11. COUNCIL MATTERS AND LOCAL PLAN UPDATE
Councillor Metcalfe reported that the HBC Plan had been sent to the Inspector, who has asked for more information to enable him to confirm that the processes used by HBC in drawing up the plan for new settlements is sound. It will then go to residents’ consultation. The process is hoped to be complete by September. Michael Taylor asked if the final plan could contain a proper index as the draft is very difficult to follow.
NYCC will be consulting on transport options and road developments from 12 April to 8 July. This includes the bypass proposals, which are presently for a road via Killinghall, behind Bilton and by Harrogate Golf Club.
Brian Milburn praised the work done by HBC to put the 2 roundabouts and zebra crossing at Bond End, which has helped traffic flow and pedestrian safety.
12. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
Pam Taylor reported that Barrie Cawood had said he was willing to continue as internal auditor and no names had been put forward for consideration for any of the other positions.
Brian Milburn then proposed and Barbara Edmonds seconded a motion that all the existing officers be reelected to their present positions. This was passed unanimously.
The following therefore retain their responsibilities as follows:
John Hooper – Chairman, Pam Taylor – Finance and Admin, Michael Taylor – Planning and Road Safety, Malcolm Staveley – Water, Drainage and Public Transport, John Hooper, Pam Taylor and Brian Milburn – cheque signatories, and Barrie Cawood – Internal Auditor.
13. KNARESBOROUGH ARCHEOLOGY GROUP
Dave Hunt from the local archeological group attended the Meeting and gave a short presentation explaining the work of the group in researching and compiling reports on geology, history and antiquities in various parts of the local area, including Scriven and Scotton. The Meeting agreed with their plan to carry out a similar exercise in Farnham. The group meets in the castle museum in Knaresborough every Thursday and new volunteers are always welcome. Dave can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
14. ANY OTHER BUSINESS