2019/01/07

7th January 2019
12131   Unconfirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 7th January 2019.
12132   Present: Chairman – T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors J. (John) Bennett, J. (June) Greenwell, K. (Keith) Palmer, N. (Nigel) Ribbons and S. (Stephen) Wales, the Clerk – L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – G.R.(Gill) Ribbons, City Councillor N. (Nigel) Goodrich and 2 members of the public.
12133  Apologies for Absence: Councillor D. (David) Sandiford, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, County Councillor P. (Phillippa) Williamson.
12134   Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda
None.
12135  Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday, 3rd December 2018 were approved then signed by the Chairman.
12136   Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
12094 (e) – Councillor Ribbons reported that the Silverdale Events e-newsletter now has 97 subscribers. Those wishing to subscribe to the newsletter and receive emails listing upcoming events should register at silverdale.events/newsletter-subscription .
12098 (a) – the Clerk advised that Smith of Derby are not able to offer a new contract to service the clock but they have advised that there will be an increase from £199 + VAT to £205 + VAT next year.
12098 (c) – Councillor Bennett advised that the misspelling of ‘Gibraltar’ on the sign at The Chase has been corrected.
12122 (d) – Councillor Bond advised that the soldier cut out has been removed to a safe place until needed again.
12123 – Healthy Village; Councillor Bond reported that there will be a meeting for Team Leaders of all groups on Wednesday 16th January to receive updates and co-ordinate future actions.
12137 Police Report
There was no representative from the police present at the meeting and their report was not available.
12138 Report from City Councillor Nigel Goodrich
Councillor Goodrich brought some leaflets regarding Fly-tipping and Anti-social behaviour for public information which will be made available at Silverdale Library.
He reported that: 1. City Council are in the process of registering all the small parcels of land they own. 2. He will follow up again the bins that are still not in place such as the one at the Gaskell Hall. 3. With the Government cuts to the budget, City council are considering the feasibility of property investment revenue and the future of Salt Ayre, as it loses money every year, but is important to the community for Health and other reasons. 4. The Chief Executive has resigned and leaves April/May. Councillor Goodrich also reported on Lancs. CC matters on behalf of Councillor Williamson – she has received the list of urgent actions from Councillor Bennett and has forwarded them to the relevant bodies.
12139 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members or the Clerk
There were no reports to be made.
12140 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
The following points were raised:
1. A complaint has been made regarding the blue wall at Silverdale School, the member of the public requested members to consider the consequences of restricting individual’s rights to freedom of expression in the form of exterior decoration of their properties.
2. Cove Lane; a member of the public asked if there had been any developments regarding rights of way and reported that the gate was not locked at present.
3. Members were advised that dog waste remains a problem in particular on The Lots.
4. A member of the public requested members to create a policy on the siting of banners in the village as it is unclear what kind of banner is acceptable i.e. if it is short term or for a charity as opposed to for a business and where it is acceptable to site them.
5. Concerns regarding the continuing unacceptable state of Gait Barrows.
12141 Correspondence
Receipt of the following items of correspondence was noted and circulated:
a) United Utilities writes to explain their Priority Services Register.
b) Morecambe Bay Partnership Press Release: £50,000 awarded to test Arnside viaduct walkway and cycle crossing.
c) SLDC weekly planning update.
d) A resident sends a copy email to NE about Haweswater/water course and ecology issues.
e) PSMA Ordnance survey news.
f) Rural services bulletin.
g) A resident writes about Lorries churning up the ground near Woodwell and the new build on Lindeth Road.
h) Natural England report on Little Haweswater
i) Parish Online news.
j) A resident writes about dog waste being left or bagged and left as a result of the removal of the bin at the shore end of Cove Lane. RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett will put a notice regarding the Dog Waste problem in the Parish Magazine.
k) Lancashire County Council seeks the opinion of partners and stakeholders on Lancashire County Council’s proposed budget savings for 2019/20.
l) FLAG publication
m) Notices regarding the Public Inquiry of footpath No. 14 to be placed on the notice board 13/12-17/1/2019. – THE CLERK ADVISED this has been actioned
n) Rural Services publication.
o) A resident writes about dog mess on Emesgate being a health hazard.
p) A resident writes to ask the Council to add support to his objection to one of St John’s school walls being painted blue as a base for artwork. This he perceives is very noticeable and out of place in the AONB and believes his opinion is shared by many. – IT WAS AGREED that the Council has no issue with the colour of the wall; however it was felt that the project should be completed.
q) Bus changes leaflet.
r) North West Coastal communication.
s) Notification of road works in Yealand Conyers 4-6th February.
t) A resident has reported overgrown shrubbery and litter at the junction of Cove Road, Elmslack Lane and Woodlands Avenue – temporarily made safe.
u) Lancaster City Council advises that there is to be a review of Statement of the Gambling Licensing Policy. The Council is consulting and comments can be made on www.lancaster.gov.uk.
12142 Planning Matters
(a) The following planning applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25 and comments made as indicated:
18/01458/CU Silverdale Golf Club. Retrospective application for the retained change of use of golf club land to car park. – No issue re change of use, however: 1. The proposed new access is close to another junction which in itself is dangerous with limited sight lines (because of walls and vegetation belonging to the golf club) County Highways should be consulted. 2. In recent years part of the existing car park was given permission for housing due to decrease in use. Now they wish to expand and make a new car park.
18/01459/FUL Silverdale Golf Club. Retrospective application for the erection of a timber shed, tin shed, covered sand bunker and open sand bunker with dividing wall. – No comments.
18/01489/ADV Silverdale Golf Club. Advertising application for the display of a freestanding sign. – No comments
(b) Access to Corner House, Woodwell Lane. City Councillor Goodrich reported that the City Council remain in dispute with the owner of Corner House. This Council RESOLVED to send a letter to the City Council to remind planners that Silverdale Parish Council seek a condition on any permission that restitution be made for any damage to council land in the course of the building work.
12143 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 – the Clerk reported that the Parish Contractor had been asked to remove a fallen branch from a plot of land at the junction of Cove Road, Woodlands Drive and Elmslack.
25(b) Non-Parish Council Property – None
12144 Community Safety and Resilience Group. – it was RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett form a group (to include non-Councillors) with special interest in these issues to consider what progress could be made for the benefit of the community and to move forward with resolving such issues, as also highlighted in discussions with the Healthy Village groups. It was agreed for this group to have a trial period of six months.
12145 Emergency Plan
In his absence Councillor Sandiford has supplied members with copies of a provisional Emergency Plan. Members to submit comments before the next meeting.
12146 Finance

(a)  The monthly check of all money received by the Council
Electricity Northwest, Wayleaves, £127.05.
Silverdale Methodist Church, donation for Healthy Villages Initiative, £269.70

(b)  To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
L D Challenor, salary and expenses  £1104.32, cheque 1439.
S Hayward, salary/hol. pay and expenses £517.22, cheque 1440
S Hayward, gratuity payment, £745.07 cheque 22000
Mr P Williams, toilet cleaning, SO £230, £9.73 sundries, cheque 22001.
HMRC, PAYE, LDC, £247.68, cheque 22002.
Lancaster City Council, AONB clearance of Wells, £312 cheque 22003.
Signpost Restoration Ltd, renovations, £198.72, cheque 22004
Gaskell Hall, Vital Villages, S137, £37.50, 22005
Mr T Bond, Land Registry expenses, £51.96 cheque  22006
Silverdale Institute, annual rental, £132 cheque 22007
Envirocare,  contractor, £312 cheque 22008.
Lancaster City Council (AONB S137donation), replacing lost cheque No.1432, £700, cheque 22009
Absolute Tree Management, (quote: Minute11806) £1250, 22010
British Gas, clock electricity, £33.99, Bacs
(c) Budget and precept for 2019/20 –confirmed
(d) Financial Summary of Accounts for January 2019 – Accepted
12147 External Works Chart
It was RESOLVED that Councillor Bennett will create a new version of the External Works Chart, updated and prioritised. Members agreed that this council will push hard with the relevant bodies for resolution of the most urgent items.
12148 Streetscape
Benches –nothing to report
Defibrillator – little progress, this will be on the agenda for the new Community Safety and Resilience group
Spids – little progress, this will be on the agenda for the new Community Safety and Resilience group
Christmas trees – it was noted that the trees had looked nice but those above the Dress shop, Newsagents and Hairdressers were not often lit, on investigation it was discovered that works carried out on these premises had resulted in the switch for powering the trees had been hidden. RESOLVED the power needs to be checked ready for Christmas 2019, the Clerk was asked to contact Mr Highton regarding this and a new supplier and fitter of the trees maybe needed as the current fitter, Gordon Highton, is retiring.
12149 Playground Matters.
Councillor Bennett reported that there were no immediate concerns in the report submitted by Mr Tim Lambert from his weekly inspections.
12150 Land Registration
Councillor Bond reported that all required paperwork had been copied and authenticated and is now at the solicitors.
Burton Well Scroggs – RESOLVED to send a letter to the current tenant of the land still owned by this Parish Council to agree future remuneration. It was agreed to pay this remuneration to a charity.
12151 Suggestions for Future Agenda Items
1. Standing Orders and Financial Regulations
2. Risk Assessments/ Health and Safety
3. Public toilets
4. North West Coastal Access
5. Siting and erection of banners in the village.
6. Accessibility issues at Gait barrows
7. Review Dog Waste issues
8. Community Safety and Resilience Group progress update
9. Emergency Plan
10. Healthy Villages update
11. Woodwell Lane – moving of stones request by resident.
12. Fairtrade village?
12152 Items for Information
1. a. Tree Survey – there will be a Woodland Management meeting on Tuesday 15th January re tree felling etc.
b. The tree survey of the playground will be carried out free of charge.
2. Councillor Bond requested the opinion of the Parish Council on increasing the precept for policing in Lancashire as requested by the Chief of Police. Councillors to respond to Councillor Bond by 19th January.
3. A resident wishes to move some stones in Woodwell lane to increase the turning circle outside their property. This will be an agenda item for the next meeting.
12153 Date of Next Meeting
It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 4th February 2019. Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 28th January 2019.

Gill Ribbons, Deputy Clerk to the Council

AGENDA – SILVERDALE PARISH COUNCIL

Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a

Parish Council Meeting on 7th January 2019 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 Council Meeting held on 3rd December 2018

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

 5  To receive the Police Report.

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

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

 8   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):

 9     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.

 10  To consider the following items of correspondence received since the last meeting and to determine what, if any, action should be taken:

a)   United Utilities writes to explain their Priority Services Register. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/11/18)

b)   Morecambe Bay Partnership Press Release: £50,000 awarded to test Arnside viaduct walkway and cycle crossing. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/11/18)

c)   SLDC weekly planning update. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/11, 6/12,  20/12 & 27/12/18)

d)   A resident sends a copy email to NE about Hawswater/water course and ecology issues. (Emailed to Cllrs. 28/11, 13/12/18)

e)   PSMA Ordnance survey news. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/11/18)

f) Rural services bulletin. (To Cllrs. 5/12/18)

g)   A resident writes about lorries churning up the ground near Woodwell and the new build on Lindeth Road.  (To Cllrs. 5/12/18)

h)  NE report on Little Haweswater (To Cllrs. 6/12/18):

https://govmaggierobinson.sharefile.com/d-a22b2f65d9564b47

i)   Parish Online news. (To Councillors 6/12/18)

j) A resident writes about dog waste being left or bagged and left as a result of the removal of the bin at the shore end of Cove Lane.  (To Councillors 7/12/18)

k)    L. County C seeks the opinion of partners and stakeholders on Lancashire County Council’s proposed budget savings for 2019/20.  (To Cllrs. 7/12/18)

l)   FLAG publication

m)  Notices regarding the Public Inquiry of footpath No. 14 to be placed on the notice board 13/12-17/1/2019.  (Cllrs. emailed 11/12/18)

n)    Rural Services publication.  (Cllrs. emailed 11/12/18, 21/12/18 & 28/12/18)

o)    A residents writes about dog mess on Emesgate being a health hazard.  (Cllrs. emailed 12/12/18)

p)    A resident writes to ask the Council to add support to his objection to one of St John’s  school walls being painted blue as a base for artwork.  This he perceives is very noticeable and  out of place in the AONB and believes his opinion is shared by many.

q)    Bus changes leaflet. (To Cllrs. 18/12/18)

r)   North West Coastal communication. (To Cllrs. 21/12/18)

s)Notification of road works in Yealand Conyers 4-6th February.  (To Cllrs. 21/12/18)

t)   A resident has reported overgrown shrubbery and litter at the junction of Cove Road, Elmslack Lane and Woodlands Avenue – temporarily made safe. (To Cllr.s 19/12/18)

u)  Lancaster City Council advise that there is to be a review of Statement of the Gambling Licensing Policy.  The Council is consulting and comments can be made on www.lancaster.gov.uk

 11  Planning Matters:

     (a)  To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a, comments as follows:

·         18/01458/CU Silverdale Golf Club. Retrospective application for the retained change of use of golf club land to car park. – No issue re change of use, however: 1.  The proposed new access is close to another junction which in itself is dangerous with limited sight lines (because of walls and vegetation belonging to the golf club) County Highways should be consulted.  2. In recent years part of the existing car park was given permission for housing due to decrease in use.  Now they wish to expand and make a new car park.

·         18/01459/FUL Silverdale Golf Club.  Retrospective application for the erection of a timber shed, tin shed, covered sand bunker and open sand bunder with dividing wall. – No comments.

·         18/01489/ADV Silverdale Golf Club.  Advertising application for the display of a freestanding sign. – No comments

 

(b)  To discuss the access to Corner House, Woodwell Lane.

    

12  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.

 13  To decide whether to form a Safety and Resilience Group and what actions would be required to do so.

 14  Emergency Plan  To receive an update and further the Emergency arrangements.

  15  (c) To confirm the precept request for 2019/20 has been submitted.

(d)  To receive the Financial Summary of Accounts for January, 2019.

 16  To consider the External Works Chart 24 and updates if any.

 17 Streetscape

·         Benches, to discuss maintenance of them

·         To have an update on the defibrillator situation.

·         Spids. To update on progress.

·         To review Xmas Trees 2018 and provision for 2019

 18 Playground Matters

·         To receive an update.

·         To note the £127.05 Wayleaves money is to be allocated to the playground.

 19  Land Registration.

·         To receive an update

·         To discuss outstanding rent for part of Burton Well Scroggs and what action to take.  The 1960’s agreement was for 5 shillings a year rent payable; the payment of this has lapsed. (To Cllrs. 17/12/18)

 20  To receive items for consideration for a future agenda

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

 22  To note that the date of the next meeting is at the  on 4th February 2019 at 7.30pm Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before 28th.

 

Signed:

 

 

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