Parish Council Notes – April 2014

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 3rd March 2014 together with information since the meeting, they will be published in the April edition of the Parish Magazine.

Low Green Trees
Two new trees are due to be planted on the low green, thank you to the school children for their help deciding which trees they like best and their involvement in the planting ceremony!  The new trees are White Beam (Sorbus Aria) and Field Maple (Acer Campestre), we look forward to seeing them in situ, thank you to everyone involved.

Litter pick
The annual village litter pick on Saturday 22nd M arch was a fantastic success – we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came to help.  It was a great turnout and the village now looks amazing! 

Dog Mess
It is disappointing that although so many people are willing to help pick up litter, there is still a huge problem of dog walkers allowing their dogs to foul the pavements and people who leave bags of dog mess in the hedges.  Please please help keep our village clean by picking up after your dog and using the bins provided.

Street Parking
We have had a number of complaints from villagers about unsafe parking in the village.  Some vehicles parked on Station Lane are blocking the view of people’s drives.  Please be considerate to your neighbours and other road users and park sensibly without causing obstruction to pedestrians & driveways.  If you feel it is unsafe to park your car on the road without mounting the pavement please do not park there and where possible use your own driveways and garages.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 14th April 2014 (new date) at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to listen to the chairman’s report, raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963, becks_coates@hotmail.com

http://www.burtonleonard.org.uk

Parish Council Notes – March 2014

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 3rd February together with information since the meeting.

Planning
The following planning notification has been received and it will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting: 6.68.90.B.FUL – Erection of garden room at Callender House, Straight Lane, Burton Leonard.

Door-to-door Traders
If a trader calls on you against your wishes Call 08454 04 05 06 immediately. Stickers are available from NYCC for windows, so that the number is at hand if people turn up at your door. 

Litter pick
We will be holding our annual village litter pick on Saturday 22nd M arch, meeting at 10am on the low green.  Adults with or without children welcome, we need as much help as possible – many hands make light work.  Equipment will be provided such as bags, tabards, gloves & pickers.  We hope to see you there!

Recycling Garden Waste
Collections for garden waste will recommence on Friday 21st March in Green week.

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 3rd March 2014 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to listen to the chairman’s report, raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963, becks_coates@hotmail.com

Parish Council Notes – January 2014

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 2nd December together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in January 2014.

Planning
The following planning notification has been received and it will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting:

6.68.180.COU Change of use of field to campsite and log cabin to be used as communal facilities at Log Cabin, Woodlands Farm, Burton Leonard HG3 3SX.
You can also find the details on the HBC website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk.

LDF Development
We have received notification that the District Sites & Policies Document (DPD) previously known as Local Development Framework (LDF) has been submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination on 29th November 2013.  A public enquiry is likely to take place in Spring 2014.  If you require further info please email the Planning Policy team at planningpolicy@harrogate.gov.uk or phone 01423 556586.

Bulbs
We have again received a huge bag of daffodil bulbs from the HBC planting scheme.  A massive thank you to Walter, Chris, Paul, John, Derek and Harriet for planting the bulbs on the low green where it has been recently re-seeded after the new drains have been installed.  We will look forward to seeing them in Spring!

Next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 6th January at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963, becks_coates@hotmail.com

http://www.burtonleonard.org.uk

Parish Council Notes – December 2013

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 4th November together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in December 2013.

Planning
The following planning notification has been received and it will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting:
6.68.123.A.FUL Erection of a single storey extension and porch at Orchard House, Peter Lane, Burton Leonard.
You can also find the details on the HBC website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk. 

Broadband
The uptake of Superfast Broadband in the village has exceeded expectations.  The initial installation of 100 broadband circuits was taken up quickly, meaning BT Openreach had to upgrade the Broadband equipment in our cabinet at the end of October.  We now have 144 broadband circuits in total, 40 of which are still available for new subscribers. 

Vulnerable people
We would like to hear from you if you feel you might need support in the event of an emergency.  We urge everyone to look out for their neighbours and help when needed.  If you feel that you or someone you know would possibly need assistance in the event of an emergency, please contact Becky Coates (677963), Avril Clark (677817) or Louise Fields (677102) with details. 

Dog fouling
Please could dog owners be more responsible about picking up their dog’s mess?  It really is inappropriate to leave it on people’s drives and pavements.  If you know of anyone that does not pick up after their dog, please report them to the Dog Warden on 01423 500600 and they may be fined. 

Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC)
NYCC are consulting with the public about options for savings on the HWRC budget.  You can find out more and tell them what you think about the proposals in the following ways:

The consultation ends on 22 December 2013.

Next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 2nd December at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963, becks_coates@hotmail.com

Parish Council Notes – November 2013

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 7th October together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in November 2013.

Planning
The following planning notification has been received and it will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting:
6.68.43.A.FUL – Erection of 3 single storey extensions and demolition of existing garage at 4 Wigby Close, Burton Leonard.  You can also find the details on the HBC website: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk.

Fireworks
If you are planning a firework display, please be considerate to your neighbours, farmers and land owners.  In particular please be aware of nearby livestock.
Please don’t forget to collect up the rubbish afterwards!

Next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 4th November at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963, becks_coates@hotmail.com

Parish Council Notes – October 2013

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 2nd September together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in October 2013.

Planning

The following planning notifications have been received and will be available to view at the next Parish Council meeting:

Oakley House – 6.68.88.G.FUL Erection of 4 dwellings and formation of hardstanding (site area 0.2 ha orchard)

5 Station Lane – 6.68.179.A.FUL Erection of two storey and single storey rear extension.

Field House, Mill Lane – 6.68.179.FUL Erection of replacement dwelling house (site area 0.19ha) Amended site layout plan received including a revised house position

The plans are also available to view on the HBC website: www.harrogate.gov.uk 

Flats House Development
No further information has been given regarding this development.

Shrubs overhanging pavements
We have received complaints about several areas in the village where the pavements are being obstructed by overgrown plants such as buddleia, clematis and other plants & shrubs.  Could residents please ensure these are cut back and maintained so they do not cause an obstruction?

Low Green Drainage Project
Success!!  We have secured a grant of £6100 to pay for the work required to prevent future flooding on the low green.  Many thanks to everyone for their support.  If all goes to plan work will start on 30th September 2013.

Free Community Trees
Our website poll showed 8 people who are interested in applying for the 30 sapling pack, 6 of which have volunteered to plant the trees, no interested has been expressed in writing.  One suggestion was received regarding the location of these trees: ‘I think a suitable site would be the wide verge between Apron Corner and the bottom of Scarah Lane along Lime Kiln Lane’.

Unfortunately it was felt that there was not enough village interest to apply for any of the packs at this time.

Next meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 7th October at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates