BELLERBY PARISH COUNCIL
The meeting was attended by Cllrs Hutchinson, Jameson and Weedon together with the clerk.
1 Apologies for absence
Cllrs Rycroft and Wheatley had sent their apologies.
2 Public Speaking and Question Time - To receive any comments or respond to any questions from members of the public.
None, as no members of the public were present.
3 Declarations of Interest
None were declared.
It was agreed that the minutes of the last meeting were a true and accurate record of that
5 Matters arising from the previous minutes
The clerk reported that the young offenders could not clear the rubbish on runs Bank as they
had already been offered more than enough opportunities for their reparation work. The clerk
is to ask the Street Cleansing team to add it to their list of jobs.
Highways had written following the recent site meeting with prices for the granite setts
around the greens and possible creation of a new parking place near the memorial hall as
follows; granite setts - £5250.00 plus VAT and the parking place between £4250.00 plus VAT
and £6000.00 plus VAT depending on the surface. The letter also turned down the request for
extending the 30mph limits further out of the village.
The clerk was asked to write back to Highways and ask for the specifications for the jobs
quoted and to ask for a further meeting with Highways and the police to discuss the
possibility of putting a 40mph buffer zone on the approach to the village from Leyburn to try
and slow traffic coming into the village that way.
Planning permission had been applied for both ordinary and listed building consent for “Erection of Rear Two Storey Extension Plus Internal Staircase Alterations at Boar House”. Cllrs had no objections to the applications providing that the access to the neighbouring property is kept clear and no materials are placed on the village green.
An application for “Listed Building Consent for Replacement of Window with Door and Replacement of 2 No. Windows” had been GRANTED at Corner Cottage.
An appeal against the refusal to grant planning consent for a 2 bedroomed dwelling at Brooklands, Moor Road had been turned down.
S Weatherald £ 43.12 Backdated pay to 1st April, travelling expenses
and overtime for Standards Board Training
Mac Plant Hire £105.75 One grass cut
Richmondshire Citizens £ 50.00 Donation
9 Report back by Cllr Hutchinson regarding the Code of Conduct training session
Cllr Hutchinson handed out the training material from the training session and quickly went
through it. He said that he had found the training very informative.
Having discussed the budget, which is attached to these minutes, Cllrs decided to set the
budget for the financial year 2008/09 at £3500.00. The clerk will inform the District Council.
11 To discuss a timeframe for distributing the parish questionnaire now that a list of ratepayers has been received from Richmondshire District Council
Having received a list of council tax paying properties in the village, Cllr Hutchinson is
currently merging the electoral roll with it so that all voters and ratepayers in the village have
the opportunity to complete the questionnaire. It is hoped that the questionnaires will be
delivered early to mid January.
To be decided at a later date.
THE MEETING CLOSED AT 8.55PM