Allhallows Parish Council
A meeting of the Allhallows Parish Council was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Wednesday 1st February 2017 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, R. Bowness J. Mansfield, C. Mackenzie, G. Thompson (part of the meeting) and G. Edmondson.
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk) and J. Lister (County Councillor) together with the Chair and two councillors (Messrs. Bowe and Powley) from Blennerhasset and Torpenhow Parish Council (part of the meeting)
Apologies were received from S. Barton, B. Finlay (member and Borough Councillor) and D. Wilson, (Borough Councillor)
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
20/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of J. Mansfield and seconded by G. Edmondson it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 4th January 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.
22/2017 POLICE MATTERS
PCSO Peter Crome was not at the meeting but had supplied a report on how to access the website to view crime data which the clerk had tried to do without success. The clerk to inform PCSO Crome of the difficulties which he had experienced.
23/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Chairman and two councillors from Blennerhasset and Torpenhow Parish Council attended the meeting and gave details of their proposals to register ownership at Land Registry of two parcels of land at the playing field at Blennerhasset and enquired if Allhallows Parish Council wished to be named on the registration.
They also re-
The matter of dog fouling particularly in West Street, Fletchertown continues to be a problem and the clerk was asked to obtain an update from the Street Scene Officer.
The final Flood Investigation Report including timescales for the way forward to reduce the risk of flooding in Blennerhasset and Baggrow will be presented at 6pm on Thursday 9th February at Blennerhasset and Baggrow Village Hall.
A letter of thanks had been received from Mrs. G Marr on behalf of Allhallows DCC for the council’s donation towards the churchyard grass cutting.
A letter had been received from the Chair of Allhallows Community Centre Management Committee giving an update on the work of that group.
25/2017 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting which included: -
Work had been carried out to the noticeboards to make them more secure in the wind and including splicing work to the one at Watch Hill.
26/2017 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
C. Mackenzie addressed the meeting and informed members that there had been a donation and that new curtains will be purchased and the centre painted throughout during half term.
27/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
B. Finlay provided a written report which is attached.
J Lister stated that patching work was due on the B5299 and the road will be closed for three days and advised of his work with the Cumbria Hospitals Foundation Trust.
28/2017 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
A letter had been received about the Allerdale Local Plan (Part2): Site Allocations Preferred Options Consultation. Further information was awaited and will be discussed at the next council meeting
The following accounts were approved for payment: -
W.S. Reid Ltd Repairs to Noticeboards £153.60
Wigton Baths Trust Donation £50.00
30/2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
01.2.17 Current Account 2358.54
01.2.17 Deposit Account 4441.30
31/2017 COUNCILLOR’S PORTFOLIO’S
R. Bowness said that the allotments were quiet at this time of the year and that the annual rents were coming in
S. Barton was still working on setting up a Flood Action Group.
G. Edmondson gave a short report on the play park.
32/2017 FLOODING RELATED ISSUES
All issues relating to flooding in the parish were being addressed by the relevant agencies at this point in time. J Mansfield had attended a course provided by CVS on Emergency and Resilience Planning and is waiting for the relevant documentation.
33/2017 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE -
A further estimate was still awaited. Members also asked that the existing estimate need revising to conform the surveyors report.
34/2017 HEDGES – BAGGROW LONNING
This was now in the hands of the Highways Dept.
Despite an article in the newsletter there remained two vacancies with no applications for co-
36/2017 BLENNERHASSET AND BAGGROW PLAYING FIELD
Member discussed the points raised by the representatives of Blennerhasset and Torpenhow Parish Council and came to the following conclusions: -
The deeds are clear that the land is owned by Blennerhasset and Torpenhow
Parish Council and there is a clause which protects the use of the field by the inhabitants of both Baggrow and Blennerhasset and there is no need for Allhallows Parish Council to named in the registration process.
There is no reason for Allhallows Parish Council to be named in the registration
of Blennerhasset Village Hall.
The Emergency Plan for Blennerhasset and Baggrow should be raised at the
forthcoming Flood Forum on 9th February 2017
37/2017 DOG FOULING
This matter had been raised again with the Borough Council.
38/2017 PROGRESS REPORTS
The current newsletter was ready for circulation and any items for the next newsletter should be forwarded to the Clerk by mid-
39/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Seat at Baggrow (Engraving)
The meeting closed at 8.40pm