Minutes 11 December 2023

Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting

Present: Councillors: Leo Kolassa (Chairman), Colin Appleton, Sandra Baxter, Joe Riley and Mike Wield.

In Attendance: Mrs C Jenkins (Clerk) and 3 members of public

24.0 Apologies for Absence

There were apologies received from Cllrs D. Baxter and Wiencke.

25.0 Members Declaration of Interest

There were no interests declared.

26.0 Public Forum

The meeting was adjourned for this item.

Two members of the public presented an idea to the Council of a Formby medal:

It was suggested that children and maybe some adults may wish to earn a Formby medal by learning a Formby poem (a selection of Joan Rimmer’s poems have been suggested) and reciting it, learning 10 facts about Formby, and drawing a walk onto a map with annotations to say how long it takes and what you enjoy about the walk.

It was reported that a medal could be cast which would cost approximately £500 for the cast and further funding would be required to produce the medals.

Members were encouraging of the initiative but would require more detail in writing to consider whether to contribute.

The meeting was reconvened.

27.0 Minutes of the Previous Meeting

The minutes of the Ordinary meeting held on 18 September 2023 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

28.0 Matters of Report from Previous Meeting

There were no matters of report.

29.0 Chairman’s Report

There was no report.

30.0 Planning Applications

30.1 Liverpool Road development site

Residents had reported that the land on the Morris Homes section of the Liverpool Road site had been raised considerably from the houses on the Alt Road area. The Clerk had raised this with the planning enforcement officer, and the levels are in accordance with the approved planning application.

Members noted that a discharge of conditions application has been submitted which includes the approval for the upgrade of the pedestrian crossing on Liverpool Road.

31.0 To Discuss and Resolve the following:

31.1 To discuss the proposed budget for 2024-25

Members noted the proposed budget and were asked to forward any comments to the Clerk before the next meeting.

31.2 To approve the expenditure of £1,281 plus vat for the provision of four new trees on Marina Road.

Members discussed taking part in the annual tree planting programme through Sefton Trees Department to replace trees on the grass verges that have been removed due to storm damage, disease or age.

It was resolved to approve the expenditure of £1,281 plus vat for four trees on Marina Road.

32.0 To Authorise Payments

It was resolved to approve the payments as listed:

Internal Audit £25

Remembrance Wreaths £55

Formby Parish Council for services as detailed below (£965):

Clerk services for 3 months £375

Christmas tree contribution £220

Christmas lights switch on event contribution £220

Hampers for Christmas £150

Total £1045

33.0 Date of Next Meeting

The next Ordinary meeting of Little Altcar Parish Council will be held on Monday 22 January 2024 at 6.30pm.

 Members of the press and public are cordially invited to attend.