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Minutes February 2018



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 13 February 2018  

At the Banks Community Centre, Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   21.00          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Chris Lennon

Steven Douglas

Tom Blane

Harry Pendlebury

James O’Hare

Malcolm Barron



Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • Council were advised of a collapsed land drain at Brightstone Close
  • This has led to vermin being noted on residents gardens
  • Agreed that Cllr Blane woukld take this up with WLBC


134/17 Apologies


  • Cllr Hames had previously sent in her apology for absence as she was attending an equestrian event this week


135/17             Declarations of Interest


  • None


136/17 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


137/17 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present
  • Councillors requested that we invite local representative to attend next meeting as there appeared to be increasing incidence of speeding, fly tipping, joy riding, and drug use, all of which needs attention and action by the police



138/17 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing to report


139/17 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Nothing to report

140/17 Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
  Clare Murphy Salary 487.50
  Jean Mannering Salary 227.50
  David Maughan Salary 753.53
  HMRC Tax & NI 115.07
  Briarlee Nurseries Christmas Tree 330.00
  Bibby (B & C Shelters) Bus Shelter 2514.30
  Bill Abram Litter Pick 20.05
  Bill Abram Litter Pick 97.59
  60th Ormskirk Scout Group Donation 100.00
  1st Banks Brownies Donation 100.00
  Banks Brass Band Donation 100.00
  St Stephens Church Donation 100.00
  Church at the Centre Donation 100.00
  Banks Methodist Church Donation 100.00
  1st Banks Girls Brigade Donation 100.00
  David Maughan Skip Hire 132.00
  WLBC Refund of VAT 419.05




141/17 Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


142/17 To receive an update in respect of the works at Hesketh Avenue


  • Drainage works almost complete
  • Fencing works to commence shortly


143/17             To consider a request from St Stephens for contribution towards their 150th anniversary celebrations


  • Agreed that we would donate £150


144/17 To consider what action to take in respect of state of Hoole Lane


  • We were advised that this was a LCC issue
  • General concensus was that the state of the road was unacceptable and whoever had previously repaired it should be made accountable
  • Clerk to write to LCC and advise them that we wanted action taken as a matter of urgency to have improvements to the road


145/17 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


  • We were advised that a litter pick had been undertaken last Saturday (10 February) and Cllr Abram requested that we get more Hi Viz vests and litter pickers which was unanimously agreed
  • Councillors were advised that a former Councillor, Joan Draper, was very poorlyl



  1. Community Centre


Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


Nothing to report


  1. Banks Carnival


Nothing to report


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


146/17 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Nothing to report


147/17 Updates from Lancashire County Councillor


  • There was a budget deficit of £450m
  • Libraries had been restored
  • Road money already allocated
  • There was a new way of repairing roads so hopefully we should see an improvement
  • 6% increase in funding


148/17 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
29/01/2018 2017/1225/FUL 49 New Lane
29/01/2018 2018/0010/FUL Gore Hall Farm
06/02/2018 2018/0114/PNH 78 Banks Road



Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
29/01/2018 2017/1052/COU 4 Hoole Lane Refused
29/01/2018 2017/1169/COU Marsh View Stables Granted
06/02/2018 2017/1282/FUL 372 Gravel Lane Refused



149/17 Update in respect of Leisure Centre


  • There was a Part Two agenda item (press and public excluded)
  • This comprised of a presentation from WLSP
  • See separate note which do not form part of Minutes 


150/17 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

13 March 2018

7.15 pm