Parish Council - Minutes Sept 2017 

 

 

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 SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2017, IN FENCE VILLAGE HALL.

Present: Couns B. Newman, J. Heaps, N.Goodall, J. Myers, I Hargreaves, P. Shaw and D. Hall.

1. Apologies for absence

Coun. Cropper.

2. Declaration of interests

None.

3. Questions from residents

None.

4 Minutes of the last meeting

These were accepted, with the amendment to item 7 to read generators and not storage tankers at Reedyford College.

4. Matters arising from minutes


4.1 Bench at the corner of Wheatley Lane Road

LCC say they can’t finance this project, but are happy for the parish council to cut the grass to make it more accessible.


4.2 Water running down Harpers Lane

This problem has been resolved.

4.3 Grass cutting

The village has had its last cut for the year. LCC hope to carry out four cuts next year.

4.4 Defibrillator

Coun. Newman said a number of defibrillators had been donated to Pendle by a local businesswoman and one is to be given to Fence to put outside the village hall. There will also be a course for first aid trainers. It was agreed the old one would be kept in the village hall in case of emergencies.

4.5 Car park project

An application for funding has been submitted to LCC parish council champion. Also County Coun. Wakeford has promised to apply on behalf of the parish council to LCC’s cabinet for highways councilor. Skipton Properties has no money or man power to donate to the project, they say they have already donated to other schemes in the village and have new developments which need all their man power.

4.6 Croft Top Lane bin

Coun. Myers has met with Pendle and arranged a suitable site for the dual bin.

4.7 Light out at Bay Horse

LCC to repair.

4.8 Blocked gullies in Noggarth Road

These have been looked at and work is to be carried out to unblock.

4.9 Overhanging bushes in Harpers Lane

Coun. Newman to speak to the owner of the property to arrange for cutting back.

4.9 (i) Bent sign at Cuckstool Lane

This has been removed.


5  Reports from outside bodies

None.

6 Correspondence

A letter received from the Royal British Legion poppy appeal advising the committee has resigned over a disagreement with their headquarters. The leaders will still attend the Remembrance Day service. Coun. Myers to check with Mr E. Nutter to ensure wreaths for the service can be obtained.

7.  Planning

None..


8. Finance


Authorised payments were made to:


£302.38- Rebecca Hay, clerk's salary and expenses.
£135-  D. Halstead, lengthsman's salary and expenses...
£31.62 – Clerk’s pension contribution.
£100.50– PDS Landscape for play area and village hall grass cutting
£276 – BDO – audit
£26.78 – B. Newman for sign post repair materials.

The external audit had been successfully completed with two minor issues raised re the signing of the minutes and updating the assets register. These have been actioned by the clerk.


9. Any other business

Coun. Newman had obtained a quote of £335.60 for work to be repair the area under the picnic bench at the play area. Work to commence once the play area report has been received.

Complaints re nettles in the grass on the bypass have been received, but should now be resolved after the grass cutting.

Coun. Myers had arranged for a plant to be taken out of the triangle and another to be cut back, by the lengthsman.

Coun. Shaw raised the size of an extension of a house in St Anne’s Drive.

Coun. Hargreaves reported missing 20mph signs.  He was advised LCC has now scrapped this scheme.

Concern over lack of hedge cutting in the village from Pollard Road onwards. It was confirmed this would now be done in the near future.


10  Date of next meeting

September 4th at 7 p.m. in Fence Village Hall.