This was posted as normal.
of the attendance register.
The attendance register was signed by Cllrs. Greaves, Southworth, Park, Baumber
No apologies received.
Appointing a new Councillor.
As per the minutes of the May meeting, this item was held over until the
full Council could meet. Cllr. Cooper
has given verbal notice to resign and the clerk has asked her to write to him
to confirm this. The Council are seeking
two new Councillors. As there are only
two interested persons for these positions, the Council voted to co-opt Mavis
Clerey and William Round as new Councillors.
The vote was carried nem. con.
To sign as a correct record the
minutes of meeting held on 16th March 2009.
The minutes were approved by the Council and signed by the Chair.
receive Declarations of Interest from the Councillors concerning items on this
None were received.
from the police representative.
No report was received from PCSO Madden.
The clerk was asked to contact PCSO Madden about activity at Aldingham
toilets, the unauthorised parking at Leece car park, and about the crash barrier
receive comments from the Public (Limited to 10 minutes).
No comments received.
No report was received from
The clerk gave three
planning decisions to the meeting.
SL/2009/0324 – Low
Highways and footpath matters.
The Council discussed the dog litter bin at
Newbiggin. The clerk reported that he’d
spoken with Cumbria County Council re: the siting of the bin – they need to
give written permission for the bin to be installed on the shoreline at
Newbiggin. The clerk has this in hand.
The clerk also stated that he’d asked Graeme
Wheelhouse to chase up the outstanding problems with chevrons and signs at
Scales; and the playground signs at Baycliff.
Reports of resurfacing work at Newbiggin were
received. The clerk was asked to contact
SLDC or CCC to find out the frequency of road sweeping at Newbiggin.
To receive reports not included in
the above items from the County and District Councillors.
No report received but both District and
To review the current situation on
the tasks for the handyman.
The Council discussed the possibility of weed killing work being done by
CCC. The clerk reported that the people
doing the weed spraying are only contracted to work on the highways and cannot
deviate from this.
The clerk reported that he had attempted to contact Mr. Haggarty but had
not yet received a reply. The clerk was
asked to discuss the car park repairs with him and to look into doing a
services survey on the area of the car park entrance. It was estimated that the re-surfacing would
take about 1 tonne of aggregate. It
would also require the use of a digger with an attendant – Cllr. Greaves’s son
would be able to provide such hire services and would provide a quote.
Playground updates – including bark
requirements for playgrounds.
The Councillors have each looked into the requirements
for the three playgrounds. Bark orders
will follow in due course. It was
suggested that the weeds in the barked areas in the playgrounds could be
sprayed prior to the delivery of new bark.
The clerk reported that the replacement mature tree
would have to be held over until November to ensure that the new tree would
Summer fetes and parties –
requirements for Council owned land.
No other remedial work was required for this summer’s
Liaison with Urswick Parish Council.
This is a standing item on the agenda. The clerk had nothing to report except that
Mrs. Sankey had been reported as the new clerk to Urswick Parish Council.
No reply from Rob Lawley as yet.
This item to remain on the agenda for monitoring.
The following accounts were approved for payment by the Council.
To R McKenna for petrol for Scales mower £20.61
Clerk’s June salary £388.58
The following monies were received.
Scales collection box £18.14
receive an update on the 2008/09 Audit.
The clerk reported
that the audit papers have now been sent to BDO Stoy Hayward following the end
of the period of public notice.
review the Council’s Risk Assessment.
The Council discussed
options regarding accident reporting procedures. It was agreed that the clerk should hold the accident
book, and each playground should display a notice that would contain the
contact details of the clerk, a nominated Councillor for that village, and
contact details for the emergency services.
The Council also
agreed that the handyman should be contacted re: the lifebelt at Leece. It should be installed with the aid of a
T-bar with a length of rope – the rope would be obtained by Cllr. Baumber.
Appointing a new clerk.
The Council discussed the logistics of sifting through applications and
interviewing for the new clerk.
Various pieces of correspondence have been received including:-
Information regarding Public Sector equality duties. This should be discussed in greater depth at
a future meeting.
Notification from Cumbria County Council re: the
modification of a public right of way at Newbiggin near Sea Wood.
The clerk’s resignation. The clerk has already let the Council know
that he intends to move out of the area and tendered his resignation at the
meeting. The Council accepted and will
begin the process of appointing a new clerk.
To receive items for the next
Appointing a new clerk.
To confirm that the next meeting of
Aldingham Parish Council will be held in Gleaston Village Hall on Monday 27th
July, 2009 at 7.15p.m.