John Chilton

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The Church of St Joseph and St James Follifoot: there will be no service on Sunday, December 8.

Household waste: collection at Follifoot will be on Wednesday, December 11.

Follifoot Women’s Institute: will meet on Wednesday, December 11 a the village hall for their Christmas party.

Follifoot with Plompton Parish Council: met on Thursday, November 14 at 8pm in the village hall. Present were: Couns B Fisher, chairman N MacDermid, T Hall, C Florance, C Gogna, E Jones, internal auditor M Kettlewell and neighbourhood coordinator M Hammond.. Apologies were received from CounT Martin. M Hammond commented on last month’s police report and said people should continue to be cautious of cold callers. With regard to the revised ) bus service through Follifoot, the clerk reminded the councillors that the consultation ends on November 23 and to complete the questionnaire if they have not already done so. The councillors discussed the installation of double yellow lines at the top of Main Street. The replacement sign at Plompton had not yet been installed. The clerk will enquire with Highways. Coun Hall asked the clerk to request some salt for the Wetherby Road/Plompton Junction. Coun Hall said he had delivered the superfast broadband leaflets around Plompton. Coun MacDermid said he had not received a response from tourist information regarding the possibility of free display stands. He said he will contact them again. The window frames had arrived. Coun MacDermid will arrange installation. The chairman asked if the clerk would contact Highways regarding the pot holes outside Lilac Cottage and Pear Tree Cottage, Main Street. The clerk will contact Highways and request the repair. The chairman asked if the clerk would contact Highways regarding the Kestrel roundabout, and request that the yellow box lines are re-painted, to ensure the space on the roundabout is not blocked by traffic. Parish councillors reported that visibility of the sign for the sharp bend on Plompton Road, was obscured by ivy. Various other signs were not clear due to ivy or in need of a clean. The clerk will report it to Highways. An update of FOFWRAP’s recent meeting was given and discussed. It was agreed that all parish councillors would receive an email copy of the minutes. The clerk said she had emailed the parish councillors regarding the questionnaire for the Harrogate District local plan consultation and asked them to consider completing it. Coun Florance had completed the majority of the risk assessments. He highlighted some maintenance issues and said there were no obvious risks. The clerk will organise the maintenance jobs. The clerk said she was still working on ascertaining the correct method to record the village assets. NYCC- Consultation ‘Changing the Way we Deal with Waste’: Recent correspondence from NYCC was discussed. The prevention of fly-tipping in Follifoot was discussed. The clerk will obtain the views of HBC on prosecuting people who fly-tip. Coun MacDermid said he had received a letter from HBC regarding reinstating Tofts Lane’s Recycling. HBC had agreed to restart collecting the residents recycling from Tofts Lane. Coun Jones thanked the parish councillors for writing to HBC about the matter. YLCA had suggested that all parish councils look at their standing orders and update them.The clerk will complete the proposed format and send to councillors for discussion. The parish council discussed the meeting held with a representative from Space Partnership regarding additional affordable housing in the village. It was decided that the parish council would obtain the results of the DTZ survey, to assist in establishing how many affordable homes are required in Follifoot. The parish council would also enquire into the eligibility criteria for the proposed affordable housing on Pannal Road. The clerk will speak to planning and housing at HBC. The date of next meeting will be Thursday, December 12 at 8pm in Follifoot Village Hall.