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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting on 6th January 2020 at 7.30pm, in the Green Room, Gaskell Hall, Emesgate Lane, 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 4th December 2019

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

5 To receive the Police Report.

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

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. Phillippa Williamson.

8 To meet Hilary Edwards who has volunteered to work for the Silverdale United Charities.

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 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.

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 update, (emailed 27/11, 5/12, 11/12, 18/12 & 26/12/19)
b) Parish Online Newsletter.(Emailed 28/11/19)
c) Western Power House advise on how to prepare for a cut in power. (Emailed 30/11)
d) Power for people approach the council to support their Bill, which if made law, would empower local communities to sell locally generated clean energy directly to local customers by establishing a statutory Right to Local Supply. (Emailed 30/11/19)
e) LALC’s Newsletter. (Emailed 5/12/19)
f) Rural Bulletin 11/12,
g) Parish Online News. (Emailed 11/12/19)
h) Various copies of correspondence regarding the removal of a fallen tree on Hollins Lane responsibility for which belongs to Highways LCC.
i) The winter edition of the Bay Health and Care Partners newsletter. (Emailed 12/12/19)
j) LALC supplies details of forthcoming training workshops. (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/12/19)
k) Came & Company write about the benefits of Rradar (Emailed to Cllrs. 16/12/19)
l) Canal Quarter Strategic Regeneration Framework (draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)) (Emailed 17/12/19)
m) The Chairman of NALC writes about stronger communities. (Emailed 20/12/19)
n) Notice that City Council representatives will present the Budget and Policy Framework Proposals for 2020/21 for consultation purposes on 21/1/20 at 6pm at Morecambe Town Hall – confirm attendance by 17th January. (Emailed 20/12/19)
o) PSMA Newsletter. (Emailed 20/12/19)

12 Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a,:
• 19/01483/CU Apartment 1, Hazelwood Hall, Hollins Lane. Change of use of holiday apartment to unrestricted residential use. (C3) . (Emailed 30/11/19)
• 19/01514//FUL 5 The Green. Removal of an existing side bay window and erection of a single storey side extension. (Emailed 5/12/19)

(b) Planning Applications:
• 19/01551/FUL Gibraltar Farmhouse, Lindeth Road. Installation of sewage treatment plant.
• 19/01552/LB Gibraltar Farmhouse, Lindeth Road. Listed building application for installation of sewage treatment plant.

13 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 Functions.

14 To confirm the Annual Returns 2019 have been submitted for the following Charities for which the Parish Council is the sole Trustee:
• Silverdale Children’s Playground 521323
• Public Watering Places 500269
• Public Quarries 500270

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).
• Wayleaves £127.05
(b) To consider giving a section 137 grant to the Neighbourhood Watch team to support printing
To consider giving a section 137 grant towards funding the Village Directory 2020.
(c)To authorise payments and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• British Gas, toilets, £54.54, bacs
• Gill Ribbons, salary & expenses, £553.01 cheque
• D Challenor, salary & expenses, £1102.80 cheque
• HMRC, paye for LDC, £252.54, cheque
• Envirocare, contractor, £312, cheque
• T Lambert, contractor, £240 cheque
• Kedel Ltd, plastic bench parts, £1134.13
• Post Office Ltd, Woodwell/Bank Well clearance, £312, cheque
• John Bennett, Emergency Plan sundries, £68.23, cheque
• British Gas, clock, £34.53, bacs
• British Gas, clock, £13.32 bacs

(d) To record the precept request for 2019/20 has been submitted.
(e) To record that Mr Malcolm Richardson will act as Internal Auditor for 2019-2020 for a fee of £100 plus expenses.
(f) To receive the Financial Summary of Accounts for January, 2019.

16 To consider the External Works Chart 33 and updates if any.

17 Streetscape
• Spids. To update on progress. Mr Cox emailed 2/12/19 with spreadsheet of sites.
• Defibrillators – Notice of Likelink inspection due. (2/11/19) To approve the agreement to take over responsibility for the defibrillator on the Gaskell Hall. Emailed to Cllrs. 21/12/19) To receive any updates.
• To review the provision of Christmas decorations in the village.
• Benches – Updates and information regarding the offer of a donation for The Cove.

18 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 decide on the wall repairs – expected to be £300-£400.

19 To consider who to invite to speak at the Annual Assembly. (See notes from Chairman)

20 To update progress with the Emergency Plan and consider dates for another “blackout test”.

21 To review the procedure for approaching landowners with overgrown shrubbery and any further action for non-compliance.(See current approach letter/emailed to Cllrs. on 18/12/19 and notes from Chairman)

22 To decide what course of action to take following the meeting with the Community Engagement Officer.

23 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda
24 To note any “Items for Information” (no decisions or action permitted)

25 To note that the date of the next meeting is at the on 3rd February 2020 at 7.30pm Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before 27th January.


Mrs Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council, Tel. 01524 761824