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Hayton and Mealo Parish Council

A meeting of the Hayton and Mealo Parish Council was held in the Prospect Village Hall, Prospect, Aspatria on Wednesday 16th November 2016 at 7.30pm.

PRESENT: Messrs. S.G. Hitchen, F. Buchanan, R. Murray and Y. Lockwood

Also Present: T. Gear (Clerk)

Apologies were received from Jim Lister (County and Borough Councillor) and PCSO Peter Crome

Councillor F. Buchanan in the Chair


46/2016 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

None


47/2016 MINUTES

On the proposal of F. Buchanan and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14th September 2016 be approved and signed as a correct record.


48/2016 POLICE MATTERS

PCSO Crome had given his apologies but provided a report on how to obtain crime figures in the parish. This had ben accessed and was found to be old (August 2016) and too general in classification to be of use. The clerk was asked to give feedback with a view to the old reporting system being re-instated.


49/2016 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

No members of the public were present and there were no matters raised on their behalf.


50/2016 CORRESPONDENCE

The October CALC Circular had been forwarded to councillors and there were no maters arising.

A letter had been received from the Local Government Boundary Commission regarding the Allerdale Borough Council Warding Arrangement.

A letter had been received from The Pension Regulator reminding the Council that the staging date was the 1st February 2017.

An e-mail had been received from CALC seeking information regarding a voluntary group called ‘Rescue One’.

An e-mail had been received advising of changes to the CALC Constitution.


51/2016 CLERKS REPORT

The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting including the response to the Council’s from the PCSO on speeding through Hayton and County highways on blocked drains west of St James Church, Hayton.


52/2016 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS

J. Lister was not present and there was no report.


53/2016 PLANNING MATTERS

Applications for consultation

None

Decisions

2/2016/0547 Horse exercise area on agricultural land – Tile Kiln, Hayton  Aspatria.   Approved

  (c) Appeals

None


54/2016 ACCOUNTS

The following accounts were approved for payment: -

T Gear    Clerks Account (September/October)            194.40

HMRC    Income Tax      33.48

Mike Dowling Ltd  Grass Cutting               288.00


55/2016 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Balances at    

16.11.16 Current Account               3319.53

16.11.16 Deposit Account               3059.05


56/2016 BUDGET AND PRECEPT 2017/18

Members were considered a draft budget produced by the clerk and agreed to set the Precept for 2017/18 at £4100.00.


57/2016 TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS

The clerk confirmed that the website is under construction (http://www.haytonandmealopc.co.uk) and an application made for a grant of £450.00 which will include training for the clerk so that he will be able to add and remove items from the site.


58/2016 NORTH WEST COAST CONNECTION PROJECT

A considerable amount of correspondence had been received regarding the above which appears to indicate that the new line will cross parish owned land. On that basis, it was agreed to appoint Ian Ritchie of Hopes, Wigton as Land Agent to look after the Parish Council’s interest and that the clerk be allowed to attend a CALC meeting on 24th November in Carlisle. It was also noted that there was a public consultation event on 22nd November between 2pm and 8pm in the Aspatria Rugby Club and all were encouraged to attend.


59/2016 HEALTHCARE FOR THE FUTURE – PUBLIC CONSULTATION

The clerk summarized the main proposal’s that the beds at Wigton and Maryport Cottage Hospitals will be lost and the Consultant led Maternity unit at West Cumberland Hospital will be withdrawn meaning that expectant mothers who may have difficult births must travel to Carlisle. After discussion, it was agreed that the clerk write opposing the proposals.


60/2016 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING

North West Coast Connection Project

The meeting closed at 8.00pm


Signed……………………………….

  Chairman