm.