Chair Dawn Hancock,
Cllrs Panton, Jackson Heaton, Page together with Clerk S. Harrison.
Cllr Panton attended a
meeting about a new patient group which is to be set up. It is a health watch
body which is there to listen to your views and experiences of healthcare
services be they complaints or positive, it is not part of the NHS and is
strictly independent. The Clerk is to display the leaflets within the villages
and Chair Hancock is to put a piece in the village newsletter.
Cllr Panton also
spoke about the issue of volunteer community transport to assist parishioners in
shopping, hospital, doctor’s appointments etc. The village used to have this
service in the village but it’s now down to parishioners helping each other out.
Cllr Panton said it might be difficult to set up as there would have to be a
body set up and it would require commitments from people and also someone to run
it and oversee it and the
Panton felt that wasn’t a need at present but asked the Chair if she would put a
piece in the village newsletter.
would like to raise that the next meeting on the 7th May will be the
AGM and the next day will be the election and hence we may need to move the date
of the next meeting. Cllr Heaton will definitely be standing down. We need to
in the village newsletter and website and notice boards.
Clerk Sue Brown
Minutes of the meeting
held on 21st January 2015.
The minutes were
approved and signed by the Chair Dawn Hancock.
from the previous minutes
New Inn Update
Cllr Heaton has
written twice to Robinson’s Brewery regarding the overhanging ivy on the wall by
the New Inn but has had no reply;
some of the ivy has since been ripped off probably by passing vehicles.
The Clerk spoke to
William Robinson from Robinson’s Brewery at Stockport and he gave his
reassurance that they are looking at the New Inn and getting it reopened again
and back on track.
visited the New Inn a couple of
ago and said that there is work still to do on the barn and tidying up the
outside area, work to do internally and he would be looking at setting up a
retail marketing plan, none of which was going to happen instantly but
will contact the Clerk in the next couple of week’s re timescales and actions.
Work has been
completed by Lancashire Highways to cut back the saplings and overgrowth on
Dykes Lane with 15 tons of rubbish and debris been removed. The Chair said that
the Lengthsman would need to keep an eye on the drains and that the wall was
still in quite a precarious state. The Lengthsman can trim the trees back now on
this stretch of road.
Now that we have
increased the Precept we can look at reemploying the Lengthsman. Cllr Panton
said that keeping weeds down is a problem, a lot of parishioners do sort their
own verges out but some don’t. It was decided that we would ask the Lengthsman
to complete one job a month from the 1st April onwards. The Clerk
will contact Community Payback Scheme and enquire as to when they are coming.
The Chair reported to
say that work is progressing well, they are hoping to cross the A6 next week.
All permission has been granted in applying for the crossings.
Donations from the
donation from the Parish Council to B4RN Chair Hancock spoke to the LALC who
advised that the Parish Council could give a donation under the S317 ruling
which is £7.20 per the relevant population. This expenditure should be in the
interest of, and will bring direct benefit to their area or any part of it. The
legal advice from the LALC was that the share option was not suitable a)
because the value of investments can
go down as well as up and b) the money would to be invested for at least 3
years. A change of Parish Councillors in May 2015 would mean that the situation
could arise, where there was a long term financial commitment that had not been
agreed by a new Parish Council. A loan option was not appropriate for our Parish
Council because it involves larger amounts of money.
Chair said that
if we wish to make a donation to superfast broadband we can with the money we
have left in the acct, Cllr Panton said should we wait to see how Yealand
Redmayne proceed and Cllr Heaton felt that as we have so little in the acct
shouldn’t we keep what money there is. Chair said that all
Cllrs need to declare an interest
if they are share holders .. The
Cllr’s decided to leave making a decision
the next meeting.
Office Support Services Ltd
|Quaker Old School
|Adjusted fee for
waste bin, VAT invoice
Balance £816.10 (Balance
prior to invoices)
£174.95 (Balance after invoices been paid)
Mr and Mrs
Old Hall, 59
Yealand Road, Carnforth
Change of use
from dwelling/office (C3/B1) to residential dwelling
Mr and Mrs
Yealand Conyers, Carnforth
Listed Building application to facilitate the change of use from dwelling/office
Cllrs had no
objections and the Clerk is to write
to support the application.
of next meeting: 20/05/2015 (AGM) and Annual Parish Meeting