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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 12th July 2017 at 7.30pm.

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

Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk)

Apologies: F. Buchanan and J. Lister (County and Borough Councillor)

Councillor D. Hillary in the Chair


47/2017 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

None


48/2017 MINUTES

On the proposal of Y. Lockwood and seconded by S.G. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 10th May 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.


49/2017 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 Unfortunately, the website is out of date and contains vague information.


50/2017 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Three points were raised on behalf of residents: -

Land to the front of Prospect House requires cutting. The contractor will arrange.

Street lights at Gallowbarrow and Hayton have been removed and not replaced. The clerk to investigate

The pavement in the village outside of the Church and Beech House which had recently been re-laid was lifting and creating an uneven surface. Clerk to again report to County Highways and seek a response.

  

51/2017 CORRESPONDENCE

The May and June CALC Circulars had been forwarded to councillors and there were no matters arising.

The Connecting Cumbria Newsletter had been circulated in which it claimed that 92% of properties across Cumbria can now access a fibre broadband service.

A Press Release highlighting the West, North and East Cumbria Success Regime programme was coming to an end.

An e-mail entitled Feedback on the National Grid’s consultation re proposed pylons on North West and Southern Coast of Cumbria had been circulated.

An e-mail from NALC on Fraud risks in parish and town councils – advice for councillors was drawn to attention of members.

An e-mail from NALC on the reform of data protection legislation and introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation had been circulated

An e-mail had been received on Growing a Rural Community Survey for Cumbria had been circulated those members on e-mail for completion if they wished.

A CALC Members Survey with a closing date before the meeting had been received and completed by the clerk.

An e-mail had been circulated regarding United Utilities – West Cumbria Supplies Project Update.

An e-mail regarding the Cumbria Flood Recovery Fund: funding for Community Groups had been received and circulated


52/2017 CLERKS REPORT

The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting including: -

He had come across a map of Hayton with the names of properties. It was agreed that a laminated copy should be placed in the noticeboard.


53/2017 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS

J. Lister (Borough and County Councillor) had given his apologies and there was no report


54/2017 PLANNING MATTERS

Applications for consultation

None

Decisions

None

  (c) Appeals

None


55/2017 ACCOUNTS

The following accounts were approved for payment: -


T Gear    Clerks Account (May/June)                          186.17

HMRC    Income Tax      33.65

Mike Dowling Contracting     Grass Cutting               432.00

Prospect Village Hall  Hire of hall/2016/17     30.00


Balances at    

12.7.17 Current Account               3233.06

12.7.17 Deposit Account               3070.53


56/2017 LAND TO THE FRONT OF 1 HIGH GREEN, HAYTON

The clerk informed the meeting that he had again written to the occupier regarding the excavations at the front of the property on the village green requesting re-instatement as he had indicated or a retrospective application to the council as landowner for the works. To date neither had been completed. It was agreed that the clerk should write again stressing that if the land is not re-instated or an application received action will be taken to secure restoration.


57/2017 1-2 SMITHY COTTAGE, HAYTON

The chair reported he had had a site visit and discussed the proposal with the contractor who was advised of the council’s requirements but to date had not carried out any works.


58/2017 DISUSED TELEPHONE BOX

The clerk mentioned the condition of the above and possible solutions. It was agreed he should make enquires regarding housing a defibrillator in the box.


59/2017 VACANCY

No applications for co-option had been received.


60/2017 HOUSEHOLD EMERGENCY PLAN

The clerk produced copies of the Household Emergency Plan printed by ACT. It was agreed to acquire 100 copies for distribution to properties in the parish.


61/2017 ELECTORAL REVIEW OF ALLERDALE

The final recommendations of the Boundary Commission had been received and there had been no change effecting the parish from the those in the consultation document.


62/2017 CONDITION OF HAYTON TO PROSPECT ROAD

Members again raised concerns regarding the condition of the carriageway and asked the clerk to report the matter to the Highways Authority.

 

63/2017 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING

1 High Green, Hayton

R. Murray and D. Hillary apologies for next meeting

Condition of Hayton to Prospect Road

Disused telephone box


The meeting closed at 8.05pm

Signed……………………………….

  Chairman