Salesbury Parish Council Minutes 16th September 2015

Minutes of the Salesbury Parish Council meeting held in Salesbury Memorial Hall on Wednesday 16th September 2015 which was an Ordinary Meeting which commenced at 8:00pm.

Present:

  • P Boyes (Chairman)
  • J. Aaron
  • D. Ashe
  • M. Harwood
  • M. Robinson (Clerk)

Also Present:

  • Mr Rowley
  • Coun. Schofield

Apologies:

  • C. Womack
  • P. Ainsworth

Minutes

The minutes of the Salesbury Parish Council Meeting held in the Salesbury Memorial Hall on Wednesday 27th May 2015 which was an Annual General Meeting were read, approved and signed by the Chairman.

Matters Arising

Bus Service

Due to the lack of funding from Blackburn with Darwen Council the No. 25 bus service has been altered from an hourly service to a two hourly service. The bus often breakdown and uses an alternative route through Mellor rather than Brownhill. This is having a drastic effect on the users of the service who require access to the shops/GP surgeries etc at Brownhill. Coun Schofield is lobbying RVBC about this issue.

CPRE

Nothing to report

Liason

D. Ashe and P. Boyes attended the last meeting of Liaison. Issues raised were fly tipping as a consequence of the closure of some tips and the introduction of fees for using the tip.

Dog warden issues were also discuss – it is illegal to work more than 4 dogs at any one time.

Finance

The following accounts were passed for payment:

  • Salesbury Memorial Hall – £14.00 – Hall Hire – 16.09.15
  • H. Taylor – Garden Services – Lovely Hall Lane – £300.00 – 16.09.15

Clerk confirmed that the external Audit had been undertaken by BDO Stoy and our accounts had been passed.

Planning Applications

None

LAPTC

Nothing to report

Programme and Progress of Work/ Wishlist of Works

Access Routes through Copster Green

J Aaron and M Harwood have obtained a quote from O’callaghan Civil Engineering for undertaking the repair works to the access routes. The quote was for £1750+VAT. It was agree to undertake these works. Notices will be sent to the residents regarding the works. It was agreed to avoid Thursday’s (refuse collection day) and aim for a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Correspondence

Nothing Further

Access to the Common

Nothing Further

Neighbourhood Watch

Nothing Further

Any Other Business

None

Date and Time of Next Meeting

11th November 2015 to commence at approximately 7:15p.m. This will be an ordinary meeting.

Commons Management Committee 16th September 2015

Minutes for the of the Salesbury and Copster Green Commons Management Committee meeting held in Salesbury Memorial Hall on Wednesday 16th September 2015 which commenced at 7:30pm. This was an ordinary meeting.

Present:

  • P Boyes (Chairman)
  • J. Aaron
  • D. Ashe
  • M. Harwood
  • M. Robinson (Clerk)

Also Present:

  • Mr Rowley

Apologies:

  • C. Womack
  • P. Ainsworth
  • D. Wardleworth

Minutes

The minutes of the Salesbury and Copster Green Commons Management Committee Meeting held in the Salesbury Memorial Hall Wednesday 20th May 2015 were read, approved and signed by the Chairman.

Matters Arising

Access Routes through Copster Green

J Aaron and M Harwood have obtained a quote from O’callaghan Civil Engineering for undertaking the repair works to the access routes. The quote was for £1750+VAT. It was agree to undertake these works. Notices will be sent to the residents regarding the works. It was agreed to avoid Thursday’s (refuse collection day) and aim for a Tuesday and Wednesday.

Common Land close to Salesbury Cricket Club

D Wardleworth and Mr Foley have met on the common land close to the Church/Salesbury Cricket Club and have devised a plan for the cutting of the grass which will leave a number of areas uncut to allow wild flowers to flourish.

Knottweed

The Knottweed on Lovely Hall Lane appears to be sprouting again. In addition the Knottweed at Ashes Farm has not been sprayed. Clerk to write to RVBC.

Use of Weedkiller on the Common Land

It is noted that RVBC are using weedkiller along the edges of the common land – this is obviously killing off the grass/reducing the common land and looks aesthetically unpleasing. Clerk to write to RVBC and request this practice is stopped.

Correspondence

Fly Tipping

It would appear that an area towards the bottom of the common land at Parkgate Row has a problem with fly tipping of waste materials. Chairman to write to the residents to ask them to stop this practice.

Preservation of Common Land

Nothing further

 

Cricket Club

Nothing further

 

Programme and Progress of Works

Access Routes through Copster Green

As detailed above works to the access routes should commence in early October.

Any Other Business

Nothing further

 

Finance

Nothing to Report

 

Date and Time of Next Meeting

11th November2015 at 6:45pm – This will be an ordinary meeting.