The October meeting of Osmotherley Area Parish Council opened with a minutes silence to honour 2 stalwarts of the community who have died recently. John Dennis MBE was a past Chairman of this PC as well as being both a Member of Hambleton District Council and of NYCC where he had given much time to the education of persons of all ages across the whole County. “Bet” Oswald who was approaching her 100th birthday had generously supported many village activities and had in the past made a most generous donation to restore the organ in St Peters. Both will be missed.
Highways concerns continue to cause problems, water is again gushing from a blocked drain on North End and this must be tackled before the onset of hard frosts. The cattle grid near Greenhills Farm is an absolute disgrace and must be replaced. It was also reported that excessive speeds are becoming more frequent on the Bullamoor road and also on South End, however to progress these complaints the evidence needs to be substantiated but these matters will be pressed at a scheduled meeting with Highways later this month.
Some replacement parts have been purchased for Play Area equipment and will be installed as soon as possible. It was reported that dog dirt and litter is becoming a frequent problem in that area, we hope the culprit has a conscience and clears away after the event because actions like this should never be tolerated.
Do not be surprised to see a lot of no waiting cones in the village, Remembrance Day is approaching and these cones will be used to try to keep roads free so essential traffic can avoid the village centre during the Parade, park sensibly away from School Lane and Back Lane.