Agenda – 8 November 2016

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Parish Clerk: Wendy Jameson FMAAT, 5 Burnswark Terrace, Solway Street, Silloth, Cumbria, CA7 4EF Tel: 016973 31128 Mob: 0777 5686857
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2 November 2016

Dear Councillor

You are summoned to attend a meeting of Holme Low Parish Council which is to be held on Tuesday 8 November 2016 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 meetings held on 9 August & 6 September 2016, 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:-
a) Great North Air Ambulance

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

10. Audit for the year ended 31 March 2016
To consider the audit opinion following the external audit carried out by BDO.

11. Budget 2016/17
To consider the budget for 2017/18 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 2016.
b) CALC Circular – September 2016.
a) CALC Circular – October 2016.
b) Healthcare for the Future Newsletter – October 2016.
c) Healthcare for the Future Newsletter #2 – October 2016.
d) Connecting Cumbria – Newsletter.
e) CALC – Annual Report 2016.
f) Cumbria County Council – Flood Recovery Update.
g) Clerks & Councils Direct – November 2016 Issue 108.
h) Tidelines – Newsletter of the Solway Firth Partnership – Issue 45 Winter 2016.

For Information
i) CALC – National Grid’s North West Coast Connections project (due to commence in September) has been delayed and unlikely to take place this year.
j) CALC – pdf copy of NALC’s publication, Being a Good Employer.
k) Allerdale Three Tier Meeting – Minutes of the meeting held on 30 June 2016.
l) CALC – Compliance with the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities. Requirements of the Transparency Code and funding available.
m) Letter from Sue Hayman to confirm that the Parish Council’s concerns regarding Broadband connectivity will be forwarded to BT Openreach.
n) Cumbria Constabulary Public Consultation Survey – Survey to be completed by 9 September. Copy of email forwarded to members of the Council for their individual response.
o) Environment Agency – Copy of the planned repair and maintenance schedule.
p) West, North and east Cumbria Success Regime – Stakeholder Update Briefing August 2016.
q) Tour of Britain 2016 – Stage 2, Carlisle to Kendal, Monday 5 September. Copy of route and ETA of the cyclists taking part, which starts in Carlisle and finishes in Kendal on 5th September.
r) CALC – Copy of flyer and booking form in respect of the ACT Annual General Meeting and Community Led Planning debate.
s) Advocates Against Abuse – Information about a new advice network and training dates.
t) CALC – NALC Revised LTN 59 Re: Planning Applications and Decisions.
u) Cumbria County Council – Minerals & Waste Local Plan 2015-30 will be submitted to secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on 9 September 2016. From noon Friday 9 September, the Examination webpage can be accessed via this link: The Submission documents can be viewed or downloaded at: environment/policy/minerals_waste/MWLP/submissiondocuments.asp
v) CALC – Nominations for CALC Executive Committee. Forms to be received by 14 October.
w) Email from Joanne Brooks re: Premises Licence – Letter from Allerdale to say that application for live music has been withdrawn and closing hrs amended to 11.30pm.
x) Allerdale Borough Council – Copy of the Application for Premises Licence for Kitty Bell’s Country Store Café and Bar.
y) CALC – re: Neighbourhood Planning. Letter to all town and Parish councils from Gavin Barwell MP via NALC.
z) Email from Sue Hayman to confirm that she also wrote to Allerdale in relation to the Premises Licence at Kitty Bell’s Country Store Café and Bar after it was raised at her surgery.
aa) CALC – Letter encouraging communities to have an Emergency Plan in place for extreme weather events and other types of emergencies.
bb) CALC – Changes to the CALC constitution.
cc) Allerdale Three Tiers Meeting – 29th September 2016 starting at 7.00 pm at Cockermouth town hall. Copy of papers relating to the meeting and minutes from June meeting.
dd) Information about the Getting Cumbria Ready conference organised by Active Cumbria.
ee) CALC – Invitation to the AGM of CALC on Sat 12 November at the Castle Green Hotel, Kendal at 10.30am.
ff) WNE Cumbria Success Regime – Stakeholder meetings – Workington 12 October 10.00 to 12.00, The Oval, Salterbeck Drive, Workington and Penrith 7 November 12.30 to 14.30, North lakes Hotel, Ullswater Road, Penrith.
gg) Environment Agency Flood Recovery works for Cumbria w/c 3 October.
hh) Wigton Town Council – Information about the Success Regime public Meeting at Wigton Market Hall on Tuesday 25 October from 7.00 to 9.00pm.
ii) Cumbria Highways – Details of a temporary road closure on the Silloth to Aspatria Road due to commence on 31 October 2016, with an approximate duration on 7 days.
jj) Email from Marianne Birkby regarding the recent poll in the North West Evening Mail under the article Councils Present United Front Against Pylon Plans.
kk) West Cumbrians’ VOICE for Healthcare are planning a detailed response to the consultation taking place regarding changes to services in West, North and East Cumbria. Briefing papers can be viewed at
ll) CALC – AGM 2016 Agenda and Papers.

For Action
mm)The Future of Healthcare in West, North & East Cumbria – Public Consultation Document. Consultation begins on Monday 26th September for 12 weeks.
nn) Local Government Boundary Commission – Electoral Review of Allerdale Borough Council: Warding Arrangements. Consultation closes on 5 December 2016.
oo) Diocesan Mission & Pastoral Committee – Re: Church of Causewayhead St Pauk. Letter to seek the views of the Parish Council on the proposal for the closure of St Paul’s Church, Causewayhead for regular public worship.

13. Planning Applications
Allerdale Borough Council have refused the following:-
Ref No: 2/2015/0422 Applicant: Mr Kenneth Storr Proposal: Erection of chicken broiler unit
Location: Fir Tree Farm, Seaville, Silloth

14. Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies

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

16. Parish Plan

17. To receive and consider reports from Councillors.

18. Chairman’s Announcements

19. Date of next meeting
Parish Council meeting – Tuesday 14th February 2017 at 7.30pm in Silloth Community Hall.