A meeting of Bellerby Parish Council was held in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Monday 6th June 2005.


Cllrs Ball, Rycroft and Wheatley attended the meeting together with the clerk and 2 members of the public.† Cllr Welsh had informed the meeting that he would be late and arrived at 8.00pm.

1.Apologies for absence

Cllr Bannon had sent her apologies.

2.Public speaking and question time (limited to 10 minutes)

No issues were raised.

3.To approve the minutes of APM and AGM (21st March and 9th May 2005)

All Cllrs had read both sets of minutes and had no queries.† Cllr Rycroft proposed that the minutes be accepted as a true and accurate record of the meetings.† Cllr Ball seconded the proposal.

4.Matters arising from previous minutes.

The clerk was asked to contact Mike Woodford of County Highways (again) and find out when the grit box will be moved, the bars fitted to the bridge near Myrtle House and the reflectors on the wall near the Yorkshire Water plant.

The clerk was asked to chase BT, as the necessary repairs had not yet been done to the telephone kiosk in Church Street.

Cllr Ball had spoken to Liz Scott with regards to a disabled parking space outside the Memorial Hall.† The Memorial Hall Committee had agreed to the space outside the large field gate being designated for disabled parking.† The clerk is to contact the Highways department and ask them to paint the necessary sign on the road.

The clerk reported that the Parish Council had not entered the Best Kept Village Competition this year, as there didnít appear to be one.

5.To approve the accounts for the year ending 31st March 2005.

Ron Spencer had again looked over the accounts and signed them off as the Parish Councilís internal auditor.† Cllrs thanked Mr Spencer for doing this.† All Cllrs had previously received copies of the account and Cllr Rycroft proposed and Cllr Wheatley seconded that the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2005 be accepted and approved.† They will now be sent to the external auditor.

6. Meetings attended by Councillors

Although Cllr Ball hadnít attended a Vital Villages meeting, he had an update for Councillors.† Cllr Ball is to contact Highways again regarding removing the grass verge outside the church to give more room for vehicles on the road.† The feasibility and cost study into the footpath/cycleway to Leyburn cannot go ahead at present, as there is no money for it.† The clerk is to write and find out when money may become available for the study.† Cllr Rycroft is to email details of whom the clerk needs to contact.


How Clean is Richmondshire Review from Richmondshire District Council.

Also from RDC; Richmondshire Local Development Framework: Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment.

The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers had written informing the Parish Council that they could undertake environmental conservation work in the village at reasonable rates.† Cllrs felt that local volunteer help for any small projects was more suitable.

8.Authority to pay

S K Weatherald†††††††††† £93.60 ††††††††††† May 2005 invoice.

Two cheques were also signed to enable the clerk to pay grass cutting invoices as they occur before the next meeting.

9.Planning matters

The planning permission for change of use to a haulage Yard at South Dyke House had been WITHDRAWN.

10.Date of the next meeting

This was set as 15th August 2005 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall.