Parish Council Meeting December 2023

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Meeting Agenda

Agenda for the Caldbeck Parish Council meeting to be held in Caldbeck Parish Hall on Monday 4 December 2023 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 23 October as a true record.

  1. Declaration of Interest

a) 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.

b) 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.

a) Report from Mike Johnson, Cumberland Councillor.

b) Questions or matters of interest raised by residents and others

  1. High Pike – Viewmaster replacement update
  2. Bins – Dog waste bin request update and refurbishment of existing.
  3. Electric vehicle charge point on car park update

5. Caldbeck Public Toilets

Update on status.

  1. Street Lighting

Beech Cottage update

7) Caldbeck and Hesket Greens

  1. Update on Caldbeck Green.
  2. Consideration of Hesket Newmarket pond, management of Stadledykes and land at Howbeck, Hesket Newmarket.
  3. Commons deregistration of part of Hesket Green –Letter to Brewery
  4. Hesket Trees

8) Property Matters

a) Car Parks – Update on repairs and QR codes.

b) Property Working Group report

c) Fellside car park update

d) Land at Hesket Newmarket – update

e) Property inspections

9) Footpath Working Group

a) Latest on path to Footpath to Waters Meet – state of repair and discussions with Forestry England

10) Speeding Traffic in Hesket Newmarket and Caldbeck

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

11) Parish Maintenance

Caldbeck Parish Highways priorities

EI/21838– Sign on road near Park End.

EI/49466 – Pothole opposite Old Rectory

EI/83028 – Blocked gully on The Street, Watery Lonning, Nether Row crossroads.

EI/94247 – Road near Green Close – Blocked Drain

EI/132671 – Broken sign, nr Muddy Duck.

EI/146937 – Road near pond

EI/172074 – Caldbeck Road markings

Noticeboards – update on existing and new board at Fellside

Any new items of maintenance.

12) Planning applications and decisions

a) Applications

i) 7/2023/2196 at Old Smithy, Caldbeck, Wigton, CA7 8EL – upstairs accomodation

ii) T/2023/0165 at Ratten Row, local street from Home Farm to Dyke Nook, Caldbeck, CA7 8ER – Tree work

iii) T/2023/0167 at Cornhill House, Caldbeck, CA7 8EE – Tree work

iv) 7/2023/2164 at Ratten Row Gate, Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8EE – Garage conversion – No Objection submitted.

v) 7/2023/2190 at Ratten Row Gate, Caldbeck, Cumbria, CA7 8EE – Chimney stacks – No Objection submitted.

b) Decisions notified

  1. 7/2023/2177 at Howbeck School House, Hesket Newmarket, Wigton, CA7 8JN – replacing garden shed, Granted. The Council had no objections.

13) Lengthsman activities

To consider activities undertaken under the Lengthsman’s contract.

14) Monthly Accounts 2023-24

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

b) Note account reconciliation

c) Approval of grants to local organisations

    1. Northern Fells Group – £400
    2. CAB Allerdale – £50
    3. Great North Air Ambulance Service – £200
    4. First Responders – £70
    5. British Legion – £20
    6. Kentigerns – £750

d) New grass cutting and Lengthsman contracts for 2024-2026

e) Review of toilet cleaning hourly rate

f) Approve 2024-25 budget

g) Set 2024-25 Precept.

15) Correspondence

To note items of correspondence received since the last meeting:

Cumbria Constabulary,

CALC: newsletters, updates.

Lake District National Park: Peter Walter report

16) Upcoming meeting Dates

2024 meeting dates – 8th January, 19th February, 25th March, 13th May, 17th June, 29th July, 9th September, 21st October, 2nd December


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

Meeting Minutes

Attachment List

# Filename Description Link
1 Bud Mon dec 23 Budget Monitoring Dec 23 View / Download
2 RandP dec 23 Receipts and Payments Dec 23 View / Download