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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

4 September 2018

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 10 September at 7.15pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda

Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend

  2. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensations

  1. To Receive Comment & Concerns

Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non-agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)

  1. Planning

    1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications

      1. 2018/19665/OUT Outline planning for a three-bedroom house on land next to Poultry Farm on Dumb Toms Lane, Ingleton

      2. 2018/19669/LBC Application for listed building consent for conversion of existing staff room into classroom including replacing windows, forming new door opening& associated ramped / stepped access arrangements externally at Cedar House School, Low Bentham

  1. Items for next meeting and minor items only

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council 4 September 2018


BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of ONE casual vacancy in the office of TOWN COUNCILLOR for the HIGH BENTHAM Ward of the Parish of BENTHAM

An election to fill the vacancy will be held if a written request signed by ten local government electors for the Parish Ward (including printed names and addresses of those signing) is received at the address given below within fourteen days (excluding weekends and bank holidays) of the date at the bottom of this notice.

The Returning Officer

1 Belle Vue Square

Broughton Road

SKIPTON

BD23 1FJ

If an election is not requested, the Town Council will fill the vacancy(ies) by

co-option.

Jo Burton 5 September 2018

Clerk of the Town Council Date



BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 3 September at 7.30pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda

Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend

  2. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensations

  1. To Receive Comment & Concerns

Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)

  1. To Confirm the minutes of the previous meeting

  2. To Receive the Clerks Report (for information only)

  3. To Receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information

– If any

  1. To Receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only)

  • If any

  1. Planning

    1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications

      1. 2018/19289/OUT Outline planning application for 3 no.dwellings & associated infrastructure, to include new vehicular & pedestrian access up to first residential property at land off Yew Tree Drive, Low Bentham

      2. 2018/19515/HH Single storey side extension at Fieldswright, 29 Springfield, High Bentham

      3. 2018/19558/HH Proposed alterations to existing dwelling at Woodbourne, 7 Springfield, High Bentham

      4. 2018/19577/HH Two single storey extensions to rear of property – sunroom / lounger area and shower room / toilet and utility area at 8 Greenfoot Lane, Low Bentham

      5. 2018/19580/HH Replace rotting wooden materials with PVCu frames & also replace poor state wooden cladding between 2 bay windows & cappitt board to 2 gable ends with PVCu at Oak Dale, Burnside Nurseries, Low Bentham Road, High Bentham.

    2. To Receive Planning Decisions

        • If any (see Clerks Report)

    3. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues

        • If any (see Clerks Report)

  1. Highways Matters

    1. To Note the closure of Lane Foot Road from 10 September, for up to 4 weeks, for repair of landslip

    2. To Receive a report from the meeting with NYCC Highways regarding maintenance in the area

    3. To Receive an update from LCC Highways regarding signage on the B6480

    4. To Consider and Note Highway Matters for Information

– If any (Councillors can comment on any minor Highways issues currently causing concern)

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Finance Committee on 16 July

  1. To Discuss progress on the Philip Harvey Play Area groundworks, if any

    1. To consider monies owing to HAGS

    2. To note receipt of the risk assessment for the Play Area, and that the customised check sheets are still awaited

    3. To further discuss parking problems around the Play Area

  1. To Consider the date of the December Council meeting

  1. To Further discuss the WW1 ‘Beacons of Light’ tribute on 11 November

    1. To receive further information from the Pageant Master regarding the event

    2. To agree the process on going for the Council’s participation

  1. To Further consider the Youth Café’s request for alterations to the building for the installation of sound proofing

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

    1. To note the purchase of a new vacuum cleaner during the summer break at a cost of £249.99

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To receive an invitation to the North Craven Action Group meeting on 20 September and agree attendance.

    2. To receive an invitation from Bentham & District Dementia Friendly Community to put forward a Council Representative (with a £5 joining fee)

    3. To note the Parishes Liaison Meeting on 19 September in Skipton, and agree attendance

    4. To receive information from NY Police about the reestablishment of a Neighbourhood Watch Association and to discuss whether to be involved in the process

    5. To consider the consultation on the Draft Gambling Act 2005 Statement of Principles 2019-2021 and agree a response, if any

    6. To receive a request from the Alzheimer’s Association to attend a meeting to promote the Side-By-Side service

  1. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for information only)

  • If any

  1. Items for next meeting and minor items only

  2. To Resolve that in accordance with Section 1(2) of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and by reason of the confidential nature of the remainder of the business, the Public and Press to be excluded further from the Meeting, whilst:

  1. the Council’s policy regarding TIP Volunteers is discussed in light of the recent conviction

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council 28 August 2018


BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 2 July at 7.30pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda

Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend

  2. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensations

  1. To Receive Comment & Concerns

Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)

  1. To Confirm the minutes of the previous meetings

  2. To Receive the Clerks Report (for information only)

  3. To Receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information

– If any

  1. To Receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only)

  • If any

  1. Planning

    1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications

      1. 2018/19223/FUL Change of use of existing barn to dwelling. Insertion of 2 windows to ground floor rear elevation and 4 new conservation style roof lights at Gruskham Barn, Mewith, Bentham

      2. 2018/1922/LBC Listed Building application for change of use of existing barn to dwelling. Insertion of 2 windows to ground floor rear elevation and 4 new conservation style roof lights at Gruskham Barn, Mewith, Bentham

      3. 2018/19346/FUL Proposed conversion of traditional barn to form 2 dwellings & associated car-port & curtilage at Lane House Farm, High Bentham

      4. 2018/19447/TPO T1 Beech- Crown, lift & thin by 30% at 15 Butterbergh, High Bentham

    2. To Receive Planning Decisions

        • If any (see Clerks Report)

    3. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues

        • If any (see Clerks Report)

  1. Highways Matters

    1. To Consider the application to correct the Commons Register for Burn Moor, Bentham

    2. To Consider the street naming & numbering application for Barn A at Gill Head

    3. To Receive an update on damage to Beechstones Cottage, Mount Pleasant

    4. To Receive an update on signage on the B6480 following May’s serious accident

    5. To Receive an update on the Residential Disabled Parking space on Lakeber Avenue

    6. To Receive an update from Parking Enforcement re the times of visits

    7. To Consider and Note Highway Matters for Information

– If any (Councillors can comment on any minor Highways issues currently causing concern)

  1. To Consider a quote for the professional compilation of the Council’s Risk Assessment, from LCPAS for £200

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Marketing Meeting on 11 June

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Open Spaces Meeting on 13 June

    1. To Receive a report of the Opening of the Play Area on 30 June

    2. To Note that the Risk Assessment has been booked with Play Inspections Ltd at a cost of £325 including weekly check sheets.

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

    1. To consider an offer from UK Safety Management for PAT testing in the Town Hall

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To receive a response from Wayne Gray regarding dog fouling in the area

  1. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for information only)

  • If any

  1. Items for next meeting and minor items only

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council 26 June 2018


 



BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

15 May 2018

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 21 May at 7.30pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda

Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend

  2. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensations

    29.To Receive Comment & Concerns

Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarificatio)

  30: Discuss and agree the required signage for the Philip Harvey Play Area

 31: To discuss and agree the Risk Assessment for the play area ( paper 2018/

  1.  

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council 15 May 2018

agenda 20180521


BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

8 May 2018

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 14 May at 7.30pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.

The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda

Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Jo Burton

Jo Burton

Clerk to the Council

COUNCIL AGENDA

  1. To Appoint the Mayor for the period 2018/19

  2. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend

  3. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive and decide members requests for DPI dispensations

  1. To Receive Comment & Concerns

Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non agenda items Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)

  1. To Confirm the minutes of the previous meeting

  2. To Appoint the Deputy Mayor for the period 2018/19

  3. To Appoint Members to Committees & as Council Representatives for 2018/19

    1. Committees Open Spaces, Finance, Buildings Maintenance, Marketing,

    2. Council Representatives Joint Footpaths, Playing Field Assoc, Goodenber Play Area, LASRUG, Police, Aid in Sickness, Looking Well, Bentham Community Library, Youth Café, Victoria Institute & YLCA Craven Branch.

    3. Responsible Financial Officer – also bank, bank mandate (including change of signatories if necessary).

  1. To Agree a Provisional Timetable of Meetings for the new Council Year (see paper 2018/01)

  2. To Receive the Clerks Report (for information only)

  3. To Receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information

– If any

  1. To Receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only)

  • If any

  1. Planning

    1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications

      1. 2018/19124/FUL Demolition of timber stable & erection of new dwelling & associated works at Scaleber Farm, Back Lane, Low Bentham

      2. 2018/19145/HH Proposed extension to side of domestic dwelling to form porch, dining room/lounge at Maiden Croft House, Gas House Lane, High Bentham

      3. 2018/19202/HH Retrospective proposed lean-to greenhouse at Old Pottery Barn, High Bentham

    2. To Receive Planning Decisions

– If any (see Clerks Report)

    1. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues

  • If any (see Clerks Report)

  1. Highways Matters

    1. To Agree the proposed response to the VAS Survey as discussed at the last meeting

    2. To Receive a request for a ‘Children at Play’ sign on Springfield Crescent

    3. To Consider and Note Highway Matters for Information

– If any (Councillors can comment on any minor Highways issues currently causing concern)

  1. To Review the Council’s Standing Orders (amended Nov 2014) (paper 2018/02)

  1. To Review the Council’s Financial Regulations (as adopted May 2016) (paper 2018/03)

  1. To Review the Council’s Risk Assessment (paper 2018/04)

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting on 25 April.

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Finance Committee on 17 April, and consider recommendations, if any

    1. To agree the proposed salary increases for staff

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Buildings Committee on 23 April

  1. To Receive an update on the Play Area

  1. To Receive a report on the WW1 VC Dedication Service

    1. To look ahead to the Beacon Event on 11 November and agree a way forward

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

    1. To consider the purchase of a new computer for the TIP.

  1. To Sign and Approve the Annual Return 2017/18 (paper 2018/07)

    1. To Review the statement of internal control and the effectiveness of the system of internal control (papers F2018/01 & F2018/02)

    2. To Receive the Audit Report from the Internal Auditor (paper 2018/05)

    3. To Review the Effectiveness of the Internal Audit (paper F2018/03)

    4. To Confirm Yorkshire Internal Audit Services appointment for the year 2018/19

    5. To Review & agree the Council Audit Plan for 2018/19 (paper 2018/06)

    6. To Agree & Approve the Annual Governance Statement (section 1 Paper 2018/07)

    7. To Consider the Accounting Statements for 2016/17 (Paper 2018/07)

    8. To Agree & Approve the Accounting Statements (section 2 Paper 2018/07)

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To receive an update on possible changes to GDPR and the need for provision of a DPO

    2. To note the request for a meeting with Craven DC regarding Livestreaming to the Town Hall, on Wednesday23 May at noon, and agree attendance

  1. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for information only)

– If any

  1. Items for next meeting and minor items only

Jo Burton

agenda 20180514


 

DECLARATION OF RESULT OF POLL

Craven  Election of a District Councillor for
Bentham Ward
on Thursday 3 May 2018
I, Paul Shevlin, being the Returning Officer at the above election, do hereby give notice that the number of votes recorded for each Candidate at the said election is as follows:
Name of  Candidate

BROCKBANK, Linda
The Conservative Party Candidate   472  * Elected

MATTHEW, John Howard
Labour Party    344

STANNARD, Timothy Francis
Independent         284

Turnout: 37.93%
And I do hereby declare that, Linda Brockbank is duly elected.

Bentham Ward Results 2018


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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL

Town Clerk:

Jo Burton BSc. MSc

Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,

Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH

Tel/Fax: 015242 62587

Email: townclerk@benthamtowncouncil.co.uk

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


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Council have published their Audited Annual Return. This can be viewed under the ” Statutory Documents ” section.

 


Notice of Public Rights and Publication of Unaudited Annual Return’.

Link to the document

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Co mingled or mixed ?


Your opinion on co-mingled is requested. The link to Craven D C survey is at the end of this article.

In July 2016 it was agreed in principle that the collection methodology for recyclates in the Craven District would change in the next financial year.

Residents told us that they were dissatisfied with the current two-stream collection regime; this prompted the council to look at alternative types of methodology. The decision in principle is to move to a full co-mingled collection.

What does fully co-mingled mean?

It means that the collection methodology will be simplified: all your recyclates (paper, cans, plastic, glass and card) will be collected on the same day in the same container. This takes away the need for multiple visits.

The new methodology will mean you have a collection once a week on the same day. In week 1 you will present your green wheeled bin for residual waste for emptying, then in week 2 you will present your blue bin/pod for emptying. This gets us away from the need to distribute and collect blue bags.

The government has set a target that all local authorities are to achieve 50% recycling by 2020. This new methodology will help us to get there and achieve what we are being asked to do.

We now want to ask you what you think.

To complete our survey please click here.


 

 *** Important Notice ***

Black Bull Car Park

Please note that the Black Bull Car Park is a Private Car Park and is ONLY for the use of “Patrons and by kind permission of the Landlady, persons attending events in the Town Hall”. The General Public should use the other Free Car Parks around town instead. Please help this local business and observe these parking limitations.


Locating Private Sewage Pumping Stations for Transfer to Yorkshire Water

Government legislation means that from 1st October 2016 all eligible private sewage pumping stations in Yorkshire will automatically transfer to the ownership and responsibility of Yorkshire Water. Read more…


About The Council

The Council is made up of elected members of the public who give of their time freely to help administrate, publicise and promote the community in which we live.

Bentham consists of two communities – High Bentham and Low Bentham.

Located at the western boundary of North Yorkshire, we are close to the borders of Lancashire and Cumbria,  linked via Rail to Leeds or Carnforth and close to the A65 trunk road.

We have a variety of industry, commerce and tourism and are ideally placed for visits to our moors and hills as well as the attractions of The English Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales and The Trough of Bowland.

For information about the town and the facilities it has to offer please visit  AboutBentham.org.uk