Meeting held on 12 October 2017

This meeting had been adjourned from September because the council was not quorate. One of the tasks was to co-opt another councillor. This is Les Ingham, who lives at Bridgefield Cottage. His contact details are on the website.

Under public participation, there were presentations about the proposed extension of the Kirkby Moor Wind Farm by Innology Renewables. There is significant local opposition to this planning application and the Parish Council will be submitting its objections to SLDC in November.

The Council has had advice on setting up a website so that it can be compliant with the expectations of the government Transparency Code. The daughter of  local residents has given her time and expertise to develop this website. The Parish Council is very grateful for her help. This extended website can be accessed by visiting lowickpc.wordpress.com. The original website with Lowick Community Hall is retained.  Remember too that there is also a Facebook page set up by Councillor Edmondson.

There was further discussion about the services of a lengthsman and Archie Workman, who works within Colton and Blawith, has offered his services to Lowick. It is hoped he will attend the next meeting so that his help can be utilised in the parish to keep the roadside verges, footpaths and gullies clear. There may be some money from District Councillor, Anne Hall. There is a suggestion that this could be used to put flower boxes at Lowick Bridge, either side of the crossroads. This might be part of an attempt to reduce the speed that road users travel at this junction.

The Parish Council missed the opportunity to canvas public opinion at Lowick Show about a revised Parish Plan. There are still hopes to gain ideas about what parishioners want for Lowick and this is will be re-visited during next year.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 16 November at 7.30pm in Lowick Community Hall.