2009-03-23


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 Mike Russell
Mrs Lillian Coulson
Mrs Carole Wainwright
Mr Ian Reynolds

APOLOGIES:
Mrs Gina Mannix
Mr John Reader
Mr Peter Skilbeck
Mr Charles Forbes Adam

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:
To verify Mrs Carole Wainwright is stepping down at the next Annual General Meeting.
Confirmed as a true record.

MATTERS ARISING:
ESCRICK PLAYING FIELD

The replacement swing is on order.
Action: GM

FLOODING
After a meeting with John Grogan MP a representative from Selby District Council Environment had a site meeting with PC representatives and local residents on Friday 3rd March. She promised to contact Yorkshire Water and advise us of their position. Mrs Price produced her correspondence with Yorkshire Water. A representative from Yorkshire Water is going to have a site meeting on Friday 3rd April at 4.30pm.

CLEANING STREET LIGHTS AND REPLACING BULBS
The chair to follow up the request for any grant for new street lighting.
Action: SS

CE ELECTRIC
Letter requesting us to do an inventory of the number of lights and the wattage of each light and the location of the lights. The clerk has replied that we do not have the expertise to do this inventory and we do not have any equipment from YEDL. The clerk to inform them of this. The clerk to chase Tarmac for a price to uniform all the lights in the village and to request a quote for completing CE Electric's request for wattage information.
Action: VC

THE BLACK BULL
Clerk has written to them requesting their delivery drivers park their vehicles considerately.

THE SEAT AT THE BUS STOP BY THE CHURCH ENTRANCE
Quote of £205.00 received from Mr David Luscombe for repairing and making sound the seat. Mr Reynolds proposed we proceed with this quote. All agreed.
Action: VC

ACCOUNTS
The accounts are in credit as follows:
A/c No 1: £3594.06
A/c No 2: £896.44
A/c No 3: £34.50

It was agreed to pay:
Escrick & Deighton Social Club: £10.00
Mrs V Cumberland - broadband & postage: £44.97
Mrs V Cumberland - salary: £1832.20
YLCA - subs: £225:00
Tarmac Ltd - lighting: £52.04
Rent for Escrick Estate: £10.00

It was agreed to close the third account as this was the interest from the monies for the playing field equipment grant and give a donation of £34.50 to the Escrick Playing Field Association.

PLANNING APPLICATIONS
Rainbows End, Hollicarrs, Escrick

Conversion of double garage to dwelling. Selby District Council permission refused.

2 Saddlers Walk, Main Street, Escrick
Application for consent to fell Oak Tree (T1) of TPO 5/2006 - no objections

A house on the main A19 opposite the Parsonage Hotel is advertising a bed and breakfast business. Selby District Council are aware and have no objections unless they receive complaints from neighbouring properties.

CORRESPONDENCE
A flooding questionnaire received from North Yorkshire County Council. The clerk to complete this.
Action: VC

A complaint has been received from a resident at the Brickworks objectioning to the light emissions from the new business park. The clerk to send their letter to the District Council and write to Mrs Oakland informing her of our actions.
Action: VC

New rates with effect from 31st March 2009 for one year received from Tarmac Lighting.

ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Light next to the Black Bull in front of Lanrigg is broken and angled down. No 3 Light on Dower Chase needs replacing.
Action: VC

Mr Bill Reader said that the Estate have re-surfaced the alleyway. Part of the work seems only to have been done. Clerk to enquire if they are going to finish this area.
Action: VC

Mr Brian Forster said that during the heavy snow fall in February Woodlands was very icy. They asked if a salt bin be placed in their area. It was agreed to await Mrs Mannix's salt bin application for Carr Meadows before requesting one for Woodlands.

Mr Mike Russell said that the distribution list to be completed. Place on agenda for next meeting.

Mrs Lilian Coulson asked regarding the maintenance of 'green' areas - would it be appropriate to have more 'joined up' thinking re maintenance, and potential tendering arrangements, for the bits and pieces of green areas, tree trimming, grass cutting, weed spraying etc for the various areas we end up maintaining around the parish (including possibly the usual hedge on Carr Lane?). It could potentially minimise the extensive discussions about who does what which we seem to have every year over the growing season. This to be on the agenda for the next meeting.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday 11th May, 2009 - Annual General Meeting, 2009