BTCThere will be a Meeting of the Bentham Town Council on Monday 6 th January at 7.30pm 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
176. To receive Apologies from members unable to attend
177. 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 dispensation.
178. 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)
179. To Confirm the Minutes of the previous meetings on 2 nd December 2019 and 16 th December 2019
180. To receive the Clerks Report (for information only)
181. To receive the Police Report & allow members to ask questions for information - If any
182. To receive Reports from CCllr & DCllrs (for information only) - If any
183. Planning
183.1 To consider and comment upon New Planning Applications
183.1.1 2019/21256/ADV Installation of 3 no. illuminated signs, 1 no. non-illuminated
sign and fascia sign at United Co Operatives Late Shop, Main Street, High Bentham,
Lancaster, LA2 7HE.
183.1.2 219/21279/COU Change of use from retail area to additional residential area and  external alterations. (Resubmission of 2019/21033/FUL, withdrawn 18 November 2019)  at Black Bicycle, 8 Station Road, High Bentham, Lancaster, LA2 7LF.183.2 To receive Planning Decision - If any (see Clerks Report)
183.3 To receive Correspondence on Planning Issues - If any (see Clerks Report)
184. Highways Matters
184.1 To discuss the road safety issue at St Johns Church and Cedar House School and agree  a way forward
184.2 To consider and note Highway Matters for information - If any (Councillors can
comment on any minor Highways issues currently causing concern.
185. To Consider the Register of Interests and agree updates from Members where necessary
186. To note the draft minutes of Open Spaces Committee meeting 9 th December 2019

187. To receive an update on the Philip Harvey Playing Field
188. To agree updated Cemetery Rules & Regulations
189. To discuss the Town Hall clock and agree a way forward
190. To discuss the position re Community Youth Building and agree a way forward
190.1 Repairs to make fit for purpose while long term position is under review
   190.1.1  Cooker Electrics
   190.1.2  Full electrical service
   190.1.3  Ceiling & plastering repairs in kitchen and top room
   190.1.4  Damp treatment or dehumidifiers
   190.1.5  Caging on lighting and projector in middle room / caging on glitter ball in
                 middle room, or removal
   190.1.6  Porch lighting
   190.1.7  Replacement windows and front door
   190.2 Long term position
   191. To agree the Accounts for Payments
   192. To consider receiving grant money for the gravel for work on the Low Bentham              footpath in the Bentham Town Council bank account
   193. To discuss matters relating to Climate Emergency and agree a way forward
194. To receive items of correspondence – Annual report from Low Bentham WI
195. To Receive Reports from Councillors who represent the Council on other bodies            (for  information only) - If any
196. Items for next meeting and minor items only
197. Date of next meeting
Christine Downey.  Clerk to the Council.