2020/10/05

5th October 2020

12619   Unconfirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held online using jit.si on 5th October 2020.

12620   Present:  Councillors: Chairman – M.J. (Mike) Fletcher, Vice Chairman – to be decided, J. (John) Bennett, T.G. (Terry) Bond, , A.J. (Tony) Houghton, E. (Liz) Unsworth, City and Parish Councillor J. (June) Greenwell, J. (Jim) Ferguson, S. (Sue) Higham, the Clerk – L.D. (Denise) Challenor, the Deputy Clerk – G.R. (Gill) Ribbons and 3 members of the public.

12621    Election of Vice-Chairman – Cllr Fletcher proposed Cllr Bennett as Vice-Chairman until the end of the year (May 2021); which was seconded by Cllr Bond.  Cllr Bennett accepted the position.

12622    Apologies for Absence: Sgt Lindsay Brown.

12623    Co-option of two Councillors to the Council – a working group of Councillors led by the Chairman had spoken with each of the four candidates and made the following points; that it was necessary to try and replace the skill set of the two Cllrs who had left, the interviews had concentrated on the attributes of the four candidates and it was felt that the best replacements therefore would be Sue Higham and Jim Ferguson.  The Chairman made the recommendation to the Council that these two candidates be accepted as Councillors. The Council voted in favour apart from 1 abstention.  RESOLVED to co-opt Sue Higham and Jim Ferguson as members of Silverdale Parish Council.  The new Cllrs were then witnessed signing the ‘Declaration of Acceptance of Office’ as they had not had the legally set time with supporting documents.

The Clerk then explained to the new Cllrs that they could take part in discussions in the rest of the meeting but would be unable to vote.

12624    Declarations of Members’ Interests Relating to any Items Appearing on the Agenda:

 Cllr Bond declared a non-pecuniary interest in item 12, planning 20/0158/TPO Silverdale Village Institute.

12625    Minutes of the Previous Meeting  The minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held online on Monday 7th September were approved.

12626    Receipt of Information about Matters Arising from the Minutes of Previous Meetings, not Covered by the Agenda   

12605     Hedge trimming – Cllr Bennett reported that following the request of the Council for County Highways to make safe the undergrowth under Warton Crag and their request for priority areas to cut whilst they were in Silverdale, several areas in the village had been cut. However, it appears that some of the works carried out weren’t as requested by Silverdale Parish Council and the works along New Road were only carried out at a low height and not the 5 metres high it should be, it was SPC’s opinion that safety under the crag is now potentially worsened.  RESOLVED for the Clerk to write to County Highways requesting they revisit and carry out works to the correct specifications and in the areas prioritised by SPC.  

12627    Matters Raised by Members of the Public for Future Consideration

1.     Keith Reid offered his congratulations to the successful candidates and offered his services to the Council if needed in the future.

2.     Bleasdale buses – Cllr Bond read a letter from a resident concerned about the hazard caused by buses from Bleasdale leaving the village in convoy (3 buses) which causes problems to pedestrians and other road users on the narrow lanes in Silverdale, in particular along Bottoms Lane, where any vehicle may struggle to pass 1 bus, but 3 in a row is making it difficult and dangerous.  In addition, where vehicles are pulling on to the verges in order to pass, there is significant damage occurring and potholes forming.  They suggest that each bus could take a different route out of the village or stagger their leaving time.

3.     Signage regarding speeding in Silverdale – the resident felt that less and simple signage was the best and to add more would be ineffective and could be dangerous particularly if it gave the pedestrian a ‘false sense of security’

12628   Police Report  – there was no report available due to the limited time the team have available in the current circumstances.

 

12629    Report from City Councillor June Greenwell – Cllr Greenwell had circulated a report to Cllrs before the meeting; the report mainly details current efforts regarding the increase in Covid-19 cases in the area. She also reported that the Government has announced that decisions on forming Unitary Authorities will be deferred for a year.

 Cllr Greenwell asked Cllrs for reactions to her proposed response to the County Council paper, ‘Actively Moving Forward’. It was AGREED for Cllr Greenwell to circulate the draft response to all Cllrs after the meeting and Cllrs Fletcher, Unsworth and Bennett will agree the response from SPC in the next 24 hours.

 Cllr Greenwell also mentioned the traffic consultation taking place in Arnside and it was RESOLVED that the Clerk make contact with the Clerk at Arnside to get information, for example which consultants they are using, how the process is being managed, and whether the PC is satisfied with progress and also the cost, if known, as SLDC are funding the consultation for Arnside whereas Silverdale may not get similar help.

12630   Report from County Councillor Phillippa Williamson – no report was available since the report circulated on 18th September.

12631   Reports on any Meetings Attended by Members or the Clerk – none.

 

12632   Planning Matters

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

·       20/0158/TPO  Silverdale Village Institute, Spring Bank.  Fell 2 ash.

·       20/00914/FUL  15 Townsfield.  Demolition of existing side storey utility room and erection of a single storey side/rear extension. (Emailed to Cllrs 3/4/20)

·       20/0154/TPO  39A Lindeth Road, Fell T1 to T11 ash.

·       20/0171/TPO  2B Stankelt Road.  ash (T001) – prune to remove Stem Three over neighbouring garden, crown raise to 4 metres, sycamore (T003) – 4m clearance and crown raise, property aspect to 4 metres, ash (T004) – fell Stem One, prune Stem Two No objections to the above.

(b)   The following Planning Applications were considered:-

·      20/01001/FUL  19 Stankelt Road.  Removal of existing septic tank and installation of a new sewage treatment plant. (Emailed to Cllrs. 23/9/20) No objections

12633   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 confirmed that the insurance period will be for 3 years to 1/10/2023

·       The Clerk has requested the Village contractor to paint the long bench on the Shore as this has been left since the previous contractor had sanded it back before the summer.  Cllr Houghton expressed his disappointment that it has been left unprotected for so long and painting it is now urgent and should be a priority.  RESOLVED for the Clerk to contact the Village contractor to request his urgent attention to this project. Cllr Bond also asked the Clerk to request that the War memorial is cleared and tidied.

25(b)    Non-Parish Council Property – None

12634   Tree felling tenders  – Cllr Bond reported that 6 tenders have been received.  Works can begin once the Felling Licence has been granted, which will be for tree thinning. This licence will override any TPOs and covers necessary works, under advisement for the next 5 years.  It was AGREED for the tender to be split; a different contractor for each of the 3 areas to expedite works.

Cllr Bond’s suggestion:

Heartwood Tree Tech             £2800 + vat     Woodwell

D Wain                                   £650                Burtonwell/Scroggs

Westmorland Tree Care         £870                Bankwell

was APPROVED.  The Clerk was requested to write to these contractors to let them know they had been successful and to advise them to await instruction to begin works.

Cllr Houghton suggested that the wood from felled trees be left for residents to collect it for their own use.  Cllr Bond will make it known when the wood becomes available.

 

12635  Finance

a)     Bacs payment of £202.80 from D Wain was noted.

b)     The following payments were approved,  cheques had been signed for the following accounts:

·        British Gas, toilets, £18.20 bacs

·        British Gas, clock, £16.64 bacs

·        Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd., toilet supplies,  £154.70 cheque 22172

·        D Challenor, reimburse’ for paying domain name cost to ukhost4u, £119.99, cheque 173

·        P Williams, toilets, £244 SO

·        D Wain, ,£95 tree work plus parish contractor £279 = £374 cheque 22174

·        LD Challenor, reimbursement for 2 wreaths, £40 cheque 22175

·        L D Challenor, reimbursement for suction hooks, £45.23 cheque 22176

·        The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd., lights, £330.65 cheque22177

·        Andrew Bodenham, toilet supplies, £18.97 cheque 22178

·        L D Challenor, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £1166.40 cheque 22179

·        HMRC, PAYE for LDC, £266.94 cheque  22180

·        Gill Ribbons, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £490.52 cheque 22181

·        Great Oaks Tree Services, playground, £732 cheque 22182

 

c)     Cllrs noted that they are entitled to receive a payment of £25 (Basic Parish Allowance) for the financial year, next month. The Clerk requested Cllrs to let her know if they don’t wish to receive this allowance before the next agenda.

d)     It was AGREED for the Chair’s expenses to be paid as they arise as the acceptance of office is not for the full year.

e)      Cllrs considered the Financial Summary of Accounts and draft Budget for Precept and discussed the suggestions of the Clerk.

•              Christmas decorations, budgeted £550 Approved

•              Road safety/SpIDs, deferred until next month

•              Woodland management, budgeted £10k Approved

•              Playground, £7k  Approved

•              Clock maintenance, Agreed to keep the money for this ring fenced in reserves and only call out Smiths for repairs when required. This will hopefully be a more efficient use of funds.

•              Toilets, deferred agreement as some Cllrs felt this may need to be increased.

•              No query with any other items, the budget should be finalised next month.

 

12636   Correspondence

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

a)    SLDC weekly update.

b)    Lancashire County Council provides consumer alerts.

c)    Clerk and Councils Direct

d)    The Chairman of the Girl Guides at Silver Sapling campsite writes to ask if a link for them can be put on our website and offers help with weekend parking for Eaves Wood. The Clerk was requested to thank them for their offer, SPC support the concept but suggest that liaison with the National Trust would be appropriate as it is visitors to Eaves Wood who require more parking. SPC advise that the Silver Sapling Committee might like to consider a trial run before committing to the change to a public car park as this would entail ‘change of use’ permission from Lancaster City Council.

e)    NALC supplies planning White Paper Summaries.

f)   Community Connectors notes from meetings.

g)    As part of a series of Health and Wellbeing Conversations happening in our district, we would really like it if you could join us in a free online event on Thursday 17th September 2020, 6.30-8pm.

h)    An approach regarding the installation of an electric car charging point in Silverdale.    

i)    Two invitations to ‘Teams’ meetings on COVID

j)    A resident writes about her traffic speeding concerns.

k)    Lune Valley Rural Housing Association Annual Report 2020.

l)    COVID update from HMRC on Employment.

m)  AONB information and invitation to an online meeting on 11/11/20.

n)    Lancaster City Council has commenced an immediate review of the Local Plan in the context of Climate Change the first stage runs from 25th September – 20th November 2020.  Cllr Greenwell advised that the City Council Teams group would welcome local input.

 12637   Streetscape – Cove Lane traffic issues, Cllr Greenwell has spoken with those residents who contacted the Council. It was agreed that the problem of parking in this area is not easily solved and the situation will continue to be monitored.

  12638   Working group reports

a)     Speeding group – it was AGREED for Cllrs Bennett, Fletcher and Unsworth to have a budget of up to £4,500 and to purchase their chosen SpID.

b)     Christmas decorations – the Clerk advised that the lights would be arriving after she has sent the cheque. The Chairman has been in contact with the trustees of the Gaskell Hall to enquire what they are doing for decorations this year.

c)     Parking – Cllr Greenwell had nothing to report.

d)     New Cllrs duty appointments – Cllr Higham agreed to Playground, GDPR and Emergency Plan duties; Cllr Ferguson agreed to Emergency Plan, Streetscape and AONB representative.

  12639   Remembrance Day – all arrangements possible have been made and Cllrs agreed that the Memorial service format will be dependent on Covid-19 regulations in place at the time.

12640   Emergency Plan

a.      Cllrs Bennett, Ferguson, Bond and Fletcher to check the generator and start it up.

b.     A copy of the existing Emergency Plan to be circulated to all Cllrs for their consideration as soon as possible.

12641                Watering places – the usual sum of up to a maximum of £300 was AGREED and authorisation was given for the AONB volunteers to clear Bankwell and Woodwell.  

12642    Website regulations – the report on website accessibility regulation was noted and appreciated, as the SPC website is now compliant.

12643    Public Toilet cleaning and upkeep – it was noted that the current operative has resigned but his suggestion that he organise and reimburse the replacement until the end of the tender, 31st March 2021 was AGREED

12644    Meeting dates 2021 –  the dates for next year’s meetings were noted by Cllrs. It was agreed that it was not possible to set a date for an Annual Assembly at this time.  The Clerk was requested to provisionally book the Silverdale Village Institute for these dates with the understanding that the Council must comply with the guidelines in place at the time.

12645   Friends of Silverdale Station request the support of SPC with regard to the upcoming 175-year anniversary of the Furness Railway linking Lancaster with Barrow in 2021. FOSS plan to participate in the celebrations and it would lend weight to their plans if SPC could register its support. Two benches will hopefully be purchased by FOSS to mark the occasion.  AGREED

12646   Playground matters – Cllr Bennett reported that there was evidence that the Covid-19 advisory notices had been burned, which was disappointing but the notices are still legible.

      Playground Report.

A.    Urgent actions taken – none this month

B.    New Issues noted on Lancaster City Quarterly or Parish Contractor Weekly inspection reports – none this month.

C.    Other Issues – ongoing

1)     Handle on steps of Junior Multi-unit became loose at fixing points – Has remained tight – continue to monitor for a further month.

2)     One cross log and one step post on the Burma trail have decayed to the point replacement is required.  The trail is still safe to use at the moment but is being regularly monitored.  Enquiries have been made to Playdale and a quote has been received of £443.97 for replacement and fitting of the pole. Cllr Bennett thought this cost could be reduced by having the Parish contractor to install it. The Clerk and Cllr Bennett will make further enquiries.

3)     Wooden support posts fixed in ground (Various items of equipment).  Being monitored at each inspection for any further deterioration – None currently at action level

4)      Sections of the top wall require remedial action to stop ivy growing through.  Once this is done, several small sections are likely to require repair – Enquiries as to ownership need carrying out and quotes obtained for the work.

5)     Wet pour safety surfacing.  Some areas have deteriorated during recent hot weather.  Surface still effective and no trip hazards present – Cost for various options to be obtained

12647   Coastguard – it was RESOLVED for the Clerk to write to the Coastguard Head Office to request that they authorise a Coastguard presence at Silverdale at high risk times such as very high tides in order to prevent a serious incident, Cllr Houghton was concerned at the escalation of incidents/call outs this year. Signage has been shown to have no effect.

 

12648   Items for information (no decisions or actions permitted)

            Cllr Unsworth informed the Council that the bus can no longer navigate the Redbridge Road/Eaves Wood junction due to number of parked cars there.

12649  Suggestions for Future Agenda Items

1.     SpIDs

2.     Tree felling

3.     Bleasdale buses

12650   Date of Next Meeting

The date of the next meeting is 2nd November 2020.  Items for the agenda and copies of reports, to reach the Clerk before 27th October.

Gill Ribbons, Deputy Clerk to the Council

 

AGENDA – SILVERDALE PARISH COUNCIL

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

Parish Council Meeting on Monday 5th October 2020 at 7.30pm, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda: the public will need to apply to the Clerk for a link to gain access to the meeting.

 

1    To elect a Vice-Chairman.

 

2.   To receive Apologies for Absence.

 

3  To Co-opt two Councillors to join the Council.

 

4    To receive Declarations of Members’ interests relating to any items appearing on the agenda.

 

5    To approve the Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held online on 7th September 2020.

 

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

 

7    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.

 

8  To receive a Police report if available.

 

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

   

10    To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. Phillippa Williamson and to discuss her Newsletter.  (Emailed 18/9/20)

 

11  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).

         

12  Planning Matters:

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

·       20/0158/TPO  Silverdale Village Institute, Spring Bank.  Fell 2 Ash.

·       20/00914/FUL  15 Townsfield.  Demolition of existing side storey utility room and erection of a single storey side/rear extension. (Emailed to Cllr.s 3/4/20)

·       20/0154/TPO  39A Lindeth Road, Fell T1 to T11 Ash.

·       20/0171/TPO  2B Stankelt Road.  Ash (T001) – prune to remove stem three over neighbouring garden, crown raise to 4 metres, Sycamore (T003) – 4m clearance and crown raise, property aspect to 4 metres, Ash (T004) – Fell Stem one, Prune stem two.

      b)  Planning Applications:

  • 20/01001/FUL  19 Stankelt Road.  Removal of existing septic tank and installation of a new sewage treatment plant. (Emailed to Cllrs. 23/9/20)

 

13  To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.

·       The clerk has queried with Councillors the length of  term the Council they wish to accept and has confirmed that the Insurance period will be for 3 years to 1/10/ 2023.

·       The clerk has asked D Wain to paint the long seat on the shore whilst the weather is good.

 

 14  To consider the Tenders submitted for dealing with the Ash Dieback trees.

 

15   Finance

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.)

  • Bacs payment from D Wain, £202.80 (training for Kin)

 (b)  To authorise payments and sign cheques where indicated for the following accounts:

  • British Gas, toilets, £18.20 bacs

  • British Gas, clock, £16.64 bacs

  • Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd., toilet supplies,  £154.70 cheque

  • D Challenor, reimburse’ for paying domain name cost to ukhost4u, £119.99, cheque

  •  P Williams, toilets, £244 SO

  • D Wain, ,£95 tree work plus parish contractor £279 = £374 cheque

  • LDChallenor, reimbursement for 2 wreaths, £40 cheque

  • L D Challenor, reimbursement for suction hooks, £45.23 cheque

  • The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd., lights, £330.65 cheque

  • Andrew Bodenham, toilet supplies, £18.97 cheque

  •  L D Challenor, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £1166.40 cheque

  • HMRC, paye for LDC, £266.94 cheque

  • Gill Ribbons, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £490.52 cheque

  • Great Oaks Tree Services, playground, £732 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 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.

 

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

a)   SLDC weekly planning update (emailed to Cllrs. 2/9, 10/9, 23/9)

b)   Lancashire County Council provide consumer alerts. (emailed 3/9/20)

c)    Clerk and Council’s Direct

d)   The Chairman of the Girlguides at Silver Sapling campsite writes to ask if a link for them can be put on our website and offers help with weekend parking for Eaves Wood. (Emailed 5/9/20)

e)   NALC supplies planning White Paper Summaries.  (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)

f)   Community Connectors notes from meetings. (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)

g)   As part of a series of Health and Wellbeing Conversations happening in our district, we would really like it if you could join us in a free online event on Thursday 17 September 2020, 6.30-8pm. (Emailed to Cllrs.10/9/20)

h)   An approach regarding the installation of an electric car charging point in Silverdale. (Emailed to Cllrs. 11/9/20)

i)   Two invitations to ‘Teams’ meetings on COVID (Emailed 19/9/20)

j)   A resident writes about her traffice speeding concerns. (Emailed to Cllrs 19/9/20)

k)    Lune Valley Rural Housing Association Annual Report 2020.

l)    COVID update from HMRC on Employment. (26/9/20)

m)  AONB information and invitation to an online meeting on 11/11/20. (Emailed 28/6/20)

n)   Lancaster City Council  has commenced an immediate review of the Local Plan in the context of Climate Change the first stage runs from 25th September – 20th November 2020.

 

17  Streetscape

  • To discuss the traffic and parking issues on Cove Lane and what action to take.

 

18  Reports from the Working Groups.

 Action can only be authorised if a report has been provided to Council by 28th September.

a)   Speeding Group – to include the acquisition of a SPID. (June, Liz, Tony) Rep. 28/9 LU

b)   Christmas Decorations  (Liz, John, Mike)Report 28/9 from LU

c)    Parking (June Terry, Liz)

d)   Request for new councillors to consider duty appointments generally but specifically on Parking, Speeding, Emergency Plan, Playground and Highways where Council representation needs boosting. (List provided)

 

19  Remembrance Day. – To confirm and record arrangements necessary for Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

 

20   Emergency Plan

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

 

21  Watering Places.-To authorise the clearance of Bank Well, and Wood Well. 

 

22  Website Regulations.

Our website consultant supplies his report on Accessibility with regard to the new Regulations. (Forwarded to Cllrs. 7/9/20)

 

23  To acknowledge the forthcoming resignation of our toilet operative and discuss the way forward.

 

24  Meetings 2020 – To confirm the meeting  dates for 2021. (as emailed)

 

25  To consider giving FOSS support to the celebrations of 175 years since the Furness line linking Barrow to Lancaster was formed, which FOSS wish to participate in. (See email 13/9/20)

 

26  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 inspections. Rep. 28/9 JB

b)   To authorise expenditure for the Burma Trail replacement parts.

 

27  To consider writing to the Coastguard with concerns about the number of rescues required on Silverdale’s beach.

 

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

 

29  To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

 

30  To note that the date of the next meeting is 2nd November 2020. Items for the agenda and reports, to reach the Clerk before 27th October.

 

Signed:              Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council Tel. 01524 761824 

 

AGENDA – SILVERDALE PARISH COUNCIL

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

Parish Council Meeting on Monday 5th October 2020 at 7.30pm, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda: the public will need to apply to the Clerk for a link to gain access to the meeting.

 

1    To elect a Vice-Chairman.

 

2.   To receive Apologies for Absence.

 

3  To Co-opt two Councillors to join the Council.

 

4    To receive Declarations of Members’ interests relating to any items appearing on the agenda.

 

5    To approve the Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held online on 7th September 2020.

 

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

 

7    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.

 

8  To receive a Police report if available.

 

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

   

10    To receive a report of any relevant matters by County Cllr. Phillippa Williamson and to discuss her Newsletter.  (Emailed 18/9/20)

 

11  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).

         

12  Planning Matters:

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

·       20/0158/TPO  Silverdale Village Institute, Spring Bank.  Fell 2 Ash.

·       20/00914/FUL  15 Townsfield.  Demolition of existing side storey utility room and erection of a single storey side/rear extension. (Emailed to Cllr.s 3/4/20)

·       20/0154/TPO  39A Lindeth Road, Fell T1 to T11 Ash.

·       20/0171/TPO  2B Stankelt Road.  Ash (T001) – prune to remove stem three over neighbouring garden, crown raise to 4 metres, Sycamore (T003) – 4m clearance and crown raise, property aspect to 4 metres, Ash (T004) – Fell Stem one, Prune stem two.

      b)  Planning Applications:

  • 20/01001/FUL  19 Stankelt Road.  Removal of existing septic tank and installation of a new sewage treatment plant. (Emailed to Cllrs. 23/9/20)

 

13  To receive the Clerk’s report of any action (other than consideration of Planning Applications) taken under the provisions of Standing Order 25.

·       The clerk has queried with Councillors the length of  term the Council they wish to accept and has confirmed that the Insurance period will be for 3 years to 1/10/ 2023.

·       The clerk has asked D Wain to paint the long seat on the shore whilst the weather is good.

 

 14  To consider the Tenders submitted for dealing with the Ash Dieback trees.

 

15   Finance

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.)

  • Bacs payment from D Wain, £202.80 (training for Kin)

 (b)  To authorise payments and sign cheques where indicated for the following accounts:

  • British Gas, toilets, £18.20 bacs

  • British Gas, clock, £16.64 bacs

  • Thomas Graham & Sons Ltd., toilet supplies,  £154.70 cheque

  • D Challenor, reimburse’ for paying domain name cost to ukhost4u, £119.99, cheque

  •  P Williams, toilets, £244 SO

  • D Wain, ,£95 tree work plus parish contractor £279 = £374 cheque

  • LDChallenor, reimbursement for 2 wreaths, £40 cheque

  • L D Challenor, reimbursement for suction hooks, £45.23 cheque

  • The Corporate Christmas Tree Company Ltd., lights, £330.65 cheque

  • Andrew Bodenham, toilet supplies, £18.97 cheque

  •  L D Challenor, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £1166.40 cheque

  • HMRC, paye for LDC, £266.94 cheque

  • Gill Ribbons, salary, back pay & expenses 3 months, £490.52 cheque

  • Great Oaks Tree Services, playground, £732 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 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.

 

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

a)   SLDC weekly planning update (emailed to Cllrs. 2/9, 10/9, 23/9)

b)   Lancashire County Council provide consumer alerts. (emailed 3/9/20)

c)    Clerk and Council’s Direct

d)   The Chairman of the Girlguides at Silver Sapling campsite writes to ask if a link for them can be put on our website and offers help with weekend parking for Eaves Wood. (Emailed 5/9/20)

e)   NALC supplies planning White Paper Summaries.  (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)

f)   Community Connectors notes from meetings. (Emailed to Cllrs 7/9/20)

g)   As part of a series of Health and Wellbeing Conversations happening in our district, we would really like it if you could join us in a free online event on Thursday 17 September 2020, 6.30-8pm. (Emailed to Cllrs.10/9/20)

h)   An approach regarding the installation of an electric car charging point in Silverdale. (Emailed to Cllrs. 11/9/20)

i)   Two invitations to ‘Teams’ meetings on COVID (Emailed 19/9/20)

j)   A resident writes about her traffice speeding concerns. (Emailed to Cllrs 19/9/20)

k)    Lune Valley Rural Housing Association Annual Report 2020.

l)    COVID update from HMRC on Employment. (26/9/20)

m)  AONB information and invitation to an online meeting on 11/11/20. (Emailed 28/6/20)

n)   Lancaster City Council  has commenced an immediate review of the Local Plan in the context of Climate Change the first stage runs from 25th September – 20th November 2020.

 

17  Streetscape

  • To discuss the traffic and parking issues on Cove Lane and what action to take.

 

18  Reports from the Working Groups.

 Action can only be authorised if a report has been provided to Council by 28th September.

a)   Speeding Group – to include the acquisition of a SPID. (June, Liz, Tony) Rep. 28/9 LU

b)   Christmas Decorations  (Liz, John, Mike)Report 28/9 from LU

c)    Parking (June Terry, Liz)

d)   Request for new councillors to consider duty appointments generally but specifically on Parking, Speeding, Emergency Plan, Playground and Highways where Council representation needs boosting. (List provided)

 

19  Remembrance Day. – To confirm and record arrangements necessary for Remembrance Day Memorial Service.

 

20   Emergency Plan

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

 

21  Watering Places.-To authorise the clearance of Bank Well, and Wood Well. 

 

22  Website Regulations.

Our website consultant supplies his report on Accessibility with regard to the new Regulations. (Forwarded to Cllrs. 7/9/20)

 

23  To acknowledge the forthcoming resignation of our toilet operative and discuss the way forward.

 

24  Meetings 2020 – To confirm the meeting  dates for 2021. (as emailed)

 

25  To consider giving FOSS support to the celebrations of 175 years since the Furness line linking Barrow to Lancaster was formed, which FOSS wish to participate in. (See email 13/9/20)

 

26  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 inspections. Rep. 28/9 JB

b)   To authorise expenditure for the Burma Trail replacement parts.

 

27  To consider writing to the Coastguard with concerns about the number of rescues required on Silverdale’s beach.

 

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

 

29  To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

 

30  To note that the date of the next meeting is 2nd November 2020. Items for the agenda and reports, to reach the Clerk before 27th October.

 

Signed:              Denise Challenor, Clerk to the Council Tel. 01524 761824