Article content

Minutes June 2020



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held Via Email  

9th June  2020



            Emailed:          Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon

Steve Douglas                          Brenda Wright

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard

Lawrence Baxter


Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins


Public Participation

  • Not Applicable


01/20   Apologies

            Not Applicable


02/20   Declarations of Interest

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


03/20   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved


04/20   Police Report (verbal)

  • Not present Not Applicable


05/20   Clerk’s Report

  • re: May Emails Sent
  • No nominations for Queens award
  • No comments Local Electricity Bill
  • Duly received Banks footpath information
  • Lancashire County Council Rights of way applying for Grant £ 500 had applied for and received we are now taking part
  • Parish Insurance renewal with Zurich on extended term


06/20   Finance


Accounts for payment June 2020


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
Chq No. Payee Description Amount


Williamson Engineering Grounds Maintenance, St Stephens, 2 Cuts of 2 x Playing fields £  484.80


3993 Bell Brush Litter Picker Helping Hands £  171.84


3994 Banks Printers Coronavirus leaflets £    52.00
3995 C Murphy Wages £  533.65
3996 J Mannering Wages £  249.03
3997 A Jenkins Wages £  844.66
3998 HMRC Tax & NI £    71.31
3999 Zurich Insurance Employers/Public Liability Ins £ 1,411.63
3987 Williamson Engineering May Chq £    242.40


4000 * J A Williamson Grounds Maintenance, St Stephens, 2 Cuts of 2 x Playing Fields £    484.80
4001 * W J Abram Paid Bell Brush for Litter Pickers £    171.84
4002 * J A Williamson May Chq re-issued due to bank not accepting Williamson Engineering anymore £     242.40


The above amendments have been made due to the following:


The two cheques to John Williamson have had to be changed as the NatWest bank has decided that they no longer accept cheques made out to Williamson Engineering, though they have in the past.


I made the cheque to Bell Brush out to the company but Cllr Abram had paid them to ensure speedy delivery of the litter pickers, therefore cheque re-issued.


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
  • Issue with Nat West Bank resolved Now getting statements.


07/20   Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


08/20   To receive recommendations of projects that benefit the Parish

  • Help has been requested in Maintaining St Stephens Graveyard, Cllr Abram will follow up plans to help with works in graveyard with volunteers.


09/20     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  1. Community Centre
  • Updating existing Computers at Commutiy Centre ongoing


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • New dog waste bin required – 2 at least required Still a problem with dog faeces on field


  1. Health Issues
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Health & Safety
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Finance
  • Nothing to report


10/20   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


Nothing to report


11/20   Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
06.05.2020 202/0305/FUL 390 Gravel Ln, Banks

Dev inc rear extension and remodelling & external alteration




12/20   Date of next meeting


Community Centre


Tuesday 14th JULY  2020     @     7.15 pm


Part Two


13/20   Leisure Centre


  • Zomm meetings to take place due to Covid 19 and update will be given at next meeting