Parish Council - Minutes April 2019  

 

 

OLD LAUND BOOTH PARISH COUNCIL

www.fence-in-pendle.co.uk

 

CLERK: REBECCA AF HAY

OLLISTAN

239 RED LEES ROAD

CLIVIGER

NR. BURNLEY

BB10 4RF

 

 

MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON APRIL 1ST, 2019, IN FENCE VILLAGE HALL.


Present: Couns B. Newman, N. Goodall, I. Hargreaves, D. Hall and one member of the public.

1. Apologies for absence

Couns J. Myers, . P. Shaw and J. Farrow

2. Declaration of interests

None..

3. Questions from residents

Mrs Jackie Heaps said she was pleased the precept had stayed the same and asked when this had been discussed. It was confirmed this had been first discussed in a part 2 item in December and then re discussed at February’s meeting under finance.. Mrs Heaps also asked for information on 3 payments made during the year and the information was relayed to her.

Mrs Heaps also suggested the siting of a replacement tree following previous discussion regarding a tree on land outside Slate Age. Coun. Newman said this would be considered by the council if suitable.

4 Minutes of the last meeting

These were accepted.

5 Matters arising from minutes

5.1 Container at 272 Wheatley Lane Road

Coun. Newman said Pendle’s planning is dealing with this.

5.2 Car park project

Coun. Newman said discussions are still ongoing re the hedging and its maintenance with Pendle planning..

5.3 War memorial quote

Work is due to start soon.

5.4 Road markings at Pendle Fields and Harpers Lane

The clerk had queried LCC’s indication that the work had been carried out. LCC now say the area has not been inspected, but is on a list of various faded road marking requests and will be carried out in new financial year (April 19/20)/

5.5 Play area catch

Coun. Newman to attend to. Coun. Hall asked re the hut

5.6 Millennium clock battery

Coun. Shaw to attend to.

5.7 Cherry blossom trees at the corner of Wheatley Lane Road and the bypass

Pendle’s tree officer has inspected the area and reports 5 cherries in total on both sides of the road. All are suffering from a phytophthora infection or have been butchered. The trees belong to LCC and Pendle has a small budget to carry out works on them. His suggestion was to remove them all on the grounds of safety and because of the infection. Also he is not keen on replanting due to the trees being cut, but if more trees are needed, he suggested another species, say hornbeam or whitebeam and to plant them on parish council land. Councillors are not keen to have the cherry blossom trees removed and asked at this stage for the tree officer to monitor.

5.8 Temporary advertising signs at Fence Gate

The manager had contacted the clerk and apologised for any inconvenience re the signage. She is to speak to LCC re future signs.

6 Reports from outside bodies

None.

7 Correspondence

Clerk’s Direct received. An invitation was received from Pendle Planning re a Neighbourhood Planning Summit on April 15th regarding Neighbourhood Plans. This was declined . Posters advertising the Boundary Commission changes and Pendle’s local elections were displayed.

8. Planning

None.

9. Finance

Authorised payments were made to:

£166.50 – D. Halstead, lengthsman's salary and expenses..

£332.87 - Rebecca Hay, clerk's salary and expenses.

£40.51 – Clerk’s pension contribution...

£8.17 – HMRC – PAYE

£35 – J. Barritt – internal auditor.

£9 – D. Hall for plants for planters.

£15 – J. Myers for plant and photo.

10 Any other business

None.

11 Date of next meeting

May 13th, in Fence Village Hall at 7-15 p.m, following the AGM at 7 p.m.