Chair Dawn Hancock;
Councillors Lucy Arthurs, Jane Panton, Sue Tyldesley
Members of the public
- Maureen and John Calnan
1416 Open Meeting
Local residents spoke
about problems of disruption of water supply - both loss and low pressure. This
is not a new problem - one resident had flooding when water came back suddenly
a couple of years ago. It had improved but has now got significantly worse
again. They understand that there is a monitoring device which should have
records of water pressure and are concerned about the caravan/chalet sites
taking too much water. They request that the Parish Council writes to United
Utilities asking for an explanation and improvement in the situation.
1417 Minutes of
Meeting held on Wednesday 6th July
These were approved by
all and signed by the Chair.
Clerk - the chair has
written to nearby Parishes (Warton and Silverdale) but has received no
interest. The clerk to Yealand Redmayne feels that she does not have the
capacity to take on more work. The post will be re advertised on the LALC
website and put in the Parish magazine.
We have been informed
that we are too large (more than 150 electors) to be a Parish Meeting. There
will be a community governance review in 2018 and it has been suggested that we
might sound out nearby councils to consider merger before this. Our chair
will ask Yealand Redmayne PC to consider this on their next agenda and will
attend the meeting.
Notice board - this is
now in place and was fixed free of charge by Billy Hughes.
Disaster Plan - the
Chair will prepare a simple plan in conjunction with Yealand Redmayne Parish
Community payback came
today and did a good job clearing the footpath along Yealand Road. They have
been asked to do some work near the pub and by the village pond.
Hedges were recently
cut back in preparation for the road closure.
1420 Road closure
Warton Road is now
closed. There has been additional traffic reported in Dykes Lane. The bus
service is now running and is free and we hope the community will use it.
This is now in place
in the porch of the Quaker Meeting House and the box went in at the village
hall today. Training will take place at 7pm on 22nd September in the village
hall and those interested in the training should book with Dawn. ( there is no
The Parish Council
is now registered for data protection.
We have so far not
heard back from the auditor.
The website domain has
been renewed for 2 years for £16.78 and the defribillator electrical
works cost £180. We are awaiting the electricity installation
The insurance company
will include the defibrillator for free this year and will let us know the
additional charge for future years (probably £25).
The Parish Council
does not have any employees at present but has had to register. If an
employee is taken on, they would be eligible for a pension which must be
arranged within 6 weeks of commencement of employment. Two schemes have been
suggested - Nest or Local Government t pension scheme. The latter is more
expensive. The former is preferred at present. Councillor Arthurs will make
some inquiries about the appropriate procedure given that we presently have no
of next meetings
2nd November 2016,
18th January 2016,
1st March 2017