2019/10/07

7th October 2019

12372   Unconfirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday 7th October 2019.

12373   Present:  Councillors: Vice Chairperson – J. (John) Bennett, N. (Nigel) Ribbons, T.G. (Terry) Bond, City and Parish Councillor J. (June) Greenwell, A.J. (Tony) Houghton, P. (Phil) Bickerstaff, the Clerk – L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – G.R. (Gill) Ribbons, Police Sergeant Lindsay Brown, Jonas Bartle Community Engagement Officer (West) and 7 members of the public.

12374    Apologies for Absence: Chairperson – M.J. (Mike) Fletcher, S. (Stephen) Wales and County Councillor P. (Phillippa) Williamson

12375    Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda:  Councillor Bennett declared an interest in planning item 19/01071.

12376    Minutes of the Previous Meeting  The minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday 2nd September 2019 were APPROVED.

12377    Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda 

12362  The Clerk informed the Council that the publication ‘Clerk and Council’ is not available online and so it was agreed that a paper copy will continue to be available to the Council.  

12378   Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration

A member of the public reported that there has been some dissatisfaction with the new bus timetable and the perceived lack of consultation.  They also enquired about progress on the Natural England Management Plan Consultation and progress on the Coastal footpath.

 

12379   Police Report  Sergeant Lindsay Brown who among other things is responsible for relationships between Local Councils and the Police was present. He reported that the rural team for this area have been busy revisiting non-domestic burglaries, which has resulted in the recovery of stolen property and the arrest of an organised criminal gang who have been responsible for over a million pounds worth of theft including the ATM thefts at Carnforth.  As a result of the recent rise in precept for the Police, the local task force will gain 4 new officers who will be a flexible resource able to respond to crime at short notice.

Crime in Silverdale – in the last 3 months there have been 131 incident calls and 24 actual crimes, including 3 burglaries 2 of which were of insecure premises.  He urges residents to make sure their premises are secure e.g. locking doors and securing windows.  This crime rate is low compared to the rest of the area and Silverdale remains one of the safest places to live in Lancashire. 

Regarding the communication issues experienced by Councillors recently; Sergeant Brown informed the Council that problems have arisen following centralisation of the Call centre and also ongoing staffing problems. Cath Armstrong from the Communications team will come and speak to the Council at the next meeting to respond to their concerns.   Councillor Bennett ascertained that Sergeant Brown is the Council’s contact point within the local Police force.

 

Jonas Bartle then spoke about Community engagement in the Lancaster and Morecambe area.  He is leading an initiative called ourlancashire.org.uk which aims to provide a network to bring local groups together and encourage people to join by hosting a free online resource.  This project hopes to combat isolation and loneliness within local communities. As Silverdale is already running the Healthy Village initiative which has similar aims it was thought a good idea to liaise on this.  He also spoke about the Lancashire volunteer partnership, in which local volunteers can be trained to assist the Parish Council with local public services. More information at WWW.LANCSVP.ORG.UK  The role of the volunteer could be from assisting local people with security of property, parking issues, a regular point of contact in the village to organising road closures for events, as Carnforth do for the Carnival.  Councillor Bennett then thanked them both for attending the meeting.

12380  Community First Responders

a)      Kirsty Roberts, Team Leader reported to the Council that 6 people have passed their NWAS interview and have been successfully DBS checked. 3 are awaiting interviews which have been delayed due to illness of an NWAS staff member.  Committee is as follows: CHAIR – Kirsty Roberts, VICE CHAIR – Paul Roberts, SECRETARY – Emma Burrow, TRAINING CO-ORDINATOR – Vicky Cartledge, EQUIPMENT CO-ORDINATOR – Harriet Davies, TREASURER – Viv Jones.  They have a community bank account which has funds in from fundraising and donations.  They are being ably supported, assisted and mentored by Arnside CFR team leader, Adrian Swenson.  All members of the new Silverdale CFR team will undergo 4 days training by NWAS at the same time in Silverdale, but they are currently delayed by the NWAS staff member not being able to interview the remaining candidates.

b)      It was noted by the Council that the information requested by them from the CFR group had been received by email on 16th September 2019.

c)      After previous discussion between Councillor Bennett and the Silverdale CFR a proposal was made that Silverdale CFR amend their constitution as follows: to add in the need to comply with Data Protection legislation when holding records containing personal information and in the section on Dissolution, that the “Value” of any remaining equipment be realised and the monies raised, be added to that handed to the Parish Council for safe keeping.  Councillor Bennett (acting Chairman) proposed this be accepted, which was seconded by Councillor Ribbons and all were in favour.  It was AGREED to release the funds held by the Council to the Silverdale CFR group when they have at least 3 members who are fully trained and ready to go and the constitution has been amended as agreed above.  This would be in the form of a cheque in the amount of £3102.74.

d)     It was agreed that Silverdale CFR group will assume responsibility for checking the existing defibrillators and organising replacement pads when necessary, approx. every 2 years which the Parish Council agreed they would fund.  The CFR also assured the Council that Public training sessions in CPR, ‘Heart Start’, would be organised, advertised and run by them as needed.

12381    Report from City Councillor June Greenwell  City Council have requested the Parish Council to send exact locations and photographs of problem gutters and verges in Silverdale,   they will then schedule a meeting in Silverdale to decide a plan of action.  Councillor Greenwell reported that the conference she attended recently was encouraging.  She will keep the Council posted on progress with getting the ‘Rural Voice’ heard at City Council.

12382  Report from County Councillor Phillippa Williamson – Councillor Williamson was unable to attend the meeting but hoped to make the meeting with the Parish Council and Highways on the 9th October. She also requested a time for the meeting with the AONB, National Trust and County Public Right of Way Team to discuss the proposed Townsfield footpath through to Emesgate Lane on October 17th.      

12383   Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members or the Clerk – Councillor Bickerstaff reported on the AONB meeting he attended regarding the forthcoming Android app ‘Landscape Connect’.  The AONB want the residents living in and around AONBs to upload photos of sites or views which are important to them and answering questions about why it is important.  The AONB will then use the data collected. Sites may be important to people even though they are not a heritage site. The AONB will be continuing to work with Adam Guy and Plymouth University to develop the app, with a view to launching it here in Arnside & Silverdale AONB in 2020.

12384   Planning Matters

(a)     It was noted that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:

·         19/01115/FUL  62 Emesgate Lane.  Erection of a single storey rear extension. – No objections.

·         19/01107/FUL  Highfield, Cove Road.  Change of use of agricultural land to domestic curtilage, removal of existing greenhouse and construction of a tennis court. No comment

·         19/01015/FUL 19A Emesgate Lane.  Change of use of a doctor’s surgery (D1) to a mixed used unit comprising shop (A1) and a 2 bedroom flat. (C3) –The Council observe that there are already 4 flats and with an extra one; all 2 bedroom; it is possible, that parking for 10 cars may be required.  Lack of parking is already an issue in the village centre, so it feels this should be considered.

·         19/0121/TPO  55 Stankelt Rd. T1 – Beech – Fell and replant. (received approval 27/8) 

 (b)  The following Planning Applications were considered:-

·         19/00841/FUL  Mawsons House, Lindeth Road.  Erection of single storey side and rear extensions, installation of a dormer window to rear and the erection of a timber outbuilding for water storage and two bird hides/shelters. No Comment

·         19/01071/FUL  3A The Green. (Amendment) Partial demolition and remodelling of existing garage and relocation of access. No comment

12385   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 – none

25(b)    Non-Parish Council Property – none

12386   a)  No monies received this month.

            b) The following payments were authorised cheques signed for the following accounts:

  •  HMRC. PAYE for L D Challenor, £252.54, cheque 22070.

  • Gill Ribbons, 3 months salary & expenses £532.42 cheque 22071.

  • L D Challenor, 3 months salary & expenses £1110.58 cheque 22072.

  • T Lambert, contractor, £416.57 cheque 22073

  • The Compost Bag Company Ltd., doggy bags, £130.74 cheque 22074.

  • P Williams, toilet cleaning £234.17 SO

  • Envirocare, contractor, £312, cheque 22075

  • PKF Littlejohn LLP, external audit, £240, cheque 22076.

  • J Bennett, reimbursement for wreath, £20, cheque 22077.

  • Silverdale Horticultural and Gardening Society, S137-bulbs, £114 cheque 22078

 

            c)  Councillors were informed that they will be entitled to receive a payment of £25 (Basic Parish Allowance) for the financial year, next month and that anyone not wishing to receive this allowance should please inform the Clerk in writing.

d) It was AGREED that the Chair’s expenses should be paid individually for 2019/20, as they arise, as the acceptance of office is not for the full year.

e) It was noted the Annual Return is complete and notice of Conclusion of Audit has been received and is being published as instructed and that there are no issues arising.

f) The Financial Summary of Accounts and draft Budget was received.  Councillor Bond proposed that the £2000 for the Woodland Management be halved for next year as this will be sufficient despite the potential threat of Ash Dieback (Hymenoscyphus fraxinius) which is present in the area. AGREED to allow £1000 for Woodland Management.  AONB payment of £700 was discussed; it was RESOLVED for the Clerk to write to the AONB and request a report of where the money is spent and also to contact Arnside Parish Council to ask how much they pay the AONB.

Councillor Bennett urged Councillors to consider budget matters and circulate opinions and comments they may have prior to the next meeting.

 

12387   Correspondence

Receipt of the following items of correspondence was noted and circulated:

a)      NALC consultation on the external audit.

b)      SLDC weekly planning update.

c)      SELRAP writes to update on various matters and asks for support.

d)     Rural Funding Digest. 

e)      Bus Service changes leaflet.

f)       Morecambe Bay Partnership seek volunteers to help with a new initiative to care for birds called “Natural Ambassadors”; telephone 01539 734 888. 

g)      Response from Clerk’s letter to the AONB regarding slip hazards on footpath No. 19. – Nothing can be done due to the topography of surrounding land and rocky surface. Councillor Greenwell feels it is dangerous and will continue to press for something to be done.

h)      Response from the National Trust to say that a new footpath from Townsfield cannot be considered for the next 6 years because of the tenancy agreement, however they are looking to improve the footpath network.

i)         Councillor Williamson responds from County to say that they are currently discussing a footpath from Townsfield to Emesgate.

j)        Response from Highways regarding the Parish Council’s enquiry about cutting Silverdale’s verges with their own contractor.  – Not recommended and no funding… see u) below.

k)        Natural England respond to the Council’s request, reassuring that they intend to include the public in their consultation regarding the Management Plan for 2019-2024.

l)          Information from Cllr. Williamson about Mobile/home libraries and the co-op signage being approved for the loading bay.

m)    LALC accounts 2018-2019 and a second email providing details of a consultation on 5G mobile coverage in rural areas.

n)      Notice that part of New Street, Carnforth, will be closed 4th November and planned to end on 15th November; to allow for new street lighting to be erected.

o)      Copies of emails regarding Exmoor ponies on Gait Barrow.

p)      A complaint about hedge trimmers at the Cove throwing orange peel out of their van.  

q)      LALC Newsletter.

r)       Notice of the Consultation on the current Code of Practice. .

s)       Rural Bulletin 17th and 24th September.

t)       Notice of a temporary road closure on Crag Road, Warton on the Monday 2nd December 2019, until Friday 6th December 2019 to enable utility works to take place.

u)      Response forwarded by Cllr. Williamson from Highways, regarding the request to take over some of the duties of clearing the verges.

12388   Streetscape   SpIDs – it was RESOLVED for the Clerk to write to County Councillor Williamson to ask if she could speak to other Councillors in order to assist in locating any suitable brackets for the currently owned SpID.  Councillors have seen brackets in other areas which would be suitable but are unused in their present location. It was RESOLVED that the Clerk would again contact Alan Cox on this matter.  He has so far failed to reply to the Parish Council’s emails.

12389   Remembrance day – The Chairman has met with the new Priest in Charge of St. John’s church, Mary Ashton and she is happy to keep to the same format for the Remembrance Day memorial service this year.  Matthew Humphries has been booked as Bugler and 2 wreaths ordered – Remembrance Day expenses will be covered from the amount budgeted for the Chairman’s allowance.  The Parish Contractor will tidy up the War memorial area in time for the service and Councillor Bennett hopes to get the bench there refurbed before the event.

12390  Emergency Plan  – there has been no further running of the generator as this is dependent on the weather. Councillor Bennett will liaise with other Councillors to log some more hours on this.  Councillor Greenwell reported that there were 2 houses flooded at Cove Orchard recently, which had been a learning curve for them.  She advised that a contact list/resident communication process be considered urgently and also plans for dialysis patients in the event of a power cut.

12391  Watering Places –  Council APPROVED the clearance of Bank Well, and Wood Well at the same cost as last year of £260 + VAT. 

12392  Footpaths – There will be a meeting with Parish Councillors, County Councillor Williamson, the AONB, the National Trust and the County Public Right of Way Team at Bank House farm to discuss access issues on the 17th October.

12393  Christmas decorations – Mr Higton’s team will be supplying and fitting the trees this year at a cost of £50 per tree.  There is £550 in the budget for this.  It was RESOLVED that the clerk would contact: a) Holgates, to confirm their choice of colour for Christmas lights, so that the village lights will be the same. b) Gaskell Hall to confirm they wish to order and pay for trees this year.  c) Newsagents, Hairdresser and other shops in that block to confirm they will be able to/wish to switch on the lights if provided this year, as they had access problems last year which meant the lights weren’t switched on.   Clarksons will test the electricity supply for the lights for the playground again this year.

12394   Highways/External Service report

·           The restriction signage for the loading area at the Co-op is now in place.  The manager of the Co-op has asked delivery drivers to arrive between the hours stated and Councillor Bennett is putting an article in the Parish magazine informing people of the parking restrictions and asking them to respect those hours i.e. 7am – 9:30am.

12395  Meetings 2020 – Next year’s meeting dates were approved, but it was suggested that the Clerk should check with the booking secretary of the Gaskell Hall for dates for the Annual Assembly.

12396  Healthy Village update – presented by Councillor Bond.

·         Transport – Much energy has been spent on the revised bus timetable, which started recently.  This new timetable includes more frequent visits to Carnforth, but doesn’t always meet every train, although it still meets the school trains.  This is a compromise situation, necessary to maintain funding from Lancashire County Council.  The group did their best to consult residents: i) A draft of the proposed new bus timetable was presented to the Parish Assembly on March 14, which was supported with no objections (40+ people present), it was then also on display on the Parish Council Noticeboard in the centre of the village. ii) 59 people at a crowded Gaskell hall ‘Village Fair’ event on the 23rd March signed a petition indicating support for the timetable. There were no objections. iii) An earlier presentation at Silverdale WI on March 7th on the future of the village bus service was well supported. (50+ people present). iv) An initial draft timetable aroused considerable concern because it did not provide for a bus to meet the train from Lancaster bringing schoolchildren back to the village. As soon as this was pointed out the timetable was adjusted to ensure that a bus would always meet the ‘Lancaster schoolchildren’ train during term times.

·         Activities – A list of clubs and societies in Silverdale will form part of the new Village Directory.  Some new activities such as Film Club and Walking Netball have sprung from this initiative.  This group have now effectively completed their tasks.

·         Young people – there have been attempts to get the young people of Silverdale involved in existing groups which has been partially successful.  It is hoped that the ‘hang-out’ space outside the library will be used for people to socialise, this provision remains on a trial basis and continuation will be dependent on behaviour.

·         Good neighbours – Links have been forged with the Church group to evolve a home visiting scheme.  There is a Meet and Greet group who visit all new residents moving in to Silverdale providing them with an information welcome pack; 15 since March.  Links have been developed with Ashtrees surgery who can make referrals for a home visit from members of the group (if wished) for those who are not well.

·         Getting online – There are regular sessions to help those struggling to use the internet as they wish to.  B4RN is still being rolled out in the village. A family day open to everyone is planned for the 20th October 2019 which will include suggestions for future events.

·         Communications – the new Village Directory will be issued in January, this will replace the old Contact directory.  Silverdale events email newsletter is being well received – sign up at silverdale.events

12397  Archbishop Hutton Trust – Councillor Bond is resigning as Parish Council representative to this charity after 11 years.  He asked the Council to consider its future involvement in the trust.  After discussion Councillor Greenwell proposed that the Council discontinues its involvement and that this is a formal item on the agenda for the next meeting. AGREED.

12398   Playground matters

            a)  There were no urgent actions required this month and no new issues.  The Zip wire aerial cable has been tightened and the liner is ready for fitting.  Problems with the wet pour areas – Playdale rep is visiting the site w/c 14th October to provide details and costs of the options available to resolve the current issues.  Replacement of panels is ongoing.

            b)  Ivy in the wall – following a request by the owner of the field adjoining the playground for removal of the overgrown ivy, it was AGREED to defer the applying of weed killer to the ivy til the spring when it will be most effective. Envirocare have quoted £75 for the works it was AGREED to go ahead with them.  They will use a specific weed killer which will be safe near the children, horses and wildlife.  The owner of the wall has been informed of this decision.

 

12399  Chair and Vice-Chair – Councillor Ribbons proposed that Mike Fletcher remain as Chairman and John Bennett as Vice- Chairman for the rest of the year, if they were agreeable to that. This was seconded by Councillor Bickerstaff.  Councillor Bennett was agreeable.  This will be formally acknowledged at the next meeting.

12400   Items for information (no decisions or actions permitted) – Councillor Bond informed the Council that he is currently collating a list of all TPOs in the village, which currently doesn’t exist.

12401  Suggestions for Future Agenda Items

1.      Camping problem at Woodwell

2.      Update on Christmas decorations

3.      B4RN loan

4.      Discontinuation of involvement in the Archbishop Hutton Trust

5.      Update on footpaths

6.      To consider the Lancashire Volunteer partnership scheme

7.      Update on Natural England Management plan

12402   Date of Next Meeting

It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday 4th November 2019.  Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 28th October 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 Monday 7th October 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 2nd September 2019.

 

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 receive and respond to a suggestion from Sergeant Lindsay Brown. (Maximum time allowed for this item 15 minutes)

 

7   First Responders (maximum time allowed for this item 15 minutes)

a)   To receive an update from the new First Responders Group

b)   To record receipt of information (email of 12/9/19) regarding the reformation of the First Responders. 

c)   To review the new First Responders group Constitution and structure and to agree whether the new group now meets the criteria to allow the remaining funds from the disbanded group to be passed to them.

d)   To agree to passing on responsibility for the existing, any planned and any future public access Defibrillators to the new group.

 

8    To receive a report of any relevant matters by City Councillor June Greenwell.

   

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

 

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).

  • Phil. Bickerstaff attended the AONB Heritage workshop.  (Report emailed 25/9)

           

11  Planning Matters:

 a)  To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:

·         19/01115/FUL  62 Emesgate Lane.  Erection of a single storey rear extension. – No objections. (Emailed 31/8/19)

·         19/01107/FUL  Highfield, Cove Road.  Change of use of agricultural land to domestic curtilage, removal of existing greenhouse and construction of a tennis court. (Emailed to Cllrs. 29/8/19)

·         19/01015/FUL 19A Emesgate Lane.  Change of use of a doctor’s surgery (D1) to a mixed used unit comprising shop (A1) and a 2 bedroom flat. (C3) –The Council observe that there are already 4 flats and with an extra one; all 2 bedroom; it is possible, that parking for 10 cars may be required.  Lack of parking is already an issue in the village centre, so it feels this should be considered.

·         19/0121/TPO  55 Stankelt Rd. T1 – Beech – Fell and replant. (received approval 27/8) 

 

      b)  Planning Applications:

·         19/00841/FUL  Mawsons House, Lindeth Road.  Erection of single storey side and rear extensions, installation of a dormer window to rear and the erection of a timber outbuilding for water storage and two bird hides/shelters. (Emailed 14/9)

·         19/01071/FUL  3A The Green. (Amendment) Partial demolition and remodelling of existing garage and relocation of access.     

 

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   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.)

 (b)  To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:

  • HMRC. PAYE for LDC, £252.54, cheque.

  • Gill Ribbons, 3 months salary & expenses £532.42 cheque.

  • L D Challenor, 3 months salary & expenses £1110.58 cheque.

  • T Lambert, contractor, £416.57 cheque

  • The Compost Bag Company Ltd., doggy bags, £130.74

  • P Williams toilet cleaning £234.17 SO

  • Envirocare, contractor, £312, cheque

  • PKF Littlejohn LLP, external audit, £240, cheque

  • J Bennett, reimbursement for wreath, £20, cheque

  • Silverdale Horticultural and Gardening Society, S137-bulbs, £114 cheque

 (c)  To inform members that they will be entitled to receive a payment of £25 (Basic Parish Allowance) for the financial year, next month. Anyone not wishing to receive this allowance please inform the Clerk in writing.

(d)  To agree that the Chair’s expenses should be paid as they arise as the acceptance of office is not for the full year.  

(e)  To note the Annual Return and notice of Conclusion of Audit has been received and is being published as instructed.  There are no issues arising.

(f)  To receive the Financial Summary of Accounts and draft Budget. To suggest any new proposals for next year and decide which should be added to the proposed draft Budget.

 

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

a)   NALC consultation on the external audit.  (Emailed to Cllrs. 27/8 & 19/9)

b)   SLDC weekly planning update. (28/8, 25/9

c)   SELRAP writes to update on various matters and asks for support.(2/9/19)

d)   Rural Funding Digest.  (Emailed to Cllrs 5/9/19)

e)   Bus Service changes leaflet.  (Emailed to Cllrs 5/9/19)

f)   Morecambe Bay Partnership seek volunteers to help with a new initiative to care for birds called “Natural Ambassadors”; telephone 01539 734 888.  (Emailed to Cllrs. 6/9 & 11/6)

g)   Response from clerk’s letter to the AONB regarding slip hazards on footpath No. 19. – Nothing can be done due to the topography of surrounding land and rocky surface. (Emailed to Cllrs. on 6/9/19)

h)   Response from the National Trust to say that a new footpath from Townfield cannot be considered for the new 6 years because of the tenancy agreement, however they are looking to improve the footpath network.(6/9/19)

i)   Phillippa responds from County to say that they are currently discussing a footpath from Townsfield to Emesgate.  (To Cllrs 7/9/19)

j) Response from Highways regarding the Parish Council’s enquiry about cutting Silverdale’s verges with their own contractor.  – Not recommended and no funding…(Emailed 6/9/19)

k)     Natural England respond to the Council’s request, reassuring that they intend to include the public in their consultation regarding the Management Plan for 2019-2024.  (Emailed to Cllrs. 6/9/19)

l)   Information from Cllr. Williamson about Mobile/home libraries and the co-op signage being approved for the loading bay. (Both emailed 8/9/19)

m)  LALC accounts 2018-2019 and a second email providing details of a consultation on 5G mobile coverage in rural areas. (Emailed to Cllrs. 10/9/19)

n)   Notice that part of New Street, Carnforth, will be closed 4th November and planned to end on 15th November; to allow for new street lighting to be erected. To Cllrs. 10/9/19)

o)   Copies of emails regarding Exmoor ponies on Gait Barrow. (emailed 11/9/19)

p)   A complaint about hedge trimmers at the Cove throwing orange peel out of their van. (Emailed 19/9/19)

q)   LALC Newsletter. (Emailed 22/9/19)

r)   Notice of the Consultation on the current Code of Practice. . (Emailed 22/9/19)

s)    Rural Bulletin 17th and 24th September. (Emailed 25/9/19)

t)   Notice of a temporary road closure on Crag Road, Warton on the Monday 2nd December 2019, until Friday 6th December 2019 to enable utility works to take place.

u)   Response forwarded by Cllr. Williamson from Highways, regarding the request to take over some of the duties of clearing the verges. (emailed 27/9/19)

 

15  Streetscape – To try to resolve the problem with the lack of brackets for the SPID and locations.

 

16  Remembrance Day. – To confirm and record arrangements necessary for Remembrance Day Memorial Service. (As per email of 16/9/19)

 

17   Emergency Plan

To review and plan future actions for maintenance of equipment and emergency situations.

 

18  Watering Places.-To authorise the clearance of Bank Well, and Wood Well.  (2018 – £260)

 

19  Footpaths: To report any progress on:-

·         The safety of the footpaths and reporting of any maintenance issues to the AONB.

·         Ways to improve means of access.

 

20  Christmas Decorations – To decide what Christmas decorations are required this year, authorise expenditure and decide what action needs to be taken. (£50 per tree)

 

21  Highways/External Service Report -To review progress and add any new works to report 30.

 

22  Meetings 2020 – To confirm the meeting dates for 2020. (as emailed)

 

23  To receive an update on the “Healthy Village” initiative.

 

24  To receive a report from the Parish Council representative for the Hutton Trust.

 

25  Playground

a)   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.

b)   To consider a recommendation to delay treating ivy on the playground wall until the new growing season (quote for £75 with Envirocare for killing of ivy on the playground wall with weed killer.)

 

26  To propose and second the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for the next three months.

 

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

 

28   To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

 

29  To note that the date of the next meeting is 4th November 2019. Items for the agenda and reports, to reach the Clerk before 28th October.

 

Signed: 

            Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council Tel. 01524 761824