Recent articles

  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: info@hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com URL: www.hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsthwaiteAG
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953
  • HAMPSTHWAITE UNDER THREAT!

     
  • Birstwith Road Site (HM9)

    Harrogate Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan that will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Birstwith Road is proposed as an Additional Site HM9 and is now the subject of a consultation exercise.See: https://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/portal/pp/lp/as17/as17
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window)
  • HARROGATE DISTRICT LOCAL PLAN

    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035.Previous iterations of their proposals and supporting documents are listed below with particular reference to their impact on Hampsthwaite. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Click on Images or Headings to link to related articles
  • Brookfield Garth Proposed Development

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

    Images for Barker Family History Article
  • 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.
RSS Feed of this page

10th December 2012


Parish Council mailings for meeting on 10th December 2012


  • Weekly Email News Digest - 10 December 2012
  1. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=c386544d93&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Grass Cutting Contract 2013
  1. I would like to take this opportunity to express my interest in tendering for Hampsthwaite Parish Council's grass cutting contract for 2013.

    During 2012 i have carried out similar contracts for Bewerley Parish Council and Clint-cum-Hamlets Parish Council. I am fully equipped with all the necessery machinery to carry out the works and hold full public liability insurance.

    Kind Regards
    Gary Collett
    G.C Groundcare Services

  • Nidderdale Strategic Partnership
  1. The next meeting of the NSP wider membership group will take place on
    Thursday 13 December, with lunch at 12.30pm and the meeting starting at 1pm.
    All parish councillors and parish clerks are welcome to attend. I would be
    grateful if you could email this invitation to all your councillors.
    This will be an opportunity for Cllr Heather Garnett to update the wider
    membership on recent NSP Executive group discussions - and seek any issues
    from the wider membership that they wish the Executive to be aware of.
    The focus of the rest of the meeting will be on 'health and the community'.
    A representative of Ripon CVS will join us and speak about their current
    health-related services and any issues.
    Chris Hopper (First Responders) will also join us and outline the work of
    First Responders and the issues they are currently facing.
    Sadly the GP practice is unable to send anyone to the meeting but I will try
    to have a conversation with them beforehand and report to the meeting.
    The recent Safer Neighbourhood meeting also discussed this issue and have
    written to the Ambulance Service with concerns about future services.
    Can you please RSVP and let me know if you are able to come - so I can cater
    for sandwiches!
    Many thanks
    Katy

    Katy Penn
    Partnership Manager
    The Nidderdale Plus Partnership

    Registered address:
    7 The Old Workhouse
    King Street
    Pateley Bridge
    Harrogate
    HG3 5LE
    T: 01423 714953

  • Highway repairs at Hampsthwaite
  1. Thank you for your email dated 13 November 2012 regarding the Parish Councils questions regarding  Highway Repairs at Hampsthwaite.
    Our Highway Inspector has advised the following;
       1. (Hollins Lane?) There is an issue outstanding relating to the barriers around the gully. The main issue has been resolved and any remaining work will hopefully be completed within the next month.
       2. (un-authorised bollards?) A letter has been sent out requesting the removal of the bollards.
       3. (Nidd Bridge?)This is not viewed as a safety hazard and so is currently a low priority, but it will be attended to.
       4. (Street sign at the junction of West Lane and Hollins Lane?) This sign is on a list to be replaced and will be attended to.
    I do hope that this answers your queries, but please don't hesitate to contact this office again should you require any further information.
    Kindest Regards
    Vicky Darbyshire

  • Notes from Group 2 Parish Consultation Meeting - 28 November
  1. Please find attached the notes from last week’s Group 2 Parish Consultation meeting held at Killinghall.  Detail on any follow up actions recorded in the notes will follow from me in due course.

  • Rural Opportunities Bulletin
  1. http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=7924cff44e&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Kirkwells' Neighbourhood Planning News Winter 2012
  1. The Winter edition of Kirkwells’ Neighbourhood Planning News can be downloaded now.
    Kirkwells' Neighbourhood Planning News Winter 2012 Cover
    With news on:
        * Funding;
        * Neighbourhood plans in Thame, Branston and Stretton;
        * Community Engagement;
        * Resources; and
        * Training.
    Click here to download your copy of Neighbourhood Planning News Issue 7 Winter 2012. - http://kirkwells.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Neighbourhood-Planning-News-Issue-7-Winter-20121.pdf
    To find out more about about how Kirkwells can support your neighbourhood plan visit our web page, or download our leaflet.  Or if you would like to discuss how we could support you  in preparing a plan for your neighbourhood plan email Michael or Louise, or call:
    01282 872570

  • Harrogate & Ripon CVS's Joint Monthly E-Mailing - December 2012
  1. Find out what’s happening in our local voluntary and community sector –
    Our joint CVS publications for December are available to download on our websites http://www.harrogatecvs.org.uk/
    and  http://www.riponcvs.co.uk/

  • North Yorkshire Now December 2012
  1. http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/recruitment/newsletter/nyn1212.htm

  • Local Homes for Local People - Key messages from Rural Housing Week
  1. Dear Clerk
    I attach the winter edition of the North Yorkshire Rural Housing Enablers Newsletter and a letter updating you on the key messages from North Yorkshire’s Rural Housing Week concerning:
    - The need to identify more suitable sites for the development of Local Homes for Local People
    - The desire to dispel the misconceptions about who will live in the new Local Homes
    I should be grateful if you would bring the letter to the attention of the Parish Council and publicise the request in the final paragraph for potential sites and to encourage people looking for a Local Home to register with the Council’s Housing Options team.
    Many thanks
    Rosemary Kidd
    Rural Housing Enabler
    Harrogate Borough Council, Department of Community Services,

  • Weekly Email News Digest - 3 December 2012
  1. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=0d9b874ccf&e=7afbfd94a8

  • YLCA Information Note
  1. Commission for Rural Communities report recommends that local councils should be part of the Local Economic partnerships (LEPs). 
  2. The Commission for Rural Communities has published a report on how rural interests are being recognised within Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). This brings together information received from LEPs, businesses, local authorities, and other stakeholders, including the Associations.  It raises a number of issues for consideration for LEPs and the Government, one of which is that local council’s role and contribution to LEPs is limited and should be enhanced. The full report can be found at: http://www.defra.gov.uk/crc/files/How-are-rural-interests-being-recognised-within-Local-Enterprise-Partnerships.pdf
  3. Councils are better prepared for winter roads
  4. Principal councils have stockpiled more than 1m tonnes of salt in preparation for the winter, twice as much as was used last year – according to Local Government Association (LGA)
  5. A survey of councils across England and Wales found there are about 1.3m tonnes of salt in council depots and hundreds of gritters on standby to treat icy roads.
  6. The survey also found that over the past year, 39% of principal councils have invested in new gritters, 27% in mini-gritters and 17% in other equipment such as ploughs and snow-blowers. Thousands of grit bins have also been placed in local communities, with 59% supplying salt and equipment to parish councils.
  7. Further information can be found at http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/media-releases/-/journal_content/56/10171/3762177/NEWS-TEMPLATE
  8. DCLG: Flying Flags – a plain English Guide
  9. The Government has recently made changes to regulations which widen the types of flags that may be flown in England. This guide provides a brief summary of these new rules, and can be obtained via
  10. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/15438/flying_flags_guide.pdf
  11. Proposals to speed up planning
  12. Following the announcement in September by the Secretary State of Communities and Local Government  that the Government intends to speed up planning decisions and appeals two important consultation papers have been published. 
  13. The first is a Technical Reforms of Planning Appeals’.  This seeks to make the appeal process faster and more transparent by ensuring earlier submission and notification of appeal statements of case; agreeing ‘Common Ground’ upfront; and starting hearings and inquiries sooner.  The consultation ends on 13 December and further information can be found via 
  14. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/14632/2246948.pdf
  15. The second is ‘Extending Permitted Development Rights for Homeowners and Businesses: Technical Consultation’.  This sets out proposals to allow homeowners and businesses to make larger extensions to their homes and business premises without requiring a planning application, and to allow quicker installation of broadband infrastructure.  Further information can be found on https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11188/permitted.pdf.  This consultation ends on 24 December.
  16. The Government has also announced a consultation examining the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads. The consultation documents ends on 1 February and can be viewed at http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-34/.
  17. If you intend to respond directly to the Government on any of the consultations if you could please send a copy of your response (s) to the Associations that would also be much appreciated at admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk.
  18. Joint LGA and NALC conference: Modelling devolution – Working together to deliver local services
  19. The Local Government Association (LGA) and NALC have come together to host a major conference to discuss and hear first-hand how services can be efficiently and effectively devolved.  Entitled ‘Modelling devolution – Working together to deliver local services’ this will take place on 30 January in London. For full agenda and how to book, please see http://www.local.gov.uk/web/guest/events/-/journal_content/56/10171/3764993/EVENT-TEMPLATE
  20. Revision of Legal Topic Notes by NALC
  21. NALC have updated LTN 80 – Members’ conduct and the registration and disclosure of their interests.  It gives general information about the new ethical framework and also addresses the handling of code of conduct complaints; breaches of the code; the Register of Interests; disclosure of interests upon taking office; disclosure of DPIs and other interests at meetings; dispensations and criminal offences.
  22. LTN 79 – Staff Pensions addresses the issue of pension provision by local councils, focusing particularly on the requirement for all employers to automatically enrol workers to a pension scheme in the next few years.
  23. These documents have already been sent to councils for whom we hold an e-mail address.
  24. Enhancing Communities Programme – SITA Trust
  25. This fund supports projects that make physical improvements to community leisure facilities and historic buildings/structures.  Local councils can apply as long as the project is located in one of 115 funding zones around qualifying sites owned by SITA UK, including sites in the Yorkshire Region.
  26. Grants of up to £60,000 are available through the Core Fund and grants of up to £20,000 for smaller projects through a Fast Track Fund.  Applications are accepted in a number of rounds with the next deadlines early in the New Year.  Further information can be found on
  27. http://www.sitatrust.org.uk/community-funding

  • Consultations
  1. The Associations are writing to notify you and seek any observations your Council may have on two important consultation exercises by the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) on the planning system.
  2. In September, the Secretary of State announced a series of measures to speed up planning decisions and appeals, and major infrastructure. 
  3. A key element of these measures is a series of consultations papers examining and making proposals with regard to specific aspects of the planning system.  Details of the first two of these consultations papers have become available.
  4. The first is a ‘Technical Reforms of Planning Appeals’.  This seeks to make the appeal process faster and more transparent by ensuring earlier submission and notification of appeal statements; agreeing ‘Common Ground’ upfront; and starting hearings and inquiries sooner.  NALC and the Associations are minded to support the proposals contained in the consultation paper, but will still be arguing that local councils should have the same right of appeal as developers in planning applications.  The associated consultation documents can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/14632/2246948.pdf.  This consultation ends on 13 December.
  5. The second is ‘Extending Permitted Development Rights for Homeowners and Businesses: Technical Consultation’.  This sets out proposals to amend planning legislation to allow homeowners and businesses to make larger extensions to their homes and business premises without requiring a planning application, and to allow quicker installation of broadband infrastructure.  The associated documents can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11188/permitted.pdf.  This consultation ends on 24 December.
  6. The Associations and NALC intend to formally respond to respond to these consultations and would very much like to reflect the views of members in doing so.  Should you have any comments or observations if you could forward them to the Associations at admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk that would be much appreciated; by the 4 December in relation to the Technical Reforms of Planning Appeals consultation paper and the 17 December the Extending Permitted Development Rights one.  If you also intend to respond directly to the CLG on one or both of the papers if you could please send a copy of your response (s) to the Associations that would also be much appreciated.
  7. Yours sincerely
  8. Andrew Towlerton, Local Councils Officer

  • Parish Survey
  1. Dear Parish/Town Clerk, My name is Andrew Towlerton and I am Local Councils Officer at YLCA. I am also currently study for a Masters Degree at Leeds Metropolitan University. The main focus of my academic studies is “The role and contribution of town and parish councils in realising the Government’s ‘Localism Agenda” and I am especially interested in examining the main opportunities and challenges presented to parish and town councils by the Act.
  2. The main reason for contacting you is to ask if you would assist me in my research. I am keen to build a picture of the impact the Act has had on parish and town councils in Region a year after its official launch.
  3. All information will be treated confidentially and respondents will not be identified in the report. It would be much appreciated if you could spare 5 to 10 minutes to complete the questionnaire via the following link. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZX8FSBH
  4. All information will be treated confidentially and respondents will not be identified in the report.
  5. Please respond by 7 December.

  • Request to support the reopening of the Colne to Skipton missing rail link as part of the National Rail Network

  • Consultation on the speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriagewayroads
  1. Executive Summary

    The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation examining the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads.  This is an opportunity for local councils and parish meetings to comment on current speed limits for HGVs, particularly where it affects your area.  DfT are looking at increasing the speed limits and has listed the following points for consideration:

     ·         The maximum speed limit for HGVs over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads is 40 miles per hour. The speed limit for smaller HGVs (those between 3.5 tonnes and 7.5 tonnes) is 50 mph.

    ·         Stakeholders have told the Government that the 40 mph speed limit causes unnecessary cost to vehicle operators, congestion, avoidable overtaking accidents and creates an uneven playing field for businesses.

    ·         Raising HGV speed limits on single carriageway roads could lead to quicker journeys and lower costs for the sector, aiding economic growth as well as reducing frustration for the many drivers who find themselves stuck behind slower-moving lorries on busy roads unable to overtake.

    ·         Clearly, there are other consequences of greater speed – both in terms of the environmental impacts and the potential effects on road safety. The Department for Transport wants to make sure it considers the range of evidence of all of the effects on the economy, environment and road safety before any decision is made.

     The formal consultation documents can be downloaded at

    http://www.dft.gov.uk/consultations/dft-2012-34/

     This consultation ends on 1 February 2013.  Yorkshire Local Councils Associations and the National Association will formally respond and would of course like to reflect the views of members in this matter.  In addition to sending your observations direct to the Department for Transport, please would you also send a copy to: admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk


  • Rural Services Network Weekly Email News Digest - 26 November 2012
  1. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=27205a9ee7&e=7afbfd94a8

  • Agenda - Parish Consultation Group 2 Meeting - 28 November, Killinghall Village Hall, 6.00 pm
Group 2 Agenda.docGroup 2 Agenda.doc (245k bytes)

  • National Association of Local Councils - Legal Topic Notes 80 (Code of Conduct) and 79 (Staff Pensions)
  1. LTN 80  is an update of a NALC briefing by the same title dated August 2012.  It gives general information about the new ethical framework and also addresses the handling of code of conduct complaints; breaches of the code; the Register of Interests; disclosure of interests upon taking office; disclosure of DPIs and other interests at meetings; dispensations and criminal offences.  Please note that in the dispensations section, NALC suggests that councillors may wish to use a standard form to apply for a dispensation.  YLCA has devised an example form that can be used/adapted by member councils for this purpose and this is attached.  NALC also suggests that it is relevant that councils write a standing order which directs members to submit their applications for dispensation within a specific number of days of the council meeting.  YLCA suggests that this could read:
    Where a council member wishes to apply for a dispensation in any matter, he/she will do so on the form specifically provided by the council for the purpose.  The     completed form must be sent to the Clerk and be in his/her possession within …………. clear days of the council meeting at which the dispensation will be considered.              Upon receipt of the application the clerk will ensure that an acknowledgement is sent to the councillor.  In this standing order reference to ‘clear days’ does not include the     day on which the request is submitted, the day of the meeting, Sundays or Bank Holidays.
    Where the power to grant the dispensation is delegated to the Clerk or a committee of the council the wording above can be altered to suit.
  2. LTN 79 addresses the issue of pension provision by local councils, focusing particularly on the requirement for all employers to automatically enrol workers to a pension scheme in the next few years.

The Harrogate District Community Safety Partnership would like to share with you a copy of its Winter 2012 newsletter. It is an opportunity for you to see some of the work that is taking place across the district.

We would like to draw you our new campaign, Billy the Burglar. The campaign aims to try and get people to think like a burglar and take some simple steps to reduce the risk of being a victim of burglary. These messages are simple and easy to follow.

We are interested in working with parish councils and specifically to put articles in any community newsletters or provide information for notice boards. If you are interested in getting more involved with our work please email community.safety@harrogate.gov.uk to discuss opportunities.

We recognise the value of working in partnership and by working together we can make a real difference to keeping the Harrogate District safe. To date we have worked with Green Hammerton Parish Council and Neighbourhood Watch to distribute information to households.

We would welcome any feedback that you have and hope that we can find ways of working more closely in the future.

Regards

Julia Stack

  • Rural Services Network
  1. http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=cd5b83a46a39234dad311accb&id=27205a9ee7&e=7afbfd94a8

  • North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority
  1. Traditionally, North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority has distributed paper copies of its Summary of Final Accounts to Libraries and Parish Councils for public use. In the interests of efficiency, the Authority has decided not to continue to do this, and instead to publicise where its Final Accounts and other financial information can be found on its website.
  2. Please find attached a poster which I would be most grateful if you could display on your public information board, and also anywhere else you consider appropriate for public viewing.
  3. If you have any queries regarding the poster, please do not hesitate to contact Clare Godfrey, Head of Financial Services at email address clare.godfrey@northyorksfire.gov.uk.

  • Youth Service project

Please find attached a FREE Youth Service project for young people aged 11-19 – please promote this as widely as possible.

From: Mel Welch <mwelch@sportnidderdale.org>


  • Windfarm objections
Following our Parish Council Meeting on 12 November 2012, The Parish Council made the following objections:-
  1. The proposed windfarms will despoil the landscape
  2. If approved this will form a windfarm of approximately 40 turbines that are totally inappropriate in an Area of Outstanding Beauty
  3. Evidence has shown that this type of energy production is ineffective

and later via correspoindence:

  1. The proposed windfarm will despoil the landscape which forms the backdrop to our Village Conservation Area
  2. add Circa 40 turbines, the potential for the largest inland wind turbine farm in England
  3. add Wind turbines are only remotely cost effective because of the large subsidies provided

Chris Moore Clerk to Hampsthwaite Parish Council


  • YLCA Branch meeting papers

Dear Clerk, due to the cost of postage we have not in the past been able to send YLCA Branch meeting papers to council/parish meeting representatives direct.  However, we can do this by e-mail and we are happy to receive the names and e-mail addresses of your council’s/parish meeting appointed representative(s) to YLCA. 

Please note that the clerk will continue to receive a copy of the Branch papers as will the chairman of the council/parish meeting where we hold an e-mail address.  You may also wish to note that it is only Branch papers that the representatives will receive; all other notifications such as White Rose Update, briefings and bulletins will be sent to the council/parish meeting via the clerk in the usual way.

The lists will be renewed each year in May and we will be contacting you again at that time for an update.

Please also remember that it is your responsibility to tell us if the representative(s) alter so that we can amend our records accordingly.

From: YLCA Admin <Admin@yorkshirelca.gov.uk>


  • White Rose Update

  • Highway repairs at Hampsthwaite

Following our Parish Council I have been asked to request answers to the following:

  1. When will highway repairs be carried out on Hollins Lane and the problem relating to the drainage?
  2. The un-authorised bollards are still in place on High Street as is the cover on the road. When and who will be restoring the highway and asking for the bollards to be removed?
  3. Nidd Bridge. On the approach to the bridge on Church Lane,some of the blocks have become loose and require repair. When and who will be carrying out the work?
  4. The Street sign at the junction of West Lane and Hollins Lane requires fixing.
Chris Moore Clerk to the Council. (standard acknowledgement received from NYCC Area 6)

  • Police and Crime Commissioner

As you know it is the election for the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for North Yorkshire this Thursday; in preparation for when they take office on 22 November, I am trying to pull together publications in which the PCC may be able to provide information and news to local communities.
If possible, please could you let me know as soon as is convenient the following information:

  • What is your local area
  • Is your local parish/ ward council area is covered by a newsletter type publication
  • How often it is published
  • What is the circulation (numbers)
  • Who is the contact
  • Would you be interested in including information from the PCC

Many thanks in advance for any help you can offer. I would also like to thank those who helped to publicise or attending our community safety roadshows earlier this year.

From: Gina Allen <Gina.Allen@nypa.gov.uk>


 

10th December 2012

Parish Council mailings for meeting on 10th December 2012