Minutes 2017

 

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MINUTES

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting
To be held in the Village Hall on the 6th November 2017 at 7.00pm
Present:
Councillors: J Storey (Vice Chair), G Cannon, M Howson, B Knowles, H Nicholson, G Waugh,
B Whitfield
Clerk: D Cocker
1. Apologies and approval of absences
Apologies from S Clark (Chair) were received and approved.  J Storey Chaired the meeting.

2. To receive declarations of interest  – There were no declarations of interest

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on 2nd October 2017 are a correct record.
The Minutes were approved as a correct record.

4. Matters arising
Broken Stiles
.B Knowles had previously reported broken stiles to Tom Partridge, Foothpaths’ Officer,  two of which have now been repaired.  Younger residents.  B Knowles requested that further discussion regarding steps to encourage engagement by younger residents in village matters be postponed for a future meeting.
Financial Regulations.B Knowles has reviewed the Parish Council’s current financial regulations.  The regulation document was created October 2011 and reviewed in 2015.  Particular note was made of the following issues.
Banking arrangements and cheques.  The Council agreed to set an upper limit of £300 to be paid by BACS.  The Clerk confirmed that no payments are made without first being approved at a meeting.
Cash received by the Caretaker from Village Hall users is brought to the monthly meeting.  Any cash received for Calendars or Newsletters is also brought to the meeting and all cash is then banked.
Ordering goods and services.  The regulations confirm that for spend of between £500 – £1000, three quotes should be obtained.  Three quotes should also be considered for spend up to £500 but this can be waived if there is no competition.  The waiver needs to be justified and the decision Minuted.  Failed attempts to gather quotes should be recorded.
Volunteers.  No payments should be made to volunteers but expenses may be reimbursed.  Travel expenses have to date been paid at 35p per mile for use of own vehicle.  This will be reviewed as the Council believe HMRC will accept 45p per mile without incurring tax liability.
It was agreed that a review of the Financial Regulations will be undertaken – date to be agreed.
The dog waste dispensers donated by Barka Lounge seem to be frequently empty.  There are problems with some people abusing the facility and taking many bags at each visit. M Howson will fill the dispensers each month and monitor the situation.

5.  To receive an update on issues discussed at the last meeting on 2nd October 2017

ALLOTMENTS

Water meters – G Cannon circulated a plan of the mains and his investigations continue.  Water Plus have not been able to give specific locations of meters to date.
Changes to Tenants – The prospective new tenant for Plot 16 L Hodgkinson, has visited the site with B Whitfield and has requested that the plot be kept whole.  Although the Council had some doubts about the manageability of this large plot, they agreed to keep it whole and
review in twelve months.
ACTION: Clerk: L Hodgkinson will be given an allotment agreement and charged from 1st November for 5 months to April 2018.
The tenant of Plot 4b has asked if a refund was available if her tenancy was ended part way through the year.  The Council considered this request but felt the tenant had had many months enjoyment of the plot to date and that a refund was not appropriate.
ACTION: The tenant to be advised there would be no objection to her re-joining the waiting list for another plot at a later date when her family commitments were easier to manage.
ACTION: Clerk: The Allotment society will be asked for an up to date list of contact details for their members.
Electricity North West have completed most of the work felling and lopping on the cricket field and allotments.  Their work has made an extension to the car park area possible (formerly plot 1) with the removal of one more small willow tree.
New allotments: J Waine has been unable to get on to the rough land to do the preparatory work for the new allotments because of the very wet land.  There is still a gap in the fence, this not having been replaced as promised by the former tenant.
The new electricity meter has been fitted at the Cricket pavilion. The meter is housed externally in a box which has a broken door.  B Whitfield will look at obtaining a new box.  The Council agreed that it would be sensible to buy a plastic box if the wooden one can’t easily be repaired.

ACTION: To ask the handyman to unblock the troughings and downpipes at the pavilion as water is causing damage to the soffit boards.

Community Garden – The Council considered making a grant of £475 to the Allotment Association to fund the community garden at Plot 22.  The grant was approved by the Council and B Whitfield will keep a check on the work.

Foulridge Cricket Club Lease – B Knowles to report re draft new lease previously circulated to Councillors.  To consider setting up a working party to review and finalise the lease.  B Knowles has liaised with the legal team at Pendle Council and a draft lease had been circulated to councillors prior to this meeting.
The lease will include a responsibility to report faults and repairs promptly.
The Council expressed doubts at setting the lease at ten years and it was agreed a five year lease was desirable – but negotiable,  if this limits the cricket club’s ability to make specific grant applications.
An annual rent of £500 was suggested
The tenants would pay for their own electricity and water
Subletting – The tenants could request permission in writing to hold one off events on the site
The tenants are required to take out insurance
Forfeiture if the cricket club go into liquidation – an early termination option would be included.
At the end of the lease there is an expectation of continuation.  That expectation can be excluded and it was agreed this exclusion should be incorporated into the lease.
The grounds should be maintained and the pitch kept in playable condition appropriate to the season
The Working Party to finalise the lease will comprise, T Clark, B Knowles, Graham Cannon and Brian Whitfield.

Horticulture
A written report was received from T Clark which included the following:

1000 daffodil bulbs have been ordered and paid for from Carters Bulb Supplies.  For the summer, 650 begonia plans are ordered in various colours from Gledstone Nursery. Planter boxes have been collected and stored in the village hall yard to allow Pendle Council to clear leaves etc. from pavements.

Area Champions – Nothing new to report

C – J Storey reported that there are now no calendars left to sell and only a few left in the businesses around the village still to be sold.  The Council congratulated J Storey on the successful completion of this project.  The Newsletter is being circulated and the next one will be ready for January 2018.

Hare & Hounds – Nothing further to report, removed from Agenda.

Defibrillator – J Storey reported that J Cooney will be in touch when electricity is connected to the defibrillator at the Hare and Hounds. It was agreed that A Stephenson MP would be invited to a formal opening when installation is complete

Christmas Tree – Invoice has been received as per payment schedule. Stately Lighting will switch on the lights on 18th November following Barnoldswick’s formal switch on.

MUGA – T Clark and S Waite have powerwashed all the timber on the playground.  T Clark has purchased the timber treatment and applied to the majority of the timbers with two coats.  Photographs of the work have been circulated and the Council agreed the playground looked much improved.   S Waite has been asked to carry out some repairs.  New matting will be required for the zip wire run plus some groundwork before installation.  The tarmac surface needs power washing but after the matting is installed in time for the Spring.
ACTION: Quotes to be obtained for power washing

6. Cenotaph and Remembrance Service
Planting of flowers at the war memorial will be completed before the Remembrance Service.  Plants have already been purchased and J Storey will lay a wreath and represent the Council. M Howson has already cleaned up the area.  .

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh
Planning on Warehouse Lane.  The roadside houses will be faced in natural stone.  The project is being jointly funded with Together Housing to create some affordable homes on the site.
Pendle Council are undertaking a land search re the campers on Slipper Hill and will follow up with the land owner.
Pendle Council are also reviewing the situation with regard to Station Road and the disused building.
The problems with the Culvert have been reported and acknowledged.
Noyna and Moss Houses Road repairs seem to have stalled.
Re land at Breeze House, G Cannon will seek a copy of the deeds and the cost of the fees for this was approved.

8. Finance
Balance of accounts – The balance at the bank of the Foulridge Parish Council a/c is £22744.45 at 12th Oct 2017. Income and expenditure and the up to date accounts were circulated prior to the meeting.
Authorise payments – Payments as per the Payment Schedule were approved.

Schedule of Payments 6th November 2017

To pay                                                                               Date                Amount          Chq     Tax
S Burnett, wages month 7                                                30/10/2017     292.80             1170    12.20
D Cocker, wages month 7                                     31/10/2017     296.71             1169    74.20
Parker Dutch Bulbs (amended
Order – chq 1158 destroyed)                                            13/10/2017     398.40             1163
S Waite, Handyman                                                          20/10/2017     20.00               1164
John Hartley IT Support                                        06/11/2017     174.00             1165
J Waine grasscutting                                                         06/11/2017     184.00             1166
S A Clark refund Playground materials                06/11/2017     28.80               1167
D Cocker, refund printer ink                                             06/11/2017     25.78               1168
HMRC Income Tax                                                            06/11/2017     86.40               1171
Christmas Tree & Lights Stately Lighting Ltd                   06/11/2017     1214.40           1172
Northstar Printing Newsletter                              06/11/2017     111.45             1173
Sports Pavilion Elec July-Oct 17                            06/11/2017     40.73               1174
S Waite, Handyman, Playground x3.5hrs             06/11/2017     35.00               1175

Additional payments added since circulation of meeting docs:

Refund to T Clark for MUGA maintenance
3/11/17 B&Q Ducksback x2          =                                                          25.20
28/10/17 Ducksback x 2, STX Ext Satn =                                       46.32
3/11/2017 VR MPC 125L 6 =                                                                    19.58
(cost 41.58 minus refund £22.00 for garden shade)
26/10/17 Protective Gloves Aldi x3 =                                           8.97
25/10 Fuel for power washer =                                                    13.46
18/10/17 Barnes Silicone & paintbrushes =                                             14.61
Total MUGA = 128.25
Refund to T Clark for Horticulture
16/10/17 Lidl Cyclamen x 8 =                                                       14.32
13/10/17 Gledstone Gardens 30×1.99 =                                       47.76
Total Horticulture = £62.08
Refund to T Clark Travel Expenses (see expenses form & diesel receipts)
Total mileage 129 miles @0.35p per mile = 45.00                                
45.00

Total Refund of above expenses to T Clark
As per detail above                                                           06/11/2017     235.22             1176

SELRAP MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTION                 06/11/2017     15.00               1177

9. To consider and agree on work for the handyman
To request that the handyman clears the leaves on the footpath between Alma Avenue and the Church steps  and that he provides help to H Nicholson with trimming up the Village Hall for the Xmas Party.  That the maintenance work to the cricket pavilion troughings  and downpipes is carried out.
ACTION: G Cannon

10. To consider applications to Planning & Highways – Weekly lists circulated prior to meeting.  No new applications received.

11. Co-option of new Council member – One new enquiry has been received.  T Clark has spoken to the gentleman and the Clerk has sent out literature.

Any other business

Date and time of the next meeting – Monday 4th December 2017 at 7.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.  Please contact Deborah Cocker on 01282 867474 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

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AGENDA
Foulridge Parish Council Meeting
To be held in the Village Hall on the 6th November 2017 at 7.00pm

  1. Apologies and approval of absences
    S Clark (Chair)
  1. To receive declarations of interest
  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on 2nd October 2017 are a correct record. 
  1. Matters arising from Minutes not included on Agenda
  1. To receive an update on issues discussed at the last meeting on 2nd October 2017

    Allotments
    Water meter – G Cannon
    B Whitfield: Changes to Tenants – Waiting list -Plots 16, 4a and allotment adjacent to 26 (No. to be advised). To consider refund to tenant of 4a.
    Update on lopping and felling of trees by Electricity North West on cricket field and allotments.
    New plots preparatory work progress
    Community Garden – To consider making a grant of £475 to the Allotment Committee to fund hire of skips etc. to allow them to clear the derelict plotFoulridge Cricket Club Lease – B Knowles to report re draft new lease previously circulated to Councillors. To consider setting up a working party to review and finalise the lease.Horticulture – T ClarkArea champions – G CannonCalendar & Newsletter – J StoreyHare & Hounds Defibrillator – J StoreyChristmas Tree – Invoice as per payment schedule. Switch on 18th November.MUGA – T ClarkCenotaph and Remembrance Service
    B Whitfield – Leaf blowing, J Storey – Remembrance Service, Planting – T ClarkChristmas Party – Attendees and volunteers – H NicholsonTo receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh

Planning on Warehouse Lane

  1. Finance
    Balance of accounts
    Authorise payments
  1. To consider and agree on work for the handyman9. To consider applications to Planning & Highways – Weekly lists circulated prior to meeting
  1. Co-option of new Council member
  2. Any other business
  3. Date and time of the next meeting – Monday 4th December 2017 at 7.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.  Please contact Deborah Cocker on 01282 867474 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

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Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

 Held in the Village Hall on 2nd October 2017

Present:

Councillor T Clark, Chair
Councillor J Storey, Vice Chair
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor M Howson
Councillor B Knowles
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor D Whipp
Councillor B Whitfield
Clerk, Deborah Cocker

  1. Apologies and approval of absences
    None 
  1. To receive declarations of interest
    None
  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting are a correct record
    The Minutes of the meeting held on 4th September 2017 were approved as a fair and correct record.

Culvert under Skipton New Road
There is already a build-up of stones and debris at the new culvert and this will cause problems. Councillors noted that there seems to have been no consultation with residents before the work was carried out.

ACTION D COCKER:  To write to LCC and request a list of land/property within the Parish that Lancs County Council are responsible for maintaining.  Councillor Whipp has spoken to the Highways Inspector who explained that there is a hierarchy for property etc. and only those of high priority would receive regular maintenance.

 ACTION D COCKER:  To will write to LCC to express their concern re the current and future maintenance of the culvert and concern that recent water main works may have caused damage.

Report on County Council & Pendle Council Business

Lancs County Council will end payments to Pendle Borough Council towards recycling from 1 April 2018. They currently contribute £760,000.  Pendle BC  have several proposals for possible savings as follows:  Collections of grey bins (non-recyclable) to become 3 weekly,   Collections of brown bins (recyclable) to become 4 weekly.  Green bin collections would remain the same with a plan to opt out over the winter months.  A consultation period is planned and the Councillors were encouraged to respond.

Councillors expressed concerns about the proposals including:
That the timely collection and proper disposal of waste is a primary duty of Councils.
That the proposals were likely to cause an increase in fly tipping.
ACTION The Council: Resolved to respond to the Consultation when this is released.

Road Repairs
Lancs County Council has made extra money available (approx. £3m) for road repairs but to be targeted at residential streets.  Councillors nominated Station Road and Warehouse but noted Cob Lane, Moss Houses and Noyna Road all still have dangerous potholes.  LCC have given assurance that the standard of pothole repair will be improved.

  1. Matters arising from Minutes not included on Agenda
    Regarding the removal of overgrown trees and shrubs on the footpath between Alma Avenue and the lakeside, there were generally no serious concerns about the work that had been carried out by residents to date.  After some discussion, it was accepted that Councillors would be alert to the removal of shrubs and trees in the Parish and follow up if any actions were causing concern.
  1. Allotments and Gardens 

Best Allotments and Gardens winners 2017 

Best Garden: Graham Lonsdale, 7 Lowther Lane, Foulridge

Runner Up: Mrs Sheila Hudson, 3 Lowther Lane, Foulridge

Best Allotment: Plot 20, S & S Burnett, 21 Towngate, Foulridge

Most Improved Allotment:  Plot 23, Ray Simpson, 7 Railway Street, Foulridge

ACTION D COCKER:  To contact current trophy holders to request return by end of November.  It was agreed that a sticker should be placed on the bottom of the trophies in future to remind holders to return their trophy promptly by the end of November the following year.  Winners will be notified by letter and trophies will be awarded at the Christmas Party.

Plot 16 requires serious work and the proposed new allotment area needs topping and rushes removing before it could be divided and let.   A quote of £150 has been received from J Waine to top off the field but the weather is likely to be too wet for some time to attempt this.

Resolved:  That the Council were in agreement that this quote was acceptable and the work should be carried as soon as practicable.

The Councillors confirmed that only if there were no Foulridge residents on the waiting list, should Colne residents be offered plots and in future addresses should be within a mile of the Parish.  The Clerk has successfully contacted two out of the six Colne residents on the list.  They had both asked to be removed.  The remaining four have invalid or unanswered telephone numbers.  The Clerk will write to the remainder to ask if they still wish to be included and remove if no response by October 14th.  Plot 16 will be offered to the first Foulridge resident waiting and a meeting arranged with them to decide whether to split the plot.

  1. Cricket Club

Councillor Knowles presented a model lease template provided by Pendle Borough Council.  There are significant differences between the current 12 month tenancy currently used by Foulridge PC and a lease agreement, primarily that at the end of a term of a lease, it continues on the same terms until it is terminated in accordance with the ‘Landlord and Tenant Act 1954’. Councillors agreed they wanted to move the issue forward and it was agreed a proposed lease and terms drafted by the Council would be offered to the Club.

ACTION COUNCILLOR KNOWLES:  Councillor Knowles will draft the lease for the Cricket Club and include an annex to incorporate the terms that were felt to be important in the current 12 month tenancy agreements, e.g. environmental issues.  This will be circulated to Councillors for comment and approval.

  1. Horticulture – An order has been drafted for bulbs for the planters and payment was approved. Some shrubs have been purchased for the Cenotaph for Remembrance Sunday and it was agreed that some plants could be added nearer the time.
  1. 8. Area champions – Councillor Cannon – Nothing new to report
  1. Calendar & Newsletter – Councillor Storey – There are only six 2018 Calendars remaining.
    Councillor Storey has prepared the draft Autumn Newsletter and this was circulated to the members.  Café Cargo, Hare & Hounds and David Ingham & Son Butchers have all agreed to place advertisements.

The question of whether to allow advertising on bus shelters was raised as no decision had been reached at previous meetings.

Resolved: That advertising was acceptable on the bus shelter opposite the Church.  Adverts should be of good quality and weatherproofed.  Space was offered at £1 per week for a period of six months and then to be reviewed.

  1. Hare & Hounds – Pendle Borough Council have visited the site. The car park belongs to the pub and does not have a designated footpath.
  1. Defibrillator – Councillor Storey has contacted the Hare and Hounds and everything is organised. The paramedics will discuss siting when they visit.
  1. Christmas Tree – The supplier has been in touch to confirm delivery and installation of this year’s Christmas Tree.
  1. Dog Fouling – Councillor Knowles  Councillor Knowles has removed the damaged notices and new ones have been placed.  It was agreed that there were sufficient notices now.  Laura the Dog Warden has been to talk to children at St Michael and All Angels School and the children made posters which were displayed round the village and their work reported in the local press.
  1. Planning Applications – Two planning applications were circulated prior to the meeting for comment. Neither application raised any issues.
  1. Handyman.   The Handyman has fitted the new outside light to the Village Hall and has been asked to tidy up areas of overgrown weeds this month.
  1. Residents’ Issues
    Correspondence has been received from a resident expressing concern about the rear of Robinson/Railway Streets.  One of the Councillors has made a site visit and confirms that there is a car balanced on axle stands and an old semi derelict caravan.  There are wheelie bins on the street but they were lined up.  The road is unadopted and is not the responsibility of the Highways Dept.
    ACTION D COCKER: To write to Tim Horsley at the Anti-Social Behaviour Office of Pendle Borough Council about the Parish Council’s health and safety concerns.  The car on axle stands is a danger to the public and particularly to children who might not realise the danger of it falling on top of them.

Regarding the letter from Mr/Mrs Halliday about the campers on Slipper Hill, Councillor Waugh has notified Pendle Borough Council and the Clerk has replied to Mr/Mrs Halliday to keep her informed.

  1. New proposals or projects
    Councillor Knowles suggested it would be a good idea to try gain more involvement from young people from the village.   It was agreed that young people now tended to have more timetabled activities outside of their immediate home area but that a couple of young people to represent the interests and views of their peers would be welcome to attend a future meeting if this could be arranged.  This item was deferred until more new proposals were forthcoming.
  1. Playground
    An Annual Inspection Report has been received and circulated.  There are no urgent issues recorded but many minor repairs are required.  A site visit is to be arranged.
    Resolved:  That expenses for preservative and other materials required for minor repairs would be refunded on production of receipts.

 Any other business
Two broken stiles have been reported to Tom Partridge at Pendle Borough Council who has contacted the landowners.

Councillor Howson proposed the purchase of a supply of dog poo bags for the village dispensers provided by Barka Lounge.  The cost would be approximately £30 per annum.
Resolved:  That this expenditure be approved.

 Councillor Knowles had spent some time reviewing current Council procedures and agreed to provide a briefing paper to the Council to help ensure agreed procedures were followed.

There was no further business and the meeting was closed.

  1. The next meeting will be held on Monday 6th November 2017 at 7.00pm

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Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 2nd October 2017 at 7.00pm
AGENDA

  1. Apologies and approval of absences

    2. To receive declarations of interest

    3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on 4th September 2017 are a correct record.

    4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the meeting of the Parish Council
    on 4th September 2017

Allotments
Water meter
Plot 16
New plots preparatory work – to approve contractor’s estimate
Update on lopping and felling of trees by Electricity North West on cricket field and allotments –  B Whitfield
Foulridge Cricket Club
Horticulture – Bulb planting, Cenotaph
Area champions
Calendar & Newsletter
Hare & Hounds
Defibrillator
Christmas Tree
5. Residents’ issues

6. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh
Planning on Warehouse Lane

7. Finance
Balance of accounts
Authorise payments

8. To consider and agree on work for the handyman

9. To discuss proposals to spend on new projects

10. To consider applications to Planning & Highways –17/0535/HHO

11. Co-option of new Council member

12. Any other business
Annual Playground Inspection Report Aug 2017 received

Date and time of the next meeting – Monday 6th November 2017 at 7.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting.  Please contact Deborah Cocker on 01282 867474 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

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Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

 Held in the Village Hall on 4th September 2017

Present:

Councillor T Clark, Chair

Councillor J Storey, Vice Chair

Councillor G Cannon

Councillor M Howson

Councillor B Knowles

Councillor B Whitfield

Clerk, Deborah Cocker

  1. Apologies and approval of absences

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nicholson, Councillor Purcell and Councillor Waugh.  Best wishes for a speedy recovery have been sent to Councillor Nicholson who is unwell.

  1. To receive declarations of interest

None

  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting are a correct record

The Minutes of the meeting held on 7th August 2017 were approved as a fair and correct record.

  1. The proposal to pass a resolution that Clydesdale Bank PLC (trading as Yorkshire Bank) be and is authorised to accept registration of our accounts under the Bank’s telephone/internet banking service and that the Registration Form produced at this meeting be approved and signed was resolved. The Committee also resolved to authorise the Bank to carry out operations, including debit transactions by authorised signatories according to the Parish Council’s mandate.  These new resolutions have been necessary to approve administration of the Parish Council’s bank accounts by the new Clerk.
  1. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the Meeting of the Parish Council on 7th August 2017

Allotments (plot 16 and Field E)

No further contact has been received from Mr Eatoc and his tenancy has been terminated.  The Council resolved to offer the plot to the next person on the Allotment Waiting List and to carry out a site visit to the plot to remove the lock and with the new tenant, agree whether to split the plot or let it as a whole.  ACTION: The Clerk will contact the appropriate person on the waiting list.

Field E needs topping and draining before it would be suitable to divide into new allotments.  There is some donated pipe available.  The formation of a gateway from the football field into the allotments would enable easy access.  It was resolved that a quote would be obtained for the preliminary groundwork.

Councillors need to make arrangements to judge the best and the most improved allotment.  ACTION: Councillor Storey will post a notice re forthcoming judging on the website.

Overgrown Trees
An email has been received from Electricity North West regarding several trees growing up into the power lines on land between the football field and the cricket field and by the footpath round the allotments.  There are also encroaching rowan trees at the duck pond and a large Christmas tree on an allotment which also need attention.  Councillor Whitfield was able to meet on site with a representative of ENW the following day when a member of the Cricket Club was also present.  ENW have subsequently provided a full written description of the work required including photographs and plans which was then presented to the Council.  The wood chippings created by the work would be provided to the allotments.  The work will be carried out in the next couple of months.   It was resolved that the Council agreed to the proposals and consent was given to this work being carried out.

Foulridge Cricket Club Contract
The Clerk has written to a representative of the Cricket Club and suggested a three year lease.  The representative responded that the Club would require a much longer lease to enable them to seek funding.   The Clerk is awaiting a formal response from the Secretary of the Club.  The Committee resolved that a lease of ten years would be acceptable but that progress to produce a suitable lease by the Club was required at the earliest opportunity.  The Council appreciate that the Cricket Club’s arrangements for taking over the electricity account will need to be written into the new lease but again request prompt action is taken.  It was noted that the cricket field and surrounding land is in excellent condition and that their groundsman has worked hard to bring it to its present well-tended appearance.   ACTION: The Clerk will contact the Club with this information and liaise with Councillor Knowles to source a model lease.

Horticulture
The planters have been very well received but are now coming to the end of their flowering period.  Councillor Clark has estimated the number of spring bulbs required to refill the planter and these will be ordered soon.   Next year all village planters will be filled, though there is no clarity about who owns the large planters opposite the Four Elephants restaurant.  Maintenance and watering is a major task and T Clark asked Councillors to consider how more assistance with this could be found for next year.

The cenotaph will receive some planted pots for Remembrance Sunday.

Area Champions
No new recruits this month.

Calendar & Newsletter
Councillor Storey is continuing to promote the Calendars and the Hare and Hounds and David Ingham Butchers have taken a supply to sell.  More news stories are required for the Newsletter and to try to include stories for younger residents.  Photos are being sought for 2019.

Hare and Hounds
Councillor Storey has visited the Hare and Hounds and the Landlord has agreed to continue to place adverts in the quarterly Newsletter but needs invoicing for the £50 cost.  ACTION: Clerk to send invoices for the previous two adverts and subsequent ones.

The Licencing Offer was due to visit the premises last Friday.  Issues re sandwich boards on the pavement were a matter for Highways and Road Safety.  To discuss with Councillor Waugh at the next meeting.

Defibrillator
Councillor Storey has received agreement from the Hare and Hounds to host a second defibrillator when one is available.  ACTION: Clerk to follow up obtaining the second defibrillator.

  1. Residents’ Issues
    A letter has been received from a resident expressing concern about land at the bottom of Slipper Hill which seems to have someone living on it.  Waste is being left in bags at the gate of the field.  The Councillors believe this land is outside the village boundary but will investigate further.

A resident has asked if the Council can cut a rough area of grass at the corner of           Archery and Alma Avenues.  It isn’t possible to get a mower onto the land                       however so this isn’t possible.

It was noted that some residents are taking action to cut back overgrown hedges themselves and though this was generally applauded, it was agreed that some monitoring was required to ensure no unwanted removal of trees or shrubs took place. Councillor Cannon agreed that he would make a site visit to the footpath between Alma Avenue and the lake to assess the situation but asked the Councillors to note that the Handyman had been asked to cut back the same path in the past.

Some log cutting has been carried out around the edge of the lake but much more is required.  The Council agreed to investigate whether this could be carried out by volunteers and if they could be paid expenses for the use of any power tools required,  or whether a costing exercise could be carried out to assess whether the purchase of a chain saw for Council use was justified.  ACTION: The Clerk will investigate the Council’s Pubic Liability Insurance and cover for volunteers.

It was noted that the Council used to provide an allowance to the Chair for miscellaneous expenses but this had been abandoned some time ago.  The Chair expressed concern that the costs involved in Chairmanship could make accepting the role prohibitive for some in the future.  The Council agreed that re-instating such an allowance should be considered further.

Where volunteers are undertaking work, the Council agreed that expenses should be reimbursed subject to usual payment controls.

A resident has asked if it’s possible that the cuttings could be collected from the football field when the grass is mown.  This would create problems with disposing of the cuttings and was agreed to be unnecessary additional work and expense.

Litter has been noted around the area of Silentnight comprising usual takeaway containers etc.

Dog Fouling
C
ouncillors have noted that some of the “We are watching you” signs have water damage and that stickers have a longer life.  These are available from the Dog Warden.

Dangerous Building
The dangerous building behind Station Road has now been fenced off and the footpath is still accessible.

  1. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh
    Councillor Waugh had given apologies and had nothing to report.
  1. Finance
    All signatures and identification documents are now with Yorkshire Bank but their online service has requested confirmation of Minuted approval as at Item 4 above which has been resolved.  A proposal was made by Councillor Cannon and seconded by Councillor Knowles that as online banking transactions only require the action of the Clerk to complete and because of concerns re online banking security, the Council should set an upper limit of transactions up to £1000 for online banking transactions and that larger spending amounts should be paid for by cheque.  As per existing arrangements, only payments shown on the payment schedule presented by the Clerk to the Committee at a meeting are to be actioned. Proposal Resolved.

A Notice of Conclusion of Audit has been received from the Auditors and will be displayed for 14 days on the Village Notice Board.  There was one item to note in that the value of buildings and land transferred from Pendle Borough Council should have been recorded at a nominal sum e.g. £1 and not at their insurance value.

The balance in the Foulridge Parish Council Account is £25,375.83 inc £7720.01 contingency fund.
The balance in the Deposit Account is £9,609.43
The balance in the Foulridge Village Hall Account is £7764.03 plus £108.25 received in cash today from users.

Schedule of payments 4th September 2017                                                                        cheque Inc Tax Number

Foulridge Parish Council

S Burnett, wages month 5                           30/08/2017         241.36   1142       -0.80
D Cocker, wages month 5                            31/08/2017         296.91   1143       74.00
Janice Storey refund of payment to
Mercer Print for Calendars                          31/08/2017         108.00   1145          Deborah Cocker refund of payment to
Viking  for Epsom Printer Cartridges            31/08/2017         38.39     1146
BDO LLP Annual Audit                                31/08/2017         240.00   1147
HMRC August 31st 2017                             31/07/2017         74.00     1144
J Waine, Grasscutting                                 11/08/2017         184.00   1148
J Waine, Grasscutting                              29/08/2017         184.00   1153
Refund to T Clarke
for purchase of CCTV Camera                 04/09/2017         112.00   1152
Refund to T Clarke for purchase
of flowers for Councillor Nicholson            04/09/2017         21.25     1151

Village Hall   

CNG Gas                                      31st July 2017     12.95     DD
Opus energy                                29 June – 30 July 2017     23.73     DD
Protec Annual Visit                      31/08/2017         37.07     888
Refund to T Clarke for
VH Light tubes for Hall                 04/09/2017         21.51     889

  1. To consider and agree work for the Handyman.

The outside light at the village hall is ready to be fitted.

  1. To consider applications to Planning & Highways

No new applications received.  Councillor Waugh had said at the last meeting that he would follow up on some confusion re the proposed development on Warehouse Lane.  This item will be carried over to the next meeting when Councillor Waugh will be present.

  1. To discuss the election/co-option of a new member of the Council

Pendle Borough Council Elections Office has provided a notice of vacancy which is currently displayed on the Noticeboard and on the website.  If fewer than ten requests for an election are received by mid-September then the Council can go ahead and co-opt.

There was no further business and the meeting was closed.

  1. The next meeting will be held on Monday 2nd October 2017 at 7.00pm

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Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

To be held in the Village Hall on the 4th September 2017 at 7.00pm

 Agenda

  1. Apologies and approval of absences
  1. To receive declarations of interest
  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on 7th August are a correct record.
  1. Proposal to pass a resolution that Clydesdale Bank PLC(trading as Yorkshire Bank) be and is authorised to accept registration of our accounts under the Bank’s Telephone/Internet Banking Service and that the Registration Form produced to this meeting be approved and signed. Also to authorise the Bank to carry out operations, including debit transactions by authorised signatories according to the Parish Council’s mandate.
  1. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the meeting of the Parish Council on 7th August 2017
    Allotments (plot 16 and field E)
    Foulridge Cricket Club contract
    Horticulture
    Area champions
    Calendar
    Hare & hounds
    Defibrillator
  1. Residents issues
  1. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh
  1. Finance
    Banking – progress re new user and mandate
    Notice of Conclusion of Audit – to approve and accept
    Balance of accounts
    Authorise payments
  1. To consider and agree on work for the handyman
  1. To consider applications to Planning & Highways – no new applications rec’d to date
  1. To discuss the election/co-option of a new member to Foulridge parish council
  1. Date and time of the next meeting – Monday 2nd October 2017 at 7.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Deborah Cocker on 01282 867474 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

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Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

 held in the Village Hall on the 7th August 2017

 Present:

Councillor T Clark, Chair
Councillor J Storey, Vice Chair
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor M Howson
Councillor B Knowles*
Councillor H Nicholson

Councillor G Waugh
Councillor B Whitfield

Clerk Deborah Cocker

  1. Apologies and approval of absences.

The Committee welcomed Deborah Cocker as the new Clerk to the Parish Council with effect from 1st August 2017.  Apologies were received from Councillor Knowles who joined the meeting later (see note below*). 

  1. To receive declarations of Interest.

None 

  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting are a correct record.

The Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th June 2017 were approved as a fair and correct record. 

  1. Matters Arising

To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th June 2017.

Dog Fouling – Poo bag dispensers are in place and dog walkers are generally cleaning up, but the canal area is still bad. Councillor Knowles has placed prominent “We are watching you” stickers around dog walking areas and will now place some on the tow path subject to suitable places being identified.  Some defacement of signs has taken place. ACTION: Councillor Knowles

 Area Champions – Councillor Cannon reported that one new Champion has been recruited from the Warehouse Lane area.

Newsletter and Calendar update – Councillor Storey reported that Café Cargo have agreed to taken an advert and Calendars to sell. All 50 Calendars have been sold and of the extra 30 ordered only 6 remain after re-stocking sellers.  Total collected to date £220. The Committee congratulated Councillor Storey and agreed this had been an excellent initiative. J Storey already has ideas for next year’s calendar and will pursue these. The Newsletter has been delivered and well received, though more news would be welcome.  The next issue will be in the Autumn.

Allotments

 a. Missing Fence: Mrs Molyneux has written to apologise for the fence having been removed in error and has agreed to replace it.

b. Expansion: There are now six people waiting for allotments and the Committee discussed the possibility of expanding the existing area into the rough ground beyond the new allotments. There are still some uncultivated allotments and Councillor Knowles has identified six as overgrown, though encouragingly, it seems some holders have been helping others to maintain their plots.

c. Plot 16 ACTION: B Whitfield will contact S. Eatock to confirm repossession of Plot 16.  The plot will be reduced in size, the fence re-sited and the plot made available to let.

d. Best kept and most improved allotment: It is approaching the time to judge the best and most improved allotment. ACTION: M Howson will post a reminder on Facebook about the judging with a request for last year’s winners to return their trophies.

 e. The water meter has not yet been located.  ACTION: G Cannon will contact United Utilities

 f. Planters There are now 36 planters in place and good feedback has been received from around the village.  Gledstone Nurseries have agreed to provide a future discount of 40% plus VAT.  Extra help with watering is required as T Clark is currently doing this mostly alone. The planters opposite the church drive don’t belong to the Parish Council but T Clark will add a few spare plants to these. Near the cenotaph the grit bin needs to be moved and the councilors agreed they could do this themselves.  It will soon be time to plan for Spring planting. The Committee thanked Councillor Clark for his hard work in creating, planting up and maintaining the planters.  It was agreed they were a very welcome improvement to the look of the village.

 g. Cricket Club Contract Agreement No decision has been notified re the change in electricity supplier.  The Club have requested a longer lease to enable them to seek funding.  The Council had no objection to this and it was resolved that an longer lease would be prepared. ACTION: D Cocker will contact Howard Bracewell to discuss progress on the electricity supply handover and the new lease.

5.  Resident’s issues.

a. Noise from the Hare & Hounds pub. M Howson had received a resident’s complaint about noise from the Hare and Hounds on Friday night.  Several Councillors had noted that the noise was indeed very loud but had ended promptly at 10pm. Complainants have been advised to make individual complaints about this matter. There is still an issue with noise from a large fan which disturbs residents of the bungalows behind the pub. ACTION: G Waugh will report to Pendle Borough Council.

b. Road Safety: B Whitfield reported a safety issue caused by the Hare & Hounds advertising sandwich boards which block the view of traffic trying to pull out on to the A56 from Skipton Old Road. ACTION: G Waugh will follow up on this issue.

c. Dangerous Building. A site visit to the dangerous building behind Station Road has been carried out and it was confirmed to be in a dangerous condition. ACTION: G Cannon will follow up on this issue.

  1. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillors D Whipp and J Purcell

None. D Cocker was asked to provide the two District Councillors with Agendas and Minutes for future meetings. 

  1. Finance:
    Annual audit

An email has been received from Joe Evans, Auditor, detailing two Outstanidng Review Points. ACTION: D Cocker will investigate and respond.

Balance of accounts at 27/07/2017
The balance in the current account is £25,792.43 (£7500.00 is ring-fenced reserves for the maintenance of the MUGA and bus shelters.)

The balance in the deposit account is £9609.43

To authorise payments

  1. Report from Councillor Waugh, Pendle Borough Council
    a. No response has yet been received about road pot holes though many have actually been patched now. Resident Mrs Thompson has complained about the state of the minor roads around Noyna which Councillors agreed are in terrible condition. The Council proposed a letter be sent to the Highways Dept. to complain about the state of these roads, namely Noyna Road, Moss Houses Road and Cob Lane.
    b. It was noted that water had started bubbling up through Skipton New Road at the bottom of the school drive today. Councillor Cannon and Storey will follow this up
    c. The Horticultural Fund has agreed a grant of £1000 from January 2018.
    d. There are reports of the sexual grooming of children taking place around MacDonald’s in Colne in the evenings. The Police are aware.  MacDonald’s is currently closed for one month for refurbishment.
  1. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

The date had passed for comment on two of the applications but no issues were raised.   Application 17/0321/FUL. –  Councillors were concerned that their previous comments on this development e.g. on type of stone, parking and increased traffic on Warehouse Lane did not seem to be recorded.  There was some confusion about whether the builder had in fact made a new application for the same site. Councillor Waugh agreed to look into this further.

 To discuss the election/co-option of a new member to Foulridge Parish Council

ACTION: D Cocker to review standing orders regarding the make up of the Parish Council and arrangements for election/co-option and to report back.

Any other business
a. Stewart Burnett, Village Hall Caretaker gave apologies for the next meeting when he would be away.
b. Salaries were approved on usual pay dates in advance of the next meeting.

  1. Date and Time of next meeting.

Monday 4th September 2017 at 7.00pm.

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 Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 5th June 2017. 

Present:

Councillor T Clark, Chair
Councillor J Storey, Vice Chair
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor B Knowles,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor B Whitfield.
Jane Killeen, Clerk
County Councillor J Purcell
County councillor D Whipp
Heather Dawson, village resident. 

  1. Apologies and approval of absences.
    Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Waugh. These were approved by the Parish council. 
  1. To receive declarations of Interest.
    None. 
  1. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 8th May 2017 are a correct record.
    The Minutes of the meeting held on the 8th May 2017 were approved as a fair and correct record. 

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only 

  1. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 8th May 2017.

    Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
    including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
    Progress halted due to nesting birds.Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
    Councillor Knowles has put new notices on the village green he will also put one on the cricket field gate. Councillor Knowles will request 12 hard plastic signs from Pendle Dog Wardens.Area Champions
    Councillor Cannon welcomes new volunteers who are interested in helping to keep their part of the village clean and tidy.Newsletter update.
    The deadline for articles is the 30th June 2017.Allotments
    Councillor Whitfield will begin the repair work at the drains and fences. The re-laying of the track with crush and run is in progress. A chain and lock has been fitted on the gate to the football field. Councillor Whitworth is to investigate the theft of the fencing between the football field and Field E.
    Plot 22c is to be let to the next person on the waiting list.Land registration
    No further progress. Jane will contact Stephen Anderson at Donald, Race and Newton.Foulridge Calendar
    Calendars are on sale for £5 each at the Social Club, Café Cargo and David Ingham’s butchers.

    Repairs to Noyna Ford.
    No further information.Advertising on the bus shelters
    The front panel on the bus shelter by the Church has been offered to Barka Lounge.

         Planters
20 of the new planters have been completed and are in place. The council agreed          they look good and there has been positive comments made on the Facebook
page. Eight more planters are in the process of completion.The large planters
across form the Indian Restaurant have been planted up by Pendle council.

Progress re Community Garden
        No further progress. Councillor Whipp reminded the council that funding to help               with community projects is available via the LCC Local MembersGrant scheme.

Cricket Club Contract Agreement
        The information requested by Mr Bracewell from the cricket club has been sent to           him. An email is to be sent to him to request a date for the hand -over of the                   electricity contract at Eon to the cricket club. The council suggest 19th June 2017.

      Great Get Together event.
      This event is planned for the 11th June from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Donations will go to        Pendle hospice in memory of our late Chairman Ivan Marriott.
Councillor Whip extended an invitation to the similar event in Barnoldswick on the          17th June at Valley Gardens.

5. Resident’s issues.

Heather Dawson, various issues.
Ms Dawson expressed her concern regarding: speeding traffic, noise, especially the sound of sirens used by ambulances during the night, dog fouling and bonfires. Pot holes in the A56 contribute to the noise, which is made when large vehicles drive at speed over them.
The Parish Council is acting on dog fouling. Evidence of dog owners not picking up can be sent to the Pendle dog warden team, which will issue a mandatory fine.
A request is to be made for speed cameras to visit the village.
The repair of pot holes is in progress via County Councillor J Purcell.
Litter picking teams are active in the village.
The Parish Council is unable to take any action regarding the use of ambulance sirens.

  1. To receive a report from County Councillor’s J. Purcell and D. Whipp.
    Councillor Purcell has a number of issues to take up with the Cabinet Minister for Highways at Lancashire County Council. She has a meeting planned to raise these issues which include the poor finish on the A56 in Foulridge where recent work to re-surface the road has been completed, and the poor state of the A56 from the middle of Foulridge up to the round- about at Kelbrook. Highways have a method of reporting all issues of concern via the Lancashire website. This is not fit for purpose and will also be discussed at the above meeting.
    Blocked gullies at High Lane, the A56 by the Church and on Noyna Rd are getting worse and need some action as soon as possible.
    Councillor Whipp is waiting for the Programme of works to be published by Lancashire and he will be pressing for the above issues to be included in the programme.
  1. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
    None. 
  1. Finance:
    Annual audit
    Section 1 of the Audit Return was approved by the Parish Council and signed by the Chairman. A date for the completion of the Audit Return was set for Friday 16th June at 10.30am, when the Council will meet to approve the end of year figures and sign section
    Balance of accounts.
    The balance in the current account is £26911.37. £7500.00 is ring-fenced reserves for the maintenance of the MUGA and bus shelters.
    The balance in the deposit account is £9609.43.
    The balance in Noyna Publishing is £3270.20.
  1. To authorise payments

The following payments were approved and authorised:

S Burnett month 1 4 weeks 1 party 31.4.17 184.56 46.00
J Killeen mth 1. postage2.14+10.75+6.75 31.4.17 384.78 88.60
Zurich Municipal Insurance 8.5.17 1308.52
Steve Waite 6.5 hrs + 22.99 exp. 8.5.17 87.99
Mercer Print calendars 8.5.17 150.00
Priory Business Group white envelopes.x 100 8.5.17 38.22
Affordable Skip Hire 24.4.17 180.00 paid 24.4.17
B&J King repairs to lighting at cricket pavillion 8.5.17 63.00
John Waine grass cutting April 8.5.17 184.00
Eon electricity sports pavillion 8.5.17 27.58
Northstar Printers newsletter 8.5.17 104.00

9.  To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man.
A list of jobs has been given to Steve Waite and these are in progress. 

  1. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
    None. 
  1. To consider the time table for the recruitment of a new Clerk.
    The Clerk will work up to the 31st July. There has been reasonable interest in the post. The closing date for completed applications is 23rd June and interviews will commence week beginning 3rd July. Councillor’s Cannon, Clark, Storey and Knowles will form the interview panel. 
  1. To discuss the election/co-option of a new member to Foulridge Parish Council
    It was agreed that as the council was taking a month recess in July the process for the election/co-option of a new council member would be deferred until the next parish council meeting on the 7th August. 
  1. To discuss the footpath signs in Foulridge Parish.
    Councillor Cannon had completed the survey of all footpath signs in Foulridge Parish and sent his report to Pendle Council and Lancashire County council. There are some problems with the signs which are the responsibility of Pendle, these signs are blue, and the footpath officer Tom Partridge has indicated that these will be repaired.
    Lancashire Highways have responsibility to for all green signs. However, there is much less finance available for this work.
    Any obstruction to a right of way must be reported on the Lancashire website. Councillor Cannon suggested that the Parish Council work together with a local walking group to campaign for all blue signs to become green signs as these are a legal requirement. 
  1. Date and Time of next meeting.

Monday 7th August 2017 at 7.00pm. 

 

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 5th June 2017 at 7.00pm. 

Agenda.
1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 8th May 2017 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 8th May 2017.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Progress re Community Garden
Cricket Club Contract Agreement
Great Get Together event.

5. Resident’s issues.
Heather Dawson, various issues.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor’s Jennifer Purcell and David Whipp.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
Annual audit
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments
9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
11. To consider the time table for the recruitment of a new Clerk.
12. To discuss the election/co-option of a new member to Foulridge Parish Council
13. To discuss the footpath signs in Foulridge Parish. (email from Councillor Cannon 6.4.17)
14. Date and Time of next meeting.
Monday 7th August 2017 at 7.00pm.
 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 8th May 2017

Present:
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor B Knowles,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor G Waugh,
Jane Killeen, Clerk
Howard Bracewell,
Pete Bradley
Fred Brook-Carey. Foulridge Cricket Club.
County Councillor D Whipp,
County councillor J Purcell.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved from Councillor G Cannon.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd April 2017 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 3rd April 2017 were approved as a fair and correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd April 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
No further progress.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign. Dog Poo Dispenser for the Lake.
There are three new dog waste dispensers donated by Barka lounge. They are at the Wharf, Noyna Avenue by the entrance to the allotments and at Lake Burwain just off Skipton Rd. The Parish Council expressed their thanks to the owners of Barka Lounge.
Two new posters have been put up in Warehouse Lane. Two more are to be put on the village green and two at the allotments.
It was agreed that a request would be made to Pendle Environmental Health Dept. for certain dog bins to be emptied more often.
Area Champions
Nothing to report.
Newsletter update.
The Spring edition has been distributed. The next issue will be July 18th.
Allotments
Security remains a cause for concern. A skip is now on site. The corner at the top of the central path by plot 8 has now been made wider.
The football field is to be fitted with a new lock and chain to prevent theft of fencing.
Land registration
No further progress.
Foulridge Calendar
The calendar for 2018 is now ready for sale at £5 a copy. They will be stored in the council office but will be on sale at David Ingham’s, Cafe Cargo and Foulridge Social Club.
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
The work schedule from LCC is yet to be published. This will indicate the timing for work at the ford. Councillor Purcell will contact Paul White for the details of this work.
Advertising on the bus shelters
No further progress
The contract agreement with LCC has been signed and returned. The new planters will be placed in situ over the next couple of weeks.
Progress re Community Garden
Work is to begin here soon.
Cricket Club Contract Agreement
The proposed Annual Agreement was discussed with the representatives from the cricket club. The tenancy gives the cricket club the exclusive use of the cricket pavillion. Details of the electricity contract with Eon are to be sent to Mr Bracewell and confirmation that the Parish Council insurance covers public liability at the cricket field.
Great Get Together event.
This event is to be held on Sunday 11th June from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. It will be an afternoon tea with donations to be given to the Hospice in memory of Councillor Ivan Marriott.

5. Resident’s issues.
None.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor’s Jenny Purcell and David Whipp.
Congratulations were expressed by the Chair on the election of both County Councilors.
Work to repair the broken drain on Lowther Lane continues.
The repair of the culvert by the A65 is on-going.
The gullies along the sides of the A56 from the Church to the school are choked with silt and stones. This will cause puddles as the drains will be unable to take any heavy down pour of water.
Councillor Whipp asked that information regarding possible flooding by the Four Elephants be given to him if it occurs. The condition of the A56 North towards Kelbrook includes some soft spots. Councillor Whipp is making representation for this work to be included in the repairs programme for this year.
Flooding is also an issue on Standing Stone Rd and High Rd towards Higherford, and also on Skipton old Rd.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Pendle’s Vacant House Report found that there have been 1226 houses empty for up to two years and 382 empty for over three years.
The Weston’s building project is no longer in the hands of the Sutton family. The land is now for sale to a developer. The most dilapidated of the buildings, i.e. the white building on Station Rd, has been inspected by Pendle for safety aspects. Notice may be served if no action is taken in the near future. Councillor Waugh is putting pressure on for the site to be developed.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £20789.13 with £7730.
52 held in reserves for maintenance at the MUGA.
The balance in the deposit account is £9609.43
And in the Noyna account £3270.20.
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett month 1 4 weeks 1 party 31.4.17 184.56 46.00
J Killeen mth 1. postage2.14+10.75+6.75 31.4.17 384.78 88.60
Zurich Municipal Insurance 8.5.17 1308.52
Steve Waite 6.5 hrs + 22.99 exp. 8.5.17 87.99
Mercer Print calendars 8.5.17 150.00
Priory Business Group white envelopes.x 100 8.5.17 38.22
Affordable Skip Hire 24.4.17 180.00 paid 24.4.17
B&J King repairs to lighting at cricket pavillion 8.5.17 63.00
John Waine grass cutting April 8.5.17 184.00
Eon electricity sports pavillion 8.5.17 27.58
Northstar Printers newsletter 8.5.17 104.00

 

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
The list includes: staining benches, fixing the new outside light at the village hall and painting the Churchill bus shelter.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 17/0186/HHO
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of a first floor rear extension and pitched roof to conservatory.
AT: 25 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne FOR: Mrs J. Watson
No comment.

APPLICATION: 17/0149/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Retain converted storage building for use as boarding kennels for up to 5 dogs including external alterations to windows and doors and use of field for exercise area.
AT: Lower Broach Farm Skipton Road Colne FOR: Mr G. Proctor
No comment.

11. To discuss security issues at the allotments.
Discussed under item 4e.

12. To begin planning for the Christmas Tree 2017.
Information from Pendle Council regarding the possibility of joining a group contract is pending. A decision is to be made by the August meeting.
It was agreed by the Parish Council that they will be planting a tree at the football field in memory of Councillor Ivan Marriott. Councillor Clark will organize this.

13. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
Monday 5th June 2017 at 7.00pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 8th May 2017 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda.

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd April 2017 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd April 2017.

 Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign. Dog Poo Dispenser for the Lake.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Progress re Community Garden
Cricket Club Contract Agreement
Great Get Together event.

 5. Resident’s issues.

 6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

 7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 17/0186/HHO
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of a first floor rear extension and pitched roof to conservatory.
AT: 25 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne FOR: Mrs J. Watson

APPLICATION: 17/0149/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Retain converted storage building for use as boarding kennels for up to 5 dogs including external alterations to windows and doors and use of field for exercise area.
AT: Lower Broach Farm Skipton Road Colne FOR: Mr G. Proctor

11. To discuss security issues at the allotments.

12. To begin planning for the Christmas Tree 2017.

13. Date and Time of Next Meeting
Monday 5th June 2017 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic. 

Minutes of the Annual Meeting of Foulridge Parish Council

8th May 2017

Present:

Councillor T Clark,
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor B Knowles,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor G Waugh,
Jane Killeen, Clerk

1. Welcome and apologies.
Apologies were received from Councillor Cannon.

2. Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on the 6th May 2016.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 6th May 2016 were approved as a fair and correct record.

3. Chairman’s Annual Report.
Councillor Clark thanked all members of the council for their support to him as Chair for the last year. The following list included some of the achievements of the council during this time:
Up -dating the village hall.
The Christmas lunch improves every year and the tree was well received last Christmas.
The area of allotments is improving and the Foulridge Allotment Association has been set up and is beginning to be well attended.
The village has been cleaned up and work is on-going to encourage dog owners to clean up after dogs.
A Foulridge calendar for 2018 is now ready and on sale.
The financial position of the council is reasonably strong.
The Facebook page is now edited by Councillor Howson.
Work on the duck pond is to be prioritised for the coming year.

4. Nomination for Chair 2017/18
Councillor Clark was nominated for Chair by Councillor Storey and seconded by Councillor Whitfield.

5. Election of Chair 2017/18
Councillor Clark was elected Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2017/18.

6. Nomination for Vice Chair 2017/18
Councillor Storey was nominated for Vice Chair by Councillor Knowles and seconded by Councillor Howson.

7. Election of Vice Chair 2017/18
Councillor storey was elected Vice Chair of Foulridge Parish council for 2017/18.

8. Membership of Councillors to Working Groups.
As follows:
Councillor Nicholson: village hall
Councillor Nicholson and Councillor Howson will work together to develop a new lunch club.
Councillor Howson will edit the Foulridge Parish Council Facebook page.
Councillor’s Whitfield and Clark: allotments and grazing land.
Councillor Waugh: planning and highways.
Councillor’s Cannon and Howson: village champions
Councillor Cannon: footpaths and bridleways.
Councillor Storey: newsletter, publicity.

The meeting ended at 7.30pm.

Annual Meeting of Foulridge Parish Council

 8th May 2017

 Agenda

 1. Welcome and apologies.

 2. Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on the 6th May 2016.

 3. Chairman’s Annual Report.

 4. Nomination for Chair 2017/18

 5. Election of Chair 2017/18

6. Nomination for Vice Chair 2017/18

 7. Election of Vice Chair 2017/18

 8. Membership of Councillors to Working Groups.

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 3rd April 2017.

Present:
Councillor T Clark.
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Storey
Jane Killeen
County Councillor P White
Councillor J Purcell.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies for absence were received and approved from Councillor Marriott, Councillor Cannon, Councillor Whitfield and Councillor Knowles.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th March 2017 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes held on the 6th March 2017 were a fair and correct record.

 

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th March 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
No further progress.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
New posters have been put up in Warehouse Lane.
Area Champions
In progress.
Newsletter update.
The payments for advertising in the Newsletter are to be chased up.
Allotments
Foulridge Allotment Association is growing with new members attending the last meeting. Funding for two skips has been agreed. The Community Garden has been discussed, FAA are willing to help with this but just now is a busy time for all the plot tenants so it will be later in the spring. The drainage problem at the bottom allotments is to be repaired by the tenants with the parish council providing the materials.

Water butts have been requested by two of the tenants.

Councillor Clark is to check on the damage to a dry stone wall boundary which has fallen down.

All poultry is now enclosed regarding DEFRA rules on the spread of bird flu. Foulridge is a high risk area.
Land registration
No further progress.
Foulridge Calendar
The calendar is now complete and Councillor Storey brought a sample copy for inspection. It was resolved that 50 calendars are to be ordered at a cost of £150 and 100 envelopes at £32. The calendars are to be sold for £5 each. The council expressed its approval of the calendar and thanks were given to Councillor Storey for her hard work and commitment.
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
see item 6.
Advertising on the bus shelters
The bus shelters are now clean. The one opposite the Church needs new windows.

The application for new planters to be placed in the village at certain points on the A56 has been submitted to LCC. 20 planters are complete and will be planted up and placed in position over the next week or two. Wild flower seeds have been purchased for the two big planters across from the Indian Restaurant. £1000 was allocated for horticulture and so far £700 of this has been spent.

The planters by the school drive have been neglected and Councillor Nicholson will check whether the school is going to abandon these. If necessary the parish council will adopt them if the condition of them is sound.
Progress re Community Garden
See above at 4e.
Rough sleeping in the bus shelter
This matter has now been resolved and the bus shelter is on the list for painting.
Cricket Club Contract Agreement
It was agreed that a letter to the Cricket club would be sent with details of the new arrangements for the electricity bills and with a copy of the new Annual Contract.
Village clean
This is completed apart from the ground of the MUGA, which will be re-visited to take up all the mud from winter.

5. Resident’s issues.
There have been complaints from residents living near the Hare and Hounds regarding the blocked local drains, which is a result of power washing at the pub. Councillor Storey will discuss this with the owner of the Hare and Hounds.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Lowther Lane – Yorkshire Water have accepted responsibility for the drainage problem. There is no date yet for the work to be carried out. Councillor White will follow this up. He will also request a letter from Pendle’s MP Andrew Stephenson.

Noyna Ford – a scheme of work has been requested a.s.a.p.

Culvert on A56 – this is in the process of being cleaned.

An old tyre has been tipped at the Churchill bus shelter Councillor White will report this.

Councillor White suggested that an annual inspection of all LCC related jobs in Foulridge should be completed on an annual basis.

The roads in Pendle are currently a big issue. Pendle’s roads appear to be the most neglected in Lancashire. with only 2% of the annual budget for 2017/18 committed to Pendle roads and nil spending on pot holes.

The School Budget Cuts Consultation is on- going. Councillor White has invited the Secretary for State for Education to the district to discuss the situation first hand. Pendle has the poorest results for child attainment in Lancashire. Councillor White said he was confident that the results of the consultation would mean that the bill would not get through parliament.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Grants agreed by Colne Area Team for 2017/18 are as follows: £1330 for Environmental Projects and £1000 for horticulture.

 8. Finance:
Annual Insurance Premium.
This is due to be renewed on the 31st May, cost £1308.52.
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £8922.33; £6586.00 is reserved and ring-fenced for MUGA equipment replacement.

The balance in the Deposit Account is £9609.43

The balance in the Noyna Publishing account is £3195.20
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

S Burnett month 12 4 weeks 172.84 bacs
J Killeen month 12 343.43 bacs
HMRC Jan to March 2017 400.40 Cheque
S Waite 3.5 hours 35.00 bacs
Chris Whitfield refit ladies toilets village hall 410.00 bacs
Graham Waugh rope for flag pole 10.80 cheque
Tony Clark exp equipment for new planters 153.86 bacs
Tony clark Power washing village amenities 1600.00 bacs
Borough of Pendle playing field rates 184.64 cheque

 

 9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
All work for the Handy man is to go via Councillor Clark. It was agreed that one of the benches on the green is to be moved to replace the one that is now un-usable.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 17/0127/FUL

PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of stable block and creation of access track. AT: Dairy Cottage County Brook Lane Foulridge FOR: Mr & Mrs. F. Barns

No comments.

 APPLICATION: 17/0092/HHO

PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of two Storey extension to side with first floor balcony

AT: Cressington Skipton New Road Foulridge FOR: Mrs. F Austin

No comments.

11. To discuss security issues at the allotments.
In progress.

12. To discuss the Jo Cox Great Get Together.
This is to be a National Event to remember Jo Cox MP. It is to be called The Great Get Together and its aim is to celebrate communities. Councillor Storey would like to arrange a simple afternoon tea; however, the date needs some further discussion and will be confirmed at the next meeting.

13. To begin planning for the Christmas Tree 2017.
Quotes for the tree are to be requested from Stately Lighting.

14. To discuss information received on School Budget Cuts in Pendle.
See item 6.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
    Monday 8th May Annual Parish Council Meeting
    To be followed by the Parish Council Meeting

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 3rd April 2017 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda.

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th March 2017 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th March 2017.

 Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Progress re Community Garden
Rough sleeping in the bus shelter
Cricket Club Contract Agreement
Planters

5. Resident’s issues.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
Annual Insurance Premium.
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

 APPLICATION: 17/0127/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of stable block and creation of access track.
AT: Dairy Cottage County Brook Lane Foulridge FOR: Mr & Mrs F. Barns

APPLICATION: 17/0092/HHO
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of two storey extension to side with first floor balcony
AT: Cressington Skipton New Road Foulridge FOR: Mrs F Austin

11.To discuss the Annual Tenancy Agreement with the Cricket Club.

12. To discuss security issues at the allotments.

13. To discuss the Jo Cox Great Get Together.

14. To begin planning for the Christmas Tree 2017.

15. To discuss information received on School Budget Cuts in Pendle.

16. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
Monday 8th May Annual Parish Council Meeting.

To be followed by the Parish Council Business Meeting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 6th March 2017 at 7.00pm.

 Present:
Councillor T Clark, Chair
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor B Knowles.
Jane Killeen.
Mr and Mrs John and Janet Clapham, Waller Hill.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved from Councillor I Marriott.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th February 2017 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 6th February 2017 were a fair and correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th February 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
This project is to be completed as soon as possible. There are logs remaining for village residents who can collect them. It has been decided not to replace the old bird hide.

Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
The posters can only be bought in batches of 20. It was agreed that this would be too expensive and 20 are not needed. A few copies of the poster are to be made, these will be laminated and put in strategic positions.

Area Champions
In progress.

Newsletter update.
A list of Parish Council achievements in the last year needed for the next issue of the Newsletter, to be sent to Councillor Storey by mid- April. It was agreed that the print run would be reduced to 800 copies.

Allotments
The Contract Agreement’s and invoices for 2017/18 will be sent out by the middle of the month. There are a few vacant plots, which will be let to those people on the waiting list. There is some fencing work yet to be completed at plots 4 and 16.

Land registration
No further progress.

Foulridge Calendar
The calendar is now almost ready to go to the printer. The cost of the printing will be available at the next meeting.

Repairs to Noyna Ford.
See item 6.

Advertising on the bus shelters
No further progress.

Planters
The timber has been delivered and the plants have been ordered. There has been no response to date from LCC regarding the siting of the new planters.

Bell on a Bike Campaign
The Council will buy a number of cheap bells.

Progress re Community Garden
The financing of this project may be difficult. Some funding has been ring fenced for this project but details are to be discussed with the Foulridge Allotment Association.

Rough sleeping in the bus shelter
This problem has now been resolved as of 13th March 2017.

 5. Resident’s issues.
Mr and Mrs Clapham expressed their concern regarding the problem of rough sleeping in the Winston Churchill Memorial Shelter. There was a lengthy discussion and a plan was agreed to address the problem. However, since the meeting the problem has been resolved as above.

Milk crates left by the road at Sycamore Rise – this matter is being addressed.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Noyna Ford has been included in the LCC Capital Programme. The budget is £73.000. The signs, which indicate that Noyna Rd is unfit for motor vehicles is temporary only. It is expected this work will be carried out over the next 12 months.

DCLG for funding flood risk has been applied for by Pendle Council for Noyna Rd. There is no legal action that can be taken by Pendle regarding the walls that are falling down between Noyna Rd and the fields as the stones have, so far, fallen into the field.

There has been no allocation of funding to mend pot holes in Pendle this year. Councillor White has requested a review of this decision.

The work to the culvert on the A56 has now been completed.

Six schools in Colne have applied to convert to Academy status. This does not include Foulridge Church School as the Diocese will not agree to the new status unless they can retain control of the Trust. Work is ongoing to reach an agreement with the Diocese.

Lowther Lane – there has been a problem with pot holes caused by burst water/drainage pipes. Dirty water is bubbling up and flowing down the lane. Councillor Howson has contacted both LCC and United Utilities, so far there has been no response. Councillor White will discuss this with the Highways manager tomorrow as an urgent issue.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
See above.

8. Finance:
Internal audit arrangements.
The Council approved the Internal Audit arrangements.
Invoices to Allotment Tenants.
The invoices and new Contracts will be out by the middle of March.
Balance of accounts.
Current Account balance is £4311.27 with £6585.92 in reserves.
Noyna Publishing balance is £3195.20
The Deposit Account balance is £9609.43
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

J Killeen salary month 11 + 58.22 exp. 401.85 bacs 85.80
S Burnett month 10 + 1 party 181.04 bacs 45.20
Northstar Printers 110.00 bacs
LALC Annual Subs 226.74 cheque
T Clark exp. For 130 x rose shrubs 163.14 bacs
S Wainte 2.45 hours £ 7.00 expenses 51.50 bacs
UU allotments 107.25 bacs
Dish washer for village hall 299.99 bacs paid 22.2.17
Pymol Flag 70.20 bacs paid 22.2.17

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man.
To begin the fencing at the allotments.
Councillor Storey commented on the planters and how well they looked.

10, To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

11. To discuss the replacement of a bird hide at Lake Burwain.
See item 4a.

12. To discuss the Annual Tenancy Agreement with the Cricket Club.
It was agreed that Councillor Whitfield would contact the grounds-man to request copies of the keys to the cricket pavillion. The new Contract proposed for the cricket club is on hold until the next meeting.

13. To discuss security issues at the allotments.
In progress.

14. To discuss the response to Pendle Local Plan part 2.
The deadline for receipt of comments is 5:00pm on Friday 7th April 2017.

15. Date and Time of Next Meeting
3rd April 2017 at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 6th March 2017 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th February 2017 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th February 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Progress re Community Garden
Rough sleeping in the bus shelter

5. Resident’s issues.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
Internal audit arrangements.
Invoices to Allotment Tenants.
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
11. To discuss the replacement of a bird hide at Lake Burwain.
12. To discuss the Annual Tenancy Agreement with the Cricket Club.
13. To discuss security issues at the allotments.
14. To discuss the response to Pendle Local Plan part 2.
15. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
3rd April 2017 at 7.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 6th February 2017 at 7.00pm.

 Present:
Councillor I Marriot, Chair.
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor B Knowles.
Jane Killeen, Clerk.
Richard Burrow, Pendle and Burnley District Anglers Association (PBDAA)
Alistair Hurst. PBDAA

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
There were no apologies.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
Councillor Clark declared an interest in item 13.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 9th January 2017 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 9th January 2017 were an accurate and fair record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 9th January 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Councillor Clark will complete the Risk Assessment over the coming week. Copies to be sent to C&RT and the Clerk.

Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
It was agreed that Councillor Storey would investigate the details of signing up to the Keep Britain Tidy scheme of ‘We’re Watching You’. Two of the posters will be purchased.

Area Champions
This scheme is working well in some areas of the village but would like to extend it to the top side of the A56. Details are to be advertised in the Newsletter and on Facebook.

Newsletter update.
The latest edition has gone out and has been received well by village residents. The Spring edition will be published at the end of April. It was agreed that Councillor Storey would make an expenses claim for ink and paper.

Allotments
The drainage problems in the bottom plots remain an issue. There is a large tree in plot 15, which may need pollarding as it is growing over adjoining plots.

Land registration
Donald, Race and Newton have agreed to confirm the documents that they hold for Foulridge PC and to let the Council have a price for registering the village green with Land Registry.

Foulridge Calendar
Councillor Storey has arranged a date for Council Members to view all the photographs received and choose those that will feature in the calendar for 2018. The date of this meeting is 27th February at 7.00pm.

Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Pendle Council is waiting to hear if there is any funding available from funds allocated for flood damage for repairs to Noyna Rd. Signs have been erected which say the road is not suitable for motor vehicles. It was agreed that the road is not fit for purpose.

Advertising on the bus shelters
The Council has agreed to this in principle. It must be a financially viable proposition to attract advertisers. This opportunity is to be advertised on Facebook and in the Newsletter.

Councillor Clark proposed a scheme to introduce 20 new planters on the side of the A56, these will be on the stretch of pavement before the Church and similar after the last house in Foulridge going towards Kelbrook. Councillor Clark is to plant up with low maintenance shrubs. Details of this proposal are to be sent to LCC. Estimates of the cost of building the planters and plants for summer and winter come to a total of £1500.

Bell on a Bike Campaign
Councillor Marriott is to investigate the cost of bells and report back to the March meeting.

Progress on lease of Field E.
No further progress to date.

5. Resident’s issues.
Richard Burrows and Alistair Hurst from PBDAA were welcomed to the meeting. They were responding to a complaint made regarding the refuse that had been left on the side of Lake Burwain by anglers. The Association has recently had a litter collecting day and picked up 20 bags of litter. The plans are to develop the club and the area and they expressed the hope that the club could work together with the Council on various projects. This was agreed to unanimously by the Council.
The costs of membership are:
Annual membership £40
An extra £10 is charged for a night fishing ticket.
A day fishing is £5 and the ticket will be obtained from the bailiff.
Annual membership of people over the age of 65 years is £5.

There was concern expressed about the crates of empty milk bottles left on the pavement by the side of the road at the bottom of Sycamore Rise as this poses a health and safety risk. Councillor’s were unsure who may be leaving them but it was agreed that letters would be sent to local milk men to make enquiries.

6.To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
There will be a site visit from Pendle Council to the proposed Warehouse Lane development on Thursday 9th February. A full, in-depth noise assessment has been requested.
There has been no progress at Hubhouse Farm regarding the burning of waste.
Changes to the Planning Laws are pending.

8. Finance:
Councillor Marriott has been in contact with the Secretary of the Cricket Club to discuss details of a Tenancy Contract Agreement. This would include the Cricket Club taking responsibility for the payment of the electricity supply at the Pavillion.
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £6606.22 left in the budget for 2016/17 and £6585.92 in reserves.
Noyna Publishing balance is £3195.20.
The deposit account balance is £9950.78
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett 5 weeks 216.30 bacs
J Killeen month 10 + 13.74 laminating pouches 357.17 bacs
United Utilities allotments 26.7.16-25.10.16 91.15 bacs
Eon sports pavillion17.10.16-20.1.17 28.08 bacs
Zurich Allotment insurance 259.89 bacs
T Clark, chain saw equipment 22.00 bacs
T Clark hi viz jacket 26.39 bacs
Greensleeves, Pendle and Ribble Valley fencing 225.00 bacs
S Waite 2 hours 20.00 bacs.

 

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
To clean the Low Well once a year.
Repair of the notice board at Hill Top.
Some assistance with cutting back rogue trees.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

11. To discuss the plans for creating a community garden at the allotments.
An estimate of the work re: above is £3500.00.
It will be a big job to clean out the site as it is very over grown and has been used as a dump. The completed garden is for the use of village residents. Councillor Whitfield agreed to obtain a cost for the initial work of cleaning it up and securing the site.

12. To discuss the issues relating to rough sleeping in the bus shelter.
Concerns regarding rough sleeping were expressed. It was agreed that the situation is to be monitored.

13. To discuss and agree on the work and cost for the village clean up.
Councillor Clark left the room prior to the discussion.
A third estimate for cleaning designated areas of the village was received.
£550.00 for :
Pressure clean Village hall yard, ramp, rails and well.
Pressure clean 3 x bus shelters
Pressure clean all village benches, planters, waste bins, street signs.
Pressure clean lampposts along Skipton road up to height of 3mtrs.

£950.00 for
Pressure clean MUGA(playground) all equipment inc. Benches pathways and waste bins.
It was resolved that this quote should be accepted. There was concern expressed regarding the cleaning of the War Memorial. Any cleaning carried out to the War memorial would be very soft.

14. To discuss the maintenance and cleaning of Low Well
See above at item 9.

15. To discuss arranging a second Old Foulridge Photograph evening.
This event will be on the 3rd March 2017 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The tickets will cost £1 and will cover the cost of the supper. Funds raised will be donated to Cancer Research UK. Tickets will be for sale at David Ingham’s.

16. To discuss the positions of Chair and Vice Chair from May 2017.
The positions of Chair and Vice Chair will be open to nominations at the Annual Parish Council Meeting in May 2017.

17. To discuss and agree a summer recess.
There will be a summer recess in July 2017.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th March 2017

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on the 6th February 2017 at 7.00pm.

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 9th January 2017 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 9th January 2017.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling- We are watching you campaign.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Progress on lease of Field E.

5. Resident’s issues.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

11. To discuss the plans for creating a community garden at the allotments.

12. To discuss the issues relating to rough sleeping in the bus shelter.

13. To discuss and agree on the work and cost for the village clean up.

14. To discuss the maintenance and cleaning of Low Well.

15. To discuss arranging a second Old Foulridge Photograph evening.

16. To discuss the positions of Chair and Vice Chair from May 2017.

17. To discuss and agree a summer recess.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th March 2017

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Foulridge Parish Council Finance Meeting

held on the 11th January 2016.

 

Present:
Councillor I Marriott.
Councillor J Story.
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson.
Councillor G Waugh.
Councillor G Cannon.
Councillor B Whitfield.
Councillor T Clark.
Jane Killeen, Clerk.

1. Declaration of Interest.
An exemption has been given by Philip Mousdale, Pendle Council  to all Members of the Parish Council for the purpose of setting the precept.
2. Review of the Parish Council Budget for 2015-16
A brief overview of the income and expenditure was undertaken.
3. Agree the Budget for 2016-17
The budget for 2016-17 was agreed with the following outcome:

  • The precept for 2016-17 is £18923.00.
  • This is an increase of £7384.00 for this year and gives a precept increase for a Band D property of £10.16p a year.
  • The reasons for the increase are: the grant from Pendle Council has been terminated. This grant was £2114.00 for 2015-16. The Parish Council has increased responsibilities for services and facilities including grass cutting, bus shelters and the MUGA. There are plans for 2016-17 for work to improve the allotments and the Duck Pond.
    4. Agree the Budget for the Village Hall.
    The estimated budget was approved.
    5. To Review and Amend the Following Documents:
  • Asset Register
  • Financial Risk Assessments
  • Financial Regulations
  • The Effectiveness of the Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Review.

All the above documents were approved. The Asset Register will be brought up to date from the 1st April 2016 with the addition and valuation of the bus shelters, the MUGA and the land at Town Top.

Foulridge Parish Council Finance Meeting

To be held on the 23rd January 2017 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1, Welcome and Apologies.

2. Declarations of Interest.

3. Review of the Parish Council budget for 2016/17

4. Agree the budget for 2017.18

 5. Agree the budget for the Village Hall.

 6. To review and amend where necessary the following documents;

 

  • Register of Assets
  • Risk Assessment Document
  • Financial Regulations
  • The Effectiveness of the Internal Audit
  • Internal Audit Review

 

  1. AOB

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on the 9th January 2017 at 7.00pm.

 

Present:

Councillor T Clark,
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor B Knowles.
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from Councillor Marriott and Councillor White, both were approved.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th December 2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th December 2016 were a fair and correct record.

 

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th December 2016.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Councillor Clark had a meeting with staff from C&RT and it was agreed that the work to cut back trees and shrubs on the path from Alma Ave towards the sailing club is to go ahead. The trees and shrubs at the top of the lake by the A56 can also be cut back. Councillor Clark will complete the risk assessment for C&RT. It was suggested that Whiteside’s could be asked to do the more difficult parts as they will have all the necessary equipment. Waste has been left by fishermen at the side of the lake. A letter is to be sent to draw the attention of the Anglers Association to this and request that fisher’s are asked to take their waste away with them.
Dog fouling.
Warehouse Lane is very bad. Councillor Knowles had seen some very effective posters re picking up the waste and he will locate a source for them. Barka Lounge has donated two dog waste bag dispensers to the village and will keep them full of bags for 12 months. Thanks were expressed by the Council to Jill for this gesture.
Area Champions
Area Champion volunteers are needed in the top side of the village.
Newsletter update.
The next edition is almost ready to go to print.
Allotments
Plot 3 is now available to allocate to people on the waiting list. The fencing to divide the plot into three areas has to be completed and a path put down. Councillor’s Clark and Whitfield are to measure the new plots. Plot 16 will be available from the 1st March 2017. It was agreed that when the invoices and Contracts are sent out in March the accompanying letter will remind everyone that if plots are not worked the tenancy will be   terminated and the plot will be re-allocated.
Land registration
There has been some contact with Stephen Anderson from Donald, Race and Newton regarding the land registration of the village green. It was resolved that this should now proceed and that further information should be obtained regarding the cost of the registration and solicitors fees.
Foulridge Calendar
There is a total of 25 photographs to consider for the calendar. Councillor Storey will bring copies to the February meeting for a decision to be made on which to use.
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
No further news.
Advertising on the bus shelters
There has been no further progress on this issue but the Parish Council wished to note that they had no comment to make in regard to an email  response from a village resident.

Steve Waite is to be asked to assess the condition of the village planters. It was agreed that low maintenance planting is necessary for the three large planters opposite the Indian restaurant.

5. Resident’s issues.
Safe area Report re Tower View Children’s Home.
It was agreed that the Parish Council is not aware of any concerns/risks in     the local Neighbourhood.
Parking on double yellow lines at Skipton old Rd/Noyna Ave.
Parking problems must be passed to Lancashire Parking Services on 0300 123 6713.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Councillor Canon wished to express thanks for the hedge trimming on Cocker Hill that was carried out in December 2016.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Pendle Council is looking at dog controls in Parks.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Balance in the current budget of £7590.21 with £6585.92 in reserves.
Balance in Noyna of £3195.20.
Balance in the Deposit Account of £9950.78
Preparation for the Finance Meeting to be held on the 23rd
It was agreed that copies of the draft budget for 2017/18 and an up to date copy of the accounts would be sent out prior to the meeting. It was also resolved that the cost of work to the village hall ladies toilets would be funded by the Parish Council.
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett month 9 4 weeks 3 parties 197.04 bacs 49.20
J Killeen month 9 + 10.14 photo box 353.63 bacs 85.80
HMRC Oct to Dec 2016 414.20 cheque
B Whitfield exp railside trading company 7.20 paid in cash
J Storey engraving trophies 29.40 bacs
Steve Waite 2hr 20mins + 3.52 exp. 25.52 bacs

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
The village planters and benches need assessment for repair and renewal.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 16/0778/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Major: Erection of twenty dwelling houses with car parking and landscaping.
AT: Land North Of New Shed Warehouse Lane Foulridge FOR: Bowsall Ltd
Following discussion of this planning application it was agreed that, in principle there were no objections but that the Parish Council would like to make the following observations:

1 The walls are to be “Reconstituted stone” not natural stone as per the picture on the “design access statement. It should be natural stone.2 the parking provision is 2 per property but this is on a single width drive. (ie parked in line). What this means is that many houses will have 2 cars but the one needed is usually at the back. So what happens is one car on the drive and one parked on the pavement. Better side by side parking provision is needed.3. Please also note that Warehouse Lane is very congested already and this development will increase congestion.

11. To discuss the email received on the 7th December and attachment re: a proposal by Pendle Council for a Community Governance Review.
No comment.

12.To discuss the proposal to rent Field E.
It was resolved that Field E is to be let for the grazing of one horse and the erection of a small stable. Councillor’s Clark and Whitfield are to produce a lease agreement. There will be a rent free period of a year to give the tenant time to improve the condition of the field.

13. To consider a Foulridge Clean-Up project.
Councillor Clark has received two quotes, both very similar, from Extreme Clean and Pro-Wash North West for: cleaning the MUGA, the bus shelters and the surrounding paving at the village hall and paving at the war memorial of £2470.00.

It was agreed that a third quote should be obtained as there were problems with the two companies above regarding cleaning benches and planters.

 

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th February  2017 at 7.00pm
23rd January 2017 Finance Meeting.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on the 9th January 2017 at 7.00pm.

 

Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

 3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th December 2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th December 2016.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters

5. Resident’s issues.
Safe area Report re Tower View Children’s Home.

6.To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Preparation for the Finance Meeting to be held on the 23rd
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 16/0778/FUL

PROPOSAL: Full: Major: Erection of twenty dwelling houses with car parking and landscaping.

AT: Land North Of New Shed Warehouse Lane Foulridge FOR: Bowsall Ltd

11. To discuss the email received on the 7th December and attachment re: a proposal by Pendle Council for a Community Governance Review.

12. To discuss the proposal to rent Field E.

13. To consider a Foulridge Clean-Up project.

 

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th February  2017 at 7.00pm
23rd January 2017 Finance Meeting.

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 5th December 2016 at 7.00pm.

 

Present:

Councillor T Clark,
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor M Howson
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Knowles
County councillor P White.
Jane Killeen

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved from Councillor Marriott.

 2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3.To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 7th November 2016 are a correct record.
Amendment; Councillor Knowles apologies for the meeting held on the 7th of November were received and approved.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th November were approved as a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 7th November 2016.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
No progress, JK to email Matthew.
Councillor Cannon has been in discussion with the coordinator of the Community Pay Back scheme. It is possible that help from this scheme could be available for work on the allotments, foot paths round Burwains, the duck pond and cleaning bus shelters.
Dog fouling.
The wharf to Salterforth is very dirty.
Area Champions
There have been two new volunteers for Area Champions. Councillor Cannon has produced an advice sheet for volunteers and there are various pieces of equipment available for volunteers to use.
Newsletter update.
Councillor Storey is working on the next issue. Currently, there are only two paid adverts from Ingham’s Butchers and the Hare and Hounds Inn.
Allotments
Councillor Whitfield reported that there are a number of allotments that have not been worked all year and that a letter warning the tenants that their plots will be re-allocated in April is to be sent out in the New Year. Letters are also to be sent to three tenants who have given notice informally to confirm their decision.
Land registration
Work remains on-going to the drains under the village green.
Foulridge Calendar
There have been quite a number of good photographs sent in from residents interested in the proposed village calendar for 2018. Councillor Storey will begin work on this in March 2017.
Bell on a Bike Campaign
This item is deferred to the February 2017 meeting.
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Noyna Ford has been included in work to be undertaken as a result of the flooding in the winter of 2015/16.
Advertising on the bus shelters
The shelters have been cleaned and will be painted in Spring. Councillor Clark is in the process of obtaining two quotes for cleaning the MUGA.
Autumn and Spring planting.
Councillor Clark has planted bubs in the big planters opposite the Four Elephants. A clump of bulbs have also been planted at the bottom of Noyna Rd.
Councillor Whitfield will move the troughs at the war memorial.

5. Resident’s issues.
There has been a request from a resident re: renting Field E and making it suitable for keeping a horse. Concerns were raised by Councillor’s regarding access to the field. Councillor Clark will arrange to meet Mrs. Mallalieu on site to discuss.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
The road surface from Moss Houses Rd to the Village has almost eroded completely.
The website for reporting faults is not fit for purpose.
The culvert near the Church has funding allocated for repair. However, it has been left so late in the year there is now no time to carry out the repairs before winter. The funding is available for this financial year. Councillor White has urged LCC to sub-contract the work in order for it to be completed as soon as possible.
Hedge trimming on Noyna Rd is an excellent job. There is no progress on what action can be taken against farmers who have allowed stone walls to collapse into the road way.
LCC are not hitting the repair of pot holes targets. If the holes have been surrounded with white paint to make them clear to drivers then compensation will not be paid for any damage sustained to private vehicles.
Road safety in Pendle is down by 98%, whilst funding for road safety has been reduced by 99%. Pendle has the worst figures in the country for accidents on the roads to children.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
There is a planning application at Oak Mill, Colne to build 32 new houses.
The owners of Close Houses Farm have until 7th January to take action to make the building safe.
The old Weston’s Buildings on Station Rd are falling into dilapidation. Councillor Waugh has taken this up with Pendle Planning and will follow it up again on the 17th January if there has been no progress to tidy up the site.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
There is a balance of £10107.79 in the current year budget with ££6586.92 in reserves in the current account.
The Noyna Account balance is £3195.20
The deposit account balance is £9950.78
Review of the Budget for 2016/17
There is a current underspend on this financial year’s budget of £6000. Three priorities were agreed for financing before the end of March 2017: up-dating the Ladies toilets in the village hall, work to improve the allotment site and cleaning and repairs at the MUGA. Any surplus at the end of the financial year will be ring fenced for maintenance and equipment at the MUGA.
To authorise payments.
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett month 8 4 weeks and 1 party 180.84 electronic transfer 45.40
J Killeen month 8 343.63 electronic transfer 85.80
S Waite 8.5hrs +exp 3.52 88.52 electronic transfer
Stately lighting Christmas Tree + new lights 1214.40 electronic transfer
Tony Clark Wood treatment and bulbs large planters 120.00 electronic transfer
Poppy Appeal plus £12 donation 30.00 cheque
George Nicholson wine exp xmas lunch 120.00 cheque

 

 9.To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Councillor Whitfield will contact Steve with a list of jobs to include: removing piles of leaves at the village hall and by the path to lower Lake Burwain. It was agreed that there is a number of cleaning jobs necessary, Councillor Cannon will obtain a few quotes for electrical cleaning equipment.

10.To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

11.To discuss the Pendle Pet Safe Scheme.
This scheme is aimed at helping vulnerable people who own pets and who may have to leave their home unexpectedly, for example taken into hospital, information is to be left in the home of a person who would be willing to look after the pet in an emergency. The scheme is to be advertised by Pendle Council.

12. To consider holding a second Foulridge Old Photograph event on the 20th January 2017
This item is deferred until the meeting in February 2017.

 

13. To discuss the proposal from Central Government to cap the precept charged by parish and town councils.
It was resolved that a letter would be sent to the MP regarding this matter. Thanks were extended to Councillor Waugh who had previously warned the parish council that this may become an issue.

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
9th January 2017 at 7.00pm
23rd January 2017 Finance Meeting.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 5th December 2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

  1. Apologies and approval of absences.
    2.
    To receive declarations of Interest.
    3.
    To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 7th November 2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of theParish Council on 7th November 2016.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Advertising on the bus shelters
Autumn and Spring planting.

 5. Resident’s issues.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Review of the Budget for 2016/17
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
11. To discuss the Pendle Pet Safe Scheme.
12. To consider holding a second Foulridge Old Photograph event on the 20th January 2017

 

13. To discuss the proposal from Central Government to cap the precept charged by parish and town councils.
14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
9th January 2017 at 7.00pm
23rd January 2017 Finance Meeting.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of Fourldige Parish Council Meeting 7th November 2016

TIME:    7:00 pm

LOCATIONS:   Village Hall

 ATTENDEES PRESENT:

Councillor Tony Clark (TC) In Chair

Councillor Graham Cannon (GC) Acting Clerk

Councillor Graham Waugh (GW)

Councillor Hazel ,Nicholson (HN)

Councillor Maureen Howson (MH)

APOLOGIES
Jane Killeen
Councillor Brian Whitfield (BW)
Councillor Janice Storey (JS)
Councillor Bernard Knowles

AGENDA TOPICS

 To received declaration of interest (see planning)
There were no declarations of interest.

To resolve the minutes of the last meeting held on 3/10/16 are a correct record – proposed and accepted.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 3rd October 2016 we approved as a fair and correct record.

 

 

 

Agenda Topic 4 –  For information only Action Taken Action To Be Taken   
(a)   To review progress on the duck pond No Progress
(b)   Canal and River Trust, removal of trees and shrubs at Lake Burwains No Progress GW pointed out, now was the time to do it, low water, no nesting birds etc.
(c)   Dog fouling (MH) said she would wear aHi-viz FPC vest when on dog walks/clean up walks to raised profile.
(d)   Area Champions Article in Newsletter GC will provide all hi-viz and equipment needed. Need volunteers on East side of Skipton Road.
(e)   Newsletter update Finished
(f)    Signs for MUGA No Progress
(g)   Allotments Some very poor/allotments still not being tended. Need to become tougher particularly at renewal. GC said FPC needs to be prepared to spend money clearing allotments. Community pay back work? Need to subdivide allotment many too big.
(h)   Land Registration Wait until drains fixed
(i)     Foulridge Calendar 2017 Still collecting photos
(j)     Bell On A Bike Campaign GC has a few £1 bells Looking for more. Wait for Ivan’s recovery.
(k)   Repair to Noyna Ford LCC letter – may be in next year’s funding
(l)     Advertising on the bus shelters. Interested in Barka Lounge proposal  Must clean bus shelters first.
(m)  Autumn and Spring planting Salterforth Nurseries work under way. TC concern over FPC decision taken via email

 

 

 

 

5  Resident’s Issues Upkeep of land and buildings on Station Road GW PBC planning aware and on going
6  Report from County         Councillor Paul White Not present
7  Report from Pendle Councillor GW Defibrillator may have an intermittent fault on the ‘chip’ He is regularly checking it, ok so far.
8  Finance(a)   Balance of accounts(b)   Internet Banking(c)   To authorise payments Not presented by GCThis is set up and Clerk using this method satisfactorily.As per Clerks list. Extra cheque payment to HN for Christmas meal hamper & presents.
9  To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Clean bus shelters and various signs particularly in Skipton
10 To consider Planning applications 16/0334/FUL

 

 

 

PROPOSAL:  Full change of use of storage building to boarding kennels. Maximum of 5 dogs (no external alterations)

AT: Lower Broach Farm Skipton Road Colne.

FOR: Mr Graeme Procter. No houses nearby only 5 dogs – no response needed. TC indicated this was his former home, but no pecuniary interest in the proposal.

 

APPLICATION: 16/0679/FUL

PROPOSAL:  Full Formation of dropped kerb, no concerns – no response needed.

AT: Watergates Skipton New Road Foulridge

FOR: Mr & Mrs Parkin

 

APPLICATION: 16/0675/FUL

PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of seven dwellings and associated access.

AT: Land North of 2 Sycamore Rise, Foulridge FPC previously objected o proposal on this site, Councillors having difficulty with Planning Website. Councillors esp.  GW to inspect this application.

 

 

 

 

 

NEXT MEETING:    7:30pm Monday 5 December 2016

 

 

 

 

 

SIGNED:         …………………………………

 

 

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 7th November  2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

 

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2.
To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd October  2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd October 2016.

  1. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
  2. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
  3. Dog fouling.
  4. Area Champions
  5. Newsletter update.
  6. Signs for MUGA.
  7. Allotments
  8. Land registration
  9. Foulridge Calendar
  10. Bell on a Bike Campaign
  11. Repairs to Noyna Ford.
  12. Advertising on the bus shelters
  13. Autumn and Spring planting.

 5. Resident’s issues.
Upkeep of land and buildings on Station Rd.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Internet Banking.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 16/0334/FUL
PROPOSAL:
Full: Change of use of storage building to boarding kennels for a maximum of 5 dogs (no external alterations)
AT: Lower Broach Farm Skipton Road Colne
FOR: Mr Graeme Procter.

APPLICATION: 16/0679/FUL
PROPOSAL:
Full: Formation of a dropped kerb
AT: Watergates Skipton New Road Foulridge
FOR: Mr & Mrs Parkin

APPLICATION; 16/0675/FUL
PROPOSAL:
Full: Erection of seven dwellings and associated access road.
AT: Land north of 2 Sycamore Rise, Foulridge.
FOR: John Kay Developments LTD.

 

 

 

11. To discuss arrangements for Remembrance Sunday 13th November 2016.
12. To discuss the proposal from Central Government to cap the precept charged by parish and town councils.
13. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
5th December 2016 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 3rd October  2016 at 7.00pm.

 Present:
Councillor T Clark, in the Chair.
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor H Nicholson.
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved for Councillor Marriott, Councillor Cannon and Councillor Knowles. County Councillor White also sent apologies.

2. To receive declarations of Interest
None.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th September  2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th September were a fair and correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th September 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
No further progress.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
No further progress.
Dog fouling.
CCTV cameras are to be installed on the village green.
Area Champions
An article about the work of area champions is to appear in the next edition of the Newsletter.
Newsletter update.
The Hare and Hounds will advertise in the Newsletter. Comments/corrections to be sent to Councillor Storey before the 14th October.
Signs for MUGA.
The new signs have been promised by Pendle Council for within the next two to three weeks.
Allotments
Councillor Whitfield has moved the fence by the football field into the position it was intended to be in.
Foulridge Allotment Association is to meet next on the 5th October.
There are five people on the waiting list.
The winner of the Best Allotment this year is John Rushton, plot 26.
The Best Improved Allotment winner is Chris Dodd, plot 6a.
Councillor Storey has contacted Tom Partridge from Pendle to express her concern regarding the poor state of the footpath from The New Inn to the allotments. The broken gate has now been removed.
Land registration
There has been no further contact from Donald, Race and Newton. The damage to the drains under the village green has been caused by the installation of a lamp post some years ago. Councillor Storey is to contact Yorkshire Water again and ask for some progress to be made re: repair of the drains.
Foulridge Calendar 2018.
Photographs are being sent in from village residents and some of them are very good.
Bell on a Bike Campaign
To be deferred until the next meeting.
Repairs to Noyna Ford.
Councillor Waugh believes that Lancashire County Council is being advised by officers to make no repairs to Noyna ford. Councillor Storey had written to LCC with her concerns at how this decision had been reached and has had a reply to say the matter is to be investigated.

5. Resident’s issues.
Speeding traffic through Foulridge
The following report has been received from the Speed Traffic Management Team June 2016:

Skipton New Road was recently assessed by the Speed Tasking Group.  The Speed Tasking Group is a partnership between the police and the council to investigate, consider and when appropriate prioritise location for enforcement in Lancashire.
A speed survey was carried out as part of the assessment in September 2014 and the results of the survey were considered.  The observed speeds were:

Northbound      mean speed 30 mph               85th percentile speed 34 mph
Southbound      mean speed 26 mph               85th percentile speed 31 mph

The 85th percentile speed is the speed at which 85% of the vehicles were driving at or below.
As a result of the observed speeds together the police were not able to prioritise enforcement for this location at this time.
There are currently no plans within the Speed Management Team to provide additional measures

Councillor Whitfield is to visit the householder at the bottom of Stoney Lane to ask if he would cut back his trees, which are a visual obstruction out on to the A56.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
A number of telephone boxes across Pendle are to be removed by BT. This includes the one in Foulridge. If anyone has an objection to this could they please contact BT direct.
Close Houses Farm matters have now been sent for prosecution.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in this years budget is £12148.41
There is £6577.92 in reserves.
The balance in Noyna Publishing is £3195.20
The balance in the deposit account is £9950.78
Internet Banking.
The parish council is now registered for internet banking on its current account only.
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

S Bunett mth 6 4 weeks and 1 party 197.04
J Killeen mth 6 343.63
HMRC July, Aug, Sept. 2016 416.20
J Waine September 184.00
SELRAP annual membership fee 15.00
J Hartley Associates Ltd 224.28

 

 9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
None.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None

11. To consider the proposal to use the bus shelters for advertising.
A request has been received from a local business for advertising on the village bus shelters. Councillor Waugh will investigate the charge made by other local councils in Colne. It was agreed that the bus shelters must be re-painted.

 

12. To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.
There has been little interest shown in this event, with no response from the local school to the email sent regarding this matter.

13. To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.
To date there has been no response from Salterforth Nursery to the request for a quote for autumn and spring planting. It was decided that the Councillor’s would plant bulbs. Councillor Clark is to purchase the bulbs.

 14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th November 2016 at 7.00pm

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 3rd October  2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th September  2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th September 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Signs for MUGA.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Repairs to Noyna Ford.

5. Resident’s issues.
Speeding traffic through Foulridge

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Internet Banking.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

11..To consider the proposal to use the bus shelters for advertising.

 

12. To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.

13.To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.

14, Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th November 2016 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 5th September 2016 at 7.00pm.

 Present:

Councillor T Clark,
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor B Whitfield
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Knowles
Councillor M Howson
Jane Killeen
County councillor Paul White.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies for Councillor Marriott were received and approved.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st August  2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 1st August 2016 were a fair and correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st August 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
There is no further progress to report. Councillor Clark will visit Ms Robinson to discuss.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Councillor’s Clark and Whitfield met with staff from C&RT to discuss the clearing of trees and shrubs. No response to the meeting has been received to date. The council agreed that an email is to be sent to C&RT regarding the poor state of the footpath from Alma Ave to the Sailing Cub. The path is becoming increasingly difficult to use and needs to be cleared.
Dog fouling.
The CCTV cameras at the allotments are to have signage explaining who owns them to comply with the law. Councillor Whitfield will order new signs. The same signs will also be ordered for the village green. Councillor Howson believes that the dog fouling notices are beginning to make a positive impact.
Area Champions
Tabards and grabbing sticks are available from Councillor Cannon.
Newsletter update.
The dead line for the next edition of the newsletter is 14th October. Councillor Cannon will draft an article about Area Champions. The competition for Best Garden was agreed as follows:
The winner is Mrs Joanne Waite, 9, Skipton Old Rd.
Runner up is Mrs Lourain Hill, 14, Sycamore Rise.
Signs for MUGA.
No further progress. A reminder is to be sent to Mr Mousdale. ( two emails sent 7th and 26th September)
Allotments
Councillor Whitfield and J Rushton have agreed they will fill in the ruts in the paths before winter.
There has been no progress on the community garden.
A skip will be necessary when work begins on the community garden. Residents who live on Noyna Ave will be asked if it can be placed at the top of the avenue for ease of access.
The tenant of plots 13 and 16 has arranged for weed control of both plots.
There has been no progress re the improvement of the footpath from the New Inn up to the allotments. Councillor Cannon has confirmed that this path does not belong to FPC.
Councillor Storey is to contact T Partridge to discuss.
Land registration
It was resolved that the council will begin the process of registering the village green with Land Registration. However, this will remain on hold until the problem with the sewers that run beneath the green has been rectified.
Foulridge Calendar
A notice is to be put in the newsletter and on FB for village residents to send in their photographs for a calendar for 2017.
Bell on a Bike Campaign
Item deferred until the next meeting.

5. Resident’s issues.
Safe walking for the public through Parish Council owned fields.

This problem was discussed and a plan of action was agreed.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
The funding to repair Noyna Ford has been turned down in favour of repairs in other areas of Pendle. Councillor White is now lobbying LCC via the public, requesting a review of this decision. Pendle Council has also been approached for funding despite this not being within their remit of responsibility. Councillor White is encouraging the public to write to LCC Highways department as the cancelling of this much needed work increases the issues of rural deprivation regarding safe access to farms and rural housing. Councillor Waugh agreed to write on behalf of Foulridge Parish Council to LCC and also the group Lidget and Beyond.

The gully opposite the Church is being jetted and CCTV has been installed throughout the length of the gully to identify obstructions. Councillor White will inform on progress as soon as the CCTV footage has been analysed.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The problems of emissions from the kitchen at the Hare and Hounds has been passed to Pendle Environmental Health dept. Councillor Waugh is waiting for a response.

The owners of Close House Farm have been served with a Writ to make the building safe.

There is no further news available regarding the building of new houses on Station Rd. Councillor Waugh will follow this up with the Planning Dept as the white building on Station Rd has been empty for some time and is becoming increasingly dilapidated and poses safety risks.

8. Finance:
Approval of Financial Audit 2015/16
The report from the external auditor had been received. It was resolved that this should be approved.
Balance of accounts.
The balance in current budget is £13280.82
Reserves in the current account are £6577.92
The balance of Noyna Publishing is £3195.20
The balance in the deposit account is £9950.78
Internet Banking.
The work is in progress.
To authorise payments
It was resolved that the following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett mth 5 + 5 parties 256.30
J Killeen mth 5 + ink cartridge 11.50 354.93
Steve Waite 7.4 hrs + 2.24 exp 76.24
John Waine July and August 368.00
BDO Audit Fee 2015/16 120.00
Northstar Printers 110.00
UU water allotments 28.4.16 – 29.7.16 176.76
Louise Gray internal audit fee 50.00

 

 

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
The following jobs were agreed on:
Improvements to the ladies toilets at the village hall.
Weeding by the bench on Skipton Old Rd.
Weeding at the bottom of Teddy Carr Lane.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

 APPLICATION: 16/0523/FUL

PROPOSAL: Full: Change of use from garage, workshop and store to a dwelling,

(resubmission) including external alterations and erection of raised decking

AT: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge

FOR: Mr J Bank

No comments.

APPLICATION: 16/0547/HHO

PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of a single storey link extension between existing garage and

outbuildings

AT: The Warren Skipton New Road Foulridge

FOR: Mr & Mrs Oliver Brabender

No comments.

11. To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.
The Kennet will be in Foulridge for approx. 30 mins. From 12.00 noon to 12.30pm on the 18th October. It was agreed that as many people as possible from the village including Parish Councillor’s could be on the Wharf at this time to show support.
An invitation has been sent to the school for this event.
The event is to be advertised on FB and all Councillor’s who are available will attend.

12. To discuss and agree on the purchase and installation of the Christmas tree.
It was resolved that a second new set of lights are to be purchased.

13. To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.
A quote from Salterforth Nursery is pending.

14. To discuss the Pendle Council Public Spaces Protection Order Programme 2016/18
No comments necessary as this issue does not affect Foulridge.

15. To discuss the proposal from Historic England regarding the consideration of Foulridge war memorial for addition to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
This proposal met with agreement. Further information will be sent out from Historic England later in the year.

16. To discuss the issues of the works at Noyna Rd ford.
See above item 6.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
3rd October 2016 at 7.00pm

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 5th September 2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absence
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st August  2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st August 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Signs for MUGA.
Allotments
Land registration
Foulridge Calendar
Bell on a Bike Campaign

5. Resident’s issues.
Safe walking for the public through parish council fields.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
Approval of Financial Audit 2015/16
Balance of accounts.
Internet Banking.
To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

APPLICATION: 16/0523/FUL
PROPOSAL:
Full: Change of use from garage, workshop and store to a dwelling,(resubmission) including external alterations and erection of raised decking
AT: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge
FOR: Mr J Bank

APPLICATION: 16/0547/HHO
PROPOSAL:
Full: Erection of a single storey link extension between existing garage andoutbuildings
AT: The Warren Skipton New Road Foulridge
FOR: Mr & Mrs Oliver Brabender

11,To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.
12.To discuss and agree on the purchase and installation of the Christmas tree.
13. To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.
14. To discuss the Pendle Council Public Spaces Protection Order Programme 2016/18
15. To discuss the proposal from Historic England
regarding the consideration of Foulridge war memorial for addition to the List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest.
16. To discuss the issues of the works at Noyna Rd ford.
17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
3rd October 2016 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 1st August   2016.

Present:
Councillor T Clark, Chair.
Councillor G Waugh.
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor G Cannon.
Jane Killeen
County Councillor P White.

1.Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from Councillor I Marriott and Councillor B Knowles. These apologies were approved.

2.To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th June  2016 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 6th June were approved as a correct record.

4.To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th June 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Councillor Clark has had some difficulty contacting Ms Robinson. He will call and see her during the next few days.

Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
The top stones have been cemented into place on the boundary wall with the lower lake. Contact is to be made with Chantelle Seaborne regarding the cutting of shrubs at the top end of the lake.
Dog fouling.
Village Green
The new signs are in place on the village green, there has been a mixed response to these but Councillor Howson believes they have had a positive impact and that fewer people are walking dogs on the green.
Area Champions
Nothing to report.
Newsletter update.
The summer edition is out.
Consideration of gardens and allotments for The Best Garden and Allotment Competition is now taking place for decisions to be made in Sept/Oct.
Signs for MUGA.
No further progress.
Allotments
Councillor Whitfield has met with John Rushton and decided that it is unfeasible to cover the track and foot path with crush and run. It was agreed that the ruts in the track are to be filled in.
It was also agreed that the drainage of individual allotments is the responsibility of each tenant.
It is possible that a proposal is to be made by a prospective tenant for field E. The Parish Council will consider terms for the rent and improvement of the field if a proposal is made.
Plots 13 and 16 have been unworked this year so far. It was agreed that a letter would be sent to the tenant to ask if she would like the Parish Council to arrange for weed spraying.
Plot 23 – the tenant has been sent a letter asking him to begin work on the plot during the next month or it will be re-let to someone on the waiting list.
Neil Schofield is to do the fencing at the football field and cricket field within next two weeks.
The new fence is up between plot 6 and the community garden.
The CCTV cameras have been purchased and Councillor Whitfield will install them.
Land registration
Work to confirm the status of the land owned by the village in terms of land registration is in progress.
The small piece of land adjacent to the green is not part of the green but it was agreed that mowing this should continue.
It was agreed that a dead tree at the Memorial Garden should be taken down by the local community group.
A request is to be made to Pendle Council to begin the transfer of land registration for Town Top from them to FPC.
Review the grass cutting contract.
The issue of the contract to cut the grass at three particular sites has been resolved and the invoice received from Pendle Council is to be disregarded.

5. Resident’s issues.
Residents who live behind the Hare and Hounds have raised a complaint about the siting of the exhaust, which blows the smell of cooking across towards them. This matter has been raised at Pendle Council.

6.To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
There is some funding left in the Local Members Grant pot.
A date for the flood work at the culvert has not yet been agreed. Pendle are pushing LCC for this as the work must be completed before the winter. The money allocated from Europe to undertake this work is secure and will be available next year if the work does not get completed this year.
LCC provision of services – Colne and Barnoldswick libraries are to remain open. Earby will close. The Children’s Centre in Colne will also remain open.
There is no start date yet for the work agreed at Noyna ford. The funding will not be spent elsewhere.
The owners of Closes House Farm on Noyna Rd, which has been partially burnt down have been located and contacted. Pendle Council is in the process of prosecuting them on the grounds of safety.
Councillor White is to check the grid reference of the walls on Noyna Rd against the mapping of all county roads to see whether these come within the responsibility of LCC for repair. The fallen stone is a risk to motorists.
Councillor Cannon expressed his concern at the system of reporting issues and complaints via the Highways website. Councillor White will follow this up. County Councillor’s are no longer able to make direct queries to Highways; they must also use the website.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Pendle have initiated a list of recommended trade’s people. This is to help protect vulnerable people. The list of firms is available on the Pendle website.at http://www.pendle.gov.uk/

Lancashire also has a Safe Trader system where traders are carefully vetted before they are listed.
Closes House and barn is to be demolished.
A grant of £1500 has been agreed for Foulridge for horticulture. There is £500 for this year’s budget and £1000 to go into reserves for the budget for 2017/18.
A campaign is due to begin to look at speeding throughout Pendle. Any information on this to be given to Councillor Waugh.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £21317.72
Noyna Publishing account £3195.20
Deposit account £9950.78
Internet Banking.
It was resolved that the clerk would complete the form to Yorkshire Bank to set up internet banking.
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised.

 

S Burnett month 4 plus 1 party 180.84
J Killeen month 4 plus £2 stationary 345.63
HMRC PAYE for April to June 406.00
Steve Waite June 4.75hrs July 8.75 hrs. exp. 4.50 139.50
Eon sports pavillion 19.5 to 20.7 60.38
Bernard Knowles travel expense claim 48.02

 

 9.To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Churchill Shelter weeding and tidy up.
Clean and paint the bench by Weston’s car park.
Clean the Welcome sign at the top of County Brook Lane.

10.To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Ref No:16/0436/VAR
Mr. A Broughton
Greenshaw Farm, Reedymore Lane, Foulridge, BB8 7LL
Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 13/14/0494P to amend approved plan numbers.

No comments

APPLICATION: 16/0482/AGD
PROPOSAL:
Prior Approval Notification (Agricultural building to dwelling class QA and QB):
Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling and external alterations.
AT:
Causeway Top Farm Moss Houses Road Foulridge
FOR:
Mr Tom Pratt

No comments
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
APPLICATION: 16/0428/HHO
PROPOSAL:
Full: Erection of a detached double garage.
AT:
Greenshaw Farm Reedymoor Lane Foulridge
FOR:
Mr Andrew Brougton

No comments.

The planning application for the Nursery has been passed.
There is no start date for the building to begin on Station Rd.

11. Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.

Bell on a Bike Campaign
To be deferred to the meeting in September.
Foulridge Calendar.
Councillor Storey had various costs for calendars. It was agreed that the Council would begin by collecting 12 good local photographs. If this is not completed in time for a 2017 calendar will then plan for one for 2018.

12.To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.
The Kennet will be in Foulridge for 30 mins. From approx. 12.00 noon to 12.30pm. It was agreed that a letter is to be sent to the school to invite the children.

13.To consider the Police proposal regarding fundraising for anti- theft equipment.
It was resolved that a donation of £100 is to be made to support this project.

14. To discuss and agree on the purchase and installation of the Christmas tree.
A quote is to be requested from Stately Lighting before a firm order is made. It was suggested that a tree could be bought and Councillor’s could install it. Quotes for a 20foot and a 12 foot tree to be sought.

15. To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.
A list of planters is to be sent to Salterforth Nursery and a quote requested for planting for Autumn and Spring. Hey Farm Nursery will also be contacted to see if they would like to quote for the work.

16. To consider the consultation document provided by LCC Changes to where we provide your services. (email 19.5.16)
This item covered in paragraph 6.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th September 2016 at 7.00pm

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 1st August   2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

 2. To receive declarations of Interest.

 3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th June  2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th June 2016.

 To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Village Green
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Signs for MUGA.
Allotments
Land registration
Review the grass cutting contract.

5. Resident’s issues.

 6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

 7.To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 8.Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Internet Banking.
To authorise payments

 9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10.To consider applications to Planning and Highways.Town and Country Planning Act 1990.
Ref No:16/0436/VAR
Mr A Broughton
Greenshaw Farm, Reedymore Lane, Foulridge, BB8 7LL
Variation of condition 2 of planning permission 13/14/0494P to amend approved plan numbers.
APPLICATION: 16/0482/AGD
PROPOSAL:
Prior Approval Notification (Agricultural building to dwelling class QA and QB):
Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling and external alterations.
AT:
Causeway Top Farm Moss Houses Road Foulridge
FOR:
Mr Tom Pratt
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
APPLICATION: 16/0428/HHO
PROPOSAL:
Full: Erection of a detached double garage.
AT: Greenshaw Farm Reedymoor Lane Foulridge
FOR: Mr Andrew Brougthon

11. Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.

  • Bell on a Bike Campaign
  • Foulridge Calendar.

12. To consider support to the progress of the Kennet as it passes through Foulridge on the 18th October in celebration of the Leeds to Liverpool Bi-Centenary.

13.To consider the Police proposal regarding fundraising for anti- theft equipment.

14. To discuss and agree on the purchase and installation of the Christmas tree.

15.To discuss and agree on Autumn and Spring planters.

16.To consider the consultation document provided by LCC Changes to where we provide your services. (email 19.5.16)

17.Date & Time of Next Meeting.

6th September 2016 at 7.00pm

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 6th June   2016 at 7.00pm.

 Present:
Councillor I Marriott, Chair.
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor T Clark
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor J Storey
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from Councillor B Knowles, the apologies were approved.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 9th May  2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the minutes of the meeting held on the 9th May 2016 were a true and correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 9th May 2016.

1. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Councillor Clark is to arrange to meet Helen Robinson to discuss local community interest in this scheme.
2. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Concern was expressed that the repair to the wall on the A56 has sagged and does not look robust.
Response to letter from Andrew Stephenson.
A reply will be sent to Andrew Stephenson to agree that the wall has been repaired.
A request is to be sent to C&RT for information about the visit of the Kennet during October and to inform them that the raft race has been cancelled.
3. Dog fouling.
Village Green
New signs for the village green have been ordered. It was agreed that the stencil, which can be used to spray signs about dog fouling in strategic places were effective and will be used again.
4. Area Champions
Nothing to report.
5. Newsletter update.
The 1st July is the deadline for article for the Summer edition of the newsletter.
6. Signs for MUGA and football field.
Pendle Council is to produce the new signs for the MUGA.
7. Allotments
Dog fouling – this is a real problem with plot holders concerned and disgusted about the number of people who do not clean up after their dogs. It was agreed that dummy CCTV cameras are to be installed. The graffiti on the new gate is to be cleaned off.
A second skip has been ordered and it will be delivered on 3rd June.
A notice board for allotment information is to be made and placed in the community garden. However, the community garden needs a lot of clearing out before work can begin there. A letter has been received from Howard Watson, secretary of the Allotment Association requesting help with funding the work in the garden. It was resolved that a total of £600 would be earmarked for this. Councillor Whitfield estimated that approx.. £2000 would need to be spent to complete the work necessary to make this area an attractive community space for village residents.
The draining remains an issue for plot 21 and will be a recurring problem in the winter for the lower plots.
Water has now been piped to the bottom plots.
The garden and allotment competition judging will take place in August/September.

5. Resident’s issues.
There were no resident’s issues.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Concern was expressed at the poor condition of the stone wall at the side of Noyna Rd. This is made of valuable stone, which has fallen down in places and is now a mess. It was agreed that Councillor Paul White would be contacted for advice on how to address this problem.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Pendle Council’s new Core Strategy is now available for the public to read.

8. Finance:
To approve the accounts for 2015/16
It was resolved by the Parish Council to accept and approve the accounts for 2015/16.
£1330 grant from Pendle Council for environmental improvements has been received.
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £16261.32, with £6577.92 held in reserve.
The deposit account balance is £9950.78.
The Noyna Publishing account balance is £3195.20
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett month 2 + 3 parties 236.30
J Killeen month 3 + stamps and ink 32.04 372.24
J Waine April and May 2016 368.00
S Waite 1.10 hours + 18.00 exp. 29.00
LALC 2 module workshop for new councillors x 1 63.00
UU allotments 21.01.16 – 28.04.16 34.21
Zurich Insurance 1407.38
Affordable Skip Hire 120.00

It was agreed that internet banking may be beneficial for the parish council. Jane is to discuss with staff at the bank and report back to the next meeting.

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Steve has made a new notice board for Hill Top. Two more are needed: one for Town Top and one for the allotments. A new lock will be necessary for the football field gate as soon as the fencing there has been completed.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
APPLICATION: 16/0359/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of an extension to West elevation and extension of car park to create additional spaces (Re-Submission).
AT: Lakeview Children’s Nursery Skipton New Road Foulridge
FOR: Lakeview Nursery
No comments.

Application: 16/0366/HHO
Proposal: Creation of new access and driveway (resubmission)
At: 56 Alma Ave, Foulridge, BB8 7NS
For: Mr. G Stevenson
No comments.

11. Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.
Bell on a Bike Campaign
The risk to walkers on the canal tow path is quite considerable from bikers who do not use a bell. A campaign to educate bikers about the safety aspects and the use of bells is to be developed.
It was agreed that a wine and cheese evening is to be arranged for an exhibition of historic memorabilia. To be held on Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm.
Councillor Storey is to obtain prices for the production of a Foulridge Calendar.
Councillor Storey also suggested that the Foulridge Beating the Bounds could be re-launched this year.
It was suggested that the flag pole at the village hall should be improved so that it is easier to take the flag up and down.
Councillor Nicholson requested startup funding for the development of the Foulridge Lunch Club. She will bring an estimate of the cost to the next meeting.

12. To consider the consultation document provided by LCC Changes to where we provide your services. (email 19.5.16)
Parish Council comments to be available for the next meeting. Any comments must be made by 20th August 2016.

13. To consider a summer recess.
It was agreed that there would be no meeting in July.

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
1st August 2016 at 7.00pm

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 6th June   2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 9th May  2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 9th May 2016.
1. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
2. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Response to letter from Andrew Stephenson.
3. Dog fouling.
Village Green
4. Area Champions
5. Newsletter update.
6. Signs for MUGA and football field.
7. Allotments
Consider request for grant towards cost of community garden.
5. Resident’s issues.
6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
8. Finance:
To approve the accounts for 2015/16
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments
9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Town and Country Planning Act 1990
APPLICATION: 16/0359/FUL
PROPOSAL: Full: Erection of an extension to West elevation and extension of car park to create additional spaces (Re-Submission).
AT: Lakeview Childrens Nursery Skipton New Road Foulridge
FOR: Lakeview Nursery

Application: 16/0366/HHO
Proposal: Creation of new access and driveway (resubmission)
At: 56 Alma Ave, Foulridge, BB8 7NS
For: Mr G Stevenson

Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.
Bell on a Bike Campaign
12. To consider the consultation document provided by LCC Changes to where we provide your services. (email 19.5.16)
13.To consider a summer recess.
14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
4th July 2016 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 9th May 2016 at 7.00pm.

 Present:

Councillor I Marriott, Chairman
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor M Howson
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor B Knowles
Jane Killeen, Clerk

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and accepted from Councillor’s Storey and Whitfield.

2.To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3.To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 4th April 2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 4th April 2016 were an accurate record.

 

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 4th April 2016.

1.To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
In progress.
2.Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
The wall repair is finished and thanks have been expressed to C&RT and LCC. C&RT have agreed in principle to cutting back the trees and shrubs at the water’s edge this Autumn.
3 Dog fouling.
It was agreed that a polite notice asking dog walkers not to use the village green would be put up at each end of the green. The signs are to be ordered from AP Signs.
4 Area Champions
Councillor’s Howson and Cannon are to discuss the progress of this scheme.
5Newsletter update.
The Spring edition has gone out but some people have not received it. Councillor Storey is to be asked to check where, in the village, they have been delivered.
6 Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Information regarding the programme of celebration has not yet been received from C&RT
7 Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
The signs have been erected. No further action necessary.
8 Signs for MUGA and football field.
Pendle are to produce the new signs for the MUGA.
9 Allotments
Flooding is a problem in the lower plots. Councillor Clark believes that a drainage channel should be installed. He will discuss with Councillor Whitfield and deal with it this summer.

C Dodd is moving to plot 6 due to flooding causing problems for his poultry.

The cost of one load of stone is to be submitted to the Parish Council by the Allotment Association.

Damage to fencing was caused by the skip wagon driver. Steve is to be asked to repair this.

 5. Resident’s issues.
Traffic Wardens have been checking on parking outside the shops and two parking tickets have been issued.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Councillor Marriott is the co-optee to Colne Area Committee and is welcome to attend any of the meetings.
The Pendle Green Belt Assessment meeting will be held on the 28th May at 2.00pm.
The schedule of work for the coming year is to be discussed and agreed over the next few weeks.

 8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £17526.45
The balance in the deposit account is £9950.78
The balance in Noyna Publishing is £3195.20
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

S Burnett wages month 1 173.04
J Killeen wages month 1 + 22.99 stationary & flag 363.19
Railside trading company fencing equipment 210.60
J Waine, grass cutting and repair damage at TT 211.00
eon electricity sports pavillion18.1.16 to19.4.16 29.01
Steve Waite 10.75 hours + 27.05 exp. 134.55

 

9. To consider the renewal of the Insurance Policy for 2016/17 or for a long term agreement.
It was resolved that a new long term agreement for five years with Zurich Insurance would be confirmed.

10.To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Steve currently is working on a list of jobs at the MUGA. He will also repair the fencing at Mrs. Bennett’s field and complete the work in the village hall kitchen.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
APPLICATION: 16/0271/AGR
PROPOSAL: Prior Approval Notification (Agricultural Building): Replacement agricultural storage building (17m x 4m) AT: Whitwood Barn County Brook Lane Foulridge
FOR: Mr. I Whitaker.

No comments.

Lake View Nursery has new plans for the proposed extension available for inspection by the parish council. Councillor Cannon will contact the nursery this week and arrange to visit.

12. Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.
Review and update the Standing Orders. Councillor Marriott, Councillor Cannon and Jane will work on this.
Councillor Storey’s suggestions were deferred for discussion at the meeting in June.
It was agreed that each year a sum of money should be reserved for the replacement of equipment at the MUGA.
New project ideas are welcome.

13. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to
Town and Parish Councils.
This process has now been completed. Councillor Knowles is willing to take the training for Health and Safety inspections. It is expected that LALC will provide this training during the coming year.

14. To consider plans to celebrate the Queens official 90th
It was agreed that it was too late to make any plans for this occasion.

15. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th June 2016 at 7.00pm

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 9th May  2016 at 7.00pm.

 

Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

 3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 4th April 2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 4th April 2016.
To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Dog fouling.
Village Green
Area Champions
Newsletter update.
Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
Signs for MUGA and football field.
Allotments

5. Resident’s issues.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
To authorise payments

9. To consider the renewal of the Insurance Policy for 2016/17 or for a long term agreement.

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

APPLICATION: 16/0271/AGR
PROPOSAL: Prior Approval Notification (Agricultural Building): Replacement agricultural storage building (17m x 4m) AT: Whitwood Barn County Brook Lane Foulridge
FOR: Mr I Whitaker.

12.Consider and discuss new projects for the forthcoming year.

13.To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

14. To consider plans to celebrate the Queens official 90th

15. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th June 2016 at 7.00pm

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Annual Meeting of Foulridge Parish Council

 6th May 2016

 Agenda

 1. Welcome and apologies.

 2. Chairman’s Annual Report.

 3. Nomination for Chair 2016/17

 4. Election of Chair 2016/17

 5. Nomination for Vice Chair 2016/17

 6. Election of Vice Chair 2016/17

 7. Membership of Councillors to Working Groups.

 

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 4th April 2016 at 7.00pm.

 Present:
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor T Clark
Councillor B Knowles
Councillor B Whitfield
Councillor J Storey
Councillor Cannon
Councillor M Howson.
Jane Killeen
Chantelle Seaborn and Mark Ferris from C&RT.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
None.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
None.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 29th February 2016 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 29th February 2016 were a fair and correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 29th February 2016.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Councillor’s Clark and Whitfield are to re-survey this area. There have been no volunteers come forward to assist with this project. A price for materials will be available for the next meeting. It was estimated that it would take a week to complete the necessary work.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Work to repair the wall at the boundary of Lake Burwains and the A56 is to begin in April. This will take about three/four days. Chantelle Seaborn explained that funding for the work has been secured from Canal & Rivers Trust Friends and the cost of traffic management is to be funded by LCC via County Councillor White. The fenced is damaged but is not due for repair on this occasion.

The lights at the tunnel on the canal by the wharf are not to be replaced as the Boaters have expressed a wish to keep them. Mark Ferris agreed to put the pointing of the cobblestones at the wharf back onto the list of priorities. He will also schedule a clean- up of waste and litter in the area. There was a discussion regarding the management of trees and shrubs round the lake and the need to plan in the long term for work to deal with these in a way that will achieve a balance between heritage and protecting the environment. Planning for 2017 is already in progress. MS Seaborn asked for all ideas/ comments to be forwarded to her as soon as possible.

The wide boat Kennet is to pass through Foulridge in October 2016 as part of the celebration of the completion 200 years ago of the Leeds/Liverpool Canal. A programme is to be emailed to the Parish Council as soon as it has been completed.
Dog fouling.
Concern was expressed regarding Barka Lounge walking between seven and nine dogs on the village green. It was agreed that dog fouling was not an issue but that this green is used by children to play on and it is not appropriate for large numbers of dogs to exercise there. A letter is to be sent to Barka Lounge to ask that dogs are walked elsewhere in future.
Area Champions
Contact with David Hilton to be made regarding picking up the equipment that is stored with him.
Newsletter update.
Contributions to the newsletter and any comments on the draft copy to be made to Councillor Storey by 14th April. The newsletter is to be printed on the 15th April and delivered at the end of April.
Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Please see item b above.
Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
Councillor Clark will erect the signs and speak to the owner of the motor home.
Signs for MUGA.
A key for the gates to the MUGA is to be given to J Waine. Councillor Marriott will let Councillor Whitfield have instructions for the signs and APS will be asked to produce them. The sign relating to Pendle Council is to be removed.
Flooding in the Village
No further action necessary.
Allotments
A skip has been hired for two weeks from the 9th April. The Allotment Association is to let the parish council have a quote for the repair of the track and path way. Councillor Whitfield is organizing fencing for plot 6. The cost of fencing £210 including VAT and skip hire £150.was approved. The most acute problem is the flooding in the bottom allotments. Councillor Clark will attempt to identify the cause of the problem during the next week.

5. Resident’s issues.
None.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
Hedge trimming.
The grass verges and the hedges are to be cut by Pendle Council. Councillor Cannon will email a plan of the hedges to Pendle.

The culvert is to be repaired at Skipton Rd in regard to the flooding problems this winter. This will be the biggest flood repair in Lancashire. The funding is now available. Funding has also been approved for the repair of the ford on Noyna Rd. The work at the wall by C&RT is to begin on the 18th April and will last for three to five days. Pot holes in the roads are being repaired in patches. LCC are paying compensation to owners of vehicles that have been damaged by pot holes.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Regarding access at Abner Ave: this is a civil matter if any of the neighbours have lost access and wish to take legal action. Pendle Council can take no further action.

The Environmental Fund has allocated £1333 to Foulridge for 2016/17. £1000 has been allocated from the Horticultural Fund.

It was agreed that the contract with Salterforth Nurseries is to be increased to include planting for autumn/ winter and spring. Councillor Marriott is to discuss with the Nursery.

The planning application for new houses on Causeway is still with the Secretary of State. The Appeal process can take up to a year for a decision to be made.

8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £1635.50. This amount will be carried over into 2016/17.
The balance in the Noyna Publishing account is £3195.20
The balance in the deposit account is £9950.78
Audit 2015/16
It was resolved that Louise Gray would be asked to carry out the internal audit for 2015/16.
Details of funding the new kitchen.
There have been two donations of £500 each towards the village hall new kitchen. Thanks go to Mrs. R Sutton and to the person who made an anonymous donation.
Salary Increase.
It was resolved that the Clerks salary should be increased to SCP 25 and that the caretakers salary should be increased by 2%.
To authorise payments.

The following payments were authorised:

S Burnett salary month 12 + 2 parties 202.60
J Killeen salary month 12 329.72
HMRC 1st January to 31st March 2016 342.60
Non Domestic Rates Bill PBC playing fields 226.27
Steve Waite 4 hrs. and £28 goods purchased 68.00
Tony clark out of pocket exp. 7.25

 

 9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Steve Waite is to paint the kitchen and the new back door in the village hall. Councillor Howson expressed her thanks for the speedy repair of one of the village benches. The bench opposite the Church needs replacing but it was agreed that the use of the bench and whether it helps to stop cars being parked at that point on the road side, should be monitored before any further action is taken.

10,To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

11.To consider works undertaken at Abner Ave, which restrict access for emergency vehicles.
See item 7.

12.To consider the East Colne and Villages Neighbourhood Application.
It was resolved that Foulridge Parish Council had no comments regarding this application. Progress on the Station Rd development seems to have come to a halt. The unused buildings are beginning to look very dilapidated. Councillor Marriot will discuss the issue with Mr. J Sutton.

13.To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
The transfer is now completed. The grass cutting is looking good. Councillor Cannon will obtain a quote for the cleaning of the bus shelters. Pendle Council’s Foot Path Scheme has been taken up by 7 of the 17 Parish Councils.

14. To consider the details of the Annual Parish Council Meeting.
The Annual Parish Meeting 2016 will be held on the 6th May in the village hall at 7.00pm. Nominations for Chair and Vice Chair will be made on the night. If there are more than one nomination for either or both positions a vote will be taken.

15. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held on the 6th May 2016 at 7.00pm.
The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on 9th May 2016 at 7.00pm

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 4th April  2016 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda
1. Apologies and approval of absences.

 2. To receive declarations of Interest.

 3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 29th February 2016 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 29th February 2016.

 

  1. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
  2. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
  3. Dog fouling.
  4. Area Champions
  5. Newsletter update.
  6. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
  7. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
  8. Signs for MUGA and football field.
  9. Flooding in the Village
  10. Allotments

 5. Resident’s issues.

 6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
Hedge trimming.

 7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 8. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
Audit 2015/16
Details of funding the new kitchen.
To authorise payments

 9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

 10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

 11. To consider works undertaken at Abner Ave, which restrict access for emergency vehicles.

 12. To consider the East Colne and Villages Neighbourhood Application.

13. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

 14. To consider the details of the Annual Parish Council Meeting.

 14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held on the 6th May 2016 at 7.00pm.
The next Parish Council Meeting is to be held on 9th May 2016 at 7.00pm

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on 29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

Present:

Councillor I Marriott, Chair.
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor J Story,
Councillor G Cannon
Jane Killeen, Clerk
Mr Bernard Knowles.

 

  1. Apologies and approval of absences.
    Apologies were received from Councillor Clark and approved.

     2. To receive declarations of Interest.
         None.

      3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st February 2016   are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 1st February 2016 are a fair and correct record.

 4. To Co-opt New Parish Council Member.

Mr. Knowles had sent out a letter expressing his interest in joining the Parish Council. Mr. Knowles is a retired head teacher and has lived in Foulridge for 18 months. He is keen to be involved in the community. Mr. Knowles left the room for a vote to take place.

There was a unanimous vote in favour of Mr. Knowles being co-opted as a Member of Foulridge Parish Council.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

 5. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st February 2016.

 a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Volunteers are needed to assist with this project. Discussion deferred to the next meeting.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
The shrubs and trees are to be cut back to base when the water is low. Some trimming has taken place but not enough.
Work to repair the wall and fence on the A56 is to go ahead during March. The funding of traffic management has yet to be resolved.

 c. Dog fouling.
The path by the Social Club has been cleaned up. Councillor Clark has sprayed No Fouling signs at strategic points. The problem at Warehouse Lane has also improved.

d. Area Champions
A new gate has been made and fitted on the path from Station Rd to Barnoldswick Rd. This was done by Andrew Dixon of The Old Sidings. Thanks were expressed to Mr. Dixon. Whitemoor Rd has been cleaned up by an un-known person/s. Hi-Viz jackets and yellow collection bags are available from Councillor Cannon.

e. Newsletter update.
Councillor Story would like ideas for new articles by 1st April. Barka Lounge will not be re-advertising in the newsletter.

f. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Councillor Marriott will be in France for the month of August and is therefore resigning from this planning group. The Members of the Parish Council were asked to consider the commitment necessary to plan and run this event and also to consider the risks and cost. A final decision regarding whether this event is to go ahead or not will be made at the next meeting on the 4th April.

g. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
In progress.

h. Signs for MUGA and football field.
New signs for the MUGA have yet to be purchased.

i. Flooding in the Village
Plans are in place to address this problem. The grate between the Church and the Vicarage is to be reported as it is full of grit.

j. Allotments
The Allotment Association has met twice and some decisions have been made regarding clearing up empty plots and forming the Community Orchard. It was agreed that Mrs. Blackburn would retain both her own and her late husband’s plot for this coming year.

A skip is to be hired in early April and there is to be a communal fire for all rubbish. Either Councillor Clark or Councillor Whitfield will continue to attend the meetings to provide information. The Members of the Association agreed that the support from the Parish Council is very positive.

k. Village Parking.
Councillor Knowles expressed his concern at the poor parking at the bottom of Sycamore Rise. He will email PCSO Trish Thompson with the details. It was agreed that no further action can be taken by the Parish Council on this matter.

6. Resident’s issues.
None.

 7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
Hedge trimming.
None.

 8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
There has been a total of £44,000 allocated for repairs at Noyna ford. The request to Pendle Council for Stoney Lane to be made a one way street has been turned down due its lack of a history of accidents.

 9. Finance:
Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £7911.29
The deposit account is £9950.78
Noyna Publishing account £4695.20
It was resolved that the new boiler for the Village Hall is to be paid for out of reserves.
To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised

 

Brian Whitfield, signs and travel to Keighley 64.00
S Burnett salary mth 11 5 weeks + 1 party 236.80
J Killeen salary mth 11 + stationary & stamps 30.92 360.64
LALC annual subs 250.66
Northstar printing newsletter 110.00
UU 22.10 to 20.1 allotments 22.53

 

 

  1. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
    Councillor Marriott will contact Salterforth Nursery for a date for the re-planting of village planters. All old/dead plants to be removed as soon as possible.

 

  1. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

 Case Number: 13/16/0039P

Proposal: Full: Erection of balcony to side and rear.

Address: 37 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7NS

No Comments.

Case Number: 13/16/0042P

Proposal: Full: Erection of a 2 story extension to the front and ground floor window to the side.

Address: 26 Sycamore Rise Foulridge Colne BB8 7NZ

No Comments.

Case Number: 13/16/0045P

Proposal: Full: erection of a barn (15m x 12m) for feed, storage and animal shelter (Re-submission)

Address: Field No 2100 Noyna Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QN

No Comments.

Case Number: 13/16/0063N

Proposal: Prior Approval Notification (Agricultural Building to Dwelling): Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling and associated external alterations (Class Q(a and b).

Address: Whitwood Barn County Brook Lane Foulridge Colne BB8 7LS

Objection: on the grounds that the application has not changed substantially from the previous application. There has been some improvement in the building materials used but it is still not sympathetic to the local environment.

12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
It was resolved that Pendle Council should be asked to complete the list of jobs that need to be carried out to bring the MUGA up to standard. The cost above £1000 will be met using slippage from this year’s MUGA budget.

13. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
4th April 2016 at 7.00pm.
6th May 2016 Annual Parish Council Meeting at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 4th January 2016 are a correct record.

4. To Co-opt New Parish Council Member.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

5. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st February 2016.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Dog fouling.
d. Area Champions
e. Newsletter update.
f. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
g. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
h. Signs for MUGA and football field.
i. Flooding in the Village
j. Allotments
k. Village Parking.

6. Resident’s issues.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
a. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
b. Hedge trimming.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

9. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts.
b. To authorise payments

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

Case Number: 13/16/0039P
Proposal: Full: Erection of balcony to side and rear.
Address: 37 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7NS

Case Number: 13/16/0042P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a 2 storey extension to the front and ground floor window to the side.
Address: 26 Sycamore Rise Foulridge Colne BB8 7NZ

Case Number: 13/16/0045P
Proposal: Full: erection of a barn (15m x 12m) for feed, storage and animal shelter (Re-submission)
Address: Field No 2100 Noyna Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QN

Case Number: 13/16/0063N
Proposal: Prior Approval Notification (Agrcultural Building to Dwelling): Change of use of agricultural building to dwelling and associated external alterations (Class Q(a and b).
Address: Whitwood Barn County Brook Lane Foulridge Colne BB8 7LS
12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

13. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
4th April 2016 at 7.00pm.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on 1st February 2016.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor T Clark,
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from Councillor Story and Councillor Whitfield, approval was given for the apologies.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
None.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 4th January 2016 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 4th January were approved.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 4th January 2016.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
No progress.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
An email is to be sent to C&RT to ask for permission to cut back the trees and shrubs in the summer when the lake is low and with volunteers so there will be no cost.
c. Dog fouling.
Fouling is very bad on the footpath that goes up the side of the club. Councillor Marriott is to ask permission from the Club to put a no fouling sign up. A message asking dog owners to be more responsible is to go onto Facebook. Councillor Howson will monitor the situation.
d. Area Champions
There is a problem in the Alma Ave area. Following collections waste paper is left blowing about. David Clegg is the Councillor with special responsibility for refuse collection; an email is to be sent to him to draw his attention to this.
e. Newsletter update.
New ideas for articles to Councillor Story please.
f. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
It was agreed that if funding is still available for the defibrillator it would be placed at The New Inn. (this funding stream is now closed- 2.2.16)
g. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
This event will be on the 14th August 2016. A small team of Councillor’s will meet to begin the planning for the event.
h. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
Councillor Marriott will put both signs in place.
i. Signs for MUGA.
Two new signs are to be purchased for the MUGA.
j. Flooding in the Village.
Work on the problems causing the floods is in progress. Flooding by the Four Elephants continues to be a problem and the hole in the road by the old garden centre is getting worse.
k. Allotments
The meeting to discuss the development of an Allotment Association is to be held on the 10th February. It was resolved that £400 is to be ring fenced for the clearance of debris from the vacant plots prior to being re-let. Councillor Howson will discuss the use of waste bins at the site with Mrs Bennett.

5. Resident’s issues.
Anglers on Burwains.
There has been a complaint regarding the verbal abuse of walkers by some of the angler’s. Contact was made with the Angler’s Club and the problem has been dealt with.
Parking in the village
It was agreed that a list of the road safety and parking problems is needed; this can then be emailed to Councillor Fillis who has special responsibility for Highways, with a request for assistance.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
a. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
None.
b. Hedge trimming.
An email with a map of the roadway hedges and a letter requesting funding to contract locally for hedge trimming has been sent to LCC.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Lakeside Nursery has withdrawn the planning application for an extension. Councillor Waugh has suggested that prior to alternative plans being submitted it would be useful for the Nursery to arrange to visit and discuss plans with the parish council.

8. Finance:
Precept 2016/17: communication with local residents.
Communication regarding the precept will be by the Newsletter, Facebook and the website.

a. Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £8957.00
The Noyna Publishing account is £5124.00
The deposit account balance is £9950.78
b. To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

S Burnett salary 4 weeks, 1 party 194.40
J Killeen salary + 50% ink, postage and stamps 371.76
S Waite 3.3 hours + 8.99 exp. 41.99
Eon electricity sports pavillion 28.91
PBC installation of bollard 150.00

9. To discuss the recruitment of a new Member to the Parish Council
The Council is now in a position where it can co-opt a new Member.

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Steve will continue to over-hall the benches as the weather allows. Salterforth Nursery will be asked to clear out the old plants from the planters. Councillor Cannon will check the loose flag at the War Memorial. Councillor Clark will move the bench by the duck pond to the track opposite the Church. The guards are to be taken off the radiators in the village hall so they can be cleaned.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
The Diocese of Blackburn has not appealed regarding the refusal of planning permission for new houses on land at the back of the Church.

12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
£1000.00 for work on the MUGA

H&S inspection at the MUGA
Councillor Marriott will produce a list of jobs at the MUGA to be submitted to Pendle. The H&S inspections will be carried out monthly by Pendle for a cost of £12.50 a month.

13. Leeds to Liverpool Canal Bi-Centenary Celebrations.
See paragraph 4g.

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 1st February 2016 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 4th January 2016 are a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 4th January 2016.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Dog fouling.
d. Area Champions
e. Newsletter update.
f. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
g. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
h. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
i. Signs for MUGA and football field.
j. Flooding in the Village
k. Allotments

5. Resident’s issues.
Anglers on Burwains.
Parking in the village

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
a. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
b. Hedge trimming.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
Precept 2016/17: communication with local residents.

a. Balance of accounts.
b. To authorise payments

9. To discuss the recruitment of a new Member to the Parish Council

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
£1000.00 for work on the MUGA
H&S inspection at the MUGA

13. Leeds to Liverpool Canal Bi-Centenary Celebrations.

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on 4th January 2016 at 7.00pm.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor M Howson
Councillor J Story
Councillor G Cannon
Jane Killeen
County Councillor P White

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies from Councillor Whitfield were received and approved.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 7th December 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th December 2015 were a fair and correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 7th December 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
There has been no progress due to bad weather. The stone theft has been reported. New top stones are to be marked.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
An email from the Canal & Rivers Trust informs us that C&RT contractors are putting a programme together and in mid-January they should have done this and be able to confirm when the work will be carried out with volunteers
c. Dog fouling.
New signs are to be put up in the next couple of weeks.
d. Area Champions
Councillor Howson will organize a litter pick from Alma Ave to Sycamore Rise.
e. Newsletter update.
Councillor Story is working on new advertising. The first draft is available and comments much reach Councillor Story by Friday 8th January.
f. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
It will cost the Parish Council £450.00 for an initial application to the C&RT to request putting a defibrillator on the shower block outside wall. It was agreed not to go ahead with this. Councillor Story is to discuss an alternative site with local householders..
g. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
The Social Club has suggested a raft race and Councillor Story is to approach Pendle Paddlers to check interest in giving children’s lessons.
h. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
Councillor Clark will make a first approach to the owner of the motor home regarding this matter.
i. Signs for MUGA and football field.
These signs are a work in progress.

5. Resident’s issues.
Parking in the village.
Following discussion it was agreed that the Parish Council are unable to take any action regarding this matter.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
a. Flooding in the village
Flooding in Foulridge by the Church is the biggest Highway issue in Pendle. The problem appears to be with the culvert, which is failing to take all the water. Old plastic bags have been cleared out and it may be possible to insert a camera inside the culvert to explore the problem. It may be necessary to build a bigger culvert. Councillor White expects to be able to inform the parish council about the action to be taken during the next few days.
Flooding is also a problem just by the Four Elephants. Councillor White is to discuss this with Simon Bucknell of Highways. The ford on Noyna Rd is becoming impassible; this is on LCC’s priority list but could cost £250,000.
b. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
Councillor White is waiting for a response to his query regarding this matter.
c. Hedge trimming.
Councillor Cannon requested LCC’s policy on hedge trimming. A local farmer has kept some of the hedgerows trimmed. The parish council could organize local hedge trimming but need to know exactly what LCC are planning in this regard. Councillor Cannon will produce a map of the hedge-ways and Councillor White will take it up at LCC.

Councillor White Informed the Parish Council of the options on the table regarding the proposed boundary changes that is currently out for consultation.
Due to a heavy work load Councillor White will attend Foulridge Parish Council meeting every quarter.

The Parish Council agreed the following response to the Boundary Commission consultation:
• Recommend that the boundaries are kept the same as they are now.
• Object to the amendments suggested by Lancashire County Council, which involves villages from Bracewell to Laneshawbridge. This would result in too many parishes to be effectively covered by one Councillor and the service in Foulridge would suffer accordingly.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The Church has appealed the decision to the objection to planning proposals on their land.
Councillor Nicholson defended the proposal to extend the Nursery, she had visited to discuss and feels that there are no real issues with the plans. However, so far there has been no response from the planners to the request made by the Parish Council to provide clearer plans.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
The balance in the current account is: £9630.00
Noyna Publishing account balance is: £5124.20
The Deposit Account balance is: £9950.78

A Factsheet had been received from LALC regarding the new Audit arrangements which will be in force from 2017. A new procurement body is to be developed and is to be called the Smaller Authority Audit Appointment Authority Limited. It was resolved that Foulridge would join the new scheme.

b. To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:
S Burnett salary month9+ 2 parties 202.40
J Killeen salary month 9 329.72
HMRC quarterly tax return 331.80
Magnolia Flowers 83.36
Christmas lunch 53.00
9. To discuss and agree the time scales for advertising the Casual Vacancy on the Parish Council.
The Casual Vacancy notice will be displayed from the 5th January to the 19th January.

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Work on the village benches to continue when weather permits. Councillor Marriott will ask Steve if he can check the drain at the war memorial as it appears to be silted up.
The arrangements for Steve Waite to attend the H&S Inspection workshop are to be finalised. This will entail travel to York and the cost of the training is £255.00 plus VAT. Travel expenses are paid at 35p a mile.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Warehouse Lane development: the builder has appealed the objection by Pendle. The final decision will now be made by the Secretary of State.

12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
To be discussed at the Finance Meeting on the 11th January.

13. To discuss Pendle Council’s proposal on improving the way it engages residents and businesses on planning matters. (email 17.11.15)
No further action.

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
1st February 2016 at 7.00pm.
29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 4th January 2016 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd November 2015 are a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd November 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Dog fouling.
d. Area Champions
e. Newsletter update.
f. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
g. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
h. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
i. Signs for MUGA and football field.

5. Resident’s issues.
Parking in the village.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
a. Flooding in the village
b. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
c. Hedge trimming.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
b. To authorise payments

9. To discuss and agree the time scales for advertising the Casual Vacancy on the Parish Council.

10. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

12. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

13. To discuss Pendle Council’s proposal on improving the way it engages residents and businesses on planning matters. (email 17.11.15)

14. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
11th January 2016, at 7.00pm Finance Meeting.
1st February 2016 at 7.00pm.
29th February 2016 at 7.00pm.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held the Village Hall on 7th December 2015 at 7.00pm.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor B Whitfield.
Councillor M Howson
Councillor G Waugh
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Councillor Waugh apologised as he would be late to the meeting. Councillor Hilton has resigned from the council due to health problems. This resignation was accepted and thanks were expressed to Councillor Hilton for his contribution to the work of the Parish Council.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd November 2015 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 2nd November 2015 were approved as a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd November 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
The design for this project is in progress. Councillor Clark has asked for a quote for an aluminum duct.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
None.
c. Dog fouling.
More signs have been purchased and will be positioned at Noyna Ave, Station Rd and the village green. A new dog bin is in progress for the top of Noyna Ave.
Concern was expressed that six dogs from Barka Lounge are being walked regularly on the green. There is not a problem with cleaning up. However, it was agreed that this is not a satisfactory situation and it will be monitored.
d. Area Champions
Councillor Cannon will take up the responsibility for coordinating the Village Champions.
e. Progress on the allotment review.
It was resolved that the reviewed and up-dated Tenancy Agreement should be adopted. This will be sent out with the invoices in March 2016.
It was also resolved that the allotment rents should be standardized so that all tenants are paying the same per square meter. The allotments over 300 square meters will pay 10p per square meter, those less than 300 will pay 11p per square meter. Over the next two years this will be followed by a further up-lift of 2p per square meter.
A letter is to be sent out to all tenants early in January to identify interest in setting up an Allotment Society.
f. Newsletter update.
Ideas for the next Newsletter must be sent to Councillor Storey by 4th January.
g. Christmas Tree
There has been some good feed -back about the tree. The cost of the electricity it will use has been calculated at £9.73.
It was resolved that the cost of installing, taking down and storage of the star at the Church is not a Parish Council responsibility. A letter to explain this decision is to be sent to the Church.
h. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
To date there has been no definite response from the Canal and Rivers Trust.
i. New trophies.
Two new trophies have been purchased and engraved for £70.00. A label is to be put on the bottom of these to ensure that they are given back by November 2016.
j. Securing the gate- way at football field.
Neil Schofield quoted a total cost of £235.00 for work to secure the gateway and the wall on Noyna Rd. The quote was approved.
k. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
Ideas welcome.
l. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
Concern was expressed regarding the overnight parking at the cricket field. The Parish Council will seek its legal rights in this matter.
m. Signs for MUGA and football field.
Signs are to be ordered as follows:
No motor bikes or horses.
Private land no overnight parking

5. Resident’s issues.
Sirens.
It was agreed that the Parish Council has no responsibility for the frequent sound of ambulance and police sirens in the village.
Councillor Waugh has informed LCC that the number of vehicles parked at the bottom of Noyna Rd poses a risk for access for emergency vehicles.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

a. Flooding in the village
A letter from the Parish council is to be sent to Simon Bucknell, Paul White and Peter Atkinson regarding the recent problems of flooding on the A56.
b. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
A letter is to be sent to Councillor P White to ask him for information about LCC’s responsibility for grass cutting as above.
c. Hedge trimming.
Mr Stanworth from Whitemoor has been trimming the hedges on Whitemoor Rd and Reedymore Lane. A letter is to be sent to LCC to determine whether they are planning to trim these areas or not in 2016.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
None.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
The balance in the current account is £11586.26
In the deposit account it is £9950.78
In the Noyna Publishing account it is £5124.20
b. To authorise payments

S Burnett salary 5 weeks 3 parties 269.60
J Killeen salary wk 8 + printer ink and stamps 90.78 420.50
Stately Lighting 810.00
United Utilities allotments 299.92
Steve Waite Sept. 9 hrs + 28.96 exps. 118.96
Janice Storey exps signs 14.19, trophies 70.00 84.17
Hazel Nicholson christmas lunch exps. 140.00
Tony Clark fire ext. exps. 34.20
9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
a. Treatment of footpaths.
Current work list as follows: cleaning footpath signs, to repair and paint the bench at the top of Noyna Rd. Councillor Cannon will obtain a quote for new plastic inserts for the bench.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0547P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a detached domestic garage.
Address: 1 Pendle View Foulridge Colne BB8 7NR
No comments.

Case Number: 13/15/0552P
Proposal: Full: Erection of extension to west facing elevations and alterations to and extension of car park to create additional spaces.
Address: Lakeview Childrens Nursery Skipton New Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7NN
Objection on the grounds of:
The building is connected to a septic tank not the main sewer. The capacity of the tank is questionable.
The number of employees increases by 10 and car parking by 14 places. There are already many traffic/parking problems here with the school and nursery. What steps is the project taking to resolve these.
The plans are confusing and it is not possible to agree to this proposal unless clear designs are submitted.

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
For H&S inspections at the MUGA it would cost £660.00 a year for PBC to undertake on a weekly basis. The alternative would be to send someone on a course run by ROSPAR for £300.00 plus the hourly rate for the monthly inspection. Councillor Marriott is to contact ROSPAR and ask if they provide a Trainers H&S course, which would then mean the training could be shared with other volunteers. It was agreed that at least one person would be asked to take the course before April 2016.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17.
Three quotes have been received for the grasscutting/strimming annual contract:
JD & S Pickles £4120.00
Pendle Borough Council £1746.00
Mr J Waine £1472.00

It was resolved that the contract would be offered to Mr J Waine. This will begin in April 2016 and will continue for three years.

13. To discuss the proposed Electoral Review in Lancashire. (email 19.11.15)
No further action.

14. To discuss Pendle Council’s proposal on improving the way it engages residents and businesses on planning matters. (email 17.11.15)
This item was deferred to the next meeting.

15. To discuss the village planters and decide whether to renew the contract with Salterforth Garden Centre for 2016.
It was resolved that this contract would be renewed for 2016 at a cost of £350.00. Councillor Howson will remove the old planters at the memorial gardens.

16. To discuss the proposal from LCC re A Parish Council bus service scheme.(email 11.11.15)
No further action.

17. To discuss the planning necessary for the Finance Meeting in January.
No further information necessary.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
4th January 2016, at 7.00pm.
11th January 2016, at 7.00pm Finance Meeting.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 7th December 2015 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd November 2015 are a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd November 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Dog fouling.
d. Area Champions
e. Progress on the allotment review.
f. Newsletter update.
g. Christmas Tree
h. Defibrillator at the Wharf.
i. New trophies.
j. Securing the gate- way at football field.
k. Bi-Centenary of Leeds to Liverpool canal.
l. Overnight parking at the cricket/football field.
m. Signs for MUGA and football field.

5. Resident’s issues.
Sirens.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

a. Flooding in the village
b. Grass cutting at Warehouse Lane, road side opposite the Church and grass on Causeway.
c. Hedge trimming.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
b. To authorise payments

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
a. Treatment of footpaths.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0547P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a detached domestic garage.
Address: 1 Pendle View Foulridge Colne BB8 7NR

Case Number: 13/15/0552P
Proposal: Full: Erection of extension to west facing elevations and alterations to and extension of car park to create additional spaces.
Address: Lakeview Childrens Nursery Skipton New Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7NN

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17

13. To discuss the proposed Electoral Review in Lancashire. (email 19.11.15)

14. To discuss Pendle Council’s proposal on improving the way it engages residents and businesses on planning matters. (email 17.11.15)

15. To discuss the village planters and decide whether to renew the contract with Salterforth Garden Centre for 2016.

16. To discuss the proposal from LCC re A Parish Council bus service scheme.(email 11.11.15)

17. To discuss the planning necessary for the Finance Meeting in January.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
4th January 2016, at 7.00pm.
11th January 2016, at 7.00pm Finance Meeting.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held the Village Hall on 2nd November 2015.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor J Storey,
Jane Killeen

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
The Apologies were received from: Councillor D Hilton, Councillor G Cannon, and Councillor T Clark. The absences were approved.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
None.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th October 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th October were a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd November 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
On hold until the next meeting.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Communication from the C&RT indicates that work on the boundary wall and fence is due to begin in December 2015. The work to remove overgrown shrubs at the road side is in discussion with C&RT management.
c. Update on handrail
This job as been completed and the local residents are very pleased.
d. Dog fouling.
All the new signs are now up. The paths at the allotments have been cleared and hopefully this will encourage dog walkers to pick up. The problem does seem to have improved in the last few weeks. Jane will follow up the request to Pendle Council for a new dog bin at the top of Noyna Ave, just on the allotment path entrance.
e. Area Champions
The Area Champions are doing a good job. Councillor Howson said that the clean up on Lowther Lane seems to have prompted local residents to keep the area clean. Six new hi-viz vests have been ordered.
f. School parking/parking outside shops
No further action
g. Progress on the allotment review.
See item 16.
h. Newsletter update.
The Newsletters have been delivered. Spare copies are available at the village shops and the New Inn. There has been some good feed- back especially in regard to the whereabouts of the picture of Buttercup. Please let Councillor Storey have new ideas for the next Newsletter, due out in Jan/Feb 2016

5. Resident’s issues.
None.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The Colne R&B Festival is very costly for Pendle Council and usually makes a loss. A decision about its future is to be made by the Leisure Trust.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £13559.00. The Deposit account is £9950.78 and the Noyna Publishing account is £5124.20.
b. To authorise payments.
The following payments were authorised:

S Burnett salary month 7 + two parties 31.10.15 202.40
J Killeen salary month 7 31.10.15 329.76
CP Fabrications Ltd 2.11.15 390.00
Eon elec sports pavilion 2.11.15 59.59
J Waine, grass cutting foot field, allot paths rd verge 2.11.15 90.00
CG Cannon exp. 6 traffic cones, 6 hiviz vests 2.11.15 75.60
Northstar printers, newsletter 2.11.15 110.00

c. Chairman’s allowance.
To be used to buy flowers for the Christmas Lunch event.
d. Cost of Christmas Tree.
The tree is to be provided by Stately Lighting and the full cost to include installation of the lights and removing after Christmas is £675 + VAT.

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
There is a bench to paint on Skipton Rd and one to move on Skipton Old Rd. The village signs are to be cleaned.
There has been a request from residents on Reedymore Lane for the SLOW sign to be re-painted on the road. Councillor Storey will report this.
The gate at the bottom of the path by the New Inn needs repairing.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0490P
Proposal: Full: Erection of an extension to form a sun lounge on domestic dwelling.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR
No comment.

Case Number: 13/15/0511N
Proposal: Prior Approval Notification: Change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class Q(a) only).
Address: Field No 3226 Reedymore Lane Foulridge Colne BB8 7LQ
An objection is to be submitted as follows:
The stables are not agricultural buildings so therefore do not meet the change of use regulations.

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
The annual H&S check will continue to be carried out by Pendle Council. Zurich also make an annual check and this could be timed 6 months from that done by PBC. The cost of weekly checks done by PBC would be £660.40 per annum. Less frequent checks could be made by the Handy Person, Councillor Marriott will check on necessary training for this. A sign on each gate would alert the users of the MUGA to report any signs of damage/wear.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17.
The contractors that are interested in quoting for this work are to be taken round the village to see all areas for mowing, strimming and spraying. It is expected that quotes will be available for discussion at the meeting in December. It was agreed that the contract would be for 2/3 years duration.

13. To consider the proposal for a second defibrillator for the village.
The preferred site for a second defibrillator is on the Wharf. It will be necessary to confirm where it is to be placed before making the application for funding. Councillor Marriott will follow this up.

14. To decide which trophies are suitable for the Garden and Allotment presentation and agree the engraving.
Two new trophies are to be purchased. Councillor Storey will organize this and will try to keep to a budget of £50. Councillor Storey will also arrange the engraving.

15. To plan for the Remembrance Sunday service.
The Church service is at 9.15am followed by the service at the War Memorial at 11.00am. The Sea Cadets will be in attendance.

16. Allotments:
A number of plots have been un-worked all year and it was resolved that letters would be sent to the tenants strongly suggesting that they give up their tenancy in favour of local families who have their name on the waiting list.
a. To discuss the feasibility of setting up an allotment society and exploring the Pendle Twinning scheme.
It was agreed to ask tenants in the annual letter that goes out in March 2016 if there is any interest in setting up an Allotment Society. A date for a meeting will be suggested and advertised on FB.
b. Water supply to the lower allotments.
It was resolved that the Parish Council would pay for the equipment needed to extend the water supply to the lower allotments if the tenants would get a working party together to install the pipes.

17. To discuss and consider how to respond to recent use of the football field for motor cycling.
It was agreed that a quote would be requested for work to secure the gap at the side of the gate into the field. A new sign is to be ordered for the gate banning motor bikes.

18. To discuss ideas for a possible event to mark the Bi-Centenary of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.
All members asked to consider ideas to mark this event. To be discussed at the next meeting in December.

19. To consider how to raise the profile of Foulridge Parish Council.
It was agreed that the use of photographs and newspaper articles to highlight the Parish Council is necessary. Activity on Facebook is also helpful and this could be linked to Colne Life

20. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th December 2015
4th January 2016 at 7.00pm.
11th January 2016 7.00pm Finance Meeting.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 2nd November 2015 at

7.00pm.

7.00pm

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th October 2015 are a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th October 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Update on handrail
d. Dog fouling.
e. Area Champions
f. School parking/parking outside shops
g. Progress on the allotment review.
h. Newsletter update.

5. Resident’s issues.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
b. To authorise payments
c. Chairman’s allowance
d. Cost of Christmas Tree

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
a. Treatment of footpaths.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0490P
Proposal: Full: Erection of an extension to form a sun lounge on domestic dwelling.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR

Case Number: 13/15/0511N
Proposal: Prior Approval Notification: Change of use of agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class Q(a) only).
Address: Field No 3226 Reedymoor Lane Foulridge Colne BB8 7LQ

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17

13. To consider the proposal for a second defibrillator for the village.

14. To decide which trophies are suitable for the Garden and Allotment presentation and agree the engraving.

15. To plan for the Remembrance Sunday service.

16. Allotments:
a. To discuss the feasibility of setting up an allotment society and exploring the Pendle Twinning scheme. ( see email of 17th October)
b. Water supply to the lower allotments.

17. To discuss and consider how to respond to recent use of the football field for motor cycling.

18. To discuss ideas for a possible event to mark the Bi-Centenary of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal.

19. To consider how to raise the profile of Foulridge Parish Council.

20. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th December 2015 at 7.00pm.

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on 5th October 2015.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor T Clark
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor D Hilton
Jane Killeen,
Jill Hurst, Barka Lounge.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
There were no apologies.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 7th September 2015 are a correct record.
Item 16 on the above Minutes should read that the Best Garden runner up prize is to be shared between Mr. and Mrs. Collins, 12, Sycamore Ave and Mr. and Mrs. Hill, 14 Sycamore Ave.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 7th September were approved.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 7th September 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Councillor Clark has produced a plan, which will be low maintenance, with a central channel for the water. Councillor Clark will bring a time line for the project to the next meeting. It has been difficult to generate local interest from residents.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
Still waiting to hear from C&RT. Councillor Cannon suggested that the Parish Council should arrange the repair and send the bill to the C&RT but it was agreed that as C&RT has taken responsibility for the boundary the council should wait for their response.
c. Update on handrail
A diagram has been supplied and the go-ahead given to Carl Pears for the installation of the handrail.
d. Dog fouling. Visit from Jill Hurst, Doggy Day Care.
Jill Hurst is to open Barka Lounge, a day care center for dogs on Warehouse Lane on 16th November. Jill has a good experience of campaigning against dog fouling. Although Jill had seen worse examples of village fouling than Foulridge she would be happy to lead a campaign in the village in early Spring 2016. She gave some good examples of how she would go about this including the setting up of a ‘dog fouling group’. The campaign would work closely with the police, dog wardens and local vets and would concentrate on the worst affected areas. There will be an open day at Barka lounge on the 12th November from 7.00pm to 9.00pm.
e. Area Champions
A few more tabards and sticks are necessary.
f. School parking/parking outside shops
An informative email regarding action taken by the police to address the school parking problems in nearby villages had been received by members of the Parish Council. Foulridge School did not appear to have taken advantage of these suggested actions. It was agreed that Councillor Clark will ask Mrs. Kathryn Wetherill if the problem has improved and if not suggest that local complainants contact the police and the school. Parking outside the shops remains a problem but it was agreed that this is the responsibility of Pendle Council.
g. Progress on the allotment review.
Numbers for the plots have been purchased and will be fixed by Steve Waite. There are currently two families on the waiting list. Councillor’s Whitfield and Clark are to write to two of the tenants with unworked plots to suggest that they give up the plots in favour of local people who would like to work them.
h. Newsletter update.
Adverts in the newsletter have been booked from The New Inn, Magnolia and David Ingham, which will generate income of £100. An article on Sinclair’s Café, which is under new ownership, will also feature in this newsletter.

5. Resident’s issues.
To discuss the removal of a sign by the canal side by Mr. D Barritt: the sign has been removed by Mr. Barritt; Councillor Cannon will give him a bottle of wine as thanks.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The detailed Planning Application for houses at land on Causeway has been turned down due to the plan being out of character for the center of the village.
8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
Current account £13006.41
Noyna Publishing account £5124.20
Deposit account £9950.78

It was resolved that the new sign on the village hall would be paid for as a donation from the parish council budget.

b. To authorise payments
J Killeen salary mth 6 + stamps and stat 19.98 30.9.15 272.05
S Burnett salary mth 6 + 6 parties 30.9.15 214.40
HMRC PAYE July to Sept. 30.9.15 339.00
Brian Whitfield exp numerals 5.10.15 53.39
John Hartley Associates Ltd internet services 5.10.15 224.28
Steve Waite 14.25 hrs + 21.00 fence paint 5.10.15 163.50
Keith Cocker 3.5 hours 5.10.15 35.00
John Waine grass cutting 5.10.15 50.00
SELRAP 5010.15 15.00
c. Clerk hours of work
It was resolved that the hours for work on parish council business would be increased from six to eight hours a week.

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Keith Cocker has resigned from his post as village Handyman. Steve Waite has been doing a good job all summer. Councillor Marriott suggested that if all the grass cutting and footpath strimming could be contracted out then the Handyman jobs in the village could be undertaken by Steve. This was agreed.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0455P
Proposal: Full: Change of use from garage, workshop and store to two bedroom dwelling with home office.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR
No comment

Case Number: 13/15/0460P
Proposal: Full: Erection of two storey side extension; single storey extension to rear and single storey extension to front.
Address: Watergates Skipton Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7NW
No comment

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
Weekly inspections of the MUGA for health and safety assessment will cost £12.50 if Pendle Council continues this task following the transfer to Foulridge Parish Council.
The land at the War Memorial is not registered with anyone and it was agreed that no action should be taken regarding this position.
It was agreed that all members of the parish council would consider the options proposed regarding the transfer of the MUGA for a final decision to be made by the end of the year. It will be important to consider the regular H&S checks and Jane will email Zurich for their advice.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17
Two quotes will be obtained for this contract. Councillor Marriott is to draw up a schedule of work to include foot paths. Councillor Cannon is to prepare a map of the roadside verges on country lanes in the village that need cutting.

13. To plan the presentation of trophies to the winners of the garden and allotment competitions.
The trophies are to be presented at the Christmas Lunch.

14. To consider the proposal for a second defibrillator for the village.
Information regarding funding is pending from Nigel Hill. Nigel is to be asked if he can provide a fist aid workshop at the village hall.

15. To review the Parish Council annual subscription to SELRAP.
It was resolved that the annual subscription would be continued.

16. To plan for the Remembrance Sunday service.
A printed notice for the middle of the Foulridge Parish Council wreath was agreed. A request is to be made to the police for the traffic to be stopped at 11.00am.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
2nd November 2015 at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 5th October 2015 at 7.00pm.

Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 7th September 2015 are a correct record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 7th September 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
b. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust including the removal of trees and shrubs at Lower Burwains.
c. Update on handrail
d. Dog fouling. Visit from Jill Hurst, Doggy Day Care.
e. Area Champions
f. School parking/parking outside shops
g. Progress on the allotment review.
h. Newsletter update.

5. Resident’s issues.
To discuss the removal of a sign by the canal side by Mr D Barritt.

6. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

7. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

8. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts
b. To authorise payments
c. Clerk hours of work

9. To consider and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

10. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

11. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

12. To discuss the grass cutting contract for 2016/17

13. To plan the presentation of trophies to the winners of the garden and allotment competitions.

14. To consider the proposal for a second defibrillator for the village.

15. To review the Parish Council annual subscription to SELRAP.

16. To plan for the Remembrance Sunday service.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
2nd November 2015 at 7.00pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 7th September 2015 at 7.00pm.

Present:
Councillor I Marriot,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Whitfield,
Susan and Stewart Burnett,
Jane Killeen
1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved from Councillor G Cannon, Councillor T Clarke and Councillor D Hilton.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd August 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 3rd August were an accurate record.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd August 2015.

a. To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
There has been no community interest shown in this project. The item was deferred to the next meeting.
b. Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
The flag pole is installed and after a number of adjustments to the fittings a letter was received from Nelson joiners to guarantee the installation fit for purpose.
c. Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
C&RT are to complete the documents for LCC regarding traffic management during the period of time the work is underway.
d. Update on handrail
Waiting for a diagram.
e. Dog fouling
Councillor Hilton has the signs and a decision about where to place them will be made at the next meeting. There has been a noticeable improvement since the campaign began a month ago. Jill Hurst who runs a local dog kennels business is to visit the next meeting to discuss her ideas for the campaign. Jane to contact Environmental Dept. to request one new bin and raise the issue of moving the bin by the end of Sycamore Rise, where building is just starting.
f. Grass cutting contract for 2016/17
A quote has been received from J Waine but it was decided to defer a decision until after negotiations regarding the transfer of the MUGA.
g. Area Champions
Deferred to next meeting.
h. School parking/parking outside shops
Councillor’s Marriott and Whitfield are to look at the logistics of moving the bench and planters.
i. Progress on the allotment review.
The details of the review are to be discussed at the next meeting. Councillor Whitfield is to order some plastic numbers.
j. Update on Burwains foot path.
It was resolved that no further action is to be taken on this issue.

5. Resident’s issues.
• To consider the suggestion of Mr Mark Cornthwaite for the complete removal of the majority of the shrubby trees bordering Lake Burwain and the main A56 road at the two places they conjoin.
It was agreed that Mr Cornthwaites email will be sent to Chantelle Seabourne of the C&RT for comments and that a volunteer working group would be available to help with any agreed work.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
It is no longer possible due to time and personnel constraints for PC Keates to attend this meeting. However, he will let the Clerk have the monthly crime report and this will be posted on Facebook. It is possible to access the Neighbourhood Action Group on line. Councillor Waugh will take any serious issues forward to the Chief Constable.
Councillor Howson is involved with a local Neighbourhood Watch scheme on Lowther Lane and has access to information online.. She will pass on any information that may concern other areas of the village.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Transfer of services – Councillor Waugh made a number of suggestions to assist with the meeting on Monday 14th September with Mr. Philip Mousdale regarding repairs and cost of repairs of items of equipment prior to transfer.
It is possible that Marsden Golf Course will be closed due to financial issues.
There has been an appeal lodged following the decision to reject new building at The Sidings.

9. Finance:
a. Balance of accounts.
The balance in the current account is £15660.88. The deposit account balance is £9950.78, and the Noyna Publishing account is £5124.20.
The Annual Audit has been completed and it was resolved by the Parish Council to approve and accept the report.
b. To authorise payments
The following payments were authorized.

S Burnett salary mth 5 + 5 parties 268.80
J Killeen salary mth 5 + stamps and stat 261.87
S Waite handy person 13.5hrs +24.84 exp. 159.84
D. Hilton exp 8.00
G Cannon exp hi viz vests 26.40
Louise Gray internal audit 50.00
UU water allotments28.4.15 – 20.7.15 129.66
Zurich insurance premium for bus shelters & MUGA 53.00
GPM fencing 930.00
grasscutting football field rd side verge 50.00
BDO annual audit 120.00
B. Whitfield exp for new planters 150.00
J. Storey exp for public signs 24.45

10. To consider the appointment of a new handy person and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Keith Cocker is to continue as Handyman. Councillor Marriott has sent him a list of jobs and Keith has been asked to obtain a quote for public liability insurance. More jobs have also been given to Steve Waite.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0357P
Proposal: Reserved Matters: Demolition of a stable building and erection of 6 detached dwellings (Appearance, landscaping and scale).
Address: Land at Sycamore Rise Foulridge Colne BB8 7NZ
No Comments.

12. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16.
It was resolved by the Parish Council to reject the invitation to join this scheme.

13. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
See above paragraph 8.

14. To consider the information regarding the Community Action Fund and whether this may be relevant for a local project.
This could be a possible future funding resource in terms of dealing with the consequences of the reduction in local community policing

15. To consider the content of the Newsletter No. 3 and agree the dead-line for articles.
New articles needed for the next issue of the Newsletter. The deadline for articles is the 16th October.

16. To make decisions regarding the Best Kept Garden, the Best Kept Allotment and the Best Improved Allotment Competitions.
Mr D Pawson, plot 20 has won the Best Kept Allotment
Mr J Rushton, plot 26 has won the Best Improved Allotment
Mr Snowden, Old School House has won the Best Kept Garden and
Mr A Jones and Mrs E Wilkinson from 12 & 14 Alma Ave have won joint Commended Garden.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
5th October 2015 at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 7th September 2015 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
2. To receive declarations of Interest.
3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd august 2015 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd August 2015.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Update on handrail
Dog fouling
Grass cutting contract for 2016/17
Area Champions
School parking/parking outside shops
Progress on the allotment review.
Update on Burwains foot path.

5. Resident’s issues.

  • To consider the suggestion of Mr Mark Cornthwaite for the complete removal of the majority of the shrubby trees bordering Lake Burwain and the main A56 road at the two places they conjoin.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

 9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
To authorise payments

10. To consider the appointment of a new handy person and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0357P
Proposal: Reserved Matters: Demolition of a stable building and erection of 6 detached dwellings (Appearance, landscaping and scale).
Address: Land At Sycamore Rise Foulridge Colne BB8 7NZ

12. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16. 

13. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

14. To consider the information regarding the Community Action Fund and whether this may be relevant for a local project.

15. To consider the content of the Newsletter No. 3 and agree the dead-line for articles.

16. To make decisions regarding the Best Kept Garden, the Best Kept Allotment and the Best Improved Allotment Competitions.

17. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
5th October 2015 at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held at the Village Hall on 3rd August   2015 at 7.00pm.

 

Present:
Councillor I Marriott, Chair
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor M Howson,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor D Hilton,
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor H Nicholson.
Jane Killeen, Clerk.

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
There were no apologies.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th July 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the above Minutes are a correct record.

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th July 2015.

To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
There has been no response from the community to requests to form a working group. Councillor’s Clark and Whitfield have a design in mind. It was agreed that they will put the design on paper and obtain costs for the work for the meeting on the 7th September 2015.
Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
Nelson Joiners are to fit the flag pole.
Progress of July Newsletter
Thanks were expressed to Councillor Storey for the Newsletter. The quality of the printing was very good and it was resolved that Northstar Printing would be used in future.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
The C&RT is planning to begin the work in October 2015. Contact is to be made with Simon Bucknal from Highways to ensure that he is aware of the traffic management issues.
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane
No further action.
Update on handrail
The quote from CP Fabrications of £325.00 + VAT was accepted but is currently on hold until drawings of the proposed handrail are received. The new planters for the war memorial are now ready. It was agreed that Councillor Whitfield will put them in place and plant them up. The existing planters will remain where they are until the end of the season.
Dog fouling
There has been no feed-back from LCC or PBS. A broken bin on Station Rd has been reported. It was agreed that Council Members would, from now on, confront offenders if and when they saw them allowing their dog to foul and not pick it up. A Foulridge Parish Council campaign to clean up after dog fouling is to be initiated. Six new signs are to be purchased for the village green and allotment area. Councillor Storey will take responsibility for this.
Grass cutting contract for 2016/17
A letter has been sent to John Waine but there has been no response as yet. A letter is also to be sent to PBC asking for a quote for the same work.
Area Champions
A list of Area Champions is to be sent to Councillor Hilton who is to co-ordinate their activities. Five tabards and six pick up sticks have been ordered.
School parking/parking outside shops
Parking problems have improved slightly at the shops. A discussion about how to address the parking issues at school went ahead. It was agreed that a simple way of deterring parking on the pavement just adjacent to the lane to Lower Broach would be to move the roadside bench and planters to a position where it would make it difficult for people to park on the pavement. It was agreed that this will not go ahead until a Highways view point has been given. An email is to be sent to Simon Bucknell.

 5. Residents issues
Foot path from Burwains Ave to the Church: Mrs Stephenson has received a response from LCC to her request for this footpath to be added to the definitive map. The request has been refused. Copies of the documents are to be sent out to the Council and a decision about whether to appeal must be made within 28 days. Thanks were expressed for Mrs Stephenson’s commitment to getting this well used footpath on to the map.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
None.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
An appeal has been lodged for the planning application at the Sidings and also for the wind turbine at Great Edge Farm.
There has been an enforcement order in regards to the CCTV camera that has been mounted on a pole at Meadow Top.
An unauthorised boundary fence and balcony has been built at Cragg Barn.

9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
The balance in the current account is £15787.71. The balance in Noyna Publishing account is £5124.20 and the balance in the deposit account is £9950.78
To authorise payments:

The following payments were authorised

 

J Killeen salary + £35.00 laptop repair 31.7.15 287.11
S Burnett salary + 2 parties 31.7.15 202.40
Eon sports pavillion electricity 3.8.15 60.73
LALC councillor training 3.8.15 190.00
Northstar printing newsletters 3.8.15 110.00

10. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Item 12 also discussed: There has been only one person who has shown interest in taking up the handy person job. Councillor Cannon is to speak to Rachel Nolan and arrange to meet her and discuss the job and the insurance implications. Councillor Cannon will also make contact with Steve Waite and ask him to take on some of the work that is on the list.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Long Hill Farm application to become a dwelling has been refused.

12. To consider the appointment of a new village handy person.

13. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16.
Information to be re-sent for discussion at the next meeting. 

14. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.
It was proposed by Councillor Whitfield that Foulridge Parish Council should agree in principle to take responsibility for the MUGA, the three bus shelters and the road side benches, on the understanding that these would be handed over in an acceptable condition. Councillor Storey seconded this motion and it was resolved. The hand over is due to go ahead on the 1st September 2015. A letter is to be sent to Mr P Mousdale with this decision and a request for funding to bring the assets up to a good condition.

Local Rights of Way Scheme: it was resolved that Foulridge Parish Council would not subscribe to this scheme at this time.

15. To consider the information sent regarding the electoral review of Lancashire and decide on how to respond.
It was resolved that Foulridge Parish Council is satisfied with the current electoral boundaries and does not see any necessity for change.

16. To consider the use of field E. e.g. community composting.
No action possible.

17. To consider the review of the allotments and decide what the review should include.
Councillor Clark and Councillor Whitfield had been to inspect the allotments and highlighted the following points:
The allotments need numbering.
Some allotments do not look as if they are being worked. The tenants should be given the opportunity to give them up and let other local people take them on. In some cases the ground is so overgrown and full of rubbish that it was agreed a rent free period may be offered to a new tenant to give them the chance to clear it out before starting to cultivate the land.
Councillor Clark and Whitfield are to identify the worst allotments and suggest a way forward at the next meeting.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th September 2015 at 7.00pm.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 3rd August   2015 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

1. Apologies and approval of absences.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th July 2015 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th July 2015.
To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
Progress of July Newsletter
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane
Update on handrail
Dog fouling
Grass cutting contract for 2016/17
Area Champions
School parking/parking outside shops

5. Residents issues.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
To authorise payments

10. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.

12. To consider the appointment of a new village handy person.

13. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16. 

14. To consider the progress of the transfer of services and facilities to Town and Parish Councils.

15. To consider the information sent regarding the electoral review of Lancashire and decide on how to respond.

16. To consider the use of field E. e.g. community composting.

17. To consider the review of the allotments and decide what the review should include.

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
7th September 2015 at 7.00pm.

Foulridge Parish Council

Minutes of the Meeting held in the Village Hall on 6th July   2015 at 7.00pm.

 

Present:
Councillor I Marriott, Chair
Councillor J Storey
Councillor D Hilton
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor T Clark
Councillor M Howson
Jane Killeen, Clerk,
Rita Stephenson, Burwains Ave,
Kathryn Weatherill, Chestnut House

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
An apology was received and approved from Councillor B Whitfield. An apology was also received from PC Nigel Keates.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st June 2015 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 1st June 2015 were approved.

Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st June 2015.
To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
This item was deferred to the August meeting.
Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
Councillor Marriott had met with James Webber and was informed that planning
permission is not necessary.
Progress of July Newsletter
The draft copy of the July Newsletter is ready for circulation to members. The deadline for comments/proof reading is the 17th July.
Publicity for launch of the defibrillator.
The article for the Colne Times has been submitted.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Councillor Marriott has written to the CEO of the C&RT to inform him that traffic management has been agreed by LCC and to request a start date for the work to go ahead.
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane
There is no action to be taken in regard to the new piece of wall. It will take approx. 9 months for Stoney Lane to become one –way, and this first has to be discussed and approved at the Traffic Meeting of the Three Tier forum.
Update on handrail
An estimate has been requested from CP Fabrications.

5. Resident’s issues.
School Parking – concerns were expressed by Kathryn Weatherill regarding the risks posed by very poor parking and driving both when children arrive at school and when they depart. There has recently been a near miss accident involving a child that ran out from behand parked cars into the road. Currently, there are no parking restrictions or signage opposite the Church. This is an on-going problem and approx. a year ago a meeting with LCC and the police was held following which it was deemed that no action should be taken. Councillor Waugh suggested to Mrs Weatherill that she write to the Highways Dept. with a copy to County Councillor Paul White with her concerns. If no action is taken then the matter should be referred to the MP Andrew Stephenson. Councillor Marriott will also write to the Chair of Governors at the Primary School to request co-operation from the school in this matter.

Mrs Stephenson updated the Council regarding the application to LCC for the foot path from Burwains Ave to the Church to be formally recognized. She has received a refusal from LCC with a letter with the reasons why it has been refused to follow. After some discussion it was agreed that no further action can be taken until the above letter has been received by Mrs Stephenson.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
A written report had been submitted. There have been six reported crimes in June 2015 that is three more than in June 2014.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

8.To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The planning application for eight new houses at Burwains Ave has been refused for the second time. The planning application at The Sidings has also been refused. The application for new houses at Station Rd is to be discussed at the Colne Area Committee on the 8th July.
Councillor Hilton expressed his concern at the number of new build houses that has been applied for in Foulridge. The number is well over that which has been deemed necessary by local and national government.
Foulridge has been allocated £1250.00 for the Environment Improvement Fund (grot spots). £500.00 has been allocated for planters; Councillor Waugh suggested that this last amount should be ring-fenced until Feb/March 2016.

 Finance:
Balance of accounts
There is a balance of £15716.97 in the current account.
£5124.20 in the Noyna Publishing account and £9950.78 in the deposit account.
To authorise payments.

The following payments were authorised.

 

S Burnett salary + 3 parties month 3 252.00
J Killeen salary + postage 7.67 259.78
HMRC April to June 284.2
John Waine grass cutting 85.00
Keith cocker 10.5 hrs + 7.99for paint 97.99
Janice Storey exp for AED signs 35.00
Salterforth nurseries 420.00
Pendle Borough Council annual grass cutting 564.00

 

10, To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.
Keith Cocker has resigned. Mr. Steve Waite is to undertake some of the handy person tasks. A new handy person is to be recruited to replace Keith.
A report on the condition of the village benches is necessary. Councillor Cannon agreed to undertake a condition survey. It was agreed that it may be cheaper to replace some of the wooden benches with re-cycled plastic benches.
It was agreed that the council would try to recruit a team of volunteers to help keep the village tidy. Councillor Cannon will buy a few litter pickers and some Hi-Viz vests. Councillor Hilton offered to co-ordinate this team.
Councillor Marriott is to produce a spread sheet of the handy man job list.
Councillor Howson will keep the planters at the war memorial watered.
The clerk will contact Steve Waite to discuss method of payment.

11. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0171P
Proposal: Full: Major: Demolition of commercial buildings, erection of twenty two dwelling houses (3 terraced, 16 semis and 3 detached) accessed off Station Road and High Lane including estate roads.
Address: Weston Electric Units Ltd Station Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7LE
See paragraph 8.

12. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16.
This item was deferred to the August meeting.

13.To consider and make a decision on the management and maintenance of the village bus shelters, play-ground and benches.
Bus shelters – not in bad condition but need cleaning. The one opposite the Church needs painting. The cost of maintenance should be manageable. It was resolved that the bus shelters are to be accepted by the Parish Council via the transfer of assets from PBC.
Play Ground/MUGA – it was resolved that the Parish Council will accept responsibility for this via the transfer of assets. A meeting with PBC to discuss all the aspects of this transfer is to be arranged.

14. To consider improving communication to enhance sharing information and improve decision making.
Councillors were asked to check their emails on a daily basis and to respond to emails if they could. Some problems with access to emails had been experienced. It was agreed that on day to day matters where an email was asking for approval of an action, if a majority of responses had been received then this would constitute a go-ahead.

15. To consider Council members taking responsibility for individual pieces of work. Monitoring progress and reporting back to the Council.
It was resolved that individual Councillor’s would take ownership of specific pieces of work, explore options and report back to the Council for decision making.

16. To consider action that could be taken in response to dog owners who do not clean up after dog fouling.
Dog fouling has become a major issue in the village. It was resolved that Parish Council members would let Councillor Hilton know where new dog bins are needed. When this information has been collated a request for new bins and signs would be made to PBC. Councillor’s agreed to challenge anyone they see who allows their dog to foul and does not pick up.

17. To consider the grass cutting sub contract and make a decision about this for 2016/17.
Some concern was expressed regarding the quality of the current grass cutting. It was agreed to ask Mr. J Waine for a quote for grass cutting for 2016/17.

18. To consider the information sent regarding the electoral review of Lancashire and decide on how to respond.
This item to be deferred to the August meeting.

19. To consider the use of field E. e.g. community composting.
Councillor’s Whitfield and Clark are working on this item and will report to the August meeting.

20. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
3rd August 2015 at 7.00pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 6th July   2015 at 7.00pm.

 Agenda

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.

 2. To receive declarations of Interest.

 3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st June 2015 are a correct record.

 Items 4 to 8 for Information Only

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st June 2015.

 To review progress on the development of a Community Group to oversee work on the duck pond.
Progress report on the erection of the flag pole.
Progress of July Newsletter
Publicity for launch of the defibrillator.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane
Update on handrail

5. Residents issues.

6.To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.

7.To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

8.To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

9.Finance:
Balance of accounts
To authorise payments

10.To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man Team.

 11.To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0171P
Proposal: Full: Major: Demolition of commercial buildings, erection of twenty two dwelling houses (3 terraced, 16 semis and 3 detached) accessed off Station Road and High Lane including estate roads.
Address: Weston Electric Units Ltd Station Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7LE

12.To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16. 

13. To consider and make a decision on the management and maintenance of the village bus shelters, play-ground and benches.

14. To consider improving communication to enhance sharing information and improve decision making.

15. To consider Council members taking responsibility for individual pieces of work. Monitoring progress and reporting back to the Council.

16. To consider action that could be taken in response to dog owners who do not clean up after dog fouling.

17. To consider the grass cutting sub contract and make a decision about this for 2016/17.

18. To consider the information sent regarding the electoral review of Lancashire and decide on how to respond.

19. To consider the use of field E. e.g. community composting.

20.Date & Time of Next Meeting.
3rd August 2015 at 7.00pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

Held in the Village Hall on 1st June  2015.

 

Present:
Councillor I Marriott, Chair
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor B Whitfield
Councillor J Storey
Councillor M Howson
Jane Killeen, Clerk
Mr. D Hilton
County Councillor P White

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from Councillor G Cannon and Councillor T Clark, the apologies were approved by the council.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 13th April 2015 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 13th April 2015 were approved by the council.
The Minutes of the Extraordinary meeting held on the 28th April 2015 were approved by the council.

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 13th April 2015.

Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
Mr. David Hilton attended the meeting as he was interested in joining the Parish Council. Mr. Hilton made representation by letter. He has lived in Foulridge for 17 years and now has the time to give something back to the community. Mr. Hilton was asked to leave the room. Councillor Waugh proposed that Mr. Hilton be co-opted as a member of the parish council and Councillor Nicholson seconded this. The motion was carried. Councillor Hilton was welcomed to his first meeting.
Publicity for launch of the defibrillator.
It was agreed that a photograph of the Council Members at the site of the defibrillator is to be taken and sent to the Colne Times.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Councillor White confirmed that LCC will arrange the traffic management if and when the wall and fence are repaired.
Update on land at Slipper Hill
No further news, Councillor Waugh is to follow this up.
Review of first Newsletter
The first edition of the newsletter has been well received. However, Councillor Storey needs help with articles for the second edition due out in July. Outline printers has shut down so the cost of alternative printers is to be checked out.
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane
Ownership of this land has been looked into and it seems that it belongs to the adjacent householder. This issue will be referred to Simon Bucknell as it is now impossible for two cars to pass at the bottom of Stoney Lane and is causing problems on the A56.

5. Resident’s issues.
Mrs Whittaker, Lowther Lane has requested that a handrail is fitted to the steps from the War Memorial to Lowther lane.
It was resolved that a hand rail is to be fitted. Two estimates are needed with drawings and information about any regulations that must be complied with prior to fitting the rail.

6.To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
There were six crimes reported in May 2015. A local dog owner was asked to control his dangerous dog and this seems to have resolved the issue.
There is to be a data tag event on the 9th and 10th June at Trawden Rec. with 25 kits available to give away to fit on farm equipment.
Attendance at Parish Council meetings may become more difficult due to finance cuts. PC Keates will keep the council up to date with any changes.
Crime must be reported via the 101 telephone number to ensure that the crime is recorded officially.
The speed camera on the A56 by Magnolia has caught a few people so will continue with this.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
Nothing to report.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
The planning application for 270 new houses at Lidgett has been turned down so this will be going to central government for review.
The planning application for new houses at The Sidings is to be discussed at Colne Area Committee on the 4th June 2015.
All the suggestions made by the Parish Council following the public meeting regarding the planning application for new houses at Station Rd have been taken on board. Councillor Waugh has asked the Planning Officer to thank the developers for their cooperation.
There has been a problem of sewerage blocks at Kirkdene Ave. Action has been taken by United Utilities following intervention from PBC.
Transfer of assets: the handy man is to be asked to inspect and report on the eight benches in the village. There is an existing six month inspection in place for the play area. An inspection report plus maintenance costs is to follow.
It was resolved that responsibility for the benches should be accepted.
Grass cutting: the arrangements for grass cutting for this financial year are to be clarified by PBC.

 9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
The balance in the current account is £13344.58
Annual audit of accounts
It was resolved by the Council to accept and approve the accounts for 2014/15.

10.To authorise payments

J Killeen salary month 2 31.5.15 252.11
stationary 1.6.15 13.45
S Burnett salary month 2 31.5.15 194.40

 

11.To consider any correspondence received.
All correspondence dealt with prior to the meeting.

12. To consider the management of all the village planters.
It was resolved that Salterforth Garden Centre would re-new all the planting in the existing tubs and troughs for £340.00. A one off cost of £80 has been agreed for two new half barrels.
Councillor Hilton is to take responsibility for the watering and weeding of the planters.

13. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
It was agreed that it is necessary that a community group is developed to plan the work on the duck pond. This is to be advertised on the website and on Facebook and in the Newsletter.
The memorial bench to be fitted by Rebecca Gregory in in the process of being installed.

14. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
It was resolved that a second handyman, Steve Waite is to help with village jobs. Councillor Marriott will discuss the coordination of jobs with Councillor Cannon.
Councillor Nicholson will liaise with Mr. and Mrs Fould regarding the overhanging tree branches on the Church footpath.

15. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0223P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a Barn (13.5m x 8.9m, height 4.5m) for feed, storage and animal shelter.
Address: Field No 2100 Noyna Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QN
No Comments

Case Number: 13/15/0230P
Proposal: Full: Change of use from garage, workshop and store to two bedroom dwelling with integral garage.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR
No comments.

16.To discuss the complaint made by a village resident re: allotments
A review of the allotments discussed. Councillors Whitfield and Clark will report to the next meeting on the scope of the review. And any further action to be discussed at the next meeting. A letter is to be sent to the above residents informing them of this.

17.To discuss the proposal for a flag pole to be erected at the War Memorial.
It was resolved that a flag pole and flag is to be erected at the War Memorial. The specification of work is to be requested prior to installation. Thanks were expressed to Mr. and Mrs Mendoros for their kind and generous gift to the village.

18.To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16.
This item was deferred to the next meeting. 

19.Date & Time of Next Meeting.
6th July 2015, 7.30pm

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 1st June  2015 at 7.30pm.

 Agenda

 1. Apologies and approval of absences.

 2. To receive declarations of Interest.

3. To resolve that the Minutes of the last meeting held on the 13th April 2015 are a correct record.

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 13th April 2015.

Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
Publicity for launch of the defibrillator.
Update re Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
Update on land at Slipper Hill
Review of first Newsletter
Wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane

5. Residents issues.
Mrs Whittaker, Lowther Lane has requested that a handrail is fitted to the steps from the War Memorial to Lowther lane.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.

9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
Annual audit of accounts
To authorise payments

10 To consider any correspondence received.

11. To consider the management of all the village planters.

12. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.

13. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.

14, To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0223P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a Barn (13.5m x 8.9m, height 4.5m) for feed, storage and animal shelter.
Address: Field No 2100 Noyna Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QN

Case Number: 13/15/0230P
Proposal: Full: Change of use from garage, workshop and store to two bedroom dwelling with integral garage.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR

15. To discuss the complaint made by a village resident re: allotments

16. To discuss the proposal for a flag pole to be erected at the War Memorial.

 17. To discuss the invitation to Parish Councils to opt into the Public Rights of Way – Local Delivery Scheme for 2015/16. 

18. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
8th June Training for Councillor’s 7.00pm to 9.00pm
6th July 2015, 7.30pm

 

Foulridge Parish Council

Minutes of Annual Parish Meeting

Held on the 15th May 2015

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor M Howson
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Whitfield
Councillor T Clark
Jane Killeen, Clerk.

1. To accept and approve apologies for absence.
There were no apologies.

2. To approve the Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting.
The Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting held on the 12th May 2015 were approved.

3. Chairs Report
Councillor Cannon reported that in 2015/15 the following had been achieved:
Resolved the problem of the cap parking space on Skipton Old Rd.
Completed the refurbishment of the war memorial
Built up the parish council team.
The use of electronic communication has speeded up some of the work of the council but must always ensure that a calm and considered use of emails is employed.

4. To nominate Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16
Councillor Marriott was proposed by Councillor Cannon and seconded by Councillor Storey.

5. To elect the Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16
Councillor Marriott was elected Chair, all in favour.

6. To nominate the Vice Chair for Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16
Councillor Storey was proposed for Vice Chair by Councillor Whitfield and seconded by Councillor Marriott.

7. To elect the Vice Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16
Councillor Storey was elected Vice Chair, all in favour.

8. To complete the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and the Register of Interests Form.
Forms completed.

9. To consider and approve the membership of Councillors to Working Groups.
As follows:
Social – Councillor Nicholson
Football field – Councillor Storey
Allotments and grazing land – Councillor Clark and Councillor Whitfield
Footpaths and bridleways – Councillor Cannon and Councillor Marriott
Planning and Highways- Councillor Waugh
The meeting closed at 8.00pm.

Annual Meeting of Foulridge Parish Council

 15th May 2015

 Agenda

1. To accept and approve apologies for absence.

2. To approve the Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting,

3. To nominate Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16

4. To elect the Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16

5. To nominate the Vice Chair for Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16

6. To elect the Vice Chair of Foulridge Parish Council for 2015/16

7. To complete the Declaration of Acceptance of Office and the Register of Interests Form.

8. To consider and approve the membership of Councillors to Working Groups.

 

Minutes of

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held the Village Hall on 13th April  2015 at 7.30pm.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Whitfield,
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor T Clark
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor M Howson
Jane Killeen
Mr Paul Gething and Ms H Robinson

1. Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved from County Councillor P White.

2. To receive declarations of Interest.
None

3. To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd March 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the Parish Council meeting held on the 2nd March 2015 were a fair and correct record.

4. To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd March 2015.

Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
Maureen Howson and Brian Whitfield were co-opted as members of the Parish Council

Training and general awareness of the defibrillator.
Both training sessions were well attended. A further session can be arranged if necessary. A Heart Start course can be arranged if there is enough interest. A letter of thanks is to be sent to Nigel Hill.

Progress on lease for the car parking space
The lease with Paul Gething and Helen Robinson has been agreed.

Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
A letter from the CEO Richard Parry had been received. It was agreed that Councillor Paul White should be sent a copy and asked for confirmation that LCC will manage road traffic while the repair of the wall and fence is undertaken.

5. Residents issues.
Land at Slipper Hill: Pendle Planning Dept has written to the land owner regarding the condition of this piece of land.

6. To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
None

7. To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None

8. To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Pendle Core Strategy to be assessed by the Secretary of State beginning on the 14th April 2015.

 9. Finance:
Balance of accounts
There is an overspend of £293.50 at 31st March 2015.
Annual audit of accounts
The Parish Council resolved that Louise Grey would be asked to complete the internal audit for 2014/15.
To authorise payments

The following payments were authorised;

 

S Burnett salary 5 wks and 1 party 252.50
J Killeen salary 296.09
stamps 19.08
HMRC 59.80
Keith Cocker 3 hrs 30.00
PBC council tax playing fields 224.40
Chair mans allowance 150.00

 

 10. To consider any correspondence received.
A Member of the Parish Council will attend a service with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Church Street, Colne at 11.00 a.m. on Monday 18th May.

11. To make a final decision regarding the publication of the Newsletter.
The Newsletter is ready to print. Outline will print 1000 copies in colour for £145.00. Councillor Cannon expressed the thanks of all the Members of the Parish Council to Councillor Storey for her work and enthusiasm in producing this newsletter.

12. To consider the Tour of Britain Cycle Race, to be held from Clitheroe to Colne on the 7th September 2015.
The nearest point to Foulridge for the race is to be Castle Rd. No further action.

13.To discuss the use of the football field and Field D.
Lime spreading is to go ahead on fields C and D. It was agreed that the footpaths would be shut for two weeks to ensure no ill effects to walkers and dogs. Councillor Clark is to liaise with the tenants.
Field E: there has been an enquiry regarding a possible lease for this field.  Access is an issue and would have to be via the football field. Councillor Clark will liaise with Mr and Mrs Sheriff.
Football field: interest has also been shown regarding a lease for this field for grazing. The Parish Council would like to see the field used for recreation but there has been no interest in this for some years. There is also a problem with dog owners not picking up after their dogs. Warning signs can be obtained from PBC.

14. To consider the management of all the village planters.
The two wooden planters by the school are to be removed and replaced.
Two new planters are to be provided at the war memorial. Councillor Whitworth is to obtain a quote for this work.
Councillor Marriott is to contact Michael Pickles who currently looks after the three village planters to discuss maintenance for this coming year.

15. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
Helen and Paul reported that there is community interest in maintaining the duck pond if the work to bring it up to standard is first completed by the Parish Council. The Parish Council supports this principle. Councillors Whitfield and Clark will visit the site and look at options for proposed work. The fence along the back of the duck pond is to be renewed. Helen expressed concern that work carried out does not impact negatively on the car park space. Work on the duck pond must co-ordinate with the installation of the new bench. To be discussed at the next meeting.

16. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
A list of jobs outstanding is to be emailed out to all council members. New jobs for the handyman are to be emailed direct to Councillor Cannon.
Councillor Marriott obtained a quote to clean the bus shelters of £50.00 for each shelter to bring up to standard followed by a cost of £5.00 each for each subsequent clean.

17. To discuss the repair of a wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane.
There was some concern expressed regarding the extension of a stone wall at the bottom of Stoney Lane. Councillor Waugh will pass this on to Tom Partridge for investigation.

18. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0130P
Proposal: Full: Demolition of conservatory and erection of first floor extension to rear.
Address: 1 Springfield Cottage Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR

Case Number: 13/15/0138P
Proposal: Full: Erection of five two bedroom apartments in one three story block with associated car parking and landscaping.
Councillor Cannon expressed concern that when the first planning application was made at this site for three story houses the objection made by the Parish Council was ignored. It was agreed that the objection would be made again for this planning application. Councillor Waugh said that he would ask for it to be presented to Colne Area Committee before any decision is made.
Address: Land at The Old Sidings Station Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7LB

Case Number: 13/15/0150P
Proposal: Full: Erection of link extension to side and raise height of garage building.
Address: 21 Mile End Close Foulridge Colne BB8 7LD
It was agreed that Council members would view this proposal and discuss by email.

19. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
The newly elected council will meet on the 15th May 2015 at 7.00pm to elect the Chair and Vice Chair and complete Acceptance of Office and Declaration of Interest forms.
The next full Council Meeting will be on Monday 1st June 2015 at 7.30pm. Any urgent business before this date will be dealt with by the Chair of the Parish council and one other Councillor.

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held the Village Hall on 2nd March 2015 at 7.30pm.

Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair.
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson.
Councillor J Storey
Councillor B Whitfield
Councillor T Clark
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor T Langridge
Jane Killeen, Clerk
Mrs M Howson
Mr P Whitworth
PC Nigel Keates

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
There were no apologies.

2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.

3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd February 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 2nd February 2015 were a fair and accurate record.

4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd February 2015.
a.    Gritting, litter picking, weeding and weed spraying
A copy of the action taken by Councillor Waugh was sent to Mr. Matterson.
Councillor Cannon had inspected the problem on the grass verge at Hill Top made by a BT van and had made this good.
Councillor Cannon expressed his dismay at the amount of litter across Pendle. He has requested litter collection on the LCC website but has had no response apart from a reference number for his request.
Councillor Marriott requested a collection of refuse and spare parts from United Utilities following a major job carried out on Skipton Old Rd, but has had no response.
b.    Confirm the order for Christmas Tree services from Stately Lighting for 2015.
Resolved that Stately Lighting will undertake this contract in 2015/16
c.    Parkinson St / Chapel St and un-adopted streets in general
The Parish Council has no power in this matter.
d.    Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
Mr. Brian Whitfield has lived in Foulridge for 30 years and would like to contribute to the community through being a Parish Councillor. Mr. Whitfield left the meeting while a vote was held. It was resolved that Mr. Whitfield should be co-opted to the Council. Proposed by Councillor Nicholson and seconded by Councillor Waugh.
e.    Installation of the defibrillator
The defibrillator is up and running. The instruction manual is to be held by the Clerk. Training has been arranged for the 1st and 8th April at 8.00pm in Foulridge Social Club. This information will be advertised to village residents. Letters are to be sent to the main employers in the village inviting employees to the training and requesting a donation towards the cost of the equipment
f.     Progress on lease for the car parking space
The lease is ready to be signed. It was resolved by the council that the lease is for 10 years and the rent will be £250.00 for that period of time.
g.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
The response received from the C&RT by letter was felt to be
unsatisfactory. Councillor Marriott is to write to the CEO to challenge the letter.

5.    Resident’s issues.
Tower View
Councillor Marriott visited Tower View following the last meeting. He found that the car parking area was sufficient to hold 5 to 6 vehicles and that the access road is owned by the owners of 3 Tower View. Councillor Marriott expressed his view that the neighbour dispute is not a parish council issue. Councillor Cannon said that the parish council had been able to arbitrate fairly in the matter initially and had achieved some improvements. However, these old reasons for parish council involvement may now be at an end. Councillor Nicholson wished to say that she agreed with Councillor Marriott. A mediation service had been offered by Colne Community Action Group but this had been turned down by the neighbours It was resolved that this item would be taken off the agenda at this time.

6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
There had been two crimes reported in February and one instance of anti-social behavior. Both crimes had been thefts from vehicles. The ASB issue had been passed to Colne Community Action. PC Keates expressed his concern about the number of cars that are being stolen, which have a key- less entry system. He advised that all these vehicles should have a steering lock for extra protection. Serious crime reports must be made via telephone number 101.

7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
See above at item 4a. There is no further correspondence regarding the transfer of assets. The council agreed that they would like confirmation of the details and date of the transfer.

9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
The current balance is £485.47.
The invoices for allotments and grazing land are due to go out this month. It was resolved that an increase of 3% would be applied.
b.    To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett salary mth 11. 4 wks and 3 parties 2.3.15

227.40

J Killeen salary mth 11 stat and stamps £18.33 2.3.15

314.50

LALC annual subscription 2.3.15

294.94

UU water bill allotments 31.10.14 – 30.1.15 2.3.15

34.65

Dale Contractors erection/dismantling tree 2.3.15

200.00

Zurich allotment insurance 2015/16 2.3.15

227.15

RP Electrical Services 2.3.15

56.50

G Cannon cash expenses for power wash of trough 2.3.15

25.00

 

 

10. To consider any correspondence received.
None

11.  To Consider information from Zurich Insurance regarding updating the policy for 2015/16
It was resolved by the Council to approve option 1 in regard to updating the insurance policy for 2015/16.

12.  To discuss and decide on the Spring issue of the Newsletter and to consider the development of a Parish Council Facebook page.
The newsletter will be ready to deliver by the end of April. It will be produced on a quarterly basis and will be delivered by the Social Club at the same time as their information fliers.
It was resolved that a1000 copies are to be printed in colour by Printers Ink at a cost of £110.00.
The final copy is to be presented at the next meeting on the 13th April. Copies will be left at local shops, pubs and cafes.
Councillor Marriott was successful in selling advertising space to local businesses, which will pay for the cost of production.
The deadline for all contributions is 31st March 2015.
Councillor Marriott has set up a Parish Council Facebook page; this will mirror information that is posted on the village website. Councillor Marriott agreed to take responsibility for keeping both up to date.

13. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
Councillor Clark had inspected the duck pond and believes that the main problem is that it has become silted up and is not draining properly. Councillor Whitfield had one or two ideas about improving the drainage and this is to be discussed again at the next meeting.

14. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
No new jobs as there is some work outstanding.

15. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

16. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 13th April 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 2nd March 2015 at 7.30pm.
Agenda

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 2nd February 2015 are a correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 2nd February 2015.
a.    Gritting, litter picking, weeding and weed spraying
b.    Confirm the order for Christmas Tree services from Festive Lighting for 2015.
c.    Parkinson St / Chapel St un-adopted streets
d.    Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
e.    Installation of the defibrillator
f.     Progress on lease for the car parking spac
g.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
5.    Residents issues.
Tower View
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
b.    To authorise payments
10. To consider any correspondence received.
11.  To Consider information from Zurich Insurance regarding updating the policy for 2015/16
12.  To discuss and decide on the Spring issue of the Newsletter and to consider the development of a Parish Council Facebook page.
13. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
14. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
15. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
16. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 13th April 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held in the Village Hall on 2nd February 2015 at 7.30pm.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Story
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor T Clark
Councillor I Marriott
Jane Killeen, Clerk
PCSO Trish Thompson
Mr P Gale,
Mr P Whitworth
Mrs M Green
Mr P Matterson
Mr B Whitfield

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from County Councillor P White.

2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
None

3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th January 2015 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the above Minutes were a true and correct record.

4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th January 2015.
a.    To arrange a meeting with local employers re: sponsorship
No action
b.    Street sign for Towngate Mews
Sign ordered via Pendle District Council
c.    Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
Advertisement posters have been distributed and displayed. Mr Brian Whitworth attended this meeting to observe.
d.    Information for a formal panel of contractors.
The list is now available. A second electrician would be helpful.
e.    Installation of the defibrillator
Waiting for the electrician.
f.     Progress on lease for the car parking space
On- going.
g.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
A second email has gone to Andrew Stephenson MP regarding the above working relationship
h.    Training
A date has been set for the 8th June 2015 at 7.00pm in the village hall.

5.    Residents issues.
Tower View
Mr Gale reported concerns regarding traffic number and parking issues. Also, some concern regarding the behavior of a couple of the teenage residents. Mr Whitworth, Manager at Tower View, said that he would ask members of staff to park off site when possible.
One of the garages is being converted into an office. This will enable two rooms to be available for staff who sleep overnight. Councillor Waugh asked Mr Whitworth to discuss the increase of staff and residents from six to seven with the owners of the home as planning permission would be needed before this increase can be implemented.
Parkinson Street/Chapel Street
Mrs Green is concerned about the blocking of Chapel St by vehicles as the Ambulance Service uses this route to get to Parkinson Street. She also expressed concern about the dangerous road surface on Chapel St, which is an un-adopted road. It was agreed that a letter would be sent to Lancashire Ambulance Service asking them to always use the route through the village rather than Chapel Street.
Councillor Cannon reminded Mrs Green of the situation regarding un-adopted roads, which is that these roads are the responsibility of the people who own the houses on the street.
Sycamore Rise.
Mr Matterson had a number of concerns as follows: gritting on Sycamore Rise, Sycamore Gardens and Alma Ave: Litter picking, weeding and weed spraying, repair to grass verge at Hill Top and parking on the pavement at Croft Mill. Councillor Waugh will address the issues of gritting and weeding, he will also request that a litter bin is sited by Weston’s car park opposite Waller Hill and that a grit bin is placed on Sycamore Rise. Councillor Waugh suggested that complaints by individuals via the LCC website should be made by as many people as possible.

6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
There were two crimes reported in Foulridge in January 2015 and two instances of anti-social behavior. PCSO Thompson wished to alert villagers to a bogus caller who had gained access to an elderly woman’s property and stolen a purse. A man has been arrested. It is important that callers are always asked for ID, PCSO Thompson will be raising awareness of these issues within community groups in this locality.
PCSO Thompson will follow up an accident that happened on Barnoldswick Rd, where the wall was damaged and the vehicle drove away.

7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None

8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Most of the issues were covered in item 5. Councillor Waugh is still pushing for Noyna Rd to be drained to cut down on ice on the road. Draining needs to be done before gritting will make any difference.

9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
£1784.11
In line with SLCC pay award the Clerks salary increased by 23p an hour from 1st January 2015.
b.    To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S. Burnett salary mth 10 4 weeks and 4 parties 31.1.15

235.20

J. Killeen salary mth 10 31.1.15

293.58

Eon sports pavillion 2.2.15

26.37

Physio Control Sales UK defibrillator 2.2.15

1416.00

Foulridge Village Hall
CNG gas supply 31.12.14

117.37

DD
Ovo electricity 9.2.15

62.00

DD

 

10. To consider any correspondence received.
None

11.  To Consider information from Zurich Insurance regarding updating the policy for 2015/16
Councillor Cannon and Jane met with two representatives from Zurich Insurance on the 2nd February to discuss the changes that will be necessary to the policy if the transfer of assets from Pendle Borough Council goes ahead. It was agreed that the Zurich valuation tool will be used to ensure that the Parish Council has an up to date valuation of the village hall and the sports pavilion. Zurich will send out a number of options for the inclusion of the children’s play- ground and the three bus shelters for the Parish Council to consider.

12.  To consider the production of a quarterly newsletter.
Councillor Story had produced a draft of a first newsletter. This was greeted with enthusiasm. Councillor Story will work on it with other Council Members and it will be discussed at the meeting in March. Councillor Marriott suggested that the Parish Council could have a Facebook page. He will follow this up for discussion at the next meeting.

13. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
No further progress

14. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
The fence above the duck pond is to be painted and the old bench removed. Road signs to be cleaned.
The Christmas tree has been removed and there is now a trip hazard by the electrical box. Keith Brierley to be contacted to deal with this.

15. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0018P
Proposal: Full: Change of use of detached single story building to a dwelling house with associated curtilage and parking area.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR
No comment
Case Number: 13/15/0035P
Proposal: Full: Demolish existing conservatory and erection of two storey extension to side.
Address: 13 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7NS
No comment.

16. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 2nd March 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING
Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 2nd February 2015 at 7.30pm.
Agenda

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 5th January 2015 are a correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 5th January 2015.
a.    To arrange a meeting with local employers re: sponsorship
b.    Street sign for Towngate Mews
c.    Co-option of new Members to the Parish Council
d.    Information for a formal panel of contractors.
e.    Installation of the defibrillator
f.     Progress on lease for the car parking space
g.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
h.    Training
5.    Residents issues.
Tower View
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
b.    To authorise payments
10. To consider any correspondence received.
11.  To Consider information from Zurich Insurance regarding updating the policy for 2015/16
12.  To consider the production of a quarterly newsletter.
13. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
14. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
15. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/15/0018P
Proposal: Full: Change of use of detached single story building to a dwelling house with associated curtilage and parking area.
Address: Long Hill Farm Hill Top Foulridge Colne BB8 7LR

Case Number: 13/15/0035P
Proposal: Full: Demolish existing conservatory and erection of two storey extension to side.
Address: 13 Alma Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7NS
16. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 2nd March 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Foulridge Parish Council Finance Meeting.

 19th  January 2015.

 Minutes.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Storey
Councillor T Clark
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor I Marriott.
Jane Killeen, Clerk

1. To receive and accept apologies for absence.
Apologies were received and accepted from Councillor G Waugh.

2. To consider and approve the budget and precept for 2015/16.
It was resolved that a precept of £11539.00 to be set, this will incur an increase on each household of 30%.. This will ensure a realistic budget for 2015/16 in which the Parish Council will have a 50% cut in grant from Pendle Borough Council and new responsibilities transferred from Pendle Borough Council which total costs of approx.£3000.00.

3. To consider and approve the rents for the allotments and grazing land.
It was resolved that rents would be increased in 2015/16 by 3%.

4.To review, and amend where necessary the following documents:
a.    Register of Assets.
b.    Risk Assessment Document
c.    Financial Regulations
d.    The Effectiveness of the Internal Audit
e.    Internal Audit Review.
It was resolved after discussion and minor amendments to approve the above documents for 2015/16.

5. AOB
In view of possible additions to the Register of Assets of the play- ground and three bus shelters it was agreed that the Parish Council insurers Zurich would be invited to visit and re-value all the existing assets and new assets.
Councillor Alison Hunt resigned from the Parish Council due to work commitments. Councillor Hunt was thanked by the Chair for her contribution to the work of the Parish Council over the last three years.
The meeting closed at 9.00pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Finance Meeting to be held on the 19th January 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.00pm.

Agenda

 1. To receive and accept apologies for absence.

 2. To consider and approve the budget and precept for 2015/16

3. To consider and approve the rents for the allotments and grazing land.

4. To review, and amend where necessary the following documents:

a. Register of Assets.

b. Risk Assessment Document

c. Financial Regulations

d. The Effectiveness of the Internal Audit

e. Internal Audit Review

5. AOB.

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held the Village Hall on 5th January 2015 at 7.30pm.

Present:
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J story,
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor A Hunt,
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor T Langridge.
Jane Killeen
Rebecca Gregory
Janet Gregory
PCSO Trish Thompson.
1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received from County Councillor P White.

2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
None.

3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st December 2014 are a correct record.
The Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held on the 1st December 2014 were approved as a true and correct record.

4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd November 2014.
a.    Information for a formal panel of contractors.
A list of contractors will be put together using details sent to the Clerk by Council members and the village hall Caretaker.
b.    Review of Standing Orders.
To be reviewed following the training for Councillors.
c.    Installation of the defibrillator
The defibrillator has been delivered to the Club and has been checked and approved by Nigel Gill from the Lancashire Ambulance Trust. The defibrillator will be fitted to the outside wall of the Club by Keith Brierley. As soon as it has been installed training will be arranged.
d.    Progress on lease for the car parking space
It was resolved that a 10 year lease would be agreed with the new tenants in return for their commitment to improving and maintaining the site.
e.    Fencing by the duck pond.
It was noted that the tenants of the grazing land adjacent to the duck pond will repair and maintain the security of the fencing.
f.     Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
No further progress to note.
g.    Training
It was agreed that the training course for Council members would be postponed until late May, early June to enable new Members to attend.
There will be two vacancies on the Parish Council at the end of January. Notices to advertise these positions will be displayed on the website, notice boards and other public areas.

5.    Residents issues.
Rebecca and Janet Gregory attended the meeting to request permission for a memorial bench to be sited by the duck pond. The bench will be in memory of Brett Sinclair Hames, Rebecca’s partner, who died in a road accident on the 5th December. The Council extended its sympathy to Rebecca and Janet.
The old bench by the duck pond will be removed by the Council.
A letter, received from Mrs Rita Stephenson regarding the progress of matters on Burwains Avenue was noted.

6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
There was one reported crime in Foulridge in December 2014. This was a burglary at Moss Houses, where the property was empty.
A house on Railway St had been fitted with a silent police warning and this had been set off accidentally.
Visits to Tower View Children’s home have been made to discuss arranging a meeting with neighbours to try and resolve some long standing problems. It was agreed that Councillor Dorothy Lord would be invited to the meeting as she has responsibility for all social care purchased by LCC.
Councillor Marriot reported the theft of stone flags and top stones from an empty property on Trent Row.
A report had been received regarding a large vehicle parked on Parkinson St, which had blocked the road through chapel St. Also, a car advertised as for sale had been left on the A56 opposite the Church. PCSO Thompson will check out both these matters.
All un-adopted roads in Foulridge can be identified by visiting Lancashire Mario.
Councillor Cannon informed the meeting that an effective way to block cold callers/nuisance callers is to buy a BT telephone with a blocking device inbuilt. The phone can be purchased from Argus at an approx. cost of £60.00.
Councillor Waugh made the point that resources are under pressure and the low crime stats may lead to a reduction/loss of Police presence. PCSO Thompson said that changes are imminent but will not be made public until April 2015.

7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.

8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Councillor Waugh is to follow up the process for the re-newel of Blue Badges. This, currently, can only be done via the LCC website and is not user friendly.
The land at the junction of Reedymore lane has been cleared following an enforcement notice.
Land at the end of Foulridge tunnel is partly cleared. PBC are in consultation with the legal department and will be sending out an enforcement notice.
There has been no feedback regarding traffic monitoring at Burwains Ave.

9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
The balance in the current account is £3996.96
b.    To authorise payments
The following payments were authorised:

S. Burnett salary month 9 + 2 parties 5.1.15

260.50

J. Killeen salary month 9 + 6.36 stamps 5.1.15

299.16

Earby town council training fee 5.1.15

71.25

HMRC Aug 14 to Dec 14 5.1.15

92.62

Phil Knight. Balance of sum owed 5.1.15

50.00

LITE erecting tree and installing lights 5.1.15

690.00

 

It was agreed that planning for the Christmas Tree for 2015 will begin in June 2015 to enable a range of options to be considered.

10. To consider any correspondence received.
A letter from Mrs Rita Stephens has been received. Please see item 4.

11. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
Keith Cocker will maintain the draining and weeding. The new bench will go just above the duck pond.

12. To consider fundraising ideas via the publishing of a local calendar and cards.
Councillor Marriott suggested a number of ideas for raising funds for the parish council including:
Advertising on bus shelters,
Producing cards and calendars with photographs of the village and surrounding areas.
It was also suggested that a meeting should be arranged with Foulridge employers to discuss sponsorship of these ideas.

13. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
Keith will be asked to clean a number of the local street signs and re-paint where necessary.
Tom Partridge has been asked to replace a number of footpath signs.
Councillor Waugh will make enquiries regarding a new street sign for Towngate Mews.

14. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
None.

15. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 2nd February 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 

NOTICE OF MEETING

 Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 5th January 2015 at 7.30pm.
Agenda

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 1st December 2014 are a correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 1st December 2014.
a.    Information for a formal panel of contractors.
b.    Review of Standing Orders.
c.    Installation of the defibrillator
d.    Progress on lease for the car parking space
e.    Fencing by the duck pond.
f.     Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
g.    Training
5.    Residents issues.
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
b.    To authorise payments
10. To consider any correspondence received.
11. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond.
12. To consider fundraising ideas via the publishing of a local calendar and cards.
13. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
14. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
15. Date & Time of Next Meeting. Monday 2nd February 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Finance meeting on the 19th January 2015 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

2nd January 2015

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting

Held in the Village Hall on 1st December 2014 at 7.30pm.

 Minutes.

Present:
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor J Storey
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor T Clark
Councillor G Waugh
Jane Killeen
Mrs Rita Stevenson, Burwains Ave.
Mr Nigel Gill. Lancashire Ambulance Service

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
There were no apologies.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd November 2014 are a correct record.
The Minutes of the meeting held on the 3rd November 2014 were approved as a fair and correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd November 2014.
a.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
A letter was sent to Andrew Stephenson MP as agreed and a reply was received. Mr Stephenson is following this matter up with the CEO of the Canal and Rivers Trust.
b.    Training
It was agreed that training from Lancashire Association of Local Councils would be arranged for the New Year.
c.    Purchase of scanner
Purchased.
d.    Installation of the village Christmas Tree
The tree is due to be put up on the 1st December and the lights to follow on the 6th December.
5.    Residents issues.
a.    Burwains Avenue update.
Mrs Stevenson updated the council in regards to her application to LCC for the foot path from Burwains Ave to the Church to be listed as a designated foot path.
There has been no further correspondence regarding the planning application at Burwains Avenue following the rejection of the application.
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
None
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
None.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
Nothing new to report.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
£5682.99
b.    To authorise payments

S Burnett salary month 8 4 weeks and 2 parties 30.11.14

203.40

J Killeen mth8+6.36sps&99.99printer/scanner 30.11.14

395.15

Salterforth Nurseries Christmas tree 1.12.14

264.00

Keith Cocker 5 hours 1.12.14

50.00

Michael Pickles plants 1.12.14

78.00

UU allotments water bill 1.12.14

114.69

The poppy appeal 1.12.14

18.50

Stone Edge, war memorial restoration 1.12.14

7952.16

H Nicholson Christmas lunch exp 1.12.14

200.00

 

 

10. To consider any correspondence received.
All correspondence received scanned and emailed to council members.
11.  To consider a formal panel of contractors for FPC work.
It was agreed that a panel of local contractors will be set up. Names and contact numbers to be sent to Jane.
12.  To review the Parish Council Standing Orders.
Not discussed.
13. To review the completion of work at the war memorial.
The work at the memorial is complete and the final invoice has been paid. Note was taken of the necessity to complete a Maintenance Plan for the future care of the memorial.
14. To consider the purchase of a defibrillator for Foulridge.
Nigel Gill gave a short presentation on the benefits of having access to a defibrillator in the village.
Lancashire Ambulance Service is aiming to have local defibrillators available in every town and village in the county. If a defibrillator is used within the first 8 minutes of a heart attack there is an 80% chance of survival. Training is free and the running costs are approx. £10 a year. There are no ongoing maintenance costs except the replacement of pads. The Ambulance Service make regular checks on the device free of charge. The cost of the defibrillator is £1200.00 with fitting cost extra. It would be placed on the outside wall of the Working Men’s Club. It was resolved by the Parish Council to purchase the defibrillator. Councillor Waugh will make the order.
15. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond and use of the parking space.
Councillor Langridge had a meeting with Paul Gething and Helen Robinson. It was agreed that they would take the tenancy of the car parking space. They have got a quote for the necessary work and hope that this can get underway in February. The council resolved that a ten year lease should be agreed with a early termination paragraph included.
Quotes for work to drain the duck pond are to be sought.
Councillor’s Cannon, Marriott and Langridge to proceed.
16. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
None.
17. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
a.    Case Number: 13/14/0508P
Proposal: Full: Conversion of existing integral garage to habitable rooms with associated external alterations.
Address: Oakridge House Off Highfield Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7PB
No comments.
b.     13/14/0514P
Location: BURNSIDE SKIPTON ROAD FOULRIDGE COLNE BB8 7PY
Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness For a Proposed Development (Section
192): Erection of single storey extension to north facing elevation
of dwelling.
No comments.
18.  To consider fencing problems by the duck pond.
The fencing at the back of the duck pond across to Breeze House needs replacing to make it secure for the livestock that is kept there. It was agreed by the council that the tenants have the responsibility for ensuring the security of the fencing.
19. Date & Time of Next Meeting. 5th January 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Finance meeting on the 19th January 2015 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

NOTICE OF MEETING

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 1strd December 2014 at 7.30pm.

Agenda

 1.    Apologies and approval of absences
.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
 3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 3rd November 2014 are a correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 3rd November 2014.
a.    Working with the Canal and Rivers Trust
b.    Training
c.    Purchase of scanner
d.    Installation of the village Christmas Tree
5.    Residents issues.
a.    Burwains Avenue update.
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
b.    To authorise payments
10. To consider any correspondence received.
11.  To consider a formal panel of contractors for FPC work.
12.  To review the Parish Council Standing Orders.
13. To review the completion of work at the war memorial.
14. To consider the purchase of a defibrillator for Foulridge.
15. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond and use of the parking space.
16. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
17. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
a.    Case Number: 13/14/0508P
Proposal: Full: Conversion of existing integral garage to habitable rooms with associated external alterations.
Address: Oakridge House Off Highfield Avenue Foulridge Colne BB8 7PB
b.     13/14/0514P
Location: BURNSIDE SKIPTON ROAD FOULRIDGE COLNE BB8 7PY
Proposal: Certificate of Lawfulness For a Proposed Development (Section
192): Erection of single storey extension to north facing elevation
of dwelling.
18.  To consider fencing problems by the duck pond.
19. Date & Time of Next Meeting. 5th January 2015 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
Finance meeting on the 19th January 2015 at 7.00pm in the Village Hall.

25th November 2014

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of the Meeting held on the 3rd November 2014.

Present:
Councillor I Marriott, in the Chair.
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor T Clark.
Councillor J Storey
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor G Waugh
County Councillor Paul White,
Jane Killeen
PC Nigel Keates

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
Apologies were received and approved for Councillor G Cannon and Councillor A Hunt.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
There were no declarations of interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th October 2014 are a correct record.
It was resolved that the Minutes of the meeting held on the 6th October 2014 were a true and correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th October 2014.
1. Insurance claim for damage caused by fallen tree
Mr. Whitaker accepted the sum of £125.00 from the Parish Council to help cover the cost of his insurance excess.
2. Replacement of stiles with gates
The new gates have replaced the stiles
3. Fencing by the old School House.
This job has been completed.
4. Foulridge Wharf
The work planned by the Canal & Rivers Trust (C&RT) by the tunnel has not been started yet. There has been no feed-back from Matt Taylor of C&RT regarding the Parish Council proposal to develop a sitting area by the canal.
5. Boundary wall and fence by Lower Burwains.
There has been no progress regarding resolving the issue of this boundary. It was agreed following discussion that a letter would be sent to Andrew Stephenson MP with the details of the difficulties experienced by the Parish Council in negotiating repairs and planning necessary works with the C&RT. A letter would also be sent to Chantelle Seaborn and Neil Darcy of C&RT   regarding their inability to provide evidence that responsibility for the boundary wall rests with Lancashire County Council.

Meeting Adjourned
5.    Resident’s issues.
There were no resident’s issues.
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
There were two crimes reported and two incidents of anti-social behavior in October 2014. Data tagging has been underway for agricultural items eg horse boxes, trailers and tractors. This took place in Trawden on the 1st October and a second day is to be held on the 4th November at Beaver Farm.
The speed camera team is to arrange a date to log traffic speeds on the A56 through the village.
Funding for bike marking kits has been secured. A date to use the village hall for this will be arranged for after Christmas.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
The list of items for Highways as follows:
Street sign at the bottom of Lowther lane
Street light at Highfield Ave
Street sign for Towngate Mews.
The date for further consideration of the by-pass has been put back indefinitely. Planning blight is an issue. Andrew Stephenson MP is dealing with this and referring those people who are affected for legal advice.

Meeting Re-convened.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
No report.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
£9344.72
b.    To authorise payments

S Burnett salary month 7 31.10.14

276.50

J Killeen Salary month 7 31.10.14

288.80

GPM Ltd fencing 3.11.14

522.00

Mr Whitaker 50% insurance excess 3.11.14

125.00

Eon electricity sports pavilion 3.11.14

59.63

 

There have been recent changes in legislation which removes the requirement for external audit for smaller parishes with turnover below £25,000.
10. To consider any correspondence received.
None received.

11.  To receive feedback from the training session attended by Councillor’s on the 13th October 2014. And to consider any actions that may need to be taken in regards to procedures for Parish Council meetings.
Councillor’s Marriott, Storey and Nicholson went through the basics of the training they had attended. It was agreed that further discussion regarding future training for the Council as a whole will be entered into at the next meeting. The Standing Orders are to be reviewed and will form an agenda item at the next meeting. The purchase of a scanner for use by the clerk was approved.
12. To progress the completion of work at the War Memorial.
The work to the memorial is almost complete. It was agreed that when approval of the Completion Report was given by the War Memorial Trust payment to Stone Edge would be made.
The grit bin is to be moved from the top corner of Lowther lane to lower down the wall side. New shrubs are needed for the boarders. The ivy on the stone benches is to be removed.
13.  To discuss arrangements for Remembrance Sunday on the 9th November.
The Church service is at 9.15am and the ceremony at the War Memorial is at 11.15am. Councillor Marriott will lay the wreath. Councillor’s Hunt and Langridge gave their apologies; they will not be attending the service.
14. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond and use of the parking space.
Paul Gething and Helen Robinson have emailed a proposal of their plans for the car parking space. They intend to develop this as a site suitable for a garage to be erected. They have requested a 10 year lease. The Parish Council agreed to the principle of a 10 year lease but would like to know if the couple intended to improve the duck pond at the same time. A meeting with two of the Councillor’s is to be arranged to negotiate the lease.
15. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
A list of jobs for the Keith Cocker is as follows:
Dig a channel at the duck pond to drain the water and stop it flowing across the steps and onto the road.
Assist trimming the village hall for Christmas.
Remove ivy on the stone benches at the war memorial.
Paint the bus shelter.
16. To progress the village Christmas tree for 2014 and resolve costs for the purchase and erection of the tree.
The arrangements for the purchase and erection of the Christmas tree were agreed. This is the first year the Parish Council has taken responsibility for the tree and the total cost, which includes new lights at £335.00 will be £1155.00. It was agreed that the new lights will be white. It was also agreed that the outcome for this project is good but that for future projects with cost implications a sub-group of Councillors will be convened, which will take any necessary decisions between meetings of the full parish council.
17. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
a.    Case Number: 13/14/0491P
Proposal: Full: Erection of a single storey extension to the side and two storey extension to the rear of dwelling house.
Address: Noyna Bottom Farm Noyna Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QN
No comments
b.    Case Number: 13/14/0494P
Proposal: Full: Conversion of barn to create single dwelling with associated curtilage and parking areas.
Address: Greenshaw Farm, Reedymore Lane, Foulridge, Colne. BB8 7LL
No comments.
18. To consider information/applications in regard to Footpaths and Bridleways.
1. Application to add a public footpath to the definitive map and statement from Burwains Ave, Foulridge to the grounds of St Michael and All Angel’s Church.
A letter of support for the footpath will be sent to Lancashire County Council.
19. To consider delegating authority to the Clerk for items that arise or need immediate attention.
Any decision regarding urgent action that must be taken between meetings will include two members of the Council and the Clerk. A maximum of £200.00 can be used to cover urgent expenses.
20. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
1st December 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.
5th January 2015.
19th January, Finance Meeting.

NOTICE OF MEETING

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 3rd November 2014 at 7.30pm.
Agenda

1.    Apologies and approval of absences.
2.    To receive declarations of Interest.
3.    To resolve that the minutes of the last meeting held on the 6th October 2014 are a correct record.
4.    To receive an update about progress of resolutions from the last meeting of the Parish Council on 6th October 2014
Insurance claim for damage caused by fallen tree
Replacement of stiles with gate
Fencing by the old School House.
Foulridge Wharf
Boundary wall and fence by Lower Burwains.
5.    Residents issues.
6.    To receive a report from the Colne Rural Police Officer.
7.    To receive a report from County Councillor Paul White.
8.    To receive a report from Pendle District Councillor Graham Waugh.
9.    Finance:
a.    Balance of accounts
b.    To authorise payments
10. To consider any correspondence received.
11.  To receive feedback from the training session attended by Councillor’s on the 13th October 2014. And to consider any actions that may need to be taken in regards to procedures for Parish Council meetings.
12. To progress the completion of work at the War Memorial.
13.  To discuss arrangements for Remembrance Sunday on the 9th November.
14. To review progress regarding plans for the draining of the Duck Pond and use of the parking space.
15. To discuss and agree on work for the Handy Man.
16. To progress the village Christmas Tree for 2014 and resolve costs for the purchase and erection of the tree.
17. To consider applications to Planning and Highways.
18. To consider information/applications in regard to Footpaths and Bridleways.
Application to add a public footpath to the definitive map and statement from Burwains Ave, Foulridge to the grounds of St Michael and All Angel’s Church.
19. To consider delegating authority to the Clerk for items that arise or need immediate attention.
20. Date & Time of Next Meeting. 1st December 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

23rd October 23014
Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held on the 6th October 2014.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Storey
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor T Langridge
Jane Killeen
Margaret Foxley, Colne Community Panel
Peter Whitworth, Tower View
Susan and Clive Butterworth, Noyna Hall Barn
Patrick Jolly, Throstle Nest Farm
Neil Schofield, Noyna End barn
Mr Talbot, Earl Hall Farm

1. Welcome and Apologies.
Apologies were received from Councillor A Hunt.

2.    Declaration of Interest
Councillors Marriott and Clark declared an interest in item 21- Public path diversion order, Lower Broach Farm, Foulridge.

3.    Minutes of the last Meeting.
These were approved as a true and correct record.

4.    Matters Arising
None.

5 Residents Issues – New
5.1 Higher Broach Farm pre-application consultation re wind farm.
A pre-application letter regarding the proposed development of a wind farm at Higher Broach Farm was received from James Stannard, Urbanwind Ltd. Local residents attended the meeting to put their views forward. Neil Schofield spoke on behalf of 30 local households to express their concern at the above. The main points made were;

  • The large vertical structures would be at odds with the soft horizontal landscape and the visual impact would affect people living in Foulridge, Blacko, Salterforth, Kelbrook, Sough, Laneshaw Bridge, Trawden and Colne Town.
  • The proposed access track which forms part of the scheme would be intrusive and would scar the landscape. The size of the proposed track would have a significant effect on the countryside.
  • The access via the very narrow steep Cobb Lane and Kelbrook village is unacceptable as it would cause traffic disruption.

Following discussion the Parish Council resolved to strongly object to this planning proposal.

5.2 Colne Community Panel/Tower View.
Margaret Foxley explained that information regarding the work of CCP had been sent out to local households in the relevant area. There had been no comments made at that time. However, following correspondence from a neighbour it was agreed that there may still be a role for the Panel. The Parish Council supported Margaret’s plan to contact the neighbour’s and arrange a meeting for them with staff from Tower View to address the issues of concern.

6.    Police Liaison.
None.

7.    Report from Lancashire County Council.
None.

8. Report from Pendle Borough Council.
Pendle Core Strategy is now out for its final consultation prior to going to the Secretary of State. The strategy will be implemented from September 2015.

9. Finance Report.
9.1  The Parish Council resolved to accept the completion of the Annual audit 2013/14.
9.2   The budget figures for 2014/15 were reviewed at 30th September 2014.
9.3   The balance at 30th September 2014 was £10807.63

10.  Authorisation of Payments;
The following payments were authorized:

Keith Cocker 5 hours 6.10.14

50.00

Stewart Burnett month 6 5 weeks and 4 parties 30.9.14

276.50

Jane Killeen month 6 + stat and stamps £8.38 30.9.14

305.95

Selrap annual subscription 6.10.14

15.00

BDO annual audit 6.10.14

120.00

EMM equine paddock care hog weed topping 6.10.14

173.50

John Waine cutting football field 6.10.14

35.00

UU water allotments 25.5 – 10.7.14 6.10.14

136.09

John Hartley web hosting 6.10.14

224.28

11. Correspondence.
None.

12. Insurance Claim for Fallen Tree.
The tree that was blown across the house of a local resident on Lowther Lane in February 2014 caused damage to the property. Mr. Whitaker’s insurance paid for the damage but he paid the £250.00 excess fee. Mr. Whitaker has asked that the Parish Council reimburse him for this sum. The Parish Council insurers have turned down any claim on the basis that the tree was not damaged or diseased prior to being blown down. In the circumstances it was agreed by the Parish Council that a one off payment of £125.00 should be made to Mr. Whitaker.

13. Pendle Borough Council Transfer of Services.
The ownership of the play- ground and three bus shelters in Foulridge will be transferred to the Parish Council in 2015. This will have implications for budgeting and setting the precept for 2015/16.

14. War Memorial.
Stone Edge has almost completed the work to the memorial. The outstanding issue of painting the lettering was discussed by Members of the Council especially in relation to the War Memorial Trusts document and recommendations on conservation of memorials.  http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/advice-on-maintenance-of-war-memorials/maintenance-war-memorials.pdf page 50.
The Parish Council reached a unanimous decision to leave the lettering as it is as it is legible and any further work risks damaging the memorial leading to conservation problems in the future. The Members agreed that it is now their job to convince the village residents that expert advice has been taken and leaving the lettering unpainted is the best plan.
The next stage is to consult with the War Memorial Trust and with their agreement submit a final report for approval.

15. Grazing Land and Stiles.
It was agreed that three new gates are to be fitted in place of the new stiles on the land off Noyna Lane. Mr. Tom Partridge from PBC will commission the gates and this will be paid for out of funding available to improve access for people with disabilities.

16. Best Garden and Allotment Competition.
It was agreed that the trophies would be presented at the Christmas lunch and written invitations to the winners would be sent out in the middle of November.

17. Parking Space/Duck Pond.
Mr. Gething and MS Robinson are to send in plans for improving the above for consideration.

18. Village Upkeep/Handy Man.
Deferred to November meeting.

19. Christmas Tree.
LITE has quoted £400 for installing the tree and Christmas lights. This company has installed the trees for PBC in previous years. It was suggested that for 2014 the Parish Council should continue with LITE and review for 2015 when it has the knowledge and experience of how it was carried out this year. New lights for this year are necessary.

20. Planning and Highways.
Please see items 5.1 and 8.

21. Footpaths and Bridleways.
Public path diversion order, Lower Broach Farm, Foulridge.
No comments.

22. Fencing by Old School House.
Neil Schofield to begin work this week.

23. Foulridge Wharf
No further progress.

24. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
No further progress.

25. Resident Issues – Existing
Tower View, see item 5.2.

26. Reports from working groups
26.1 Allotments- all let.
26.2 Sports Field and Facilities
Councillor Storey reported that the sports field is looking good.

27. Date & Time of Next Meeting.
3rd November 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 6th October  2014 at 7.30pm.

 Agenda

1.    Welcome and Apologies.
2.    Declaration of Interest.
3.    Minutes of the last meeting.
4.    Matters Arising
5.    Residents issues – New
6.    Police Liaison
7.    County Council Report – PW
8.    Pendle Council Report – GW
9.    Finance Report – JK
Approval and acceptance of Annual Return
Review of budget at the end of six months
10. Authorisation of Payments
11. Correspondence

Items for Discussion
12. Insurance Claim for Damage Caused by Fallen Tree.
13. PBC Transfer of Services
14. The War Memorial
Completing the work
15. Grazing Land Fence and Stiles.
16. Best Garden and Allotment Competition – presentation of trophies.
17. Duck Pond
18. Village Upkeep and Handy Man
19. Christmas Tree – time table
20. Planning and Highways
Higher Broach Farm pre-application consultation re wind farm
21. Footpaths and Bridleways
Public path diversion order, Lower Broach Farm, Foulridge.

Update statements (not for discussion
22. Fencing by Old School House. Neil Schofield to begin work this week.
23. Foulridge Wharf – Progress update – IM
24. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain – no further progress
25. Resident Issues – Existing
Tower View
26. Reports from working groups
27. Allotments- all let.
28. Sports Field and Facilities- JS
29. Date & Time of Next Meeting. 3rd November 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held on the 1st September 2014.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair
Councillor T Langridge,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor T Clark,
Councillor A Hunt.
Jane Killeen
PC N Keates,
John O’Hara, Station Rd
Helen Robinson, Skipton Old Rd.
Peter Whitworth, Tower View Children’s Home.

1.    Welcome and Apologies.
Apologies were received from Councillor I Marriott and Councillor H Nicholson.

2.    Declaration of Interest
Councillor Tony Clark declared an interest in planning application 13/14/0356P

3.    Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were approved as a fair and correct record.

4.    Matters Arising.
None.

5.    Resident Issues.
5.1 Jo Lane – there are piles of rubble left from the work to the gas pipes on the A56.
5.2 Parking issues on the village green – this is becoming more of a problem with vehicles being left for weekends by people who do not live in the village. PC Keates said there is no legal issue with parking as long as the vehicle is taxed and insured. However, he will look into it.
5.3 Tower View – John O’Hara reported some anti-social behaviour, which involved a resident from Tower View plus other local residents. This issue had been dealt with by PC Keates and Peter Whitworth and Mr O’Hara had received an apology from the young person at Tower View. There have been further issues brought to the attention of the Council by Mrs Ward, of Tower View. These issues had been dealt with by the Assistant Manager at Tower View.
5.4 Duck Pond and Car Parking Space – Mrs Robinson and her partner Mr Paul Gething have declared an interest in renting the above. It was agreed that a proposal to drain and improve both the duck pond and the parking space would be presented to the Parish Council by Mrs Robinson. A leasing agreement is to be considered that would reflect the cost of the improvements made.

6.    Police Liaison.
There have been two crimes reported in August. The theft of items from a vehicle and theft of coping stones at Hill Top. There have also been reports of dogs off leads in fields with sheep. The law on sheep worrying means that farmers can take immediate action if they see a dog disturbing sheep.
Speeding cameras have been booked for the A56.
PC Keates is engaged in an on-going process to deal with anti-social behaviour in the village.

7.    County Council Report.
None.

8.    Pendle Borough Council Report.
8.1 A meeting to discuss the transfer of services from PBC to Town and Parish Councils is to be held on the 15th September.
8.2 There is a new volunteer scheme to train people to become friends of people with dementia. Details are available from the Clerk.

9.    Finance Report.
The current balance is £ 11932.47.There is approx. £2000.00 left to spend on grot spots and handyman jobs.

10.  Schedule of Payments.
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett 4 weeks 5 parties month 5 31.8.14

243.20

J Killeen salary month 5 31.8.14

289.60

K Cocker 1.9.14

89.28

11.  Correspondence.
Received from the Diocese of Blackburn confirmation of the Benefices of Colne and Villages: Barrowford Saint Thomas and Newchurch in Pendle Saint Mary in the diocese of Blackburn.

12.  Tower View.
See above at paragraph 5.

13.  Best Garden and Allotment Competition.
It was agreed that the presentation of trophies would be made at the New Inn at a date to coincide with a night out with Neil Barker.

14.  Duck pond/Parking Space
See above paragraph 5

15.   Village Upkeep and Handy Man
None.

16.  Christmas Tree Arrangements.
Councillor Cannon will ask for a quote from Salterforth Garden Centre for a 20’ Christmas Tree. A quote for the safe erection of the tree will also be required and Councillor Cannon will liaise with PBC regarding the electricity connection. Keith Brierley will be asked to do all safety checks.
17.  Safe Cycle Route Between Colne and Earby.
It was agreed that this is an excellent idea and support for the scheme is to be sent to Lynne Rowlands from PBC.

18.  Volunteers for the Canal and Rivers Trust.
It was agreed that the principle of encouraging local residents to volunteer to assist with local works was a good one. However, before such approaches could be made information regarding dates for when help will be needed, whether weekends would be included, where the projects planned are situated and leaflets to display in local businesses are necessary.

19.  Planning and Highways.
Case Number: 13/14/0356P
Proposal: subdivision of existing property to create two dwellings.
Address: Lower broach Farm, Skipton Rd, Foulridge, BB8 7NN
Comments: none.

Updates:
20. Fencing at Old School House.
Invitations to send quoted for this work have been sent out to three contractors.

21. The War Memorial
Councillor Hunt suggested that the PC request sponsorship from local businesses to re-new the planters round the war memorial. All members of the Parish Council will have a look and consider what is needed. The web link for photos of the war memorial will be emailed to Councillors Langridge and Hunt.

22. Sports field.
It looks as though there may have been a bonfire on the field and it is a mess.

23. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
6th October at 7.30pm.

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting to be held the Village Hall on 1st September 2014 at 7.30pm.

Agenda

 

  1. Welcome and Apologies.
  2. Declaration of Interest.
  3. Minutes of the last meeting.
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Residents issues – New
  6. Police Liaison
  7. County Council Report – PW
  8. Pendle Council Report – GW
  9. Finance Report – JK
  10. Authorisation of Payments
  11. Correspondence

 Items for Discussion

  12. Tower View
  13. Best Garden and Allotment Competition – presentation of trophies.
  14. Duck Pond
  15. Village Upkeep and Handy Man
  16. Christmas Tree – time table
  17. Potential Cycle Route between Colne and Earby.
  18. Volunteers for the Canal and Rivers Trust.
  19. Planning and Highways
Case Number: 13/14/0356P
Proposal: Full: Subdivision of existing property to create two dwellings.
Address: Lower Broach Farm Skipton Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7NN

Update statements (not for discussion)

20. Fencing by Old School House. JK
  21. Website – adding links. JK
  22. The War Memorial – Funding Update – JK
  23. Foulridge Wharf – Progress update – IM
  24. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain – JK
  25. Resident Issues – Existing
  26. Reports from working groups
  27. Allotments and Grazing land – one vacant plot been advertised. JK
  28. Sports Field and Facilities
  29. Footpaths and Bridleways- nothing to report IM
  30. Date / Time of Next Meeting. 6th October 2014 in the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

 Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

 

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting, held on the

4th August 2014.

Present:
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor G Waugh
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor J Storey
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor T Clark
County Councillor P White.
Jane Killeen
PC Nigel Keates.

1. Welcome and Apologies.
There were no apologies.

2. Declaration of Interest.
None.

3. Management and arrangement of the agenda.
It was agreed that the agenda would split out the items into three categories: 1.  Items to be included each month, 2. Items for discussion, 3 Update items not for discussion, which will be dealt with by email. The Chair will oversee the timing and length of the meetings. The aim is to ensure that items are dealt with at each meeting and not left for continuous discussion.

4. Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were accepted as a fair and correct record.

5. Matters Arising.
None

6. Residents Issues.
None

7. Police Liaison Report.
There have been nine crimes reported in July 2014. A couple of these were at the Indian restaurant. CCTV and an alarm have now been fitted. Other crimes included two thefts, a public order issue and four incidents of anti-social behaviour.
PC Keates reported that the problems with parking on Station Rd have been resolved. There were no new issues to report.

8. County Council Report.
Councillor White apologised for having been absent from the last few meetings. His intention is, in future to alternate this meeting with Trawden PC.
Hedgerows and verges are becoming a problem in some areas due to the cuts in trimming. Councillor White asked for any areas where there are risk factors to please contact him.
The Local Members Grant has £2000.00 available for projects.
Councillor Marriott requested that the verges and the hedgerow from Skipton Old Rd to Kelbrook are cut. Also cuts needed at Skipton Rd by the turn off to Langroyd and on Barnoldswick Rd down into Foulridge. A bollard on the corner of Cromwell St and Towngate has been hit and needs replacing.
To contact Councillor White telephone 07866684531 and email cllrwhite@icloud.com

9. Pendle Borough Council Report.
An application to allow taxis over 7 yrs old has been rejected. Spot checks are to be implemented with a fine of £10 if a second check is necessary.
The growth fund for Lancashire has been set at £370m of this £8m has been earmarked for the Burnley/Pendle corridor but there has been no money allocated for the by-pass.
New businesses in Pendle will be given a financial incentive on business rates of up to £10,000.
Pendle has a total of 1068 empty houses. A loan scheme for refurbishment, which will be interest free has been set up.
The Colne Grand Prix event will not be funded by Pendle next year but by Colne Town Council.
Estimates on the funding gap in Pendle for 2015/16 are £1.1m, 2017/18 £2.5m and for 2019/20 £4m.

10. Finance Report.
Current account balance is £12554.55

11. Authorisation of Payments
The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett 4 weeks Month 4 + 4 parties 31.7.14

235.40

J Killeen Month 4 + 50% cost of 4 in toners £54.50 31.7.14

348.30

HMRC April to July 2014 4.8.14

43.80

Eon Sports Pavillion 4.8.14

60.77

J Waine cutting football field 4.8.14

35.00

 

12. Correspondence.
A letter was received from the Diocese of Blackburn with the proposed new Parish formation.

13. Best Garden and Allotment Competition
Best allotment is awarded to Mr Pawson at plot 20
Best improved allotment goes to Christopher Dodds at plot 22c
Best Garden goes to Mr and Mrs Wells 48 Almer Ave.
Highly commended to Mr and Mrs Veevers, 6 Kirkdene Ave.
Councillor Nicholson will collect the cup for the best garden from Mr and Mrs Maunders.

14. Duck Pond/Parking Bay
It was agreed that there was a need to create a parking space and deal with the water that is seeping onto the street. Councillor Clark will visit the site and suggest a plan of action. A query regarding a possible bid to the LMG for funding to help with the cost is to be made to Councillor White.

15. Fencing by the Old School House/Grazing Land
Councillor Langridge reminded everyone of the terms of the agreement made with the new tenants of the grazing land. However, hogweed on the land must be dealt with professionally and the parish council will take responsibility for paying for this. A contractor has been found who will deal safely with the hogweed at £25 an hour.
The fence from the duck pond, which goes behind the old school house for approx. 100m needs to be renewed. This fence runs alongside a public footpath and is therefore the responsibility of the parish council. Councillor Cannon will draw up a plan and Jane will request quotes from three contractors.

16. Village Upkeep/Handy Man
The old planter by the school will be dismantled in the Autumn. A list of jobs, which are to be carried out each year has been given to Keith. The village hall back yard needs cleaning and weeding. John O’Hara has removed the old planter by the Masalla Room. Please let Councillor Cannon have any further jobs for Keith by email.

17. Village Website.
It was agreed that there could be some benefit to the public if the website had links to sites that are supported by the parish council. Jane will contact John Hartley to discuss.

18. Christmas Tree.
A decision regarding whether or not the parish council will take responsibility for the provision of the tree this year will be made later this week when a quote for the safe erection of the tree has been obtained.

19. Updates
War Memorial – waiting for a start date.
Football Field – it was agreed that a sign would be put on the gate to advertise the field is for hire.
Foulridge Wharf – Councillor Marriott is to meet with Matt Taylor from C&RT on Wednesday 6th August, he will report back via email.
Allotments and grazing land – see item 15
Planning and Highways – none

20. Date and Time of next meeting
Monday 1st September 2014 at 7.30pm.

 

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 4th August 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies.
2. Declaration of Interest.
3. Minutes of the last meeting.
4. Matters Arising.
5. Amendments to the Agenda. Councillor Marriot.
6. Resident Issues.
6.1 Tower View
6.2 Progress on Burwains Ave
7. Police Liaison
8. County Council Report
9. Finance Report
10. Authorisation of Payments
11. CAB Update
12. Planters.
13. Village Website
14. The War Memorial
Funding Update
15. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
16. Village Upkeep and Handy Man
17. Foulridge Wharf
18. Best Garden and Allotment Competition
19.Duck Pond
20. Christmas Tree Arrangements
21. Correspondence
22. Reports from working groups
22.1 Allotments and Grazing land- fencing by the Old School House.
22.2 Planning and Highways
22.3 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
22.4 Sports Field and Facilities
22.5Footpaths and Bridleways
23. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
Monday 1st September 2014

 Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting Held on the 7th July 2014.

Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J Storey
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor T Clark
Jane Killeen
Peter Whitworth, 3 Tower View
PC Nigel Keates.

1.    Welcome and Apologies.
There were no apologies.

2.    Declaration of Interest
Councillor Cannon reminded all Members of the Council that if they have a pecuniary interest in any item on the agenda they should declare this at the beginning of the meeting. A pecuniary interest may be the Member’s or a spouse’s or civil partner’s, or is the pecuniary interest of somebody with whom you are living with as a husband or wife, or as if you were civil partners.
No interests were declared.

3.    Co-option of New Council Member.
Mr Tony Clark nominated himself to be co-opted to the Parish Council. He has lived in Foulridge for 24 years and is interested in the local community. Mr Clark left the room while the Council discussed this co-option. It was agreed unanimously that Mr Clark be co-opted as a Member of Foulridge Parish Council.

4. Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were approved as a fair and correct record.

5. Matters Arising.
None.

6. Residents Issues.
6.1 Tower View – Mr Peter Whitworth introduced himself as the new Manager at Tower View. The home will now provide places for four residents and will concentrate on being community focussed. Mr Whitworth asked that any problems or issues be communicated to him as soon as possible. His contact number is 01524 762222.
Councillor Cannon thanked Mr Whitworth for attending the meeting.
6.2 Burwains Ave – the planning application has been refused by Colne Area Team and there has been no follow up from Blackburn Diocese.
Mrs Stephenson from Burwains Ave has begun the process to have the footpath from Burwains Ave to the Church marked on the Definitive Map as a Public Right of Way.

7. Police Liaison.
There have been three crimes reported in June 2014. One was a poaching incident at the Upper Burwains, one a theft of stone at Skipton Old Road and one   incident of anti-social behaviour at the Boat Club.
There have been two attempted breaks at Croft Mill and T&R Engineering.
Some cars parked on Station Rd are blocking the pavement. PC Keates will check this out.
Councillor Marriott expressed concern about the speed of traffic on Skipton Old Rd. Speed checks have been in place. Councillor Storey mentioned that a car for sale is parked on the pavement on Skipton Rd. Councillor Waugh reminded everyone that the road between Standing Stone Gate and Salterforth is closed for six weeks and this may cause more traffic in Foulridge.

8. County Council Report.
None.

9. Finance Report.
There is a balance of £12070.73 left in the current account. It was agreed by the Council that responsibility for the provision of a village Christmas Tree would be taken on as PBC have asked for £630.00 to provide a tree this year. A 12ft tree is to be costed and a request will be made to PBC for the tree lights that are used every year.

10. Authorisation of Payments.
Athorisation for the following payments was given:

 

Stewart Burnett 5 weeks month 3 30.6.14

244.50

Jane Killeen month 3 plus stamps £8.08 30.6.14

305.68

Michael Pickles plants and compost 7.7.14

67.00

Borough of Pendle grounds maintenance 7.7.14

552.00

Keith cocker handy man21.75 hrs = £7.98 exp 7.7.14

225.48

Louise Gray internal audit 7.7.14

50.00

11. War Memorial
Work will begin as soon as the Method Statement has been approved by the War Memorial Trust. The funding application to PBC was turned down although if there is any shortfall in funding from the Trust PBC have resolved to cover this amount.

12. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Burwains.
The fencing remains unsafe. It was agreed that a further email is to be sent to the Canal and Rivers Trust regarding this hazard following a death, (unconnected to the fencing) on the lake within the last few weeks.

13. Village Upkeep and Handy Man.
Councillor Cannon will give Keith a list of paths, which can be maintained on an  on-going basis. The planter by the Masalla Room which is grown over with grass is to be removed. The village hall back yard to be cleaned and weeded.

14. Foulridge Wharf.
There has been no response from Matt Taylor from the C&RT since Councillor Marriott met him to discuss a sitting area by the canal. No further action can be taken until a response has been received. However, there was a general agreement that a sitting area would benefit the village residents.

15. Village Planters.
Pendle Borough council will continue to maintain the large planters on Skipton Rd. At the end of the growing season the Parish Council will ask the handy man to clear the dead foliage and plant bulbs.

16. Unused Bench on Skipton Old Rd.
The area round the bench is to be cleared so that it can be used. It could be moved to a better location if it remains unused. Councillor Cannon will send round the list of benches that are situated in and around the village. Councillor Nicholson will contact the Church to find out more about a project run by The Princes Trust, which repairs and restores benches.

17. Best Garden and Allotment Competition.
Local gardens and allotments to be listed by Members and decisions will be made at the August meeting.

18. Correspondence.
Letter received from Mrs Stephenson, Burwains Ave. See above at item 6.2.

19. Reports from Working Groups.
19.1 Allotments and grazing land. There is now stock on the grazing land.
19.2 Planning and Highways. Stoney Lane and part of Skipton Old Rd is to be closed for 10 weeks to re-new the gas main. Residents living at the far end of Skipton Old Rd will have to use the old road into Kelbrook. A request is to be made to County Councillor Paul White for flail mowing along the roadside verges.
19.3 Pendle Borough Council. Two applications for wind turbines have been rejected. The land at the end of the mile tunnel where people were living in a caravan is now empty following a letter from PBC asking for the area to be cleaned up. Foulridge has been added to the list of places that qualify for special assistance in the form of small firm’s subsidy. The number of houses that need to be built in Pendle is estimated to be less due to a reduced forecast in population growth.

20. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
Monday 4th August 2014 at 7.30pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 7th July 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies.
2. Declaration of Interest.
3. Co-option of New Council Member.
4. Minutes of the last meeting.
5. Matters Arising.
6. Resident Issues.
6.1 Speed of traffic on Skipton Old Rd.
6.2 Tower View
6.3 Progress on Burwains Ave
7. Police Liaison
8. County Council Report
9. Finance Report
10. Authorisation of Payments
11. The War Memorial
Funding Update
12. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
13. Village Upkeep and Handy Man
14. Foulridge Wharf
15. Lake Burwain
16. Village Planters
17. Unused Bench on Skipton Old Road.
18. Best Garden and Allotment Competition
19. Correspondence
20. Reports from working groups
20.1 Allotments and Grazing land
20.2 Planning and Highways
20.3 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
20.4 Sports Field and Facilities
20.5 Footpaths and Bridleways
21. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
4th August  2014 at 7.30pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held on the 2nd June 2014.

 Present:
Councillor Graham Cannon
Councillor Hazel Nicholson
Councillor Janice Storey
Councillor Ivan Marriott
Councillor Graham Waugh
Councillor Tim Langridge
Councillor Alison Hunt
Jane Killeen
Mr Tony Clark, Lower Broach Farm,
Ms Rachel Wilson, Ms Julie Ashton and Mr Sinclair Finley, Pendle  Anti-Bypass Campaign.
Mr David Hilton, Mile End Close.
PC Nigel Keates
1.  Welcome and Apologies
Apologies were received from County Councillor Paul White.

2.    Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were approved as a correct and fair record.

3.     Matters Arising.
None.

4.    LCC Update on the Proposed By-Pass and Other Highways.
Councillor Cannon asked if anyone from the PABC wished to say anything at this point prior to the discussion as they would not be able to join the discussion. This offer was declined.

Councillor Waugh gave the following information on the proposed by-pass and other highways in Lancashire.

  • There is no agreed route for the proposed by-pass.
  • Volumes of traffic re number and destination are being collected and this will be widened out to include all routes including by roads and rat runs.
  • North Yorkshire County council have shown interest in joining up with the by-pass but not the railway.
  • Road schemes without economic value in Lancashire have been dropped. The Pendle by-pass has been deemed to have an economic benefit.
  • It could be 15 to 20 years before it goes ahead.
  • The Transport Master Plan will include route management and the plan is available to view.
  • Signage is to be de-cluttered.
  • Journey time is an on-going process.
  • Must be mindful of new housing developments. E.g. 400 on Castle Rd, Colne.
  • In 20 mph speed areas the police cannot prosecute anyone traveling at between 20 and 30 mph.
  • Faults can be reported direct to the Lancashire County council website including roads, footpaths and cycle paths.
  • The M65 shoulder is to be strengthened so that traffic can use it if necessary. This work will begin in July 2014 and take 22 weeks to complete.
  • Birtwhistle Ave traffic calming going ahead.
  • There will be a rolling programme of road surfacing. Some filling of holes and a re-chip. Where a road is very poor there will be some re-surfacing.

A discussion of all the issues regarding the cost and benefits of a by-pass followed. It was agreed unanimously that the Parish Council did not have sufficient information to draw any definite conclusions and make a decision about whether the Council as a whole were for or against the proposed by-pass.

It was agreed that the Council would wait for further information and then arrange a public meeting to gather wider opinion from village residents.

5.    Resident Issues.
Burwains Ave – There have been no changes made to the original planning application despite requests for alterations for access. The Diocese of Blackburn intends to push ahead regardless of Parish council and resident objections. Colne Area committee will discuss and decide whether to approve the plans or not at the meeting on the 6th June 2014.
Tower View – no issues.
Static Caravan – an email to register the Parish Council concerns has been sent to Mr Neil Watson.

6.    Police Liaison
There were two crimes reported in May 2014. And four instances of anti-social behaviour. The crimes relate to neighbourhood disputes, which the anti-social behaviour dept. is working on. PC Keates emphasised that it is important that all issues are reported.
A 4×4 vehicle is now available for rural patrols.
The coach that waits at the Hare & Hounds each morning is there to pick a child up for school for a few minutes only.
Parking on Station Rd on the pavement is of concern and PC Keates will monitor this and leave warnings.

7.    County Council Report
None.

8.     Finance Report.
The Accounts for the end of the financial year 2013/14 were approved by the Council. The Standing Orders were approved and adopted.
It was agreed that henceforth agenda item Disclosure of Interests is to be added each month.
The bank mandate to add three new Council members is progressing.
The balance in the current account at the end of May 2014 is £13423.71.

9.    Authorisation of Payments

 

S Burnett salary month 2 + 3 parties 31.5.14

227.20

J Killeen salary month 2 + 12 stamps £6 31.5.14

301.60

 

10. The War Memorial.
Stone Edge must update the Method Statement to meet the criteria of the War Memorial Grants Trust before work can begin. A letter to Stone Edge will be sent to clarify that the work undertaken must meet all the specifications set out in the Contract with the Trust. Stone Edge have a copy of the Contract.

11. Boundary Wall and Fence at Lower Burwains.
Part of the damaged fence has been replaced but there remains a part that is damaged and hazardous. There has been no response from the Head Teacher at the school to a request for involvement from the Governors. It was agreed that all members of the Council will make an individual complaint and request for repair via LCC website.

12. Village Upkeep
Michael Pickles is to continue to look after eight of the village planters. The large planters opposite the Masalla Room are usually maintained by Pendle, however it was agreed that they look a mess and that the Parish Council would take these over. (this last decision has been overturned as Pendle filled these planters the day after this meeting)
The planting boxes at the war memorial are to be discarded and new planter will be put in place when the restoration is completed.
The footpath to the Masalla Room to be strimed.

13. Foulridge Wharf.
Councillor Marriott met with Matt Taylor from the Canal and Rivers Trust on the 13th May to discuss the proposal of work at the area just beyond the first style.  The work would include clearing weeds and brambles, cutting the grass and providing benches. Mr Taylor recommended that Foulridge Parish Council adopt this bit of land. He will email plans for discussion at next months meeting.

14. Co-option of Two New Council Members.
These positions are to be advertised on the website.

15. Correspondence.
None.

16. Reports from Working Groups.
16.1 Membership of Groups – Allotments and Grazing land: Councillor Langridge
Planning and Highways: all Council.
Representative of Pendle Borough Council: Councillor Waugh
Sports Field and Facilities: Councillor Storey
Footpaths and bridleways: Councillor Marriott
Village Hall: Councillor Nicholson.

16.2 Allotments: there has been no response to letters to a tenant regarding his tenancy. A further letter to be sent before the allotment is offered to someone on the waiting list.
Councillor Langridge is keeping his eye on the water situation.
Grazing Land – fencing by the public path at the Old School House: this piece of fencing had new posts last year but now needs new rails. Councillor Cannon will contact Mr J Heaps for a price.

17. Village Matters.
Councillor Canon introduced the idea of an award for volunteers in the village.
Fly tipping may become a problem since a charge for green bins has been introduced.

18. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
7th July 2014 at 7.30pm

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 2nd June 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1.  Welcome and Apologies.
2. Minutes of the last meeting.
3. Matters Arising.
4. LCC Update on By-pass and other Highways.
5. Resident Issues.
5.1 Tower View
5.2 Static caravan
5.3 Planning proposal for Burwains Ave.
6. Police Liaison
7. County Council Report
8. Finance Report
Approval of Internal Audit
9. Authorisation of Payments
10. The War Memorial
11. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
12. Village Upkeep and Handy Person
13. Foulridge Wharf
14. Co-option of two new Council Members.
15. Correspondence
16. Reports from working groups
16.1 Membership of Working Groups
16.2 Allotments and Grazing land
16.3 Planning and Highways
16.4 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
16.5 Sports Field and Facilities
16.6 Footpaths and Bridleways
17. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
7th July 2014 at 7.30pm

 Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Meeting held on the

 12th May2014.

 Present:
Councillor G Cannon, Chair
Councillor N Barker,
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Jane Killeen
Mr and Mrs Greenlees, Mr and Mrs Stevenson and Mr Meacham from Burwains Ave,
Rachel Wilson and Julie Ashton from Pendle Anti-Bypass Campaign.

1.    Welcome and Apologies.
There were no apologies

2.    Minutes of the last meeting.
The Parish Council agreed that these were a true and correct record.

3.    Matters Arising.
None.

4.    Residents Issues.
4.1 Static Caravan at Reedymore Lane – Mr. Neil Watson from Planning had inspected the site and reported that currently the caravan is being used as a store room and is not fit to be lived in. It is acceptable for use as a store. The date of inspection has been noted. Hard core is being laid and the owners have promised to tidy the area up. If someone begins to live on this site then new rules will apply. It is important that the situation is monitored.
Councillor Cannon wished to note that the situation is of concern. It was resolved that a letter would be sent to Mr. Watson expressing the Parish Council feeling that any further development of this site would be opposed and that the current use of the site is of concern.
A similar situation exists at Slipper Hill. Councillor Marriott will look at which parish council this site comes under.
4.2 Burwains Avenue –  Colne Area Committee has postponed its decision regarding this planning application in order to allow the developers time to re-consider the access. Councillor Waugh said that he thinks the residents have a good case and that the report from LCC regarding access should not be taken too seriously.
Mr. Meacham said that the residents would like the Avenue to become a cul-d-sac. Mrs Greenlees will continue to need access along the boundary of her property. Mrs Stevenson has a document that was issued to her in 1976, which establishes, as a right of way, a footpath from Burwains Avenue to the Church.
Councillor Waugh said that this last would be a valuable document but that the detail as expressed above by the residents would need to be set out in full when the full planning application is submitted. Currently, only outline planning permission is being sought. However, it would be useful for the residents to construct a plan with the Diocese to apply pressure in regard to the footpath.
4.3 By-pass – Rachel Wilson and Julie Ashcroft from Pendle Anti-Bypass Campaign expressed concern that Foulridge Parish Council had not yet made a collective decision regarding whether they oppose or agree with the by-pass plan. They asked why this was and when do the Parish Council intend to express a view. Councillor Barker said that as there has not been any firm decision made by LCC in regard to which route would be taken it was not possible for the Parish Council to make a decision.
It was agreed, following a proposal from Councillor Langridge, that this matter would form an agenda item for the next meeting. Members of the Pendle Anti-Bypass Campaign would be entitled to attend and listen to the discussion but will not be allowed engage in the discussion.
Councillor Waugh informed the meeting that LCC Highways have a meeting arranged for the 27th May to discuss a number of issues and that if anyone wished to add a query to this meeting would they please contact him.

5. Police Liaison.
Aaron North a special Constable (rural) introduced himself.
Two crimes have been reported in April 2014 and one instance of anti-social behavior. The anti-social behavior incident involved youths with lurchers. There has been shooting of Grebes at Burwains; PC Keates will monitor both these situations. Councillor Cannon expressed his concern at the use of the road from Barrowford being used by lorry’s over the 7.5 ton limit. Often, these vehicles are following satellite navigation systems. A note of the registration number plus the company should be taken so that any complaint can be followed up. PC Keates will also follow up reports that a coach has been parking half on the footpath at around 7.30am by the Hare & Hounds blocking the view of drivers wishing to take a turn onto the A56 at this place.
6. Report from Lancashire County Council
None

7. Finance Report
All the necessary documents are with the Internal Auditor. The aim is for the Audit to be ready to be returned by 6th June 2014.

8. Authorisation of Payments.
The following payments were authorized by the Parish Council:

 

S Burnett salary Month 1 4 weeks 30.4.14

215.40

J Killeen salary month 1

30.4014

295.60

K Cocker 8 hrs 12.5.14

80.00

LALC Local councils Explained 12.5.14

54.99

Eon sports pavillion 12.5.14

16.16

UU allotments water 21 Jan – 24th April 12.5.14

42.22

Zurich Insurance premium 12.5.14

1259.38

Mr J Waine grass cutting football field 12.5.14

35.00

9. War Memorial
The bid for £2000 to Colne Area Committee Capital Funding Projects has been submitted. Councillor Waugh told the meeting that the Grot Spots funding had been re-instated and that Foulridge would get £1300. This may affect the bid for £2000.

10. Boundary Wall and Fence at Lower Burwains.
The fence has been repaired but the council, so far, are unsure who has done this. The wall remains untouched and there is a new hole appearing.

11. Village Upkeep
The Grot Spots funding of £1300 will be used for handyperson jobs around the village. The Winston Churchill bus shelter needs re-painting.. It is likely that more money will have to be spent on verge cutting as PBC have reduced the number of cuts they will do in the year. Please let Councillor Cannon know of any jobs/work that needs to be done

12 Foulridge Wharf.
The lime kiln has been cleaned and tidied by Keith Cocker. Councillor Marriott is to meet with Matt Taylor from the C&RT on Tuesday 13th May to discuss work to tidy up the verge alongside the tow path.

13. Co-option of New Members to the Parish Council.
Councillor Neil Barker is to stand down from the parish council from the 31st May 2014. There are now two vacancies for Parish Council Members. The information will be placed on the website.

14. Reports from Working Groups.
14.1  Allotments – Councillor Langridge reported a blocked drain, Keith cocker will be asked to clear this. Mr and Mrs Fort have been asked to be careful when attaching a hose to the water supply.
14.2  Grazing Land – the fencing on the footpath by the School House needs some repair approx. 50 m. Councillor Cannon will produce a plan ready to go to tender.
14.3  Planning and Highways – the wall next to Breeze Close has been repaired. Councillor Hunt would like to see the outcome of planning applications made easily accessible for village residents. Councillor Waugh said that all business regarding the larger planning applications can be accessed either via the Colne Area Committee Minutes or the PBC website.
14.4  Sports field – an agreement for cutting the grass on the football field has been made with Mr J Waine from Noyna Hall Farm. This for £30 a cut seven times a year.
14.5  Footpaths – Application to divert footpath 26  at Lower broach Farm, Foulridge. The Parish Council agreed it has no objections.

It was agreed that membership of the sub-committees would be discussed at next months meeting.

15. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
2nd June 2014.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 12th May 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies.
2. Minutes of the last meeting.
3. Matters Arising.
4. Resident Issues.
4.1 Foulridge Anti Bypass Campaign
4.2 Tower View
4.3 Static caravan
4.4 Planning proposal for Burwains Ave.
5. Police Liaison
6. County Council Report
7. Finance Report
Annual Audit 2013/14
8. Authorisation of Payments
9. The War Memorial
10. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
11. Village Upkeep and Handy Person
12. Foulridge Wharf
13. Co-option of one new Council Member.
14. Correspondence
15. Reports from working groups
15.1 Allotments – upkeep of footpaths
Grazing land – fencing public footpath by the Old School House.
15.2 Planning and Highways
The introduction of a summary of planning applications for public information.
15.3 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
15.4 Sports Field and Facilities
15.5 Footpaths and Bridleways
16. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
2nd June 2014 at 7.30pm

 Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of the Foulridge Parish Council Annual Meeting held on the 12th May 2014.

 Present:
Councillor N Barker,
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
Councillor J Storey,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Jane Killeen

1.    Welcome and Apologies.
There were no apologies.

2.    Nomination and Election of Chair.
Councillor Graham Cannon was nominated and elected unanimously to Chair for 2014/15.

3.  Nomination and Election of Vice Chair.
Councillor Ivan Marriott was nominated and elected to Vice Chair for 2014/15.

4.    Vote of Thanks.
A vote of thanks was given to the retiring Chair Councillor Neil Barker. Councillor Barker is also retiring from the Parish council. A warm vote of thanks was given thanking Councillor Barker for his many years of service.

5.    Working Group membership.
It was agreed that this item would be deferred to the agenda of the main Parish Council meeting.

Annual Meeting of Foulridge Parish Council

 12th May 2014

 Agenda

 1.   Welcome and apologies.

 2.    Nomination for Chair 2014/15

 3.    Election of Chair 2014/15

 4.    Nomination for Vice Chair 2014/15

 5.    Election of Vice Chair 2014/15

 6.    Vote of thanks to Councillor Neil Barker.

 7.    Membership of Councillors to Working Groups.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting, Held on the 7th April 2014

Present:
Councillor N Barker,
Councillor G Waugh,
Councillor G Cannon,
Councillor H Nicholson,
Councillor J O’Hara,
Councillor I Marriott,
Councillor T Langridge,
Councillor A Hunt,
Councillor J Storey.
Jane Killeen
Mr N Hartley, Foulridge Cricket Club
Residents of Burwains Ave:
Mr D Meacham, Mr and Mrs D and L Greenlees, Mrs G Mcintyre, Mr W Holmes, Mr P Whittaker.

1. Welcome and Apologies.
Apologies were received from PC N Keates and PCSO T Thompson.

2. Co-option of New Member to the Parish Council.
Mrs Janice Storey expressed her interest in joining the Parish Council, she lives in the village and would like to become more involved with the local community. Mrs Storey left the meeting for a vote to take place. It was resolved by the whole Council that Mrs Storey would be co-opted to the Council.

3. Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were approved as a fair and correct record.

4. Matters Arising.
None.

5. Residents Issues.
5.1 The planning proposals at Burwains Avenue.
A discussion of all the issues involved with the planning proposal took place. It was agreed that the residents should focus their campaign on issues of access. The two main points: the access from Alma Ave on to the A56 and the congestion on both Alma Ave and Burwains Ave, which would, initially, lead to problems for construction traffic and then for all domestic traffic.
The residents and the Parish Council agreed to lobby for access to be created at the Vicarage/Church directly off the A56. With specific conditions requested for access for construction traffic.
The residents will attend the Colne Area Committee Meeting on Thursday 10th April to argue their case and they will be supported by Councillor G Waugh and Councillor G Cannon.

The residents were encouraged to send in individual comments to the Planning Dept. The Parish Council will also send in their objections as above.

5.2 Tower View.
An email from the Manager had been received with his contact details. No further issues.

5.3 Static Caravan.
Councillor Waugh is pursuing this matter.

5.4 Cricket Field.
Mr Norman Hartley requested financial support from the Parish Council for the maintenance of grass cutting at the cricket field. He had details of a village resident who would cut both the cricket and football field 7 times during the year at £70.00 for each cut. Councillor Barker said it was difficult for the parish council to commit public funds for grass cutting especially when the football field is not used. It was suggested that Mr Waine should contact the Clerk with his proposal to cut the fields and the cost. Thanks were extended to Mr Hartley for his hard work to keep the cricket field in such good condition.
It was later resolved by the council that they would not agree to pay for cutting the cricket field as the cost of supporting the cricket club in 2013/14 had been more than double the rent income. A letter explaining this would be sent to Mr Gildae, the Cricket club Secretary.

6     Police Liaison
A written report had been made available. In March 2014 there were two crimes reported. This is three less than in March 2013. The crimes were categorised as criminal damage.

7.  Lancashire County council Report.
None.

8. Financial Report.
The Annual Audit documents have been received and the date that the return is due in is the 14th July 2014. The Statement of Internal Audit was approved and the Effectiveness of the Internal Audit was reviewed and approved. It was resolved that Mrs Louise Grey would be asked to undertake the internal audit for 2013/14.
It was resolved that the Noyna Publishing account will be included in the audit.
At the end of the financial year 2013/14 there is a surplus of £818.90. There is an overall surplus in the current account of £5289.70. It was resolved that this surplus would remain in the current account in order that the Council could deal effectively and quickly with any financial emergency.
It was resolved that the salary of the Clerk would increase from point 22 to point 23 as per the NALC salary scale. The salary of the Caretaker would increase by 3%.

9. Authorisation of Payments.
The following payments were authorised:

 

J Killeen salary +RFO£25, stationary+post£43.77 31.3.14

331.71

S Burnett salary 5 wks 2 parties 31.3.14

262.00

HMRC annual tax payment 31.3.14

46.00

Keith Cocker 1.5 hrs 26.3.14

15.00

Borough of Pendle non domestic rates playing field 1.4.14

220.19

 

10. War Memorial
The funding application has been submitted to the War Memorial Trust and the outcome of the bid is expected by the end of June 2014. An email is to be sent to Stone Edge with an update of progress regarding funding.
It was agreed that a funding application for £2000 will be made to Colne Area Committee.
The repairs to the War Memorial site have been completed and it was agreed that Landscape Engineers had done an excellent job. A letter of thanks is to be sent to PBC.

11.Boundary Wall and Fence at Lower Lake Burwain.
There has been no confirmation from LCC and the Canal and Rivers Trust of when these repairs will be carried out. It was agreed that an email will be sent to Peter Atkinson from PBC and Chantelle Seaborn from Canal and Rivers Trust asking for dates. Contact will also be made with Foulridge School to suggest that the School Governors could apply some additional pressure as this boundary is in an unsafe condition and poses a hazard to children walking to and from school.

12. Parking on Skipton Old Road.
PC N Keates has been monitoring the area and has driven the police carrier which is a large vehicle up there and had no problems passing parked vehicles. If the problem persists another option is to undertake a letter drop in the area.

13. Dog Fouling on the Village Green
Councillor Nicholson expressed concern that people are walking their dogs on the village green and even if they pick up the waste there is a remaining residue left on the grass. Councillor Nicholson suggested that dog owners should be banned from walking their dogs on the green. However, it is not possible to ban people from walking dogs but picking up dog waste is enforceable.

14. Village Upkeep and Handy Person.
Councillor Marriott raised the issue of parking problems at the wharf, where there are signs to say that parking is only available for users for Café Cargo and the canal boats. An additional problem is that the car park is a mess and the lime kiln is overgrown and dirty. This is private land and it is not possible to have any control over the condition it is kept in. However, it was agreed that Councillor Cannon will ask Keith Cocker to clean out the lime kiln. It was agreed that contact will be made with the Canal and Rivers Trust for permission to tidy up the banking just beyond Café Cargo. The Parish Council agreed that they would fund the cost of the clearance.

15. Correspondence.
None.

16. Reports from Working Groups.
16.1 Allotments – Councillor Langridge and O’Hara will make sure that the drains from the allotments by the top of Noyna Ave keep running as well as possible.
16.2 Planning and Highways – Case Number 13/14/0115PP. Proposal: full instalment of sewerage treatment plant. Address: Cornshaw Brook Farm, Moss Houses Rd, Foulridge, BB8 7QJ. No comments.
Case number 13/14/0080P. Proposal: erection of 9 dwellings with access from Burwains Avenue. Comments: objection to access, the Parish Council suggest that access to be created at the Vicarage/Church directly off the A56. With specific conditions requested for access for construction traffic.

17. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
12th May 2014 Annual Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm to be followed by a business meeting of the Parish Council at 8.00pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 7th April 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies.
2. Co-option of one new Council Member
3. Minutes of the last meeting.
4. Matters Arising.
5. Resident Issues.
5.1 Tower View
5.2 Static caravan
5.3 Planning proposal for Burwains Ave.
6. Police Liaison
7. County Council Report
8. Finance Report
Annual Audit 2013/14
End of year Accounts
9. Authorisation of Payments
10. The War Memorial
Progress on funding application
Damage caused by fallen tree
11. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
12. Parking on Skipton Old Rd
13. Dog Fouling on the Green
14. Village Upkeep and Handy Person
15. Correspondence
16. Reports from working groups
16.1 Allotments and Grazing Land
16.2 Planning and Highways
Case Number: 13/14/0115P
Proposal: Full: Installation of sewage treatment plant within curtilage of property.
Address: Cornshaw Brook Farm Moss Houses Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7QJ
Case Number: 13/14/0080P
Proposal: Outline: Erection of 9 dwellings with access from Burwains Avenue (Access Only).
Address: Land To Rear Of St Michaels Vicarage Skipton Road Foulridge Colne BB8 7NP
16.3 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
16.4 Sports Field and Facilities – Cricket Field.
16.5 Footpaths and Bridleways
17. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
Foulridge Parish Council Annual Meeting 12th May at 7.30pm
Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 12th May at 8.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.

Minutes of Foulridge Parish Council Meeting Held on the 3rd March 2014

 Present:
Councillor N Barker,
Councillor H Nicholson
Councillor I Marriott
Councillor J O’Hara
Councillor G Cannon
Councillor T Langridge
Councillor A Hunt
County Councillor P White
Jane Killeen
Susan and Stewart Burnett
Mrs Janice Storey

1. Welcome and Apologies.
Councillor Barker welcomed all to the meeting especially Mrs Storey, who was observing the meeting with a view to volunteering to become a Member of the Parish Council.
Apologies were received from Councillor G Waugh.

2. Minutes of the Last Meeting.
These were accepted as a fair and accurate record.

3. Matters Arising.
None.

4. Residents Issues.
4.1  Static Caravan on Reedymore Lane.
Councillor Cannon will send photographs of the caravan to Neil Watson from the Planning Dept. at PBC for advice on what, if any, action to take.
4.2  Tower View.
No current issues.

5. Police Liaison
There were three crimes reported in February and three incidents of anti- social behaviour. The crimes were an unsuccessful burglary attempt, a burglary from a shed and the theft of tyres and seats from a vehicle. The anti-social behaviour incidents were from a rowdy party and a neighbourhood dispute.
PC Keates asked that the public be aware of scrap merchants travelling in the area.

6. Report from Lancashire County Council.
6.1 By-pass – an investigation regarding the existing infrastructure on the North Valley is to go ahead. There remains a lack of clarity for anyone who is planning to sell their property. Councillor White and MP Andrew Stephenson are applying pressure for some answers.
6.2 Cleaning of verges and highways – Councillor Cannon requested a litter collection on the A56 and on Whitemoor Rd.

7. Finance Report.
There is a total of £1419.84 left in the Foulridge Parish Council budget to the 31st March.

8. Authorisation of Payments.

The following payments were authorised:

 

S Burnett month 11 4 weeks & 4 parties 28.2.14

238.00

J Killeen mth 11 +£20RFO +£12 stamps 28.2.14

296.94

John O’Hara work at Cricket pitch 3.3.14

580.00

Zurich Municipal Allotment Insurance 3.3.14

227.15

9. Co-option of One New Council Member
Please see above at item 1.

10. War Memorial.
10.1 The application to the War Memorial Grants completed. Councillor Barker is to sign the document and it must be submitted before the 31st March 2014.
10.2 On the 12th February a tree was blown down which caused substantial damage to the stone seating at the war memorial site and to the garden wall of the adjacent house. A staff member from Stone Edge has assessed the damage and estimated that it will cost £7500.00 to repair. This land is not registered by any owner. It was agreed that contact will be made with PBC Parks Dept. to clarify if they will accept responsibility for the repair. The Parish Council’s insurance company will also be informed of the incident.

11. Boundary Wall and Fence at Lower Burwains.
Some progress is being made. It was agreed that Councillor Waugh would be able to provide an update at the next meeting.

12. Parking on Skipton Old Rd.
Residents between the Hare and Hounds and the New Inn have expressed concerns at parking, which increase in the evening. Town Top also has similar problems. This was brought to the attention of PC Keates, he will monitor and put letters under the windscreen wipers of inconsiderate parkers if necessary. He believes that in an emergency the emergency vehicle would get access by barging badly parked cars out of the way. Additional problems are caused by stones falling off the wall by Breeze Close bungalows and causing a hazard in the road. This issue is to be reported to the Housing Dept.

13. Village Upkeep.
None.

14. Correspondence.
An email was received from the Environmental Action Group and circulated for information.

15. Reports from working Groups.
15.1              Duck Pond/Car Parking Space.
Drainage seems to be the main problem. The council resolved that the parking space should be reinstated and made available for rent.  The duck pond is to be cleaned out and made back into a pond. Councillor Cannon will work on a job specification, which can be used to consult with the Environmental Action Group.
15.2              Allotments
The drains are an ongoing problem which Councillor Langridge will monitor. Annual Contracts and invoices will be sent out this month.

16. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
7th April at 7.30pm.

Foulridge Parish Council Meeting 3rd March 2014 at 7.30pm at Foulridge Village Hall

Agenda

1. Welcome and Apologies.
2. Minutes of the last meeting.
3. Matters Arising.
4. Resident Issues.
4.1 Tower View
4.2 Static caravan
5. Police Liaison
6. County Council Report
7. Finance Report
8. Authorisation of Payments
9. Co-option of one new Council Member
10. The War Memorial
Progress on funding application
Damage caused by fallen tree
11. Boundary Wall and Fence by Lower Lake Burwain
12. Parking on Skipton Old Rd
13. Village Upkeep and Handy Person
14. Correspondence
15. Reports from working groups
15.1 Allotments and Grazing Land
15.2 Planning and Highways –
15.3 Representative, Pendle Borough Council
15.4 Sports Field and Facilities – Cricket Field.
15.5 Footpaths and Bridleways
16. Date and Time of Next Meeting.
7th April 2014

 Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting. Please contact Jane Killeen on 01282 863174 prior to the meeting if you wish to speak on a particular topic.