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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 7.30pm, in the Silverdale Institute, Spring Bank, Silverdale, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda:

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 an Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 4th December 2017

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

5 To receive the Police Report.

6 To receive a report of any relevant matters by City Councillor Nigel Goodrich.

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. Phillippa Williamson.
• Cllr. Williamson forwarded a photo of the flooding in Silverdale to Highways (who already have the problem on their list) to support the request for a solution.

8 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):

9 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.

10 Toilets
To consider writing the Lancaster City about the apportionment of the Septic Tank charges for the toilets.

11 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a) North West Coastal Access update for November 2017. (Emailed to Cllrs 28/11/17)
b) SLDC weekly planning list – to Cllrs. 30/11, 7/12, 13/12, 21/12, 27/12/17.
c) AONB informs of their fund to give grants for newsletters. (Emailed to Cllrs. 1/12/17)
d) L County Council supplies information about their response to the recent floods – particularly in Halton and Galgate. (Emailed to Cllrs. 1/12/17)
e) SF supplies copies of emails exchanged about Gaitbarrows. (Emailed to Cllrs. 1/12/17)
f) Notification of improvements which are being made to county council supported bus routes across Lancashire. (Emailed to Cllrs. 7/12/2017)
g) Lancaster City Council has launched the first stage of a review into the district’s parish arrangements – deadline 12/1/18. (Emailed to Cllrs. 8/12/17)
h) Air Ambulance Year Review.
i) Copy of letter to PROW about the continued closure of Trowbarrow footpath. (Emailed to Cllrs. 12/2/17)
j) Lancashire County Council informs of an extension of the closure of Footpath No 39 (LCityC) being extended until 25/12/18 or until works are completed. (Emailed to Cllrs. 12/12/17)
k) Advice that New Road (area over the level crossing) will be closed to traffic rom 22.00 hours on 27th to circa 10.30 on 28th January. (Emailed to Cllrs. 13/12/17)
l) LALC Newsletter. (Emailed to Cllrs. 14/12/17)
m) Ros Paulson writes about the Trowbarrow footpath extension of time and provides details of the concessionary route for the present. (Emailed to Cllrs. 17/12/17)
n) An invitation to the Budget and Performance Panel Stakeholder meeting to be held on 23rd January 2018 at 6pm in Morecambe Town Hall. (Emailed to Cllrs. 17/12/17)
o) An invitation for the Chairperson and guest to attend a carol service at Blackburn Cathedral on 4th February at 6.30pm.
p) L City C writes about a Community Governance Review. (Emailed 18/12/17)
q) LCC Parish Champion Newsletter (Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/17)
r) Bus service Changes – Jan. 2018 (Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/17)
s) An invitation to the Budget and Performance Panel Stakeholder meeting to be held on 23rd January 2018 at 6pm in Morecambe Town Hall. RSVP by 19/1/18(Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/17)
t) LCC seeks the opinion of partners and stakeholders on Lancashire County Council’s proposed budget savings for 2018/19. (Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/17)
u) The Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Management Plan is being reviewed and the Parish Council are invited to give comments and suggestions. (Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/17)
v) LCR publication
w) Growing a Rural Community Survey (Emailed to Cllrs 22/12/17)
x) Walney Extension booklet.

12 Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a, and comments made as indicated:
• SL/2016/1044. An appeal has been made regarding Former Leeds Children’s holiday camp – planning application. Deadline 18/12/17. Supplied by L Baron AONB on 8/12/17) Supplied by SLDC 11/12/17 replies to be forwarded by 18/12/17 unless an extension of time to 15th January 2018 can be granted.
• SL/0168/TPO Orchard House, Wallings Lane. Fell of 1 AshTree.

(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:
• 17/01508/VCN Cove Lea, Cove Lane. Conversion of dwelling into two dwellings, erection of a two storey side extension, new garage/workshop and creation of a granny flat. (pursuant to the variation of conditions 2, 3, 8 and 16 on planning permission 12/00536/FUL to amend the pllans, slate on garage roof, boundary details and window details to the western elevation). (Emailed to Cllrs. 13/12/17)

(d) To further consider the letter regarding the proposed demolition and new build on the site of Corner House, Woodwell Lane and the request for the purchase of a strip of land or access rights over it to widen the drive and create a passing place. (Emailed to Cllrs. 3/11/17)

13 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
25(a) Parish Council Property and Functions
25(b) Non-Parish Council Property and Functions.

14 To discuss what can be done regarding Parking at the Railway Station.

15 To note that there will be a meeting with Mr K Iddon from County Highways; to discuss local Highway issues; at 7pm on 28/2/18 at the Gaskell Hall.

16 To approve expenditure on survey of parish owned trees.

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).
• Electricity Northwest, Wayleaves, £145.05.
(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• Mr P Williams, toilet cleaning, SO £230.
• Mr P William, sundries, £18.78, cheque.
• L D Challenor, salary and expenses £1054.46 cheque.
• S Hayward, salary and expenses £431.62, cheque.
• Tim Lambert, £300 (needs confirming)
• HMRC, PAYE, LDC, £240.48.
• John Bennett, cost of bugler RD – S137, £20 cheque.
• Biobag Ltd, doggy bags, £145.44 cheque.
• Lancaster City Council, AONB clearance of Wells, £312 cheque.
• Envirocare, contractor£199.99 SO.

(c) To decide upon and sign the precept request for 2018/19. (Financial summary/accounts provided to Cllrs. 22/12/17)

18 To consider the External Works Chart and updates if any.

19 To further the Emergency Plan.

20 Noticeboard To decide whether to request that the board be purchased and erected before the building is decorated.

21 To decide whether to request “devolved responsibility” from County Highways, to enable works to be carried out when required and consider the cost implications.

22 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda
23 To note any “Items for Information” (no decisions or action permitted)

24 To note that the date of the next meeting is at the on 5th February 2018 at 7.30. NB Deputy S Hayward sends her apologies for this meeting. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before and copies of reports, to reach the Clerk before 30th January.



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