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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 11th September 2019 at 7.30pm.


PRESENT: Messrs., D. Hillary, E. Murdock, S. Hitchen and Y. Lockwood.


Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk) and five members of the public


Apologies: R. Murray, F. Buchanan and J. Lister (County Councillor).


Councillor D. Hillary in the Chair.



69/2019 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS


None.


70/2019 MINUTES


On the proposal of E. Murdock and seconded by of S. Hitchen it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17th July 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.


71/2019 POLICE MATTERS


An e-mail had been received inviting councillors to complete a survey on Policing Priorities, Local Concerns and Agency Responsibilities which had been circulated


72/2019 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION


Five members of the public were in attendance to raise concerns regarding letters they had received from the Land Registry pursuant to the council’s application to register Possessory Title to the remaining part of the Registered Village Green. The main concerns were that such registration could have an impact in the future on their established accesses to their properties over the village green. They were assured that that was not the intention of the application and that it had been made clear in response to a requisition from the Land Registry who had also completed a survey of the land. The residents asked for a copy of that response which will be supplied by the clerk. The residents indicated that they would be submitting letters objecting to the application.


73/2019 CORRESPONDENCE


i)  The CALC Circular for July and August and September had been forwarded to members and there were no matters arising

ii) A letter had been received from the Cumberland Building Society advising of a change to the interest rates on the council’s deposit account.

iii) An e-mail giving the July North West Coast Access update which summarized the progress made had been circulated.    

vi) The notes of the Three Tier Meeting on 11th July 2019 at Cockermouth had been circulated

v) An e-mail on Cumbria Action for Health Network & Mental Health Provider Forum Bulletin 12.08.19 had been circulated.

iv) Solway Coast ANOB Parish Council meeting notes had been received and circulated.


74/2019 CLERKS REPORT


The clerk gave a report on matters that had arisen since the last meeting.

 

75/2019 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS


J. Lister in an e-mail had advised that the recent problems with the bin collections had cost the borough council an estimated £1.1. a year or £22k a week.


76/2019 PLANNING MATTERS


Applications for consultation

 

HRN/2019/0005 Removal of 8m of hedgerow to facilitate No objections

   temporary access for construction.  provided it is  

   Sewage Works, Hayton, Aspatria   re-instated at the

         end of works.

(b) Decisions


None


(c) Appeals


None


(d) Any other planning related correspondence.


None.

 

77/2019 ACCOUNTS


(i) The following accounts were approved for payment: -


T Gear   Clerks Account (July/Aug.)                           £242.91

HMRC   Income Tax     £40.46

Mike Dowling Cont.  Grass cutting              £780.00

Cumbria CC  Copy of Village Green Register    12.00


 (ii) Balances at: -   


11.9.19 Current Account       544.43

11.9.19 Deposit Account     3100.63

 

78/2019 VILLAGE GREEN – LAND REGISTRATION


The clerk provided an update on the efforts being made to register the area of the village green that had not previously been registered and the transfer of land on which the Public Room stood and car park. He also advised there had been two requisitions for information from the Land Registry which had been responded to and he had submitted the surveyor’s response to the Charity Commission. The Charity Commission has today responded saying that they will not deal with the Parish Council and the Trustees must respond to their letter dated 30th August 2018 before progress can be made.

 

79/2019 LAND TO THE FRONT OF 1 HIGH GREEN, HAYTON


The clerk had written to the occupier in the terms requested at the last meeting and had received a telephone response advising that she had been out of the property for several months because of a fire and that she would be attending this evenings meeting. The chair had obtained an estimate £805.00 for the re-instatement work. To be discussed further at the next meeting


80/2019 VACANCIES


There were now two vacancies and members were encouraged to find suitable residents for co-option.


81/2019 TELEPHONEBOX, VILLAGE GREEN


The clerk advised that he had been again in contact with the owners who confirm it is on the list for removal.


82/2019 STANDING WATER – Nr HAYTON CASTLE


The clerk had again reported the issue to the Highways Authority.


83/2019 FINGERPOST SIGNS


The clerk had been in contact with highways who confirm the signs in the parish are on the list for re-painting, but the list is very long. He had also obtained estimates which were between £600-£900 per sign.


84/2019 ADOPTION OF MODEL FINANCIAL REGULATION 2019


Draft model Financial Regulations issued by the National Association of Local Council’s had been circulated to members and on the proposal of S. Hitchen and E. Murdock they were adopted by the council.

 

85/2019 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING


1 High Green, Hayton

Telephone box on Village Green

Land Registration - Village Green

Standing water near Hayton Castle

Vacancies

Apologies R. Murray and F. Buchanan

Beck cleaning


The meeting closed at 8.14pm




Signed………………………………. Chairman