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2019 July Minutes

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A meeting of Gilcrux Parish Council was held at the Gilcrux Village Hall, Gilcrux at 6.30pm on Wednesday 24th July 2019.

Present: Councillor’s Katie Clark (Chair), David Griffiths, William Henderson and Debbie Taylor

Also, Present: Trevor Gear (Clerk) Angus Hutchinson (Hyde Harrington) and three residents. ugo Graham

Apologies: Simon Jones

15 Minute Parishioners Open Forum    

Mr. Hutchinson gave an overview of the proposals for Chapel Farm and the Garth and some of the issues that had arisen as a result of the recent planning applications. He indicated that revised applications will have to be submitted as the planning department require affordable dwellings on the Chapel Farm Site which will result in an increase in the number of dwelling and the completion of a drainage survey. Members asked several questions as did the residents present. When a revised application is submitted the council reserved the right to make further comment. Mr. Hutchinson was thanked for his time and left the meeting with the residents.


Debbie Taylor had applied for co-option and on the proposal of K. Clarke and seconded by D. Griffiths

19/14   RESOLVED- that she be co-opted as councillor.

Declarations of Interest

None received.

Confirmation of minutes

On the proposal of D. Griffiths and seconded by W. Henderson

  19/15                     RESOLVED that the Chair sign as a correct record, the minutes of the

   Parish Council meeting held on 22nd May 2019.


Advisory Funding Group. (AFG)

No information has been received since the last meeting

Correspondence Received since last Parish Council Meeting.

The following items of correspondence had been received; -

The CALC Circular for June, July and August had been circulated and there were no matters arising.

An e-mail had been received from Allerdale Borough Council regarding the New Allerdale Waste and Recycling Service which is suspended until September.

The Northwest Coastal Access May and June update had been circulated.

A Press Release – Next CCG Governing Body Meeting – 5th June 2019 in Carlisle had been circulated.

An e-mail from Allerdale Borough Council regarding Self-build Promotion had been circulated.

An e-mail regarding the Latest Public Health Campaign had been received and circulated.

A Press Release: Your input needed to design a new Community Cancer Nurse Service for North Cumbria had been circulated.

An e-mail regarding NALC Legal Update had been received and circulated.

(ix)      A letter had been received from Citizens Advice Allerdale seeking

  financial support. To be discussed at the next meeting

                                (x)       Information regarding Town & Parish Councils -VE Day 75 – 8th

    May 2020

   (xi)      Act Gazette – Issue 33 Summer 2019 had been received and


(xii)     An e-mail regarding Better Internet Access in Cumbria had been   received and circulated. In which it suggests that the only way to

 improve your broadband is by self- help groups

(xiii)     An invitation to the three-tier meeting on 11th July had been

 received and circulated.

(ivx)     Consultation on the Solway Coast ANOB had been circulated.

Clerks Report

The clerk provided a verbal report on matters he had dealt with since the last meeting which included: -

i) Works to the Play Park were all but complete.

ii) Drainage work to the recreation field were complete.

iii) The new field access raised at the last meeting was according the County Highways an extension to an existing field gate.

iv) He had prepared a contacts list to go with the next newsletter which with a few amendments was approved

Borough and County Councillor’s report

Members were disappointed that there were no apologies or reports from the County Council or Borough Council Councillors.

Financial update and cheque authorities

(i) The Clerk confirmed that after payment of the accounts the cheque account stands at £3996.40 and deposit account at £649.38.

     T Gear/Clerks Salary (May and June)                                      £243.84

Expenses (Inc. Travelling, postage, stationery and sundries)  £117.78       £361.62                                                                                                                   

HRMC             £60.96

Gilcrux Village Hall/Hall Rental (July)                                           £16.00                                

Tivoli Group/Grass cutting (June)                           £247.30

           Tivoli Group/Grass cutting (July)                           £247.30

W. Henderson (Travelling)                              £29.25

Outerspace/Maintenance and drainage work   £1010.00

Tivoli/Grass cutting (August)                 £247.30

W S Reid/Playpark maintenance                 £535.20

19/16  RESOLVED that the above accounts be paid.


 Planning Applications

i) Consultation

OUT/2019/0023 Demolition of current site and outline consent with all matters reserved for 9 dwellings Chapel Farm, Gilcrux, Wigton  consent   Objection

 insufficient  information


OUT2019/0021 Outline application with all matters reserved for two split level bungalows. The Garth, Chapel Terrace, Gilcrux  Objection

insufficient   information

ii) Decisions


 iii) Appeals


vi) Any other planning related correspondence


Police Matters   

A report had been received in which it indicated that there had been one incident in the parish since the last meeting in May 2019. A e-mail had been received advising that due to staff changes PCSO 5375 Clare Parker was now responsible for the parish and her contact details are


    Footway Lighting

           There had been no further developments.

   St Mary’s Church – Funding and work                  

This issue was progressing with an increased congregation, but members asked the clerk to invite Tim Herbert (Vicar) to the next parish council meeting.

Condition of Chapel Farm, Gilcrux

This item has been dealt with above


           The planters had been refilled with summer bedding plants.


  Noticeboard – Greengill

The clerk was advised that the noticeboard was now complete with thanks to Mr. Parnaby.


 Land Registration

The clerk gave an update on the progress of the registration of land maintained by the council.

Election Expenses

All councillors were required by the Electoral Commission to complete a return of their expenses in the recent election even if they were returned unopposed.

Complaints regarding Footpath

Two complaints had been received regarding a drainage pipe issuing water on to the footpath near the Gyhll. These had bee passed to the Countryside Access Officer at Cumbria County Council. Subsequent to that a letter had been received from the adjacent landowner complaining that his drainage pipe had been blocked up.

19/17 RESOLVED- that the clerk forward the letter from the landowner to the Countryside Access Officer and inform the landowner of the council’s action

CALC Summer Conference

W. Henderson had represented the council at the recent conference and gave important feedback on the topics discussed.

Matters for Next Meeting.

 Progress report on St Mary’s Church/Funding for repairs

 CAB Donation

 Land Registration

Date of Next Meeting

           The next meeting of the Parish Council will he held on Wednesday 18th September

  2019 at 6.30pm at Gilcrux Village Hall.

There being no further business, the meeting closed at 7.55pm.

Signed as a true and correct record


…………………………………….………. Chair

Date ……………………...............

Attendance over the Past 12 Meetings

J Eve      7/12   W Henderson 11/12             S Jones     8/9

D Griffiths   11/12  K Clarke   10/12  D. Taylor     1/1

T Gear   12/12 (Parish Clerk)