Parish Council Minutes - November 2015

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 Parish Council Meeting Minutes - 24th November 2015

Minutes of the meeting of Barkston Ash Parish Council held on Tuesday, 24th November 2015.

Present: Jonathan Hirst (Chair), John Brassington, Catherine Daniels, Guy Williams and Liane Williams.
Also present - Mrs June Mather.

Apologies: received from Andrew Wilson.

Minutes of the meeting of 15th September had been circulated and were approved by Liane Williams and John Brassington.

Matters Arising:​
  • a) 20’sPlenty campaign. John Brassington reported that there is a North Yorkshire wide campaign for a 20mph limit.
    Monk Fryston WI were setting up a group to lobby for a limit through their village. A further 3 signs are to be ordered for the village. 
    Mrs Mather had previously written to the council with regard to speed of traffic entering the village from Common Road.  Mrs Mather explained that the 30mph sign had been moved further into the village along Common Road from its original position. The Clerk is to write to NYCC Highways requesting a meeting to discuss this.
  • b) Daffodil bulbs had now been planted on the wide verge opposite the Ash Tree Inn on A162.
  • c) Website: Local groups had been approached to submit information for the website. This is ongoing but it was agreed that the website should be set up in the New Year and any additional material be added when received.
Invoices for payment were approved Catherine Daniels and Guy Williams.
  • G Stephenson – Clerks fee July – Nov - £286.45
  • Ramble House – Christmas Tree - £130.00
  • Parker Hartley – accountants fee - £62.40
  • HMRC – National Insurance Months 7 & 8 - £28.60
  • Andrew Smalley – grass cutting - £112.50
  • Concept 9 – bulb planting  - £80.00
The budget to year end March was reviewed and it was agreed that the precept request for 2015/16 should be £5000 as previous years. This was proposed by Jonathan Hirst and seconded Guy Williams.

Information had been received from Selby District Council explaining the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) whereby developers would pay a levy on each new building plot. The funds would go to Selby DC to assist with local community programmes.

Any Other Business:
Catherine Daniels expressed concern about the number of cyclists that were coming through the village. She felt that there was a danger from traffic exiting concealed drives. The matter is to be reported to NYCC.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 12th January 2016
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