Latest Agenda

Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting at the Institute, Spring Bank, Silverdale on 5th December 2023 at 7.00pm, 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.
• Cllr S Fishwick – Item 12(a). 23/01244/FUL none pecuniary.

3 To approve the Minutes of the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 7th November 2023.

4 To receive information about matters arising from the Minutes of previous meetings, not covered by the Agenda.
• Re. Min. Cllr. Liz Unsworth has signed the Acceptance of Office which was witnessed by the Proper Officer of the Council.

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 a Police report if available.

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters by City Councillor Alan Greenwell.

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

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 receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.- none.

11 To consider the following correspondence and discuss replies as appropriate:
a) Westmorland & Furness weekly update (emailed 2/22, 8/11/23)
b) Newsletter from County Councillor Phillippa Williamson (2/11/23)
c) Information on Love to Ride Scheme
d) A resident write about Challan Hall railway crossing being unsafe due to stiles and the lack of time allowed for getting over them. (Emailed 6/11/23)
e) The 2023 Annual General Meeting of Broadband for the Rural North Ltd will be held: Online on Thursday 30th November 2023 at 7pm. (Emailed 6/11/23)
f) The Rural bulletin (Emailed 7/11, 14/11, 21/11//23)
g) War Memorials Trust Bulletin
h) Mawson’s Garden News.
i) The new Area Support Officer, John Ashurst, for LALC writes to make himself known and his intentions, he hopes to hold a meeting in February and asks for suggested Agenda items.(Emailed 19/11/23)
j) County Council have launched a new campaign ‘Any of us could foster’ to make people aware of the need for foster parents. Phone: 01772 532419 (Emailed 25/11/23)
k) A resident bordering Bankwell advises of unsteady trees on the boundary which need felling, they request permission to have them felled by our contractor, at their own cost. (Emailed 27/11/23)
l) An email enquiring about the status of Silverdale First Responders and the location of their funds. (Emailed 17/10/23)

12 To consider what response should be made to the item of correspondence l) asking for clarification of the activity/status of First Responding by members of the “New Silverdale First Responders group” and the financial arrangements for the handling and use of donations made in good faith recently by Silverdale residents in the belief they were supporting the activities of the group”.

13 Planning Matters:
(a) To receive information from the Planning Working Group and to note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 23/00850/FUL Mawsons House, Lindeth Road. Amendment to Erection of a single storey side extension. (Emailed 7/11/23)
• 23/01069/FUL: Silver Sapling Camp Site, Park Road. Erection of a single storey bunkhouse and side extension to existing amenity block. (Emailed 10/11/23)
• 23/01113/FUL 22 Emesgate Lane..Proposal : Demolition of existing detached garage, erection of a two storey detached garage/ancillary living, porch to side elevation, two single storey rear extensions and a two storey rear extension.(Emailed 13/11/23)
• 23/01069/FUL Silver Sapling Camp Site : Erection of a single storey bunkhouse and side extension to existing amenity block. (Emailed 13/11/23)
• 23/01244/FUL Site Address : Barn At OS Grid Reference E346558 N474927, Stankelt Road. Demolition of an existing barn and erection of a new dwelling (C3) (Emailed 13/11/23)

(b) To consider the following Planning Applications: None

(c) Corner House
• to note the response from Lancaster City Planning re enforcement
• to note Cllr Bond’s findings on the cost of legal action
• to acknowledge Mr Boardmans reply of 22/11/2023
• to discuss future actions in relation to the misuse of parish council land at Woodwell Lane.

(d) Heritage Assets
• to note the updated list of Non-Designated Heritage Assets
• to decide whether to apply for further properties [see list] to be added as NDHA.

14 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)
(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• EDF energy toilets, £16 bacs
• EDF energy clock, £19 bacs
• Waterplus, toilets, £33.38 bacs.
• NWAS pads for defibrillator, £90 cheque
• Lancaster City Council, toilets, septic tank charges, £211.89 cheque
• Keith Reed, travel cost to Preston meeting, £31.50 cheque
• Great Oaks Services Ltd., contractor, £1038 x2 = £2076 cheque
• L Unsworth, basic allowance, £25 cheque
• J Bennett, Emergency Battery, £52.25 & £12 handout for Waste Water meeting
= £64.25 cheque
• New Brooms, toilets/repeat cheque 622500 cancelled – £1680 new cheque
• Dave Wain, contractor, £408 & £644 = £1052 cheque

(c) Budget – any final amendments- toilets and woodlands in particular.

15 Working Groups/Streetscape
• To fill the vacancies of the various working groups if any.
• Emergency Plan – is it ready for any emergencies?
• Toilet Block. Guttering on the South East end is leaking. Repair?

16 Woodland Matters
To consider the Tenders submitted for the work highlighted in the Woodland report.

17 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.

18 Toilet Block Refurbishment
Update on issues concerning the Grant award
Report of progress with Architectural and Planning activities
Report of progress towards acquisition of the Toilet Block site

19 Mobile Phone mast.
Update on investigations by Clarke Telecom on behalf of Digital Rural Network, to try and find a suitable site for an additional mobile phone mast.

20 To update Dave Wains worklist.

21 To discuss the way forward regarding Gaskell Close and whether the parish council wishes KR and LU to investigate a potential partnership between Lune Valley Community Land Trust and Silverdale Parish Council. (See email & attachments of 23/11/23)

22 To receive Items for Information

23 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

24 To note that the date of the next meeting is 2nd January 2024. Items for the agenda to reach the Clerk by 10am on 27th December 2023 please.

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