Very little crime in Leyburn, town council told

Thornborough Hall.


A meeting of the above named council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 18th September 2017.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson

Cllr Begley Cllr Medley

Cllr Bradford Cllr Harper

Cllr Riley Cllr Pace

District Cllr Duff

District/County Cllr Sedgwick

The Chairman welcomed Mr Derek Riley to the Town Council.


District Cllr Duff told Councillors that as from 25th September cardboard can be left out for recycling. If householders wish to split up their recycling they can obtain a black box for glass and use their green box for tins and plastic. A plastic divider can also be fitted inside the green box if a householder doesn’t require two boxes. Cardboard can be left in special white bags. All these can be collected in person from the District Council Community Office at Thornborough Hall or delivered if necessary (takes up to 21 days).

Sgt. Findlay from Leyburn Police Station reported that there had been very little crime in Leyburn in August. 40 householders on Park View have signed up to the Neighbourhood Watch Scheme.

  1. APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Read.

  1. To receive any Declaration of Interest under the Council’s Code of Conduct or Members’ Register of Interest – Cllr Sanderson declared an interest in item 6(c) re. the Christmas Festival.
  1. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 21st August 2017 were approved as a correct record.

Yarker Bank Lane update – The solicitor has reported that the matter of the ownership of the lane rests with Mr Sunter and the Land Registry.

Street lighting to Kirkwood Hall- RDC had responded that they do not supply additional lighting. NYCC had also responded to say that since there had been no accidents at that location on Harmby Road, they could not put up any new streetlights. Broadacres may be contacted regarding this matter.

Overgrown verges at Kirkwood Hall – Broadacres have passed the complaint onto their property surveyors.

Dog waste bins – In order to carry out a review of the location of dog waste bins in Leyburn a map has been obtained of all current bins. This will be forwarded to all Councillors. It may be possible to re-site some existing bins located adjacent to litter bins.

Railings on the Mount and St Mary’s Mount – Highways have now repaired the railings but cannot repaint them due to financial restraints. Prices will be sought from local painters.

Ambulance bay re-location to Commercial Square – The Bolton Arms was contacted to request permission to put a sign on the wall above the bay. Punch Taverns had replied to say that they had no objections to this but since the building is listed, planning consent may be required.

Membership of Rural Action Yorkshire (RAY) will be renewed on 5th October.

‘Community First Yorkshire’ is a new support service for former members of the armed forces over 65 years of age to enable them to meet new people and lead fuller lives. They can be contacted on 01904 704177 or emailed at

‘Community Support and Volunteering North Yorkshire’ is a second new service funded by NYCC and NHS North Yorkshire. It offers a wide range of free support and advice to groups, organisations and individuals on funding, recruiting volunteers etc. They can be contacted on 01904 704177 or

The Governing Body meeting for NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical Commissioning Group will take place on Thursday,

28th September at 1.30p.m. at Tennants.

Kirkwood Hall Henfriends Association will hold a coffee morning called ‘Chicken Chat’ at Leyburn Methodist Hall on Friday 22nd September.



  1. Election of new Town Councillor – Mr Derek Riley was elected as a Town Councillor in the recent election.
  1. York & North Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership – Data had been received following recent speed surveys on Moor Road which showed that some drivers are exceeding the speed limit. Further monitoring will be carried out by the Police.

Decision/Comment Required

  1. Leyburn Christmas Festival – Councillors granted permission to use the Market Place on Saturday, 2nd December 2017 and to set up the marquee adjacent to the war memorial on Thursday, 30th November.
  1. Staffing Committee – A meeting for Councillors will be held on Thursday,

12th October at 7.00 p.m..

  1. TIC in Leyburn – Councillors discussed a letter from Martin Crowson at Dales Haven concerning the future of the service. He pointed out that most visitors have researched their visit online before they come and the demand for a walk-in tourist point is very low nowadays. He asked for the thoughts of Councillors on this matter and it was generally agreed that a location also open at weekends would be ideal. When the new extension at St Matthews Church is completed then it may be possible to have a small tourist point in there. In the meantime Councillors will ask if a small area in the library could be used.


Questionnaires had been delivered in Leyburn and so far 85 online responses and 130 completed forms had been received. The survey closes on 9th October.



  1. 17/00268/FULL Full Planning Permission for Portal Frame Agricultural Building for Straw Storage Purposes at Washfold Farm, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JZ GRANTED
  1. 17/00334/FULL Full Planning Permission to Convert Attic to Create a Further Two Bedrooms, Wet Room and Installation of Two Dormer Windows to the Rear at Thornborough Lodge, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5AD
    1. GRANTED

Decision/Comment Required

  1. 17/00616/FULL Full planning permission for conservatory to the rear of 20 Maythorne, Leyburn.

Councillors had no objections to this application.



The 2017 Christmas event will take place on Saturday, 2nd December.


Decision/Comment Required

Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


A local householder who offered advice about the flowerbeds at Thornborough Hall will be contacted with a view to making some changes.

The standard of grasscutting in the cemetery and the town had not been as good this year.

There is a blocked drain on Moor Road opposite Manor Court.

Some sheep had been stolen from Chapel Flatts and so the grazier will be allowed to lock the road gate in future.

  1. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 16th October 2017 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Meeting closed

By Order of the Council.