June 2022

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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 6th June 2022 at 7.00 pm. At the Rugby clubhouse Moresby Parks




  1. Attendance


  1. Apologies and Announcements


3 Election of chair and signing of declaration of acceptance of office


3a. Approval and signing of the minutes of the May 2022 annual meeting


  1. Agree the note of the annual parish meeting held on the 9th May 2022


  1. Declaration of Interests


5a) Ward /County Councillor/Shadow Authority councillor (issues to mention)

(b) Public participation


  1. Police Issues


  1. Planning Matters

No new planning applications but further consideration of pending applications


9 Walkmill sub-committee report


10) Clerks Report

  1. a) Allotments
  2. b) Bins
  3. c) School Visit


  1. Correspondence (to note)


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


13 Parish Councillors Matters (issues to be noted)


J C Shaw Parish Clerk 30th May 2022
























Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Moresby Parish Council

held on the 6thJune 2022


  1. Attendance: Cllrs Boyes Casson, Connery, Coward, Lawson, Ogilvie, Parker, Parkes,

Thornley I, Thornley K, Troughton, Ward Cllr Minshaw and the Clerk.

Thirteen members of the public joined the meeting.


  1. Apologies were received from Ward Cllr Minshaw


2 Election of Chair Cllr Troughton was proposed by Cllr Ogilvie and seconded by Cllr Lawson There were no other nominations and Cllr Troughton was elected as chair for the year 2022/2023  


3 Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of the parish council held on the 9th May 2022 These were agreed


  1. Note of the annual parish meeting held on the 9th May 2022.

The note was agreed


4a Declaration of Interests

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



5a. Ward and County Cllrs report.

There was no report from the county councillor. The ward councillor who had given his apologies said in his written Ward report.

Council meetings and issues relating to Moresby remain thin on the ground.

Planning, as no doubt to be discussed here an outline application has gone in for an expansion of Round Close.

Buses. The bus service provided by Hoban’s has been amended to be a Monday and Wednesday only service due to higher fuel and staff costs from 6th of June i.e., today. Please try and use the service and encourage other to do so, so that it can be retained. New timetable signs being put up.

Litter Picking/Great Cumbria Litter pick.

A community litter pick took place on Saturday 28th of May to support the Friends of the Lake District’s “Great Cumbrian Litter Pick” the playing field, terrace fronts and backs and Moresby Parks Road up to the railway bridge was cleared as well as the square and road up to the rugby club. Well done to all volunteers who came along on a lovely sunny morning (as ordered).

LGR/Cumberland council.

The new council has held its inaugural meeting. Allerdale’ s Mark Fryer is council leader. I will keep everyone informed as the shadow authority evolves towards its going live in 2023.


A written report from the new councillor for the Cumberland Unitary Authority had been received. Cllr G Troughton said:

Report to Moresby Parish Council

Cumberland Council

I am honoured to have been elected to serve my home Ward of Howgate on the new Cumberland Council. Sorry I cannot be with you tonight due to wok commitments.

The first meeting of the Council took place on 16 May 2022. This was the first formal annual meeting of the council, with the election of the Chair and Vice-Chair, Leader and Executive and confirmation of committee membership.

The Chair is Carni McCarron-Holmes (Maryport North) and Abdul Harid (Belle Vue, Carlisle) is Vice Chair.

Mark Fryer (St John’s & Great Clifton) was elected as Leader of the Council. His deputies will be Lisa Brown (Currock, Carlisle) and Emma Williamson (Kells).

His Executive consists of Barbara Cannon (St Michael’s, Workington), Martin Harris (Dearham & Broughton), Bob Kelly (Millom), Elaine Lynch (Wigton), Anne Quilter (Morton, Carlisle), Denise Rollo (Harrington) and Chris Southward (Denton Holme, Carlisle).

Executive portfolios are:-

Lisa Brown – Governance & Enabling

Emma Williamson – Children & Families

Barbara Cannon – Finance & Assets

Martin Harris – Health and Adult Care

Bob Kelly – Policy & Performance

Elaine Lynch – Education, Skills & Training

Anne Quilter – Heritage and Leisure

Denise Rollo – Environment & Highways

Chris Southward – Digital & Customer Services

There are relatively few committees at present, although task and finish groups may be convened throughout this year. Members were appointed for the Senior Appointments Committee (for chief officer appointments), Standards Committee (for investigations into member conduct) and Overview and Scrutiny Committee. I was appointed to Standards and Overview and Scrutiny Committees.

This year is about setting up the authority; putting in place the Constitution, structure as well as the policy and procedures that will govern the Council. Cumberland Council will formally start running services from ‘Vesting Day’, which is 1 April 2023.

Until this time Cumberland Council will be what is referred to as a shadow authority. The current District and County Councils will continue to undertake all their current activities and have the same statutory duties until vesting day.

Cumberland Council members will only draw half their allowances whilst it is a shadow authority.

When it comes to Standards investigations, this means that the County Council will still carry out investigations into its members, and Copeland Borough Council those into Borough and Parish Councillors.

Parish councillors and members of the public should continue to approach the existing Borough and County Councillors with any issues, as they do now. Obviously, for continuity, we will liaise, and as vesting day draws nearer, will ensure that casework is handed over.

My intention is to make sure that I attend Parish Council meetings from October onwards.

I can be contacted on gillian.troughton@cumberland.gov.uk

5b Public Participation A number of residents raised the matter of work that had been undertaken on unused allotment plots. It was suggested that planning permission and a change of use should have been obtained from the district council and that at present it was a danger to the safety of young children who may enter the allotments. Residents suggested that there were other ways to drain the land. The chair said that the council would consider the matter taking into account the views that had been expressed later in the agenda A resident asked the council to deal with the problem as he saw it with the large number of tyres and excessive number of vehicles on the Walkmill Garage land off Moresby Parks Road. A resident complained that work on the school playing field should have been subject to a planning application and that drainage problems in that area would only be made worse. A resident raised the state of the road surface and the footways on School Brow. A resident said nothing had been done at the junction of Moresby Parks Road and the Square where double yellow lines were a requirement.

7 Police matters. The clerk said there had not been a report since the last meeting but he would circulate the next report when it was received.

8 Planning Matters The clerk said that there were no new applications but the present position on the pending applications was;

  1. a) Round Close The parish council had submitted objections and a date before the planning was awaited. b) Golf Club. The planning officer has advised that an amended application was to be submitted on which there would be a new consultation. c) School Brow The planning officer had said discussions continued with the developer and further comments from the parish council would be taken into account.

9 Walkmill subcommittee The clerk said that the group had met on the 17th May 2022 and would meet again on the 14th June 2022 It was proposed to hold an event on the 16th July with the appropriate publicity. The Heritage Lottery had provided a grant for a year to produce a development plan with a further grant to follow if the lottery fund is content that progress is being made. A volunteer leaflet was to be produced. It was noted that the asset transfer did not cover the path from the bridges to the Steel Brow road and grant funding would not cover any work that was undertaken on that permissive path.

10 Clerks Report

  1. a) Allotments The chairman referred to the views that were expressed during the public participation. The clerk said that the application that was deferred at the last meeting was to allow two current allotment tenants to rent three further unused plots. This was agreed.

It was further agreed that the tenant holders would look at other plans to drain the area which would make the area safer. The clerk said he had asked for an estimate as to the cost of purchasing and erecting gates at the entrance to the allotments common area. The clerk said that he will complete the work to ascertain the number of unused allotments before the July 2022 meeting

  1. b) Bins The clerk said he had contacted the district council following the decision taken at the May 2022 meeting but had not yet received a response
  2. c) School Visit The clerk said he had finalised plans for parish councillors to visit the school on the 27th June 2022 He expected the councillors would speak to the school council and look at the improvement work that had been undertaken The visit was to start at 2.00 pm

11 Correspondence There was no relevant correspondence

12 Cheques to be approved in payment of accounts

105303                  Moresby Parks Rugby Club                          Salary May and Expenses             £345.76

105304                  Copeland B C                                                     Play Area Bark                                   £5712.68


13 Parish Councillors Matters

  1. a) Mr Casson said that if the grant would not cover any work on the permissive path referred to earlier he would deal with the matter and approach the county council for the permissive path to become a right of way.
  2. b) M/s Connery thanked the council for the grant towards the jubilee celebrations given to the Rugby Club.
  3. c) Mrs Ogilvie asked whether any progress had been made to clear the underpass at Howgate.
  4. d) Mrs Coward thanked the council for the grant towards the jubilee celebrations given to the Over 60’s club.
  5. e) Mrs Coward asked whether the credit balance from the MPPFA had now been paid into the parish council account The clerk said it had not despite his speaking to the branch Mrs Coward said she would pursue the matter.
  6. f) Mr Lawson asked that the parish council again complain about the state of the pavements and street surfaces in the parish
  7. g) The chair asked whether arrangements had been made to re-plant the flower planters in Moresby Parks and Scilly Banks Mrs Ogilvie said the work was to be undertaken later in the week.
  8. h) The chair asked whether the Knotweed on the allotments was to be treated. The clerk said that the district council officer has said that the work is to completed shortly.


The meeting closed at 9.10 The next meeting was scheduled for the 4th July 2022