April 2021 Parish Meeting

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Meeting Agenda

Moresby Parish Council



The Annual Parish Meeting of the Moresby Parish will be held on the

12th April 2021 on the Zoom platform commencing at 7.00 pm






  1. Election of Chairman


  1. Walkmill Country Park (Guest Speaker)


3 Report of Council Activities 1/04/2019 to 31/03/2021 Documents for both years on Website (and attached)


4 Howgate Ward Steering Group (the group met on one occasion and a verbal report will be given)


5 Reports from other Parish Organizations


J C Shaw

Parish Clerk

5th April 2021


Moresby parish council are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Moresby Annual Parish Meeting

Time: Apr 12, 2021 07:00 PM London


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Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting of the

Moresby Parish

held on the 12th April 2021 at 7.00 pm.

The meeting was held remotely on the Zoom platform


  1. Attendance Twelve residents of the parish were present.


2 Election of Chairman: It was agreed that the chairman of the parish council would chair the meeting


3 Walkmill Country Park The chairman said he had hoped that Jodie Mills from the West Cumbria Rivers Trust would have been able to join the meeting but he knew she was away and it may have been that the signal was not strong. He said he would speak to the item. He said that the parish council had been successful with their business case to take over as an asset transfer the Walkmill land from the county council. The transfer was by way of a 99-year lease with a nominal rent of £1 per annum. He said the transfer was in the hands of solicitors and he would ask the parish council at their meeting later in the evening to approve the costs that the council would incur. He said that the local group of residents and the West Cumbria Rivers Trust were working with the parish council and a business case for Heritage Lottery funding was being prepared. He said that county council had brought the main paths through the land up to adoptable standards although the council believed that more work ought to have been done. Plans were being prepared to ensure that the land was used to a larger extent than at present although it was clear that more visitors were now walking round the woodland. He invited other local residents to join the community group and thanked those who had been involved for the hard work they had undertaken


  1. 3. Report of council activities 1\04\19 to 31\3\21

The clerk said that because no meeting was held in May 2020 there were two reports covering both 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, He said that the earlier report had been on the website through the year. He said this year’s report was in shorter form It was agreed that more should be said about the flooding problems and the work by residents during the lockdown in ensuring that the old and vulnerable were cared for.

With these additions it was agreed that the report covered the events of a difficult year and should be posted on the website


  1. Howgate Ward Steering Group Report The parish clerk said that the group had met once on the 12th November 2020 when discussions took place with the district council planning officers about the progress of the Copeland local plan.


  1. Reports from other Parish organizations Mr Casson said that because of the pandemic and lockdown there were no matches in the winter months of 2020/2021, He said there was some training now and a number of youngsters were using the ground for football. On the social side he said the club had been forced to close over the winter but it was hoped to reopen when legislation permitted meanwhile some work was being undertaken on the patio. Mrs Coward said she continued to attended the Mary Jackson trust fund meeting and payments to widows in the parish continued to be made with a grant of £100.00 for first year widows and £30.00 each year thereafter. The Moresby branch of the women’s institute had not been able to meetings because of the lockdown regulations. The old folks would return to holding a bingo session at the rugby clubhouse each week when permitted. The model flying club continued to meet monthly. Aerobic classes were held in the former social club on School Brow. It was understood that the Methodist church on Moresby Parks Road was to close as the lease on the building was not to be renewed. It was hoped that the community events such as the play group and the Time for Everyone lunch club could move to the rugby clubhouse


There was no other business and the meeting closed at 7.35 pm



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