SOUTH CAVE PARISH COUNCIL

 

10th April 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, Marsh, Wright, Harrison, Lenton, Mann, Mrs Barnett, Mrs Manley, and Mrs Binns

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        PC S Bagley

                        Ward Cllr Gill

 

Public Forum

(i)It was reported that SatNav systems were leading drivers to use Swinescaife Lane as a thoroughfare. The Highways dept are to be informed.

(ii)The further threat to Post Offices is to be put on the next agenda

(iii)Motor bikes are being used in the fields again. PC Bagley is to investigate

(iv)The surface of Sparrow Hatch is to be put on the agenda for the next Planning & Technical Services Committee meeting

(v)The situation regarding the non-collection of the blue bins was discussed.

 

5160406 Apologies for absence

There were no apologies.

 

5170406 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

Cllr Gill reported on the situation regarding the blue bin collection, and advised that the parking petition is to be received in the near future by the Healthy Environment Committee.

 

5180406 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

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

 

5190406 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Mrs Binns declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5210406 (ii) through being acquainted with the organisation.

Cllr Lenton declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5210406(ii) through being a member of the organisation.

 

5200406 Police Matters

               (i)PC Bagley reported that there had been 50 calls for service in total, including road traffic incidents. Reported crimes included 3 thefts from motor vehicles, 3 burglary (other), one drugs offence, and 4 fraud and forgery. This is a low crime rate compared to other divisions. Residents should note that sheds are being targeted and prevention measures should be taken if possible.

                 (ii)PC Bagley reported back on other matters including flights from the airfield, flytipping, (the dedicated number to call is 01482 395587), and football in residential areas.

 

5210406    Finance

   (i)Items for payment for April 2006

               

Payee

Description

£

M Mews

dd Rent

300.00

Npower (gas)

dd

48.00

Univ of Glos

dd

83.00

British Legion

S137

180.00

M Green

Hedge Trimming

790.00

ERYC

Office Rates

941.78

ERYC

Town Hall Rates

238.15

ERYC

Cemetery Rates

27.28

Cllr Mann

Travel Expenses

12.80

T Hardy

Caretaker

50.00

Sands Lane Nursery

Stall Assembly

246.75

South Cave Social & Rec

Rent

70.00

Kingston Coms

Phone Line

190.51

Kingston Coms

Broadband

126.54

Supplies

Stationery

51.77

Salaries/Wages

 

2,032.30

Mr Vincent

Garage rent

65.00

Cllr Mrs Manley

Plants - YIB

69.00

Yorkshire Water

Town Hall Rates

55.15

Inland Revenue

PAYE/NIC

1,878.76

ERYC

Pension

532.05

Total

 

7,988.84

 

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

Clerk       (ii)The Council considered the request for a grant under S137 from Caves U3A. Cllr Wright proposed that a letter be sent asking for more specific information, including what equipment is required and where and by whom the equipment will be used, and advising that by making the enquiry the Council is not implying that a grant will be given, to ensure the lawful use of public money, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

(iii)Councillors noted the confirmation that the insurance cover is now with AON

Clerk        (iv)Cllr Mann proposed that the Council appoint Mrs M Johnson as Internal Auditor for the forthcoming audit, as Mrs Johnson is an independent auditor and to ensure the lawful organisation of Council, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

           

5220406  Correspondence

(i)Councillors noted the NALC Local Councils: Local Vision Conference 1-2 June at a cost of £280.

Clerk       (ii)The Council considered newspaper article – The Mail On Sunday (Personal Finance) 2nd April 2006 regarding the status of HSBC branch. Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that a letter be sent to the HSBC asking for assurance that this Branch will not be closed, as it would have a detrimental effect on the facilities available for parishioners, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

 

5230406  Administration

Clerk       (i)Councillors considered their response to ERYC consultation on Area Forums. Cllr Marsh proposed that the response to the consultation should be submitted as discussed, in order to put forward the Parish Council’s view, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, vote: 8 in favour 2 against.

 Clerk/     (ii)The Council noted the minutes of the East Yorkshire Town Councils Meeting

Chair       and to consider attendance if invited. Cllr Wright proposed that due to the disappointment with ERNLLCA’s performance, the Clerk and Chair should attend a meeting if invited, with a view to furthering the revision of the NALC Constitution, as currently the lack of or untimely support from ERNLLCA is compromising the service provided, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, vote: 9 in favour 1 abstention.

                 (iii)Councillors noted the Clerk’s attendance at the Cleaner Safer Greener Communities Seminar at York – no cost.

 

5240406  ERNLLCA/SLCC

Clerk       (i)Councillors noted the response from ERNLLCA regarding Committee minutes. Cllr Harrison proposed that in the interests of clarity and good governance, the wording of agenda items be amended to read “to receive and amend if necessary the minutes of the adopted resolutions”, and that all Councillors receive copies of minutes, contacting the Clerk in writing if there are concerns, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

Clerk       (ii)The Council considered attendance at the NALC Conference 22-24th September in Liverpool at a cost of £235.00, hotel at a cost of £60:00 per night. In order to increase the knowledge base of the Council, Cllr Wright proposed that Cllr Mrs Barnett and the Clerk attend the conference at the cost stated, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

Clerk        (iii)Councillors considered the Clerk’s attendance at the Parish Clerks’ Forum on 10th May at a cost of £10:00. Cllr Wright proposed that to increase the knowledge base of Council the Clerk should attend, seconcded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

 

5250406  Open Space Committee

(i)The Council received and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Open Space Committee held on 8th March 2006.

                 (ii)The Council received and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Emergency Committee meeting held on 15th March 2006 regarding a cemetery issue.

 

5260406 Planning & Technical Services Committee

(i)The Council received and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Planning & Technical Services Committee held on 6th March 2006

 

5270406 South Cave In Bloom Committee

(i)The Council noted the minutes of the Committee meeting held on 8th March 2006 at the Town Hall.

 

5280406  Planning

(i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 6th March 2006, proposed Cllr Wright, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

(ii)DC/06/01681/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of two dwellings following the demolition of the existing dwelling plus provision of additional vehicular access at 91 Beverley Road, South Cave for Midas Homes (Humberside) Ltd. Cllr Wright proposed that the Parish Council, whilst recognising this site is eligible for redevelopment would recommend refusal of this application, due to the location, on the edge of countryside and a recognised long distance walk (The Wolds Way), the development has to have due regard to those aspects. It is considered that this proposal is inappropriate. Due to the height, location, architectural details and fenestration of Plot 1, it is incongruous and overly dominant in the street scene when approached from the east, and would present an undue sense of enclosure for users of the adjacent footpath. Plot 2 would fill a gap thereby introducing a more continuous built form along a road without a strong development pattern; but if the LPA are minded to approve, it is suggested that a condition be applied regarding a landscaping scheme especially along the north eastern boundary to minimise the intrusion of a regular built form. Also, it is suggested that before determination, the LPA should request a cross section running east to west to determine the relative heights of the proposal and adjacent properties with a view to maintaining residential amenity, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

(iii)DC/06/02116/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of single storey extension at rear at 7 Pinfold, South Cave for Mr and Mrs Howland. Cllr Mrs Manley proposed that the Parish Council raises no objection to this application as it has no adverse effect on the property, neighbouring properties or the street scene, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

(iv)DC/06/02514/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of dormer extensions to front to include balcony at rear at 3 Appleton Gardens, South Cave for Mr Bannister. Cllr Wright proposed that the Parish Council The Parish Council raises no objection to the front dormers, or the dormers to the rear, as they are subservient, and would not have an adverse effect on the property, neighbouring properties or the street scene. It is the Parish Council’s understanding that the drawings as submitted to you on 27th March 2006 (Drawings 3: 13-17) will be altered to show the deletion of the proposed balcony. This was the element that would have caused concern to the Parish Council, therefore, subject to the satisfactory alteration of the application, i.e., the exclusion of the accessible balcony; the Parish Council raises no objection, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

(v)The Council noted the CPRE Training Workshop on the new planning system at Bishop Burton Village Hall on Saturday 20th May 2006.

 

5290406  Staffing Issues

(i)Councillors considered the draft model Contract of Employment for Council employees. Cllr Mrs Barnett proposed that the draft model be adopted with the following amendment: Cllr Harrison proposed 3 months notice of termination of contract, seconded Cllr Turner, vote: 6 in favour 3 against, and two other minor amendments, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

(ii)The Council considered the draft Job Description for Clerk to the Council. Cllr Mann proposed that the draft be submitted for independent consultation before being brought back to Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

 

5300406  Date of next Meeting

The date of next Parish Council Meeting due to Easter will be Monday 15th May      2006.

           

            Meeting Closed at 9:45pm.