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16 March 2015

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 16 March 2015


Present:                    Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

Councillors Caley;  Dobson;  Oliver;  Webster;  A Walker;  N Walker;  Wells


Apologies:               Councillors Sinkler;  Hardy;  Lenton.


Absent:                     Mrs. Lloyd – Clerk


In Attendance:        Councillor Phyllis Pollard for agenda items 1-4 and 6; 

                                    Mrs. C. Morris (minute taker)


Public:                       There were no members of the public present.



Councillor Morris informed the council that Mrs. Lloyd was in hospital and with the agreement of the Chairman, Mrs. C. Morris attended to take the minutes of the meeting.

Councillors asked for their best wishes to be sent to Mrs. Lloyd.



 There were no members of the public present.



Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 9b and 12 (minutes 129 and 131 refer) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee. Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 9b (minute 129 refers), and 12 (minute 131 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee, and agenda 10 (minute 100 refers) Routh Wind Farm Community Fund.    Councillor Wells declared a non pecuniary interest in item 10 (minute 100 refers) Routh Wind Farm Community Fund.



Resolved: The minutes of the meeting on 9 February 2015 are signed as a true and correct record.

Councillor Wells personally commented that in relation to minute 117 the minute should have referred to more of what was discussed at the meeting and the decision should not need to refer to what was previously discussed.


(a) Planning Enforcement Issues

Planning Enforcement had been contacted regarding three potential breaches.  These were

The points were noted.

(b) Have your say on Your Waterways Workshops

It was noted that workshops were to take place on the elements of the above plan throughout March.

(c) Elections

                        displayed.   Need to check dates so as not to fall foul of purdah restrictions.

(d) Importance of Verges in your Community – noted

(e) Transparency Code

It was noted that the new transparency code has been introduced for councils with an annual turnover of less than £25000 as from April 2015 who are now excluded from the external audit regime but do have to publish a list of information on their website.  Although our turnover exceeds £25,000 it would be good practise to ensure that similar information is also available on our website to residents of Tickton and Routh.



  1. Councillor Hardy (by email) asked for the timescale for re-location of the recycling facility at Weel now that the Southern by-pass has opened.
  2. Councillor Webster asked for the fly tipping at Red and Green Cottages and Weel Road to be addressed.   Agreed that an item be placed in the Tickton Diary informing residents that ERYC collect household items for disposal at a reasonable cost.
  3. Councillor N.Walker asked for a follow-up on the marking out of the bus-stop adjacent to the new bus shelter.
  4. Stables, Carr Lane.   Councillor Pollard agreed to follow-up and report back.


Recent reports from the police and neighbourhood watch were noted.

Neighbourhood Watch event at end of month – bicycle marking etc.

Request for vehicle recognition kit on a temporary basis.   Enquiry to be made re costs.



 (a) Planning Decisions

Ref 14/04034/PLF – Erection of single storey extension to rear at 109 Churchfields, Tickton HU17 9SY for Mr & Mrs Cholewa.

 Approval is given.

 (b) Planning Applications

Ref 15/00535 – Installation of 40 no ground mounted solar array at Land South East of High Farm Main Road Routh for Mr Pat Northgraves.

 Resolved: If approved, the following conditions should be imposed:

Ref 14/04060 – Erection of first floor extension to side at 31 Scotts Garth Close Tickton for Mr and Mrs Ashenden

Resolved: If approved, the following conditions should be imposed:


(a)  Financial Commentary – none

(b)  Payments

Tickton Village Hall

Resolved: To pay £10.00 room hire

Mr Brice  

Resolved: To pay £88.31 salary, and £14.99 expenses, total £103.30

Mrs. Lloyd

Resolved: To pay £1095.20 salary and £125.99 expenses, total £1221.19


Resolved – To pay £278.20 PAYE

West Building Supplies

Resolved: Payment of £229.57 for Play Bark

Proludic Limited

Resolved: Payment of £527.33 – Replacement Parts

ERYC Supplies

Resolved to pay £41.31 – Stationery

(c)  Budget

Decision deferred pending Clerk’s return to work



Agreed to submit application to the Fund for re-surfacing tennis courts.   It was noted two prices received.   The council agreed that other grant funding for this project should be sourced.


131. CAR PARKING AT TICKTON VILLAGE HALL  –  Deferred to the next meeting


132. FUTURE COUCIL MEETINGS (based on previous year)

 20 April 2015

18 May 2015 –  Annual Council Meeting

15 June 2015

13 July 2015   (amended date, due to possible Village Hall re-roofing project)

21 September 2015

19 October 2015

16 November 2015

14 December 2015

18 January 2016

8 February 2016  (amended date  – Village Hall’s Annual Pantomime)

21 March 2016

Proposed Dates for the next two Annual Parish Meetings ( between 1 March and 1 June)

27 April 2015 (as this is in the purdah period, date amended to 7pm Thursday 21 May 2015 )

25 April 2016


133.Date of Next Meeting 

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.38 pm. The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council was scheduled for 20 April 2015.