Minutes 11th October 2018
Minutes of the meeting of Baston Parish Council held on Thursday 11th October 2018 at The Barn @ 20.00hrs.
Present: Cllrs: A Hutchins L Gilliatt
J Affleck P Fidler
No members of the public in attendance.
PCSO in attendance – 1 incident of hare coursing between Langtoft and Baston. People going round selling pictures for charity. Other areas had reports of phone scams etc, etc. Reminder now night’s drawing in potential for burglars.
Open Forum – None.
103/18 Chairman’s Remarks – The Chairman welcomed everyone to meeting.
104/18 Apologies for absence & reasons given – Cllrs P Barnes, B Easey and J Kelly
105/18 Disclosure of Interests – None
106/18 Application to become a member of Baston Parish Council - No new applications. Leave as an agenda item.
107/18 Minutes of the last meeting – It was resolved that the minutes of the last meeting held 13th September 2018 be approved and signed as a true and accurate record. Proposed Cllr Hutchins, seconded Cllr Fidler - JA in favour, 1 abstentions LG.
108/18 Clerks report on matters outstanding –
Driveway (over culvert) – although planning have been contacted and asked to investigate no response received.
S15/0111 Outgang Road – Enforcement confirmed water appears to have been drained off – currently with Legal Team.
109/18 Planning –
S18/1667 – Change of use of land from tree belt land to domestic garden at 16 Colton Close, Baston - Proposed Cllr Hutchins, seconded Cllr Affleck, all in favour no representations to make on above applications.
110/18 Finance –
a) Report on balances and quarterly update.
b) St John’s Church would like to install a tap in Churchyard, request for donation towards cost – more information required
c) Payments made:
i) Wendy Gray, Parish Clerk – October £346.63
ii) Abbie Burt – Community Cleaner September - £93.96
iii) BDG Mowing Contractors - Grass cutting/Removing lower branches from Trees September- £480.00
It was resolved that items (i) to (iii) be approved for payment.
111/18 – Proposal to acquire new defibrillator cabinet and equipment for the village – Cllr Affleck advised on current situation with our existing defib and advised if we look at replacing with new what systems are available and the costs involved. Cllr Hutchins proposed we purchase 2 units of the standard SP1’s – one will be located at the Barn and the other at the Pub (Baskerville) and try to get funding towards it. If we don’t get any funding can we afford it? Cllr Gilliatt seconded, all in favour. Cllr Affleck advised given have 10 year life span – will Mayfield Gardens make a request of the PC to adopt i.e. accrue for it. In time for December will update the Budget with accruals i.e. need £400 per year. Repairs currently running at £500 (village sign/bus stop cleaning). Defib servicing should be a separate item.
112/18 Highways – Parents request re crossing to Kirkstone School –is it possible to have a basic zebra crossing at a point close to Church Street for children to get across the road safely (widest point of Main Street) plus children coming off buses in the afternoon. Regulation on cars parking certain distance from lines. Proposal: The Parish Council is not minded to support application because parking along Main Street is the safest place for people to park. All in agreement.
113/18 Village Concerns – Do we have any policy about scattering ashes?
114/18 Street Furniture – Cllr Affleck now has details of who SKDC obtain street furniture from, still waiting for price list. No further update.
115/18 Allotments – 5 half allotments available – advert to be placed on noticeboard. All rents for other allotments paid.
116/18 Correspondence –
Winter Self Help and Mutual Aid
Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
Invitation to Comm-Led Housing Roadshow
CR Deepings West and Rural ED
117/18 Reports from Outside Bodies –
County Councillor – no report.
District Councillor – no report.
BPFMC – SK Lottery – to date has earned BPFMC just under £300. BPFMC made formal request to PC for some assistance with funding to cover current field maint costs – would enable village sports teams to play free. Need clear communication strategy between now and November so that anyone who is minded to make their views known to the Parish Council between now and then, refer back to questionnaire. Response required by 6th November for decision to be made in December.
Mayfield Gardens – Cllr Fidler reported on what is going on and their plans for the open spaces. Orchard/Wild Life Pond. All Cllrs advised good ideas.
Neighbourhood Panel – no report.
South Lincs – no report.
118/18 To agree items for the press release –
Defib – New defibrillator purchased for the village and agreed that cabinet on the garage needs to be replaced, resolved to purchase new equipment, details to follow shortly
Request from BPFMC – the PC have received request from BPFMC for funding from 2019 and that request will be considered at our December meeting. At this time the request would result in an increase in the Precept of about £10 per household - your comments to the Parish Council via the Parish Clerk.
119/18 To resolve whether the Council move into Closed Session – None.
120/18 Any Other Business – Expenditure to include cost of Wreath for Remembrance Sunday.
121/18 Date of next meeting – The next meeting of the Parish Council will take place on Thursday 8th November 2018 at The Barn at 8 pm. The meeting closed at 9.40 p.m.