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Minutes June 2017



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 13 June 2017  

at the Banks Community Centre,  Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.45            

            Present:           Bill Abram

Dorothy Hames

Chris Lennon

Malcolm Barron

Bill Abram

Steven Douglas

Tom Blane

Jim O’Hare


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • One member of the public asked about the grass on the verge facing the Community Centre – Cllr Barron to make enquiries
  • Grass at the Community Centre was untidy and clerk to request Clare to cut accordingly
  • Hoole Lane state of road was again questioned
  • Cllr Barron to look into regulations in respect of field scarecrows
  • Drains for new houses was questioned and Cllr Hames to look into


17/17   Apologies


  • None received


18/17   Declarations of Interest


  • Cllr Hames on planning matter


19/17   Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved.


20/17   Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present



21/17   Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing to report


22/17   Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Nothing to report


23/17   Finance


Payee Description Amount
Clare Murphy Salary 487.50
Jean Mannering Salary 227.50
David Maughan Salary 738.73
HMRC Tax & NI 129.87
Williamson Engineering Grass cutting 547.20
B & C Shelter Solutions Bus shelter 2886.00
B & C Shelter Solutions Deep clean x 4 240.00
Zurich Municipal Insurance renewal 1240.21
Electricity NorthWest Electric supply 1321.58
David Maughan Toners 100.00
Unipart Dorman Spid 7188.00


24/17   Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


25/17   To receive an update on Hoole Lane bus shelter


  • Claim now paid and invoice settled


26/17   To receive update on Leisure Centre


  • No further developments
  • Awaiting outcome of July meeting at West Lancashire Borough Council
  • Leave as an agenda item for next meeting


27/17   To consider the purchase of another SPID device for Station Road


  • Discussed and agreed to purchase another device
  • Clerk to order accordingly


28/17   To consider the purchase of a bus shelter for Chapel Lane


  • Discussed and agreed
  • Clerk to contact WLBC to ascertain if funding available from them


29/17   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


  • Cllr Abram requested that we buy two strimmer’s and a lawn mower
  • Agreed accordingly


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


Nothing to report


  1. Banks Carnival


Nothing to report


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


30/17   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Cllr Fury is new Chairman
  • Green bins now being charged for
  • AGM confirmed Officer reports


31/17   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • New cabinet formed
  • New leader elected


32/17   Planning


  • Query raised in respect of 31 Chapel Lane application
  • Cllr Abram to look into


33/17   Date of next meeting


Community Centre

11 July 2017

7.15 pm