Council Meetings

Council Meetings

The Agenda and Town Clerk’s Report will be published here a few days before each Council meeting.

The Minutes for the meetings held since 2010 are published in the Minutes Archive

27 December 2017

There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Wednesday 3 January 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


  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 is a WEDNESDAY )

A Council meeting will be held on Monday the 5th of June in the Lower Town Hall at 7:30pm.

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Preceded by a drop in from 7pm to allow parishioners to raise concerns with a councillor.

A council meeting will be held on Monday the 6th of March in the lower town hall at 7:30 pm.
Preceded by a ” Drop in” from 7pm to allow any parishioners to raise concerns with a councillor.

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A Council Meeting will be held on Monday the 6th of February at 7:30 pm. In the Lower Town Hall.  A drop in for parishioners to talk to a councillor runs from 7pm.

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A council meeting will be held on Monday the 6th of March in the lower town hall at 7:30 pm.
Preceded by a ” Drop in” from 7pm to allow any parishioners to raise concerns with a councillor.
A Council meeting will be held on Monday 16 January 2017 at 7.00pm in the Lower Town Hall. This will be followed by the Precept meeting starting not earlier than 7.15pm. 

Agenda – Additional Meeting
Agenda – Precept Meeting

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