The Bellerby Parish Council Annual General Meeting was held on 30th May 2007 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall


Cllrs Weedon and Wheatley attended the meeting together with the clerk and temporary Cllr Rycroft.

1. Apologies for absence


2. Election of Chairperson and Declaration of Acceptance of Office

Cllrs Rycroft and Wheatley proposed that Cllr Weedon be Chairman for the coming year.  Cllr Weedon duly accepted and signed the declaration of acceptance of office.

3. Election of Vice Chairperson

Cllrs resolved that this position would not be filled and that if the Chairman wasn’t present at a meeting, a Chairman would be elected for that meeting only.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting of 16th March 2007

Resolved that these minutes were a true and accurate record of the meeting.

5. Matters arising from previous minutes

Cllrs were informed that the best kept village competition would be judged the first 2 weeks in July.

6. Finance:        To approve requests for payment and approve the accounts for the year ending 31st    March 2007

Mac Plant Hire             £105.75           One grass cut

Bellerby Open Gardens £  50.00           Administration costs

It was resolved that the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2007 should be signed off by the meeting.  The accounts will now be passed to the internal auditor, Mrs Gillian Harrison for scrutiny, before being sent to the external auditors, Mazars.

7. Correspondence received since last meeting

A copy of the new “The Local Authorities (Model Code of Conduct) Order 2007 (SI No 1159) had been received and distributed to Cllrs.  The Parish Council will adopt this latest code of conduct at a later meeting.

The Yorkshire Local Councils Association had written asking the Parish Council to vote for two parish representatives to the Richmondshire District Council Standards Committee.  As Cllrs didn’t know any of the nominees, they decided not to vote.

North Yorkshire County Council had written requesting nominees for Parish Representatives to the Richmondshire Area Committee.  No Parish Councillor wished to be nominated.

8. Planning matters

An application for “Full Planning Permission to Reinstate and Make Safe Existing Building (Retrospective) at Prospect Farm” had been received.  Cllrs had no objections

An application for “Listed Building consent to Replace Stone Window Cills to First Floor windows, Replace Wood Lintel With Stone to Middle First Floor Window and to Apply Natural Pigment Limewash to Stonework to Front of Dwelling at Bellypig Cottage, Moor Road” had been received.  Cllrs had no objections.

An application for “Full Planning Permission for External Chimney Stack at The Meadows, Moor Road” had been received.  Cllrs had no objections.

A notice of appeal had been received regarding the refusal of planning permission for “Erection of Two Bedroom Dwelling at Brooklands, Moor Road”.  Cllrs had nothing further to add to their original objections.

9.Date of the next ordinary meeting

This will be either 25th June 2007 or 2nd July 2007, depending on Cllrs diaries.