Minutes of the Meeting of Wadsworth Parish Council held at 7.30 pm
on Tuesday 28th April 2020 – meeting held remotely
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208 MEMBERS PRESENT APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
Cllrs Bell (Chair), Bradshaw, Davis, Drury, Fowler, Kimber, Rivero and Warren.


Apologies for Absence
None

209 MEMBERS INTERESTS
Cllr Drury declared an other interest in relation to item 216 2 a) as the Cllr was a
member of the committee and a pecuniary interest in relation to item 218 c). Cllr
Davis declared a pecuniary interest in relation to item 218 d). Cllr Kimber declared an
other interest in relation to item 224 as the Cllr lived in the area referred to.

210 RESOLUTION TO RE-ORDER THE AGENDA
None received.

211 PUBLIC DISCUSSION TIME
No members of the public joined the meeting.

212 APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETINGS OF THE COUNCIL HELD ON:
a) 25th February 2020
Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true and accurate record.
b) 6th April 2020 informal meeting (held remotely)
It was noted that the next meeting of the council on the 28.04.20 was a formal
meeting due to new legislation to enable remote council meetings.
Resolved: that the above minutes be approved as a true and accurate record.

213 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE ABOVE MINUTES:
All matters covered under existing agenda items.

214 LOCAL PLANS:
a) Local Plan
 Nothing to report.
b) Neighborhood Plan
 It was reported that no referendum would take place until May 2021. In the
 meantime, some additional work could be carried out in relation to the
 Neighborhood plan.

215 CLERK’S REPORT
All information covered under other agenda items.

216 FINANCIAL MATTERS
1) Items for payment:
a) Salaries/PAYE – March and April £1032.20
b) Allowance and reimbursement:
- computer allowance – March and April £40.00
- paper x 2 reams £9.98
 - printer ink x 2 £33.38
Sub-total £83.36
Additional payments (received after agenda issue):
 Calderdale Council – Q4 maintenance £1093.92
Resolved: that the above items be approved for payment.
2) Grants:
a) Wainsgate Chapel – grant request for technical equipment £2825.81
Resolved: that a grant of £200 be awarded towards the works.
3) 2019/20 Financial Yearend
a) External Audit update.
An update on the timescale for the external audit was provided.
b) Internal Audit update.
Resolved: that the Parish Clerk provide an internal auditor recommendation to Cllrs
Bell and Warren and, with agreement, an internal auditor be appointed for the year
end 2019/20 internal audit at a cost of no more than £75.00

217 CORRESPONDENCE:
HB and District Old Peoples Welfare Com: Thank you letter
Resident: Council support during Coronavirus
YLCA: Council functioning during Coronavirus
Erringden Council: Copy of use of Town Hall letter
Resolved that:
i) the above correspondence be received.
ii) ii) that a letter be sent to the resident explaining what the parish Council has
been doing during this difficult time.

218 PLANNING:
1) New Applications:
a) 20/00206/FUL Conversion of former mistal to dwelling including extension to rear,
garden and car parking area (Revised Scheme to 17/01091) Mistal Midgehole Road
Hebden Bridge West Yorkshire.
Resolved: that no comment be made but that it be pointed out that Calderdale
Council has made poor planning decisions in relation to Midgehole Road, the
gateway to Hardcastle Crags, in the past.
b) 17/00682/FUL Conversion and restoration to form six dwellings (Amended plans)
Old Town Farm Old Town Mill Lane Old Town Hebden Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SW.
Resolved: that the application be opposed on the grounds that Calderdale currently
does not meet its obligations in relation to Old Town Mill Lane and in addition
concerns over wider access issues in relation to Sandygate and Walker Lane.
c) 20/00235/HSE Partial demolition of existing side extension to facilitate new single
storey side extension. Lindisfarne 4 Boston Hill Wadsworth Hebden Bridge West
Yorkshire HX7 8SS.
Resolved: that the application be supported providing the new materials match the
existing building.
Additional applications (received after agenda issue):
d) 20/00415/HSE First floor cantilevered extension & new terrace over existing
single storey extension. Ibbotroyd Cloth House Walker Lane Wadsworth Hebden
Bridge Calderdale HX7 8SJ
Resolved: that the application be opposed, in the strongest possible terms, due to
the choice of material and angle of roof line being out of keeping with surrounding
area.
2) Other Items:
a) 19/01340/RES Crimsworth Dyeworks
Resolved that:
i) the letter be re-forwarded to the two ward councilors who had not responded.
ii) ii) To re-contact Cllr Young explaining that the concern was preserving the
integrity to the gateway entrance to Hardcastle Crags.

219 ROAD & FOOTPATH MATTERS
a) Storm damage at Rowlands Lane bridleway.
Resolved: that Calderdale Council be re-contacted regarding this issue.
b) Storm damage at Raygate footpath at Pecket Well.
Resolved: that Calderdale Council be contacted regarding this issue.
c) Miss use of area at Lumb falls, Haworth Old Road during social distancing.
Resolved: that Calderdale Council be contacted regarding this issue.
d) Water runoff from Keighley Road at Carr Head, Pecket Well.
Resolved that:
i) Calderdale Council be re-contacted regarding this issue in relation to a site
visit by the Borough Engineer as the water run off was jeopardizing the
integrity of the exasbestos site. 4
ii) Cllr Bradshaw could meet the Borough Engineer on site (at a social
distance).

220 ALLOTMENTS AND GARAGES
a) Allotments, Garages and Parking Spaces Policy Further clarification was
provided regarding the policy.
Resolved: that the draft policy be brought to the next Council meeting for approval.

221 PLAYGROUNDS
a) Update on maintenance works. It was explained that the maintenance works
were on hold due to the lockdown
b) Update on playground closures. It was reported that the playgrounds were still
closed with notices and tape in place and that on the whole residents were
abiding by the closure rules.

222 REPORTS FROM COUNCILLORS AND OUTSIDE MEETINGS
a) Cllr Drury reported that she had attended a Wainsgate Chapel (remote)
committee meeting.
b) Cllr Drury reported reported that the Community Centre had received some
government grant funding which would help the orgainsation during this difficult
time.
c) Cllr Drury reported progress with the community website including that she had
been in contact with the organisations that share the community website and that
in principle they were in favour of donating towards the upgrading of the website.
Resolved that:
i) the website by upgraded at a cost of £200
ii) the fee of £125 hosting costs be paid
iii) a donation from orgainsations with pages on the website be suggested at between £25 and £50 dependent on
the size of the organisation.

223 OLD TOWN POST OFFICE – thank you for community work during this difficult time.
Resolved that:
i) a thank you letter be sent to the Post Office.
ii) an appropriate gift be bought up to the cost of £30.00

224 DIFFICULTIES IN RELATION TO PROVIDING SUPERFAST BROADBAND AT
LOWER CRIMSWORTH AND HAWORTH OLD ROAD AREAS
Resolved that:
 i) Cllrs Bell and Kimber draft a letter to BT.
iii) Cllr Drury provide details of the Defra contact. 5 iii) the letter be sent to BT
and cc to Defra.

225 PARISH CLERK’S CONTRACT AND JOB DESCRIPTION
As per 6th April meeting min. 206 c)
Resolved: that the Parish Clerk’s contract and job description be approved and
issued. 224

226 DATE OF NEXT MEETING & APOLOGIES IN ADVANCE
Annual meeting of the Parish Council 7.00 pm 26th May 2020 (remote) meeting
followed by May Parish Council (remote) meeting, to begin at the rise of the Annual
meeting.
The meeting closed at 9.30 pm