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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a Parish Council Meeting on Monday 1st February 2021 at 7.00 pm online through Zoom, by obtaining a link from the clerk, 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 4th January 2021.

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

5 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.

6 To receive a report from the Police if available.

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

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

10 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).

11 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:

SLDC weekly planning list 31/12/20, 6/1,

Mr Cooke asks to attend a meeting to speak about the benefits of the forthcoming Census. (Emailed to Cllr.s 6/1/20)

Lancashire County Council’s are seeking the opinion of partners and stakeholders on their proposed budget for 2021/22. (See email of 6/1/20)

Part of the team who deliver the Rural Community Energy Fund, has offered to give a talk about renewable energy and the ‘community energy’ model of communities owning assets. The purpose of the Rural Community Energy Fund is to provide feasibility and project development grant funding to rural community groups that want to develop their own renewable energy projects (See email of 9/12/20)

The Vision for a New Normal: Notice of the NHS Health Tech Virtual Conference February 25th 2021.

A resident writes again about the annoying light at the public toilets. (11/1/21) – Action taken to reduce brightness but not considered sufficient by the resident.

The Team at Leighton Hall write to propose some sort of Party / Picnic in the Park at Leighton Hall to celebrate the 70 year Reign of the Queen over the extra Bank Holiday in June 2022 and invite people to join a committee to form ideas. (Emailed 11/1/21)

The new Public Sector Plan on the OS Data Hub is launched for members. (11/1/21)

Notice of ‘Nurturing a Nation of Innovators’: The Virtual Government Technology Conference April 20th, 2021. (Emailed 14/1/21)

As part of ‘Our Wellbeing District’ series of Community Conversations we would very much like you to join us at our next free online Community Conversation taking place on Thursday 21st January 6:30pm-8pm. (Emailed 14/1/21)

Screwfix Foundation announce a fund available to help with communal projects for those needing financial assistance.(Emailed 14/1/21)

North West Coastal Access January news. (Emailed 14/1/21)

SELRAP writes to suggest what action can be taken to support the re-opening of the Skipton to Colne line. (Emailed 17/1/21)

Natural England provides a comprehensive response following a visitors complaint in late December about what has been done in Gait Barrow reserve. (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/1/21)

John Harris writes to gain publicity for their website which gives a variety of walks which the public might like to follow. (Emailed 15/1/21)

LALC supplies a “Joint Vision for Planning”. (Emailed 19/1/21)

LALCDetails of training for new Councillors and Clerks. Mod1 15/4/21, Mod 29/4/21, both by Zoom 7-9.30 pm £30 each. (Emailed 26/1/21)

12 Planning Matters:

a) To note the following planning application was dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a. None

b) To consider the following planning applications:

21/00011/FUL 1 Hazelwood. Demolition of existing carport and erection of a single storey extension, incorporating a link extension to the existing garage and creation of a veranda. (Emailed 21/1/21)
21/00009/FUL 2 Maryland Close. Demolition of a single storey rear extension and erection of a replacement single storey extension.
(Emailed 21/1/21)
13 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25: None

14 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).

b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:

British Gas (Toilets), £28.37, bacs

British Gas (Clock), £24.48, bacs

iclean, toilets, £244 cheque

J Graves & Son, Rocks to Woodwell, £48, cheque

D Wain, contractor, still to come.

Great Oaks, contractor, still to come

James Ferguson, light bulb, £6 cheque

c) To propose the purchase of a laptop for the Clerk, to be maintained by and be the property of the Council.

15 Working Groups

To decide whether to go ahead with the Bankwell sign with the significant expenditure required and if so decide on the specifications. (Details emailed 11/1/21)

To authorise the completion of the work on the long bench by the cattle grid on the Shore at a cost of approximately £250.

To receive details of remedial measures needed to improve the Public Toilets, consider signage to them and whether to proceed.

Emergency Generator. Following trials, permission has been gained to place an exhaust pipe on the Gaskell Hall to direct any fumes, the cost of approximately £75 has been agreed previously.

16 To record Sue Higham is the Council’s GDPR officer.

17 To consider grassland management and allotments. (Information emailed to Cllrs. 7/1/21)

18 City Council writes to the Parish Council regarding the Census on 21st March 2021 and asks for assistance to make residents aware that it is hoped they will complete it online; otherwise a paper copy will have to be acquired. They enclose a questionnaire for Council to comment. Cllr. Unsworth has volunteered to complete the questionnaire and to publicise the census arrangements.(See information attached on email of 20/1/21)


19 Playground – 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.


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 Monday, 1st March 2021. Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 22nd February.



Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council

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