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, 15th July 2013 at 7.00pm.

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

District Cllr Butler


Mr Shepherd complained about inaccuracies in the May and June minutes on comments he had made. The Clerk was given a copy of his comments.

2811. APOLOGIES were received from District Cllr Duff

To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council's Code of Conduct or Members' Register of Interest.

Cllr Robinson declared an interest in item 6(e)
Cllr Waites declared an interest in item 8(a)

2812. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 17th June 2013 were approved as a correct record.


NYCC Highways had responded to the various items reported needing attention at the June meeting. Due to budget cuts non-essential work requests would not be able to be carried out and therefore the requests to repaint hand railings in the Town and the raising of kerbs near the Chemist Shop could not be undertaken. With regard to the repainting of the disabled signage on the parking spaces outside the Chemist Shop, this would be done when the lining sub contractors were next working in the area.

Councillors asked that the Clerk write to Highways and query why the repainting work outside the Chemist had not been done when relining work had been carried out in the Town recently. It was also felt a site meeting in the Market Place with Highways would be beneficial to discuss various matters including the recurring problem of the broken kerbstones at the roundabout at the top of the Market Place and the new relining work on the north side of the Market Place.

Councillor Waites will liaise with the Community Payback team to propose the painting of the hand railings as a Probationary Project. He would also enquiry as to whether or not the repainting of the Market Shelter and tidying/weeding of the footpath leading from the Market Place past Thomas the Bakers to the Car Park could also be done.

A new seat was now in place on Richmond Road, this had been donated by Angela Smith of Horsham in Memory of Ken and Margaret Eve.

The Library Service in North Yorkshire had written to inform the Town Council that Leyburn Library had been awarded the Library of the Month for May for North Yorkshire and thanked our volunteers who play an important part in the success of the Library. Councillors congratulated the Leyburn Library staff and volunteers on their success on winning this award.


Cllr Waites had attended the Richmondshire Local Sports Awards and had been very impressed with the dedication and sporting achievements of so many local young people.

Cllr Parry had attended a second meeting at St Matthew's Church to further discuss their plans on how to make the building more accessible to the wider community and to make it available for use every day.

A Shawl Fields Management Group Meeting had been held on 4th July. An evening to cut thistles on Chapel Flatts Field had been arrange for 23rd July at 7 pm

Items Circulated

a. Richmondshire Community News - June 2013.


b. Yorkshire Ambulance Service – Volunteers needed to form Community First Responders group for Leyburn. Contact Charlotte Harper on 07748 806840.

c. Richmondshire Area Partnership Meeting to be held on 7 p.m. on 18th July at Redmire Village Hall.

d. GP Out of hours service – Questionnaires prepared by RDC Scrutiny Committee are available for members of the public to fill in and are available at the Leyburn Community Office located in the Library or online at richmondshire.gov.uk/surveys/outofhours. To be returned by 30th September.

Decision/Comment Required

e. NYCC - Proposed introduction of Waiting Restrictions Brentwood, Leyburn.
Councillors agreed with the proposed waiting restrictions. Councillors also made comment that the restriction markings on the eastern side of the entrance to the Medical Centre should be extended further along to the eastern boundary of the Medical Centre. This would help drivers turning into and from the road junction opposite onto Bolton Way

f. Leyburn United Football Club - Councillors agreed to the request for permission to erect a small marquee outside the Black Swan on Saturday, 17th August to act as an organisation centre and later in day for award ceremonies for a charity sponsored bike ride/fun run.

g. Golden Lion - Councillors discussed the request for permission to use area of land directly in front of the Golden Lion for a family fun day on Bank Holiday Monday 26th August, 2013. This will be used for water balls, face painting and BBQ. Cllr S Bainbridge proposed and Cllr Parry seconded that this requested be granted with a charge of £50 for the use of Town Council land for the day. The requested was granted with 8 votes in favour and 1 against.


a. 13/00229/Full Full planning for change of level to front garden to form planters and two parking spaces, Rosedale, Moor Road. Granted

Decision/Comment Required

b. 13/00244/FULL Full planning permission for replacement door and window at 10A Manor Court, Moor Road, Leyburn

c. 13/00353/Full Full planning for Mixed use Scheme comprising development of retail units, 60 bed hotel, 5 screen cinema, food and beverage outlets, car parking, new access road, highway works and landscape works at Central Sports Ground, Richmond Road, Hipswell.

With regard to item (c) above Councillors felt there was insufficient parking spaces allocated to this development which would put pressure on other parking areas at film show times. LTC felt that the choice of selected retailer is recommended as complimentary to existing units already in Leyburn, Richmond, Hawes and Bedale.

District Cllr Butler suggested LTC should enquire to see if monies would be available to claim for Leyburn under Section 106 as this development would have a detrimental impact on Leyburn businesses. The Clerk will contact RDC for more information on this.

2817. MARKET
Decision/Comment Required

a. Application from Mr W Collins for pitch on market to sell biscuits, cakes and sweets. As there already are traders on the market selling these products, a letter would be sent to Mr Collins informing him of this and his application would be put on the waiting list until a vacancy arose.

b. Mr D Isbitt, Horsehouse, was granted a pitch on the market to sell garden ornaments and statues.

Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


Cllr Bell asked if there had been any further progress with the offer by Mr Scott of Thornborough Lodge to put a handrail along his wall at the bottom of the driveway. This matter had been passed to RDC as owners of the driveway and the Clerk will follow this up with them.

It was reported stones on the small wall outside Barclays Bank had come loose and had been piled up on the pavement. A letter will be sent to Barclays Bank asking for this wall to be repaired as soon as possible.

Cllr Waites reported that there had been another incident near the Market Shelter recently when a car had reversed out across the pavement knocking over a pedestrian. Councillors felt further action to resolve cars driving over the pavement in that area was needed. Councillors would hold a site meeting to look at this problem with the possibility of deleting some of the second row car parking spaces.

Two street lights on the High Street were not working correctly, these would be reported to NYCC

Alcoholics Anonymous were now holding meetings in the Friends Meeting House in Grove Square on Thursdays and Sundays.

Cllr Parry commented that after discussions with cyclists, they preferred to keep their bikes with them when in the Town rather than leave them tied to bike racks. It was therefore agreed to put this matter on hold at the present time.

Cllr Harrison had received favourable comments on how pleased members of the public were to see St Matthew's Church clock working again.


2820. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 19th August 2013 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed
By Order of the Council.

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