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Minutes May 2017



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 9 May 2017  

at the Banks Community Centre,  Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.35            

            Present:           Bill Abram

Dorothy Hames

Chris Lennon

Harry Pendlebury

Malcolm Barron

Bill Abram

Steven Douglas


Parish Clerk   David Maughan



Prior to the start of the monthly Parish meeting, the Annual Meeting was held


Cllr Abram was elected as Chairman

Cllr Tom Blane was elected as Vice Chairman

Committees and Working Groups were elected as at present

Internal Auditor was confirmed as Ian Cropper

Agreement was reached to continue to meet on second Tuesday each month with an annual recess in August



Public Participation


  • One member of the public was present
  • He requested an update on Leisure Centre which was given
  • Also mentioned speeding on Station Road
  • Cllr Barron to contact Road Safety Officer
  • Clerk to contact Police
  • Agenda item for next meeting to discuss another SPID device


01/17   Apologies


  • Cllrs Blane (holiday) and O’Hare (sick)  not present


02/17   Declarations of Interest


  • Steven Douglas on planning matter


03/17   Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved.


04/17   Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present



05/17   Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing to report


06/17   Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • Nothing to report


07/17   Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
  Clare Murphy Salary 487.50
  Jean Mannering Salary 227.50
  David Maughan Salary 890.83
  HMRC Tax & NI 76.99
  Williamson Engineering Grass cutting + work 712.80



08/17   Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


09/17   To receive an update on Hoole Lane bus shelter


  • No further developments since last meeting.
  • Claim submitted to insurers and response awaited
  • Agenda item for next meeting to discuss shelter for Chapel Lane


10/17   To receive update on Leisure Centre


  • No further developments
  • Leave as an agenda item for next meeting


11/17   To consider a proposition that the Pre-Audit Year End Accounts are received and noted


  • Received and noted accordingly
  • Agreement for Cllr Abram to sign as required


12/17   To consider a proposition that the ‘Annual Governance Statement 2016/17 are ratified


  • Ratified
  • Agreement for Cllr Abram to sign as required


13/17   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


Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • CCTV to be taken forward
  • We are to obtain separate electricity supply
  • This could also be utilised for Carnival


  1. Health Issues


Cllr Hames advised three new nurse prescribers now appointed


  1. Banks Carnival


Nothing to report


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


14/17   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor and Lancashire County Councillor


  • Congratulation extended to Cllr Barron on his re-election as LCC Cllr


15/17   Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
18/04/2017 2017/0390/PNH 30 Station Road
25/04/2017 2017/0041/FUL 22 Station Road
02/05/2017 2017/0385/FUL 2D Gravel Lane
09/05/2017 2017/0352/FUL 55 Vicarage Lane




16/17   Date of next meeting


Community Centre

13 June 2017

7.15 pm