21st August 2017

WESTWARD PARISH COUNCIL

Clerk: Mrs E Clark, 15 Howgill Close, Bolton Low Houses, Wigton, CA78PG

Telephone:  016973 45665      e-mail:  westwardclerk@aol.com

Date:  14th August 2017

A Meeting of the Parish Council to be held in Westward Halls, Westward on Monday the 21st of August 2017 starting at 7.30 p.m.

AGENDA

1.

Chairman’s announcements

To receive announcements by the Chairman.

2.

Apologies

3.

To receive apologies for absence.

Requests for Dispensations

The clerk to report any requests since the previous meeting for dispensations to speak and/or vote on any matter where a member has a disclosable pecuniary interest

4.

Declarations of interest on the agenda

To receive declarations of interest by members in respect of items on this agenda.

5.

Minutes

To authorise the Chairman to sign the minutes of the meeting held on the 15th of May 2017 as a true record (copy enclosed).

6.

Adjournment of the meeting

The chairman will adjourn the meeting (15 minutes) to allow members of the public an opportunity to ask questions or raise matters of interest.

7.

Reports

§ To receive a report and to agree any further action required from the Community Policeman.

§ To receive a report and to agree any further action required from the County & Borough Councillor.

§ To receive a report the Northern Fells Group.

8.

Councils Bank Account

To consider closing the parish council’s bank accounts with the NatWest Bank and opening new accounts with the Cumberland Building Society.

9.

Receipts

To note the following receipts received:

HM Revenue & Customs (VAT Refund)           £  75.34

Electricity North West                                     £  17.08

10.

Financial Statements

§ To note the current balances of the Council’s Bank Accounts as at 31st of July 2017 & to agree the bank reconciliation as at that date.

§ To approve & accept the audited annual return & any issues arising year ended 31 March 2017.

11.

Planning Matters

To note the following planning applications;

Ref No: 2/2017/0377 – Construction of hard finished access lane to farm buildings over existing pasture land – Camp House, Rosley – Mr Graeme Russell.

Ref No: 2/2017/0390 – Application for removal of condition 4 on planning approval 2/1986/0063 to remove occupancy condition – Park Crest, Westward – Mr G Bainbridge.

Ref No: 2/2017/0021 – Erection of a portal framed agricultural shed – Land near Street Road Ends – Miss Sheila Mattinson.

A Devolved decision of No Objection by clerk following consultation with Chairman & Councillors as response requested prior to the August meeting on the following applications;

Ref No: 2/2017/0300 – Silage pit roof – Gerrard House, Cuddy Lonning to Longthwaite –

Andrew Carter – Approved 26/07/2017.

Ref No: HOU/2017/0128 – Addition of a storm porch – Swallow Barn, Cross Hill Farm –

Mr James Wilson – Approved 11/08/2017.

To note the following grants of planning permission;

Ref No:  2/2017/0156 – Extension to existing camping and caravanning site (part retrospective) –  Wallace Lane Farm, Brocklebank – Mr John Stanyer – No Objection in principle but feel that the size of the existing campsite is already big enough and the highway (C2041) is a great concern as it is an extremely fast road.

Ref No: 2/2017/0224 – Change of use of agricultural (Class Q) to a dwelling house (Class C) – High Brackenthwaite Farm – Mr Mike Scott.

12.

Correspondence

To note the following correspondence received & agree any action required;

CALC – May,June & July/August Circular

CALC – Developing Your Skills Programme

CALC – 3-Tier Meeting Information

Electoral Government Boundary Commission – Electoral Review: Final Recommendations

National Grid NWCC Project – Update

ACT – Household Emergency Plan Leaflet

13.

Highway Matters

To note any highway matters.

14.

Parish Noticeboards

To receive an update on the refurbishment of the parish noticeboards.

15.

Recycling in the Parish

To consider the parish recycling including an update on the Brackenthwaite area from

Cllr Osborne.

16.

High Hall Wood

To receive an update on the draft management plan for High Hall Wood, Westward.

17.

Parish Council Land

To consider the maintenance of parish council land (wood) next to Rosley School.

18.

Items for inclusion on the next Agenda

The chairman will give councillors the opportunity to put forward items for consideration at the next meeting.

19.

Date and time of next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the parish council will be held on Monday the

20th of November 2017 at 7.30pm in Rosley Village Hall, Rosley.

Signed: E Clark         Dated:  14th August 2017

Clerk of the Council

Copies of the May Minutes & August Agenda are available from the clerk.

(016973)  45665 or email westwardclerk@aol.com or see www.westward.org.uk

THE PUBLIC & PRESS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO BE PRESENT