Parish Council

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James Graham

James Graham

Chair
Mike Abbs

Mike Abbs

Clerk

News & Announcements

Saturday 21 October 2017

Parish Council September Meeting

The September meeting of Bowness Parish Council heard that the parish website may be developed to include representation from areas outside Bowness village. Port Carlisle Community and Recreation Association have asked to be included and Anthorn Community Association had been consulted but had not yet responded. Councillors agreed to make enquiries within their areas of the parish so that the website could be developed to include them simultaneously.


Members heard that a grant of around £800 had been made for the playground at Glasson by Cumbria County Council.
Anthorn Community Association had applied for a grant for a defibrillator and councillors were generally supportive but wanted to see a more detailed breakdown of costs. The Anthorn association had also applied for a grant for a new floor in the village hall but had not been able to supply a quotation in time for the parish council meeting, so the matter was deferred until the November meeting.


Members were generally satisfied with the condition of benches in the parish but felt that the bench on the coast road near the viaduct required attention. The bench bears a plaque with the inscription ‘Francis Clark 1914-1988 and Janet Miles Clark 1915-2002’ and the council is appealing for any living relatives to contact the clerk.


Councillors will be writing to the county council with three requests from the parish: a missing road sign at Drumburgh; a request for a cattle grid near Drumburgh village and a plea for traffic calming measures in Glasson.


* This report is taken from draft minutes which will be considered for approval at the council’s next meeting on Wednesday, November 8 at 7pm in the Bower, Port Carlisle.

 

Friday 01 September 2017

Report from draft minutes

Bowness could have two long-awaited cattle grids approved and installed in the coming year, parish councillors heard at their July meeting.
County Councillor Tony Markley gave the good news and also expressed a hope that there would be some County funding for new work at Glasson playground.
He said the Highways Department was about to embark on significant road work in the next year which could result in local traffic disruption.
Members heard that planners had granted permission for the developer Ian Hunter to create shepherds hut holiday accommodation on the former orchard at Bowness House Farm. The parish council had objected to this proposal.
After the establishment of a defibrillator in Bowness, there are now moves to acquire them for Glasson and Anthorn, and the council heard it may be approached with funding requests.
The problem of providing land for burials in the parish was discussed. Extra land will soon be needed and members heard that St Michael’s church council had approached a local landowner concerning an adjacent piece of land to be used for a burial ground extension.
The council heard that, if it fell to them to assume responsibility to maintain a burial ground, this would require a great deal of time, work and funding. Councillors are to monitor the ongoing situation.
* This report is taken from draft minutes which will be considered for approval at the council’s next meeting on September 13 at 7pm at the Lindow Hall, Bowness.

 

Documents

Agendas & Minutes

Friday 17 February 2017

November 2016 Minutes

Friday 07 April 2017

January 2017 Minutes

Friday 07 April 2017

April 2017 Agenda

Financial

Friday 28 April 2017

B Completed Audit 2015-16

Agendas & Minutes

Monday 01 May 2017

May 16 Annual Parish Meeting Agenda

Thursday 04 May 2017

May 17 Annual Parish Meeting Agenda

Thursday 04 May 2017

B May 17 Meeting Agenda

Thursday 04 May 2017

May 17 Annual General Meeting Agenda

Financial

Friday 02 June 2017

B Annual Governance Statement 2016 - 17

Friday 02 June 2017

B Annual Accounting Statement 2016- 17

Friday 02 June 2017

B Unaudited Accounting Statement

Friday 02 June 2017

B Public Inspection Rights 2016 - 17

Agendas & Minutes

Thursday 06 July 2017

B July 17 Meeting Agenda

Thursday 07 September 2017

B September 17 Meeting Agenda

Financial

Thursday 07 September 2017

B Completed Audit 2016 - 17

Agendas & Minutes

Thursday 21 September 2017

B July 17 Meeting Minutes

Thursday 02 November 2017

B November 17 Meeting Agenda