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Minutes January 2017



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10 January 2017  

at the Banks Community Centre,  Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.30            

            Present:           Bill Abram

Dorothy Hames

Tom Blane

Chris Lennon

Malcolm Barron

Steven Douglas

Harry Pendlebury


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • Four members of the public were in attendance
  • These included representatives from Seddon Homes in connection with the Greaves Hall site
  • We were advised that original plan has been revised to now incorporate 131 homes
  • Possible Planning meeting in either February or March
  • Now incorporated traffic calming measures (level crossing type)
  • £70k available to improve the area (possible road widening scheme)
  • Financial report submitted to WLBC
  • No affordable homes included


127/16 Apologies


  • Cllr James O’Hare not present


128/16 Declarations of Interest


  • None


129/16             Minutes of the previous meeting




130/16 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present although Clerk advised that there had been a positive meeting with new officer and Clerk and Cllr Abram
  • Cllr Abram hopeful of taking forward these meetings on a regular basis


131/16 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Clerk had contacted WLBC to discuss utilisation of the CCTV
  • Advised that WLBC had considered dismantling system but this had now been decided against and they are still being used
  • No intention at present time to discontinue
  • Clerk advised that meeting arranged with John Nelson from WLBC for 17 January to discuss Leisure Centre developments


132/16 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Clerk advised that bus shelter on Hoole Lane had been damaged and has now been removed. Matter has been reported to WLBC and Police and we await developments


133/16 Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
  Clare Murphy Salary 468.00
  Jean Mannering Salary 218.40
  David Maughan Salary 786.54
  HMRC Tax & NI 33.03
  David Maughan Q4 2016 Expenses 481.24
  Neil Boylan Path on entrance to field 233.30



134/16 Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


135/16 To discuss proposals for formulating 2017 – 2018 Council Budget


  • Clerk and Cllrs Pendlebury, Lennon, and Douglas to meet to take forward
  • Meeting arranged for 6.45 on 17 January 2017, at Community Centre


136/16 To review and ratify the continued use of all policy documents


  • Deferred until February meeting


137/16 To discuss policy relating to utilisation of CIL monies in 2017/18 and thereafter


  • Agreed to retain as an agenda item for next meeting
  • Possible developments when we meet with John Nelson to discuss Leisure Centre


138/16 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


  • A Jeff Smith had requested use of Community Centre for financial advice surgery
  • Commercial venture and request declined


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


Nothing to report


  1. Banks Carnival


Tree lights to be considered


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


139//16            Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor and Lancashire County Councillor


  • Enforcement order for Chapel Lane
  • Chapel Close negotiations with Chapel ongoing and Cllr Abram to take forward
  • A565 Speed limit to be changed and cameras to be installed
  • Action needed on Sugar Stubbs Lane


140/16 Planning


Weekly Planning List


Date Reference Address
20/12/2016 2016/1127/FUL 34 Station Road
20/12/2016 2016/1235/FUL Goose Dub Farm


Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
20/12/2016 2016/0770/FUL Wilmar, Marsh Road Refused
20/12/2016 2016/1025/FUL 10 The Avenue Granted
20/12/2016 2016/1123/FUL 3 Charnleys Lane Granted



141/16 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

14 February 2017

7.15 pm