MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE MALTON TOWN COUNCIL
Held in Ryedale House, Malton, on Wednesday 28 October 2009
PRESENT Cllrs J Fitzgerald-Smith (Town Mayor)
Mrs J Lawrence (Deputy Mayor), Mrs J Ford, P Andrews, M Dales
M Beckett, S Preston, M Knaggs and D Lloyd-Williams.
IN ATTENDANCE MP Skehan (Town Clerk), Canon J Manchester (Mayor’s Chaplain.)
093. APOLOGIES Cllr Mrs A Hopkinson.
That the Minutes of the Council meeting of 30 September 2009
be confirmed and signed as a correct record.
095. MATTERS ARISING
Min 067. 20 mph speed limit proposals. Members were advised that two possible
dates had been suggested for the ‘walk round’ of the scheme, and were asked to
advise the Clerk of availability in order that the most convenient date could be
confirmed. The times and dates were 12.00 noon Tuesday 10 November and 12.00 noon
Thursday 12 November.
Min 081. Chapel of Rest. New Malton Cemetery. The enquirer regarding the
renting of part of the Chapel had been advised of the terms of arrangement the
Town Council was prepared to offer. She is still considering the matter.
Min 087. NYCC. Highways. Provision of Salt Bins. The Clerk advised members
that he was still waiting to hear whether the two suggested sites, Wentworth
Street and the bottom of Middlecave Road, qualify for the free provision of bins.
096. MAYORS ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Mayor reported that he had attended
1. The Ryedale District Council Chairman’s Civic Service.
2. An Evening at Hope Central. He commended the work of this group.
Ryedale ‘Not in my neighbourhood’ week. The Mayor spoke upon and commended this
initiative, and encouraged members to attend wherever possible.
Green Howards. The Mayor advised members of his intention, on behalf of the Town
Council, to send a Christmas card to the 2nd Battalion, Green Howards. The
Battalion will be on active service in Afghanistan over Christmas.
097. LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK. PROTECTION OF MARKET TOWN CHARACTER.
A draft news sheet titled ‘Malton Futures’ had been circulated prior to the
meeting. Members were asked to consider whether the Town Council would wish to
engage with other like-minded parties, to promote to the public the Town
Council’s and other’s view that the LDF process should ensure that the planning
framework for the foreseeable future is aimed at retaining the essential market
town character of Malton. It was agreed that consolidating retailing within or
immediately adjacent to the established centre, and not encouraging or allowing
for the expansion of retail out to the edges of the town would be central to this
objective. The proposed partners to the Town Council in this project are the
Malton and Norton Business in Action, and the Fitzwilliam (Malton) Estate.
Following discussion a resolution was made.
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1. That the Malton Town Council assist with and support the
production and distribution of an information sheet
promoting the need to protect the essential market town
character of Malton in the future planning framework.
2. That the Town Council provides a contribution to the
cost of production and distribution of 20% of the cost
to a maximum of £1,000.
NB. The expenditure at 2 above is approved under Section 137.
Norton Town Council will be advised of this resolution.
098. REPRESENTATIVE’S REPORTS
CAP Group. A presentation was given on the Probation service. Latest reports
indicate that there is a further reduction in the crime level.
Milton Rooms Committee. It was reported that the Ryedale District Council officer
dealing with promotion of the Arts was assisting the Committee. Greater use of
the Fitzwilliam Bar for events is being explored, as is the use of the main hall
Malton Museum Foundation. An application for national accreditation has been
submitted, and an assessor has been appointed. Six reproduction Roman chairs have
been acquired and are now in place in the Museum.
Ryedale Cameras in Action. The Mayor commended the effectiveness of the CCTV
system. He advised that given the age of much of the equipment there may be a
greater call on funds in the future.
Five Towns Group. In discussion on the various submissions made under the LDF
consultation process, it was generally agreed that there was not enough evidence
to date of an in depth demographic study. The health, education, social services
and transport authorities, and the utility sector, all need to be much more
closely engaged with the process.
Concerns were also expressed at the problem of anti social behaviour in the
towns. The Ryedale Area Police Inspector has been invited to attend the next
meeting in December.
099. ORGANIC WASTE BIN COLLECTIONS
Ryedale District Council’s plan to reduce the collection of brown bins to a four-
weekly cycle rather than fortnightly for the period December to February each
year was discussed. Generally it was agreed that given the lack of demand over
this period the adjustment was sensible and should be supported. The redirection
of resources to cleaning and tidying problem areas will be useful.
It was noted also that some revenue savings were predicted, and the following
resolution was made.
That the Clerk write to the District Council to
1. indicate the Town Council’s support for the proposal to
reduce collections over the winter period and redirect
resources to more pressing requirements
2. ask that consideration be given to using the forecast
revenue savings to assist the reintroduction of a weekly
green bin collection for the duration of the annual
summer school holiday period.
It was reported that the play area and cemeteries were in good condition. There
were no significant matters to report.
The Clerk advised that three new single gates were being made for the Play area.
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1. Applications to Local Planning Authority
Nine applications to the Local Planning Authority were considered.
09/01101/FUL Homfray Hotels Sub division of existing first floor
R Murray-Wells flat to form 2 no one bed flats to
09/01013/LBC The Jockey include formation of additional side
58 Wheelgate entrance
09/01096/HOUSE J Mennel Erection of brick boundary wall with
Orchard Croft wrought iron railings above to 1.5m in
12 maiden Greve sections between 1.5m high brick
Malton. pillars. Also 1.5m high wrought iron
09/01067/CON Fitzwilliam Estate Demolition of outbuilding.
09/01094/LBC S Morgan Installation of 4 no single glazed
13 Town St timber sliding sash windows with
Old Malton. interior secondary glazing to front
elevation. 3 no of the same to rear
first floor bedroom and ground floor
09/01007/HOUSE P Beal Garden room with terrace and replacement
2 the Mount detached garage.Widening of access with
Malton. stone gatepost and steel gates.
09/01039/HOUSE R Blades Erection of two storey extension to
21 Maiden Greve side. Single storey extension to rear.
Malton. Entrance canopy and bay window to front
09/01016/FUL Land rear of Erection of three bed dwelling with
87 Middlecave Rd attached garage.
09/01057/FUL Inchcape Estates Ltd Erection of single storey flat roof
Malton Motors showroom extension to front.
York Road Alterations to existing showroom
Malton (BMW site) elevations, and customer parking layout.
That the ten applications be approved.
2. Applications to NYCC Planning Committee
Applicant. NYCC Education. Malton CP School. Highfield Rd, Malton.
Description. Provision of a Special Educational Needs Classbase and improved
entrance to the school.
That the application be approved.
NB. It was also agreed that the Clerk write to Mr Richard
Flinton at NYCC to commend the selection of Malton Community
School for this facility, and at the same time to point out
that there is a continuing and growing need to consider the
placement of an A64 / B1257 junction to relieve the traffic
around the schools and elsewhere on this side of the town.
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102. ACCOUNTS Twenty-three accounts were submitted for approval
North Yorks Pension Fund Contributions 1228.63
Inland Revenue Tax, NI 1222.38
M Skehan Salary and exps 1368.70
R Yates & Son Materials 92.42
JB Motors Fuel 115.45
Orange Mobile 22.51
MKM Building Supplies Cement Sand 13.08
Ryedale Mowers Scaffold for Lodge pointing 55.20
Russells Tractor repairs 15.57
Howarth Timber Timber grave boards 22.75
Archbishop Holgates Hospital 1/2 year rent Outgang Lane 300.00
C Brettle Electricity refund 19.04
M Skehan Petty Cash Computer Print supplies 254.15
BT Quarter acc + Internet 133.49
Ryedale Cameras in Action Annual Contribution 3300.00
Ryedale Chairmans Charity Donation 50.00
M & Old M Old Peoples Party Donation 650.00
Malton Museum Foundation Donation 500.00
Ryedale CAB Donation 750.00
M & N & Dist Road Safety Ctee Donation 40.00
M & N Lights Ctee Donation 2000.00
Mazars LLP Annual Audit 632.50
That the twenty-three accounts submitted be approved for
103. STREET CLEANING
At the recent five towns meeting the RDC Streetscene Manager reported that,
subject to analysing the priorities of the towns, she would look closely at
setting up a significantly upgraded cleaning schedule for the towns’ roads and
footways. It is suggested that this would involve the use of the existing two
heavy duty street sweepers and a new footway sweeper. On the basis that all
towns’ demands are equal this would mean a major road and footway clean on a
five weekly cycle. The proposal would include for the RDC to fund the operator
of the new footway sweeper, and the towns would contribute an annual amount to
cover the lease and consumable costs associated with a new machine. The lease
cost plus fuel plus transport plus consumables would be in the region of £7,000-
9,000 per annum. Given that Malton’s needs might work out slightly greater than
one fifth, such a proposal would require an annual contribution of between
£2,000 and £2,500.
Members discussed whether such an upgraded facility would add sufficient value
to justify a level of contribution sufficient to secure the arrangement
That the Town Council indicate to the Ryedale DC Streetscene
Manager that, subject to a firm and acceptable proposal being
developed, it would be prepared to consider a contribution of
up to £2,500 per annum towards an upgraded street cleansing
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104. VICTORIAN WEEKEND 12-13 December.
The Business in Action Sub-Committee organising the event has submitted a
request to the Town Council for funding to assist with provision of some of the
attractions that will be engaged for the weekend. These include a steam organ,
carriage rides and hire of costumes for stewards. The amount requested is
£500. Of this Norton Town Council has already agreed to fund £250.
That a contribution of £250 be approved to assist with the
funding of the Victorian Weekend.
NB. This expenditure is approved under Section 137
105. CAMERAS IN ACTION. CCTV
A formal request had been received for the payment of the annual contribution to
CCTV. The amount contained in the budget for this purpose is £3,300.00.
That a contribution of £3,300 to Ryedale Cameras in Action be
106. REMEMBRANCE ARRANGEMENTS. For Information
Friday 6 November 7.00am Norton School. Festival of Remembrance
Sunday 8 November 10.00am Service at St Peter’s Church Norton.
10.55am Service at St Mary’s Old Malton
11.00am Wreath laying Service at War Memorial.
Wednesday 11 November 11.00 Service on Museum (Old Town Hall) steps.
107. MALTON FAIR. WENTWORTH STREET CAR PARK. For information
The fair will be formally opened by the Mayor at 6.00pm on Friday 13 November.
All members with guests are invited by the proprietor Mr. Waddington.
108. JOINT COUNCIL PETITION UPDATE
It has previously been agreed that if sufficient signatures had not been gained
by this meeting, the matter would be reconsidered. To date approximately 260
signatures had been received, but not checked. Members were advised that Norton
Town Council had agreed to extend the period for completion of the petition to
the end of the year.
It was agreed that the period for production of the required number of
signatures be extended to the end of the year, and that the situation be
reviewed at the January 2010 Council meeting.
109. RYEDALE AREA COMMITTEE BALLOT. For information
Members were advised of the result of the ballot to elect four town/parish
representatives to the Ryedale Area committee.
The elected representatives to the Area Committee are Cllrs D Lloyd-Williams, P
Andrews, K Mennel, and Mrs M Fairburn.
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110 ANNUAL RETURN. ACCOUNTS 2008-09. For information
The Clerk reported that the Annual Return for 2008-09 has been received back
from the External Auditor. The Accounts had been certified and signed off, with
no matters raised for attention.
111 MEETINGS AND EVENTS. For Information.
1. Ryedale Area Ctee Wednesday 4 November. 10.30am. Malton Rugby
2. Partnership AGM. Wednesday 11 November 7.00pm Ryedale House.
3. Finance & GP Ctee (Budget) Wednesday 19 November 7.00pm Norton TC Offices.
4. 5 Towns Group Monday 7 December 7.00pm. Norton TC Offices
112.. NEXT MEETING
The next Town Council meeting was set for Wednesday 25 November+ 2009.
……………………………………………………………………...TOWN MAYOR. MALTON TOWN COUNCIL
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