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Minutes January 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12th January 2021

By Zoom

Commenced :  19.00

Concluded:   20.00

            Present:           Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon               Lawrence Baxter                     

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard               Steve Douglas

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

Public Participation

  • None

88/20   Apologies

  • None

89/20   Declarations of Interest

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

90/20   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

91/20   Police Report (verbal)

  • None

92/20   Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken

  • The door to Boiler Cupboard to be made good  at Community Centre
  • Decision to have new Alarm fitted at Community Centre as alarm still going off.

93/20   FinanceAccounts for payment January 2021

Chq NoPayeeDescriptionAmount
4063/4066RemunerationStaff Costs£   2,062.61
4067Williamson EngineeringOne Cut St Stephens, Maintenance Hesketh Ave Fence and see-saw & Footpath strimming and spraying between July/Oct£    591.60
406860th Ormskirk Scout GroupDonation£    100.00
4069PKF LittlejohnAudit 19/20£    360.00

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

94/20   Final Audit Report from PKF Littlejohn 2019/2020

  • Final  Audit completed to Council

95/20   Discuss Flood Plan and Joining with Neighbouring Parishes

The other Parish Councils to be consulted and a meeting to be booked when participants have been agreed.

96/20   Correspondence for Information

  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

97/20   To receive recommendations of projects that benefit the Parish

  • Need information of where to make cheque payable for bench in village
  • New bins required and more salt for the salt bins.  New dog bin required Church Road/Fleetwood Drive bus stop.

98/20   Emails Sent to Councillors December/ January discussed

  • None

99/20     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning
  • Community Centre    
  • As yet no opening date for the Community Centre
  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • To work on CCTV and lighting , possible dawn till dusk with timer, looking into costs for poles.
  • Ditch on side of railway line to be cleaned out.  Permission required?
  • Health Issues
  • There are going to be COVID vaccination centres Skelmersdale and Ormskirk using the Phizer vaccine and hoping to have Oxford vaccine soon.
  • PPG Zoom meeting in a couple of weeks time.
  • Health & Safety
  • Gas Certificate at Community Centre has been completed still to arrange Pat Testing.
  • Finance
  • The Finance Group Chris/Steve/John/Angela to have further meeting to discuss Budget going forward and Precept required.

100/20 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor

  • Nothing further to last Month

101/20 Planning                                                                                         

Weekly Planning Lists

04.12.20202020/1035/FULReplacement two storey detached house, Otterbrook, Moss Lane, Banks PR9 8AF
07.12.20202020/1071/FULProposed side extension , 18 Glebe Lane, Banks PR9 8EU
03.12.20202020/1079/FULAlteration of pre- approved side and rear single storey extension, 104 New Lane Pace, Banks PR9 8EZ
09.12.20202020/1077/FULProposed two storey extension – 87 New Lane Pace, Banks
10.12.20202020/1097/FULSingle Storey  rear extension – 79 New Lane Pace, Banks
04.01.20212020/1215/FULTwo Storey rear extension 39 & 41 New Lane Pace, Banks
23.12.20202020/1262/FULDetermination whether prior approval is required agricultural building – Tinsleys Farm, Marsh Road, Banks

102/20 Date of next meeting    

Via Zoom

Tuesday 9th February 2021     @     7.00 pm

Part Two

103/20 Leisure Centre

Under separate cover