Hayton & Mealo Parish Council
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
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-
49/2016 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present and there were no matters raised on their behalf.
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.
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
2/2016/0547 Horse exercise area on agricultural land – Tile Kiln, Hayton Aspatria. Approved
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
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