May 2019 PC Meeting

I have extracted the following items from the Draft Minutes of the May Parish Council Meeting.

  1. Items discussed from Annual Parish Assembly Traffic management through the village. Report highway issues on https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/report/ Lancaster City Council Traffic Management Officer visited the village and proposed to request Lancashire County Council for 20 mph signage, a SPeed Indicator Device, and to Lancashire Constabulary a suitable site availability for a mobile speed device occasionally; Cllrs agree to fund Whittington in Bloom hanging baskets etc, & Christmas Trees, alongside matched funding from Whittington Village Hall;  Dragon’s Head Hotel discussed, Mr Nutter proposes the public house be purchased and managed as a Community Project. Funding is being explored.
  2. Gardening competition – Cllrs propose that it be judged in the summer by the previous Rose Bowl winner. 3 classes – Hanging Baskets, Window boxes, Front gardens. 3 prize winners in each category 1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £10.
  3. Cllr Fell introduced an Electronic Communication template to gather information from parishioners. A leaflet drop will be completed requesting parishioners to reply their interest by Email or at a designated letter box site.
  4. Business introduced by Councillors. Cllr Sutherland proposed an informal Summer Barbeque and a Village Sport’s Day. Discussion by Cllrs proposed a joint event with Whittington Village Hall. A suitable venue and date to be explored. Cllr Hall proposed to purchase weedkiller for around the village verges, Cllrs agreed to fund this. Additional information from Lancaster City Council. Changes to Recycling Centres Opening Hours from 1st October 2019, Carnforth is included. Proposed change to 9 am to 5 pm year round, with 2 closure days to be confirmed excluding Fridays, open on Bank Holidays regardless of normal closure on Mondays.
John Keegan