2022 Annual Parish Meeting

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Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Annual Parish meeting to be held in Caldbeck  Parish Hall on Monday 9 May 2022 at 7:00pm.

 1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

  1. Annual Parish Meeting – Chairman’s Report

To receive the Chairman’s Report on the activities of the Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2021.

  1. Election of Chairman for 2022-2023
  2. To accept Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office
  3. To appoint a Vice Chairman for 2022-2023
  4. To accept Vice Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office
  5. Annual Accounts

The Clerk to give a report on the financial position for the year ending 31 March 2021.

  1. Public participation – open discussion

An opportunity for Parishioners to put forward ideas regarding the Parish, ask questions, and raise matters of concern or interest relating to Parish issues.

The meeting will be followed by the May Meeting of the Parish Council.

Meeting Minutes

CALDBECK PARISH COUNCIL

 Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held in the Parish Hall on Monday 9th May 2022 at 7:00pm.

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

Also Present: Anne Cartmell, Libby Graham and David McGuffie (Clerk)

 

  1. Apologies

Tony Annison (Allerdale Borough Councillor), John Brown, Mike Johnson (County Councillor , Cumberland Unitary Authority Councillor and Leader Allerdale Borough Council) and Mark Telford.

  1. Chairman’s Report

Tim presented the Chairman’s Report on the activities of the Parish Council for the year ending 31 March 2021. The full text is available on the parish website or via the link below.

https://www.caldbeck.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/04/Chairmans-report.pdf

  1. Election of Chairman for 2022-2023
    1. Tim Cartmell was proposed by Alison Young Poole and the nomination seconded by Ian Shaw.
    2. There were no other nominations
    3. Tim Cartmell was elected Chairman for 2022-23.
  2. To accept Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office

1.Tim signed the declaration and it was witnessed by the Clerk.

      5. To appoint a Vice Chairman for 2022-2023

    1. Paul Doherty was proposed by Tim Cartmell and the nomination seconded by Alan Tyson.
    2. There were no other nominations
    3. Paul Doherty was elected Vice Chairman for 2022-23

      6. To accept Vice Chairman’s Declaration of Acceptance of Office

                1.Paul signed the declaration and it was witnessed by the Clerk.

  1. Annual Accounts

The Clerk summarised the 2021-22 accounts.

https://www.caldbeck.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/04/CPC-accounting-statement-21-22.pdf

  1. Public Participation

Mrs. Graham explained to those in attendance the types of work that the Northern Fells Group undertakes, how these help parishioners and broadly how many people it had helped during the last 12 months. The group helps people in the 7 parishes of the Boltons, Caldbeck, Castle Sowerby , Ireby & Uldale, Mungrisdale, Seberham and Westward & Rosley. These communities cover an area of over 200 square miles and have about 3,700 residents.

Community Minibus

This service began in 1999. In the 2021-22 FY it carried 536 passengers approximately 7,800 miles. The service is wheelchair accessible and helps citizens go shopping and to get to appointments (dental, GP and hospital).

Lend a hand scheme

It helps people with tasks such as gardening, dog walking, prescription pickups etc and over the last year had over 450 separate assists.

Benefit awareness project

In the 2021-22 FY it successfully worked with 92 residents enabling them to get ~£90,000 of eligible benefits.

Covid vaccinations

It had 182 volunteers to help with the vaccinations at Wigton hospital where it undertook over 6,500 assists.

Village agent

The village agent helps people get out and about and interact like organising walking groups or the Men in Sheds programme which runs Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Pre pandemic the group ran 30 sessions per week but it isn’t back to those levels again yet as there are still people shielding.

Summer placement schemes

These are aimed at children as it’s not just adults who can feel isolated in remote communities.

Costs

The Northern Fells Group has some part time staff and other expenses like the minibus. Its running costs last year were ~£131,000 of which it obtained ~£108,000 in grants. It will be asking all of the parishes if they can increase their donations to say £2,000/yr to help towards its funding as grants are getting harder to obtain. Caldbeck currently donates £300/yr.

It was agreed that this would be added to the June Council agenda for discussion.

The meeting closed at 7:35pm.

 

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 CPC accounting statement 21-22 Accounting statement View / Download
2 Chairmans report Chairmans report View / Download