Allhallows Parish Council
A meeting of the Allhallows Parish Council was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, R. Bowness, C. Mackenzie, G. Edmondson, S. Barton, J. Mansfield and M. Bowness
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk), J. Lister (County Councillor) and two members of the public.
Apologies: L. Douglas
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
89/2019 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of J. Mansfield and seconded by R. Bowness it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 8th May 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.
91/2019 POLICE MATTERS
Unfortunately, PCSO P Crome was not on duty and was unable to attend the meeting but he provided a report that indicated that there had been four incidents in the parish since the last meeting.
92//2019 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There were two members of the public present who had previously sent the clerk a letter and e-
i) The May CALC Circular had been received and circulated.
ii) An e-
iii) An e-
vi) A Press Release – Next CCG Governing Body Meeting -
v) The North West Coastal Access Monthly Update – May 2019 had been received and circulated.
iv) A letter of thanks from All Saints Church had been received for the council’s donation of £350.00 towards churchyard maintenance.
iiv) An e-
iiiv) An e-
xi) An e-
94/2019 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting including: -
i) He had received a response from the Scheduled Bus Services Officer at Cumbria County Council regarding the route of the 39 Bus.
ii) He had obtained a report on the condition of the trees between the Business Park and the Recreation Field and an estimate of £600.00 for the suggested work. He had also invited the complaint to the meeting, but nobody was in attendance. On the proposal of M. Abbott and seconded by R Bowness it was RESOLVED that the works should be carried out as per the report/estimate.
95/2019 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
C. Mackenzie addressed the meeting and informed members that the Centre was as busy as ever. She also advised that there were three new groups using or about to use the centre and it was hoped to be able to start a Food Bank Collection point soon.
96/2019 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
J. Lister addressed the meeting and was informed that members that he had referred the complaints about speeding on the B5299 at Mealsgate to Amber Sykes , Network Manager (who is presently on holiday) and the clerk informed that meeting that he had sent copies of the letters to Steph Davis-
97/2019 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
(d) Planning related correspondence
i) The following accounts were approved for payment: -
WG & JB Hort. Services Grass cutting (June) £246.00
JM Tree Services Tree Report £180.00
Water Plus Ltd Water Rates £28.05
WG & JB Hort. Services Fixing New Seat £50.00
Allhallows Centre Room rent £12.25
ii) Balances as at
05.6.19 Current Account 7656.39
05.6.19 Deposit Account 4501.67
99/2019 COUNCILLOR’S PORTFOLIO’S
R. Bowness advised that the allotments were wet, and he hoped to do some drainage work to the worst affected allotments in the near future.
G. Edmondson reported that the annual inspection report had been received which was generally good but highlighted some minor works
S. Barton advised that there was nothing to add at the moment.
J. Mansfield had attended a Domestic Violence and Slavery seminar which was very informative, and she would be researching some contact address to provide an article for the next newsletter.
100/2019 FLOODING ISSUES
L. Douglas had tendered her apologies and it was decided to adjourn this item to the next meeting.
101/2019 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE WORKS
The clerk advised that following the last meeting he contacted the contractor and advised if he did not receive a start date by today that the council would instruct another contractor. There had been no contact and it was agreed to instruct another contractor.
Following the recent election three vacancies remained which should be filled by co-
103/2019 TIMBER WAGON ROUTES
The clerk had received the approved timber routes from highways (which had been circulated) and the B5299 is not an approved route. All sightings of wood wagons with as much information as possible should be recorded.
104/2019 BAGGROW LONNING
It had been established that only one third of the lonning will be repaired starting at the Baggrow end.
105/2019 BENCH Nr PINE GROVE
This has now been replaced.
106/2019 CODE OF CONDUCT TRAINING
Training on the Code of Conduct for Parish Councillors will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 25th June at Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown. All to attend. Surrounding councils have also been invited at a cost of £10 per head.
107/2019 ODD JOB MAN
The odd job man was asked to paint the Monkey Bars, Large Swings, Noticeboards and Seats.
108/2019 PARKING -
This problem was raised but there is no immediate solution
109/2019 PROGRESS REPORTS
Any items for the next newsletter should be forwarded to the Clerk by mid-
110/2019 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Parking – Fletchertown
Speeding on B5299
Silver Birch Trees, Recreation Field
111/2019 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 16th July 2019 at Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown at 7.30pm.
The meeting closed at 8.30pm