MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON Thursday 12 September 2019



Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall


Present:         Councillors – Cllr D Spence, Cllr A Ellis, Cllr T Muirhead, Cllr M David,

Cllr Mrs J Ryder and Cllr S Lumley.

Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway.


                    6 Members of the public were present.



In the Open Part of the meeting Councillor Stan Lumley was robustly questioned by Councillors and members of the public regarding the condition of the roads and footpaths and how to get them improved (based on our current experience of lack of response when reporting such issues on the Parish Portal), how we might influence current development proposals and how the planning system works.



1.       Apologies:                       Cllr Miss V Oldham.



2.       Declaration of Interest:    None.



3.       Exempt Information:       None.



4.       Minutes of the meetings held on 13 June 2019.


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 13 June 2019 was proposed by Cllr David, seconded by Cllr Mrs Ryder and signed by the Chairman.



5.       Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere:      None.


6.       Traffic Working Party Report:   

The VAS is to be situated on near the junction of the B6161 with Shaw Lane,

it will be rotated 180 degrees every 10 weeks, thus classifying it as “temporary”. Cllr Lumley offered £500 from his Councillors fund to pay for the installation of the post which will hold the VAS.


7.         Urgent Business:  


a) Western Arc Group        On 10 October Cllr Ellis and David to attend and keep

Parish Council informed. Councillor Gordon to attend

Parish Council Meeting to ensure we are quorate.



b) Newsletter                     Chairman and Parish Clerk to compose. Include residents

                                        in new housing estate.


c) Litter Pick                      To be held on Saturday 2 November 2019. Meeting in

Village Hall Car Park at 10.00am. Rock salt in Village

Hall hut to be removed.              




8.       County Councillor’s Report:      County Hall in Northallerton is being refurbished over the

next 10/12 months to meet modern requirements, the

offices will be temporarily housed in the Old Court House.



9.       District Councillor’s Report:      None.



10.     Planning Matters:           


19/02434/FUL                             Approved Subject to Conditions

Erection of first floor, two and single storey extensions and conversion of workshop/garage to form additional living accommodation at Reservoir House, Scargill Reservoir, Beckwithshaw (Mrs C McEwan)



Demolition of outbuilding and erection of single storey garden room at Beckwith

Lodge Farm, Braithwaite Barn, Beckwith Head (Mr D Hayton)

Prior Consultation – Parish Council has no objections.


Listed Building Consent for the erection of Boundary fence and gates; erection of

greenhouse at The Manor House, Lady Lane, Lund House Green (Mr M Hunt)

Prior Consultation – Parish Council has no objections.



11.   LDF Update:             Waiting for changes to be agreed by the Inspector.



12.   Finance:                            

          The bank balances at 12 September 2019 were reported to the Parish Council:


                    Community Account                                                            3,495.00

                    Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                      1,433.26


                                        Approval required and Cheques signed for:-

                              Clerk’s Salary                              £374.40

                              Clerk’s Tax                                   £93.60

                              Clerk’s Expenses                          £67.75


                    New Bank Mandate signed to include Cllr Gordon and request for Internet Banking



13.  Highways:       B6161 to Killinghall and B6162 to Harrogate closed for UCI World Championships, times as shown on website and various road signs.


                              Still trying to access the NYCC Parish Portal.



14.  Correspondence:     


i)       Beckwithshaw Village Hall            Rock salt to be moved at Litter Pick.

ii)     Newsletters and e-mails forwarded to councillors.



15.  Update on the Copse:         Community Payback has cleaned up the copse and will be

clearing the footpath beside the B6162 towards Harrogate.



16. Councillors Questions:        A copy of the Parish Council’s Standing Orders to be sent to Councillors.



17. Date & Time of next meetings:       Thursday 10 October 2019

                                                  and     Thursday 14 November 2019

                                                  and     Thursday 9 January 2020

                                                  and     Thursday 13 February 2020

                                                  and     Thursday 12 March 2020

                                                  and     Thursday 9 April 2020 – includes Open Meeting

                                                  and     Thursday 14 May 2020 – includes AGM



The meeting closed at 10.00pm



Please check the website for further information – www.beckwithshaw.org










Review Signage

Cllr Spence


Broadband, continuous

Cllrs Spence and



Speed on Lady Lane, Data Loggers

Cllr David



Clerk and Chairman