This section contains the minutes for 2013


Minutes of Thursby Parish Council Meeting

held in Thursby Parish Hall on Tuesday 15th
Oct 2013 at 7.30pm.

Thurs min 106. Draft minutes to be ratified at 19th November
Parish council Meeting

Members present:
Cllr P Hunter, Cllr W.Bowe, Cllr Ken Peerless

Cumbria County
Cllr Fairbairn.

Envirocare Rep-Steve
Vivers, Sports & Rec Committee Rep
Stuart Eastwood & Keith Mason, Hall
–Peg Eastwood.


Parish Clerk: Miss
Joanne Charlton.


71/10/13- Chairman Cllr W Bowe welcomed everyone to this
evening’s meeting.


 72/10/13- Apologies  Cllr P McDonald
& Cllr D Pattinson.


that the Chair sign as a correct record minutes of the Parish Council Meeting
held on 15th October



Chairman’s Announcements

a) The Electoral Registration and Administration Act 2013
introduced a change to the timing of the compulsory reviews of UK Parliamentary
polling districts and places.  Allerdale
Borough Council is carrying out a review of the polling districts and polling
places in its area to comply with the above regulations, which require local
authorities to undertake and complete a review between 1/10/13 and 31/1/14,
with our consultation commencing 11/10/13 concluding on 15/11/13.


Allerdale would like your comments on how to improve the
current election arrangements, for more details go to
If  you would like to comment you must do
so in writing to the Electoral Registration Officer, Democratic
Services/Elections, Allerdale Borough Council, Allerdale


b) Allerdale Plan
–Part 2
. To discuss Site Allocations any proposals must be submitted by the


75/10/13 Public

Concern over the quality of grass cutting, being left too
long, not being collected. Steve Vivers from Envirocare Grounds Maintenance
said it is not in our contract to collect it every time. Proposal was to obtain
quote from Steve for the collection of all grass cuttings and for the Parish
Council to review it. Request was also made to use a cylinder mower as this
type of mower improves the cut, Mr Vivers said he was able to do that.

8.15pm Steve Vivers leaves the meeting.


Requests for Dispensations
There were no requests for dispensations.


Declaration of Interests

-Cllr K Peerless Agenda point 15 cutting of hedge.




a) Cumbria
– no report received.


b) Thursby Parish Hall-nothing to report.


c) Cumbria
County Council – Cllr Fairbairn.

-Forum North East Allerdale at the Old Convent,Wigton on
the 7th Nov 2013, 7-9pm, Understanding changes to the Heath Service,
various speakers and  Health Watch.

-Cabinet meeting on 17th Nov 2013.

-Concern over Wigton Swimming Pool currently closed due to
a pollution incident. Nearest pool is Cockermouth which is not viable to travel
that far for training and for schools to be able to fit it into the school
curriculum, they need a closer pool.

Letter of concern to be sent to the Chief Executive of

-“Spot the Grot” new phone App for reporting dumped items.

-Cllr Fairbairn had visited Neal House with the Highways

-Due to the Head Teacher being on long term sick from
Thursby School if anyone has any concerns or issues then they are asked to
speak to the Chair of Governors.


Cllr Fairbairn left the meeting 8.35pm


Allerdale Borough Council-
No representation.


Sports and Recreation

-Cumbria county Council £1000 grant.

Still awaiting confirmation from other funding groups,
there will be another meeting on the 16th November 2013. The Clerk
has the Queen Elizabeth II form to complete and send off.

An Electrician is coming to survey the Norweb box at the
Pavillion and a certificate of compliance will be obtained, they are also
looking into what supply will be needed for showers etc for the future project.


f) Thursby

-Head Teacher currently off sick.


g) Broadband
in Cumbria

-Residents need to
promote and register the need for superfast Broadband. They can do this by logging
onto the ‘Connecting Cumbria Website’. Another meeting to be held in a few


h) Neighbourhood


Payment of Accounts
Resolved –
the following payments were approved:

a) A
McCallum-temp clerk                                                                                         £112.20

b) Vodafone                                                                                                                 £ 10.15

c) Envirocare
Grounds Maintenance –Sept                                                                £474.00


Financial Statement

Total expenditure 1/4/13-15/10/13- £7,902.89

Total income 1/4/13-15/10/13 – £23701.90

Total Balance as at 15/10/13 – £18613.87


81/10/13) LOCAL

a) App No 2/2013/0586-Approved

b) App No 2/2013/0587-Access track to Wind

c)App No 2/2013/0642-Agricultural storage building-

d) App No 2/2013/0634-Demolition and rebuild of shed- No


Application not in Thursby Parish-

SL/2013/0906-85 meter Turbine,Roerigg Tarn,Lowick.-No


Ongoing Matters

a) Parish
Councillor Vacancy and Training-Advert to be placed in the Throstle.

b) Jubilee field- Refer to point 78/10/13  – e.

c) Street Lights- nothing to report.



External Auditor had highlighted that there was no Asset

Cutting of hedge on Park.
Currently the hedge is overgrown, clerk to
contact Home housing as they own the hedge.

to be paid SCP 18 £9.09 per hour for ten hours a week.


Dog Ban/dogs on lead– For a Dog Ban
to be placed on the playing field and entrance lane to the field Public
consultation must take place.  If anyone
has any objections or concerns relating to this matter then please forward to
Thursby Parish clerk at Blackbrow Farm,Aikton,Wigton,CA70JT or email The clerk will be
available at the Parish hall every Monday between 9am-12am if you wish to air
your concerns in person.

All correspondence to be in by 10th Nov

The costs associated with introducing dog control orders
will be met by Allerdale borough council after an initial one off payment has
been received from the Parish council of £350.00 for the site requested. This
payment will provide the legal services of Allerdale council to place the
statutory notices in the local press, signage a graphic description of the area
and the penalty for any breaches of the order. Allerdale Street Scene Officers
will, as part of their existing duties, monitor and enforce the order.


13) Items for
Next Agenda-
forwarded to the clerk by the 5th Nov.



14) Date of Next
Tuesday 19th November  2013
in Thursby Parish Hall.


Signed………………………………………………..on behalf of the Parish council.

Meeting closed 9.35pm