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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend a
Parish Council Meeting at the Institute, Spring Bank, Silverdale on 5th December 2022 at 7.00pm, 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 the Ordinary Council Meeting held on 7th November 2022.

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 Police – To receive a Police report if available.

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

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

9 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).

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

11 To consider the following correspondence and discuss replies as appropriate:
a) SLDC weekly update (emailed 2/11, 9/11, 16/11,23/11)
b) Clerk & Council’s Direct publication
c) Trading Standards Alerts. (Emailed 5/11/22)
d) A thank you from FOSS for the help with providing the Furness Benches on the railway station. (6/11/22)
e) Parish Online News. (Emailed 10/11/22)
f) A downloadable guide on “How to protect your organisation, workforce and public data.” (Emailed 10/11/22)
g) A resident complains about banners on the corner of the white railings at Hollins Lane impeding vison and the sightlines for traffic. (Emailed 11/11/22)
h) Information about the Rural England Prosperity fund, along with the City council’s approach to developing its rural Investment Plan addendum. (Emailed 14/11/22)
i) ‘Youth Work One’ invites the council to complete a return for this year’s National Youth Sector Census. (Emailed 15/11/22)
j) Senior Democratic Services Officer from County Council asks for concerns about the present operation of the highways Public Realm Agreement and for suggestions for improvement of the operations to, see full emails (2 forwarded on 15/11/22)
k) A letter of apology for any damage caused from the person who was spotted on the roof of the toilet block and offer of community service. (Emailed 16/11/22)
l) An invitation to hear more about Crowdfund Lancashire for funding Lancashire Culture and Sport Fund on Thursday 1st December at 12pm (online). (Emailed 17/11/22)
m) FLAG publication.
n) County Council are offering applications for a Lancashire Warm Spaces Grant. The scheme offers the chance of £500 to provide warm spaces in various public buildings.(Emailed 19/11/22)
o) D Morris MP responds to our communication about the poor Mobile connections, to say that £500 million is being invested to reduce “not-spots” and he has received comments from other residents about it so is aware that the coverage is still a problem. (Emailed 21/11/22)
p) The Rural Bulletin. (Emailed 23/11/22)
q) A complaint regarding the recycling vehicle on The Row being inconsiderate. Forwarded to City Councillor (Emailed 23/11/22)
r) Information about the “Winter Wheelers” campaign giving incentives to ride ones bike between 1-25th December. Helen 078 40 25 50 70 (26/11/22)
s) Have your views known by completing the survey on highways and transport (Emailed 26/11/22) Complete the survey at
t) The Lancashire Community Food Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The grant scheme is for community groups within Lancashire and is aimed at local organisations within the voluntary, community and faith sector, including parish and town councils, that deliver projects to tackle food insecurity. (Emailed 26/1/11/22)
u) Mawsons Garden Newsletter. (Emailed 28/11/22)
v) A thank you card received from His Majesty King Charles for SPC’s condolence letter.

12 Planning Matters:
(a) To receive information from the Planning Working Group and to note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 22/01288/FUL: 29 Cove Road. Proposal : Erection of a rear single storey extension and demolition of existing wall to create parking
• 22/0205/TPO 25 Spring Bank Proposal : T1 Hawthorn – Fell, G1 two Ash- Fell.
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications:
• 22/01397/FUL 19 Townsfield Proposal : Demolition of existing conservatory to the rear elevation, erection of a single storey rear extension and a covered store to the side, construction of a rear dormer extension, conversion of existing car port to ancillary living accommodation in association with 19 Townsfield with erection of a single storey side and rear extension, excavation of land, construction of retaining walls and steps and installation of a package treatment plant. (Emailed 16/11/22)
• 22/01372/FUL Wood Close, Stankelt Road. Proposal : Demolition of existing rear rotunda and porch and erection of replacement porch, conversion of existing garage to ancillary living accommodation with erection of a single storey side extension and glazed link extension, erection of a single storey extension to front and side to include replacement garage with associated landscaping. (Emailed 23/11/22)
• 22/01447/FUL Moss Farm, Hawes Villa Caravan And Campervan Park, Moss Lane. Proposal : Erection of a dwelling with detached garage (Emailed 26/11/22)

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)
(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• EDF energy toilets, £16 bacs
• EDF energy clock, £23 bacs
• J Ferguson, keys for toilet, £6 cheque
• L Unsworth, meeting with Morecambe Bay Partnership cost, £9.80 cheque
• Lancaster City Council, Section 137 donation for AONB, £500 cheque
• Designworks, printing and fixing information board, £240 cheque
• BWP Creative Ltd., new website deposit (total £749), £314.58, cheque
• J Bennett, paint for Hazelwood seat, £26.20, cheque

(c) Budget – any final amendments.
(d) To gain agreement to have Malcolm Richardson to again be the Internal Auditor for 2022-2023.

14 Working Groups/Streetscape
• Toilet Group Update. Considering all options regarding improving, replacing (which means they would close for some time and need significant funding) or closing altogether. To note the quote from another company to clean the present toilets has been saved until the appropriate time.
• To decide if any action can be taken about the doggy bags which are clumping together with the wet weather.
• Emergency Plan. To receive any updates.
• AONB information signs. Update on progress and whether to apply for a grant from the County “Parish Champion”. (Watering Places?)

15 Woodland Matters
a) To consider the Tenders submitted for the work highlighted in the Woodland report. (Emailed as received from D Wain and Westmorland Trees)
b) To agree the purchase of two Silver Birch ‘standard’ trees; one to replace that taken out at St Johns plus another as an extra on same site.
Cost: £102.66 each plus delivery £20, includes VAT. Also 20 Hawthorn whips at £34.40. This includes stakes/tree guards etc.

16 Playground – 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. (Emailed 28/11/22)

17 To form Dave Wains next worklist.

18 To receive an update on how the Council might acquire the BT site for the village.

19 To discuss what can be done to improve the availability of affordable family houses in the village when many of them are used as holiday homes.

20 Hutton Trust. To note that It has now been formally resolved that the Schools part of the Hutton Trust is dissolved and the responsibilities will be taken on by the Diocese of Blackburn. Therefore SPC will no longer need to provide a trustee for this part of the charity.

21To confirm an expression of interest for funds from the Rural England Prosperity Fund was emailed 29/11/22 for possible use of providing a toilet on The Shore.

22 To receive Items for Information

23 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

24 To note that the date of the next meeting is 3rd January 2023. Items for the agenda to reach the Clerk by 10am on 28th December 2022 please.

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