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Tuesday 10 January 2023

Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall

Present:         Councillors – Cllr D Spence (Chairman), Cllr A Ellis, Cllr J Parish,

and Cllr N Hull.

Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway.

                    3 Members of the public were present.

1        Apologies    Cllr M Davis, Cllr Mrs S Swires and Cllr V Oldham.

2        Declarations of Interest             None.

3        Exempt Information                     None.

4        Minutes of the meetings held on 15 November 2022  

Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting was proposed by Cllr Parish, seconded by Cllr Ellis and signed by the Chairman.

Matters Arising


It was reported that the Status of Beckwithshaw school was improving.

5          Urgent Business       –          The Parish Council Vacancy has now been filled, Cllr Mr Steven

Bench – Confirmation that request for £904.80 towards the

purchase and installation of a new bench – The Broxap 75 is the

bench we would like to purchase.  Grant form to fill out.

VAS – Continue to seek funding.





6        Finances       The bank balances at 10 January 2023 were reported to the Parish Council:

                    Business Current Account                                                              £1,695.03

                    Business Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                  £5,447.41


          Verge Grass Cutting invoice paid £360.00

          Defibrillator Battery paid £204.00

          Clerk to investigate the possibility of a ‘Debit Card’ for some payments.

The Precept Calculation Request 2023/2024 of £7,655.00 was sent to HBC 5/12/22.


7 & 8  County and District Councillors

                    The deadline dates for applications for North Yorkshire Council Community Grants

is 6 June 2023.  Consider for next meeting any items that could be funded.

Bye Election to be held in February for the Masham and Fountains Ward of NYCC.

9        Planning Matters   


          22/03290/FUL                             Refused Permission

          Demolition of existing house and associated outbuildings and the erection of a

replacement Dwelling at Leckhampton House, Hill Top Lane (Mr M Walsh)

22/04110/FUL                             Granted Subject to Conditions

Two storey side extension . Remodelling of rear store to utility room with new roof

and window at The Barn, Higher Shaw Farm, Shaw Lane (Miss E Holmes)




          Work to T1(Scots Pine), T2(Copper Beech), T3 and T4(Sycamores) at Beech House,

Moor Park,  Beckwithshaw (Mrs S Lund)

“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




Single storey rear extension at Hill Top View, Hill Top Lane (Mr S Belcher)

“The Parish Council has no objections”


Prior notification for conversion of agricultural building to form one dwelling at JH and

J Ryder Central House Farm, Haverah Park (Mr P Stainsby)

“The Parish Council has no objections”

10      Local Plan            Awaiting a date for the next Stakeholders Meeting.

The Local Plan will be reviewed under the new council, but the existing

plan will remain in place till then.



11      Traffic and Highways      


Pot hole and damaged Chevrons on Shaw lane have been repaired.

Work to replace the Double Yellow Lines and the “School” Road

marking on Otley road is still awaited. A response had been received

from Customer Services in November re the double yellow lines, they

have put in another request to Boroughbridge (they apologise for the


Flooding on Pot Bank, gullies have been cleaned but water still runs

down the hill causing flooding on the bridge and icey patches on the

carriage way.

The owners of Mill House at the junction of the B6161 and Shaw Lane

In Beckwithshaw have reported water flooding their property. Both HBC

and NYCC have been approached, but with no satisfactory result.

County Cllr Hull to contact Area 6 and the Highways Executive. Parish

Council Chairman to draft a letter to Cllr Richard Flinton re this matter.

On the road to Beckwith (HG3 1QQ) there are several large areas of


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

12      Copse and Grass cutting 

The path near the roundabout, school and down to Sandringham House

has been cleared of leaves and looks very smart.

Parish Council to review signage etc. with a ‘Walk About’ (18/01/2023) in

the village area, for discussion next month.

Cllr Parish to confirm acceptance of the quote for tree works in the

Copse. Contractor will request TPO’s for relevant trees.

February meeting ask for quotes re verge grass cutting etc.

13      Correspondence              EE are working on their network on 13 January in the

Washburn area so there maybe some problems.

14      Councillors Questions    None.

15       Date & Time of next meeting:    At 7.30pm     Tuesday 14 February 2023

                                                                                Tuesday 14 March 2023

                                                                                Tuesday 11 April 2023 Parish and PC

                                                                                Tuesday 9 May 2023 Annual and PC

The meeting closed at 9.30pm

Please check the website for further information –




No. Action Responsibility
1 Reclaim VAT – ongoing Clerk
2 Broadband, continuous Cllrs Spence and Ellis
3 Speed on Lady Lane, Data Loggers Cllr David
4 Parish needs for Traffic Management Cllrs Spence, Ellis and David
5 Contact Highways – ongoing Clerk
6 Extract data from Traffic sign – ongoing Clerk
7 Draft letters – Charles Church – NYCC Clerk, Cllr Spence


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