Allhallows Parish Council
The Annual Allhallows Parish Council meeting was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 at 7.15pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, R. Bowness, S. Barton, G. Thompson, L. Read, C. Mackenzie and J. Mansfield.
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk)
Apologies were received from G. Edmondson, B. Finlay (also Borough Councillor), D. Wilson, (Borough Councillor), J. Lister (County Councillor) and PCSO Megan Jones
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
82/2017 ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR 2017/18
On the proposal of J. Mansfield and seconded by S. Barton it was RESOLVED that M. Abbott be elected Chair for 2017/18 and on the proposal of J. Mansfield and seconded by L. Read it was RESOLVED that R. Bowness was elected Vice Chair for the ensuing year.
83/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of S. Barton and seconded by G. Thompson it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 5th April 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.
85/2017 POLICE MATTERS
PCSO Megan Jones had tendered her apologies but had supplied a report on how to access the website to view crime data. It was noted that the information on the website was out of date and of poor quality.
86/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
A local resident had brought to the attention of the clerk and councillors that a cherry tree on George Moore Avenue, Fletchertown had been poisoned. The clerk was asked to bring this to the attention of Home Housing the landowner.
A short guide to publicity during the pre-
A letter had been received from Hospice at Home seeking financial support for the charity. Members were aware of their work in the parish and on the proposal of J. Mansfield and seconded by L. Read it was RESOLVED to donate £75.00
It had been brought to attention that an apparent unauthorised building had been erected on Leesrigg plantation which had been brought to the attention of the Planning Compliance Officer.
Information had been received that United Utilities Water was now Waterplus from whom we will receive our water bills in the future.
Notification had been received that our reclaim of VAT in the sum of £145.81 had been paid into the bank account.
A request had been received to display posters on the noticeboards in the parish regarding “First Steps – Ways to Wellbeing”
88/2017 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting which included: -
All highways defects reported at the last meeting had been brought to the attention of the Highways Authority...
He raised the issue of a large increase in the number of request being received from agencies and bodies to put poster on the parish noticeboards. It was agreed to leave it to the clerk’s discretion and to use the newsletter where appropriate.
A schedule of work for the Odd Job Man this summer was agreed which included painting seats and noticeboards.
89/2017 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
The Chair advised members of the very successful Quilting Exhibition. The floor in the main hall had been completed and that pointing of the exterior of the building was ongoing. The trial Lunch Club had been a success and the Committee had received a grant of £400.00 from the George Moore Trust and an application had been made to the Charity Shop in Aspatria.
90/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
91/2017 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
Planning related correspondence
The following accounts were approved for payment: -
P. Wilson Internal Audit Fee £85.00
CALC Subscription £160.14
Hospice at Home Donation £75.00
WG & JB Hort. Serv. Grass cutting (May) £240.00
93/2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
03.5.17 Current Account 6282.78
03.5.17 Deposit Account 4457.98
94/2017 COUNCILLOR’S PORTFOLIO’S
R. Bowness advised most tenants were now getting on with the allotments and he will monitor those that are not.
S. Barton was still working on setting up a Flood Action Group. She has arranged a meeting next week with a view to seeing how to progress matters.
G. Edmondson had given apologies but the Inspection report had been received and will be discussed at the next meeting.
95/2017 FLOODING RELATED ISSUES
All issues relating to flooding in the parish were being addressed by the relevant agencies.
96/2017 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE -
Further estimates were still awaited.
97/2017 HEDGES – BAGGROW LONNING
This was now in the hands of the Highways Dept. but the Chair will check to see if they have been trimmed.
Despite an article in the newsletter there remained two vacancies with no applications for co-
99/2017 NALC GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR SMALLER AUTHORITIES IN ENGLAND
This document had been circulated and members were reminded that Sections 1 – 3 were statutory and Section 5 was new.
100/2017 PROGRESS REPORTS
Any items for the next newsletter should be forwarded to the Clerk by mid-
101/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Play Park Inspection
Wood Wagons using B5299
The meeting closed at 7.55pm