Hayton & Mealo Parish Council
Hayton and Mealo Parish Council
The Annual Parish Council meeting of the Hayton and Mealo Parish Council was held in the Prospect Village Hall, Prospect, Aspatria on Wednesday 10th May 2017 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs. D. Hilary, S.G. Hitchen, F. Buchanan and Y. Lockwood
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk), J. Lister (County and Borough Councillor)
Apologies: E. Murdock and R. Murray
Councillor D. Hilary in the Chair
33/2017 ELECTION OF CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR 2017/18
On the proposal of F. Buchanan and seconded by Y Lockwood it was RESOLVED that D. Hilary be Chair for 2017/18 and on the proposal of D Hilary and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that F Buchanan by Vice Chair for the ensuing year.
34/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of Y. Lockwood and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15th March 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.
36/2017 POLICE MATTERS
PCSO Crome had tendered his apologies as he was not on duty but had provided a report on how to obtain crime figures for the parish. Unfortunately, the website is out of date and contains vague information. Information was also shared about the Police and Crime Commissioners proposal to recognize the outstanding work carried out bey the people of Cumbria who help to keep their communities safe in either a voluntary or professional capacity
37/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
The Chair raised three points on behalf of residents.
An application had been received from Angela Ridler of 1 &2 Smithy Cottages, Hayton to put pea gravel and edging on the parish green in front of her house. The council agreed that pea gravel could be easily spread but that normal gravel would be more appropriate and that there should be no hard edging. Clerk to respond and offer a site visit (if necessary).
The drains on the moor had been checked and the Chair had spoken to the concerned resident. It was agreed to ask County Highways to check and clean the road gulley’s.
The pavement in the village outside of the Church and Beech House which had recently bee re-
The April CALC Circular had been forwarded to councillors and there were no maters arising. The May circular would be forwarded shortly.
A letter of thanks had been received from the Treasurer of St James’ Church, Hayton for the council’s donation towards the up keep of the churchyard.
A few e-
The vacancy on the council had been circulated and Allerdale Borough Council confirm that there is not to be an election and the steps should be taken to co-
Good Councillor Guide together with Good Councillor Guide to Neighbourhood Planning and Audit and Finance were now available.
The County Council Highways have a new Highway Information Management System (HIMS) and defects can be reported on http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/communications/reportafault.asp
An invite had been received and circulated to the launch of the Aspatria and District Alliance to be held 12noon to 3pm on 16th May in Aspatria Rugby Club.
The Allerdale three tier meeting is to be held at 7pm on 11th May 2017 at Allhallows Centre, Fletchertown.
A document entitled ‘Governance and Accountability for Local Councils’ had been received and circulated.
39/2017 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting including:-
A report of fly tipping at Redholes Gill, Hayton had been received and passed to Allerdale Borough Council
The clerk had received a telephone call from the owner of 3&4 Smithy Cottages, Hayton, who wanted to examine the old minutes of the council as he was wanting to carry out some work to the front of his property. He was advised that the minutes were at the Archives in Carlisle and he should detail the works in a letter to the council.
40/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
J. Lister (Borough and County Councillor) reported that Allerdale Borough Council was quiet but there was a full council meeting next week. He had been re-
41/2017 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
The following accounts were approved for payment: -
T Gear Clerks Account (March/April) 203.73
HMRC Income Tax 33.65
Alison Dodd Internal Audit 30.00
CALC Subscription 108.12
Mike Dowling Contracting Grass Cutting 432.00
10.5.17 Current Account 4364.75
10.5.17 Deposit Account 3070.53
With the assistance of members, the annual governance statement was completed and signed by the Chair
Accounts for 2016/17
The accounts for 2016/17 had been circulated and were approved.
44/2017 NORTH WEST COAST CONNECTION PROJECT
The clerk advised the meeting that there had been no developments since the last meeting apart from those in the press.
45/2017 LAND TO THE FRONT OF 1 HIGH GREEN, HAYTON
The clerk informed the meeting that he had written to the occupier regarding the excavations at the front of the property on the village green and that he had responded explaining the reason for the work and stating that he intended to replace the soil and grass to the top of the land but to date this has not been done. The clerk was asked to write requesting re-
46/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
1 High Green, Hayton
F Buchanan apologies for next meeting
Condition of Hayton to Prospect Road
The meeting closed at 8.10pm