Ponsonby Parish Council Minutes - June 2015

  • Minutes of the meeting of the Parish Council held at 7.00pm in Calderbridge Village Hall on 9 th June 2015


    Present: Mr R Stewart, Mr T Norman, Mr R Jones, DA Polhill (Clerk)


    48/15Apologies: Mr A Rigg Declarations of Interest. None.

    49/15Minutes of the previous meeting. These were approved.

    50/15 Actions and Matters arisingfrom the Minutes.

    a) Co-option of additional councilors . Mr D Birks was duly co-opted. The Clerk was asked to write to Mr Crayston and Mr Stanley to find out whether they were still interested in becoming councillors.


    51/15 Parish Council Representation.

    WCSSG – Mr Jones said that a new sub-group had been formed and he would forward details.


    52/15 Correspondence:

    Note E Barker Village Hall funding . The Clerk confirmed that funding for the Playing Field was eligible via the Copeland Community Fund and the Mid-Copeland funding routes.

    Note E Clegg Muncaster Microbus. Noted.

    Copeland BC – Planning application for Anemometer mast at Church House Farm . It was agreed that Copeland BC would be asked why this was necessary at so late a stage and when the business case had already been made.

    Note: This action was overtaken by events when the council was informed by the developer that they were appealing against Copeland BC failing to take a decision on the application within the statutory period. The council was also informed that another site visit had been arranged for 1 st July to which the council was invited.

    LLWR – Notice received from the Environment Agency that the LLWR permit was to be re-assessed and a drop-in meeting to explain the proposed changes had been arranged in Drigg Village Hall for ???



    53/15 Finance a) Payments requested:

    Aon for Insurance 2015 £644.75 Cheque No 100491

    HMRC for PAYE £15.60 Cheque No 100487


    b) Clerk’s salary and expenses. (20 th May – 9 th June 2015) £106.22

    Cheque No 100492


    Balance of accounts at 20 th May 2015 :- £11377.23


    54/15 Public Participation. There were no members of the public present.


    55/15 Questions councillors may wish to raise.

    Mr Jones - asked if there had been any progress regarding the aftermath of the flooding meeting. The Chairman replied that work had been and was continuing on both Ponsonby Lane and the A595. Mr Jones said that on June 1 st during heavy rain the lane was flooded and a cast steel manhole cover near the Stanley Arms had been displaced by the amount of water. The Clerk said that he would pass on this information to Mr Melville.

    Mr Norman – asked that the NUGEN project be placed on the next agenda.


    56/15 Date of next meeting . Tuesday 14 th July 2015

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