Patrick Brompton Parish Council
The Parish Council meets every two months. The meetings are held in the Old Schoolroom in Patrick Brompton and all meetings are open to everyone in the village. Details of the meetings, agenda and minutes are posted on the noticeboard in the bus shelter as well as on this website. The Parish Council of Patrick Brompton consists of five members
District Council Ward Boundary Review
Richmondshire District Council have asked the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to undertake a review of the ward boundaries across the District and make recommendations for alterations to the existing wards which could either increase or decrease the current number of District Councillors.
The formal process of the Boundary Review has now started. Details with regards to the Boundary Review can be found at www.lgbce.org.uk - the consultation closes on 15 JANUARY 2018.
The Parish Council has decided to object to the proposals made by the Boundary Commission and details can be found in the notes below. The Parish Council asks that all parishioners support their objection by writing to the Commissioners by 15ht January 2018.
Objection to the Boundary Commission Proposals
The Parish Council would encourage you to object to the proposal to remove Patrick Brompton Parish from the Lower Wensleydale Ward and place the Parish in a new Ward of Scotton.
You have to object to the Proposal by 15th January 2018 – but we would encourage you to Object before Christmas. You can object to the proposals either via letter or e-mail to: -
The Review Officer (Richmondshire)
Local Government Boundary Commission for England 14th Floor Millbank Tower
We would encourage residents to raise the following points: -
The proposal to place Patrick Brompton in Scotton Ward fails one of the Boundary Commission’s key criteria: -
• Community Identities – that the pattern of wards should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
As a Village our community ties remain with our neighbours particularly the Village of Newton-le-Willows with whom the Village share a Parish Church community, a joint Village Hall Committee and where both Parish Councils to work jointly.
The removal of Patrick Brompton from the existing Lower Wensleydale Ward and its area of common interest is in contravention to the Local Government’s Boundary Commission’s own terms of statutory criteria and separates our village from other villages in which we share a common interest.
The decision to link the Parish of Patrick Brompton in the predominately urban ward of Scotton, where the community interests are predominately focussed on the Garrison community and the Armed Forces is in contradiction to the issues which face the Villages and communities in the Lower Wensleydale area.
The Parish Council are proposing that following consultation the Boundary Commission be asked to leave the Patrick Brompton Parish in the Lower Wensleydale Ward and transfer Spennithorne Parish to the Leyburn Ward to demonstrate that they believe that wards should reflect the interests and identities of local communities.
The Parish Council Proposal would mean that the Boundary Commission would still meet their objectives to equalise the Wards across Richmondshire within a 10% range of the 1,597 average set by the Council.
Ward Electors Average per Councillor Variance from Average
Lower Wensleydale 1608 1608 0%
Leyburn 3389 1695 6%
Scotton 2889 1445 -10%
The Parish Council are concerned that the Boundary Commission figures are inaccurate. The Boundary Commission seem to believe that by 2023 there will be no population increase in the Colburn Moor area (the area around White Shops and the former Hospital). There figures suggest that there will be 274 electors in 2017 and 274 electors in 2023. Given the scale of development and the decision to extend the Garrison we think that these figures are inaccurate and there will be more electors in the Scotton Ward by 2023 than is implied.
The Parish Phone Box
The Parish Council has adopted the phone box from BT.
Working with the Community Heartbeat Trust, and with funding underwritten by the Parish Council, the Phonebox is now fitted with the defibrillator.
Following a very kind offer from former councillor, Margaret Robson, a new noticeboard has been erected in the bus shelter in memory of her husband, Alf. A grant has recently been given by the Richmondshire Area Partnership to enable the Parish Council to undertake some refurbishment work on the bus shelter. A further tendering process will now take place as the requirements of working next to the highway are complex.
The village sign located on the western entrance to the village has been replaced, with thanks to JJWards Haulage for the construction of the new plinth. A new sign will replace the damaged one on Hackforth Road. We are grateful to Ian Beighton, Project Engineer, N.Yorks. Highways for his support, and to A1L2B for the provision of the signs. Thank you to the Community Events Committee for clearing the area around the sign at the western end of the village, and for planting spring flowers on the plinth.