Bridekirk Parish Council
Appletree House, Allerby, Cumbria, CA7 2NL
Bridekirk Parish Council Minutes 8th February
Present: Mr S Dumbill, Mr R Stenson; Mrs C Fossey;
Mr W Nixon; Mr R Coy; Mr M Rollison; Cllr N Cockburn; Mr H Slater (First
Responders) ; 2 members of the public & Mrs D Cosgrove (Clerk)
1.1.18 Apologies: Mr I McCambridge; Mr F
Armstrong; Rev M Jackson;Cllr J Farebrother; Cllr H Graham
2.1.18 Minutes- The minutes from the meeting of
the 14th December 2017 were signed as true record.
3.1.18 Declarations of Interest - There were no
declarations of interest declared.
4.1.18 - Suspension of Standing Orders for
Members of the Public to speak.
- Ms L Tomkins and Mr N Crellin asked that the
PC supported the request to United Utilities for a cycle route from the
Legacy Fund. It is approximately 750metres long, down towards Redmain/Isel
as has previously been discussed. Resolved.
- Mr Slater came to the meeting to give an
update on the future arrangements for the First Responders communication
package. This had been anticipated that it would be to provide future
options, however Vodafone still have not completed the proposals and
therefore it was resolved to defer to the 8th March 2018 meeting.
5.1.18 Accounts for payment and discussion
- HMRC £100 - cheque 100888
- Clerk Payment and expenses for quarter
ending Dec 17 £400 +£83.48 (inks, paper, postage etc) - cheque 100884
- St Bridgets - Parish Magazine advert - £25.
- Vodafone - First Responder Pagers - £29.88
- Cheque 100886
It was also resolved to continue with the
contract for grass cutting with Lazy Lawns.
6.1.18 Reports from outside bodies
Cumbria County Council - nobody in attendance,
but an email update was received and read out.
- No further news on the removal of the non
travellers, will update as soon as he has any more information.
- In constant touch with highways about the
condition of the roads around Bridekirk.
- Bridekirk also to be included in a speed
limit review in Allerdale and also the A594
- In touch with Highways regarding the puddle
that has formed since the United Utilities work has been underway.
Highways are looking at a solution with UU.
Allerdale Borough Council -
- Very little to report this month. Development
Panel took place during the period since the last meeting.
Cumbria Constabulary -
- Nobody in attendance, no report received.
Clerk reported an incidence of vandalism and theft on land off the A595.
7.1.18 - Planning Applications:
- 2/2018/0007 Mr Michael Harper. Lean to
building to store farm machinery. West House Farm, Dearham. No objections
- 2/2018/0002 Mr Raymond Faulder. Construction
of wooden cabin. Retrospective. Land associated with Croft House Farm,
west of Dovenby. No objections.
- 2/2018/0021 Mr Chris Sutcliffe. Listed
building consent for the erection of a rear sunroom extension and new
pedestrian access. Hiddenbeck Farm, Tallentire. No objections
- Taken from Planning Portal:
- 2/2017/0564 Moota Hill Radio Site,
Tallentire. Application for prior notification of proposed development by
telecommunications code systems operators for a mast to be installed. 15m
in height x 850mm wide. No objections.
- 2/2017/0588 Lower Paddock, Home Farm,
Tallentire. New detached dwelling. Resubmission of 2/2017/0106 No
Chestnuts, Tallentire, proposals. There was discussion around the concerns
relating to this plan for 11 homes. It was felt that a section 106 might
be able to include physical barriers to prevent speeding through the
village, electricity cabling to be run underground, and the affordable
element to be as promised. Cllr Cockburn will support as required.
8.1.18 Clerks report
- Further contact has been made with Allerdale
BC to ask for further information regarding the M Sport sound test.
Response was read out for PC. It was basically a holding letter and
further response will be sent out when they have the information.
- Speeding signage. There is a lot of it
popping up all over the area, however it is not just a case of purchasing
it. Further advice being sought from Ennerdale PC who have recently
installed it. Discussed possibly asking for half of the cost from the
- Bus shelter still has not been cleaned, even
though the contract was awarded. Clerk to chase up.
9.1.18 Flooding issues update
- There were two incidents reported, flooding
at Nicholson's site still really bad, this is being chased up by Cllr
Graham and there was a large body of water at Dovenby Mill, so big that
ducks have taken up temporary residence.
- Mr Rollison has been in discussion with the
Cumbria Rivers Trust, Caitlin Pearson, she has identified two possible
fields for bunds to be installed. She is in discussion with the owner who
is not opposed. This is likely to be a joint project with Cumbria
10.1.18 Parish maintenance - covered across other
11.1.18 Non travellers - covered in report from
12.1.18 M Sport - No update
13.1.18 Cumbria Community Foundation - No update
14.1.18 Date and time of next meeting were noted
as 7.30pm Thursday 8th March 2018 Bridekirk Dovenby School.