Askham Bryan Parish Council 


Parish Council Meeting to be held on Thursday 18 February 2021 at 7pm using a remote access platform





To receive and approve where requested apologies for absence and to consider dispensation for Councillors unable to attend remote meetings.




To receive any declarations of interest not already declared under the council’s code of conduct or members Register of Disclosable Pecuniary Interests and to receive and consider any applications for dispensation.



Public Participation.



To approve and sign the Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held on 21st January 2021




Planning Matters

a.    Planning Applications Received

              i.        20/00394/FUL - Askham Bryan College - Retention of 34 bed residential portakabin units for a further period of five years previously approved under application 16/02891/FUL

b.    Planning Decision Notices Received

              i.        None



To receive the North Yorkshire Police Crime Report




Ward Councillor’s Report



Other Matters














To receive a report regarding pond maintenance and to consider appropriate steps to address issues raised.

To consider the transfer of the Recreational Area from ownership by the Parish Council to ownership by the Charity and to consider steps needed to move this forward.

To consider a socially distanced Easter egg hunt.

Play area grant application update.

To consider a mole management policy for Askham Bryan Recreation Area.

To consider adoption of revised Standing orders taking into account electronic payment methods.

To consider adoption of a Risk Assessment Schedule.

To note that the partial AJ1 funding was not forthcoming owing to the speed data not supporting the extra funding.



To consider financial issues as below






Bank Reconciliation – report on current finances

Report of invoices to be paid

·         Clerk’s Salary 01/01/21 to 31/01/21 plus deductions payable to HMRC.

·         Bedding Plants (Dean's Garden Centre £31.67, Dobbie's Garden Centre £9.99) - £34.72 + VAT.

·         Website - TEEC - 12 months hosting at £10 a month plus domain migration - £9.99 - £129.99 + VAT = £155.99.

·         Website - TEEC - migration of existing site to new site - two days at £220 a day - £440 + VAT = £528.



To consider Correspondence received by the Clerk since the last meeting and agree further action where necessary (170-188) and to report on posts made on Facebook.



To receive the Action Tracker and note progress of previously agreed actions including website, playground inspections, access rights and land at Saint Nicholas’ Croft.



Dates of future meetings for 2021

18 March, 15 April, 20 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August, 16 September, 21 October and 18 November.

These meetings to be held using remote access until current restrictions are relaxed




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