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16 June 2014

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 16 June 2014



Councillor Sinkler (in the Chair)

Councillors Lenton, Morris, Oliver, A Walker, N Walker, Webster, Wells

Councillor Caley from agenda item 11 (minute 22 refers)          



Councillor Dobson





In Attendance:       

Ward Councillor Birmingham to agenda item 6 only (minute 31 refers)

Mrs Lloyd – Clerk (minute taker)



There were no members of the public present.





Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda 9b (minutes 34b refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee Councillor Oliver declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda 8b (minutes 34b refers) as a member of the Village Hall Management Committee and a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 11 and 12 (minutes 36 and 37 refer) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Community Fund Local Decision Panel. Councillor Wells declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 11 and 12 (minutes 36 and 37 refer) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Community Fund Local Decision Panel.


All councillors present had reviewed their recorded register of interests and the summary would be updated accordingly.





Resolved – The minutes of 19 May 2014 are signed as a true and correct record.





No members of the public were present





The clerk updated the council on the following item:


Streetscene Walkabout

No official feedback had been received regarding the walkabout but responses had been received on the following individual items. 



Items raised were grass cutting on Carr Lane, lack of progress on the wild flower bank due to a lack of budget, litter picking on Meaux Lane and whether there was any progress on any plans to relocate Weel tip and what plans there may be on how the site may be re-used.


Councillor Birmingham reported back that the report on the zebra crossing petition should be available soon.




The reports from the police and neighbourhood watch were noted. 






Parish Council Liaison Meeting

The main item of interest was information regarding changes to the planning regime which allows business premises and farm buildings to make changes of use without the need for a planning application. These will require an application for ‘Prior Approval and the council can only restrict consideration to certain specified areas. Parish Councils would not be asked for comments.


Planning Decisions

Ref 14/01050 – Continued display of No.6 flagpole signs (following temporary consent 13/00111/PAD) at High Farm Main Road Routh East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9SL for High Farm Estates

Permission is given for 12 month period only


Planning Application

Ref 14/01001 – Conversion of part of outbuilding to a self-contained granny annex and erection of a car port to side at Elm Croft 68 Main Street Tickton East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9RZ for Mrs Zoe Reed

Resolved – The following comments are made:


This location lies within a level 3A flood zone and the application does not meet the current recommendations for developments in such a zone.  While the current owner may not feel these are necessary they may be to future property owners, particularly as future residents of a granny annex may be frail or disabled.  Therefore the plans should be reviewed in order to meet the current standard. The application must satisfy the Environment Agency before approval should be given


Conditions should be made that if the application is approved to ensure


Ref 14/00406 – Conversion of farm buildings to form holiday accommodation at Corporation Farm Weel Road East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0SQ for EJ and JI Cook

Resolved – The following comments are made

The entrance to the site can be difficult as it exits onto a single track road uphill at a blind corner.  Ideally the Parish Council would like to see some reworking of the egress to allow for those not used to this locality to exit safely.


Conditions should be made that if the application is approved to ensure



Financial Commentary

An explanation was given regarding the changes made to the monthly financial report in order to ensure that councillors are given on-going assurance regarding financial controls.  This report will be publically available with the minutes

Resolved – A receipt of £1008.87 VAT refund was noted.  Approval was given for Cllr Wells to attend the financial training course.



Tickton Village Hall

Resolved – To pay £10.00 room hire.


Mrs C Lloyd

Resolved – To pay £992.00 quarterly salary and £91.52 re-imbursement for consumables


Mr I Brice

Resolved – To pay £127.44 monthly salary and £12.00 re-imbursement for consumables


Information Commissioner

Resolved – To pay £35.00 for renewal of data protection registration



Resolved – To pay £101.00 membership renewal



Resolved – To pay £874.97 for 2 litter bins



Resolved – To pay £278.40 PAYE



Amended Financial Regulations were presented for approval

Resolved – Amended Financial Regulations (v2) are approved that increase the level of delegation to £1000 to be consistent with Standing Orders and updated the legal references.




Following the discussion at the May meeting a policy had been circulated regarding the appointment process and the relationship of representatives with the Parish Council.

Resolved – The policy is approved




 A grant offer of £4218 was made by the Routh Wind Farm Community Fund towards the cost of the replacement of the slide and junior swings in Tickton Children’s Play Area. This was £4427 less than requested leaving the parish council £10,227 to find if the scheme is to go ahead based on the quotation received from Play and Leisure. 

Resolved – Mrs C Lloyd is authorised to accept the grant on the terms and conditions set out in the letter of 20 May 2014 on behalf of the parish council.  An order is placed for the equipment as per the quotation from Play and Leisure Equipment Ltd at a cost of £14,445 plus VAT.




An outline of the campaign against dog fouling was given. 

Resolved – Posters will be displayed, cards given out to dog walkers, posters put in school children’s book bags and transfers placed on bins around the parish as from date.  An article will be placed in Tickton Diary as well.



There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.20pm. The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council, was scheduled for 21 July 2014.