Defibrillator installed at Tan Hill, parish council hears

Muker in Swaledale. Photo: Gullwing Photography.


Matters Arising

Silver Hill – Ongoing

Defibrillator Tan Hill – The defibrillator has now been installed and a sum of £570 has been received from Tan Hill Pub. The Clerk has registered the defibrillator with the Yorkshire Ambulance Service. Clerk to contact Tan Hill’s new owners and check whether the battery has been installed. Clerk to contact Mike Peace to thank him for his contribution.

Toilet Lights Muker – An e-mail had been received from Cllr Blows. Residents are still having problems regarding the lights shining into their properties; a timer is not thought to be the best solution. Clerk to contact Cllr Blows.

Genera Data Protection Regulations – Information had been received from YLCA stating that Parish Councils are now exempt from appointing a Data Protection Officer. Consent Forms were completed by the Councillors present. Clerk to send forms to remaining Councillors along with Privacy Notice. A Record Management Policy had been drawn up and was agreed by the meeting to be adopted. An audit had been carried out by the Clerk, whilst there is not a lockable cabinet information is kept within a lockable room.

Finance – an order to pay Michael Guy £174.00 for the installation of the defibrillator at Tan Hill was raised.


Cattlegrid Ravenseat – Cllr Clavert raised the issue of the Cattlegrid at Ravenseat where the wooden railings are rotting away. Clerk to contact Highways. Cllr Metcalfe also asked that the Cattlegrid between Ivelet and Gunnerside be reported as it needs weeding.

Grass cutting – Muker – A request to be made of the Grass cutting crew who are responsible for the Green at Muker to also cut the green at the top of the Village and the area around Hylands. Clerks to also raise the road side grass cutting.

Car Park – Pothole – Cllr Whitehead raised the issue of a large pothole in the Car Park at Muker. Clerk to contact Highways.

Richmondshire D.C

Street Lighting – Part Night Lighting – A letter had been received from RDC regarding Street Lighting within the Village. RDC have requested that some lighting within the Villages of the Parish been turned off between the hours of midnight and 5.00am in a bid to reduce energy usage. The Parish Council felt that many of the lights within the Villages were needed. However they would like to seek the views of members of the Parish. If anyone has a view on whether certain lights could be turned off between these hours they are asked to contact Parish Clerks or their Local Councillors. Clerks to respond to RDC.

NYCC: – Constituency Committee – An e-mail had been received informing the council of the end of the seven local Area Partnerships, which were to be replaced by 6 Area Constituency Committees.


The Planning Application for Ravenseat Farm for a single storey extension had been withdrawn.

Planning Applications for telecoms masts at Crow Trees and Crook Seal Birkdale, had been referred to a Planning Committee on 12 June.

Planning Applications for Scarr House and Mill Bridge Barn Oxnop had both been approved.

A Planning Application had been received for Aygill Farm for the conversion of a stone built farm to be converted into a one bedroom local occupancy / holiday rental property – The Parish Council were in support of the application.

Parish Forum Notes – notes from the latest Parish Forum meeting had been received and were circulated to the meeting.


Friarage Stakeholder Update – A briefing had been received regarding the sustainability plan for the Friarage. A draft business case is to be put forward to NYCC Scrutiny of Health Committee in the Autumn, prior to any potential public consultation. Whilst this process is ongoing the Trust remains committed to maintaining services as they are now at the Friarage including its 24/7 A&E department.

Water Cycle Challenge – Information had been received regarding a charity bike ride with up to 200 riders travelling through the parish on the 14 July.

Competition – A company, Clicktrans had been in touch asking the Parish Council to publicise a cycling competition they are holding. People can take part by sending information regarding their favourite cycling route. Clerk to place on Notice Boards.

Alzheimer’s Society – Volunteering Opportunity – Side by Side – Information regarding volunteering roles in the area had been received – Clerk to place posters on notice boards.

Monies – Golden Jubilee Fund – The Chairman raised the issue of a sum of money which had been left over from fundraising for the Queens Golden Jubilee and which was still left over following the Diamond Jubilee. This money had been held in a Barclays Account, and then transferred to a Swaledale Fundraisers Account. However the Bank intends to start charging £6 per month for the money to remain in the account. The Chairman suggested that this money be placed in the smaller of the two Parish Councils Bank Accounts called the Business Premium Account. The sum of money would be ring fenced for the next ‘Jubilee’ or similar occasion to be celebrated in the Parish. All were in agreement.

Date and Time of Next Meeting: Thursday 16 August 2018. 7.30pm