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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 15th March 2017 at 7.30pm.


PRESENT: Messrs. D. Hilary, S.G. Hitchen, M. Dowling, R. Murray, E. Murdock, F. Buchanan and Y. Lockwood

Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk), PCSO Peter Crome and one resident

Apologies: None received

Councillor D. Hilary in the Chair


16/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

None


17/2017 MINUTES

On the proposal of R. Murray and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 11th January 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.


18/2017 POLICE MATTERS

PCSO Crome was in attendance and provided a report on how to obtain crime figures for the parish. PCSO Crome also mentioned that there had been complaints of parking on the pavement on the A596 and at Meadow Bank which is receiving attention. He was thanked for his attendance and left the meeting.


19/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There was one members of the public present who raised the issue of blocked drains in Hayton and on the Moor. This will receive attention.

It was raised that there had been some digging outside of No 1 High Green, Hayton which was on the Village Green and had been graveled to provide an extra parking space. The clerk to investigate.

Concerns were also raised regarding the condition of the footway at Castle Gill, East End where the tarmac was breaking up.  


20/2017 CORRESPONDENCE

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

An e-mail had been received giving information about the temporary road closure at West View, Hayton which commences on 20th March for approximately 5 days.

An e-mail had been received inviting members to a Healthcare for the Future Implications Summit at Energus, Blackwood Road, Lillyhall from 9.30am – 11.30oam.

An e-mail Press Release regarding the new boundaries for the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in North Lancashire and Cumbria had been received and circulated.

An e-mail application for a grant had been received from Susie Ramsden on behalf of the Cumbria Dyslexia Project. As this was a new project members agreed to consider this further when the project had been up and running for a period of time

The clerk advised that the council that he had completed the Certificate of Compliance for the Pensions Regulator and had received an acknowledgement.


21/2017 CLERKS REPORT

The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting. He advised that the renewal of the Electricity Supply to some properties was now in the hands of Ian Ritchie, Land Agent at Hopes Land Agency, Wigton the cost of which will be met by Electricity North West.

He also advised that T. Short had not attended council meetings for a period of 6 months and was now disqualified. The clerk to advertise the vacancy.

The clerk advised that he had received a quote for grass cutting the village green which was the same as last year which was accepted.


22/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS

J. Lister (Borough and County Councillor) was not present and there was no report.


23/2017 PLANNING MATTERS


Applications for consultation

Tree works at Hayton Castle Hayton within the Hayton Conservation Area   No objection


Tree works at the Old Rectory, Hayton subject to TPO/3/1991        No objection

Decisions

None

  

(c) Appeals

None


24/2017 ACCOUNTS

The following accounts were approved for payment: -

T Gear    Clerks Account (January/February)               193.46

HMRC    Income Tax      33.48

St James Church  Donation towards grass cutting                      400.00


25/2017 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Balances at    

15.3.17 Current Account               2781.49

15.3.17 Deposit Account               3059.05


26/2017 TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS -WEBSITE

The clerk advised the meeting that the website whilst being basic was fully operational and compliant and that he had received some training on how to add items.


27/2017 ELECTORAL REVIEW OF ALLERDALE BOROUGH COUNCIL- DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS

The clerk appraised the meeting of the draft proposals as the affect the parish and that it was proposed that the parish would be part of a three-member ward which covers to the Solway Coast as far as Silloth. It was agreed that there was no need to respond to the consultation


28/2017 INTERNAL AUDIT

The clerk advised that last year’s accounts were audited by Alison Dodd who is an experienced Town Clerk. Members considered the effectiveness of that audit and it was agreed to appoint her as Internal Auditor for the 2016/17 Accounts.


29/2017 RISK ASSESSMENT 2017

The clerk had circulated a draft Risk Assessment of the risks facing the council in the forthcoming year which was discussed and adopted.  


30/2017 SITE ALLOCATIONS

The clerk had circulated the proposals and it was agreed they did not affect the parish.


31/2017 GRANT TO ST JAMES CHURCH - GRASS CUTTING  


A grant towards the cost of grass cutting which costs £1400.00 per year was considered and on the proposal of R Murray and seconded by E Murdock it was RESOLVED to donate £400.00

 

32/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING


Blocked Drains – Hayton


The meeting closed at 8.10pm

Signed……………………………….

  Chairman