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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 13th July 2016 at 7.30pm.

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

Also Present: T. Gear (Clerk), J. Lister (Borough and County Councillor), PCSO 5375 Clare Parker and PCSO Peter Crome

Apologies were received from F. Buchanan and T. Short

Councillor D. Hilary in the Chair


18/2016 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

None


19/2016 MINUTES

On the proposal of R. Murray and seconded by E. Murdock It was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17th May 2016 be approved and signed as a correct record.


20/2016 POLICE MATTERS

PCSO 5375 Clare Parker informed the meeting that there were no incidents in the parish since the last meeting. There were no matters raised by members and the officers were thanked for their attendance and left the meeting


21/2016 VACANCY

The clerk informed the meeting that an application for co-option had been received from Yvonne Lockwood of The Chapel, Hayton who was present. She was invited to retire for a short time while her application was discussed. On the proposal of R. Murray and seconded by E. Murdock it was RESOLVED that Ms. Lockwood be co-opted to serve as a councillor. After completion of the Acceptance of Officer and Notification of Pecuniary and Other Registerable Interests she took her seat as a councillor.


22/2016 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

None present


23/2016 CORRESPONDENCE

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

The Summer edition of Nu Gen News had been received.

A letter had been received from Sue Hayman MP regarding Broadband to which after consultation with members the clerk had responded.

An e-mail had been received advising a change in the legislation regarding the changes regarding disqualification of members who were bankrupts. Only those who are subject to a Bankruptcy Restriction Order are now disqualified.

An e-mail had been received advising that as of 13th July 2016 Allerdale Borough Councils customer services telephone number has changed to 0303 123 1702 (but if you know the extension number you can still get through on that number).

Connecting Cumbria Newsletter had been received.

A letter advising that United Utilities and Severn Trent water are joining forces and will be known as Water Plus.

Information on the Cumbria Heating Fund had been received.

The clerks’ salary had been increased nationally by 1% in 2016 and a further 1% in 2017.

Information had been received about the Cumbria Flood Recovery Appeal.

Members were made aware of the Nu Gen Moorside Have Your Say – Statement of Community Consultation

 

24/2016 CLERKS REPORT

The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting including road sweeping in the village which was on demand and therefore if members consider that the road through the village should be swept they should contact Allerdale Borough Council (or the clerk who will contact them on their behalf).


25/2016 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS

J. Lister informed the meeting that he would be attending the Allerdale Local Committee and outlined the work that it does which included approving speed limits. It was noted that Broughton was applying for a 20mph limit and the clerk was asked to write to Highways regarding a 30mph limit for Hayton  


26/2016 PLANNING MATTERS

Applications for consultation


2/2016/0395  Removal and replacement of existing monopole with 15m high Phase 5 tower and associated works – Hazel Mount, Hayton, Aspatria      No Objections


Consultation on tree works under S211 TCPA 1990 – The Beeches, Hayton    No objection    


Decisions

None


(c) Appeals

None


27/2016 ACCOUNTS

The following accounts were approved for payment: -


T Gear    Clerks account(May/June)             180.30

HMRC    Income Tax      33.48

Mike Dowling Ltd  Grass Cutting     720.00


28/2016 FINANCIAL STATEMENT

Balances at    

13.07.16 Current Account               2468.99

13.07.16 Deposit Account               3059.05


29/2016 BANK MANDATE

It was agreed that D. Hilary, F. Buchanan, R Murray and M. Dowling should operate the Councils Bank Account and signed the necessary mandates.  M D Dixon to be removed from the accounts.


30/2016 TRANSPARENCY REQUIREMENTS

The clerk informed the meeting of the need to publish Agendas, Minutes, Financial Statements and other documents on a web site and that Calc were no longer providing this service. He provided two website addresses that had been set up locally and an estimate of the cost which in the first year would be met by a grant. It was agreed to proceed


31/2016 DEEDS – VILLAGE GREEN

Following a request to prove the Councils ownership of the Village Green, the clerk had now obtained copy of the Land Registry Title and satisfied that enquiry.


32/2016 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING

Speed Limit in Hayton


The meeting closed at 8.10pm



Signed……………………………….

  Chairman