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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend an ordinary Silverdale Parish Council Meeting on Monday 6th July 2020 at 7.30pm, using Microsoft Teams online. For the public to take part they need to request a link from the clerk by email in advance, which they would click on from 7pm onwards or if they have no internet available a local rate telephone link will be available, please phone the clerk on 01524 761824 for the access phone number and ID.

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 the Ordinary Meeting held on 2nd March 2020 and the online Working Party Meetings of 4th April, 4th May and 1st June 2020.

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 of any relevant matters from County Councillor Phillippa Williamson.

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

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. Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
20/6072/TPO 27 Spring Bank, Felling of 2 Ash and a group of mixed Holly, Elder, Cherry and Thorn. – No objections.
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:-
20/00504/FUL The Ashes, Spring Bank. Election of a single storey side extension.
(Emailed to Cllrs. 18/6/20)
20/00640/FUL Land between 7 & 11 St Johns Avenue. Erection one 2-storey dwelling (C3). (Emailed 27/6/20)

10 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25: Carried out the recommendations of the Council, with regard to the appointment of Contractors, seeking of advice regarding the opening of the toilets, procedure to fill the vacancy for a Councillor, payments etc. and reported pollution on the shore. Asked Dave to replace the lock with a bolt and coat the noticeboard in the playground.

11 Tenders To report on the actions taken with regard to appointing the new Contractors and consult on the way forward. Whether the “street works” training is necessary and if so authorise the cost which is likely to be approximately £400.
12 To update on progress for becoming compliant to the Accessibility Regulations 2018; the deadline of which is 23rd September 2020 and establish any measures still to be taken. (Web content guidelines (WCAG) 2.1)
13 Streetscape
• To consider any progress regarding the SPID deployments in the light of three complaints about speeding in the village. (See four emails forwarded 22/6/20, 24/6 &26/6)
• To consider what may be done regarding the lack of parking space in the village.
• To consider a report and proposals from the Healthy Village – Communications Group, regarding public notice boards.

14 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 discuss when it may be possible to open the playground.

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, or more than one such Member). None

(b) To record/authorise payment and sign any cheques for the following accounts:
• British Gas, toilets, £12.89 bacs
• British Gas, clock, £17.26, bacs
• L D Challenor, reimbursement for more soil for play’d, £133.20, cheque
• Westmorland Tree Care Ltd., tree felling, £360, cheque
• L D Challenor, salary/expenses 3 months,£1103.73 cheque
• G Ribbons, salary/expenses 3 months, £793.21 cheque
• HMRC, paye for LDC, £252.54 cheque
• Thomas Graham, toilet supplies, £31.34 + 2.23=£33.57, cheque
• P Williams, toilets, £244. SO

c) Audit Matters
To approve and sign section 1 and section 2 of the Annual Return and to note that the Rights of Public to Inspect the Accounts has been delayed due to the pandemic and will now commence 10th July until 20th August, 2020.

d) To receive the accounts to date from 1/4/20 and the Financial Statement for July 2020.
16 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 update. (3/6/20, 10/6, 17/6)
b) LCR publication
c) An update on SELRAP (6/6/20)
d) A resident writes about restricted access to Trowbarrow. (Emailed to Cllrs. 10/6/20)
e) A resident writes in protest about a sign stolen from outside his property. (Emailed to Cllrs. 10/6/20)
f) A resident writes about the threat to wildlife from cats and hopes that owners will consider putting a bell on their collar. (Emailed to Cllrs.11/6/20)
g) NALC provides their policy consultation e-briefing into the Labour Coronavirus & the future of local government commission on local government, housing & transport. (Emailed 11/6/20)
h) Various bodies writing about COVID19 matters forwarded to Cllrs.
i) A resident rang concerned about the virus perhaps being spread by residents walking through the waste water from the handbasin by the Co-op. (15/6/20)
j) The Rural Bulletin (Emailed 16/6/20)
k) Latest Public Sector Geospatial Agreement news. (Emailed to Cllr.s 17/6/20)
l) Information from County Cllr. Williamson regarding extra investment in the bus service. (Emailed 19/6/20)
m) A letter from a resident to express his feelings about how the Council dealt with his planning application, asking that this be discussed. (Emailed 19/6/20)
n) Four emails to complain about speeding in the village, mentioned under item 13.
o) Local Plan News June 2020 (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/6/20)
p) Keer to Kent publication

17 To chose our new co-opted Parish Councillor and to witness the signing of the Acceptance of Office. (Each applicant has submitted their reasons for wanting to be a Councillor and any relevant experience)

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

19 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

20 To note that the date of the next meeting is August 3rd 2020 Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 27 July.

Denise Challenor (Mrs)
Clerk to the Council. Tel. 01524 761824