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CALDBECK PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council at Caldbeck Parish Hall on:

MONDAY 21 June 202 commencing at 7.30pm

Please Note: Under COVID restrictions only six members of the public can attend parish council meetings. If you would like to attend, please contact the Clerk to book a place.

AGENDA

  1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

2.  Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on 6 May 2021 as a true record and to note the draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held immediately before the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council.

3.  Declaration of Interest

  1. 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.
  2. To receive any other declarations by members of interests in respect of items on this agenda.

4.  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; and
  3. Questions or matters of interest raised by residents.

5.  Coronavirus

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

6.  Car parking in Caldbeck

To receive a report on the discussion held on 14 June 2021 with Caldbeck business.

7.  Hesket Lonning Footpath

Update on progress since the last meeting.

8.  Caldbeck Public Toilets

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

9.  Street Lighting 

Update on progress since last meeting – reinstallation of light near Calva/Parish Hall

10.  Caldbeck Green

  1. Update on pilot project proposal for increasing biodiversity on Caldbeck Green.
  2. Consideration of Hesket Newmarket pond and management of Stadledykes and land at Howbeck, Hesket Newmarket.

11.  Lake District National Park land disposals and car parking on common land

Update on legal and financial progress since last meeting.

12.  Hesket Newmarket Speeding Traffic

Update on progress since the last meeting.

13.  Co-option of Parish Councillor

To consider arrangements for the co-option of a Parish Councillor following Alastair Macfadzean’s resignation.

14.  Parish Maintenance

Past issues for noting

  1. Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities, including briefing sent to Mike Johnson emphasising the Parish Council’s role in helping identify priorities
  2. Recent work carried out on Hesket Lonning, The Street, & Knocker Lane; pot holes Pasture Lane to Calebreck, Haltcliffe to Stone Ends, Friar Row & Stadle Dykes; white lines by cricket club
  3. Recent Hesket Newmarket surface water/flood mitigation including work around the Green and development site 

Other issues

  1. Barriers obstructing pavement at Riverside, Caldbeck, opposite the Oddfellows
  2. Midtown blocked gulley
  3. White lines for Riverside block pavement
  4. Entrance to Caldbeck car park
  5. Blocked galleys between Blue Gate and Knocker Lane
  6. Hesket Newmarket proposals for safeguarding the Green
  7. Woodhall Lane/The Street drainage problems
  8. viii)Historic sign post Hesket Bridge
  9. Fellside
  10. Warning signs at Faulds Brow and Wath Brow
  11. Faulds Brow – off road damage to common

To consider any other urgent matters regarding parish maintenance.

15.  Planning applications and decisions

Applications

  1. T/2021/0077  1 Old Brewery, Caldbeck, CA7 8EW Sycamore (T1) – remove branch close to Beck. Alder (T2) – coppice. Ash (T3) – coppice. Mature Sycamore (T4) – crown lift removing several of the heaviest and longest branches over the Beck.
  2. T/2021/0081  Hillside House, Caldbeck, CA7 8EE Aspen (T1) – Remove tree. Larch (T2) – Remove tree. Conifers x 2 (T3) – Remove trees. Conifer (T4) – Remove tree.
  3. T/2021/0085  The Muddy Duck, The Old Smithy, Caldbeck, CA7 8EL Area A – fell 4 ash (1,2,3 & 8), 3 sycamore (4,5 & 6). Cut low and plug tree butts (7 & 9). Area B – fell 7 sycamore (1,7,9,10-12 & 15), 3 ash (2, 14, 16), 1 alder. Fell and plug 4 ash (17-20), 1 horse chestnut (21). Coppice 2 alder. Pollard 3 alder. Area C – fell 2 larch (1 & 2), 1 ash (3) and fell and plug 3 ash (4-6).
  4. 7/2021/2162 and 7/2021/2163  Wood Hall, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JY The building is to roof over an existing agricultural yard.
  5. 7/2021/2145  Beckstones, Caldbeck, CA7 8HQ Proposed single storey extension to provide additional domestic accommodation.
  6. 7/2021/2133 (Full Planning Application) and 7/2021/2134 (Listed Building Consent) Askewmire, Caldbeck, CA7 8HB Alterations and lean-to extension.

Decisions notified

  1. 7/2021/2106  3 Howbeck Cottage, Howbeck, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JG Amendment to window detailing, condition 2 (plans) on Listed Building Consent. Granted
  2. T/2021/0066  The Barn, Caldbeck, CA7 8DP Fell 1 rowan. Carry out works as planned
  3. 7/2021/2127  Lonning Foot, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JU Approval of details reserved by condition 3 (materials, specification and colour of the windows and doors) of planning approval reference 7/2020/2203: Rear utility extension and associated ramp to give disabled access. Alterations to sun-room fenestration. Approved

17.  Community Led Affordable Housing

Update on progress since last meeting.

18.  Parish Benches

Update on memorial bench provided by Paul Merone

19.  Government call for evidence on giving councils powers to hold virtual meetings

Update on the Government’s consultation. 

20.  Monthly Accounts 2021-22

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

Receipts

  1. 8 May 2021 Interest £0.89
  2. 8 June 2021 Interest £0.92

Payments

  1. 9 May 2021 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work  £320.00
  2. 9 May 2021 Mark Binney grass cutting  £178.50
  3. 31 May 2021 BHIB insurance renewal premium 1 June to 31 May  £352.15
  4. 6 June 2021 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work  £304.00
  5. 9 June 2021 CALC planning training course £20.00

Bank Balances as at 28 April 2021

  1. Current Account £30,653.03
  2. Deposit account £108,559.98 including £98,627.80 for Hesket Lonning footpath

21.  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 May report

22.  Next Meeting Dates

26 July 2021

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

 Signed

Simon Smith – Clerk   Dated  15 June 2021

Simon Smith, Sandale Barn, Sandale, Boltongate, Wigton CA7 1DE

Tel 016973 71008  caldbeckparishclerk@gmail.com

Meeting Minutes

CALDBECK PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held in the Parish Hall on Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm.

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

Also Present: Mike Johnson, County Councillor and Leader Allerdale Borough Council, Tony Annison, Allerdale Borough Councillor, Sara Deans and Charles Deans, and Simon Smith (Clerk).

  1. Apologies

John Brown and Paul Doherty sent their apologies.

2.  Minutes

The Chairman was authorised to sign the Minutes of the Annual Meeting of the Parish Council held on 6 May 2021 following acceptance of Alan Tyson’s request that his name should be shown as voting against the biodiversity diversity proposals. The Parish Council noted the Draft Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held beforehand which will be for approval at the 2022 Annual Parish Meeting.

3.  Declaration of Interest

The Chairman and Alison Young Poole declared interests regarding Item 11, purchase of National Park land. Alison Young Poole has a claim to the frontage and the Chairman has advised her. Paul Graham declared interests regarding tree work he was undertaking in respect of Items 15a) i) and ii).

4.  Public Participation

No matters were raised at this point. 

5.  Coronavirus

The Parish Council noted the worrying increase in COVID cases, particularly amongst younger people and the request for all younger people to undertake COVID testing irrespective of whether they have any symptoms.

6.  Car parking in Caldbeck

The Chairman drew attention to a note of the discussions held on 14 June 2021 with Caldbeck businesses and the suggested actions:

  1. Emphasise the need for considerate parking, not parking on pavements, using request signs to limit parking by the shop and businesses to 30 minutes, and placing cones to identify where parking is not permitted because of proximity to road junctions;
  2. Review existing car parking areas and consider whether parking bays can be indicated in an unobtrusive way so as to accommodate more cars. This would cover the various parking areas which the Parish Council is purchasing from the National Park and consider the parking area by the Chapel;
  3. Determine whether additional parking can be provided at Fellview School, one of Midtown Farm’s fields, and elsewhere;
  4. Once decisions have been made prepare a map showing parking facilities and indicating whether parking is short term or all day. This should be displayed in the village and made readily available on the Parish website which businesses could draw on for their own websites and information packs.

The Parish Council agreed the actions with volunteers undertaking the following tasks: 

Mike Johnson would arrange for the County Council to provide 12 cones;

The Chairman would contact Steven Robson to arrange for unobtrusive marking of car parking bays in existing car parks;

Alison Young Poole would contact Gillian McElvogue about car parking at Fellview School and whether additional areas might be available for those working in local business, freeing up parking in the village;

Paul Graham would contact Angus Hodgson;

The Chairman would let the Clerk have a list of local businesses providing accommodation so that the  Clerk would contact all accommodation providers asking them to encourage considerate car parking, letting them know that the Parish Council would produce a local map showing parking areas once details had been agreed for additional areas, and providing them with the map in due course. 

Further work would be undertaken regarding parking near the chapel on land owned by the County Council and whether there was any further scope to accommodate car parking.

7.  Hesket Lonning Footpath

The Chairman reported that Allerdale awaited the Parish Council’s response to the alternative route suggested via Matthew Rudding. The Footpath Working Group recognised that there was need for further work but there were differences regarding the scope of that work. 

The Clerk highlighted key messages from Counsel’s visit to Caldbeck on 6 June when he walked the Matthew Rudding route and along Hesket Lonning lane: 

  • Counsel considered the Matthew Rudding option not unreasonable and that it needed to be examined objectively; 
  • He advised the Parish Council should seek to keep Allerdale on side and if a report concluded that the Hesket Lonning option were the better option, ideally Allerdale would support the footpath either through using its Footpath Creation powers or giving evidence in support of the footpath to any Secretary of State Inquiry; and 
  • There was a need for further community engagement via a public meeting where options were discussed to give greater legitimacy before taking enforcement action if agreement could not be reached following a public meeting. 

The Clerk reported that Mike Johnson had emphasised that Allerdale was open to persuasion as regards the better route for a footpath between the villages and had asked for a report which examined footpath options. That report had to be credible and robust. If the Parish Council did not produce such a report, it would be closing the door on Allerdale’s support. The Clerk said that the Secretary of State’s Inspector would then find all three authorities with Footpath Creation powers had decided against using their powers because: landowners were opposed and would object; there was an alternative route; and concerns had been expressed as to the process followed to engage landowners. The Clerk was also concerned that whilst there were very high levels of support for the direct footpath, this fell to 52:48 when asked if lobbying activity should be undertaken and a number of people who supported the Hesket Lonning footpath cautioned against taking enforcement action. The Parish Council needed to demonstrate proper process throughout and not engaging in Allerdale’s request for an objective review of the Matthew Rudding option played badly. Far better to prepare a robust report which analysed the options, recognised the relative advantages and disadvantages of both options, and was then presented to a public meeting for discussion.

Points made during discussion included:

  • There was a mandate for delivering the direct Hesket Lonning footpath from the 2005 Parish Plan which had been confirmed in 2019 and the Hesket Lonning route was the best strategic solution.
  • The donor had made clear that the funding was for the Hesket Lonning route.
  • There remained a pressing need to provide an alternative to walking along Hesket Lonning where traffic posed significant risks.
  • Better signage was needed for the current Matthew Rudding footpath from the Hesket Newmarket end which was not marked ‘To Caldbeck’.
  • A comparison was made with the Newton Rigg footpath alongside the lane which was thought admirable and was used by many people, including 100s of students.
  • The Parish Council had to demonstrate due processes were followed and if that meant preparing an objective report and holding further consultation, so be it.
  • Examining the Matthew Rudding option did not mean that the option would be endorsed. There would be a comparison with the Hesket Lonning option and conclusions drawn following compilation off the report.

Following discussion the Parish Council agreed an action plan for taking the matter forward: 

  1. The Parish Council should prepare a report examining the Matthew Rudding option which addressed the questions: 
  • Is the route feasible? 
  • Would it meet the needs of providing a safe route between the villages which is accessible to all albeit it is longer than than the Hesket Lonning option? 
  • Would it be used – the National Park and the County Council have expressed concern that if upgraded, the footpath might not be used and there is a risk of it being a white elephant? 
  • What could be done to encourage its use – signage, recommended route avoiding the road etc? 
  • Would all landowners agree? 
  • What is the cost? 
  • How would it be funded?
  1. The Parish Council should discuss the Matthew Rudding route with land owners and where land owners had offered to help with the upgrading, establish a clear understanding of what they would do as this was required for considering costs and funding.
  2. The report should provide a comparison with the Hesket Lonning option.
  3. In costing the two options the Parish Council should obtain up to date per metre figures for footpath formation fencing and gates etc so that both options were costed on the same basis.
  4. The Clerk agreed to draft the report.  
  5. When COVID restrictions were lifted, the Parish Council should ask either Mike Johnson or another independent person to chair an open meeting in the Parish Hall to which all parishioners were invited. Prior to the meeting the report would be published on the website, displays made available in public places in the Parish, and parishioners encouraged to give their views. 
  6. The Parish Council should then provide its further representations to Allerdale as appropriate, based upon the outcome of the open meeting.   

8.  Caldbeck Public Toilets

The Chairman reported that at 14 June’s informal meeting with businesses, all parties recognised the need to re-open Caldbeck public toilets as soon as possible. On 18 June the Parish Council met Dave Wood, Allerdale Manager, and Tim Collins, Orian Solutions Ltd, who it was hoped would service the facilities. All parties were of the view that the facilities could be re-opened by 1 July at the latest, following essential repairs by Allerdale and a deep clean by Orian. 

If the Parish Council agreed to service the facilities, Allerdale would own the facilities until their transfer to the Parish Council. That would either follow Allerdale’s upgrading of the facilities or accepting  Allerdale’s £9,000 grant towards the Parish Council upgrading the current facilities or relocating them elsewhere in the village if that became the preferred long term option. From the site meeting, the consensus view was that the facilities were better than expected and that they could provide a long term solution. There would be scope for converting the ladies facilities into a disabled facility which all ladies would have to share. That would, however, reduce the number of cubicles from two to one. The Clerk reported that the servicing costs were expected to be within the budget but that was because the Parish Council would only be facing charges for 9 months rather than a full financial year. The Parish Council would need to look at the budget for 2022-23 but would have several months operational experience. Also the Parish Council would be able to consider asking for voluntary contributions or charging. 

Following discussion the Parish Council:

  1. Resolved to support the re-opening of the facilities and contract Orian Solutions to service them;
  2. Agreed to consider longer term options once Allerdale had provided its condition survey report;
  3. Agreed to invite interested parties to make any proposals as regards alternative provision. 

9.  Street Lighting 

The Chairman reported that the Parish Council had asked Burnetts solicitors to advise on the prospects of a claim for the removal of the street light. Burnetts were expected to respond shortly. Mike Johnson reported that Allerdale would be prepared to supply and connect a replacement street light utilising the Parish Hall’s electricity supply if the Parish Council took responsibility for liaising with the Parish Hall and digging the required trenches and making good. The Parish Council thanked Mike Johnson for his generous offer. 

The Parish Council agreed it would ask the Parish Hall Committee and dig and Paul Graham offered to look into providing the trench for the cable. 

10.  Caldbeck Green

Alison Young Poole reported that Mark Binney would undertake the first grass cut of Caldbeck Green later in the week. The County Council’s botanist had twice visited the Green and met Biodiversity Working Group members to record species on the pilot plots during the beginning of the growing season. Photographs would be taken fortnightly to provide a record of growth. The Parish Council had applied for a £1,000 grant from the County Council to cover the costs of the boardwalk and bridges over the ditches. Mark Binney had provided a detailed estimate. The County Council supported the project and expected to confirm the grant shortly.

Alison Young Poole reported on other areas which the Working Group had been asked to consider: 

  • The Working Group had visited Howbeck and noted the 30 or so Millennial trees planted by Hesket Newmarket children. These were now maturing and she had removed the remaining plastic tree guards. The Working Group would monitor the plot over the coming months and prepare a plan for its management.  
  • Discussions were ongoing regarding Hesket Newmarket pond. It was accepted that at times the pond would dry up but there were potential wetland areas that could prove attractive. Once ideas had been worked up, the Working Group would consider how best to seek the views of Hesket Newmarket residents.
  • The planned survey of the land at Stadledykes had been postponed due to heavy rain and a hail storm.The vegetation was now too high and dense to allow access for anything other than a cursory look.

11.  Lake District National Park land disposals and car parking on common land

The Chairman reported that the contract documentation had been prepared and was ready for signature. The Parish Council’s solicitors, Minihan McAlister, advised that on completion: the Parish Council would obtain good title to the part of the property that is registered; she would apply to resister that part of the property which is unregistered; and that those parts of the property that are registered as common land would remain as such following completion. Norman Atkinson reported that the solicitors had advised the Parish Council should not object to the present Hesket Newmarket Green adverse possession claims given the long period over which property owners had used the frontages to their properties and that the claims should be conceded.

Following discussion the Parish Council:

  1. Resolved to purchase the property at the price of £10,000;
  2. Resolved the Clerk be authorised to sign the contract for the purchase to commit the Parish Council to the purchase to be completed on or before 4 weeks after exchange of contracts and Alan Tyson and Angela Glendinning be authorised under section 14(3) of the Local Government Act 1972 to execute the Transfer. 
  3. Agreed the Chairman ask Steven Robson to erect a donations box in Hesket Newmarket car park.

12.  Hesket Newmarket Speeding Traffic

Tony Annison reported that he had had discussions with Welton and Serbergham Parish Councils. They had expressed interest but he thought it would be useful to discuss possible collaboration with Mike Johnson’s other parish councils. He would send the Clerk details of interested Parish Council contacts.

13.  Co-option of Parish Councillor

The Chairman reported that following Alistair Macfadzean’s resignation, the Parish Council should seek to fill the vacancy via co-option. Some Parish Councillors had been co-opted and advised that the vacancy should be advertised widely. The Clerk agreed to review best practice drawing on CALC and other parish councils. He would draft a paper setting out the application process and co-option publicity.

14.  Parish Maintenance

Past issues for noting

  1. Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities, including briefing sent to Mike Johnson emphasising the Parish Council’s role in helping identify priorities
  2. Recent work carried out on Hesket Lonning, The Street, & Knocker Lane; pot holes Pasture Lane to Calebreck, Haltcliffe to Stone Ends, Friar Row & Stadle Dykes; white lines by cricket club
  3. Recent Hesket Newmarket surface water/flood mitigation including work around the Green and development site 

The Chairman noted that Caldbeck Parish had seen significant Highways activity in recent weeks which was welcome. The Parish Council wanted to know what Highways’ response to the briefing it had prepared for Mike Johnson regarding Caldbeck priorities and the scale of investment in neighbouring areas. The Clerk agreed to contact Mike Johnson and Matt Bish Highways.

Other issues

  1. Barriers obstructing pavement at Riverside, Caldbeck, opposite the Oddfellows
  2. Midtown blocked gulley
  3. White lines for Riverside block pavement
  4. Entrance to Caldbeck car park
  5. Blocked galleys between Blue Gate and Knocker Lane
  6. Hesket Newmarket proposals for safeguarding the Green
  7. Woodhall Lane/The Street drainage problems
  8. Historic sign post Hesket Bridge
  9. Fellside
  10. Warning signs at Faulds Brow and Wath Brow
  11. Faulds Brow – off road damage to common

The Clerk reported that the one update he had concerned signage. Ben Carter, Highways, accepted that he was misinformed about the Faulds Brow/Wath Brow signs being erected and has apologised. He has said he will get the signposts erected as soon as possible and will chase up the other sign posts at Hesket Bridge and at the foot of Snowhill.

Other urgent matters regarding parish maintenance.

Ian Shaw asked if there was any news on the Upton repairs which had been postponed. One or two parishioners were in effect house bound because of the sate of the lane. Parish Councillors asked if the skid risk signs on Hesket Lonning and The Street could be removed as the work had been completed some weeks ago. Norman Atkinson reported the road from the foot of Snowhill towards Uldale needed attention as the edge of the carriage way is breaking away, narrowing the road surface and vehicles being forced onto the unmade road surface when passing. The Clerk agreed to contact Matt Bish on these issues.

15.  Planning applications and decisions

The Parish Council reviewed the following applications and agreed its responses. It noted recent decisions made.

Applications

  1. T/2021/0077  1 Old Brewery, Caldbeck, CA7 8EW Sycamore (T1) – remove branch close to Beck. Alder (T2) – coppice. Ash (T3) – coppice. Mature Sycamore (T4) – crown lift removing several of the heaviest and longest branches over the Beck. No TPO required.
  2. T/2021/0081  Hillside House, Caldbeck, CA7 8EE Aspen (T1) – Remove tree. Larch (T2) – Remove tree. Conifers x 2 (T3) – Remove trees. Conifer (T4) – Remove tree. No TPO required.
  3. T/2021/0085  The Muddy Duck, The Old Smithy, Caldbeck, CA7 8EL Area A – fell 4 ash (1,2,3 & 8), 3 sycamore (4,5 & 6). Cut low and plug tree butts (7 & 9). Area B – fell 7 sycamore (1,7,9,10-12 & 15), 3 ash (2, 14, 16), 1 alder. Fell and plug 4 ash (17-20), 1 horse chestnut (21). Coppice 2 alder. Pollard 3 alder. Area C – fell 2 larch (1 & 2), 1 ash (3) and fell and plug 3 ash (4-6). No TPO required.
  4. 7/2021/2162 and 7/2021/2163  Wood Hall, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JY The building is to roof over an existing agricultural yard. No objection.
  5. 7/2021/2145  Beckstones, Caldbeck, CA7 8HQ Proposed single storey extension to provide additional domestic accommodation. No objection.
  6. 7/2021/2133 (Full Planning Application) and 7/2021/2134 (Listed Building Consent) Askewmire, Caldbeck, CA7 8HB Alterations and lean-to extension. No objection. 
  7. 7/2021/2165  Old Map Shop, Caldbeck, CA7 8HF  Confirmation of compliance with condition attached to planning permission. No objection.
  8. 7/2021/2155  Bonners Farm, Caldbeck, CA7 8HB  Alterations to elevations following planning approval ref 7/2019/2331. No objection.

Decisions notified

  1. 7/2021/2106  3 Howbeck Cottage, Howbeck, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JG Amendment to window detailing, condition 2 (plans) on Listed Building Consent. Granted.
  2. T/2021/0066  The Barn, Caldbeck, CA7 8DP Fell 1 rowan. Carry out works as planned.
  3. 7/2021/2127  Lonning Foot, Hesket Newmarket, CA7 8JU Approval of details reserved by condition 3 (materials, specification and colour of the windows and doors) of planning approval reference 7/2020/2203: Rear utility extension and associated ramp to give disabled access. Alterations to sun-room fenestration. Approved.

17.  Community Led Affordable Housing

The Clerk reported that he had written to the Coulthards thanking them for their help and highlighting that as a result of the project the Parish Council had an affordable housing scheme which had been discussed with the National Park and which could be taken forward if land became available. He would further publicise that the balance of Allerdale’s grant was available for another site.

18.  Parish Benches

Norman Atkinson reported that the memorial bench provided by Paul Merone would be placed behind the wall at the back of the Ratten Row Gate, below the Bowling Club. The Chairman asked that thanks be recorded to Gordon Archer for restoring Miss Geddling’s bench by the pond and to Alison Young Poole for her bench and beehive litter bin work in Hesket Newmarket.

19.  Government call for evidence on giving councils powers to hold virtual meetings

The Clerk reported he had submitted the Parish Council’s response on line, updating it to take account of the virtual Annual Meetings and to strengthen the case for people being able to participate virtually when they cannot attend physical meetings.

20.  Monthly Accounts 2021-22

The Parish Council noted the receipts and payments account, updated budget monitoring report, and bank balances. The Parish Council agreed it would review the budget monitoring report at the next meeting after the first quarter when it would consider the forecast outturn figures and when the costs of servicing the public toilets would be clearer. 

Receipts

  1. 8 May 2021 Interest £0.89
  2. 8 June 2021 Interest £0.92

Payments

  1. 9 May 2021 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work  £320.00
  2. 9 May 2021 Mark Binney grass cutting  £178.50
  3. 31 May 2021 BHIB insurance renewal premium 1 June to 31 May  £352.15
  4. 6 June 2021 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work  £304.00
  5. 9 June 2021 CALC planning training course £20.00

Bank Balances as at 20 June 2021

  1. Current Account £30,653.03
  2. Deposit account £108,559.98 including £98,627.80 for Hesket Lonning footpath

21.  Correspondence

The Parish Council noted 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 May report

The Chairman expressed regret that the Clerk had given notice and he and Parish Councillors hoped the Clerk might reconsider his decision. The Clerk advised that the work had become too much and he had been invited to chair North Cumbria NHS Organ Donation Committee. During his notice period he would continue to progress what he could and he would ensure that all was in order in handing over responsibilities to his successor.

22.  Next Meeting Dates

26 July 2021

6 September 2021

18 October 2021

6 December 2021

10 January 2022

The meeting ended at 9:25pm

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 File icon Note of informal discussions 14 June 2021 View / Download
2 File icon Virtual meetings consultation View / Download
3 File icon Receipts & Payments 2021-22 View / Download
4 File icon Budget Monitoring Report 2021-22 View / Download