Parish Council Minutes - March 2019
Minutes of the meeting of Barkston Ash Parish Council
held on Tuesday, 12thMarch 2019 in the Village Hall.
Present: Catherine Daniels, Chair, Richard Brassington, Katy Turton, Sue Williams and Andrew Wilson.
Apologies received from Guy and Laine Williams and Dist. Cllr Richard Musgrave.
Minutes of the January meeting had been circulated prior to the meeting and were agreed Andrew Wilson and Sue Williams.
a) The removal of the fence surrounding the electricity substation had been agreed and the papers signed and returned to Northern Powergrid. Stephen Bower has suggested someone who would carry out the fence removal and remove the wood etc. Dr Bower would then build and position the new notice board.
b) The work to provide the 30mph restriction along part of the A162 is due to begin at the end of March.
The information received from NYCC regarding the illuminated speed signs states that they should be battery operated and mobile with no additional logo.The signs would also have to be turned off for periods during the year. This would not be appropriate for Barkston Ash as the council would have to employ someone to do the work, check the batteries etc. The council considered that having the school entrance on the main road should warrant exceptional circumstances.
Invoices for payment were agreed Sue Williams and Katy Turton
G Stephenson Clerk fee Feb/March £114.62
Parker Hartley Payroll services £ 31.20
HMRC NIC Mths 11 & 12 £ 28.60
A letter was read from the Conservation Officer SDC regarding Croft Farm. This suggests that the building may be constructed of wattle and daub and was in place prior to 1849. Further investigation is to be made.
There are also references to listed buildings in the village. Selby DC are to be asked to provide a list of listed buildings in the village.
Letters had been received from some of the pupils of Barkston Ash Catholic Primary School requesting the provision of a children’s play area in the village.
The clerk is to reply explaining that approaches have been made to landowners in an attempt to purchase land to provide a play area. Unfortunately no land has become available.
The cherry tree on Main Street between the bungalows 6 and 8 has become overgrown and despite several requests to Selby DC for it to be cut back, this has been refused on the grounds of cost.
The council have decided to fund this work and have taken advice from a tree surgeon.
The tree has canker and will be reduced in height. This was agreed Sue Williams and John Brassington
The Clerk discussed the Parish Council elections which will take place on Thursday, 2ndMay.
Nomination papers were given out. Notice of Election will be posted on the notice board.
There was no other business.
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, 14thMay 2019