Helmsley Town Council Meetings are held in the Commmittee Room of the National Park Offices on Bondgate. Entrance is at the back by the rear car park.
Additional Planning Meetings are usually held in the Town Council Office.
All meetings are open to the public and press. One of the opening agenda items is public comments. If you have a question in mind it would help the council to answer it on the night if you let the clerk know a few days beforehand please. If a group is attending, please choose a representative to address the council.
Future Helmsley Town Council meetings
Monday 31 October 2016
Link to Agendas and Minutes page
Helmsley’s getting a windfall! s106 funding
The new housing being built to the north of Helmsley market place is nearly finished – and the terms of the planning permission mean that within the next few months the developers will be paying over £46,000 to the National Park. See tab to left.
Please come along to an exhibition of proposals in Helmsley Town Hall Meeting Room on Friday 14th October to Monday 17th October anytime between 11:00am-3:00pm
The consultation closes at noon on Monday 24th October. Feedback forms will be available on the council’s website, at the library and at newsagents in town and should be returned to Helmsley Town Council. All feedback will be sent to the NYM National Park who will decide how the funding is allocated. Bids have been put in for the following projects that, due to the terms of the funding agreement, had to be within the Park:
1st Helmsley Scout Group - Camping for all, Bell Tents
Helmsley Bowling Club - Move western boundary of bowling green
Helmsley Community Library – Extended Services Programme
Helmsley Community Primary School - Climbing Frame Safety Flooring
Helmsley Community Primary School - Raised bed gardens for fruit & veg
Helmsley Community Primary School - Sensory Contemplation Garden
Helmsley Community Primary School - Trim Trail
Helmsley Recreation Charity. - Outdoor gym
Helmsley Recreation Charity – Report on the Proposed Helmsley Open Swimming Pool Programme of Refurbishment and partial funding of immediate work.
Helmsley Recreation Charity - Pavilion heating
Helmsley Recreation Charity - Rotating Cone Climber & Flying Saucer
Helmsley Town Hall Trustees – Renovation project
Helmsley Walled Garden – Community Kitchen
The council has published two leaflets - Welcome to the Meeting and What's Going On! the Agenda Explained.
Link to a map of Helmsley Parish
RECORDING AND FILMING OF COUNCIL MEETINGS
New legislation allows members of the public and councils to record and film meetings, though members of the public who wish not to be recorded or filmed have the right not to be. For more information see the Policies page.
Grants are available from the Town Council. For more information please see Council/Grants
North Yorkshire County Council have made the decision that Helmsley Library will become a Community led library in 2017. This means that they are expecting members of our community will step forward to provide a management committee and volunteers to run the library. The County Council will provide 70% of what they perceive to be a fair rent and utility costs.
Over the forthcoming period the Town Council aims to ensure that there will be a board of trustees and a management committee in place to ensure that our community has a fully functioning library.
The library is far more than a place to borrow books. It provides computers to research, catch up on e mails, correspondence and accounts. It provides courses on IT, family history and more. It is a meeting place and an unofficial support for tourists.
This could be an exciting time which allows for our community to step forward to meet the challenge. Do you have what it takes to be a trustee? Are you prepared to be trained? Are you prepared to spend time on behalf of our community by helping to run our library by being a trustee, part of the management committee or working in the library?
If so, please contact Helmsley Town Council at email@example.com or use the Contact Us page.