Minutes 03/04/2018


Minutes of Asselby Parish Council Meeting held at the Black Swan, Asselby

on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 at 7.30pm

PRESENT:- Messrs.T.Fawcett, J.Oates, A.Walker, N.Marwood, R.Pickersgill, R.Raywood & P.Burnley

Apologies from Mrs. S.Oates. (J. Oates read out items on the Agenda).

1. The minutes of the last meeting were taken as read and signed as correct.

2. There were no declarations of interest made by a member on any of the following issues.

3. Matters Arising.

a. Defibrillator – Checked 28/03/2018 – No further action.

b. Knedlington Crossroads – ERYC informed the parish council that new signage will be placed on the A63 at either side of the crossroads to make drivers more aware of the crossroads and a new footpath will be installed to help pedestrians. The parish council members had agreed to this work which will be carried out as soon as possible. Screetons informed the Clerk that they had contacted landowners in the immediate of the need to keep hedges/shrubs/trees well cut back to maximise sightlines in the area around the Crossroads – at all times.

c. ERYC – Standing water on the approach into Asselby near to the small wooded area. The area had been inspected and ERYC had agreed to look at the situation in the near future. Residents in the area of the lane at the double bend at the west end of Asselby had sent a letter to the Clerk noting the state of the lane after recent work involving tractors and HGV’s. The letter was forwarded to the Highways Department who have said they are monitoring the state of the lane.

d. Litter Picks – It was agreed by all to purchase Hoops for bin bags and yellow high visibility jackets to carry out the litter picking.


a. Campbell & Stenton – Clerks payroll information to HMRC.

b. S.A. Oates – Phone costs £9.43. Extra Hours £99.00. Internet Costs £33.00 (Jan/Feb/Mar’18 – paid for by Transparency Code Funding).

c. Touchwood Homecare – Litterpicks/Bin bags £52.00 23/02/2018

d. ERNLLCA – Course on Councillors Financial Responsibilities attended by R. Pickersgill £22.50 paid 26/02/2018

e. HSBC – Bank Statements to 21/03/2018 £4549.22

5. PLANNING MATTERS. a. Proposed change of use of existing barn to stables and land to equestrian use and construction of an outdoor equestrian menege/arena (for private use only) at Phoenix Farm, Barmby Road, Asselby for Mrs. S. Ireland. 18/00553. Agreed by all to support proposal.

b. Proposed construction of pitched roof to replace flat roof to rear at Studio Cottage, Main Street, Asselby for Mr. S. Robertshaw. 18/00771. (Application arrived after the agenda went out – agreed by all to discuss at this meeting). Members agreed to support proposal.


a. ERNLLCA – Training session at The Courtyard, Goole on Councillors Financial Responsibilities attended by R. Pickersgill. Booklets/leaflets were given out to members.

b. ERYC – Notification of Village Taskforce Walkabout 22nd May 2018 at 9.45am.

c. ERYC – Notification of amendments to Code of Conduct and Register of Interest Forms. Resolved to accept amendments: Register of Interest forms to be completed online and forwarded to the Clerk.

d. ERYC – Notice of Alteration to Electoral Register March 2018.

e. All other items no action required.


The Annual Parish Meeting, the Annual General Meeting and the next ordinary meeting were arranged for Tuesday 29th May 2018. 

The meeting closed at 9.00pm