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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 Monday 7th December 2020 at 7.30pm. (Socially distanced and with face coverings)


PRESENT: Messrs. D. Hillary, F. Buchanan, E. Murdock, S. Hitchen, R. Murray, Y. Lockwood and V. Sonnabend  

Also, Present: T. Gear (Clerk)

Apologies: G. Wilson.

Councillor D. Hillary in the Chair.


69/2020 DECLARATIONS OF INTERESTS

None.


70/2020 MINUTES

On the proposal of F. Buchanan and seconded by of R. Murray it was RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 9th September 2020 and the notice of adjournment for the meeting that was to have taken place on 11th November 2020 be approved and signed as a correct record.


71/2020 POLICE MATTERS

The were no apologies and no police report but the clerk had received an e-mail from PCSO Donaughee advising that she was moving to Workington and that PCSO’s Peter Crome and Kerry Harris will be responsible for the Aspatria area.


72/2020 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There were five members of the public present, two of whom wished to speak on the planning application for a slurry lagoon at Beech House, Hayton. Members confirmed that they had received copies of the many objection letters. One member of the public outlined a summary of the residents concerns whilst another invited the council to ask questions, but none arose. All members of the public were thanked for their attendance and left.


73/2020 CORRESPONDENCE

i)  Information on Scam e-mails to councils had been shared.         

ii) Information pack for Community Leaders had been received and circulated.

iii)  A considerable amount of correspondence regarding the Coronavirus (Covid -19) continued to be received and circulated.

iv) Information regarding Cumbria Action for Health & Mental Health Provider Forum Bulletins had been circulated.  

v) Information regarding Cumbria Arts and Culture Network Newsletter had been circulated

vi) An e-mail ‘Cumbria CVS – Get into Volunteering’ had been circulated

vii) Information on “What matters to you. Next Meeting Thursday 5th November” had been circulated.

viii) An e-mail regarding Alcohol Awareness week 2020 16-22 had been circulated.

x) A copy of the Cumbria Local Nature Partnership (CLNP) news had been received and circulated.

xi) CALC update on Local Government Re-organization in Cumbria had been received and circulated.

xii) Autumn Half Term Activity and Support Directories had been circulated.

xv) Information on Nature recovery Lunchtime talks – Cumbria Local Nature Partnership (CLNP) had been received and circulated.

X)  An e-mail “Standards Matter 2: Public Consultation and Public Sector Surveys” had been received and circulated. Also, information on CALC Code of Conduct Training 25th November 2020.

ix) An e-mail regarding the Review of Statement of Licensing Policy from Allerdale Borough Council had been received and circulated

iix) The Allerdale and Copeland Joint Newsletter had been received and circulated

iiix) The CALC Newsletter September/October 2020 had been circulated.

xiv) Minutes of the CALC three tier meeting on 17th September which Councillor Collins attended had been circulated.

xv) Information regarding Cumbria CVS Trustee Recruitment had been circulated

ivx) An e-mail regarding NALC Free Webinar GDPR Update had been circulated

iivx) An NHS Public Consultation had been circulated.

iiivx) Information on the Community Learning & Skills Partnership Programme and North West Ambulance Service – How to Save Life had been circulated.

vix) A request for financial support had been received from the Great North Air Ambulance

vx) Information on Food Support over Christmas had been circulated.

vix) Information on Parish Polls had been circulated

viix) The Annual Public Consultation Survey from the Police and Crime Commissioners Office had been circulated

viiix) Standards Matter 2: Public consultation and Public Sector Surveys had been circulated

ivvx) Information on the 20921 National Census had been circulated.

xxi) An update on Local Government re-organization had been received and circulated

 

74/2020 CLERKS REPORT

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

including: -


i) The Clerk had been in correspondence with the owner of Church View, Hayton regarding the land to the front and had reminded them that it did form part of the Registered Village Green and could not be developed.

ii) He had also received a letter regarding events for Remembrance Sunday and Christmas. Lights and a tree had been purchased to be placed temporarily on the Village Green.


75/2020 DISTRICT AND COUNTY COUNCILLOR’S REPORTS

There were no reports.


76/2020 PLANNING MATTERS


Applications for consultation


FUL/2020/0241 Creation of a slurry lagoon   Object to size, location

Beech House, Hayton, and possible effects on     the amenity of residents.


(b)  Decisions

None


(c) Appeals

None


(d) Any other planning related correspondence.

None


77/2020 ACCOUNTS

(i) The payment of accounts since the last meeting were ratified and the following accounts were approved for payment: -


Citizens Advice Allerdale  Donation      £50.00

T Gear    Clerks Account (Sept./October)              £278.49

HMRC    Income Tax      £52.99

L Thompson   Christmas tree/Lights    £84.18


ii) Balances at: -   


7.12.20   Current Account             £1781.98

7.12.20   Deposit Account    £1628.31


78/2020 VILLAGE GREEN – LAND REGISTRATION

The clerk advised that the transfer of the former Public Room to the parish was still with Land Registry awaiting completion.


78/2020 VILLAGE GREEN ROADWAYS.

The Chair agreed to inspect the roadways and to arrange any remedial action (if necessary)


79/2020 BUDGET – PRECEPT 2021

The clerk produced a draft budget which was discussed and on the proposal of R. Murray and seconded by F. Buchanan it was agreed to set the precept for 2021/22 at £4,900.00


80/2020 FOOTWAY LIGHTING

The clerk read a letter from Allerdale Borough Council in which they postponed passing on energy charges to Town & Parish Councils.


81/2020 FLOODIONG AND CONDITION OF ROAD - MEALO COTTAGES

Concerns were raised regarding standing water/flooding at the above location and the condition of the road and verges where dairy waste is led to a mile out of Hayton Village on the Allonby road The clerk was asked to report to the highway’s authority.


82/2020 FINANCIAL REGULATIONS 2020

In the light of recent changes to the way the council’s finances are managed the financial regulations had been amended to reflect those changes and were approved by all present.


83/2020 ITEMS FOR NEXT MEETING


Transfer of Public Room and Car Park

 Village Green roadways

 Condition of Finger Signposts

 Flooding – road adjacent to Mealo Cottages

The meeting closed at 8.28pm



Signed………………………………. Chairman