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15 October 2012

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 15 October 2012

Present:                 Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

                               Councillors Caley, Harbidge, Hardy, Oliver, Sinkler, A Walker, N Walker, Webster, Wells


Apologies:             Councillor Dobson


In Attendance:       Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

Public:                   There were no members of the public present.





Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 73 refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee; Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 9b (minute 73 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.





There were no members of the public in attendance.




Resolved –The minutes of 17 September 2012 are signed as a true and correct record.




Fish and Chip Van


Despite what was recorded last month the proprietor of the fish and chip van has been given a license to trade in Tickton for 12 months until 19 September 2013.


Memorandum of Agreement with AFC Tickton


AFC Tickton have not yet returned the signed schedule.


Severe Weather Grant Assistance


After purchasing the equipment, salt bins and 1 fill of salt and receiving some of the reclaimable VAT, the Parish Council still have a cash balance of £669 outstanding which ERYC have allowed us to keep for future purchases of salt.





Councillor Pollard had confirmed that no new application had been received for the entrance to High Farm.  Therefore the condition remains that the entrance must be remodelled according to the plan before Phase 2 is occupied.





The information received from the police and neighbourhood watch was noted.




Planning Decisions


12/03288 – Erection of first floor extension to rear, alterations to window to rear and installation of a new window in the gable end at 9 Main Street, Tickton

This application is granted permission


12/01557 – Erection of a wind turbine and including associated infrastructure at Land East of Molescroft Grange Farm, Grange Way, Molescroft

This application is withdrawn


One additional item was reported back


12/03363 – erection of a timber building at Tickton C of E School for ERYC

This application is granted permission


Planning Applications


12/03733 – Construction of additional mooring points on bank of River Hull at Barnard Dale Cottage, 316 Hull Bridge Road, Tickton


Resolved –The Parish Council recommend that if the application is approved the following conditions are applied



Planning Appeal


11/00571 – Cottage Farm, Main Road, Routh


Resolved –The Parish Council noted this appeal but no further action was necessary


Tree Issues


12/03650/TPO – Reduction of large horse chestnut at Tickton Grange

This application is granted permission




Financial Statement:


The financial statement to the end of September was presented to the Parish Council.  It was noted that the second instalment of the precept had been received.


Notification had been received from East Riding that the amount of precept for 2013/14 was required by 3 January 2013. Councillors were asked to bring costed proposals for next year’s precept to the next meeting




Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £12.00 room hire


Mr Little



Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £394.91 salary and £15.27 expenses


Pete Bowser

Resolved – To pay £100 for removal of tree


Beverley Signs and Graphics

Resolved – To pay £806.88 for playground signage




The handyman wanted to bring an item to the Council’s attention.  He felt that an area of matting under the swing may need replacing. As it is almost the time to review the proposed developments for next year it may be opportune to look at a replacement policy for the older items of equipment and the surfaces under those items. Previous inspections had highlighted that the surface under a number of items no longer meets the current standard although this was not applied retrospectively, but most were still shown as a low risk.  Two items of equipment had a slightly higher risk rating than the rest but one of these may not need replacing just an upgrading of parts, (which is now in hand). The current annual inspection would confirm the priorities.


Resolved – Quotations will be sought for the replacement of surfaces and the replacement of the slide.


A recent meeting had been held with Ms Vicky Jude of ERYC to discuss the viability of common land at Weel as a site for further play equipment.  Vicky felt that both Weel Common and the land opposite could be used, but that the Weel Common site would require a greater resource to get it in a suitable condition. Ms Jude offered help to develop either site, but this would depend on the support of the Weel residents for the project. A request had been made to the Playground Inspection Company to assess the Weel Common site and make recommendations on safety requirements when they visit as part of the annual inspection.  Cllr Hardy has done some work on cost of equipment for the site and this was presented to the Parish Council.


Resolved – Residents of Weel will be asked whether they support play area development, to comment on which site they prefer and whether they would be willing to help with site clearance.





An e-mail has been received from East Riding of Yorkshire Council asking for comments on a plan to apply for Department of Transport Cycle Safety funds to widen the existing footpath alongside Swinemoor Lane and on A1035 from Tickton to White Cross.


Resolved – This application is fully supported but concern is expressed regarding the safety of cyclists and pedestrians following the route between Beverley and Leven as they would still have to cross the A1035 to the east of Tickton.  A complementary scheme to enable a safer crossing would be welcomed.





An update was given on progress made by the steering group.  A meeting had recently taken place with Two Ridings, a charitable foundation, about their suitability to provide administrative support to the fund. As the outcome of this meeting still had to be incorporated into the report, the final report was deferred until the next meeting.





Cllr Harbidge proposed the following motion


‘That we apply to Highways to recognise the Weel elements of the footpath between the villages of Tickton and Weel as a public bridleway.’


Resolved – It is agreed that this proposal will be incorporated into the review currently under way on extending and supporting the existing rights of way in the parish (see minute 12/49)



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.25 pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 19 November 2012.