Present: Ms M Hunt (Chair), Mrs J Furniss, Mr C Liddle, Mr D Parke, Mr M Parker, Mrs H Rae, Prof R Thompson and Dr P Vickers.
Mr N Spencer (Clerk to the Parish Council)
Apologies: Mrs J Robson
The Chair opened the meeting at 7.30pm and welcomed those present.
Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting held on 14 May 2018
The minutes of the previous Annual Parish Meeting were accepted as a true and accurate record.
There were no matters arising.
Annual Report of the Chair
The Chair highlighted a number of areas referred to within her previously circulated annual report. In particular she made reference to the
- Overspill car park at the sports fields
- Change of name of the Council
- Various traffic issues and the work of the Council to identify solutions to problems
The Chair made specific reference to Martin Stewart, the contracted groundsman, who does such a good job keeping the village looking so good and asked that her thanks to him be recorded. She also thanked the Clerk and her fellow parish councillors.
Report of the Ward County Councillor
Mrs Dale was not present but the Chair referred to her report which covered the following issues:
- Replacement street lighting
- Northern Rail
- Litter group
- Rogue traders
- Laying of fibre optic cables along the A695
The Chair referred to the previously circulated statement of receipts and payments which were noted.
The approved budget for 2019/20 had been previously circulated and was also noted.
Any Other Business
The Chair closed the meeting at 7.43pm.