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POLLINGTON PARISH COUNCIL                                                                     16/04A

DRAFT Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on Wednesday 18 May 2016.


The Chairman welcomed those attending and opened the meeting.

The Chairman asked whether everyone had received the Newsletter and read the Chairman’s report and that it had updated all on other active groups in the village.

Cr Tom Bayston was welcomed and introduced himself.


MINUTES: Minutes of 2015 meeting approved.



1.HIGHWAYS. Reported that a number of repairs had been done following the closure of Snaith Road. Once again attendees were encouraged to use the ‘FIX MY STREET’ website to report issues.

2.DUST. A thank you to all those liaising with local companies, the group being led by Cr Fox.

3.HECK LANE QUARRY. Reported that there had been a reduction in the m/cycle problem.

4.HISTORY GROUP. Appears to be going from strength to strength – P Arnold gave an update.

5.VILLAGE HALL. Things going well – P Simpson (Chairman) updated on future improvements.

6.EMERGENCY PLAN. Continues to be updated.

7.WEBSITE. Eric White thanked for his continued responsibility and efforts for maintaining the site and everyone reminded to let him know of any events etc.

8.PINFOLD QUARRY. Awaiting concrete pipe to restrict m/cycle access.

9.DEFIBRILLATOR. Assured the meeting that everything in order despite there being no green light. Intending to have a further training session later this year, details to be advertised.

10.N/HOOD WATCH. Going well. Police donated £1k, match funded with Parish Council making up the group funds. ERYC also donated £1k to spent on crime prevention for the elderly and vulnerable – the Parish Council completed 16 referral forms plus a few from the police, very positive feedback being received from residents who benefitted.

11.PAYBACK SCHEME. Noted that Gowdall and Long Lane footpaths cleared.

12.PLAYING FIELD. Pleased that the equipment is being well used. Tennis nets and posts being renewed due to vandalism.

13.SPEEDING VEHICLES. Despite previous surveys showing no further action required on Snaith Road and Gowdall Lane, another had been requested due to further complaints. Ed Surman from H&H Celcon reported that they were monitoring vehicles servicing their site.

14.PANTHERS. Continuing to thrive.

15.KEEDWELLS. Site vacated although a café now on site. Mr Bellwood reported a dust problem due vehicles turning on site.

16.SOLAR FARMS. Up and operating with little impact. Contribution to the PC £2500 pa.

17.KEEP VILLAGE TIDY. A litter pick took place in April – Cr Haigh thanked those who took part plus ERYC for equipment and collection of rubbish.



The Chairman closed the meeting and thanked everyone for attending.








APPROVED MINUTES of the Annual Village Meeting held on Monday 18 May ’15.


The Chairman welcomed those attending and opened the meeting.

The Chairman reported on some of the current projects and problems and thanked Paul Arnold for producing the Newsletter and for over 25 years service on the Parish Council, mentioning his involvement with other village activities plus his ongoing assistance.

Thanked Ian Walker for his term of office which finished on 7 May 2015.

The new Councillor Geoff Haigh introduced himself and described his interest in helping the community.


MINUTES: Minutes of the 2014 meeting were approved.



1. HIGHWAYS. Work on Snaith Road completed plus repairs to village roads to damage caused during closures. ‘FIX MY STREET’ website again emphasised as a good way for the public to report various problems.

2. DUST. Tim Ashton thanked for his ongoing efforts, name change proposed.

3. HECK LANE QUARRY. Continued use by motorcycles – despite the MP being involved little progress made, requested that more people complain.

4. HISTORY GROUP. Five presentations during the last year, next in July about water.

5. VILLAGE HALL. Cr Simpson reported on various events and car park repairs.

6. EMERGENCY PLAN. Updated including snow clearance on estate roads.

7. WEBSITE. Reported and thanked Eric White for taking on responsibility for maintaining site and requested that he be kept updated with information.

8. PINFOLD QUARRY. Continued use mainly for dog walkers.

9. DEFIBRILLATOR. Now installed with thanks to Sarah Shepherd (Brown Owl) and contributors. Several residents been instructed on use.

10. N/HOOD WATCH. Reported much improved membership with ‘facebok’ now a key part – thanks to Paul Arnold for his work.

11. PAYBACK SCHEME. Reported that they were again going to clear paths on Long Lane and Gowdall Lane.

12. PLAYING FIELD. Scheme now completed.

13. GAS PIPELINE. At planning.

14. PARISH ROOMS. Fire alarm, blanket and exit sign now installed.

15. VEHICLES SPEEDING. Reported another survey carried out had not required action.

16. PANTHERS. Reported that they had less teams.

17.K EEDWELLS. Chairman reported speaking to Keedwells but got little positive response – recommend that locals complain to Environment Agency.

AOB – Chairman.

A. SOLAR FARMS. Two planning applications, Chairman outlined proposals.

B. KEEP VILLAGE TIDY. Efforts to be made to tidy village, footpaths, verge erosion etc. Dog fouling signage to be painted on problem areas. It would be helpful if residents pick up litter and report fly tipping.

AOB – public.

C. CYCLING CLUBS, Concerns regarding road safety.

D. LITTER BINS. Possibility of more litter bins.

E. BUS SHELTERS. In need of tidying up.

F. AC GRAPHICS/KEEDWELLS. David Ball asked what views there may be on the possibility of housing rather than industry – no adverse comments. Plus he was hoping to maintain the bus shelter on Gowdall Lane.


The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and input from contributors.