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Minutes January 2020



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th January 2019  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.30          

            Present:           Bill Abram                               Brenda Wright

Tom Blane                               Steve Douglas

Dorothy Hames                                   Chris Lennon

John Howard


Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins


Public Participation


  • No members of the public were present


113/19 Apologies


  • Cllr O’Hare had submitted an apology due to illness


114/19             Declarations of Interest


  • Form given to Cllr Howard to complete.


115/19 Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


116/19 Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


117/19 Clerk’s Report


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


118/19 Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
  Clare Murphy January Salary 533.65
  Jean Mannering January Salary 249.03
  Angela Jenkins January Salary 959.32
  HMRC Tax & NI 164.85
  David Maughan Q4 Expenses 534.13
  Graham Taylor Quarterly Admin Fee IT 50.00


  • 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


119/19 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors
  • Parish Council Money for Village Halls email to Cllr Abram


120/19 To Consider/discuss Members Proposals for works included in 2020/2021 Draft Budget


  • Precise details to be worked on and costed
  • Meeting of Financial Group to be on 20th January for final decisions on budget for 2020/21.


121/19 To discuss distribution of donations to groups/events within the Community


  • A Carnival and Christmas Market proposed forthis  year 2020  a committee to be formed
  • Christmas Lights in village have gone down in price possibility of purchasing more lights.  Website Festive Lights Chorley/Eccleston
  • Discussed artificial Chrismas tree agreed too expensive
  • Any other groups will be discussed at next meeting


122/19  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  • Going to rejoin LALC £ 629.83 for the year when renewal due


  1. Community Centre


  • Nothing to Report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • New dog waste bin required – Heidi Cllr Blane will deal with .
  • New Black Rubber required for equipment – Cllrs Abram and Douglas to look at and assess.


  1. Health Issues


  • Nothing to Report


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to Report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



123/19 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Health and Safety regarding Culvert at Aveling Drive – an officer coming out to meet Cllr Blane Thursday morning regardsing flooding. Cllr Blane to update.


124/19 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
06.01.2020 2019/1211/FUL 54 Fleetwood Dv, Banks, PR9 8HE
19.12.2019 2019/1283/FUL 2 The Avenue, Banks, PR9 8AZ


Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
24/12/2019 2019/1209/PND Aldergrove Centre Approval Not required
24/12/2019 2019/1210/PNP Aldergrove Centre Prior Notification
  • Agreed that all matters were in order and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of other planning matters
  • Aware of extra to planning list 3 applications form Seddons for Greaves Hall Site


125/19 Date of next meeting


Community Centre

Tuesday 11th February 2020

7.15 pm




Part Two


126/19 Leisure Centre


  • Positive  outcome from meeting with James Crawley

127/19 Replacement Clerk


  • Discussions regarding renumeration taken place and have been amended and deferred to next meeting