Parish Council Notes – February 2012

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 9th January together with information since the meeting and will be published in the Parish Magazine in February 2012.

New Councillor
We welcome Chris Whapples who was elected as parish councillor at the last meeting.

Copgrove Road Closure
Morrisons, contractors for Yorkshire Water, have now notified us that the works are due to restart on 6th February, between the junction with Quicher Lane and the Copgrove Hall Lodge due to regeneration works of the existing water mains.

The road closure has been put into effect by notices and signs and a local alternative route will be signed on site.  It is envisaged that the works will be undertaken in two phases as follows:-

The first phase will be from 06/02/12 until 26/02/12 and the second phase will be from 19/03/12 until 06/04/12.

Pedestrian access to premises will be maintained at all times and vehicular access to premises will be maintained whenever possible.

A diversion route map is in the shop window.

An additional bus service with Eddie Brown will be available for Burton Leonard residents and will run at the usual bus times following the diversion route.  Click on the following links for bus times & letter.

Service 56 Enc[1]

Service 56 Letter[1]

For further information please contact Becky Coates by email at

High Green Trees
We have received independent advice regarding the possible maintenance of the trees and we are now seeking quotes for the necessary work to enhance the trees.  We will be communicating our proposals in the next newsletter and we will not make any decisions until we have consulted with the village.

The parish council have received notification of a planning application to erect a dormer window to replace roof lights to the rear of elevation at 2 Sunnyside Gardens, Burton Leonard.  This application will be discussed at the next parish council meeting. 

Sports Field Trust
The group of dads proposing the new plans have said that they intend to hold an open meeting to discuss any proposals regarding the Sports Field and Village Hall.  Any further information will be communicated directly from them.

Preparations for winter
We now have a team of volunteers to grit the paths in the village and we have a weather watcher to notify us when it needs doing.  We hope that this will keep the village accessible in snowy conditions (if it arrives!).

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 6th February 2012 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,