Nawton Parish Council
Minutes of the meeting held on
Monday 15th June 2015, 19.30 at Nawton Pavilion
Chair Russ Dickinson
Vice Chairman Joe Gregory
Councillors Debbie Swift, John Windress, Anne Marshall, Michael Jackson, Andrew Edwards
Clerk Anne Twine
The agenda for the meeting had been displayed on the Nawton Parish Council notice board since 5th June 2015
770 Election of Chairman
Russ Dickinon was elected Chairman, A Edwards proposed and J Gregory seconded.
Joe Gregory was elected Vice Chairman proposed by J Windress and seconded by A Edwards. The vote was unanimous for both candidates
771 Parishioner presentation
John Purcell informed the Council that Phil Capstick would like a tree in memory of Libby.
772 Minutes of council meeting of 18th May 2015
The Chairman agreed the minutes of the meeting of 18th May 2015. The Chairman signed the minutes and the Clerk added them to the minute book.
773 Code of Conduct and the Ethical Framework
John Windress declared an interest in planning matters
774 Actions from the last meeting
774.1 The Clerk’s timesheet was approved.
774.2 Monthly inspection of Council owned land
All Council Land was inspected and there were no issues to report.
Sycamore tree/Bus shelter
Steve Clements to carry out the work on the seating and finish off the top of the bus shelter.
The Clerk to contact Lady Clarissa, regarding the field maple, early in the autumn. Lady Clarissa has said that she would like to have a brass plate by the tree.
774.3 Wolds View
Following on from a complaint from a parishioner about an extension to a roof at Wold’s View, this has yet to be assigned to anyone at RDC. Still has not been assessed due to lack of staff. Ongoing
Proposed development of 27 houses in the field next to Beckett Close.
A draft letter has been drawn up to help with the objection process. This may need to be amended when the application is received. Shepherd Homes have pulled out of the proposed development and assigned it to Galliford Try. The Council has had no further communications about this so there will be no meeting with the developers in June.
Paul Butler will come to a meeting in July as he contacted me too late for me to arrange a meeting for June. The Clerk to ask P Butler what he wants to get out of the meeting and will he be presenting a change of plan.
The parishioners will be notified of the meeting and the time would be brought forward to 7.00pm
774.5 Yorkshire Housing
We have notice of another vacancy at Beckett Close, Nawton. The property is a 3 bed house. The Council is unaware of anyone in the village needing a property at this time.
The property will be offered to Miss Victoria Spriggs from Kirkbymoorside.
774.6 Parish Council Website
The Clerk sent a letter requesting the free service offered by RDC.
Joe Gregory and Michael Tanner attended the introductory meeting on the 1st June. The training will begin in July.
The Council will feedback on format etc
774.7 Libby Capstick
John Purcell informed The Clerk that Phil Capstick would like a cherry tree possibly on the grass at the start of Chapel Street in memory of Libby for her legacy of many years of service to the village. It was suggested a plaque should be made.
The Clerk contacted Came and Company to see whether they would match Zurichs quotation of £310.44. The company agreed the same price and The Clerk renewed the policy with Came and Company for a long term contract of 3 years.
774.9 Pinfold Hill
The bench at Pinfold Hill is sited next to a waste bin which is used to put dog poop bags in. This makes it very unpleasant to sit near. The Clerk was instructed to enquire about another dog bin. The approximate cost for a bin would be £180+VAT. The Clerk was instructed to contact RDC to find the cost of their bins.
The Clerk contacted Phil Gospel to ask him to strim the dandelions on the verge opposite Beckett Recreation Ground in order to stop the seeds spreading, when he comes to do his second cut of the month. This was carried out.
Phil Gospel was asked to strim the footpath from Howldale Lane to the field. This was done by someone other than Phil.
The Clerk has left a message on Phil Gospel‘s phone about the cut for this month as the grass is getting very long.
774.11 Sale signs
The Clerk contacted all the estate agents to ask them to move their secondary boards from the Council land as there had been a complaint by parishioners.
Mrs Ridley of Bellamy Park contacted the Clerk about the sign, she stated that the land was not owned by Nawton Parish Council but by NYCC. I explained that there were too many boards and that we were planting a tree there in memory of Libby Capstick.
She said she would have to put a very tall sign over hanging the hedge bordering the A170 as nobody comes into Bellamy Park which could be a danger in high winds.
The Clerk contacted Peter Illingworth at Pickering and he replied that he would get it removed as soon as possible.
The Clerk sent a letter to Brian Simpson regarding the use of quad bikes on the bridleway. He reported that he does not go down there if it is wet also the hunt and landowners use it.
I contacted Russ Varley of Paths N Yorkshire and he said they may have prior consent but any damage must be repaired by them.
The Clerk received a letter from Brian which is attached as Appendix 1.
The Council asked the Clerk to find out the status of the bridleway and it was suggested that a party of people should get together to repair the bridleway. A reply of our suggestion will be sent to Brian Simpson.
774.13 Guncroft lane
The Clerk reported the state of the road to highways and also contacted Wombleton Parish Council about the issue.
New applications / Enforcement appeals / Discharge of conditions
- APPLICATION NO 15/00622/LBC
Applicant Mrs M Kilcran
Description Erection of enclosed porch to the rear following demolition of existing porch
Location The Bield, Chapel Street
The Clerk was asked to send a report of no observations to the planning department.
- APPLICATION NO 15/00611/FUL
Applicant Mrs J Bulmer
Description Erection of1 three bedroom dwelling together with vehicular access, parking and amenity area
Location Land rear of 1 Chapel Street, Nawton
The Council have no observations on this application and have informed the planning department.
- APPLICATION NO.15/00333/FUL
Applicant Mr N Butcher
Description Erection of a four bedroom dwelling and detached double garage with storage room above.
Location Land East of Ashton House, Main Road , Nawton
The Clerk sent an email to say that the Council had no comments
- APPLICATION NO 15/00364/HOUSE
Applicant Mr David Foster
Description Erection of timber garden shed
Location 12 the Sidings Nawton
The Clerk sent an email to say that the Council had no comments
- APPLICATION NO 15/00373/TPO
Applicant Mr N Cawthorne
Description Felling and Pruning Works to Trees
Location Kirkdale Manor, Nawton
- Payment for £194.27p to Anne Twine May 2015 Salary
- Payment for £310.44 to Came and Company (done)
- Payment for £150 to HPE
- Payment for streetlighting energy £984.73
- Payment for streetlighting repairs to 4 lights £220.619
777.1 After the bus shelters bills have been paid, and dependent on the Council’s funds, The Clerk asked if the Council would consider purchasing a defribillator. The Council were in favour of this.
Meeting closed at 9.00pm
Date of next meeting
20 July 2015 at 7.00pm 21 Sept 2015