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									              BRAMHOPE & CARLTON PARISH COUNCIL

      Minutes of the Meeting of the Full Council held at the Robert Craven
                  Memorial Hall on 26 January 2011 at 7:30pm


1/11 PRESENT

Chairman : Denis Johnson

Councillors : Simon Cooper, Hilary Harris, Clive Fox, Colin Gamble, Geoff Mills,
Peter Lawson, Joan Wood, John Broadley

Clerk : Kate Fraser

Two members of the public were present.


2/11 APOLOGIES
1.
No apologies had been received.

3/11 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
2.
There were no declarations of interest

4/11 MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 24 NOVEMBER 2010
3.
The minutes were proposed as a true record by Cllr Cooper, seconded by Cllr Gamble
and signed by the Chairman.

5/11 MATTERS ARISING
4.
There were no matters arising

6/11 UPDATE FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM
5.
There had been five burglaries in the past 31 days, one theft from a shed and two
thefts from vehicles. There had been no ASB reports. SID had not been deployed in
January. An officer was now trained to use a laser speed gun and so penalty notices
could be issued in future to speeding motorists.


7/11 CHAIRMAN’S UPDATE
6.
The Chairman reminded councillors or the forthcoming elections for the Parish
Council in May 2011 and hoped that all existing councillors would be willing to stand
for re-election.
The BYDT is holding a public meeting on 27 January.


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The public consultation meeting for the Bramhope Conservation Area takes place on
1February

8/11 CLERK’S REPORT
7.
The Clerk thanked councillors for their extra assistance in delivering the last edition
of the newsletter whilst she was unable to drive. The Annual Carol Service had been
well attended and the collection had raised £211. She thanked Cllr Gamble for
providing the decorations in the Puritan Chapel for the service.


9/11 UPDATE FROM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP
8.
The group had met in early January with a view to overhauling the village web site.
The proposed reduction in the number of issues of the newsletter from 4 per year to 3
per year would provide funds for this. After considering the use of an external web site
designer it had been decided to create a prototype web site using a free software site
for presentation to the council at the February meeting. Cllr Lawson’s sons had offered
to provide some technical expertise.

10/11 UPDATE OF KNOLL PLAYGROUND DEVELOPMENT
9.
The Chairman outlined the current funding situation regarding the development of the
playground. £25000 has already been pledged. Applications had been made to Green
Leeds (£10,000) and to Leeds City Council for use of s106 monies held by them for
use on suitable projects in Bramhope (£33,000).

Councillors expressed disappointment that the application for s106 monies had not
been granted in full. Local Ward Councillors had not supported the full claim as their
view was that there had been insufficient public consultation as to how the s106 monies
should be spent. They had advised that £10,000 be awarded. In view of this the Green
Leeds application had been amended to a request for £30,000 to make up the shortfall.
A decision on this application has been deferred by Green Leeds until April to allow
time for further consideration regarding the s106 application to be made by the Parish
Council.

After considerable discussion, it was AGREED by a majority vote to consult with the
village as to suitable projects for the use of the s106 monies. Further progress on the
development of the playground will not continue until the results of the consultation
have been obtained.



11/11 CORRESPONDENCE
10. Communications received:

      Letter from Dept for Culture, Media and Sport re The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
       – it was suggested that an item be placed in the next issue of the newsletter to
       see if there would be interest in organising a village event.
      Notification of Leeds Branch Meeting, YLCA- 15 February 2011

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      Invitation to attend meeting to discuss Arthington Station – 22 February 2011.
       Cllr Lawson agreed to attend as the Parish Council’s representative.
      A précis of the proposed Localism Bill
      A letter from a group of residents of Breary Lane/Eastgate describing their
       problems with traffic parking in the vicinity of Rosemount
      A invitation to the Parish Council to join WARD (Wharfedale Airedale Review
       Development) – The Parish Council declined accept this invitation. They were
       sympathetic to its aims but felt that Bramhope & Carlton did not have a close
       enough interest to make its participation worthwhile.

A number of items of routine correspondence were circulated during the meeting.


12/11 FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
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11.1. Payment of the schedule was proposed by Cllr Broadley, seconded by Cllr
Cooper and AGREED by all.
11.2 The petty cash expenditure was approved.
11.3 It was AGREED to approve the transfer of ‘permission to use’ for the land at
Harrogate Road under the same terms as agreed with the previous tenant. It was felt
advisable to confirm ownership of the land.

13/11 PLANNING AND ENFORCEMENT
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12.1 Planning Issues
The report of the Planning Group was ratified.
12.2 Enforcement Issues
The application for parking provision at the AVRO site near to Leeds/Bradford airport
is the subject of an upcoming appeal. Advertisement banners that had appeared at
the Kings Road roundabout and in the adjacent field had been removed. The
compliance with enforcement notices at the Shanco site is being investigated.

14/11 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE
13.
13.1 The minutes of the VMG meeting were approved. The date of the next meeting
has been changed to Tuesday 8th February.
13.2 Concern was expressed that the proposed design for the fencing was not
suitable for its prominent location. Approval of the quotes was REFUSED and will be
discussed further at the February meeting.
13.3 The Cemetery sub group will meet to determine a policy with regard to the
agreement by the Parish Council to memorial benches being located on Council
property. Particular reference will be made to the future maintenance and the
presumed life span of such benches.

15/11 CARLTON VILLAGE REPORT
14.
No report had been received from Cllr Penny

16/11 LEEDS CITY COUNCIL UPDATE
15.

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Cllr Fox enquired whether there were any reports of continuing problems with bin
collection but councillors reported none.


17/11 LIAISON GROUPS
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16.1 RCMH
The Hall had held a successful New Year event. The Farmers Market was only
’ticking over’. The operating hours are to be changed to 10am – 1pm in an effort to
attract more customers. The tennis table club is operating successfully.
To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Royal British Legion and the 80th anniversary
of the local branch a dinner is being held at Headingly Golf Club.
16.2 Bramhope Primary School
There was nothing to report.

18/11 PARISH ISSUES
17.
Cllr Fox commented on the appearance of an illuminate sign outside the new dry
cleaning shop at Tredgold Avenue.
Cllr Harris noted that work on the installation of new lamp posts on Leeds Road
seemed to have halted. It was reported that some workmen had recently been seen.
Cllr Broadley commented that road works on Pool Bank had caused considerable
traffic problems. The reason for the work was not known. He had also noticed a
quantity of tyres dumped at Moor Road/ Otley Old Road. Cllr Fox said he would
report it. Cllr Broadley reported that a memorial bench at The Sycamores was in a
poor condition. He will attempt to contact relatives. The ‘No Tipping’ sign at
Wynmore Avenue has disappeared
Cllr Gamble commented on the danger to pedestrians at the narrow section of Old
Lane.

18. The date of the next Full Council Meeting will be 23 February 2011 at 7.30pm.

The meeting ended at 9:35pm


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