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, 18th July 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

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

District Cllr Sedgewick

In the absence of the Chairman, Cllr Pace was nominated to chair the meeting (proposed by Cllr Begley and seconded by Cllr Medley) and all voted in favour.

Walter Head, Operations Manager for the Little White Bus service, spoke to Councillors about the problems that the service is currently having. Their buses provide a service down to Bedale after 3 p.m. each day and on Saturdays. Very few people are using the service and there are currently no volunteer drivers for the bus and therefore the budget allocated for the service is being depleted through paying drivers' wages. Mr Head therefore asked the Town Council to publicise the need for volunteer drivers as a matter of urgency. No PSV is required and drivers attend a one-day training course. Anyone interested should ring 01969 667400 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The hedges on Dale Grove will be cut by Persimmon when the nesting season is over.

3293. APOLOGIES were received from Councillors Walker, Harper and Sanderson and District Cllr Duff.

3294. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members’ Register of Interest - Cllr Pace later declared an interest re. item 8 (a).

3295. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 20th June 2016 – Councillors approved the minutes of the meeting as a correct record. Cllr Borman wished to have his monthly objections to the accounts minuted, this was agreed. It was also agreed that in future the Clerk will send only the main points of each meeting to the press and to Leyburn Life so that unratified minutes do not appear in the press.


Wensleydale Wheels had thanked the Town Council for its letter of support.

RDC had informed the Town Council that pavements in town are litter-picked daily and swept fortnightly.

RDC will add the request for another litter bin near the Black Swan to their waiting list for bins.

NYCC Highways will mark additional 'keep clear' markings on the lower end of Shawl Terrace to help prevent inconsiderate parking that prevents vehicles leaving and entering Shawl Mews.

NYCC Highways responded to the complaint about cars parking on the footway outside the Sandpiper Inn. This should be reported to the local police or the parking enforcement service at Scarborough.

The YLCA had asked for nominations for the Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service (QAVS). The group should be carrying out outstanding work and must have been running for at least three years.

The North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is currently running a 'Safety first for summer cooking' campaign and can also offer free home fire safety checks (ring 01609 788545 or visit www.northyorksfire.gov.uk.


The Clerk had met with Gillian Wall from 'Stronger Communities' and Mel Fowler from the Library Service in order to complete the draft business plan for the taking over of the library from April 2017. The Town Council will consider this at the August Meeting.

Cllr Medley had attended the Shawl Fields Management Group Meeting. Thistle cutting will take place this week.

Cllr Pace had attended the Town Plan Steering Group Meeting. The application for funding from 'Stronger Communities had now been submitted and a project manager will be hired to work a half day each week.

Items Circulated

a. Country Air - Spring/Summer 2016
b. YLCA - Annual Review 2015/2016


c. Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group - Hambleton & Richmondshire residents invited to community health services consultation events. Consultation from 4th July to 30th September 2016. More information on consultation can be found on CCG website www.hambletonrichmondshireandwhitbyccg.nhs.uk

d. Govening Body Meeting of the above Group will be held on Thursday, 28th July at 10a.m. at Whitby.

Decision/Comment Required

e. Councillors discussed putting pay boxes on the doors at Kelberdale toilets. An exterior door with payment entry had previously been considered but would be expensive to install. It was agreed to follow this up again and discuss it at the next meeting if the information is available.

f. Councillors discussed recording Town Council meetings. It was agreed that the costs of buying audio and/or a camera will be sought.

g. Councillors discussed the request from the newly formed Leyburn Town FC for a contribution towards funds for running costs. It was agreed to send a letter of support to the team treasurer and to consider a donation once the team is established properly.


Cllr Pace invited District Cllr Sedgewick to join the Steering Group. Their aim is to have the Plan in place within one year. It was hoped that the people of Leyburn would take part in the survey so that their concerns could be considered.


a. 15/00838/Full Full planning for the erection of detached house, boundary fence and car park hardstanding, land to the south of The Orchard, Grove Square. Granted Cllr Pace declared an interest in this matter and asked if District Cllr Duff could explain to Councillors why he abstained from voting on this application. It was agreed to ask him to do this at the next meeting.

b. 16/00290/Full Full planning for removal of 1960’s dormer window to north elevation and replacement with conservation roof window and reclaimed blue slate infill. 11 St Matthew’s Terrace. Granted

c. 16/00327/Full Full planning to change the usage of the property from B1 light industrial and B8 storage to a commercial facility to incorporate a gymnasium. 5 Badger Court, Harmby Road Business Park. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

d. 16/00412/Full Full planning for replacement of agricultural building for domestic garage and store at Trap House, Moor Farm, Moor Road, Leyburn.
There were no objections to this application.

3301. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

Councillors agreed that Mr M Shepherd of Leeming Bar could have a permanent pitch on the market to sell antiques and collectables.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached. Cllr Borman voted against this.


Councillors were pleased that the zebra crossing had been repainted.

The grass verges along Richmond road near to the Auction Mart car park had not been cut very well. The contractor will be contacted.

A large Co-op delivery vehicle has been seen crossing the Market Place prior to parking outside the Co-op. This is not acceptable and the manager of the shop will be contacted.

The re-instatement work at the electric points should have all been completed by now.

The Brymor ice-cream seller on the Market Place will be asked not to park in front of the disabled bays.

3304. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 15th August 2016 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

The meeting was re-convened after item 3304 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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