Latest Agenda


Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting on Monday 3rd July 2017 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 an Ordinary Meeting held on 5th June 2017.

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

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 To welcome Labour Cabinet Member Councillor Margaret Pattison responsible for Markets, Voluntary Sector, Older People and Rural Affairs who will give an explanation of her role and receive questions.

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

8. To receive a report of any relevant matters by City Councillor Nigel Goodrich.

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. Planning Matters:
(a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a, and comments made as indicated: None.
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:-
• 17/00675/FUL 3A Cove Road. Erection of a single storey rear extension and construction of a raised terrace area.
• 17/00704/ADV Silverdale Hotel. Advertisement application for the display of 1 externally illuminated fascia sign, 3 non-illuminated fascia signs, 2 externally illuminated amenity boards, 1 non-illuminated amenity board, 1 externally illuminated hanging sign, 1 non-illuminated board sign and 3 non-illuminated free standing signs.
(c) Arnside Silverdale AONB DPD — To consider a response to the possible additional site proposal – S50 – Off St Johns Avenue, Silverdale

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
• Sightings of stands of Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam have been made in Silverdale and so the Clerk has been alerting the land owners and residents to encourage removal.

12. To consider the External Works Progress Report and to discuss the general performance of LCC Highways in responding to reported issues.
13. To consider the quotes for the repair of the Ladies toilet door in Bank House Lane.
14. To consider a programme of proposed works still needed for 2017 to repair/refurbish the public seats and agree to incur the estimated expenditure of £760.
15 To receive an update on progress on regarding the future of Silverdale Library.
16 A report of an audit on the operation of the Service 51 Silverdale bus service.
17 To consider the Household Survey that has recently been launched by Lancaster City Council, which is intended to inform a Strategic Housing Market Assessment. (Emailed 19/6/17)

18 To receive information about the damaged wall round the War Memorial site and decide what action needs to be taken.

19 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, or more than one such Member).
£322 from WI for repair of WI seat.
b. To record/authorise payment and sign any cheques for the following accounts:
• Paul Williams, toilet cleaning £230, SO
• LD Challenor, clerks salary & expenses for 3 months, £1079.12 cheque.
• HMRC, paye for LDC, £ 240.48, cheque.
• S Hayward, salary and expenses, £571.27 cheque.
• Envirocare, playground maintenance, £199.99 SO.
• T Lambert, contractor, £140 cheque.
• S Hull, grass cutting, £68.27 cheque.
• Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd, toilet supplies, £41.29, cheque.
• D Sandiford, E’ Plan, £19.99, lock & £274.80; 2 way radio = £294.79 cheque.
• D Sandiford, E’ Plan repayment for Generator, £1568.99, cheque.
• Cooper Electrical Ltd., E’ Plan low power lighting in GH, £1824, cheque.
• D Sandiford, E’ Plan, Satelite phone, £540, cheque.

(d) To receive the accounts to date and the Financial Statement for July 2017.
(c) To review expenditure and progress on the Community Emergency Plan. (Emailed 27/6/17)
20 To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:
a. SELRAP Newsletter (Emailed to Cllrs. 2/6/17)
b. Tom Swinhoe of Rossendale promotes his services as a dry stone waller. (Emailed to Cllrs. 5/6/17)
c. Chris Milne writes to alert Council of Japanese Knotweed in Silverdale. (Emailed to Cllrs 5/6/17)
d. Senior Site Manager for Leighton Moss writes in response to the Clerks letter about the Knotweed problem on Storrs Lane. Emailed to Cllrs. on 9/6/17)
e. Silverdale Field Day Committee request a S137 grant to purchase Walkie Talkies for their event on 17/6/17. (Emailed to Cllrs on 5/6/17)
f. A resident requests that a section of Cove Road be changed in name to Cove Lane. (Emailed 19/6/17)
g. Bus service changes July 2017 (Emailed 19/6/17)
h. A resident asks why The Chase footpath doesn’t get trimmed at this time. (Emailed 19/6/17)
i. L.City Council’s Arnside and Silverdale AONB Development Plan Consultation (DPD) ends 17/7/17. Pre-publication Consultation (19 June – 17 July 2017) Main Changes to Draft Development Management Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) (3 emails forwarded to Cllrs. on 19/6/17)
j. LALC advises of the proposal to increase the NJC pay scale by 5% for 2018-2019 and seeks comments from the Council. (Emailed 20/6/17)
k. Chris from North West Coast Connections Community Relations team writes to inform that they are pausing their work on the project and will not be making further assessments for the present but reassure the Council that comments made under consultation will be considered. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/6/17)
l. Highways reply to say they cannot provide a gully cleaning schedule. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/6/17)
m. Notice of meeting regarding the Dissolution of Morecambe Bay Partnership Unincorporated Charity and transfer of assets to new Morecambe Bay Partnership Charity Incorporated Organisation. . (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/6/17)
n. A resident writes about the lack of publicity regarding the AONB Development Plan Consultation which ends on 17th July 2017. Literature online and in the Silverdale Hotel. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/6/17)
o. Jenny Wain from Morecambe Bay Partnership writes about forming a Coastal Community Team and attaches a Draft Economic plan: She invites comments. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/6/17).
p. A resident writes to request that overhanging shrubbery on The Row, be cut back. (Emailed details 20 & 26/6/17)
q. Rural Services Network request that the Council discuss their survey, in the email from David Inman, and complete it online by the 31st July 2017. (Emailed on 27/6/17)
r. LCR publication.
s. Keer to Kent.
21 a. To discuss formation of working group for B4RN/Emergency plan implementation. b. To decide where the councils free B4RN connections are allocated.
22 To note any “Items for Information” (no decisions or action permitted)
23 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

24 To note that the date of the next meeting is August 7th 2017 Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 30th July.


Denise Challenor (Mrs)
Clerk to the Council.