Clerks Report Sept/October 2017

Bainbridge Parish Council Clerks Report

Sept/October 2017

Parish Insurance and the Turner Seat

The Parish insurance is taken out via Came and Company specialist brokers.  I have written to the insurance brokers with details of the turner seat including photos provided by Geoffrey KEEBLE.  The insurers have come back as follows: –

Dear Gill,

Thank you for your email.

If the Parish Council agrees to be responsible for either owning or maintaining The Turner Seat the policy we arrange with Aviva will provide Public Liability Insurance automatically for no additional premium.

Loss and damage cover can also be provided if the Parish Council have agreed to be responsible for this. In order to be able to provide a quotation I will need to know the replacement value of the seat. Please note a £250 excess will apply to any one claim.

I can also confirm the Parish Council’s Public Liability Insurance covers the Parish Council’s play area. Cover is subject to all equipment being routinely checked at least weekly by someone appointed by the Council.

I trust this advice is of assistance but please contact me again if any further questions arise.

Kind Regards

Andrew Bedding 

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

The local highways inspector has been instructed to go to Car End and look in to the matter of the placed stones and will deal with accordingly.

Apologies were provided over the Marsett funeral and the road arrangements.  The reason for this was a confusion over the dates.

Our Highway Officer has checked the gullies leading from Edge Hill down towards Countersett and has placed an order to have them cleaned. He dug out an area around the headwall near the drain on Stalling busk to Countersett. Once all the gullies are cleaned they should be ready for winter.

Final accounts 2016/17

The final summaries and external audit sign off have been posted to the website

Bainbridge Public Toilets

Dear Stuart Barron

Thank you for your email.

The decision to make a charge for public conveniences in this area was implemented by Richmondshire District Council who are the owners of the toilets.

I will advise Cllrs at the next meeting of your concerns.

Kind regards

Gill Harrison


Bainbridge Parish Council

Sent: 16 October 2017 15:48
Subject: toilets at Bainbridge

toilets at Bainbridge

Sender Email:

On Saturday the 14th of September I needed to us the public toilets in Bainbridge only to find that there was a charge to us them, I wouldn’t have minded this if the lights worked and the floor wasn’t swimming in water but this was the case and it wasn’t what I expected. I do hope that this isn’t the case in all the converted toilets. I just hope that the cost of converting these toilets will be have a short payback time, because tourists will find other places to go to so will not be paying

Village deposit boxes

The deposit boxes were emptied by Gill Harrison and Tim Prudden.

The total was £549.46.  This has been deposited at HSBC

HSBC New Signatures Mandate

To attempt to add Darren Percival to the cheque signatories.  New forms have been obtained.

Planning –Updates in the District

26/10/2017 R/52/145B

Marsett Barn, Busk Lane, Stalling Busk
Section 73 application to vary Condition 2 and remove Condition 3 of planning permission R/52/145

Not yet decided

18/10/2017 R/52/41H

Brough Hill Farm, Bainbridge
Full planning permission to re-roof existing stock building with a profile sheet to replace the existing stone slates

Not yet decided

14/08/2017 R/52/219A

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

Not yet decided

07/08/2017 R/52/139G

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

Not yet decided

11/07/2017 R/52/194G

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

Not yet decided

11/07/2017 R/52/94Z

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

Not yet decided

Gillian Harrison