Ponsonby Parish Council Minutes - January 2013

  • Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held at 7.00pm in Calderbridge Village Hall on 15 th January 2013.



    Present: Mr R Stewart, Mr D Birks, Mr R Jones, Mr R Munro, DA Polhill (Clerk)



    01/13Apologies: Mr A Rigg, Declarations of Interest. None.


    02/13Minutes of the previous meeting. These were approved.


    03/13 Actions and Matters arisingfrom the Minutes.





    04/13 Parish Council Representation.





     05/13 Correspondence


    Mid-Copeland – The next had been arranged for 15 th January which clashed with the Parish Council meeting .


    NDA - A note had been received from NDA regarding the letter sent by the Parish Council referencing the report by the National Audit Office into shortcomings at Sellafield. It said they were awaiting feedback from Decc and would respond to the council after receiving that.


    CALC (Copeland) Executive - A meeting had been arranged for 21 st January at Blackbeck.


     06/13 Finance




    07/13 Public Participation. There were no members of the public present.


    08/13 Questions councillors may wish to raise.


    Mr Jones - reported that the Police were no longer putting out the Speed Indicating Devices (SIDS) as there had been numerous cases of theft of batteries and vandalism of the signs. It was agreed that this should be referred to the Cold Fell Action Group.


    He also drew attention to the recent notice put out by Cumbria Highways which announced closure of the Fell Road and gave alternative routes but completely ignored the fact that people who lived within the Fell Road boundary could not adhere to the notice. The Clerk was asked to raise this anomaly with Cumbria Highways.


     09/13 Date of next meeting . It was decided that the council should programme for monthly meetings in future (on the second Tuesday of each month) but only call the meeting if there was sufficient business to discuss. The next meeting would be 12 th February.



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