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Agenda April 2014



The next meeting will be held on Tuesday 8 April 2014, at 7.15 pm at Banks Community Centre, Hoole Lane.


Meeting called by: The Parish Clerk                        In the Chair:     Cllr.John Baldock


Type of meeting:     Monthly                          Clerk:             David Maughan


Attendees:              All Parish Councillors




You are hereby summoned to attend


Prior to the business of the meeting there will be a session for public participation, limited to Parish Council issues.


(The Clerk to be informed of any urgent items prior to the meeting).


‘Public Voice’ will continue so as to allow members of the public to give information relevant to a specific agenda item.


1.         Apologies:To receive apologies and to approve reasons for absence.


2.        Declarations of Interest.

a. Register of Interests: Councillors are reminded of the need to update their                   register of interests.

b. To declare any disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI) or non-pecuniary interests in items on the agenda and their nature. (Councillors with DPIs must leave the meeting for the relevant items).


3.         Minutes: To consider the approval of the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 11 March 2014 (enclosed).


4          To discuss and update in respect of proposals from CAB, Food Bank, and Post Office utilisation of Community Centre. This includes a request from the Food Bank to store food at the centre.


5          Police Report (verbal)


6          Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at the last meeting.


7          Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since the last meeting.


8          Finance

  • To consider payments to be made as on list attached


9          Correspondence for Information.

To note the enclosed appendix of items, which will be available should anyone request any specific item.


10      To discuss how to utilise Section 106 monies held or due – agreed at a previous meeting  that this would be held as an agenda item on an ongoing basis


11        To discuss developments in respect of car park with St Stephens


12        To discuss Council requirements for Website representation. Initial quote received at £550


13        To discuss a request from ‘North Meols Archers’ to hire the field at Aveling Drive between 1 April and 30 September


14        To discuss why a new nursing home in Banks is being named after someone in Southport


15        To discuss why school children in Churchtown are allowed to name the suite and receive vouchers and cash whilst our schools do not have this availability


16        To discuss and confirm that the Clerk should seek the re-appointment of Mr Ian Cropper as Internal Auditor


17        To discuss the possibility of a travellers site being established on Sugar Stubbs Lane


18        Councillors’ reports and items for future agenda.


Each Councillor is requested to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda, on the appropriate form, and to raise items for future agenda. (Councillors are respectfully reminded that this is not an opportunity for debate or decision making).


19        To receive any reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups/outside bodies.

a) Police and Community Together (PACT) Panel.  (Cllr. Abram).

b) Corporate Planning.

c) Community Centre.

             d) Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)

            To note inspection reports.

e) Health Issues (Cllr. O’Hare).

f) Banks Carnival.

            g) Health & Safety

h) Finance


20        To receive an update from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


21        Planning.

To consider the weekly list of planning applications, to note any decisions made, and any other planning matters brought to the notice of the Parish Council as detailed on the list attached


22       Date of next meeting

To confirm the date and location of the next meeting scheduled for 13 May 2014.





David Maughan (Clerk to North Meols Parish Council).


Members of the press and public are welcome to attend


Part Two.

Members of the press and public are excluded


23        To discuss salary of the clerk and possible increase with effect from 01 April 2013 and 2014