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Minutes October 2017


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10 October 2017
At the Banks Community Centre, Hoole Lane.

Commenced 19.15
Concluded 20.45
Present: Bill Abram
Dorothy Hames
Chris Lennon
Malcolm Barron
Bill Abram
Steven Douglas
Tom Blane
Jim O’Hare

Parish Clerk David Maughan

Public Participation

• Speeding buses were a concern and Clerk is to write to bus company expressing this concern

68/17 Apologies

• None received

69/17 Declarations of Interest

• Cllr Hames in respect of planning matter

70/17 Minutes of the previous meeting

• Approved.

71/17 Police Report (verbal)

• Not present

72/17 Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.

• Nothing to report

73/17 Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting

• Nothing to report

74/17 Finance

75/17 Correspondence for Information

Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

76/17 To receive an update on Leisure Centre

• We had had a further meeting to discuss up to date situation in respect of WLBC stance in connection with Leisure Centre
• West Lancashire Borough Council need a Business Plan to be submitted to them by the end of October
• Further meeting to be arranged between Cllr Abram, Cllr Lennon, Cllr O’Hare and Clerk, Messrs Kent and Burnett from WLBC, and Mark Snaylam (Serco) to progress matters and take forward ahead of Business Plan deadline

77/17 To receive an update in respect of the works at Hesketh Avenue

• Contractors were pressing ahead with required works and drainage works almost complete
• Fencing works will be scheduled thereafter

78/17 To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

a) Police and Community Together (PACT) Panel

Nothing to report

b) Corporate Planning

Nothing to report

c) Community Centre

Nothing to report

d) Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)

Nothing to report

e) Health Issues
• Cllr Hames advised that there is to be a meeting of the Patient Participation Group
• Requested Cllr Hames to invite Practice staff to attend a Council meeting

f) Banks Carnival

Nothing to report

g) Health & Safety

Nothing to report

h) Finance

Nothing to report

79/17 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor

• Nothing to report

80/17 Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor

• No confidence vote adjourned until 26 October 2017
• Understand many complaints being received about the state of the roads in the county

81/17 Planning

82/17 Date of next meeting

Community Centre
14 November 2017
7.15 pm