Meeting held on 19 January 2019

Councillors considered a letter sent by a local resident about traffic issues: namely the possibility of having solar signs on the A5092 to remind motorists of the 40mph speed limit and improved signing at the Coniston road junction to try and prevent motorists – cars, caravans and coaches – using the narrow road along Lowick Green. The idea of solar signs is a positive one but the Parish Council will have to consult with CCC Highways on this, as well as sign improvements. This would not be the first time but little has happened so far …… It seems to be related to cost and priorities ……

As part of the Parish Plan, the Council has delivered a newsletter to all households. This was collated by Councillor Edmondson, with contributions from various sources. It has been well received – if anyone has an issue to raise appertaining to the parish and of interest to residents, please contact Councillor Edmondson – or any councillor.

Mr Ellwood, Chairman of Lowick Green Management Committee explained that he was hoping to improve the parking area outside Cosy Cottage/Green View and asked for views about improving the roadside parking outside Hopefield Cottages to avoid the need for residents to park on the grass, which easily gets damaged.

The Public Enquiry about Kirkby Moor will take place in January and Lowick Parish Council is supporting the Kirkby Moor Protectors. Councillors Mitchell and Sanderson will give evidence at the Enquiry. The result will be eagerly awaited.

Councillors agreed to request a precept of £3000 from South Lakeland District Council to cover costs and any projects.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on 21 March at 7.30pm in Lowick Community Hall. All are welcome.