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19 October 2015

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Tickton and Routh Parish Council held in Tickton Village Hall, on Monday 19 October 2015



Councillor Sinkler (in the Chair)

Councillors Caley; Greenwood; Oliver; Lenton; Morris; A Walker; Webster; Wells

Councillor Prescott for agenda items 2, 3, 4g and 7b only (minutes 57, 58, 59g and 62b refer)


Councillors N Walker;



In Attendance:      

Junior Ground Force Members Miss G Oliver and Miss E Redman for agenda item 11(minute 65 refers)

Minute Taker:       

Mrs C Lloyd


There were two members of the public present



No issues were raised.


Councillor Oliver declared a pecuniary interest in agenda item 9c (minute 63c refers) as an employee of the Village Hall, and a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 12 (minute 66 refers) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Decision Making Panel and agenda items 9a and 11 (minutes 63a and 65 refer) as a relative of two members of Junior Ground Force. Councillor Morris declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda items 9c (minute 63c refers) as Chairman of the Village Hall Committee. Councillor Wells declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 12 (minute 66 refers) as a member of Routh Wind Farm Decision Making Panel and in agenda item 9b and 9c (minute 63b and 63c refer) as a member of All Saints Church Routh. Councillor Prescott declared a non-pecuniary interest in agenda item 8b (minute 62b refers).


Resolved:  The minutes of the meeting of 21 September 2015 are signed as a true and correct record.


Caravan – Weel Road

East Riding of Yorkshire Council have now confirmed the land on which the caravan is parked is owned by the Environment Agency and that the Environment Agency are aware of the issue.  The Environment Agency have been contacted but to date no response has been received.

Planning Enforcement Issues

There have been two issues during the month and one pending. The first regarding Corporation Farm is still outstanding, the second regarding 76 Main Street has been resolved with confirmation that the work is within permitted development. The pending issue concerns another property within the conservation zone where building work is taking place for which no notification of approval has been received by the Parish Council. This will now be reported to Enforcement to confirm that no breaches have occurred.

Public Rights Of Way

Albanwise have now agreed to the new footpath along Turf Gutter and Eske River Side Drain linking footpath no 3 with bridleway no 5 which means there is now a circular walk that residents can undertake without trespassing on private land.  One part of footpath number 3 where it runs through the plantation will be diverted slightly to run alongside the plantation

Surface Dressing Green Lane

An engineer from East Riding of Council has visited the site again. As a result, two areas of the cul-de-sac where there is a lumping issue on a ‘joint’ will be looked at, other areas will be patched where the initial dressing missed abutting the brick stringing towards Carr Lane. The road will also be re-dusted to be followed by a road and footpath sweep. No other remedial work can be done but they have asked for residents to be reassured that the surface will improve over time as the tar material needs the winter to ‘set’. Budget constraints mean that no streets in the East Riding will be re-surfaced in tarmac in the future – they’ will all be surface dressed, as surface dressing is believed to protect the tarmac underneath from water/ice damage for between 10 and 15 years.

Encroachment Issue St Pauls

No action will be taken regarding this issue by East Riding of Yorkshire Council as the encroachment is minimal and they believe the spikes pose no danger.  No response was given regarding the gate.

Development of Public Footpaths

This has already been covered in the feedback to the Public Rights of Way.

Horses Tethered On Weel Road

Ward Councillor Pollard has been making enquiries regarding this issue but without moving this item forward significantly.  East Riding are to develop a policy but this is not yet available.  In the meantime she has suggested some charities that may be able to help, however no action can be taken legally without the landowners intervention so everything is still dependent on East Riding taking action.

Playground Annual Inspection

An order will be raised with the Play Inspection Company to undertake the annual inspection 12 months after the last inspection in November 2014 This is the same price as RoSPA who would have done it for in September/October, or they would have charged more to do it at a later time of year.


No Ward Councillor attended but in order to obtain assurances from East Riding of Yorkshire Council regarding action to be taken in the event of unauthorised occupation of common land in the parish, a written copy of ERYC’s policy in relation to unauthorised encampments will be requested.

Councillor Webster asked that Councillor Pollard be formally thanked for the promptness of her response to an issue he raised with her


Feedback from Neighbourhood Watch highlighted potential fraudsters operating around the parish including one who is impersonating a police officer.  Additionally, police want to identify a scooter rider who is riding dangerously through the village.

No police report had been received


Planning Decisions

15/02007 – Alteration to existing building/extension of covered sales area (resubmission of 15/00592) at Cherry Lane Garden Centre Hull Bridge Road Tickton East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9RS for GD Commercial Group Holdings Ltd

Approval is granted

15/02297/PLF – Installation of separate package sewage treatment works for number 1 and number 2 Pumping Station Cottages at Pumping Station Cottages Main Street Tickton for Environment Agency 

Approval is granted

15/02437/OUT – Erection of 2 replacement dwellings following demolition of 2 existing dwellings (Access, Layout and Scale to be considered) at 1 and 2 Weel Road Tickton East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 9RY for Mr Stewart

Permission is refused

Planning Applications

15/02989 – Installation of Air Source Heat Pump at Rivendell Carr Lane Weel East Riding of Yorkshire HU17 0SQ for Mr Chad Lingard – Full Planning Permission

Resolved:  The application should be refused as it plans to site an industrial looking unit on/or overhanging common land which sets a precedent about the use of common land which is not consistent with its purpose in that it takes private (non-owner) interest above those of the ‘commoner’ and additionally the proposed public nature of the siting of the unit would detract from the visual amenity of a very pretty part of the village.  This is an issue the Parish Council feel strongly about so if the planning officer is recommending approval it is requested that it be referred to the appropriate Committee/Sub-Committee

15/02990 – Erection Of Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension, Canopy To Front Entrance And Detached Garage Following Demolition Of Single Storey Extensions To Sides And Front At Weelgate House  Carr Lane Weel East Riding Of Yorkshire HU17 0SQ For Mr & Mrs Burgess

Resolved:  This application is supported as when finished it should improve the visual amenity of this village.  However, certain conditions are recommended if this application is approved.  Namely,

Cessation of Paper Plans

Notification had been received that paper plans for planning applications will cease to be sent to Parish Councils on Monday 27 June 2016.  If councillors wish to view plans at meetings after that date they will need to consider purchase of some electronic equipment.

Resolved:  Work will be done on the cost implications of presenting planning information electronically at meetings for consideration when the precept is considered in December.


Financial Commentary

The financial report to the end of September was presented. The clerk also explained how the report presented was intended to give reassurance during the year to the Council and the general public on the position presented and the legality of transactions.

Resolved: The financial position is noted.  Approval is given to set up a budget transfer of £252 for an additional litter bin from unallocated reserves. The final charge of £21.02 for the safe custody hold is noted.

Community Fund Application 

As agreed at the last meeting All St Church Routh had submitted an application for £45.60 to purchase a Commonwealth Flag.

Resolved: The application is approved


Tickton Village Hall

Resolved: To pay £10.00 room hire

Mr Brice

Resolved: To pay £104.60 salary

PKF Littlejohn LLP

Resolved: To pay £240.00 external Audit Fee

ERYC – Litter Bin

Resolved: To pay £302.48 for litter bin

All Saints Church, Routh (note change of payee from agenda)

Resolved – To pay £45.60 Community Fund Prepayment for Commonwealth Flag 

RBL Poppy Appeal

Resolved: To pay £64.50 for 3 wreaths and 1 set of ribbons

Annual Return for Financial Year Ended March 2015

Report had been received from the external auditor to state that their annual review of the Annual Return was complete and no matters for attention were raised. The return would now be displayed in the Tickton noticeboard.

Resolved: The content of the report is noted


Dr Simon Gower was unable to attend due to last minute work commitments.  Following from the discussion at the Annual Parish Meeting Mrs June Agius was holding a meeting on 29 October for residents of the parish to express their interest in the acquisition of a community defibrillator for Tickton

Resolved: Cllr Greenwood will attend the meeting on 29 October and feedback regarding any issues raised and any decisions made by the attendees.


Members of Junior Ground Force attended the meeting to give an update on their achievements and plans.  To date they have raised £370 and have successfully overseen the establishment of a picnic area, a wild flower bank and organised a community planting day.  They have also produced a leaflet showing the public rights of way and have uploaded four videos on You Tube where they walk these rights of way showing people what to expect and appreciate. The message they wished to convey is that people should enjoy their walks but respect the countryside by keeping to the footpath and not straying onto farm land as these have wildlife strips around their edges.  Additionally horse riders should keep to bridleways and not use the footpaths, and most importantly, that those walkers with dogs should keep their animals under control and clear up after them by making use of the bins provided around the village including the new one at the picnic area.  They are now considering putting up an information board at the back of the wild flower bank

Resolved: Junior Ground Force were congratulated on their efforts and their plan for an information board is fully supported.


All four nominees had been contacted regarding being the additional Parish representative on the Wind Farm Decision Making Panel.  Two had responded positively, one to say they were willing to stand immediately and one who would rather stand at some future time.

Resolved: Mr Graham Jones is nominated


An update on progress to date was given which although slightly stalling due to the absence of one member due to ill health had already had some positive contributions from residents and some positive information regarding potential alternative sources of funding.  The terms of reference as discussed at the July meeting were presented for formal approval

Resolved: The Terms of Reference are agreed.  Due to a potential slip in timescale a request will be made to the Windfarm Fund to ensure that the sum of £5,500 that they stated was ringfenced for the renewal of the tennis courts would be carried forward to next year if this becomes necessary


A private company had invited the Parish Council to consider engaging in a project to give the young people free membership of their privately owned Skatepark, free entry on an agreed evening every week and free admission to any parish run events such as discos, for an agreed price

Resolved: The Sports Working Group were asked to look into this as although it was not part of their existing terms of reference there was a congruence with the client group they were consulting with and there was an overlap with the grants that might be available for both projects including one from East Riding of Yorkshire Council to develop youth provision.


‘‘That the PC show support for the F40 Fair Funding Campaign for School by Signing the Petition and by positively promoting it to residents by the placing of information on Noticeboards and Websites and by asking for Petitions to be placed in public houses, and shops within the parish’.                                                                                                                           Cllr Oliver

An amendment to the motion was made and seconded due to the lack of time to implement it before the campaign ends.  The amended motion was

‘That the PC show support for the F40 Fair Funding Campaign for School by Signing the Petition and by positively promoting it to residents by the placing of information and a blank petition in Tickton Village Shop’

Resolved:  The amended motion is approved

There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.35 pm. The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council is scheduled for 16 November 2015.