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2006/03/06

6th March 2006

8129 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 6th March 2006.

8130 Present: Chairman – Councillor P. (Peter) Roberts, Councillors C.J. (John) Eden, T.B. (Bernard) Fryer, A.W. (Arthur) Graves, R.M. (Ralph) Henderson, the Clerk – P.G. (Peter) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – S.D. (Sue) Hayward and six members of the public.

 Non-attendance: Councillor J. (John) Burrow.

8131 Apologies for Absence: Councillors J. (June) Greenwell and A.J. (Tony) Houghton,
 PC 1118 John Bassinder and County and District Councillor S.M. (Sarah) Fishwick.

8132 Receipt of Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
 None.

8133 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
 The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday, 6th February were approved and then signed by the Chairman.

8134 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
 The Clerk referred to item 8117 on behalf of Councillor Greenwell who was absent from the meeting. Item 8117 records a member of the public thanking Councillor Greenwell for expressing support in relation to the planning application for 17 Birch Drive. Councillor Greenwell feels that it should be pointed out that she expressed support on a personal basis, and not, at that point in time, as a Councillor. Subsequently, of course, this Council did indicate its serious concern with the way this application had been processed.
 
 Councillor Henderson referred to item 8121 (2) regarding difficulties in accessing planning applications from the Lancaster City Council (Lancaster CC) website. RESOLVED to refer the matter to LAPTC for discussion.

8135 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
 A member of the public spoke about the problems of parking on Stankelt Road, traffic cones had appeared outside her property without reference to herself. PC Bassinder is to meet with the property owner to discuss the matter. Another member of the public mentioned problems with cars parked on and around Gaskell Close. The Clerk advised that parking problems in the village are being looked at.

 One member of the public expressed her support for the proposed production of a Design Guide for Silverdale. Another asked it to be noted that she is continuing to object to the way the planning application for 17 Birch Drive has been handled by Lancaster CC.

8136 Update from the Community Police Officer
 PC Bassinder was not present at the meeting and so there was no verbal report.

8137 Report from County and District Councillor Sarah Fishwick
 Councillor Fishwick was not present at the meeting and her report was not available.

8138 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members, or the Clerk
 National Trust (NT) Liaison Committee
 Councillor Henderson attended a meeting on 10th February and reported that the NT had benefited from 6,100 volunteer hours in 2005.

8139 Correspondence
 Receipt of the following items of correspondence was noted and any action determined as indicated:
 1.  Military Heritage Group  –  details of War Memorial publications (agenda item).
 2.  Silverdale Neighbourhood Watch  –  request for a donation (agenda item).
 3.  Playdale  –  response to RoSPA report and compromise over security fencing  (agenda item).
 4.  Playdale  –  copy of Kitemark.
 5.  Lancaster CC  –  e-mail about Design Guide meeting (agenda item).
 6.  Lancaster CC  –  e-mail of information about Bat Barn at Hazelwood Hall.
 7.  Lancashire County Council (Lancs. CC)  –  questionnaire about services for old people.
 8.  RoSPA  –  Inspector’s answer to Playdale.
 9.  Library Service  –  e-mail about Military Heritage purchases.
 10.  Playdale  –  response to suggestion about RoSPA fee.
 11.  Archbishop Hutton Trust  –  correspondence about new Deed.. Councillor Graves informed the meeting that he will not be standing for re-election as a representative to the Archbishop Hutton Trust at the Annual Parish Council Meeting in May.
 12.  FLAG  –  Newsletter, February.
 13.  LAPTC  –  advance notice of Conference, May 12th – 14th <£370.  14.  LAPTC  -  Calor Village of the Year competition.  15.  NALC  -  Salary Award for Clerks and Deputy Clerks.  16.  NALC  -  Local Council Review and Direct Information Service discounts.  17.  NALC  -  VAT on mileage and Credit Card purchases.  18.  Galloways Society  -  request to hold fund-raising event.  19.  Lancs. CC  -  Minerals & Waste Development consultation.  20.  Landscape Trust  -  “Keer to Kent”, Spring.  21.  Lancaster CC  -  exhibitions for Core Strategy.  22.  Lancaster CC  -  Core Strategy, preferred options. RESOLVED that the Chairman and Councillor Henderson respond to this. 8140 Planning  (1) It was noted that the following planning applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a, and comments made as indicated:   06/00092/FUL - Orchard Cottage, Waterslack Road - erection of a rear conservatory:  NO OBJECTIONS.   06/00108/FUL - Hazelwood Hall - erection of a detached bat barn:  NO OBJECTIONS, but we would suggest that it might be preferable to use bat-boxes instead of a separate building.   06/00079/FUL - Fire Station, Emesgate Lane - alterations and extension to roof over existing dormers, re-cladding, installation of new Velux windows, solar roof panels and replacement windows:  NO OBJECTIONS, in fact this Council applauds the initiative as it is ‘eco-friendly’.   06/00101/FUL - 5 Lindeth Road - proposed construction of front and rear dormers:  NO OBJECTIONS.   06/00103/FUL - 7 Lindeth Road - erection of an extension to roof over existing garage and front and rear dormers:  NO OBJECTIONS.   06/00102/FUL - 13 Lindeth Road - raising of main roof to incorporate rear extension and two rooms and extensions to house and erection of new car port/shed: NO OBJECTIONS.  (2) It was noted that there were no planning applications requiring comment at this meeting.  (3) The following decisions advised by Lancaster CC were noted:   05/01338/FUL  -  Reginal Kaye Nurseries Ltd, 36 Lindeth Road  -  provision of a car park:  GRANTED.   05/01621/FUL  -  Westfield, Gaskell Close:  GRANTED.   TPO 93  -  3 St. John’s Cottages, Emesgate Lane:  CONSENT. 8141 Urgent Action Taken in Accordance with Standing Order 25 (other than Planning)  25(a)  Parish Council Property and Functions   1. It was noted that a tree, which had fallen across the path near Woodwell, had been cleared by Mr. Phil Hargreaves (Councillor Fryer)  25(b)  Non-Parish Council Property and Functions   1. It was noted that a dangerous electricity pylon, near Woodwell, had been reported (Councillor Fryer)   2. It was noted that there had been queries regarding Carnforth Connect (Councillor Eden) 8142 Neighbourhood Watch  RESOLVED to make a donation of £50, under section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972, to the Silverdale Neighbourhood Watch Committee. 8143 Parish Council Website  RESOLVED to commission a newly-designed website to replace the existing one, using the services of Mr. Ian Schofield, at an estimated cost of £450. 8144 Playdale Playgrounds Ltd Invoice  RESOLVED to accept  Playdale Playgrounds Ltd’s offer to halve the fee for security fencing (to £303.47 + VAT) and to pay this amount. 8145 Playground  (a) Under Standing Order 21 Members of this Council invited the members of ASCT, present at the meeting, to notify this Council of their proposals for the official opening of the new playground, at the Cove Road Playing Field, on Saturday, 6th May 2006. The proposals include the following possibilities: hiring a bouncy castle, hiring a band, involving the Brownies and Guides and other youth groups, a display of Maypole dancing and line dancing, organising a badge or pen for every child attending the event, inviting the Mayor of Lancaster to officially open the playground, and notifying the press, and asking the Bowling Club if they would like to hold an open day. The ASCT is looking into hiring WC facilities. RESOLVED to ask that the ASCT organise the event on behalf of this Council including making appropriate arrangements for parking, asking PC Bassinder if he can attend and speaking to neighbours about the plans. RESOLVED to ensure all works to the playing field are completed before 6th May.  (b) RESOLVED to make an allowance of £500 towards the costs associated with the opening. 8146 Inspection of the Playground  RESOLVED to finalise the arrangements for routine inspections of the Playground, and the recording of inspections, defects and remedial work as follows:  (a) Mr. Hargreaves to carry out a weekly inspection (and rake the bark)  (b) The ASCT to carry out the monthly and quarterly inspections using the agreed checklist. RESOLVED that these inspections be carried out before the 20th of the month in order that the inspection can be recorded in the minutes.  (c) The playground will be inspected annually by RoSPA. 8147 Dog Fouling  RESOLVED to notify Mrs Susan Clowes, Senior Environmental Health Officer for Lancaster CC, that this Council is concerned about the problem of dog fouling outside Bleasdale House School and to advise the school to liaise with Mrs Clowes regarding their efforts to identify the offenders. 8148 Silverdale Institute  RESOLVED to invite a representative from Silverdale Institute’s Management Committee to speak to a meeting of this Council, being a regular user of the Institute, to discuss the structured relationship between the two bodies. 8149 Lancaster Military Heritage Group  RESOLVED to authorise the Clerk to purchase the book entitled “The Last Post” and the DVD entitled “Reveille”, from the Lancaster Military Heritage Group, at a cost of £12.00, inclusive of post & packing, and to lodge them with Silverdale Library. 8150 Design Guide  It was noted that there will be a professional briefing, for Members, at Silverdale Institute, on Friday 10th March, at 10.00am.  The purpose of the briefing is to meet Mr. Jason Kennedy of Lancaster CC, and to discuss the way forward for the production of a Design Guide for Silverdale. 8151 Finance  (a) Councillor Fryer conducted the monthly check of all money received by the Council and found the bank statements to be satisfactory.  (b) Cheques for the following accounts were signed:   Primal Printing (replacement for cheque 600095, signed 07.03.05) 69.24 (144)   Primal Printing (Annual Report 2006)   81.40 (145)   John Graves & son (hedge cutting)   17.62 (146)   Lancashire Playing Fields Association (subscription)  11.00 (147) 8152 Suggestions foe Future Agenda Items  None. 8153 Date of Next Meeting  It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 3rd April 2006. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before Friday, 24th March and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before Monday, 27th March.   Sue D. Hayward Deputy Clerk to the Council

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