New councillor for Leyburn Town Council

Thornborough Hall.


A Meeting of the above named Council convened by the Council was held in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall on Monday, 19th February 2018 at 7.00pm.

Present: Cllr Walker Cllr Sanderson

Cllr Begley Cllr Bradford

Cllr Medley Cllr Pace

Cllr Riley

District Cllr Duff


The new PCSO for Leyburn, Lidia Ford, introduced herself to Councillors. She has been involved with the new Pubwatch scheme in Leyburn and Middleham.

  1. APOLOGIES were received from Cllr Read.

2. 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. Councillors conducted interviews with four candidates for the office of Town Councillor.

The public were then excluded in order for Councillors to discuss the candidates. The meeting was re-convened and voting took place. Mr Paul Wood from Cow Close was selected as the new Town Councillor. All candidates were thanked by the Chairman.

4. MINUTES OF MEETING held on Monday, 15th January were approved as a correct record.


Yarker Bank Lane update – John Hall had been informed by Land Registry that they will now register the lane in the name of James Sunter. Mr Hall will prepare wording to be included in the Title that ensures access to the quarry along the track at all times.

NYCC has raised an order to have the faded markings at the zebra crossing refreshed. The work will be carried out when the weather improves. They are aware that the road is sinking a little near the crossing and are closely monitoring the area and will take action if it continues to get worse and becomes a safety hazard.

NYCC cannot remove the barriers outside the old HSBC building until Costa coffee put up their own since they are there to protect pedestrians from the damaged wall.

LED street lighting installation in Leyburn by NYCC – The decorative street lighting at Manor Court will not be done this year since they wish to develop a retro fit LED gear tray that will fit in the existing lanterns.

A new local online directory for North Yorkshire has been launched by NYCC called ‘North Yorkshire Connect’ and details can be viewed at . The online directory includes local support service information, local groups and charities. Local groups can join and add information to the directory by registering online.

RDC has produced two newsletters: Visit Richmondshire – to promote upcoming events and to showcase the district and Business in Richmondshire- information for tourism businesses on upcoming workshops and grant funding opportunities. In addition to this they have also produced a facebook page – Visit Richmondshire which highlights and promotes events (including the newsletters).

The manager of Kirkwood Hall has spoken to the Broadacres development team about the poor state of the roadside verges and they are due to be taken over by NYCC in the near future. In the meantime she has requested that the area is tidied up.

Mrs Benson has contacted the Town Council to say that at the present time she has decided not to continue with her plan to install a stone memorial bench in the cemetery.

Update on building a sustainable future for the Friarage – All of the data and information gathered during the engagement process will be included in a draft business case to be presented to the NYCC Scrutiny of Health Committee during summer 2018.

NHS CCG for Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby has launched a text messaging service called Compass Buzz which is for young people aged from 11 – 18 years old. By texting the service on 07520 631168 they will be able to receive confidential advice and support from a wellbeing worker. The service is available Monday – Thursday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. and Friday 9.00 a.m. – 4.30 p.m..

The Deputy Clerk had been requested to obtain information about the use of CCTV. CCTV operators must let people know they are using CCTV by putting up signs that are clearly visible stating the details of the organisation operating the system. CCTV operators are not allowed to disclose images of identifiable people to the media or to put them on the internet.

David Robinson was thanked for once again removing the Christmas tree from the Market Place.

A generous donation of £500 had been received from the Lower Wensleydale Business Network towards the summer flower displays and Christmas Light displays.

Another successful litter-pick had taken place on the previous Saturday and Councillors thanked all those who attended. The Clerk will contact the Auction Mart to ask if large items of rubbish can be removed from their land.

Leyburn Community Library volunteers are holding a ‘Books & Bakes’ afternoon from 12.00 – 2.00 on Friday, 23rd February and Councillors and members of the public are invited to join them.

6. REPORTS FROM MEETINGS ATTENDED BY COUNCILLORS – A meeting of the Town Plan Steering Group had taken place and also a preliminary meeting for arrangements for the Tour de Yorkshire event on 5th and 6th May.


Items Circulated

  1. White Rose update- December 2017
  2. Clerks & Councils Direct- January 2018
  3. Market Times- December 2017

Decision/Comment Required

  1. The ice cream contract for 2018/19 was awarded to Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream Ltd from Bolton Abbey.
  1. Following discussion it was agreed to locate Tourist Information Points at the

Co-op and the Bolton Arms.

  1. Councillors approved the purchase of two leaflet stands for the Tourist Information Points.
  1. Councillors provisionally discussed arrangements for the Tour de Yorkshire event and approved the hire of equipment needed for the event which can be funded from the Thornborough Hall account. RDC also has some grant funding available.
  1. It was agreed to arrange a site meeting to decided the location for the Tour de France sculpture.
  1. The Clerk will prepare draft criteria for a new Standing Order regarding making donations and bring this back to the March Meeting for discussion.
  1. Councillors gave permission for St Andrews Church, Grinton, to hold their annual car boot sale in the Parks Field, Grinton on Monday, 28th May 2018.
  1. Councillors discussed the request for a donation towards a reclining chair for Kirkwood Hall’s ‘Step Up Step Down’ scheme and agreed to contribute £500 from the Thornborough Hall account.
  1. Councillors ratified payment for the YLCA training day for the Deputy Clerk on

Friday 16th March.


Update – The action plan is now being drawn up and the first draft of the narrative will soon be available.



  1. 17/00824/FULL Full Planning Permission for Demolition of Side Entrance Lobby, Construction of Extension and Formation of Secondary Escape Window in Lieu of Door to Toilets at Leyburn Methodist Church, Railway Street, Leyburn, North Yorkshire GRANTED
  1. 17/00791/FULL Full Planning Permission for Erection of Agricultural Workshop Portal Frame Building at Washfold Farm, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JZ GRANTED
  1. 17/00893/FULL Full Planning Permission for Extension of Existing Hardcore Yard to Create a 100m x 30m Hardcore Yard Area to Park Machinery at Washfold Farm, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JZ. GRANTED
  1. 17/00693/LBC Listed Building Consent to Fit Cellar Cooling Unit in Courtyard at Low Level so as not to be Visible from Street Level and fit 1 no. Satellite Dish to the Far End of the Car Park Fixed to the Perimeter Wall at The Bolton Arms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BW. GRANTED
  1. 17/00746/FULL Full Planning Permission to Fit Cellar Cooling Unit in Courtyard at Low Level so as not to be Visible from Street Level and fit 1 no. Satellite Dish to the Far End of the Car Park Fixed to the Perimeter Wall (Retrospective) at The Bolton Arms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5BW. GRANTED

Decision/Comment Required

  1. 18/00035/FULL Full Planning Permission for Removal of Existing Timber Bowling Club House and Utility Shed and Replacement of a New Bowling Club House / Pavilion and Utility Shed at Leyburn Bowling Club, Moor Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5DJ.
  1. 18/00002/FULL Full Planning Permission for Orangery to the Rear and Extension to Existing Garage at 11 Mount Drive, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5JQ.
  1. 18/00004/FULL Full Planning Permission to Replace Existing Front Door and a Number of Windows to the Front and Rear at Danby House, 8 St Matthews Terrace, Harmby Road, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 5EL.

Councillors had no objections to items (f) and (h) but with regard to (g) commented that a soakaway should be installed to ensure that surface water does not affect neighbouring properties.


Decision/Comment Required

  1. Councillors discussed the suggestion to hold a Sunday market once a month (probably the second Sunday) and hold the May market during the weekend of the Tour de Yorkshire since the Market Place will be coned off for both days.


Decision/Comment Required

  1. The Cemetery contract for 2018/19 was awarded to A&J Garden Services.



The precept for Leyburn for the year 2018/2019 was set at £47,210.

Decision/Comment Required

  1. Councillors approved the accounts as attached.


There are several old adverts and notices fixed to lamp posts around the town. These will be removed.

NYCC will be asked again about the muddy verge on Richmond Road.

A new 2018 events poster will be put up in the notice board outside Thomas the Bakers shop.

The market shelter is now opened up from 7.15 on weekday mornings in term time for the benefit of pupils waiting for early buses. Allan Morris was thanked for his help with this.

The local Fire Inspector will be asked to visit the antique shop premises.

The Clerk was asked to find out when data is downloaded from the Moor Road speed matrix.

The old TI sign on Moor Road needs removing. NYCC will be asked to do this.

14. DATE OF NEXT MEETING: Monday, 19th March 2018 in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall at 7.00 p.m.

Leyburn Annual Parish Meeting will be held on Monday, 26th March at 7.30 p.m. in the Oak Room, Thornborough Hall. Any item for the agenda must be sent to the Clerk by 9th March.

Meeting closed

By Order of the Council.