Minutes 11th April 2019 APM

2019-04-11 Minutes APMv2
Minutes of BASTON ANNUAL PARISH MEETING held in The Barn, Thursday 11th April 2019 @ 7.30 pm  
Present-     Nick Rickett (Baston Fireworks/Car & Bike Show,
Parish Councillors – Alan Hutchins, Brian Easey, Liz Gilliatt, Jim Kelly, Peter Fidler
County & D.Cllrs Rosemary Trollope-bellew and K Cooke            
Clerk – Mrs Wendy Gray, Residents
Alan Hutchins (Vice Chairman of Parish Council) welcomed everyone to the meeting.
196/18 Apologies – PCSO Michelle Laughton,
197/18 Minutes of the last Annual Parish Meeting
It was proposed by Cllr R Trollope-bellew, seconded by Cllr P Fidler that the minutes of the last meeting held on 12th April 2018 be received.  It was resolved that Mr Hutchins sign the minutes as a correct record.  All agreed.
198/18 Matters arising from the minutes – None
199/18 Reports from Chairman of the Parish Council, Village Organisations & Outside Bodies – See below
200/18 To consider comments, concerns and resolutions raised by electors of the Parish - None
201/18 Date of next Annual Parish Meeting – April 2020.  Meeting closed 8.10 pm
Parish Council
We have enjoyed a steady year, the only notable exception being the dwindling number of councillors. Our numbers had recently reduced to the point where we were dangerously close to being unable to function as a parish council and having our village affairs taken over by the District Council. However, I am pleased to report that a public call for new councillors has had the desired effect and we now have a healthy number of candidates waiting to be co-opted.
I am pleased to report that, during the past year, the Parish Council has made a number of donations to various village groups, the most notable being towards the CE Primary School's Library Bus project.
In keeping with the results of the questionnaire circulated throughout the village in 2017/2018, the Parish Council has added a modest additional component to the precept for 2019/2020, the benefit of which will be passed on to BPFMC to assist with their management of the playing fields.
The subject of the village's unreliable and often inaccessible defibrillator has become a hot topic during the past year. As the defibrillator is an earlier generation and not equal to more recent models, the Parish Council has now identified and ordered a pair of suitable current generation replacement models. We will be installing one defibrillator outside of the Black Horse public house and a second one outside of the Barn. Combined with the existing defibrillator owned by the Mayfield Gardens Residents Association and located outside of the community house in Mayfield Gardens, this will mean that nowhere in the village will be more than a quarter of a mile of the nearest defibrillator. The timescale promised by the equipment provider for delivery and installation is 4 - 6 weeks. Baston Events has very generously agreed to fund the purchase of the new defibrillators.
Baston CE Primary School
Report available from Parish Clerk.
Baston School PTA
Apologies received (due to Easter Holidays) do not have a member of PTA to represent at meeting.  They would like to thank the Parish Council for their extremely kind donation towards the new school library bus.
BAGS is still running, it’s still easy to join (open to all & free) & still offers up to 50% discount on seed orders & other garden products. Updates are put in the Baston News & it’s also listed on the village website, or alternatively contact me by email on family.rickett@virgin.net
Baston Events Fundraising – April 2019 Baston Events runs two key village shows - The Baston Fireworks have been held now for 11 years and the Car & Bike Show had its 8th event in July 2018. From 2010 these two shows, along with other smaller events such as the Hunt & Haunt, have generated an income in excess of £330,000. A large proportion of that income has gone on running the events but altogether a profit of over £123,000 has been raised, with a significant proportion of that profit being donated to local organisations in and around the village. In 2018, we donated the largest amount in any single year, equating to almost £18,000. This included £500 for Baston Baby & Toddler Group for new play equipment, £800 for Baston Rainbows to cover a trip away and new equipment, up to £500 for Baston U9s Football Club, £6,000 to Baston School PTA for help towards their library bus and £4,500 to Baston Parish Council to pay for two defibrillator units. In addition, we also donated to a number of organisations outside of the village, including £150 for Bourne Town U7s Football Team for training equipment, £1,000 to Friends of Chernobyl to cover two years of summer visits, £310 to Lincs. Ladies Running Club for running lights and safety bracelets, £600 to the Square Hole Club to cover costs of a day trip for their dementia patients and £1,200 for 1st Thurlby Guides towards a new storage/transport unit. Finally, we also donated £2,700 to the Lincs. Rural Support charity. Total donated to date = £70,530 Total distributed to Baston organisations = £52,965 Total for non-Baston organisations = £17,565 We have c. £45,000 in the bank, of which a minimum of £30,000 is set aside to cover costs for both events if there are unforeseen circumstances. In 2019, we plan to hold our 9th Baston Car & Bike Show on Sunday 7th July, which this year is moving to Grimsthorpe Castle. Our 12th Fireworks event is planned for Sunday 3rd November.
Baston Cricket Club Report 2018 / 2019
1st XI consolidated its position in the South Lincs & Borders League Div 1.
Out of 10 teams in the division Baston finished a close 4th. We suffered the tragic loss of MR during the season and the impact still continues.
Our aim is to continue improving the club not just for the coming season but long term. We wish to reach out to the village for new members, young & old, playing & none playing and any gender.  
BCC wishes to offer cricket as a sporting option to all.
Thanks to our local sponsors we were able to again carry out end of season maintenance to improve the wicket and repair damage from play, weather & crows.
We have a midweek side in the Peterborough 20 / 20 league .These evening fixtures allows younger players and those who may not always be available or selected for weekend games to get some cricket.
Lincolnshire County Cricket are running a cricket festival for different age groups this season.  Baston CC have been asked to host 2 games.
Thu 30th May:
10:00 Lincs Boys U11’s
14:30 Lincs Boys U12’s
More details to follow.
41 signed up in our first year. We expected 6-8 when we began.
Considering the village is located between Bourne, who ran All Stars last year & Market Deeping this was a challenge.
Some details:
Bourne and Deeping achieved 46 and 36 respectively, so we actually out-performed much bigger town clubs. A great first time results.
Along with the children 3-4 parents were very keen to volunteer and help out every week.
Some interesting stats:
28/41 live in our village.
31 boys and 10 girls
Most common age = 6 years old (13/41)
35/41 attended Baston Primary School.
All Stars is aimed at children between 5 and 8 year old.
Our sessions will run at exactly the same times as before, Saturday mornings, 9:30 to 10:30, between 18th May and 6th July, at the Baston Playing Fields.
Last year for the All Stars programme we accepted children between the ages of 4 and 9, and will do so again this year. Unfortunately, that makes a few of the 2018 graduates too old this season.
We are delighted to announce that this year BCC will be running 2 junior cricket teams - Under 9s and Under 10/11s. (29th April to 22nd Jul)
We decided to set this up so that anyone graduating from the All Stars programme would be able to move straight into a junior team, right here in Baston.
The training will be on Mondays 17:30 to 19:30 and will be delivered by fully qualified, fully vetted professional cricket coaches from Tom Flowers Cricket Coaching. Tom has built up a very impressive reputation locally for his cricket coaching and we are delighted he will be working with us this summer.
There will be some competitive matches arranged over the summer for both of our teams. Two dates already confirmed are 9th June village fete & 25th Aug at Abbey Lawns Bourne.
Mark Richardson Memorial Event- 25th Aug 19 - The plan is to hold a MR memorial cricket event. This will include games between Bourne and Baston Juniors, Ladies and Men’s teams.
1st year at Bourne then alternate between the two venues.
Details to follow.
For the moment, CAMEO continues to provide a needed service for the older villager.  At our monthly Barn meetings, we either have entertainment from various sources, or a speaker.  Tea and biscuits, a raffle and a natter are always on the agenda.  We also have an annual trip to the seaside and Xmas lunch; and whilst these have always been well supported in the past, falling membership means that the seaside trip made a net loss this year.  Whilst this is supportable in the short term, attendance of less than 10 members at each meeting will see the group no longer viable in the longer term.
Despite recruitment drives using posters, word of mouth and social media, membership numbers have slowly dwindled to around 12.  Notwithstanding membership issues and occasional difficulties organising speakers or entertainers, and assuming my continued good health, CAMEO’s existence is assured for the next 12 months.
Richard Hughes - CAMEO Leader
BPFMC has enjoyed a busy year, with several major projects completed. Chief of these has been the new purpose-built storage building that has now replaced the old ISO containers. This project was made possible by the very generous fund-matching provided by Baston Events. Another project was the replacement of the old cracked concrete footpath around the Barn with a new one that now continues around to the rear of the building. Having unfortunately experienced a wave of vandalism in the play area and around the Barn, on the advice of Lincolnshire Police and our insurers we have now installed CCTV cameras covering the area around the Barn.
I would like to remind everyone that the Annual Village Fete & Dog Show will take place again on the playing fields on Sunday 9th June. This year's fete will include several new features including a Thin Lizzie tribute band, a local dance troupe, and, subject to availability on the day, a fire tender from Deeping Fire & Rescue. If anyone is available to help with the set-up on the Sunday morning, or to help with the running of the fete during the day, please do let us know.
Alan Hutchins
Chairman BPFMC
This year marks the 6th year of the Baston in the Blitz 1940's weekend event. This will be our biggest show so far with something of interest for everyone. As usual, the event will take place on the playing fields and the Thetford Farm paddock across the footbridge. Free public car parking can be accessed from the A15 via temporary traffic lights as per last year's successful arrangement. Please visit the event's website for more information.
For the first time we are offering discounted advance tickets via our website which not only provides a saving on the entry gate price but also permits credit card payment avoiding the need to pay in cash at the entry gate on the day.
As always, we can never have too many volunteers. If you are able to help with the event set-up on Thursday 1st or Friday 2nd August, or with the running of the event on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th August, we would greatly appreciate it. Volunteers will have free entry into the event and anyone working at the event on the Saturday or Sunday will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the show.
Alan Hutchins
Event Organiser
County Councillor
Now in second year – biggest problem highways and pot holes in the road.  Have organised meeting with local highways office and looking at problems along the A15 from Baston toMarket Deeping etc. Various bodies attended meeting re Baston Junction, should be having a feasibility study done there, traffic lights at Langtoft.
Question re street lights going off at midnight – what is saving – Cllr Trollope-bellew will endeavour to find out.
Two Cllrs standing for re-election.
SKDC making announcement plans for leisure facilities trying to spread out across the district.  Locations for Stamford and Market Deeping will be announced shortly.  Bourne is being refurbished and extended.  Completed on Cummins factory site in Stamford – development between housing and commercial.
Ward member grant will continue into next year.
Car Parking – looking at multideck parking.
Lincolnshire Environment SK working across the district.
Continuing with Big Clean project – this will continue for next 4 years.
Members of the public encouraged to put forward any comments/concerns they have in general about the parish.
Question – re leisure centre – water polo – requires double deep pool?   Moveable shallow end being looked into.