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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting on 3rd September 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 6th August 2018.

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 Police report.

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

8 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. 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).

10 Vacancy on the Council
a) To acknowledge that Mr Paul Williams has resigned after many years of service to the community.
b) Following the display of vacancy notices for the required time; there has not been sufficient public interest in holding an election; so the Council now propose to co-opt a new member.

11 Planning Matters:
a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25: None
b) To consider the following Planning applications:
• 18/01865/FUL RSPB Leighton Moss, Storrs Lane. Installation of 62 solar panels on the south east facing roof of the Visitor Centre.
• Browns Footpath No 14. To form a response to the County Council notification regarding the Public Footpath on Foreshore to Lindeth Road Silverdale (Definitive Map Modification) Order 2013 AND Browns Houses to Lindeth Road, Silverdale. (Definitive Map Modification) Order 2013
The start date for the above Orders is 14 August 2018 An invitation to witness at the inquiry into the Order which will be held at 10.00am on 15 January 2019, at Carnforth Civic Hall, North Road, Carnforth. (Emailed to Cllr.s 30/7/18)

12 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 Function
• New hot water heater for the cleaners cupboard

13 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:
• L D Challenor, reimbursement for notice board magnets, £32.58, cheque
• Smith of Derby, clock service, £238.80 cheque
• Quay Fabrications(Lancaster) Ltd, playground, £155.52, cheque
• Came & Company, insurance, £1164.31, cheque
• Gaskell Memorial Hall, S137 food festival, £52.50 cheque
• T Lambert, contractor, cheque £330
• D Wain, grass strimming, cheques £45 & £45.
• Envirocare, contractor, cheque £312
• P Williams, toilet cleaning £230 SO

14 Correspondence
To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a) Headland to Headspace give information about their dance and artwork in 5 locations locally. (Cllrs. emailed 1/8/18)
b) Rural Services Network information. (Cllrs. emailed 1/8/18 & 21/8/18)
c) A suggestion to erect a “silent soldier” to commemorate WW1 centenary. (Emailed to Cllrs. 7/8/18)
d) Press release from the Crime and Police Commissioner. (Emailed to Cllrs. 7/8/18)
e) SLDC weekly planning update. (To Cllrs. 8/8/18 & 15/8/18 & 22/8/18)
f) Ordnance Survey write to explain their Zoomstack trial. (To Cllr.s 9/8/18)
g) A resident writes about the unsafe building on Challan Hall grounds and the notice left beside a pile of wood there. (Emailed to Cllrs. 14/8/18)
h) Morecambe Bay Partnership communication. (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/8/18)
i) August North West Coastal access news. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/8/18)
j) LALC Newsletter. (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/8/18)
k) Touring cinema update. (Emailed to Cllrs 22/8/18)
l) “Toilets for All” news. (23/8/18)
m) A resident supplies a copy of an email about the area from Challan Hall to the bridge in front of White Scar having access impeded. (To Cllrs. 24/8/18)
n) Flag publication.
o) Walney Extension Offshore Wind Farm News

15 Streetscape
a) To consider the refurbishment and updating of the pillar clock.
b) To decide whether to order the commemorative bench as circulated 11/8/18.
c) To give a progress report on the Historic footpath signs.
d) To update on the request for new and replacement waste bins.
e) To decide upon alternative brackets/costs for the SPID.

16 Highways External Service Report – To review progress and add any new works to the report. (See attached)

17 Toilets. To discuss the lease for the toilets and what it might allow to facilitate improvements and access for the disabled.

18 Insurance. To approve the insurance cover for 2018-19 with AXA Insurance uk through Came and Company as emailed to Cllrs on 15/8/18

19 Silverdale Railway Station To discuss what can be done to improve access for the disabled south bound travellers.

20 To request that a Councillor volunteers to be the representative for Silverdale United Charities.

21 Emergency Plan
To review and plan future actions for maintenance of equipment and emergency situations.

22 Playground
a) To review this months inspection reports
b) To consider retaining battens for the wet pour – options for replacement
c) Trees – to agree on removal of dead and leaning trees
d) Deck surfaces on multiunits – to consider replacement proposal
e) To decide upon appropriateness of activities involving groups.

23 To note any “Items for Information” (no decisions or action permitted)
24 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.
• Set the meeting dates – November.

25 To note that the date of the next meeting is 1st October 2018. Items for the agenda and copies of reports, to reach the Clerk before 24th September.


Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council Tel. 01524 761824