Allhallows Parish Council
A meeting of the Allhallows Parish Council was held in the Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown, Aspatria on Wednesday 3rd October 2012 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. M. Abbott, G. Thompson, DA Tinnion, A. Turner, J. Mansfield, S. Barton, T. Davies, S. Read, L. Douglas, R. Bowness and C. Mackenzie.
Also Present: T. Gear
Apologies: D. Wilson and J. Lister
Councillor M. Abbott in the Chair
On the proposal of A. Turner and seconded by T. Davies it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 5th September 2012 be approved and signed as a correct record.
103/2012 MATTERS ARISING
The clerk informed the meeting that a letter of acknowledgement had been received from Cumbria County Council regarding the Councils comments on the North Allerdale Traffic Regulation Order (minute 94vi/2012)
103/2012 POLICE MATTERS
A report had been received from PCSO Sarah Fletcher who sent her apologies that was read.
104/2012 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
J Mansfield produced a photomontage that had been prepared showing the proposed wind turbine at Leesrigg Farm to which the Council had sent a letter of objection.
The Calc Circular for October 2012 had been circulated.
Details of a number of Standards Training events had been circulated. It was noted that all events now started at 6pm which made it difficult for some members to attend.
A letter had been received from Wigton Swimming Pool seeking a donation. On the proposal of M. Abbott and seconded by A. Tinnion it was RESOLVED that the Council in accordance with its powers under s137 Local Government Act 1972 should incur the expenditure of £50.00 which in the opinion of the Council is in the interests of the inhabitants of the area and will benefit them in a manner commensurate with the expenditure by donation to the cause.
Guidance on Dispensations had been circulated and it was agreed to
delegate authority to the clerk in cases where the majority of members of the council would be affected by the requirement to declare a disclosable pecuniary interest
in other cases a request for dispensations would be made by the full council
all members making requests for dispensations to the clerk to be allowed to take part in and vote in setting the precept for the remainder of the council
A notice about Park Lodge Coffee Morning on 10th November 2012 was read
106/2012 ALLHALLOWS CENTRE
C. Mackenzie addressed the meeting and advised members repairs to the roof will be carried out when the weather improves. The centre had had a good quiz night and raised £200.00. There will be a Craft Fair in November along with Bonfire Night, Jazz Night and other events.
107/2012 OUTSIDE BODIES
The chairman gave a report on the Neighbourhood Forum held on 19th September in the Community Centre, Aspatria. There were talks by the Fire Service, the Police and the Grants Panel. S Read and L Douglas gave a report on the MRWS meeting held on the 6th September in Cockermouth. It would appear that all the speakers agreed that the government were going about finding a site back to front.
108/2012 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
The following accounts were approved for payment:-
T Gear Clerks Account £401.04
HRMC Income Tax £78.14
T Gear Photocopying £20.32
Allhallows Centre Room Hire £33.00
110/2012 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
Balances at 31.08.2012 Current Account £4,911.18
31.08.2012 Deposit Account £4,343.33
J Mansfield will prepare the next edition shortly.
The hedge will be layered in the near future.
Concerns were raised that Allotment no. and Hen Pen no. were not being used and the clerk was asked to write and inform the tenants that as there is a waiting list the Allotment/Hen Pen must be used or their tenancy will be terminated when it come up for renewal in February 2013.
The contractor will complete the work to the seats in Fletchertown in the near future
L Douglas is preparing a plan of the proposed Jubilee Orchard for costing.
The contractor will complete the work to the obstacle course in the play park in the near future
The storm drain opposite Leesrigg Pasture is receiving attention.
112/2012 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Timber for obstacle course in play park, Fletchertown
Best Kept Garden
Drains opposite Leesrigg Pasture
Lease for Allhallows Centre
The meeting closed at 8.30pm