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Appletree House, Allerby, Cumbria, CA7 2NL
Email:  bridekirkparish@gmail.com

Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 10th May 2018
Present: Simon Dumbill (Chair);Rev M Jackson; Mr W Nixon.; Mr I McCambridge; Mr R Stenson; Mr F Armstrong; Mr D Hodgson; Mr M Rollison
Ms D Cosgrove (Clerk)

1.4.18 Apologies for absence received from Mrs C Fossey; Mr R Coy; Mrs J Farebrother; (ABC); Cllr N Cockburn (ABC); Cllr H Graham (CCC);Cumbria Constabulary.

2.4.18 The minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 12th April 2018 were signed as a true record.

3.4.18 No declarations of interest in items on the agenda

4.4.18 There were no members of the public wishing to present to the PC on this occasion.

5.4.18 Accounts for payment approved

  • Lazy Lawns May Invoice - 150
  • Greenscapes - Dovenby Leaky Dams - 3,540 (to be paid through bank)
  • CALC- 184

It was further resolved that the clerk be instructed to approach Cumberland Building Society to open an account for the PC as this would be a more accessible service. Signatories to be Mr S Dumbill, Mr I McCambridge, Mrs C Fossey, Mr R Coy and Mrs D Cosgrove.

6.4.18 Reports from outside bodies

Allerdale Borough Council - Nobody present, but brief email update was presented

Cumbria County Council -Nobody present

Cumbria Constabulary - previously circulated and noted.

7.4.18 Planning Applications - none received

8.4.18 - Clerks report - also covered in other areas of the agenda. Still no final bill from Vodafone and still no solution for the First Responders who are currently reliant on their own mobile and home phones for contact in an emergency.

9.4.18 Updates on flooding in Parish - Photographs were presented showing the new 'leaky dams" that have been sited in Dovenby. This work is being paid for through grants that have come in to the Parish Council specifically for this activity.

Mr M Rollison also had a meeting with the flood prevention officer regarding the issues in Tallentire. Possible extra culvert to be put in, this will be funded through a donation from Thomas Armstrong (already promised) some from Cumbria County Council and application to go in to the CCF Windfarm fund. This can be undertaken when full details of the costs are secured.

10.4.18 - Parish Maintenance - No official road closure notices received. Work was due to take place in Tallentire, but not been completed so far, there is one day left in the week that it was due to take place.

11.4.18 - Non Traveller Update - None received from Cllr Graham


12.4.18 - M Sport - No updates and no further correspondence from Allerdale Borough Council following the request for an update on the noise level activity.

13.4.18 - CCF Mr McCambridge gave an update on the grants awarded these included Friends of Bridekirk Dovenby - Car park 1,000 p.a. x 3 years & Isel Church car park, 2,500 subject to match funding being secured. Clerk instructed to make contact with Cath Howard who had agreed at a previous meeting to ask that the grant proposals came to the Parish Council prior to going to the panel. None received.

14.4.18 - Note date and time of next meeting : 14th June 2018 at 7.30pm

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