Minutes of Leven parish council meeting held on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 7:15pm in the Sports Hall.


Present: Mrs Ablett (Chair), K Macklin, R Gibson, S Nicholson, S Mathison, D Gillyon-Powell, M Hilton,

Miss Richardson, M Gillyon-Powell, D Thorne, Mrs Ellerington-Jennings


19-20/1   Apologies: None


19-20/2   Election of Officers:


Chair: S Nicholson proposed, S Mathison seconded, and all were in favour of Mrs. Ablett being re-elected as chair.


Vice-chair: S Nicholson proposed, K Macklin seconded, and all were in favour of D Gillyon-Powell being re-elected as vice-chair.


Committee members and representatives:


Finance committee: D Gillyon-Powell (chair), R Gibson, M Hilton, K Macklin and D Thorne

Youth club representative: D Thorne

Sports Hall representative: K Macklin

Police liaison: S Mathison

History Group representative: S Nicholson

Recreation Hall representative: S Nicholson

Scouts representative: M Gillyon-Powell

Parish paths representative: Mrs Ellerington-Jennings


19-20/3   Declaration of interest both pecuniary and non-pecuniary: None


19-20/4   Minutes of the last meeting: S Mathison proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and all were in favour of them being signed as a true record. Miss Richardson and D Thorne abstained as they were not members of the parish council at that date.


19-20/5   Clerk’s report: The Clerk provided information to the new members regarding the planters and the footpath from Whitecross into Leven.


19-20/6   Review of policies: The policies are to be circulated by email and placed on the agenda for the June meeting. Miss Richardson has asked for hard copies which will be delivered by the clerk.

The chair advised all the councillors that it is the responsibility of the chair only to make any comments to the press, TV or radio.

All emails and correspondence to come through the clerk.

Any comments from residents to be brought to the next parish council meeting for discussion and all require names and addresses.

Once minutes and agenda have been served to the councillors for the next parish council meeting all councillors must observe the Code of Conduct.





19-20/7   Correspondence:


April 2019



April 2019


Tackling anti-social behaviour figures

4 April 2019


Leven Walkabout

23 April 2019


Public Spaces Protection Orders – Alcohol Prohibition Leven

May 2019


Newsletter Summer 2019

May 2019

Clerks and Councils Direct


2 May 2019


Member Council Development Programme 2019-20

3 May 2019


VE Day 75  8th May 2020


19-20/8   Planning applications:


19/00075/PLF – Mr Graham Kemp - Erection of two storey extension to side at Eastfield, Hornsea Road, Leven              No objections to the application


19/01196/PAD – Mr Robert Townsley - Display of non-illuminated post mounted sign (retrospective application) at Sandholme Park, Sandholme Lane, Leven    Leven parish council has noted the comments submitted by Highways and the suggestion that advice is taken from the Countryside Access Team before a decision is made.  Mrs Ellerington- Jennings and D Thorne voted against the application, all other councillors were in favour of the above comments being submitted.        


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   M Gillyon-Powell proposed that Leven parish council would advise that they cannot offer a useful comment. This is a legal debate between the applicant's lawyers and East Riding of Yorkshire Council legal department. Once this matter has been resolved by both parties then Leven parish council can comment on the application. R Gibson proposed a counter proposal that the application be refused.

Mrs Ablett, S Mathison, D Thorne and M Hilton supported the counter proposal. D Gillyon-Powell,

S Nicholson, Mrs Ellerington-Jennings, K Macklin and Miss Richardson supported the first proposal. The first proposal was carried.


19-20/9   Planning decisions:


18/03666/CM – Yarrows Aggregates Ltd - Erection of a building for use as concrete batching plant and maintenance workshop (retrospective) at Yarrows Aggregates Limited, Little Catwick Quarry, Leven Bypass, White Cross to Leven Roundabout, Leven    Approved


18/04095/STPLF – FCC Environment Ltd - Construction of holiday park comprising of 55 lodges, reception/amenity building and associated infrastructure at Catwick Grange, Hornsea Road, Leven





19-20/10 Treasurer’s report:


Mrs S L Woolfitt


May salary and expenses

Mr A E Dawson


May salary

Garry Lee


Grass cutting – Jubilee Garden



Winter maintenance – salt bins

Zurich Insurance


Renewal of policy 2019/20


Mrs Ellerington-Jennings proposed, S Nicholson seconded, and al were in favour of the above payments being made.


19-20/11 Financial matters: The clerk advised that the accounts were with the internal auditor for checking and would be presented to the councillors for approval at the June meeting.


19-20/12 Representatives reports:


Police: S Mathison reported that there had been an incident on West Street on Saturday, 4 May 2019 and that the police had attended. There has also been a prowler down High Stile looking in residents’ sheds.


Parish paths: Mrs Ellerington-Jennings reported that the weeds in the canal have been cut and dumped on the footpath. It was also reported that the grass needs to be cut. The clerk is to contact Andrew Chudley, ERYC to obtain a cutting schedule and report that the path needs to be cleared of the weeds.


Leven scouts: M Gillyon-Powell reported that the scouts have a full activity programme arranged.

3 camps have been booked and the AGM is going to be held shortly. The Explorer scouts have an Italian Evening (meal) arranged to raise funds.


Leven and Brandesburton Horticultural Society: The trip to Harlow Carrs was fully booked and enjoyed by all. The annual show will take place on Saturday, 17 August at the Sports Hall.


19-20/13 General purpose matters


Footpaths and roads: D Thorne reported on the poor state of the footpaths and roads in the village and especially down Mill Drive and Barleygate. It was explained that to bring the road up to a good standard on Mill Drive would mean that all the road would have to be dug up and replaced. The paths on Westlands Way are in the process of being repaired.


Bus shelters: Miss Richardson explained that as she had only just been elected onto the parish council, she was unsure why the bus shelter on South Street had been removed and why there was only one bus shelter in the village. Mrs Ablett declared an interest in the matter and did not take part in any discussions regarding it.  D Thorne explained that when he was on the parish council previously it was decided due to the anti-social behaviour that was taking place in the bus shelter that it had to be taken down. It was explained to Miss Richardson that the bus drivers were stopping the bus and allowing passengers to urinate in the shelter and then get back onto the bus. The owners of the property whose land the bus shelter was on were having to swill it out with disinfectant daily. It was decided that this was not acceptable. ERYC had looked at the possibility of putting up a bus shelter at the stop adjacent to the butcher’s but it was decided that there was not enough room. Bus shelters are not provided by ERYC and would have to be purchased by the parish council. The only way that this could be done would be to apply to the Routh Community Wind farm fund.


19-20/14 Date of next meeting: Tuesday, 4 June 2019 at 7:15pm in the Sports Hall.


As there was no further business the meeting closed at 8:45pm.