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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a Parish Council Meeting on Monday 2nd March 2020 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 3rd February 2020.

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 welcome Stefanie Gray, Development Officer, from L City Council to hear of the plans to improve the environment by planting trees and collecting litter in 2020.

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).
• Please see Cllr. Fletcher’s report on the Coastal Path.

11 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a) Details of the Best Kept Village competition. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/1/20 & 17/2/20)
b) The Rural Bulletin (Emailed 29/1/20)
c) SLDC weekly planning update. (Emailed 29/1, 5/2, 12/1, 20/2,)
d) Lancashire County Council Budget consultation – deadline for comments was 12/2/20! (Emailed 29/1/20)
e) Natural England’s‘Summary Guide to the Management of Gait Barrows NNR’ and the ‘Grazed Habitats Management Plan’ are now available. Notice of an information day on 1/2/20, an informative walk on 2/1/20 and on 6/2/20. (Emailed 31/1/20)
f) LALC supply their amended constitution. (Emailed 31/1/20)
g) Broxap brochure of litter and recycling bins.
h) County Cllr. Williamson supplies information about upcoming required changes to Freeview TV services in the North West of England, which may affect some Silverdale residents. (Emailed 6/2/20)
i) Came & Company Newsletter. (Emailed 11/2/20)
j) The Government is currently consulting on the Draft North West Inshore and Offshore Marine Plans and would value your views. The consultation runs until 6th April 2020. For more information see (12/2/20)
k) Spadeadam write about celebrating the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. (Emailed 12/2/20)
l) LALC invites Cllrs to their all day Spring Conference at Leyland on April 25th. £35. (Emailed 12/2/20)
m) Notice of an event regarding road safety aimed at over 60’s. 26/3/20. (Emailed 13/2/20)
n) Notice of SELRAP – AGM 9/3/20 at 7pm, Municipal Hall, Albert Rd Colne. (17/3/20)
o) SLDC informs of their formation of the Local Plan up to 2040 and their ways of consulting the public during various drop – in sessions. (Emailed 18/2/20)
p) Final draft comments on the management of Gait Barrows. (Emailed 18/2/20)
q) North West Coastal Access update from Natural England. (Emailed 18/2/20)
r) A resident writes to give his comments on the route of the Coastal Path. ( 20/2/20)
s) Notice that the Summary Guide to the Management of Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve 2020-2025 is now available; comments and appendix. (Emailed to Cllrs. 24/2/20)
t) Our Lancs. Community Officer offers free “Road Closure” training at Preston, 23/3/20 from 9.00 to 16.00 hours. (See mail of 21/2/20)

12 (a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 20/0018/TPO 54 Emesgate Lane. Ash x 5 – Fell, Lime x 1 – Fell. – No comments
• 20/00131/CU Waterslack Farm, Waterslack Road. Retrospective application for the change of use of farm shop (A1) to part of dwellinghouse (C3).

b) To consider the following Planning Applications: None.

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

14 Tenders
a) Parish Contractor To review the contractors tenders which end 18th May 2020.
b) To consider offering to continue the tender for the Website with our present consultant for a further year; starting June 2020.
c) To consider the Tender’s submitted for cleaning of the Public Toilets and refilling the dog-poop bag dispensers.

15 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)
b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• Paul Williams, SO £234.17
• Compost Bag Company Ltd., dog bags, £242.10, cheque
• T Lambert, contractor, £300 cheque
• A Walker, EP fuel exchange, £260.92 cheque
• British Gas, clock, £23.38, Bacs
• British Gas, toilet block, £36.65,Bacs
• Gaskell Memorial Hall, Green room, January, £22.50, cheque
• Thomas Graham, toilet supplies, £112.48, cheque
• Kedel Ltd, extra plastic wood, £46.78, cheque
• Westfield Fasteners Ltd., playground parts, £19.67 cheque
• Envirocare, contractor, £312 cheque
c) To review the Asset register
d) To review the Risk Assessment.

16 Streetscape
• SPID update.
• Parking -To decide whether to approach the National Trust regarding parking and access. Cllr’s please see Cllr. Fletchers email of 19/2/20 for his suggestions.

17 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.
• To update on the progress regarding repairs to the wall and decide on action.

18 External works progress Chart – Verges meeting.(See Cllr. Bennett’s email of 12/2/20)

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

20 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

21 To note that the date of the next meeting is Thursday 6th April 2020. Items for the agenda and copies of reports, to reach the Clerk before 30th March.

Denise Challenor,
Clerk to the Council, 01524 761824