SOUTH CAVE PARISH COUNCIL

 

17th September 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 Mann (Chair for the meeting), Turner, Marsh, Harrison, Kelly, Mrs Barnett, and Mrs Turner

                        Mrs K R Richmond – Clerk

                        PC Bagley

                        Ward Cllrs Galbraith and Mrs Smith

           

           

 Public Forum

(i)Information regarding water mains upgrading was brought to Council’s attention

(ii)Problems regarding road warning signs were reported to Council

(iii)The replacement of the bottlebanks was brought to Council’s attention.

 

0460907 Apologies for absence

Cllr Marsh proposed that apologies be accepted from Cllr Lenton, Scott, Wright and Mrs Manley, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

 

0470907 Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

(i)Cllr Mrs Smith reported that further fencing on the school grounds is to be installed.

(ii)Cllr Galbraith reported on the situation regarding the Primary Care Trusts and the loss of beds in community hospitals.

 

0480907 Approval of Previous Meeting’s Minutes.

Cllr Harrison proposed that the minutes of the meeting of 16th July 2007 be approved and entered into records, as true and accurate, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

 

0490907 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Mann declared a personal interest in Minute Reference: 0520907 (ii) through being a member of the organisation

Cllr Harrison declared a prejudicial interest in Minute Reference: 0570907 Appeals (i) through friendship

 

0500907 Police Matters

 (i)PC Bagley reported that there had been 23 crimes over the two months, three thefts from unattended motor vehicles, two burglary (dwelling), one burglary (other), one assault, seven thefts, three drugs offences, five criminal damages and three arsons. Distraction burglaries/thefts are becoming a problem again, and communities should be warned. PC Bagley also advised that a new PCSO would be patrolling the area.

(ii)The Council receive report regarding the Dale & South Hunsley Neighbourhood Action Team held on 19th July 2007 at Brough Community Centre from Cllr Kelly.

 

 

Initialled……….

 

0510907    Finance

  (i)Items for payment for September 2007

                

Payee

Description

£

 

Petty Cash

 

60.00

Salaries

 

2530.54

ERYC

Pension

595.75

Foreward Services

Parish Path

48.00

C Langley

Farmers Market

200.00

SC In Bloom

Baskets

70.00

Sands Lane Nursery

Farmers Market

1233.75

Smiths of Derby

Clock

195.05

AMJ

Solicitors fees

1175.00

ERYC

Allotment Rent

1200.00

M Green

Playpark

240.00

Beverley TC

Food Fest

50.00

Sage

IT Support

99.01

Yorks Water

Cem

6.46

Supplies

Stationery

59.74

R Sheppard

Cleaning

48.00

Npower

Gas

68.00

NPower

Electricity

60.00

Univ of Glos

 

38.00

 Total

 

7977.30

 

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

 

0520907  Correspondence

(i)Councillors noted the minutes of the South Cave In Bloom Association meetings of 11th July 2007 and 8th August 2007, and considered a request for permission for changes to the Rawdale Close flowerbed. The success of the 2007 campaign, including a category winner, and two silver medals were also acknowledged. Mrs Barnett proposed that if on Parish Council land, permission be granted, and that they should seek permission from the other landowner, and that a suggestion be put forward for the planting of Lavender in the existing bed, in the interests of enhancing the area, seconded Cllr Mrs Turner, All in favour.

        (ii)To note minutes of the South Cave Preservation Society meetings of 4th July and 1st August 2007

        (iii)The Council noted the letter from ERYC Director of Customer Services regarding flooding review, and in the interests of full information, defer decisions until the meeting of the Planning & Technical Services Committee to be held on 19th September 2007

 

0530907 Committees

        (i)The Council received and where necessary adopted the resolutions from within the minutes of the following committee meetings:

Emergency Committee: 24th July 2007, proposed Cllr Marsh, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

Initialled………..

Open Space Committee : 22nd August  2007, proposed Cllr Mrs Barnett, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

Farmers Market Committee : 22nd August 2007, and to note that the Farmers Market Committee will be attending the Beverley Food Festival on 7th October at a cost of £50:00, proposed Cllr Harrison, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

Planning & Technical Services Committee :  22nd August 2007, proposed Cllr Mrs Turner, seconded Cllr Turner, All in favour.

 

0540907  Administration

(i)Cllr Marsh proposed that the forms to complete the Stamp Duty Land Tax and Land Registry Requirements in relation to the lease of land at Church Street, South Cave (Playpark) should be signed, to fulfil legal obligations, and in the interest of the community the fee of £40 be paid, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

        (ii)Councillors considered a response to the letter from Bubwith Parish Council regarding election costs being charged by ERYC. Cllr Mann proposed that an acknowledgement be sent to Bubwith PC advising that we also had queries, seconded Cllr Marsh, All in favour.

        (iii)The Council considered the matter of public participation in light of provisions contained within the Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007 (SI 2007/1159), and to consider amendments to the Standing Orders. In the interests of transparency and accountability, Cllr Mann proposed that Standing Orders be reviewed in its entirety at a special meeting of the Finance & General Policy Committee in the near future, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

        (iv)In light of information provided at the meeting, regarding a successful kerbside green waste collection pilot scheme, Cllr Harrison proposed that the Clerk make enquiries regarding the rollout of the scheme to South Cave before any further action is taken, and that this is to be advised to Elloughton-Cum-Brough Parish Council, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

 

0550907  ERNLLCA/SLCC/HWRCC

        (i)The Council noted the NALC Northern Regional Conference on 23rd and 24th November at Skipton

        (ii)Cllr Mann proposed the following three resolutions to be put to the Annual Meeting of ERNLLCA, seconded Cllr Turner, as follows:

v     That this organisation request the national body to lobby government to reconsider the designation of gardens as brownfield sites in order to enable local planning authorities to refuse planning permission on the grounds of brownfield land, especially in rural areas

v     In light of recent flooding events throughout the country, and the lack of a co-ordinated response, this body calls upon the government for the formation of a “civil defence” organisation

v     With the power of well-being being extended to QS Parish Councils in recent legislation, it should follow that taxes raised by principal authorities should be passed on to cover the costs of any functions taken over by the first tier of government. We call upon government to regulate (not guidance) on the inequity of double taxation.

    All in favour.

        (iii)Councillors noted the training opportunities available through ERNLLCA

        (iv)The Council noted the Clerks attendance at the SLCC Branch Forum on 19th September

Initialled……….

        (iii)Councillors noted receipt of the Assembly Digest Issue 7

 

 

0560907   Area Forum

(i)The Council noted the results of the elections to vacant seats on Area Forums, and the response to Council’s proposals for the next Forum agenda.

0570907  Planning

        Appeals – Written Representations

        (i)06/09959/PLF – 38 Northfield Close, South Cave. As comments have already been made, Cllr Marsh proposed no further comments be submitted, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

        (ii)07/01682/PLF – Kettlethorpe Farm, South Cave As comments have already been made, Cllr Turner proposed no further comments be submitted, seconded Cllr Harrison, All in favour.

        Applications

(i)DC/07/05292/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Change of use to a 26 space caravan touring park at Sunnydene, Stonepit Road, South Cave for Mr T Hill. Cllr Harrison proposed that the Parish council raise no objection in principal to the application. However, concerns were raised regarding the septic tank, in that the size may not be adequate for 26 caravans, and that conditions should be made regarding screening to the western boundary, service points, and that the site
should be for seasonal touring caravans only, and not used for residential purposes, seconded Cllr Marsh, vote: 6 in favour 1 against.

        (ii)DC/07/05035/PLF/WESTES – Full Planning Permission

Erection of a single storey office extension to side at Orchard Court Nursing Home, Bacchus Lane, South Cave for Shelfen Care Ltd. Cllr Marsh proposed that the Parish Council raise no objection in principal to the extension, as it has no adverse effect on the property or the street scene. The minor adverse effect on neighbouring properties on Wold View could be mitigated by increasing the screening. We would also draw your attention to the fact that there is a large, mature Willow tree at the site of the extension that would need removal. Whilst this is not a concern, we would like to
see the tree replaced to ensure tree stocks, seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

        Trees

        (i)App No. 5512 (TPO) – fell and prune trees at 1 Radcliffe Garth, South Cave. In the interests of maintaining the tree stocks in this sensitive location, Cllr Harrison proposed that the Parish Council strongly recommend refusal of this application, in light of previous applications, seconded Cllr Mrs Barnett, All in favour.

 

0580907  Date of next Meeting

The date of next Parish Council Meeting will be Monday 15th October 2007.

           

            Meeting Closed at 9:30pm.

 

 

 

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