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20 February 2012



Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 20 February, 2012

Present:                      Councillor Morris (in the Chair)

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


Apologies:                  Councillors Dobson, Harbidge, Webster,


In Attendance:            Ward Councillor Pollard (for agenda item 8; minute 117 refers)

                                    Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)

Mrs C Sahin – Real Aid (for agenda item 11; minute refers)

Ms T Hall – Community Relations Manager, Ridge Wind (for agenda item 4; minute 113 refers)

                                    Mr N Goodhew – Director, Ridge Wind (for agenda item 4; minute 113 refers)

Public:             There were two members of the public present





Councillor Oliver declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 10b, (minute 119b refers) as a member of the Village Hall Committee; Councillor Morris declared a prejudicial interest in agenda item 10b (minute 119b refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Committee.





No issues were raised.





Representatives from Ridge Wind updated the Parish Council about progress on the construction of the wind farm at High Farm, Routh.  At present the scheme is in the first phase where the access tracks are upgraded or created and construction of associated infrastructure.  The second phase, to commence shortly, is laying the foundations of the turbine; and the third phase which will take place in approximately six months is the erection of the turbine.  The turbines are expected to be commissioned in February and March 2013.


Ridgewind provided two contact numbers for any resident to raise concerns during the construction stage, such as traffic problems, mud on the road etc.  The numbers are 01324 616700 – Stewart Campbell (Project Manager; 01993 8352511 – Nigel Goodhew (Director).


Planning permission was given for 25 years and there is a bond lodged with East Riding to meet the cost of de-commissioning the site at the end of its life.  There is also a provision for the removal of any turbine if it has not operated within any 12 month period within the life of the wind farm.


The Parish Council were also given details of the Community Fund set up by Ridge Wind.  A sum of £36,000 per annum will be available to this fund on a yearly basis for the 25 year life of Hall Farm Wind Farm to promote charitable, educational, community, environment, energy, efficiency, and general community schemes, or projects for the benefit of the community.





Resolved – The minutes of 16 January 2012 are signed as a true and correct record.





Crime Figures:


No report had been received for January.





Salt Bins


All salt bins were delivered prior to the onset of the bad weather and the web page was updated to give information to residents on the purpose of these bins, which is, they are for public use on public paths and roads.  Information was also been given on the equipment for general use


Litter Bins


East Riding has no litter bins in stock at present but will order the two provided by the bin buddies.  Wording for the plaque has been agreed.  The other 2 bins have been deferred until the next financial year when it is hoped ERYC will provide funding for the replacement large bin cover for Hull Bridge Road as previously agreed.


Chairman’s Award


The nomination of Kyle Edmond for the Talented Performer Chairman’s Sports Award has been submitted.


Planning Application – Mr Reilly – 6 Main Street, Tickton


Confirmation has been received that Mr Reilly is appealing this decision.  The Parish Council did not need to submit further comments as the previous comments will be taken into consideration.





Routh Enforcement Issue


The Parish Council were updated on the information from the Enforcement Officer.  As far as East Riding are aware there is no one currently residing on the site as the previous tenant has been re-housed in a council flat.  The entrance to the site from the Nag’s Head Public House has been removed.  The owner of the land does have right to access so it is unclear about the validity of the pedestrian entrance so this has been reported to the Planning Department for a decision.  The enforcement officer will re-visit the site.  Issues were raised regarding the removal of the caravans and the existence of the domestic bins and letter box which will now be investigated.



       Drain and Trees on Butt Lane, Tickton


       This issue is ongoing




Planning Application:


Mrs Sally Pearson – Construction of Dormer Window to front of 33 St Paul’s Way, Tickton


Resolved – No observations made on this application but a query is raised regarding whether any re-siting of the garage would be permitted development.





Financial Statement:


The financial statement for the year to the end of January and a forecast outturn for the year were presented to the Parish Council.  A query was raise d regarding payment of travelling expenses for Councillors which will be discussed as part of the budget setting exercise next month.




Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £12.00 for room hire


Mr Little

Resolved – To pay £38.40 for salary


Mr Brice

Resolved – To pay £38.40 for salary



Resolved – To pay £24.00 for identity badges


Tony Cook Ltd

Resolved – To pay £3150.00 for work on Tickton Playfield


Easy-Gate Ltd

Resolved – To pay £1554.00 for the supply of two self-closing gates.





Consideration was given to a request for Real Aid to use Tickton Playfield for a Summer Fayre on Sunday 29 July 2012.


Resolved – This is approved subject to Real Aid ensuring that appropriate health and safety risk assessments are undertaken and that adequate insurance provision is put in place.




ERYC were proposing to install 4 marker posts on the right hand bend entering Weel just after the 30 mph sign/left turn into Carr Lane


Resolved – No support is given for this scheme.  There is no visible evidence of vehicles leaving the road at this point.  There are areas where marker posts are required which are seen as a greater priority both within the village and on the River bank to stop traffic driving and eroding the grass verges.





The Parish Council were updated on the progress of the Parish Appraisal.





A further e-mail had been received from ERYC that asked the PC to consider the type shelter.


Resolved – This item is deferred until next month.





Cllr Oliver proposed the following motions:-


‘That the Parish Council fully endorses/supports a community-led day of celebrations/events to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee’.


Resolved – The motion is approved


‘That the PC agrees to and registers the lighting of beacon/beacons on the Cullington Field, Weel Common and Routh Church’.


An alternate motion was presented by Cllr Wells


‘‘That the PC agrees to and registers the lighting of beacon/beacons on the Cullington Field, Weel Common and in lieu of a beacon provide and install a flag pole and provide a flag to mark the occasion for Routh Church’.


Resolved – The alternate motion is approved


‘That the PC agrees to insure and apply for any necessary licences for the planned events for the Jubilee’.


Resolved – The motion is approved


‘That the PC agrees to fund a small project to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee after the event’.


Resolved – The motion is approved


‘That the PC agrees to provide financial support for the events’.

Resolved – The motion is approved



There being no further business the meeting closed at 10.15. The next ordinary meeting was scheduled for 19 March 2012.