Essential Water Improvement Work – Station Lane

Beginning week commencing the 7th November Yorkshire Water and their contractors will be replacing a water main in the village.   The main in question runs from the reservoir to around no. 10 Sunnyside Gardens/ Briar Hill House.  The works are due to take approximately 8 weeks.

For the duration of the works there will be a traffic light system in operation and no parking will be possible on the road between these locations.   They will try to maintain access to properties.

We are informed that at some points it may seem that no work is going on.   This will be because they are waiting on the results of tests which will check for contamination or bacteria in the piping system.    These tests take several days to produce results and work will be suspended while they are in progress.

Water supplies to properties may be suspended for short periods of time but the householders will be notified in advance.

We have a map showing the location of the works for anyone interested.

Yorkshire Water Services
PO Box 52

Customer Services Department 0844 848 1099 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm)
Telephone:  0845 1 242424
When telephoning or writing please quote ref: 2470 9001 30003
Scheme Ref: D0105


St Aidan’s school – change to catchment area.

We understand that St Aidan’s school in Harrogate has made changes to the catchment area which means that in future the villages of Burton Leonard and Bishop Monkton will no longer feed into St Aidan’s.

Harrogate Rural Area:
Places will normally be provided at the Harrogate secondary school for children who live in the parishes of Birstwith, Clint, Felliscliffe, Follifoot and Plompton, Hampsthwaite, Haverah Park and Beckwithshaw, Kearby-with-Netherby, Killinghall (except for the area defined under Harrogate town area above) Kirkby Overblow, Menwith-with-Darley, North Rigton, Ripley, Sicklinghall, Spofforth-with-Stockheld, South Stainley-with-Cayton, Washburn, Weeton and Bishop Thornton.


We would expect that this will result in an increase in competition for the limited number of places at Ripon Grammar.   Parents are advised to consult the schools directly to clarify matters.

Parish Council Notes – March 2010

These notes are highlights from the minutes of the Parish Council Meeting on 1st February  2010 and will be published in the Parish Magazine in March 2010.

Planning Applications
i)                    6.68.152.A.FUL Conversion of loft, installation of 5 roof lights to rear and balcony to front elevation at The Birches, Scarah Lane.  The Parish Council have considered this application and responded with no objections.

ii)                  HBC have refused planning permission at 2 Burnett Close for a side conservatory.  This decision was made on 25 January 2010.

iii)                HBC have sent a letter confirming observations about the removal of the BT Payphone kiosk.  The council objects to the loss of the kiosk on the following grounds; heritage within the conservation area, significant local value, amenity & safety grounds, losing facility would be detrimental to the village.  If however, it were to be removed the Parish Council would like to adopt the kiosk.

The following applications have been received and will be discussed at the next meeting on 1st March, the plans will be available for public inspection. 

iv)                6.68.158.C.FUL Formation of a new vehicular access at 4 Sunnyside Gardens, Burton Leonard.

v)                  6.68.94.A.FUL Erection of replacement upper section of rear conservatory at Barn Cottage, Station Lane, Burton Leonard.

vi)                6.68.172.FUL Erection of a two storey rear extension at Laurel House, Station Lane, Burton Leonard.

vii)              6.68.5.D.FUL Installation of 10 replacement windows at The Royal Oak, Copgrove Road, Burton Leonard. 

North Yorkshire Highways (rural safety schemes)
We are still awaiting the results of the speed assessment which recently took place in the village.  The rural safety schemes are ongoing and will be discussed in the next meeting. 

All of the published minutes from previous meetings are available on the website together with any current information and Parish Council documents.  Please contact the clerk if you have any information or photos that you would like to be posted on it.  We keep it up to date regularly and we hope that villagers are finding it useful;, any feedback would be gratefully received. 

Next meeting
The next meeting will be held in St Leonard’s Hall on Monday 1st March 2010 at 7:30pm.  Members of the public are very welcome to attend the meeting and we invite people to raise their views and concerns at the beginning of the meeting or in writing to the clerk.

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

Theft of trailer and two rams

On Tuesday the 27th an Ifor Williams trailer containing two texel rams was stolen from a farm in the village.

The theft occured between 12 noon and 3pm.

The police advise us that not only are diesel/fuel thefts on the increase, but a known agricultural equipment thief may be opperating in the area.

Lock up your tractors!