Present: Cllr Baumber,
Cllr Bulter, Cllr Clerey, Cllr Greaves,
The Chairman was held up.
The minutes were agreed by the Council and signed
by the Chair.
None were received
• Two drains
in on Riddings Lane in Gleaston are blocked and need attention. The Clerk will
place this on the Highways Steward's list to look at.
• The white
lines on the junction at Scales Green need repainting. The Clerk will contact
the Highways Engineer.
• Two grit
bins requested by Gleaston Village Hall and Green Committee have not arrived.
The Clerk asked for the relevant information from the Committee's secretary.
• A Gleaston
resident suggested installing a drainage pipe on the Guards from Duke Street
into an existing drainage ditch in the adjacent field. He has spoken to the
landowners who would be willing in theory to allow such a measure. The Council
were generally in favour of the idea, and Cllr Willis suggested passing the
information on to her to gauge a response from Graeme Wheelhouse of Highways.
• A letter
was received from a Leece resident regarding the junction of Kiln Lane with the
main Barrow-Gleaston road. The Council suggested that the covered sign for the
junction be cleared by the Highways Steward.
SL/2010/0599 Kelguards, Gleaston Front Dormer No
SL/2010/0619 Land at Whinnels Agricultural Building Refused
No members of the public were present for Leece.
One resident contacted the Clerk prior to the meeting to offer their support.
decided it had no further option but to permanently close the
playground on the basis that public support was not sufficient to justify
further action. The Council asked to Clerk to thank Zoe Sheeran for her
agreed that the space should be offered as an allotment. Notices will be placed
asking residents to come forward before November's ordinary meeting.
Six residents attended the meeting and further
offers of interest have been shown. The residents formed a group and Bob
Mitchell volunteered to act as initial coordinator. The initial purpose of the
group will be to survey the parish footpaths and collate information on problem
areas. The Clerk will supply each member with a definitive map and survey form.
Nothing to report
Cllrs who attended the meeting agreed that it had
been more positive and action-based than previous meetings. Issues of the
highest priority included roads, speeding and gritting.
No further information has been published by SLDC
regarding the future of the toilets. This item was postponed until more is
The Council put
forward the following points in response to the consultation document:
three services do you consider essential?
2. Fire and rescue
there services which are 'extras' which
any services be provided better by others? Public transport
there services which people could pay for, if they can afford it? Archives
there more cost-effective ways of providing services? Reduce bureaucracy and cut out the 'middle-man'. Use
more common sense in administration and providing services. Stop expensive
external consultation and make the most of 'in-house' staff. Get rid of
Highways Stewards and replace with 'lengthsmen' who can tackle most jobs in the
The main issues with the bridleway are large areas
of mud and some overgrowth. It was agreed that the route would be surveyed
properly as part of the Parish Paths Group and Countryside Access Team's
surveys and that the best course of action could be decided after that.
near Sea Mill on Coast Road
• Drain by
gate into Seawood
sign needs cutting back, west end of Scales
indicating Kiln Lane, Leece needs clearing
• Cut back
grass kerbs at Scales Green
• Drains on
Riddings Lane (see above)
The scheme appears to be working well so far. The
following jobs were suggested for October:
• Cut back
Elder tree behind Newbiggin bus shelter
• Clear beck
• Clear path
benches at Baycliff
• Cut back
hedge in Scales playground
• Put more
hardcore down at Leece Car Park
The plans for
the playground have not yet been received for approval. The Council agreed to
give Cllr Baumber the final say in approving the plans when they arrive.
BCA wish to purchase flagstones to put under a new bench. The Council agreed that that would be willing to
pay for this in return for a donation from the BCA. The Council also agreed
that it would pay for repairs to the lawn mower, as previously promised.
The terms of
the current licence states that only one vehicle may be used per licence. The
Council agreed that this was unnecessary and the terms have therefore been
changed so that the licence is for the use of the space and not a vehicle.
It was agreed
that the budgetary discussions would be carried out at an extraordinary meeting
to be held on
payments were authorised by the Council:
Steward Salary (Sept/Oct) £188
Expenses Jan-Oct 10 (including Laptop) £434.12
• Car Park
rents (x 5) £250
It was agreed to postpone this until next meeting.
• 'Look Out
for your Right to Vote' posters to be put up around the parish
• New Number
11 bus timetables
News and Views' newsletter from
None were received
The next meeting of the Council will take place on
Monday 11th October,
ordinary meeting will take place on Monday 8th November.