Minutes 120619


Minutes of the Meeting of Stainforth Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Stainforth on Tuesday, 19 June 2012 at 7.30pm. The public and press were invited and Parishioner Participation was at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs Maudsley (Chairman), Fairweather, and Sharp. Also the Clerk and one parishioner.

During parishioner participation, the following matters were raised:

Grate near Old School House – now repaired

Street lights – not turned off – clerk to speak to contractor

Allotments - comment on allocation of plots following discussion at last meeting

Maintenance of church yard and grass cutting – comment on lack of help

1 Apologies – Cllr Warren

2 To receive the Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office

The Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office was received.

3 Declarations of Interest

Cllr Fairweather - Item 7b planning application C/64/3F – personal - neighbour

4 Police Report – none in absence of police

5 To approve the Minutes of the Meetings held on Tuesday, 8 May 2012

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

6 Matters Arising (information only)

i) Stepping stones in Stainforth Beck – YDNPA had volunteered to undertake repairs.

ii) Dog Hill Brow – repairs to walls not possible because of limitations on maintenance budget but the carriageway would be monitored for further deterioration.

7 Planning

a) To consider applications received

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

Resolved: No comment.

b) To note any decisions received

C/64/3F Sub-division of existing four bedroomed dwelling house to create 2 No. two bedroomed dwellinghouses, erection of potting shed, radio aerial and to create new doorway to existing garage (part retrospective). Ingle-Byre, Main Street, Stainforth.

Permission granted.

c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate

i) Infrastructure Planning Regime – to consider any response to consultation – received.

8 Finance

a) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule - none

Village website – at the previous meeting of the Council, it had been agreed that the Council would pay the annual hosting charge. However, this year’s charge of £59.90 had already been paid by a parishioner. Renewal of the domain name had cost £10.79, also paid by same parishioner.

Resolved: That the parishioner be reimbursed with the total cost of £70.69 inc VAT and that future costs be advised to the Council so that approval of the relative sums may be considered at the time.

b) External Auditor - to consider any response to consultation on appointment of external auditor for 2012/13 and future years – none.

9 Craven DC – Standards Committee – Appointment of Parish Members

a) To complete the ballot paper.

Resolved: No action as applicants not known to Council.

10 Localism Act 2011 – Amended Standards Regime and new arrangement for dealing with standards allegations

a) To consider advice received from Strategic Manager, Legal & Democratic Services, Craven District Council and Yorkshire Local Councils Associations and to adopt a new Code of Conduct as appropriate.

Resolved: That the NALC model code be adopted in principle.




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 - none

13 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action - none

14 To respond to correspondence received

i) YLCA – Training Programme - July & August 2012

ii) Craven DC – Queen Elizabeth II Fields Challenge

iii) Craven DC – Craven Community Champion Awards 2012 – to consider nomination

iv) Improvement to the policy and legal framework for public rights of way - consultation

Resolved: That the correspondence be received.

15 To receive items of information – all circulated.

Resolved: That all items of information 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, 17 July 2012.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.20pm.





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