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 11th January 2017 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. D. Hilary, S.G. Hitchen, M. Dowling, R. Murray and Y. Lockwood
Also Present: T. Gear (Clerk)
Apologies were received from E. Murdock and PCSO Peter Crome
Councillor D. Hilary in the Chair
1/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of R. Murray and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16th November 2016 be approved and signed as a correct record.
3/2017 POLICE MATTERS
PCSO Crome had given his apologies but provided a report on how to obtain crime figures for the parish. Information had also been supplied that Inspector Smillie was raising the councils (and many other council’s) concerns regarding the new reporting process and will advise of the outcome in due course.
4/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
No members of the public were present and there were no matters raised on their behalf.
The December & January CALC Circular had been forwarded to councillors and there were no maters arising.
A letter had been received from Electricity North West seeking permission to bury
electricity cables from pole 102615 to various properties adjacent to the Green, Hayton. The council had no objection in principle but sought reassurances about the re-
6/2017 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting. He advised that the website was now up and running www.haytonandmealopc.co.uk. A grant of £445 had been received from NALC and an invoice for £120.00 had been received for payment. Further training for the clerk is planned and will use up the rest of the grant.
7/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
J. Lister was not present and there was no report.
8/2017 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
The following accounts were approved for payment: -
T Gear Clerks Account (November/December) 202.62
HMRC Income Tax 33.48
LR Mansfield Web Site Construction and running costs 120.00
10/2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENT
11.1.17 Current Account 2963.43
11.1.17 Deposit Account 3059.05
11/2017 TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS -
The clerk advised the meeting that with the setting up and operation of the website the council was now fully compliant with the transparency requirements.
12/2017 BOUNDARY COMMISSION -
Information had been received on an officer’s view of the future warding arrangements for Allerdale Borough Council which put the Council in a ward with Silloth and other coastal parishes. The advice received by the clerk is that this is only one option being considered and the council should wait and respond to the official proposals when known.
13/2017 ALLERDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL – BUDGET CONSULTATION
The clerk summarized the main proposal’s and the council responded to the consultation
14/2017 MEETING DATES
The clerk had circulated some proposed meeting dates for 2017/18 which were approved.
15/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
Grant to St James Church.
Defective Street Lights in Hayton
The meeting closed at 8.00pm