July 2021

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Meeting Agenda

Moresby Parish Council


To Parish Councillors, the Ward Councillor and the County Councillor


Dear Councillor


The next meeting of the Moresby Parish Council will be held on Monday 5th July 2021 at 7.00 pm. The meeting will be held in the village hall and will be limited to parish councillors, the ward councillor, the county councillor and a maximum of 4 members of the public.




  1. Attendance


  1. Apologies and Announcements


  1. Approval and signing of the minutes of the June 2021 meeting


  1. Declaration of Interests


5a) Ward /County Councillor (issues to mention)

(b) Public participation


  1. Police Issues


  1. Planning Matters

None to date


8 Walkmill sub-committee report


9.) Allotments

10) Play Area litter picking and inspection

11) Motor Mower. Cutting and weeding of verges

12) Trees and other landscape work


  1. Correspondence (to note)


  1. Cheques to be approved in payment of accounts (note to follow)


15 Parish Councillors Matters (issues to be noted)


J C Shaw Parish Clerk 26th June 2021

























Meeting Minutes


Minutes of the Meeting of the

Moresby Parish Council

held on the 5th July 2021 at 7.00 pm.

At the Rugby Clubhouse Moresby Parks


  1. Attendance: Chairman Cllr Troughton, Cllrs Boyes, Casson, Coward, Lawson, Ogilvie, B Parke, Ward Cllr Minshaw and the Clerk.


One member of the public was present


2 Apologies and Announcements There was an apologies from Cllrs Connery, Dixon, Horricks and L Parke


3 Minutes of the June 2021 meeting of the parish council. These were agreed


  1. Declaration of Interests

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


  1. Public participation The member of the public asked whether any further progress had been notified to the parish council about the proposed development at School Brow. The clerk said not but he would make enquiries of the planning officer. The member of the public asked whether any progress had been made about re-instating a bus service to Moresby Parks. The ward councillor said he had attended a joint CBC /CCC where this issue had been discussed. He said that it may be possible but did not the matter to be resolved in the short term.


5b. Ward/County Councillor.

There was no report from County Cllr Barbour

Ward Cllr Minshaw said the Copeland Local Plan would be out for consultation in October with a 10 week consultation period. He said that at the last parish council meeting he had agreed to pursue a number of issues as below:

  1. i) Fence at end of Dent Road. The tenant had agreed to undertake some work
  2. ii) The fly tipping at Scilly Banks. The district council had written to the residents and the vegetation had been removed.

iii) The grassed area opposite (8/100 Moresby Parks had been cut. The Open Spaces Officer was looking to see how the area could be managed in the long term.

  1. iv) Sale of Land at School Brow. The Ward Cllr said he would speak direct to the resident who raised the matter.
  2. v) Hand rail on old railway line. This remained outstanding and he would pursue te matter.


  1. Police The clerk said that he had circulated most recent newsletters. There were no issues to report to the police.


7 Planning The clerk said there were no applications to consider.


  1. Walkmill. The clerk said that Gough’s solicitors had sent a draft lease and he had responded. It was agreed that the Chairman and the Clerk could sign a clean copy of the lease once queries about the landlord’s title had been resolved. It was noted that a subcommittee meeting would be arranged when other matters would be discussed The clerk said that it had been confirmed that the main path through the woodland was bridleway but that signs would need to be erected indicating that the path beside the pond was pedestrians only. The chairman said that green gym conservation and nature days had been planned for the 19th and 26th July 2021. The flyer would go on the Facebook page.


  1. Allotments The clerk said he would continue to try to make contact with the tenant of Mr G Bryden’s old plot. He had requested a quote to clear the end plot that had not been cultivated for a number of years and where the Japanese Knotweed was prevalent. On that subject he had received a letter from a resident expressing concern that the weed was not under control and he had replied accepting that work was needed.


  1. Play Area litter picking and inspection The clerk said that the playing field had been cut and that the area around the play area had been cleared of litter. He said he had obtained a quote from the district council to undertake a monthly inspection of the play units and litter pick. The quote for £25 for each visit was accepted. He said a letter would be sent to the head teacher before the end of term.


  1. Motor Mower Cutting and weeding of verges. It was noted that the verges were now in need of trimming back. It was agreed that a quote would be sought from one of the companies the council deals with on regular basis. The clerk said that he had received a message from a resident at Round Close who requested information. Mrs Coward said that she would make use of the strimmer and the clerk said he would deliver the item which he had in storage.


  1. Trees and other landscape work The clerk said he had sought an quote to clear the area behind the defibrillator and to lop some branches from a tree on Roundtree Close.


  1. Correspondence
  2. a) Notification of exempt status 2021 The external auditor PKF Littlejohn had acknowledged the exemption certificate the council had submitted.
  3. b) Residents queries A resident had asked for information on three issues a) the decision letter on the School Brow development (see item 5 above) b) A query concerning a hedge on Moresby Parks Road c) the number of tyres being stored beside the garage. It was noted that items b and c were not parish council issues and the resident would be directed to the principal authorities




  1. Cheques for Payment

101493/95       Mike Dowling Contracting      (Grass Cutting Howgate) x 2   £288.00

101494            J C Shaw                                  Salary June 2021                     £200.00

101496            J C Shaw                                  (Expenses)                               £42.00


  1. Parish Councillors Matters
  2. a) Mrs Coward said that she and colleagues had cleaned the defibrillator box
  3. b) Mr Parke said that garden waste behind the telephone box had been cleared
  4. c) Mr Troughton said he would speak to a churchwarden about the Christmas tree and whether the midday lunch club would move from St Marks to the rugby club.
  5. d) Mr Lawson asked when the footpath behind the notice board would be re-instated. Mr Casson said he knew the householder and would speak to him.
  6. e) Mr Troughton reminded the council that the clerk had sent a note round about the new County council Highways Information Management System
  7. f) Mrs Coward raised the issue of a new wall around Emmaus House
  8. g) Mr Parke said that vegetation was over the pavement on Rowntree Close.
  9. h) Mrs Ogilvie asked if the county council could be reminded that a traffic count had been promised on the back road through Howgate


The meeting closed at 8.20 pm



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