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Tuesday 18 July 2023

Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall

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

Swires, Cllr M David, Cllr Mrs S Swires 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 13 June 2023 was proposed by Cllr Spence, seconded by Cllr Parish and signed by the Chairman.

5        Urgent Business –           Defibrillator at Squinting Cat –  Electrical requirements

passed to the Squinting Cat, awaiting further contact. Anyone wishing to attend defibrillator training at Ripon Bowling on Tuesday 22 August 2023 at 7pm should register to do so.

                                                  Grants – Working with Organisations – Cllr Parish to

                                                  draw up a form. Amounts of grant and budget to be


Bench – Contact Persimmon Homes with preferred site for


                                                  Notice Board – Cllr Hull to forward the forms for a Locality


                                                  Commuted Sums – Cllrs Parish and Hull to follow up.

                                                  Standing Orders –  All Parish Councillors have accepted

the Orders and have signed a copy.

  1.  Finances – The bank balances at 18 July 2023 were reported to the Parish


                    Business Current Account                                                                 £608.22

                    Business Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                  £7,486.41


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


Bank Mandate updated and will be passed to HSBC.

Paid              Clerk’s Salary          £543.15

and tax                   £135.60

A quarterly Internal Audit has been carried out and agreed by Cllrs Spence and Ellis.

A Financial Management Statement was presented to the PC showing percentage of

Budget spent in first quarter of year.

  1.  North Yorkshire Councillor  Cllr Hull was asked about the possible availability of

Training for Parish Councillors.



  1. Planning Matters – Decisions


          23/01098/FUL                                       Granted subject to conditions

Site 2 rows of solar PV panels on ground mounting at back of paddock field at

Woodside Farm, Otley Road, Beckwithshaw (B Khan)



Replacement of existing south roof covering for solar PVT panels to existing cottage,

installation of 4 solar PVT panel array to planted roof to existing single storey

extension, installation of external ASHP screen in place of existing oil tank at 3

Springhill Cottages, Haverah Park (Mr U Rietschel and Mrs M Rieschel)

          Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections



                    To replace one timber, painted, heritage slim double glazed stormproof window. The

new window being to the exact same specification as the existing window at Court

House, Moor Park (C/O Agent)

          Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections



Proposed 2 storey side extension to the existing dwelling fenestrations, stone

cladding to exterior, installation of2 chimney stacks and loft conversion including

dormer window to rear at Leckhampton House, Hill Top Lane (Mr Matt Welsh)

Prior response – The Parish Council has no Objections



Appeal against decision on Demolition of existing House and associated outbuildings

and the erection of a replacement dwelling at Leckhampton House, Hill Top Lane (Mr

Matt Welsh)


  1. Local Plan   The Western Arc Coordination Group (of which we are a Member) are

asking that the West Harrogate Infrastructure Study and Infrastructure Delivery

Schedule are completed and ratified by NYC and will impact on the imminent

planning applications to be considered for Windmill Farm and Bluecoat Park.

Cllr Spence to join a West of Harrogate Stakeholders meeting with NYC on 3rd

August to be updated on the current situation.

10       Traffic and Highways       Direction sign on approach to village from Leathley has

                                                            now fallen off, report via Portal

                                                  Overgrown 30mph sign near Harlow Carr to be reported.

                                                  Meeting with Chris Blackburn (NY Highways) to include

the positioning of the crossing and dropped kerbs on

B6162 approach to mini Roundabout, proposed

reinstatement of footpath to the cricket field and request

that NYC write to 2 residents re overgrown hedges

blocking footpaths and obscuring road signs.


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


11       Copse and Grass Cutting  Review Copse in September.

12      Correspondence              The Parish Charter has been agreed by North Yorkshire,

                                                            please read for discussion at next meeting.


13       Councillors Questions    Further information received about the community Bus.

                                                  20’s Plenty Bin Stickers to be ordered by Cllr Parish.


14       Dates and time of next meetings –      Monday 11 September 2023 at 7.30pm

and               Monday 9 October 2023

                                                                                Monday 20 November 2023

                                                                                Monday 8 January 2024

Monday 12 February 2024

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 9.35pm

Please check the website for further information –





No. Action Responsibility
1  Defibrillator – Contact Squinting re location  Cllr Spence
2  Defibrillator – Source Demo Cllrs
3  Commuted Sums – follow up  Cllr Parish
4  Grant form – examples  Cllr Parish
5  Bench – Contact Persimmon Homes  Clerk (Copy to Cllr Ellis)
6  Notice Board – apply for grant – Locality Budgets NY  Clerk


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