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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting on Thursday 5th May 2021 at 7.00pm, at The Institute, Spring Bank for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda:

1 To elect the Chairman of the Council, and to witness the signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

2 To elect the Vice Chairman of the Council.

3 To receive Apologies for Absence.

4 To approve and sign the Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 4th April 2022.

5 To receive information about matters arising from the Minutes of previous meetings, not covered by the Agenda and cover the Actions Summary and Contractors joblist.

6 To receive a Police Report; if available.

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters from the County Councillor P Williamson.

8 To receive a report of any relevant matters from the City Councillor J Greenwell.

9 Representatives and Working Parties
• To consider the letter of 21/4/22 from Revd Figg regarding the future of the Hutton Charity Free Grammar School. (Response required)
• To elect members of working parties and representatives to other organisations. (Current list provided below)

10 To acknowledge reports from any online meetings of relevance attended by Members, or the Clerk circulated before the meeting and not listed elsewhere in the Agenda.

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 update. (To Cllrs.31/3, 6/4, 13/4/22)
b) A resident expresses his concerns about speeding on Cove Road. (Emailed 4/4/22)
c) Online rail Technology Magazine. 13/4/22.
d) An invitation to the “Make a Difference” Awards in September at Lancaster Town Hall. Nominations can be made up to 11pm on 29th April. (16/04/22)
e) Details of an event entitled Transform Your World: by University of Cumbria and Lancaster City Council on Monday 16th May 12:00noon–2:00pm at the Sentamu Lecture Theatre, University of Cumbria, Bowerham Road, Lancaster. (Emailed 20/4/22)
f) Mr Griffin asks for the councils attitude to having a folk music festival held in or around Silverdale, 2023. (Emailed 20/4/22)
g) An opportunity at May’s Community Network meeting to discuss any concerns you may have regarding Community Safety and well-being. See email of 24/4/22)
h) An invitation to join an Integrated Public Services conference online on May 19th at 10.50. Passes needed. (Details emailed 24/4/22)
i) LALC’s online newsletter “Build your knowledge” (Emailed 24/4/22)

12 Planning Applications
(a) Dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
(b) 2/00368/FUL Willodene, Shore Road. Proposal : Excavation of land and erection of a part 2 storey part single storey rear extension with patio above, installation of external steps, construction of a dormer extension to the rear elevation and erection
of a detached garage.
• 22/00471FUL Silverdale Village Institute. Erection of a detached storage garage. – Council does not support structure but suggests alternative. (Replied 14/4/22)
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:

13 To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.
• Asked for Clarkson’s to repair hand dryer in the gents toilets.
• Ordered a new Tork toilet roll holder.

14 Working Group
a) Transport Management To note and comment on the meeting on 11th April; notes of which were emailed to Councillors on 21/4/22 from Cllr. Reed.
b) Toilets. To record the acceptance of iclean North west Ltd contract for a year at a cost of £3458, starting from 1/4/22.
c) Street Decorations
d) Contractors. To note the tenders are now publicised for the Contractors work starting 18/6/22 for a period of two years. Closing date for applications 26th May 2022

15 Playground Matters
• To receive a report on any urgent actions that have been taken and to consider any remaining issues raised in either the Lancaster CC quarterly, or Parish weekly inspections.
• To update on maintenance and repairs done and to consider who to approach to do all the repairs needed.

16 Finance
(a) To conduct the monthly check of all money received by the Council this month:
Received from FOSS a contribution £2310 for the benches to be placed on the railway station.
£3442.78 vat refunded
£46692 precept request
The balance of the current account 28/4/22 was £83400.56
(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• EDF energy, bacs, clock, £23
• EDF energy, bacs, toilets, £28
• Thomas Graham, toilet supplies, £35.54 & £38.52 total £74.06 cheque
• D Wain, Parish contractor, March £586, Feb. £300, Jan £300 = £1186 cheque
• Gaskell Memorial Hall, room hire + donation (S19/EP venue £150) £195 cheque
• Procast Foundry Ltd., 2 Furness benches for Station, £2724, cheque
• L D Challenor, quarterly expenses, £121.28 & reimbursement of pump and Tank, £73.93, Total £195.21 cheque
• C P Burrow, memorial wall repair, £130, cheque

c) To consider a request for £100 grant from “Friends of Silverdale School Charity” to run a Jubilee “Bake off” Event. (Emailed 24/4/22)

17 To decide upon Parish Council’s ruling regarding Access across Parish Council’s land.

18 First Responders
To consider a meeting with SFR to clarify the division of First Responders and Parish Council responsibilities.
To consider whether to request any of the unused Defibrillators belonging to the First Responders to be placed in the village and authorise the housing at a cost of £495.

19 To consider the suggested measures for the reduction of holiday homes in Silverdale.

20 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

21 To note that the date of the next meeting is Monday 6th June 2022. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before 26th May.

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

Parish Council Working Groups

Woodlad Management, Wells and Quarries
Terry Bond, Jim Ferguson, Mike Fletcher
Health and Safety
Tony Houghton, John Bennett
Transport Management (Parking, Traffic Control)
Keith Reed, Liz Unsworth, Tony Houghton, Terry Bond, John Bennett
Tender Documents
Mike Fletcher, Terry Bond, John Bennett
Public Toilet Refurbishment
Sue Higham, Jim Ferguson, John Bennett
Childrens Playground
John Bennett, Sue Higham, Liz Unsworth
Future Village Transport
Mike Fletcher, John Bennett
Village Bus Service
Liz Unsworth, Keth Reed, John Bennett, (June Greenwell as City Councillor)
Street Decorations
Sue Higham, Mike Fletcher, John Bennett
Planning Applications
Keith Reed, Mike Fletcher, Jim Ferguson
Streetscape (clock, benches, notice boards)
John Bennett, Mike Fletcher, Jim Ferguson
Highways Maintenance
Tony Houghton, John Bennett, Jim Ferguson
Footpaths and Signs
Mike Fletcher, Jim Ferguson
Council Website
Liz Unsworth, Terry Bond, Sue Higham

Liaison and External Meetings

GDPR (Data Protection): Sue Higham
AONB: Jim Ferguson
National Trust: Terry Bond
Neighbourhood Watch: Mike Fletcher
RSPB: Terry Bond
Morecambe Bay Partnership: Tony Houghton
First Responders: Sue Higham
Mansergh Charity: Liz Unsworth
LAPTC (Lancaster Area Committee): Terry Bond
Gaskell Hall: Mike Fletcher
Lancaster and Area Sustainable Transport Forum: Keith Reed, (June Greenwell as City Councillor)
The Silverdale Institute: Terry Bond
FOSS (Friends of Silverdale Station): Mike Fletcher
Public Communication: Liz Unsworth
Trowbarrow: Terry Bond