Council News

Hedon Town Council Meetings – late June and July 2011

BRIEF NOTES of Hedon Town Council Meetings:

The following summary from Jim Lindop is a personal overview from Hedon Town Council meetings in June and July. They are based on discussions from the meeting and should not be taken as any official record.
They are provided here for the information and interest of residents:

  • An application was heard for listed building consent for conversion of an outbuilding to convert to 5 holiday flats at New Hall 11 Fletchergate, the application was supported. There was also an application to prune trees at Cautley Mews, St Augustines Gate.
  • Discussion again took place in regard to the bridge over Burstwick drain that was part of the planning application when Leaf Sail Farm was built, members were asked to visit the site and this would be discussed again on the next agenda.
  • It was resolved that a proposal from Leiston-cum-Sizewell Town Council be supported, to ask Greg Clark MP, the Minister of the Department of Communities and Local Government  to make policy changes to apply to large planning applications in the area of Town or Parish Councils, that if an application has a significant effect on an area that the applicant or representative must if requested attend a meeting to answer questions from elected councillors and should a town meeting be called, to answer questions from all electors. Also the applicant must pay for an independent assessment as to how the proposed development will affect the sustainability of the local community.
  • The wording on the rear of Hedon Town entrance signs was agreed and that permission is sort from the East Riding to place a flower planter at the Thorngumbald entrance.
  • An email has been received where the a representative for the East Riding of Yorkshire Council have stated that the provision of a drain to bring rain water from Market Hill into Horsewell (Ducking) Pond on Ivy Lane, is not possible due to the possibility of contamination run off. We will again contact the ERYC to discuss different types of drainage so that this issue can be resolved.
  • A Hedon Town Council Newsletter has been published within the Holderness Heartbeat magazine with short articles from the Mayor and the Chairpersons of each committee to give an insight into the work of Hedon Town Council.
  • Support and suggestions are requested for:-
    1. a new crossing point in the main street, St Augustines Gate;
    2. ideas on what you would like to see at part of the Towns Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in June 2012, such as fireworks, a beacon lighting, children’s rides, stalls, hog roast; 
    3. and if you would be interested in attending an evening to learn more about Hedon history and see the Town’s silver collection
  • If you have suggestions on 1 – 3 above, please contact the Town Hall (between the Alexandra Hall and Allison Hall) on Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am to 12:30pm or telephone 01482 898428 or email

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