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8th June 2006

8206 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Thursday, 8th June 2006.

8207 Present: Chairman – Councillor P. (Peter) Roberts, Councillors T.B. (Bernard) Fryer, J. (June) Greenwell, R.M. (Ralph) Henderson, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, the Deputy Clerk – S.D. (Sue) Hayward, PC 1118 John Bassinder and two members of the public.

8208 Non-attendance: Councillors J. (John) Burrow and A.W. (Arthur) Graves.

8209 Apologies for Absence: Councillor C.J. (John) Eden, the Clerk – P.G. (Peter) Challenor and
 County and District Councillor S.M. (Sarah) Fishwick.

8210 Receipt of Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda

8211 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
 The Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on Thursday, 4rd May were approved and then signed by the Chairman.

8212 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
 Councillor Henderson referred to item 8135 regarding parking on Stankelt Road and reported that white lines have been painted on the road to indicate narrowing and to provide a ‘pavement’ area for pedestrians. The lines were instigated by the Parish Plan Transport Group. Councillor Henderson also referred to item 8079 regarding the proposed 20 mph scheme for Emesgate Lane and advised that a consultation exercise should be carried out shortly.

8213 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration

8214 Update from the Community Police Officer
 PC Bassinder gave a verbal update. Two crimes were reported in May; some wind chimes had been stolen from the Wolf House Gallery garden and the copper tank and piping had been stolen from the derelict Slackwood Farm. Councillor Houghton mentioned that the letter sent by Silverdale Primary School to parents, reporting an alleged crime in the village, was nothing to be concerned about.

 RESOLVED to bring forward agenda items 14 on parking, 15 on a speed indicator and 16 on the Silverdale level crossing closure, under Standing Order 12 (b), in order that these items could be discussed whilst PC Bassinder was still present:
 1.  Members were concerned about inappropriate parking throughout the village which causes problems for emergency vehicles and inconvenience to other motorists. RESOLVED to ask PC Bassinder to continue the monitoring of parking as a priority.
 2.  PC Bassinder said that speed indicators are effective, however, Members felt that it would be inappropriate to site one in Silverdale. RESOLVED not to purchase a speed indicator in conjunction with Yealand Conyers Parish Council and to notify Yealand Conyers accordingly.
 3.  It was noted that Silverdale level crossing was closed from 2200 hours on Saturday, 3rd June to 0500 hours on Monday, 5th June and will be closed from 2200 hours on Saturday to 0500 hours on Monday for 10th  – 12th June and 17th -19th June and from 0100 hours to 0830 hours on Sunday, 23rd July. Members were concerned about the inadequate signage on the approaches into the village in connection with the closure and the problems that this has caused for traffic so far. RESOLVED to ask PC Bassinder to warn the police communications department of the closure. RESOLVED that the Deputy Clerk write to Mr Brian Birkett, Maintenance Technician at Lancashire County Council (Lancs. CC) Highways department, urgently requesting improved signage to indicate road closure.

8215 Report from County and District Councillor Sarah Fishwick
 Councillor Fishwick was not present at the meeting and her report was not available.

8216 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members, or the Clerk
 1.  Playing Field
 Councillors Eden, Greenwell and Henderson had attended a meeting with Mr Paul Holgate on 3rd June, at which Mr Holgate said that he will send this Council a copy of his long term vision for the playing field. Members expressed their thanks for the excellent work done by Mr Holgate and the various tradesmen who have been involved with the playing field.
8217 Correspondence
 Receipt of the following items of correspondence was noted and any action determined as
 1.  NALC  –  CNEA, legal briefing.
 2.  Calor  –  Lancashire & Merseyside Village of the Year competition.
 3.  NWFTPC  –  North West View.
 4.  War Memorials Trust  –  Somme Day 2006.
 5.  AONB  –  “Waymarker”,  May.
 6.  AONB  –  “Waymarker”,  June.
 7.  Clerks & Councils Direct  –  May.
 8.  LAPTC  –  QP certificate. RESOLVED to frame the certificate and ask for permission to put it in Silverdale library’s window.
 9.  ASCT  –  Monthly inspection report, April.
 10.  Lancaster City Council (Lancaster CC)  –  addendum to Core Strategies for LDF.
 11.  Lancashire CC  –  reply re problem on footpath 58.
 12.  Alliance & Leicester Bank  –  attempt to obtain new signatories forms.
 13.  Lancashire CC Highways  –  e-mail re details of  Level Crossing closures.
 14.  Mr & Mrs Scragg  –  comments about location of Wheelie bins.
 15.  Land Registry  –  confirmation that the land to be registered by the Scouts, at Burton Well, will not impinge on land owned by this Council.
 16.  Lancashire CC  –  reconstitution of school governing bodies.
 17.  AONB  –  20th Anniversary grant of £1,000.
 18.  ASCT  –  Monthly inspection report, May. RESOLVED to arrange for the bark under the aerial runway to be raked over.
 19.  AONB  –  objection to planning application for land opposite 49 The Row.
 20.  Yealand Conyers PC  –  invitation for joint funding.
 21.  STILE  –  basis of objections to Turbines in Lune Valley.
 22. Trans Pennine Express (TPE)  –  E-mail reply regarding overcrowding on trains. RESOLVED that the Clerk write to Geraldine Smith MP asking her to raise the issue of overcrowding on trains with the Transport Minister and RESOLVED that Members also encourage the parents of children using overcrowded trains to write expressing their concern.
 23.  NALC  –  “Local Council Review”, May.
8218 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:
 06/00510/FUL – 49 The Row – erection of a garden shed on land opposite: NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 06/00367/FUL – 6 St. John’s Avenue – erection of a two-storey side extension to form kitchen and 2 no bedrooms over: NO PLANNING 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:
 06/00309/FUL – 21 Lindeth Road – demolition of existing garage and car port and erection of new garage and utility room with alterations to cottage including two Velux roof lights: GRANTED.
 06/00300/FUL – land between Number 1 and Bottoms Barns, Bottoms Lane – new gated access to field from Bottoms Lane: GRANTED.
 06/00408/FUL – Orchard Cottage, Waterslack Road – erection of a trellis on top of existing fence: GRANTED.

8219 Urgent Action Taken in Accordance with Standing Order 25 (other than Planning)
 25(a)  Parish Council Property and Functions
  1.  It was noted that permission had been granted for the laying of a wreath of laurel leaves, at the War Memorial, on July 1st. This will be in memory of those who fell at the Battle of the Somme in 1916. It was noted that the main ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in London.
  2.  It was noted that Lancaster CC had been authorised to lay poisoned bait for rats at Woodwell, and that the fee will be a little in excess of £56 + VAT, regardless of the number of traps, or the number of visits.

 25(b)  Non-Parish Council Property and Functions
  1.  It was noted that a reply had been sent to Lancaster CC, relating to the preferred Option for Core Strategies, indicating that this Council wishes to “support the City Council favoured option subject to their encouraging the achievement of developments aimed at the future viability of Silverdale as a viable Community”.

8220 Grant Application to AONB
 RESOLVED to consider the choice of a suitable project (<£1,000) to put forward as a grant application to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the AONB at the next meeting. 8221 Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005  It was noted that:  1.  This Council has received advice from Lancaster CC regarding Dog Control Orders under the Act and that if members of the public have any concerns about the behaviour of a dog this could be referred to the City Council.  2.  There has been an incident of sheep worrying recently.  3.  The Act also covers fly-posting. 8222 Parking (brought forward to item 6) 8223 Speed Indicator (brought forward to item 6) 8224 Silverdale Level Crossing Closure (brought forward to item 6) 8225 Web Site  RESOLVED to authorise the payment of £125 per year to Mr Ian Schofield to provide support for the new web site (it was noted that this is half the fee of £250 - the other half is to be paid by Arnside Parish Council). 8226 H-bar outside the entrance to 38 Lindeth Road  It was noted that the application for the payment of £72 for the painting of an H-bar outside the entrance to 38 Lindeth Road has been rescinded. 8227 Wheelie Bins  It was noted that the inappropriate storage of bins can impact on the village visually and residents are asked to be aware of this. RESOLVED that the Clerk contact Lancaster CC and ask that bins be returned to the location from which they are collected; it was noted that, in order for Lancaster CC to be able to do this, bins should be marked with the house or flat number. 8228 Finance  (a)  Councillor Houghton 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:   J Greenwell (Opening Day expenses)   £  55.29 (162)   Phil Hargreaves (new notice board)   £150.00 (163)   Phil Hargreaves (Parish Contractor)   £276.67 (164) 8229 Suggestions for Future Agenda Items  1.  To discuss the provision of a plaque for the entrance to the playground adding the names of DEFRA and Silverdale Parish Council to the other organisations which have made donations towards the playground.(Councillor Greenwell)  2.  To raise awareness of the perceived threat to local post offices (a petition is available for signing at the Post Office). (Councillor Greenwell) 8230 Date of Next Meeting  It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 3rd July 2006. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before Friday, 23rd June, and copies of reports, to reach the Clerk before Monday, 26th June.     Sue D. Hayward Deputy Clerk to the Council

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