Minutes of meeting November 2019
Claxby Parish Council
Minutes of Council Meeting
held in Claxby Village Hall on
Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7.30 pm
Present: Cllrs B Hunter, H Wilson, J. Lindley- Baker,T Bowers.
Parish Clerk: H Pitman. Members of the public: Nine.
Apologies for Absence: Cllrs J. Pilbrow, I Cumber.
1. Declarations of Interest: None.
2. To approve minutes of the meeting held 23rd July 2019: The minutes were signed as a true
and accurate record.
3. Chairman & Council’s Comments: The chairman reported on the meeting with Steve Brookes
re rural broadband scheme and that the benches and goal post have been delivered but need
fixing. Claxby Choir are now booking the hall for choir practise and £25 was received from them
as a donation.
4. Clerk’s Report: Graeme Butler, LRSP, has confirmed that objections received from members
of the public regarding the proposals for the A46 are not in relation to the proposed speed
reduction to 50mph but rather that other stretches of the road should be reduced as well. All of
these will now be taken to committee.
5. Finance: Accounts for Payment: Resolved to pay: H Pitman £308.94; HMRC £64.40; Playsafety
£132.60; Glendale Countryside Ltd £280.80; Play Inspection Co £102.
6. Planning: None.
7. Correspondence: LALC annual report, Clerks & Councils Direct, letter from resident regarding
poor state of play equipment and letter regarding use of the defibrillator. Both of these items to
be discussed in the meeting.
8. To discuss & resolve on installation of seats in the dog walking area: The chairman has
received quotes of £120 and £150 to install each of the benches. However he has costed concrete
slabs which will allow for the benches to be easily moved at £23.85 for the two benches. Council
agreed to purchase. The chairman will order in the spring but will need a working party to
9. To discuss safety inspection report: Two safety reports have been carried out this year,
highlighting nothing major. Both reports identify the swing sets and activity trail as
moderate/medium risk. The multi play is identified as moderate risk by Play Inspection
Company and high risk by Playsafety. No action is to be taken at this time but council will look
to replace the latter in the next financial year. Cllr Bowers to look at alternatives to include
outdoor gym equipment. Agenda
10. To discuss the future of the street lights in light of residents' consultation: Clerk informed
council that the consultation was overwhelmingly in support of retaining the street lights.
Northern Power to be informed.
11. To discuss defibrillator training: The chairman has spoken to Kirsty Raywood at LIVES who
can offer a two hour training course at a cost of £350. A resident said that she may be able to
get a different instructor for less. In any event the clerk to approach Cllr Regis for grant funding.
The clerk will forward a defibrillator check sheet to allow a weekly check of the equipment.
12. To resolve to support residents' bid for ultrafast broadband voucher scheme: Resolved
13. To discuss telephone box repairs: Only a painted hardwood surround is needed at a cost of
£256. Cllr Bowers will approach a resident who may be able to advise before purchase is agreed at
the next meeting. Agenda
14. To discuss & resolve on budget 2020/21: Council agreed to include £1.8K towards play
equipment in next year's budget. Resolved to maintain precept figure at £5407. Proposed, Cllr
Wilson. Seconded, Cllr Lindley-Baker.
The meeting closed at 9.00pm