News from the Village of Carlby – Dec 2020

CARLBY PLAYING FIELD: We hope you are all looking forward to Christmas and, if you are still Christmas shopping, please remember that if you use you can shop as usual, but Amazon will make a small 

donation to the Carlby Playing Field. If you need more information, or help on how to do this, please message us via Facebook or on 07904 098005. 

We are working on fund raising options to see what plans and further development we can support for 2021. Also please let us know if we can support any community activities or messages via the Carlby Facebook page. 

We hope you continue to use and enjoy the playing field, please observe social 

distancing and guidelines for play equipment use to keep everyone safe and well. 

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 


20/21-69 Grants for budgeting purposes

Carlby Playing field. Maintenance £ 1119.17. Equipment and improvements £6822.40. Total grant £7941.57 requested. St Stephen’s Church requested £1,500 toward a new WC toilet project. The usual £1,200 for maintenance of path and churchyard had not been received so far. Carlby & District Bowls Club requested £250.00 for re seeding of the west side of the green. 

20/21-75 Playing Field update. 

AC reported on recent works achieved: Installation of new benches / repairs to goal mouths / Repairs and maintenance of overgrown trees around the tennis court / Installation of new tennis nets and basketball net / Installation of steppingstone, balance beam and seesaw / Preparation of wildflower areas / Organised clearance of grass cuttings. 

Annual meeting to be held 14th October. 

Noted that playing field and outdoor space had become very important for everyone in the village especially during the pandemic. 

Public space protection document. SKDC reported we have no enclosed playing field area. This document covers dogs on leads when requested and dog fouling by direction of officer. Clerk to forward document to AC to reregister Carlby in the scheme 

2021-76 Village Green – IR reported no further news. She had contacted the Sec-retary of Persimmons. Action: Clerk to search archived solicitors’ costs. 

20/21-79 Promoting biodiversity update – ID had previously circulated the CPC promoting Biodiversity statement of intent document and proposed its adoption. 

20/21-80 Conservation area. ID presented the background. In 2006 ID suggested areas of Carlby to be designated a conservation area, a document was submitted to SKDC but the reply was returned ‘not sufficient quality’. Recently JB met with Cllr Adams, who asked why Carlby was not in the conservation area. JB and ID to collate new documentation, photos and maps to present to the next meeting.