Parish Council Notes – May 2010

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 12th April  2010 and will be published in the Parish Magazine in May 2010.

Planning Applications
a)  6.68.5.D.FUL Installation of 10 replacement windows at The Royal Oak, Copgrove Road, planning permission was refused on 22nd March.

b)  6.68.158.C.FUL Formation of a new vehicular access at 4 Sunnyside Gardens, permission was granted on 15th March.

c)  6.68.94.A.FUL Erection of replacement upper section of rear conservatory at Barn Cottage, Station Lane, permission was granted on 11th March.

d)  6.68.172.FUL Erection of a two storey rear extension at Laurel House, Station Lane, permission was granted on 12th April.

e)  6.68.157.B.FUL Erection of a single storey side extension at 2 Burnett Close, this application will be discussed in the next meeting and the plans will be available for public inspection.

 Review of Passenger Transport Services
We have been invited to make comments or recommendations on behalf of local residents on the provision of home to school transport and local bus services in our community.  This is the start of a review process and we have been told that although there will be little opportunity on this occasion to increase or enhance the existing level of service it may be possible to adjust the routes or timings of journeys to better suit the needs of bus passengers and encourage usage.  If you would like to make comments please put them in writing to the clerk by the end of May.  This will be on the agenda for the meeting in June.

Village greens
Areas of the top green have been recently topped up with top soil and seeded with grass seed.  We thank Paul Bapoo for his hard work which is much appreciated.  Please take care on the greens until the grass has established.

Dog fouling
This is still a problem in the village, can owners of dogs please clear up their dog’s mess and use the bins provided.  Dog wardens can be contacted on 01423 556633 who can deal with stray dogs, dog fouling and dog barking complaints.

Verge parking
The Parish Council requests that villagers take care not to park on grass verges and curbs and to be considerate to pedestrians.  This is to prevent damage which is being caused to the grass verges and to ensure that pedestrians are able to use the footpaths safely.  The verges are the property of North Yorkshire Highways who will investigate and if necessary take legal action if damage is being caused or obstructions are made.

Next meeting – Open and Annual Meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 10th May 2010 at 7:30pm, starting with the Open Meeting which offers residents a chance to bring their concerns about issues of local importance to the notice of councillors.  We would especially like to invite representatives from the village clubs and societies and members of the public to attend the meeting.  The Annual Parish Council Meeting will follow and members of the public are invited to observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Mark Snowdon

The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,