Singleton Parish Council

Next meeting with Agenda

The next scheduled meetings will take place on THURSDAY 19 JANUARY 2023 starting at 7.15pm at Singleton Village Hall.   Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Agenda and draft Minutes from the previous meetings will be published approximately one week beforehand.

Clerk to Singleton Parish Council: Tel: 01995 670455

Singleton Parish Council

 

Verena Henderson, Clerk to Singleton Parish Council: Tel: 01995 670455

 

Verena Henderson, Clerk to Singleton Parish Council: Tel: 01995 670455

DRAFT MINUTES TO BE FORMALLY SIGNED AT THE MEETING

 

 

 

SINGLETON PARISH COUNCIL

A meeting of the Parish Council will be held at

The Village Hall, Singleton on

19 January 2023 at 7.15pm

Your presence is requested

 

A G E N D A

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Police Matters

3.

Open Forum – The Council will open the meeting for 15 minutes for any questions from the public

4.

Minutes of previous meeting held on 13 December 2022 and any matters arising

5.

Declarations of Interest

6.

Planning matters and decisions

7.

Traffic and Highways Issues

8.

New By-Pass

9.

Correspondence

10.

Update from Fylde Borough Council

11.

Up-to-date financial report

12.

Precept for 2023/2024

13.

Invoices to pay

14.

Any Other Business (including any items for the Wish List)

15.

Date and Time of Next Meetings

 

Verena Henderson, Clerk to Singleton Parish Council: Tel: 01995 670455

 

SINGLETON PARISH COUNCIL

Minutes of the Meeting of the Parish Council

Held at Singleton Village Hall on 13 December 2022

Present: – Cllrs Lee (Chair) Ibbotson (Vice-Chair), Bailey, Cholmondeley and Clifford. One member of the public also attended.  Cllr Ibbotson took the Minutes on this occasion.

1.

Apologies for Absence – Cty Cllr Singleton and the Clerk, Verena Henderson

2.

Police Matters

The Clerk had looked on the Lancashire Constabulary’s website for information on crimes reported in the area but could not find such information.

3.

Open Forum

Traffic concerns were raised, and the resident explained he had heard of research `noise alert’ detectors on roads, which detect like a speed camera and asked the Parish Council to look out for these.  Noted.

Also questions about how to find the Parish Council minutes. These are put on the website and noticeboards. Information about planning applications are on Fylde Borough Council’s website under planning.

4.

Minutes of previous meeting held on 10 November 2022 and any matters arising

The Minutes of the last meeting, having been previously circulated and agreed, were formally signed as a true and correct record by the Chairman.  There were no matters arising.

5.

Declarations of Interest – Cllr Cholmondeley declared an interest in planning application no. 22/0803 and took no part in that discussion.

6.

Planning matters and decisions

22/0886 – Granvin, 137 Mains Lane Singleton – Demolition of existing dwelling and erection of replacement. No Significant observations.

22/0803 – Singleton Village Hall – renewal of Bowling Green Clubhouse. Parish Council very much in favour of this, which would benefit the village.

7.

Traffic and Highways issues

·       Problems with lighting on the pavement at night by the bus stop and fire station is going to be investigated.

·       Overhanging trees by the layby on the bend on Lodge Lane between entrance to Singleton Lodge and Barnfield Manor will be pruned. They were inspected on 11 November 2022 and an order was raised.

·       Concerned resident about traffic speed and noise, especially when cycling, at Garstang Road traffic lights and in the village.  The Chairman explained this was an ongoing discussion at Council.

8.

New By-Pass – Report received from Cty Cllr Singleton.

·       The pilling work at Skippool has been completed and the noise from this area will diminish.

·       The opening of the new road is still planned for the summer of 2023.

·       The underpass will be fully completed by March 2023, or sooner.  There have been some minor difficulties but nothing worth reporting.

·       The Kier Group is working with communities in the area and the Parish Council is grateful for the support offered towards the Village Green.

·       Queries are circulating however following reports about costs of the new road being “slightly over budget”.  The figures are rumoured to be from the original estimate of £40m to over £200m and as a result local people have genuine concerns if these figures are indeed correct.

·       Cllr Bailey reported that there are still 5 days more pilling still to do and there is still noise and vibrations being caused.

 

Correspondence

Information received from Fylde BC regarding the Precept required for 2023/24 financial year.  This will be discussed at the January meeting.

10.

Update from Fylde Borough Council

The latest meeting concentrated on financial planning.  Nothing further to report at this stage.

11.

 

Christmas Tree/Cards

In hand.  Cards have been printed and were distributed for delivery.  Tree and lights arranged to be assembled by Cllrs Clifford, Ibbotson and Lee on the next day.

12.

 

New Parish Council Noticeboard.

·       The handyman had submitted a quotation of £184.50 for assembling and erection of the new notice board outside the Village Hall.  Proposed Cllr Lee, Seconded Cllr Bailey. Agreed.

13.

Accounts and Any Invoices to pay

·       Litter-picker – £384.85. Proposed Cllr Ibbotson, Seconded Cllr Cholmondeley. Agreed.

·       Forsyth & Steele – Printing Christmas cards – £255.60 – Proposed Cllr Bailey, Seconded Cllr Clifford. Agreed.

·       Forsyth & Steele – Newsletter flyer – £71.00 – Proposed Cllr Bailey, Seconded Cllr Clifford. Agreed.

·       Clerk’s Salary and Expenses, October/November – £558.44.  Proposed Cllr Ibbotson, Seconded Cllr Cholmondeley. Agreed.

14.

Any Other Business

·       Removal of Leaves.  Problems caused by the amount of leaves on the roads and footways were raised by Cllr Clifford.  This is apparently on Fylde BC’s agenda.

·       Annual Christmas Tree organisation – Parish Council unanimously voted Cllr Clifford to take charge and create a `switch on’ to involve the children of the village.

15.

Date and time of next meeting – Thursday, 19 January at 7.15pm.

As there was no further business, the meeting concluded at 8.00pm.

Signed ………………………………………………  Dated ………………………………

 

Notes taken by Cllr C Ibbotson

 

 

Tel: 01995 670455: email: Clerk@SingletonParishCouncil.org

 

Signed ………………………………………………  Dated ………………………………

 

Verena Henderson, Clerk to Singleton Parish Council,

Tel: 01995 670455: email: Clerk@SingletonParishCouncil.org