Agenda – 11 August 2015

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Parish Clerk: Wendy Jameson FMAAT, 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4EF
Tel: 016973 31128 Mob: 0777 5686857 Email: Web:

5 August 2015

Dear Councillor

You are summoned to attend a meeting of Holme Low Parish Council which is to be held on Tuesday 11 August 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 12 May 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. 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) CALC Circular – June 2015.
b) Clerks & Councils Direct – July 2015 Issue 100.
c) Connecting Cumbria Newsletter – Allerdale edition – July 2015.
d) ACT Gazette – Issue 21 – Summer 2015.
e) CALC Circular – July/August 2015.

For Information
f) CALC – Open letter to all parish and town councillors from the Chairman of NALC, Councillor Ken Browse.
g) Cumbria Highways – Details of road closure re-activations to allow CCC safe access to undertake surface dressing works on various roads including U2029 Causewayhead (East) Silloth on 21 July.
h) Cumbria County Council – re: Unit 25 Causewayhead. Unit 25 is being used for composting fine organic material from waste treatment plants at Hespin Wood and Barrow which is a similar process to that described in 2008 planning application. Unless Mr Miller can prove that he was operating the site by Jan 2012 he may need to apply for retrospective planning permission. The other hangar is being used for storage of agricultural lime which CCC don’t normally deal with.
i) Allerdale Borough Council – Copy of presentation used at Planning Training in March.
j) Cumbria County Council – re: Unit 25 Causewayhead. Waste related operations did not start until 2013 but physical works to construct composting vessels were started in 2011. Details of activities being undertaken from the site. Hangar 26 does not have planning permission and further investigations will be carried out.
k) NALC – Legal Briefing – The Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Act 2015.
l) Suncredit – Proposed Seaville South Solar Farm – Public consultation event at Silloth Community Hall on 23 June.
m) Making Parishes Better Places – FOI Request – Email asking for a copy of the Council’s organisation chart, detailing the structure of the Council and committee membership. Also asking that the information is published on the website.
n) Copy of press release issued about the Success Regime in health services in North Cumbria.
o) Email from Toni Magean, Town Centre Area Manager at Allerdale asking if there are any specific issues relating to the recent cuts to bus services.
p) Cumbria Highways – Details of Temporary Road Closures which have been put in place to allow safe access to carry out surface dressing works.
q) Invitation and Agenda for Tour of Britain Information evening on Tuesday 30 June at 6.30pm at Christ Church, Sullart Street, Cockermouth.
r) Agenda for the Allerdale three tier meeting on 25 June at Bothel Village Hall ay 7.00pm. Minutes of a meeting held on 26 March 2015.
s) Cumbria Highways – Details of Temporary Road Closure on the U2028 Black Dyke Farm, Silloth to commence 13 July 2015.
t) Tracks of the Iron Masters – activities schedule and publicity. Information about a National Lottery funded project about West Cumbria’s industrial heritage and in particular the railways that served local industries and communities.
u) Proposed Drainage Board for the Waver Wampool – Briefing for Parish Councils on 2nd July at Newton Arlosh Parish Hall.
v) ACT Vacancy – Development Officer for South Cumbria.
w) Letter from NALC chairman on The Commonwealth Flag Day on 14 March 2016 and encouraging all local councils to take part.
x) Data Protection registration – Reminder tom renew Data Protection registration.
y) Email providing information about a system known as the Waste Action Reuse Portal (Warpit) which provides a facility to claim or give away surplus resources to new homes in different organisations both from within the County and beyond.
z) National Grid North West Coast Connections Project – The project is now at a stage where it is becoming important that National Grid engages directly with parishes to ensure they are kept informed.
aa) Wigton Baths – Crowdfunding campaigh has been launched.
bb) Note from the Allerdale 3 tier meeting held at Bothel Village Hall on 25 June 2015.
cc) North Allerdale Neighbourhood Forum – Thursday 23 July 2015 7-9pm at Golf Hotel, Silloth.
dd) Cumbria County Council – Public Rights of Way. At a recent Silloth Town Council meeting concerns were expressed about access being denied to a footpath near Hartlaw Farm Problems have reported which will be investigated and try to resolve the issue.
ee) NALC – Financial Topic Note re: Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Provided a council’s income and expenditure was below 500,000 euros at 3rd July (around £355,000) then the Council’s deposits will be covered for compensation in the event of a UKL registered bank going bust.
ff) Copy of the latest bulletin from the Radioactive Waste Management team on the launch of a public consultation.
gg) CALC Annual General Meeting on Saturday 14 November at 10.30 am at the Samuel Lindow Theatre, Westlakes Campus, Whitehaven.
hh) ACTion with communities in Cumbria – Annual General Meeting on 11 September 2015 at Threlkeld Village Hall, Threlkeld, Keswick at 9.45 am.
ii) Transparency Code – Government Support Fund. Government have promised financial support to help smaller councils comply with the Code.
jj) CALC – Email from Samantha Bagshaw introducing herself as the new Chief Officer at CALC.
kk) Connecting Cumbria – Deployment Map – ‘Soft Launch’ of Connecting Cumbria Deployment Map – Official Press Release to Follow.

For Action
ll) Implementing geological disposal: A call for evidence on working with communities. The document provides background information on the process as well as asking a series of questions, centred on the issues of community representation, community investment and the test of public support. Closing date for the submission of responses is 4 September 2015. The Call for Evidence can be accessed
via: communities.
mm) Internal Drainage Board for the Waver Wampool – Water Level Management Board Justification Statement – Summary Report July 2015. Consultation responses to be returned by 28 August.
nn) Cumbria County Council – Information about the City Council super-connected city voucher scheme which allows small and medium-sized enterprises to apply for vouchers of up to £3,000 to connect to superfast broadband.
oo) CALC – casual vacancy on CALC Executive committee Nominations to be received before 16 October,
pp) Silloth-on-Solway Coastal Community Team – Team have been successful in a bid for funding to help establish a team and develop a local economic plan for the area. Involvement by Parish Council in the CCT are is welcomed and a representative from Holme Low is to be put forward. Next meeting of Silloth=on- Solway CCT is scheduled for 20 August at 6.00pm in Community Hall.
qq) Publication of reports on scope of Appraisal of Sustainability, and approach to the Habitats Regulations Assessment, of the Government’s (to be developed) draft National Policy Statement on geological disposal facility infrastructure. Documents can be viewed online. Responses to be sent by 25 September if required.
rr) Ulverston Town Council – Email in relation to the problem of derelict buildings and possible remedies.

11. Planning Applications

The Parish Council have considered the following:-
Ref No: 2/2015/0422 Proposal: Erection of chicken broiler unit Location: Fir Tree Farm, Seaville, Silloth
Applicant: Mr Kenneth Storr

Notification from Allerdale Borough Council that an appeal has been made on the grounds refused to approve planning permission for the application: Installation of a 500kW wind turbine (67m to blade tip) and its associated infrastructure (crane pad, access track and meter house) Site at: Dundraw Farm, Dundraw Wigton

12. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies

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

14. Parish Plan

15. To receive and consider reports from Councillors.

16. Chairman’s Announcements

17. Date of next meeting
Parish Council meeting – Tuesday 10 November 2015 at 7.30pm in Silloth Community Hall.