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MINUTES

Annual General Meeting of Rufford Parish Council

Held in Rufford Village Hall

Monday 19 May, 2003

Prior to the meeting P.C.Rowe spoke to the members of the Parish Council asking for comments or problems that require assistance.

Present. Cllrs Grace. Gordon. Lee. Ashcroft. Rimmer Colling Cummings plus seven members of the public.

All councilors signed the "Declaration of Acceptance of Office" form.

Election of Chairman

The Vice Chairman having declined the position of chairman it was proposed and seconded that Cllr P.G.Grace be re-appointed chairman.

Minutes of Last Meeting

Prop. Cllr Cummings. Sec. Cllr Gordon.

That the minutes be verified as a correct record and signed after the addition" Cllr.Colling admitted an interest re Fayre Game"

Matters arising.

Fayre Game.

Station Rd.

Sluice lane. No action yet taken on these sites although repeated requests have been made.

Election of Vice Chairman and other representatives.

Prop Cllr Lee, Sec Cllr Ashcroft.

Vice Chairman. Cllr J.Gordon.

Laptac. Cllrs Grace. Gordon Lee. Clerk

Rufford Village Hall Cllr K.Ashcroft.

Holmeswood Village Hall Cllr. J. Rimmer

Footpaths. Cllr K.Ashcroft.

Planning. Three Cllrs, co-opt if required.

Finance. Cllrs Gordon. Ashcroft. Cummings, co-opt if required

Cheques Clerk plus two councillors out of three. Grace. Gordon Rimmer.

Leyfield Trust. Mr. G.Rawsthorne.

Peter Lathom' s Cllr Grace & Mr. R.Rimmer.

Play Equip. One Cllr from each village, monthly check

Shelters seats etc " "

Northern Parishes Public Transport Group Cllr Lee.

School Governors. Rufford. Cllr Gordon.

Holmeswood Mrs. Fowler.

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Finance

Councillor Gordon gave a progress report on work to date.

M. Dolling has carried out the half yearly survey of trees. Numerous trees need

attention, one needs attention urgently.

Chairman to approach the manager of "Myerscough College" to see if the traineeswould like to carry out branch lopping etc on the recreation ground as part of theirwork experience. In line with the recommendations of Mr. M. Dolling.

No damaged trees overhanging the property in Flash Lane.

Due to the planning application with regard the Rufford Village Hall requiring revision,the architect has been asked to revise same, wooden windows frames instead of plastic and the design be more traditional. The full additional cost to be approx 8000. This willcover future low maintenance.

Parish Council accepted this proposal.

Community Futures

The progress reports from the various groups were presented.

Youth Cllr Ashcroft. Further meetings to be held.

Street Cleaning etc. Mrs. Danby. Letter from WLDC states that a survey of bins and cleaning will shortly be carried out

Hesketh Arms Site. Mr. Pickavance No further progress to report.

Traffic. Cllr Gordon work started on the A59. No details of survey on B5246.

Community Mr. Quinlan (away on holiday) Nothing to report.

General correspondence.

Burscough Football Club.

Letter of congratulation to be sent to the club over winning the F .A. Trophy on the 18th May.2003.

Holmeswood Tennis club.

Letter recd from the club requesting that urgent attention is given to the drainage

problem at the Holmeswood Village Hall site. Cllr Gordon requested to arrange for the contractors Mr. J. Whittle to carry out this as soon as possible.

LAPTAC

Copy of the accounts for years 2000/2001 & 2001/2002 received and agreed.

Rufford School.

Notification to remove tree at the rear of the school and adjacent to The Paddock was received. No objection from the parish council to this.

Any other business.

Swing repairs. New style chains now placed on the swings but the extended matting still to be done.

Scouts bonfire.

Letter from the solicitor of the above organisation over the conditions laid down

regarding the event.

Countryside Agency (Real project)

Meeting in Holmeswood Village Hall on the 9th July regarding the Village Plan.

Liaison Officer for Parish Councils.

W.L.D.C have now made the appointment of the above officer.

Planning. Granted.

0126 25 Springwood Dr.

0161 H'wood Meth School

1101 Moat lodge. Croston Dr.

0190 Rhodes Farm. Wiggins La. '

1387 Oak Villa. H'wood Rd.

0270 Moss End Farm H'wood

0286 21 Thornton Close.

0311 89 Causeway La.

0323 197 Liverpool Rd.

0367 2 The Hawthorns

Planning applications

8/2003/0428 Flash House. Flash Lane. 2 storey ext & bay window. No objection

0460 6 Church Rd. Conv stable to dwelling Objection

on Conservation & Green belt, in line with our previous objections

0513 Woodlands Farm Mere Lane. Erection of replacement bldg No objections

0418 Old PO Moss End H' wood 2 storey ext & garage. No objections

Refusal

8/2003/0337 6 The Stables, New Hall. Conservatory

Accounts received and for payment

Recd.

Precept. 1st 17.484.50

Concurrent 1st 1.405.

VAT Refund. 3.385.03

Prop Cllr Cummings. Sec Cllr Gordon

That the following accounts be paid.

839 J.Whittle Repairs rec ground. 424.15.

840 B. T Rental 264.23

41 J.Forshaw. Salary 350.00

2 Mr. Pennington. Grass cutting 466.47

3 Hy AIty Yellow waistcoat 9.40

4 M. Dolling Tree survey & chopping 170.00

Next meeting Monday 16th June 03.

There being no further business the meeting then closed.

P.G.Grace

Chairman