Notice and Agenda for Parish Meeting – January 2020

 Parish Chairman:  Neal Yates  

Parish Deputy Chair:  James Neale





Camblesforth Parish Council




A meeting of the Council for the above-named Parish will be held at The Church Hall on Wednesday, 15th January 2020 which commences at 7.15 p.m.


The meeting will be open to the public

Important Note:  Item 7.5 will be closed to members of the public




  1. Present and Apologies (Chair to confirm quorum)
  2. Declarations of Interest (All)
  3. Agreement and signing off previous month’s minutes (all)
  4. Financial Report and reconciliation of Petty Cash for December 2019 (Clerk)
  5. Planning applications (Clerk)
  6. Any matters brought by members of the public attending the meeting and District Cllr report
  7. Matters arising – to consider new and on-going issues and decide further action if necessary:



  • Decision on the 2020/21 Precept (All)
  • Christmas Lights (All)
  • Update on skatepark and funding (Cllr Kempton)


  • New filing cabinet for Parish Council archives (All)
  • Preliminary discussions on grass-cutting/village maintenance contract for 2020/21 (All)


6   Correspondence and any urgent matters raised by Cllrs since the Agenda was issued

Street Lights in Mill Lane

Residents in Mill Lane will be aware that there have been problems with street lights along the road, including outside of the school.

The Parish Council has a contract with NYCC for repair of all street lights in the village and they have repaired lights twice since August but unfortunately due to the age of the lights in question NYCC have advised that they are likely to fault again.  The Parish Council has therefore decided to completely replace the lights and have asked NYCC to proceed with this.  The normal timeframe for replacement of street lights is three months, however the Parish Council have requested that the replacements for Mill Lane are actioned sooner due to the fact they light the area outside of the school.

Cllrs will monitor the situation and thank residents for their patience.


Parish Council Notice Boards

Many of our villagers will have noticed the new Noticeboard in the Memorial Garden.  Cllrs have now agreed that the noticeboard outside of the shops will no longer be used, mainly because water is leaking into the board.

Therefore the Parish Council will maintain two boards going forward

Memorial Garden – will feature news and also post the agenda for the monthly meeting – this obviously can also be found on this website.

Brigg Lane (near the Beauty Parlour) – will contain the summary notes of the monthly meeting – again these can also be found on this website

If you have a social activity or organising an event that you would like featuring on the website and notice boards, please contact the Parish Clerk who will arrange for this to happen (see ‘contact’ on this website)

New Start Time for Parish Meetings

Parish Council Meetings – Change to start time

In order to avoid inconvenience to other users of the Church Hall, please note that the commencement of the monthly Parish Meetings will be, with immediate effect, 1915, which is fifteen minutes later than the normal commencement time. The date of the Parish Meetings (third Wednesday in each month) will remain the same.

The minutes of the March meeting will record the above changed, sanctioned by a majority vote of Councillors and the Standing Orders will by duly amended.

Thank you


Concerns for Dog Fouling in the Village

Report Dog Fouling


The Parish Council shares the concerns of many residents who have reported an increase in dog fouling in the village. A minority of irresponsible dog owners are not cleaning up after their dogs on pavements, open areas and even more worryingly, grassed play areas.

The Parish Council will be working with Selby District Council’s Dog Warden to proactively manage this problem in the village and dog owners are reminded that they can be fined up to £1,000 if they do not clean up after their dog.

We would encourage anyone witnessing a dog fouling incident to report this to any of the Parish Councillors, Parish Clerk or alternatively Selby District Council, via their website

Dog owners – when walking your dog

We would ask all dog walkers to note that all the public grass areas in the village (the park, Millennium Garden and Memorial Garden) are out of bounds for dogs, even on leads. These areas are clearly sign posted as no dog areas.  Please respect these restrictions.

The Parish Council will take legal action against anyone who wilfully and intentionally ignores these signs