Welcome from all at the Parish Council.
PC are made up from elected volunteers who give up their own time in order to improve Husthwaite Village life.The PC are commited to enhancing all areas of the community for all members of the community.
Parish Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are at 7.30 EXCEPT May and November which are 7.0pm.
Meetings will be held at Husthwaite Village Hall.
Carol Fenwick: Council Chair. I was born and raised in Husthwaite, as was my husband Rick. We live at Inglenook and have three children Lisa-Marie, Michelle and Alex. For the last 30 years I have been employed full time as a clerical supervisor and budget manager and I also do voluntary work in a local charity shop. I joined the Parish Council in May 1999 and have been Chair for a number of years. I represent the Parish Council as a trustee on the Village Hall Committee and on the Constance Elizabeth Beckwith Trust. In addition I am responsible for streetlights, recreation area inspections and risk assessments and I am a Husthwaite Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.
Email Carol Fenwick Tel: 01347 868 479
Elaine Smith: Vice-Chair. I came to live in Husthwaite in 1979 the year after David and I were married. His family have farmed at Baxby for four generations, and our son has grown up here, as did David and his father before him. I first became a member of the parish council in 1992, was for 3 years in the Chair, and presently represent the Council on the Yorkshire local Councils' Association and at liaison meetings with Hambleton District Council.
We treasure our home, the farm and its surroundings, but particularly appreciate being part of a community where people support each other, and where neighbourliness still survives.
I see the imposition of urban values and greater control 'from a distance' as the greatest threats to many of the things we in Husthwaite value. It is therefore important that the Parish Council promotes the principal of 'government from the bottom up', and ensures that the views of the people we represent are heard.
Email Elaine Smith Tel: 01347 868 572
Peter Fox. I have lived in Husthwaite for almost 40 years with my wife Katie and two daughters now with their own families. I retired in 2012 as senior judge in the North East when I was co-opted on to the Parish Council which I have found to be an energetic group of very different people, active in every aspect of village life. I was happy to stand again in 2015 but am looking for a younger replacement by 2020. Over the years I have seen this village change from a behind-the-times backwater to an up-to-date vibrant community with opportunities and activities for all, yet retaining a its attractive rural character whose way of life and infrastructure I want to help maintain. My current local interest is in the prospect of 'fracking' locally and the need to ensure such development does not detract from our precious quality of life.
Email Peter Fox
Barney Smith. I was born and raised in Husthwaite and my family has been at Baxby Manor for five generations, (the sixth has now arrived!). I attended Husthwaite Primary School and went to Ampleforth College.
I love to travel and spent quite a few years travelling the world, but I always looked forward to coming home. I have Husthwaite at my heart and want to make a difference, not just for now but for future generations and my children. I live at Baxby with my wife Holly and our two sons Felix and Rufus. I am self employed and am the owner of The Hideaway camping and glamping campsite at Baxby Manor.
Email Barney Smith Tel: 01347 869 094
Hi, for those who don't know me I'm Paul. I moved to Husthwaite six years ago with my partner Mel, at the time we were just 'passing through' but we both fell in love with Husthwaite and the community so we have been here ever since. The biggest thing that I like about Husthwaite is the people, especially those who have a passion for the village, its amenities and local activities. You don't have to go far to discover someone working on something to benefit the village, whether it be a website, newsletter, drama, cider making, the recreation area or a new village hall.
In the autumn of 2012, when I was asked if I was interested in joining the Parish Council I saw it as an opportunity to do my bit towards the upkeep of this fantastic village. My background is as a manager in a telecoms company, the issues I have been involved in at the Parish Council have so far been very different to what I am used to. I like straight talk and always feel motivated to get to the bottom of an issue, I also like the feeling of a good job well done so hope I have plenty to offer residents of the parish
Email Paul Escreet Tel: 01347 868 874
Hi, I am Alison Gambles, I'm 48 and have been married to Mark for 28 years. We have 2 children, Nichola 21 and Christopher 18.
I work for North Yorkshire County Council as a carer and have a second job at Ampleforth Abbey caring for the older Monks in the infirmary. I have lived in the village for 10 years and decided to join the Parish Council because I wanted to get more involved in village life, now that I haven't got so many jobs!
I really enjoy being involved with the 'Parish Plan' and listening to other peoples ideas and opinions.
I love being taken for a walk around this fantastic village by my 2 lovely (but naughty) black labs!
Email Alison Gambles Tel: 01347 869 004
I am married to Lynn, have 3 children Rob (18) Rebecca (16) and Alex (13), along with two dogs. We moved into Husthwaite July 2013, from Southampton. I work in Insurance for Aviva, as MD for the Equity Release business. As a family we like sport and like to be involved with village life. I enjoy cycling and have got a few members of the village to join me on weekend cycle (road bike) rides. I support Leeds United and along with my two boys we are season ticket holders and go to all home games. Hopefully as a member of the Parish Council I will be able to help and support the village.
I became Clerk to Husthwaite Council this year (2015) so I am still learning, but already appreciate the unseen work that Parish Councillors do on the village�s behalf.
Though a Lancastrian, I have lived in Yorkshire most of my working and family life, moving to Husthwaite with my husband Andrew in 2004.We quickly absorbed ourselves into village life, Andrew in the village hall events and hall renewal, and myself editing the Newsletter and Link magazines, and helping to run the Book Exchange.
We have a son and daughter, and 5 grandchildren, 3 of whom luckily for us live nearby. We also have a large number of Italian friends, who visit us regularly, as we do them. Such friendships are important to give a view of a wider world and different points of view.
I retired recently from tutoring in Adult Education, which together with teaching English in Further Education formed the whole of my working life. My interests include reading, design, crafts and politics.
If villagers wish to contact myself as clerk, or members of the Parish Council, our email is email@example.com
Last Meeting November 2017
Parish Council Meeting held on the 21st November 2017
Present: C. Fenwick (Chair), C. Colton (CC), P. Fox (PF), Cllr C Patmore.
1. Apologies. P. Escreet (working), B. Smith (holiday), E. Smith (holiday), Jan Coulthard (Clerk).
Declarations of interest: NONE.
2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting: The minutes were approved and signed as a true record.
3. Matters Arising:
3.1 Co-option of Parish Councillor: No expressions of interest in the casual vacancy have been received since the last meeting. Therefore another notice requesting applications from eligible persons who wish to be considered for co-option will be placed on the PC Noticeboard and in the newsletter. Action: Clerk
3.2 Enforcement of Planning Laws:
a) Sunley Woods Farm: Hambleton District Council has informed us that the enforcement notice requiring the change of use of land to cease has been issued to the occupiers and owners of the land. The notice takes effect on 30th November and requires the unauthorised use of the land for storage of log cabins, modular buildings and static holiday homes to cease and all the units on the site to be removed within 3 months.
b) Bye Green Holdings hours of working: According to HDC, the alleged breach of working hours conditions is ongoing.Action: CP
3.3 Fracking in North Yorkshire: Peter reported that, following a freedom of information request by a local anti-fracking campaigner, NYCC had been ordered to release correspondence about exploration plans by INEOS. The e-mails identify an area between York and the Howardian Hills (including Malton, part of York, Sheriff Hutton, Thornton-le-Clay, Strensall, Kirkham Abbey, Kirby Grindaylthe, Wharram Percy, Kilham, Octon, and Settrington) as the likely initial focus of INEOS's operations. In addition NYCC has rejected all the principal objections, submitted on behalf of local Parish Councils, by SHSGAG in response to the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan consultation and have resolved to adopt the Draft Plan as is. The document will now be submitted to an examination in public with a Government Inspector. PF had also been invited to give a talk on fracking at the Hambleton Parish Forum and this had been well received.
3.4 Emergency Planning: CC is in the process of producing a draft based on the discussion from the last meeting and information contained in the Community Emergency Plan document obtained from NYCC. Action: CC
3.5 Battle's Over - A Nation's Tribute: Richard Duffield has offered the Parish Council the use of the field adjacent to the Alpaca farm in which to build a bonfire beacon. He thought that parking would be possible in part of the field with access from Malton Street and suggested that we might like to organise a joint event with the Village Hall Committee following on from the beacon lighting. The PC thought this was an excellent idea and CC offered to oversee the building of the bonfire. CF will discuss ideas for a local villages event afterwards with the VH committee. Action: CF
3.6 MUGA Surface: Farm & Land Services have been asked to treat the MUGA surface with mossicide and then sweep with a stiff brush at their earliest convenience. Action: CF
3.7 Young Children's Play Area Swings: The cradle swing has been installed by Playscheme.
4. Matters that have arisen between meetings: None
5. Planning Matters:
5.1 The following planning applications have been approved:
Bruaich, The Nookin, Husthwaite - Application to fell a sycamore tree in a conservation area.
OS Field 8972, Bell Lane, Husthwaite - Proposed change of use of woodland to glamping site and proposed low level tree house.
Wilton Croft, Low Street, Husthwaite - Works to fell a tree in a conservation area.
5.2 The following planning application has been refused:
Land at Bye Green, Low Street, Husthwaite - Outline planning application, including access, with all other matters reserved for a single residential dwelling.
5.3 The following planning application is still awaiting a decision:
The Garage, Low Street, Husthwaite - Outline application (considering appearance, access, layout and scale) for the demolition of buildings and construction of 3 dwellings as amended by details received by HDC on 25th May 2017.
5.4 Cllr Patmore informed the meeting of a proposed 130 gun space shooting range at Newburgh with 130 parking spaces. The PC considered that this development would support the local economy and enhance tourism in the area so would have no objections to the proposal.
6. Finance Report:
6.1 Current Account
19.09.17 .14 100929 £210.00 J Coulthard - Jul 2017 to Sep 2017
27.10.17 100930 £326.40 Playscheme (inc. £54.40 VAT)
27.10.17 100931 £19.25 Royal British Legion Wreath
29.9.17 £3750.00 HDC Precept (2nd Installment)
Statement balance at 15 November 2017 - £17897.21 (including £9144.88 Cemetery monies).
Account balance at 21 November 2017 - £17877.96
Payments to be authorised:
J. Coulthard - £210 - September 2017 to November 2017
Citizens Advice Bureau - £50
Husthwaite Village Hall - £235 (£150 -Display Boards & £85 -Chair Trolley)
Farm & Land Services - £963.60 (Grass Cutting inc. £160.60 VAT)
6.2 Recreation Area Account
15.9.17 .04 Interest
15.10.17 .04 Interest
15.11.17 .04 Interest
Statement Balance at 15 November 2017 - £1302.59
7. Pay and Conditions of Clerk: It was agreed that the conditions of the Clerk would remain unchanged but the pay would be increased by 2.5% to £1260 for the following year, the allowance of £150 for office expenses would not alter.
8. Proposed expenditure and Parish Precept for 2018/19:
The following proposed expenditure for 2018/2019 was agreed:
Grass Cutting £2000
YLCA Membership £ 130
LCC Membership £ 65
Insurance £ 900
Village Hall £1000
Cemetery £ 200
Petty Cash £ 25
Donations £ 100
Newsletter £ 300
Miscellaneous £ 700
Recreation Area £1000
Total Expenditure £7830
Year end balance £ 688
Expected Income £ 512
Shortfall £6630 + 10% = £7293
Therefore it was agreed to maintain the precept at £7500 for 2018/19. Action: CF
9. Circulated Items That May Be Of Interest To The Council:
There were no items of interest in the circulated documents.
10.Reports from Council's Representatives:
Village Hall: The new Village Hall Committee for 2017/18 consists of Lynn Colton (Joint Chair), Sandie Davison, Annabel Kennedy, Sheila Mowatt (Joint Chair / Booking Secretary), Gill Allanson, Steve Broughton (Treasurer) and Simon Eedle.
Easingwold & Villages Forum: PF reported that there were increasing facilities within the Easingwold area for people with Dementia - Easingwold Methodist Chapel hold a weekly café, the Health Centre hosts the ‘Forget Me Not' Club, Easingwold District Community Care Association offer a day care service on Thursdays, Singing for All is held on Monday mornings and Dementia Forward offer a helpline and home visits. NYCC have confirmed that they have no enforcement powers regarding the use of rural lanes by large agricultural vehicles and the Police have been asked to investigate further.
YLCA: CF reported that Mark Harbottle had given a very useful presentation about Responding to Planning Applications at the recent meeting and this had been distributed to all Councillors. In addition Councils were reminded that all correspondence sent on their behalf should be available to be viewed by all councillors, so the Clerk will be asked to either print a copy of all correspondence sent or e-mail correspondence sent on behalf of the PC to all councillors. Councils will need to appoint a Data Protection Officer before May 2018 to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations.
HDC Parish Liaison Meeting: Presentations were given on Community Led Housing, Setting the Parish Precept, Planning Application Responces, NYCC Highways Parish Portal and Shale Gas Extraction.
Public Footpaths: The public footpath at the High Leys end of Beacon Banks which has recently been ploughed over has been reported to NYCC following a complaint from a parishioner.
Highways: The leak adjacent to the bus shelter in High Street has finally been repaired. Complaints regarding the state of the road from Husthwaite to the A19 have been passed to NYCC.
Street Lighting: CF has reported light number 1 and 2 in Low Street as not working and the light at the bottom of Kays Bank which is not shining on the road but up into the trees.
Neighbourhood Watch: North Yorkshire Trading Standards wish to inform residents of the following SCAMS - calls from Microsoft / BT asking victims to download Teamviewer so that the caller can gain access to your computer to fix a non-existent problem and calls from HMRC claiming that you have an outstanding bill which must be paid immediately to prevent a visit from a bailiff.
Christmas Events: CF has been invited to switch on the new Christmas Lights at St Nicholas Church at 5:30pm on Sunday 3rd December. CF has also volunteered to take part in the Methodist Chapel Christmas service on Sunday 17th December.
11.Reports from County/District Councillor Caroline Patmore:
Cllr C Patmore reported that Phase 2 Broadband improvements are nearly complete and Phase 3 is due to start soon. NYCC are in the process of selling land next to the Allerton Park incinerator to an Arab company who are reportedly interested in building a sugarbeet factory on the site. NYCC are also due to benefit from a proposed housing development in Green Hammerton, as the farm land was owned by them before it was sold (with a covenant) to tenants. Seven district councils were against the Police & Crime Commisioners Vision for the Future and have opted for the representation level instead.
12.Date and Time of Next Meeting:
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 7.30p.m. in Husthwaite Village Hall.