Snow left on Buttertubs all day, parish councillors told

Muker in Swaledale. Photo: Guy Carpenter.



Matters Arising:

Cattle grids Ivelet and Buttertubs – the cattle grids are still a problem. Cllr Metcalfe stated that there was also a drain blocked below the estate buildings and that pot holes were still a problem. Cllr Whitehead said that he had received NYCC Highways Surface dressing programme and that this area was scheduled to be done. Cllr Metcalfe said that there is a hump on that road which needs reinstating as it forces the water to run off the road and would help prevent potholes. Clerk to contact Highways.

Road Sign Nateby – Clerk had contacted Cumbria Highways and was awaiting a response. Clerk to contact again.

Water on Road at Satron – Highways had investigated and placed it on the programme of works.

Finance An Order to pay and cheques were raised for the Clerks Pay and Annual Insurance


Hoggarths Bridge – Cllr Calvert stated that Hoggarths Bridge had been hit again and was in need of repair. He thought it had been hit twice going Up Dale. Cllr Blows stated that he would follow this up with Highways. Clerk also to contact Highways.

Silver Hill – Cllr Blows asked whether anything had been done at Silver Hill, Cllr Whitehead said it was still an issue. Clerk to contact Cllr Blackie and Highways.

Buttertubs Pass – Cllr Metcalfe – stated that there had been snow on top of the Buttertubs, 3-4 inches Saturday 16 March and the road did not get gritted all day. Clerk to contact Cllr Blackie and Highways.

Richmondshire D.C : Parking Sign and Streetlights – The Parking Sign at Muker had been reported as broken along with a couple of streetlights not working in the Village. RDC had completed the work. However the sign still needs further work.

NYCC:-Commons Act – Satron Moor and Thwaite Moor – For information only, Clerk has placed on notice board.


An e-mail had been received from Michael Briggs Park Ranger listing a number of repairs and alterations to signs within Muker Village. The Council had no objections to any of the work. Cllr Metcalfe suggested that there should also be a footpath sign at the top of the car way.

The Planning Application for Aygill has been approved conditionally.

A Planning Application had been received for the erection of a conservatory at Skeugh Head Farm – The Parish Council had no Objections.

Planning Application Crow Trees Farm Mast – An application for the Removal of Condition 7i Bird Nesting Period had been received. The Council had No Objections


NYP – Dales Crime Report –the monthly crime bulletin issued by North Yorkshire Police had been received for February and March. Clerk to place on notice board.

NHS Equipment Amnesty – The Chairman read out a press release from NYCC NHS regarding an equipment Amnesty – any old NHS equipment such as walking frames, crutches, hoists etc. can be returned. People can contact the NHS if they have equipment they no longer need and have it collected by telephoning: 01423 226240 or email: Clerk to display Poster

Friarage – Cllr Blows raised the issue of the Friarage and the meeting that was taking place the following day about the removal of the A&E from Northallerton and that the leader of RDC had written to the trust. There was also some consternation regarding the withdrawal of funding for minor injuries at Hawes Medical Centre, particularly when the provision of the new health centre at Catterick was in its early stages. Cllr Metcalfe said that James Cook just was not big enough to take the extra work load.

Election – Nomination Forms were handed out to all Councillors regarding the upcoming election.

Cllr Whitehead thanked Cllr Blows for all the work he had done to assist the Parish Council over the past few years and wished him well.

Date and Time of Next Meeting:  Thursday 9 May 2019. 7.30pm