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.

PARISH COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Following the resignation of Cllr Ruth Broadley there is currently a vacancy for a Councillor to represent Kirkby Malzeard. Please see the following notice which explains the 'Casual Vacancy' procedure which applies in these situations: 

Notice of Vacancy Kirkby Malzeard Nov 2018.pdf

MOBILE SIGNAL

We understand that the upgrading work to the mast on Kirkby Moor Road has now been completed which should improve the existing EE signal and may also enable Vodaphone and O2 to function. We would be interested in any feedback as to whether the signal has improved.

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/

WASTE AND RECYCLING SURVEY

Harrogate Council are currently running an online survey to establish how ell the existing waste collevction and recycling arrangements in the District are working so if you have any comments you wish to make please use this link:   http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/info/20000/bins_recycling_and_waste

BUS SHELTER NEAR KIRKBY STORES

As it appears that the shelter is occasionally used by children waiting for the School bus, the Council feels it should retain it rather than remove it and will therefore seek new quotes for undertaking the essential repairs. In order to reduce costs volunteers will be sought to redecorate the structure and it is hoped that some funding may be available to improve its appearance.

THE FORMER HENRY JENKINS PUBLIC HOUSE 

Harrogate Council removed the ACV listing on the Eastern section that was sold to Mr Claybourn as part of their automatic review procedure, but HJCC made a nomination for it to be re-listed. The Parish Council were asked for comments and the following comments approved: KMLDPC ACV response HJ East Sept 2018.pdf The previous ACV response by the Council in June 2017 was referred to, so for clarity a copy of this can be accessed here RESPONSE TO THE ACV APPLICATION OF THE HENRY JENKINS combined version 23.6.17.pdf  HBC considered the nomination and decided that it was unsuccessful. Their decision can be read here: ReportTheHenryJenkinsPartNomination.pdf


The planning application made by Mr Claybourn (the new owner of the eastern half of the building) to convert that section into a single dwelling was refused by Harrogate Council, but was re-submitted with additional information (18/03230/FUL). The decision of the Parish Council is available on the HBC Planning website.

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.

FOOTPATH - ARROWFIELD, MAIN STREET, KIRKBY MALZEARD

The Parish Council applied for a Definitive Map Modification Order in May 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 Summer 2019 before a decision is known.

GRANTS FOR LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

The Council allocated the grants for 2017-18 in March 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.

YOUTH CLUB

A Youth Club has 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 kirkbymalzeardyc@gmail.com The club opened on April 19 with an average of 30 youngsters now attending.








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