John Chilton

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The Church of St Joseph and St James Follifoot: the service on Sunday, November 17 will be holy communion at 9.30am.

Kerbside recycling: at Follifoot will be on Wednesday, November 20.

Follifoot with Plompton Parish Council: met on Thursday, October 10 at 8pm in the village hall. Present were: Couns N MacDermid Vice Chairman; T Martin; C Florance; T Hall and Internal Auditor M Kettlewell. Apologies were received from Coun B Fisher; E Jones; C. Gogna and neighbourhood watch coordinator M Hammond. The chairman had received a letter from Connexions Buses regarding the proposed reduction to service through the village from April 2014. He had also received email confirmation of his letter to NYCC. The chairman had received a letter from a resident regarding recycling not being collected from Tofts Lane. The parish council will write to HBC to request Tofts Lane residents have their recycling collected from outside their premises and inform the resident. Coun Hall requested 35 leaflets to be delivered to residents at Plompton regarding the registering with The clerk said she would organise the leaflets and deliver them to Coun Hall for distribution. Regarding the telephone kiosk the clerk said the frames were now in stock and she will order them. Coun MacDermid said he has written to tourist information regarding the possibility of free display frames and is waiting for a reply and that he had received two photographs for the postcard competition. Connexions buses had replied to the parish council’s letter regarding the proposed reduction in service, suggesting a meeting may be possible depending on the outcome of the consultation. The parish council discussed the proposed alterations to the 770 service and said they would like to encourage as many residents as possible to complete the questionnaire. The clerk said she had emailed NYCC regarding the non installation of double yellow lines at the top of Main Street, and is awaiting a reply. Coun Florance asked the clerk to contact HBC regarding a concrete lamp post which had been left next to the new lamp post. Coun Martin gave the councillors an update on FOFWRAP meeting with residents who had concerns over the proposed recreational area. Coun Florance said he would carry out the six monthly risk assessments on the village assets. The clerk will forward the documentation. The clerk explained that she considered some of the valuations to be incorrect. Coun MacDermid suggested she investigated how the assets are valued. The parish council unanimously agreed the clerk’s salary should be back dated from April 1 2013. The clerk had sent a breakdown to the parish councillors, which included an hourly increase in line with NALC. The request for authorisation of expenditure on the clerk’s salary and expenses was proposed by Coun Martin and seconded by Coun Florance. The date of next meeting will be Thursday, November 14 at 8pm in Follifoot Village Hall.