Leyburn Town Council

Market Town & Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales


A Meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 17th March 2014.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Waites
Cllr Warland Cllr Bell
Cllr Parry Cllr Bainbridge
Cllr Denison Cllr Harrison
Cllr Robinson

District Cllr Butler

2921. PUBLIC REPRESENTATIONS – District Cllr Butler had given her support to the recent playground application.

2922. APOLOGIES – There were no apologies.

2923. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council's Code of Conduct or Members' Register of Interest – There were no Declarations of Interest.

2924. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 17th February 2014 – Councillors approved the minutes of the meeting as a correct record.


A sheep on the Shawl had been attacked by a dog on 11th or 12th March and had been badly bitten on the leg. This is a very serious matter since all the sheep are in lamb and must not be upset or chased by dogs. Dog owners must keep their dogs under control whilst walking through the Shawl Fields. If anyone has information about the incident they should ring the Town Council Office on 01969 622561.

The NYCC Richmondshire Area Committee would hold a meeting at Richmond on
19th March 2014.

A litter-pick organised by the Wensleydale School had taken place the previous week near Woodside in response to a letter of complaint that had been received by the Town Council. Councillors praised the pupils that took part.

The District Council was seeking volunteer litter-pickers for the 5th July, the day that the Tour de France will come through the town. The letter was passed to the members of the group helping to organise events in Leyburn that day.

The Posthorn café will put out tables and chairs on the area of Market Place in front of their premises. This will not interfere with the weekly market.


Cllr Bainbridge had attended the Town Team Meeting. The new shopping leaflet and the five cycle route leaflets are being printed and distributed next month.

Cllr Parry had attended a meeting of the Branding Group.

Items Circulated

a. RDC Richmondshire Community New February 2014
b. Lower Wensleydale Area Partnership Board Meeting - Minutes of 23rd Jan, 2014
c. Leyburn & Mid Wensleydale Business Association – Minutes of 3rd Dec, 2013
d. Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group Prospectus 2014


e. 'A Vision and Case for Change' forum re. the future of local health and social care for older people will be held at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday, 8th April at the Methodist Hall.

f. RDC 'Communities Opportunity Fund' – New applications are invited from
1st April. Councillors will consider applications for new playground equipment and funding towards fencing and hedging on the Shawl Fields.

Decision/Comment Required

g. Councillors discussed further the possible ways of charging for the use of Kelberdale Toilets. A price had been obtained for the installation of exterior doors with pay boxes fitted. The Clerk will find out what repair/callout service is offered by the company and if any have been installed in North Yorkshire. The cost of the doors is very expensive and so it was agreed to submit an application to the RDC Communities Opportunity Fund. This would also include the fitting of an extractor fan in the gents toilets.

h. It was agreed to fit two manger troughs for flowers on the end wall of Kelberdale toilets.

i. Councillors discussed the problems with the bus services from Gayle to Northallerton. It was agreed that the letter received by Cllr Bell from NYCC had not replied to the points raised. The Gayle to Northallerton through service should be re-instated if possible and Councillors felt that there should be a commitment from Proctors that the Northallerton to Bedale and Bedale to Gayle (and vice versa) services are connecting services. A letter will be sent to Integrated passenger Transport at NYCC.

j. RDC Housing and Health Scheme 2014-2016 – Following circulation, comments will be sent in.

k. RDC 'Making a difference in Richmondshire Awards 2013/14' - Nominations must be received by 28th March 2014 and it was agreed to nominate the Library volunteers and the Tourist Information volunteers.

Decision/Comment Required

The painting tender for the exterior of Thornborough Hall was awarded to Mr P Kearney.


a. 13/00711/Full Full planning for erection of agricultural building for general purpose storage and livestock, Hill Top Farm, Moor Road. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

b. 13/00772/FULL Full planning permission for erection of single dwelling on vacant land at 10 Quarry Hills Lane, Leyburn – Amended Proposal

c. 14/00154/LBC Listed Building Consent for erection of illuminated and non illuminated signs to the exterior of the Black Swan, 28 Market Place

d. 14/00144/AA Advertisement Consent for erection of illuminated and no illuminated signs to exterior of the Black Swan, 28 Market Place

e. 14/00097/Full Full planning for erection of detached three bedroom bungalow at Overture, 1 Jenkins Garth.

2930. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

a. Parker Tools of Brompton on Swale will be offered a permanent pitch on the market to sell tools.

b. Jason Pardoe of Leeds will be offered a permanent pitch on the market to sell footwear.


A meeting of the group will be held later this week. Cllr Bainbridge reported that the group had been granted hub status, which means that the town can apply for additional funding towards the event.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


Cllr Harrison asked if a drop-off point for the First Responder bag could be located at Thornborough Hall. This will be discussed at the next Thornborough Hall Meeting.

Cllr Parry was concerned that the new Tour de France sign on Moor Road near the entrance to the tip was obstructing the view up the road for drivers. A better position will be sought.

Cllr Walker reported that there is a serious problem of dog-fouling on Quarry Hills Lane.

2934. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, 22nd April 2014 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Note: Annual Parish Meeting - Monday, 31st March 2014 at 7.30 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

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