Minutes 7/3/16

MILLOM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL

DRAFT MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON

MONDAY 7th MARCH 2016 IN THE HILL VILLAGE HALL, COMMENCING AT 07.30PM


PRESENT: Cllr L Butcher (Chairman ), Cllr W Huck, Cllr M Kitchingman, Cllr A Nugent, Cllr B Wright and Cllr D Savage

Cllr J Gray,arrived midway through the meeting


PCSO Booth and Clr K Hitchin (County Councillor)

2 members of public Alan Park and Stewart Bradshaw


91/15 APOLOGIES , Cllr P Newman, Cllr I Lockwood , Cllr J Case,


92/15 DECLARATION OF INTEREST

No declarations were made


93/15 MINUTES – the minutes of the parish council meeting held on 1st Febuary 2016 were approved and signed.


94/15 Police Liason Report

PCSO Booth reported that calls were continuing to be down on the same period last year. There are indications that there has been badger baiting activity going on and local landowners are asked to be vigilant. There has also been an issue with off road bikes being ridden on the road.


95/15 PROGRESS REPORTS

95/15.1 Emergency Planning

A meeting has been arranged for 30th March at Thwaites Village hall.


95/15.2 Common Land

2 maps of the Parish boundary had been acquired but these did not give enough detail to identify areas of common land. Further maps to be procured.


95/15.3 Kirksanton Village Green

The Clerk reported that a letter had been received that the transfer had been made.

96/15 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Mr Bradshaw stated that he could not find the Parish Web site. It was agreed that the website would be advertised on all paperwork, in Out and About and Around the Combe magazine.

Mr Bradshaw asked what the Councils position was on the proposed new pylons. Discussion took place and it was agreed that there should be a public meeting to discuss the issues in light of the proposed linking of the Haverigg windfarm development to the existing 132kv line. To invite representatives from National Grid, Windfarm, Electrictiy North west.

Proposed by Cllr B Wright

  1. that a public meeting be held with all local Parish Councils to achieve a consensus of opinion.

  2. Letter to Jamie Reed MP inviting him to attend a meeting with local councilors and explain the local opposition to the project





97/15 COUNTY COUNCIL AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS

Cllr Hitchin, County Councilor and Copeland Borough Councilor reported that District and County budgets had gone through.

Discussion was taking place regarding a Cumbria Deal which would give extra cash for Cumbria and more devolved powers. This would include an elected Mayor. It would require that all councils within the county were in agreement and currently there was a 50/50 split for the proposal

Cllr Hitchin was thanked for coming.


98/15 APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT:

98/15.1 To examine applications for development and submit observations to the Planning Authority

4/16/2052 Extend Existing Balcony

Underhill Cottage, The Hill

No objections

4/16/2055 Front porch extension

East View, The Hill

No objections


98/15.2 To ratify the observations submitted by the Clerk under devolved powers since the last meeting.

None undertaken

98/15.3 To note the decisions of the statutory planning authority with regards to recent applications

None received


99/15 FINANCIAL RECORDS

99/15.1 The following payments were approved:

Payment of Clerk’s salary and expenses £553.05

HMRC £117.20


99/15.2 To note the receipt of payments

None Received


99/15.3 To receive and note the bank reconciliation statement as at 28 February 2016. This was signed by the Chair


99/15.4 Budget Comparison Report as at 28 February 2016 was considered and it was determined that no action was required


99/15.5 External Auditor 2017 onwards

After discussion it was resolved that Millom without Parish Council will opt-in to the SAAA scheme for external audit commencing 1 April 2017 until 2022


100/15 VILLAGE MATTERS

100/15.1 Remedial works to telephone box

It was agreed it would be investigated what works were required to repair the box. Suggestions were also made as to what the box could be used for in the future once repairs had been undertaken.

100/15.2 The Annual Meeting was set for 3rd May 2016

100/15.3 Community Plan

Cllr Savage agreed to look at this and report back to the meeting.


101/15 QUEEN’S 90th BIRTHDAY

Cllr Butcher to arrange for the building of the celebratory beacon

The lighting up time is 7.30pm on 21st April


101/15 Duddon/Morecambe Bay SPS area – response to consultation

This was agreed in principle with the following concerns:

Existing agricultural and recreational use would not be restricted.

Existing footpaths and rights of ways would be continued

Would this require the re-routing of the proposed National Grid power further inland around the Estuary


102/15 Power without Pylons

This was discussed in 96/15.


103/15 Reports from representatives on outside bodies

None


104/15 CORRESPONDENCE

None were received


105/15 COUINCILLOR MATTERS


106/15 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

Next meeting was confirmed as 4 April 2016, The Hill Village Hall,


Meeting closed at 9.30pm




Signed ................................. Date......................

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