March 2018

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Minutes of the Meeting of the

Moresby Parish Council

held on the 5th March 2018

Moresby Rugby Club


  1. Attendance: Chairman Cllr Lawson, Cllrs Coward, Horricks, McGuirk, Ogilvie, B Parke, L Parr, Pritchard, Troughton Ward/County Cllr Barbour, and the Clerk.


2 Apologies and Announcements: There were apologies from Cllrs Boyes and Dixon

 Two members of the public were present.


  1. Approval of the last minutes: The minutes of the February 2018 meeting were agreed


  1. Declaration of Member’s Interests: It was agreed that a declaration would be made should an item arise on the agenda.


5 Social Isolation The clerk said that Mrs Taylor was to give a presentation but in view of her absence the matter would be stood over. (Post Meeting Apology received)


  1. Police issues. The clerk said that PCSO Dennis had sent a report for February 2018. This indicated that there had been four road traffic incidents. A theft of red diesel, a report of a deer killed and sheep straying. The clerk said that the website for January 2018 listed three anti-social behaviour logs, one criminal damage, one public disorder and two thefts. He said that the PCSO had advised the safety camera manager of the parish councils request for details of recent visits to the area but a reply was awaited. The situation concerning the speed gun was discussed and Mr Horricks said he would try to speak to the Sergeant at Whitehaven station.


  1. Public Participation
  2. a) A member of the public expressed concern that the minute of the last meeting did not contain sufficient detail about issues that he had raised. The problem with litter in the verges on roads leaving the villages was mentioned with an example of the state of the road towards Swallow Hill. It was agreed that this was a problem and whilst some litter picking had been undertaken at Scilly Banks more was needed. A member of the public spoke about speeding in Moresby Parks. The question of use of the speed gun had been mentioned earlier in the meeting.


6b Ward and County Councillor Ward Cllr Barbour said that the dog warden had agreed to take a closer interest in particular around the Back Lanes He said he had spoken to officers about fly tipping on land behind the Walkmill bungalows. It was noted that this problem appeared to be growing. He said that a full survey and cleaning of all the surface water drains was to be undertaken in March. He said he had raised the problem with overhanging branches beyond the Steel Brow turning. It was agreed to ask Works 4 You to do work along the footpath.

  1. Planning Applications

a Extension to existing balcony Manesty Rise There were no objections

  1. b) School Brow Development There was no information concerning the decision letter although the senior planning officer had indicated that he expected to be able to issue the letter shortly.
  2. c) Ulgill Farm Howgate There was a query as to whether planning permission had been given for a building at Ulgill farm. The clerk said that he had made enquiries but not yet received a response.


8 Clerk’s Report

  1. a) Defibrillator The clerk said he had asked the Heartbeat rust for the up to date position
  2. b) Allotments and Cumbria Exchange. The clerk said he had now offered the vacant allotment to a resident of Moresby Parks and in view of the state said that rent for 2018/2019 would be waived. He said he had met two people who were to administer the Copeland Exchange and a “Give a day to Copeland” initiative and they had agreed to look at the allotments at Moresby Parks to see whether this project could involve the allotments.
  3. c) Path Rowntree to Moresby Parks Road The clerk said that he had asked Maysons Bros to quote for the work of resurfacing the path.
  4. d) Walkmill Country Parks The clerk said he had spoken to the Countryside Access officer at CCC who asked to that we discuss the matter again after the turn of the financial year.
  5. e) Ward Boundaries Review The clerk said that the submissions made are now on the boundary commission website and the next stage will be the publication of a consultation on how the commission see the boundaries of the wards.


9 Correspondence

  1. a) Product Information had been received from Glasdon Broxap and Marmax who are all suppliers of bins and benches.
  2. b) A general information letter had been received from HSBC.


10 Cheques for payment of expenditure

101290            Inland Revenue                       (Tax)                                        £150.00

101291            Citizens Advice Copeland        (Donation)                               £100.00

101292            J C Shaw                                  (Salary February 2018)            £200.00

101293            J C Shaw                                  (Expenses)                               £32.15


11 Parish Councillors Items (issues to be noted)

  1. a) Mr Parke said that the wall at the entrance to the car park at Walkmill had been damaged.
  2. b) Mrs McGuirk asked that hardcore be laid on the path from Emmaus House to the public right of way on the old railway line.
  3. c) Mrs McGuirk said that cars were on the pavement opposite the field behind Walkmill Bungalows causing an obstruction.
  4. d) Mrs McGuirk asked that the website provide information about the new bus service to Sellafield through Cleator Moor and Egremont. The clerk said this had been done
  5. e) The chairman raised the problem of water flowing from the playing field across the rugby club car park.

The meeting closed at 7.45 pm. The next meeting was fixed for 9th April 2018