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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

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

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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

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

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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


Welcome to the website of Bentham Town Council.

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

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


Bentham Town Council are upgrading this website.

Our apologies for any inconvenience,

Should you require information that is not listed here please contact our

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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