Minutes of the Meeting of the Stainforth Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Stainforth on Tuesday, 14 June 2011 at 7.30pm. Parishioner Participation was at 7.30pm.
Cllrs Fairweather (Deputy Chairman), Newhouse and Sharp. Also, the Clerk, Pc H Carpenter and one parishioner, former council member Mr Ronnie Chapman.
In the absence of the Chairman, Cllr Maudsley, Cllr Fairweather was elected Chairman of this meeting and his Declaration of Acceptance of Office was received.
During parishioner participation there was comment about irregular parking in the village and the inconvenience caused. Pc Carpenter explained the police’s position. Mr Chapman advised the meeting that he had straightened the village sign on the B6479 and the Council expressed its appreciation.
Cllr Maudsley and County/District Cllr R C Welch.
2 To record any Declarations of Interest
3 Police Report
Pc Carpenter said there was not a lot to report. Illegal parking remained a problem on Dog Hill and a number of tickets had been issued. Contractors had moved in to carry out the required work near Holly House and this was now underway. Theft from a vehicle was reported.
4 To co-opt a Member
5 To approve the Minutes of the Meetings held on 10 May 2011
The Minutes had been circulated prior to this meeting.
Resolved: That they be approved as a true and correct record and signed by Cllr Fairweather, t Chairman of this Meeting.
6 Matters Arising
i) Rubbish in Stainforth car park.
The Council had recently complained to YDNPA about this and the Clerk reported the response received to the effect that signage was being prepared describing that recycling facilities are provided in the corner of the car park. Volunteers would attend over bank holidays to tidy up any litter and additional checks would be made over summer weekends.
ii) Pot hole on Dog Hill and damaged village sign on B6479.
It was thought that the pot hole still required repair – Cllr Fairweather to check. As mentioned above, the village sign had been straightened.
a) To consider applications received
C/64/124 and C/64/124A/LB Refurbishment of former house to form 1 bedroom cottage. (No extension or demolition proposed). Cottage attached to the Cottage, Little Stainforth.
Resolved: No comment
b) To note any decisions received
C/64/123 Siting of 1300 litre bunded oil tank in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church, Stainforth. Permission granted.
c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate
i) Land adjacent to Holly House, Stainforth – update. Work now underway.
ii) Relaxation of Planning Rules for change of use from commercial to residential – consultation received.
Resolved: No comment.
a) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule
Resolved: That the accounts as per schedule be approved for payment.
9 NYCC – Reduced opening hours of household waste recycling centres
a) To consider any response to proposals.
These include the closure of the Settle recycling centre on Wednesdays. The Council considered the proposals to be sensible in the current climate.
10 Pennine Journey Project – way marking of route of new long-distance footpath from Settle to Hadrian’s Wall and back
a) To consider support.
Since the last meeting, advice has been received to the effect that some £2300 was already available for the way-marking of the route and the support being requested was more in principle than financial.
Resolved: That the Council pledges its support in principle for the project.
11 Councillors’ Registration for Data Protection – to consider implications
Advice had been received to the effect that Members of the Council should register. The Clerk explained the position. Members did not hold data which required registration.
Resolved: No action.
12 Street Lights
a) To receive reports of defects for action and any other relevant information – none.
The Clerk reported that he and the Chairman had surveyed the lights in the company of a representative of NYCC and a preliminary specification had been received and circulated, further advice to follow in due course. In the meantime, the Council had received a bill from its lighting contractor for work undertaken during the last ten months and the cost of some £251.13 was noted.
Resolved: That upon receipt of further information from NYCC’s street lighting department, maintenance of the Council’s street lights would be considered again.
a) To receive any reports for action – none
b) Since production of this meeting’s agenda, the Council had received from NYCC, Highways and Transportation, a consultation document on Countywide Civil Parking Enforcement. This is where the enforcement of most on-street parking offences is undertaken by local authorities and not the police. The correspondence had been circulated to Members and as the consultation runs until 5 September 2011, this will be included on the agenda for the next meeting of the parish council.
14 Repairs and Maintenance
a) To receive any reports for action - none
b) Repair of bench – bottom of Goosker – a joiner had been observed measuring up the bench.
15 To respond to correspondence received - none
16 To receive items of information - circulated
17 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council
It was felt that it would not be necessary to hold a meeting during July 2011.
Resolved: That the next meeting of the Parish Council would be held in Stainforth Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 9 August 2011.
There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.27pm.