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  • Brookfield Garth Proposed Development

    HAMPSTHWAITE ONCE AGAIN UNDER THREAT! PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BROOKFIELD GARTH, HAMPSTHWAITE  
  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
  • Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite

    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
  • Disclaimer

    The information and materials throughout Hampsthwaite Village website are provided in good faith. Content is original or prepared from publicly available information or from other sources which are believed to be reliable.But you should not rely upon any information or materials on this website in making or refraining from making any specific business decision or other decisions.Hampsthwaite Village website contains information that is created and maintained by a variety of sources both internal and external to Hampsthwaite Parish Council.Information held in the Hampsthwaite Parish Council section of this website is for your general information and use only and does not constitute any advice or recommendation (professional or otherwise).Any views expressed or content posted in other sections of Hampsthwaite Village website are not necessarily endorsed by Hampsthwaite Parish Council.Neither Hampsthwaite Parish Council nor the authors of the Hampsthwaite Village website accept responsibility for any information contained in external websites that are linked to, and accept no liability in connection with their services or information.Whilst every effort is made to keep the information on this web site accurate, the website authors disclaim any warranty or representation, expressed or implied about its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for a particular purpose. Thus you assume full responsibility for using the information on this website, and you understand and agree that neither Hampsthwaite Parish Council nor any of its employees, agents or authors of Hampsthwaite Village website is responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use.In using the Hampsthwaite Village website, you will be deemed to accept these terms.
  • Parish Council Minutes Archive 2017

    Minutes from Parish Council meetings in 2017
  • Northern Powergrid and Gas Networks

    The Northern Power Grid and the Northern Gas Networks are the organisations responsible for the delivery of  electricity and gas within our region
  • Yoga Classes

    Jann is a Yoga & Energy Medicine Teacher and Therapist and lover of all things Holistic, Herbal, Organic and Natural and I’m a life long passionate supporter of The Healing Arts that are rooted in our Ancient Wisdoms of Massage, Dancing, Sound, Singing, Drumming, Painting, Meditating, Coming together in circle. Jann's weekly sessions are hosted at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall and listed in the hall's Contact Jann for details:Tel:  07585 807046Web: http://amazinguniverse.co.uk/ (with Events section at http://amazinguniverse.co.uk/calendar/)
  • SuperFast North Yorkshire

    Beware of Computer Scams If you receive a  phone call purporting to be from Microsoft support or similar, to say that your computer has sent them a critical error message, ignore it even if they have your phone number and name!They will get you to visit a particular web page in your web browser. Something on the web page will enable them to have control of your computer. They can then load spyware, steal passwords or just use your machine to relay other illegal content, for example.If you think it might be genuine (VERY unlikely!), thank the caller, put the phone down, then contact your computer supplier or Microsoft Support yourself - see http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx Whenever you receive an unexpected email just copy the subject line or part of its text and paste it into Google. You will soon discover if it is a scam. NEVER open links or accept attachments from emails you are unsure of. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true; it probably is!
  • Hampsthwaite Picture House

    Check the programme of film screenings by visiting the Hampsthwaite Picture House website. Films screened at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends sat at our convivial, candle-lit tables with refreshments, 'nibbles', food and bar as appropriate to the film being shown. Tickets available from Hampsthwaite Post Office ( or at the door if available) - why not book a table and come as a group?
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Meeting 9th September 2013

Parish Council mailings for meeting on 9th September 2013

  • YLCA TRAINING EVENTS
  1. There are still places available on the courses below if you wish to book or reserve a place please email Joy at admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.
    WHAT COUNCILLORS NEED TO KNOW (FOR NEWER COUNCILLORS) - AN INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL COUNCILS, THEIR ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES
    This is a training event aimed at recently elected councillors but is also suitable for returning councillors who want to refresh their knowledge. The sessions will cover an introduction to the councillor’s role and responsibilities, and looks at meeting procedures, powers and duties.  Other topics include decision making, standards in public life, understanding council finance and working in partnership.
    ·                                  The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP
           – Monday, 16 September 2013
    ·              Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DJ
           – Tuesday, 17 September 2013
    ·              Middleham Key Centre, Garden Room, Park Lane,  Middleham, DL8 4RA
           – Thursday, 19 September 2013
    These evening sessions will start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.30pm, (registration at 6.45pm). The cost of a place is £50 per delegate and includes light refreshments.

  • HBC consultation Council tax freeze grant 2014/15,priorities for next 3 yrs
  1. We are invited to put forward our views as a PC using dcpi.mail@harrogate.gov.uk   based on personal knowledge of theCouncil's services by 31 October 2013.

  • Rural Opportunities Bulletin
  1. See: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=c44ed7497d&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Parish Consultation Arrangements for 2013
  1. Dear Parish Clerk,
    I have recently written to you advising of the Council’s parish consultation arrangements for 2013, setting out the dates of the respective meetings and also the deadlines for the submission of questions in order to ensure that a response can be given at the meeting.
    Those deadlines are:-
    Group 1 – Eastern, 2 September
    Group 2 – Western, 27 September
    Group 3 – Northern, 18 October
    Whilst the deadline for the Group 1 meeting has now passed, please let me know if there are any further questions from parishes included within that group to go before the meeting on 25 September, in which case I will endeavour to arrange for a response to be given on the evening.
    Many thanks.
    Regards
    Andy West
    Member Services Manager
    Harrogate Borough Council

  • Rural Services Network : Weekly Email News Digest - 2 September 2013
  1. See: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=ffa74312b9&e=7afbfd94a8

  • North Yorkshire Now September 2013
  1. See: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/recruitment/newsletter/nyn0913.htm

  • Placing localism at the heart of local planning
  1. The Future of the National Planning System
    - Thursday 31st October 2013, Central London
    ** EARLY BIRD COUNCILLOR OFFER - SAVE 15% ON ADVERTISED RATES**
    --------------------------
    Dear Christopher Moore,
    The 2012 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was designed to make planning less complex, more accessible and in line with the Localism Act (2011) to enable decisions regarding planning to be made at a local level by councils, town planners and local communities who were given just one year to get all planning in line with the new framework.
    Sustainable development was at the heart of the NPPF, which encompasses three key dimensions of planning; economic, social and environmental. These aspects must all be taken into account to ensure that future development will help protect the environment while simultaneously supporting our local economies.
    A year on from the influential National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), Councillors can get a policy update on planning strategy. With a wider remit than ever before, this forum will explore how to be more strategic in your planning and offer practical guidance on writing effective plans to ensure sustainability and socio-economic benefits.
    LOCAL AUTHORITY SPECIFIC SESSION JUST CONFIRMED
    Putting Localism at the Heart of Planning: The Role of Local Government and Community Stakeholders
    Dr David Evans, Director of Environment, WEST DORSET DISTRICT COUNCIL and WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND BOROUGH COUNCIL and Vice President, PLANNING OFFICERS SOCIETY will be delivering a practical on the impact of the Localism Act (2011) which cover key topics of discussion including:
     - Ensuring that planning makes a major contribution to achieving social, economic and environmental aspirations from national to local level
     - Best practice for efficient and effective planning practice within local government
     - How the local authority planning landscape been impacted by the launch of the NPPF?
     - Challenges from integrating the NPPF into Local Plans: Responding to planning reforms
     - Planning policy as a path to inclusion and interaction within the community
     - Giving communities greater say over local area through neighbourhood development orders
     - Creating a successful working relationship between communities and local authorities
    GET YOUR 15% COUNCILLORS DISCOUNT NOW: http://insidegovernment.msgfocus.com/c/1evkPebF5pVrR54CLzLjMzjT1
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    SPEAKERS ALSO CONFIRMED ON THE AGENDA
    Sir Michael Pitt, Chief Executive, Planning Inspectorate (CONFIRMED)
    - Special Keynote: Maintaining Excellence Throughout the National Planning and Appeals Service
    Sara Eppel, Deputy Director, Rural Communities Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) (CONFIRMED)
    - Closing Keynote: Prioritising the Environment and Safeguarding Rural Communities in the Planning Landscape
    Nicola Walker, Head of Infrastructure and Environment, Confederation of British Industries (CBI)(CONFIRMED)
     - Afternoon Keynote: Spurring National and Local Economic Growth Through a Reformed Planning Framework
    Dr Hugh Ellis, Chief Planner, Town and Country Planning Association (CONFIRMED)
    - Developing a Planning System Fit for the 21st Century
    Dr David Evans, Director of Environment, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council and Vice President, Planning Officers Society (CONFIRMED)
    - Putting Localism at the Heart of Planning: The Role of Local Government and Community Stakeholders
    FIVE MORE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING:
    - EXPLORE the opportunities from community Right to Build and Right to Reclaim Land orders
    - ANALYSE the impact of decentralising powers on planning to communities
    - DEVELOP partnerships with local community organisations to aid planning for local needs
    - EXAMINE how to ensure planning procedures are responsible, transparent and accountable
    - ASSESS planning policy as a tool for inclusion and interaction within the community

  • Community Fund
  1. The Police & Crime Commissioner would like to encourage more community focused projects in the next rounds of applications to the Community Fund; applications are now being invited.
    Please could you pass this onto any local community groups/initiatives who may potentially benefit from funding and encourage them to apply in the next round of applications.
    The closing date for the next round of applications is 6 September 2013; this is a tight timescale.
    The press release that was released by the OPCC on Friday 23 August is attached for your information.
    Thank you
    Sarah Glew
    Admin & Project Support Officer
    Community Safety Partnership
    Harrogate Borough Council
    Department of Community Services
We are invited to put forward our views as a PC using dcpi.mail@harrogate.gov.uk   based on personal knowledge of theCouncil's services by 31 October 2013.
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Le Tour Poster

  • Making the Most of the Tour de France - invite to workshop and networking event 10 October
  1. Dear all.
    Tour de France 2014
    I would like to invite you to a Tour de France workshop and networking event at 6pm until 8pm on Thursday 10 October at Hotel de Ville in Ripley.
    The Yorkshire Grand Départ is likely to be the biggest opportunity to promote our community and our district to billions of people from home and abroad.  We expect nearly 500,000 people to watch the race live as it passes through our district. It is broadcast to a TV audience of over 3 billion and will be seen in 181 countries.
    You may be aware that the route of the Tour de France on Saturday 5th July is on the A61 through Ripley and Killinghall on its way into Harrogate, and on Sunday 6th July is along the A59 across the New Park Roundabout and out towards Skipton.
    I am writing to landowners, community groups, businesses and parish councils in my ward to draw to their attention both the opportunities and the likely impact of the tour.  There will be a huge demand for temporary car parking, camping and catering over the weekend – and I want everyone to be aware of the potential opportunities the event will bring.  Similarly, it is important that people understand the scale of the event and the impact it will have on the area over the weekend.
    I want to make sure you get the most out of this opportunity before, during and afterwards.
    The enclosed flyer gives you details of the workshop.  If you are planning to attend, please book your place by emailing Lynne.Mee@harrogate.gov.uk or call 01423 556022.
    Kind regards
    Councillor Michael Harrison

  • Appealing to better judgment
  1. See : http://email.beyondcolour.com/t/r-e-bkrkkut-dkhjuusj-r/

  • YLCA : TRAINING EVENTS
  1. There are still places available on the courses below if you wish to book or reserve a place please email Joy at admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.
    WHAT COUNCILLORS NEED TO KNOW (FOR NEWER COUNCILLORS) - AN INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL COUNCILS, THEIR ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES
    This is a training event aimed at recently elected councillors but is also suitable for returning councillors who want to refresh their knowledge. The sessions will cover an introduction to the councillor’s role and responsibilities, and looks at meeting procedures, powers and duties.  Other topics include decision making, standards in public life, understanding council finance and working in partnership.
              The Golden Lion Hotel, High Street, Northallerton, DL7 8PP
           – Monday, 16 September 2013
    ·          Falsgrave Community Resource Centre, Seamer Road, Scarborough, YO12 4DJ
           – Tuesday, 17 September 2013
               Middleham Key Centre, Garden Room, Park Lane,  Middleham, DL8 4RA
           – Thursday, 19 September 2013
    These evening sessions will start at 7.00pm and finish at 9.30pm, (registration at 6.45pm). The cost of a place is £50 per delegate and includes light refreshments.

  •  Harrogate & Ripon CVS Monthly E-Mailing - September 2013
  1. Find out what’s happening in our local voluntary and community sector –
    Our HARCVS publications for September are available to download on our website http://www.harcvs.org.uk/monthlymailing

  • NYWAG : A quick update
  1. See : http://email.beyondcolour.com/t/r-e-bjtiijk-dkhjuusj-r/

  • Rural Services Network : Rural Services Network Spotlight on Young People
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=7a26d314e3&e=7afbfd94a8

  •  Parish - Notice of forthcoming meeting of Harrogate Area Committee 5 September
  1. Attached is an e-version of a Notice, along with the agenda, for the next meeting of the Harrogate Area Committee to be held on 5 September.

  • Harrogate District Over 50's Forum
  1. Good afternoon
    The next Harrogate District over 50’s Forum meeting on the 26th September is concentrating on winter warmth and well being and on information about community transport following the closure of the Little Red Bus.
    If there any opportunities to publicise the meeting or the social lunch at the white Hart Hotel I would be very grateful.
    Kind regards
    Christine
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  • 130827/emh39 RE: Cockhill Beck Hampsthwaite FAO Environmental Department
  1. Dear Chris/Sebastian
    Thank you for your email regarding watercourse maintenance and ownership.
    A riparian owner is the owner of property (i.e. land) alongside a natural watercourse. Under common law they possess rights and responsibilities relating to the stretch of the watercourse which falls within the boundaries of their property.
    If a watercourse runs directly adjacent to your land (you own land on one side of the water) you are classed as the Riparian Owner of that particular river bank. This means that you are responsible for maintenance up to half way across the section of watercourse that runs past your land. The person on the opposite bank is responsible for the other half of the watercourse.
    If the watercourse does not run directly adjacent to, or directly through your land, you will need to find out who owns the watercourse as it is the owners responsibility to maintain it. You can do this by contacting The Land Registry. They have details of landowners for land that is 'registered land'. You can search their records online using the link below. If the land is 'unregistered' you could try asking the local council who may have some records.
    Land Registry
    http://www.landregistry.gov.uk/wps/portal/Property_Search
    Drainage Authorities
    The drainage authority have permissive powers to carry out work on a watercourse if it will reduce the risk of flooding. This does not mean that they are responsible for maintenance. If the watercourse becomes blocked or the natural flow of the water restricted, it is the Riparian Owner's responsibility to try to remove the blockage. This applies even if the bank is eroding in to the river. They may need a consent to do works on or near a watercourse from the drainage authority.
    There are three different drainage authorities: The Environment Agency for designated main rivers (primary watercourses) and the sea; Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) in areas of special drainage need (low-lying flood risk sensitive areas) and Local Authorities where there is no IDB.
    I have checked the designation of the watercourse in question and it is classed as a secondary river. As such, the Environment Agency is not the body with permissive responsibilities for maintenance, neither are we the body that would consent any works on said watercourse.
    You can find details for the appropriate bodies on the following pages:
    Internal Drainage Board (IDB)
    http://www.ada.org.uk/idbs.html
    Find your Local Council
    https://www.gov.uk/find-your-local-council
    Further Guidance
    'Living on the Edge' is a publication which explains the rights and responsibilities as a riverside owner. It also explains the powers and duties of the Environment Agency and other bodies whose work relates to the riverside environment. It has recently been updated to include changes in the law and can be downloaded from our website using the link below:
    Guidance for riverside property owners
    http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31626.aspx
    I trust that you will find this information helpful. If you have any questions about the roles and responsibilities of the Environment Agency, please contact us.
    Kind regards,
    Edward Harvey
    Customer Service Advisor
    National Customer Contact Centre
    Environment Agency
    External:  03708 506 506

  • North Yorkshire Older People's Partnership Board- Loneliness Survey
  1. North Yorkshire Older People’s Partnership Board would like to hear about any services, groups or activities for older people (aged over 50), which might tackle the problem of loneliness and social isolation in your area of North Yorkshire. This may be a service or activity specifically aimed at reducing the effects of loneliness and social isolation among older people. Alternatively, it may have another purpose, but you feel that it contributes to tackling the problem of loneliness and social isolation among older people. The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete.
    The survey is being carried out by North Yorkshire Older People’s Partnership Board with the help of researchers from the Social Policy Research Unit at the University of York. The information you provide will help to build a picture of what is currently available in North Yorkshire, and what needs to be considered in future plans for combating loneliness and social isolation among older people.
    The questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and can be accessed by clicking the link below:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3C6CFN2
    If you are able to tell us about more than one service or activity, please save your answers for the first service or activity by clicking 'done' when you exit the survey. Then you can use the same email link to re-enter the survey and record your answers for any other services. Please complete your responses as soon as possible, but no later than 30thSeptember 2013.
    Please forward the email link to other organisations or people that you know who may wish to complete this survey.
    If you have already been asked to complete the survey and recorded all the relevant services that you know about, please do not record them again -apologies for cross-posting.
    Further information is attached with this email. If you have any questions, or would like any help or advice filling in the questionnaire, or would prefer a paper version, please contact Sylvia Bernard or Hannah Perry on 01904 321978 or email hannah.perry@york.ac.uk or sylvia.bernard@york.ac.uk. Alternatively you can write to:
    Loneliness Survey
    Social Policy Research Unit
    University of York
    York
    YO10 5DD

  • Annual Play Area Inspections
  1. Good afternoon,
    I have phoned The Play Inspection Company today to confirm the start date for our annual play area inspections. Unfortunately due to staff leave they have changed the schedule. The proposed start date is now w/c 16 September. They plan to have the inspections completed by the end of September. The Play Inspection Company then have a six week period to write up all of the reports so I hope to be able to pass on the reports with the invoices in early November (w/c 11th November).
    Unfortunately The Play Inspection Company cannot offer accompanied inspections as they have so many to get through in a short timeframe. If the inspector finds anything needing urgent attention he will contact you directly on the number that you have supplied.
    Well done to the Clerk for Pateley Bridge who spotted my deliberate mistake. The inspection will only cost £60.00 +VAT, the same as last year.
    At least this gives you a bit more time for your play areas to recover after the Summer Holidays.
    Best wishes
    Jennifer Love
    Technical Officer (Parks and Playgrounds)
    Parks and Open Spaces
    Department of Community Services
    Harrogate Borough Council
    Springfield House
    Kings Road
    Harrogate       
    HG1 5NX
    Customer Services: 0845 300 6091
    posdev@harrogate.gov.uk
    www.harrogate.gov.uk

  • Rural Services Network- Weekly Email News Digest - 27 August 2013
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=42cbb61657&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Rural Services Network- Evidence about your local area
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=b25c102e2e&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Latest Parish and Town Council news from Rural Action Yorkshire
  1. Welcome to the latest edition of RAY News for Parish Councils! This month you can find out about:

        Updates from our project work across rural Yorkshire, including how you can get involved in our new Community Libraries Network, and why campaigners in Filey aren't feeling the benefit of the Olympic legacy.
        New resources for community projects including support for sports events and a community accounting scheme in Doncaster.
        News and policy developments in areas including youth unemployment, plus details of two new reports outlining the problems and disadvantages faced by rural communities.
        And how to have your say in local and national consultations on everything from local plans to the privatisation of Royal Mail.

    If there is a story you'd like to see covered in a future edition of RAY News, or if your group is involved in a project that you'd like us to cover, just get in touch! You can email us or call 0845 313 0270.
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  • Rural Services Network
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=5a5b25e63d&e=7afbfd94a8

  • HIYF Liaison Committee :  Forthcoming Fundraising Events
  1. Dear all,
    Please find attached two flyers outlining a number of forthcoming fundraising events in support of the Mayor's charities including the RwandaChild Children's Choir visit to the Harrogate International Youth Festival.
    Tickets are selling quickly for the Hog Roast Evening in the Valley Gardens but are still available from the secretary to the Mayor, Lorna Snowden.
    Tickets for the ever popular Big Band and Jazz Night will be available shortly.
    Should you wish to pre-book tickets please reply to this email, seating will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to bring a party or place a group booking I strongly recommend to pre-book and look forward to hearing from you.
    Kind Regards
    Claire Golightly

  • YLCA E-Bulletin week ending 23 August 2013
  1. Dear Clerk, please find attached our most recent e-bulletin for information.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence
    CHIEF OFFICER

  • Save the Date - Rural Housing Day 2013
  1. Hello,
    We still have a few places remaining on the Rural Housing Event.  Please let myself or Sarah Hall know if you would like to attend, what we hope to be an informative day discussing affordable housing in rural areas.
    If you have already replied, apologies for sending this again, and your name will be down on the list.
    I look forward to meeting you or a representative from your Parish Council on the 26th September.
    Kind regards
    Sarah

  • August email from Andrew Jones MP
  1. I just wanted to give you an update on my NHS survey and other local issues.
    Long-standing recipients of my email updates may remember me asking them to complete the NHS survey online a couple of months ago.  Over 1000 people did.  Since then my local team of volunteers has been helping deliver paper surveys to every resident in the constituency to enable everyone to take part.
    We have delivered about 35,000 of the 46,000 homes in the constituency and received thousands more surveys back.
    It is clear already that the vast majority of respondents have found local health services to be excellent.  Many people also suggest ways in which services can be improved.
    If you haven’t already completed the survey – either online or hard copy – please do by clicking here.  The more responses I receive the better the information I can give to local clinicians about how to make local services even better.
    My NHS survey is being funded by donations from local volunteers – no public money is being used.  To help pay for the survey and postage we are collecting old DVDs, CDs and computer games for a DVD and CD sale we are planning to hold throughout the autumn.  If you have any old or unwanted CDs, DVDs and computer games please contact me.  We can arrange to collect them if necessary.  Any unsold items will be donated to charity.
    Many residents have contacted me asking me to attend a debate on cycling in Westminster Hall on 2 September 2013.  I understand that CTC – the cycling charity - are encouraging people to email their MP to ask them to attend.  No need!  I am intending to be at the debate – I support local cycling initiatives now as I did when I was a councillor.  It was good recently to see the popular Nidderdale Greenway brought to completion and I am encouraging the County Council to resurface the Beryl Burton Cycleway and repair the drainage too.
    I have been in touch with Harrogate Hospital who would like more people to join the local NHS Trust. I am a member and have been so for many years.  Please take a moment to have a look at the benefits of membership and if you decide you would like to join the application form is here.
    Finally, please catch up on my new blog which details my work in the constituency.  You can find it here.
    Yours sincerely
    Andrew Jones
    Andrew Jones MP
    P.S.  There are vacancies for school governors in our area.  Being a governor is a rewarding role.  If you would like to be a governor please do contact me and I will forward your name to the relevant county councillor to make contact .You can find out more about being a governor here.

  • WHITE ROSE UPDATE, TRAINING PROGRAME AND CONFERENCE BROCHURE
  1. Please find attached the latest edition of White Rose Update, Training Programme for September to October 2013 and Conference Brochure and booking form.

  • Rural Srvices Netwrok : Weekly Email News Digest - 19 August 2013
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=514519b58f&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Footpath issues in Hampsthwaite
  1. Dear Mr Moore,
    I have been passed your e-mail by Aidan Rayner as ranger for the area.  I apologise for any confusion as Catherine Smith previously covered the area and Hampsthwaite is on the boundary of our patches.
    I am relatively free the week beginning the 2nd of September and subsequent weeks to attend a meeting.
    Regards,
    Mike Gurney
    Countryside Ranger (Harrogate Area)
    North Yorkshire County Council,
    Skipton Area Office,
    Snaygill Industrial Estate
    Keighley Road,
    Skipton,
    North Yorkshire,
    BD23 2QR
    Telephone: 01609 534255 | x4255
    Mobile:      07808 058735
    Email: mike.gurney@northyorks.gov.uk

  •  TRAINING EVENT 5 SEPTEMBER
  1. FROM:            JOY MORGAN
                            ADMIN OFFICER
                            YORKSHIRE LOCAL COUNCILS ASSOCIATIONS
    Please find below training event which is being held on the 5 September, if you wish to attend please find attached booking form and return via email or post.  If you wish to reserve a place please contact Joy Morgan via email admin@yorkshirelca.gov or telephone 01904 436622.
    There will be a training programme for September to October events sent out next week.

    CODE OF CONDUCT
    (Morning session)
    This session focuses on the revised ethical framework which was introduced by the Localism Act in 2011.  It is relevant for all councillors and clerks who want to get a better understanding of this.  An overview of the changes to the 2007 regime will be given.  There will be advice and discussion on how to deal with Disclosable Pecuniary Interests, declaring interests at meetings, the Register of Interests, sensitive and other interests, dispensations and predetermination.

    WHAT COUNCILLORS NEED TO KNOW (FOR NEWER COUNCILLORS) - AN INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL COUNCILS, THEIR ADMINISTRATION AND PROCEDURES
    (Afternoon session)

    This is a training event aimed at recently elected councillors but is also suitable for returning councillors who want to refresh their knowledge. The sessions will cover an introduction to the councillor’s role and responsibilities, and looks at meeting procedures, powers and duties.  Other topics include decision making, standards in public life, understanding council finance and working in partnership.

    Thursday, 5 September 2013
    9.30am until 4.00pm
    Cedar Court Hotel, Park Parade, Harrogate, HG1 5AY
    Choose a full day with two topics or just a half day session:

    09.45am                      Registration and refreshments for full day and morning delegates
    10.00am – 12.30pm    CODE OF CONDUCT
    12.30pm – 1.15pm      Lunch (for full day delegates)
    1.15pm                        Registration and refreshments for afternoon delegates
    1.30pm - 4.00pm        WHAT COUNCILLORS NEED TO KNOW

    The cost of a place for the full day (both sessions) is £115 per delegate including lunch and refreshments.
    The cost of a place for the morning session only is £50 per delegate (including light refreshments).
    The cost of a place for the afternoon session only is £50 per delegate (including light refreshments).

    CPD Points:
    Code of Conduct session only – 2 points
    What Councillors Need to Know session only – 2 points
    Full day attendance at both sessions – 3 points

    Please note that all of our courses now attract Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Points

  • Notice for your diary HBC/NYCC consultation meetings
  1. This year the meeting is to be held at
    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall
    Hollins Lane
    Hampsthwaite HG3 2EY  on Monday 31 October 2013  at 6pm
    Contact number 01423770399
    Two representatives from each PC are invited to attend
    Reps from HBC and NYCC will be in attendance
    Questions to be asked in advance and submitted to Andy West
    by Friday 27 September by email to membserv@harrogate.gov.uk
    Chris.

  • Rural Services Network : FREE Seminar: What Makes a Community Sustainable?
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=f5deea8cd3&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Rural Services Network : Rural Vulnerability Service - Transport (August 2013)
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=d69dcc0790&e=7afbfd94a8

  • The Planning Inspectorate explain planning for sustainable growth
  1. Dear Christopher Moore,
    The 2012 National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was designed to make planning less complex, more accessible and in line with the Localism Act (2011) enable decisions regarding planning to be made at a local level by councils, town planners and local communities who were given just one year to get all planning in line with the new framework.
    Sustainable development was at the heart of the NPPF, which encompasses three key dimensions of planning; economic, social and environmental. These aspects must all be taken into account to ensure that future development will help protect the environment while simultaneously supporting the local economy.
    A year on from the influential National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), this interactive strategy forum will provide a progress update for all those involved with the NPPF. With a wider remit than ever before, this forum will explore how to be more strategic in your planning and offer practical guidance on writing effective plans to ensure sustainability and socio-economic benefit.
    JUST CONFIRMED: Sir Michael Pitt, Chief Executive, Planning Inspectorate will deliver a special keynote address, 'Maintaining Excellence Throughout the National Planning and Appeals Service' which will explore the following key topics:
    - The work of the Planning Inspectorate in an evolving national planning landscape
    - Moving forwards with provisions in the NPPF, 2012 and the Localism Act, 2011
    - Planning for nationally significant infrastructure projects
    - The role of the Inspectorate and the National Planning Casework Unit
    - Effectively working with Planning Inspectors and within planning laws to improve local communities
    - Submitting the correct information in the appropriate format – guidance and best practice
    GET YOUR 15% DISCOUNT NOW: http://insidegovernment.msgfocus.com/c/1elX0RaaC6qEAnAEaqyecxLX5

  • Hampsthwaite Footpaths
  1. Chris
    Following our most recent restructure the Area Ranger covering Hampsthwaite is now Catherine Smith.
    I have asked Catherine to liaise with you in the first instance.
    Regards
    Aidan

  •  The Rural Fair Share Petition
  1. Dear Local Council Colleagues,
    The Rural Services Network (RSN) is a membership organisation devoted to safeguarding and improving services in rural communities across England.  Last year our work with MPs, on behalf of our member authorities, managed to secure an improved financial settlement for rural authorities.
    RSN believes that the government needs to further improve on their settlement for rural local authorities, giving rural areas a fairer slice of the funding cake in the future.  Our ‘Rural Fair Share Campaign’ aims to send a clear message to the Government from all rural areas in England that the current funding system is unfair, rural areas are losing out on essential funding to deliver services to rural communities.  This year, the Rural Fair Share Campaign is giving your council the chance to lend your voice to this argument by signing a petition to be championed by your local MP at parliament.
    The Rural Fair Share Campaign is comprised of over 100 cross-party MPs from rural areas, all aiming to ensure public services at all levels in rural areas receive a fair share of Government Funding, including Local Government Funding.  You may have already heard from your local MP and/or your local authority regarding this campaign.   
    I have attached a copy of the petition to this letter.  This is a petition process under the relevant parliamentary procedures and has to be in the name of parliamentary constituencies.  To find out your constituency please visit this website: http://findyourmp.parliament.uk/. Due to this particular petition process as defined by parliament, we are unfortunately unable to host online petitions and these petitions must be printed and posted back to the address below.
    How can you help?
    We would be grateful if you could help us in our mission to get as many petitions signed as possible.
    We would appreciate it if you could:
    1)                 Print a copy of the petition, with your relevant parliamentary constituency added within the relevant box.  Encourage your Councillors to sign the petition and to get as many of your local community to sign the petition as possible.  The petition can be photocopied, but all should have the name of your parliamentary constituency area written at the top.  PLEASE NOTE- photocopies of a completed petition with signatures will not be accepted by the House of Commons. The signatures must be original.
    2)                 The signed petition/s should be returned to the Chair of the Rural Fair Share Campaign, Graham Stuart MP, by 30th September 2013.  (Address details below).  His office will then arrange for them to be forwarded appropriately to the relevant MPs.
    3)                 Please do not send them directly to your local MP, they need to be collated and organised centrally. The original copy of the petition must be sent back.

    The petitions for each constituency will be handed to the House by a parliamentary procedure across the floor of the House, seeking to involve as many relevant rural MPs as possible, in the first part of October.
    This petition is just part of the planned parliamentary activity to ensure fair funding for rural areas.  We appreciate that this process itself cannot prevent the planned cuts, however at a time when more savage cuts will have to be made on top of those already introduced, we seek to achieve a more realistic balance in relation to rural and urban areas.
    Thank you in advance for your assistance with this process, if you have any queries please contact us at petition@sparse.gov.uk or please visit: http://www.rsnonline.org.uk/parliamentary/rural-fair-share-petition
    Yours sincerely,
    Graham Biggs
    Chief Executive
    The Rural Services Network

    Petitions should be forwarded to:
    The Rural Fair Share Campaign
    c/o Graham Stuart MP
    House of Commons
    Room 348
    Portcullis House

  • Councillor Report
  1. Waste Collection Arrangements
    Councillors will be aware that the new waste collection arrangement have started in the village.  There were queries around the collection arrangements for the cottages on the high street.  Please let me know any issues.

    Allerton Waste Recovery Park
    Councillors will no doubt be aware from correspondence that the first judicial review on the plans was heard, and found in favour of NYCC.  Essentially, this confirmed that the planning permission that has been granted is valid.  There still remains a big question mark over the scheme around financing, as Defra withdrew their funding.  A separate judicial review has been launched by NYCC over this matter, no further details are available at this stage.

    Tour de France
    I will be arranging a meeting in September with interested parties from Killinghall and Hampsthwaite to discuss impact of the event, and possible commercial opportunities.

    Highways
    I am still waiting for an update on the longer term plans for Hollins Lane.

  • Rural Services Network : Weekly Email News Digest - 13 August 2013
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=9cf9c27a1c&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Down but not out
  1. See : http://email.beyondcolour.com/t/r-e-bdihujk-dkhjuusj-r/

  • Message from Anthony Long of M-C-G re Judicial Review
  1. We learnt today that our Judicial Review claim has not succeeded in getting the planning permission for the Allerton Waste Recovery Park quashed.
    Although the Judge listened carefully to the arguments put forward by our Q.C., they were not strong enough to prevail. (You can see the full judgement at http://marton-cum-grafton.org/documents/High_Court_Judgment_Marton_Parish_Council_v_North_Yorks.pdf).
    We are considering our future options with our legal advisors.

  • Proposed reductions to bus service subsidy - Consultation
  1. We are writing to you as a stakeholder who we would like to seek comments from as part of our consultation in relation to “Proposed reductions to bus service subsidy”. The consultation sets out our proposals to reduce bus subsidy support by £1.1m pa and is an open public consultation. You can view the consultation papers by clicking the following link http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/busconsultation
    There is a questionnaire which we would encourage you to complete regarding the proposals.
    Please be aware that the entire County Wide information is over 220 pages and we have therefore broken the detail down into District Council Areas so people can be more selective about what they print.
    Thank you
    Integrated Passenger Transport Team
    North Yorkshire County Council
    Tel: 0845 8727374; Fax 01609 779722

  • Judicial Review Update
  1. See : http://email.beyondcolour.com/t/r-e-bihitjk-dkhjuusj-r/

  • Rural Services Network spotlight on the Heart of the Village
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=8bd426b875&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Rural srvices Network : Rural Opportunities Bulletin
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=2b013c3ee0&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Rural srvices Network : Rural Vulnerability Service - Transport (June 2013)
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=5b0e5cbd2c&e=7afbfd94a8

  • North Yorkshire Now newsletter August 2013
  1. See : http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/recruitment/newsletter/nyn0813.htm

  • Rural Services Network : Rural Vulnerability Service - Fuel Poverty - July 2013
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=385a1f828c&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter
  1. Dear all,
    Please receive our newsletter LOOK OUT for July 2013.
    Some of you will be receiving this newsletter for the first time as I have at last managed to find a definitive list of all parishes in Harrogate District.
    I hope you will be pleased to receive this publication and will be able to display and/or circulate at your discretion. If any of your details are incorrect I would appreciate it if you could let me know.
    Many thanks,
    Peter Dallas
    Harrogate & District Neighbourhood Watch Association
    Charity No. 1076228

  • Rural Services Network Weekly Email News Digest - 5 August 2013
  1. See : http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=81a1803130&e=7afbfd94a8

  • YLCA Info Note for Week Ending 2 August
  1. Dear Clerk, please find attached our most recent e-bulletin for information.
    Yours sincerely
    Sheena Spence
    CHIEF OFFICER

  • Judicial Review Update
  1. We had our hearing over 30/31st July in the Administrative Court at Leeds.  
    The judge (H.H. Judge Gosnell, sitting as a High Court Judge) reserved his judgment but will seek to complete it so that we have it by the end of next week               (9th August).
    Our counsel, Anthony Crean Q.C., made every point that could be properly be made in support of the claim.   His conduct of the matter was masterly and those who heard him are more than satisfied that he and junior counsel were well worth the money that has been expended on their fees.   He provided a very robust conclusion to our case yesterday.
    Compliments for our solicitor’s preparation of the matter (6 copies of the papers - amounting to 48 files containing thousands of pages -      had to be put together) were made both by Anthony Crean and the judge.  
    Again, we can be satisfied with that aspect of the case.
    We have to remind everyone out that this is a complex matter and the outcome remains uncertain until we see the judgment.   We can be assured that, from what we saw of the judge and heard in court, he had done a good deal of homework before the hearing, and will present a comprehensive judgment.
    We will communicate the draft judgment to you all when it is received.

  • Save the Date - Rural Housing Day 2013
  1. Regarding my previous email letting you know the date of our “Rural Housing Day” I now have pleasure in attaching the Agenda for the day and a Booking Form.
    If you have already replied to me or Sarah Hall, I apologise as you will probably have already received this, and are on the list to attend.  If you have not yet responded please can you reply to Sarah Hall (details on the form)direct.  Places are on a first come first served basis, and numbers are limited, so we can only accept a maximum of two people per Parish Council.
    I hope you are able to join us on Thursday 26th September, for what we hope will be an informative day.
    Kind regards
    Sarah

  • Harrogate & Ripon CVS Monthly E-Mailing - August 2013
  1. Dear Colleagues
    Find out what’s happening in our local voluntary and community sector –
    Our HARCVS publications for August are available to download on our website http://www.harcvs.org.uk/monthlymailing
Meeting 9th September 2013
Parish Council mailings for meeting on 9th September 2013