Minutes 110809

Minutes of the Meeting of the Stainforth Parish Council held in the Village Hall, Stainforth on Tuesday, 9 August 2011 at 7.30pm. Parishioner Participation was at 7.30pm.

Present: Cllrs Maudsley (Chairman) and Newhouse. Also, the Clerk, Pc H Carpenter and two parishioners.

As there were only two members of the parish council present, there was not a quorum. Agenda items were thus received by way of information only. However, the payment of three accounts as listed was due. These were paid and would be authorised in retrospect at the next meeting.

During parishioner participation the following matters were raised:

1 Allen Close, Stainforth – had the planning application for an extension been received and why was it necessary for a property which was being used as a holiday home, to be extended? The application had been received after publication of the agenda, the reason for the extension not being a material consideration.

Road at Holly House, white line – would the solid white line be extended round the corner? This had been discussed with highways, the council’s understanding being that when white lining was next undertaken in the village, the white line in question, would be extended. There was enquiry as to who owned the footpath on the slip road. The Council understands that as part of the highway, it will be the responsibility of NYCC.

Cars parked around the village – there had been complaints and the Chairman said he would deal with this matter in conjunction with the Council.

1 Apologies – Cllrs Fairweather and Sharp

2 To record any Declarations of Interest

 – none.

Cllr Maudsley was provided with a new Declarations of Interest form for completion.

3 Police Report

Pc Carpenter said that a number of parking tickets continued to be issued but regulation was frustrated on Dog Hill because of the deterioration of the yellow lines. This would be referred to Highways. There had been the theft of stone from the seat at the Pinfold.

Inspector Franks who had been responsible for Settle, Ingleton, Crosshills and Grassington area as a whole, had now retired and had been succeeded on a temporary basis by Insp Andrew Crocker.

4 To co-opt a Member

Cllr Maudsley, Chairman, reported that he had a couple of leads and enquiries were continuing.

5 To approve the Minutes of the Meetings held on 14 June 2011

The Minutes had been circulated prior to this meeting. As there was not a quorum at the meeting, the minutes would be approved at the next meeting.

6 Matters Arising

i) Pot hole on Dog Hill and damaged village sign on B6479 – update – pot hole filled in and sign restored.

7 Planning

a) To consider applications received

C/64/125 Erection of single storey side extension to existing dwelling. 1 Allen Close, Stainforth – this had been received too late for inclusion on the agenda.

b) To note any decisions received - none

c) To receive any planning correspondence and to decide on action as appropriate

i) C/49/603D

Continuation of mineral working until December 2021 by deepening the current extraction area, including revised restoration proposals. Dry Rigg Quarry, Helwith Bridge. For Tarmac Ltd. Advice that this application would be considered by the YDNPA Planning Committee on 9 August 2011.


Changes to planning application scheme of delegation – circulated and noted.

8 Finance

a) To authorise payment of accounts as per schedule.

These were: Mazars - £144.00 (external audit) and Wonder of Wood Ltd - £120 (repair of three seats).

b) To authorise the Clerk’s expenses for the quarter ended 30 June 2011.

These amounted to £105.12.

As these three accounts were due for payment, cheques were completed and payment would be authorised in retrospect at the next meeting.

c) Rural Action Yorkshire (formerly YRCC)

To consider membership invite – no action.

d) Annual Return for year ended 31 March 2011.

The report of the External Auditor had been received, no items being drawn to the Council’s attention for action.




9 Pinfold

a) To consider action following report of alleged theft of stone from seat. As indicated above, the police were aware of the theft but there was no other information.

10 North Yorkshire County Council

i) Countywide Civil Parking Enforcement - to consider response to consultation – received.

ii) Sustainable Community Strategy for North Yorkshire - to consider response to consultation – received.

11 Craven District Council

i) Street Cleansing Review - to consider response to consultation – received.

12 Street Lights

a) To receive reports of defects for action and any other relevant information

No faults reported.

The Clerk said that he had recently seen the council’s electrical contractor and had asked him to switch the lights back on with effect from 1 September 2011.

13 Highways

a) To receive any reports for action – none.

b) Dog fouling – complaints had been received and warning signs requested. Some had been received but a supply of metal ones was awaited. (Received the day after this meeting).

14 Repairs and Maintenance

a) To receive any reports for action - none

b) Repair of bench at bottom of Goosker – now repaired along with two others.

15 To respond to correspondence received

i) Yorkshire Local Councils Associations – website development – guidelines and internet questionnaire – completed for information.

16 To receive items of information

i) YDNPA – Notification of motor rally event – Sunday, 24 September 2011 – noted.

ii Craven District Council – advice of Ride Around for £1 scheme – welcomed and poster displayed.

iii) Dales Integrated Transport Alliance (DITA)– advice of successful bid for funds of £1.1M – noted.

iv) Horton in Ribblesdale PC – invite to attend site visit following advice of disposal of land by Hanson Aggregates – Cllr Maudsley, Chairman, reported on his attendance.

17 To arrange the next meeting of the Parish Council

To be held in Stainforth Village Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 13 September 2011.

There being no further business, the meeting was closed at 8.30pm.





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