Parish Council

Your Parish Councillors are all volunteers who give up their free time to help keep the village in good order on your behalf. Please give them your support by attending meetings and providing help around the village where or when needed.

Reporting potholes and other highways issues

North Yorkshire Highways has a special reporting form on the Internet and they encourage any member of the public to use this form to report problems on the highways.

Go to http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/27278/Highway-maintenance

Meetings

The first Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Memorial Hall. Check this page or the local notice boards as meeting dates do occasionally change.

Next meeting: See the Village Calendar

Comments to HBC on Local Plan

Comments to HBC on the local plan made by this parish council are avaiable here for download: McG PC comments on local plan 21/8/2017.

Harrogate District Strategic Housing and Employment Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA)

The SHELAA is a technical document that provides information about sites, submitted to the council for consideration as part of the Local Plan, which may have some potential for housing or employment at some stage in the future. It includes maps of settlements where land has been suggested, and provides some brief information about the sites e.g. the proposed use for the site. You can review the plan at http://consult.harrogate.gov.uk/portal/pp/so/shelaa/shelaa.

Planning applications in the parish

To access all planning applications in the parish use this link, which allows you to enter a wide range of search criteria:

http://uniformonline.harrogate.gov.uk/online-applications/search.do?action=advanced&searchType=Application

High speed broadband

The major of the village now has access to either the fibre-to-the-cabinet network being rolled out by BT Openreach (see page www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com/where-and-when) or the Boundless Networks (formerly LNComms) wireless broadband system (which incidentally remains extremely competitive – if you are in line or sight of a repeater!).

Chalara dieback of ash (Chalara fraxinea)

The Parish Council is following the Forestry Commission's advice on managing infected trees, which is summaried here:

'You are not required to take any particular action if you own infected ash trees, unless we or another plant health authority serves you with a statutory Plant Health Notice requiring specified actions. You should, however, keep an eye on the trees' safety as the disease progresses, and prune or fell them if they or their branches threaten to fall and cause injury or damage. You can also help to slow the spread of the disease to other ash trees in your area by, where practicable, collecting up and burning, burying or composting the fallen leaves, and by following our detailed advice and guidance.'

For full details go to http://www.forestry.gov.uk/chalara.

Councillors

Lynda Bullus (Chairman and Helmes Charity trustee)

Tim Joynson (Vice Chairman and Village Hall Committee)

Antony Long
(Police Liaison Committee)

Paul Gill
(Village Hall Committee)

Rob Shepherd
(Chair of Woodland Group)

Clerk and Chairman

Wendy Bartlett, pcclerk@marton-cum-grafton.org

Lynda Bullus, pcchair@marton-cum-grafton.org

Minutes and agenda

2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013; 2012; 2011; 2010; 12/2009

Agenda

PC published accounts

2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15

Conservation area

To see the Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Village Design Statement for McG and other villages in the Harrogate area, go to http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/
plan/Pages/Conservation-Areas.aspx?lgnl=100006,200023

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