21st February 2022

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Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Caldbeck Parish Council meeting to be held in Caldbeck  Parish Hall on Monday 21 February at 7:30pm.

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

  1. Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 13 January 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.

  1. Report from Mike Johnson, County Councillor.
  2. Report from Tony Annison, Allerdale Borough Councillor.
  3. Questions or matters of interest raised by residents and others.
    1. Gardening Club silver birches
    2. Allotments – Inspections?
    3. Fencing existing woodland on the common
    4. Highways system – closing items because they have been put on a forward plan.
    5. Dog complaint.
  4. Coronavirus

Update on coronavirus pandemic from County Council and Allerdale Borough Council.

  1. Hesket Lonning Footpath

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 removal of Hesket Newmarket street lights .

  1. Caldbeck and Hesket Greens

Update on pilot project proposal for increasing biodiversity on Caldbeck Green.

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

Hesket Green

  1. Property Matters

a) Update on Caldbeck car park, notices, arrangements for cash and non cash donations, demarcation of parking spaces.

b) Arrangements for Hesket Newmarket car park.

c) The Coach House, Hesket Newmarket.

d) The Old Map Shop, Caldbeck.

e) Tree survey on land at Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket.

f) Property Working Group report

  1. Car parking in Caldbeck

Update on progress since last meeting.

  1. Speeding Traffic in Hesket Newmarketand Caldbeck

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

   13. Parish Maintenance

i) Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities

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

iii) EI/18857 – Warning signs at Faulds Brow and Wath Brow – complete

iv) EI/18934 – Sign at Blue Gates after car accident 8 August 2021- notified complete?

v) EI/18936 – Snowhill damaged sign post

vi) EI/18937 – Historic sign post Hesket Bridge – notified complete?

vii) EI/21838- Sign on road near Park End.

viii) EI/32699 – Midtown blocked gulley.

ix) EI/36594 – Pothole Pasture Lane

x) EI/36597 – Pothole Ratten Row

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

xii) EI/40685 – Pothole by drain near Old Smithy – notified complete though response says next FY

xiii) EI/40688 – Old Smithy Light

xiv) EI/43092 – Pothole – East of Hesket Newmarket

xv) EI/43366 – Pothole The Street

xvi) Bench repairs and cleaning – some done.

xvii) Blocked drainage ditches on Caldbeck Common above Knocker House.

xviii) Dustbins Faulds Brow and Blue Gates – awaiting confirmation from Allerdale that they will empty bins in these locations before buying/siting any.

xix) Fellside car parking – the Council agreed to authorise a planner to create plans for car parking and basic surfacing work at Fellside.

To consider any other urgent matters regarding parish maintenance

  • Planning applications and decisions

a) Applications

7/2022/2033 Heald – sun room

b) Decisions notified

2021/2365 Townend Farm (Withdrawn)

2021/2366 Swaledale Watch (Withdrawn)

2021/2333 Askewmire (Granted)

2021/2215 Town Head (Granted)

2022/2009 Grange View (Prior Approval not required)

c) Muddy Duck

  1. Community Led Affordable Housing

Update on progress since last meeting.

  1. Lengthsman activities

To consider activities undertaken under the Lengthsman’s contract.

17. The Queens Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

18. Monthly Accounts 2021-22

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

ii) HSBC Charges

iii) Cumberland signatories

  1. Correspondence

To note items of correspondence received since the last meeting:

  1. Cumbria Constabulary, County Council: various coronavirus updates.
  2. CALC: newsletters, updates.
  3. Lake District National Park: Geoff Davies January report.
  1. Upcoming meeting Dates

28th March, 9th May, 13th June, 25th July, 5th September, 17th October, 5th December

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

Meeting Minutes

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 Budget_16-2-22 Budget Monitoring View / Download
2 Receipt_Payment_16-2-22 Receipt and payments 16-2-22 View / Download