Concern about speeding vehicles on Moor Road, Leyburn Town Council hears

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Here are the unratified minutes from Leyburn Town Council’s May meeting:

A Meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 15th May 2017 at 7.00pm.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson

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Cllr Pace Cllr Bradford

Cllr Begley Cllr Medley

Cllr Harper

District Cllrs Duff and Sedgwick


Cllr Walker was proposed by Cllr Sanderson and seconded by Cllr Bradford. There were six votes in favour. Therefore Cllr Walker was elected as Mayor.


The market boxes piled up on Fridays next to the Old Town Hall awaiting the trade waste collection look very untidy and it was suggested that a wire cage could be purchased such as those used at the Co-op.

The newly-mended kerb at the mini-roundabout was damaged very soon after repair by a large wagon delivering to the Co-op. NYCC Highways will be contacted again about this problem.

The grass verges on Richmond Road need cutting soon.

  1. To receive apologies for absence and consider approving reasons given – Apologies were received from Cllr Borman and the reason was approved.

  1. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members Register of Interest – There were no declarations of interest.
  1. Deputy Town Mayor – Cllr Sanderson (proposed by Cllr Walker and seconded by Cllr Pace). All in favour.
  2. Cemetery Working Party – Cllrs Bradford and Medley.
  3. Market Working Party – Cllrs Begley and Medley.
  4. Shawl Fields Management Group – Cllrs Walker, Medley and Harper.
  5. Playing Field – Cllrs Begley and Harper.
  6. Employers/Employees – Now the Staffing Committee comprising Cllrs Begley, Bradford, Read, Walker and Sanderson. Cllr Walker was voted in as Chairman of the Staffing Committee and Cllr Sanderson would continue as Line Manager for the two Clerks.
  7. Lower Wensleydale Area Partnership – Cllr Sanderson.
  1. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 were approved as a correct record.


NYCC Highways had responded to various complaints: The flooding problem on Moor Road near to the quarry entrance should be resolved this year when drainage work and resurfacing takes place.

The proposed new disabled bay in Commercial Square would be located on the north side immediately at the end of the existing double yellow lines.

NYCC Highways’ priorities are for highway maintenance and therefore there is no funding to replace white posts on Richmond Road grass verges to prevent parking.

RDC will ensure that the dog bins on the Dale Grove estate are emptied as soon as possible and monitored. An audit of bins is being carried out by RDC.

There is a serious dog-fouling problem in the alleyway opposite the Community Primary School that leads to Rowan Court. The Dog Warden will be informed of this.

The next meeting of the Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG will take place on 25th May at Northallerton.

The Clerk will meet the Business Manager at Barclays Bank on 2nd June to discuss the opening of new accounts there. Councillors agreed that it would be more appropriate to open accounts there rather than at the Post Office Bank.

No reply had been received from the owner of Central Chambers regarding concerns of a fire risk caused by the storage of furniture in the alleyway.

No reply had been received from Hudspeths Carpets regarding the old advertising trailer left on the waste ground near to the premises.

  1. REPORTS FROM MEETINGS ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS – There were no meetings to report.



  1. Preston under Scar Parish Council has arranged a meeting with Peter Featherstone to discuss the recent change towards electronic planning and other planning matters. The meeting has been arranged for 6pm on 17th May in Preston under Scar Village Hall. The Deputy Clerk will attend.

  1. North Yorkshire Community Awards 2017. Nominations are being sought for the following categories:

  • Best community project

  • Best community group

  • Volunteer of the year

  • Young people volunteering award

The closing date for nominations is 14th June 2017 and forms can be completed online at

Decision/Comment Required

  1. Replacement of Kelberdale toilets Wallgate handwash units – The current units are now 19 years old and spare parts are becoming hard to find when services are carried out. RDC had obtained a quote to replace the units and Councillors discussed this. It was agreed to ask RDC if LTC would need to take up the quote at the same time as RDC to keep this price and also ask about the length of warranty and for how many years spare parts will be available.

  1. PHS disposal bin for disabled WC at Kelberdale Toilets – A price had been obtained and it was agreed to take this up.

  1. Town clean-up for the Food and Drink Festival – A litter-pick will be organised for the weekend before and RDC will be asked for the loan of the various useful items that they had provided at the last litter-pick. The pavement-sweeping machine had been requested, Allan Morris would weed and tidy the pavement between Tennants and the town and the grass verges will be cut.

  1. Proposed disabled parking bay in Commercial Square – Councillors agreed to the proposed location. NYCC Highways will be asked to repaint the disabled bay markings outside the chemists.

  1. Proposed extension of 30 mph speed limit: A684 Harmby Road – This Traffic Order was a legal requirement. The 30 mph signs have been in place for some time now.

  1. Town Team unused funds: Councillors discussed suggestions on how to use remaining funds. The commemorative Tour de France feature for the roof of the market shelter is currently being made. The metal seats could be made more comfortable by covering them with wooden slats. The interior walls and ceiling should be painted. Mrs Simms would obtain prices for these jobs and bring them to the next Meeting of the Council.



  1. Councillors were supplied with income and expenditure figures for 2016/2017 and 2015/16 for comparison. A Thornborough Hall Meeting will be held before the Town Council Meeting on the 17th July.


The Steering Group are still considering the different versions of the questionnaire but it is hoped that this will be delivered to households this summer as planned.



  1. 16/00717/VAR Application under section 73 for variation of condition 5

Following grant of planning permission 13/00657/FULL to allow the railings and gate to the rear to be painted grey rather than black at Bolton House, Market Place, Leyburn


  1. 17/00068/FULL Full planning permission for single storey extension to the rear at 3 Thornborough Crescent, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5DY


  1. 17/00039/Full Full planning for a rear single storey extension and retrospective permission for a lean to garden room and utility/porch area at Chestnut Cottage, Harmby Road


  1. 17/00100/FULL Full Planning permission for application of rough cast render to west facing walls and replacement of six wooden double glazed windows with UPVC double glazed windows at 10A Manor Court (North), Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5DD


Decision/Comment Required

  1. 17/00286/TEL Application for Prior Approval Determination Under Part 16 of the General Permitted Development Order in Respect of Permitted Development for Proposed 15.3 Metre Slim-Line Column Supporting 3 No. Antennas; 2 No. 300mm Diameter Transmission Dishes; 3 No. Equipment Cabinets and Ancillary Development at Land North Of Hayden Carr, Harmby, North Yorkshire, DL8 5PD.

There were no objections to this application.


Decision/Comment Required

  1. Councillors awarded James Cooney from Darlington, a permanent pitch on the market to sell rugs, mats and throws.

  1. Councillors agreed that Paul Ham (P & P Greetings cards) from Little Crakehall (current trader) could add additional types of goods to be sold: adult’s and children’s colouring books and all types of puzzle books.

  1. Councillors approved the final draft of market traders rules including revised rule 17.



  1. The Town Council accounts are now in electronic format using Scribe.

Decision/Comment Required

  1. Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


Speeding vehicles on Moor Road, especially wagons and farm vehicles, are of great concern. A resident had asked if a narrow footpath could be built for pedestrians, NYCC Highways will be asked about this.

There is more quarry dust blowing down into the town since the rock crushing process had been moved from a controlled environment near to the entrance to now being carried out at the rock face. Cemex will be contacted about this.

The disabled bays at the Chemist’s shop are regularly being used by non-disabled drivers. NYCC Highways will be informed of this when the request is sent to have the markings repainted.

Kirkwood Hall still has no sign outside and so Broadacres will be contacted.

There was an incident late one night recently in the Market Place during which one of the trees was deliberately damaged. The drinking of alcohol has been taking place during the evening in the market shelter so the shelter cleaner will be asked to lock it up by 6 p.m. if possible each night, especially at weekends.

The electric cable of the chicken pie stall needs checking so that it cannot present a trip hazard.

DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 19th June 2017 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.