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Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 14th March 2019

Present: Simon Dumbill (Chair); Mr R Stenson; Mr W Nixon ; Mr R Coy; Mr M Buckley; Mr I McCambridge; Ms D Cosgrove (Clerk)

1.2.19 Apologies for absence received from; Mr M Rollison, Mr F Armstrong & Mr D Hodgson, also from Cllr N Cockburn & Cllr J Farebrother;

2.2.19 The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 14th February 2109 were signed as a true record.

3.2.19 No declarations of interest were made.

4.2.19 No members of the public were present

5.2.19 Accounts for payment approved

  • An amended invoice was received from M B in reference to the skip hire from last month, therefore there was an additional payment of 1.31 to be paid.
  • Due to the length of time it has taken to get all the paperwork in place for the bank transfer a new cheque was raised for 10,000 to open the account with the Cumberland Building Society, the previous one was destroyed during the meeting.

6.2.19 Reports from outside bodies

  • Nobody present

7.2.19 Planning Applications -

  • Ref: FUL/2019/0027 Applicant: Mr and Mrs Steel Proposal: Erection of detached building to house livestock Location: Anns Hill Bridekirk. There were no objections to this planning application and the clerk was instructed to post on to the Planning Portal.
  • Ref: FUL/2019/0046 Applicant: Mr and Mrs Crosby Proposal: Two new passive house dwellings, Location: The Chestnuts, Tallentire. Following discussion it was felt that this was a proposal that is outside the village envelope and was not on land that was identified as development potential in the village in the local plan, therefore the clerk was instructed to post this objection on the Planning Portal.
  • Ref: HOU/2019/0031 Applicant: Mr and Mrs Worsworth Proposal: Proposed sunroom and utility extension Location: Catterlen, Dovenby. No objections, the clerk was instructed to post this on to the Planning Portal.

8.2.19 - Clerks report - Items reported under appropriate minutes for easy access

  • Letter sent to Mr Lindsay as instructed at previous meeting, copy circulated for the records.
  • Contact made with those tendering for the grass cutting contract, the business that was not successful had asked for specific feedback and this was provided.
  • Correspondence has been received from United Utilities since the last meeting and this has been circulated.
  • Correspondence from NHS regarding some changes circulated.
  • Corresponded with Jackson Hetherington who has provided a price for the repair and maintenance of the notice boards, the view was that this work should be done when the boards are fully dry. Mr Hetherington to be notified.
  • Correspondence from a Mrs T from Australia who was seeking information about the church in Bridekirk, information confirmed and clerk instructed to provide it to her.

9.2.1 Flooding updates -

  • There had been some worrying moments during the recent heavy rain, but this did not result in any properties being flooded. M B indicated that the leaky dams are working, but that there is really a need for 3 -5 further ones to be built, this is a challenge to achieve without match funding. Following discussion it was resolve that MB should consult with the Rivers Trust to get a firmer picture of exactly what is needed and to indicate that the Parish Council would look favourably on a request for partial funding if this could be matched from outside funders to deliver a robust system.
  • No real update regarding Tallentire, it is believed that the talks with land owners is ongoing.

10.2.19 - Parish Maintenance -

  • Grass cutting contract. Successful applicant has been notified and will commence work. He has been instructed that the timescale for the payments needs to meet our Parish Council meetings.
  • Notice Boards - Price was looked at for replacement and for repair, it was agreed that the work should be undertaken to repair as this provided the best value, clerk to ensure that the work is carried out when the weather dries a little. .
  • Bus Shelter, Dovenby- Correspondence from Cumbria County Council re the condition of the bus shelter which is privately owned. The matter is now closed as far as they are concerned, the owner has indicated that he will brick it up if it is not wanted by Parish Council, so we await confirmation that this has indeed happened.
  • Defibrillator for Dovenby, RC has been in touch with the lady looking into this and given her the information that he has from the previous defibrillators we have had installed.

11.2.19 M Sport - 

  • No updates

12.2.19 - Cumbria Community Foundation

  • Next meeting will not take place until early September 2019. There was one small application received for 400 which was approved, full details to follow.

13.2.19 - Noted date and time of next meeting : 

  • 11th April 2019 at 7.30pm, Bridekirk Dovenby School.

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