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Minutes November 2019



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 12 November 2019  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.00          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames

Tom Blane

Brenda Wright

John Howard


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • No members of the public were present


83/19   Apologies


  • Cllr O’Hare had submitted an apology due to illness and Cllr Douglas because of a family commitment


84/19   Declarations of Interest


  • None


85/19   Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


86/19   Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


87/19   Clerk’s Report


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


88/19   Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
Clare Murphy November Salary 533.65
Jean Mannering November Salary 249.03
David Maughan November Salary 928.11
HMRC Tax & NI 182.03
Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal 25.00
W Abram Poppy Signs 55.00


  • 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


89/19   Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors
  • Cllr Hames had previously requested some items to be sent to her
  • Cllrs Blane and Abram also requested item sent to them


90/19   To review documents that are subject to annual review requirement


  • Donations, Equal Opportunities, Financial Regulations, Freedom of Information, Risk Assessment, and Standing Orders all require annual review
  • All previously circulated to Councillors ahead of meeting
  • All confirmed to be in order and not needing any amendments


91/19   To discuss distribution of donations to groups within the Community


  • Confirmed in order to donate again to those who benefited from donations last year
  • Only amendments are, following a merger the donation to Brownies be increased to £200
  • Thursday Community Centre Group to receive £100 as are all others from last years beneficiaries


92/19     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning


  • Nothing to report


  1. Community Centre


  • Nothing to report


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • Nothing to report


  1. Health Issues


  • Thank you to Cllr Hames for resolving various issues, including clarification in respect of cancellation policy for late patients
  • Also attended CCG meeting


  1. Health & Safety


  • Cllr Abram queried an item from 12 months or so ago in resect of flooding query which involved neighbouring Parishes
  • Clerk to make enquiries to investigate and report back to Council once clarified


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



93/19   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Cllr Blane checked situation in respect of Church Road planning query and was satisfied resolved satisfactorily


94/19   Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
06/11/2019 2019/1074/FUL 67 Gorsey Lane


Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
02/11/2019 2018/1345/FUL 386 Gravel Lane Refused
02/11/2019 2019/0599/FUL Sugar Stubbs Farm Granted


Appeal Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
02/11/2019 2019/0155/COU 44-50 Church Road Approved


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


95/19   Date of next meeting


Community Centre

10 December 2019

7.15 pm


Part Two


96/19   Leisure Centre


  • Meeting had been preceded by presentation from Mark Forster (WLSP)
  • Council decided that given it was NMPC who were obtaining lease and providing funds, they should have representation on CIC/CIO Board
  • Cllr Abram volunteered to represent NMPC
  • Clerk to take forward


97/19   Replacement Clerk


  • Position advertised
  • One applicant
  • CV received and to be circulated
  • All Councillors in agreement about replacement to be Angela Jenkins
  • Hours to be increased initially to 20 hours per week
  • Clerk to take matters forward
  • Present clerk to undertake handover role until end of year
  • Meantime, new clerk to commence duties forthwith