September 19th 2017


 Clerk: Jeff Downham,


Tel: 07795484126

  Agenda September 19th 2017

7.30pm Thursby Parish Hall


 1. Apologies – Clerk to receive and note apologies for absence.

2. Declarations of Interest – Clerk to receive declarations by elected and co-opted members of interests in respect of items on the agenda.

3. Dispensations The clerk to report any requests received since the previous meeting for dispensations to speak and/ vote on any matter where a member has a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 4. Minutes of previous meeting – Councillors are requested to authorise the Chair to sign the minutes as a true record of the meeting held on Tuesday 18th July 2017.

5. Chairs announcements – To receive any announcements

 6. Public Participation – The chairman will adjourn the meeting to allow members of the public an opportunity to ask questions or raise matters of interest.

7. County Council and Borough Councillors reports – For information.

 8. Jubilee field fence – Councillors to discuss the access points on to the field.

 9. Grants – Councillors to consider the grants applications.

10. County Council Design Guide for planning applications – Cumbria County Council request comments on the recently circulated document.

 11. Community speed watch scheme update – Following circulation of revised training dates, councillors to agree a date for the training, and decide on numbers of participants.

 12. Low Road Lay-byes – Councillors to consider the situation regarding the two lay-byes.

 13. Grass cutting contract – Councillors to review the current grass cutting contract after year three.

 14. Removal/replacement of street sign Matty Lonning – Current position regarding the street sign.

 15. Wigton Rotary request to plant crocus bulbs and trees – Councillors to consider the request by the rotary club to identify suitable locations in the parish.

 16. Clerks report on actions taken not otherwise covered on the agenda.

 17. Progress reports for information: –

  • Community led plan.
  • St Andrews View development.
  • Parish Hall
  • Thursby School

 18. Planning

 Received: – 2/2017/0357 Proposed new dwelling Plot 9 Evening Hill, Thursby.

Circulated during the summer break  and no obections to the application following comments from councillors.

 HOU/2017/0158 Propossed two storey side and single rear extension, 65 Shaw Wood Road, Thursby, Carlisle.

Circulated during the summer break  and no obections to the application following comments from councillors.

Decision Notices: – HOU/2017/0158 – Full plans approved dated 29/08/2017.          

 19. Payments of Accounts

Authorisation required for the following payments: –

 Clerk’s salary – (Standing Order) – £359.10

  • PAYE – (Standing Order) – £89.80
  • ISS – £936.92
  • Clerks expenses – £
  • Printer Ink – £59.38
  • Vidahost website – £125.28
  • Alan Greggory, maintenance at work bus shelters – £40.00
  • BDO – £240.00
  • Parish Hall room hire – £12.00
  • Branch removal, Greenwood Close – £580

20. Annual audit report – Councillors to acknowledge and accept the findings of the annual auditor’s report.

21. Accounts

Financial statement as at 31st August 2017

 22. Councillors’ reports and items for future agenda

Each Councillor is requested to use this opportunity to report minor matters of information not included elsewhere on the agenda and to raise items for future agendas. Councillors are respectfully reminded that this is not an opportunity for debate or decision making.


Date of next meeting Tuesday 17th October 2017 Thursby Parish Hall 7.30pm


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