Minutes of the Meeting
of Stainforth Parish Council held in Stainforth Village Hall on
Present: Cllrs Asher, Fairweather, Mills, Sharp & Warren. Also, the Clerk.
1 To elect a Chairman
Cllr Sharp remained as Chairman.
2 To receive the Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office – already received.
3 To receive apologies - none
4 Code of Conduct - Localism Act 2011
i) To record any Councillor’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in relation to items on this agenda –
ii) To consider any changes in members’ register of interests - none
iii) To consider any dispensations - none
a) To receive the monthly report. The March edition of Country Watch had been received by e-mail just
before this meeting. No crime had been reported in Stainforth.
6 To approve the Minutes of the Meetings of the Council held on Tuesdays 10 February and
Resolved: That the Minutes be approved and signed by the Chairman.
7 Matters Arising
i) Wall between allotments and railway – repaired.
ii) Craven DC - Standards Committee – Replacement Parish Representatives – no nominations.
iii) Provision of grit bin near car park. NYCC had advised that the Council should contact the YDNPA.
The Clerk undertook to do so.
a) To receive an update and to discuss arrangements for installation and commissioning. The Clerk
reported that the defibrillator had been ordered and should be received shortly. Permission had been received for it to be installed at the Craven Heifer Hotel and installation was discussed.
Resolved: That in the first instance, installation be discussed with the proprietor of the hotel.
a) To consider applications received – none
b) To note any decisions received - none
c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate - none
i) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule, including Clerk’s quarterly claim for expenses of
Resolved: That payment of the accounts and the Clerk’s expenses claim be approved.
ii) Defibrillator – to approve payment of invoice from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS - £1524 inc VAT
Resolved: That this payment be approved.
iii) Annual Audit 2014/15 – to arrange completion and approval of Annual Return. The Clerk reported
that the annual return had been received. The internal
audit had been arranged for
Resolved: That the return be completed and approved at the next scheduled meeting of the Council.
iv) Clerk’s salary – to discuss future payment arrangements.
Resolved: That alternative arrangements be made; payroll software obtained and to facilitate real time
reporting to HMRC, the Clerk
be transferred to monthly pay with effect from
being handled by the Clerk.
v) Workplace Pensions – Auto Enrolment. As an employer, it
is a legal requirement for the Council to register and the Clerk advised that
he was making the necessary arrangements. A ‘staging date’ is required and the
Clerk reported that this was
vi) Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities – the Clerk informed
the Council of this initiative which was being introduced from
11 Superfast Broadband – update – nothing to report
Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held on Tuesday,
12 Street Lights
i) To receive reports of any defects for action - none
ii) E.on – to consider new contract rates with effect from
approximately 40%, the Clerk having been advised that there had not been any marked increase for
nine years. Alternative providers had advised that they were unable to better the revised rates.
Resolved: That the revised terms be accepted, the increase in price being accounted for during the budget setting process later in the year.
i) To receive advice of any defects for action - none
ii) Changes to Highway Grass Cutting Service – further advice of changes in pricing. The Clerk advised
that he had again informed NYCC that they did not cut any grass in Stainforth.
14 Repairs and Maintenance
a) To receive any reports for action - none
15 To respond to correspondence received
i) Craven DC – Changes to collection point for waste and recycling collections – noted. Upon enquiry,
the Clerk had been informed that it would have little effect on Stainforth.
ii) Craven DC – Consultation on Licensing Authority’s review of its Statement of Principles under the
Gambling Act 2005 – received.
16 To receive items of information
i) Craven DC – Advice of Le Petit Depart Event -
ii) Advice of Parliamentary General Election –
iii) Came & Company – Spring Council Matters 2015
iv) Advice of Community Resilience Training, Glusburn Institute,
Resolved: That the items of information be received.
17 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council
Resolved: That the next scheduled meeting be combined with the Annual Meeting
of the Council and that it be held in Stainforth Village Hall on
There being no further business, the meeting was closed at .