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 Monday, 21st March 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson
Cllr Begley Cllr Harrison
Cllr Bradford Cllr Medley
Cllr Borman Cllr Pace

District Cllr Duff


The proposed waste recycling depot should not be located at Harmby or Leyburn which are both in a busy tourist area.

3241. APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Harper and District Cllr Sedgewick.

3242. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members’ Register of Interest - Cllr Pace declared an interest in item 7(b).

3243. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 15th February 2016 – Cllr Borman wished it to be noted that he had voted against the approval of the January 2016 minutes. Councillors approved the minutes of the February meeting as a correct record.


The Council had received information about the work of the Hambleton and Richmondshire Carers' Centre and it was agreed to invite their representative to talk to the Town Council at a future meeting.

A defibrillator awareness session will be held from 7 - 9 p.m. on Tuesday, 31st May in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall. Anyone who wishes to attend should give their name and contact details to the Town Council Office on 01969 622561 (mornings) or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. There is no charge for this session.

The Rotary Club had informed the Council that they did not wish to organise a beacon for the Queen's 90th Birthday.

NYCC Passenger Transport - New bus timetables will be available on their website at www.northyorks.gov.uk/businfo from 24th March.

NYCC Household Waste Recycling Centres will be open from 8.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. from April to September. From 1st April tyre disposal will be charged (from £1.70 per tyre).
NYCC had sent a copy of the sealed order for the introduction of waiting restrictions at various locations in the town.

The 856 Wensleydale Flyer Service between Northallerton and Gayle has received enough funding to run from April until the end of October 2016. The Town Council agreed in January to offer a donation towards this service.

'Wensleydale Wheels' had contacted the Town Council seeking funding towards their volunteer-led organisation that helps people to attend health appointments. More details will be requested before any donation can be considered.


The Clerk and several Councillors had attended the first meeting of the Town Plan Steering Group. The Group had worked through the Draft Terms of Reference and since the group is quite large it will probably break into smaller groups that can each deal with one aspect of the Plan questionnaire. An application will be made for further funding from the NYCC 'Stronger Communities' fund.

Items Circulated

a. White Rose Update - March 2016
b. Clerks & Councils Direct – March 2016
c. YLCA - Minutes from July & October meeting 2015


d. Leyburn Town Council Annual Parish meeting will be held on Monday,
4th April at 7.30 p.m. in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall.

Decision/Comment Required

e. Councillors discussed the proposed NYCC Harmby Waste Transfer Site. It is still not clear as to exactly what would be brought to the centre and where it would come from. The increase in volume of waste to be brought to the site is considered to be inappropriate for the location. It was agreed that a letter of objection would be sent. Cllr Borman requested that it is minuted that he voted in favour of the letter.

f. Sole right to sell ice cream on Leyburn Market – Councillors agreed to transfer the tender to Brymor Ice Cream who have bought the Barries Ices business.

g. Councillors discussed a ‘Clean for the Queen’ event in Leyburn. The date for the real event has passed now but a tidy-up could still be carried out between now and the Queen's birthday or the Food Festival in June. It was suggested that residents in the town can let the Town Council know which areas outside the town centre require cleaning up and those could be targeted. The Scout group could be contacted to also lend a hand.

h. Councillors discussed possible additional ‘No Parking’ lettering for the entrance to Shawl Terrace in response to a request from a resident of Shawl Mews. It was felt that the road should not be cluttered with more lettering and hatching and other, less intrusive ideas should be sought from NYCC Highways instead.

i. There will be special service for the Queen’s 90th birthday at St Matthews Church on Sunday, 12th June. Councillors may attend this if they wish to.

j. YLCA had sent information about a petition to give local councils the right to appeal planning decisions to the Planning Inspectorate. The petition can be signed at https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/110489. Councillors would sign up individually if they so wish.

k. Rotary Club of Richmond - It was agreed to enter the Best Kept Village Competition 2016.


a. 15/00965/Full Full planning for installation of flue in association with proposed log burner. 1 Old Chapel, Railway Street. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

b. 15/00838/Full Full planning for the erection of detached house, boundary fence and car park hardstanding at land to the south of The Orchard, Grove Square, - Amended Proposal. Councillors ratified the comments submitted.

3248. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

Meters will be installed in the electric cabinets on 4th April. Councillors set the electric charges for market stalls for a three month trial period until the first bill is received and usage/charges can be checked. Small stall: £5, medium stall £7.50 and large stall with high usage: £10. No generators will be allowed on the market.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached. Cllr Borman wished it to be minuted that he opposes the accounts at this meeting and the previous meeting.


Dog fouling continues to be a major problem in the town. St Matthews Church has a serious problem in its churchyard.

Cllr Begley complained about the bright blue LED lights at the caravan site between Leyburn and Harmby which are distracting for motorists.

Cllr Sanderson had received a complaint from Ian Leathley about a new casual stall selling tools that was located in front of his shop. This was a temporary location and the stall will be sited further down in future.

Recycling bins in the car park continue to be overflowing and some require lids.

3251. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 18th April 2016 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Leyburn Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday, 4th April 2016 at
7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

The meeting was re-convened after item 3251 with the press and public excluded in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 para 12 Schedule 12A part 1 in order to discuss a staffing matter.

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