Location:     Beckwithshaw Village Hall


Present:         Councillors – Cllr M Nicholson (Chairman), Cllr D Spence, Cllr T Muirhead, Cllr A Ellis, Cllr Mrs J Ryder, Cllr Ms L Barovic and Cllr Miss V Oldham.


Parish Clerk – Mrs J H Galloway


                    PSCO Martin Powell and 1 Member of the public were present.


Before the meeting commenced PSCO Powell introduced himself and gave a brief description of the type of police work he is involved with. He also mentioned the theft of lead from the church.


1.       Apologies:   Cllr S Lumley.


2.       Declaration of Interest:    None.


3.       Exempt Information:       None.


4.       Minutes of the meeting held on 12 June 2018.


Approval of the Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12 June 2018 was proposed

by Cllr Ellis and seconded by Cllr Muirhead.


5.       Matters arising not dealt with elsewhere:      Harrogate Borough Council is contacting the

public about the strength of their broadband signals

Also see summary of actions required.


6.       Traffic Working Party Report:             


There has been no Speed Watch operations since the last meeting.

Ms Parish has received the information from the Data Loggers and is analysing the information. There were 56,740 vehicles recorded passing through the village in a week from the western side of the village. 10,961 also approached via Shaw Lane.

Cllr Nicholson spoke to a company at the Great Yorkshire Show which sells flashing traffic signs, they commented as to why NYCC will not allow any other signs but the ones they supply. This company may make further enquiries. Still waiting for a policy decision from NYCC on this matter.


7.         Urgent Business:   Rural Crime Watch. 

All incidents, however small should be reported.

A Mobile Watch Scheme is being set up and they are looking for volunteers



Emergency Plan. A new draft plan has been received and is in the

process of being checked.


Data Protection. The Electoral Role is kept separate from all documents, is not recorded on the Parish Council Computer and only the Parish Clerk has access to this list. Permission to be sought from

the members of the Councillors email list and from the members of the Newsletters group email list. Cllr Spence, as Data Protection Officer to monitor this.



8.       County Councillor’s Report:      None.



9.       District Councillor’s Report:      Cllr Miss Oldham has also asked for an evening meeting

for the Parish Councils/Planning consultation. Information on Preventing Terrorism will be publicised on the Website. There are funds available for Community Led low cost self build housing for local occupation.


10.     Planning Matters:            Applications



Formation of agricultural access, track and farmyard; Erection of gates and walls at Beckwith Lodge Farm (Mr R O’Neill)


Prior Consultation – The Parish Council has no objections


11.   LDF Update:             A request has been received from HAPARA to join in with the

proposed Traffic Impact Survey. Email to be sent expressing the Parish

Council’s interest.


12.   Highways:      On Norwood Lane some of the marked potholes have been filled.

                              Harrogate Borough Council’s Properties Department have reattached the “Church Row” sign. Photographs of potholes, missing signs etc seem to achieve better action, please forward to the Parish Clerk.


13.  Finance:                             

a)       The bank balances at 17 July 2018 were reported to the Parish Council:


                    Community Account                                                            3,806.38

                    Money Manager (Deposit Account)                                      1,430.21


                    Less Unpresented Cheques – Clerks Salary  353.60

                                                                  Clerks Tax        88.40                442.00






14.  Correspondence:     


i)       Email received from Sandie Wilkinson re footpath diversion at Beckwith. The Clerk has replied.

ii)     Email from Harrogate Borough Council re the Parish/Planning consultation meetings. The Clerk has replied requesting more notice and the possibility of evening meeting dates

iii)    Newsletters and e-mails forwarded to councillors.


15.  Update on the Copse:          None.


16. Councillors Questions:        None.


17. Date & Time of next meetings:       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


New funding re Broadband, continuous

Cllr Muirhead

Cllr Ellis


Knabbs Ridge funding



County Councillors funding

Cllr Nicholson to re-apply


Emergency Plan Revision



Thank you letters to Ex Cllrs Clark and Mrs Wilson, and to M MacEwan.

Cllr Nicholson


Specimen signatures for bank