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Minutes September 2019



Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 10 September 2019  

At the Leisure Centre, Banks


Commenced 19.15 

                                                                                                            Concluded   20.20          

            Present:           Bill Abram

Chris Lennon

Dorothy Hames

Tom Blane

Brenda Wright

John Howard

Steven Douglas


Parish Clerk   David Maughan


Public Participation


  • Three members of the public were present
  • Their concern was over grant of permission in respect of 39 Church Road
  • We are to write to Planning with our objections
  • Cllr Hames to liaise with them and send letter via Clerk to WLBC


53/19   Apologies


  • Cllr O’Hare had submitted an apology due to illness


54/19   Declarations of Interest


  • Cllrs Abram, Lennon, and Blane because of a Planning issue


55/19   Minutes of the previous meeting


  • Approved


56/19   Police Report (verbal)


  • Not present


57/19   Clerk’s progress report on decisions taken at last meeting.


  • Nothing other than what is covered by other agenda items


58/19   Clerk’s report on any urgent decisions taken since last meeting


  • No urgent decisions necessary
  • Letter received from WLBC in respect of situation in respect of Travellers sites in NM
  • We consider WLBC have aggravated the situation and clerk to write to WLBC demanding action or face prospect of legal repercussions


59/19   Finance


Chq No. Payee Description Amount
Clare Murphy August Salary 533.65
Jean Mannering August Salary 249.03
David Maughan August Salary 810.95
HMRC Tax & NI 132.41
Clare Murphy September Salary 533.65
Jean Mannering September Salary 249.03
David Maughan September Salary 810.95
HMRC Tax & NI 132.41
Hesketh with Becconsall Allotment charge 36.00
Play Safety Ltd Annual Inspection 90.60
FMG Consulting Business Health Check 1350.00


  • List circulated
  • Included payment to HwB PC in respect of allotment charge of £12 each for three NM residents who have allotment place in HB
  • Clerk to write to those three to seek reimbursement


  • 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


60/19   Correspondence for Information


  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors


61/19   To discuss requirements in respect of playground improvements


  • Clerk to contacted Yates Playgrounds and had a joint site visit to inspect and comment on state of playground
  • Their report awaited
  • To remain as an agenda item for forthcoming meetings


62/19     To discuss requirements in respect of grass and hedge cutting in various areas


  • Cllr Abram knows of a local contractor who would be willing to undertake these duties
  • To take matters forward and liaise with clerk to arrange what is required


63/19     To receive an update following recent meeting between Cllrs Hames and Abram and Environment Agency


  • We were advised good meeting held
  • Good maps provided to show where works were located
  • Maintenance schedules received
  • Works required to Aveling Drive ditch
  • Letter required to Planning Officer to enforce culvert on Aveling Drive – Cllr Hames to action



64/19     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


  • Cllr Hames reported that there is a Coffee Morning for Macmillan on 20 September 2019


  1. Health & Safety


  • Nothing to report


  1. Finance


  • Nothing to report



65/19   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor


  • Nothing to report after Summer recess


66/19   Planning


Weekly Planning Lists


Date Reference Address
16/07/2019 2019/0662/FUL 17 Glebe Lane
30/07/2019 2019/0718/FUL 11 Church Road



Planning Delegated Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
13/08/2019 2019/0414/FUL Moss Lane Granted
20/08/2019 2019/0370/FUL Blackberry Barn Refused
27/08/2019 2019/0621/FUL 25 Long Lane Granted
27/08/2019 2019/0628/ADV 41B Hoole Lane Granted
27/08/2019 2019/0662/FUL 17 Glebe Lane Granted
27/08/2019 2019/0718/FUL 11 Church Road Granted


Appeal Decisions


Date Reference Address Outcome
02/08/2019 2017/0795/FUL Riverside Allowed



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


67/19   Date of next meeting


Community Centre

8 October 2019

7.15 pm


68/19   Part Two Leisure Centre


  • See separate notes following meeting with Mark Forster