22nd September 2022

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Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Special Meeting of Caldbeck Parish Council meeting to be held in Caldbeck Parish Hall on Thursday 22 September 2022 at 7:30pm.

 1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

  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. Hesket Lonning Footpath

Discussion of the consultation documents.

  1. Upcoming meeting Dates

17th October, 5th December

The intention is for the meeting to end by 8:30pm

Meeting Minutes


 Minutes of the Special Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Parish Hall on Thursday 22nd September 2022 at 7:30pm.

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

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

  1. Apologies – Angela Glendinning (Family) sent her apologies and these were accepted.
  2. Declarations of interest – None
  3. Footpath between Caldbeck and Hesket Newmarket

The Council agreed that it would use the Footpath Working Group version as the basis for the discussion and that it would work through it section by section. It would use information from the other versions, comments from Simon Smith and from the meeting to amend it.

Following a discussion as to the purpose of the Opening section it was agreed that it would be structured to set the context for the sections following rather than be an executive summary.

As drafted the opening section envisaged the circulation of the consultation paper, followed by the open meeting, followed by a closing date for responses.  John Brown proposed that the consultation could not begin until after the open meeting and then after a proper minute of the open meeting had been circulated to everyone or made available on the website.  His proposal was discussed and a vote taken. His proposal was defeated 7 votes to 1.

The paper and the accompanying questionnaire was then discussed paragraph by paragraph, and a number of amendments were made by consensus, the agreed aim being to produce an unbiased paper setting out the pros and cons of each option within the paper.


  1. Amended drafts would be circulated by email to those attending.
  2. The green route was common to both alternative paths. Check with landowners whether their previous consent was specific for the Hesket Lonning route, or whether they would consent to the route also being used for the Matthew Rudding route if that were progressed.
  3. The map. A better map with more detail required.
  4. Clerk to organise with Mike Johnson the date for the open meeting.

It was agreed the consultation paper would be distributed by hand round the Parish

John thanked everyone involved for the work in getting the options in a state that consultation could take place.

Meeting Closed 9:50pm