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17 November 2014

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 17 November 2014



Councillor Sinkler (in the Chair)

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

 Councillor Morris from agenda item 9 (minute 84 refers)



Councillors Caley; Hardy





In Attendance:       

Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

Ward Councillor Pollard to agenda item 6 (minute 81 refers)



There were no members of the public present.






There were no members of the public present.



Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8b and agenda item 10 (minutes 83b and 85 refer) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee.

 On his arrival Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 10 (minute 85 refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee



Resolved – The minutes of the meeting on 20 October 2014 are signed as a true and correct record.



The clerk updated on the following

Village Veg Project

Following on from last month’s approval in principle of this scheme it has been confirmed that at present nothing else is required from the Parish Council as funding opportunities are currently being explored.  If successful they may require help with publicity and identification of community groups that they may be able to involve.

Locating Local Private Sewage Pumping Stations

Local private pumping stations are transferring to Yorkshire Water’s ownership from 1 October 2016.  They have requested details of any private pumping stations to be reported to them by calling 0345 1242424.  Alternatively the clerk will pass on details.

This Great Sunday Takeaway 2014

This annual fundraising event is to take place again on Sunday 23 November between 11.45am and 1.30pm, when 720 roast dinners will be cooked and sold for £4.50 with all proceeds going to Age Concern.  Meals (if still available) can be booked by ringing 01482 869181.

Cycle Path Improvements and Signage

East Riding of Yorkshire Council have given notice that they are going to improve accessibility by installing dropped kerbs at either side of the bridge, with additional signs braced to the railings on either side of the bridge (to avoid the use of additional posts) and signage at the bus stop on Hull Bridge Road and where Weel Lane meets Tickton.  The cycle path is route number 164 on the National Cycle Network.



 Among the items raised were issues regarding the work to the roundabout on Swinemoor Lane/Grovehill Road.



Recent reports from the police and neighbourhood watch were discussed.  Councillor T Walker reported that he would be attending a meeting with the Chief Constable as a result of his role with Neighbourhood Watch and would feedback anything relevant at the next meeting as the Parish Council had raised concerns regarding future police resources and the consultation process following concerns raised by East Riding Councillor Review Panel.



Planning Decisions

Ref 14/02180 – Erection of a dwelling at Alma Cottage Main Street Tickton East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9SH for Mr and Mrs Janney

Permission is refused


Ref 14/03027 – Removal of condition 4 (agricultural occupancy) of application reference 308-28E at 242 Hull Bridge Road, Tickton for Mr & Mrs Bromby

Permission is refused



Financial Commentary

The clerk presented the outturn report at the end of October.  All proposals for precept funding need to be brought to the next meeting for consideration.

Resolved – The financial situation is noted. Approval is given for the clerk to attend training and to vire £365 from general reserve to meet the cost of the additional litter bin at Routh.



Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £10.00 room hire.

Mr I Brice

Resolved – To pay £120.60 salary.


Resolved – To pay £437.48 for litter bin at Routh.


Resolved – To pay £15.03 for Asset Maintenance Items

The RBL Poppy Appeal

Resolved – To pay £20.00 for additional Wreath


(Councillor Morris joined the meeting at this point)


A public meeting about the potential application to site a much larger anaerobic digester at Leven took place on 24 October 2014 following the public consultation held by Pegasus Group on 17 October.  At the meeting it was stated that the potential application was for a plant that is ten times as big as the one previously approved.  One outcome of the meeting was to set up a working party and Tickton and Routh Parish Council was asked to consider the nomination of two representatives to join the group.  The working group met for the first time on 12 November prior to the nomination of the two representatives. Councillor N Walker attended as an interim arrangement. The meeting asked the Parish Council if it is confirmed that they wish to be part of the working party to also consider contributions to a fighting fund and to organise volunteers in the parish to provide assistance to the campaign by photocopying, distributing leaflets etc.

Resolved – Councillor N Walker and Councillor Wells will represent Tickton and Routh Parish Council on the working party, and will feedback to parish council meetings as appropriate.  It is agreed that a public meeting will be held in the parish in the event of a planning application being received by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for a replacement to the current approved scheme.  The question of further assistance will be deferred until after a public meeting.




An invitation had been received from the Village Hall Committee for a Parish Council representative to attend their AGM on Wednesday 19 December at 7.30 pm and to consider nominating a representative to sit on their committee.

Resolved – Support is given for the representation of the Parish Council on the Village Hall Committee but the Parish Council is unable to send a representative at this time.  This issue will be revisited after the elections in May.



Graham Stewart MP has been promoting Community Access Defibrillators and has asked the parish councils to consider being included in an application for funding towards the cost of the defibrillators from the Smile Foundation.  The package chosen costs £1995 but would also require a storage cabinet a community awareness project, governance of the equipment and long term maintenance support.

Resolved – As it was felt that the provision of community defibrillators is an issue for the community as a whole this issue would be a central part of the next Annual Parish Meeting



BT are considering removal of the telephone kiosk at the footbridge on Weel Road.

Resolved – An objection is raised regarding the proposal to remove this public payphone. It occupies a strategic position in regard to problems on the river and mobile reception locally is patchy.



The tennis court surface had been deteriorating and is claimed to be in poor condition

Resolved – Quotations are to be sought to bring the tennis courts up to a useable standard.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.30pm. The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council was scheduled for 8 December 2014.