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Minutes December 2018



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 11 December 2018  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.30          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Tom Blane

Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • None present


105/18 Apologies


  • Cllrs O’Hare, Douglas, Howard, Wright, and Lockie were all absent


106/18             Declarations of Interest


  • None declared


107/18 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


108/18 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


109/18 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


110/18 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • No urgent decisions necessary


111/18 Finance


  • List circulated


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
Clare Murphy Dec Salary 508.95
Jean Mannering Dec Salary 237.51
David Maughan Dec Salary 782.45
HMRC Tax & NI 133.32
Clare Murphy Battery 19.99
Tony Crivaro Fire Door 350.00
Douglas Cardiac Trust Donation 150.00
Banks Printers Leaflets 198.00


  • Agreed that payments of Accounts since the last meeting are ratified and invoices now presented on the payment schedule are approved and cheques signed by authorised signatories accordingly
  • Clerk to ascertain more information about Local Plan Consultation funds request and report back


112/18 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


113/18 To discuss contributions to local organisations


  • List of previous recipiants of donations provided and clerk to take forward donation of £100 to each one


114/18  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  • Nothing to report


  1. Community Centre


  • Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • Clerk to check with WLBC position in respect of CCTV


  1. Health Issues


  • ‘Public Participation’ meeting held in Community Centre
  • Another  meeting under discussion


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



115/18 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • We were advised that WLBC had approved expenditure for Leisure facilities (£15m for Burscough and £30m for Skelmersdale)



116/18 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
27/11/2018 2018/1139/FUL 66 Ralphsa Wifes Lane
04/12/2018 2018/1147/FUL 24 Station Road


Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
2018/0562/FUL Granite House Granted
2018/0740/FUL 18 Hoole Lane Granted
2018/0929/FUL 12 Old School Close Granted
2018/0956/FUL 9 Gorsey Lane Granted
2018/0809/FUL 15 Hesketh Avenue Granted
2018/0977/FUL 34 Gravel Lane Granted


  • Agreed that all matters had been agreed and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of other planning matters


117/18 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

8 January 2019

7.15 pm



118/18 Part Two Leisure Centre


  • See separate note