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Monday 8 January 2024

Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall

Present:         Councillors – Cllr D Spence (Chairman), Cllr A Ellis, Cllr Mr S Swires, Cllr J

Parish, Cllr Mrs S Swires, Cllr M David and Cllr N Hull.

Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway.

                    1 Member of the public was present.



1                 Apologies                                  None.


2          Declarations of Interest             None.

3        Exempt Information                   None.


4        Approval of previous minutes –


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 20 November 2023 was proposed by Cllr Mrs S Swires, seconded by Cllr M David and signed by the Chairman.

5        Urgent Business –           The Defibrillator – Cllr S Swires is taking over the

checking and maintenance of the Smiths Arms

Defibrillator. Waiting for the Squinting Cat’s

electrician to install defib.

                                                  Grants – Working with Organisations – review the grants

and grant form for following meeting.

                                                  Bench – bench received, contact site management

                                                                      re installation site.

                                                  Notice Board – Apply to Cllr Hull’s Locality Grant.

Commuted Sums – Cllr Parish is in contact with NYC.

Hedges         Hedges again overgrown, Cllr Swires to

Arrange a trim.

                                                            Newsletter    Send out in Spring. Think about content.

                                                            Website        Write to Rural Computer Services.

Alternatives to be investigated.

6       Finances


– The bank balances at 8 January 2024 were reported to the Parish


                    Business Current Account                                                         £491.40

                    Business Money Manager (Deposit Account)                        £8,558.36


Invoices for Chevin Land Scapes – Grass Cutting and leaf clearing £726.00

and Broxap  – Bench £1,018.80 approved for payment.

Clerk to arrange meeting with Bank about mandate instructions.    

     Quarterly Internal audit to be carried out at next meeting.

Precept request sent in and acknowledged.

7        North Yorkshire Councillor

Councillor to chase up information about “village walk through”, hedges and Loal Plan details. Write to Cllr Hull re grant for noticeboard.


8        Planning Matters


          ZC23/03635/FUL                                             Granted Subject to Conditions

                Extension to residential curtilage at Bradbury House, Moor Park (Mrs D Manton)



Erection of single storey side and rear extensions with extension and alteration to

Existing garage to link to dwelling at Howe Cottage, Howhill Road (Mrs Martin-Wright)

Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections



Installation of replacement door at Vocalink, 4 Cardale Park (Mr Richard Jones)

Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections



Change of use of paddock land to garden. Proposed garage and carport with storage

above. Outbuilding to house renewable energy equip and boundary wall extension at

Jackland House Farm, Lady Lane (Mr & Mrs Edington)

Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections




Decision against demolition of 2 agricultural Barns and erection of 1 dwelling at Beckwith Barn, Beckwith. (Jenny Cairns).


9     Local Plan       Consultations still ongoing.

10  Traffic and Highways           Drainage channels on Edges of Norwood Lane

                                                            silted up (Junction with B6161 to Phoenix Farm)

Problems can be reported to North Yorkshire on the following webpage:


11       Copse and Grass cutting           Ask for 2024 quote, junction verge cutting, verge

from junction to The Old Post Office and leaf clearing

in autumn.   

12       Correspondence                        Letter from NYC re distribution of waste containers.

                                                            Cllr Ellis continuing to correspond with Open Reach

                                                  about fibre broadband.                                    


13       Councillors Questions/Comments      None.


14       Dates and time of next meetings at 7.30pm –          Monday 11 March 2024

Monday 8 April 2024

Monday 13 May 2024

                    Please make note of new dates. All are booked in the village hall.

The meeting closed at 9.30pm

Please check the website for further information –





No. Action Responsibility
1  Defibrillator – Contact Squinting re installation  Cllr Spence
2  Defibrillator – Source Demo Cllrs
3  Commuted Sums – follow up  Cllr Parish
4  Grant form – examples  Cllr Parish


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