Minutes 120807


Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Stainforth on Tuesday, 7 August 2012 at 7.30pm. The public and press were invited and Parishioner Participation was at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs Maudsley (Chairman), Sharp and Warren. Also, the Clerk.

1 Apologies – Cllr Fairweather

2 Disclosures of Interest - none

3 Police Report - none in the absence of the police.

4 To co-opt a member to fill the Casual Vacancy

The meeting was advised that the previous Clerk, Mrs Jean Asher was willing to stand.

Resolved: That Mrs Jean Asher be co-opted.

5 To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Resolved: That the Minutes be approved and signed by the Chairman as a true and correct record.

6 Matters Arising

i) Craven DC – Standards Committee – Nomination of Parish Representatives – advice of those elected.

ii) Settle Area Swimming Pool – letter of appreciation following recent donation

iii) Maintenance of village website – letter of appreciation following recent funding of domain name and hosting charge.

7 Planning

a) To consider applications received - none

b) To note any decisions received – none

C/64/91C Erection of extension to existing workshop and erection of office building. Joiners Croft, Main Road, Stainforth. Permission granted.

c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate - none

C/64/73C Conversion of existing agricultural buildings to relocate caravan site reception/shop and games room and provision of new cafι – restaurant, toilets, offices and store room. Knight Stainforth Hall Caravan and Camping Park, Little Stainforth – advice that this is to be considered by the Planning Committee of YDNPA on Tuesday, 14 August 2012 – noted.

8 Finance

a) To authorise payment of accounts including reimbursement of the Clerk’s expenses for the period 1 April to 30 June 2012, as per schedule. The Clerk’s expenses claim in the total sum of £107.66 was presented for payment. In addition, the bill from the External Auditor was received in the sum of £120 + VAT.

Resolved: That payment of both accounts be approved.

b) To formally note the report of the External Auditor – unqualified report received.

c) Payments by Parish, Community Councils & Charter Trustees – to respond to consultation on use of electronic payments system

Resolved: That the Council be in favour.

9 Craven DC as a Licensing Authority

– Review of its Statement of Principles under the Gambling Act 2005 – to respond to consultation – received.

10 Localism Act 2011

– Amended Standards Regime and new arrangement for dealing with standards allegations

a) To consider any further advice received from Strategic Manager, Legal & Democratic Services, Craven District/YLCA/NALC and to adopt the revised NALC Code of Conduct

Resolved: That the amended NALC Code of Conduct be adopted.

11 Street Lights

a) To receive reports of defects for action and any other relevant information – none

12 Highways

 a) To receive any reports for action – pothole on Stackhouse Lane, Giggleswick

 b) NYCC - Highways and Transportation Service – update including winter maintenance – received.




13 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action

b) Stepping stones – delay in repair to be monitored

14 To respond to correspondence received

i) Craven DC – Members Information Event – Reserve Forces & Cadets Association – 9 Oct 2012

ii) Airedale General Hospital – invite to Open Day – Thursday, 23 August 2012 – circulated.

Resolved: That the correspondence be received.

iii) Register of Electors – Annual Canvass in readiness for the first Police & Crime Commissioner elections to take place on Thursday, 15 November 2012.

15 To receive items of information – circulated.

Resolved: That the correspondence be received.

16 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council Resolved: That the next meeting of the Parish Council be held in Stainforth Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 11 September 2012.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.00pm.




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