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The aim of this website is to provide the residents of Askham Bryan with information about their community. It provides information on the activity of the Parish Council, St Nicholas' Church, village events as well as other information that should be of interest.

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Askham Bryan Parish Council

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an EXTRA ORDINARY MEETING of Askham Bryan Parish Council will be held on THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 2019 commencing at 7pm in Askham Bryan Village Hall

Members of the public and press are invited to attend and may address members of the Council during the item set aside for public participation – Item 3 ‘Public Participation’

Protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at meetings: Recording is allowed at Parish Council Meetings; subject to compliance with the Council’s protocol on audio/visual recording and photography at meetings.

Agenda for said meeting is shown below.

Councillor Andy Steele (Chairman)
Date: 28/09/19


1. Apologies:
a. To note apologies and approve reasons for absence

2. Declaration of Interests:
a. To approve Dispensation Requests
b. To note Declarations of Interests not already declared under members Code of Conduct or members register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

3. Public Participation
Members of the public who wish to speak regarding an item within the remit of the Parish Council may do so.

4. To approve the co-option of suitably qualified candidates for co-option to Askham Bryan Parish Council

5. To approve the Minutes of the Askham Bryan Parish Council meeting held 19 July 2019 as a true and accurate record of that meeting.

6. To receive a report from Anne Hook, Ward Councillor

7. To note North Yorkshire Police Reports for July and August 2019

8. Finance
a. To approve payments for invoices presented (see Finance Summary below)
b. To consider expenditure on necessary repairs to ride on mower
c. To resolve that the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations be appointed to carry out an internal audit of the Council’s accounts from 1 April 2019
d. To approve the reimbursement of costs to Councillor Smahon for the purchase of emergency goods regarding the play area
e. To approve whole council training provided by YLCA
f. To approve the reimbursement of costs to Councillor Mitchell for the purchase of printer ink for PC documentation work
g. To note Financial Summary (see below)

9. Askham Bryan Parish Council Administration
a. To approve the adoption of Askham Bryan Parish Council Code of Conduct
b. To approve the adoption of Askham Bryan Parish Council Standing Orders
c. To approve a schedule of monthly meetings to the end of the current financial year
d. To approve council designated e-mail address provision for the clerk and councillors
e. To consider the recording of council meeting for administrative purposes
f. To consider necessary action with regards Askham Bryan Parish Council website and compliance with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.

10. Askham Bryan Parish Council Open Spaces and assets (NEG Committee):
a. To receive the minutes of Open Spaces/Environmental Committee meeting
b. To consider recommendations from the Open Spaces/Environmental Committee:
i) To clear and tidy pond and cost implications
ii) Secure and pave seat area and cost implications
iii) Budget allocation for play area

11. Correspondence:
a. To note correspondence received not already dealt with on this agenda

12. Planning
a. To consider planning applications received:
i) 19/01769/FUL Old School House, 3 Main Street, Askham Bryan
b. To note CYC planning decision notices received
i)19/01752/TCA Chapel House, 2 Chapel Lane – approved
ii)**************** Manor Farm, 53 Main Street – approved
iii)19/01345/FUL Askham Bryan College – approved, conditions apply
iv)19/01316/FUL 98 Main Street – approved
c. To consider any planning enforcement matters

13. Retirement of the Clerk:
a. To receive the retirement of the Clerk
b. To resolve to exclude members of the press and public by virtue of Public (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the business to be transacted being prejudicial to the public interest

14. To Confirm date and time of next meeting

To Confirm date, time and venue for next ordinary meeting of Askham Bryan Parish

Finance Summary

The balance at the bank at 20 August is £24,135.74.
This includes the two grants from CYC for the Play Area which total £22,000.

Invoices due for payment are:

YLCA – training courses £603.00
Elliott Consultancy - Survey of trees in Play Area £462.00
Clerk’s ½ year salary - £460.00
PAYE - £115.00

(see below for Charity Meetiing)

Askham Bryan Charity

Meeting to be held on Thursday 19th September 2019
at 8.00 pm


1.MINUTES OF THE MEETING held 19th July 2019

2.FINANCIAL REPORT – see below



Askham Bryan Charity Finance

The balance in the account with the Co-op Bank is unchanged at £7,872.22.

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Broadband Latest - 12 January 2019

Cabinet 28
This is now 'Live' and Taking Orders!

To check what cabinet you're connected to visit here.

To get faster broadband you will need to upgrade to a fibre service. There will be no improvement to your existing service from the new cabinet without an upgrade.

If you do choose to upgrade the changeover can take 2-3 weeks. Most ISPs (internet service providers) offer two fibre services a fast service and a faster service. The difference is the speed they give you from the cabinet. Each household will experience a loss of speed deteremined by your distance from the cabinet. The further the distance the greater the loss. This loss though tends to be fixed, therefore the faster the service the faster the speed you will receive.

Cabinet 21
This cabinet is live and taking orders. This cabinet serves the homes built on Askham Fields Lane within the last 20 years.

Cabinet 27
This cabinet is no longer going ahead. The original plan was for this cabinet to be replaced by a new all in one unit. Unfortunately, a suitable power supply could not be provided. We were advised the issue was accessing a suitable independent dedicated power supply Openreach would have full control over. One was not available at the college and bringing one in from outside was not financially viable.

The proposal is to look at providing the residents that should have been served by this cabinet by fibre to the premises. This is where a fibre node is installed at the front boundary of each property. This option is now going to be financially assessed and will need to meet financial viability criteria. Should this option be approved deployment would be in 2019. It is not clear what other options will be available until the scoping work is completed. Efforts will continue to secure a viable superfast solution for all households.


Door to Door Cold Callers

The following message has been issued by North Yorkshire Community Messaging:

Cold Calling is on the rise in and around York. Groups of people are travelling into our area, claiming to be bona fide pedlars and are showing identification to claim this. The permits they are displaying are not valid for the City Of York. They are offering high priced cleaning items. If you have elderly/ vulnerable residents within your area please inform them not to engage with these people and not to open their doors to people they do not know. If your particular area is a no cold calling zone then would suggest that you contact Trading Standards and or City of York Council to highlight this activity. For all non emergency calls in relation to the above please ring 101 and report this to the Police. (Posted 19/11/17)

Letterbox Security Warning

North Yorkshire Police have been made aware of suspicious activity in relation to post being intercepted in external letterboxes. There have been a handful of calls in the county in relation to such incidents. Police are asking residents to be vigilant and report anything suspicious on 101.

Please consider the following when using external letterboxes:

• Ensure the letterbox is secure, and cannot be accessed by anyone else. Consider the location of the letterbox carefully, is it easily seen
• Don’t leave mail uncollected for long periods
• Consider using mail collection services, especially when you are going away for a period of time.

If you suspect your mail has been stolen, contact the sender immediately and Royal Mail.

If you suspect you are a victim of identity theft, please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040

Mobile Library - Use it or lose it!

Askham Bryan is lucky enough to benefit from the Mobile Library service. The Mobile Library provides a range of books for adults and children, including large print, audio books and language courses.

You can expect many of the same services that you would find in our other libraries, such as community information and children’s activities, for instance the Summer Reading Challenge. You can return books from other York libraries to the Mobile Library, get your York Card updated and request books.

The Mobile Library visits every fortnight on Thursday between 11.10 and 11.40 and parks near the pond, usually outside the church gates. Follow the link for the latest dates:

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News by ABmail

Would you like to be kept better informed about what's going on in Askham Bryan?; receive reminders about events, activities? Well ABmail maybe just the ticket.

The ABmail service will provide information about issues and events affecting Askham Bryan. This will aim provide updates on events taking place in the village, along with any other issues we feel maybe of interest to residents. For example:

- Village events
- Neighbourhood Watch alerts
- News on proposals that may impact our community
- Updates and news from other Village Groups
- New information made available on the village website

To get receive ABmail emails you will need to sign up to the service, which you can do on the News by ABmail page.