Parish Council report up to January 2019

The Parish Council, despite taking a break from public meetings, has continued with routine business as usual.  This has included several planning applications which required responding to, within the statutory time frame.  All Parish Council responses to Craven District Council can be found, under the relevant application number, on the District Council’s website planning portal. Unfortunately, the Yorkshire Dales Planning authority does not have this facility online, as yet, and interested parties for applications in the National Park will need to contact it directly and request sight.

As mentioned previously, Embsay with Eastby Parish Council has revised its timetable of meetings for the coming year and these are as follows:

(VI indicates Village Institute: MC indicates the Methodist Chapel as meeting venues):

13th February 2019       VI

13th March 2019           VI

 8th May                          VI          Annual Parish Meeting and Annual Parish Council Meeting

12 June                          VI

10th July                         VI

 9th October                   MC

13th November              MC


Should there be a need for an Emergency Meeting this will be called and advertised.

All meetings start at 7.30 pm. The Annual Meetings usually have an earlier start time of 7pm, to accommodate both the Parish and the Council meetings.

All working parties will continue to liaise, and Councillors and the Clerk are still available for assistance with any concerns that you may have. The Council can be contacted via the Clerk or the website and parishioners are always welcome to attend any Parish Council meeting, where there is an opportunity for you to raise questions or comments.

Finally, thanks to Cllr Ayrton for assisting Paul Davey to renew the tree lights in Elm Tree Square. Unfortunately, due to issues with power supplies (beyond the control of the Parish Council) they may not always have been lit at the allotted times – but all being well these issues will be resolved shortly and the tree lights will remain on until Christingle, at the end of January.

Judith Benjamin