Minutes 10th December 2020
BASTON PARISH COUNCIL
Chair: Alan Hutchins, Clerk: Wendy Gray email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council meeting held remotely on Thursday 10th December 2020 at 8 p.m.
"Members of the public may request to attend the meeting remotely"
In attendance: Cllrs A Hutchins, J Kelly, D Plant, D Morgan, D Moss, District Cllr R Trollope-Bellew.
2 members of the public were also in attendance.
(Points may be raised on any agenda item below otherwise matters will be noted for the next Parish Council meeting or passed to the relevant authority)
20-12 / 1. Opening of Meeting – Chairman Cllr Hutchins welcomed everyone to the meeting. Cllr Hutchins asked Cllrs to think about next years Precept and suggestions for things we might want to include.
20-12 / 2. Apologies for Absence – Cllr Easey, Cllr Palmer, District Cllr K Cooke.
20-12 / 3. Declaration of Interest
(Cllrs are reminded of their obligation under the Code of Conduct to declare pecuniary interests) – None.
20-12 / 4. Co-option of Cllr(s). Glyn Griffiths responded to our request – lived in the village for about 3 years. Chairman had spoken with and offered insight into how Parish Council works. Cllr Hutchins proposed, second Cllr Kelly that Mr Griffiths be co-opted onto the Parish Council, all Cllrs present in agreement. Parish Clerk will forward all relevant paperwork to be completed to Mr Griffiths.
20-12 / 5. To agree the Minutes of Meeting held on 12th November 2020. Proposed Cllr Morgan, seconded Cllr Plant, all in agreement that the minutes reflected a true and accurate record of meeting.
20-12 / 6. Clerks Report on Matters Outstanding
Overgrown Vegetation Chariot Way – LCC has written to resident. Understand resident has now moved – refer back to LCC.
20-12 / 7. Planning
20-12 / 8. Finance
Copy of updated Income and Expenditure circulated to Cllrs prior to meeting.
Authorisation of Payments - The Parish Clerk presented invoices for payment:
Parish Clerk Salary S/O £346.63
Community Cleaner (October) £87.20
Precept 2021/2022 – to agree Precept amount – Budget circulated £15,502 identified as amount required, Cllr Hutchins proposed, seconded Cllr Plant, all in agreement.
20-12 / 9. Highways
Footpaths on the A15 (Langtoft through to Thurlby) – see Cllr Trollope-bellew report below.
Speeding/Large vehicles (7.5T) limit – starting point - PCSO or Road Safety Partnership re Traffic Survey.
20-12 / 10. Grasscutting
20-12 / 11. Baston Naturehood. No update.
20-12 / 12. Village Concerns.
Number of cars parking on Main Street between Post Office and Wymans Farm (12 or so) Playing Field side.
Lime Green Skoda parking every day (school)? Complaints from people trying to get out of crossroads (parents cars parked Kirkstone School)! Fairly recent occurrence over last couple of months!
Public Footpath (out of village) not blocked, completely open (alongside where dig gravel out) water area has been completely fenced around. Does not appear to be part of designated footpath. Owners/dogs walking around there but should be walking around footpath (not water chasing ducks)!
Who owns the nature reserve – is it part of CEMEX? Is it worth making some enquiries?
Church Street up to Main Road – get to certain point and then stop (school lane up to A15).
20-12/ 13. Street Furniture
Noticeboards – Parish Council Noticeboard in process of being renovated.
Litter Bin(s) – purchase of/emptying – bins ordered – delivery expected in January.
20-12 / 14. Allotments – 1 full and 2 halves available.
20-12 / 15. Correspondence
LCC agreement re contribution towards grasscutting – Parish Clerk to complete necessary paperwork when received to continue in the scheme.
20-12 / 16. Reports from Outside Bodies
County Cllr, District Cllrs
Cllr. Rosemary Trollope-Bellew December 2020 report
The Department for Transport has announced Lincolnshire has been allocated £799,900. This can be used to give people more opportunities to walk or cycle, boost travel and reduce traffic congestion. It would be hoped that an improved cycle/footpath between The Deepings and Bourne would be included. Please submit your ideas for pavement widening, new cycle ways or road closures online at www.widenmypath.com I would be grateful if this information could be published.
Inconsiderate parking can be reported on a new app – www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/nuisanceparking you can register the situation and instigate actions.
The gravel extraction at Greatford consultation has been extended, extra information has been requested in relating to highways. I have sent information to the Clerk about weight limits in villages. It is assumed that the application will be heard in spring 2021.
This year our usual pantomime will be streamed on-line thanks to Polka Dot pantos who will be providing ‘Sleeping Beauty’ between 14th December to 3rd January 2021. As from last Tuesday there were 175 bookings. For more information go onto the Arts Centre websites.
At SKDC we have been holding virtual meetings with businesses to help them access government grans which have been made available. Cllr Barry Dobson and I have also had separate meetings with the Chairman of Business Clubs from each of the 4 towns to gain further information on how InvestSK can help during this difficult time.
Charities, community and voluntary organisations can apply to SKDC for a Community grant up to £5,000. The fund is available through 3 strands:-
Small grants – between £500 - £2000
Community events – between £500-£5000
Community projects – between £500-£5000
Projects that tackle loneliness, social/rural isolation, mental health and wellbeing. For more information on the SKDC website.
I have again asked for highways to investigate the parking at the layby on Deeping Road, nothing to report, will chase. Action RTB
Question for Cllr Trollope-Bellew - When does the Road Sweeper come around? Response received after meeting: Usually the sweeping is every 8 weeks. I have found out today that some of the villages was last done in March and others done only last week because of covid and the 2 sweeper drivers being vulnerable and self-isolating in the first half of the lock down. They are now trying to catch up. With the high demand of leaf removal this time of year the sweepers are not keeping to the schedule as strictly as they can and are be pulled of their schedule when somewhere urgent is needed to be swept. I have asked the 2 sweeper drivers when he can do all of those villages and they have informed me that they will get all the villages in your list done over the next 5 days.
BPFMC Representative – nothing to report currently in Tier 3 – minor problem using playing field not social distancing (not from the village).
Neighbourhood Panel – nothing to report.
South Lincs Fenland Partnership Representative – no meetings for time being.
20-12 / 17. To agree items for the press release
Vacancy, Role of Cllr
Extra Bins – anticipated Delivery
Date of next Remote Meeting
20-12 / 18. Any Other Business – items to be placed onto next meeting agenda 11th February 2021 commencing at 8 pm (no meeting held in January).
Meeting closed at 9.06 pm.