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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCILTown Clerk:Christine DowneyBentham Town Hall, Station Road,Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LHTel/Fax: 015242 62587Email:
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8 May 2019
There will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 13 May 2019 at 7.15 pm in the Lower Town Hall. The public and press are invited to attend.
The press and public may not speak when the Council is in session, but they may make points during the ‘comments & concerns’ item on the agenda
Background papers are available for viewing by appointment before the meeting. They will be circulated to Councillors in the days before the meeting.

Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council
COUNCIL AGENDA
25. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend
26. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive
and decide members requests for DPI dispensations
27. To Receive Comment & Concerns
Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to
speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non-agenda items Members of the Council are not
permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)
28. Planning
28.1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications
28.1.1. 2019/20421/HH Detached double garage with home office over at 2 The Park, Bank View, Low Bentham,
Lancaster, LA2 7DZ
28.1.2. 2019/20438/FUL Extension to existing foodstore and external alterations to building at Co-Op, Main
Street, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7HE
29. Items for next meeting and minor items only
Christine Downey

Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council
8 MAY 2019

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BENTHAM TOWN COUNCIL
Town Clerk:
Christine Downey
Bentham Town Hall, Station Road,
Bentham, Lancaster LA2 7LH
Tel/Fax: 015242 62587
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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COUNCIL AGENDA
1. To Appoint the Mayor for the period 2019/2020
2. To Receive Apologies from members unable to attend
3. To Receive & Record any member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in relation to items on the agenda and to receive
and decide members requests for DPI dispensations
4. To Receive Comment & Concerns
Public participation – to hear matters raised by members of the public or Cllrs with an interest (that are allowed to
speak) either on agenda items or for future consultation (NB for non-agenda items Members of the Council are not
permitted to respond, except to ask questions for the purposes of clarification)
5. To Confirm the minutes of the previous meeting on 1 April 2019
6. To Appoint the Deputy Mayor for the period 2019/2020
7. To Appoint Members to Committees and as Council Representatives for 2019/2020
7.1. Committees: Buildings; Finance; Marketing; Open Spaces
7.2. Council Representatives: Playing Field Association: Goodenber Play Area: LASRUG; Aid in Sickness: Looking
Well/Bentham Community Library; Youth Café; Victoria Institute; Bentham Area Refuge Group; Patient
Representative Group; Bentham Save A Life; Longstaffe Educational Foundation; Bentham Common Land Charity;
Collingwood & Longstaffe; YLCA Craven Branch
7.3. Responsible Financial Officer – also bank, bank mandate (including change of signatories if necessary)
8. To Agree a Provisional Timetable of Meetings for the new Council Year (see paper 2019/01)
9. To Receive the Clerks Report (for information only)
10. To Receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information
- If any11. To Receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only)
- If any
12. To Note that the Tourist Information Coffee Morning raised £181.26, and to thank all participants for their help in
running the event
13. Planning
13.1. To Consider and Comment upon New Applications
13.1.1. 2019/20175/CND Application to discharge Condition 3 (materials), Condition 04 (crime prevention),
Condition 5 (roads and footways), Condition 7 (off-site highway works), Condition 10 (drainage), Condition
12 (affordable housing), Condition 13 (landscaping), Condition 16 (boundary treatments) from planning
permission referenced 2017/18715/FUL granted 12February 2018 at Former High Bentham CP School, Main
Street, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7JU.
13.1.2. 2019/20265/HH Proposed construction of detached garage and store, set into existing banking at Todhill
House, Station Road, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7LS
13.1.3. 2019/20328/FUL Installation of a muck separator, ground level gantry and concrete midden at Bentham
Auction Mart, Main Street, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA27HF
13.2. To Receive Planning Decisions
- If any (see Clerks Report)
13.3. To Receive Correspondence on Planning Issues
- If any (see Clerks Report)
14. Highways Matters
14.1. To Receive an update on the Street Light Programme
14.2. To Discuss parking problems in Low Bentham
14.3. To Consider and Note Highway Matters for information
- If any (Councillors can comment on any minor Highways issues currently causing concern)
15. To Review the Council’s Standing Orders (as adopted Jun 2018) (paper 2019/02)
16. To Review the Council’s Financial Regulations (as adopted May 2016) (paper 2019/03)
17. To Review the council’s Risk Assessment (paper 2019/04)
18. To Note the draft minutes of the Annual Parish Meeting on 24 April
19. To Note the draft minutes of the Finance Committee on 15 April, and consider recommendations, if any
20. To Receive an update on the Play Area
21. To Agree the Accounts for Payment
22. To consider items of Correspondence
22.1.
Email from Anna Winterbottom regarding leaving 10% or more of any green space as unmown grassland
to encourage the growth of wildflowers, pollinators and wildlife, dated 02/04/19
23. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies (for information only)
- If any
24. Items for next meeting and minor items only
Christine Downey
Christine Downey
Clerk to the Council
23 APRIL 2019

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