Parish Council - Minutes Nov 2018 








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Present: Couns B. Newman, N.Goodall, J. Myers, P. Shaw, I Hargreaves, J. Farrow and two members of the public.

1. Apologies for absence

Couns Hall and Cropper.

2. Declaration of interests


3. Questions from residents

Mr E. Nutter asked why there had been traffic lights at Harpers Lane. It was believed there had been some pipework being done in the area.

He said a bench at the play area was in need of attention as it is not fixed in properly.

Mr Nutter asked if leaves on the roads in the village could be removed and Coun, Newman said he had asked Pendle to send a sweeper to the village.

Mrs J. Heaps asked if the five waste/dog bins around Pendle Forest Sports club area could be distributed better to allow all people to use and to make it easier for people using Greenhead Lane. The clerk to ask Pendle.

Mrs Heaps reported a container which is in a field near the Sparrow Hawk pub. The clerk to check with Pendle if this is permissible.

She asked for a police contact for the area link to be added to the website. The clerk to arrange.

Mrs Heaps questioned three payments on last month’s minutes and the clerk confirmed the payments and details.

4 Minutes of the last meeting

These were accepted..

4. Matters arising from minutes

4.1 Overgrown footpaths off Greenhead Lane

The footpaths officer .said he has been on site to look but there doesn’t appear to be a particular problem with these paths except that there are overhanging tree branches and other vegetation. However on the other side of the path it is open field so this does not appear to be causing any inconvenience because people can walk in the field. In one place there are nettles but there is a clear route through for people to use.

4.2 Car park project

The planning application is now with Pendle and is due to go to committee with a recommendation of approval , subject to the condition that a bike shelter/rack is provided.

4.3 War memorial quote

Coun. Hall to give an update at the next meeting on work. The car poppies have been bought and are to be placed on the war memorial ready for Sunday’s Remembrance Day service.

4.4 Santa Dash

Coun. Myers said the Scouts and Guides are unable to help as they are not at the valid age. It was agreed without help the event can’t go ahead and so it was cancelled.

5 Reports from outside bodies

Coun. Newman gave an update on the second phase of the Lomeshaye Industrial Estate.

6 Correspondence

A Clerk’s Direct was passed to Coun. Newman.

Details of Pende’s Local Plan Framework were passed to councillors.

Coun. Newman to attend a meeting regarding Boundary Commission proposed changes in the parishes.

7. Planning

18/0658 – demolition of garage, erection of side and rear single storey extension and dormer windows to front and rear roofslopes – 10 St Anne’s Drive – no comments.

18/0692 – erection of two storey extension and single storey link, extend car park and service yard at 32-34 Churchill Way for Texa UK – no comments.

18/0696 (re submission) – erection of single storey industrial building at 3 Pendleside, Fence – no comments.

18/0698 – listed building consent to replace single glazed windows on the front elevation with double glazed windows at 302 to 304 Wheatley Lane Road – no objections.

8. Finance

Authorised payments were made to:

£312.12 Rebecca Hay, clerk's salary and expenses.

£167.50 D. Halstead, lengthsman's salary and expenses...

£40.51 – Clerk’s pension contribution...

£66 – Pendle Borough Council for play area inspection.

£360 – Latham Brothers for bypass grass cutting.

£344 – PDS Landscapes for grass cutting to play area and land behind the village hall..

9. Any other business

Coun. Newman said the annual bonfire had been poorly attended and surplus food given to the Food Bank.

Coun. Shaw said a group of volunteers had agreed to clear moss off cobbles at Harpers Gardens . Councillors welcomed this act of community spirit.

PDS Landscaping had asked if a further cut was needed for the play area and village hall grass and it was agreed to leave until next year.

10 Date of next meeting

December 3rd, 2018 in Fence Village Hall at 7 p.m.