Minutes 10th September 2020

2020-09-10 Minutes
Minutes of the meeting of Baston Parish Council held in The Barn on Thursday 10th September 2020
Present Cllrs:  A Hutchins, B Easey, J Kelly, D Plant, T Palmer
 
Members of the public: None
                        
Chairman’s Remarks – Cllr Hutchins thanked Cllr Plant for his efforts with the bin sticker campaign in the village. Cllr Hutchins reminded the councillors that all future Parish Council meetings would have to be conducted remotely for the foreseeable future due to the new government restrictions coming into force on Monday 14th September 2020.
 
Apologies – Cllr Moss, Cllr Morgan
 
Disclosure of Interests – None.
 
Election of Vice-Chairman - Cllr Plant was nominated. Proposed by Cllr Kelly, seconded by Cllr Easey, all in agreement.
 
Co-option of Councillor(s) – None
 
Minutes of the last meeting –
It was resolved that the minutes of the last meeting held 9th July 2020 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record.  Proposed Cllr Kelly, seconded Cllr Easey all in agreement.
 
Clerks report on matters outstanding – None
 
Planning – None
 
Finance –
Payments to be made:
Parish Clerk Salary (DD) – £346.63
Community Cleaner – Aug 2020 – £132.80
BDG Mowing - Aug 2020 – £560.00
Internal Audit – £150.00
 
Highways –
Excessive HGV traffic through village on Main Street. Cllr Hutchins explained that a 7.5 ton weight limit could only be applied in the case of a weak bridge or similar, not purely as a way of reducing HGV traffic. It was suggested that we contact other local parishes such as Greatford and Langtoft to enquire what strategies they might have in mind to solve their own HGV traffic issues. It was also suggested that we contact local businesses that generate HGV traffic to request their co-operation in reducing that traffic coming through the village.
 
Grass cutting – None
 
Baston Naturehood –
Cllr Hutchins proposed a £900 donation towards the cost of an ecological survey in the village as part of the ongoing Baston Naturehood initiative. Seconded by Cllr Plant. All in agreement.
 
Village Concerns – None
 
 
Street Furniture –
Noticeboards - David is looking at sorting July/August.
Litter Bins – Check with Cllr Moss regarding their purchase.
 
Allotments – None
 
Correspondence –
Mr & Mrs Goldspink re the planning application S20/0452, 36 Main Street.
 
Reports from Outside Bodies –
District Cllrs – Report circulated to all councillors via email prior to meeting.
 
County Cllr – No Report
 
BPFMC – Activities will be greatly affected by the new government restrictions.
 
Neighbourhood Panel – No Report
 
South Lincs Fenland Partnership – No Report
 
To agree items for the press release –
Bin stickers
Ecological Survey
New Parish Councillors required to fill vacancies
 
Any Other Business – None
 
Date of next meeting – 8th October 2020 commencing at 8 pm to be held remotely.