Ponsonby Parish Council Minutes - March 2015

  • Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held at 7.00pm in Calderbridge Village Hall on 10 th March 2015.

    Present: Mr R Stewart, Mr D Birks, Mr A Rigg, DA Polhill (Clerk)


    19/15Apologies: Mr G Crayston, Mr R Jones, Mr R Munro. Declarations of Interest. None


    20/15Minutes of the previous meeting. These were approved.


    21/15 Matters arising from previous meeting .





    22/15 Parish Council Representation


    Meeting with NDA. Mr Stewart reported on the meeting of 5 th March.B Hough gave an outline of and left some documentation regarding:

    New Sellafield Management arrangements

    Publication of Performance Plan 14

    NDA Strategy 111 consultation

    Public Accounts Committee Hearing on 11 th March.


    The PC’s raised :

    The continued and increasing problems caused by Sellafield traffic, in particular the clogging of villages by parked cars attempting to avoid parking/ security issues at Sellafield. DAP had forwarded a complaint from a Gosforth resident to Howard Rooms who had responded reflecting that previous attempts by site management to alter the behaviour of employees had been disappointingly ineffective. A copy of the associated e-mails was given to BH who said that he would discuss the matter with HR and Keith Gibson.

    The Woodlands Management Plan which gave the PC’s some reassurance that this was being addressed but no reference to the unused/ disused properties eg.Newton Manor.

    Disappointment that NDA had not commented on the application to site large wind turbines at Church House Farm within the Emergency Planning Zone and that the Regulator refused to discuss the issue with the Parish Council.


    23/15 Correspondence


    24/15 Finance a) Payments requested:

    £17.20 to HMRC for PAYE Cheque No 100477

    £34.00 to Calderbridge Village Hall (Room Hire) Cheque No 100480

    £30.00 to Ennerdale& Kinniside PC (contribution to Fell Road Action Group) Cheque No 100481

    b) Clerk’s salary and expenses. (11/2/ – 10/3/2015) £66.14 Cheque No 100478

    were all approved.


    Balance of accounts at 20 th February 2015 :- £12144.08



    25/15 Public Participation. There were no members of the public present.


    26/15 Questions councillors may wish to raise.

    Mr Rigg – reported that repairs had been effected to the potholes on the bridge (southbound) and to the manhole near to the Garage.


    27/15 Date of next meeting . Tuesday 14 th April 2015

    NOTE: The date has been changed to Wednesday 15 th April

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