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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend an ordinary Parish Council Meeting on Monday 4th October 2021 at 7.00pm, at The Institute, Spring Bank Road, Silverdale, for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda:

1. To receive Apologies for Absence.

2 To Co-opt a suitable person to join the Council, to replace June Greenwell.

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

4 To approve the Minutes of an Ordinary Council Meeting held online on 6th September 2021.

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

6 To receive a Police report if available.

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 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).

11 Planning Matters:
a) To note that the following Planning Applications were dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 21/01091/FUL 15 Spring Bank. Erection of a two storey front extension, construction of a balcony to the front elevation and construction of dormer extensions to front and rear elevations. (Emailed 2/9/21)
• 21/0172/TPO .4, Yew Tree Gardens. 1 Blue Cedar crown reduction of approximately 6m and prune back 3.5m. (Emailed 10/9/21)
• 21/00027/REF Highfield, Cove Road. Change of use of agricultural land to residential land in association with Highfield, removal of existing greenhouse, construction of a tennis court and retrospective alterations to land levels. Emailed to Cllrs. 13/9/21)
b) Planning Applications:
• 21/00982/FUL Dovedale House, Spring Bank. : Erection of a single storey dwelling (C3) with associated sewage treatment plant, access and landscaping. (Emailed 2/9)
• 21/01138/FUL Rockmount, 61 The Row. Demolition of existing outbuilding and erection of replacement building. (Emailed to Cllr.s 14/9/21)
• 21/01097/FUL Highfield, Cove Road. Demolition of existing garage, erection of two storey side extension comprising of garage and workshop, erection of single storey rear extension, construction of a terrace area with steps to the rear and construction of a terrace area with retaining wall to the front, and construction of a pitched roof over existing front entrance. (Emailed 21/9/21)
• 21/01032/FUL 18 The Row. Erection of a porch to the front elevation and erection of a single storey outbuilding to the side elevation. (Emailed to Cllrs. 22/9/21)
• 1/00716/FUL 1 And 2 Jack Scout Cottages Erection of a single storey side extension, construction of a dormer extension to the side elevation and installation of pitched roof over existing front dormer window. (Emailed 25/9/21)

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

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.
• Lune Valley Joinery, repair to toilet door, £200 cheque.
• Thomas Graham, toilet supplies, £31.40 cheque
• The Parish Notice Board company, repair, £150, cheque
• Heartwood Tree Technicians Ltd, felling Ash, £1344, cheque
• L D Challenor, reimbursement for swings/playdale, £167.66, cheque
• K Lambert, salary/expenses 3 months, £389.52 cheque
• L D Challenor, salary/expenses 3 months, £1354.44 cheque
• HMRC paye for LDC, £302.82, cheque
• Great Oaks Tree Services, contractor, £590.40, cheque
• Cumbria Tree Services, tree survey, £595, cheque
• EDF energy, toilets, £28 bacs
• EDF energy, clock, £16 bacs

(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 receive the Financial Summary of Accounts.
(e) To suggest any additional new proposals for next year and decide which should be added to the Draft Budget.
Already suggested:
• To consider funding a Village website and whether to include the Parish Council Website as part of it. If so, who will be responsible for the upkeep of it.
• To consider commissioning new information signs for the village.

14 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. 1/9)
b) Clerk and Council’s Direct
c) LCR publication.
d) Consumer Alerts (Emailed 1/9/21)
e) Information giving progress on the England Coast Path in the North West. (2/9/21)
f) SELRAP news.
g) Nalc supplies details of various virtual Scribefast tutorials. (Emailed 10/9/21 & 14/9)
h) A resident writes about the parking issues and makes suggestions. (Emailed 11/9/21)
i) Rural Bulletins online. (Emailed 14/9/21)
j) A resident writes about various Highway and refuse matters. (Emailed 17/9/21)
k) An invitation to an online community energy presentation on 7th October. For further information on the Rural Community Energy Fund programme visit the website; (Emailed 17/9/21)
l) The South Lakeland Local Plan Issues and Options consultation. To look at the consultation documents the virtual consultation room and online survey will be open until Friday 29 October.
m) Lancashire County Council is working closely with bus operators to prepare for a major change in the way buses are funded and organised following the government’s launch of The National Bus Strategy, Bus Back Better in March 2021. They would like to gather views from Lancashire residents and other stakeholders and are conducting a passenger engagement survey which is open until 30th September. The survey can be found here: Public transport – Lancashire County Council (Emailed 21/9/21)
n) In advance of their conference on 13th November 2021 the County Council’s requests the completion of their survey on ‘Working Better Together’. (Emailed 21/9/21)
o) NHS writes about the situation within the local health service. (Emailed 25/9/21)

15 Working Groups & Streetscape.
n.b. Action can only be authorised if a report has been provided to Council by 27th September.
a) To further the acquisition of a notice board for the Green.
b) To consider the offer of a memorial seat or tree. (Emailed 17/9/21)
c) To consider an offer of a memorial Silver Birch tree to be provided for the playground to be sited where one has died. (Emailed 10/9/21)
e) Emergency Plan. To review actions for maintenance of equipment and emergency situations. (Report supplied by email 22/9/21)

16 Remembrance Day. – To confirm and record arrangements necessary for Remembrance Day Memorial Service on 14th November 2021.

17 Watering Places.-To authorise the general clearance of Bank Well, and Woodwell in November/December at a total cost of £260 + vat.

18 Woodland/Wells/Quarries.
• To consider the Tree Report supplied by email on 27/9/21.
• To consider Trowbarrow Advisory Group meeting minutes – 22-09-21 emailed 27/9/21

19 To discuss the alternatives for a provision of a better bus service for the village.

20 Playground
a) To receive a report on any urgent actions that have been taken and to consider any issues raised in either the Lancaster CC quarterly, or Parish inspections.

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

22 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

23 To note that the date of the next meeting is 1st November 2021. Items for the agenda and reports, to reach the Clerk before 26th October.


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