Agenda – 10 November 2015

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Parish Clerk: Wendy Jameson FMAAT, 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4EF
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4 November 2015

Dear Councillor

You are summoned to attend a meeting of Holme Low Parish Council which is to be held on Tuesday 10 November 2015 in the Community Hall, Petteril Street, Silloth commencing at 7.30pm. Please let me know if you are unable to attend.

Yours faithfully

W.E. Jameson
Clerk to the Council


1. Apologies
To receive and record with a reason, any apologies for absence.

2. Declarations of Interest
To receive declarations of members’ interests in respect of items on this agenda.

3. Exclusion of Press & Public
To consider whether any items on the Agenda should be considered without the presence of the press and public, on the grounds of confidentiality, pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 Section 1(2).

4. Minutes
To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 11 August 2015, as a true record.

5. Matters Arising
To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the last meeting

6. Police Report
To receive a report from the Police on incidents of crime since the last meeting.

7. Financial Report
To receive an up-to-date financial report

8. Requests for financial assistance
To consider any requests for financial assistance.

9. Payment of Accounts
To authorise the payment of Accounts.

10. Audit for the year ended 31 March 2015
To consider the audit opinion following the external audit carried out by BDO.

11. Budget 2016/17
To consider the budget for 2016/17 and set the Precept for the coming year.

12. Correspondence
To receive the schedule of correspondence, notices and publications received since the last meeting and to note items marked as ‘For Action’ requiring action to be taken.

Publications & magazines etc
a) Clerks & Councils Direct – September 2015 Issue 101.
b) Skylines – North West Air Ambulance Charity – September 2015.
c) CALC Circular – September 2015.
d) NALC – Transparency Fund – Monthly Bulletin.
e) CALC Circular – October 2015.
f) Connecting Cumbria – September 2015 Newsletter.
g) Waver/Wampool Proposed Water Level management Board – Newsletter October 2015.
h) Clerks & Councils Direct – November 2015.
i) CALC Circular – November 2015.
j) Tidelines – Newsletter of the Solway Firth Partnership – Winter 2015.

For Information
k) Copy of letter from Rod Donington-Smith on behalf of Cumbria Trust encouraging Councils to respond to the Call for Evidence issued by the Office of Nuclear Development’s Geological Disposal Team.
l) Ageing Well Work Group request for information about activities in the parish that encourage social participation, in particular those aimed at the 55+ age group.
m) Office for Nuclear Development – re: Call for Evidence – Implementing geological disposal: Working with communities. Email to confirm receipt of response to the call for evidence.
n) Allerdale Borough Council – re: Cemetery at Causewayhead – Letter has been forwarded to David Bryden for his attention.
o) Cumbria Highways – re: Flooding at entrance to Coulthards – Call has been logged and details sent to local inspector.
p) Cumbria Highways – Details of the road closures and restrictions for the Tour of Britain stage 3 route in Allerdale which starts in Cockermouth on 8 September 2015.
q) New Hospital Open Afternoon for Stakeholders at West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven on Thursday 24 September 2015 from 2.00 – 5.00pm.
r) Allerdale Borough Council – re: Car park at Wolsty banks – Confirmation that the car park is Allerdale’s responsibility and the Property Services department have been asked to carry out repairs.
s) CALC – Information about the latest round of ERDF funding opportunities in Cumbria.
t) CALC – Copies of latest NALC legal briefings and the updated Legal Topic Notes.
u) Allerdale CALC General meeting 24 September 2015 – Papers for the joint meeting with the district and county council.
v) National Geological Screening Consultation – E-Bulletin. A workshop is to be held on 20 October at the Hallmark Hotel, Carlisle to help people better understand the consultation and provide better-informed responses.
w) Allerdale Borough Council – re: Recycling. Allerdale are looking at communal purple bag collections in some of the outlying areas.
x) Email from Pete Nichol re: Speed of HGV’s.
y) Minerals & Waste Local Plan – Supplementary Sites Consultation. Some additional sites were out forward for consideration which are to be consulted on, none of which are within Silloth or the surrounding area.
z) Riversmeet Community Cooperative – Resourceful Communities Household Recruitment – Riversmeet are taking part in the Resourceful Communities pilot project in conjunction with CCC’s Waste Prevention team and are looking to recruit 3 households to pilot the training.
aa) CALC – Invitation to the CALC AGM on 14 November 2015 at West Lakes Science and Technology Park, Whitehaven.
bb) Cumbria County Council – New tourism development funding for rural Cumbria businesses through the European Agriculture Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD).
cc) CALC – Elections for 3 directly elected members of Smaller Councils’ Committee 2016/17. Nomination forms to be returned by 5 November.
dd) Cumbria County Council – Community Grants are available for voluntary, not for profit and community groups for community based projects which benefit the local area. North West grants panel meet on Thursday 26 November 2016.
ee) Cumbria County Council – Cumbria Minerals and Waste Local Plan 2014-2029 – Supplementary Sites consultation. Comments to be submitted by Monday 9 November.
ff) Email from Inspector Richard Smillie who is our new Police Inspector following changes to the neighbourhood policing teams (NPT) from ten to three.
gg) CALC – Proposed amendments to CALC’s constitution which relate to the process by which a casual vacancy among directly elected members should be filled, clarification on sending out agenda papers by email and the election of district association members of the Executive.
hh) CALC – Notes from the September three tier meeting and the presentation by ENW provided to the meeting.
ii) CALC – Elections for 3 directly elected members of Smaller Councils’ Committee 2016/17. Nomination forms to be returned by 5 November.
jj) Cumbria County Council – Details of changes to the timetable on the Service 60 from Maryport to Workington from 21 December 2015 which will offer a more evenly spaced clockface frequency to the service.
kk) CALC – Tesco Local Community Scheme – funding for green spaces.
ll) CALC – Agenda and papers for the 41st CALC Annual General Meeting.
mm) News and Funding from Cumbria Community Foundation – October 2015.

For Action
nn) Email from Victor Barnes asking if VOSA can be contacted to ask for a tacho spot check for HGV’s in Causewayhead area which are travelling at speed and on roads marked unsuitable for HGV’s.
oo) Allerdale Borough Council – Conservation Areas, Supplementary Planning Document. Link to the document:- areas-spd.aspx
pp) Allerdale Borough Council – re: Cemetery at Causewayhead. Response to concerns raised by the Parish Council.
qq) Email sent to Silloth Town Council by Pauline and Tony Park from Causewayhead regarding the increasing need for a 30mph speed limit on the B5302 just before the turn off for West Silloth and Blackdyke junction to just past the cemetery and church.
rr) CALC – Copy of letter from Windermere Town Council to the Minister in response to the recent publicity about cuts to the budget of Cumbria Police.
ss) Cumbria County Council – Consultation on new Council plan, Budget Savings and new ways of working. All the savings proposals and further background are available at . Consultation will run until 22 January 2016.
tt) Cumbria’s Health and Wellbeing Board is consulting on its Health and Wellbeing Strategy; an important strategy for the people and communities of Cumbria. Closing date for feedback 13 November 2015.

13. Planning Applications

14. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies

15. County Council Report
To receive a report from the County Councillor.

16. Speeding HGV’s at Causewayhead and proposal for the 30mph speed limit to be extended.

17. Transparency Fund
To consider submitting an application

18. Parish Plan

19. To receive and consider reports from Councillors.

20. Chairman’s Announcements

21. Date of next meeting
Parish Council meeting – Tuesday 9 February 2016 at 7.30pm in Silloth Community Hall.