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Minutes 27th April 2021 – Zoom


In Attendance:                                   Chairman                    D Maxwell

                                               Councillor                    J Laming

Councillor                    R Lomas

Councillor                    D Hudson

Councillor                    B Grimes

                                                            Clerk                           J Halsall

Chairman’s opening remarks and Declarations of interest

Councillor Maxwell Thanked everyone for all their help and work over the past 6 years as Parish Councillors.  Elections are due on 6th May and wished everyone good luck.

  1. Apologies for absence


  • Minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 13th October 2020

RESOLVED that the minutes be signed at the next physical meeting.

  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • Owston Lodge – Remove from Agenda
  • Kath’s Bench – Still to sort. Agreed to ask DMBC to repair        Action: JH     
  • Cardinals Plot 5 – Remove from Agenda
  • Harold Scurrah Medals –.  Remove from Agenda
  • Playingfield Park Repairs – Agreed to contact DMBC again      Action: JH
  • Grange Lane Sign – awaiting renewal                                        Action AW
  • Speed sign Quote – Agreed to get more information of funding Action JH
  • Emailing of minutes has been advertised in the Mays church magazine to contact clerk                                                             
  • Financial Matters

400323 – £491.20 Clerk salary Oct, Nov & Dec

400324 – £108 HMR&C Oct, Nov & Dec

400325 – £90 JM Scott Playing field cut

400326 – £150 Christmas Tree

400327 – Cancelled

400328 – £100 Church Magazine donation

400329 – £39.98 Expenses Range & Wickes

400330 – £508.30 Christmas Lunch

400331 – £20 D Maxwell Gift Flowers

400332 – £81 HMR&C Jan, Feb & March

400333 – £354.30 Clerk Salary Jan, Feb & March

400334 – £29.98 D Hudson Plants

400335 – £20 Gift Voucher

400336 – £15 YLCA Training

RESOLVED Cheques previously signed & Bank Statements to be signed at the next meeting.  Budget to be emailed to councillors for this financial year.

  • Playing field/Pinfold

Tree Branches have been cut back.

New Owl box has been fitted

Councillor Grimes to remove the Covid signs

JM Scott is continuing to cut the grass.

  • Poor’s Field

Rent has been received.

Total of £587 in Poors’ Field “account.  Councillor Laming’s is concerned there might not be enough to fund this year’s Christmas meal.

Due to no raffle last year income is down.

Compliments had been received on the lunches received

  • Planning

21/01312/FUL Mr Kent – Mon Abri, Doncaster Road, Askern – No objections received.

  • Correspondence

Emails all circulated & dealt with accordingly.

  • Website

            All updated, a number of blogs have been done over the winter lock down.

  1. New Matters/Any Other Business                         

Councillor Grimes reported she had signed up for the Great British Spring Clean with a date early June to be confirmed.

Litter pick was arranged for 28th April 2021

An annual Chairman’s Report from Councillor Maxwell to be distributed in the village.

                                                                                                            Action: ALL

Grit bins on Scorcher Hills Lane has been stolen.  Request new one also at Burghwallis Lane, both areas are slippery when Icy.                          Action: JH

Councillor Maxwell reported on being approached by a resident with regards to the field off Burghwallis Lane that currently has a building frame erected.  Considering converting this to residential, however this is on green belt land.  This area has previously been refused and also a dangerous road to come out of the field/area.

Next Meeting

The next meeting to be held at The Burghwallis Public House commencing at 7pm.

Tuesday 25th May 2021

There being no other business the meeting closed at 7.50pm.

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