Meeting held on 18 July 2019

Councillor Ingham received a helpful reply from County Councillor Matt Brereton with regard to traffic issues in Lowick. He has raised these with officers from Highways and is hopeful that there will be some action with Lowick’s particular problems – re-siting the satnav sign; general signage; speeding – which will be part of a wider review in the area.

As part of the Parish Plan, Councillors have developed their particular items and there was a discussion about preparing a questionnaire which will be sent to all households. It is hoped to have a meeting early in September and Councillor Ingham undertook to prepare a questionnaire which will be discussed and refined before it is sent out.

Mr Ellwood, Chairman of Lowick Green Management Committee, reported that the wild flower areas have done well and he will be sowing some yellow rattle seed in the wild areas – courtesy of Cumbria Wildlife Trust. The old well is now flowing freely.

The Lengthsman has been out and about in the parish, strimming and tidying and is going to examine the bus shelters to see what work needs to be done to keep them in good repair.

Councillors discussed a planning application for the development of a barn into a dwelling at Woodgate. The Council is opposed to this development and will be responding to SLDC, giving reasons for this opinion.

The Southern Boundary Partnership information evening was held in the Community Hall on 3 July.

Kirkby Moor Windfarm

The Parish Council are very disappointed that the appeal has been allowed by the Planning Inspector, following the Public Enquiry. This means that the wind turbines will remain until 2027. This information came in after the meeting but will be on the agenda for the September meeting.

Unfortunately Police Community Support Officer Debbie Ross has had to take sick leave but if anyone needs to contact the Team, Sgt Rupert Johnston will be covering for her.

The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on 19 September at 7.30pm in Lowick Community Hall. All are welcome.