KIRKBY MALZEARD, LAVERTON AND DALLOWGILL PARISH COUNCIL

The Parish Council normally meets in the Annexe Room of the Mechanics Institute at 7.15 pm on the last Monday of every month, but the meeting in August will be a week earlier on August 21, because of the Bank Holiday at the end of the month.

Agendas and Draft Minutes are published on their website (link below), and on the parish notice boards in Kirkby Malzeard (in the Snooker room window of the Mechanics Institute), Laverton (close to the former Chapel) and Dallowgill (former School building). 

The meetings deal with planning applications, with the Council providing their views to Harrogate Borough Council, who ultimately decide whether or not to grant consent. Occasionally interim meetings are held if responses are required before the next full meeting. Other issues dealt with at the full meetings include maintenance work and financial matters, together with any topics raised by the public. To have an item put on the Agenda please contact the Clerk, Mrs Linda Johns as soon as possible before the meeting (Tel 01765 650017or email clerk.kmldpc@outlook.com)

There are seven councillors in total with five representing Kirkby Malzeard (Vice-Chair Mike Hurford, Cllr. Gerry Mass, Cllr. John Peacock, Cllr. Ruth Broadley and Cllr. Gwynneth Jackson) and two representing Laverton and Dallowgill (Cllr. Geoff Lobley and Chair. Howard Mountain).

PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE LINK

For all information about the Council including dates of meetings, agendas and minutes please use this link to their website http://www.kmldpc.btck.co.uk/  

The Planning Applications sub-page and the Local Plan sub-page which were originally on this website have been transferred to the new Parish Council website.

OTHER LOCAL GOVERNMENT BODIES

HARROGATE BOROUGH COUNCIL

In addition to being the local Planning Authority, Harrogate Borough Council also carry out a number of other functions, which includes Refuse Collection and recycling, local Social housing, Parks and Museums etc. Their main telephone number is 01423 500600 and they have a website which opens with a Search box, into which you enter whichever department or subject you require: http://www.harrogate.gov.uk/

Margaret Atkinson, who lives in Kirkby Malzeard, is the Kirkby Malzeard ward Councillor on Harrogate Borough Council. Her details are: Telephone 01765 658545 and her E-mail address is margaret.atkinson@harrogate.gov.uk if you wish to contact her.

NORTH YORKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

The County Council based at Northallerton, is responsible for Highways, Social Services, Education, Libraries and various other matters. Their main telephone number is 01609 780780 and their website link is: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/

Margaret Atkinson also acts as County Councillor for this area representing the Masham and Fountains Division. Further details of Margaret's responsibilities and Register of Interests can be found on:http://democracy.northyorks.gov.uk/committees.aspx?interests=1&memberid=1030

NIDDERDALE AREA OF OUTSTANDING NATURAL BEAUTY

Our Parish falls with the AONB, the role of which is to provide additional protection for all aspects of the landscape by carrying out projects, providing grants, creating volunteer opportunities, implementing a Management Plan, and promoting tourism. It acts as a consultative body on planning applications in the same way as the Parish Council does, but is not an independent Planning Authority unlike National Parks. The offices are based in Pateley Bridge (tel 01423 712950) and the website link is http://www.nidderdaleaonb.org.uk/ 

JULIAN SMITH MP

Julian Smith is the Member of Parliament for Skipton and Ripon, being the Constituency covering our area. He can be contacted via his website: http://www.juliansmith.org.uk/