Allhallows Parish Council
A meeting of the Allhallows Parish Council was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, A. Finnegan, J. Mansfield, C. Mackenzie, R. Bowness, S. Barton and G. Edmondson
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk) and J. Lister
Apologies: G. Thompson, L. Read, B. Finlay (also Borough Councillor) and D. Wilson (Borough Councillor)
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
25/2018 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 3rd January 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.
27/2018 POLICE MATTERS
The police report referred the council to the Home Office Website for crime statistics which is out of date and too general in their description of incidents.
28/2018 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present, and no matters were raised on their behalf.
The CALC Circular for February had been received, circulated and there were no matters arising.
A consultation re Major Road Networks had been received which indicated that it was the Government’s proposal to upgrade the A596 which has town main towns and several hamlets on its route and down grade the A595 which has no towns or hamlets. The clerk was asked to respond opposing the proposal.
A survey had been received regarding the Code of Conduct which members were encouraged to complete.
The next meeting of the NHS North Cumbria CCG’s next Governing Body Meeting was 7th February 2018
30/2018 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting which included:
i) He had lodged the Councils historic records (minutes and financial records) at the Archives in Carlisle.
ii) An e-
iii) A response had been received from the Dyslexia Project giving answers to the questions put by the Council. It was decided not to support the project.
31/2018 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
C. Mackenzie addressed the meeting and stated that the centre roof had been repaired but was yet to be tested. There were more regular bookings were coming in.
32/2018 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
B. Finlay had tendered his apologies but had forwarded a report that was read.
J. Lister informed the meeting that it was budget time at the County Council which is likely to leads to an increase in Council Tax.
33/2018 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
Planning related correspondence
i) The following accounts were approved for payment: -
Allhallows Centre Rent £14.00
Wigton Baths Donation £50.00
ii) Balances as at
07.2.18 Current Account (4851.08) 7433.86
07.2.18 Deposit Account 4457.98
35/2018 COUNCILLOR’S PORTFOLIO’S
R. Bowness and another allotment holder had been installing some drainage to the wettest allotments to make them more useable. Rent were coming in and there were a few vacancies for 2018/19
S. Barton advised that an advice leaflet had been delivered to most at risk properties in Baggrow and Blennerhasset and the next meeting of the flood group was to be arranged.
G. Edmondson indicated that the Play Park was very wet and there was nothing else to report at this time.
36/2018 BAGGROW AND BLENNERGHASSET PLAYING FIELD
The clerk had not received any further communication from the group. S. Barton stated that she had confidence in the new group who were still getting to grip with the finances of the group.
37/2018 FLOODING RELATED ISSUES
No additional problems to report but the council were monitoring future works by other agencies.
38/2018 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE -
Further estimates were still awaited.
39/2018 HEDGES AND CONDITION -
Highways had been advised of the condition of the lonning and its importance to Baggrow in case of flood. Several trees in the wood were now overhanging the road and needed trimmed back. Clerk to report to highways.
40/2018 COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEWS
A letter had been received from Allerdale Borough Council offering to undertake such reviews if request by parishes. It was not considered relevant to this parish at this time.
There remained a vacancy on the council and members were encouraged to fill the position as soon as possible
42/2018 SILVER BIRCH TREES AROUND BUSINESS PARK, FLETCHERTOWN
The trees had been inspected and it was accepted that a number were dying and some others could be removed. This work to take place as soon as the area dries. Other issues are to be addressed with complainants.
43/2018 FOOTPATH BUNGALOW TO OLD CHURCH
This had been visited but it appears that the footpath has been absorbed into private land and walkers are discouraged from using the public footpath by a gate and signage. Clerk to report to Cumbria County Council, Rights of Way.
44/2018 PARKING -
This problem was raised but there is no immediate solution
45/2018 PROGRESS REPORTS
Any items for the next newsletter should be forwarded to the Clerk by mid-
46/2018 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Hedges – Baggrow Lonning
Parking – Fletchertown
Baggrow and Blennerhasset Playing Field
Silver Birch Trees and other issues around Business Park
Mealsgate disused railway bridge
The meeting closed at 8.38pm