Meeting held on 21 March 2019

The Council is still awaiting a response from CCC Highways about the possibility of having solar signs on the A5092 to remind motorists of the 40mph speed limit. Although this is merely a request for information it seems difficult to get any feedback.

As part of the Parish Plan, the Council has delivered a second newsletter to all households. Again this was collated by Councillor Edmondson and 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 has not received any negative comments about improving the parking area outside Cosy Cottage/Green View and outside Hopefield Cottages so plans to go ahead with this.

Some residents have been affected by the action of Vodafone to stop using the mast near Lowick Old School. Councillors feel very strongly that the phone company should ensure that our rural area is adequately served with a satisfactory signal for all. As well as advising affected residents to contact Vodafone directly, it will be sending a letter outlining concerns and the needs of our area.

Flooding on the A5092 was raised by a local resident and Councillor Sanderson commented that he had heard that one gully was so badly blocked that the road may have to be dug up to repair it. Gully sucking has taken place along the A5092.

The Public Enquiry about Kirkby Moor took place in January and the Planning Inspector’s decision should be published in May.

Councillors discussed an issue relating to an unofficial residential development just over the parish boundary with Blawith and agreed to raise this with the Lake District Special Planning Board.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on 16 May at 7.30pm in Lowick Community Hall. This is the date for AGM and Annual Parish Assembly. All are welcome.