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Minutes April 2019



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9 April 2019  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.00          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames

Tom Blane

Steven Douglas

John Howard

James O’Hare

Brenda Wright


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • None present


163/18 Apologies


  • Cllr Lockie had submitted an apology


164/18             Declarations of Interest


  • Cllrs Douglas, Abra, and Blane in respect of Planning matter


165/18 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


166/18 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


167/18 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


168/18 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • No urgent decisions necessary


169/18 Finance


  • List circulated


  • 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


170/18 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


171/18 To consider what action in respect of the New Fleetwood public house


  • Cllr Abram gave brief update in respect of a new publican now taken over. No further action required by Council


172/18  To consider the position of arranging road sweeping operation within the parish


  • Agreed that Cllr Abram could proceed to arrange road sweeping in the area


173/18  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  • Agreed that clerk to place an agenda item for next month in respect of Travellers site


  1. Community Centre


  • Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • Clerk to place agenda item for next month to discuss playground improvements


  1. Health Issues


  • Cllr Hames to arrange meeting with Practice Manager


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



174/18 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Following objections to 30 year plan, this has been scapped for now notwithstanding costs to date have been £318k with another £200k suggested
  • We were advised that full council are to discuss Leisure Centre at meeting on 10 April 2019


175/18 Planning


  • Cllr Hames to write letter to WLBC in connection with planning matter
  • Otherwise, agreed that all matters had been agreed and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of other planning matters


176/18 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

14 May 2019

7.15 pm



177/18 Part Two Leisure Centre


  • See separate note