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Bridekirk Parish Council
Appletree House, Allerby, Cumbria, CA7 2NL
Email: bridekirkparish@gmail.com
Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 11th April 2019

Present: Mr R Stenson; Mr W Nixon ; Mr M Buckley; Mr MD Hodgson, Mr F Armstrong , Cllr N Cockburn Ms D Cosgrove (Clerk)

1.3.19 Apologies for absence received from; Mr S Dumbill, Mr M Rollison, Mr I McCambridge, Mr R Coy & Cllr J Farebrother;

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

3.3.19 No declarations of interest were made.

4.3.19 No members of the public were present

5.3.19 Accounts for payment approved

  • Clerks salary and expenses 400 salary, 3 months to 1st April 2019
  • HMRC - 100
  • Jackson Hetherington 200 grass cutting + 150 Coach Rd works - 350
  • ALC Subscription 019/20 175.86

6.3.19 Reports from outside bodies

  • Nobody present from CCC
  • Allerdale BC - It has been reported that Broughton now has a PIP (Planning in3Principle Agreement)

7.3.19 Planning Applications -

  • No planning applications received during this period.
  • Mr Stenson reported that he and the Chair had attended a joint meeting of a number of PC's regarding Planning Development in the local area, hosted by Broughton PC. The concern around the high number of homes planned across four parcels of land to be built over a fairly lengthy period. There would appear to be no infrastructure and services included in these plans at this stage, The cost of monitoring this was raised too. It was resolved that the PC would like more details of the proposed plans by Broughton and whilst they agree in principal to the notion of joining together, there would need to be more information about what financial input would be required and what this would cover.

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

9.3.1 Flooding updates

  • Nothing to report

10.3.19 - Parish Maintenance

  • Grass cutting contract - New contract is underway, and the additional work on the Coach Road has been completed, this was deemed to have been a very good job and the view is that this was well worth the price paid.
  • Notice Boards - Not yet commenced with the work as the contractor wants to be sure the wood is properly dried out before he starts to make any alterations as this could be detrimental if the wood has swollen and is subsequently shaved down too much.
  • Bus Shelter, Dovenby- The bus shelter has now been rendered safe by the owner, this news was welcomed by all.
  • Defibrillator for Dovenby, - No Update

11.3.19 M Sport

  • No updates

12.3.19 Proposed Defibrillator for Dovenby

  • Nothing to report

13.3.19 - 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.

14.3.19 Local Election Update

  • It was reported that whilst all nine of the current Parish Councillors had submitted their applications to sit for the next period and all were eligible, there were three who had submitted paperwork with an error that had not been picked up until it was too late. It was resolved that these three Parish Councillors would be co-opted on to the Parish Council in the April APM as per the advice of Democratic Services. There were no other potential candidates putting their names forward for election.

15.3.19 - Noted date and time of next meeting : Thursday 9th May 2019 APM 7.15pm to be followed by main meeting approx 7.30pm Bridekirk Dovenby School.


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