Annual Parish Meeting Minutes – 3 May 2022

Minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting

Present: Councillors: Leo Kolassa, Sandra Baxter, Bob McCann, Michael Walsh and Michael Weild.

In Attendance: Mrs C Jenkins (Clerk) and 2 members of public

1.0 Welcome by Chairman of Little Altcar Parish Council

Cllr Kolassa welcomed everyone to the meeting.

2.0 Apologies for Absence

There were apologies received from Cllrs Bennett and Irving.

3.0 To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 4 May 2021

The minutes of the Annual Parish meeting held on 4 May 2021 were approved as a correct record.

4.0 Public Participation

The meeting was adjourned for this item

There were no members of public wanting to address the Council.

The meeting was reconvened

5.0 To receive an update on the Grouping Order for the purpose of forming a grouped parish council with Formby Parish Council to be known as Formby and Little Altcar Parish Council

The Clerk updated members on the Grouping Order request. It was noted that Formby and Little Altcar Parish Meetings had resolved to approve for the two parishes to form a grouped parish council under a Grouping Order in December 2018. However, Sefton Legal Department had advised that this request was received too late to become a “made order” prior to the May 2019 parish council elections, and it was advised that the business case for a grouping order should be submitted in 2022 for the 2023 parish council elections.

Members reviewed the grouping order business case proposal and the Chairman requested that this should be forwarded to Sefton Council by July.

It was resolved to approve the Business Case Proposal for the Grouping Order to be sent to Sefton Council by July 2022.

6.0 Close of Meeting

The Chairman thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting.