Parish Council Notes – August 2014

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 7th July 2014 together with information since the meeting, they will be published in the August edition of the Parish Magazine.

The Parish Council invites applications for the post of Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer. The Parish Council usually meet 11-14 times a year and the Clerk is responsible for preparing agendas, taking minutes of meetings, dealing with correspondence, following up actions agreed by the councillors and acting as Responsible Financial Officer to the Council which include keeping the accounts, monitoring the budget and assisting in its preparation.

The Clerk is required to work from home and have access to a computer with an internet connection. Contracted hours are five per week paid on a nationally agreed scale starting at £9.009 per hour. Experience would be useful but not essential. Applicants should be willing to undertake agreed training where appropriate.

Applications for this role or requests for further information should be sent to the Clerk: Mrs Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, Burton Leonard, Harrogate HG3 3TX or telephone 01765 677963 or email

Deadline:  Applications & interest to be submitted by Friday 29th August 2014.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to all the councillors, (especially Marie and previously Mark) and villagers for their support for over 6 years in what has been an interesting, diverse, rewarding and often challenging role within the community. Thank you!

Waste & Countryside Services
From 4th August a charge will be made for the disposal of hardcore, rubble and plasterboard delivered to household waste recycling centres in North Yorkshire. From this date they will also be opening up these entries to businesses at a charge. There is a notification poster on the notice board.

Later Life Annual Challenge
This organisation has asked if we can publish the following info on website/magazine about their annual challenge – there are no entrants from Yorkshire so far!!
‘Have you done something new since you retired? Started a new hobby or interest, joined a club or planned an event or trip? The Laterlife Challenge is looking for entries from the over 60s to demonstrate how people are making the most of their retirement years. There are some great prizes and also the knowledge that your story may help inspire others who are finding their senior years lonely or difficult. Chief judge is Blue Peter’s Valerie Singleton. Find out more by visiting:’

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 1st September 2014 at 7:30pm, members of the public are invited to listen to the chairman’s report, raise their concerns and observe the business of the meeting.

The Chairman is Marie Barker
The Clerk is Rebecca Coates, 3 Burnett Close, 677963,