Meeting held to discuss Wensleydale School playing fields access, town councillors hear

The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form.


Draft Minutes of the meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council held in the Oak room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 18th July 2018 at 7pm.

PRESENT: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson
Cllr Begley Cllr Medley
Cllr Pace Cllr Riley
Cllr Douthwaite Cllr Wood

District Cllr Duff District Cllr Sedgwick

PCSO 5232 Don Watson


A member of the Public commented on the position of the bench outside Thomas the Bakers.

Cllr Duff confirmed that he and Cllr Sedgwick had been approved as candidates for the next election.

A member of the public expressed their objections to the Planning Applications 18/00454/FULL and 18/00455/FULL.

A member of the public expressed concern in relation to issues with access to the school fields.

A member of the public expressed concern in relation to ongoing dog fouling issues on Brentwood

Police Matters

PCSO Don Watson gave an update on current Police matters.

There have been considerable complaints in relation to the parking situation on Brentwood.

Two males were apprehended in Preston Under Scar for poaching.

There has been a burglary at Washfold Farms, Leyburn.

A female driver was arrested and breathalysed near Wensley and subsequently charged.

There separate farmers have suffered losses due to Dog attacks.

The recycling centre on Moor Road has been broken into twice.


There were no declarations of interest.


The Council resolved that otherwise the Minutes of the meeting held onA correction in the minutes relating to item 4220 of the meeting held on Monday 18th June 2018 needs to be made to reflect that this was omitted from the July agenda, it was agreed to defer this item to the
August Town Council meeting.

Monday 18th June 2018 were approved as a true and accurate record of the meeting.


Updates since last meeting

The Tourist Information sign has arrived, this has now been passed to the Co-Op and is awaiting
installation by the Co-Op.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service have been contacted in relation to the Ambulance Bay and it has been reported that it is fit for purpose and will continue to be used.

Mr Nelson from the Kings Head Leyburn has replied regarding issues raised at last month’s meeting in relation to anti-social behaviour, he will monitor the situation closely.

Following on from a request from Cllr Sanderson in relation to the proposed improvements on the A684 and A6108, it has been confirmed that as soon as any plans have been drawn up these will be sent to Leyburn Town Council for consultation.


Market and Burial Authority

There is a vacancy for a Town Councillor due to the resignation of Cllr Bradford. Leyburn Town Council are currently awaiting to see if this position shall be filled by election or co-option.

Upcoming Events

The 1940’s weekend will be held in Leyburn on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July 2018.

There is a Public Consultation meeting regarding the proposed residential development at Hill Top Farm, this will take place at The Bolton Arms, Market Place, Leyburn DL8 5BW on Monday 06 August 2018 between 4pm-7pm.

Leyburn Community Library are holding a Comic Art Master Class on Friday 27 July 2018 at 1.30pm-4.00pm


Cllr Sanderson and Cllr Medley met with Mrs J Polley to discuss issues that had arisen from the Town Plan. Mrs Polley was keen to help with the issues that had been raised around access to the School playing field and would consider issuing keys to the field gate to a responsible adult, who would be part of a committee brought together to try and resolve these issues.

Cllr Medley attended the Shawl meeting and reported that a new picnic table is now in place and that thistle cutting will begin this Thursday, 19th July 2018 for anyone that would like to participate.


a) To ratify decision regarding the pay doors at Kelberdale Toilets.

Councillors discussed ongoing problems with the Kelberdale Terrace toilet doors and the contractors will be contacted to rectify them as soon as possible. All councillors voted in favour.

b) To review quotes and take decision on the installation the bollards in the Market Square

Councillors agreed on a contractor to install the bollards in the Market Square. All councillors voted in favour.

c) To grant permission for use of the Market Square for Remembrance Day.

All councillors voted in favour of granting permission for use of the Market Square for Remembrance Day.

d) Request for permission to hold the annual car boot sale on Sunday 26th August 2018 at Ferrand Park, Harmby

All councillors voted in favour of holding the annual car boot sale on Sunday 26th August
2018 at Ferrand Park, Harmby.

e) To discuss the re-siting of the bench outside Thomas the Bakers.

All Councillors agreed to put the bench back where it was outside Thomas the Bakers but look at ensuring it is more secure in the ground. All councillors voted in favour.

f) To discuss the location of the ice cream trailer and the uncovered tow hitch. Cllr Walker expressed her concern that the vendors were contravening their tender by not covering the toe hitch to prevent the public from falling over it. A meeting has already been arranged with the vendor to discuss any issues.

g) To review the Leyburn Town Council Standing Orders.

New Standing Orders will be reviewed at a Extraordinary meeting and ratified at the August Town Council meeting. All Councillors voted in favour.


a) To discuss and consider the report provided on the Legionella Risk Assessment

All Councillors agreed to obtaining quotes from the relevant specialists on the recommendations from the Legionella Risk Assessment, previously undertaken by NYCC when they owned the Library.


Market and Burial Authority
4035. 8. TOWN PLAN

a) Update and to discuss what happens next the town plan report has been published and distributed. The keys areas in the report will be overseen by a committee/working group to monitor the plan. It was agreed to put out a request for volunteers via social media, this was seconded by Cllr Medley. All councillors voted in favour.

4036. 9. PLANNING

a) 18/00368/FULL Full Planning Permission to Replace Existing Bathroom, Bedroom and Lounge Windows with White UPVC at 6 Manor Court (north), Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5DH.
Resolved – No objections providing this does not contravene Article 4 Directives.

18/00420/FULL- Full Planning Permission for Driver Training Building, Increased Yard and Parking Area for Farm Vehicles Along with Reducing Levels to Allow Access at Washfold Farm, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JZ.

Resolved – No objections.

4037. 10. MARKET

a) To review the holiday policy for market traders. The holiday policy was reviewed and it was agreed not to change the policy. All councillors voted in favour.

4038. 11. ACCOUNTS

a) To approve accounts as attached. Accounts approved.

b) To make decision on the NSB Savings Account.

It was agreed to leave the NSB Savings Account as it is. All Councillors voted in favour.


Cllr Wood reported that there needs to be contact with Richmondshire District Council regarding Section 104 agreements or a Community Land Trust in view of the new residential development at Hill Top Farm.

Cllr Pace reported that a number of lorries from Bikers went through Town in the early hours and that in view of the new development serious thought needs to be given to Moor Road and the increase in traffic that the new development will create.

Cllr Riley reported a complaint that Bikers have been burning industrial waste on a weekly basis.

An online form has been completed and sent to Richmondshire District Council in relation to this.

Cllr Douthwaite reported a complaint from a resident about the overgrown bushes on the steps
near Park View.

4040. 13. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 20th August 2018 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall
at 7pm.