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Email: bridekirkparish@gmail.com
Minutes of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 11th June 2020

Present: Mr S Dumbill (Chair); Mr D Hodgson; Mr Crosby; Mr M Rollison; Mr M Buckley; Mr F Armstrong; Cllr N Cockburn

1.5.20 Apologies for absence received from Cllr J Farebrother; Mr R Stenson (IT fail); Mr Nixon (IT fail); Mr R Coy (IT fail)

2.5.20 The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday May 12th 2020 were (virtually) signed as a true record. (Change to houses opposite the pub in Item 9)

3.5.20 There were no declarations of interest in matters on the agenda.

4.5.20 There were no members of the public present at the meeting.

5.5. 20 Accounts approved for payment

  • Agreed to pay the grass cutting invoice on receipt.

6.5.20 Reports from outside bodies

  • Nobody present from CCC
  • Cumbria Constabulary - nothing from police but aware of an RTA in Tallentire, on the one way system where a driver had driven the wrong way around the system, nobody hurt.
  • Allerdale BC -Cllr Farebrother has forwarded an update from Allerdale BC which will be circulated via email after the meeting and posted as an appendix to the minutes of the meeting.
  • Cllr Cockburn -First Development Panel via Zoom took place, things are slowly returning to usual.

7.5.20 Planning Applications None received in this period

8.5.20 Clerks report 

  • Very little to report, all covered in other items on the agenda

9.5.20 Flooding updates

  • Tallentire - Some tidying up still needs doing and a road sign to be reinstated but works are otherwise complete
  • Dovenby. - Nothing to update

10.5.20 Parish Maintenance

Potholes - continue to be reported

  • Wall around the grassed area in Dovenby belonging to the PC. In need of repair, photographs have been shared prior to the meeting and discussion took place, it was resolved to. Stone waller has been consulted, about five areas need to be repaired. Cost would be 1,600 to repair or 4,500 to take the full wall down and replace. Discussion took place and it was agreed that it is more economical to do the proper job, particularly as we are aware of other issues with the wall. Clerk to get quotations, but unless significantly cheaper then we should go with the local business.
  • Public Footpath signage - Mr Rollison has contacted the Rights of Way Officer but still awaiting a response. Part of the challenge is to find out who owns the land where the gates, stiles, signage is missing or damaged.
  • Footbridge in Dovenby.- Nothing to report, much of the work is on hold due to Covid 19.
  • Speeding through Dovenby - Mr Hodgson has been pursuing a speed restriction/ signage and has stats to support it, these have been forwarded to relevant parties who may be able to assist with the matter through Highways.

11.5.20 M Sport - No formal update.

12.5.20 Proposed Defibrillator for Dovenby

  • Funding has been received from CCF to the sum of 4,162.87. Mr Hodgson to confirm the quotation still stands.

13.5.20 Cumbria Community Foundation

  • There was no CCF meeting during April or May due to the Covid 19 situation. Currently no date set for another.
  • Gary Higgs (CCF rep) advised the group by email on 18th May of an application for funding from Gilcrux and requested email response but did not give a time scale. It was for a toddler group at Gilcrux being 3 items of play equipment at a cost in excess of 10K. Mr Stenson objected to this on the grounds that the total cost was excessive for the very small numbers of toddlers who benefit and extravagant for the items involved. It constitutes one third of the total annual grant from CCF for all the parishes.
  • No update on how this application fared

14.5.20 Joint Parish Meetings - we understand that this is on hold.

15.5.20 Noted date and time of next meeting : Thursday 9th July 2020 7.15pm Bridekirk Dovenby School.


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