Minutes of Leven parish council meeting held on Tuesday, 2 July 2019 at 7:15pm in the

Sports Hall, North Street, Leven


Present: Mrs Ablett (Chair), S Mathison, S Nicholson, K Macklin, H Hilton, R Gibson, D Thorne,

D Gillyon-Powell (arrived at 7:30pm), M Gillyon-Powell, Miss Richardson


19-20/29   Apologies: Mrs Ellerington-Jennings


19-20/30   Declaration of interest both pecuniary and non-pecuniary: None


19-20/31   Minutes of the last meeting: Miss Richardson proposed, K Macklin seconded, and all were in favour of them being signed as a true record. M Gillyon-Powell abstained as he was not present at the June 2019 meeting.


19-20/32   Clerk’s report:


Planters: The parish council would like to thank the following people who have sponsored a planter for the summer season:


Miss Ellie’s – East Street (top)

Pete Bowser – The Orchard

Yorkshire Ducks and Geese – East Street (Balk Close)


We would also like the thank Peel’s nursery, Long Riston for supplying the plants and for planting up the planters.


Anyone else interested in sponsoring a planter please contact the clerk or Councillor Mathison.


Lamppost baskets: The parish council would like to put on record their thanks to the people responsible for planting the lamppost baskets up. The village is looking colourful.


19-20/33   Correspondence:


12 June 2019

Beverley & North Holderness Internal Drainage Board

Leven parish – Use of noticeboards

18 June 2019

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

White Cross to Leven village footpath

25 June 2019

The East Riding Association of Rural Community Buildings

Village and community Halls Conference 12 September 2019

July 2019

Clerks and Council Direct

July 2019 newsletter


Regarding the correspondence relating to the White Cross to Leven footpath it is very disappointing to note that the decision has been made by East Riding of Yorkshire Council not to upgrade the path, so the footway resurfacing works have been placed on the Capital programme for 2020/2021. It was decided that the parish council would use social media to highlight the state of the footpath in the hope that this would make sure that the work was carried out sooner.


19-20/34   Planning applications


19/01773/PLF – Mrs B Newton - retention of dropped kerb to create vehicular access to front at 36 High Stile Leven – No objections to the application


19/01671/PLF – Mr & Mrs Briggs - erection of detached dormer bungalow with integral garage and creation of a vehicle access at land south west of 7 High Stile, Leven – K Macklin declared a non-pecuniary interest in this application and did not take part in any of the discussions.

No objections to the application.


19/01633/PLF | Erection of a dwelling following demolition of existing garage (resubmission of 18/03689/PLF) at land north of 10 Goosenook Lane, Leven – Leven parish council objected to the application for the following reasons:


1. Overdevelopment of the site.

2. Inappropriate development in relation to the size of the plot.

3. Inadequate garden space for future occupiers to enjoy with a narrow garden with 1m - 3m depth.


19-20/35   Planning decisions:


18/04107/CLE – Mr Robert Townsley - Certificate of lawfulness for existing use of land for continued, unrestricted occupancy of caravans (re-submission of 18/00181/CLP) at Sandholme Park, Sandholme Lane, Leven      Refused


19/00075/PLF – Mr Graham Kemp - Erection of two storey extension to side at Eastfield, Hornsea Road, Leven      Approved


19/00170/PLF – Mr R Southwell – Conversion of existing garage to dwelling (retrospective) at         The Redwoods, High Stile, Leven   Approved


17/01261/PLF – Essential Estates Ltd – Erection of 15 dwellings, associated garages and parking at land north of The Paddocks, High Stile, Leven      Approved


19-20/36   Treasurer’s report


Autela Payroll Services


Quarterly payroll fees

Garry Lee


Grass cutting – Jubilee Garden



Quarterly tax return

First Hand Training Services


Fist Aid training course – Leven School

Mr A E Dawson


July salary

Mrs S L Woolfitt


July salary and expenses

Leven & Brandesburton Horticultural Society


Grant towards the cost of printing the show schedules


S Nicholson proposed, S Mathison seconded, and all were in favour of the above payments being made. The cheque for Leven and Brandesburton Horticultural Society was written after the grant was approved.


The clerk had applied to Routh Wind Farm Community Fund to apply for a grant to help meet the costs of the first aid training course at Leven School. The offer letter has now been received and S Nicholson proposed, S Mathison seconded, and all were in favour of the parish council accepting the grant.


19-20/37   Financial matters:


 Purchase of noticeboard(s): The clerk had obtained 3 quotes for the purchase of a new noticeboard for the parish council. All were comparable in the size and materials to be used.

Brian Fell (Leven) Ltd - £797.25 ex vat

Harry Stebbing Workshop - £1,029 ex vat

Greenbarnes Ltd - £1364.60 ex vat


S Mathison proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour in asking Brian Fell (Leven) Ltd to carry out the work.


The clerk is to apply to Routh Wind Farm Community Fund for a grant to cover some of the cost of the new noticeboard. The parish council are to consider purchasing a second noticeboard and will apply for grant funding from Mondegreen.


 Maintenance work to village planter: A quote had been obtained from NNC Building and Gardening Services, Leven for remedial work to be carried out to the village planter adjacent to the Fishing Lake on South Street. S Mathison proposed, M Gillyon-Powell seconded, and all were in favour of asking NNC to carry out the work at a cost of £95.00


Grant request – Leven and Brandesburton Horticultural Society: A letter had been received asking for a grant towards the cost of printing the schedules. S Nicholson proposed, K Macklin seconded, and all were in favour of giving a grant of £250 towards the cost.


East Riding of Yorkshire Council:


Councillors Gateshill and Greenwood joined the meeting at 8:00pm.


The new ward councillors introduced themselves to the parish councillors and asked if there were any matters that the parish council would like them to take up on the parish council’s behalf.

Footpath – White Cross roundabout to Leven village: The chair explained to them the frustration that the parish council are suffering with due to the non-commitment by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to replace the footpath between White Cross roundabout and the village. It was suggested that the ward councillors may like to take photographs on their way home of the state of the footpath so that they know exactly what works are required to bring the footpath up to a decent state to walk on. The chair did explain that Councillor Beaumont was already aware of the matter.

Speed limits: 20mph speed limits through the village. This was discussed and all agreed that it was ineffective in Leven as very few observe the speed limit.

Police: Very disappointing that we have no police representation at any of our parish council meetings. Councillor Gateshill advised that there are 4 police officers that are going to be calling on every resident in the East Riding to carry out a survey. All agreed that this was a waste of manpower and that they would be better off patrolling the villages.  


Councillors Gaskill and Grenwood left the meeting at 8:30pm.


19-20/38   Representatives reports:


Police: S Mathison reported that the village sign planter on Hornsea Road has had some of the plants pulled out of it. This is reoccurring and takes place usually on a Friday evening.


Youth Club: Some of the children are helping Mark Powers to build a cairn. There are to be 3 cairns along the cycle path, sited at Tickton, Routh and Leven. D Thorne circulated photographs showing the work being carried out. The work is expected to take 12 months to complete.

Between 10 and 20 children are attending the youth club on a Friday evening.


Leven Scouts: M Gillyon-Powell reported that the AGM is to take place on 3 July 2019. A full programme has been arranged for the coming year.


Leven Sports Hall: New toilets have now been fitted. A grant has been received to purchase a 40’ container as storage is very limited at the Sports Hall. The clerk suggested that planning permission may have to be applied for.


19-20/39   General purpose matters:


Jubilee Garden: The Clerk has asked Mr. Dawson if he will clear the weeds from under the hedge.


East Street: Vehicles are still exiting East Street at the crossroads through the one-way system.


Mill Drive/High Stile: The street name is covered over by bushes. The clerk is to contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council to ask for it to be cut back.


19-20/40   Date of next meeting: The parish council are to have a summer recess and no meeting will take place in August 2019. S Mathison proposed,      S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour of Mrs Ablett, D Gillyon-Powell and Miss Richardson dealing with planning applications if any are recessed in the summer recess. The date of the next meeting will be:

Tuesday, 3 September 2019 at 7:15pm in the Sports Hall.


As there was no further business the meeting closed at 9:08pm.