Parish Council Notes – December 2011

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 14th November together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in December.

Vacancy on Burton Leonard Parish Council
Would you like to be a parish councillor and help to make the parish of Burton Leonard an even better place to live?
The council can now fill the vacancy by co-option, which is a process whereby the council considers applications from interested persons and can then select someone to fill the seat.  If you are interested in becoming a parish councillor, please write to the parish council and include a few details of why you would like to become a councillor.  If you need any information about qualification for being a councillor or just want more information about the role, please contact Becky Coates, Clerk to the Council at the details below.  Deadline for written applications is prior to the next meeting on Monday 5th December 2011.

Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Snowdon for all his hard work and wealth of knowledge that he has brought to the council over the last 5 years.  He has been an asset to the council and we thank him for all his time and support on behalf of the village.

Preparations for winter
The parish council have ordered a path gritter, a new grit box to be located on Mill Lane and some extra grit to help keep the paths clear this winter.  We will be running a rota of volunteers so please get in touch if you can offer some help.

Yorkshire Water Works – Station Lane
A new water main is being put in, which runs from the reservoir down the road to Sunnyside Gardens, works are due to take around 8 weeks. They will try to keep access to properties clear so far as possible.  Residents are urged not to park on the main road, if possible, especially near the traffic lights at the village hall end.  At some point they will switch over to the new main and all properties along the route will be without water for a short while but they should be notified prior to this.  Further information and contact details are available on the website below.

High Green Yew Trees
The parish council are looking into getting some further independent advice regarding the trees and what maintenance, if any, should be undertaken in order to preserve and enhance the health and life of the trees.  It will be discussed again at the next meeting.

Nature Reserve
The Nature Reserve will be the home to some Hebridean sheep during the winter months.  Volunteers are required to help check on them.  Further information is available on the website below.

Dog fouling
Dog fouling in the village continues to be a problem; full bags are being left in hedges and there is lots of mess around the village.  Please can we urge dog owners to pick it up and put it in the bin and not to leave it in a bag in the hedge or on the pavements?

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 5th December 2011 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,