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16 July 2012

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 16 July 2012

Present:                 Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

                               Councillors Caley, Dobson, Harbidge, Oliver, N Walker, A Walker, Webster, Wells


Apologies:             Councillor Sinkler, Hardy


In Attendance:       Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

Ward Councillor Birmingham (for item 43 and 49)


Public:                   There were no members of the public present.





A paper had been circulated on understanding the new Code.  Councillors were required to complete their registration of interest forms.


Resolved – The Code of Conduct as adopted by the Parish Council on 21 May 2012 based on the Code adopted by East Riding of Yorkshire Council will take effect as from 1 July 2012 subject to any revision adopted by the East Riding of Yorkshire on pecuniary and non pecuniary interests.





As a result of the adoption of the new Code of Conduct an amendment to Standing Order 9 was proposed.


Resolved – The amended Standing Orders containing the amended Section 9 is approved





Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 11 (minute 46 refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee; Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 11 (minute 46 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.  Councillor T Walker declared an interest in agenda item 10b (minute 45b refers) as an acquaintance of the second applicant.




There were no members of the public in attendance.




An amendment was proposed to Minute 27 to show that Councillor Walker is not a part –owner of Artillery on Tour but friends of the owner. Minute 35 should say ‘ideal’ site not ‘idea’.


Resolved – Subject to these amendments the minutes of 18 June are signed as a true and correct record.




Code of Conduct

A letter had now been received from Bob Neil MP, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government which disagreed with the premise that less people would stand as Parish Councillors due to the need for pecuniary interests being displayed on the web.


Bus Shelter

The wooden bus shelter had now been requested.  Implementation was now down to East Riding of Yorkshire Council.


Red and Green Cottages

East Riding Council Planning Department were contacting the owner to board the property up.


Signs on the Highway

Some had already been removed.  A letter had been sent to High Farm regarding the signs they put out at the weekend.


Ditches on Butt Lane

A meeting had been organised to meet with the area engineer of Beverley and North Holderness Internal Drainage Board who have responsibility for both ditches.





The Ward Councillor was asked to speed up the response from East Riding regarding the Section 38 Agreement to allow play equipment and a fence to be sited on Weel Common.





The information received from the police was noted.


A new neighbourhood watch had been set up in St Pauls’ Way.




Planning Decisions



12/01829 – Erection of a detached garage at 11 The Orchard, Tickton


This application is granted permission


12/01535 – Erection of single storey extension at 252 Hull Bridge Road, Tickton


This application is granted permission



Planning Applications


12/02758 – Erection of a single storey rear extension at 238 Hull Bridge Road for Mr & Mrs Stabler


Resolved –   The Parish Council recommend that if the application is approved the following condition is imposed:


12/02815 – Erection of single storey extension, following part removal of existing conservatory at 49 Main Street, Tickton for Mr Sanniti


Resolved –   The Parish Council recommend that if the application is approved the following condition is imposed:




Financial Statement:


The Audit of our Annual Return has been completed without comments or concerns from the Audit Commission.  The Certificate will now be displayed in the Notice Board in Tickton for 14 days for public inspection


The financial statement for June was presented to the Parish Council.  This contained the amendments approved at the June meeting.




Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £112.00 room hire


Mr Little

Resolved – To pay £25.60 salary


Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £211.20 salary and £54.49 expenses


Payments Made Under Financial Regulations 6(d) and 7(b)


Information Commissioner

Resolved – Payment of £35 notification fee is noted



Resolved – Payment of £301.60 PAYE is noted


Flagpole Company –

Resolved – Payment of £1,432.80 for purchase of Flagpole and Flags is noted


Parish Community Fund


Tickton Pre-School Request

A request had been received from Tickton Pre-School to purchase three sun canopies, four ratchet straps and one groundsheet at a total cost of £464.45.


Resolved – A total of £185.85 is approved to be used to purchase the sun canopies and the ratchet straps.  It is felt that the pre-school has sufficient reserves to fund the ground sheet if it is really necessary or to undertake fundraising.


Tickton Gentle Exercise Group

A report had been received from the Gentle Exercise Group that showed that the disbursement of £580 given in December 2011 had been used to purchase soft bowls and to train a member of the group.





A further quotation had been received for completion of the work on the area around the War Memorial.  It was also noted that it may be possible to get a grant to help restore the memorial.


Resolved – The original quotation is accepted.  Enquiries would be made about the possibility of obtaining a grant for the restoration work.





An application to site a fish and chip van on Village Hall Car Park had been turned down and as a result the owner had indicated that he would now to apply for a licence to site it on the road.


Resolved – A letter is to be sent to the licensing department of East Riding of Yorkshire Council stating that in the opinion of the Parish Council there was nowhere that was safe to site the van on the road during the times proposed.




It was proposed by Councillor Oliver and seconded by Councillor N Walker that the Parish Council supports work being done on extending and supporting the existing rights of way in the parish.


Resolved – The proposal is approved.





Permission had been given to Real Aid to run an event on Tickton Playing Field on Sunday 29 July.  It became apparent that central to the event was a dog show despite the fact that dogs are not allowed on the field


Resolved – As a one-off and subject to special measures being taken by the organisers a dispensation was given to Real Aid for this event to go ahead.  This is not a precedent for others to take dogs on Tickton Playing Field.





A request had been received from a Lifestyle Team to use Tickton Playing Field on five separate Wednesdays during the school holidays.  The insurance company will allow this provided the Lifestyle Team are adopted as volunteers for these five days


Resolved – Permission is given to these ‘volunteers’ to use the field if they wish to do so subject to a suitable health and safety risk assessment being completed by the responsible adult and given to the clerk prior to the event.





Karen Wood from East Riding of Yorkshire Council had attended the last meeting of the group to answer questions on how other local wind farm community benefit funds operate.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.40 pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 17 September 2012.


NB: There is no ordinary meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council during the month of August.