Bellerby Parish Council Annual General Meeting was held on 8th May 2006 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall


1. Apologies for absence

Cllr Wheatley had sent her apologies

2. Election of Chairperson and Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Cllrs asked Cllr Hall if she was willing to continue in the Chair for another year.  Cllr Hall said yes so Cllr Rycroft proposed that Cllr Hall be elected Chair, Cllr Mullard seconded the proposal and all other Cllrs were in agreement.  Cllr Hall then duly signed the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

3. Election of Vice Chairperson

Cllr Hall proposed and Cllr Mullard seconded that Cllr Welsh remain Vice-Chair, Cllr Welsh accepted.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting of 28th February 2006

These had already been approved.

5. Matters arising from previous minutes

The clerk reported that there is no money available from North Yorkshire County Council’s Parish Paths Partnership to fund the reprinting of the Walks Around Bellerby leaflet.  Mr Jameson of The Old Wynde offered to have a look at the leaflet and try and update it once Margaret Scott has made the necessary alterations.

6. Finance:        To approve requests for payment

Cllrs decided not to join the Yorkshire Local Councils Association this year.

S K Weatherald           £96.48             April 2006 invoice

7. Correspondence received since last meeting

Details of the new Clean Neighbourhoods Act had been received.

Cllrs had been invited to attend a meeting entitled “Learning and Development Evening – Standards, Interests and Probity”.  No Cllr is to attend.

8. Planning matters

Three planning applications had been GRANTED, these were;

“Full Planning Permission for Reinstatement of Former Dwelling” at Fryer Ings, Barden Moor.

“Full Planning Permission for Conversion of Traditional Agricultural Building to Form Single Dwelling” at Ewe Briggs Barn, Barden.

“Conservation Area Consent for Demolition of Small Lean-to Building” at Fern Cottage, Bellerby.

9. To discuss the ongoing problem of parking at the bottom of Moor Road

In 2004 the Parish Council asked for double yellow lines to be painted at the end of Moor Road where there is a severe parking problem.  Cllrs asked the clerk to look up the letter received from Ian Beighton at County Highways explaining what the procedure would be if Cllrs decided to pursue this option.  In the meantime, Cllr Hall is to send a note to all residents asking that drives be used to park cars wherever possible to try and alleviate the problem.  If this doesn’t work, Cllrs may have to ask for double yellow lines to be painted to stop the problem.

10.To discuss a request to alter the position of the new dog bin on Moor Road and dog fouling


After requests from residents Cllr Mullard proposed that (if possible) the dog bin (not yet erected) on Moor Road should be moved to the top end of the road near the national speed limit signs, Cllr Hall seconded the proposal and all other Cllrs were in agreement.

It is hoped that once the dog waste bins are installed, the awful dog fouling problem should lessen.  In the meantime Cllr Hall is to add a comment to the parking note asking dog owners to clean up after their dogs.

11.Date of the next ordinary meeting

Monday 26th June 2006 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.