MILLOM WITHOUT PARISH COUNCIL
DRAFT MINUTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 4th JANUARY 2021 BY VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL COMMENCING AT 07.30PM
PRESENT: Cllr D Savage (Chair), Cllr I Lockwood, Cllr J Gray, Cllr B Wright, Cllr P Murray, Cllr N Gamble, Cllr A Calsy, Cllr M Kitchingman and Cllr A Nugent.
Cty Cllr K Hitchen Borough Cllr G McGrath
113/20 Apologies: Cllr G Napoletani and Cllr B Wright. The Chair reported that a letter of resignation had been received from Cllr Napoletani. The Chair to send a letter of thanks to the Councillor for all her hard work.
114/20 Exclusion of Press and Public
There were no items on the agenda that would require the exclusion of the press and public.
115/20 DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Cllr Gray declared an interest in Agenda item 11.2(iii) Hill Brow
116/20 Minutes of the Meeting held on 7th December 2020.
The minutes of the meeting held on 7th December 2020 were approved and will be signed by the Chair at the next appropriate meeting.
Proposed by Cllr Gray, seconded by Cllr Nugent
117/20 Police Liaison Report
Reports had been previously circulated. No comments were made.
117/20 PROGRESS REPORTS
Cllr Calsy reported that things were running smoothly and that demand for the service was relatively low.
118/20 PUBLIC PART0ICIPATION
119/20 COUNTY COUNCIL AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS’ REPORTS
Cty Cllr Hitchen reported that Kevin Cosgrove was leaving the Highways Department and as yet it was known who his successor would be. He was still chasing up the signage for Mill Park.
B. Cllr McGrath stated that he had nothing to report
Cllr Hitchen was asked if there had been any progress with the GDF project. He stated that he had written to the group and that CCC had been invited through the leader of CCC but had not taken up the offer and GDF would not accept a local committee recommendation.
Cllr Hitchen reminded the Council that there was a
The Chair thanked Cllrs Hitchen and McGrath for their attendance and input. Cllr Hitchen commented on public participation access to the Parish Council Meetings now that Teams was being used. The Clerk agreed to look into this issue
120/20 APPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT:
120/20.1 To examine applications for development and submit observations to the Planning Authority:
120/20.2 To ratify the observations submitted by the Clerk under devolved powers since the last meeting.
Proposed by Cllr Lockwood and Seconded by Cllr Gray that the payments be approved.
121/20.2 To note the receipt of payments None
121/20.3 To receive and note the bank reconciliation statements dated
121/20.4 To consider the Budget Comparison Report as at 31 December 2020 and determine action need to address deviations from the budget.
121/20.5 For information only. To confirm that the application for the precept for the financial year 2021/22 has been submitted.
122/20 PARISH MATTERS 122/20.1 Community Plan
a)Play area planning update
Cllr Nugent reported that the order had been submitted. No start date had yet been received. Cllr Nugent to chase up.
Cllr Savage previously circulated a list of projects to improve road safety. Cllr Gray requested that the parking on the footpath at Hodgson Terrace be added to the list.
Cllr Calsy presented a paper that suggested that there be a publicised route between the new stone at The Green and the Swinside Stone Circle identifying points of interest along the route. Other route links could be with the stones at Millom and the standing stones at Kirksanton.
Cllr Gamble suggested that the ordinance survey maps could form the basis for the route.
Proposed by Cllr Gamble Seconded by Cllr Lockwood.
Cllr Gray stated that if the route was to include the traffic lights at The Green, then the
d)Electric Vehicle Charge Points
Cllr Calsy reported that she had been in discussion with Thwaites Village Hall and Chargemystreet re the location of 2 EV charging points in the Car park. Discussions were continuing including the location of an electric bike charge point.
Cllr Calsy is attending a course in January 21 which looks at carbon footprinting of Councils and will report back to the February meeting.
122/20.2 Parish Projects
Cllr Gray reported that no progress had been made. It was suggested that Unit 3 be contacted to see if it was a task that their trainees could undertake. Cllr Gamble to put a request up on the Facebook page.
Cllr Gray reported that no progress had been made due to
(c)Hill Brow, The Hill
Cllr Gray had produced a paper with suggested actions. It was agreed that Cllr Gray could mark the trees for cutting as outlined in the survey undertaken in 2017 and a decision would be made at the February 21 meeting as how the works would be undertaken.
(d)Mud on Road
Cllr Gray reported that he had contact Cumbria Highways and had not received a response.
(e)Trust Fund Meeting Dates
The Clerk presented a list of dates for meetings in 2021, these were approved and to be placed on the website.
122/20.3 Policies, Procedures and Consolations
a)Parish Council Working Groups
Two documents had been previously circulated. After amendments they were approved.
Proposed by Cllr Lockwood, Seconded by Cllr Calsy
b)Geological Disposal Facility – Parish Council approach
. Cllr Savage reported the South Copeland Partnership had met with representatives of RWM.
c) Review of Policies
Cllrs Gray and Calsy to meet and present at the February 21 meeting
123/20 Reports from outside Bodies
a)South Copeland Partnership
Cllr Savage stated that minutes would be distributed shortly
b)Millom Stronger Town
c)Cllr Savage reported that Survey Monkey had been produced and encouraged everyone to complete it. This will help with the submission evidence to support the bid.
The clerk reported that all correspondence had been previously circulated.
125/20 COUNCILLOR MATTERS
∙Cllr Calsy enquired if there had been a response from the land owner re the collapsed wall in The Hill. The Clerk reported that there had been no response. Cllr Calsy requested that the Clerk again write to CCC regarding this matter.
∙Cllr Gray reported that the 40mph signs had fallen down the poles and required reporting.
∙Cllr Savage reported that a response had been received from the Enforcement Officer re Fell View and would circulate it amongst councillors and concerned residents.
∙Cllr Savage requested that councillor vacancies be on the February 21 agenda
126/20 DATE OF NEXT MEETING 1 February 2021 via video conference call at 7.30pm.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 2117 hrs