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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting on Monday 2nd December 2019 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 the Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 4th November 2019.

4 To receive information about matters arising from the Minutes of previous meetings, not covered by the Agenda.
• Hutton Trust – resignation of our representative.

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 Police – To receive information from Sergeant Lindsey Brown and. Kath Arnmstong, the Operations Support Manager for West BCU Force.

7 To receive a report from Carolyne Walsh Community Connection Officer.

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 Cllr. 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).

11 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

12 To consider the following correspondence and discuss replies as appropriate:
a) George Whittaker’s memorial plaque has gone missing from the playing field. (31/10/19) – undergoing restoration.
b) David Morris MP updates the Council with information about Vodafone’s intentions. (31/10/19) – requests he keeps pushing for a mast.
c) War Memorials Trust Bulletin
d) Clerk and Council’s Direct
e) SLDC weekly update, 13/11,
f) Copy of an email from Natural England regarding the progress with stock grassing at Gait Barrows and the delay in producing the draft Management Plan. (7/11/19)
g) Re: What3Words (7/11/19).- Invited to come to January 7th 2020 meeting but it’s not possible.
h) Morecambe Bay. Details of new bird Sculptures. (11/11/19)
i) A thankyou from the Horticultural Society for the grant to buy daffodils to plant.
j) Lucy from the AONB writes in response to their funding mentioned in the November Minutes. (14/11/19)
k) An invitation from the AONB to an event on managing hedgerows for wildlife, on 28/11/19, 10-3pm at Leighton Moss Lunch provided – book a place. (Email14/11/19)
l) LALC supplies Lancashire Constabulary’s first Crime Newsletter for Lancashire. (Emailed 14/11/19)
m) Winter Stakeholder Bulltetin. (Emailed 19/11/19)
n) AONB Executive Committee Minutes and Bittern Award Nomination Form. (Emailed 20/11/19)
o) The Rural Bulletin. (Emailed 20/11/19 & 26/11/19)
p) Bus Service Update changes via LALC. (20/11/19)
q) Flag publication.
r) A resident of Spring Bank writes about problems exiting onto Stankelt Road and suggests a mirror be erected. (Cllrs. emailed 25/11/19)

13 Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 19/01317/FUL 1 The Chase, Stankelt Road, LAS OUT Conversion of existing to additional living accommodation and erection of a single storey outbuilding to create ancillary accommodation in association with 1 The Chase. (1/11/19)
• 19/01382/FUL 7 The Green, LA5 0TJ Erection of a replacement shed to the front.
• 19/01218/FUL 15 The Row. Demolition of existing porch, removal of bay window, erection of bay window and porch to the front elevation, construction of a canopy and installation of raised roof to existing rear extension.

(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:
19/01433/FUL 14 St Johns Avenue. Erection of a two storey rear extension and single storey link extension to garage, installation of a pitched roof to existing front porch and removal of a chimney. (Emailed 20/11/19)

14 To consider the possible guest for the Annual Assembly and to note the date and venue is 19th March 2020, Main room, Gaskell Hall.

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): B4RN repayment by bacs £6850.43
(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• Mr M Fletcher, Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr T Bond, Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr T Houghton Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr J Bennett, Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr S Wales Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr N Ribbons Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mr P Bickerstaff, Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Mrs J Greenwell, Basic Allowance, £25 cheque
• Compost Bag Company Ltd, dog waste bags, £290.52, cheque
• Mr P Williams, toilets, £234.17 SO
• Envirocare, contractor, £312, cheque
• Mr T Lambert, contractor, £320, cheque
• B4RN shares for 3yr period, £7000, cheque
• Waterplus, toilets, £52.84, bacs
• AONB donation, £700 cheque
• M Humphries, Bugler, £25 cheque

(c) To consider the section 137 appeal for £100 to help towards repairs to St John’s School roof. (See email of 14/11/19)
(d) To sign the B4RN application for 7000 shares at £7000.
(e) To consider the section 137 appeal for £100 to help towards repairs to St John’s School roof. (See email of 14/11/19)
(f) Budget – any final amendments.
(g) To confirm Malcolm Richardson as the Internal Auditor for 2019-2020 at a cost of £100.
(h) Came & Company renewal documents/end 30/9/20. (Emailed 20/11/19)

16 Streetscape
a) To update on the Defibrulator situation.
b) To consider the kind offer of a memorial seat from Mr Alex Bottoms for The Cove. (Emailed to Council 14/11/19)

17 Woodland Matters
• Cllr. Bond has been consulted about trees being too close to electricity lines at Woodwell and has found that rather than them being felled, a tree guard can be placed on the tree by the Electricy Company (free of charge) to keep power lines away from them. This has been authorised by Cllr. Bond as member of the Woodland Group. (7/11/19)
• To consider ordering the sign as circulated on 21st November, for Woodwell from Signs Express, Lancaster at a cost of £377.72 (including vat) and update on the result of the Councillors. on site meeting.

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.

19 Emergency Plan. To clarify the course of actions if there is an emergency and consider any matters which may still need attention.

20 To consider the updated External Works Chart No. 32.

21 To receive Items for Information.

22 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

23 To note that the date of the next meeting is 6th January 2020. Items for the agenda to reach the Clerk before 31st December 2019.

L D Challenor

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