Minutes: Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council held on the 16 November 2021


An Ordinary Meeting of Constable Burton and Finghall Parish Council was held on the 16 November 2021 at the Reading Room Constable Burton.

Members Present – Chairman Ian Hainsworth – Vice Chairman Howard Smith – District Cllr.R.Ormston   Cllrs H Dobson R Terry B Snarr There were no members of the public

There were no Declarations  of Interest

There were no apologies

Minutes of the Last Meeting had been read and approved.

Matters Arising – were taken forward on to the Agenda

Lower Wensleydale Partnership – the Parish Council had received a grant of £513 for Picnic Tables the amount applied for was £684 the Parish Council Grant percentage is 75%.

Unitary Authority – the Clerk advised the Meeting of two dates for briefings  1.12.21 at 7pm and 3.12.21 at 3pm 

Constable Burton – the Village sign on the A684  had been repaired.  Play Equipment had been inspected again and was satisfactory

Finghall – Dog Bins – an order had been placed on the 13 November 2021  for a further dog bin outside Westmoor Farm at a cost of £250.

Murder Stone Plaque – District Councillor Ormston had liaised with Highways for provision of traffic lights and installation of the Plaque the family had expressed a wish to be invited.

The Clerk would take this up with Peter Fall who is in touch with the family

Environment – Due to a request for the Parish Council to attend a meeting at the Queens Head

the Parish Clerk referred Councillors to Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12 Part 11

paragraph 10 (1).

Finghall – The speed limit in Finghall had been extended down Blew House Lane to take into account the new development.

Any Other Business –  A further dog bin was requested for Constable Burton the Parish Clerk to organise.  Pot Holes in Barden were becoming a problem and a sign needed attention.The Clerk advised Councillors of the new e mail address for the Parish Councillor

The Clerk had donated a Computer to the Parish Council strictly for Parish Use.

Precept – The Chairman advised that the Precept could be held at £32220.00 as there was money in the Bank despite the increase in the Clerks remuneration.

This was proposed and seconded.


Councillors were advised that the Clerk had been underpaid for some considerable time.

The Clerk advised that she had been satisfied  with this situation as she felt it was a service to the Community and had would have  been happy to take the position on board as a volunteer.     But the Clerk had been advised that the two  hours she was paid for should be increased to a minimum of four hours and that the Salary should be increased in accordance with Salary Scale 20/21 NALC

Clerks Salary                  £500

Chapel Hire                    £7.00

Zurich Insurance            £167. 44

Computer                       £98.00 for checking

Wensleydale Pay Roll    £32.25

Meeting Closed  – 20.80

Date of Next Meeting – 15 February 2022

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