July 2018

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Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Moresby Parish Council

held on the 2nd July 2018 at 7.00 pm.


  1. Attendance: Chairman Cllr Lawson, Cllrs Boyes, Coward, Dixon, Horricks, McGuirk, Ogilvie, B Parke, L Parke-Parr, N Troughton, and the Clerk.


2 Apologies were received from County/Ward Cllr Barbour


3 Minutes of the June 2018 meeting. These were agreed subject to the correction of Mrs McGuirk’s name at 13d


  1. Declaration of Interests

It was agreed to accept declaration of interests if and when they arose.


  1. Ward/County Councillor The clerk said that Cllr Barbour had sent a note in which he referred to the school crossing patrol assessments undertaken in Copeland. The report said that there were no specific risks identified and so it did not warrant assisted crossing status. The clerk was asked to make further enquiries particularly concerning the actual site where the assessment had been carried out. The clerk said that the boundary commission final determination of the ward boundaries and names would be published on the 11th August 2018.

5b Public participation A member of the public had raised issues during the discussion about the school crossing status. There were no other matters


  1. Police matters The clerk said that there was no report for June but the PCSO had responded to the issue concerning the dogs from last month Hollie had said that it was not usual to include public order offences in her report but full details would be available on www.police.uk in due course. The clerk said Helen Conway from Low Moresby had contacted him concerning the use by HGV’s of Gallows Lonning She particularly referred to the safety of pedestrians. It was noted that the message had also been sent to the county councillor and it was agreed that the clerk would refer the matter to both the police and to the county council.


7 Newsletter The newsletter was collected by councillors for distribution


  1. Clerks Report
  2. a) Allotments The clerk said that he had met a resident of Moresby Parks and shown him one of the plots that were in a very poor condition. The resident had agreed to take it and subsequently uncovered a fence which indicated that two plots were originally on the site. A neighbour had also enquired whether an unused plot was available. The new tenant asked whether the council would pay for the materials required to fix the boundary fence and then offer the second plot to the neighbour. This was agreed. The chairman raised the issue of strimming the common area of the allotments following an approach from an allotment holder. He said the strimmer owned by the council had not been used for a number of years and if any action was to be taken the council would need to either buy or hire. The chairman said he would make enquiries.
  3. b) Defibrillator Mr Troughton said that a fault with the electricity connection to the kiosk had occurred but had been quickly resolved. He said that the site was now on the national data base and he checked the unit each week.
  4. c) Walkmill Country Park The clerk said that he had met the county council countryside access officer at Walkmill and they had walked the circular path including the boardwalk. The officer had provided costing for removing the existing boardwalk put pipes in beneath the path as needed and surface it with stone to lift it by between 150mm and 400 mm above the surrounding ground level. The county council would also improve the path from Emmaus House to the old railway line right of way. The council agreed to contribute 50% to the cost. The clerk said that the officer had agreed to ask the contractor to do some cutting back on other parts of the path
  5. d) Grass Cutting The clerk said that he had received a note asking whether Churchill and Eden verges could be cut. The chairman said that Mr Kelly had cut this area until he left the village. It was agreed that the resident be told that present resources did not stretch to including this area.
  6. e) Parklands Road Tree The clerk said he had been contacted by Works 4 You but the new manager was unsure as to the position.
  7. f) Wall Back Lanes The clerk had not had a response from Maysons about the wall or the path to Rowntree Crescent.
  8. g) Bus Shelter Howgate The clerk had received a response from the county council. The officer had said it may not be necessary to set up a bus panel meeting if the request was to replace a shelter It was noted that the old bus shelter had been damaged and removed due to a road traffic accident. It was agreed that the clerk would advise the county council of the history.
  9. h) School Bus The clerk said that a notification had been posted on the Facebook page asking whether the parish council had objections to the writer undertaking a petition to persuade Reays to put on a school bus to the secondary schools at Red Lonning.
  10. i) Moresby Embankment The clerk said that he had been contacted by Highways England but the information provided didn’t really take the matter further. Mr Troughton suggested that a meeting be arranged with their officers.


  1. Planning Matters.
  2. a) Change of use of part of land at Ghyll Head from private/domestic to private/domestic/small business. There was no objection.
  3. b) Land at School Brow. The clerk said that the S106 issue was still with the county council.
  4. c) Land north east of Rannerdale Drive The clerk said he had contacted the planning officer with the observations made at the last council meeting but the application had no0t yet come before the planning panel.


  1. Correspondence




12 Cheques for Payment

101313            Copeland B C                          (Landscape work)                    £392.26

101314            J C Shaw                                  (Salary June)                            £200.00

101315            J C Shaw                                  (Expenses)                               £38.06

101316            J and R Bennett                       (Plants)                                    £57.60

101317            Mike Dowling Contracting      (Landscape work)                    £369.60


  1. Parish Councillors Items
  2. a) Mr Troughton said that a no dogs sign should be placed at the entrance to the field from the middle Backs.
  3. b) Mr Troughton asked if Sellafield Ltd could be asked whether they planned a Park and Ride from the Commercial Park and a burger van was to be allowed subject to any license.
  4. c) Mrs McGuirk said that she had cleaned one village sign and would do others in due course..
  5. d) Mrs McGuirk said that plants had been stolen from one of the planters
  6. d) Mrs McGuirk said that the dog warden needed to continue to patrol.
  7. e) Mrs McGuirk said complaints continued to be received about double parking outside the care home.
  8. e) Mrs Coward asked about the deer signs
  9. f) Mrs Coward said that there had been a litter pick on Moresby Parks Road but weeds were in profusion on the Commercial Park side of the bridge. The clerk said that if they were on the footpath it was the district council but if it was in the gutter of the road it was a county council matter
  10. g) Mrs Coward said that nothing had been done about the state of the land behind Walkmill bungalows.
  11. h) Mrs Coward said that there had been some fly tipping in the beck on the Old Pit Lane
  12. i) Mrs Ogilvie enquired as to the responsibility for the wall beside the footpath at Howgate which was bowing out. The clerk said it would be the landowner which was the hotel.
  13. j) Mrs Ogilvie said she would enquire as to whether the hotel now had a defibrillator.
  14. k) Mr Horricks said he had been approached by residents asking whether benches could be placed in the country park.
  15. l) Mr Horricks asked whether any further action could be taken about the problem with seagulls.
  16. m) Mr Parke said that when he and Mrs McGuirk visited the school the head teacher explained about a rough piece of ground which the school would like to improve. The clerk said that he would speak to Mr Peacock.


The meeting closed at 8.25 pm




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