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Minutes September 2021


Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on 14th September 2021

At the Community Centre, Banks

Commenced :  19.00

Concluded:   21.00

            Present:           Bill Abram                   John Howard               Dorothy Hames                                  

Lawrence Baxter          Steve Douglas 

            Parish Clerk   Angela Jenkins

64/21   Public Participation

  • None

65/21   Apologies

  • Chris Lennon

66/21  Declarations of Interest

  • Councillor Abram re: Little Treasures

67/21   Minutes of the previous meeting

  • Approved

68/21   Police Report (verbal)

  • Not Present, Clerk to approach PC Steve to attend or give update next meeting

69/21   Clerk’s Report/Progress Report on decisions taken at last meeting and any urgent decisions

  • Nothing other than covered by the agenda items

70/21   FinanceAccounts for payment August/September 2021

Chq NoPayeeDescriptionAmount
4117 – 4119 & 4123StaffRemunerations (August)£  2,080.04
4120 – 4122 & 4124StaffRemunerations (September)£  2,080.04
4125PlaySafety LtdRospa Playground Equipment Check£        90.60
4126FMG Consulting LtdConsultancy re: Leisure Centre£   2,094.00
4127JA WilliamsonGrounds Maintenance July/August£      967.20
4128Graham TaylorDomain Name  & Hosting/Quartly Admin Fee£      265.00

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

  • Balance on Current Bank Account £ 75,079.80, Reserve Accounts £ 33,226.51

71/21   Correspondence for Information

  •  Schedule of correspondence received circulated to all councillors

72/21   Emails Sent to Councillors July/August/Sept discussed

  • Agreed to donate £ 150 to Little Treasures group in Banks
  • Agreed to donate £ 100 to victim support

73/21   Cadent Gas Proposal for new Gas Govenor

  • Waiting for update from Agent, Clerk to chase

74/21     Flood Planning and joining with neighbouring Parishes

  • To have a meeting with Amy Hargreave in Oct to decide how to proceed.

75/21   Proposed Newsletter

  • Yes to go ahead with newsletter, need to advertise leisure centre and need for volounteers.

76/21   Post Office

  • Post Office to remain at Hoole Lane Community Centre, to talk with owner regarding lone worker and possibility of panic button.

77/21   Contracts for works for Parish Council to be reviewed

  • Previous Contracts to be re-examined at next meeting

78/21     To receive reports and recommendations from Members representing the Council on working groups and outside bodies

  1. Corporate Planning

Nothing to Report

  • Community Centre    

Nothing to report

  • Hesketh Avenue (Banks Park)
  • Work starting 18th October on new play equipment and refurbishment
  • Skate park signage and disclaimer need to checked and installed
  • Clerk to request grounds contractor to strim the perimeter of field
  • Rospa report viewed ay all, some attention to Skate Park Required
  • Duncan Roass responded to the problem with water and cleared some drainage to ditch
  • Health Issues

Nothing to report

  • Health & Safety

Nothing to report

  • Finance

Nothing to Report

79/21   Receive Update from WLB Councillor

  • Nothing to Report

80/21   Planning

Weekly Planning Lists

14.07.212021/0433/FULMoss Side Farm, New Lane, Crossens, Timber Stable Block
14.07.212021/0864/PNPJA Jones & Sons, 2D Gravel Lane, Banks. Determine if prior approval required shade tunnel
12.07.212021/0757/FUL2 Bonds Lane, Banks, double storey side extension & single side extension
20.07.212021/0899/FULLand rear of Holly Farm, New Lane, Crossens, Variation of Conditions, Agricultural Storage
21.07.212021/0905/FULRiverside Caravan Park, Southport New Road, Banks, to for ancillary storage of materials, retrospective
19.08.212021/0937/FULCrossens Pumping Station, Banks Road, Banks, proposed 1 megawatt solar array.
06.08.212021/0964/FULJA Jones & Sons, Gravel Lane, retrospective shade tunnels for horticultural purposes

Planning Delegated Decisions

07.08.212021/0864/PNPJA Jones & Sons, 2D Gravel Lane, Banks, shade tunnelRefused
17.08.212021/0867/LDP3 Lancaster Drive, Banks,Lawfulness of demolition of conservatoryPermited
21.08.212021/0797/FULThe New Fleetwood, Hoole Ln, Banks, proposed plant equipment in enclosed yardGranted

All agreed and no action to be taken forward to WLBC in respect of above planning matters.

81/21   Councillor Blane

We received the sad news that Councillor Blane had passed away in his sleep .  He did a lot for the village of Banks and the North Meols Parish and always had the interest of the residents at heart, was extremely hard working, though he could be sharp at times, always fair and will be sadly missed.  It was agreed by all present to send flowers to

Sue and a £ 100 donation  for The British Lung Foundation, from the Parish Council for his chosen charity

82/21   Date of next meeting    

At Banks Community Centre

Tuesday 12th October  2021     @     7.00pm