Parish Council Notes – September 2010

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on Monday 9th August  2010.

Community Resilience presentation; to show the benefits of and provide advice as to how to create a resilience plan tailored to our community.
Robin Derry from Harrogate Borough Council came to give a presentation to help our community create a resilience plan in case of an emergency in the village.  The plan would help to respond to an emergency such as flooding, isolation due to severe weather conditions, power cut, transport disasters, foot & mouth etc.  The plan contains information about the community, community vulnerability, earmarked safe buildings, community resources/assets, ways of communication, useful contact details and action sheets with emergency tips and guidance.  Volunteers are needed to help create the plan, if you are interested and for further information please contact the Clerk. 

Harrogate Borough Council Community Chest; open for applications until 30th September.
Grants of between £500 and £3000 are available and applications are welcome from voluntary organisations, charities or community groups.  Application forms and guidance notes are available to download from or contact Ann Byrne on 01423 556067. 

Dog fouling
If anybody witnesses a dog fouling in the village, please report the owner of the dog directly to the dog warden, who can be contacted on 01423 556633. 

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 9th August 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,