Minutes of meeting 10th September 2019


Clerk: Jeff Downham,

Email: thursbypc@gmail.com

Tel No 07795484126

Thursby Parish Council meeting

Tuesday 10th September 2019

Draft Minutes of meeting

Council Members: Cllrs Wendy Bowe (Chair) Myra Armstrong (deputy chair) Ray McCreadie, Mike Rorke, Peter Hunter and Helen Barlow.

Cumbria County Council:

Allerdale Borough Councillor: Offered apologies

Members of the public: None

Parish Clerk: Jeff Downham

82/9/19 – Apologies – Cllrs Ewan Hall and Chris Haig-Prothero, and Allerdale BC Cllr Vaughan Hodgson.

83/9/19 – Declaration of interests – None

84/9/19 – Dispensations – None

85/9/19 – Minutes of previous meeting – The minutes of the meetings of the 22nd July 2019 were discussed, and the council resolved to sign them as being a true record of the meeting.

86/9/19 – Chairs announcements – None

87/9/19 – Public participation – No items were raised by of members of the public

88/9/19 – Reports from: –

Cumbria County Council – No report

Allerdale Borough Council – No report

89/9/19 – Council website – Councillors considered a completely new website tailored to the parish Council, together with an updated version of the existing website and resolved to hold a meeting on the 17th September to draw up a specification for a revised website.

90/9/19 – Grant applications – Councillorsapproved the following applications for grants/donations

Citizens Advice – £100

Thursby Throstle – £500

Toddlers group – £500

Great North Ambulance Service – £100

Crofton Social Club – £170

St Andrews Church – £400

91/9/19 – Additional village seating – councillors considered whether to purchase additional seating by Thursby village green, and on Matty Lonning and resolved to  install a seat at the entrance to the cut through into the housing estate next to the garage, up to a cost of £500, and subject to the necessary authority from Cumbria Highways. The council resolved not to install one at the end of Matty Lonning junction with Low Road due to uncertainty over land ownership at that location.

92/9/19 – Moles – Concerns had been raised as to the increase in mole activity in the village, but the council accepted that there was little that could be done.

93/9/19 – Beech trees on land at the entrance to yew Tree Lane Following a complaint from a member of the public regarding the tree’s councillors resolved to have the lower branches trimmed.

94/9/19 – Speed indicator device (SID) – Councillors considered the value of continuing to use the SID and resolved to try to find somewhere more suitable where the device could be stored, and to enquire with the Community Road Safety Partnership Coordinator regarding how the device could be put to best use.

95/9/19 – Damage to the wetlands fence at the Jubilee field – Councillors discussed what action is required to improve the wetlands area and resolved to raise this issue with the Sports and Recreation Committee to see whether a joint approach could be made to improve the area.

96/9/19 – Jubilee Field entrance hedge – councillors considered whether to have the hedge cut but following contact with the Environment Agency the council resolved to have them cut the hedge when they clean out Matty Beck in October.

97/9/19 – Finance regulations 2019 – council formally adopted the revised finance regulations as circulated.

98/9/19 – Clerks report on actions not covered on the agenda

The clerk outlined to the council an update on actions from the previous meetings and a report of his activities since the council last met in July.

99/9/19 – Progress reports for information reflecting the priorities of the Community Led Plan.

  • Health and Wellbeing – The Sports and Recreation Committee held the opening event of the playing field on the 1st September. A discussion was had about signage to the field with the council resolving to enquire about the cost of adding additional signs to the sports field from the village.
  • Environment – The chevron on the bend on Low Road before exiting onto the A595 has been knocked down, and a yellow grit bin has appeared on Low Road. The council resolved to report the chevron to CCC and consider a more appropriate position for the grit bin at the next meeting.
  • Housing Issues – No issues.
  • Community amenities –

Parish Hall – No report

Thursby school –. There are several snagging issues still to resolve with the school building works with a delay in the finishing date, with a date for final completion not yet confirmed.

100/9/19 – Planning applications: –

 Received: –

 PB/2019/0002 – Removal of payphone Nealhouse – no council objections

PB/2019/0010 – removal of payphone Lot 1 Crofton Hall Estate – no council objections

Decisions – HOU/2019/0141 – Two storey extension, Skiddaw View Moorend, Thursby Carlisle – Full plans approved      
101/9/19 – Payment of accounts. The council resolved to authorise approval for the following payments: – Clerk’s salary – (Standing Order) – £389.00 PAYE – (Standing Order) – £97.20 Clerks expenses – £98.50 Tivoli – £1020 Abbey Electrical – £41.40  
102/9/19. Accounts The council resolved to approve the financial statement as at 31st August 2019 and signed the accounts and accompanying bank statement.  
103/9/19.  Councillors’ reports and items for future agenda: – An issue was raised about the grass cutting on the piece of land at Matty Lonning and the dirty condition of some street signs in the village. Comment was made about the recent traffic survey in Matty Lonning which the parish council were not notified of. Concern was also made about two reports of residents hitting their heads on the new bus shelter roof beams by the village green.   Any additional agenda items to be with the clerk by Tuesday 1st October  
Date of the next Parish Council meeting will be at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 15th October 2019 Thursby Parish Hall,