Minutes of the Parish Council held on Thursday 11th January 2018


Draft Minutes of the Parish Council held on Thursday 11th January 2018, at 7.00pm in Sycamore Hall, Bainbridge

Present: Cllrs Brian Brown, Yvonne Peacock, Darren Percival, Derek Kettlewell, and Thomas Tennant.

Apologies: None

Karen Prudden, Roger Duval,

Members of the public


1 Consideration of Apologies for Absence



2 Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on

The Minutes of the ordinary meeting held on 7th November 2017 were approved as a true and correct record.


3 Declaration of interest.

None were made





Clerk’s report and matters arising  

Bainbridge Parish Council Clerks Report Nov/Dec 2017

Asset Register update

Tim Prudden is very kindly looking at the asset register and is reviewing the full inventory of the assets in Bainbridge.  There are many benches which need attention and some that will be recommended for removal.  The asset register is once again placed on the agenda to officially review with recommendations.

Highways updates

Street lighting

 Street Lighting Improvement

Because of large increases in energy costs and EU legislation effectively banning many existing street lighting lantern types, North Yorkshire County Council has commenced an ambitious programme to replace all its standard street lighting with LED technology.

In September the Council’s Executive Members approved the first £2million of a £12.9million programme to replace around 44000 street lights with the more energy efficient LED equipment.

The accelerated lantern replacement programme is expected to be completed by March 31st, 2020 with an anticipated pay back within 10 years, at current energy rates. It is anticipated that the completed programme will offer annual savings of over £1.2 million.

We have prepared a number of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which your Councillors may find useful if queried by members of the public regarding this project. The FAQs can be accessed using the following link:


Where possible, we will contact the local Parish Council prior to any work taking place.

Parish Councils that already use the County Council’s street lighting maintenance contract will be aware of the changes to EU legislation and the benefits of LED technology. If this is something that your Council would be interested in or should your Councillors have any additional queries, please contact the Electrical Engineering Team on 01609 532931 or by email at roadlighting@northyorks.gov.uk

Yours faithfully

Paul Gilmore

Paul Gilmore

Electrical Engineering Manager

Worton Street light


Our contractor has been out to look at the light and it needs a new lantern and bracket.  I’m afraid this can take up to 8 weeks to complete the work but hopefully we can complete this quicker.

Abi Player

Business and Community Officer

Richmondshire District Council

Clearance of the Pathway to Bainbridge School

Brian approached the caretaker to cut back grass etc. from path up to school.  It was causing problems for children and parents taking children to school.

Bank account Balances at the 1st December

Current account £6418.77

Deposit account £5138.97

Reserve account £1859.04

Planning –Updates in the District



Semerview Farm House, Countersett
Full planning permission for the siting of 2 static caravans for a period of 2 years (Retrospective)



Stable Cottage, Marsett
Full planning permission for redirection and widening of existing track through coppice, and creation of new access onto unclassified road (retrospective)



Wood End Lodge, Marsett Lane, Countersett
Full planning permission for erection of cart shed/store with ancillary residential development for family, friends and staff; erection of log store; erection of bins/oil tank enclosure; construction of natural stone boundary walls and re-surfacing of yard/car parking area



Yorebridge House Hotel, Breconbar Road, Bainbridge
Full planning permission for conversion of barn and erection of single storey side extension to form new holiday accommodation in association with existing hotel



Land to the rear of The Rose & Crown Hotel, Bainbridge
Full planning permission for erection of 2 No. two bedroom and 3 No. three bedroom affordable dwellings

Gillian Harrison



Matters arising from last meeting

Cllr Peacock advised that parking and dropping off/collecting children from the primary school in Bainbridge was not ideal and it was felt that the current system could be improved upon.

Cllr Peacock suggested that the pathway up the side of Riverdale on the village green should be perhaps stepped making it easier to walk from the road up the grass banking to school.

Cllr Peacock will make further enquiries into the stepping of the grass bank.

Cllr Percival stated that he had moved the large stones from the Seat in the play area as it needed to be made safe.


5. To consider any items relating to Highways

Request information from RDC as to when the stalling Busk light installation might be completed.


6. Financial Matters


6.1 Current financial balances

NB Funds are included in the totals that must be spent on items for the transparency code. I.e. website costs, and money to buy a lap top computer.

As at 1st January 2018

Community account £6257.59

Deposit account        £5138.97

Deposit account        £1859.04

Total                            £13255.60

Cllr Percival advised that we were £100 in prepayment to John Banks due to a mix up with invoices and reminders.







Payments/Purchases/Income –

The following payments were authorised


11.01.18 Lamberts 1184 40.00
11.01.18 R Duval 1185 82.65
11.01.18 CH Fawcett 1186 84.00





Setting of the precept for 18/19 and agreeing the budgets

The proposed budget figures were considered, and it was proposed that the new precept for 18/19 should be £6510.  It was resolved that the 18/19 Bainbridge Parish Council precept should be £6510.

Copy budgets attached to the minutes


7. Planning



Semerview Farm House, Countersett
Full planning permission for the siting of 2 static caravans for a period of 2 years (Retrospective)

Cllrs had no comments to make


8. Cemetery

The current situation which was reported back from the Cemetery subcommittee is that Cllr Brown is to speak with Mr Lambert with a view to the possibility of purchasing ½ acre of the field adjoining the existing cemetery.  Suitability of the ground and price if Mr Lambert is amenable will need to be agreed to move forward.

9. Children’s Play Area

Nothing to report





Parish Caretaker

The caretaker advised that he had not completed tasks lately due to the weather and was waiting for better weather from the 1st Feb to begin the list from the last meeting which is as follows: –

Jobs allocated by the council to the caretaker for Nov/Dec

Bainbridge Notice Board is leaking

Worton Notice Board is leaking

Tree – near phone box in Bainbridge

Lock for Sexton’s hut at the cemetery

Seat in the play area needs to be made safe – Cllr Percival made the seat safe

The caretaker advised that the layby’s between Worton and Bainbridge and the one between Bainbridge heading to Borwins, had regularly got rubbish dumped at the road side.  The clerk is to advise Sally Dixon RDC that these areas need regular checking.


11. Correspondence Received

Letter from Great North Air Ambulance

Letter from Citizens Advice Bureau

Council decided not to contribute as contributions coming from other parties in the area

Letter HM Revenue and Customs -Updated the council that the VAT126 form will be changing

Letter from The Pensions Regulator – updated the council that by law the minimum pension contributions will soon be increasing.

NALC – RE Data Protection Officer

The council resolved to watch and wait for a furthermore simplified instruction on this matter


12. Items for next meeting agenda

Asset register

Pathway – Lords of the Manor


13. Date of next meeting.

Wednesday 7th March10th, 7.00 pm. Sycamore Hall, Bainbridge

Meeting closed at 8.09pm