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Minutes October 2016



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 11 October 2016  

at the Banks Community Centre,  Hoole Lane.


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.15            

            Present:           Bill Abram

Dorothy Hames

Steven Douglas

Malcolm Barron

Tom Blane

Chris Lennon


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • Two members of the public were in attendance
  • Both present to discuss removal of bus shelter on Hoole Lane
  • Were advised that Council had not given permission to remove the shelter
  • See agenda item later for action to be taken


67/16   Apologies


  • Cllr Paul Blane (Sick), and Cllr Jim O’Hare (Sickness)


68/16 Declarations of Interest


  • None


69/16   Minutes of the previous meeting




70/16   Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


71/16   Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing other than what is covered by agenda items


72/16   Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • No urgent decisions taken since last meeting







73/16   Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
03605 Clare Murphy Salary 468.00
03606 Jean Mannering Salary 218.40
03607 David Maughan Salary 786.54
03608 HMRC Tax & NI 33.03
03609 Williamson Engineering Grass Cutting 619.20
03610 David Maughan Q3 Expenses 508.35



74/16   Correspondence for Information


Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


75/16   To consider ‘Funding for Children’


  • As this was requested by Cllr Paul Blane, agreed we would defer until next month


76/16   To discuss ‘Funding for Community Groups’


  • Again, as this was requested by Cllr Paul Blane, agreed we would defer until next month


77/16   To receive the external Auditors report and consider a proposition that the complketed Annual Return is Approved and Accepted


  • Noted that the Annual Return had been received with no adverse comments from External Auditor


78/16   To discuss flooding situation on Chapel Lane and suggested actions to deal with it


  • Agreed that Cllr Hames would draft suitable letter to WLBC to then take forward to them


79/16   To discuss position in respect of removed bus shelter on Hoole Lane


  • Clerk advised we were told that shelter was to be removed  and that the Council did not have any choice in the matter
  • It was understood that it could have been part of the Planning agreement that the developers had to provide a replacement shelter
  • Clerk to enquire with WLBC (Ann Veevers and/or Colin Brady) and take forward the requirement with them to enforce the planning requirement
  • It was also mentioned that removal of the shelter could be construed as theft and Clerk to take forward as appropriate with Police if necessary


80/16   To discuss policy relating to utilisation of CIL monies in 2017/18 and thereafter


  • Agreed to retain as an agenda item for next meeting and form a Working Committee to take forward


81/16   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


Agenda item for next meeting to discuss decoration of Community Centre


  1. Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)


  • Cllr Abram to liaise with John Johnson in respect of urgent repairs on site and utilise post mix as appropriate
  • Clerk to contact United Utilities to ascertain whereabouts of electricity on site


  1. Health Issues (Cllr O’Hare)


We were advised there is now a clinical pharmacist in situ together with a nurse clinician


  1. Banks Carnival


Nothing to report


  1. Health & Safety


Nothing to report


  1. Finance


Nothing to report


82/16   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor and Lancashire County Councillor


  • Cllr Barron reported that there had been a consultation on libraries and many had been closed but Tarleton saved
  • Cllr (T) Blane advised that there was to be a judicial review on Parrs Lane but this could cost the Council a lot of money


83/16   Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
29/09/2016 2016/0910/FUL 55 Vicarage Lane
20/09/2016 2016/0770/FUL Wilmar, Marsh Road
20/09/2016 2016/0886/FUL 2 Gorsey Lane



Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
11/10/2016 2016/0685/FUL 12 Gravel Lane Granted




84/16   Date of next meeting


Community Centre

8 November 2016

7.15 pm