Parish Council Notes – June 2010

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Annual and Open Meetings on 10th May  2010 and will be published in the Parish Magazine in June 2010.

Chairman’s Report of the last 12 months.

There are a number of achievements which have been made in the last 12 months as well as many ongoing items which are regularly on the agenda.

      Village Greens      We would like to thank Cllr Paul Bappoo for his hard work getting the curbing project underway on the High Green and also finishing it off by putting top soil and seeding down.

      We have ongoing issues regarding the greens which are regularly on the agenda, there is a limit to what can be done as there are constraints and legalities on village greens and these issues take time to resolve.

      Village drains and low green flooding      This is very much an ongoing issue which now has a committee of people who are looking into the various drainage issues and possible reasons for flooding on the low green.  We are very grateful for their continued hard work and knowledge in this area and would like to thank Nick Sambidge and everyone involved.

      Dog Wardens      Dog wardens are patrolling the village undercover, who will issue fines and in some cases prosecution.  Extra stickers will be placed in the village to prevent dog fouling on footpaths and village greens.

      Standards & Procedures      We would like to thank the Clerk for keeping us up to date with standards, procedures and general best practice.  Many of our documents are available to view on our website.

      Planning      The Parish Council act as a local resident’s complaints procedure for planning applications, we forward objections, comments and enforcement queries to Harrogate Borough Council on behalf of residents.

      LDF      The process is ongoing with nominated sites; the change of government may affect this process.  We are currently in no position to say what will happen in the imminent future but we will keep people informed through the notice board, magazine and website. 

Planning Applications
6.68.157.B.FUL Erection of a single storey side extension at 2 Burnett Close, this application was discussed; cllrs agreed to respond with; C neither objecting to nor supporting the application but raising the issue of the close proximity of the extension to the Grade II listed building and distance to the boundary. 

Community Litter Pick
We are arranging a community litter pick to tidy up the village.  We hope that volunteers will join us on Friday 4th June at 10 am, meeting at the pump on the low green.  We have arranged for HBC to supply us with sets of gloves, black bags, hand pickers and yellow tabards.  We hope to see you there!

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 7th June 2010 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

 The Chairman is Mark Snowdon
The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,