SOUTH CAVE PARISH COUNCIL

 

18th September 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 Turner, Mann, Scott, Lenton, Hardy, Mrs Manley (Chair), and Mrs Binns

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        PC S Bagley

                        Ward Cllr Kay

             

Public Forum

(i)It was suggested that the ancient milestone on Beverley Road should be considered for restoration. The Clerk is to make further investigations.

(ii)An extension to the footpath at the junction of Beverley Road and Little Wold Lane is to be put before the Planning & Technical Services Committee.

(iii)It was reported that there is considerable overhanging vegetation along the footpath close to the new roundabout.

(iv)It was reported that there has been damage to the verges at the junction of Beverley Road and Cleaves Avenue.

(v)An extension to the footpath along Water Lane is to be put before the Planning & Technical Services Committee.

 

5810906 Apologies for absence

Cllr Scott proposed apologies for absence be accepted from Cllrs Harrison and Mrs Barnett, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

Ward Cllr Hudson

5820906 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

Ward Cllr Kay reported briefly on the new Area Forums.

5830906 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Mann proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 17th July 2006 be approved and entered into records, as a true and accurate record, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

5840906 Declarations of Interest

Cllrs Scott and Mann declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: and a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 5860906 (ii) through being a member of the organisation.

Cllr Mrs Manley declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 5880906 (iv) through acquaintanceship         

5850906 Police Matters

PC Bagley reported that there had been 19 crimes, over the two months including 1 dwelling burglary, 2 burglary other, 4 assaults, 5 thefts from motor vehicles, 2 making off without paying, and 5 incidents of damage (South Cave Primary School). This is still a relatively low crime rate.  

(ii)The Council noted a  report from the Humberside Police Authority “C Division-Public Consultation

(iii)Councillors noted a letter from Humberside Police Authority regarding the withdrawal of proposals to force amalgamation of Yorkshire & Humber police forces

 

5860906    Finance

Clerk       (i)Items for payment for September 2006

 

Payee

Description

£

M Mews

dd Rent

300.00

Npower (gas)

dd

48.00

Supplies

Stationery

29.34

Salaries/Wages

 

2396.65

Sands Lane Nursery

Stall Assembly July/Aug

493.50

ERYC

Land Rental

1200.00

Yorkshire Water

Cemetery

7.03

K Richmond

Expenses

31.96

Sage

SageCover

99.01

Petty Cash

 

60.00

ERYC

Pension

532.05

K Richmond

Travel Expenses

91.30

GK Beaulah

Gold Letters

18.15

Total

 

5306.99

 

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

Cllrs Scott and Mann left the meeting for consideration of the following item.

(ii)Councillors considered a request for a donation under S137 of the Local Government Act 1972 to the South Cave Preservation Society. Cllr Lenton proposed, on the grounds of equity, that an immediate grant of £500 be made to the organisation, and that if necessary, the Preservation Society could make a further request for the beginning of the next financial year, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

(iii)The Council considered making a grant under Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 s19 to the South Cave Playgroup for outdoor play facilities. Cllr Mann proposed, on the grounds of encouraging outdoor play, the Council make a grant of £500 to this charity, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

5870906  Correspondence

(i)The Council noted receipt of DEFRA’s Rural Services Review

        (ii)Councillors noted a letter from University of Gloucestershire re Local Policy Awards, and expressed their appreciation for the work involved, proposed Cllr Mann, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

        (iii)The Council noted the minutes of the South Cave Preservation Society Management Committee meeting of 2nd August 2006, and noted that the Parish Office/Town Hall came 4th in the hanging basket competition

        (iv)Councillors noted response from the Prime Minister’s Office regarding the threat to Post Offices

5880906  Administration

(i)Councillors  considered the date for the December meeting and decided that it shall be  18th December 2006

(ii)The Council considered quotations for the re-framing of the two South Cave pictorial maps. Cllr Lenton proposed that samples be obtained before making a decision, in the interests of obtaining full information, seconded Cllr Hardy, All in favour.

(iii)The Council considered the payment of a Chairman’s Allowance under Local Government Act 1972 ss15(5) and 35(5). In the interests of good management and operating within statutory powers, Cllr Mann proposed that an allowance be made to the chairman in the sum of £50 per annum, to be reviewed annually, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, vote: 6 in favour, 1 against.

(iv)Councillors considered a training opportunity for the Clerk in website maintenance. Cllr Mann proposed that a maximum of 3 sessions at a cost of £40 each initially should be arranged, in the interests of updating the website, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

(v)It was confirmed that Cllr Mann had been elected to the Area Forum, and initial consideration was given to issues to be brought before the first meeting of the Area Forum, suggestions were the weight limit envelope, tourism, possibility of school closures. This matter will be put on the agenda for the next meeting to discuss any further ideas before the inaugural meeting of Area Forum 6.

(vi)Cllr Turner proposed, in the interests of supporting local wildlife and biodiversity, the subscription renewal to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at a cost of £30.00, should be paid, seconded Cllr Lenton, All in favour.

5890906  ERNLLCA/SLCC/HPFA

        (i)The Council considered attendance at the Humber Playing Fields Association AGM on Monday 9th October 2006. Cllr Lenton proposed that the Clerk attend as an opportunity to investigate further funding opportunities, seconded Cllr Hardy, All in favour.

        (ii)The Council noted the rescheduling of the ERNLLCA AGM to Saturday 21st October 2006 at the Ashby Community Centre, Scunthorpe. Cllr Mrs Manley proposed, in the interests of value for money and networking, Cllrs Scott and Mann attend as voting delegates, and that the Clerk also attend, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, All in favour.

        (iii)Councillors considered support of Rowley Parish Council’s resolution for the ERNLLCA AGM to reduce rural speed limits. Cllr Lenton proposed that whilst supporting Rowley PC’s resolution, an amendment should be made requesting that reduction in speed limits should be at national level and not local level, in the interests of clarity and consistency, seconded Cllr Mann, vote: 6 in favour, 1 against.

5900906  Health & Safety

(i)The Council considered the Fire Risk Assessment and report regarding the appointment of Responsible Body and a Competent Person. Cllr Scott proposed that the recommendations within the report be accepted in the interests of good management of the Council, and that the Fire Risk Assessment be put before the Planning & Technical Services Committee at their next meeting, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.

5910906 Open Space Committee

(i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Open Space Committee held on 23rd August 2006, proposed Cllr Mann, seconded Cllr Hardy, All in  favour.

        (ii)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Farmers’ Market Committee held on 21st August 2006, with a brief report regarding the successful 50th Market celebrations, Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that a vote of thanks be taken to Cllr Mann for his work, seconded Cllr Scott, All in favour.

5920906 Planning & Technical Services Committee

        (i)Councillors duly noted the Transport Bid to reduce congestion on A164

        (ii)The Council considered the amended proposals re prohibition of waiting – Market Place, South Cave. After much discussion, in the interests of safety, as put forward by the Police, Cllr Scott proposed that the Parish Council reluctantly raise no further objection to the revised scheme, but would strongly urge the authority to consider means of creating additional parking, such as restructuring the road/footpath, as discussed at the site meeting, seconded Cllr Mrs Binns, vote: 5 in favour 2 against.

5930906  Newsletter

(i)The Clerk reported that the newsletter was just about ready to be published and distributed at the beginning of October.

5940906  Planning

(i)To receive and where necessary adopt the resolutions from within the minutes of the Planning Committee held on 14th August 2006, proposed Cllr Mann, seconded Cllr Hardy, All in favour.

5950906  Staffing Issues

(i)The Council noted with regret that the footway sweeper is to retire from working on 29th September 2006, and considered a replacement. The Clerk advised that the Agency was actively looking for a replacement. Cllr Mrs Binns proposed that further investigations be made regarding contracting the work (autumn leaf clearance), and that a letter of appreciation be sent to Mr Brown on his retirement, seconded Cllr Mrs Manley, All in favour.

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

(iii)The Council resolved the addition of one scale point to the Clerk’s salary as per the contract of employment on gaining the Diploma of Higher Education, proposed Cllr Turner, seconded Cllr Mann, All in favour.    

5960906  Date of next Meeting

   To note the date of next Parish Council Meeting – Monday 16th October 2006   

   

            Meeting Closed at 9:55pm.