2008-01-07


7th January, 2008

MINUTES OF ESCRICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 7TH JANUARY 2008 AT ESCRICK & DEIGHTON SOCIAL CLUB

Present:
Mr Steve Smowton (chair)
Mr Brian Forster (vice-chair)
Mr Bill Reader
Mr Peter Skilbeck
Mr Mike Russell
Mr Charles Forbes Adam
Mrs Lillian Coulson

APOLOGIES:
Mrs Gina Mannix
Mr Ian Reynolds
Mrs Carole Wainwright
Mr John Reader

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD WERE READ AND MR FORBES ADAM PROPOSED THEY BE APPROVED AND THIS WAS SECONDED BY MRS COULSON after making changes:
page 3 - Dower Chase to Skipwith Road
page 6 - seat outside Lychgate needs renovating, not replacing

MATTERS ARISING:
ESCRICK PLAYING FIELD

Mrs Mannix sent an update:
A day of weed pulling is being organised by the Playing Field Association. Proposed date for the 10k run is the 14th June. Problems with moles and the chair to contact the school to ensure both are attended to.
Action SS

The Playing Field Association has put in request for equipment from Open Spaces. They are going to change their financial year end to be the same as the parish council.

Mr Forster noted that the path was covered in leaves. Also that the hedge near the entrance to the playing field was overgrown. The Chair to enquire from the school if this hedge is owned by them.
Action SS

David Thomlinson cut the hedge and he told Mr Reynolds that it would be sensible to clear a tractor wide track on the inside adjoining the hedges by removing the trees planted there, transplanting those to replace ones that have died off. Mr Forbes Adam made the point that tree moving should be done by the end of February. Chair would inform Gina Mannix of this.
Action SS

THE HEDGES AROUND THE VILLAGE INCLUDING THE HEDGE OUTSIDE THE OLD POLICE HOUSES IN CARR LANE
Mrs Coulson has enquired from the estates department of North Yorkshire County Council about ownership of the hedge outside the Old Police Houses in Carr Lane and also from the drainage board with no conclusion at present
Action: LC

Mike Lumby from Selby highways has been to see the two property owners of overgrown hedges on Skipwith Road and they will cut these back.

LETTER FOR MRS H PENTITH
Mr Smowton is going to speak to the parties concerned and will then write a letter.
Action: SS

QUOTE FROM DEANS AND YORKSHIRE CUTTING SERVICES
Mr Reynolds had arranged for David Thomlinson to cut the hedge (see above) as requested. The council thanked Mr Thomlinson for his prompt action.

WEEDS ON THE PAVEMENTS AND ROADS
Mrs Mannix was not at the meeting to give an update.
Action: GM

REQUEST FOR PAVEMENT ON SKIPWITH ROAD
Mr Barry Derbyshire of Selby highways has confirmed this work will commence and the clerk to update on progress at the beginning of February.
Action: VC

PROPOSAL FOR A BY-PASS AT ESCRICK
No further developments since the last meeting. Further update may be available at the beginning of February. The chair to place an article about this in the parish magazine.
Action: SS

THE SEAT AT THE LYCHGATE
Mr Bill Reader has spoken to Mr Ian Milnes who will repair and paint the seat. The meeting asked for this thanks to be passed on to him.
Action: BR

CARRS MEADOW BOLLARD
Mr Barry Derbyshire from Selby highways has written to say it is not feasible for this to be installed as emergency access is required.

ACCOUNTS are in credit:
A/c No 1: £2291.64
A/c No 2: £8026.09
A/c No 3: £34.50

It was agreed to pay:
Escrick & Deighton Social Club: £10.00
Mazars: £182.12
Mrs V Cumberland telephone & postage: £27.33
Mrs V Cumberland - print cartridge: £35.48
Mrs V Cumberland - broadband: £14.99
Advance Computers: £12.00
HM Customs repay overpaid VAT: £304.46
Escrick Park Estate - rent of playing field: £10.00
E-Buyer - modem: £58.98

PLANNING APPLICATIONS
8/10/194A/PA

use of land as extension to holiday park, erection of shop and café, use of land as arboretum/sculpture part, formation of lakes, erection of polytunnels and ancillary works Estate Office Escrick Park Gardens Escrick. Mr Forster has spoken to residents of Hollicarrs whose main concerns are about the increased traffic. No other objections were made and it was agreed we would pass on the residents concerns - SDC permission granted

8/10/235A/PA
resubmission of withdrawal 8/10/235/PA for the erection of a two storey side extension at 46 Main Street Escrick. The Parish Council stand by their previous objections to this new proposal. We also would like that if approval is given to this latest submission the decking should be at ground level rather than raised to prevent any problems now or in the future with views across to the path on the entrance into the primary school. Also we would not be happy about permission being granted for a garage to be added in the future. - SDC permission granted

8/10/3AA/PA
revised vehicular access and alterations to car park layout to approval 8/10/3Z/PA for industrial units at Brickworks, Riccall Road, Escrick - no objections - SDC permission granted

8/10/40AK/PA
Fell two ornamental conifers and crown and lift holly and yew tree of TPO2/1979 in front of new extension at The Parsonage Country House Hotel Main Street Escrick - no objections

8/10/81A/PA
two storey side extension with a single storey rear extension and a porch to the front of 17 Skipwith Road, Escrick - This application was only presented at the meeting and Mr Forster to visit the site. At the meeting there were no objections

8/10/75/PA
first floor extension over existing garage with a single storey rear extension 1 Southlands Close, Escrick - This application was only presented at the meeting and Mr Forster to visit the site. At the meeting there were no objections

CORRESPONDENCE
The next Joint Action Group Meeting is on Tuesday 11 March 7pm at Barlby High School

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Mr Bill Reader asked if the Victoria Jubilee Fountain could be tided with a chain link fence around and for the fountain to be cleaned.
Action BR

Mr Forster requested that Onyx are asked to clear up leaves along the footpath near to the church. The clerk to ask Onyx.
Action VC

The meeting thanked Mr Forbes Adam for clearing up copse without any charge.

Mr Russell asked if the meeting would approve his proposal to have the North Yorkshire Police anti-social behaviour leaflet printed and distributed to all householders in the parish. The cost of producing 400 copies £135 and for including this leaflet in the parish magazine £30. The meeting unanimously agreed to have these leaflets printed and distributed.

Mr Russell informed the meeting that an application for a grant from the BBC Breathing Places Grant has been applied for. The estimate for clearing the pond, layering the surrounding trees, purchasing benches and seating, and buying a portable PA system would be circa £8,000.

Mr Russell asked if there had been any progress on getting the official duck warning signs from North Yorkshire Highways. The clerk to make enquires.
Action VC

Mr Smowton reported on a meeting held at the primary school about traffic and parking along Carr Lane. At this meeting it was agreed to request for yellow lines and/or 20mph speed limit on Carr Lane from the A19 to Carrs Meadows. A notice is to be placed in the parish magazine and the school is to encourage parents not to park on Carr Lane but to park on Main Street when dropping/collecting their children.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING Monday 10th March 2008 at 7.30pm