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Minutes January 2022


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 11th January 2022

At the Community Centre, Banks

Commenced :  19.00

Concluded:   20.45

            Present:           Bill Abram                   John Howard                           Dorothy Hames                                  

Chris Lennon               Lawrence Baxter          Steve Douglas 

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

138/21 Public Participation

  • None

139/21 Apologies

  • None

140/21  Declarations of Interest

  • Cllr Abram, Planning Wyke Heys Farm, Moss Lane

141/21 Minutes of the previous meeting 14.12.21

  • Approved

142/21 Police Report

  • Apology from Neil, not well, not aware of any serious events over Christmas.

143/21 Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken at last meeting and any urgent decisions

  • We are now on Bankline
  • Some extra Road Grit was purchased

144/21 FinanceAccounts for payment January 2022

Chq No.PayeeDescriptionAmount
4192Clare MurphyCancelled went missing 
4212 4216StaffRemuneration including re-issued Cheque£    2,635.39
   4217LS Systems Ltd (Paid by Cllr Abram CC)Rock Salt for Parish£       192.00

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

  • Balance on Current Bank Account £ 83,147.73 – Reserve Accounts £ 33,227.32
  • Budget and Accounts update carried forward to next meeting

145/21 Correspondence for Information

  •  Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

146/21 Emails Sent to Councillors December/January

  • Query regarding Gorsey Lane/hapel Lane Closure, resolved.

147/21  Contracts for works for Parish Council to be reviewed

  • Reviewing the wording and Clerk to place advert in Soutport Free Paper

148/21  To Receive update from WLB Councillors

  • Cllr Howard confirmed we need to keep the Aveling Drive playing fields under our jurisdiction  and he is looking into sports funding for the improvement of the field via the Borough Council

149/21  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning

Nothing to Report

  • Community Centre    

Agreed that PC is moving to The Hub and the building will be only open to the Post Office going forwards.

Will looking forward ways to use the building or rent it out.  Clerk has spoken with PO Manager and he does not need the WiFi therefore at renewal of BT Contract (End Feb) can be terminated.

  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • Slab needed for Electrical Supply, so Box can be fitted David Houghton to do work still to be completed
  • Carnival to be 18th June 2022
  • Need further quotes for CCTV and up to date one from Badger Alarms
  • Clerk to find out who does the grounds work for Tarleton and Hesketh Bank
  • Cadent Nothing signed yet
  • Health Issues

Doctors are very busy giving out boosters, 2 walkin booster Clinics

  • Health & Safety

Nothing to report

  • Finance

Nothing to report

150/21 Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

14.12.212021/1460/FULJA Jones, 2D Gravel Ln, retrospective new access , pump house, water tank & Crushed hard core for hardening shrubs
23.12.212021/1382/FULSite of former Otterbrook, Moss Lane, Churchtown, Replacement Garage
21.12.212021/145/FULWyke Heys Farm Moss Lane, Churchtown: Demolition of 2 buildings and erection of 1 building for storage produce & machinery.
23.12.212021/1498/PNPSluice Farm, Long Meanygate, Banks : Determination whether prior approval required for agricultural storage building

Planning Delegated Decisions

18.12.212021/0757/FUL2 Bonds Lane, Banks: Double Storey ExtGranted
18.12.212021/1053/FUL18 Brickfield Way, Banks: Detached GarageGranted

All agreed and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of above planning matters.

  • Local Plan: Discussed areas suitable for development and decided PC will forward letter to Local Plan as requested before end of January as to areas suitable and not suitable, Cllr Hames would draft a letter and Clerk to forward.

151/21 Date of next meeting    

At the Hub Community and Leisure Centre, Greaves Hall Avenue, Banks

Tuesday 8th February  2022     @     7.00pm