House, Allerby, Cumbria, CA7 2NL
of the meeting of Bridekirk Parish Council held on Thursday 12th
Mr R Stenson (Chair); Mr W Nixon ; Mr
MD Hodgson; Mr M Buckley; Mr M Rollison; Mr I McCambridge; Cllr
J Farebrother; Ms D Cosgrove
1.7.19 Apologies for absence received from,
Mr S Dumbill; Mr F Armstrong; Mr R Coy; Mr W Crosby; Cllr N Cockburn.
2.7.19 The minutes of the meetings held on
Thursday 11th July 2109 were signed as a true record.
3.7.19 No declarations of interest were made
No members of the public were present
Accounts for payment approved:
from outside bodies
present from CCC – it was resolved to instruct the clerk write asking
about the representation. Mail
to Cllr Graham elicited no response, so clerk to write to Leader of CCC to
ask for alternative representative.
BC – Cllr Cockburn had sent in a briefing note on the activity at M
Sport, (written up under 11.7.19) and the recycling collection update.
There is a closed Council meeting next week and that should provide
further answers, in the meantime the collections have been resumed. It was
discussed that there have been concerns raised that the heavy garden bins
may not be emptied due to the
weight of waste accumulated over the past two months and how this might
impact on older people.
Cllr Farebrother reported that the Taste Cumbria
event will take place in Cockermouth on 27 – 29 September; she also
reminded people that if they are not already, they should register to vote
ASAP and finally there is to be a Community News Column in the Times and
Star and she invited people to send in good news stories for this
Planning Applications –
– Clerks report – Items reported
under appropriate minute for easy access where appropriate
Correspondence received with minutes and information
from the Joint Parish meeting looking at the potential for developing a
Neighbourhood Plan. It was considered essential that the Parish Council
have some cost certainty around this and that this should be discussed in
the next meeting when the budget will be set for next financial year.
Clerk to make contact with Broughton Clerk. Full correspondence from this
meeting to be added on to the website as Appendix to these minutes.
There have been complaints again regarding traffic
going the wrong direction around the clearly signed one way system.
This should be reported with as much details of vehicles
responsible to the police by any member of the public witnessing it as
this does represent a serious risk of injury as well as being illegal.
Invitation received to the Cumbria Climate Change
Invitation to attend the Advanced Modular Reactor
WCRT hope to attend the next meeting to give an
update on the work undertaken to date and any future proposals to include
Mr Buckley is intending clearing out parts of the
beck to help flow as previously discussed. It was also resolved to look at
how this might be done as part of a regular maintenance action annually.
Resolved to look at putting in a cost in the Parish Precept planning next
Mr Rollison reported that Highways have decided that
they will be resolving the issue about the blocked culvert that causes
flooding in Tallentire, by digging up a couple of gardens and replacing
the collapsed culvert with new piping. This has been confirmed by one of
– Parish Maintenance –
was noted that there are trees growing both sides of the wall linking the
beck to the M Sport and these could present a danger of the wall falling.
Contact Mr Mullen to request maintenance.
it was noted that the trees at the junction are starting to obscure the
visibility for motorists wanting to join the main road.
in Dovenby - Mr
Buckley reported that the second bridge in Dovenby has now been replaced.
on footpath. A
resident tripped on the path that children use to access school bus,
Rights of Way Officer has visited the site and is looking at an option
which will improve safety for all concerned. This is likely to happen in
the next financial year.
Speed Reductions – Dovenby Mr
Hodgson made a FOI request to Cumbria Constabulary regarding the number of
accidents reported over a specific stretch of road past Dovenby, it only
showed one minor injury, did not include the fatality or any of the
several incidents that residents were aware of.
- No update as Mr Coy was not present.
It was noted that the defibrillator in Tallentire is due to have
new batteries and pads imminently, however we are unsure of who is
responsible as NHS did this last time. Clerk to make enquiries from both
Cllr Cockburn and Mr Coy as to how this should be managed.
has been some activity at M Sport where the track was used for a 3 day
event, despite following complaints Allerdale Borough Council requesting
the event was stopped, this did not happen so a Breach of Conditions
Notice has been issued. Residents
are reminded that the current position is that the track should not be
used until the Evaluation Centre is up and operational as this was
integral to the sound buffer. The
noise was heard clearly in Tallentire and complaints came from there and
Proposed Defibrillator for Dovenby – No update for this meeting.
– Cumbria Community Foundation
Parish Councillor stand down and
Mr McCambridge is moving away from the village and
has tendered his resignation. Mr
Stenson thanked him for all his years of service and wished him well on
behalf of the Parish Council.
It was resolved to co-opt Mr W Crosby from Tallentire
to replace him. This was a
Noted date and time of next meeting : Thursday
Bridekirk Dovenby School.