2014/08/04

 

10731 Confirmed Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Silverdale Parish Council held in the Silverdale Institute on 4th August 2014.

10732 Present: Chairman Terry Bond, Councillors Tony Houghton; Nigel Ribbons; Angela Woods; Shirley Mason; City Councillor Kath Graham; the Clerk Denise Challenor and 8 members of the public.

10733 Apologies for absence were received from Cllr. Palmer, Cllr Bradfield and Cllr. Williams, Deputy Clerk, Susan Hayward and PCSO 7242 Sarah Leverton.

10734 Receipt of declarations of Members’ interests relating to any items appearing on the agenda. – None.

10735. The Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held on Monday 7thst July 2014, were approved by the Council and signed by the Chairman. as a true record.

10736 Receipt of information about matters arising from the Minutes of previous meetings, not covered by the Agenda.
10723 The mobile skatepark cannot go ahead in August due to lack of adult support. It is hoped that it might be possible to have it for Easter 2015 instead.
10724 (3) The Clerk has received a price of £54 + vat for the repairs to the lettering on the war memorial, which the Council felt acceptable.
10725 A response to the Council’s letter to the City Council about access to Trowbarrow Quarry has been received which states that work involving machinery is underway and it is not safe for the public to be using it. The Chairman indicated that he is aware that a site meeting will be taking place in the near future to try and resolve the issues.
10726 The Cones recently purchased by the Council are in use and working quite well, they could be tried elsewhere and this might give an indication of where restrictions could work.

10737 Matters raised by Members of the Public for future Consideration.
1. Could the bank opposite Hawthorne Bank on Wallings Lane not be mowed until the daffodils have had time to die down in future. (Unfortunately this is nothing to do with the Parish Council)
2. The path through Trowbarrow has been closed for about 6 months. An old ‘Tarmac’ map was presented showing the path existed when they were at the quarry. This should help establish a right of way.
3. Enquiries were made about the progress of the Royal. The Parish Council were able to show plans which had just arrived. The future parking situation at the Royal was queried and it was explained that the owner had said he was prepared to allow very short term stops but naturally wanted the parking area to be available for patrons.

10738 Update from the Community Police Officer.
There was no police presence due to WW1 events in Carnforth, however a report was supplied. There have been 23 incidents reported in the Yealand/Silverdale area this period. One crime has been reported compared with four crimes reported in the same period last year.

10739 Report of any relevant matters by County Councillor Alycia James.
Cllr. James was not present and there was no report available.

10740 Report of any relevant matters by City Councillor Kath Graham.
a) The City Council’s Planning Enforcement Officer has been to check the site of the Royal Hotel; since the submission of a planning application is imminent, no further action was deemed necessary at this time.
b) The PEO also contacted the owners of a property on Emesgate Lane where a shipping container has recently been used as a storage facility during building works at the property; the officer was advised that the work should be completed, and the container removed, within the next three months.
c) The lower part of Wallings Lane has been cleared to allow emergency vehicle access to Windyridge and Broomhill.

10741 Reports from any meetings attended by Members, or the Clerk – None.

10742 Planning Matters:
The Councillors expressed there dissatisfaction about the online system where the links supplied often didn’t work. It would be helpful if the information were emailed as an attachment.
The following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25a, and no objections were made to any of them.
14/00538 5 Castle Bank. Erection of a detached summerhouse and retention of raised veranda.
14/00729/CU Ridgeway Park, Lindeth Road. Change of use of former residential school (use class C2) to one residential dwelling and two holiday-let dwellings (use class C3).
14/00717/FUL 65 The Row.Erection of a single storey extension to the front and a single storey extension to the rear.
14/00738/FUL Jack Scout Cottages, Lindeth Road. Erection of a single storey side extension and creation of a new access point.
14/0089/TPO 39 Emesgate Lane. Fell x 1 tree..
Planning decisions notified by Lancaster City Council:
• Preservation order made on two trees No. 540 (2014) – 55 Stankelt Road.

10743 The Council approved giving a grant under Section 137 to the toddler group for equipment: of £153.14.

10744 25(a) Parish Council Property and Functions
A hand-dryer, £203.99, was ordered for the gents toilets and electrician Keith Higginson kindly volunteered to install it. The Clerk is to write and thank him.
25(b) Non-Parish Council Property and Functions
None.

10745 Finance
a) There was no money received by the Council this month.
b) The following payments were authorised and cheques signed for the following accounts:
• Paul Williams, toilet cleaning & dog bags, £284.23, cheque 963.
• Envirocare, contractor, £312 plus £312 replacement for 949, total £624 cheque 964.
• Stefan Laws, contractor £166.25 & £60, total £226.25 cheque 965.
• Lancashire County Council,( Hire of St John’s classroom – £150 cheque 966.
• British Gas, clock electricity, (£9.68 owing from last period) total £28.17 cheque 968.
• Playdale, playground wood, £16.78 cheque 969.
• Unitied Utilities, toiltets, £73.27 cheque 970.
• L D Challenor, reimbursement of £47.40 cones & £203.99 dryer, £251.39 cheque 971

c) The Council made the quarterly review of the accounts, versus budget which showed that £9663 of the reserves will have been used. This brings the amount of reserves down to an acceptable level.

10746 The Clerk showed the Council that the three charities, Public Quarries; Public Watering Places and Silverdale Children’s Playground’s Annual Submissions have been made to the Charity Commission.

10747 Correspondence
a) Information about the possible merger of the two doctors surgeries. There is a public meeting about this on 19/8/14 at the Women’s Institute Building, Orchard Road, Arnside at 6.30 – 8 pm.
b) Lune Valley annual report and invitation to their AGM.
c) Clerk & Council’s Direct
d) Keer to Kent.
e) FLAG publication.
f) Arnside and Silverdale Statutory Management Plan 2014-19.

10748 Items for Information
• One of the goal posts bought for the Institute is damaged and needs repairing quickly if the children are to have the benefit during the school holidays. The part will be ordered under clerks action.
• The ‘Ladies’ sign for the toilets needs replacing and situating in a more noticeable place.

10749 Items for consideration for a future agenda.
• To revise the tender for the toilet attendant and ask if he would be willing to do the additional duties and at what cost.
• To consider whether a Parish Council Office is required, what items would be kept there, when it would be open, whether it will be occupied and if so, by whom.
• To purchase a new sign for the ‘Ladies’ toilets.
• The provision of Christmas trees for Emesgate Lane.

10750 The date of the next meeting is Monday 1st September 2014. Items for the agenda and copies of reports to reach the Clerk before 25th August.

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