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 20th July 2015 at 7.00pm.

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

District Cllr Sedgewick


Mrs Sheila Simms had removed adverts for businesses from the Talk Talk noticeboard in the Market place. Councillors agreed that this board is for notices for local events only. She gave the Council a report from the recent meeting held to discuss bus services.

3138. APOLOGIES – There were no apologies.

3139. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council's Code of Conduct or Members' Register of Interest – There were no Declarations of Interest.

3140. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 15th June 2015 were approved as a correct record.


Sanctuary Housing at Leeds had informed the Council that one of their houses on Rumford Way would soon be available to rent and would be advertised on the North Yorks Homechoice lettings system.

NYCC Highways had responded that they had no objections to the wording 'short stay/long stay' being added to their directions signs but this would need to be paid for. It was agreed to ask them for the price and to ask Richmondshire District Council to contribute since this would bring more cars to their pay and display car park. It was also agreed that a much bigger sign than the present finger post outside the charity shop is required to guide motorists to the car park.

It would not be possible to nominate Leyburn's firefighters for the NYCC Community Project awards since they are paid a retainer.

The Leyburn and Mid-Wensleydale Partnership Ltd had informed the Council that they would not be holding the Food Festival any more for various reasons. Councillors hoped that the Festival could be kept going in some form in the future.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority is undertaking a consultation from 20th July to 16th October 2015 and details will be available under the 'Fire cover review' link on their website www.northyorksfire.gov.uk.

Soroptimists International Richmond and the Dales are holding a forum on domestic abuse on 8th September at The Old School House on Richmond Road.

Councillors agreed to a request from the organiser of a theatre event at Jervaulx Abbey to give out flyers in the Market Place on Friday and to play some songs from the show.


A Shawl Meeting had taken place and thistle cutting would take place this week.

Cllrs Begley, Sanderson, Pace, Harper and Medley had all attended a training session for new Councillors organised by the YLCA and had found it very useful.

Cllrs Borman and Medley had attended the meeting about buses held at St Matthews Church. Although the consultation period is now over, the Town Council will send in further comments.

Items Circulated

a. Clerks & Councils Direct – May 2015
b. Market Times – June 2015
c. White Rose Updates April & June


d. Police & Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire – Leyburn Surgery to be held on Monday 27th July 4 pm - 5.30 pm at The Old School House, Richmond Road.

Decision/Comment Required

e. Councillors discussed the provision of electric points in Market Place for use by market traders and other events in town. The cost would be very high because the supply would have to be taken under the main road. It was agreed to apply for a C.O.F. grant towards the cost.

f. Councillors discussed the provision of a defibrillator for the town centre and agreed to submit a C.O.F. application for funding.

g. Leyburn & District Royal British Legion – Councillors agreed to the request to use part of the Market Place for the Remembrance Parade on Sunday, 8th November 2015 and again for a smaller gathering on Wednesday, 11th November.

h. Councillors discussed the cutting of grass verges in the town now that this is no longer done by the County Council. Highways will be asked if their offer made last October is still available and a local contractor will also be asked for a price.

i. Councillors adopted revised rules for recording at Council meetings and rescinded rules adopted at the meeting held on 20th October 2014.

j. Councillors discussed a possible new Standing Order to allow matters of urgency to be included on the Agenda up to one working day before the agenda is published. However, it was agreed to defer this to another meeting in order for the original Standing Order 10C to be discussed and possibly revised to incorporate the new one.

k. NYCC Highways - Councillors discussed the request from NYCC Highways to keep the H-bar marking on the road from the corner of the Dalesman Club around into Shawl Terrace and agreed not to have the line but to monitor the situation.

l. Councillors did not agree to a request to allow camping on the Shawl Fields. The fields are let for grazing and this could set a precedent. Camping would not be permitted in the Playing Field either.


a. 15/00112/Full Full planning for proposed general purpose livestock building, Washfold Farm, Moor Road. Granted

b. 15/00134/Full Full planning for formation of access and drive with off street parking area, Ashcroft, Middleham Road. Refused

c. 15/00375/Full Full planning for installation of twin walled flue from multi fuel stove situated in the lounge at 7 Quarry Hills Lane. Granted

d. 15/00380/Full Full planning for change of use from Estate Agents to Tea Room/Cake Shop, 27 Market Place. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

e. 15/00421/Full Full planning for proposed single storey extension and internal alterations to existing detached split level single storey building operating as Dental Practice at Leyburn Dental Surgery, Wensley Road.

With regard to item (e) above, Councillors were concerned about the removal of some parking spaces that the extension would cause.

3145. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

a. Councillors granted Mr S. Chestnutt of Barnard Castle a permanent pitch on the market to sell raw and cooked sausages.

b. Councillors granted Hasam Senol of York a permanent pitch on the market to sell leather goods, bags, belts etc.

c. Councillors granted Amy Walker of Rotherham a permanent pitch on the market to sell jams, chutneys and relishes.

d. Councillors agreed not to allow religious stands on the Friday market.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


Richmondshire District Council will be asked if the new colour of the King's head pub is permitted in a Conservation Area. Councillors thought that it was not at all appropriate and had also been told that part of the pub would be left in the original colour.

A meeting of Councillors to discuss a town plan will be arranged.

Cllr Borman was concerned about the welfare of the tree next to the new eco house at Quarry Hills which has a Tree Preservation Order on it. The District Council has been contacted about this.

Cllr Borman asked if the ice cream van could be parked in the 'no parking' area adjacent to the market shelter.

Cllr Borman asked if the bollards on the pavement outside Barclays Bank could be painted so that they could be seen better by people with limited eyesight.

The satellite dish is still fixed to the wall above the pie shop in the Market Place even though a District Council Planning Officer had been to inspect it.

There is still a dangerous ramp in Harmby Road adjacent to the building site.

The new contractors, A & J Garden Services Ltd, are doing an excellent job at the cemetery.

The ambulance parking bay markings on the Market Place need repainting.

3148. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 17th August 2015 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 3148 with the press and public excluded in accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 para 12 Schedule 12A part 1 in order to discuss staffing matters.

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