Latest Agenda

Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend an online
Parish Council Meeting on Monday 5th October 2020 at 7.30pm, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda: the public will need to apply to the Clerk for a link to gain access to the meeting.

1 To elect a Vice-Chairman.

2. To receive Apologies for Absence.

3 To Co-opt two Councillors to join the Council.

4 To receive Declarations of Members’ interests relating to any items appearing on the agenda.

5 To approve the Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held online on 7th September 2020.

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

7 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.

8 To receive a Police report if available.

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

10 To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. Phillippa Williamson and to discuss her Newsletter. (Emailed 18/9/20)

11 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).

12 Planning Matters:
a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 20/0158/TPO Silverdale Village Institute, Spring Bank. Fell 2 Ash.
• 20/00914/FUL 15 Townsfield. Demolition of existing side storey utility room and erection of a single storey side/rear extension. (Emailed to Cllr.s 3/4/20)
• 20/0154/TPO 39A Lindeth Road, Fell T1 to T11 Ash.
• 20/0171/TPO 2B Stankelt Road. Ash (T001) – prune to remove stem three over neighbouring garden, crown raise to 4 metres, Sycamore (T003) – 4m clearance and crown raise, property aspect to 4 metres, Ash (T004) – Fell Stem one, Prune stem two.
b) Planning Applications:
• 20/01001/FUL 19 Stankelt Road. Removal of existing septic tank and installation of a new sewage treatment plant. (Emailed to Cllrs. 23/9/20)

13 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.
• The clerk has queried with Councillors the length of term the Council they wish to accept and has confirmed that the Insurance period will be for 3 years to 1/10/ 2023.
• The clerk has asked D Wain to paint the long seat on the shore whilst the weather is good.

14 To consider the Tenders submitted for dealing with the Ash Dieback trees.

15 Finance
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.)
• Bacs payment from D Wain, £202.80 (training for Kin)
(b) To authorise payments and sign cheques where indicated for the following accounts:
• British Gas, toilets, £18.20 bacs
• British Gas, clock, £16.64 bacs
• Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd., toilet supplies, £154.70 cheque
• D Challenor, reimburse’ for paying domain name cost to ukhost4u, £119.99, cheque
• P Williams, toilets, £244 SO
• D Wain, ,£95 tree work plus parish contractor £279 = £374 cheque
• LDChallenor, reimbursement for 2 wreaths, £40 cheque
• L D Challenor, reimbursement for suction hooks, £45.23 cheque
• The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd., lights, £330.65 cheque
• Andrew Bodenham, toilet supplies, £18.97 cheque
• L D Challenor, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £1166.40 cheque
• HMRC, paye for LDC, £266.94 cheque
• Gill Ribbons, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £490.52 cheque
• Great Oaks Tree Services, playground, £732 cheque

(c) To inform members that they will be entitled to receive a payment of £25 (Basic Parish Allowance) for the financial year, next month. Anyone not wishing to receive this allowance please inform the Clerk in writing.

(d) To agree that the Chair’s expenses should be paid as they arise as the acceptance of office is not for the full year.

(e) To receive the Financial Summary of Accounts and draft Budget. To suggest any new proposals for next year and decide which should be added to the proposed draft Budget.

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 (emailed to Cllrs. 2/9, 10/9, 23/9)
b) Lancashire County Council provide consumer alerts. (emailed 3/9/20)
c) Clerk and Council’s Direct
d) The Chairman of the Girlguides at Silver Sapling campsite writes to ask if a link for them can be put on our website and offers help with weekend parking for Eaves Wood. (Emailed 5/9/20)
e) NALC supplies planning White Paper Summaries. (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)
f) Community Connectors notes from meetings. (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)
g) As part of a series of Health and Wellbeing Conversations happening in our district, we would really like it if you could join us in a free online event on Thursday 17 September 2020, 6.30-8pm. (Emailed to Cllrs.10/9/20)
h) An approach regarding the installation of an electric car charging point in Silverdale. (Emailed to Cllrs. 11/9/20)
i) Two invitations to ‘Teams’ meetings on COVID (Emailed 19/9/20)
j) A resident writes about her traffice speeding concerns. (Emailed to Cllrs 19/9/20)
k) Lune Valley Rural Housing Association Annual Report 2020.
l) COVID update from HMRC on Employment. (26/9/20)
m) AONB information and invitation to an online meeting on 11/11/20. (Emailed 28/6/20)
n) Lancaster City Council has commenced an immediate review of the Local Plan in the context of Climate Change the first stage runs from 25th September – 20th November 2020.

17 Streetscape
• To discuss the traffic and parking issues on Cove Lane and what action to take.

18 Reports from the Working Groups.
Action can only be authorised if a report has been provided to Council by 28th September.
a) Speeding Group – to include the acquisition of a SPID. (June, Liz, Tony) Rep. 28/9 LU
b) Christmas Decorations (Liz, John, Mike)Report 28/9 from LU
c) Parking (June Terry, Liz)
d) Request for new councillors to consider duty appointments generally but specifically on Parking, Speeding, Emergency Plan, Playground and Highways where Council representation needs boosting. (List provided)

19 Remembrance Day. – To confirm and record arrangements necessary for Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

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

21 Watering Places.-To authorise the clearance of Bank Well, and Wood Well.

22 Website Regulations.
Our website consultant supplies his report on Accessibility with regard to the new Regulations. (Forwarded to Cllrs. 7/9/20)

23 To acknowledge the forthcoming resignation of our toilet operative and discuss the way forward.

24 Meetings 2020 – To confirm the meeting dates for 2021. (as emailed)

25 To consider giving FOSS support to the celebrations of 175 years since the Furness line linking Barrow to Lancaster was formed, which FOSS wish to participate in. (See email 13/9/20)

26 Playground
a) 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 inspections. Rep. 28/9 JB
b) To authorise expenditure for the Burma Trail replacement parts.

27 To consider writing to the Coastguard with concerns about the number of rescues required on Silverdale’s beach.

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

29 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

30 To note that the date of the next meeting is 2nd November 2020. Items for the agenda and reports, to reach the Clerk before 27th October.

Signed: Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council Tel. 01524 761824