Welcome from all at the Parish Council.
PC are made up from elected volunteers who give up their own time in order to improve Husthwaite Village life.The PC are commited to enhancing all areas of the community for all members of the community.
Parish Council Meetings are held on the third Tuesday in January, March, May, July, September and November. All meetings are at 7.30 EXCEPT May and November which are 7.0pm.
Meetings will be held at Husthwaite Village Hall.
Carol Fenwick: Council Chair. I was born and raised in Husthwaite, as was my husband Rick. We live at Inglenook and have three children Lisa-Marie, Michelle and Alex. For the last 30 years I have been employed full time as a clerical supervisor and budget manager and I also do voluntary work in a local charity shop. I joined the Parish Council in May 1999 and have been Chair for a number of years. I represent the Parish Council as a trustee on the Village Hall Committee and on the Constance Elizabeth Beckwith Trust. In addition I am responsible for streetlights, recreation area inspections and risk assessments and I am a Husthwaite Neighbourhood Watch Co-ordinator.
Email Carol Fenwick Tel: 01347 868 479
Elaine Smith: Vice-Chair. I came to live in Husthwaite in 1979 the year after David and I were married. His family have farmed at Baxby for four generations, and our son has grown up here, as did David and his father before him. I first became a member of the parish council in 1992, was for 3 years in the Chair, and presently represent the Council on the Yorkshire local Councils' Association and at liaison meetings with Hambleton District Council.
We treasure our home, the farm and its surroundings, but particularly appreciate being part of a community where people support each other, and where neighbourliness still survives.
I see the imposition of urban values and greater control 'from a distance' as the greatest threats to many of the things we in Husthwaite value. It is therefore important that the Parish Council promotes the principal of 'government from the bottom up', and ensures that the views of the people we represent are heard.
Email Elaine Smith Tel: 01347 868 572
Peter Fox. I have lived in Husthwaite for almost 40 years with my wife Katie and two daughters now with their own families. I retired in 2012 as senior judge in the North East when I was co-opted on to the Parish Council which I have found to be an energetic group of very different people, active in every aspect of village life. I was happy to stand again in 2015 but am looking for a younger replacement by 2020. Over the years I have seen this village change from a behind-the-times backwater to an up-to-date vibrant community with opportunities and activities for all, yet retaining a its attractive rural character whose way of life and infrastructure I want to help maintain. My current local interest is in the prospect of 'fracking' locally and the need to ensure such development does not detract from our precious quality of life.
Email Peter Fox
Barney Smith. I was born and raised in Husthwaite and my family has been at Baxby Manor for five generations, (the sixth has now arrived!). I attended Husthwaite Primary School and went to Ampleforth College.
I love to travel and spent quite a few years travelling the world, but I always looked forward to coming home. I have Husthwaite at my heart and want to make a difference, not just for now but for future generations and my children. I live at Baxby with my two sons Felix and Rufus. I am self employed and am the owner of The Hideaway camping and glamping campsite at Baxby Manor.
Email Barney Smith Tel: 01347 869 094
I am married to Lynn, have 3 children Rob (18) Rebecca (16) and Alex (13), along with two dogs. We moved into Husthwaite July 2013, from Southampton. I work in Insurance for Aviva, as MD for the Equity Release business. As a family we like sport and like to be involved with village life. I enjoy cycling and have got a few members of the village to join me on weekend cycle (road bike) rides. I support Leeds United and along with my two boys we are season ticket holders and go to all home games. Hopefully as a member of the Parish Council I will be able to help and support the village.
I became Clerk to Husthwaite Council this year (2015) so I am still learning, but already appreciate the unseen work that Parish Councillors do on the village?s behalf.
Though a Lancastrian, I have lived in Yorkshire most of my working and family life, moving to Husthwaite with my husband Andrew in 2004.We quickly absorbed ourselves into village life, Andrew in the village hall events and hall renewal, and myself editing the Newsletter and Link magazines, and helping to run the Book Exchange.
We have a son and daughter, and 5 grandchildren, 3 of whom luckily for us live nearby. We also have a large number of Italian friends, who visit us regularly, as we do them. Such friendships are important to give a view of a wider world and different points of view.
I retired recently from tutoring in Adult Education, which together with teaching English in Further Education formed the whole of my working life. My interests include reading, design, crafts and politics.
If villagers wish to contact myself as clerk, or members of the Parish Council, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the Parish Council in July 2018. I have lived in Husthwaite since 2015 and work in York for DEFRA where I am part of the team designing the new farm support programme which will come in once the UK leaves the EU. I have been a part of some of the village community activities of late, most notably appearing as Cheryl, one of the Ugly Sisters, in the Cinderella Panto in February 2018. I am co-hosting the Husthwaite Talent show later this year and hope to be in forthcoming am-dram productions in the village hall. I am also a member of Easingwold Choir. I am an environmental scientist and am keen to develop some new environmental and conservation initiatives in the village and surrounding area. I live with Pauline Crawford and two mad Springers: Lottie and Pip who you may have seen out and about on the footpaths. I have 3 children: a budding solicitor, an actress and a son still at school in Gloucestershire.?
Last Meeting JANUARY 2019
DRAFT MINUTES JANUARY 2019
Present: C. Fenwick (Chair), C. Colton (CC), J. Don (JD), P. Fox (PF), J. Law (JL), Mrs J. Coulthard (Clerk).
1. Apologies: B. Smith (working), E. Smith, District Councillor C. Patmore (holiday).
Declarations of Interest: NONE.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the last meeting were approved and signed as a true record.
3. Matters Arising:
3.1 Fracking in North Yorkshire: HDC have confirmed that they have responded to the Governments Permitted Development consultation expressing opposition to the proposals. PF reported that the Government Inspector has reopened the examination in public and representatives of the South Hambleton Shale Gas Advisory Group will attend a meeting on 24th/25th January. In particular, submissions concern the closeness of fracking wells to each other and to property including residential development. The Inspector's report is now not likely before mid-summer 2019.
3.2 Emergency Planning: The detailed plan will be sent to the NYCC Emergency Planning Officer. Action: CC
3.3 MUGA Drainage: J Revely & Sons have been awarded the contract for these works and will complete the task at their earliest convenience as the project must be finished before March.
3.4 Bus Service 31X: Andrew Morse has responded stating that unfortunately, due to current commitments, Morse Coaches are unable to provide a service from Easingwold to Husthwaite to connect with the late afternoon Transdev bus from York. He suggested that we contact Dianne Pottage at NYCC to discuss the issue and the clerk was asked to write detailing our frustrations with Transdev and their withdrawal of the late afternoon service from York. PF offered to attend the Hambleton & Richmondshire Rural Transport & Access Partnership meeting on 12th March, the purpose of which is to identify unmet transport and access needs and improve transport links in rural communities. Action: Clerk / PF
3.5 Cemetery Gate & Yew Trees: CF has produced a specification to send out to local tradesmen requesting tenders for the repair or replacement of the double wooden gates at the cemetery. Farm & Land Services have been asked to quote for tidying the Yew trees and removing sapling growth from some graves. Action: CF
3.6 25 Year Environmental Plan: JL reported that he had been looking into a possible small community renewable energy project, in partnership with NYCC, concerning the use of solar panels to reduce electricity usage for the school and possibly put energy back to the grid. The PC supports further enquiries into this proposal. Action: JL
3.7 Village Green tree: As no response has been received from the arboricultural expert at NYCC, the Highways tree specialist will be asked to inspect the lime tree and give advice on its condition and any treatment needed. Action: Clerk
3.8 Village Planters: BS met with Simon Eedle and agreed the locations for three planters at the entrances to the village. The wooden planters are being specially made to fit the spaces available at a cost of approx. £150 each and the PC asked that the invoice be sent directly to them for payment.
4. Matters that have arisen between meetings:
4.1 Northern Powergrid Overhead Powerline Works: We have been informed that Freedom Group are in the process of replacing aged line in the Husthwaite - Ampleforth - Gilling East area with new poles and conductors to improve the reliability of our power supply.
4.2 Notification of Navigational Rally: Malton Motor Club have notified us that they are holding a Navigational Rally in the area on Saturday 19th / Sunday 20th January. The event starts at 11pm in Stillington and runs until 6am but no exact route has been given.
5. Planning Matters:
5.1 The following planning applications have been received:
18/02504/FUL - 2 East View, Husthwaite - Construction of a 2-storey rear extension with 2 rear single storey sides, integral garage incorporated into the house and loft converted into habitable area. The Parish Council wished to see the application REFUSED in its present form.
18/02575/FUL - Cash Stores, High Street, Husthwaite - Proposed first storey extension to improve the dwelling bathroom facilities. The Parish Council had NO OBSERVATIONS.
18/02100/REM - Land to the south of Prospect Cottages, Husthwaite - Application for approval of reserved matters (access, appearance, landscaping, layout & scale) for previously approved application 14/02294/OUT outline application for development of 20 houses. Amended layout and house types submitted - The Parish Council wished to see the application REFUSED in its present form as the developer has not taken the majority of our comments into consideration.
5.2 The following planning applications have been approved:
18/01563/FUL - Hunters Lodge, The Nookin, Husthwaite - Erection of new front porch, single storey extension to side and rear of house & a 2 storey extension/alterations over existing garage/pool.
18/01923/FUL - Suncliffe Beacon Farm, Malton Street, Husthwaite - Extension to existing barn / hay store.
18/02221/FUL - Alpine House, High Street, Husthwaite - Single storey rear kitchen extension with 3 roof lights and associated alterations to 2 upstairs egress to fit smaller windows.
18/02339/FUL - The Woodyard, The Amplecarr, Husthwaite - Construction of a general purpose agricultural building.
18/02504/FUL - 2 East View, Husthwaite - Alterations & extensions to existing dwelling.
5.3 The following is still awaiting a response: A letter was sent to Mrs J Forrest regarding complaints received about the appearance of a refurbished outbuilding in the conservation area at Beal Cottage and suspicions that the owner is intending to use the outbuilding for running a business. As no response has been received, the PC will forward the letter to the head of HDC planning department to ask them to investigate and advise if planning permission is required. Action: CF
6. Finance Report:
6.1 Current Account:
Cheques / Monies Out
20.11.18 100957 £189.92 C Fenwick - Firework Crazy Fireworks
20.11.18 100958 £215.00 Clerk - September to November 2018
20.11.18 100959 £90.00 NYCC - Elphin View Grit Bin
Cheques / Monies In
3.12.18 £150.00 Bier House Rent - August 2018 to January 2019
Statement Balance at 31 December 2018 - £17579.82 (including £9424.88 Cemetery monies)
Payments to be authorised:
J Coulthard - £215 - November 2018 to January 2019
Husthwaite Village Hall - £350 - New Bottle Fridge
6.2 Recreation Area Account:
Cheques / Monies In
15.12.18 .21 Interest
Statement Balance at 15 December 2018 - £1304.05
7. Circulated Items that may be of interest to the Council: NONE
8. Reports from Council Representatives:
Easingwold & Villages Forum: PF attended the last meeting and reported that Husthwaite Youth Club had been praised for setting an example to other villages for youth provision, Easingwold Town Council are still considering ideas for the Millfield development, and the Chair of St Monica's Hospital Trust had given a presentation explaining that, thanks to local generosity, the Trust have funds to spend and need ideas on what extra equipment to provide. There are limits on how the monies can be spent, as the property and staff are controlled by the York Hospital Trust, but in the past they have funded a non-palliative care suite and a physio unit. In addition, take up of beds is not by any means full so local people, from the Easingwold, Stillington and Ampleforth GP catchment area, are encouraged to ask their GPs for a referral if they, or a relative, could be helped by St Monica's with long or short-term care. Finally, anyone with concerns about mobile phone signal strength or access to high speed broadband in rural communities is requested to contact the office of Kevin Hollinrake MP.
HDC Parish Liaison Meeting: The next meeting is now scheduled for early 2019.
Highways: The deep gulley at the side of the Husthwaite - Easingwold road near to Acaster bridge, caused by run-off water from the fields, will be reported to NYCC Highways again as it is very deep and has caused punctures to those who have got a wheel into the rut. Action: CF
Neighbourhood Watch: The Trading Standards talk on Cyber Crime will take place on Friday 8th February at 12:30 after the Primetime session. The VH committee are providing a light lunch for attendees and, as agreed, the PC will cover any costs involved.
Public Footpaths: The NYCC Public Rights of Way Officer has confirmed that no remedial action will be taken to the boards on the footpath between The Nookin and Kays Bank as the boardwalk is no longer used by the public. The broken kissing gate adjacent to Squirrel Cottage and the broken gatepost on the bridleway between The Old Lodge and Paddy's Lane have been reported to NYCC again. A complaint regarding a metal spike in a field adjacent to Highthorne lane has been passed to the farmer concerned and the complainant advised that, as there is NO public footpath through the farmer's field, there is no right of access. The condition of the highway from Highthorne Lane to the Nookin, which is very wet and muddy, has been reported to NYCC highways.
Recreation Area: Nothing to report.
Street Lighting: Street light number 9 at the Village Green adjacent to The White House has been reported to HDC as not working.
Village Hall: Planned events include Film Club on 24th January, Burns Night on 26th January and Holy Moly on 1st February.
YLCA: The next meeting will take place on 20th February in the Galtres Centre and JL or CF will attend.
9. Report from County / District Councillor:
As Cllr C Patmore was not in attendance, no report was given.
10. Date & Time of next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7:30pm in Husthwaite Village Hall.