MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON Thursday 13 February 2020



Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall


Present:         Councillors – Cllr D Spence, Cllr A Ellis, Cllr T Muirhead and Cllr Lumley.


Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway.


                    1 Member of the public was present.



1.       Apologies:    Cllr Mrs J Ryder, Cllr M David, Cllr J Gordon and Cllr Miss V Oldham.



2.       Declaration of Interest:    None.



3.       Exempt Information:       None.



4.       Minutes of the meetings held on 9 January 2020.


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 8 January 2020 was proposed by Cllr Muirhead, seconded by Cllr Ellis and signed by the Chairman.



5.       Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere:      Copies of Emergency Plan to be provided by

Harrogate Borough Council.



6.       Traffic and Highways:    

Cllr David reported that a second traffic/speed logging exercise would be conducted for us, the logger will be located on Howhill Road before the intersection with Otley Road.

It was suggested a diary be kept of disruptions and blockages be kept.




7.         Urgent Business:  


a) Grass Cutting                It was agreed that the grass verge between the Shaw

Lane corner and the Smiths Arms be included in grass


b) Litter Pick                      Saturday 4 April 2020, information to be included on the

Spring Newsletter.



c) Training                         Cllr Ellis and the Parish Clerk attended the training. Several points arose, a more detailed report to follow.


e) Footpath                        The Community Payback organisation is to start the clearance/tidyup on the footpath to Harlow Hill in a couple of weeks.



8.       County Councillor’s Report:      The County Council’s Budget is to be set at the next

Council Meeting (27 February)

                    “Salt of the Earth” Awards.

                    Election of Police Commissioner.


9.       District Councillor’s Report:      None.



10.     Planning Matters:           


19/05247/AMENDS           Approved  

None Material amendment to allow reduction of the buildings area and alterations to the external materials of planning permission 19/01459/REMMAJ. Reserved matters application for the erection of Nursing/Care Home with close care accommodation, formation of car park, Landscaping and other associated works under outline permission 18/03379/DVCMAJ at Beckwith Head Road (Vida Healthcare)

Footpath no 15.108/2

Diversion Order has been sealed by NYCC re footpath at Quarry Bottom Farm Beckwithshaw.



Appeal against refusal of planning application 19/01799/FUL, Erection of 1 single storey dwelling with summer house etc. (Mr Matthew Welsh)



Demolition of outbuilding and erection of garden room (Revised Scheme) at

Brathwaite Barn, Beckwith Lodge Farm, Beckwith (Mr D Hayton).

Prior Approval       The Parish Council has no objections


Crown reduction(by 4m) of one beech tree at Apartment 1, Mansion House, Moor

Park, Beckwithshaw (Mr Irving).

Prior Approval       The Parish Council does not objection to or support the application but will support the professional decision of Harrogate Borough Council’s Arboricultural Officer on this application



11.   LDF Update:             The Plan has been approved (subject to amendment) and will be

adopted at a full meeting of Harrogate Borough Council.








12.   Finance:                            

          The bank balances at 13 February 2020 were reported to the Parish Council:


                    Community Account                                                            1,874.95

                    Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                      1,434.46



                    The Chairman signed the printed Bank Statements.


                    The Clerk requested authorisation to purchase a case for the iPad, approved.


13.  Correspondence:     


i)       Harrogate Borough Council          Bulb Scheme, order Daffodils

ii)     Newsletters and e-mails forwarded to councillors.



14.  Update on the Copse etc:   Winter Break.



15. Councillors Questions:        None,


16. Date & Time of next meetings:       Thursday 12 March 2020

                                                  and     Thursday 9 April 2020 – includes Parish (Open) Meeting

                                                  and     Thursday 14 May 2020 – includes Annual Meeting (AGM)



The meeting closed at 9.10pm


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









Reclaim VAT



Broadband, continuous

Cllrs Spence and



Speed on Lady Lane, Data Loggers

Cllr David


Parish needs for Traffic Management

Cllrs Spence, Ellis,

David and Gordon


Contact Highways



Extract data from Traffic sign

Cllr David and J Parish