Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Stainforth on Tuesday, 19 April 2011 at 7.30pm. The public and press were invited and Parishioner Participation was at 8.00pm.
Cllrs Maudsley (Chairman), Fairweather, Pedley and Sharp. Also the Clerk and one parishioner.
Cllr Newhouse, Cllr R C Welch and Pc Carpenter
2 Declarations of Interest
Cllr Maudsley Item 5c (i) – personal and prejudicial – co-proprietor of applicant firm
3 To approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on 8 March 2011
The Minutes had been circulated prior to the meeting.
Resolved: That they be approved as a true and correct record and signed by the Chairman of the Meeting.
4 Matters Arising - none
a) To consider applications received
C/64/123 Siting of 1300 litre bunded oil tank in the graveyard of St Peter’s Church, Stainforth
Resolved: That this application be approved.
b) To note any decisions received
c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate
Installation of 21 external lighting columns (retrospective). Knight Stainforth Caravan Park, Little Stainforth.
Permission granted – advice received just prior to this meeting.
Cllr Maudsley withdrew from the meeting during discussion of item 5c (i)
Unauthorised works to building to create bunk accommodation. Craven Heifer, Stainforth – breach rectified.
Housing Development Plan 2011 - 2025 – consultation – no comment.
iv) Land adjacent to
Holly House, Stainforth – update.
Advice received that the work would be completed by 27 May 2011.
a) To authorise payment of accounts including as per schedule
Resolved: That payment of the accounts be approved.
b) Employment of Clerk
– to consider utilising the services of a payroll agent following HMRC’S decision that the Council must register as an employer with HMRC
Resolved: That the services of the firm of Douglas Tonks Ltd be engaged for a period of one year commencing 1 April 2011; that two members of the council be nominated as ‘authorised persons’ for contact purposes (in addition to the Clerk). Also, that the following be authorised: payment of the Clerk’s remuneration and the Council’s payroll fees by direct debit to enable cleared funds to be received by 30 June 2011 and quarterly thereafter.
c) Craven CAB
– to approve donation of £50 (retrospective)
Resolved: That payment of the donation be approved.
7 To discuss the irregular parking of motor homes on Helwith Bridge car park (Cllr Maudsley)
Cllr Maudsley advised that he had reported this matter to the Enforcement Section of the National Park.
8 To consider the parish council’s provision of a dog waste bin at the bottom of Goosker Lane, Stainforth
Resolved: No action.
9 Street Lights
a) To receive reports of defects for action and any other relevant information.
Lights on all day at the Old Reading Room and at the bottom of the east Green – to be reported together with a reminder that the lights should now be turned off for the summer season.
a) To receive any reports for action.
Three potholes on Main Street – to be reported.
11 Repairs and Maintenance
a) To receive any reports for action
b) Repair of bench
– bottom of Goosker – to be expedited.
12 To respond to correspondence received
i) Chief of the Defence Staff – Armed Forces Day, Saturday, 25 June - fly a flag – received.
iii) Miss Emma Admans – Bulk home heating community project – received.
ii) Natural England – Lakes to Dales Landscape Designation Project – consultation – no comment.
13 To receive items of information
i) Craven DC – Community Governance Review 2010/11 – decisions on final proposals – received.
ii) Craven DC – Event promotion and information – received.
14 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council
Resolved: That the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council be held in Stainforth Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 10 May 2011 to be followed by an ordinary meeting of the council.
Cllr Pedley announced that she would shortly be moving to Hellifield and tendered her resignation. This was accepted with regret and the Chairman, Cllr Maudsley, paid tribute to Cllr Pedley for all her hard work on behalf of the parish council, particularly in relation to the Parish Plan, recent work on the Minute books and for all the other matters which she had pursued with vigour on behalf of the local community. She would be much missed and took with her the Council’s best wishes for the future.
Settle Aid in Sickness – Cllr Pedley had been the Council’s representative for some years and following her resignation, a replacement would be required. This would be dealt with at the forthcoming Annual Meeting of the Council. The Chairman thanked Cllr Pedley for representing the council on this organisation, a meeting of which had been held on 14 April 2011.
There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.55pm.