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We have received enough nominations for your parish/town council to be quorate, but insufficient nominations for an election. Therefore the persons named on the notice linked to below are duly elected

 


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

 


NOTICE OF ELECTION
Craven District Council
Election of Councillors
Bentham
Ward
Number of Councillors to
be elected
One

This is to elect a Disrict Councillor
1.
Nomination papers must be delivered to the Returning Officer, 1 Belle Vue Square,
Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ on any day from the date of this notice, on Monday
to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding bank holidays) but no later than 4 pm on Friday, 6th
April 2018.
2.
Nomination papers may be obtained from the offices of the Returning Officer, 1
Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ, during the times stated above.
3.
If any election is contested the poll will take place on Thursday, 3rd May 2018.
4.
Applications, amendments or cancellations of postal votes and amendments or
cancellations of proxy votes must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue
Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Wednesday, 18th April 2018.
5.
New applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral
Registration Officer at 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm
on Wednesday, 25th April 2018.
6.
Applications to vote by proxy at this election applied for on grounds of either
physical incapacity or absence in relation to occupation, employment or service occurring
after 5 pm on Wednesday, 25th April 2018 must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at
1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ by 5 pm on Thursday, 3rd May
2018.
Dated: Tuesday 27 March 2018
Returning Officer
Printed and published by the Returning Officer, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road,
Skipton, BD23 1FJ

For More information contact Bentham Town Clerk on 62587


 


There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on

Monday 5 March 2018 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 on 5 February

  2. To Present a Cheque of the proceeds of sale of the 2018 Calendar to Friends Of Bentham School

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

  4. 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. 2017/18831/ADV 2no.illuminated entrance signs, 2no flag poles at Wenning Leisure Ltd, Bentham Golf Club, Robin Lane, High Bentham

      2. 2018/18920/HH Erection of a barbeque hut at 5 Butterbergh, High Bentham

      3. 2018/18951/HH Proposed domestic extension to form garden room at Carr House, Burton Road, Low Bentham

      4. 2018/18953/HH Replacement domestic outbuilding for utility & hobby use at Clay Barn, Bentham Moor Road, Burton in Lonsdale

      5. 2018/18964/HH Extension to existing kitchen at Firsbank, Mewith Lane, Low Bentham

      6. 2018/18982/OUT Outline application with all matters reserved for the proposed development of 4no domestic dwellings on land off Springfield, High Bentham

      7. 2018/18983/OUT Outline application with all matters reserved for proposed development for 1no domestic dwelling on land off Springfield, 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 Receive an update on Flooding issues in Bentham, if available

    2. To Consider and Note Highway Matters for Information

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

  1. To Note that the Council Elections will be held on Thursday 3 May 2018, and to consider the date of the May Council meeting

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Marketing Committee meeting on 19 February, and consider any recommendations

  1. To Note the draft minutes of the Open Spaces Committee meeting on 12 February, and consider any recommendations

  1. To Receive an update on the installation of the Low Bentham Play Area and expected completion

    1. To discuss the opening of the play area and agree a way forward

  1. To Receive update on the World War 1 Commemoration preparations

    1. To agree invitations for the VC stone dedication

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

    1. To Further Consider a quote for the repair to the front of the Town Hall

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To consider a request for information on plans for local electric charging points

    2. To consider NALC’s request for comments regarding the recently issued DEFRA consultation on proposals to tackle crime and poor performance in the waste sector and the introduction of a new fixed penalty for the waste duty of care, and to agree a response if any.

    3. To receive an invitation to the Parishes Liaison Meeting at Craven DC Offices on 21 March at 6.30pm, and agree attendance if any

  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 27 February 2018

 

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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 on 3 January and the Precept Meeting

  2. To Present a Cheque of the proceeds of sale of the 2018 Calendar to Friends Of Bentham School

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

  4. 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. 2017/18793/HH Gable extension to south boundary. Dormer window to rear elevation. Single storey garden room to rear T 4 Grasmere Drive, High Bentham

      2. 2018/18890/VAR Application to remove condition 13 (occupancy restriction) on application 08/2011/12007 at Bull Copy, Windy Hill, Bentham

      3. 2018/18898/FUL Conversion of former water treatment works building to residential dwelling at High Bentham Water Treatment Works, Mewith Lane, High Bentham

    2. To Receive Planning Decisions

– If any (see Clerks Report)

    1. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues

      1. To further consider the publication of the draft Craven Local Plan, and note that representations can be made until 5pm on 13 February

      2. To consider the draft revised statement of Community Involvement for Planning, and note that the consultation period closes on 13 February

      3. Others, if any – see clerks report

  1. Highways Matters

    1. To receive an update on the Pye Busk / Springfield footpath

    2. To receive a further update on Road Safety issues at St Johns Church

    3. To note repairs and maintenance of Millers Ford Footbridge, commencing 5 February for 3 weeks

    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 meeting on 8 January, and consider any recommendations

  1. To Receive update on the World War 1 Commemoration preparations

  1. To Discuss the Consultation on the Closure of Castleberg Hospital and the reconfiguration of Community Care Services in Craven, and agree a response

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

    1. To Consider a quote for the repair to the front of the Town Hall

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To receive a suggestion from Ingleton Parish for a joint meeting with the Police & Crime Commissioner

    2. To receive a suggestion from Ingleton for a joint meeting with Craven’s DPO to discuss GDPR and data awareness, rather than travelling to Skipton

    3. To receive a request for information regarding interest in Dementia Friendly Councils from YLCA

    4. To receive information from Brain Tumour Research

  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 30 January 2018


 

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Agenda for the January 2018 meeting of the Bentham Town 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 on 6 November

  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. 2017/18716/FUL Erection of L-shaped stable block, consisting 2 stables & small feed area on land adjacent to Green Smithy, Mewith, Bentham

      2. 2017/18792/FUL Change of use of land for siting of 8 holiday lodges at Bentham Golf Club, Robin Lane, High Bentham

      3. 2017/18815/HH Removal of ground floor bay window at rear & erection of single storey dual pitched roof extension at 34 Goodenber Road, High Bentham

      4. 2017/18828/LBC Replacement windows to front elevation at Little Clifford, Clifford Hall, Burton in Lonsdale.

    2. To Receive Planning Decisions

– If any (see Clerks Report)

    1. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues

      1. To receive notice of the publication of the draft Craven Local Plan, and note that representations can be made until 5pm on 13 February

      2. To receive the draft revised statement of Community Involvement for Planning, and note that the consultation period closes on 13 February

      3. Others, if any – see clerks report

  1. Highways Matters

    1. To receive an update on the various flooding issues raised at the December meeting

    2. To receive a response regarding the footpath at Pye Busk – NYCC Highways will not improve it

    3. To receive information from DCllr Brockbank on Grasmere Drive and consider the request to improve lighting in the area.

    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 Marketing Committee meeting on 11 December, and consider recommendations

    1. To discuss charging for advertising accommodation on the website.

  1. To Discuss the installation of the VC paving stones and how this might be celebrated

    1. To consider the suggestion to move the Town Hall memorial plaque to School Hill

  1. To Receive an offer to provide the service of Data Protection Officer (at a fee) from Craven District Council and agree a response.

  1. To Agree the Accounts for Payment

  1. To consider items of Correspondence

    1. To receive information from YLCA regarding the government intention to defer setting referendum principles for 3 years

    2. To receive an invitation to the Candlelighters Soiree on 14 March in Leeds, and agree attendance if any

    3. To receive a letter from the Great Place Programme support officer

  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 27 December 2017

Please note this meeting is on Wednesday.


Agenda for the December meeting of the Bentham Town Council.

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This will take place on Monday the 4th of December at 7:30pm.


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