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News from Farnhill, Kildwick
11:35am Friday 25th October 2013 in News
St Andrew’s Church’s recent harvest festival £580 was raised for WaterAid and a large quantity of non-perishable food items was collected for Keighley Salvation Army. On Sunday there will be a service of holy communion at 8.15am and at 10.30am.
The Village Pump, the over 50s group, meets at the home of Enga Preston at 2pm on Wednesday.
The 2014 Kildwick and Farnhill Calendar showing views of the two villages is now on sale at £5 (or £6 with an envelope). Calendars will be on sale in the institute between 11am and noon on Saturday.
The October meeting of Farnhill Parish Council was held in Kildwick/Farnhill Institute. The meeting was chaired by Coun D Atkinson. Four members of the council were present.
Clerk to contact Legal Services to clarify what rights the parish council has with the land at Arbour Top regarding the rental agreement with Mr Roberts. Craven District Council planning enforcement officer will investigate work being carried out at Arbour Top.
Mike Canaway has responded to the letter sent by the clerk regarding work at the Arbour and states: “I would suggest that going forward councillors need to prioritise the areas so that the work can proceed in orderly and manageable chunks e.g. deal first with the overgrown area containing interesting trees, next deal with the heather restoration and lastly the area of coarse grass and brambles at the north-west of the site. This does not preclude minor works e.g. removal of limestone chippings from the path to alleviate their effects on the heather but working on the areas one at a time would give better focus and avoid spreading resources too thinly. I have now retired. Any further correspondence or discussions arising would be on a voluntary basis.”
Clerk has started to draft a Policy for Management of Land owned or managed by the parish council. It was suggested that it should include a brief history where possible and a brief explanation of what the land is used for and how it is maintained at present and aspirations for the future.
The parish council resolved to purchase a wreath for Remembrance Sunday and discussed attendance at the Remembrance Service at Kildwick Church.
The external auditor has completed the audit and in their opinion the information in the annual return is in accordance with proper practices and no matters have come to their attention giving cause for concern that relevant legislation and regulatory requirements have not been met.
Henryk Matysniak is happy to continue with the website and would welcome articles on PC projects and photos to add to the site.
Coun D Atkinson has been quoted a price of £235 for the supply of a 12ft Christmas tree and lights. Clerk to contact NYCC street lighting about the possibility of connecting the electric supply from the street light to the lights on a tree. Also to ask the Canal & Rivers Trust if they would give permission to put a tree in the vicinity of Redmans Bridge.
Clerk to report that light No 23 across from the institute is out and light No 51 at the top of the Arbour is coming on about noon. Clerk to ask the tree surgeon to carry out a tree inspection of the trees at Pinfold.
Coun M Scarffe informed the parish council that the road at Arbour Top would be closed for a short time to carry out repairs to the road.
The date of the next meeting is Tuesday, November 5 at 7.30pm at the Kildwick/Farnhill Institute.