CLERK: Mrs G Taylor. Correspondence to 2 Leconfield, Seamer, Stokesley, Middlesbrough, TS9 5PP. Tel. 01642 711250.

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting: Tuesday 20th October, 2015

Public notice of the meeting has been given in accordance with Schedule 12, paragraph 10 (2) of the Local Government Act 1972.

District Councillor B Fortune, Councillors P Taylor, Mrs J Bainbridge, J Bainbridge, D Forrest, W Pattison

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: County Councillor B Griffiths, Mrs G Taylor, Parish Clerk.

To confirm as a true record the minutes of the meeting held on Tuesday 15th September, 2015.

HDC will be providing new bin to households during February 2016, which will have a blue top, used for additional recycling of paper products.

Veeraswamy, Bylands, 28 Hilton Road, Seamer: retrospective application for demolition and construction of replacement dwelling house. No objections were raised.

Village pond – a work party had been organised for 10th October and attended by around 12 residents. Good progress had been made on raking off the pond week however; there was still a considerable amount to remove. No further suggestions had been made for a long-term solution to the problem; which will remain under consideration.
Update on village maintenance projects – the bricklayer was due to start at the end of October to replace the rotting woodwork in the sign gardens with brick retaining walls. It was suggested that some of the flower tubs also be replaced to provide a more permanent structure. Chairman to discuss with the bricklayer.
Community fund application – the Village Hall Committee still required a grant in order to help fund items in the supper room. Chairman to contact the Independent Chair of the Community Fund, Caroline Seymour, to arrange a meeting.
Proposed change to Parish Council meetings – meetings to be held every two months, commencing April 2016. This was agreed, with the proviso that should any urgent matters occur in the interim, meetings could be called. This change to be publicised in ‘The Grapevine’.
Traffic calming – The Chairman reported on his meeting with the NYCC engineer which rather disappointingly reported that there was very little the Parish Council could do to calm traffic through the village, even with the financial support of the Community Fund. NYCC would only provide funds where there was a proven record of frequent road accidents. It had been suggested that the PC should contact the Richmondshire & Hambleton Road Safety Partnership to request more police speed checks in the village, together with the use of speed recording equipment. It was agreed that the matter should remain as a discussion item on future agendas.

The councillors noted the correspondence.

These were agreed. District Councillor Fortune made the Parish Council aware of HDC grant applications that could be made to support village projects. She would also investigate whether the village was entitled to any community infrastructure levy grants.

The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 17th November, 7.30pm
Future meetings:
Tuesday 15th December, 7.30pm
Tuesday 19th January, 7.30pm
Tuesday 16th February, 7.30pm (to be discussed)
Tuesday 15th March, 7.30pm


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