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Minutes February 2019



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12 February 2019  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.10          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames

Brenda Wright

John Howard

Kath Lockie

Tom Blane


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • None present


133/18 Apologies


  • Apologies received from Cllrs O’Hare, and Douglas


134/18             Declarations of Interest


  • None declared


135/18 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


136/18 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present
  • Clerk to contact Bethan Cross prior to next meeting to invite her to attend


137/18 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


138/18 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Clerk has submitted Business Plan in respect of Leisure Centre to WLBC
  • Cllr Blane congratulated clerk on quality of said Business Plan







139/18 Finance


  • List circulated


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
  Clare Murphy Oct Salary 508.95
  Jean Mannering Oct Salary 237.51
  David Maughan Oct Salary 757.05
  HMRC Tax & NI 158.72
  Tony Crivero Door 230.00
  Banks Printers Leaflets 68.00
  Alliance Fire Protection Annual Inspection 36.00
DD British Gas Hoole Lane Gas 217.63
DD British Gas Hoole Lane Electric 113.48
DD British Gas Aveling Drive Electric 18.49
  SLCC Annual Membership 156.00
DD BT Hoole Lane 53.28
  Lancashire County Council Modifications to lighting columns 3479.10
  Lancashire County Council Christmas features 1200.00
  Janet Abram Litter pickers 224.34


  • 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


140/18 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


141/18 To receive Members Propositions for Precept requirement from WLBC in respect of 2019/2020 Budget


  • Agreed to request precept of £51,510
  • Clerk to contact WLBC accordingly


142/18  To initiate proposals in respect of Polling District and Polling Places review 2019 Consultation


  • No changes required



143/18  To consider Street Naming Project for West Lancashire


  • Councillors to advise clerk of any suggestions prior to end of February


144/18  Reports aned Recommendations


  1. Corporate Planning


  • Nothing to report


  1. Community Centre


  • Needlework Group to be taken forward
  • Cllr Lockie to consider décor for Community Centre


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


  • PPG meeting to be heldt


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



145/18 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Nothing to report


146/18 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
08/01/2019 2018/1278/FUL 11 Church Road
05/02/2019 2019/0003/FUL 13 Square House
05/02/2019 2019/0059/FUL 76 Guinea Hall Lane
07/01/2019 2019/0017/PNH 9 Gorsey Lane


Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
  2018/1268/FUL 7 Lancaster Gate Granted
  2018/1014/FUL 250 Gravel Lane Granted
  2018/1147/FUL 24 Station Road Granted
  2018/1139/FUL 66 Ralphs Wifes Lane Granted


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


147/18 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

12 March 2019

7.15 pm



148/18 Part Two Leisure Centre


  • See separate note