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.
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Notice of temporary closure of Spaldington Road
The Parish Council have received notification from the Highways Team at ERYC that they are closing the Spaldington Road for emergency work as from 17 March to the 23 March 2023. This is to allow the emergency works of "VA20 renew air valve". We have been told there will be a diversion signing at the road entrance.
Statement from the Parish Council in regard to the Boom Solar Panel development
While it has been noted that some members of the local community or further afield may feel disappointed that the Spaldington Parish Council have not categorically been against the solar farm development, the Council have rightly taken a decision to wait for the actual planning application before a formal stance of the Parish Council is taken by the Councillors after a proper analysis and review . They do wish it noted that while some members of the community do wish to protest as strongly as possible against the development (as they are perfectly entitled to), some members of the community are not against the proposed development and thus it would be irresponsible for the Spaldington Parish Council to take a position on the development when not all the details of the planned development are known, as well as the fact that the actual planning application has not been submitted.
A significant element of proper Parish Council management is not to predetermine any issues before the Parish Council Meetings and before all the information is known. If the Councillors did this it would be abject rejection of proper Parish Council obligations as per legislation.
The Council also wish the community and the stakeholders further afield to know that the Council has written several times to the proposed developer with many, and detailed concerns of the Parish Council of current known plan details specifically the effect on the local Spaldington community as well as possible detrimental issues that may last for many generations. The Councillors have undertaken this to ensure that when the formal planning application is made, the Planning Committee, both local and national, are aware of the many concerns raised and can be conscious of these when reviewing the application.
The Council have received a response from the developer and their representatives of the concerns raised by Spaldington Parish Council. They have also been in regular contact with the local Member of Parliament to ensure that if / when this planning issue gets to a national planning regulator, the interests and concerns of the affected local communities are properly represented.
The Council feel that staying neutral until all the detail is known after the formal planning application is submitted is the proper way forward, which then will allow a proper, detailed and appropriate conclusion on the stance that the Spaldington Parish Council will take.
The Parish Council will always act in the best interests of the community of Spaldington. But will also always welcome feedback from the local members of the community.
06 February 2023
Precept for Spaldington for 2023/24
The Parish Council wishes to let the Community of Spaldington know that at the meeting of the Parish Council on the 21 December 2022, the Councillors agreed that they would reduce the Precept for the 2023/24. They have followed through with their commitment made in January 2022 and the Precept will reduce by £1,250 or 15%. The Council have accepted the recommendation by the Clerk that both allows the Council to ensure it is financially sound but also recognises the fact that the community is facing increased economic pressures. The Chair wishes to reassure the community that despite the reduction of the precept, the Council now had a solid financial base.
22 December 2022
Statement by Ms Alison Inglis on behalf of Inglis Farming Ltd
Following a successful meeting with a representative of the AD Plant, the Councillors were able to ensure that their concerns were raised with the various personnel from the organisation and in return the AD Plant gave a commitment to review the issues and ascertain how they can help.
A statement was issued by the contractors of the AD Plant:
We are the contractors who remove the digestate that is produced by the R100 AD Plant, this is an organic fertilizer, which is then spread on the land of local farmers.
We are aware that during the early summer this year we had a couple of issues with one of our drivers, we can only apologise for the driver mounting the grass verge on Spaldington Lane, she was faced with a lorry coming in the other direction, who did not use the passing place she was expecting him to and unfortunately she saw no other option, we use only experienced tractor drivers and have made sure that this has not happened since with a bit of in house training. Also, there was an incident which led to a broken wing mirror and again we offer our sincere apologies, the wing mirror was replaced and paid for us straight away.
Living in a nearby village ourselves we make sure our drivers keep to the speed limit and are respectful of the unspoken " rural code ".
If there are any issues/problems going forwards, please contact either myself (07921 765 760 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Robert (07801 663 146 email@example.com) and we will address your concerns immediately.
It is our aim to promote a positive relationship between ourselves and the local community and to be open and available at all times.
13 December 2022
Full Parish Meeting - 12 December 2022 CANCELLED
The Parish Council wishes to note that due to the wintry conditions, the Full Parish Meeting on the 12 December 2022 has had to be cancelled at last minute. The Clerk and Chair wish to apologise for any inconvenience for any community intending to join the meeting but hope that they can understand it was done on safety grounds. The meeting has been rearranged for Wednesday 21 December 2022 at 7.30pm.
Meeting with the Howden Development Developers - J G Hatcliffe Property & Planning
Following a meeting with the developers of the very large Howden development which would look to build new roads, 3000 properties (eventually) as well as new infrastructure, the Spaldington Parish Council were able to discuss their concerns about the impact of this major development on Spaldington and particular the roads around the village - specifically the C88. It was felt that the concerns were needed to be expressed to ensure that when the final plans of the development were agreed with ERYC, the concerns of Spaldington PC were included.
The developers were very open to the concerns and appreciated that the major development would probably involve an increase in large scale traffic, specifically HGVs, and that some road users may look to use the C88 as a shortcut to get back to the motorways. They assured the PC that they would ensure that any contracts with building contractors would include some safeguards on road usage, and in addition once the development commenced they would sponsor the application to the Highways to introduce a weight limit on the road but with some local access for local companies.
It was agreed that to ensure that the developers would stand by their commitments, they would issue the following statement:
J G Hatcliffe Property & Planning welcomed the opportunity to discuss further the concerns of Spaldington Parish Council in respect of the impact of HGV’s currently being experienced on the C88 together with your additional concerns of the potential consequential impact of our proposed ‘HOW-G’ development.
As a result of the meeting Tony Kirby, Director of Local Transport Projects, has produced a preliminary plan on our behalf detailing proposed 7.5T environmental weight limits in Spaldington (copy plan attached). The Plan also includes proposed weight limit restrictions on Station Road and Flatgate, Howden. A meeting has been held with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the proposals detailed in the Plan were discussed and positively received. J G Hatcliffe have agreed to promote the weight limit proposals which it will endeavour to include in any future 106 Agreement relating to the HOW-G development. In addition, J G Hatcliffe have offered to fund the associated Traffic Regulation Order that will be required.
For clarification, the weight limit restrictions will only take effect once the new HOW-G Relief Road has been completed, however, any planning approval for the road will require a Construction Traffic Management Plan that would impose a routing strategy for all traffic during the construction phase.
09 November 2022
EAST RIDING YORKSHIRE COUNCIL Local Plan Presentation - Tuesday 08 November 2022 12-6pm SHIRE HALL, HOWDEN
We have been asked to ensure that the community of Spaldington is aware that ERYC are putting on a presentation and displaying detail of their proposed 20 year Local Plan for building. They are encouraging as many of the residents in the community to visit the presentation and give their views.
Community Meeting to discuss the BOOM Solar Panel project - Monday 10 October 2022 6.30 Fir Tree Centre, Spaldington
As most in the community will be aware, there are plans by BOOM Solar to apply for planning permission for multiple installations of Solar Panels across the local area. As there have been some concerns raised by the local community, the Spaldington Parish Council in conjunction with the Ward Councillors and local community members have arranged a meeting at the Fir Tree Centre in Spaldington on Monday 10 October at 6.30pm. This will allow the Community to discuss the issues that may be caused by the installation of the solar panels at multiple local areas.
The Meeting is open to all and everyone is welcome to attend to listen to the concerns and raise any questions.
Update on the arrangements of the acknowledgements and Services for the remembrance of HM Queen Elizabeth II
As has been announced by HM Government, the Spaldington Parish Council would like to encourage all the members of the community to participate in the minute's silence on Sunday, 18 September 2022 at 8pm in remembrance of our late Queen. This is to allow a formal remembrance of HM The Queen and to the allow moment of consideration of her Service to the Country for over 70 years.
We have been made aware that the Deputy Lord Lieutenant will be attending at Howden Town Council to lead the one minute's silence in the evening of 18 September 2022 following which he will be leading the Proclamation.
We are also aware that in Howden at 11am on Sunday, 18 September 2022 there will be a Service of Commemoration to which all members of the Spaldington Parish Community are invited.
The Chair and the Parish Council thank all the community of Spaldington at this time of remembrance of our HM The Queen for their support.
13 September 2022
Message from the Chair and the Councillors of Spaldington Parish Council on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II
It is with great sadness that Buckingham Palace has announced the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II.
The Chair and the Councillors of Spaldington wish to express their sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II and express their support to our new King and Queen Consort.
Further messages will be published by Spaldington Parish Council on plans to mark the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II in due course.
Invitation to the community for volunteers to help manage the Phone Box uses
The Parish Council has recently received numerous ideas on what to do with the refurbished phone box which is nearly finished. Whilst the Council wish to properly review the ideas, including having a mini-library, they are wanting to invite the local community or community groups, to offer any expressions of interest in helping to manage the phone box once the future use has been decided by the Parish Council. The main issue the Council wishes to explore is the resources needed and thus want to invite any local interest help manage the use. Any expressions of help can be made via the main Parish Council email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all for the support.
05 September 2022
External Auditor investigation report - formal response by the Parish Council
The Parish Council has received a full response and update on the formal investigation by the External Auditor following various complaints that a member of the community submitted to them in 2020. The Parish Council formally replied to all the complaints in December 2020 - it has now recently received the final report on the findings of the investigation. The Parish Council are very pleased to announce that all of the complaints have either been dismissed or not deemed worthy of further investigation. The Parish Council has agreed a formal response to the various complaints - please click HERE for the full Parish Council response.
To conclude the Parish Council now feels that the various and multiple issues that the Council have faced over the last few years in regard the audit complaints can now be put behind them and look forward to working with the local community for a better Spaldington.
08 June 2022
Election of the Chair and Vice Chair of the Parish Council
The Parish Council wish to announce that at the Annual Parish Council Meeting Cllr Ashton was re-elected by the Council as Chair of the Parish Council and Cllr Westin was elected to the position of Vice Chair of the Parish Council.
The Council wish them well in their roles.
10 May 2022
Chair's report at the Annual Meeting of the Parish - Monday 09 May 2022
For the benefit of the community, please find attached the Chair's Report from the Annual Parish Meeting of 2022 held on the 09 May 2022.
The Chair's Report is find by clicking HERE
Date for Annual Parish Council Meeting and Annual Meeting of the Parish - Monday 09 May 2022
The Parish Council wish to announce that both the Annual Parish Council Meeting and the Annual Meeting of the Parish will be held at Howden Town Council Offices on Monday 09 May 2022. The APCM will be at 7pm and the AMP will be held at 7.45pm. While it is hoped that both meetings will be broadcast by remote digital means, the whole the community are welcome to attend the meetings.
20 April 2022
Date for next Parish Council Meeting - Monday 18 April 2022
Due to availability of attendees for the PC Meeting in April, it has been agreed with the Chair of the PC that the next PC meeting will be moved back two weeks and will be Monday 18 April 2022 at 7.30pm. There will be very limited members of the public availability but it will again be broadcast via Zoom.
25 March 2022
Zoom link for PC Meeting on the 07 Feb 2022
The Parish Council wish to apologise for the technological issue it faced at the Full Parish Council Meeting on the 07 February 2022. Unfortunately the online wi-fi connection the PC had hoped to use to broadcast the PC Meeting and allow members of the community to watch and ask questions of the Councillors became very unstable and thus was not strong enough to continue the Zoom broadcast. The Councillors had to make a decision with regret and cancelled the Zoom link due to the unstable nature - the meeting was recorded and the digital recording will be published on this website in due course.
The Councillors' apologise for any inconvenience caused to the members of the community who had connected to the Zoom link but where unable to see or hear the PC meeting.
The draft minutes will be published as normal within the next week.
07 February 2022
Good news - article in the Goole Times
The Spaldington Parish Council is very proud to announce that there was an article in the Goole Times this week about the village and community of Spaldington. The Parish Council wished to formally lay thanks to two local businesses - SALKO Ltd and ASHTONS COMPOSTING Ltd - who have been very generous over the recent year in community projects. They both stepped in at very late notice when promised local funding for the new Village Noticeboard fell through at the last minute - both local businesses agreed to provide the necessary funding (in excess of £1,500) to ensure that the liability didn't fall on the shoulders of the local community through the precept.
The link to the article for reading is available is you click here.
Spaldington Parish Council wishes to lay it's thanks to these businesses for their continued support.
04 February 2022
Use of salt in the salt bins in the Parish
The Parish Council does wish to ensure all the community is aware that they are more than welcome to use the salt grit in the salt bins and the Parish Council will ensure these are kept full. But the Parish Council does wish to make the Community aware that anyone uses the salt grit does so at their own risk and responsibility.
Thank you. 19 January 2022.
Return of the face to face Parish Council Meetings
The Parish Council wishes to make the community aware that the rescheduled Parish Council Meeting will now be held on Wednesday 19 January 2022 at 7.30pm. Please see the Notice and Agenda for more details.
Return of the face to face meetings
MEETING CANCELLED DUE TO ILL HEALTH - It will be rearrange in due course
The Parish Council wish to update the community that the meeting on the 06 December 2021 will be a face to face meeting. Due to the expiry of the Clerk's Schedule of Delegated Authority, and the statutory requirement of the Full Parish Council Meetings to be in person, the meeting will take at the Fir Tree Centre in Spaldington on Monday, 06 December 2021 at 7.30pm. Please can the community note that due to continual Covid safety requirements, there will be limited space for the members of the public and it will be on a first come served basis.
Christmas celebrations in Spaldington
Contrary to some reports from a local organisation, the Parish Council wish to state that they will be organising some Christmas celebrations with the support of members of the local community and local companies, such as Salko of whom have been major contributors to the Christmas celebrations in recent years.. While some regular contributors have decided to cease their Christmas contributions and support because of the actions of some members of the Spaldington CIC, there still will be plenty of Christmas celebrations throughout the village. Should any members of the community wish to help or support the Christmas celebrations, the Parish Council would welcome their support.
Autumn Coming Out of Covid Fete
The Parish Council are very pleased to announce that the Parish Council has been successful in it's bid for grant funding to allow the Council to hold a Autumn Fete.
The date is SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER 2021 from 1pm at Main Street, Spaldington. All the community is welcome to come and join the celebration of the village and enjoy the local community coming together!
Report of work agreed in the Village with Parish Liaison Team from East Riding Yorkshire Council
The Council is very pleased to report that following the expect work from Cllr Westin, the ERYC have agreed a schedule of work in the village of Spaldington.
The two reports are below:
SPC GM Schedule
SPC Taskforce Schedule
The work will commence shortly and will be arranged as appropriate.
Harassment of the Council by a minority of the community
The Council has unfortunately found itself the victim of an attempt of having their reputation besmirched through at attempt at falsehoods and accusations being spread by a very small minority of the community.
Despite the minority being asked to stop their harassment of the Councillors and the Clerk and providing no evidence, they have continued which has resulted in the Council having no choice but to report these people to the Police for harassment as well as involving the Council's Solicitors which has unfortunately resulted in the use of Council funds. The Council take unfounded and unwarranted harassment of it's members and staff seriously and while they will always encourage healthy debate, and will welcome tough questions, they will not accept harassing actions by a minority.
The Council represent all the Community and will strive to serve their needs - the vast majority of the community support the Council and respect the hard work of the Councillors. Everyone is entitled to their views - no one is entitled to harass Councillors and the Clerk. The Council will always stand up to people they consider are attempting to bully both the Councillors and the community.
As we have been made aware the minority are continuing making unfounded and incorrect statements about the Council, the Council have taken the unusual step of publishing the letter our Solicitors have sent to the individuals making the statements (this has been redacted). This to is to ensure that the vast majority of the Community are fully aware of the legal opinion on the actions of the minority.
For the vast majority of the community - we sincerely thank you for your support. To the minority - we will stand up to your bullying actions and for what is right for the community.
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.
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
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
Long term Strategy for Grant applications - Report by Cllr. Murphy.
Please find further details in the Parish Council New / News.
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.