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 Objection
• 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.
The Council 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 efforts.
It was 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 known.
The Council put forward the following points in response to the consultation document:
• Which three services do you consider essential?
2. Fire and rescue
there services which are 'extras' which
• Could any services be provided better by others? Public transport
• Are there services which people could pay for, if they can afford it? Archives
• Are 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 first instance.
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.
• Drains near Sea Mill on Coast Road
• Potholes at Gleaston
• Drain by gate into Seawood
• Placename sign needs cutting back, west end of Scales
• Sign 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 at Baycliff
• Clear path at Leece
• Paint 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.
The 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
The following payments were authorised by the Council:
• Parish Steward Salary (Sept/Oct) £188
• Clerk's Expenses Jan-Oct 10 (including Laptop) £434.12
• Car Park rents (x 5) £250
• Scales money £12.63
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
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None were received
The next meeting of the Council will take place on Monday 11th October, at Gleaston Village Hall to discuss the budget.
The next ordinary meeting will take place on Monday 8th November.