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Minutes February 2020



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 11th February 2020  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.45          

            Present:           Bill Abram                               Tom Blane

Steve Douglas                          Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard


Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins


Public Participation


  • Carl the new Landdlord of The New Fleetwood Public House is working to bring the community together to help keep the Public House open as the owners wish to sell the premises.  He and Liz have great ideas for making it a community friendly asset.  Asked if the Parish Council would get behind an application as Asset of Community Value Nomination Form.


Parish Council agreed Brian would forward him the form and the Parish Council would put forward to WLBC.


  • Naomi Savory representing Co-Op food stores to inform the Council of the Community Fund Scheme they run and that Banks is aligned with Tarleton and they would like Banks to apply for more of the funding as it has mostly gone to Tarleton so far. It can be used for Protecting Community Spaces, Schools can apply, not for profit charities. 3 Causes are chosen each year.


Suggested she contact school heads direct as well as the PTA’s.


128/19 Apologies


  • Cllr Wright due to illness, Cllr O’Hare


129/19             Declarations of Interest


  • All Councillors reminded they may need to update Register of Interests


130/19 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


131/19 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


132/19 Clerk’s Report


  • To organise a check of the Computers in Community Centre regarding condition and age.
  • Organised skip for litter pick



133/19 Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
3960 Clare Murphy February Salary 533.65
3961 Jean Mannering February Salary 249.03
3962 Angela Jenkins February Salary 987.76
3963 HMRC Tax & NI 184.31
3964 Lancs County Council Christmas Street Lighting 1560.00
  FMG Consulting (1740) Business Plan Support 2550.00
3965 FMG Consulting (1785) Business Plan Support 2550.00
3966 BC Energy Solutions Clean 10 Bus Shelters 720.00
3967 Alliance Fire Protection Service CC Fire Equipment 36.00
3968 Banks Printers Litter Leaflets 68.00
3969 Tony Crivaro Fence at Comm Centre 275.00  
3970 Martland Skip Hire Skip at CC for LitterPick 190.00  


  • 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
  • Forms were signed for Bank
  • Confirmed Precept had been applied for


134/19 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


135/19 To discuss distribution of donations to groups/events within the Community


  • Agreed cheque for Banks Bowling Club to be raised to help with greens maintenance.



136/19  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  1. Community Centre


  • Do an audit of the Computers in Community Centre, plug all in get Clare to action.


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • New dog waste bin required – 2 at least required
  • Flooding on playing fireld, measures need to be taken, Bill and Steve to look at what can be done to alleviate this.
  • Childrens playground needs a complete revamp, Angela to check with Tarleton Clerk who completed their playground.
  • Angela going to see if we can get funding for posters with reflective eyes .
  • Try some Cameras to stop vandalism and dog faeces.
  1. Health Issues


  • Cllr Hames attended a PPG Meeting with Dr Bonser, the Practice is interacting with UCLAN giving work experience to A Level Students hoping to do medicine and trainee physician, the Practice is going forward with a Physician Associate (PA) .
  • Beacon Primary Care have said that if people tell them there is more than one issue say Diabetes and COPD they can book them a longer appointment.
  • In general things are improving.


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to Report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



137/19 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • There is going to be a pump fitted to help with the flooding problem on Aveling Drive to move water while they work outcome after meeting with Cllr Blane.


138/19 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
Date Reference Address
09.01.20 2019/1199/FUL Former Greaves Hall Hospital 15 Dwellings
09.01.20 2019/1200/FUL Former Greaves Hall Hospital 12 Dewllings
08.01.20 2019/1201/FUL Former Greaves Hall Hospital 8 Dwellings
04.02.2020 2020/0105/PNH To Determine if prior approval required for extension 12 Station Rd, Banks, PR9 8BB


  • Agreed that all matters were in order and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of other planning matters


139/19 Date of next meeting


Community Centre


Tuesday 10th March 2020

7.15 pm


Part Two


140/19 Leisure Centre


  • Positive  outcome from meeting 6 – 7 pm

141/19 Retiring Clerk

  • Discussions regarding renumeration agreed to make final payment.