SOUTH CAVE PARISH COUNCIL

20th January 2014

 

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

 

Present:               Cllrs M. Turner (Chairman), Barnett, L Turner, Bateman, Munby, Kelly, Kingdom, Foley, Jamieson & Warren

Mrs L Fielding - Clerk

Two Ward Councillors

One PCSO

9 Members of the public

 

Public Forum

Cllr L. Turner raised awareness the grass at Wadley Plump near the Sports Centre and School has not been replaced since the works to install the footpath were completed.  The contractors also left a pile of soil at the location which is within a conservation area.  Clerk advise would contact the ERYC to request the works are finalised and Cllr Smith to ask the Head Teacher to chase also. 

 

60050114            Apologies for absence

There were no apologies for absence.

 

60060114            Ward Councillors Reports (For Information Only)

Cllr Galbraith advised the 2014/15 budget for ERYC for includes a freeze in Council Tax. 

The East Riding of Yorkshire Council is pressured to reduce budgets which are £70million less than 4 years ago, reducing to 261 million this year.    Further reductions over the next four years are probable with cuts of £70million.

The ERYC draft plan for the Beverley to York railway line is being produced and have removed protection of the old line. 

 

60070114            Approval of Previous Meetings Minutes, 16th December 2013

Cllr Kingdom proposed that the minutes of the 16th December 2013 be approved and entered into records, as a true and accurate record with three minor amendments, Seconded Cllr L. Turner, All in favour.

 

60080114            Declarations of Interest    

(i)There were no declarations of interests.

 

60090114            South Cave Post Office

(i)The Parish Council received information relating to the threat of closure to South Cave Post Office.  There were three members of the public who expressed their concerns for the future of the South Cave Post Office as it is known at present. 

 

The meeting was closed at 7:15p.m to allow the public present to express their concerns:

 

Helen Watsom – Co Owner, has launched an online petition opposing moves to switch Post Office services to convenience stores. The Government wants to relocate 4,800 sub-post offices into convenience stores. This would result in the end of the village post office as it is known now.  The 'local' post offices, as they would be known, would only be able to offer a limited. Sub-postmasters, including South Cave, have until the end of this month to complete an online survey about their branch and retail business.

Mrs Clarricoates expressed concerns that switching services from village post offices would kill communities and raised awareness on the impact the changes would potentially have on the elderly, people dependent on public transport and disabled people.

Mr Mann advised a survey to collect as many signatures were underway to try and stop the changes; this will be presented to 10 Downing Street.

                The Meeting was re-opened at 7:45p.m

 

Cllr L. Turner proposed the Parish Council arrange for a flyer to be circulated around the village, requesting residents who wish to Save the Post Office write to Paula Vennels, Chief Executive of the Post Office Ltd and also The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, House of Commons.  A letter from the Parish Council should also be drafted addressed to Chief Executive of the Post Office Ltd and also The Rt. Hon. David Davis MP, House of Commons requesting details of timescales and a detailed explanation of their intentions.  This should also include details of the need of the Post Office and its current services.  Seconded Cllr Foley, All in favour.

 

60100114            Police Matters

                            Matter brought forward on the agenda to 7:10p.m

(i)PCSO advised the Parish Council 10 crimes had been reported. 

(ii)The Parish Council noted the police response relating to Swinescaife Quarry and requested the Clerk contact the ERYC requesting they contact the Land Owner to address the problem.  Proposed Cllr Barnett, Seconded Cllr L. Turner, All in favour.

 

60110114            Committees

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

Planning Committee Meeting 6th January 2014

Proposed Cllr L Turner, Seconded Cllr Bateman, All In Favour.

 

 

60120114              Finance

(i)The Parish Council considered prices received for flailing Hedge at Cave Gate allotments and resolved to proceed with T. Barratt Ltd.  Proposed Cllr Kingdom, Seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.  

(ii)The Parish Council considered the installation costs for Bench to be located at Common Road, South Cave, and resolved to instruct Kevin Warcup Ltd.  Proposed Cllr Munby, Seconded Cllr Barnett, All in favour.

(iii)The Parish Council considered the following items for payment for January 2014

Payee

Description

£

C J Langley

Farmers Market

100.00

South Cave Sports & Recreational

s137

144.00

KC

Telephone

180.69

KC

Internet

90.00

NOMs Agency

HMPS Bench

216.00

J. Ellerker

Christmas lights assistance

153.00

Lamps & Tubes Illuminations Ltd

Town Hall Lights

720.00

Supplies

Stationary

90.93

D Ellerker

Footway Cleaner

696.00

HMRC

PAYE

658.42

Gas

December

149.00

PLWB

Public Works Loan

4181.14

South Cave Parish council

Petty Cash

60.00

Mr Vincent

Garage Rent

65.00

 

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

 

60130114            Correspondence

(i)The Parish Council considered the email received regarding zebra crossing at Market Place, South Cave, and requested the matter be placed into the next Parish Newsletter requesting any problems with the crossing i.e. registration numbers of vehicles failing to stop at the crossing be passed onto the Police and the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.  Proposed Cllr M. Turner, Seconded Cllr Munby, All in favour.

(ii)The Parish Council noted the email received relating to litter at A1079 and requested Clerk forward to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

(iii)The Parish Council considered the Parish Councils involvement with Ellerker Parish Council re: Campaign to oppose proposed ‘Ellerker’ Wind Farm. 

The meeting was closed at 8:10p.m for one member of the public – Cllr Chris Bradley, Ellerker Parish Council to express concerns for the proposed developments:

Ellerker Parish Council is concerned about the proposals.  The view will be compromised and concerns have been raised for the impact to wildlife/migrating birds.    The turbines will be twice the height of the wind measuring turbine erected.

Ellerker Parish Council will be opposed to the development.  The Planning Application would arrive around 14th March 2014. 

 

The Meeting was re-opened at 8:15 p.m

Cllr Kingdom proposed the Parish Council arrange a public meeting with the developers and Natural England as soon possible.  Seconded Cllr Bateman, All in Favour.

 

60140114            Other Matters

(i)The Parish Council noted the deadline for Newsletter editorials being 27th January 2014.

(ii)The Parish Council discussed request for Town Hall evening opening hours to local groups.  Cllr Munby proposed the Parish Council should remain with the current arrangements having the meeting room available to local residents, groups and charities: Monday to Friday 9:00a.m to 4:30p.m.  Seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

(iii)The Parish Council considered a joint ERNLLCA training session at a cost of £35.00 per attendee: The Role of the Councillor, Role of the Chair, Code of Conduct & statutory role of The Clerk.  Cllr Barnett proposed the Parish Council should instruct the training once the new Councillor is present.  Seconded Cllr Foley, All in favour.

(iv)The Parish Council considered the request from South Cave Playgroup for the storage of three boxes of paperwork at The Town Hall. Cllr L. Turner proposed the Parish Council do not provide storage of these items which should be sent to ERYC/Beverley treasure house for storage.  Seconded Cllr Munby, All in favour.

(v)The Parish Council discussed the previous commuted sums and the information received from the ERYC regarding the allocation of the monies.  Cllr Galbraith will arrange a meeting with the ERYC and the Parish Council to discuss the matter further.

(vi)The Parish Council noted the amended the meeting schedule

(vii)The Parish Council noted the letters received relating to the suggested seating area in King George V playing field & considered projects for Local Grant Fund .  Cllr Munby proposed the Parish Council withdraw the proposal for a seating area and submit application for the Local Grant to supplement the Christmas Lighting infrastructure at Market Place, South Cave, Seconded Cllr Kelly, Vote 8 in favour, 1 abstention, 1 against.  

(viii)The Parish Council considered Parish Council local events for 2014 fundraising.  Cllr M Turner proposed the Clerk obtain further information relating to costing for a local music event, Seconded Cllr Foley, motion rejected by Vote 4 in favour, 4 against, 1 abstention

 

 

 

60150114            Planning

(i)The Parish Council considered the ERYC South Cave Conservation Area proposals.  Cllr Kingdom proposed the Parish Council approved the changes to the Conservation Area Boundary, Seconded Cllr Kelly, All in favour.

 

60160114            Finance - Confidential Matters

The Parish Council may exercise their right to exclude the public and press by resolution from a closed meeting due to the confidential nature to be discussed pursuant to section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.

(i)The Parish Council noted the following items be paid on the grounds of sound financial management of the Council

Salaries

1975.95

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

 

60170114            The Council noted the date of the next Parish Council Meeting - Monday 17th February 2014

 

 

………………………Chairman

 

……………………..Date