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Site last updated 30 June 2015

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Audit 2015

Although the Audit papers for the last financial year have yet to be approved by the external auditor, the following papers are now available for inspection and can be downloaded by following the respective link:

Annual Return for year to 31 March 2015 (pdf file: 7.0 mb)

Expenditure Items £100+  (pdf file: 184 kb)

Asset Register May 2015 (pdf file: 197 kb)

The Annual Return, when approved at external audit, will be posted to the Financial Accounts page in the usual way.

Policing Matters

There was only one reported crime in May, theft from a motor vehicle. Needless to say, keep valuable items, including satnav equipment, out of sight & vehicles routinely locked.

There has also been some vandalism (not reported to the police) to the surface of the Play Area.

There is currently a major, national push against rural crime, as its worrying extent is becoming more clear. Whilst Aberford is a relatively low crime area, we’d like to keep it that way. If you can spare 5 minutes, there is a questionnaire that you might like to complete on the National Rural Crime Network website (click here to be taken to the page). Closing date for this is 30 June. The more the issues can be understood, the better resources can be allocated.

Main Street

It is disappointing that, having top dressed the road surface, LCC’s subsequent clean up has been inadequate. Chippings are spreading into side streets and being lost down, & possibly blocking, drains. Not to mention the unacceptable length of time to restore the road markings. Plus the railings outside the Church. The list goes on and on… We are trying to get some action but we are in LCCs hands.

Aberford in Bloom

The Group are desperate for new members. If you’d like to become involved, please contact Maria & Matt Wild on maria@icmcreative.co.uk or  via Cllr Paul Hancock on 2813518.

Hook Moor Wind Turbines

Installation of the turbines/masts is expected to happen in October. There is likely to be disruption at times along the B1217. We shall try to keep you advised of developments.

Parish Council Sub Groups (previously Sub Committees).

Reviewed at the May 2015 Annual Meeting, a revised list of Sub Groups, Membership & Terms of Reference is available on this page.

Roadworks on M1

Concurrent with the distribution of the NDP Consultation Document was a letter from Balfour Beatty advising the commencement of roadworks on 6 July, for a period of up to 60 days. A copy of their letter can be downloaded here.

Village Hall (Updated 26 May 2015)

The Village Hall Committee have added further information to their page, which can be accessed from the menu to the left or by clicking here. The content mostly relates to the current planning appeal.

Co-incidentally, the Parish Council’s further comments to the Planning Inspectorate can also be viewed on the LCC portal (together with other submissions since the appeal was lodged). Please click here to be redirected to the appropriate external page.



Minutes from the May Monthly Meeting are now available. To view, please click here (pdf file: 357 kb).

Minutes from the May Annual Meeting are also available. To view, please click here (pdf file: 405 kb).