EAST HARDWICK PARISH COUNCIL 

DRAFT Minutes of the meeting: Wednesday 29th May 2024

Present: Cllrs E. Spurdens, A. Lagden, J. Barker, District Cllr. B. Mayhew and Ms J. Kendall Clerk
Apologies: Cllr G. Taylor, C. Wheatley.
No members of the public attended the meeting.

1. Cllr A. Lagden took the role of chair and welcomed all to the meeting.

2. Minutes of the meeting on 24.3.24
Mr R. Donaldson contacted the PC to make the following amendments: the track is known as Pudding Bush Lane, the lane is not owned by Cawood Trust, the Cawood Trust does not have an Ackworth branch.
With these amendments, the minutes were approved: Proposed Cllr Spurdens, Seconded Cllr Barker.

3. Matters Arising:
• Pump Shed Restoration: this has been completed and photographs taken by Mr B. Lunn have been displayed on the website. The cost was £2250, lower than estimated and paid from CIL funds.
• Dog bins: Cllr Barker will follow up with Mr Hames, ex district councillor. She has also received complaints from residents in Hundhill
• Air quality concerns – Cllr Barker will follow up any progress with Mr Hames.
• Pudding Bush Lane rental: Cllr Spurdens reported that she spoke to Mr Lee and no rent is paid for the track. Mr Lee maintains the lane. Mr Donaldson sent historical background for Pudding Bush Lane – prior to the 1950s when a refuse service was provided, household waste was left at locations around the village, collected by farmers and taken to the dump at Pudding Bush Lane. Historically the Cawood Trust made a small financial contribution to keep the lane mud and vegetation free for ease of access.
• D Day anniversary flag. Cllr Spurdens reported that she had spoken to Mr Donaldson and he had purchased the flag. It will be flown on 6th June alongside the Union Jack. A lamp of Peace will be lit at the war memorial at 9.15pm. Posters have been displayed around the village and on the website and Face book page. Thanks to Mr Donaldson for planting the war memorial garden.
• It was agreed to write a letter of thanks to ex councillor Hames. The Clerk will draft.
• Domain The Clerk reported that she has attended training delivered by the Cabinet Office on adopting a .gov address. This is not a requirement but a recommendation and gives a professional and official recognition to the Council. There are 30 suppliers and councils are advised to contact a selection for quotes. The YLCA is now also offering a .gov service. It was felt that this is an expensive change. This was discussed. At present the council has a .org address. It was agreed to defer the decision.

4. Accounts
Cllr Barker reported that on-line banking and the Linked Business Saving Account is working well. The balance is £10898.59. This includes the CIL money of £7851.85.
The use of the CIL money to fund the disabled village hall toilets was again discussed. It is felt that resolving ownership of the village hall may take time and the money must be spent by 2026. Other suggestions for use of the CIL money include a notice board and new signage for the village. It was agreed that one notice board in a prominent position should suffice. Cllr Spurdens is happy that this can be placed on her land by the telephone box. ACTION: the Clerk will collect examples.
It was agreed that signage should also be improved to reflect the new boundaries. This will be decided at the next meeting.
There was some discussion about the two brick bus shelters, Cllr Barker reported that Mr S. Collins, the builder, has checked both and they are safe for the time being. As they are used by walkers and cyclists to shelter it is queried whether they should be insured. ACTION: Cllr Mayhew will follow up with WMDC as to who owns the shelters.
The pump was underinsured and this has been rectified.
There have been complaints regarding the wilding around the bus shelter and pump – action will be deferred to the next meeting.

5.Highways
Cllr Spurdens reported that she had received complaints about the hedge restricting the view of the road by the allotments. ACTION: Cllr Spurdens will speak to Cllr Wheatley who will be requested to follow this up.

6. Planning
Cllr Lagden reported that there are no current planning applications.

7. Correspondence
YLCA training courses and bulletins were forwarded to members of the PC as relevant.
WMDC Precept remittance was received.
Election posters were displayed as requested.
The domain has been renewed.
Details of the new YLCA website have been circulated to all councillors.
The D Day poster has been displayed.

8. Dates for forthcoming meetings: It was agreed to hold meetings on the last Wednesday of the month. ACTION: The Clerk will book the village hall.
9. AOB – none
10. Date of the Next meeting: July 31st 2024. Chair: Cllr Spurdens.
The meeting closed at 8.35pm.

ANNUAL PARISH MEETING
Wednesday 29th May 2024 7.00pm
1. Introductions and Apologies
Cllrs. A. Lagden, E Spurdens, J Barker, District Cllr B. Mayhew, Clerk Ms J Kendall.
Apologies: Cllrs C Wheatley, G. Taylor.

No members of the public were in attendance.

2. Annual Report from the Chair Cllr Lagden.
• Over the last year, the meeting has been chaired on a rotation basis, it is felt that this has worked well and involved all councillors.
• Two new councillors, Cllrs Barker and Taylor were welcomed to the PC.
• District Cllr Tony Hames was not re-elected in the elections in May. Cllrs Mayhew and Craig will attend on a shared basis.
• Mr Tony Hames will continue his involvement and possibly will be co-opted onto the parish council.
• The Clerk was thanked. The position has been recognised more formally with payment of expenses.
• New boundaries have come into effect and the Kennels and Hundhill are now part of the PC.
• Cllr Barker has taken on the position of finance and was thanked for her commitment.
• The village pump has been sympathetically restored and Cllr Barker was thanked for her work with this project.
• The war memorial has also been repaired.
• There have been a number of planning applications, the development at 24 Darrington Road has been approved, the proposal to change use of the land on the new development was not approved as agreed by the planning inspectorate.
• Traffic calming has been undertaken with mixed views from residents. The chevrons have been recently painted but the signage is still awaited. ACTION: Cllr Mayhew to follow this up with WMDC.

3. Treasurers Report
Cllr Barker reported that the costs of the war memorial repair and defibrillator were more than expected and were paid from surplus funding. This year the precept was raised to build up funds. With the receipt of the CIL funding and Precept, the balance is £10898.59.
She will send the CIL funding return.

Adoption of NALC Revised Financial Regulations
Cllr Barker explained that this involved regulations for large councils with significantly greater expenditure than EHPC. She will look again at the requirements. This was deferred to the next meeting.

4. Election of Chair
It was agreed that once again there should be a ‘rolling chair’ system for the next year.

5. Accounts Annual Governance and Accountability Return: Cllr. Barker
The Internal Audit was completed by John Ransome. This was approved.
The papers for the External Audit were completed.

ACTION: The Clerk will add these to the website and send the required documents to the auditors.

6. Review of Rents
It was agreed that there should be no change.

7. Representatives for YLCA meetings
Cllr Lagden volunteered to represent the Parish Council.

8. Any Other Business
None.

The meeting closed at 7.25pm

DRAFT MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE PARISH COUNCIL

Wednesday 27th March 2024

Present: Cllrs., E. Spurdens, A. Lagden, C. Wheatley, J. Barker, District Cllr. A. Hames and Ms J. Kendall Clerk

Apologies: Cllr G. Taylor, District Cllr B. Mayhew.

No members of the public attended the meeting.

  1. Cllr J. Barker took the role of chair and welcomed all to the meeting.
  2. The minutes of the meeting 29.11.23 were approved: Proposed Cllr Spurdens, Seconded Cllr Wheatley.
  3. Matters Arising:
  • Pump Shed Restoration: the Pump shed  has been confirmed as a Grade 2 Listed building. Cllr Barker reported that 3 Councillors met Steve Collins to inspect the site. He has provided an estimate to carry out repairs using reclaimed materials to conform with repairs carried out to a listed building.  As no alterations are to be made, listed building consent is not required.  Repairs include making the structure safe by treating the two oak pillars which were not addressed by previous repairs, relaying the brick floor, refurbishing and refixing the pump handle, replacing the stone beneath the spout, repointing the roof as necessary and replacing missing tiles.  Mr Bratley and Councillors Barker and Hames will donate reclaimed bricks and stone slate.  It was agreed that this work should go ahead at an estimated sum of £2000.00.  Steve Collins is a trusted tradesman who has carried out work for the village in the past to the war memorial and pump shed, and is registered with Wakefield Council to work on heritage buildings.  CIL funds will be used for this.
    ACTION:  Cllr Barker will ask Steve Collins about repainting the inscription around the structure using a burgundy colour (this was not included in the estimate).
  • Dog bins: no progress from WMDC. ACTION: Cllr Hames will email again.
  • Milestone repairs: Cllr Hames reported that this has been dealt with.
  • Pudding Bush Lane rental: this lane now falls under the new boundary. ACTION: Cllr Spurdens will speak to Mr Lee about transferring rent to East Hardwick.
  • Air quality concerns, the Clerk reported that she had emailed the contact for the environmental protection officer given by Cllr Hames and then WMDC Customer services but has not received a reply. ACTION: Cllr Hames will follow this up.
  • The style by Hundhill Hall: the clerk reported that this has now been repaired.
  1. Accounts
  • Cllr Barker reported that on-line banking has now been set up and proposed a Linked Business Saving Account which was agreed. The balance is £10032.30 This includes the CIL money.
  • The PC finance meeting was held in January. It was arranged that there is now a sustainable balance to meet unexpected expenses. Although the Parish charge has gone up it is still lower than the national average. E.g. Band D average is £70, here it is £20. Band F in Ackworth was £109 2 years ago, in East Hardwick it is £33.
  • The use of the CIL money to fund the disabled village hall toilets was discussed. We understand that the existing legal structure of ownership of the village hall is not acceptable to Wakefield Council for the purposes of obtaining funding/grants but it is thought the parish council could still go ahead with donating funds towards this project but would need an up-to-date quotation from the Village Hall Committee. Other suggestions for use of the CIL money include planters and new signage for the village.
  • There was some discussion about the brick bus shelters, the one in the East Hardwick village is safe but the one at the Kennels needs to be checked. ACTIONS: Cllr Barker to follow up. Cllr Spurdens will send insurance documentation to Cllr Barker, and Cllr Hames will check with WMDC whether this is our responsibility.
  1. Highways

Cllr Wheatley reported that no progress has been made with regard to completion of the speed cushions.  ACTION: Cllr Hames reported that he raised the situation with WMDC and will ask again.

  1. Planning

Cllr Lagden reported that there are no current planning applications.  The 24 Darrington Road application has been approved for the house and extension. The appeal made by number 37 was dismissed by the Planning Inspectorate. The garage at number 71 has been approved.

7. Correspondence

YLCA training courses and bulletins were forwarded to members of the PC.

WMDC Precept Demand 2023-24 was submitted.

Domain name change to .gov address offer: ACTION: the clerk will follow this up.

Coronation portrait: this was matter was given to the Village Hall committee for consideration and a portrait has been applied for which will hang in the village hall.

Flag of Peace celebrating the 80th anniversary of D-day ACTION: Cllr Spurdens will speak to Mr Donaldson as to whether to proceed with the purchase.

Defibrillator training has been offered and a poster has been displayed on the notice board.

Election posters have been displayed.

In response to concerns about the rise of crime in the village and surrounding areas, Mr Furniss has set up a meeting with a representative of each Parish with WY Police.  The proposal is to increase the numbers of police in the area and share intelligence. Cllr Spurden volunteered to be our representative.

8 AOB

  • Cllr Hames reported that the hedge at the top of the village which was blocking the view at the junction has been trimmed back.
  • Cllr Hames reported that the repairs to the Wentbridge viaduct has significantly increased the volume of traffic on the A639 and consequently the road surface is now in very poor repair. There is a dispute over whether the Highways Agency or WMDC is liable for repairs – this is an on-going situation.

Date of the Next meeting: 29th May 2024 7.00 APM and PC meeting 7.30pm. Chair: Cllr Lagden.

The meeting closed at 8.50pm.

 

There was no meeting in January 2024

 Wednesday 29th November 2023

Present: Cllrs. G. Taylor, E. Spurdens, A. Lagden, C. Wheatley, J. Barker, District Cllrs. A. Hames and B. Mayhew.  Ms J. Kendall Clerk

Apologies: None.

No members of the public attended the meeting.

  1. Cllr G. Taylor took the role of chair and welcomed all to the meeting.
  2. The minutes of the meeting 27.9.23 were approved: Proposed Cllr Spurdens, Seconded Cllr Barker.
  3. Matters Arising:
  • Grant for Rewilding: Cllr Hames reported that a grant for the rewilding projects is available under the Neighbourhood Fund. A link has been sent to Mr Driffield.
  • Damage to the pump shed: Cllr Lagden reported that has asked Steve Collins for an estimate for repairs and it was agreed to meet him for his estimate of work needed. There was discussion about whether the pump qualifies to be registered on the register of ACV – Asset of Community Value. ACTION: Cllr Taylor will contact Charlie Banks the Community Officer foe area. Cllr Hames will also speak to him.
  • Dog bins: no progress ACTION: Cllr Hames will follow up.
  • Milestone repairs: ACTION: Cllr Hames will follow up.
  • Pudding Lane rental: This is land owned by the Cawood Trust and rent is currently being paid to the Ackworth branch of the trust, rather than East Hardwick, as it now falls under the new boundary. ACTION: Cllr Hames will follow up.
  • New Boundary Signage: it was agreed that moving the sign on Rigg Lane would cause a hazard on the road. It is possible that other signs could be paid for with CIL funding.
  • Rigg Lane vegetation: Cllr Barker reported that the verge has now been trimmed as well as the overhanging growth.

 

  1. Accounts

Cllr E. Spurdens reported that as of 14.8.23 the closing balance was £10578.85. This includes the CIL money. There has been expenditure of £433 on insurance. The balance is £9816.48.

Cllr Taylor will enquire as to whether the Village Hall was paid rent for holding the election.

It was agreed that a meeting will be held to discuss CIL spending in the new year.

The bank mandate has been updated and all councillors and the clerk are now signatories.

  1. Highways

Traffic calming measures were completed in October. There is no further information on the proposed double yellow lines. Apparently, the speed cushions are a standard height. It is felt that the speed cushions are ineffectual and dangerous. The markings are temporary and will be repainted.

ACTION: Cllr Taylor will contact Martin Barnes at Highways and ask for a site visit.

The recent monitoring vans were discussed and it was agreed that they have calmed speeding traffic on the Doncaster Road. Data is being forwarded to the police and WMDC. Cllr Hames will enquire as to who is funding the vans.

  1. Planning

Cllr Lagden reported that the planning application at 24 Darrington Road has been approved.

The appeal made by number 37 in relation to the application to turn the top section of the paddock into a garden has been submitted and Cllr Lagden has responded. This now rests with the Panning Inspectorate for a decision.

  1. Correspondence

YLCA training courses and bulletins were forwarded to members of the PC.

West Yorkshire Bus consultation – put on website.

Code of Conduct circulated.

WMDC Precept Demand 2023-24.

Precept analysis – sent to finance officers.

Royal Garden Party Invitation, it was unanimously agreed that the previous chair should be nominated. It was resolved that the Clerk and Cllr Wheately should draft a response.

There has been another request for information about the old school. Restrictions and covenants on its development made it hard to sell previously, however, it can be a private residence.

  1. AOB
  • Cllr Hames raised the issue of the disabled toilet and suggested that the Village Hall committee should become a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with a Board of Trustees to resolve the issue. Cllr Taylor reported that this is an ongoing frustration and will look into this suggestion.
  • The Clerk will report the style by Hundhill Hall needs repair.
  • Cllr Spurdens reported that a resident has complained about the pollution and air quality in the village. ACTION: The Clerk will contact the environmental protection officer.

Date of the Next meeting: 31st January 2024 7.30pm. Chair: Cllr J. Barker.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

 

Wednesday 27th September 2023

Present: Cllrs.  E. Spurdens, A. Lagden, C. Wheatley, J. Barker, Ms J. Kendall Clerk

Apologies: Cllr G. Taylor, District Cllrs. A. Hames, B. Mayhew.

2 members of the public attended the meeting.

 

  1. Cllr C. Wheatley took the role of chair and welcomed all to the meeting.

 

  1. The minutes of the meeting 12.7.23 were approved by Cllr Lagden and Seconded by Cllr Barker.

 

  1. Matters Arising:
  • Wilding of the area by the pump: The verge at the top of Darrington Road has been cut by Mr Driffield and he has asked for help later in the month. As Cllr Hames was absent there was no update on his offer to enquire into the possibility of a grant for the rewilding projects.
  • Damage to the pump shed: Cllr Hames has not yet updated us on any contact with the Conservation Team at Wakefield Council to assess the pump. Cllr Lagden has asked Steve Collins for an estimate for repairs.
  • Rigg Lane vegetation: Cllr Barker reported that the verge has been trimmed but the overhanging growth has not been tackled. ACTION: the clerk will email WMDC.
  • Dog bins: no progress, this was reported to WMDC, the Clerk will follow up.
  • Milestone repairs, Pudding Lane rental and New Boundary Signage: all require updates from Cllr Hames.
  • Overgrown paddock: Cllr Lagden reported that WMDC is aware of the maintenance contract on the paddock that requires cutting three times a year.
  1. Accounts

Cllr E. Spurdens reported that as of 14.6.23 the closing balance was £10914.85. This includes the CIL money. There has been expenditure of £300 on a new defibrillator battery. WMDC has charged £131 for election expenses. The balance was £10528.85.

It was decided again to defer the meeting re. the allocation of CIL funding until Cllr. A. Hames has determined whether the changes introduced at the cabinet meeting will have any affect.

  1. Highways

Traffic calming measures are due to begin on 10th October for 10 days. There is no further information on the proposed double yellow lines. The positions of the speed cushions have been circulated by WMDC.

  1. Planning

Cllr Lagden reported that there are currently 3 planning applications within the village.

The conservatory application has been passed.

An appeal has been made by number 37in relation to the application to turn the top section of the paddock into a garden which was rejected by WMDC.  This will now be considered by the planning inspectorate. WMDC planning department has requested that the appeal is dismissed but if it goes ahead, then conditions should be applied. This was discussed and it was agreed that the land should remain as a paddock as in the original specification.

The application for a new build at 24 Darrington Road was discussed at length. Since the last meeting WMDC has conducted a tree survey which was undertaken on 6th September. This was brought to the attention of the meeting by residents in the village. They requested that, in light of the findings of the survey, the PC should rescind their decision of no objection taken in July.

The response was checked on the WMDC planning website. It was noted that the PC response was designated as ‘neutral’.  It was therefore agreed that no further action should be taken by the PC.

 

  1. Correspondence

YLCA training courses and bulletins were forwarded to members of the PC.

YLCA Councillor Job Descriptions were circulated to all councillors.

The new boundary has been added to the website.

The Declaration of Interest Forms were returned to WMDC and added to the website.

Concerns about Rigg Lane and Dog bins were sent to WMDC.

WMDC salt supplies: it was agreed that as there is no suitable location for delivery, no salt would again be ordered.

YLCA D Day information has been forwarded to Mr R Donaldson.

The Clerk will complete the Election survey for NALC.

The website hosting invoice will be paid by the Clerk.

Mr R Horn has kindly serviced the defibrillator and has offered to deliver more defibrillator training in the new year.

Cllr Mayhew has requested to be added to the circulation list and asked that we raise any issues with him.

 

  1. AOB
  • Cllr Lagden has been asked who owns the small plot of land on the corner by the stables. As no one could answer, it was suggested that the enquirer should contact the land registry.
  • Cllr Spurdens has ordered the wreath.

Date of the Next meeting: 29th November 2023 7.30pm. Chair: Cllr G. Taylor.

The meeting closed at 8.45pm.

 

Minutes of meeting Wed 12th July 2023

Present: E. Spurdens, A. Lagden, C. Wheatley, G. Taylor, J. Barker

Guest: Cllr A. Hames

4 members of the public also attended the meeting.

Apologies: None

  1. The minutes of the APM 25.5.23 were approved by Cllr Wheatley and Seconded by Cllr Lagden.

The minutes of the PC meeting 25.5.23 were approved by Cllr Wheatley and Seconded by Cllr Lagden.

  1. Role of the Chair and Councillors:

It was agreed that the position of chairperson would be a rolling role. E. Spurdens chaired the meeting with C. Wheatley as deputy. September’s meeting will be chaired by C. Wheatley with G Taylor as Deputy. G. Taylor will assume the role of chair for the following meeting with J. Barker as deputy. This pattern will continue until the role of chair returns to A. Lagden, when the situation will be reviewed.

  1. Roles of councillors:

Treasurer: E. Spurdens is to continue in the role with J. Barker shadowing.

Planning: A Lagden and E Spurdens

Highways: C. Wheatley and G. Taylor

  1. Role of Clerk

Although an advert was put out and flyers distributed throughout the village, there has been no interest in the role of Clerk to the Parish Council. However, contact has been made with J. Kendall, with a view to her possibly resuming her role as Clerk. Her knowledge and expertise are very much valued by the Parish Council. AL/LS will approach J. Kendall to discuss the position.

  1. Wilding of the area

The verge at the top of Darrington Road has been left to wild. This is being monitored by Les Driffield.

  1. B, Pollard, P. Hargreaves and T. Nicholls have indicated that they will be wilding part of the churchyard.
  2. E. Spurdens is returning the Common Piece to Wild habitat.

Cllr Tony Hames said that he would enquire into the possibility of a grant for the rewilding projects. Jack Hemingway, deputy leader of Wakefield Council has responsibility for this. Pete Furniss is overseeing the re wilding of the village.

  1. Pump shed:

Damage to the pump shed has been identified by a villager. Enquiries are being made into whether the repair would have to be a specialist job. Cllr Tony Hames will contact the Conservation Team at Wakefield Council to come and assess the pump. The handle is currently with E.Spurdens. Depending on the outcome of the assessment, we will know whether the repair needs to be claimed on the insurance.

  1. Accounts:

Cllr E. Spurdens reported that as of 14.6.23 the closing balance was £10914.85. This includes the CIL money. There has been no expenditure or income since 14.6.23.

It was decided to defer the meeting re. the allocation of CIL funding until A. Hames has determined whether the changes introduced at the cabinet meeting will have any affect.

  1. Highways

12th June, J. Elliot contacted Movie Makers with a video she had taken of an articulated lorry passing through the village. She her expressed her concerns to the company who said they would investigate. The PC would like to thank J. Elliot for bringing this to the attention of the company.

Traffic calming measures. Progress re. traffic calming measures to be followed up by GT and CW. There is some disquiet in the village that progress seems to have stalled somewhat.  Cllr A. Hames is to contact the local PACC team to request that they attend a future PC meeting.

  1. Planning

Councillors considered the 2 planning applications for 24 Darrington Road.

Careful consideration was given to both parties and the views of the proposers and objectors were given equal attention although the objectors were not present at the meeting.

Councillors were provided with documentation outlining the criteria used to determine planning applications.

After robust research and debate, Councillors agreed that they had no cause to object to the proposed plans. However, the final decision will be made by Wakefield Council Planning Department. It is understood that a site visit will be made by the planning officer to assess the site before the decision is made.

  1. Correspondence

YLCA courses were forwarded by LS to interested members of the PC

  1. AOB
  2. Mr R Donaldson has reported that the milestone opposite Station Lane is in a state of disrepair. The council will look at getting this checked alongside the pump house.

JB mentioned that over hanging vegetation on Rigg Lane is impeding the safe passage of pedestrians. AH and JB to pursue.

Pudding Bush Lane – AH concerned that rent for this land was going to Ackworth but due to the boundary changes felt that it should be redirected towards EH.

AH also pointed out that the ‘Welcome to Ackworth’ signage needs to be moved to reflect new boundary.

JB Requested that dog bins be installed at end of Badsworth walking route. JB to follow up with Wakefield Council.

It has been noted that one of the paddock areas in the new development is becoming overgrown. We will refer to the conditions of the development about maintenance of the paddocks and take appropriate action.

Review of rents: It was agreed that the rents for garages and allotments will remain the same.

 

Meeting closed at 9.00 pm.

Next meeting 27.9.23 7.30pm

8.30pm Thursday 25th May 2023

1.Present: Cllrs. A. Lagden (Chair), G. Taylor, E. Spurdens, C. Wheatley and Clerk Ms J. Kendall.
Apologies: Cllr J. Barker
Cllr Lagden welcomed the 2 new councillors, Gail Taylor and Julie Barker in her absence.

2. Minutes of the last meeting: held on 30th March 2023.These were accepted and signed as a true record. Proposed: Cllr E Spurdens, Seconded: Cllr C. Wheatley.

3. Matters Arising:
● Elections – expenses need to applied for by post.
● Village Jubilee Celebration: Cllr C. Wheatley reported that the event was very successful with 79 people attending. As it was raining it was moved to the village hall. Thanks to the organisers at the Church.
● Cllr Spurdens reported that the war memorial repairs have now been completed.

4. Accounts:
Cllr. Spurdens reported a current PC bank account balance of £11216.34.
She will send a Nil return for the CIL funding.

5. Highways:
See the report at the APM.

6. Planning:
There are no new planning applications affecting the village.

7. Correspondence:
Clerks and Councils Direct, Weekly Planning lists, Newsletters from YLCA, White Rose Newsletter, Register of Electors, Agenda for Town and Parish Council liaison group, Wakefield Branch meeting details, catalogues. Election posters – have been displayed.
WMDC election guidance. New councillor training and forms to return from YLCA, WMDC Local Plan consultation – put on website.

8. Any Other Business:
A donation to the village produce show of £50 was agreed.
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 9.15pm.
Date of Next Meeting: 7.30pm Friday 16th June 2023