NEWS

In order to try and keep everyone informed on the up to date position of issues with which Kirkby Malzeard Laverton and Dallowgill Parish Council are currently involved, we have created this NEWS page. Please also refer to the MINUTES page for background information on the items covered by our Meetings.

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT, LAVERTON ROAD, KIRKBY MALZEARD

This development scheme was amended in April 2018 and is now for 'up to 37 houses' rather than 'up to 47 houses'. Please use the following link to the appropriate page of Harrogate Councils Planning website: http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=OWY57YHYMMW00 for further information.

OUTCOME OF PARISH COUNCIL ELECTION PROCESS IN MAY

As both Laverton and Kirkby Malzeard elections were uncontested no elections took place. Only two candidates stood in each Parish with the result that they were automatically elected. Further information is available on the 'Councillors' page of this website but the result is that three more Councillors are needed to represent Kirkby Malzeard. If you are interested please contact the Clerk for further details.

COUNCIL TAX INCREASES

Information about the increase in the Parish Council element of your Council tax bill is available here: COUNCIL TAX 2018.pdf

FOOTPATH - ARROWFIELD, MAIN STREET, KIRKBY MALZEARD

The Parish Council has now applied for a Definitive Map Modification Order in respect of the footpath running through the garden of the above property, which links Main Street and Back Lane North. North Yorkshire County Council are dealing with the case but there is a back-log of cases so it may be some time before a decision is known.

GRANTS FOR LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

The Council has now allocated the grants for 2017-18 with Highside Playing Fields Association receiving £650 towards flooring in the Pavilion, the Mechanics Institute receiving £1000 towards repointing work, Kirkby in Bloom receiving £200 towards their Heritage Board project and their insurance costs, and Kirkby Malzeard Youth Club being granted £350 towards their start up costs. The fund for next year has been increased to £4000 and it is hoped that this will help sustain important local amenities.

THE FORMER HENRY JENKINS PUBLIC HOUSE

The six month moratorium period under the ACV process ended on January 4, 2018. HJCC did not make an offer which was acceptable to the owner and a sale of part of the property to a third party has since  completed. A planning application was made on that section in April for conversion of part of the public house and flat to create one dwelling, which is currently pending

YOUTH CLUB

A Youth Club has recently been set up within Kirkby Malzeard by North Yorkshire Youth aimed at youngsters between 9 and 13 years. A number of local people have volunteered their services but as always more would be welcomed so if you are interested please contact Vicki on vicki@nyy.org.uk The club opened on April 19 with 23 youngsters attending.

BROADBAND

The Parish Council contacted SuperFast NorthYorkshire in January 2017 in order to obtain an up to date picture of the roll out of fibre Broadband within the Parish and this is an extract of the reply received:

I have checked our maps (which are available on our website http://www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com/) and Kirkby Malzeard and Laverton's telephone cabinets have now been upgraded to fibre. All you need to do is contact your service provider and ask for an upgrade to fibre. 

Dallowgill has not yet been included in SFNY’s roll out plan. However, SFNY have recently secured additional funding which we expect will be used to extend superfast broadband coverage to further premises across North Yorkshire, this is known as Phase 3. This will be awarded in the Spring of 2017 and run until the end of 2019. If there are any specific premises that are unable to order fibre please let me know and I will investigate on their behalf (I would need telephone number and full address).

If you are in an area where fibre broadband is said to be available and you are unable to obtain it, please let us know and we will follow it up with SFNY.

There is also a subsidy available in some instances if your download speed is less than 2mbps - for further information click this link;http://basicbroadbandchecker.culture.gov.uk/

MOBILE SIGNAL

OFCOM have a useful checker which enables you to find out which provider best serves your property - this is the link: http://checker.ofcom.org.uk/mobile-coverage/ 

Planning consent (17/02370/FUL) was granted in August for a new mast to be erected in place of the existing one on Kirkby Moor Road, which should improve the signal in the area.








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