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Minutes March 2020



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on10th March  2020

At Community Centre Banks



            Emailed:          Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon

Steve Douglas                          Brenda Wright

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard


Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins


Public Participation

  • No Members of the public were present


141/19 Apologies

  • Cllr Chris Lennon


142/19             Declarations of Interest

  • All Councillors reminded they may need to update Register of Interests
  • Received Completed forms from Cllr Howard


143/19 Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved


144/19 Police Report (verbal)

  • Not present


145/19 Clerk’s Report

  • Checked the computers in Community Centre several need batteries and all need up grading systems.
  • North Meols Archers are able to remove container and replace with new
  • SLCC membership renewed
  • New Contract with BT for Community Centre with a saving of money for better service renewed
  • Asset of Community Value was to be discusse at next meeting however will forward for Cllrs to look atand forward any comments/actions back to Clerk
  • LALC Spring Conference now cancelled
  • The reply from Traffic Commissioner re Mossland Stables, Aveling Drive application has been withdrawn
  • Problems with organising a meeting with Jacqui Sinnott-Lacey who would like to meet with the Parish Council, she cannot do Tuesdays put on hold until another time


146/19 Finance


Accounts for payment April 2020


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
3952 David Maughan Final Pension £  2143.43
3972 HMRC Tax & NI £    485.89
3973 C Murphy Wages £   533.65
3974 J Mannering Wages £   249.03
3975 A Jenkins Wages £    987.76
3976 SLCC Membership £    227.00
3977 St Stephens Bowling Club Help with Maintenance £    150.00
3978 LALC Membership £    660.00
3979 Companies House Leisurecentre CIC £      35.00
3980 Enigma Signs Signs for St Stephens School £    100.00


  • 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
  • Still having problems with Nat West Bank being resolved


147/19 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


148/19 To receive recommendations of projects that benefit the Parish

  • Help has been requested in Maintaining St Stephens Graveyard, Cllr Abram will follow up with the Vicar and check how the Parish Council can help
  • Agreed cheque for Enigma Signs for Sign Posting the way to St Stephens School due to incident at the school with injured child and the Ambulance had trouble finding the School


149/19  To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  1. Community Centre
  • Going to costs for 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
  • Try some Cameras to stop vandalism and dog faeces. Ongoing
  • Flooding on playing field, measures need to be taken, Bill and Steve to look at what can be done to alleviate this.  Ongoing.


  1. Health Issues
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Health & Safety
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Finance
  • Nothing to report



150/19 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


Nothing to report


151/19 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
12.02.2020 2020/0106/FUL 326 Gravel Lane, Garage conversion to gardenroom/studio


  • Agreed that all matters were in order and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of other planning matters




152/19 Date of next meeting


Community Centre


Tuesday 14th April  2020 7.15 pm

(Now Cancelled due to Coronavirus, will go forward with meeting by email any issues please forward to Parish Clerk)


Part Two


153/19 Leisure Centre


  • Moving Forward but now on hold


154/19  Resignation of Cllr Blane sadly due to ill health


Clerk to write to Cllr O’Hare regarding resignation


155/19 New Councillor Co-Opted onto Parish Council


All Councillors present were in favour of Dr Lawrence Baxter being welcomed as a new Councillor

On the Parish Council