OFFICIAL NOTICE OF STUTTON CUM HAZLEWOOD PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The Meeting of Stutton cum Hazlewood Parish Council was held on Thursday 13 April 2023 at 19.30 .
Clerk: Mrs G Kitchen.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07796 544404
Meetings are open to the press and public except for any item labelled as Part 2 under the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960.
Press and public may not speak when the Council is in session.
Present: Cllr Heard,Cllr P Spurrier (Vice Chairman) , Cllr Catt, Cllr Poskitt, Gill Kitchen (clerk/RFO)
No members of the public present
Chairman to welcome councillors and visitors to the meeting;to remind visitors when comments may be made and that the public must not interrupt whilst the meeting is in progress.
To receive councillors’ apologies and reasons for absence; to resolve whether or not to accept the reasons. Apologies received from Cllr Grayson and PC Nicholas
230403. Declarations of interest
To receive and record any declarations of personal, prejudicial and disclosable pecuniary interests. Councillors with any prejudicial interests must leave the meeting for the relevant item(s). None declared.
230404. Minutes of previous meeting
- Councillors to discuss and resolve whether to accept the 9 March minutes as an accurate record of the meeting.
- Chairman to sign the minutes if accepted. The council resolved to accept the minutes and the Chairman signed as accepted.
230405. Public Forum
To receive comments on agenda items and matters of community interest from electors present. For information only; clerk to note comments; no discussion between councillors and electors. no MOPs present
230406. Administrative Matters
Clerk to report on progress regarding SOs. – Clerk has passed on the SOs to Cllr Heard for posting to the new website.
230407. RFO’s Report on current balances and payments
a) Current balances (to be dealt with at the meeting) as at 27 March 2023:
Current account £ 11956.11
Investment account £10061.86
b) Payments made since last meeting –
K Tillett (gardening)£338.00 cheque no.001082
Autela Payroll £71.58 cheque no. 001083
c) Payments to be made at this meeting
Clerk Salary (April) cheque no. 001086 208.33
YLCA £327.00 cheque no. 001084
VHVn£300 cheque no. 001085
Payment received £1000 Grant from Cllr Poskitt (now reflected in current account balance)
d) Any other invoices received since agenda preparation.
None at time of meeting
Clerk reported that she will be preparing the annual audit in the coming weeks.
e) Council resolved to accept report and payments; Chairman signed bank statements.
Draft budget – clerk to re-send to all councillors and to deal with at the next meeting,
230408. To receive reports from:
County and District Councillors – Cllr Poskitt reported the transition to the new unitary authority had been uneventful. She reported that there is a review on speed limits and there has been input from the councillors to that review. Work is underway on the Community Network with surveys on wants and needs being carried out. Cllr Poskitt’s locality budget is now open again.
Any other representatives – Police, CEF etc.none present.
Applications received:2023/0080/FULM Demolition of a former petrol filling station and its replacement with a highspeed electric vehicle charging station with canopy above (Sui Generis) and thereuse and restoration of the former Little Chef to provide a cafe with a drive thrufacility (use class E) together with landscaping and associated works
LOCATION: Land At Former Little Chef, Bramham Cross Roads, Stutton – no observations from the council.
Proposed BESS Development on land at Warren Wise Farm, Warren Lane, LS24 9NU
|Application by National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET) for an Order granting Development Consent for the Yorkshire Green Energy Enablement (GREEN) project Planning Act 2008 – Section 89 and The Infrastructure Planning (Examination Procedure) Rules 2010 – Rule 8 and 9|
The development is not within the Stutton boundary. The impact of the project on Stutton was discussed and it was resolved that this would be minimal.
Decisions: none at time of agenda preparation.
230410. Matters ongoing since the last meeting
Underpass lighting- – ongoing
Speed limits – – ongoing
Website upgrade -ongoing
Clerk’s IT equipment – – clerk and Chairman to discuss at a later date.. .
Dispute over Bridle path /Brant Lane – Cllr Poskitt reported no progress with the situation being ongoing.
230411. Correspondence received –
Email from MOP expressing concerns over use of birdscarers. The email arrived too late to be fully discussed, so it was resolved to carry on to the next meeting to allow councillors the opportunity to investigate.
230412. Village Hall –
Report from Cllr Spurrier re Village Hall matters. Bookings are picking up, specifically parties, healthy bank balance but there has been a hefty energy bill. The chairman of the VHC is investigating grant opportunities. Recent events have been well attended. 3 Warm space sessions have taken place, the chairman is seeking further funding and it is hoped that the sessions will continue taking place. Local businesses have helped support the sessions. Stutton Rocks was very well attended with much positive feedback. Towton Battlefields was also very well attended. The social committee is looking at various other events. The Easter egg event was well received. Planned events include the family BBQ for the King’s forthcoming coronation. The council agreed in principle to fund a coronation flag. There are plans to review and set up a joint new website for the VHC and social committee.
230413. Councillors’ Forum
a}To take any urgent points of community interest and/or concern from Councillors. No decisions may be taken at this meeting on any items raised here. Clerk to make notes for future reference. There has been a meeting between the local police and councillors
b) Items for the next agenda. To take any points from Councillors for inclusion on the next agenda.
230414, Grit bins – update from clerk- . Council discussed and authorised payment to Keith. There have been difficulties in accessing the area where the undergrowth is to be cut back, weather has been an issue as well. Some work has been carried out. Action clerk to contact contractor to confirm the work when the conditions are appropriate.
230415. Further comments from the public
To receive any further comments on the meeting from electors present. none present
230416. Date, time and place of next meeting
Council to agree date, time and place of next meeting. Annual Parish Meeting to be held on 11 May at 7.00pm
230417. Closure of Part 1 of the Council meeting The chairman closed the meeting at 20.32.