September 2020

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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 7th September 2020 at 7.00 pm. This will be a Virtual Meeting on the Zoom platform




  1. Attendance


  1. Apologies and Announcements


  1. Approval and signing of the minutes of the August 2020 meeting


  1. Declaration of Interests


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

(b) Public participation


  1. Police Issues


  1. Newsletter


8) Clerks Report

  1. a) Allotments
  2. b) Play Area (see note circulated)
  3. c) Drainage


  1. Planning Matters

Applications                None to date


  1. Correspondence (to note)


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


12 Parish Councillors Matters (issues to be noted)




J C Shaw Parish Clerk 30h August 2020

















Meeting Minutes

Minutes of the Meeting of the

Moresby Parish Council

held on the 7th September 2020

Note: The meeting was held remotely on the Zoom platform.


Members of the public were advised and able to join the meeting.


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


2 Apologies and Announcements There were apologies from Cllr Horricks and County Cllr Barbour


3 Minutes of the August 2020 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.


5a. Ward and County Councillors

When County Cllr Barbour sent his apologies, he asked that any issues that were discussed that might involve the county council be sent to him.

Ward Cllr Minshaw said that all full council meetings were being held remotely. He referred to the local plan preferred options document which would go to public consultation shortly. He said the plan described Moresby Parks as a sustainable rural village being a settlement which offer a limited number of services but which could support a limited amount of growth to maintain communities. The consultation period would run from 21st September to the 15th November 2020. The clerk said that the matter would be discussed at the next meeting.



5b Public Participation No members of the public joined the meeting.



  1. Police Issues The latest police newsletter concerning Covid 19 had been circulated. The car had been moved as previously discussed and another effort would be made to bring the safety camera to Moresby Parks on a more regular basis. Mrs Coward said that a container of oil had been left beside lamp post 451. The ward councillor and the clerk said the matter would be reported to the environmental health and the enforcement section at the borough council



  1. Newsletter The clerk said that he had sent a draft to INK design but only today had he had a response. The newsletter will be ready for the weekend and subject to views he would bundle in the same numbers as previously and deliver to councillors on Saturday. This was agreed.


  1. Clerk’s Report
  2. a) Allotments The clerk said he had again looked at the garage and plots formerly tenanted by Mr Benn and whilst at one time he thought it may be possible to put a note on Facebook saying there was wood for anyone to collect he now thought the only way forward was to get a skip. He said he would obtain some quotes and the council at the next meeting could decide what arrangements could be made to fill the skip.


  1. b) Play Area The clerk said that the RoSPA report had been received which indicated that save for a couple of minor matters the units were in good shape. He said he would speak to the borough council about continuing inspections. He said he had cleared the play area and the field of litter three times. On the last occasion there had been only a small amount of litter and he would try to get up each week until more permanent arrangements could be made. It was said that it may now be a good idea to take the goal post nets down until next year.


  1. c) Drainage The clerk said that a surface water drain near Emmaus house had been cleared and it was now possible to go ahead with improvements to the path. It was agreed that the quotation should be accepted and the contractor asked to go ahead. The clerk said that the two other drainage problems at Roundtree Close and down the Old Pit lane were still with David Bechelli who was in discussion with U U and CCC


  1. d) Footway Lights The clerk said that he had written to the borough council about the footway lights and was now waiting for a response.


  1. e) Empty House Moresby Parks The clerk said he would again contact the empty house officer at the borough council.


  1. f) Footpath beside Golf Course Mr Lawson said he had contacted the golf course who maintained that their land did not reach the footpath but the beck inside their land. The clerk said he would speak to the borough council in an attempt to finalise the issue. Mr Lawson said that the brambles had overgrown to such an extent the footpath was now narrower that previously.


10 Planning Applications The clerk said the single planning matter was an application to amend in a minor the extension at Scilly Banks. It was agreed to take no action


  1. Correspondence
  2. a) HSBC had written with a note of general amendments to business accounts. The chairman said in relation to the account the council were trying to open on behalf of the Howgate group the matter was now with HSBC complaints department




  1. Cheques to be approved for payment

101445 J and R Bennett                                                Plants                                                    £144.00

101446  J C Shaw                                                               Salary August                                     £200.00

101447 Playsafety Ltd                                                    Inspection                                           £99.00

101448 Inland Revenue                                                Tax                                                         £150.00

101449  Mike Dowling                                                     Grass Cutting                                     £504.00

101450  J C Shaw                                                               Expenses                                             £30.59



  1. Parish Councillors Matters
  2. a) Mrs Dixon said she had been approached by a resident of the village who was in dispute with a neighbour. It was suggested that the resident contact the Copeland police hub
  3. b) Mrs Parke said that the junction with the Square and Moresby Parks road continued to be a problem both because traffic travelled too quickly but cars were parked very close to the junction obstructing the sight line.
  4. c) Mrs Coward referred to the Leylandia tree behind 12 Eden Drive which was causing issues because of the height and blocking of natural light. The clerk said that there was legislation in this area and the complainant should contact the district council.
  5. d) Mrs Coward said that complaints had been received concerning horse riding on the Walkmill site. The clerk said he would ask the Walkmill group if they were aware of the problem and whether they knew from which stable the horses were housed.
  6. e) Mr Parke asked if the parish council would contact the local Member of Parliament about the failure of Post Office Counters Ltd to re-instate the post office at Moresby Stores. This was agreed.
  7. f) Mr Casson asked whether any further information had been obtained about the ownership of the Old Pit Lane.
  8. g) Mrs Ogilvie asked whether any further action had been taken with the drainage issue on the path leading to Rowntree close. The chairman referred to item 8c
  9. h) Mr Lawson said that two road signs down Gallows Lonning were obscured by bushes. The clerk said he would contact the county councillor.
  10. i) Mrs Coward asked about a return to meetings in the rugby club. The clerk said that both Nalc and Calc took the view that the present regulations required a continuation of virtual meetings.
  11. j) Mrs Boyes asked if the parish council could contact the manager of the Howgate Hotel complaining about its shabby appearance. This was agreed.



The meeting closed at 8.20 and it was noted that the next meeting would be held on the 5th October 2020 and would be a remote meeting on the Zoom platform.






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