December 2020



Clerk: Linda Stevens, Tel:07778911677



You are hereby summoned to participate in a Virtual Meeting via Zoom of Preston-Under-Scar Parish Council on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 7.15pm for the purpose of transacting the following business:


  1. To receive apologies for absence


  1. To confirm the Minutes of the Meetings held on 15 July and 4 November 2020 which are circulated with this agenda and available on the Parish Website.


  1. To declare Councillors’ interests in items on the agenda


  1. Action taken since the last meeting


Clerk’s Salary – the Council has paid the Clerk’s salary for hours worked and expenses for July, August and September in accordance with the Clerk’s contract.


ZOOM – Over the past few months the Council has followed the advice of NALC/YLCA and not held any face to face meeting. However, as the current COVID situation may not improve for some time, Councillors decided to hold virtual meetings using Zoom software. As the Council does not hold a credit or debit card, it was agreed that the Zoom account would be opened by a Councillor, charged to the Councillor’s credit card, and the Councillor will submit expense claims. Village groups have been advised of the Zoom account and invited to make use of it.


Grass Cutting; The council has continued to pay for grass cutting in the cemetery and the village in accordance with the agreement with DCN Fencing and Landscaping Contractor.


Website:  The annual fee for hosting the Council’s website was paid to Town and Parish Council websites.


  1. Finance and Banking


Opening Balances as at 1 December 2020

Current Account:  £9,730.33

Savings Account: £2,270.92



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To consider and if appropriate resolve to make the following payments:


Payee                  Item                                            Payment type                  Amount


J Long                  Clerk   Oct/Nov (part)                       BACS                         25.25hrs*

J Long                  Phone/Internet Oct/Nov (part)        BACS                         £14.33


*Timesheet to be presented to the meeting


The Second Quarter Financial Review is circulated for consideration with this agenda and is also available on the parish website. Councillors are requested to consider and, if satisfied, approve the review.


  1. Budget and Precept for the financial year 2021/22


Councillors are requested to consider the Parish Council’s draft budget for 2021/22 and proposed precept circulated with this agenda and available on the Parish Website.


  1. Village Maintenance


  • Flagpole


To consider further the replacement of the current flagpole


  • Benches


  • Progress with inspection/repair of the benches at the West End of the village and in The Stanney
  • Condition of Cemetery Bench


  1. Cemetery

An inspection report is circulated with this agenda and available on the Parish



  1. Planning


New Applications


20/0078/FULL & 20/00782/LBC – Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for the demolition of existing lean-to garage and construction of lean-to porch at 2 Preston Mill, Wensley Station, Preston-Under-Scar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4AG – RDC have been advised that the Parish Council has no objections to these applications

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Upcoming Applications: None notified


Update on Previous Applications


20/00258/FULL – Full Planning Permission for Change of Use from Ancillary Accommodation to Hawthorn Cottage to Independent Dwelling with Extension at Croft Edge, Preston-Under-Scar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4AQ – awaiting decision


20/00715/FULL – Full Planning Permission for single storey extension to the North and French Doors to the South at Penhill View, Preston-Under-Scar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4PQ – awaiting decision


  1. 10. Date of and agenda for the next meeting.


As usual, members of the public are invited to attend the meeting. Anyone wishing to do so should contact the Clerk beforehand in order to obtain the necessary Zoom information/internet link to access the video meeting.


Signed ……………………………….               Date: 2 December 2020


Linda Stevens

Parish Clerk























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