Gilcrux Parish Council
Gilcrux Parish Council
Gilcrux Parish Council
Gilcrux Parish Council
GILCRUX PARISH COUNCIL
Parish Office, Brandraw Mount,
West Street, Aspatria, CA7 3HG
Tel: 016973 21935
A meeting of Gilcrux Parish Council meeting was held at the Gilcrux Village Hall, Gilcrux at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26th July 2017
Present: Councillor’s William Henderson (Chair), David Griffiths, Katie Clarke, Shaun McMullen.
Also, Present: Trevor Gear (Clerk), Sarah Watt and David Watson
Apologies: Lisa Hignett, Jacqueline Mounsey (Borough Councillor), Hugo Graham (County Councillor) and PCSO Alex Ostle.
Minute Parishioners Open Forum
Sarah Watt and David Watson attended the meeting and provided information regarding the Viking project and Wanderlove Glamping at Greengill which is the subject of a current planning application. Ms. Watt and Mr. Watson were thanked for their attendance, providing the information and left the meeting.
Declarations of Interest
Confirmation of minutes
On the proposal of S. McMullen and seconded by D. Griffiths
17/28 RESOLVED – that the Chair sign as a correct record, the minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on 17th May 2017.
Advisory Funding Group. (AFG)
The Councils application for funding towards the replacement public seats had been successful and had received £2,150.00.
Correspondence Received since last Parish Council Meeting.
The following items of correspondence had been received
The CALC Circulars for June, July and August 2017 had been circulated and there were no matters arising.
A letter had been received from Seafarers uk regarding flying the Red Ensign for Merchant Navy Day on 3rd September.
The Connecting Cumbria Newsletter had been received and circulated in which it was claimed that 92% of properties in Cumbria can now access a fibre broadband service.
A letter had been received for the newsletter thanking residents for their donations during Christian Aid Week which raised £289.65.
L. Hignett had advised of a blocked drain outside of Croft House that was brought to the attention of County Highways.
A letter and copies of the Household Emergency Plan leaflet had been received.
17/29 RESOLVED -
(xiv) Information on the Fraud risk in parish and town councils – advice for councillors
had been circulated.
A NALC Legal Briefing on the reform of data protection legislation and introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation had been received.
A copy of the notes taken at the NWCC Adequacy of Consultation Workshop had been supplied and circulated.
Confirmation had been received that the Council was now compliant with The Pension Regulator Automatic enrolment requirement.
Borough and County Councillor’s report
A report had been received from Councillor Graham in which he stated that the County Council now has an administration and had held a full council meeting. There has been a Local Committee meeting and have agreed a budget for the year going forward and that he has been appointed to the Local Committee Transport and Highways working group.
Financial update and cheque authorities
The Clerk confirmed that after payment of the accounts the cheque account at £4866.91 and deposit account at £647.76
Lakes Home Centre/Planters £177.93
Allerby Garden Centre/Plants £45.00
Clerks Salary (May and June) £221.07
Expenses (Inc. Travelling, postage, stationery and sundries) £136.86 £357.93 HRMC £55.27
Gilcrux Village Hall/Hall Rental (July) £16.00
ISS/Grass cutting (June) £228.36
ISS/Grass cutting(July) £228.36
T Gear/Planter £39.99
Outerspace/Village maintenance and replace seats £1060.00
Allerby Garden Centre/Plants
17/23 RESOLVED – that the above accounts be paid.
2/2017/0311 Outline application to demolish existing building and erection of new residential dwelling Solway Garage, Gilcrux
No objection but would like to see the stone re-
2/2017/0283 Change of use to provide camping site Moorhouse, Greengill, Aspatria
Fully supportive and should be approved
Any other planning related correspondence
Apologies had been received from PCSO Ostle who was not on duty. She had previously prepared a report which had been circulated.
Seats within the Parish
The council has purchased seven public seats which have replaced the old seats at a total cost of £4300.00 which has been met by grants from Cumbria County Council and the Cumbria Community Fund (Tallentire Windfarm) and the VAT re-
Three planters have been purchased by the council and filled with plants by the Youth Club and another has now been purchased which is to be sited at Bulgill. The cost is met from a grant from Allerdale Borough Council.
The clerk has approached a contractor to carry out the work to the gates in the play park and to advise on repair work to the noticeboard at Greengill. This remains outstanding and the clerk will again chase the contractor.
The clerk had contacted Philip Groom at Highways but he was unable to provide any information as to when the survey will be carried out as this work is now contracted out.
Members expressed concerns regarding speed of traffic in general through the parish.
17/30 RESOLVED – that the clerk ask the PCSO to provide information regarding Speed Watch and to seek support from our County Councillor
K Clarke and W. Henderson had drafted a Resilience Plan for the parish which was well received
17/31 RESOLVED – the clerk to arrange for the draft to be put on the Councils website and a brief article in the newsletter drawing resident’s attention to the plan for comment
Grass Cutting Complaint
The clerk had received a complaint together with photographs regarding the standard of grass cutting in the parish and in particular the area around Yarling Well had not been cut for a long period of time. He had also received the comments of the Area Manager for ISS who explained that the contract is on a cut and drop basis and that all areas are cut as per the contract. The problem appears to have been caused by the mild winter this year and the grass was longer when they set away cutting the it in April and that they cut around daffodils until they are dead.
17/32 RESOLVED – the clerk to write to the complainant explain the situation
Electoral Review of Allerdale: Final Recommendation
The council had now received the final recommendations and the parish is in the Ellen and Gilcrux Ward as of 2019 with two councillors.
The council now has two vacancies and efforts should be made to fill these positions by co-
Matters for Next Meeting.
Youth Club – Planters Project
Play Area Gate
Emergency and Resilience Planning
Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting of the Parish Council will he held on Wednesday 20th September 2017 at 6.30pm at Gilcrux Village Hall
There being no further business, the meeting closed at 8.00pm.
Signed as a true and correct record …………………………………….………. Chair
Attendance over the Past 12 Meetings
J Eve 8/12 L Hignett 11/12
K Clarke 11/12 S McMullen 11/12
W Henderson 11/12
D Griffiths 11/12 T Gear 12/12 (Parish Clerk)