Leyburn Town Council

Market Town & Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales

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A Meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on 18th January 2016.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson
Cllr Begley Cllr Bradford
Cllr Harrison Cllr Harper
Cllr Medley

District Cllr Sedgewick


Councillors were informed that as from 1st February there would be no Saturday bus service between Leyburn and Bedale and therefore it would be impossible to reach Northallerton by bus. The last bus back from Bedale each afternoon will be at 14:11, making hospital visiting impossible and attending hospital appointments very difficult.

District Cllr Sedgewick reported that Harmby residents were very concerned about the proposed waste recycling depot to be located at Heugh's scrapyard and she would send more information to the Town Council.

3216. APOLOGIES were received from Cllrs Borman, Pace and District Cllr Duff.

3217. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members’ Register of Interest - Cllr Walker declared an interest in item 7(c).

3218. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 21st December 2015 were approved as a correct record.


Contrary to a previous report, lost property can still be handed in at the Police Station but will be taken to Richmond Police Station for collection.

David Robinson was thanked for removing the Christmas tree from the Market Place.

Northern Powergrid had amended the plan for installing electric points in the Market Place and it was hoped that the work will be done before Easter.

The District Council's Draft Economic Action Plan 2015 - 19 Consultation will be forwarded to Councillors and discussed at the February Meeting of the Council.

The new defibrillator will be delivered next week and the Council has received funding from the Richmondshire Area Partnership towards the installation and training.


A Shawl Fields Management Group Meeting had been held. Further tree planting will take place.

Cllr Pace had accompanied the District Council Streetscene team as they walked around the town highlighting dog mess on the paths and town squares as part of their Dog Fouling Campaign. Cllr Begley commented that there is still a problem on the football pitch at the school. The Council will write to the School about this.

Cllr Sanderson had attended a Food Festival meeting at which a professional event manager had been appointed.


a. The first Parish Plan Public Meeting will be held on Thursday, 11th February at 7.00 p.m. in the Oak Room at Thornborough Hall.

Decision/Comment Required

b. Councillors discussed the agenda for the Parish Plan Public Meeting on 11th February and also agreed to accept the Village SOS Project Plan. Village SOS has awarded £1,500 towards the costs of drawing up the Parish Plan.

c. It was agreed to adopt new YLCA Standing Orders covering the production and approval of the Minutes of Meetings including the amendment of Standing Order no. 5 on the list.

d. It was agreed to revoke existing Standing Order no. 12 ‘Draft Minutes’.

e. Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company - Councillors discussed the request for financial support for the 2016-17 summer and winter DalesBus services. Councillors felt that passengers with bus passes should be able to make a financial contribution towards their journey in order to keep their bus services going. It was agreed that subject to the bus company receiving sufficient donations to keep the 855 and 856 Wensleydale Flyer service running on Sundays and Bank Holidays, the Town Council would donate £500. The donation could only be used for that service.

f. NYCC Library Services - Councillors approved signing the ‘Expression of interest in running a Community Library’ form issued by NYCC.

g. Sustrans: Realignment of National Cycle Network Route 71 via Leyburn – Councillors agreed to sending a letter of support.

h. Sustrans - Councillors agreed that widening the pavement alongside the A684 between Leyburn and Wensley would make the route more cyclist-friendly and Sustrans will be asked for their suggestions.

i. YLCA: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Beacons, 21st April 2016 – Councillors agreed to ask the Round Table, Rotary Club and the Freemasons if they would like to organise a beacon on Leyburn Shawl.

Decision/Comment Required

a. 15/00906/Full Full planning for extensions to existing joinery workshop to provide additional workshop space and incorporating new CNC machinery at Moor Park, Moor Road. To ratify comments sent in.

b. 15/00945/Full Full planning for proposed rear extension at Calderstones, Park View.

c. 15/00965/Full Full planning to install a log burner at 1 Old Chapel, Railway Street.

With regard to item (a) there were some concerns about excessive noise but it was assumed that these are considered when permission is granted. There were no concerns about items (b) and (c).

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors refused permission to place a memorial plaque for a dog in the Cemetery. It was suggested that the owners contact Lord Bolton, who may allow a more suitable and discreet memorial at a location further along the Shawl footpath.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


The kerbstones along the north side of the Market Place require further attention.

The District Council will be asked for dog fouling posters.

The wooden seat at the Richmond Road bus stop requires some attention.

3226. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 15th February 2016 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

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