Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in Stainforth Village Hall on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 at 7.30pm.

The public and press were invited and parishioner participation was at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs Fairweather & Sharp. Also the Clerk.

1 To elect a Chairman
There was not a quorum at this meeting hence Cllr Sharp continued as Chairman.

2 To receive the Chairman's Declaration of Acceptance of Office - already received.

3 Apologies - Cllrs Asher and Warren.

4 Code of Conduct - Localism Act 2011 - to record any Councillor's Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in relation to items on this agenda

a) Councillors are to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI) that they may have in items appearing on this Agenda (S 30 (3)), Appendices A & B - none
b) To receive, consider, decide and record Members' requests for DPI dispensations (S 31) in connection with items on this Agenda - none
c) Register of Interests - to receive from Members any DPI/Register of Members' Interests or updated Register of Members' Interests (S29 (1)) for transmission to the Monitoring Officer, Craven DC - none

5 Policing

a) To receive the monthly report. No report in the absence of the police.

6 To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - deferred till next meeting in the absence of a quorum.

7 Matters Arising (information only)

i) Settle Area Swimming Pool - letter of appreciation following recent donation.
ii) Craven Citizens Advice Bureau - letter of appreciation following recent donation.

8 Planning

a) To consider applications received
C/64/19A Demolition of existing farm building and erection of new agricultural building. Neals Ing, Stainforth. Those present had no objections.
C/64/57B Erection of agricultural slurry store cover. Little Stainforth Farm, Little Stainforth - no comment.
b) To note any decisions received
C/64/26L Demolition of existing bungalow, restoration of wall to walled garden and creation of bin store. Taitlands, Stainforth. Permission granted.
C/64/26M/LB Listed building consent for demolition of existing bungalow, restoration of wall to walled garden and creation of bin store. Taitlands, Stainforth. Consent granted.
C/64/42B Extension into adjacent store to form bedroom with en-suite and to extend existing porch. Sannat Hall Farm, Stainforth. Permission granted.
c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate
C/44/101D Construction and operation of railhead and associated development. Arcow Quarry. For Lafarge Tarmac - advice of consideration by Planning Committee on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - noted.
C/44/101E Continued operation of Arcow Quarry at variance with conditions 2,3 & 16 attached to application C/44/101C - advice of consideration by Planning Committee on Tuesday, 11 March 2014 - noted.

9 Finance

i) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule. There were no accounts for payment other than the Clerk's quarterly expenses claim in the sum of £102.50. To be formally approved at next meeting.
ii) Council insurance - renewal - enquires from Aon and Zurich - received, the Council having entered into a three-year agreement in 2013.

10 Winter Weather Agent Scheme

i) To consider location of two additional salt bins in Little Stainforth - nothing to report.

11 To complete risk assessments in respect of volunteer use of the council's motor mower To be completed at next meeting.

12 To arrange the Annual Parish Meeting

This would be held at the usual time of year hence this year it would be held on Tuesday, 8 April at 7.30pm to be followed by the ordinary monthly meeting, but not before 7.45pm.

13 Rural Vulnerability Service - Broadband

a) To consider the contents of the February 2014 Newsletter - received.

14 Street Lights

a) To receive reports of any defects for action - none

15 Highways

a) To receive any reports for action, Cllr Sharp reported that certain drains were still blocked and the Clerk undertook to contact Highways again.

16 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action - none.

17 To respond to correspondence received

i) E.ON - advice on status of the parish council as a micro business. The Clerk reported that he had discussed receipt of this letter with E.on who had advised that for their purposes, the PC was a micro business and hence would qualify from the benefits that this offered.

18 To receive items of information - circulated.

19 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council

The next ordinary meeting of the Parish Council would be held in Stainforth Village Hall on Tuesday, 8 April 2014, immediately after the Annual Parish Meeting but not before 7.45pm.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.15pm.

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