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Parish Council Meeting minutes Jul 2022

Parish Council Meeting minutes Jul 2022

August 19th, 2022

Minutes of the Parish Council Meeting held on: Thursday 21st July at the Baptist Church Hall, Preston Road, Inskip

Cllr Carol Berry (CB)
Cllr Geoff Carter (GC)
Cllr Nick Danby (ND)
Cllr Alan Lingard (AL)

Clerk: Susan Gilbert (SG)

Members of the Public:

Cllr Phil James
Cllr Martin Delaney
PCSO Denise Creighton

Parish Councillors; Joanne Porter (Wyre Council); Wyre Cllr Susan Catterall; Wyre Cllr Peter Cartridge; LCC Cllr. Matthew Salter, Maureen Nield, PSCO Denise Creighton

Meeting opened: 19:00
Meeting closed: 20.03

1. Open Forum for the general public
2. Minutes of the last meeting held on Thursday 16th June
3. Matters arising from the last meeting
4. Planning
5. Carrs Green
6. Financial matters
7. Any other business

Next meeting Scheduled for: Thursday 18th August at 7pm on Carrs Green


Chair: Cllr Alan Lingard
Date: 21st July 2022

Prior to the meeting commencing, Cllr Alan Lingard was elected to act as Chairman in the absence of Cllr James (Chair) and Cllr Delaney (vice-chair)

1. Open Forum
• Brian Dearnaley raised the point that the footpath off the footbridge along Higham Side Road (foot path number 10) is blocked. This has been reported by Mr Dearnaley via the LCC website and he wanted to know if there had been any feedback from LCC. PC to follow up.

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:
• Deer signage – LCC has confirmed they will erect the signs. Date not fixed.
• Woods Lane resurfacing– LCC has confirmed that the work will go ahead and that the delay was caused by having to remove tar in the subsoil. Date not fixed.
• Cllr Berry asked whether or not depth signage/marker posts has been requested for Woods Lane, PC to check previous correspondence and re submit request.
• Kissing gate has been stoned up, work completed.

4. Planning

4.1. The following applications were approved by Wyre Council:

4.2. The following applications were refused by Wyre Council:
White House Farm application has been turned down.

5. Carrs Green

5.1. PJ and AL met on Carrs Green to inspect the footbridge which needs the weeds strimming. GC to action. A viewing platform will be discussed at further meetings.

6. Financial Matters –

6.1. The bank account address has now been changed to SG’s address, Knowles Trust a/c and reserve account address change ongoing
6.2. Application has been made for Nick Danby to be a signatory – confirmation from the bank has been received.
6.3. Payments approved at the meeting:
Defibrilators – chq no 1309
Clerks wages – chq no 1313
Retiring clerk’s wages – chq 1311
WA Scott – kissing gate area reinforcement – chq 1310
Winzip – (DD)
Electricity North West (wayleave) received
Stationery/stamps- S Gilbert – chq no 1312
Andrew Maxfield – lengthsman – chq no 1314
6.4 Balance currently stands at £19,996
6.5 Clerk reported that she requires assistance with the VAT reclaim return
6.6 The AGAR report has been sent to the external auditors, awaiting confirmation of completion

7. Any Other Business

7.1. Defibrillator check: Two defibrillators ordered and paid for and delivered. At a further meeting, the siting of the defibrillator currently at the Derby Arms will be decided. PC to contact Carl Bass to fit the new defibrillators at Will Scott’s, Sowerby Hall and the other at Poplar Farm, (David Hargreaves).
7.2. Wyre-in-Bloom: The church has tidied up the footpath following request from PC. Judging to take place on 2nd August.
7.3. The speed safety banner and stickers have arrived and various sites will be earmarked by CB to position them, including waste bins. CB to design a leaflet to accompany the waste bin stickers to distribute to residents.
7.4. A resident on Carrs Green would like a bench positioned against her wall on Carrs Green land for the public to enjoy the area and was interested to know if the cost could be shared with the Parish Council. To be discussed at the next meeting on Carrs Green. In general, Council had no objections to the positioning of the bench on Carrs Green.
7.5. The sign on the end of Hornby Lane, (Moss Lane end) is disintegrating. PC to write to Wyre Council.
7.6. The hedges on Preston Road are becoming overgrown and impeding on the roadside. It was decided that after the summer embargo on hedge cutting, the situation would be further investigated to determine whether or not farmers and landowners need reminding to cut the hedges.