2008-03-10


10th March, 2008

MINUTES OF ESCRICK PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 10TH MARCH 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<
Mrs Carole Wainwright
Mr John Reader
Mr Ian Reynolds
Mrs Gina Mannix
Mrs Liz Casling

APOLOGIES:
None

The chair declared the meeting open

The chair welcomed Police Constable Special Officers Rachel Thompson & Alison Marshall.
They reported that no incidents have been reported in Escrick since they last attended a Parish Council meeting. They have been to the primary school to talk about the new parking restrictions around the newly installed double white lines in Carr Lane. Leaving a vehicle unattended at this junction would incur a £60 fine and three points. A note from the Head has been sent to all parents about this. Mrs Wainwright reported that buses cannot get through as cars are parked further up Carr Lane nearer to the A19. They will continue to monitor the situation.
The Joint Action Group meeting is tomorrow night at Barlby High School. These are held every three months. They are targeting the vulnerable and old and have produced a pack warning them of the dangers and have some alarms which can be fitted to their doors which will alert the householder if anyone is coming into the property. They will attend any events that the elderly are at and give them a talk about this.
They asked if we have any streets that we would like No Cold Caller signs. Mr Russell reported that we have distributed their safety booklet to every house in the village. They reported that they are restarting the Neighbourhood Watch scheme and took Mr Russell's contact details as our representative.
PCSO Rachel Thompson reported that they are setting up Business Watch which is on the same lines as Neighbourhood Watch. Mr Forbes Adam requested more information about this scheme. The chair thanked them for attending.

The meeting was declared closed.

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD WERE READ. MR BRIAN FORSTER PROPOSED THEY BE APPROVED AND THIS WAS SECONDED BY MR PETER SKILBECK

MATTERS ARISING:
ESCRICK PLAYING FIELD

Mrs Mannix reported that the date for the 10K run has changed to 31st August . The route starts and ends at the village green and runs through the estate and not on any public roads. The website is live and an application form can be downloaded. New Balance and Sweatshop have pledged support and Yorkshire Water have been approached. This run will be their main fund raiser. The numbers are limited to 250.
The work in the Paddock discussed at the last meeting is still outstanding due to the poor weather. The path has been cleared by Mrs Mannix. The mole company has changed and is now based in Harrogate, but it is the same person doing the job.

THE HEDGES OUTSIDE THE OLD POLICE HOUSES IN CARR LANE
Mrs Coulson has received confirmation from North Yorkshire County Council that the hedges belong to the house owners. Mr Reynolds will produce the documentation from the sellers of these Police houses in contradiction to this.
Action IR

LETTER FROM MRS H PENTITH
The chair emailed Mr Sheppard and is awaiting a reply.
Action: SS

WEEDS ON THE PAVEMENTS AND ROADS
Mrs Mannix had contacted Onyx and Selby District Council. Mr Bill Reader wrote to Selby District Council about street cleaning and some improvements have been noted.

REQUEST FOR PAVEMENT ON SKIPWITH ROAD
Letter received from NYCC informing the work is due to start and work has begun on this footpath.

DUCK WARNING SIGNS FOR CARR LANE
No progress; clerk to chase when she next contacts Mr Watson, Mrs Casling will chase Brian Watson for these.
Action: VC/LC

PROPOSAL FOR A BY-PASS AT ESCRICK
Mr Forbes Adam reported that there are no further developments and he would like to produce a leaflet to be attached to the questionnaire outlining the plans. The chair to place another article in the magazine informing residents.
Action: SS

VICTORIA JUBILEE FOUNTAIN
Mr Bill Reader has received a quote of £1,192.00 from Lewis Tree Surgery for pruning, site preparation, laying foundations and the erection of posts with a chain fence around this area. It was agreed to have this work done subject to official permission being approved. It was agreed that the posts and fence are to be white. Mr Reynolds will seek permission from the owner of the property for the trees to be cut back. The clerk to write to Mike Harrison about the trimming of these trees and to liaise with Mr Bill Reader to arrange a site inspection.
Action: VC/IR/BR

A quote from Peter Maris who is a stonecarver and sculptor for £5,431.50 to renovate the fountain. This was unanimously rejected as too expensive. Mr Bill Reader to try to source someone who can clean the fountain using a power wash.
Action: BR

MRS LIZ CASLING'S REPORT
City of York are doing a consultation on the layout of the A19 through Fulford with the development of Germany Beck. Possible proposals include traffic lights at the junction of the A19 and the A64 and a bus corridor along Fulford Road. Mrs Casling strongly advised that all parish councils in the area write with their comments; the Chair agreed to do this and asked Mrs Casling for a copy of Riccall Parish Council's views to ensure a consistent approach.
Action: LC/SS

North Yorkshire County Council are reviewing the gritting routes. The Chair will ask them to prioritise the Skipwith Road as this can be very dangerous in icy weather.
Action: SS

Eco town proposals are likely to be rejected by both councils as the plans are not fully environmentally friendly.

ACCOUNTS are in credit as follows:
A/c No 1: £2291.64
A/c No 2: £6929.38
A/c No 3: £34.50

It was agreed to pay:
Escrick & Deighton Social Club: £10.00
Mrs V Cumberland - broadband & postage: £40.48
Mrs V Cumberland - salary: £1718.00
Mole Control: £86:00
Selby District Council - recharge for council elections 2007 : £34.67
Escrick Pre-school Playschool: £450.50

PLANNING APPLICATIONS
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 Parish Council - no objections

8/10/75/PA
First floor extension over existing garage with a single storey rear extension 1 Southlands Close Escrick - SDC permission granted

8/10/57C/PA
Proposed erection of a ground floor extension to the side and rear to create a conservatory kitchen toilets store and cellar Rectory Cottage 6 Main Street Escrick no objections application withdrawn

8/10/222D/PA
Erection of a pair of semi detached dwellings and 1 detached dwelling with garages on land rear of Escrick Primary School Main Street Escrick - We stand by our original comments with regard to this application with regard to size, height and overlooking, also design.

8/10/236/PA
Erection of single storey extension to rear of 12 Wenlock Drive Escrick Parish Council - SDC permission granted

8/10/237/PA
Erection of a first floor extension over garage and a single storey extension to the rear 4 Woodlands Escrick

8/10/235A/PA
Erection of a two storey side extension at 46 Main Street Escrick. Balcony has been withdrawn after our comments.

North Yorkshire County Council
Provision of safe play surfaces, two canopies, a sand box, play house and parent shelter at Escrick CE Primary School, Carr Lane Escrick

CORRESPONDENCE
A letter from Mrs May Price of Carr Lane about the sewage problems on her property. It was agreed that this is a health concern and the chair to write to Yorkshire Water with copies to environmental health and to MP John Grogan.
Action SS

An article to be put in the magazine with a helpline phone number for residents to contact every time there is a flood.
Action SS

Mrs Wainwright to provide photographic evidence of the overflowing drains in Carr Lane.
Action CW

North Yorkshire County Council will be resurfacing the duals along A19 on 25th and 29th March during 7pm - 7am. The clerk to put the letter on the notice board.
Action VC

ANY OTHER BUSINESS

Mr Reynolds has spotted youngsters in the playing field after dusk.

Mr Bill Reader said there is litter along Skipwith Road . The clerk to request this to be cleared.
Action: VC

Mr Russell has made an application from Breathing Spaces and the pond has been cleared. A new flag is being purchased. The village green would like a water supply. No decision could be reached until quotes are received.

Mrs Coulson asked about progress of the A19 improvement scheme and the Chair will ask Mrs Casling for an update.
Action: SS

Lights required at junction of Carr Lane and Main Street.
Action: LC

The clerk has received a request from the electricity board to give full details of all street lighting. The chair is currently trying to clarify this with them.

The trees are still overhanging on Dower and Skipwith Road. The clerk to chase.
Action: VC

DATE OF NEXT MEETING Monday 28th April 2008 at 7.30pm