March 28th 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 28thMarch 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 March 3rd 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

9a Donation request MP RUFC (Jubilee Celebrations

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 20th March 2022



















































Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the

                                        Moresby Parish Council

held on the 28th March 2022 at 7.00 pm.

At Moresby Parks RU Clubhouse


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


2 Apologies and Announcements



 3 Minutes of the March 7th 2022 meeting

They were accepted as a true record


  1. 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 district council election officer had advised that there had been no request for an election and the parish council were able to co-opt. He said he had put a note on the website and there would be an agenda item for the next meeting.

 6a. Ward and County Councillors There was no report from the county councillor The ward councillor reported as follows i) The Copeland local plan consultation had been extended to the3rd May 2022 to allow for comment on proposed travellers sites. Neither were within the parish boundary. ii) Elections for the new unitary authority for Cumberland were to take place on the 5th May 2022 iii) The pot hole at Rosehill had been filled. Work had been undertaken at Gallows Lonning. Street lighting beyond the old railway line had been fixed save for three lights which were district council assets. He said that he still had not been able to speak to the householder at the house next to the land on which the notice board stands about the path he had constructed.

6b. Public participation

There was none

7 Police Issues The clerk said he had continued to circulate the police newsletter. Mention was made of loose sheep at the Howgate roundabout on the dual carriageway

8 Planning applications.

  1. a) 11 Churchill Drive Ground floor extension and erection of new garage. There was no objection
  2. b) New Dwellings beside Round Close. Outline application. The clerk said he had circulated a letter from the residents of Round Close who had produced a comprehensive rebuttal to the application. It was agreed to adopt the objections and add comments about drainage and sewage disposal, emphasise the junction issues and school capacity. The clerk said that no response had been received about an extension of the time to respond.
  3. c) Extensive work to land at the Golf Club. It was agreed at the last meeting to ask the applicant to make a presentation to the parish council. A note had been received from the agent who said he would speak to the applicant.
  4. Walkmill subcommittee report. The chair said the lease incorporating the asset transfer had now been signed by both parties. The Heritage Lottery grant application was proceeding with a grant to produce a more comprehensive business case for a five-year plan. The clerk said a subcommittee meeting was to be held before the next parish council meeting. There was a further discussion about the Keekle Woods a small portion which was within the parish boundary

9a Donation request

It ws agreed that the request should be deferred in order that further and better particulars be provided. The clerk said he would contact Jo Dixon.


 10 Clerks Report

  1. a) Play area Mr Thornley had followed up the decision to seek further quotations for resurfacing the play area but the original quote proved to be competitive and that was accepted. The clerk said he would contact the district council
  2. b) School Visit

The clerk said that he has spoken to the head teacher to rearrange the visit after the Easter break. It was agreed to suggest 9th May 2022.

  1. c) MPPFA Bank account

Mrs Coward had spoken once more to HSBC and it had been agreed that a simple letter signed by two of the original signatures to the MPPFA account requesting the transfer of the balance to the parish council account would suffice. Mrs Coward and Mr Lawson signed the required letter.

  1. d) The Soldiers Mrs Coward had spoken to the resident who had fixed the soldiers in Moresby Parks who said he was not able to work on those from other councils
  2. e) Fly Tipping It was noted that there had been some improvement in the actual Back Lanes but fly tipping continued on the common areas of the allotments.
  3. f) Grass Cutting Mrs Ogilvie said she had spoken to Mr Lancaster from Mike Dowling contractors who would contact the clerk to make the required arrangements
  4. g) Litter Picking Equipment

The clerk said he had received no reply to his request and would write again

  1. h) Low Moresby Noticeboard The clerk said that it had been damaged in the winter gales and he had arranged for it to be repaired
  2. i) Public Bench Moresby Parks. It was noted that it had been fixed



11 Correspondence

  1. a) The Audit papers and instructions had been received.


  1. Cheques to be approved for payment


101526                  Mike Dowling                                     Grass Cutting                                     £120.00

101527                  Copeland Borough Council           Play area maintenance                 £60.00

101528                  H F T Gough and Co                         Solicitors Costs                                  £898.00

101529                  J C Shaw                                               Salary and expenses                       £319.80




  1. Parish Councillors matters

a)) Mr Casson raised the issue of more litter bins and it was agreed that the item be placed on the agenda for the next meeting.

  1. b) Mrs Coward said that HSBC were closing the Whitehaven branch.
  2. c) Mrs Parker said that tin sheeting had been dumped on the allotment common ground and Mr Thornley said Lime paint had also been dumped
  3. d) Mr Thornley raised the problem encountered by allotment tenants with access to their plots. Discussion would continue and a quote for a sign would be obtained
  4. e) Mr Thorley asked whether residents were able to lay EV cables across public land.
  5. f) Mr Parke said he would assist Mt Troughton with work on the defibrillator kiosk.


The meeting closed at 8.35.


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