October 2020

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NOTICE of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council to be held on line via Zoom on Monday 19th October which takes place at 7:30pm.

Zoom Meeting ID: 876 6263 5148 (passcode 089953)

1. Apologies

To receive apologies for absence.

2. Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council held on 7 September 2020 as a true record.

To note the meeting with Mike Johnson, County Councillor and Acting Leader Allerdale Borough Council, and Tony Annison, Allerdale Borough Councillor held on 23 September 2020.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Coronavirus

Update on coronavirus pandemic from Cumbria Constabulary, County Council and Allerdale Borough Council and consideration of Notices.

6. Provision of new waste bins in the Parish and littering concerns

Update on progress since last meeting.

7. Caldbeck Public Toilets

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

8. Street Lighting

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

9. Parish Maintenance

Updates from the previous meeting:

  • Inspections of local highways and Caldbeck Parish priorities
  • Other issues
    • Hesket Newmarket surface water/flood mitigation including work around the Green and development site;
    • Hesket Bridge land slippage;
    • Possible repair work on Banks Lane – Hesket Bridge to Millhouse;
    • Possible encroachment of Highway Caldbeck Camping Barn;
    • Barriers obstructing pavement at Riverside, Caldbeck, opposite the Oddfellows;
    • Warning signs at Faulds Brow and Wath Brow – issues raised with County Council;
    • National Park signage at Millhouse;
    • Cycling accident near Cricket Club, Hesket Lonning.

To consider any other urgent matters regarding parish maintenance.

10. Parish Lengthsman

Update on progress since last meeting.

11. Hesket Newmarket Speeding Traffic

Update on progress since the last meeting.

12. Planning applications and decisions


T/2020/0124 Dyke Nook, Caldbeck, CA7 8EW
Reduce height and thin growth on yew trees.

Decisions notified

T/2020/0112 Howk Footpath, near Bridge End House, Caldbeck
Lime tree, 2-metre crown reduction and cut back branches. Application withdrawn 16 September 2020.

13. Hesket Lonning Footpath

Update on progress since the last meeting.

14. Community Led Affordable Housing

Update on progress since last meeting.

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

Update on progress since last meeting and proposals to install collection boxes at other car parking sites.

16. Report on Parish Website

To receive a report on the updating of the Parish Website and compliance with latest requirements.

17. Monthly Accounts 2020-21

To approve the receipts and payments since the last meeting and note bank balances and review budget monitoring report and to approve the payments of grants as budgeted.


  • 8 September 2020 Interest £0.92 and 8 October Interest £0.89
  • 1 October 2020 Precept for second half of the year £8,215.00
  • Interest Cumberland Building Society for 2019-20 – tbc


  • 7 September 2020 Mark Binney Grass cutting £1,084.00
  • 7 September 2020 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work £320.00
  • 6 October 2020 Mark Binney Lengthsman’s contract work £328.00
  • 6 October 2020 HMRC income tax 2nd quarter £212.80
  • 6 October 2020 Simon Smith Clerk’s net salary and expenses £862.33

Bank Balances as at 10 October 2020:

  • Current Account £20,787.64
  • Deposit account £108,552.77 including £98,627.80 for Hesket Lonning footpath

Payments of grants and contributions:

  • Northern Fells Group Minibus £300.00
  • Great North Air Ambulance £200.00
  • First Responders £70.00
  • CAB Allerdale £50.00
  • St Kentigern’s £750.00
  • Fellview School £200.00 – this has not been requested so I will contact the school

18. Correspondence

To note items of correspondence received since the last meeting:

  • Cumbria Constabulary, County Council: various coronavirus updates
  • CALC: Autumn training programme; Allerdale 3 Tier Meeting
  • Lake District National Park: Geoff Davies September report
  • Allerdale phone box consultation

19. Meeting Dates

Set dates:

  • 7 December 2020
  • 11 January 2021

Draft dates for 2021:

  • 15 February 2021
  • 22 March 2021 (Easter Monday is 5 April)
  • 10 May 2021 (early May bank holiday is 3 May)
  • 14 June 2021
  • 26 July 2021
  • 6 September 2021
  • 18 October 2021
  • 6 December 2021
  • 10 January 2022

The pattern is broadly similar to 2020 but the May meeting is brought forward a week for better spacing between meetings and following 2020’s VE Day bank holiday.

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

Signed: Simon Smith – Clerk
Dated 13 October 2020

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 File icon Draft minutes 20.10.19 View / Download
2 File icon Zoom Meeting Note 23.9.20 View / Download