2021

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(D DRAFT) MINUTES OF BILLINGTON AND LANGHO PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY, JUNE 28th 2021 AT THE COMMUNITY CENTRE, LANGHO.

 

PRESENT

Parish councillors – Martin Hincks (Chairing) Tony Austin, John Aspden, Michael Collings, Steve Farmer, Katie Swingewood, Frank Havard.

In attendance –  R Greenwood, clerk.

 

ITEM 1 APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

There were apologies for absence from Dennis Johnson, Brian Haworth.

 

ITEM 2        DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

Register of Interests – Councillors were reminded of the need to update their register of interests.

 

2.1 Tony Austin declared an interest in the land at the rear of his home address with reference to the playground works.

 

ITEM 3 ACCEPTANCE OF THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING

 

3.1    Minutes of the meeting held May 2021 were accepted as a true record.

 

ITEM 4 PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

 

4.1      There were no members of the public in attendance.

 

ITEM  5 MATTERS ARISING

 

5.1 Moor Lane, there has been no result from the parish council’s complaint of fly tipping.

 

5.2 BT telephone kiosk at Billington Gardens is to be retained and not decommissioned by BT.

 

5.3 The refuse bin at Old Langho bus shelter has been placed behind the shelter and is in accessible. The clerk to write to RVBC,

 

ITEM 6 PLAYGROUNDS

 

6.1      Friends of Langho Park, there has been a meeting of friends of Langho Park. Discussion was held regarding fund raising and the members are to look at other local parks. The first priority is to be a notice board.

 

6.2      Incident at Langho Park, following this the clerk is to ask for a repair quote for the play equipment.

 

 

ITEM 7 ACCOUNTS

 

Chq 202321 First Community Insurance – year 1 of 3 £763.49
Chq 202322 Bowland Tree Consultancy for Cronshaw Common £780.00
Chq 202323 Outside Office for audit £300.00
Chq 202324 Nurture Landscapes for Old Langho Church Graveyard £129.04
Chq 202325 HMRC £90.00
Chq 202326 Clerk salary £360.00
Chq 202327 Office, zoom and ink £56.39
Chq 202328 Little Green Bus Company Grant. £150.00

 

7.2       The cash flow and bank reconciliation were presented and signed.

7.3      The AGAR and year end accounts were presented and signed off.

7.4      The accounting statement was reviewed and adopted.

7.5      A request for funding from the Little Green Bus Company, it was resolved that a grant of £150 be sent.

 

ITEM 8           PLANNING

     
       
3/2021/0441 Sudells Farm No objections,
       
3/2021/0337 St Marys Drive. No objections.
       
3/2021/0473 5 Higherfield Langho No Objections
       
3/2021/0518 16 The woodlands No objections.
       
3/2021/0519 Greenacres Whalley Old Road Billington No objections,
       
3/2021/0514 Chew Mill Farm, Elker Ln No objections
       
3/2021/0524 Land to the south of Old Langho Road Objections sent
       
3/2021/0480 Glenburn Whalley Road Billington No objections
       
3/2021/0567 Overdale, York Lane, Langho BB6 8DT No objections
       
3/2021/0586 2 Bridge End, Whalley Road, Billington No objections
       
3/2021/0610 68 Rogersfield No objections.
     
3/2021/0373 Land off Elker Lane Billington Objections sent
     
3/2021/0551 Dewhurst Farm Objections sent

 

 

ITEM 9 HIGHWAY

 

9.1       MSV Culvert – via facebook a message was received regarding the lack of regular repairs being undertaken. These are needed to stop flooding and debris being washed down the field.

 

9.2      The clerk to request extra 30mph repeater signs on Snodworth Road and into Whinney Lane.

 

9.3       The new Police and Crime Commissioner has funding for flashing mph signs and hand-held speed guns.

 

 

ITEM 10 OFFICERS REPORT 

 

10.1  Billington Gardens defib, the cctv camera is now in situ.

 

10.2    Tony Austin and Steve Farmer attended the Parish Council Liaison Committee.  The Chief Constable and local police officers gave an informative     presentation. Topics discussed included theft of dogs in the area, management of defibs in the area and rural speeding.

 

10.3    Queens Award for Voluntary Service, letters have been received in support of Langho in Bloom’s nomination.  Frank Havard was thanked for his work on this.

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ITEM 11 CORRESPONDENCE.

All items of correspondence have been forwarded via email.

 

 

ITEM 12 CRONSHAW COMMON and KNOTWEED

 

12.1    The report of works needed for Cronshaw Common has been received. It was resolved to speak to RVBC regarding this and review quotes received at July’s meeting.  It was resolved that Brian Haworth and Martin Hincks are to be the lead for this.

 

12.2    Correspondence has been received regarding Japanese Knotweed on York Lane

and Whalley Old Road, this will be referred to LCC.

 

 

ITEM 13 BOUNDARY LINES.

 

13.1    The Boundary Commission has proposed to transfer two of our parishes three wards from the Ribble Valley Parliamentary Constituency to the Hyndburn Parliamentary constituency. This was voted on and it was resolved to send a letter of objection to this change.

 

 

ITEM 14  –DATE OF NEXT MEETING.

 

Monday 26th July 2021 at 7.00pm

No meeting is scheduled for August

Monday 27th September 2021 at 7.00pm

Monday 25th October 2021 at 7.00pm

Monday 29th November 2021 at 7.00pm

No meeting is scheduled for December.

 

 

Meeting closed at 08.26hrs

 

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