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Minutes September 2020


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 8th September 2020

At Communitiy Centre, Banks

Commenced :  19.15

Concluded:   21.00

            Present:           Bill Abram                               Chris Lennon               Lawrence Baxter                     

Steve Douglas                          Brenda Wright

Dorothy Hames                                   John Howard

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

Public Participation

  • None

28/20   Apologies

  • Councillor Kath Lockie was to attend but due to family illness sent apologies

29/20   Declarations of Interest

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

30/20   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

31/20   Police Report (verbal)

  • PC Steve introduced himself and explained what his role is within the community and that it had been extended from 4 months to a permanent position. Works closely with Merseyside Police on cross border crime.  They develop intelligence on various crimes within the Parish and other local Parishes.

32/20   Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken

  • Duncan Ross fixing Fencing on Hesketh Avenue playing field this week.
  • The website need for up grade necessary and council agreed costs of between £ 400 – £ 600 one off payment agreed as necessary.
  • Signage for Banks Methodist Church at roundabout not necessary at this moment in time.
  • Bus Shelter that was overgrown with hawthorn to be cut back 09.09.20.
  • Damaged bus shelter and sign has been repaired
  • Parish Boards are to be cleaned and oiled over the next month by Councillor Howard.
  • Christmas lights to go forward to next months meeting.

33/20   FinanceAccounts for payment August/September 2020

Chq No.PayeeDescriptionAmount
4010Angela JenkinsSalary£  844.66
4011Clare MurphySalary£  533.65
4012Jean ManneringSalary£  249.03
4013HMRCTax and NI£    71.31
4014H SinclairElectrics to tree shredder Banks Church£    60.00
Chq No.PayeeDescriptionAmount
4015Angela JenkinsSalary£  844.66
4016Clare MurphySalary£  533.65
4017Jean ManneringSalary£  249.03
4018HMRCTax and NI£    71.31
4019Graham TaylorDomain name, hosting, quarterly admin£  214.00
4020JA WilliamsonGrass Cutting St Stephens, Aveling, Hesketh£  489.60
4021Taylors ContractorsDigger Hire£  174.00
4022Playsafety LtdRoSPA report£    90.60
4023JG &JR Metcalf LtdHedge Cutting Guinea Hall Lane£  168.00
  • 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

34/20   Correspondence for Information

  • Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors
  • Councillor Abram to request several items relating to play equipment

35/20   To receive recommendations of projects that benefit the Parish

  • Need information of where to make cheque payable for bench in village
  • Next agenda Christmas lights

36/20   Emails Sent to Councillors July/August

  • Electricity Bill to be supported
  • Fleetwood Crescent drainage from Hesketh Avenue field to be investigated by Councillor Abram and meeting with Duncan Ross regarding installation of drainage to take water away.
  • Enquiry regarding allotments gentleman to be notified allocated through Borough Council and Hesketh Bank Allotment Society.
  • Hand Sanatising stations, Parish Clerk to look into costs

37/20     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning
  • Community Centre    
  • As yet no opening date for the Community Centre
  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • More waste bins needed (Clerk to price),  the Skate Park surface needs sweeping (to be actioned).

Issues with products being left lying about, need to pursue possible CCTV (Clerk to get more information together).

  • Forward to next meeting Playground ideas, and rectify points in RoSPA report.
  • Health Issues

Cllr Hames e-mailed Doctors for an update to pass on at Parish Council, their reply detailed the changes which have been necessary during the pandemic, as well as the flu clinics etc. .  Next PPG meeting will be via Zoom.

  • Health & Safety
  • Nothing to Report
  • Finance
  • Nothing to report

38/20   Updates from West Lancashire Borough Councillor

  • Cllr Lockie contacted but unfortunately unable to attend due to family illness.

39/20   Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

27.07.202020/0622/FUL66 Ralphs Wifes Lane, Banks Proposed Alteration to Approved application 2018/1139/FUL

40/20   Date of next meeting    

Via Zoom

Tuesday 13th October 2020     @     7.00 pm

Part Two

41/20   Leisure Centre

Not a lot to report a meeting is expected to be held 24th September 2020