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Minutes July 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 13th July 2021

At the Community Centre, Banks

Commenced :  19.00

Concluded:   20.30

            Present:           Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon               Steve Douglas                         

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard               Lawrence Baxter

Cllr Tom Blane

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

44/21   Prior to meeting

  • Cllr Tom Blane co-opted onto to Parish Council unanimous decision

45/21   Public Participation

  • None

46/21   Apologies

47/21  Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Howard re Sugar Stubbs Lane

48/21   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

49/21   Police Report (verbal)

  • Not Present, Clerk to approach PC Steve to attend or give update next meeting

50/21   Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken at last meeting and any urgent decisions

  • Nothing other than covered by the agenda items

51/21   FinanceAccounts for payment July 2021

Chq NoPayeeDescriptionAmount
4108Mr Ohms LtdElectricity Box for Hesketh Playing Field£     4,150.34
4109 -4112StaffSalaries/Remuneration£      2080.04
4113LALCParish & Town Training Lancs Effective Meetings£        50.00
4114Red Blade Mowers Paid by B Abram by CCNew Strimmer and New Mower£   1,206.31
4115Williamson EngineeringGrass Cutting June£      483.60
4116AJ Viking OrderStationery£        79.41

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

52/21   Correspondence for Information

  •  Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

53/21   Emails Sent to Councillors June/July discussed

  • No requirement for further information

54/21   Cadent Gas Proposal for new Gas Govenor

  • Waiting for update from Agent

55/21     Flood Planning and joining with neighbouring Parishes

  • The group to meet in August to get a presentation together, Amy and Ron met with MP and trying to work together for suitable plan.

56/21   Culvert and Watercourse 16

  • Ongoing with Environment Agency, Cllr Hames to chase. The College have not done the work as yet promised.

57/21   Damaged Gas Pipeline Watercourse Crossing

  • Work Completed

58/21   Contracts for works for Parish Council to be reviewed

  • Previous Contracts to be re-examined

59/21     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning

Nothing to Report

  • Community Centre    
  • Now re-opened to public
  • Post Office still in operation, we have had a copuple of complaints that board has not been out side advertising open, will be looked into.
  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • Clerk to go ahead and place order to new play equipment and refurbishment
  • Zoom meeting to be arranged with Cadent Gas when they are to commence work to the field
  • Health Issues

Nothing to report

  • Health & Safety
  • Pat Testing to be arranged at Community Centre.
  • Covid products and check legislation/markers/signage Government guidelines
  • Finance

Nothing to Report

60/21   Receive Update from WLB Councillor

  • Cllr Blane informed there have been major changes at WLBC since the recent elections and will update the Parish Council when everything is settled.
  • Discussed bushes overgrown at Gravel Lane junction , planted by WLBC Cllr Blane will take forwards.
  • The pipes will be fitted down Aveling Drive and then lights

61/21   Leisure Centre , The Hub

  • The Leisure Centre is now operational and will be opening from Monday 16th July and its local name will the Hub. The gym will open in the next few months.

62/21   Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

02.07.212021/0797/FULThe New Fleetwood, 1 Hoole Lane, Banks/ Proposed external plant equipment in enclosed yard area.

    Planning Delegated Decisions

05.06.212021/0480/LDP76 Banks Rd, Banks,PR9 8JLLDP Refused/Granted (Split)
05.06.212021/0496/PNTLand Adjacent to RoundaboutPrior Notif-Telecom-Details Approved
10.07.212021/0129/LDPBrooklands, 8 Gravel Lane, Siting of Caravan within curtilage of dwelling houseCertificate of Lawfulness Permitted
10.07.212021/0223/FUL30 New Lane, Crossens Part 2 storey/single storey rear extensionGranted

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

63/21   Date of next meeting    

At Banks Community Centre

Tuesday 14th September  2021     @     7.00pm