The last Parish Council meeting was held on 20 September.
Richard Ellwood, Chairman of Lowick Green Management Committee, attended the meeting to give some feedback following the Tour of Britain and the associated event held on Lowick Green. This was very successful, raising £435 for the Green committee.
There has been no progress with CCC Highways about traffic issues in the parish but District Councillor Ann Hall thought that County Councillor Matt Brereton might be able to support Lowick in their endeavors to make changes/improvements.
The Parish Council has agreed to support the group ‘Kirkby Moor Protectors’ in its work to oppose the appeal by the developers against the decision taken last December to refuse planning permission to extend the life of the wind turbines. This will allow Lowick to become a member of the Party which will enable it to play an active role in the new appeal by the developers taking place at a public enquiry in January 2019.
Councillor Sanderson is involved in initial meetings which will explore the possible extension of the southern boundary of the National Park. This is particularly relevant for Lowick as the parish is divided by the current national park boundary. These are exploratory meetings but there is a public roadshow proposed for early next year.
Thank you to all who visited the stall at Lowick Show and, in particular, made written comments about what they would like to see the Parish Council to achieve over the next few years. Councillors are aware that Lowick is not a neat, compact parish and that it needs to make the public more aware of what is going on.
One suggestion has been a regular newsletter distributed to households. Further discussion by Councillors is planned at a meeting in October. New or further ideas can be shared with any of your parish councillors. There is a Facebook page too.
The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on 15 November at 7.30pm in Lowick Community Hall.