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2nd August 2010

9429 Un-confirmed Minutes of an Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on Monday, 2nd August 2010.

9430 Present:  Chairman  –  Councillor T.G. (Terry) Bond, Councillors A.W. (Arthur) Graves, E. (Eve) Holden, S.L. (Shirley) Mason, J.S. (John) Taylor, the Clerk  –  L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk  –  S.D. (Sue) Hayward and 3 members of the public.

9431 Apologies for Absence: Councillors A.J. (Tony) Houghton, A. (Anne) McNaughton and P.N. (Paul) Williams and PC 2866 Tony Marsh.

9432 Receipt of Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda

9433 Minutes of the Previous Meetings
 The Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting held on Monday, 5th July were approved then signed by the Chairman.

9434 Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda
 The Chairman referred to item 9203, regarding signs warning of the dangers of tides and quicksand, and advised that the signs are in the process of being fitted.  RESOLVED that the Clerk contact Arnside Parish Council regarding their (already agreed) contribution towards the cost of installing the sign on Cove Road, near Holgates Caravan Park.

 The Clerk referred to: (1)  item 9392 and reported that she has not, as yet, had a reply from Mr Robin Horner (RSPB) regarding the possibility of a meeting with Members, the National Trust and the police to discuss the issue of wild camping on RSPB land, (2)  item 9422, regarding Quicksand Pool Bridge, and advised that Highways have taken this Council’s and the AONB’s comments on road safety into consideration and the scheme has been amended as a result to comprise changes to the road markings and the addition of 5 marker posts only.
9435 Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration
 One member of the public: (1)  was concerned that an item on ‘Green Grants’ be included on this Council’s September agenda in order that the possibility of submitting an application be discussed before the deadline, (2)  asked about the bicentenary celebrations (suggestions for which can be published in the parish magazine).

 Ms Louise Ann Wilson and Mr Nigel Stewart spoke about a project with which they are involved – “Jack Scout”, a walking performance involving music, dance, voice and art which will take place from 18-26th September. Further information, including box office details and health and safety information, can be found on www.bit.ly/JackScout or at Lancaster Visitor Information Centre. The project is funded by Arts Council England, the AONB, Lancaster City Council (Lancaster CC) (£1,900), the Nuffield Theatre and Lancaster University.

9436 Update from the Community Police Officer
 PC Marsh was not present at the meeting and a police report was not available.

9437 Report from County and District Councillor Sarah Fishwick
  Councillor Fishwick was not present at the meeting and her report was not available.

9438 Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members, or the Clerk
 1.  AONB
 Councillor Taylor reported that he had visited Trowbarrow with the AONB to see and discuss management work undertaken on the ground by the AONB.
 2.  LALC
 The Chairman reported that he had attended a meeting of LALC on 26th July.

9439 Correspondence
 Receipt of the following items of correspondence was noted and any action determined as indicated:
 a)  LALC Minutes of the meeting held on 24/5/10; Galloways newsletter; appeal from Vitalise.
 b)  Parish Council Allowances for 2010/11 (remain as at 2009/10).
 c)  Card informing that the RoSPA inspection of the playground is due in August.  RESOLVED that the Clerk notify Mr Paul Holgate.
 d)  Rural Development Programme give details of funding available for community projects.
 e)  Lancaster CC give notice that the next phase of the Local Development Framework begins on 25th July. There are 2 documents: “Combined Scoping Document” and “Draft Sustainability Appraisal Scoping” www.lancaster.gov.uk/ldf. Views welcome by 6th August.  RESOLVED that this Council respond to ask that the following be taken into account: the impact of further caravan sites, or enlargement of existing sites, in Silverdale; the visual impact of proposed energy projects such as wind farms, and any power lines originating from these, or proposed nuclear power stations; traffic impact from projects in Cumbria, particularly Arnside. Furthermore, this Council would like to see a commitment from Lancaster CC to working closely with the AONB and its policies and with South Lakeland District Council and Cumbria County Council in relation to cross border issues.
 f)  Waymarker.
 g)  Glasdon publication.
 h)  Keer to Kent.

9440 Planning
 (1)  It was noted that the following planning applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a and comments made as indicated:
 10/00605/FUL  Red Bridge Barn, Red Bridge Lane.  Construction of a chimney stack and installation of velux windows.  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 10/00620/OUT  Orchard View, Cove Lane.  Outline application for the erection of 2 semi-detached dwellings and a private drainage plant.  PLANNING OBJECTIONS:
 1.  This Council has concerns that the proposed development will increase hazards at the limited access point and dangerous egress onto the road. Similar concerns were expressed over the development at Cove House since which a further 3 properties have come onto the market which will also increase traffic on a narrow lane to the road.
 2.  This Council also wishes to express its objections to ‘backland’ development which it understands is contra to Lancaster CC policy. This application is slightly different but is still technically backland development.
 10/00604/FUL  Red Bridge Barn, Red Bridge Lane.  Removal of a stainless steel flue, construction of a chimney stack and velux roof windows along with various internal alterations.  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 10/00554/CU  10 Emesgate Lane.  Change of use from vacant shop to residential use as a ground floor apartment with alterations to front elevation.  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 (2)  The following planning applications were considered and comments made as indicated:
 10/00727/FUL  14 Levens Way.  Demolition of an existing attached garage and erection of two single storey extensions.  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 10/00662/FUL  38 Lindeth Road.  Erection of a 2 storey side extension, garage and porch extension to the front, creation of second storey with balcony to the rear.  NO PLANNING OBJECTIONS.
 (3)  It was noted that no planning decisions had been advised by Lancaster CC.

9441 War Memorial
 It was noted that the Chairman had not, as yet, been able to set up a site meeting with Mr Paul Holgate to consider what should next be done to improve the War Memorial area (and whether to apply for a grant from the Small Grants Scheme which can fund up to 50 percent of the cost, up to £2,500) and to discuss action regarding the dead trees.

9442 Public Toilets
 It was noted that no tenders had been received for the toilet refurbishment.  RESOLVED to advertise the invitation to tender more widely (including in Arnside) and that the Clerk approach the post office, library and butchers in Silverdale regarding the possibility of placing an advertisement in their windows.

9443 Urgent Action Taken in Accordance with Standing Order 25 (other than Planning)
 25(a)  Parish Council Property and Functions
 25(b)  Non-Parish Council Property and Functions

9444 Finance
 (a)  Councillor Holden conducted the monthly check of all money received by the Council and found the records to be satisfactory. It was noted that there had been the following receipt: VAT refund for Silverdale children’s playground, £521.88.  RESOLVED that the refund remain in the Council’s bank account given that the Playground Charity had been given a Section 137 grant to cover its outgoings and that it can approach the Council for additional funds as necessary.
 (b)  RESOLVED to authorise payments and sign cheques for the following accounts:
 Smith of Derby (clock repair)      £728.50  (600446)
 Mr Paul Williams (toilet cleaning £175, cleaning supplies £3.99) £178.99  (600453)
 Hygiene Cleaning Supplies Ltd.       £67.82  (600454)
 British Gas Business (clock electricity)      £51.94  (600455)
 United Utilities         £30.86  (600456)
 Lancaster CC (4 beach safety signs)              £1162.08  (600457)
 It was noted that Smith of Derby had replied to this Council’s queries regarding the repairs  to the pillar clock and that the warranty for the original pcb unit had expired.  RESOLVED that the Clerk contact Smith of Derby regarding details of the warranty on the parts of the clock replaced recently and investigate other contractors regarding a service contract and future repairs to the clock.
9445 Items for Information
 1.  Councillor Graves noted that many visitors ask for directions to the golf club and that there is a need for more signage.
 2.  Councillor Mason reported that the vegetation at the corner of Lindeth Road and Lindeth Close is overgrown and is obscuring the view for drivers.
 3.  Councillor Holden advised that she had contacted Highways regarding problems with the drains and had been told that they would be cleared soon.

9446 Suggestions for Future Agenda Items
 1.  Green Grants (all).
 2.  War Memorial improvement works (all).
 3.  Works to the public toilets (all).
 4.   Presentation from Chorley Community Housing (managing agents for Lune Valley Rural Housing Association) at the September meeting.
9447 Date of the Next Meeting
 It was noted that the date of the next meeting is Monday, 6th September 2010. Items for the agenda to reach the Clerk before Friday, 27th August and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before Monday, 30th July.
 Sue D. Hayward, Deputy Clerk to the Council

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