Location:     Village Hall, Beckwithshaw.


Present:         Councillors – Cllr M Nicholson (Chairman), Cllr D Spence, Cllr A Ellis and Cllr Miss V Oldham.


Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway


                    4 Members of the public were present.


Following the AGM the meeting commenced at 7.55pm


1.       Apologies:   Cllr S Lumley.


2.       Declaration of Interest:    None.


3.       Exempt Information:       None.


4.       Minutes of the meetings held on 10 April 2018:


Approval of the Minutes of the Open Meeting held on 10 April 2018 was proposed by Cllr Nicholson and seconded by Cllr Spence.


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10 April 2018 was proposed by Cllr Spence and seconded by Cllr Nicholson.


5.       Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere:  None.


6.       Traffic Working Party Report:             


          More volunteers are needed for the Speed Watch.

          Following a brief discussion it was decided to have a Data Logger placed in the village at a

cost of £120.00 – Proposed by Cllr Nicholson, seconded by Cllr Spence. Carried by all. Ms J Parish to arrange.


7.         Urgent Business:   Data Protection Registration has been completed. The position of Data

Protection Officer to be discussed next meeting.


                                        Emergency Plan. Sending a reminder to the officer from Harrogate

Borough Council. Have received three offers of help in an emergency.


Parish Council Vacancies. Mr T Muirhead was co-opted back onto the Parish Council, proposed by Cllr Nicholson and seconded by Cllr Spence.  A Vacancy Notice to be posted on the web site and notice boards, closing date Friday 18 May 2018.


Funding. To make a claim from Cllr Lumley’s £5,000 County Fund to pay for the refurbishment of the footpath to cricket.




8.       County Councillor’s Report:      I am coming to the end of my first year as your NYCC Elected member for the Pateley Bridge Division. It is a real honor to serve the people of Nidderdale, Lower Wharfedale and the Washburn Valley. To represent the interests of residents, regardless of political persuasion in the place where I was 'born and bred'.
It has been a steep learning curve getting to know new Officer's and staff in County Hall, learning new systems and the workings of North Yorkshire Council. It has proven a great benefit me also being a Member of Harrogate Borough Council and being able to see the complete picture, invaluable when working on projects like the 'Tour de Yorkshire' and major projects like the new road for A59 Kex Gill and the new Ripon Swimming Pool.
We live in a time of extreme financial challenges and this is evident at every level of Council. NYCC has managed its finances very well over the years and is now in a much sounder position than may other Councils. Even so with ever increasing costs and reducing financial support from Central Government we have had to make savings of millions of pounds and work hard to balance budgets. The focus has been to ensure front-line services are protected as much as possible but clearly priority has to be given to our statutory responsibilities and other services have to be prioritised. Most of the savings have been made by alterations to how we manage resources, improving efficiency and rationalisation of back office. Investment in facilities like the Allerton Waste Recovery Park has proven to be financially and environmentally very successful, now fully on line it is set to generate enough electricity to power 40,000 homes a year from burning rubbish that previously would have gone to landfill.
I endeavor to attend each of the 14 monthly Parish Meetings in my Division, and I have attended all NYCC council meetings and Committee meetings. I have supported many of the Parish Clerks with their reports and requests for assistance from NYCC and have been successful resolving issues with Highways, footpaths, street lighting, grit salt supplies, and assistance with social needs for vulnerable and less able residents.
The NYCC 'Locality Grant Scheme' is a wonderful tool that allows the Local Member to distribute £5000 each year within their Division. It has been most rewarding being able to provide financial support to ventures often charity and volunteer lead and I have been successful securing money for communities in Pateley Bridge, Bewerley, Glasshouses, Dacre and Darley and to award grants to Nidd+Plus and transport services that effect the whole of my Division.
We live in the biggest and the best County in Great Britain, I look forward to working with the Parish Councils in the coming years. I will continue to speak-up and work hard for the best interests of the people I represent and the County we live in.    Thank You. 
                                                               Cllr. Stanley Lumley



9.       District Councillor’s Report:      Cllr Miss Oldham commented that all the Parish Councils

in her ward (Washburn) have the same problems and suggested periodic meetings of all may be of assistance.


10.     Planning Matters:


                              i)        Decisions


17/05020/FUL                   Application Refused

Erection of one dwelling, for use as a holiday let, with associated private drainage system at Former Saw Mill, Howhill Quarry Road, Beckwithshaw. (Mr Robinson)




ii)       Applications


Outline application for erection of one dwelling with access considered at Howhill, Howhill Quarry Road, Beckwithshaw (Mr & Mrs J Dutton)


The Parish Council had no objections at this stage.



11.   LDF Update:             None.


12.   Highways:      Some of the pot holes reported were filled as being deemed to meet intervention criteria. The road to Beckwith has been inspected and was reported as not having defects at intervention level. The stones at Shaw Lane will be inspected. The flooding at the entrance to Haverah Park opposite the cricket club had not been seen by the Highways Officer, a photo of the flooding has been sent to highways.


                              Repeat needed of the “turned signs”


                              The Parish Clerk was presented with one of the street name signs which has fallen off.  Cllr Miss Oldham contact Harrogate Borough Council about getting it re-installed.


                              Cllr S Lumley to be contacted re traffic/speeding meeting and policies.


13.  Finance:                             

The bank balances at 8 May 2018 were reported to the Parish Council:


                    Community Account                                                            4,129.12

                    Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                      1,429.87



          This balance includes the receipt of the first half of the precept £1,750.00


Approval for payment        Zurich Municipal Insurance          £257.60

                                        Clerks Expenses                           £65.14


          As the final bank statement covering 31 March 2018 has not yet been received an extra meeting will have to called to approve the accounts for the year and agree and sign off the Annual Governance and Accountability Return.


14.  Correspondence:     


i)       Letter and Photos sent to Harrogate Borough Council with information about the litter pick on 14 April.

ii)     Newsletters and e-mails forwarded to councillors.


15.  Update on the Copse:         

                                                June’s Parish Council Meeting will commence in the Copse.

                                        Grass cutting of the verge has been commenced.


16. Councillors Questions:        None.


17. Date & Time of next meetings:       Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 7.45pm in the Copse.

                                                  and     Tuesday 17 July 2018 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 11 September 2018 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 8 January 2019 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 7.45pm

                                                  and     Tuesday 9 April 2019 at 7.45pm with Open Meeting

                                                  and     Tuesday 14 May 2019 at 7.45pm with AGM  



The meeting closed at 9.25pm



Please check the website for further information – www.beckwithshaw.org













Review Signage

Cllr Nicholson

Cllr Spence


Photos for website

All after AGM


New funding re Broadband, continuous

Cllr Muirhead


Knabbs Ridge funding




CC funding May 2018

Cllr Nicholson