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16 September 2013

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 16 September 2013


Present:                     Councillor Sinkler (in the Chair)

                                    Councillors Caley, Dobson, Morris, Oliver, A Walker, N Walker, Wells


Apologies:                  Councillors Harbidge, Hardy, Webster


In Attendance:           Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

                                    Ward Councillor Pollard for agenda item 6 only (minute 58 refers)


Public:                        There were seven members of the public present for agenda items 1 to 4 and 10                             (minutes 55 to 57 and 62 refer)



The Chairman used this opportunity to thank Councillors N Walker and T Walker for their role in obtaining the memorial plaque, and organising its unveiling and the service of dedication that took place on Hull Bridge on 24 August 2013 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the night two Halifax bombers, returning to their base at Breighton, were diverted to Leconfield in thick fog and collided over Hull Bridge, Tickton, resulting in the death of 14 out of 15 of those on board.





Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 9a (minute 61a refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Management Committee; Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda 9a (minute 61a refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.





No items were raised.  3 members of the public were given permission to speak to item 10 on the agenda (minute 62 refers)



56           MINUTES


Resolved – The minutes of 21 August 2013 are signed as a true and correct record.



57           MATTERS  ARISING


Salt Bin

The Village Hall Management Committee had now been given approval to move the salt bin after obtaining approval from the two houses at the entrance to St Paul’s Drive.


Draft East Riding Local Plan

The latest version of the draft plan which is currently out to consultation has no implication for Tickton and Routh Parish as it is no different from the previous version.


Audit Opinion

The External Auditors have approved the annual return without any comments.  The accounting statements and certificates will now be displayed in the noticeboard in Tickton as legally required.




Items raised were the ragwort at Red and Green Cottages; manhole covers at the end of Meaux Lane; grass cutting on Carr Lane and about health and safety policies and customer service at Weel Recycling Facility.




The report from the police and neighbourhood watch was noted.


60          PLANNING


Planning Decisions


Ref 13/01502/PLF – Erection of single storey extension to rear and installation of dormer windows to rear at 35 Carr Lane, Weel for Mr and Mrs Nigel Hardy

This application is granted permission


Ref 13/01727/PLF – Extension of first floor extension to rear at 1 Park Farm Cottages, Main Rd, Routh for Mr Tim Dixon

This application is granted permission


Ref 13/01730/PLF – Construction of vehicular access and erection of boundary wall and access gates at front at Sandaugh, 254 Hull Bridge Road, Tickton for Mr and Mrs Houston

This application is granted permission


Listed Building Status for Cottage Farm, Routh


The view was expressed that Cottage Farm, Routh was one remaining part of the ever diminishing heritage of the parish and therefore needed to be preserved, but before starting the process to see if listed building status was appropriate it was important to find out what the owner’s intentions were.


Resolved – The owner of Cottage Farm would be invited to the next meeting to outline his future plans for the building.



61           FINANCE


The financial report to end of August was presented to the Parish Council.


Resolved – The effect of the amendments on the base budget is noted.  A further amendment to cover the pay award to the clerk is approved.  Expenditure on the Memorial Event is noted. 




Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £9.60 room hire

Mr Little

Resolved – To pay £70.47 salary


Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £449.51 salary


Mrs Lloyd

Resolved – To pay £973.55 salary and £195.63 re-imbursement


Wicksteed Leisure Ltd

Resolved – To pay £84.36 for paint and replacement playground parts


RBL Poppy Appeal

Resolved – To pay £49.00 for wreaths and ribbons


Payments made under Financial Regulations 6(d) and 7(b)


Wicksteed Leisure Ltd

Resolved – Payment of £384.15 for replacement playground parts is noted



Resolved – Payment of £63.00 for book is noted





Three schoolboys who attend Tickton School and live in Tickton attended the meeting to present their lifestyle project to try to get a pedestrian crossing near the entrance to the school on Main Street.  They organised a petition that nearly 700 people had signed to date.  They has also asked EYMS Bus Company, Humberside Police and East Riding of Yorkshire Council for their views and obtained the support of the School Governors; parents; teachers, EYMS Bus Company, Ward Councillor Birmingham and Graham Stuart MP. 


They had two other options for East Riding to consider if they were unable to provide a pedestrian crossing.  The first was the establishment of a controlled parking zone on Main Street Tickton and the side streets nearest the school to coincide with the times parents are picking up and dropping off children; and the second was to extend the zigzags on the opposite side of Main Street from the school.


Resolved –The Parish Council support the aims of this Lifestyle project and believe that East Riding must consider this request in order to improve road safety for the children that attend Tickton Primary School.  A letter of support is to be written.




Discussions with East Riding had confirmed that a new legal agreement was currently being piloted with Molescroft Parish Council but that due to a lack of funds it was likely that the new bus shelter for Main Street, Tickton in front of the Children’s Play Area would not be funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council until the next financial year.  The Parish Council had received information on an East Riding of Yorkshire Council grant that may be available to partly purchase a shelter and East Riding have confirmed that if the shelter is purchased by the Parish Council from this grant there would not be the need for a legal agreement, and so would not have to wait on the outcome of the pilot.  Additionally, they would be able to paint the stop signs this year, but would wait until the shelter is in place to ensure that they are sited appropriately.


Resolved – A grant application is to be made for £3000 to fund or partly fund the bus shelter and any other installation costs the Parish Council may be responsible for if the project is to happen this financial year.





The surface underneath the swings at Tickton Children’s Play Area had deteriorated badly.  It was necessary to replace either part of, or the entire surface.  Other surfaces and some equipment were considered for replacement although at this point these had not yet become safety issues.


The surface under the basket swing in the Cullington Field was faulty.  As this was still under guarantee the installer had been contacted two months ago regarding a repair/replacement but had been slow to respond.


Resolved – The small section of carpet is to be replaced as a priority.  Quotations are to be obtained for replacement of all carpet surfaces with wet pour and an application is to be made later this year to the Routh Wind Farm fund to partly purchase some replacement of surfaces and equipment





A second heritage board had come to light and was available to the Parish Council to site.


Resolved – The condition of the board would be assessed at the next meeting before a decision is made on what to do with the board.





This item was deferred until the next meeting.



67          ALLOTMENT


A new tenant of the second allotment at Weel had to be found, as the previous residents had changed their minds.   The last person on the existing waiting list was offered the tenancy last week and they have now agreed to take it on.


Resolved – Due to the state of the plot and the lateness of the offer no rent is to be charged in 2013/4 to the new tenant.





AFC Tickton had returned a signed memorandum of agreement and schedule 1 for the season 2013/14.  They had also painted the container and named a contact as requested by the Trustees of the Recreation Ground.


Resolved – The Chairman will sign the agreement on behalf of the Trustees of the Recreation Ground





A request had been received from the Yorkshire Air Ambulance regarding the identification of additional sites for a Recycling Bank.


Resolved – The Parish Council has no suitable sites.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.15pm. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 21 October 2013.