Event planned for King’s coronation, Hawes parish councillors told


The Market Hall in Hawes has been booked on Sunday, May 7 for afternoon tea, entertainment and competitions to mark the coronation of King Charles III, Hawes and High Abbotside Parish Council was informed at its recent meeting.

The chairman, Cllr Jill McMullon told the meeting that Richmondshire District Council had decided to share an equal percentage of the money left over from its Jubilee funding  with every parish council and parish meeting – about £120 to each.

Planning . – Cllr McMullon said that some residents were concerned about two planning applications by the owners of Ingledene in Burtersett. One was for permission to convert a garage and outbuilding into a one bedroom holiday let, and the other to alter and extend the existing dwelling.  The proposal includes the construction of a new detached single garage and a store.

There were concerns that the access would be over the village green and that there would be an increase in traffic both during construction and afterwards.

Cllr McMullon had been assured by the planning officer that the only access to the property would continue to be that already in existence.  She will, however,  write to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, as chairman of the parish council.

Highways. –  North Yorkshire County councillor Yvonne Peacock reported on the following issues:

The traffic surveys in Burtersett had shown that over a seven-day period 291 vehicles had passed through the village. The number of heavy goods vehicles was down by three per cent, but there had been an increase in white vans.

Tarmac Ltd had inspected the resurfaced areas in Hawes but did not believe any needed repairing at present. It will continue to inspect those areas. Cllr Peacock reported that some kerbstones will be replaced, beginning from near the public toilets towards Birdcage Walk.

She informed the council that the cobbles in Hawes were due to be repaired.  It was resolved that businesses directly affected should be contacted as to the timing of the repairs

The council told her about the poor state of the A684 from Appersett to Garsdale, and the road to Hardraw. Cllr Peacock agreed to inform the Highways  Authority.

Cllr David Colley reported that there had been a lack of notifications regarding when the road to Cotterdale would be closed. The sign had stated that work would start on February 17 but did not commence until February 24.

The councillors were very disappointed to hear there had been an increase of dog fouling on the pathways in Hawes.

Health Watch. – Cllr Marion Lloyd attended the last meeting of the Dales Health Watch at which it was stated  that rumours that Dr Jonathan Pain was planning to retire were false.

It was also stated that Dr Linda Philbin works at Hawes on a Wednesday and from April will also work there on Mondays and Tuesdays. Dr Pain works on Thursday and  Fridays at Hawes. Dr Helen Law and Fiona Morrison (ANP) lead the Aysgarth team