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

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

1.9.19    Apologies for absence received from, Mr M D Hodgson; Mr M Rollison;

2.9.19    The minutes of the meetings held on Thursday 10th October 2109 were signed as a true record.

3.9.19    Mr M Buckley is School Governor and took no part in the discussion with members of the public


  • Two members of the public were present and they wished to raise concerns about the mess left at the site for building new properties at Bonny Hill.  Resolved to pass on the information for them to contact Allerdale BC planning department to action this.

  • Further concerns were raised about the ongoing issue of parking at the school and this was discussed although there was nothing that could be resolved as the solutions are all outwith the power of the PC to action.

5.9.19  Accounts for payment none this period

6.9.19  Reports from outside bodies

  •  Nobody present from CCC

  •  Cumbria Constabulary nobody present, concerns that there are incidents happening in the Parish but that these are not being reported to the PC by the Police.

  • Allerdale BC for ease of reference it was resolved to note reports under the appropriate agenda items where appropriate.

  • There has been a recycling presentation from James Ashcroft, regarding how this works.

7.9.19 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

  •  Request has gone to Allerdale BC to have an officer come to discuss the Neighbourhood Planning, Julie Ward is no longer the person responsible, and she has passed this on to the appropriate team.

  •  Received a request to provide a brief update for circulation by the editor of the local parish magazine, but it was felt that it would be more appropriate for him to simply take what he wanted from the actual minutes.

  •  What3Words App was discussed as a possible useful tool for residents.

  •  Pedestrian route to A594 was discussed

  • Work is commencing next to the Chestnuts and it was resolved that Mr Crosby would ask the contractors to ensure that they were not trying to bring in large vehicles through the one was system as this may cause them difficulties.

9.9.    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

10.9.19 Parish Maintenance

  • Potholes several potholes have been reported, but a reminder was given that anyone can report them to Cumbria Highways, and the more reports, the quicker they will get dealt with.

  • Defibrillator it was noted that the Tallentire defibrillator has now had the replacement battery and pads installed. Well Medical have now taken over the work that was previously undertaken by Green Urban. Mr Coy is in touch with them.

  • Still awaiting response from BT re purchase of phone box in Tallentire.

11.9.19 M Sport

  • Cllr Farebrother has been asked to call in the planning application for review relating to condition 6

  • Cllr Cockburn sound recordings at M Sport were discussed. Cllr Cockburn has agreed that she can be contacted at the first sign of any excessive noise from the site. The issue of the noise coming from the squealing of the tyres which it is believed is not covered by the noise order.

12.9.19 Proposed Defibrillator for Dovenby

  • It has not been possible to secure the phone box site so now looking for a suitable lamp post.

13.8.19 Cumbria Community Foundation  

  • Mr Stenson has now been confirmed as the representative for the PC and will be able to report back in the January meeting.

14.9.19 Noted date and time of next meeting : Thursday 9th January 2020  7.30pm Bridekirk Dovenby School. 


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