Clerks Report Jan-March 2019

Bainbridge Parish Council Clerks Report

Jan-March 2019

Village deposit boxes

The deposit boxes on the green were damaged by the travelers on the way to Appleby Fair.  Tim Prudden is liaising with Brian Clarkson and we understand Brian has agreed to, either repair or replace.  In the meantime, Tim has been emptying the boxes regularly.  There is currently £80.16 held by the clerk waiting to be deposited at the HSBC.  Many thanks to Tim as this is a vital resource to the village and it is a time-consuming job.

Highways site meeting

Dear Ian Beighton, 10/1

At the recent Bainbridge Parish Council meeting several matters were highlighted with regards to the village traffic management. 

  1. Problems with cars parking at junctions
  2. Problems with the one-way system near the Rose and Crown
  3. Problems with speeding motorbikes leaving the village past the Rose and Crown and up towards Hawes.

Cllr Yvonne Peacock has suggested that we email and arrange a mutually convenient appointment for you to come to Bainbridge and meeting with her and thus enable her to show you exactly the issues in hand.

I look forward to hearing from you in this regard

Pathway to Bainbridge School

The council would like to consider stepping the pathway up the side of Riverdale to school.  This land is of course owned by the Lords of the Manor – update from YP

Turner Seat


David Ballinger is liaising with Shane Metcalfe over an appropriate a signed legal agreement from the Sports Association.  Currently the Parish Council are unable to insure the Turner seat as they do not have an insurable interest.   

NYCC Locality Fund

Thank you for your e-mail.  The Upper Dales Locality Fund will be pleased to offer you £400 for the repairs to the Zip Wire on Bainbridge Village Green that as you say is a very popular facility on the playpark.  Leave it with me to do the necessary paperwork and you will hear from me or NYCC in due course, all as per my e-mail inviting applications.

Best wishes

John Blackie

Recycling Bins

So far YDNPA site was found unsuitable to home the village recycling bins by RDC

Dales Police Report – February 2019


The following incidents of note have occurred in the Dales area this month –

On the evening of 19th January, a red Vauxhall Insignia car had damage caused to its wing mirror.  It is often worth taking a minute to fold your wing mirrors in if parked on a road overnight.

Overnight on the 20th January thieves broke off and stole a spare wheel attached to a Landrover Defender parked up at Fremington.

Overnight on the 21st January the Hawes Auction Market Canteen was broken into through a secure window.  Sensibly, no money is left in the till but a green tips jar containing cash was taken.

During the weekend of 27th to 28th January the public toilets opposite the Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes suffered some extensive vandalism. It is disappointing that anyone could take amusement from such a pointless act. The scene has been forensically examined and enquiries continue to trace the culprit(s).

On the afternoon of 29th January, a Ford Ranger hard top was stolen from a farm at Angram.

Following a series of suspicious phone calls left on the school answer phone, Wensleydale School evacuated all pupils and staff from the premises on the morning of 4th February. Officers attended and checked the buildings and were satisfied that there was no risk. An investigation is now under way by local CID officers to trace the person who made the hoax calls. School and Police were satisfied that the evacuation procedures worked very effectively.

Overnight on 5th February two secure quad bikes were stolen from a farm at Cubeck near Aysgarth. The Polaris machines were chained together. Please take another look at your farm security and contact us at Leyburn Police Office if you want any security advice. CCTV, Trackers, lighting, strong locks and signage can all help to protect your property.

Overnight on the 11th February a John Deere ‘mule’ vehicle was stolen from a farm at Lunds above Hawes. Across the county there has been a rise in such thefts, so please be aware and report anything suspicious.

As the seizure of two suspected criminal’s vehicles in Upper Wensleydale last month shows, we very much rely on information passed to us by members of the public for the police to work effectively.  This is a two-way process, so I would encourage you to sign up to our community messaging – brief reports sent to your phone or e-mail. Registering is easy. You can sign up on line at or fill in a form available at your local police office.


PC 558 Julian Sutcliffe

Dales Neighbourhood Police Team

13th Feb 2019


Gillian Harrison