Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting
This meeting was held online due to the Covid 19 pandemic
Councillors: Leo Kolassa, Sandra Baxter, Maria Bennett, Yvonne Irving, Bob McCann and Michael Weild
Mrs C Jenkins (Clerk) and 0 member of public
11.0 Apologies for Absence
There were apologies received from Cllr Walsh.
12.0 Members Declaration of Interest
There were no interests declared.
13.0 Public Forum
The meeting was adjourned for this item
There were no members of public requesting to address the council.
The meeting was reconvened
14.0 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the Ordinary meeting held on 27 May 2020 were approved as a correct record and the Clerk will be arrange for them to be signed by the Chairman.
15.0 Matters of Report from Previous Meeting
The were no matters of report from the previous meeting.
16.0 Planning Applications
16.1 Liverpool Road Site
The Clerk reported that there have been resident complaints regarding the extended working hours by the developers on the Liverpool Road site. Cllr Wield reported that he had been monitoring the ancient hawthorn hedgerow which had started to regrow and was up to 1 metre height, however over the last 2 days the contractor has used a digger to dig up the roots of the hedge and now the hedge is lost completely. Members agreed that this must be reported to the planning authority in the strongest possible terms. When the hedgerow was first cut down the developer claimed that the contractor on site had done this in error and clearly this latest act is deliberate. Cllr Irving reported that the Civic Society had written to Sefton Council on two occasions about this hedgerow and had not received a response.
16.2 Members noted the weekly lists of planning applications as per Sefton Council’s website.
17.0 To discuss and resolve the following:
17.1 To receive the Internal Auditors Report
It was resolved to approve the Internal Auditors Report
17.2 To approve the annual governance statement section 1
Members answered yes to the questions 1-8 (question 9 not applicable)
It was resolved to approve the annual governance statement section 1
17.3 To approve the accounting statements section 2
It was resolved to approve the accounting statements section 2
17.4 To certify that during the financial year 2019/20, the higher of the Authorities gross income for the year or gross annual expenditure, for the year did not exceed £25,000. (To certify as exempt from a limited assurance review under section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015)
Members agreed that the higher of the Authorities gross income or gross annual expenditure for the year did not exceed £25,000.
It was resolved to approve the certificate of exemption for Little Altcar Parish Council from a limited assurance review under section 9 of the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015.
17.5 To note the dates set for the exercise of public rights: Monday 20 July to Friday 28 August 2020
17.6 To consider a change of internet service provider
It was resolved to approve the change of internet service provider from HCI data to Krystal.
8.0 Chairman’s Report
The Chairman wished everyone good health and to stay safe and alert during the on-going pandemic.
9.0 To Authorise Payments
It was resolved to approve the payments as listed
- Formby Parish Council Clerks services £375
10.0 Date of Next Meeting
In line with the emergency legislation meetings will be held online when necessary and published on the website at www.littlealtcar-pc.gov.uk.
It is expected the next meeting will be in October 2020.