Minutes from May 2016 meeting
UPPER NIDDERDALE PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Clerk: MRS. SYBIL WHITING
17 GROSVENOR PARK, BOROUGHBRIDGE ROAD, RIPON, HG4 1UF
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MINUTES OF PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
HELD ON MONDAY 9 MAY 2016
IN LOFTHOUSE MEMORIAL HALL
1. PRESENT Mr S. Ramsden (Chairman); Cllr D. Fothergill; Cllr C. Lamb, Cllr A. Challis; Cllr. S. Lumley (HBC)
Mrs S. Whiting (Parish Clerk) and 1 member of the public.
2. APOLOGIES Cllrs. J. Carter; B. Harrison; J. Graham
3. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR AGENDA – None
4. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING held on 25 April 2016 One amendment, Cllr C. Lamb had sent her apologies for
the meeting 25 April 2016, which was recorded. Proposed by Cllr Cllr Fothergill. seconded by Cllr Challis
signed by Chairman Cllr Ramsden and agreed by all present as a true and accurate copy.
5. MATTERS ARISING:
(a) Councillors Fothergill, Lamb and Challis all signed their acceptance as Parish Councillors. Also
these Councillors completed their Registration of Interest Forms. It was agreed that Cllr Ramsden Cllrs
Carter, Harrison and Graham would complete their forms at the next meeting. Proposed by Cllr Fothergill,
seconded by Cllr Challis and agreed by all present. A notice for 2 vacancies on the Parish Council
to be placed on Lofthouse, Middlesmoor and Ramsgill noticeboard for any Resident apply to be Co-opted on
to the Parish Council. Please apply to the Parish Clerk for application forms.
(b) Ramsgill Car Park – On going
(c) Parish Clerk was asked to email a copy of the year planner to each Councillor.
6. COUNCILLORS REPORTS: – Cllr Lumley had nothing further to report.
7. HIGHWAYS – Parish Clerk to chase Highways. Councillors would like an accurate up date each meeting.
8. PLAYGROUNDS – Cllr Carter – Not present. Cllr Challis will take over the inspections for Lofthouse Play area.
9. PARISH CARETAKER – No report Cllr Carter away.
10. MILLEIUM MARQUEE – Cllr Fothergill reported that the MM needed cleaning. Councillors present all agreed
for Cllr Fothergill to contact John Whitaker to have the MM put up and cleaned and taken down. MM fund to
pay for this work. The cost of hiring the MM for more than one day was discussed. £150.00 for first day outside
parish and £50.00 per subsequent day. £100.00 first day with in parish and £50.00 for each subsequent day. All
Councillors present agreed to these arrangements Councillors agreed for Cllr Fothergill to purchase ratchet
straps for the MM. The replacement value for the MM is £7,000.00. When the MM is hired Cllr Fothergill must
see the hirer’s own insurance cover for the MM. Mr Saunders has cashed his cheque for £50.00, 15 months
after it was issued. Councillors discussed purchasing fire extinguishers for the MM, however Councillors agreed
that the Hirer of the MM needed to supply Fire extinguishers for their event not the Parish Council. Councillors
agreed not to purchase fire extinguishers for the MM. The following booking have now been confirmed by Cllr
Fothergill, 22 May 2016 Viking Arms, 11 June 2016 Bell Festival, 9 July 2016 Paul Hainsworth, 23 July 2016, 23
July 2016 John Whitaker (his wedding no charge), 5 – 7 August 2016, Nidfest, 14 August 2016 Lofthouse
Cricket Club and 10 September 2016 Jemma Ryder, Norwood Show.
11. PINFOLDS – Lofthouse and Ramsgill Pinfold’s are in good order.
12. PLANNING – None
Balance of Community Account at 30/4/16 £2021.54
Balance of Business Account at 30 /4/16 £10,186.07
PC Funds 10,921.58
MM Fund 1,286.03
FIRST PART OF PRECEPT 2020.00
HBC GRANT FOR GRASS CUTTING 451.54
MM – PAYMENT FROM MRS L. DEACY 150.00
PAYMENT APPROVED FOR PAYMENT
GIFT VOUCHER FOR CLLR BEECROFT 50.00
FLOWERS FOR CLLR BEECROFT 10.00
Both of these payments will be paid at the next meeting, due to not having two signatories to sign the cheques.
(a) PATELEY BRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL – Cllr Ramsden is unable to attend the Civic Service. Cllr & Mrs D. Fothergill will be attend
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15 .ITEMS NOT ON THE AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION OR INFORMATION ONLY- None
16. ITEMS FOR THE NEXT AGENDA
(a) Parish Clerk to obtain a new bank mandate for the next meeting
17. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE INVITED TO ADDRESS THE COUNCIL WITH QUESTIONS OR
COMMENTS – None
18 CONFIDENTIAL ITEMS – None
19 DATE OF NEXT MEETING:- MONDAY 13 JUNE 2016 AT MIDDLESMOOR VILLAGE HALL.
20. CLOSE OF MEETING:– 9.25pm
SIGNED ……………………………………………………………………………………………. DATE …………………………………….
CLLR RAMSDEN, CHAIRMAN OF PARISH COUNCIL MONDAY 27 JUNE 2016