Latest Agenda


Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend an ordinary Silverdale Parish Council Meeting on 6th June 2023 at 7.00pm, at the Institute, Spring Bank, Silverdale; for the purposes of the following Agenda:
1 To receive apologies for absence.

2 To be informed that Cllr. Bond has signed the ‘Acceptance of Office of Chairman’ which was witnessed by the clerk.

3 To receive a proposal to co-opt Mr Ian Fisher onto the Council and, as required, to witness
him signing the ‘Acceptance of Office’.

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

5 To approve and sign the Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 9 May 2023.

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

7 Police Matters
a) To receive a Police Report if available.
b) To record concern at the continuing break-ins / attempted break-ins occurring in the Parish
c) To check on progress towards establishing the whole Parish as a “No Cold Calling Zone”
d) To consider investigating the possibility/costs/logistics of a monitored CCTV system to help
e) To protect the Parish by assisting with prevention/detection of crime, and to help when instances of missing persons occur.

8 To receive a report of any relevant matters from County Cllr Phillippa Williamson

9 To receive a report of any relevant matters by our City Councillor Alan Greenwell

10 To hear matters raised by Members of the Public for future consideration. Time is limited to 3 minutes per person. It is appreciated if a spokesperson is selected to represent a group with the same subject and one can also chose to write to the clerk in advance. Note: Members of the Council are not permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification only.

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 Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 23/00498/VCN 28 Stankelt Road Proposal : Demolition of existing rear rotunda and porch and erection of replacement porch, conversion of existing garage to ancillary living accommodation with erection of a single storey side extension and glazed link extension, erection of a single storey extension to front and side to include replacement garage with associated landscaping (pursuant to the variation of condition 2 on planning permission 22/01372/FUL to amend plans to alter the layout of the potting shed and green house and extend the single storey side extension) – Emailed 5/5/23.
• 23/00264/FUL Site Address : Land At Grid Reference E346290 N475228, Spring Bank. Proposal : Erection of a single storey dwelling (C3) with associated package treatment plant, access and landscaping. (Emailed 9/5/23)

(b) To consider the following Planning Applications: none

(c) i) To seek clarification on requirements and regulation of campsites in the AONB, with
particular reference to Silver sapling.
ii) To clarify which are the existing, established camping/caravan sites and areas within
the Parish.

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

13 Finance
a) To conduct the monthly check of all money received by the Council and record the balance of the current account (bank statements to be inspected by a Member who is not a Bank Signatory).
• EDF toilets – refund due £59.48
• EDF clock – refund due £75.39
• Balance of the current account on 26/5/23 was £97295.01
b) To authorise payment and the signing of cheques for the following accounts:
• EDF clock, £23 bacs reducing to £19 from 1/7/23
• EDF toilets, £16 bacs
• Waterplus, toilets, £38.89 bacs
• Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd, £15.59 & £48.46 + £64.05 cheque
• Great Oaks Tree Services, contractor, May & April, £2076 cheque
• J Bennett, parts for playground roundabout, £29.35 cheque
• Iclean, toilets, Feb, & March, £691.60 cheque
• D Wain, contractor, £989 cheque
• Steve Lamb, IT support, £50 cheque

c) Audit Matters.
• To acknowledge the receipt of the Internal Auditors Report. (Emailed 9th May 2023)

d) To note that the accounts will now be sent to the External Account and the period for Public Inspection runs from 5th June to 14th July 2023.

14 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a) Westmorland & Furness weekly update (3/5/23)
b) The Rural bulletin (Emailed 3/5, 10/5, 17/5, 24/5/2023)
c) Clerk & Councils Direct publication.
d) County Council consumer alerts (Emailed 8/5/23). Information about Safe Trader Scheme a website showing safe traders – (11/5/23)
e) Notice of roadworks on Lindeth Road, commencing 24th to 28th July 2023. (Emailed 17/5/23)
f) Morecambe Bay Partnership News.
g) North West Coastal access news.
h) Notice that part of ‘The Row’ from Slackwood Lane to No 59, will be receiving roadworks from 13th to 27th September 2023.
i) Confirmation that the Gesualdo Six are booking for the 14 October at St John’s – tickets will be available online from the ticket agency. (Emailed 26/5/23)
j) A resident writes about the Ice cream shop opening next to the Post Office being an added threat to the Post Offices continuance. (29/5/23)

15 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 consider the points raised in a Lancaster City Council playground inspection report issued on 24th May 2023, (a summary of the Lancaster City Council 70 page report is being prepared for Councillors).
• To consider approving a quotation from RoSPA to create a formal Risk Assessment for the Playground with the intention, subject to approval from Council, of adopting it into our Health and Safety management plan.

16 Working Parties/ Streetscape.
a) Working groups
• To decide upon the processes for assigning Cllrs. to working groups.
b) Road Safety/Highways.
• To review the situation regarding the position of the Inpost Box at the Station.
• To consider what to do about disgraceful state of the National Trust collapsed wall and dangerous strand of barbed wire on Stankelt Road just before the steps to The Lots.
c) Parking.
• To consider the visits from Campervans on the foreshore following the complaints received and to decide whether there should be any action taken.
• To consider the issues relating to parking in Gaskell Close on the footpath.
d) Toilets.
• To review the service of the new cleaners and the current level of vandalism and decide what action to take.
e) Wells/Quarries.
• To decided what action to take regarding Bankwell’s clearance.
f) Health Matters
• To consider alternative locations for the Defibrillator besides the Methodist Church.

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

18 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

19 To note the next Parish Council meeting is on the 4th July, 2023.


Mrs L D (Denise) Challenor, Clerk to the Council, 01524 761824