MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD ON
ON WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2019 AT 7.30PM IN THE METHODIST CHURCH CULLINGWORTH
PRESENT: Cllrs. H Martin, M Galvin, M Ahir, L Ackroyd, M Thomson, A Bostan, M Welthy and the clerk
FIFTEEN MINUTE RULE: comments from the general public: A resident attended to complain about the
reduced bus service now in operation. The service to Bradford and Keighley had been cut to one bus
per hour from previously two per hour and the evening service had been reduced to one per two hours
rather than one per hour. The reduction had resulted in forward journeys from Bradford being missed
and the Denholme connection to Halifax no longer possible. Parts of Denholme had been left without
any buses at times. Councillors were advised of a petition at the Coop store that had attracted over 800
signatures; enquiries would be made as to where this had been forwarded to.
3787 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: were received from Cllr. B Craig who was on holiday.
3788 DECLARATION OF INTERESTS: None
3789 MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING: The minutes of the Council meeting held on 7 August 2019
were approved and signed
MATTERS ARISING: Chicken Factory: Photos received of parked HGV had been received on Station
Road and these had been forwarded to HCF for comment. Notification had been received of the granting
of the Environmental Agency permit for increase production on 10 September. Cllrs. Martin and Ackroyd
would request a further meeting with the HCF in the near future.
Bingley Stone: Nothing to report
Request for reduced speed limit: The clerk had been advised that the scheme had not been selected
for inclusion in next year’s programme of works but would remain on the list of candidates for further
consideration the following year.
3790 CORRESPONDENCE: noted
1) The Clerk – July 2019
2) Take Climate Action in your Community – Friends of the Earth
3) Bingley Rural Schools Partnership future meetings – Cllrs. Galvin and Welthy would attend
4) Bradford Council Open Space Consultation
5) Invitation to Festival of Remembrance at Bradford Cathedral on 3 November at 17.00.
3791 CLERK’S REPORT
The clerk read the financial report to 11 September 2019.
It was resolved to pay:
- Clerk’s salary for August and payment to HMRC
3792 PORTFOLIO REPORTS:
Applications to discuss:
Application 19/03311/FUL 27 Highfield Terrace – Alterations to existing end terrace
dwelling and construction of new dwelling attached to
The new build attached to the existing property will match roof height and be of similar scale to the
existing structure. All materials need to match the existing property including doors and windows.
The new dwelling does not appear to be out of character with the street scene. It appears there will
be off street parking for two cars for each property. This is over the minimum standard which is one
for each dwelling. The new porch appears to be in keeping with the original property.
Ratification of Applications submitted to Shipley:
Granted: 19/02804/FUL Lees Moor Farm, Bingley Road – Change of use from
discussed storage (former part barn) to living accommodation
(extension of existing dwelling)
Granted: 19/02878/PAR East Manywells Farm. Doll Lane – Change of use of an
agricultural building to two swellings and associated operational
. Granted:19/02659/FUL – Outside Lane – Construction of agricultural building
Appeal: The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) under S78 against
refusal of a household’s application. – 19 Hunters Green – replacement porch
- b) ENVIRONMENTAL: to discuss
1) Christmas Planning: Festival Lights had confirmed the order of new displays and would
arrange collection of the existing from storage. Confirmation of the new lamp posts had not yet
been received from Bradford Council. Details of the Christmas Switch on would be posted on
the website advertising for stalls for the Christmas market.
2) Remembrance Service 2019 – arrangements noted.
3) CEG: meeting Tuesday 24 September at 6pm noted
4) Grievance Policy: It was resolved to approve and adopt.
5) Disciplinary Policy: It was resolved to approve and adopt.
6) Financial Regulations updated July 2019: It was resolved to approve and adopt.
- c) SOCIAL: Nothing to report.
3793 REPORTS FROM OTHER BODIES: Great Northern Trail: Cllr. Bostan reported on the recent meeting
where it was reported that Bradford Council was now willing to support the plans to extend from Doe
Park to Cullingworth and eventually from Cullingworth to Keighley.
3794 REPORTS OF EXTERNAL MEETINGS AND COMMITTEE: .
Bingley Rural Parish Council Partnership meeting: Cllrs. Thomson and Ahir reported on the
meeting where it was reported that the speed camera vehicle would not be moved from its present
position. The possibility of placing golden ribbon strips on the A629 was rejected as was the scheme for
a 20 mile per hour limit in the village. The matter of the removal of railings at the new Coop store side of
the zebra crossing was discussed and it was pointed out that these had been taken down initially to aid
building the new store and the Village Council were not asking for additional railings but the
reinstatement of the original. Having been given the new regulations regarding railing by Highways, the
question was asked if they would be culpable in the case of an accident occurring there due to the
removal. It was resolved at the council meeting that the Coop be written to asking them to pursue the
A further drop in meeting would be arranged for Cullingworth in the not too distant future. Parking at
Parkside was being looked at for 2020. Reports of youths congregating by the bench at the bus stop
by Royd Wood flats was being investigated by the PCSO.
3795 DATE OF NEXT MEETING: It was resolved to move the time of future council meetings to 7pm rather
than 7.30pm and this would take effect from the next meeting on 2 October 2019.