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Councillors are hereby summoned, and members of the public are invited, to attend the Annual Parish Council Meeting on 6th May 2021 at 7.00pm, by Zoom on the internet (please contact the clerk for a link), for the purposes detailed in the following Agenda:

1 To elect the Chairman of the Council, and to witness the signing of the Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

2 To elect the Vice Chairman of the Council.

3 To receive Apologies for Absence.

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

5 To receive a Police Report; if available.

6 To receive a report of any relevant matters from the County Councillor P Williamson.

7 To receive a report of any relevant matters from the City Councillor J Greenwell.

8 To elect members of committees and representatives to other organisations. (List provided below)

9 To acknowledge reports from any online meetings of relevance attended by Members, or the Clerk circulated before the meeting and not listed elsewhere in the Agenda.

10 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. (To Cllrs.1/4,7/4, 21/4, 28/4/21)
b) The North West coastal path update. Comments up to 4/3/21 available to view. (1/4/21)
c) A letter of objection to the changing of the entrance to the Ladies toilets and appearance of the building. (1/4/21)
d) The University of Salford inform the Council of their hope to do some filming on the beach covering a WW1 scene. (Emailed 6/4/21)
e) A resident writes about repeated damage to their wall from HGV’s and seeks a solution.. (Emailed 6/4/21)
f) NALC writes about remote meetings and asks for support to continue with them. (Emailed 12/4/21) NALC informs of their involvement in the proposals for Local Government reform. (Emailed 13/4/21)
g) North West Electricity gives 6 months notice of their intention to remove a street light opposite No 40 Lindeth Road and other repair works in Silverdale. (Emailed to 13/4/21)
h) A list of Census support centres. (14/4/21)
i) LALC seeks nominations for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service. (Email 15/4/21)
j) A local archaeologist introduces her services if ever needed, having seen some people using metal detectors in Silverdale. (Emailed 20/4/21)
k) LALC forward information on the NALC survey on Rural Broadband. (Emailed 25/4/21)
l) Highways supply details of their Surface Dressing Schedule for 2021. (Emailed 26/4/21)
m) The latest update showing progress in the England Coast Path in the north west. (Emailed 27/4/21)
n) A resident writes to object to the suggestion that Ladies toilet on Bank House Lane should have a more visible entry. (Emailed 27/4/21)
o) A resident writes about problems he has had with pedestrians believing there is a footpath public running through his property. (Emailed 30/4/21)

11 Planning Applications
(a) Dealt with under the provisions of Standing Order 25:
• 2100279/FUL 23A Cove Road. Erection of an outbuilding to create ancillary accommodation in association with 23A Cove Road. (Emailed 6/4/21formerly responded 12/3/21)
(b) To consider the following Planning Applications: None.

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 Working Parties
a) Speed.
• To consider the quote of £2780 from Highways to provide and place 6 posts for the SPID’s. (emailed 17/4/21)
• To consider what measures may need to be taken about the growing risk people in Red Bridge Road/Station area, as it gets busier and has a 60 mph speed limit. (See email of 27/4/21)
b) Parking
• To note and if desired act upon the new parking charges at Gait Barrow. (Email 28/4/21)
c) Toilets
• To update on improvements to be made.
• To consider ordering some improved temporary signage at a cost of circa £100.
d) Decorations
• To consider forming a new group to discuss street decorations for any events/Christmas.

14 Playground Matters
• To receive a report on any urgent actions that have been taken and to consider any remaining issues raised in either the Lancaster CC quarterly, or Parish weekly inspections.
• To update on maintenance and repairs done and to consider who to approach to do all the repairs needed. (Report emailed 24/4/21)

15 To consider the NALC survey on the progression towards having 5G electronic communications infastructure installed in the area and whether it could be a health risk for residents. (Emailed 27/4/21)

16 Finance
(a) To conduct the monthly check of all money received by the Council this month: VAT refund from HMRC of £2136.16 and the Current Acc. balance as at 28/4/21 £82453.75

(b) To authorise payment and sign cheques for the following accounts:
• British Gas, bacs, clock, 15/4/21, bacs,£13.03
• British Gas, bacs, toilets, 20/4/21, £24.75
• Great Oaks, contractor, £643.20 cheque 622237
• E Unsworth, reimbursement/signage, £33.89 cheque 622238
• Iclean, toilets, £251.55, cheque 622239
• Malcolm Richardson, internal audit, £108 cheque 622240
• D Wain, Parish contractor, 3mths, £760 cheque 622241
• D Wain, Ash tree tender, £1300, cheque 622242

(c) Audit Matters. (All documents emailed 29/4/21 in 3 emails)
• To approve the Annual Accounts for 2020 to 2021 and acknowledge the receipt Internal Auditors Report, with any observations.
• To approve and sign section 1 and section 2 of the Annual Return.

(d) To authorized the new contract for the electricity supplies to the clock and the toilets.

17 Appraisals
• To consider the progress our Deputy has made during her trial period which finishes at the end of May and whether to welcome her as a permanent member of staff with a rise of salary to £10.82 per hour as from 1st June 2021.
• To note that the clerk has had an Appraisal with the Chairman and receive comments.

18 To consider applying to County Council for the grant to cover minor works on the “Public Rights of Way”.

19 To consider the issues raised in Jim Ferguson’s highway drainage report and how to improve the situation. (Report emailed 5/4/21)

20 To consider changes to the remit of Silverdale United Charities. (Emailed 27/4/21)

21 Quotes for Repairs from Contractor D Wain (See email regarding both sent 30/4/21)
• To authorise the repair to Mr Scurr’s shed at a shared cost if required.
• Bus Shelter to authorise the extra expenditure of £130.

22 To receive items for consideration for a future agenda.

23 To note that the date of the next meeting is Monday 7th June 2021. Items for the agenda, to reach the Clerk before 31st May.

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

Active Working Group Teams
Village Parking: June Greenwell, Terry Bond, Liz Unsworth, Tony Houghton
Speeding, Traffic Control and Road Safety: Tony Houghton, Sue Higham, June Greenwell, Liz Unsworth
Playground: John Bennett, Sue Higham, Liz Unsworth
Street Decoratons: Mike Fletcher. Liz Unsworth, John Bennett
Emergency Plan: Terry Bond, John Bennett, Jim Ferguson, Sue Higham, Mike Fletcher
Woodland Management, Wells and Quarries: Terry Bond, Jim Ferguson
Health and Safety: Tony Houghton, John Bennett
Streetscape (clock, benches, bus shelter, noticeboards: John Bennett. Mike Fletcher, Jim Ferguson
Highways (verges, hedges, waste removal, drains): Tony Houghton, John Bennett
Footpaths and signs: Mike Fletcher, Jim Ferguson, Terry Bond
Tender documents review: Terry Bond, John Bennett, Mike Fletcher

Liaison and External Meetings
GDPR (Data Protection): Sue Higham
AONB: Jim Ferguson
National Trust: Terry Bond
Neighbourhood Watch: Mike Fletcher
RSPB Leighton Moss: Terry Bond
Morecambe Bay Partnership: June Greenwell
First Responders: Mike Fletcher
Mansergh Charity: Liz Unsworth
LAPTC – Lancaster Area Committee: Terry Bond
Gaskell Hall: Mike Fletcher
Lancaster and District Sustainable Transport Forum: June Greenwell
The Silverdale Institute: Terry Bond
Friends of Silverdale Station: Mike Fletcher
Public Communication: Liz Unsworth