Parish Council Update – June 2014

The June meeting of Osmotherley Area PC was held as is normal for June in Kirby Sigston Village Hall and was very well attended by many members of the public, most of whom have very serious concerns regarding the condition of the road from Bullamoor to the A19.

These concerns centre on the neglected condition of the carriageway which allows flooding to happen every time it rains. The verges are collapsing with very deep and dangerous potholes, many vehicles travel at high speeds and now its often used as a ‘Heavy Haul’ route in preference to these trucks using the main roads. This is despite Highways failing to use it when the A684 was closed, but now choosing to designate for the civil engineering works in Northallerton. A very strongly worded letter has been sent to Highways whose response is that they may reply within 20 working days.

Plans are being drawn up to extend the possible wind turbine site between Northallerton and the A19 but no comments will be given until the developers submit a full application. Plans have been submitted to add roof lights to the Old Police House and to extend Ravensdowne, the ormer was supported, but the latter will only be supported if they use bricks and tiles rather than any render or timber cladding.

The Village Hall Committee have drawn up a protocol for major events and users will now be obliged to seek full permission before proceeding with their chosen activity.

There is some concern that refuse bins are being left in prominent places for too long, this should not be allowed to happen, in addition trade waste bins are the responsibility of independent contractors who should be contracted to state a time for collection.

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