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Minutes May 2020



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held Via Email  

12th May  2020



            Emailed:          Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon

Steve Douglas                          Brenda Wright

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard

Lawrence Baxter


Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins


Public Participation

  • Not Applicable


156/19 Apologies

            Not Applicable


157/19             Declarations of Interest

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


158/19 Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved


159/19 Police Report (verbal)

  • Not present Not Applicable


160/19 Clerk’s Report

  • Awaiting answer by 30th May re: May Emails Sent
  • No nominations for Queens award
  • No comments on Scam Update Covid 19
  • Duly received Banks footpath information
  • Lancashire County Council Rights of way applying for Grant £ 500 had to be applied for by 1st June 2020.
  • Required a concensus of opinion on renewal of Parish Insurance with Zurich.


161/19 Finance


Accounts for payment May 2020


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
3987 Williamson Engineering Grounds Maintenance, St Stephens, 2 x Playing fields £  242.40
3988 A Jenkins Wages £  844.66
3989 C Murphy Wages £  533.65
3990 J Mannering Wages £  249.03
3991 HMRC Tax & NI £    71.31


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


162/19 Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


163/19 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


164/19  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 Dummy Cameras to stop vandalism and dog faeces. Ongoing


  1. Health Issues
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Health & Safety
  • Nothing to Report


  1. Finance
  • Nothing to report


165/19 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


Nothing to report


166/19 Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
28.04.20 2020/0342/FUL 30 Church Road Banks Create off road parking and driveway and dropped kerb
01.05.20 2020/0318/FUL Foxwood Stables, Long Lane, Banks,PR9 8EX

Erection  of 2 wooden stables on a concrete hardstanding (Retrospective)


  • Issue raised by Councillors re 2020/0342/FUL and letter forwarded from Parish Council.
  • Letter Sent to Planning re Banks Nursing Home Change of use 2020/0262/FUL from Parish Council




167/19 Date of next meeting


Community Centre


Tuesday 9th June  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


168/19 Leisure Centre


  • Moving Forward but now on hold