Seamer Parish Council update

The May meeting began with the Annual Parish Meeting, the Chairman’s report from which was published in the Grapevine in June. Following the APM, the Parish Council meeting began with an Open Forum, attended by three members of the community. The new Parish Council was welcomed and Councillor Philip Taylor was re-elected as Chairman. The Parish Council were pleased that both District Councillors Bryn Griffiths and Bridget Fortune were re-elected as both have been very supportive of Seamer Parish Council for many years. Planning applications were discussed, including those current, pending and granted. Village maintenance was discussed, key aspects being the imminent installation of the new benches outside the Village Hall, by School Cottage and by the pond. The two new noticeboards would also be installed before the next Parish Council meeting. An additional grass cut has taken place and following discussion at earlier meetings, the removal of excess reeds from the pond would be undertaken. Footpaths within the parish were discussed. An engineer from NYCC has made a site visit to the proposed site of the traffic refuge in Tame Bridge. Community Fund applications were discussed, including the annual donation of £500 to support the Globe Library. The Chair gave feedback on the recent fifteen CSW deployments. Councillor Mark Murphy reported back on the recent Village Hall Committee meeting and AGM with various items for action noted.
Minutes of this meeting are displayed on the noticeboards and on the website. An update from the July Parish Council meeting will appear in the next Grapevine.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 17th September, 2019. As always, residents are welcome to attend.
Residents can access information about Parish Council and Community Fund matters in the following ways:
a) Attendance at the bimonthly Parish Council meetings, details of which are publicised in various locations: e.g. Parish Council noticeboards, website.
b) The Grapevine, where articles are regularly published.
c) Parish Council minutes; these are displayed on noticeboards and on the website.
d) By attendance at the Pop-In on Monday mornings, which Parish Council members attend whenever possible. If there are any points that need clarification, these will be fed back to the main PC meetings.
e) Residents are able to 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.
Philip Taylor, Chair of the Parish Council
Email: (Parish Clerk)
Seamer Parish Council encompasses Seamer and Tame Bridge.

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