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Minutes June 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 8th June 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

20/21   Public Participation

  • None

21/21   Apologies

  • None

22/21  Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Howard re Sugar Stubbs Lane

23/21   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

24/21   Police Report (verbal)

  • Not Present

25/21   Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken at last meeting and any urgent decisions

  • Nothing other than covered by the agenda items

26/21   FinanceAccounts for payment May 2021

Chq NoPayeeDescriptionAmount
4100 -4103StaffSalaries/Remuneration£      2080.04
4104Breathing SpaceHR Consultants£        450.00
4105Town & Parish AuditInternal Audit£        200.00
4106Williamson EngineeringGrass Cutting April/May£        484.80
4107Kieth LennonPlumber Community Centre£          40.00

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

27/21   Correspondence for Information

  •  Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

28/21   To receive a proposition that Year-End Budget Out-Turn report is received and noted

  • Agreed accordingly

29/21   To receive a proposition the ‘Annual Governance Statement 2020/21 and Accounting Statement 2020/21   is ratified and that the Chairman and Clerk are authorised to sign denoting approval

  • Agreed accordingly

30/21   To receive and note the Internal Auditors Report

  • Agreed accordingly

31/21   To receive a proposition that the Annual Accounts of the Council are received, accepted and noted as presented

  • Agreed accordingly

32/21   Emails Sent to Councillors May/June discussed

  • No requirement for further information

33/21   Cadent Gas Proposal for new Gas Govenor

  • Acceptance by Council of the Cadent offer of 99 year lease , land extends to 100m2 for sum of  £ 25,000.00 for lease.

34/21     Flood Planning and joining with neighbouring Parishs

  • Hesketh Bank and Tarleton Parish Councils in favour of the plan and joining with NMPC. Some farmers and NFU to help with funding.  There is no meeting in June and a committee has been established to do a more in depth document regarding the proposal.

35/21   Culvert and Watercourse 16

  • The Nursing Home have got a permit from the Environment Agency for a fence to be erected and is hoped they will clean the ditch. The whole culvert has been CCTv’d and there are a lot of illegal thins in it.

36/21   Damaged Gas Pipeline Watercourse Crossing

  • The work is underway, Cadent are working on it to make it safe.

37/21   Dog/Rubbish Bins

  • In process of being ordered

38/21   Contracts for works for Parish Council to be ret-tendered

  • Previous Contract to be re-examined

39/21   New Strimmer and Mower

  • Passed by Council

40/21     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning

Nothing to Report

  • Community Centre    
  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • Priced Box for field Power agreement to purchase.
  • A decision needs to be made on flooring for the re-vamped play area
  • Clerk to go ahead and apply for funding
  • Clerk to watch presentation for CCTV
  • Health Issues
  • There was some unrest regarding vacinations, but all vacinations now on schedule,
  • Health & Safety
  • Pat Testing to be arranged at Community Centre.
  • Covid products and check legislation/markers/signage Government guidelines
  • Finance

41/21   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor

  • Nothing to report other than West Lancashire is back in Conservative control

42/21   Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

07.05.212021/0223/FUL30 New Lane Crossens, Part 2 Single storey rear extension
27.05.212021/0620/FUL59 New Lane Pace, Crossens, Wooden Dog House

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

  • The officers report that Seddons will be completing the lighting down Aveling Drive after the Culvert has been completed.

43/21   Date of next meeting    

At Banks Community Centre

Tuesday 13th July  2021     @     7.00pm

44/21 Part Two

  1. Zoom Meeting with Katherine Fletcher
  2. WLBC Planning
  3. Leisure Centre Update