13th June 2022

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Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Caldbeck Parish Council meeting to be held in Caldbeck  Parish Hall on Monday 13 June 2022 at 7:30pm.

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

  1. Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting and Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 9 May 2022 as a true record.

  1. Declaration of Interest

Request for Dispensations: the Clerk to report any requests received since the previous meeting for dispensations to speak and/or vote on any matter where a member has a disclosable pecuniary interest.

To receive any other declarations by members of interests in respect of items on this agenda.

  1. Public Participation

At the Chairman’s discretion, to allow members of the public an opportunity to ask questions and raise matters of interest.

Report from Mike Johnson, County Councillor.

Report from Tony Annison, Allerdale Borough Councillor.

Questions or matters of interest raised by residents and others

  1. Hesket Lonning Footpath

An update on progress since the last meeting.

  1. Caldbeck Public Toilets

Update on transfer of public toilets from Allerdale Borough Council and ongoing arrangements.

  1. Street Lighting

Update on progress since last meeting – reinstallation of light near Calva/Parish Hall and any Hesket Newmarket street lights .

  1. Caldbeck and Hesket Greens

Update on Caldbeck Green.

Consideration of Hesket Newmarket pond and management of Stadledykes and land at Howbeck,Hesket Newmarket.

9. Property Matters

a) Car Parks – Update on surface repairs and possible commons deregistration application for Caldbeck car park.

b) The Coach House, Hesket Newmarket.

c) The Old Map Shop, Caldbeck.

d) Tree work on Parish Council land.

e) Property Working Group report

f) Fellside car park

  1. Speeding Traffic in Hesket Newmarketand Caldbeck

Update on progress since the last meeting and consideration of Caldbeck speeding concerns.

  1. Parish Maintenance

Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities

EI/18856 – Upton potholes/resurfacing – gully clean has been undertaken.

EI/18934 – Sign at Blue Gates after car accident 8 August 2021

EI/18936 – Snowhill damaged sign post

EI/18937 – Historic sign post Hesket Bridge

EI/21838- Sign on road near Park End.

EI/32699 – Midtown blocked gulley.

EI/36594 – Pothole Pasture Lane

EI/36597 – Pothole Ratten Row

EI/40652 – Beckstones/stadledykes – Pothole/road surface

EI/43092 – Pothole – East of Hesket Newmarket

EI/43366 – Pothole The Street

EI/49466 – Already know about pothole opposite Old Rectory

EI/51290 – Standing water opposite Parish Hall

EI/55483 – Blocked drain B5299 – already aware

EI/55484 – Blocked drain Fellside

EI/55833 – Damage to Hesket Bridge

EI/58177 – Pothole by drain near Old Smithy resubmission

Blocked drainage ditches on Caldbeck Common above Knocker House.

Corner at Woodhall Lonning and the Street.

To consider any other urgent matters regarding parish maintenance

  1. Planning applications and decisions

a) Applications

i) 7/2022/2094 at Old Smithy, Caldbeck, Wigton, CA7 8EL

ii) T/2022/0082 Amenity land at Hesket Newmarket – No Objection submitted.

iii) 7/2022/2140 at Crammond Cottage, Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8DU#

iv) 7/2022/2154 at Syke House, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, CA7 8LA

b) Decisions notified

2022/0066 Alder on common – No Objection

2022/2114 Town Head House, Upton – No Objection

  1. Lengthsman activities

To consider activities undertaken under the Lengthsman’s contract.

  1. Monthly Accounts 2021-22

To approve the receipts and payments since the last meeting, note bank balances, review budget monitoring report.

Exercise of public rights dates.

Car Park donations

Northern Fells – review annual contribution

  1. Correspondence

To note items of correspondence received since the last meeting:

  • Cumbria Constabulary,
  • CALC: newsletters, updates.
  • Lake District National Park: Geoff Davies monthly report.
  1. Upcoming meeting Dates

25th July, 5th September, 17th October, 5th December

 

The intention is for the meeting to end by 9:30pm

Meeting Minutes

CALDBECK PARISH COUNCIL

 Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Parish Hall on Monday 13th June 2022 at 7:30pm.

 Councillors Present: Tim Cartmell (Chairman), Paul Doherty, Norman Atkinson, Angela Glendinning, Paul Graham, Ian Shaw, Mark Telford,Alan Tyson, Alison Young Poole

Also Present: Mike Johnson (County Councillor, Cumberland Unitary Authority Councillor and Leader Allerdale Borough Council), Tony Annison (Allerdale Borough Councillor),David McGuffie (Clerk).

  1. Apologies

John Brown (Family) sent his apologies and these were accepted.

  1. Minutes

The Chairman was authorised to sign the minutes of the Annual Parish meeting and the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 9th May 2022 as a true record.

  1. Declaration of Interest

Paul Graham declared an interest in the Hesket Pond work and Tim Cartmell in the Northern Fells funding application.

  1. Public Participation

No reports were given but the external Councillors provided comment during the discussion of the individual agenda items.

  1. Hesket Lonning Footpath

The Footpath Working Group will review the consultation information provided by the next meeting. Tim thanked Paul G, Simon Smith and the Clerk for the consultation information. He asked Mike if he would be willing to chair an open forum to discuss the footpath options and Mike agreed provided it fit with his other commitments.

  1. Caldbeck Public Toilets

It is believed that the leak in the other ladies toilet, not the one where the pan was replaced, has been fixed. The Allerdale solicitors have sent the responses to the majority of the Council enquiries on the transfer of the public toilets. As agreed at the May meeting the Council will use a solicitor for the final paperwork once all the enquiries have been answered.

The response from Open Spaces Society to the potential land exchange discussed at pre-application consultation meeting with them and the Friends of the Lakes is awaited. Given the build and installation costs received by John Wells for prefabricated toilet blocks (over £100,000) the Council agreed to ask John to draw plans that could be tendered locally.

  1. Street Lighting

Mike agreed to contact Dave Bryden about obtaining Highways consent to dig in the verge near the Parish Hall to enable a power supply to be laid to the new streetlight.

The streetlight (13) located on the first house (1 Beech Cottage) on the corner of The Street and the road leading to Wood Hall was broken and has been made safe. The property owners don’t object to a replacement light being fitted. Paul G has a photo of the consumer board, which he will forward to Mike. That should allow identification of the lights power supply.

  1. Caldbeck Green and other conservation issues

a) Caldbeck Green – nothing beyond routine grass cutting.

b) Stadledykes – Paul G has spoken to Mike Hodgson about moving the dyke fellings, especially those nearest the road. This would need to be after nesting birds have left.

c) Hesket Green – Costings for Hesket Newmarket pond work (dredging, fencing) have been received. Paul G left the room whilst these were discussed. The majority of the Council were in favour of pursuing the works and it was agreed that the tenders were sufficient to use for grant applications but that a contingency (+10%) should be applied to account for rising costs. No decision on which tenders to accept would be taken prior to funding route being found. Mike asked that details of the proposed works be forwarded to him so that they could be assessed for funding through the CCC environmental fund work list. He added that improvements to the footpath to the Howk were also on the environmental fund work list.

d) The millennium plot at Howbeck requires some tidying up to make it more accessible. This should be undertaken later in the year.

e) Himalayan Balsam – Alison said that it is starting to come back along both the Caldew and Caldbeck rivers and that it would take a community effort to stop its spread. There is a crushing technique required to kill it which she and others who worked on the Balsam previously can show/teach.

  1. Property Matters

a) &b) Update on car parks

Alan will grade both the Caldbeck and Hesket car parks when his schedule allows. Alan has material for hole filling repairs. It was noted that the No Exit signs on the Caldbeck opposite Friar Row had been installed.

c) The Coach House, Hesket Newmarket.

No change.

d) The Old Map Shop, Caldbeck.

The solicitors reported that the Old Map Shop owners were organising a professionally drawn plan for use in the easement documents.

e) Tree survey – Paul G has met with the LDNPA Tree Officer about the submitted planning applications and they have agreed the way forward.

f) Property Working Group.

No progress with BT Open Reach wayleave. Tim now has the application forms.

g) Solar Bollard

No progress.

h) Fellside car park – Hopes haven’t produced a plan. Tim to try alternate plan drawer.

  1. Speeding Traffic in Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck

Norman has sent a reminder to the data collection team about collecting data in Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck which was scheduled for May/June 2022. Norman to forward a copy to Mike to help progress.

A discussion about using temporary signage to slow drivers through the villages was discussed and would be trialed.

  1. Parish Maintenance

Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities – The Parish Council’s ability to help identify Highways priorities will not change prior to the formation of the Unitary Authorities.

EI/18856 – Upton potholes/resurfacing – not all white lines reinstated.

EI/18934 – Sign at Blue Gates after car accident 8 August 2021

EI/18936 – Snowhill damaged sign post

EI/18937 – Historic sign post Hesket Bridge – ongoing, post stripped back

EI/21838- Sign on road near Park End.

EI/32699 – Midtown blocked gulley – cleared, camera inspection to be undertaken

EI/36594 – Pothole Pasture Lane – Filled in

EI/36597 – Pothole Ratten Row – Filled in

EI/40652 – Beckstones/stadledykes – Pothole/road surface

EI/40685 – Pothole by drain near Old Smithy – repaired.

EI/43092 – Pothole – East of Hesket Newmarket

EI/43366 – Pothole The Street

EI/49466 – Already know about pothole opposite Old Rectory

EI/55483 – Blocked drain B5299 – already aware

EI/55833 – Damage to Hesket Bridge

Blocked drainage ditches on Caldbeck Common above Knocker House.

Clerk to contact Highways about timescales to complete some of the old issues.

New items to add

B5299 across the Common.

Tony to forward to Clerk photos of road to Howburn so it can be added to HIAMS

Road near Keepers Cottage

Road by Summerfield House

Calebreck LDNPA sign has been taken – Clerk to contact the Ranger

Calebreck ford sign gone

  1. Planning applications and decisions

a) Applications

i) 7/2022/2094 at Old Smithy, Caldbeck, Wigton, CA7 8EL– The revised application to meet the current LDNPA position with respect to nutrient neutrality was discussed. The Council had not objected to the previous application (majority decision) but had made certain observations. It was noted that there were differences to the previous application. The differences include a higher roof line (810mm higher), removal of the planned dormer windows, aluminium roofing above the verandah, the extension being rendered not clad and the inclusion of a large timber workshop on the other side of the stream. The application also didn’t mention the footpath and how it would be kept open during the works.

The increase in size of the new building, from 82m2 to 228m2 was again of concern to the Council along with the 48% increase in frontage. The indicated design showed 13x 4 seat internal tables, 6x 4 seat external tables plus standing areas. The Council felt that this was significant given that the property was to have only 6 car parking spaces for customers and staff and is situated in an area with parking issues. It also only has 1 toilet to serve both able and disabled patrons which the Council felt was lacking.

The Council voted 5:3 to object to the application. Ian agreed to draft the wording of the objection including any conditions the Council would want to see if the LDNPA decided to grant the application.

ii) T/2022/0082 Amenity land at Hesket Newmarket – No Objection submitted.

iii) 7/2022/2140 at Crammond Cottage, Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8DU – No objection to be submitted

iv) 7/2022/2154 at Syke House, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, CA7 8LA – No objection to be submitted.

b) Decisions notified

i) 2022/0066 Alder on common – No Objection

ii) 2022/2114 Town Head House, Upton – No Objection

  1. Lengthman’s Contract

Norman stated that Mark is efficiently working through the activities list and that a new list would be issued shortly.

  1. Monthly Accounts 2021-22

a) The Council approved the receipts and payments since the last meeting, noted bank balances and reviewed the budget monitoring report.

b) Exercise of public rights dates – 15th June to 26th July

c) Car Park donations – The Clerk noted that donations would most likely exceed the budgeted figure but land purchase also came with unbudgeted additional costs for tree works which would need to be included in future budgets.

d) Northern Fells – Tim excused himself and Paul D chaired the discussion to review the annual contribution to the group. It was agreed that the Northern Fells were a benefit to the parishioners and that the Council should increase its contribution by £100/y from £300/y to £400/y.

Receipts

i) 26 April 2022 – Car parks £78.32

ii) 3 May 2022 – Car parks £58.80

iii) 8 May 2022 – Interest £6.25

iv) 9 May 2022 – Car parks £109.32

v) 9 May 2022 – Car parks £48.45

vi) 12 May 2022 – Allotment £4.00

vii) 12 May 2022 – Allotment £2.00

viii) 13 May 2022 – Allotment £6.00

ix) 14 May 2022 – Allotment £2.00

x) 16 May 2022 – Allotment £6.00

xi) 16 May 2022 – Car parks £79.37

xii) 23 May 2022 – Car parks £66.90

xiii) 23 May 2022 – Allotment £2.00

xiv) 23 May 2022 – Allotment £6.00

xv) 23 May 2022 – Allotment £16.00

xvi) 31 May 2022 – Car parks £53.51

xvii) 8 June 2022 – Interest £6.46

Payments

xviii) 12 May 2022 Toilet servicing £209.90

xix) 12 May 2022 CALC membership £206.56

xx) 12 May 2022 BHIB insurance £388.38

xxi) 12 May 2022 No Exit signs £19.47

xxii) 19 May 2022 Grass cutting £259.50

xxiii) 19 May 2022 Lengthsman £280.25

xxiv) 29 May 2022 HSBC charges £5.00

xxv) 29 May 2022 Clerk Nett May salary £554.67

xxvi) 8 June 2022 Internal Auditor £50

Bank Balances as at 8/6/ 2022

Current Account £20,497.69

Deposit account £108,588.14 including £98,627.80 for Hesket Lonning footpath.

The receipts and payment account is here: https://www.caldbeck.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/06/Receipts-Payments-June-2022-1.pdf

The budget monitoring report is here: https://www.caldbeck.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/06/Budget-Monitoring-Jun-2022.pdf

  1. Correspondence

To note items of correspondence received since the last meeting:

    1. Cumbria Constabulary reports.
    2. CALC: newsletters, updates.
    3. Lake District National Park – Geoff Davies monthly report

16. Meeting Dates

5th September

17th October

5th December

  1. Date of Next Meeting

25th July 2022 in Caldbeck Parish Hall.

The meeting ended at 9:45pm

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 Receipts & Payments June 2022 View / Download
2 Budget Monitoring Jun 2022 Budget Monitoring View / Download