March 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 7thMarch 2022 at 7.00 pm. At the Rugby clubhouse Moresby Parks




  1. Attendance


  1. Apologies and Announcements


  1. Approval and signing of the minutes of the February 2022 meeting


  1. Declaration of Interests


  1. Co-option of Councillor


6a) Ward /County Councillor (issues to mention)

(b) Public participation


  1. Police Issues


  1. Planning Matters


9 Walkmill sub-committee report


10) Clerks Report


  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 27th February 2022























Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the Moresby Parish Council held on the 7th March 2022 at 7.00 pm.

At Moresby Parks RU Clubhouse

  1. Attendance: Chairman Cllr Troughton, Cllrs Boyes, Coward, Lawson, Ogilvie, Parke, Parker Thornley, Ward Cllr Minshaw and the Clerk. One member of the public was present

2 Apologies and Announcements Apologies were received from Cllrs Casson and Connery

3 Minutes of the February 2022 meeting They were accepted as a true record subject to deletion in 13(e) of” Copeland Age and Advice Service (CAAS)” and the insertion of “Cold to Cosy Homes Cumbria (CafS)”

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

  1. Co-option of Councillor The clerk said that the notice to request an election expired on the 9 th March 2022 and thereafter the council could co-opt. He would post an item on the website.

6a. Ward and County Councillors There was no report from the county councillor The ward councillor reported as follows i) The county council will take no further their request for a judicial review of the decision to form two new unitary authority ii) He had contacted enforcement and waste sections at the borough council about the state of the Back Lanes especially towards the garage. iii) The highways issues he described at the last meeting had not changed. iv) There was no progress on the School Brow planning application. v) the Copeland plan had been amended to include two traveller’s sites. Neither were within the parish. The clerk said he had made the comments mentioned at the last meeting and received an acknowledgement.

6b. Public participation A member of the public raised the issue of trespass on his land beside the Walkmill Woodland. It was noted that members of the subcommittee were to look at the problem when they scrutinized the paths in the week of the 14th March 2022. He further asked for sight of the lease when it was finalized for the woodland

7 Police Issues The clerk said he had continued to circulate the police newsletter. There was nothing to report to the police

8 Planning applications. The clerk said that the district council did not now issue hard copies of planning applications and did not issue notices of the outcome of the applications. All information was available on the Copeland borough council website.

  1. a) 9 Churchill Drive Ground floor extension and conversion of the loft to provide two bedrooms There was no objection
  2. b) New Dwellings beside Round Close. Outline application. The chair said this was controversial application for dwellings on a greenfield site outside the parish boundaries The clerk said he would ask for an extension to respond and a substantial paper covering the issues would need to be produced
  3. c) Extensive work to land at the Golf Club. It was agreed to ask the applicant to make a presentation to the parish council
  4. Walkmill subcommittee. The chair said that the subcommittee had met since the last meeting to discuss the problems encountered by the farm beside Walkmill. The solicitor had raised further issue concerning the lease with an apparent discrepancy between the map held by the Land Registry and that held by the county council. The clerk said he would respond with the aim of finalizing the matter.

10 Clerks Report

  1. a) Play area Following a request made during public participation a quote for re surfacing the play area had been received It was agreed to seek further quotations

. b) Local Government Reorganization The clerk said that the ward councillor had updated the meeting

  1. c) Moresby School The clerk said he had contacted the head teacher and offered the 14th and 21st March for parish councillors to visit. It was agreed that 21st March would be suitable.
  2. d) MPPFA bank account. Mrs. Coward said she had contacted HSBC and understood that the credit balance had been transferred to the Moresby Parish Council account. The clerk said he would speak to HSBC.
  3. e) Fly Tipping The clerk said that he had again spoken to the borough council again about fly tipping outside the allotments and the ward councillor had raised the problem of the state of the Back Lanes earlier in the meeting.
  4. f) Damaged Tree Moresby Parks Road The clerk said the work had been undertaken to remove the damaged tree and a dead tree adjacent by Copeland borough council at a reasonable cost The council were content. The question of brambles and overgrown vegetation further up Moresby Parks Road was to be considered at a later stage.
  5. g) Litter picking Equipment. The clerk said he had made the request but had not heard back.
  6. h) Public Bench The clerk said he had written to Works 4 You about the bench
  7. i) Soldiers The clerk said Cleator Moor TC has asked about the repairs to the Soldiers Mr Coward said she would speak to the resident before any response was made to Cleator Moor TC.
  8. j) Grass Cutting It was agreed to contact Mike Dowling to undertake the first cut of the grass and confirm that the volunteer would then take over.
  9. k) Jubilee Celebrations A request had been made for a contribution towards the Rugby Club’s celebrations and the clerk said it would be formally dealt with at the next meeting

11 Correspondence

  1. a) Littlethorpe (Bus shelters) had sent their latest product information.
  2. b) Glasdon has sent their latest product information
  3. Cheques to be approved for payment

101524                                                 Inland Revenue                                Tax                         £150.00

101525                                J C Shaw                                               Salary and Expenses £240.20

  1. Parish Councillors matters

a)) Mr Lawson referred to the work that had not been completed at the end house beside the notice board in the Square and raised by Mrs Coward at the last meeting. Mr Minshaw agreed to respond to the issue

  1. b) Mr Thornley declared an interest and asked whether grants were available that the parish council could seek for a wildlife bursary to seed wildlife plants in the village. Mrs Boyes agreed to help through the rural payment’s agency.
  2. c) Mrs Boyes said that dog waste was being left in a field where sheep were grazing behind Solway Road. It was agreed to advise Environmental Health at the borough council
  3. d) Mr Troughton said that a pot hole at the junction of the Pica Road and Swallow Hill had again appeared. He had reported the matter on HIMS and an effort had been made to repair but rain water had lifted the tarmac on each occasion and a firm letter was required.
  4. e) Mr Troughton said he thought the roof of the telephone box holding the defibrillator may have blown off but he would check.


The meeting closed at 8.10