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Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 10th October 2019

Present: Mr S Dumbill (Chair); Mr R Stenson; Mr W Nixon ; Mr MD Hodgson; Mr M Buckley;Mr M Rollison; Mr F Armstrong; Mr B Crosby; Cllr J Farebrother; Ms D Cosgrove (Clerk)

1.8.19 Apologies for absence received from, Mr R Coy.

2.8.19 The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 12th September 2109 were signed as a true record.

3.8.19 No declarations of interest were made

4.8.19 No members of the public were present

5.8.19 Accounts for payment approved:

  • Clerks quarterly salary to October - 400
  • HMRC - 100
  • It was resolved to leave the precept unchanged for the financial year 2020/2021. Clerk to do submission when paperwork received from Allerdale Borough Council

6.8.19 Reports from outside bodies

  • Nobody present from CCC - No response from either Cllr Graham, or the Leader of the County Council, clerk to contact again.
  • Cumbria Constabulary, previously circulated the report, it was noted that it again contained no information relating to the Parish.
  • Allerdale BC - Cllr Cockburn was not present, no report received from her.
  • Cllr Farebrother reminded the Parish Councillors that if they want her to do anything that they can either ask during the meetings, or get in touch in the interim. Request made to look into the noise levels from M Sport. It was asked why the track is being used for testing despite the buildings that were to form part of the noise reduction system, not being yet built. Operational days, what number was agreed? There is a concern that this is causing noise disruption to the children in the Bridekirk School.

7.8.19 Planning Applications -

  • There were no planning applications received during this period.

8.8.19 - Clerks report - Items reported under appropriate minute for easy access where appropriate

  • Clerk has made contact with BT with reference to potential purchase of the telephone kiosk in Tallentire so that the defibrillator can be relocated there.
  • Neighbourhood Planning document circulated.
  • Objection submitted to Allerdale Planning department for the removal of the telephone kiosk, see item 1 in report.
  • Made contact with Cllr Stuar Graham re non attendance of the CCC representative.
  • Wrote to Mr R Coy and Cllr Cockburn re defibrillator pads and batteries that require renewal.
  • Made contact with Mr Mullen re tree growth through the walls from M Sport side into the beck at Dovenby
  • Wrote to the Broughton Parish Clerk re Neighbourhood Planning proposals.
  • Wrote to Mr B Crosby regarding co-option onto the Parish Council

9.8.19 Flooding updates

  • An update was provided by the representative from the WCRT as below:
  • The current funding has now come to an end, the work completed includes pond enlargement, leaky dams, tree planting etc.
  • Next steps will be maintenance of structures, maintenance of the beck and seeking further funding through Local Levy Funding (Slow the Flow) and Tallentire Wind Farm Funding. If successful it was resolved that the Parish Council should hold the funds on behalf of WCRT as previously.
  • Total project cost to date has been 22k

10.8.19 - Parish Maintenance -

  • Trees - These were cut back and will be monitored.

11.8.19 M Sport

  • Cllr Fairburn is going to speak to Allerdale BC for further updates on the noise from the site.

12.8.19 Proposed Defibrillator for Dovenby - 

  • No update for this meeting. Mr Hodgson will look for possible suitable locations for the siting of a new defibrillator.

13.8.19 - Cumbria Community Foundation

  • Mr Stenson has now submitted his application to replace Mr McCambridge

14.8.19 Joint Parish Meetings/Neighbourhood Plan

  • Discussion was had around the potential for moving forward on the Neighbourhood Plan, but it was felt that to date there is insufficient information for a decision to be taken, however there is an appetite to progress this and a request is to be made to Julie Ward of Allerdale BC to see if she will attend a future meeting of the Parish Council to discuss benefits.

15.8.19 Noted date and time of next meeting : Thursday 14th November 2019 7.30pm Bridekirk Dovenby School.


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