DCPC – Agenda – May 2024

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Drigg & Carleton Parish Council


Tuesday 14th May 2024

To be held in Drigg Village Hall following the AGM, not before 7 pm


Members of the public who wish to speak at the meeting are requested to identify themselves and the topic on which they wish to speak to the Clerk or Chair at least 48 hours ahead of the meeting date


Public participation is for a maximum of 20 minutes, with no individual speaking for more than five minutes

Public participation is restricted to this agenda item only

  1. Minutes of the Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 9th April 2024; resolution to approve and signature by the Chair
  2. Apologies for absence

  3. Declaration of interests regarding any items on this agenda

  4. Resignation: vacancy to be advertised from 15th May 2024 for 21 working days

  5. Financial matters
    1. Financial Report
      1. Balance of account
      2. Precept
  • VAT return
  1. HMRC
  1. Any outstanding payments
    1. Insurance premium
    2. CALC subscription
  • Any other payments
  1. Annual Governance and Accountability Return 2023-24
    1. To approve the Certificate of Exemption
    2. Annual Internal Audit Report
  • To approve the Annual Governance Statement
  1. To approve the Annual Accounting Statement
  2. Notice of Public Rights
    1. Dates for display on the website / noticeboard (30 days minimum)
  3. Auditor feedback
  • Publication of the AGAR 2023-2024


  1. Actions and matters arising
    1. Action 3/3: AP to report back from NWS about beach benches after the next Liaison meeting
    2. Action 4/1: Clerk to organise distribution of Summer edition of DC Newsletter by end April
  • Action 4/2: Clerk to order Remembrance Day flag
  1. Action 4/3: Clerk to buy road marking paint
  2. Action 4/4: Clerk to draw up a rota for the Summer Wellbeing Hub
  3. Action 4/5: Clerk to write a letter of thanks to the cleaner


  1. Cumberland Council
    1. Council Report
    2. Highways


  1. Public participation (limited to five minutes per person, maximum of 20 minutes in total)
  2. Main business
    1. Shutters: to protect the screen in the main hall
    2. Saltcoats: parishioner reported that white lines need to be refreshed and roadside hedges cut back
    3. Hall Loft project: report on loft floor / structural engineer
    4. Newsletter: planned publishing schedule for Autumn 2024
    5. Beach benches: AP to report back
    6. Paving slabs for seat on Shore Road: part of SK’s quote
    7. PROW – Drigg Holmes: broken gate on the bridge on the Cumberland Council side of the river
    8. Traffic survey: review
    9. Jubilee Oak: review
    10. Summer Wellbeing Hub
    11. Any other Parish matters


  1. Received communications placed before the meeting
    1. NDA Properties meeting: proposed meeting with NDA Group Director David Medlock and Andrew Edwards, Project Manager for proposed demolitions, at 10 am on 9th May 2024 at a local venue (Pelham House or Herdus House – to be confirmed)
    2. NALC Consultation
      1. Accountability within public bodies – acting on early warning signs
    3. NALC survey
      1. Committee on Standards in Public Life public bodies consultation – sector survey

    4. Planning applications
      1. Lake District National Park Authority
        1. None
      2. Cumberland Council: Minerals and Waste Planning Team
        1. Ref.4/24/9001: Creation of a new pond to provide new habitat and an enhancement for biodiversity. Drigg Low Level Waste Disposal Site. Respond by 15th May 2024
        2. Ref.4/24/9002: Siting of 13 portable buildings for office, laboratory and welfare purposes for a temporary period of 5 years. Creation of contractor’s vehicle and siting of four electric vehicle charging points. Drigg Low Level Waste Disposal Site. Respond by 15th May 2024

      3. Cumbria Association of Local Councils
        1. Report
        2. CALC AGM: 12th October 2024, Newbiggin Village Hall

      4. Receive reports from representatives
        1. GDF Mid Copeland Community Partnership
        2. GDF South Copeland Community Partnership
        3. LLWR/NWS Liaison – 4th June meeting cancelled by NWS

      5. Matters to be considered at the next Ordinary Meeting of the Parish Council


  1. Date of next meetings
    1. DCPC Annual Parish Meeting: Thursday 16th May 2024 at 7 pm in Drigg Village Hall
    2. PC Ordinary meeting: 11th June 2024 at 6.30 pm in Drigg Village Hall


Karen Warmoth
Parish Clerk
Drigg & Carleton Parish Council
8th May 2024