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Minutes February 2017



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14 February 2017  

at the Banks Community Centre,  Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   19.45            

            Present:           Dorothy Hames

Chris Lennon

Steven Douglas

Harry Pendlebury

James O’Hare


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • Conner Willman, representing the local football club, was present as they would like to use the football facilities at Aveling Drive.
  • He was advised that this matter would be placed as an agenda item for next meeting


142/16 Apologies


  • Cllr Tom Blane is on holiday
  • Cllr Bill Abram had other engagement
  • Cllr Malcolm Barron not present


143/16 Declarations of Interest


  • None


144/16             Minutes of the previous meeting




145/16 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


146/16 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing to report


147/16 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Clerk reported that Hoole Lane bus shelter incident had been reported to the police
  • Also referred to WLBC CCTV department and will be progressed accordingly






148/16 Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
3701 Clare Murphy Salary 468.00
3702 Jean Mannering Salary 218.40
3703 David Maughan Salary 786.54
3704 HMRC Tax & NI 33.03
3705 Williamson Engineering Mole Catching 76.80
DD British Gas Community Centre 259.25
3706 K Lennon Community Centre leak 25.00
DD British Gas Community Centre Electric 136.76
DD British Gas Aveling Drive Electric 18.41
3707 Alliance Fire Protection 30.00


149/16 Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


150/16 To receive proposals for finalising 2017 – 2018 Council Budget


  • Finance committee had met since previous meeting
  • They recommended that Precept request to be £40,386
  • Agreed
  • Clerk to submit request to WLBC


151/16 To review and ratify the continued use of all policy documents


  • Donations, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Freedom of Information, Risk Assessment, and Standing Order documents had all been provided to the Councillors ahead of the meeting
  • All reviewed accordingly
  • Some amendments had had to be made to the Risk Assessment  Policy
  • All others unchanged


152/16 To discuss request for consultation in respect of the Becconsall Exploration site


  • This was not adjudged to be necessary as proposal was to reinstate site to previous format


153/16 To receive update on Hoole Lane bus shelter


  • Matter reported to police
  • WLBC viewed their CCTV footage
  • Clerk to take matters forward with developers and progress matters accordingly


154/16 To receive update on Leisure Centre


  • Clerk reported that Cllr Blane, Cllr Barron, and clerk had attended meeting at WLBC
  • Proposal submitted to WLBC for financial assistance be given to NMPC
  • Cllr Blane suggested that no further action needed until we have had a response to this request as answer is crucial to whether we take this matter forward or otherwise



155/16 To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies


  1. Police and Community Together (PACT) Panel


Nothing to report


  1. Corporate Planning


Nothing to report


  1. Community Centre


Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


Request for agenda item for nest month in respect of Environmental Enforcement Office representation relating to poo bins and officer David Jones involvement


  1. Banks Carnival


Nothing to report


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


156//16            Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor and Lancashire County Councillor


  • Neither present


157/16 Planning


Weekly Planning List


Date Reference Address
24/01/2017 2016/1178/FUL Dandys Barn
31/01/20178 2017/0057/FUL Wilmar, Marsh Road
07/02/2017 LCC/2017/0016 Becconsall Exploration Site






Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
31/01/2017 2016/0916/FUL 1 Ralphs Wifes Lane Granted
31/01/2017 2016/1127/FUL 34 Station Road Granted
31/01/2017 2016/1218/FUL 67 Gorsey Lane Refused
31/01/2017 2016/1235/FUL Goose Dub Barn Granted
31/01/2017 2016/1164/FUL 49 Station Road Granted



158/16 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

14 March 2017

7.15 pm