November 2009

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 Westward Parish Council
MINUTES of Meeting held on Monday 17th August 2009  at  Rosley Hall

PRESENT: Mr. Brown, Mr. Coulthard, Mr. Holliday,  Mr. Jackson, Mr. Shaw,
  Mr. Studholme, Mr. Watson, Councillor D.Fairbairn & Police Liasion Officer Lindsey Tuck.

The chairman introduced PC Lindsey Tuck who gave a short talk about the crime figures in Westward & Rosley, also the Smartwater scheme the police are running for farmers, smallholders or anyone with a small business. The Police have raised concerns about the New Tesco store in Wigton which they feel will encourage anti social behaviour. The chairman thanked PC Tuck.

  1.1 Declaration of Interests
        Mr M. Watson & Mrs A. Watson – planning application 2/2009/0539 for Broiler Units,at Cunningarth, Westward, Wigton.

  2.1 The Parish Council minutes from the 12th May 2009 were agreed and signed.      
  2.2 SIDS – The chairman spoke about receiving the SIDs from Allhallows and placed at Rosley School and Westward. encouraging reports from the public. Chairman thanked everyone who helped with the scheme.
        Permenant SIDs Red Dial, awaiting reply from Highways.
  2.3 New Tesco Store, Wigton A report was given by I.W.
  2.4 Highway Steward Report given by Chairman.
  2.5 Update road leading to Reathwaite
  2.6 Update Signs Post Progress – FS said he hoped they would start again    next month.
  2.7 Salt Bins- ltr read out from S.Charters requesting a salt bin be sited at    agreed to put on hold price increasement.

  Non discussed
  4.1 The Financial Report as at 31st July 2009 was considered and     approved. Current account stands at £3504.35 and reserve £3562.57. 
  4.2 We received a chequefor £250  from The  Feel Good Group - re Joyce Wilkinson Trust –agreed to go towards the playing field at Rosley.

 5. PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS - agreed to pay the following
  5.1 Brian Hall Accountancy Services  £ 30
  5.2 Zurich Yearly Insurance   £205
  5.3 Rosley Village hall (Playing field)  £250
  5.4 Wigton Baths     £100

  6.1 Applications received since last meeting
   6.1.1 Application 2/2009/0338 Mr Charles Chamberlain- Proposed agricultural building to provide indoor stabling and equipment, Croft House, Westward, Wigton
   6.1.2 Application 2/2009/0377 Arqiva Ltd – Proposed erection of site security fence with associated access gates. Arqiva Transmitting  Station Brocklebank, Wigton.
   6.1.3 Application 2/2009/0395 Mr David Whittle – Erection of new  entrance gates fixed within stone piers. Tracentree Low House, Brackenthwaite, Wigton
   6.1.4 Application 2/2009/0446 Mr Haydon Price, Haydon Price Ltd - Listed building consent to repair barn roof. Longwath Farm, Rosely, Wigton.
   6.1.5 Application 2/2009/0451 Mr George Bainbridge – Change of use from agricultural land to storage area. Beckbottom, Westward, Wigton.
   6.1.6 Application 2/2009/0455 Mr S. Graham – New Overspill lagoon for slurry storage. Red Dial Cottages, Red Dial, Wigton.                        
   6.1.7 Application 2/2009/0503 Mr Lockhart – Change of use of part of farm for vehicle storage. Longwath Farm, Rosley, Wigton.
   6.1.8 Application 2/2009/0515 Governors of Rosley C of E School –     Proposed sports pavilion. School Field, Rosley C of E School, Rosley, Wigton.
   6.1.9 Applications 2/2009/0506 - phase 1, 2/2009/0507- Phase 2, 2/2009/0508 -  phase 3 and 2/2009/0509 phase 4 -  Mr TW Kitchen TW Kitchen & Son – Erection of free range poultry unit  (including errection  of feed store)
   6.1.10 Application 2/2009/0539  Mr P Watson – Proposed Broiler units, Cunningarth, Westward, Wigton.
          At this point M.W and A.W left the meeting and J.R. took over the  clerk’s position, who stated all councillors approved the application although there was some unrest in the community.
  6.2 Applications approved by Allerdale
   6.2.1 Application 2/2009/0238 Mr Michael Marrs – Change of use and conversion of  barn to granny flat, lobby extension and erection of conservatory to main house.  Forrester Fold Farm, Westward, Wigton - GRANTED
   6.2.2 Application 2/2009/0241 Mr William Miller W & M Miller – Proposed roof  over existing livestock handling facilities.  Jenkin Cross Lowmoor Road, Wigton. - GRANTED
   6.2.3 Application 2/2009/0256  Mr John Stanyer – Extension to farmhouse. Wallace Lane Farm Brocklebank, Wigton - GRANTED
   6.2.4 Application 2/2009/0258 Mr Anthony Giles MIG Surveying Ltd – Proposed partial conversion of tack room and stables and stores to home office. High Chalkside, Rosley, Wigton. (Resubmission to 2/2008/0972) -            GRANTED
   6.2.5 Application 2/2009/0280 Mr William Hird – Single storey kitchen extension,Town Head Brocklebank, Caldbeck,Wigton- GRANTED
   6.2.6 Application 2/2009/0338 Mr Charles Chamberlain- Proposed agricultural building to provide indoor stabling and equipment storage. Croft House, Westward, Wigton - GRANTED

  7.1 Various CALC inc forthcoming training events
  7.2 Cumbria County Council- Cumbria Minerals and Waste Development Framework
   Cumbria Housing Group – Strategic Housing Market Assessment.
  7.3 Allerdale Borough Council-Statement of Community Involvement
    Draft Statement of Gambling Policy – Gambling Act 2005
  7.4 Cumbria Highways – various highway issues
  7.5 Capita Symonds – Public Rights of Way Annual Programme
  7.6 North West Plan Partial Review
  7.7 Northern Fells Group - newsletter 
  7.8 Rosley Play Area Committee – thank you letter for donation
  7.9 Cumbria Sport – Asking for support Wigton Swimming Pool.- discussed
   continuing supporting the pool - agreed to donate £100.
  7.10 Society of Local Council Clerks – membership 2009 
  7.11 Shaws – Forms, records & Registers for Local Council
   Handed in at the beginning of the meeting:-
   7.12 A letter was read out by the chairman from M.G apologising for not attending the meeting and tendering her resignation. Clerk to write her a letter for her commitment over the years and thank her for her service.
  Brought by Chairman
  8.1 Rosley Village Hall Grant Applications
  8.2 Neighourhood Forum meetings
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