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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday 7th February 2023 at 7.00 pm; to be held at the Institute on Spring Bank, 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 January 2023.

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. Time is limited to 3 minutes per person. Note: Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification only.

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

8 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Councillor 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 To review D Wain’s work list.
11 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 list 4/1, 11/1, 18/1, 25/1/23.
b) Details of a consultation regarding budget savings proposals from LCC’s Legal and Democratic Services Team. Comments are requested by 31 January. (Emailed 5/1/23)
c) Clerk & Council’s Direct, January publication.
d) A response has been received from Highways explaining that Crag Road has been assessed and it does not qualify for repair. Gritting will be done on Lindeth Road and Ford Road as secondary routes. No grit bin can be provided for Bottoms Lane as it does not meet the criteria. (16/1/23) New Road has been surveyed and the necessary repairs will be carried out in due course.
e) A resident expresses his concerns about the reduced doctors hours in the village and requests that the Parish Council consider contacting Ash Trees Surgery to ask what is the long-term plan for Silverdale Surgery. (16/1/23)
f) The Rural Bulletin. (17/1/23)
g) Notice that the 2022 B4RN AGM will be held online at 7pm on Thursday the 16th of February 2023. (Emailed 21/1/2023) A formal invitation issued on 24/1/23.
h) Lancashire County Council outline their proposals to increase parking fees in Lancaster and Preston.(21/1/23)
i) LCC Parish and Town Council Newsletter – January 2023.A resident who lives on Stankelt Road writes to support the proposed Neighbourhood Watch Scheme. (Emailed 30/1/23)
j) A resident draws the Council’s attention to the Silverdale Shuttle timetable which has not been adjusted following rail timetable changes. The “home from school” train now arrives at 16:18. The bus comes at 16:37 by which time everyone has got a lift home and the bus goes round the village empty.
k) The City Council Budget & Performance Panel Agenda for Wednesday 1st February 2023, 6.00 pm, at Morecambe Town Hall, has been published. (Emailed 31/1/23)

12 Planning Matters:
a) To note the following planning application was dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25.
• 22/01288/FUL 29 Cove Road. Proposal : Erection of a rear single storey extension and demolition of existing wall to create parking. (Emailed 29/12/22 deadline 12/1/23)
• 22/00999/FUL : Croftlands, 4 Shore Road. Proposal : Erection of single storey side extension, installation of solar panels to the south facing roof pitch, alteration to windows and doors including installation of rooflights, installation of two windows to the second floor west front elevation, installation of two first floor windows to north side elevation, installation of a window to the first floor south side elevation, replacement of render to all elevations, demolition of outbuildings and erection of detached outbuilding and installation of sewage treatment plant (Emailed 29/12/22 deadline 19/1/23)
• 23/00023/FUL 55 Stankelt Road. Proposal : Changes to materials and window fenestration, removal of bay window, construction of porch to South East elevation, construction of chimney to North East elevation and redesigning of North West elevation (amendments to previously approved scheme 18/00136/FUL) – Approval without concerns.
b) To consider the following planning applications:
• 23/0008/TPO Silverdale Golf Club, Red Bridge Lane Proposal : T1&T2-Remove epicormic growth and reduce. (Emailed 23/1/23)
• 23/00073/FUL 20 Lindeth Road. Proposal : Demolition of existing conservatory with erection of a single storey rear extension with raised terrace and balustrade incorporating store. (Emailed 24/1/23)

13 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.

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).
Wayleaves payment to go into playground fund £129.35
Current account balance £55482.71

b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• Waterplus, 2 mnths toilets, £33.80 & £35.67 bacs
• EDF energy (Toilets), £28.37, bacs
• EDF energy (Clock), £24.48, bacs
• Silverdale Institute, room hire, £192, cheque 622428
• J Bennett, Satin Anthracite Paint, £21.60 cheque 622429
• T Bond, Copies of Maps, £10, 2 trees £138.93 = £148.93 cheque 622430
• T Graham, toilet supplies, £57.88 cheque 622431
• Iclean (Northwest) Ltd., 2 months toilets, £691.60 cheque 622432
• Westmorland Tree Care Ltd., Ash die back, £2700, cheque 622433
• M. Fletcher, 3 sets toilet keys, £18 cheque 622434
• Lancaster City Council, clearance of wells £312+£120 fence = £432, 622435

c) To authorise the expenditure of digitally recording all the important historical documents at a cost of £250 to £300. This sum was not specified in our budget so would need to come out of general funds.

15 Streetscape/Working Groups
a) To decide whether the lights on the SPID should be dimmed as they will not be as bright in daytime. .Does the collected data to date show any evidence that the installation of the SPID has reduced speeding through the village?.
b) Woodlands. A request has been received to agree to a felling of a Laburnum tree in Burton Well Lane, which has poisoned a horse. (Emailed 21/1/23)
c) Watering Places. To discuss the future for Bankwell.

16 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.

17 To consider the responders response to our enquiry (Ref Minute:13265) which states that they will continue to hold the money. Spare kits are with Storth and Minthorpe groups but recoverable when needed.

18 To consider how the Council can help with the continuation of the Post Office if the present occupiers are not able to continue any longer.

19 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda
• To consider whether Silverdale United Charities could be used as a savings pot for BT site if it comes available.

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

21 To note that the date of the next meeting at The Institute is 7th March 2023; Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 28th February.
The Annual Assembly for the Parish is at the Gaskell Hall main room on 16th March at 7pm, Guest Speaker: Mr Tim Narey, speaking on the Eden Project plans for Morecambe.


L Denise Challenor,

Clerk to the Council, 01524 761824