Seamer Parish Council update

The March meeting of the Parish Council began with an Open Forum, attended by six members of the community. District Councillor Bridget Fortune thanked the Parish Clerk for her support and also from all councillors. County Councillor Bryn Griffiths reported that the Highways Officer is looking at the footpath at the junction between Seamer Road and Tame Bridge. He also noted that the junction there was still under consideration by the Highways Department. Planning applications were discussed, including those current, pending and granted. Associated issues were discussed. The Chair outlined recommendations arising from the independent report by the arborist. Appreciation was noted to members of the community who had recently undertaken a litter pick. The Parish Clerk reported that the recent application to the ‘Make a Difference’ fund at HDC to replace the perimeter fencing around the pond had been successful and that the award of £2,000 would be used for this purpose. The Chair gave feedback on recent CSW reports. Progress on Community Fund applications were discussed: traffic refuge at Tame Bridge and a gateway at Seamer Hill. It was noted that members of the Parish Council would step down after the meeting, although the Parish Clerk remains in office. Two candidates for the Parish Council, along with three existing councillors have expressed an interest in standing for the Parish Council in the forthcoming elections. Councillors Janet Bainbridge and Walter Pattison are stepping down this year. Thanks and appreciation were expressed to both Janet and Walter for all their dedication and hard work on the Parish Council.

Minutes of this meeting are displayed on the noticeboards and on the website. An update from the May Parish Council meeting and APM will appear in the next Grapevine.

The next meeting of the Parish Council is on Tuesday 16th July, 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: scapa20@hotmail.com (Parish Clerk)
Seamer Parish Council encompasses Seamer and Tame Bridge

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