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Saturday, 01 November 2014

News from Brampton Parish Council

Minute of the last meeting of the Parish Council - subject to approval

 MINUTE of the Meeting of BRAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL held in the MOOT HALL, MARKET PLACE, BRAMPTON on TUESDAY, 31st MARCH, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT

Councillor Mrs. J. L. Pattinson (Chairman) (in the chair)                         Councillor K. T. Read-Bone (Vice Chairman)
Councillor K. Siddle                                                                                         Councillor Mrs. M. Smith
Councillor G. Prest                                                                                          Councillor Mrs. J. Prest
Councillor A. Faulds                                                                                        Councillor Mrs. P. Skimming
Councillor J. J. Harding                                                                                  Councillor I. Pennington
Councillor M. Elliott                                                                                         Councillor Mrs. J. Thompson
Councillor Mrs. C. Ridley                                                                               Councillor L. Tweddle

IN ATTENDANCE – Clerk

ALSO ATTENDING – Councillor S. Layden, Carlisle City Council


APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Councillor M. Mitchelson, Carlisle City Council and Councillor L. Fisher, Cumbria
County Council

205. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

None.

206. MINUTE.

206.1 MINUTE OF THE MEETING HELD ON 24TH FEBRUARY 2009 WAS SUBMITTED.

APPROVED

206.2 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

206.2.1 CAR PARKING CHARGES AT TALKIN TARN (Min. 182.2.1)

Councillor Pattinson gave an update on the introduction of new parking charges at Talkin Tarn. Councillors
Pattinson and J. Prest had attended and spoke against the charges at a meeting of Carlisle City Council on
24th March 2009, however new charges are being implemented from 10.00am to 6.00pm from 1st April
2009. An annual pass costing £25.00 can be applied for to park at the Tarn which also allows the holder to
become a member of “Friends of Talkin Tarn”.

Councillor Pattinson thanked Councillors Layden and Parsons from Carlisle City Council for their support
in the matter.

NOTED

206.2.2 SANDY LONNING PUBLIC FOOTPATH
(Min. 182.2.2)

NOTED there was nothing further to report.

206.2.3 NEW HEALTH CENTRE

               206.2.3.1   NOTED that there had been no reply from Beverley Cole at Brampton Surgery regarding a 
                                   speaker from the PCT nor from the PCT itself. 

               206.2.3.2   AGREED that the Clerk would write a letter to the Chief Executive of the PCT.

207. COMMITTEE REPORTS

There were submitted Minutes of Meetings of

Property and Environment Committee held on 10th March 2009
Finance and General Purposes Committee held on 17th March 2009

207.1   NOTED the Minutes.

207.2   APPROVED the recommendations for implementation. 

208. LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - DISQUALIFICATION
        It was reported that Mr. P. Bills was disqualified from membership of the Parish Council due to absence from meetings and that the  statutory by-election advertisement had been published

208.1 NOTED the report and the publication of the statutory advertisement.

208.2 APPROVED the invitation of letters of interest from persons wishing to serve on the Parish Council should there be
no call for a by-election.

208.3 NOTED that Councillor Pattinson stated that the Council were sorry to lose Mr. Bills.

209. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

None.

210. BRAMPTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

A presentation was made by members of the Brampton Community Association regarding the proposal for establishing a development trust.

Questions on the proposal were taken from Councillors.

NOTED the presentation and that the Community Association would like the Parish Council to attend a workshop to take the proposal forward.

211. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING - APPLICATIONS

Applications for planning consent were submitted.

AGREED to advise the appropriate Planning Authority of the Council’s comments as follows:-

211.1 STABLE BARN, CUMCATCH FARM, BRAMPTON – Addition of two pairs of outward opening plank doors on crook and band hinges to covered parking area (LBC)

No comment

211.2 GREEN DESIGN, MARKET PLACE, BRAMPTON – Change of use of second floor area from offices to two bedroom flat (planning and LBC)

No comment

211.3 1 MAIN STREET, BRAMPTON – Display of 2 externally illuminated fascia signs, 4 non-illuminated fascia signs, 1 externally illuminated projecting sign and 2 non-illuminated directional signs (further information:- that the hours of trading are 7.00am to 10.00pm and the lighting times would be half an hour before and after this)

No comment

211.4 MILLFIELD HOUSE, LOVERS LANE, BRAMPTON – Fell beech tree in north east corner of the paddock adjacent to Murray Park.

Request a report from the tree officer as to why the tree needs to be felled.

212. RECREATION GROUND, GELT ROAD, BRAMPTON

A report was given by Councillor Pennington on the activities of the Solway Diggers at the Recreation Ground, Gelt Road. The
Diggers have done substantial reinstatement work due to unauthorised digging by other members of the public.

212.1 NOTED the report.

212.2 AGREED to take legal advice as the school holidays were approaching and the ground could be dangerous for
children.

213. RESITING OF GATES AT BLACKPATH, GELT WOODS

An email was submitted from Andrew Nicholson of the East Cumbria Countryside Project confirming the Council’s request to
reposition a gate and kissing gate along the Blackpath, Gelt Woods and the original wooden barrier to be erected at the entrance
to the Blackpath.

214.1 NOTED the email

214.2 AGREED to ask the original contractor to do the work.

214. REPRESENTATIVES’ REPORTS

214.1 BIG GREEN MARKET

214.1.1 NOTED a report by the Chairman on the proposals for a 3 day event to be held in the town centre to coincide with Brampton Live. Concerns had been raised over parking in the area and various ideas highlighted, a bid for grant money in order to hold the event was under consideration.

214.1.2 AGREED that the Clerk would contact Richard Heyward to discuss the possibility of road closures.

214.2 CARLISLE PARISH COUNCILS ASSOCIATION

214.2.1 NOTED a report by the Chairman on the attendance of Councillors G. Prest, Elliott and the Chairman at the
recent joint meeting of the Carlisle Parish Councils Association with Cumbria County Council. There was
disappointment that only 5 County Councillors attended the meeting, the main points covered were:-

● Presentation on proposed “youth zone” for Carlisle

● Highway Stewards

● Funding available in July for capital projects

● Footpaths and bridlepaths.

214.2.2 NOTED that Councillors should inform the Clerk of any ideas for capital projects prior to July.

214.2.3 NOTED that upgrading a footpath to a bridlepath would not be for less than a six-figure sum and that no
money would be forthcoming from the County. Councillor Pattinson suggested that perhaps horseriders in
the area could join the proposed development trust.

214.3 BRAMPTON AND DISTRICT NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM

NOTED a report by the Chairman on the recent meeting of the Brampton and District Neighbourhood Forum.
Councillors Faulds, Siddle and J. Prest had also attended. The meeting had been a little rowdy with a group of people being asked to leave. A presentation on the new health centre was made although a site still had not been chosen and grants were given out.

214.4 BRAMPTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

NOTED that Councillor Ridley had attended a recent meeting of the Brampton Community Association which had
covered the proposal for a development trust.

215. CUMBRIA IN BLOOM

Councillor Ridley reported that she would have to step down as Chairman of the Brampton In Bloom Working Group as she hadn’t got the time or energy to give the project the time it deserves.

NOTED, after discussion, that Councillors G. Prest, Thompson, Smith, Skimming, Harding and Faulds would attend a meeting on 27th April 2009 in order to form a working group for Brampton to participate in the Cumbria In Bloom competition.

216. CALC

216.1 CALC CIRCULAR

The CALC circular for March 2009 was submitted.

NOTED the circular.

216.2 CALC ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION 2009/10

There was submitted a letter from CALC detailing their annual subscription fee of £298.50 for the year 2009/10.

NOTED and APPROVED expenditure

217. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

NOTED that the following correspondence had been received:-

217.1 PETITION – TALKIN TARN PARKING CHARGES – Letter from John Egan, Carlisle City Council

217.1.1 AGREED that the Clerk would write to John Egan requesting further information on the “Friends of Talkin Tarn” Group.

217.2 HIGHWAY STEWARDS – Letter from Rob Lawley, Cumbria County Council.

217.3 FOOTPATHS

217.3.1 BLACKPATH – Letter from Ann Oswin

217.3.2 BLACKPATH AND SANDY LONNING FOOTPATHS – Letter from W. Laird

217.4 TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

217.4.1 C1023 LOW ROW RAILWAY CROSSING

217.4.2 U1056 NAWORTH LC

218. LITERATURE AVAILABLE IN OFFICE

NOTED that the following literature is available from the office for any interested Councillors:-

218.1 FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE – 1 APRIL 2009 to 31 JULY 2009

218.2 LOCAL COUNCIL REVIEW, NALC, MARCH 2009

218.3 ALLOTMENTS REGENERATION INITIATIVE NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2009

218.4 FRONTIER, HADRIANS WALL, WINTER 09


218.5 NFU REVIEW 2008

219. REVIEW OF FINANCE & GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE MEETING DATES

Councillor Prest put forward a proposal to hold Finance and General Purposes Committee Meetings on the same night as
Property and Environment Committee Meetings in order that this would reduce meetings to 2 Tuesdays a month instead of 3.
The F&GP meeting would commence at 7.00pm and the P&E meeting would commence at 7.30pm or later if required. Dates
for the next 3 meetings would be, 14th April, 12th May and 9th June.

AGREED unanimously to the proposal.

220. CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

From discussion of the above item, Councillor Pattinson reported that Amey were refusing to give a breakdown of the costs for
the erection of the Christmas Lights, being that the invoice totals £7,995.00 excluding VAT.

AGREED that the Clerk would contact Councillor Fisher to see if he could help.

221. PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS) ACT 1960 - To consider resolving, in terms of the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and Standing Order No. 66, that, in view of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted, (i.e. contract terms), it is advisable in the public interest that the public be temporarily excluded and that they be instructed to withdraw.

222. REPAIRS TO MURRAY PARK FOOTPATHS AND MOTE DRYING GREEN ACCESS ROAD

Estimates from Farish Groundworks and DSD Construction Ltd regarding repairs at Murray Park and Mote Drying Green were
submitted.

AGREED to accept the tender submitted from Farish Groundworks in the sum of £11491.33 but re-negotiate over the mis-
measurement on the area at the Mote

MINUTE of the Meeting of BRAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL held in the MOOT HALL, MARKET PLACE, BRAMPTON on TUESDAY, 24th FEBRUARY, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT

Councillor Mrs. J. L. Pattinson (Chairman) (in the chair)      Councillor K. T. Read-Bone (Vice Chairman)
Councillor K. Siddle                                                                        Councillor Mrs. M. Smith
Councillor G. Prest                                                                         Councillor Mrs. J. Prest
Councillor A. Faulds                                                                       Councillor Mrs. P. Skimming
Councillor J. J. Harding                                                                 Councillor I. Pennington
Councillor M. Elliott                                                                        Councillor Mrs. J. Thompson

IN ATTENDANCE – Clerk

ALSO ATTENDING – Councillors M. Mitchelson and S. Layden, Carlisle City Council 
                                     Councillor L. Fisher, Cumbria County Council
                                     Inspector Coates and P.C. Owen, Brampton Police Station

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Councillors Tweddle and Ridley

181. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillor Smith declared an interest in item 186.4; Application for financial assistance from William Howard School
Community Mentoring Programme.

182. MINUTE.

182.1 MINUTE OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3RD FEBRUARY 2009 WAS SUBMITTED.

APPROVED

182.2 MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES

182.2.1 CAR PARKING CHARGES AT TALKIN TARN (Min. 164.2.1)

Councillor Pattinson reported that a petition had been sent to Carlisle City Council against the
introduction of new parking charges at Talkin Tarn. This petition would be considered by the City
Council at a meeting on 2nd March 2009 where Councillors Pattinson and J. Prest have been invited to
speak for 5 minutes. The Director of Health had also sent a letter of opposing the introduction of further
car parking charges at Talkin Tarn.

NOTED

182.2.2 SANDY LONNING PUBLIC FOOTPATH (Min. 171)

Inspector Coates reported that he had replied to Burnetts Solicitors informing them that this was actually a
public footpath NOT a bridlepath.

The Clerk reported on damage that had been done to the gate and fencing.

Councillor Layden asked what the Parish Council had against animals coming down the footpath?

Councillor Pattinson stated that it was mis-use by motorbikes that had been the problem.

NOTED.


183. POLICE REPORT

Inspector Coates and P.C. Owen gave a report on recent police matters. The main points were:-

● Juvenile car theft had gone up (3 vehicles taken); the police were trying to identify who was responsible.
Remaining crimes have gone down and if this stays the same this will be the 7th year in succession that there
has been a reduction in crime in the area.

● Since the amalgamation of Lochinvar Scholl, Longtown with William Howard School, Brampton, P.C.
Owen has been working closely with the school where early intervention is preventing anti-social behaviour
becoming a problem. A new PCSO is helping P.C. Owen with this.

● The police are beginning to see an increase in drunkenness and assaults at weekends. Harder measures
would be taken with the pubs to combat this. P.C. Owen has completed a licensing course.

Councillor Read-Bone asked whether cars parked on footpaths and driveways could be fined as was the case in London as
local residents had expressed concerns about this.
Inspector Coates stated that owners of vehicles would be approached first and perhaps a letter put in the post before any fines
were introduced.

Councillor Pattinson raised the concern at parking along Greenfield Lane.
P.C. Owen reported that this problem was going to local committee and that the school were trying to resolve the matter but
had problems with lighting and unadopted car parks. A cross section of the community in Brampton are asked various
questions in a survey and parking was now the main concern rather than anti-social behaviour.

Councillor Pattinson thanked Inspector Coates for his input over the last few years as this would probably be his last meeting
before retiring.

NOTED

184. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

None.

185. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING - APPLICATIONS

Applications for planning consent were submitted.

AGREED to advise the appropriate Planning Authority of the Council’s comments as follows:-

185.1    WCF LTD, CRAWHALL, BRAMPTON – Erection of lean-to structure to house an emergency
generator and fuel tank.

No comment.

185.2 4    CAPON HILL, GELT ROAD, BRAMPTON – Single storey rear extension to provide en-suite bedroom for
disabled person

No comment.

185.3 1    MAIN STREET, BRAMPTON –
Display of 5 externally illuminated fascia signs, 1 non-illuminated fascia sign,
internally illuminated fascia sign & 3 non-illuminated directional signs

● Request information regarding the switching-off times of the lights.
● Concerns as to the affect on nearby residents if the lights are to remain on all night.

186. FINANCIAL MATTERS

186.1 BANK RECONCILIATION TO 31ST JANUARY 2009

There was submitted a report by the Clerk on the reconciliation of the Council’s financial records with its bank and Building Society accounts statements.

NOTED the report.

186.2 IMPREST

There was submitted a report by the Clerk advising of the income received and the expenditure incurred since the last meeting through the imprest system.

NOTED the report

186.3 FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

There was submitted a report by the Clerk detailing the expenditure incurred and the income received since the last report to this Committee.

186.3.1 APPROVED the expenditure of £12,576.79 detailed in the Appendix hereto

186.3.2 NOTED the income of £1,447.33 detailed in the Appendix hereto.

186.4 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – WILLIAM HOWARD SCHOOL COMMUNITY MENTORING
PROGRAMME

There was submitted an application for financial assistance from the William Howard School Community Mentoring
Programme in respect of being able to facilitate the training of further volunteers.

AGREED to defer the application to the next Finance and General Purposes Conmittee where the applicant would
be invited to give a presentation about the programme.

187. REPRESENTATIVES' REPORTS

None.

188. NEW HEALTH CENTRE

Councillor Fisher reported that someone from the Health Authority would be speaking at the next Neighbourhood Forum meeting.

Councillor G. Prest reported that at a County Council meeting last week, some doubt was cast on the availability of funding for the new health centre.

AGREED to invite someone from the P.C.T. to the next Parish Council meeting.

189. SOLWAY DIGGERS

A letter, risk assessment and agreement from the Solway Diggers re the proposed dig at the Recreation Ground, Gelt Road
was submitted.

AGREED to approve the agreement and risk assessment.

Councillor Pattinson reported that the police had removed people digging at the Recreation Ground over the weekend. The
police would not name the persons involved only stating that they were local.

NOTED the report.

190. DETAILS OF FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

Details of forthcoming meetings were submitted.

190.1 CARLISLE PARISH COUNCILS ASSOCIATION – Tuesday 10th March 2009

Councillors Pattinson and Elliott to attend.

190.2 BIG GREEN MARKET OPERATOR – Thursday 26th February 2009

Councillor Pattinson to attend.

190.3 NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM – Monday 2nd March 2009

Councillors Pattinson and J. Prest would attend, however anyone else was welcome.

NOTED.

191. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

NOTED
that the following correspondence had been received:-

191.1 LANERCOST TREE FESTIVAL – Letter from Kathleen Peacock

191.2 MURRAY PARK, PATH IMPROVEMENT – Letter from Ken Donnan

AGREED to refer to Property and Environment Committee.

191.3 FOOTPATH TO OAKBANK NURSERIES – Letter from Jane Carruthers

191.3.1   AGREED to refer to Property and Environment Committee

191.3.2   NOTED that Councillor Fisher would put the item on the agenda for the Area Committee.

191.3 BUS REVIEW FROM HETHERSGILL TO BRAMPTON – Letter from Jacqueline T. Cooper.

AGREED to support Ms. Cooper.

191.4 COMPLAINT – Email from Dr. S. Peers

Councillor Faulds strongly disagreed with the content of the email and felt that no member of the Parish Council had
behaved inappropriately.

Councillor Elliott stated that he felt the complainant must have attended a different meeting as he had not witnessed
the behaviour stated in the email.

Councillor Pattinson read out the reply sent to Dr. Peers which Councillor Pattinson had drafted with the Clerk.

191.4.1 NOTED the reply to Dr. Peers.

191.4.2 AGREED that no additional comments were required regarding a reply to Dr. Peers

191.4.3 NOTED that all Councillors disagreed with the comments made in the email.

192. LITERATURE AVAILABLE IN OFFICE

NOTED
that the following literature is available from the office for any interested Councillors:-

192.1 CUMBRIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION REVIEW 2008

193. BUSINESS WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN IS URGENT -
The Chairman decided because of the
need to make early arrangements on the following items, they be considered as a matter of urgency.

None.


Appendix 1

Expenditure

£                                       Supplier                                                       Detail

53.00                               British Gas                                                  Heat & Light
271.00                            City of Carlisle                                            Rates
3226.37                          Cut n’ Edge                                                 Grounds Maintenance
59.50                               E-on                                                             Heat & Light
29.69                               Vodafone                                                    Telephone
7.36                                 Barclays                                                       Bank Charges
12.35                              United Utilities                                            Water Rates
736.43                            B.R.H.S.                                                        Office
2627.75                         Geltsdale Carpets                                      Moot Hall
132.91                           J Ratcliffe                                                      Staff
217.26                           P Reynolds                                                   Staff
1343.44                        A Riddell                                                        Staff
491.05                          Centrewire                                                     R.O.W.
500.00                          Cut n’ Edge                                                    R.O.W.
19.39                             B.S.H.                                                             Open Spaces
2107.02                        HMR&C                                                          Staff – PAYE
295.00                          CEI Services                                                 Open Spaces
95.18                            Carruthers Timber                                       Open Spaces
20.29                            United Utilities                                              Market Place
7.99                               ABW                                                               Moot Hall
273.88                          Business Finance Soln’s                          Office
49.93                           Tarn Road Nurseries                                   Brampton In Bloom
12,576.79



Income


£                                    Detail                                       Cost centre

145.00                        Market Tolls                               Market
50.00                           Market Tolls                              Market
74.33                           United Utilities                         Parks & Open Spaces
30.00                           McMillan Cancer Support      Moot Hall
1148.00                     Walkers Funeral Directors     Cemetery
1447.33

 

 

 

Minute from meeting held on 3rd February 2009 - Approved

MINUTE of the Meeting of BRAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL held in the MOOT HALL, MARKET PLACE, BRAMPTON on TUESDAY, 3rd FEBRUARY, 2009 at 7.30 p.m.

PRESENT

Councillor Mrs. J. L. Pattinson (Chairman) (in the chair)    Councillor K. T. Read-Bone (Vice Chairman)
Councillor Mrs C. Ridley                                                            Councillor Mrs. M. Smith
Councillor G. Prest                                                                     Councillor Mrs. J. Prest
Councillor A. Faulds                                                                   Councillor Mrs. P. Skimming
Councillor J. J. Harding                                                             Councillor I. Pennington

IN ATTENDANCE – Clerk and Mrs. J. Errington

ALSO ATTENDING – Councillor L. Fisher, Cumbria County Council

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE – Councillors Tweddle and Siddle
                                                        Councillors M. Mitchelson and S. Layden, Carlisle City Council

163. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

None

164. MINUTE

164.1  MINUTE OF THE MEETING HELD ON 16TH DECEMBER 2008 WAS SUBMITTED

APPROVED after amendment to minute 147.2.1 where it should read City Councillor not County Councillor. 

 164.2  MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES 

  164.2.1 CAR PARKING CHARGES AT TALKIN TARN
(Min. 147.2.1) 

Councillor Pattinson reported that a petition had been sent to Carlisle City Council against the introduction 
 of new parking charges at Talkin Tarn. This petition would be considered by the City Council at a 
meeting on 2nd March 2009 where Councillors Pattinson and J. Prest have been invited to speak. 

NOTED 

164.2.2  MONITORING REPORT
(Min. 151.4) 

Councillor G. Prest reported that he and the Clerk would review the monitoring report before the next 
meeting. The review had not taken place to date due to the Clerk’s ill health. 

NOTED. 

165.   LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - RESIGNATION 

There were submitted letters expressing interest in membership of the Parish Council from Ms. V. Tarbitt, Mr. M. Elliott, Mrs. S. Ritchie, Mrs. M. Drury and Mr. H. Simpson. Mr. Elliott attended the meeting and spoke in support of his application.

AGREED, following a signed ballot, to co-opt Mr. M. Elliott to membership of the Parish Council.

166. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

One member of the public attended the meeting but declined to speak.

167. TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING - APPLICATIONS

Applications for planning consent were submitted.

AGREED to advise the appropriate Planning Authority of the Council’s comments as follows:-

167.1 BRAMPTON LIBRARY, 1 MARKET PLACE, BRAMPTON – Extension to existing entrance ramp to give 1:20
gradient; extension of handrail to accommodate extra length in ramp.

No comment

167.2 BARN ADJACENT BRECONSIDE FARM, MILTON, BRAMPTON – Conversion of redundant barn into holiday let

No comment

167.3 17 PARKHEAD ROAD, BRAMPTON – Erection of 2 storey side extension to provide kitchen & study on ground
floor with en-suite bedroom & bathroom above, together with single storey front extension to provide wc and porch

No comment

167.4 WESTWAYS, CAPONTREE ROAD, BRAMPTON – Extensions to provide ground floor breakfast room and first
floor bedroom.

No comment

167.5 4 MANOR GARDENS, BRAMPTON – Trees numbered as per the application. T1 – Beech – crown thin 15%,
T2 Sycamore – fell

That Tree Officer Charles Bennett is asked to look at the stability of T2 sycamore.

167.6 ABBEY BRIDGE, LANERCOST, BRAMPTON – Removal of partition walls to create family bathroom and master
bedroom. Re-opening of former doorway between rooms. Replacement of single glazed softwood sliding sash
windows of similar design and appearance.

No comment.

168. FINANCIAL MATTERS

168.1 BANK RECONCILIATION TO 31ST DECEMBER 2008


There was submitted a report by the Clerk on the reconciliation of the Council’s financial records with its bank and Building Society accounts statements.

NOTED the report.

168.2 IMPREST

There was submitted a report by the Clerk advising of the income received and the expenditure incurred since the last meeting through the imprest system.

NOTED the report

168.3 FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

There was submitted a report by the Clerk detailing the expenditure incurred and the income received since the last report to this Committee.

168.4.1 APPROVED the expenditure of £6,986.23 detailed in the Appendix hereto

168.4.2 NOTED the income of £1,418.90 detailed in the Appendix hereto.

169. REPRESENTATIVES' REPORTS

169.1 CARLISLE PARISH COUNCILS ASSOCIATION


NOTED a report by Councillor Ridley on the recent meeting of the Carlisle Parish Council’s Association. Main points to note were:

• that the recently appointed highway stewards were not to do work within a 30mph area. (this would be further
investigated).

• Available grants for the next financial year would be down

• A meeting with the Land Registry would be arranged for the near future to inform Parish Councils how to register
their land correctly.

169.2 BRAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTRE ASSOCIATION

NOTED a report by Councillor Ridley on the recent meeting of the Community Centre Association.
The main concern being siting of the new health centre and what would become of community centre facilities.

169.3 BRAMPTON COTTAGE HOSPITAL LEAGUE OF FRIENDS

NOTED a report by Councillor G. Prest on the recent meeting of the League of Friends. The group were hopeful that
money invested with Icelandic banks would be refunded. A new architect had been appointed for the design of the
new health centre.

170. ALLOTMENTS

170.1 ALLOTMENT MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT


There was submitted an email from Wendy Griffiths of the Allotment Association detailing the remaining points to be
agreed for the management agreement. The points being concessions, parking and sheds.

AGREED to accept the amended points.

170.2 ALLOTMENTS PROGRESS REPORT

Mr. John Hampson, Chairman of the Allotments Association gave a short update on the Allotments Association. A
bank account was to opened shortly and grants would be applied for with the help of the Parish Council.

NOTED the report.

171. SANDY LONNING CYCLEPATH AND FOOTPATH

Councillor Pattinson gave a report on the situation at the Sandy Lonning cyclepath and footpath. The kissing gate was now
installed at the footpath and the boulder would be installed at the cyclepath by the end of the week. Several complaints had
been received from nearby residents at the siting of the kissing gate and a letter had been received from Burnetts solicitors on
behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Davis. Letters had been received in support of the gate. (4 letters against; 2 for). Councillor Pattinson
detailed the vandalism to the fencing and gate at the Sandy Lonning footpath.

A member of the public was permitted to speak on the matter who was concerned that no-one had been informed of the
installation of the gate and stated that Mr. and Mrs. Davis had a right of way along the Sandy Lonning footpath to their field
along the Blackpath. Councillor Pattinson explained to the member of the public that they had been misinformed, as the Davis’
right of way was along the Blackpath not the Sandy Lonning.

NOTED the report.

172. CUMBRIA ASSOCIATION OF LOCAL COUNCILS

172.1 CALC CIRCULAR


The CALC circular for Febraury 09 was submitted.

NOTED the circular.

172.2 DUTY TO INVOLVE

Details of upcoming seminars were submitted.

NOTED.

173. ELECTED MEMBERS ALLOWANCES

A letter from Nicola Mitchell (Pay and Award Manager, Carlisle City Council), detailing elected members allowances for 2008/09 was submitted. They are as follows;

Chairmans Allowance – up to £468.00 per annum

Councillors Allowance – up to £234.00 per annum

Subsistence Allowance – Breakfast - £6.28
                                               Lunch - £8.62
                                               Dinner - £14.07

173.1 NOTED the letter

173.2 AGREED to adopt the new rates

174. CORRESPONDENCE RECEIVED

NOTED
that the following correspondence had been received:-

174.1 BRAMPTON JACOBITE MEMORIAL CROSS – Letter from Dr. Nicholas A. J. Wilkes

AGREED to the replacement of the existing plaque at the Capontree Memorial with one detailing the
correct information.

174.2 LITTER AT FRONT STREET, BRAMPTON – Letter from Carol Buglass, Chisholm Bookmakers.

AGREED to take photographic evidence of the litter and write back Chisholm Bookmakers.

174.3 CARLISLE’S SCHEME FOR PUBLIC SPEAKING AT DEVELOPMENT CONTROL COMMITTEE – Letter from A. M. Taylor, Development Control Manager, Carlisle City Council

174.3 GLENDALE GATEWAY TRUST – Letter from Andy Lloyd, Community Land Trust Project Officer,
Cumbria Rural Housing Trust.

174.4 CODE OF RECOMMENDED PRACTICE ON LOCAL AUTHORITY PUBLICITY – A CONSULTATION
Letter from Paul Roswell, Communities and Local Government

174.5 SOLWAY DIGGERS – Letter from Peter Wise

AGREED to give permission to the Solway Diggers to work on the Recreation Ground, Gelt Road.

175. LITERATURE AVAILABLE IN OFFICE

NOTED
that the following literature is available from the office for any interested Councillors:-

175.1 2008 PROGRESS REPORT – 2nd LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN

175.2 FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS OF THE EXECUTIVE – 1 FEBRUARY to 30 MAY 2009

176. BUSINESS WHICH IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIRMAN IS URGENT
- The Chairman decided because of the need to make early arrangements on the following items, they be considered as a matter of urgency.

177. VANDALISM AT THE MOTE

The Clerk reported on vandalism to the seats and benches at the Mote.

177.1 NOTED the report and that the police had been informed.

177.2 AGREED to replace the seat at the top of the Mote with a bench, repair other seats and concrete the
seat near the road into the ground.

178. PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS) ACT 1960 - To consider resolving, in terms of the Public Bodies
Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 and Standing Order No. 66, that, in view of the confidential nature of the business to be
transacted, (i.e. contract terms), it is advisable in the public interest that the public be temporarily excluded and that they be
instructed to withdraw.

179. MOOT HALL KITCHEN

Estimates from R. Mitchell, A. Errington and M. Holliday regarding the installation of a new kitchen in the Moot Hall were
submitted.

179.1 AGREED to accept the tender submitted from R. Mitchell in the sum of £1805.53, being the lowest submitted.

180. GRASS CUTTING 2009 - TENDERS

There was submitted a report by the Clerk on the tenders invited and received for the grass cutting contract 2009.

180.1 AGREED to accept the tender submitted by Orchard Grounds Maintenance in the sum of £3800.00, being the lowest submitted.





Appendix 1

Expenditure


£                             Supplier                             Detail

184.00                  British Gas                         Heat & Light
271.00                 City of Carlisle                    Rates
3226.37               Cut n’ Edge                        Grounds Maintenance
59.50                    E-on                                    Heat & Light
29.76                    Vodafone                           Telephone
427.10                  BRHS                                 Office
63.94                    United Utilities                  Water Rates
150.00                 St Martins Church             Grant
202.83                 ABW                                     Moot Hall
224.96                 J Ratcliffe                            Staff
347.37                 P Reynolds                         Staff
1343.44               A Riddell                             Staff
126.52                 Canon UK Ltd                    Office
17.62                   Brampton Skip Hire          Open Spaces
42.16                   Cannon Hygiene               Moot Hall
94.08                   C. Ridley                             Expenses
125.58                 A Riddell                             Xmas lights & mileage
50.00                   Eastriggs Council             Xmas lights
6,986.23



Income

£                           Detail                                      Cost centre

60.00                   Market Tolls                          Market
10.00                   Market Tolls                          Market
200.00                Chamber of Trade               Xmas lights
15.00                   Women In Business          Moot Hall
69.00                   M. Hullock                            Cemetery
41.00                  Co-operative Memorials    Cemetery
400.00                CPCA - Grant                       Brampton In Bloom
623.90                Barclays Bank                      Interest Received
1418.90

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