Hayton & Mealo Parish Council
Hayton and Mealo Parish Council
A meeting of the Hayton and Mealo Parish Council was held in the Prospect Village Hall, Prospect, Aspatria on Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 7.30pm.
PRESENT: Messrs., D. Hillary, S. G. Hitchen, F. Buchanan, E. Murdock and Y. Lockwood.
Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk) and J. Lister (Borough and County Councillor)
Apologies: R. Murray
Councillor D. Hillary in the Chair.
1/2019 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS
On the proposal of D. Hillary and seconded by Y. Lockwood it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14th November 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.
3/2019 POLICE MATTERS
(i) PCSO Peter Crome had submitted a report which showed that no incidents had been reported to the police in the parish since the last meeting.
(ii) A letter from Inspector Rachel Gale had been received in which she advised that the 10 weekly meetings with the parishes had temporarily put on hold due to staff shortages.
(iii) A message from the Police & Crime Commissioner had been received in which he wished to raise the Council Tax Precept by £2 (Band D Property) to fund an extra 20 officers and to be able to retain the 25 recruited last year.
4/2019 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION
There were no members of the public present and no matters raised on their behalf.
i) The CALC Circular for November and December and January had been
forwarded to members and the clerk reminded members that Parish Council
elections will be held on 2nd May 2019 and that as of 1st April 2019 the clerks
salary will increase by 35p per hour.
ii) The December United Utilities – West Cumbria Supplies Project – Update on
Road Closures etc. had been circulated.
iii) An e-
the council’s assistance to rectify an error relating to the registration of land
associated with their porch which was shown on the council’s title. The council
consented to the proposal and authorized the clerk to sign the relevant
vi) A letter of thanks had been received from the Great North Air Ambulance for the
council’s donation of £50.
v) An e-
council’s donation of £75.00
iv) An e-
Consultation had been received and circulated.
iiv) An e-
received and circulated
iiiv) An e-
for local flood groups had been received and circulated.
xi) An e-
received and circulated.
6 /2019 CLERKS REPORT
The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting.
7/2019 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS
J. Lister addressed the meeting and advised regarding the budget consultations for both Allerdale Borough Council and Cumbria County Council.
8/2019 PLANNING MATTERS
Applications for consultation
(d) Any other planning related correspondence.
The following accounts were approved for payment: -
L Mansfield Website 120.00
T Gear Clerks Account (Nov/Dec.) 227.70
HMRC Income Tax 39.23
(ii) Balances at: -
Current Account 2593.34
9.1.19 Deposit Account 3070.53
10/2019 VILLAGE GREEN – LAND OWNERSHIP
The clerk advised that enquires regarding the land associated with the old village hall were ongoing and it was agreed that he would contact the council’s solicitors with a view to having all land registered as Village Green and maintained by the council registered as such with the Land Registry,
11/2019 LAND TO THE FRONT OF 1 HIGH GREEN, HAYTON
There had been no contact further contact with the occupants, but he was still working to try and resolve this issue.
No applications for co-
13/2018 SUPPORTING VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN EMERGENCIES
This was discussed, and it was felt that local knowledge was sufficient to assist those in need in the parish in times of emergency without making any formal register.
14/2019 FOOTWAY LIGHTING
Members were made aware of the proposal from Allerdale Borough Council to make parish councils financially liable for some footway lighting from 2020 and the advice from CALC.
The council were concerned about the condition of the fingerposts in the parish and the existence of a small budget that Highways have for such work. The clerk was asked to find out the likely cost of having the signs refurbished.
16/2019 MEETING DATES 2019/20
The clerk had prepared a schedule of meeting dates for 2019/20 which were agreed
17/2019 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING
1 High Green, Hayton
Telephone box on Village Green
Donation to St James Church for grass cutting
The meeting closed at 8.05pm