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2006/10/02

2nd October 2006

8305 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 2nd October 2006.

8306 Present: Chairman – Councillor P.(Peter) Roberts, Councillors J. (John) Burrow, 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 one member of the public.

8307 Apologies for Absence: Councillors S. (Susan) Fletcher and A.J. (Tony) Houghton, PC 1118 John Bassinder and County and District Councillor S.M. (Sarah) Fishwick.

8308 Receipt of Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
 None.

8309 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
 The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday, 4th September were approved and then signed by the Chairman.

8310 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
 Councillor Eden referred to the following items: (1) 8299 – Councillor Eden circulated copies of a report prepared by Mr Phil Hargreaves listing the seats owned by this Council and stating their condition, Mr Hargreaves has advised that 3 of the seats are in need of replacement. RESOLVED that Councillor Eden check on the seats that are in poor condition and instruct Mr Hargreaves on behalf of this Council. RESOLVED that replacement seats should be made from recycled plastic where possible. RESOLVED that as seats are replaced any plaques should be fixed to the wall behind rather than to the replacement seat, (2) 8300 – Councillor Eden advised that he is awaiting plans of Woodwell, he passed a copy of a Schedule of Works, prepared by David Redmore, to the Clerk, RESOLVED that these be circulated with the agenda for the next meeting, (3) 8303 – Councillor Eden reported that the fence by the public toilets is down and that dead vegetation has been left and is need of clearing. RESOLVED that the condition of the toilets be an agenda item for the next meeting and in that in the meantime  the Clerk contact the local authority regarding these matters.

 The Chairman referred to item 8140 regarding the fire station. RESOLVED that the Clerk contact the fire authority for an update on the works to the fire station for which planning permission was granted in March.

8311 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
 A member of the public (Mr Ian Henderson, Arnside and Silverdale AONB Manager) handed over to the Council a series of maps which have been produced by the AONB and which will be useful as reference when planning applications are considered. The maps show land ownership in the area and Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Biological Heritage Sites, ancient woodland, Limestone Heritage Sites and ancient monuments. Mr Henderson also left a copy of the guidance published by Defra, with reference to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act: ‘Duties on relevant authorities to have regard to the purposes of National Parks, AONBs and the Norfolk and Suffolk Broads’.

8312 Update from the Community Police Officer
 PC Bassinder was not present at the meeting and so there was no verbal report.

8313 Report from County and District Councillor Sarah Fishwick
 Councillor Fishwick was not present at the meeting and her report was not available.
8314 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members, or the Clerk
 1.  LAPTC
 Councillor Henderson had attended a meeting on 25th September at which the Lancashire Parish Portal had been discussed, this is a facility for Parish and Town Councils to publish information about the councils on a website (www.lancashireparishcouncils.gov.uk) managed by Lancashire County Council (Lancs.CC). Councillor Henderson also reported that Lancs. CC is looking at how neighbourhood management might work in rural areas. At the meeting Councillor Henderson had raised the need for a review of the rules applied to Parish Councils in view of the increased use of IT.

8315 Correspondence
 1.  Mr Beale  –  letter suggesting footpath/footways for certain roads in the area.
 2.  Lancs CC  –  letter inviting survey of facilities for young people (agenda item).
 3.  North-West Air Ambulance  –  request for donation. RESOLVED that this Council donate £50 to the North West Air Ambulance.
 4.  Lancashire Partnership  –  consultation – web-based.
 5.  Mrs Kershaw  –  copy of letter objecting to Premises Licence for Gibraltar Farm.
 6.  Lancaster CC  –  consultation on Cabinet priorities.
 7.  Police Authority  –  PACT Newsletter.
 8.  AONB  –  “Waymarker”, September.
 9.  Clerks & Councils Direct  –  September.
 10.  RoSPA  –  Playsafety report.
 11.  NALC  –  Local Council Review, September.
 12.  DEFRA  –  “Rural Services Review”, 2006.
 
8316 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:
  06/01076/FUL  –  43 Stankelt Road  –  erection of two dormer windows and porch to the front and various other minor alterations:  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
  06/01055/FUL  –  49 The Row  –  erection of a shed on land opposite:  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
  06/01066/FUL – 15 Lindeth Road – demolition of existing utility/porch and erection of a two-storey extension:  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
  06/01074/FUL – 23 Stankelt Road – demolition of existing garage and erection of a detached garage to the rear:  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.

 (2)  It was noted that there were no planning applications requiring comment at this meeting.

 (3)  It was noted that the following decisions had been advised by Lancaster City Council:
  06/00825/FUL – 2 Bradshawgate – erection of a conservatory to the rear: GRANTED.
  06/00627/ADV – Kays Nursery Gardens – erection of advertising board and hanging sign:  GRANTED.

8317 Urgent Action Taken in Accordance with Standing Order 25 (other than Planning)
 25(a)  Parish Council Property and Functions
  None.

 25(b)  Non-Parish Council Property and Functions
  None.

8318 Survey of Youth Facilities
 RESOLVED to invite the rural team of the Lancashire Youth and Community Service to survey the youth facilities within the village, and to make recommendations as appropriate.

8319 Part 1Budget
 RESOLVED to approve the draft Part 1 Budget for 2007-08.
8320 Parish Precept
 RESOLVED to set the parish precept, for 2007-08, at £18,818.

8321 Land Registry
 (a)  It was noted that the freehold title to the following pieces of land has been registered by the Land Registry:
  LAN 32724 Old bus shelter, Emesgate Lane.
  LAN 37275 Land on the north-east side of Cove Road [junction of Woodlands Drive].
  LAN 37276 Children’s Playground, Cove Road.
 The deeds for the foregoing properties are to be lodged with the Lancashire Public Records Office.

 (b)  It was noted that the Land Registry has refused to register the freehold title to the following pieces of land, on the grounds that the Council has only been able to furnish Deeds of Dedication:
  LAN 37272 land off Emesgate Lane [junction with Stoneleigh Court].
  LAN 37273 land in St. John’s Close.
 The Deeds of Dedication will be retained by the Clerk.

8322 Minutes
 It was noted that the Confirmed Minutes of this Council, for the period 24th May 1982 to 1st December 2003 (2 volumes), will be deposited with the Lancashire Public Records Office.

8323 Report from Internal Audit Committee
 The Internal Audit Committee met at 7.00pm, on Monday, 2nd October (immediately before the Ordinary Parish Council Meeting). Councillor Burrow was elected as Chairman and he presented a verbal report. Councillor Houghton had given his apologies. Members of the Committee had inspected the accounts, so far, for the financial year commencing 1st April, the bank statements, relevant cheque books and receipts and the corresponding Minutes. Four random checks were conducted to establish a satisfactory audit trail. The Committee found all records to be satisfactory and in good order.

8324 Basic Parish Allowance
 It was determined that all Members of the Council shall be entitled to receive payment of £25, by way of the Basic Parish Allowance for the Financial Year 2006-07.  (Note: this Allowance can only be declined by giving written notice to the Clerk).

8325 Finance
 (a) Councillor Burrow 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:
  Phil Hargreaves (Materials for clock and seats)  £35.97 (173)
  British  Gas (Millennium Clock electricity)   £15.77 (174)
  Playsafety Ltd (Playground RoSPA Inspection)  £91.65 (175)

8326 Items for Information
 1.  Councillor Eden reminded Members that Remembrance Sunday is on 12th November.
 2.  The Chairman advised that a child has been injured on the playing field gate but that no action was necessary.
 3.  Councillor Fryer commented that there is still no signage on the playing field advising as to the age limit for children who can play there. 
 4.  Councillor Henderson notified Members of a new (free) website managed by the Carnforth Area Regeneration Project (CARP) on which local events can be advertised (E-mail Carnforth@signposts.org.uk or tel.:01524 732807).

 

8327 Suggestions for Future Agenda Items
 None.

8328 Date of Next Meeting
 It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 6th November 2006. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before Friday, 27th October, and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before Monday, 30th October.  

 

 

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