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PC Meeting Interim report


The Husthwaite Parish Council met in Husthwaite Village Hall at 730pm on Tuesday the 8th of September 2015.
In attendance were;
Carol Fenwick, Elaine Smith, Peter Fox, Paul Escreet, Barney Smith, Craig Colton, Jan Coulthard, Caroline Patmore. Apologies from Alison Gambles who was poorly.
Also in attendance were; Ian Harper, Andrew Coulthard, Lindsay Walker.


Ian Harper attended the meeting to discuss Fracking. He realises there is a distinct lack of knowledge on this subject and ultimately would like to arrange a meeting in the Village Hall to explain the process and help us to understand the technologies involved. Ian would like to invite experts from all fields who can explain the implications and the alternatives.


FREE session on how to use the Defibrillator that is located at the Village Hall is taking place on the 28th of September, I have already had quite a lot of people put their name down so please let me know if you'd like to attend. It will take place in the Committee Room in the Village hall, 7-9pm on Monday the 28th September. You can just turn up on the night but I am trying to keep track of numbers so it would help if you could let me know in advance.


The PC will hold an additional meeting next month to discuss the Parish Plan Actions. The Parish Plan has not been updated for many years and over the course of the last 6 months the PC has been looking at what has been accomplished and what still needs attention.

SUNKEN GRAVE no longer grassless thanks to Paul Escreet's turf!
PCSO Lucy Walker was asked by the PC to speak to local farmers about speeding tractors and she has informed us that she has now done so. A Speed Camera Initiative is due to be launched in the near future and the PC will look into this.


After obtaining info from various relevant bodies it was unanimously agreed that too much regulation surrounded having CCTV installed throughout the village.
Construction WITHOUT PLANNING PERMISSION at a property in the village is still being looked into by Planning Enforcement. The Enforcement team are in touch with the applicants' agent but as yet no retrospective application has been submitted.


An email sent to the PC from Diane Pottage states that the 31X services which serves Husthwaite has now been included in new proposals for revised timetables and bus companies have been invited to submit tenders.


The Low Street footpath from the cemetery up past the school to Elphin View has been approved for repairs in the 2016/17 programme.
The footpath from Prospect Cottages to East View will also be brought to Highways' attention.

It has been reported to the PC that there is loose gravel on the MUGA. The only cost effective way to remove this (apart from supplying a brush!) is to re-paint the surface, the PC will look at the cost for doing this.  Many people from outside the village, including campers from The Hideaway use these fantastic facilities. Access to the Recreation area and the MUGA is "Free and Open to ALL" and was one of the conditions attached to the grant provided to us by the Big Lottery Fund.


Anne's last day of trading will be the 26th of September.
The PC will ask Burn Bros to cut the long grass at the bottom of East View. As the grass cutting contract is due to be put out to tender again next year, this area will be included in the new regular cutting regime.


A Citizens Advice Bureau outreach service will be opening in Easingwold in October 2015.
There will also be a Patient Participation Group meeting at Millfield Surgery Easingwold at 7.30pm on the 22nd of October .


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