Richmondshire District Council

North Area Partnership meeting minutes

Wednesday 8 September 2021 - via Zoom at 5.30pm


  • Cllr Jimmy Wilson-Petch, Chair
  • Austin Gordon from Richmondshire Leisure Trust
  • Trevor Davies
  • Christine Ball from Gilling West Village Hall
  • Edwina Anderson from North Yorkshire Youth
  • Lisa Pickering from Wheels to Work
  • Jos Holmes, York and North Yorkshire LEP Local Authority Climate Action Co-ordinator
  • Jo-Anne Scott from Richmondshire District Council

Welcome and Chairman's update

Cllr Jimmy Wilson-Petch welcomed eveyone to the online meeting.


Apologies were received from Roman Pronyszyn at Aldbrough St John Parish Council.

Minutes of last meeting and matters arising

Minutes accepted as a true record of the meeting.

Election of Chair and Vice Chair

Cllr Jimmy Wilson-Petch was nominated and seconded as Chair for 2021-22 for the North Richmondshire Community Partnership.

No nominations for Vice Chair were made.

Area Partnership funding

Organisation Project Funding received £

Forcett Parish meeting via Eppleby Parish Council
hard copy

Village notice board £291.75
Box Clever Box Clever project £1,000.00
Gilling West Parish Council Vehicle activated sign £1,000.00
HCA Wheels to Work £1,000.00
Middleton Tyas Memorial Group Installation of double glazed windows £1,000.00
Late applications: Eppleby Village Hall Energy saving project £1,000.00
  Total £5,291.75

Underspend from 2020-21 along with underspend from 2021-22 totals £6,636.53. It has been agreed that the underspend amounts will be made available for applications until 2 December 2021. 

All to promote and publicise as far as possible.

Decarbonising community buildings

Jo gave an overview of the scheme which covers the Scarborough and Richmondshire areas. 

If you would like your community venue to be included in the study, please register your interest by contacting Jo-Anne Scott, Health and Community Engagement Officer for Richmondshire District Council, by email at

Any other business - member updates

Lisa Pickering gave an update on the Wheels to Work scheme. The scheme remained open throughout lockdown unlike other schemes as Lisa was able to operate from a mobile van rather than an office. 

Two electric mopeds have been purchased and trialled which Lisa is pleased about. The long term aim will be to replace all with electric scooters.

Date of next meeting

The next North Area Partnership meeting will take place on Thursday 3 March 2022.

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