Minutes of meeting held on the 20th January 2021
The meeting commenced at 7pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions the meeting was held via a conference call
301 Apologies for absence – none received
302 Declarations of interest – none received
303 Minutes of the PC held on 2/11/2020 – the Minutes were approved as a correct record. They will be signed when the Council meet again in person
304 Matters Arising – noted under Progress Reports at Minute 305 below
305 Progress Reports
1 Urgent decisions since last meeting – none
2 White Moss Blocked Culvert – P Cllr D Jesset’s meeting with Cumbria Highways Officer Neil Farmiento was cancelled and will be rescheduled when Mr Farmiento has recovered from Covid
3 Bottom Road – in respect of traffic mirrors, the Councillors noted three locations where a mirror would greatly improve road safety: opposite the bus shelter, opposite the Broughton Grove lane end, and opposite the exit from the Pudding Stone Lane. A vote was taken on whether to seek permission for the erection of a mirror from all three landowners, before taking the matter further. Councillors Slater, Davies, and Jessett, voted for the motion, and P Cllr C Wilkin voted against. One site for a mirror is on the land owned by P Cllr Jessett, who gave his approval for the installation. The Clerk is to write to the other landowners seeking their views on this matter, and to purchase the mirror approved. P Cllr Davies is to forward name/address details of the landowners to the Clerk
4 Public Walk Signage – the Clerk noted Cumbria Highways in order to progress this matter, have requested a clearer defined map and associated references of the noted areas
5 Small Grants Application for a Defibrillator. The Clerk is to submit funding applications to Cumbria Community Development and London Hearts. Prices have been obtained for an external boxed defibrillator and associated external power source. The Clerk is to write to the Parish Hall Committee seeking approval for the installation
6 Damaged/dangerous Trees. Matter in progress
306 Public Participation/Open Session – members of the public remain unable to attend due to the current pandemic. The Clerk noted no matters had been raised with her for discussion at the meeting
307 County Councillor Report – C Cllr Sue Sanderson – I have spent many weeks socially isolating, but as you will all be aware that does not mean that there is nothing to do. As Cabinet Member for schools and learning, dealing with the pandemic, it has been very busy. I have attended many virtual meetings through Skype, Zoom externally, and Microsoft Teams. I mention all this because you may not appreciate that socially isolating does not mean you are isolated and relaxed. In fact is has been exhausting especially as difficult decisions have had to be ade. The coalition of Labour and Lib. Dems., has worked very well together, and we brief the Conservative shadow Cabinet members regularly. The Leaders have met weekly, and with the MPs weekly. In Cumbria we are used to crises and the organisation involving all partners works well. The schools have been a particular issue and this continues. In Cumbria we took the decision to hold weekly meetings with schools, colleges, and universities and senior officers from different departments. These have continued and are well attended. They bring issues that are emerging and we try to resolve them. We have better than average attendance in Cumbrian schools. Locally, I have asked about linings the are doing it in areas and have raised issues reported to me and by others. I spoke to a very helpful Highways Officer about the blocked culvert, and emailed Darren about the contact. Hopefully we have made some progress on that
District Councillor Report – Councillor Gardner was unable to participate in the meeting
308 Applications for Development received from LDNPA – the Application for Development at Stonelands has been approved by the LDNPA
309 Financial Records – Financial Statement for the period 1st April to 20th January 2021 – approved. Budget 2020 -21 – no change. The 2021 -22 precept was approved
310 Councillor Matters – Cate reported that she has received complaints regarding potholes adjacent to Broughton Grove, and is to supply the grid reference no. to Cllr S Sanderson, who will speak with Cumbria Highways. Complaints have been received of discarded silage wrappers and the siting of a trailer on land adjacent to the property of Mr Stables. P Cllr Wilkin said she would speak with Mr Stables regarding these issues
53 It was brought to the attention of the Committee that Mr P Richardson and his son are laying a hedge between Linden Lea and Stonydale. The Clerk will write to thank them on behalf of the Councillors
311 Date of Next Meeting – 19th April 2021
There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.40pm. L Smyth – Clerk to the Parish Council
Minutes of Meeting held on 2/11/20
BROUGHTON EAST PARISH COUNCIL
PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
Meeting held on Monday 2nd November, 2020 at 7pm.
PRESENT: C.Cllr. S.Sanderson P.Cllr.C.Wilkin P.Cllr.M Slater P.Cllr.D.Jessett
IN ATTENDANCE: L Smyth (Clerk)
The Meeting commenced at 7.00 pm.
Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the meeting was held via a Conference Call.
288 Apologies for Absence Received and accepted from P.Cllr.C.Davies and D.Cllr.G.Gardner.
289 Declarations of Interest: agenda Item No. 7 (min.295) – P.Cllr.C.Wilkin
290 Minutes of the Parish Meeting held on 17th August, 2020
The Minutes were approved as a correct record. They will be signed when the Council can once again meet in public.
291 Matters Arising – noted under Progress Reports at Minute 292 below.
292 Progress Reports
1. Urgent decisions since the last meeting. None
2. White Moss Blocked Culvert C.Cllr.S.Sanderson is awaiting response from P.Cllr.D.Jessett in respect of arranging a meeting with Cumbria Highways.
3. Bottom Road – in respect of Traffic Mirrors the Clerk is progressing the matter with urgency.
4. Public Walk Signage – the Clerk is in discussion with Cumbria Highways to progress this matter.
5. Small Grants Application for Defibrillator – the Clerk noted Mr.R.Shrapnel responded to her request for assisted funding. Unfortunately the Parish Rooms Committee feel unable to offer assistance as the grant they received was ring-fenced for specified items. The Clerk is seeking alternative funding.
6. Ground Cutting Contract – the existing contractor has informed the Council he wishes to retire from this position. P.Cllr.D.Jessett offered his services, which the Council gratefully accepted.
7. Damaged/Dangerous Trees. Matter in progress.
293 Public Participation/Open Session – members of the Public still remain unable to attend due to the current Pandemic.
The Clerk noted no matters had been raised with her for discussion at the meeting
294 County Councillor & District Councillor Reports
1 County Report – C.Cllr.S.Sanderson
I have spent the many weeks socially isolating, but as you will all be aware that does not mean there is nothing to do. As Cabinet member for schools and learning dealing with the pandemic it has been very busy. I have attended many virtual meetings through Skype, Zoom externally, and now Microsoft Teams . I mention all this because you may not appreciate socially isolating does not mean you are isolated and relaxed. In fact it has been exhausting especially as difficult decisions have had to be made. The coalition of Labour and Lib Dems have worked very well together and we brief the Conservative shadow Cabinet members regularly. The Leaders have met weekly and with the M.P.s weekly. In Cumbria we are used to crises and the organisation involving all partners works well. The schools have been a particular issue and this continues. In Cumbria we took the decision to hold weekly meetings with schools, colleges and universities and senior officers from different departments. These have continued and are well attended. They bring issues that are emerging and we try to resolve them. We have better than average attendance in Cumbrian Schools. Locally I have asked about lining as they are doing it in areas and have raised issues reported to me and by others. I spoke to a very helpful Highways officer about the blocked culvert and e mailed Darren about the contact and hopefully we have made some progress on that
2. District Report – D.Cllr.G.Gardner Councillor Gardner was unable to participate in the meeting but has submitted her report to the Clerk for information
“This is what I am getting involved in – The Greening Champaign. To help save the planet for the next generation”. • Phase one – (4-6 Months) Engaging the community with easy ideas .There is lots of information about the dangers of Climate Change – – Newspapers – Radio – Books & Magazines – Internet • Solutions to Climate Change are: – Unclear – Mixed messages – Give the impression of needing money – People taking part are not visible • What the public need before they will engage: – To feel included – To feel powerful – To feel successful – For the action to be simple – For the action to be cheap – To feel part of a community • Challenge card for every home – include everyone • Community committee – working together • Simple actions to save CO2, Water & Food Waste • Community celebration of total savings at the end 50
295 Applications for Development Received from LDNPA
1. Stony Dale – Notification from the LDNP that the application has been granted
2. Applegarth – Notification from the LDNP that the application has been granted
3. Flat 8, Broughton Lodge – Notification from the LDNP that the application has been granted
296 Financial Records
1. Financial Statement for the period 1st April to 2nd November, 2020 – approved
2. Budget 2020-2021 – no change
3. Approval of the following payment:- · Clerk Fee
297 Schedule of Correspondence, Notices, and Publications. Attached at Appendix A. .
298 Councillor Matters Requested the Clerk publicise that the Council are short of new Members
299 Date of Next Meeting TBC. Venue dependent on current pandemic regulations. P.Cllr.C.Wilkin retired from the meeting at 7.40 pm
300 Application for Development – Stonelands Cottage. The Councillors raised no objection to the Plan providing the build is sympathetic to the environment. There being no further business the meeting closed at 7.45 pm