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Parish Council Meeting minutes June 2022

Parish Council Meeting minutes June 2022

July 22nd, 2022

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on: Thursday 16th June at the Baptist Church Hall, Preston Road, Inskip

Cllr Phil James (PJ – Chair)
Cllr Carol Berry (CB)
Cllr Geoff Carter (GC)
Cllr Nick Danby (ND)
Cllr Alan Lingard (AL)

Clerk: Sue Gilbert, (SG)

PCSO Denise Creighton

Members of the Public:

Cllr Martin Delaney
Cllr Sue Catterall
Cllr Peter Cartridge

Parish Councillors; Joanne Porter (Wyre Council); Wyre Cllr Susan Catterall; Wyre Cllr Peter Cartridge; LCC Cllr. Matthew Salter

Meeting opened: 19:00
Meeting closed: 21.30


1. Open Forum for the general public
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on Thursday 19th May
3. Matters arising from the last meeting
4. Planning
5. Carrs Green
6. Financial matters
7. Any other business

Next meeting Scheduled for: Thursday 21st July at 7pm

Status: Approved

Chair: Phil James
Date: 18th June 2022

1. Open Forum
Denise Creighton PCSO introduced herself as the local community police officer for the area and was thanked for attending by the members. She agreed that a police presence was useful in council meetings and that she would endeavor to attend future meetings whenever she was on duty. She reported that there had not been many incidents over the last three months. However, she was concerned with parking on the pavements in the village particularly Derby Crescent and some residents have been warned against this.
She reported that a serious scam had taken place in mobile home parks recently which was being investigated by the police and that residents should be vigilant against handing over large sums of cash to anyone they don’t know, even if they appear to be the Police. She is going to give this information INFOCUS and YIPs – Parish Clerk to provide contact details for both.
PCSO Creighton agreed to have her contact details posted in village noticeboards

2. Minutes of Last Meeting – approved as read.

3. Matters Arising

3.1. The Parish Clerk reported that all Actions had been cleared with the following exceptions:
• Resurfacing schedule for Woods Lane- LCC not replied. PJ to ring Cllr Salter.
• Rumble strips – LCC not replied. PJ to ring Cllr Salter.

3.2. Kissing Gate – Carrs Green.
A site meeting took place with Council members, Will Scott and Will Knowles and it was decided that a membrane would be laid on the muddy ground, stone on top and a layer of cement dust on top of that.
Work will commence in 2/3 weeks.

3.3. Cllr Danby advised that he had posted an item of the Your Inskip Group page and Woodplumpton with Inskip Face book page reminding residents of when council meetings take place and that they are welcome to attend.
3.4. Cllr Danby confirmed that Sky News attended at Preston New Road fracking site and that the report was due to be televised around 22nd June.
3.5. Cllr Carter confirmed that David Hargreaves had agreed to accommodate the defibrillator at his Poplar Grove Farm, Crossmoor.
3.6. Cllr James has met with John Fox, the information boards are now all in the correct positions and the post has been erected at the Carrs Green ponds for the life ring.
3.7. Cllr Carter remarked on the amount of reeds growing through the boardwalk on Carrs Green, Cllr Lingard agreed to have a look and decide what action if any needs to be taken.
3.8. The tree cuttings have now been removed from the verges on Carrs Green by Wyre Council.
3.9. Cllr Berry has investigated the purchase of two new defibrillators and has had three quotations – London Heart Assoc, Defib World and British Heart Foundation. After research it was decided to go ahead and order two from Defib World at a cost of £2916 inc vat for 2 units.
3.10. Wyre in Bloom – the plants have been received and planting completed.
3.11. The Sunday working on the building site has now ceased. The Parish Clerk contacted Wyre Council and warnings were given to the contractors.
3.12. The recovery vehicle which has been parked near the bus stop close to Derby Close has now been removed. The Parish Clerk involved police intervention.
3.13. Parking outside the school gates continues. The Parish Clerk has written to the school and Cllr James has spoken to a school governor. Continue to monitor.
3.14. An invoice is required from YIPS for £28 for wild flower seeds, Cllr Lingard to chase.
3.15. Mobile phone signal appears to be getting worse – MP has advised improvement by 2024.
3.16. Lancashire County Council are to send a pack of traffic calming banners within the next week.
3.17. Parish Clerk is to contact LCC to ask them to change beware of the cattle sign to a deer sign on Carrs Green.

4. Planning

4.1. The following applications were approved by Wyre Council:

4.2. The following applications were refused by Wyre Council:

5. Carrs Green

5.1. The reeds growing around the pond are getting so tall that the pond cannot be seen easily from the path. It was decided to wait until the August meeting (on Carrs Green) to decide whether these need to be controlled.
5.2. The possibility of better space to park cars on Woods Lane was discussed and earmarked for a possible project for next year.
5.3. Concern was expressed for the amount of dog fouling on and around the pathways and this was possibly an item for the next newsletter.
5.4. A letter of thanks has been received from a resident concerning the work undertaken on Carrs Green

6. Financial Matters –

6.1. The annual audit has been completed by the internal auditor and the Annual Governance and Accountability Return is ready to submit. Parish Clerk to implement

6.2. Payments approved at the meeting:

Chq 1304 – £125 to replace stopped cheque 1300 (lost in post)
Chq1305- £23.80 to replace stopped cheque 1301 (lost in post)
Chq 1306 – £250 – Clerks Wages
Chq 1307 – £360 – Lengthsman’s wages
Chq 1308 – £401.52 – Lambrigg Nurseries (plants)

7. Any Other Business

7.1. Defibrillator check: Cllr Berry confirmed OK
7.2. Wyre-in-Bloom: All plants now planted Cllr Lingard and Cllr James arranged to meet next week to have a walk around the village prior to the Wyre in Bloom Judges arriving on 2nd August.
7.3. The footpath outside the church is very overgrown with weeds, Clerk to write to Church and ask them to tidy it up.