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Minutes December 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th December 2021

At the Community Centre, Banks

Commenced :  19.00

Concluded:   20.30

            Present:           Bill Abram                   John Howard                           Dorothy Hames                                  

Chris Lennon               Lawrence Baxter          Steve Douglas 

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

122/21 Public Participation

  • None

123/21 Apologies

  • Cllr Chris Lennon

124/21  Declarations of Interest

  • Cllr Hames & Cllr Douglas

125/21 Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

126/21 Police Report

  • Nothing to Report.

127/21 Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken at last meeting and any urgent decisions

  • None to report

128/21 FinanceAccounts for payment December 2021

Chq No.PayeeDescriptionAmount
4191- 4194StaffRemuneration and HMRC£    2,080.04
4195K Lennon/CheckersPaint for refurbishing play equipment£         35.96
4196Enigma SignsPosts and Signs for Hesketh Avenue£       696.00
4197AMV  Playgrounds4 benches/matting deposit 25%£    1,281.00
4198Banks PrintersNewsletter£       145.00
4199Briarlee NurseriesTree and lights£    1,166.40
4200ProludicNew Playground/refurbishment£  54,389.17
4201Keep Britain TidyWe’re watching signs/stickers£       186.00
4202Douglas Cardiac Trust2 no. Defibrillator Boxes£       990.00
4203Currys /pd by A JenkinsHP Laptop, operating system etc£       846.07
4204FILCAEssential Finance training course£       144.00
4205ScribeAccounting system£       582.00
4206Zoom/pd by AJenkinsYear Subscription renewal£       143.88
4207A JenkinsExpenses£        513.01
4208Falcon Electrical ContLighting repair Community Centre& Cleaned out Gutters£        189.40
4209Holmswood Coaches LtdTransport of Children for Christmas Lights£        260.00
4210Little TreasuresMother & Baby Grp   Donation£        100.00
421160th Ormskirk Scout GroupDonation£        100.00

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

  • Balance on Current Bank Account £ 85,740.02 – Reserve Accounts £ 33,227.32
  • Budget and Accounts update carried forward to next meeting

129/21 Correspondence for Information

  •  Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

130/21 Emails Sent to Councillors November /December

  • Cllrs Hames and Abram to look at further
  • Application for Capital funding given to Cllr Abram
  • Queens Jubilee will move forward through committee
  • The Parish Does its own Tidy Campaign

131/21  Contracts for works for Parish Council to be reviewed

  • Previous Contracts to be re-examined at next meeting

132/21  Banks Playing Field

  • The water level high on Aveling Drive playing field The Environment Agency incident hotline will get back regarding this.

133/21  To Receive update from WLB Councillors

  • Nothing to Report

134/21  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning

Nothing to Report

  • Community Centre    

Nothing to Report

  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • Slab needed for Electrical Supply, so Box can be fitted David Houghton to do work
  • Carnival to be 18th June 2022
  • A decision has to be made on CCTV
  • Health Issues

Doctors are very busy giving out boosters

  • Health & Safety

Nothing to report

  • Finance

Nothing to report

135/21 Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

10.11.122021/1276/FUL25 Wigeon Place, Banks, Prop single storey extension
19.11.212021/1272/FUL81 Gorsey Lane, Banks, Removal of conservatory and connecting extension and reinstate with pitched roof
11.11.212021/1316/FUL53 Chapel Lane, Banks , Single storey side extension & loftspace
01.12.212021/1176/FUL34 Vicarage Lane, Banks, Attic conversion, single storey side ext and integral garage
30.11.212021/1113/FULFoxwood Stables, Long Lane, Banks, new infil between existing stables
06.12.212021/1262/FUL174 Gravel Lane, Banks, retrospective app for siting of storage building to replace previous
07.12.212021/1336/FUL8 Maesbrook Close, Banks, Single Storey rear extension
29.11.212021/1363/FUL85 New Lane Pace, Banks, Single/double storey extension front, side and rear
26.11.212021/1383/FULLand to west of Todds Lane, Banks, variation of condition 3 imposed on planning permission 2019/0371/OUT

Planning Delegated Decisions

16.11.212021/1081/FUL85 New Lane Pace, Double Storey front side and rears single storey extensionRefused

All agreed and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of above planning matters.

136/21 Post Office at Community Centre

  • Need to meet with Craig at Post Office regarding a form of payment.

137/21 Date of next meeting    

At the Hub Community and Leisure Centre, Greaves Hall Avenue, Banks

Tuesday 11th January 2022     @     7.00pm