Minthorpe Parish Council

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1st July 2021

Notice of Public Right to Inspect Parish Council Accounts Click for PDF

23rd June 2021

Extraordinary Parish Council Meeting

The Chairman of the Parish Council has called an extraordinary meeting of the Parish Council. There are 2 important decisions that are required and remote meetings cannot make lawful decisions. Therefore, a short face to face meeting has been called. The summons, including the items to be discussed, can be found here 

15th April 2021

The results of the forthcoming election can be found here. Due to the number of applicants the election will be uncontested

24th March 2021

The window for nominations for the Parish Council elections is now open and closes at 4pm on 8th April. Details are here 

The Police and Crime Commissioner elections are are to take place. Details are here

8th March 2021

The Parish Council elections take place on Thursday 6th May. All existing Councillors are able to stand again and residents are also entitled to stand. Please consider representing your village. If you wish to consider standing please contact the Clerk who will provide you with a candidate pack. All enquiries will be very welcome.

8th March 2021

The Parish Assembly met on 1st March 2021. Minutes can be found here Included was what the Parish Council had done in 2020/21. The report was:

In  an extremely difficult period, with a new Chairman and new Clerk, the Council has been active and effective. When face to face meetings were prohibited, all Council members embraced technology and have taken part in effective remote meetings. All Government guidelines have been adhered to.

The Parish Council have delivered the following:

-          Over 90%  attendance at monthly Parish Council meetings, with all apologies accepted

-          Funding of the Christmas trees around the village

-          Provision of toilets on the Square

-          Parking bays on the Square have been repainted

-          A further disabled parking space has been added to the Square

-          Litter bins continue to be emptied

-          The Jubilee seat has been replaced

-          Planters around the village have been maintained and a large planter has been added to the Square

-          The fitting of new streetlights around the Square has been arranged

-          The fitting of CCTV has been arranged

-          Improved road safety around the Square, on Market Day, has been provided

-          The speeding sign on Main Street has been upgraded to ensure greater effectiveness

-          Parish Councillors have continued to listen to village residents and taken many concerns to higher authorities

-          The Parish Council works well with the local District and County Councillors and continues  to welcome their input

-          The market has operated during a difficult time and the number of traders has increased, though more would be welcomed

-          Donations have been made to The Salvation Army, The Royal British Legion and The Milnthorpe Food Bank

9th November 2020

 REMEMBRANCE SERVICE 8th November 2020 - Please click here to view a video of the Remembrance Service

30th September 2020

Right to Inspect Annual Governance and Accountability Return (AGAR)

AGAR

1st July 2020

Notice of Public Right to Inspect Parish Council Accounts Click for PDF

1st May 2020

The Council has issued some guidance on current scams that are in operation, the following link takes you to a pdf file, please use as you wish  CCC COVID-19 Scams They have also provided some useful links - the following links open external pages in a new window.

Website https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/tradingstandards/consumers/scams.asp

 

About Milnthorpe Parish Council

Milnthorpe Parish Council’s responsibilities/assets include The Green and the Market Square, a number of other small greens in the village centre, the playing field, including the children’s play area, and a pony paddock!

The Parish Council runs the weekly Friday Market and the monthly Farmers Market.

The Parish Council has four part time paid staff: a parish clerk, playing field warden, square & green cleaner and a grass cutting operative.

The Council comprises nine unpaid elected members who serve a four-year term. Council meetings are normally on the first Monday of the month – the agenda and minutes are normally displayed on the Council notice board in The Square, though because of Covid this has been put on hold.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the monthly meetings and have an opportunity at each meeting to address the Council about any subject. Currently meetings are held virtually/remotely. For access to the meetings, please contact the Clerk to the Parish

The Parish Council, which is the most local level of government, works closely with the District and County Councils. Some of the maintenance work that the Parish Council does has been delegated from the County and District Councils.

Most of the Parish Council’s expenditure goes on staff costs, maintaining its assets and keeping the Village clean and in good order. Much time is spent in exercising whatever pressure it can on higher authorities for planning, highways and traffic control – to deal with issues affecting the quality of life of residents.

A large part of our Parish Council income comes from market rents which have declined recently because of changes in shopping patterns. This means that the Council is becoming increasingly dependent on the annual parish precept, the parish share of the council tax bill.

 

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