20th August 2018

WESTWARD PARISH COUNCIL Clerk: Mrs E Clark, 11 Standingstone Heights, Wigton, CA79DS Telephone:  016973 45665      e-mail:  westwardclerk@aol.com

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held in Westward Halls, Westward on  Monday the 20th of August 2018 starting at 7.30 p.m.


1. Chairman’s announcements   To receive announcements by the Chairman.

2. Apologies To receive apologies for absence.

3. 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 21st of May 2018 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 PCSO.

To receive a report and to agree any further action required from the County Councillor/District Councillor.

To receive a report from the Northern Fells Group.

8. Financial Statements

To note the current balances & bank reconciliation of the Council’s Bank Accounts as at 31st of July 2018.  To review the council’s 2018/19 budget. To complete the Natwest paperwork to close the council’s current & reserve account.

9. Payments of accounts   To consider & agree on the following payments

Fasthosts – Domain Renewal                  £  23.98

Fasthosts – Website                                £122.63

10. Receipts  To note the following receipts received;
Electricity North West (Wayleaves)           £17.08
Mr Todd - Rent                                      £  5.00
HMRC (VAT refund)                                £19.97

11. Planning Matters Devolved decision of No Objection by the clerk, on the following applications after consultation with Chairman & Councillors as response requested prior to the August meeting;

Ref No: 2/2018/0296 – Demolition of two redundant stone barns & erection of showroom & offices – Old Carlisle Farm, Wigton.

Ref No:  HOU/2018/0121 – Erection of a detached garage/workshop – Larkspur, Church Hill.

Ref No:  2/2018/0302 – Prior approval of proposed change of use of agricultural building to two dwelling houses – Mrs Pratt, The Gardens, Brackenthwaite – Prior Notification Approval not  Required – Allerdale Borough Council 07/08/18.

To note the following grant of planning permission;  Ref No: HOU/2018/0093-Proposed single storey side extension, internal alterations & patio – Station House, Curthwaite – Mr & Mrs D Johnston.

12. Correspondence To note the following correspondence received & agree any action if required;
Clerks & Councils Direct – July Issue
Rosley Link & Westward Newsletters – Thanks for donation
CALC – AGM Information
CALC – June Newsletter
CALC – July Newsletter
Cumbria Highways – Restoration of Traditional Highway Direction Signs
CALC – Membership Subscriptions Review 2018

13. Highway Matters  To note any highway matters including the light at Rosley village hall/school and the grit bins in the parish.

14. Superfast Broadband To receive an update on superfast broadband & agree on any further action required.

15. Speeding Vehicles on the Rosley Road To receive an update on speeding vehicles on the Rosley road.

16. Parish Noticeboards To receive an update on the parish noticeboards.

17. Defibrillators To receive an update on the parish defibrillators & agree on any further action required.

18. Clerk’s Resignation To receive the clerk’s resignation.

19. Items for inclusion on the next Agenda The chairman will give councillors the opportunity to put forward items for consideration at the next meeting.

20. Date and time of next meeting To note that the next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday the 19th of November  2018 in Rosley Village Hall, Rosley commencing at 7.00pm.

Signed:        E Clark            Dated:  13th August 2018             Clerk of the Council