Spaldington Parish Council

...in the heart of East Yorkshire, for the benefit of the Community...

You are very welcome to the wonderful Parish of Spaldington, in the heart of East Yorkshire.  

Please have a look at the history of the village and the Parish Council information. You will find lots of helpful sources of information as well as how to find us.

The Parish Council is also on Facebook and has it's own page - just search Spaldington Parish Council !  There is lots of local attractions and news of local activities.  Enjoy!

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Schedule of Delegated Authority to the Clerk

The Council wishes to ensure the Community are aware that following the Government and the Courts decision not to allow the continued remote Full Parish Council Meetings by a remote means after 07 May 2021, the Council faced a judgement call as any future Full Council Meetings would need to be face to face.   The Councillors felt that it was not safe enough in their judgement to meet in person and thus as of 03 May 2021 delegated their authority (as per permitted under Local Government Act 1972 Section 101) to the Proper Officer of the Council (who is the Clerk) to start on the 07 May 2021.

There are a few areas where the Council cannot delegate their authority including agreeing the Precept and Budget, hire or fire officers or employees and some statutory powers - but the general operations, including authorising payments, supporting (or not) planning permissions,  agreeing Meetings, persons representing the Council (not including Councillors) etc are included.

The Scheme of Delegated Authority will last for a period of six months or until the Council meet face to face and pass a motion to suspend the delegated authority.

The Proper Officer has committed to a process where he will seek the advice of the Councillors before making decisions as to ensure any decisions that are made are representative of the Council.  But the final decision under this delegated authority will be with the Clerk.

There will be Clerk Advisory Meetings on the first Monday of every month (the same as the pattern of Full Parish Council Meetings) and all members of the public will be invited to both ask questions of the Council with the Chair moderating (in the same format as the Full Parish Council Meetings).

The Council feel that on the vast amount of areas, the Community will not notice any difference in Council operations but wanted to ensure the Community was aware.

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News and pictures of what is happening to the old Parish phone box

 

As the community will know, the Council took the decision to have the old phone box renovated and refurbished to restore it to it's former glory.  The phone box has been sent away for a full sandblasting process as well as much needed repair and  repainting.  Once it fully restored, the Council will invite the community to submit ideas of what to do with the phone box.

For photos on the renovation process, please click HERE

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The new defibrillator in the Parish

The Council after reviewing the old defib machine in the Parish, found that it was beyond use as it not been maintained unfortunately.  As the defib machine may be crucial to saving a life in the community, the Council took the decision to enter into a new leasing arrangement with Defib Ltd.  This new defib machine has been fitted and is ready to use in an emergency - the code of the secure box it sits in is known by the Councillors but crucially by the emergency service in the event of a 999 call.

The defib is near the noticeboard in Main Street, Spaldington.

Whilst training is not needed in an emergency situation as the defib machine gives instructions, our suppliers have provided an overview of how it works if any member of the community wishes to review it in action.  The link is:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pnaf5t7HhI

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Long term Strategy for Grant applications - Report by Cllr. Murphy.

Please find further details in the Parish Council New / News.

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This website has been created to enable Spaldington Parish Council to comply with the requirements of the Government's Transparency Code. However, since a number of residents are not internet-connected and broadband speed in much of the parish is limited, information will continue to be placed on the Parish noticeboard.