St Oswald’s Farnham
Farnham Parish Meeting
Don't just live here, be a real villager and attend your Parish meetings, each Spring and Autumn’
MINUTES OF FARNHAM PARISH MEETING
Held remotely by video link on Friday 21 August 2020
The Chairman welcomed everyone to the video Meeting and declared the Meeting quorate.
Malcolm Staveley, Robert Halford and Ben Galaud had given apologies.
3. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
4. MINUTES OF MEETING ON 1 OCTOBER 2019
These were unanimously approved as a true record.
5. MATTERS ARISING
7b) The appeal against HBC refusal of planning permission for additional dwellings at Rock Cottage has been denied.
7g) Planning permission has been refused for a new dwelling at Loftus Hill Fox Covert.
8) The foul sewer through the village is blocked by wipes and even a T shirt. Brian Milburn expressed extreme concern that despite attempts by the Parish over many years neither Highways Agency nor Yorkshire Water has produced any workable long term solution, leaving homes still subject to both foul and surface water overflows into their properties and foul smells in drains around the village.
After discussion the Meeting agreed to ask Malcolm Staveley to write to both our MP and Councillor Metcalfe to ask them to act on our behalf to press those companies for some action.
Yorkshire Water have also asked that everyone in the village who has a drainage issue makes a complaint to them, as this may affect decisions on the action they take.
Malcolm Staveley will also ask HBC about why no drainage work seems to have been done on the Rock Cottage development.
10) The bus service is presently on a temporarily reduced schedule.
13a) The crocus bed has flowered well this Spring and Barrie Yates said more crocuses are to be planted near the Church. The Chairman thanked the Rotary Club for this initiative.