Latest Agenda

Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a virtual
Parish Council Meeting on 8th April 2021 at 7.00pm, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda please contact the Clerk in advance, for a link to join the meeting online :

1 To receive apologies for absence.

2 To receive declarations of Members’ interests relating to any items appearing on the agenda.

3 To approve the Minutes of Ordinary Council Meeting held on 1st March 2021.

4 To receive information about matters arising from the Minutes of previous meetings, not covered by the Agenda.

5 To receive a report from the Police if available.

6 To hear matters raised by Members of the Public for future consideration. Note: Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification only.

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters by City Councillor June Greenwell.

8 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Councillor Phillippa Williamson.

9 To receive verbal reports from any meetings attended by Members, or the Clerk (verbal reports are only acceptable where no decision, or action, is required).
• AONB meeting 16th March.

10 To propose holding some formal meetings with NT, AONB and RSPB to address recurring problems within the area.

11 Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a:
• 21/0039/TCA St John’s Church, Emesgate Lane. Yellow spotted stems of various Sycamore, Coppice and Ash to be removed, yellow spotted leaning Cherry to be removed and replaced. (Emailed 6/3/21)
• 2100152/FUL Honeysuckle Hill, Lindeth Road. Erection of single storey rear extension, alterations to land levels to create raised patio area to the rear with elevated walkway, handrails and balustrade, and creation of gravel driveway with associated parking. (Emailed 8/3/21)
• 21/00279/FUL 23A Cove Road. Erection of an outbuilding to create ancillary accommodation in association with 23A Cove Road. (Emailed 9/3/21) – Response sent 12/3/21, which covered the septic tank location and observations regarding size.
• 21/00232/FUL 1 Castle Bank. Demolition of existing outbuilding and erection of a single storey rear extension. (Emailed 18/3/21)
• A resident writes to ask for more road signage about speeding along Spring Bank. Emailed 21/3/21)
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:
• 21/00314/FUL 20 St Johns Avenue. Erection of a single storey rear extension. (Emailed 26/3/21)
• 21/00351/FUL Potters Hill, Elmslack Lane. Construction of a single storey rear extension. (Emailed 26/3/21)

12 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• Blocked toilets cleared by Drainway; £120;10/3/21. Wipes a cause/sign & bin suggested.

13 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a) SLDC weekly planning list. (Emailed 25/2, 10/3, 18/3, 24/3,
b) An invitation to comment on the Forest Management report carried out by The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. (Emailed 23/2/21)
c) LCR publication.
d) Local Energy North West Hub offer a Community and Local Carbon Energy workshop on 26th March, 10-12 am. (Emailed 1/3/21)
e) The Rural Bulletin. (Emailed 2/3/21)
f) An appeal for a donation from the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue Team due to depletion of funds through many more care outs and a need to replacement equipment.
g) Lancashire County Council sends Trading Standards consumer alerts and other News. (Emailed 4/3/21)
h) Came and Company News (our Insurers). (Emailed to Cllrs. 5/3/21)
i) Clerk and Council’s Direct publication. (To circulate)
j) The Secretary of State has launched a consultation on four options that were submitted ,
k) for re-organising the Bay and North Cumbria. This eight-week consultation runs until 19
l) April. (Emailed 6/3/21)
m) A resident writes to ask if the whole village can be made 20mph. (Emailed 6/3/21)
n) An invitation to enter the “Best Kept Village” competition. (Emailed 9/3/21)
o) Nurturing a Nation of Innovators: The Virtual Government Technology Conference – 2 fully funded passes available for 20/4/21. (Emailed 18/3/21)
p) News from University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation trust, who are fund raising. (Emailed 26/3/21)
q) With an expected surge in visitor numbers as Covid restrictions are lifted, the AONB Partnership is seeking to establish a visitor and access management working group. Please do let me know if you, or another person from your organisation, would like to join the group. The first meeting will be via Teams at 2pm on Wednesday 21st April – details to be circulated. Emailed 26/3/21)
r) A resident writes about the increase in the Parish Council Precept. (Emailed 26/3/21)
s) FLAG publication.

14 Working Parties
a) To update on the SPID posts: cost; location; approximate date of installation.
b) Toilets. To authorise the Electrical inspection and any other works required.
c) Parking.
• To report back & evaluate the measures over the Easter weekend
• To agree to initiate a forum involving RSPB,NT,NE, AONB, local authorities and local businesses to seek resolutions, both medium and long term, to parking and pedestrian safety within the Silverdale area.

15 Streetscape
a) Benches. To update
b) Waste Bins

16 To agree to the Arch Bishop Alms Houses Trust be moved to ‘Incorporation’ – which in effect gives Trustees better protection with regard to liability. (See email of 27/3/21)

17 Finance
a) To conduct the monthly check of all money received by the Council (bank statements to be inspected by a Member who is not a Bank Signatory, or more than one such Member)
C Yates donation for seat £393.93
b) To authorise the following payments:
• Waterplus, toilets, £47.66 bacs
• British Gas, clock, £18.83, bacs
• British Gas, toilets, £28.83 bacs
• Glasdon UK Ltd, ££472.72, cheque 22225.
• Parish and Town Training Lancashire, 3 Councillors, £180 cheque 22226
• Drainway, toilet blockage, £120, cheque
• Heartwood Tree Technicians Ltd., Ash dieback/Woodwell £2016, cheque
• Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd, toilet supplies, £16.11
• FLAG, subscription, £10, cheque
• K Lambert, 3 mths salary, years holiday pay & exp. £457.69 cheque.
• L D Challenor, 3 mths salary, years holiday pay & expenses, £1883.86 cheque.
• HM Revenue & Customs only, PAYE for LDC, £442.52 cheque
• Great Oaks Tree Services, contractor, £643.20 cheque.
• iclean, toilets, £244 cheque

c) To note the email regarding the recent B4RN AGM 2020 alongside some documents summing up B4RN’s position. (Emailed 23/2/21)
d) To note the public toilets have been granted small business relief for 2021-22 and therefore the amount due is nil.

18 Playground Matters.
• To receive a report on any urgent actions that have been taken and to consider any other issues raised in either the Lancaster CC quarterly, or Parish weekly inspections.
• To consider the quote for runway spares from Playdale of £981.60 and decide whether to go ahead and who should be approached to fit them. (Email 22/3/21)

19 Defibrillator /First Responder Matters
To record action following an alert regarding the Defibrillators possibly having a faulty battery. (Emailed 19/3/21)

20 To note any “Items for Information” (no decisions or action permitted)

21 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

22 To note that the date of the next meeting is Thursday 6th May 2021 it is the Annual meeting. Items for the agenda and copies of reports to be with the Clerk by 29th April.


Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council, Tel. 01524 761824