A meeting of Bellerby Parish Council was held in the Memorial Hall on Monday 5th February 2007

Cllrs Hall, Mullard and Wheatley attended the meeting together with the clerk.

1. Apologies for absence

Cllrs Rycroft and Welsh had sent their apologies as they were both working.

2. Public speaking and question time


3. To approve the minutes of the last meeting

Cllr Hall proposed that these were a true and accurate record of the meeting, Cllr Wheatley seconded the proposal and Cllr Mullard was in agreement.

4. Matters arising from the previous minutes

The streetlight outside the Memorial Hall had still not been switched on.  The clerk was asked to send a strongly worded letter asking why the light had been erected for over a year, but had never been lit.

Another light was out on the corner of the Old Wynd, the clerk was asked to report this.

The clerk reported that she had been successful in appointing a new internal auditor. Gill Harrison, the clerk’s sister-in-law, from Thornton Rust has many years experience in the financial sector and will charge the Parish Council £50.00 per year.

Cllr Hall reported that she had sent another letter to Proctors bus company about the bus not always pulling into the bus stop on 10th January 2007.  This letter has also not been replied to.  Cllr Hall is to keep chasing this.

5. Meetings attended by Councillors

None had been attended.

6. Correspondence

The Rotary Club of Wensleydale had written inviting Bellerby to take part in the Best Kept Village Competition 2007.  Cllrs asked the clerk to write accepting the invitation.

NYCC had written informing the Parish Council that they could read the full proposal for a new Unitary Council on their website; www.northyorks.gov.uk

Bellerby Study Group had written to the Memorial Hall Committee and copied the letter to the Parish Council complaining about a mobile home regularly parked outside the Memorial Hall.  The letter didn’t ask the Parish Council to do anything, but Cllrs felt that had it requested action, the Parish Council would not have been able to oblige as the mobile home was not parked illegally.

NYCC had written confirming that an experimental order to prohibit heavy commercial vehicles from Bellerby crossroads to Grinton.  This will be reviewed in six months time.

7. Authority to pay

S Weatherald               £96.48             February 2007 invoice

8. Planning matters

A full planning application for “Change of Use from Agricultural/Engineering and Storage to Haulage Yard and Minor Repair Workshop and Storage at Yard at South Dyke House” had been received.  Cllrs discussed the application and wished to OPPOSE it on the grounds of Highway Safety.  Cllrs couldn’t see how the access single-track lane could have passing places installed when there is a wall on one side of the lane and a ditch on the other.

Full planning permission for “Erection of a Two Bedroomed Dwelling at Brooklands, Moor Road” had been REFUSED mainly because the site was outside the defined Development Limits of Bellerby.

9. To discuss problem parking on the keep clear signs at the junction of Moor Road and Richmond Road

Having discussed the problem, Cllrs decided to ask Cllr Hall to have a word with Ian Beighton of the Highways department about the problem.

10. Date of the next meeting

Monday 19th March 2007 at 7.30pm.  This will be the Annual Parish Meeting.