Seamer Parish Council update

The March meeting of the Parish Council was held at Seamer Memorial Hall. Three members of the public were in attendance plus representatives from Potto and Crathorne parish Councils. The following matters were reported: A planning application had been approved for a single storey extension to the front of Sandeel Rise, Stainton Road and an application submitted for a 2-storey extension at Pheasant House. The Police reported 1 crime and there was a discussion on crime affecting the farming community from dangerous poachers. There was a vacancy for a Parish Councillor and for the Parish Clerk role. The annual audit was underway in accordance with required procedures. A lock had been placed on the water supply for the village pond and the fence in Leconfield had been made safe. Local Government reorganisation would soon result in a unitary authority. Potholes were being repaired locally on the roads after the winter. There was an update on the village hall, including plans for the Queens Jubilee celebrations, which were discussed. Representatives from Potto and Crathorne Parish Councils reported on the shared illuminated speed sign that has since been displayed temporarily in the village to deter speeding. The Community Fund had been used to fund a management plan for the village pond and ideas were discussed, including a possible safe refuge over Seamer Hill and a bus shelter for local schoolchildren at the bus pick up point. Other small-scale projects would be considered for support, if they met the criteria. Match funding for capital projects can be applied for via Hambleton District Council, which is being investigated. Noted that local tree planting projects would qualify for support and Vic Brown was looking into this.

Minutes of this meeting (and agendas prior to meetings) are displayed on the noticeboards and on the website.  An update from the May Parish Council meeting will appear in the next Grapevine once ratified following the next Parish Council meeting. The Parish Council meeting on Tuesday July 19th will take place at the Village Hall, commencing at 7pm and will include the AGM.  

Residents can access information about Parish Council and Community Fund matters in the following ways:

  1. Attendance at the bimonthly Parish Council meetings, details of which are publicised in various locations: e.g., Parish Council noticeboards, website.
  2. The Grapevine, where articles are regularly published.
  3. Parish Council minutes; these are displayed on noticeboards and on the website.
  4. Residents can contact the Parish Council via email or telephone to discuss any matters that are of concern to them.

All matters concerned with the Community Fund are discussed as an agenda item at Parish Council meetings. Any residents who attend form part of the discussion and all viewpoints are taken into consideration when making a final decision.

Maureen Marshall, Acting Chair of the Parish Council

Email: (Parish Clerk)

Seamer Parish Council encompasses Seamer and Tame Bridge.

May 2022