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What did Craven councillors spend their £10,000 locality budgets on?

Thursday, 6 June 2024 14:34

By Thomas Barrett, Local Democracy Reporter

Grassington 1940s weekend, which received funding from Cllr Richard Foster. Credit: Grassington 1940s weekend

Each year, councillors are handed £10,000 by North Yorkshire Council to spend in their area.

Members representing parts of the former Craven district supported a diverse range of projects in 2023/24.
These included a spitfire flyover at Grassington’s 1940s weekend, musical instruments for Ermysteds Grammar School and a new mower for Bradley cricket club.

Find out how your councillors used their locality budget and which organisation received the money below.
Cllr Philip Barrett (Independent, Glusburn, Cross Hills & Sutton-in-Craven).

£2,000: Fund the conductor’s fees and practice room hire / Sutton’s Got Brass.
£800: Fund the fees for the Sparkle and Ice activities at the winter camp / Cross Hills Rangers.
£5,000: Fund the contractor’s materials and labour costs of resurfacing a section of a PROW in Sutton in Craven.
£2,200: Provide a contribution towards the running costs of the community library / South Craven Community Library.

Cllr Andy Brown (Green Party, Aire Valley)

£300: Fund the catering and equipment for the coronation events in Kildwick / Kildwick Parish Council.
£500: Purchase a new soil roller and folding due brush / Cononley Bowling Club.
£500: Fund the hiring of equipment and tents for the Cononley Gala / Friends of Cononley School.
£500: Fund the improvements to the facilities at the club / Cowling Football Club.
£500: Fund the lighting improvements in Kildwick village / Kildwick Parish Council.
£300: Fund the purchase of thermal imaging equipment / Cononley Village Institute.
£500: Fund the purchase and installation of a defibrillator / Cowling Parish Council.
£700: Fund the improvements to the village hall car park / Bradley in Bloom.
£345.20: Fund the improved signage to walks on the Leeds Liverpool canal starting in Farnhill Parish.
£500: Fund the improvements to the shelter at the recreation park in in Lothersdale / Lothersdale Parish Council.
£4,000: Purchase a new mower for the cricket club / Bradley Cricket Club.
£300 Improve the safety signage outside Cowling Primary School / Cowling School Parent Teachers Association.
£1,054.80 Fund the improvements to the facilities at the club / Cowling Football Club.

Cllr Richard Foster (Conservative, Wharfedale)

£500: Fund the venue cost and entertainment for the event / Pride in the Dales.
£3,000: Fund the refurbishment of the library including lighting, flooring and shelving / Grassington Primary School.
£2,280: Fund the upgrading of the village lighting to timers and LED / Draughton Parish Council.
£500: Fund the entertainment and Spitfire at the 1940s weekend in Grassington.
£1,000: Fund the Wharfedale Dales bus on a weekend from Ilkley to Grassington / Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.
£450 Purchase a mower to maintain the duck pond area / Rylstone Parish Meeting.
£500 Purchase of new equipment for the toddler group / Grassington Toddlers.
£625 Fund the painting of the phone box which houses the village defibrillator / Halton East Parish Meeting.
£600 Fund the new website design and construction / Upper Wharfedale Concert Club.
£545 Purchase a table tennis table, room hire and training for the community activities / Grassington Devonshire Institute.

Cllr Robert Heseltine (Conservative and Independents Group,  Skipton East & South)

£2,000: Fund the coaching and training of volunteers for the junior cricket teams / Skipton Cricket Club.
£2,000: Fund part of the cost of upgrading the disabled toilet facilities / Sandylands Sports Centre.
£1,000 Fund the hire of Musicians & Soloists of the Brahms Requiem in Skipton and Settle / Langcliffe Singers.
£2,000 Fund the supply and fitting of kitchen equipment for the new club house / Skipton Community Sports Hub.
£1,000 Fund the trips and visits to the theatre/cultural for members / Craven Open Door.
£2,000 Fund the purchase and planting of plants for the 2024 Skipton Town Centre Floral Displays / Skipton in Bloom.

Cllr David Ireton (Conservative, Bentham & Ingleton)

£485 Purchase a gazebo for the Austwick Street Market and Cuckoo Festival / Austwick Parish Hall Council.
£650 Fund the artist’s fee, room hire, advertising and printing costs for the Christmas concert / Longstaffe Education Foundation.
£5,000 Fund the improved crossing facilities on the A65 through Ingleton / NYC – Traffic Engineering
£3,865 Fund the proposed 30mph speed limit on the A65 / NYC – Traffic Engineering.

Cllr Simon Myers (Conservative, Mid-Craven)

£300 Fund the catering for the Big Lunch and the Big Help Out for the Coronation event / Long Preston Parish Council.
£500 Fund the Village Hall Music night and Village Picnic for the King’s Coronation village celebrations / Kirkby Malham Parish Hall Committee.
£300: Fund the catering for the community Coronation party / Scothsrop Parish Meeting.
£500: Purchase a new Coronation Bench to commemorate the Coronation / Hellifield Parish Council.
£999: Installation of a defibrillator for Winterburn village / Winterburn Defibrillator Group.
£2,000: Fund the repairs to the caretaker’s cottage roof / Long Preston Village Institute.
£600: Purchase of mowers and strimmers for maintaining and enhancing public areas of Gargrave including wildlife areas / Gargrave Wildlife Working Group.
£600: Fund the 40th Anniversary concerts in Skipton and Settle / Langcliffe Singers.
£400: Fund the purchase of new lights for the Christmas Tree / Gargrave Parish Council.
£2,150 Purchase and installation of a VAS for Hellifield on the A65 / Hellifield Parish Council.
£1,651 Installation of a VAS sign for Coniston Cold / Coniston Cold Parish Council.

Cllr David Noland (Green Party,  Skipton North & Embsay-with-Eastby)

£350: Fund the theatre performance at Skipton Library on Sunday 9th July / Skipton Pride Steering Group.
£1,500 Fund part of the cost of upgrading the disabled toilet facilities / Sandylands Sports Centre.
£500 Purchase of new seating for the family room / SELFA Skipton.
£1,500 Fund the coaching courses, safeguarding and First Aid courses for the volunteers / Skipton Cricket Club.
£300 Fund the two trombonists for the concerts / Langcliffe Singers.
£740 Fund the hire of the Town Hall and purchase seeds for children at the annual Environment Day in Skipton / Skipton Rotary.
£300 Fund the creation of wellbeing zones within the wooded area of the school grounds / Friends of Water Street Primary School.
£1,500 Fund the continuation of the Cravenlink Sunday Bus Service / Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.
£800 Fund the purchase of material and equipment for the Imaginarium Workshops / Craven Arts House.
£700 Fund the insurance for the newly formed social enterprise / Share Skipton.
£920 Fund the purchase of a new bow, case and repair to the acoustic Bass / Ermysteds Grammar School.
£570 Fund the provision of a 4 Plate Boiling Top for the new kitchen at the Hub / Skipton Community sports hub.

Cllr Andy Solloway (Independent, Skipton West & West Craven)

£500: Fund the purchase of re-usable flags and banners to promote Pride events / Skipton Pride Steering Group.
£1,500 Fund part of the cost of upgrading the disabled toilet facilities / Sandylands Sports Centre.
£500 Purchase new furniture and chairs for the community centre / Broughton Road Community Centre, Skipton.
£1,500 Purchase of training equipment for junior coaching / Skipton Cricket.
£1,500 Purchase of new seating for the family room / SELFA Skipton.
£600 Fund the Soprano and Bass Soloists costs for the 40th Anniversary concerts / Langcliffe Singers.
£500 Fund the workshop costs including hire of the PA system and materials for the workshop / Skipton Puppet Festival Song Workshop.
£1,000 Fund the purchase of new roll out goals for the junior football teams / Skipton Juniors Football Club.
£400 Fund the purchase of new recycled benches for the community garden / Carleton in Bloom.
£1,000 Fund the purchase of pop-up football goals for the club / Skipton Juniors Football Club.
£400 Purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera and a large dehumidifier / Share Skipton.
£300 Purchase a replacement grit bin and refills / Broughton Road Community Centre.
£300 Purchase a dog waste bin for the public footpath on Aire View, Carleton / Carleton Parish Council.

David Staveley (Conservative, Settle & Penyghent)

£600 Fund the Soprano and Bass Soloists costs for the 40th Anniversary concerts / Langcliffe Singers.
£950 Fund the refurbishment of the cemetery gates and new sandstone post/ Horton-in-Ribblesdale Parish Council.
£1,000 Fund the purchase of material materials for the renovation of the 1905 cricket club pavilion / Settle Cricket Club.
£450 Fund the purchase of dog fouling signs / Settle Beavers Group.
£800 Fund the external lighting for Horton Sports Pavilion / Horton in Ribblesdale Parish Council.
£1,000 Purchase and installation of new CCTV for the pool / Settle Pool.
£2,000 Fund the ancillary fit-out items for the accessibility improvements of the Drill Hall / 1st Castleberg’s (Settle) Scout Group.
£2,000 Fund the accommodation, transport and activities at the event for Settle’s Andy’s Mans Club / The Place in Settle.
£600 Purchase suitable learner music and a couple of student quality cornets for the junior/learner / Giggleswick & Settle Brass Band.
£600 Purchase timing and safety equipment for the annual races / Settle Harriers.

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