©Kirton News 2016

Parish Council News

Public Forum

Two residents came to enquire whether the Parish Council would buy the Phone box on Horseshoe Lane from BT for £1. They had enquired about doing it themselves but were unable to as individuals. They were prepared, with a bit of help from some neighbours to pay for all work to be carried out to get it up to standard and also to continue its maintenance.

Jen Moore – Environment and Sustainability Officer

Jen Moore came to inform members that the Public Space Protection Order will come into force in February 2017. Under this order residents of the whole Borough were subjected to its controls. This was devised after extensive consultation with professional bodies as well as residents of the Borough.

Under the new order it will be possible to enforce a fine of £100 for those who allow their dogs to foul and don’t pick it up. It will also be an offence to not carry a ‘poo bag’ when in control of a dog. The Borough is currently in talks with a private company who will carry out the enforcement. Under the order there are more powers for taking action against those who allow dog fouling, plus those who fly tip etc.

Chairman’s comments

The Chairman thanked the 4 councillors who helped/attended Last Night of the Proms evening which raised approximately £700 for the evening.

He also thanked the 4 councillors who attended the Remembrance Sunday. With thanks also given to Cllr Carter who was the Parade Marshall.

The Chairman asked that all members reply to emails sent to them by the Clerk which refer to attendance or asking for comments.

Apologies for absence and reason given

Cllrs Edwards, Hannay and Rylott and Danby gave their apologies and reasons for absence which were accepted by the Council.

Receipt of any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011, and to consider any written requests for dispensations in relation to members’ disclosable pecuniary interests.

Cllrs Lee and Carter declared an interest in item Town Hall on the agenda. Cllrs Ransome took no part in planning discussions as she is on the planning committee at the Borough.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was resolved after a proposal by Cllr Lee which was seconded by Cllr Brotherton and agreed by the remainder, that the notes from the meeting on the 20th October 2016, previously circulated were a true account of the meeting and should be recorded as the minutes.

Police Matters

PCSO Williams reported the following incidents since the last meeting:1 shed burglary – bikes stolen – under investigation, damage to vehicles – under investigation, theft of heating oil – under investigation, theft of tools from building site – under investigation.

It was reported that there was fly tipping on Whitbread Lane which was garden waste – the Police were asked to watch this area as this was the second-time fly tipping of garden waste had been done in the same spot.

Viewpoints on questions from members of the public

The members were in agreement that the BT box should be adopted on Horseshoe Lane. Clerk to make enquiries with BT.

Report from the minutes of the previous meeting/ Clerk’s report

a) Meeres Lane Potholes reported to LCC ref 101000166148

b) Overgrown hedges from London Road entrance to Manor Road continuing down Manor Road reported to LCC ref 101000166147

c) Clerk has spoken to Ken Pratt from the County Council who is investigating the flooding in the village and has given him the information provided by the residents who attended the September meeting regarding the flooding in Green Lane – a full report is being undertaken to stop/understand the type of flooding which took place in June 2016 happening again.

Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

a) Lincolnshire county Council – Lincolnshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan – publication of the site locations (pre-submission draft) – consultation

b) Temporary road closure for essential maintenance works by C3 construction on B1397 Boston Road (Bungley Lane to Kirton Medical Centre entrance

c) Lincolnshire County Council are bringing in a new process which shares information supplied by Parish Councillors with County Councillors in relation to highways services.

d) Resignation of Councillor: Sue Still has resigned regretfully. Clerk informed Electoral services at the Borough.

e) Walkabout results/reports/what is possible

Clerk to copy letter and give copy to all at the next meeting.

Matters for the attention of Lincolnshire County Councillors/Boston Borough Councillors

Cllr Brookes reported that Ken Pratt at the County Council is still gathering information at his desk prior to a full investigation in to the flooding in the village – Clerk to report the Coop flooding when any rain comes down to him.

Planning applications

B/16/0418 – Erection of 2No. detached dwellings, vehicular access and associated garages at Land north of Drainside South, Kirton – This area is not part of the development plan – Drainside South is a single-track lane and there are already issues with the number of vehicles which use this roadway, the site is boggy and has a drain along the full length. Removal of this area to development will put strains on the properties to its rear with regards to rainfall.

Outline application with all matters reserved for no.3 dwellings at land to the east of 26-34 Boston Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS

Erection of a dwelling adjacent to 41 Thomas Middlecott Drive (existing single garage to be demolished) at 41 Thomas Middlecott Drive, Kirton – Overdevelopment of the site and not in keeping with the surrounding dwellings which are all house with garage and garden.

Application under s73a for the variation of condition2 (i.e. standard compliance condition listing all plans), condition 7 (i.e. details of the siting, design and appearance of the switchgear building (and condition 8 (i.e. details relating to the number, design and siting of the CCTV cameras) attached to permission B/15/0001.

These amendments include alterations to the layout of the site and the siting/design of the arrays, the installation of 2 transformer stations and an increase in the number of CCTV cameras from 4 to 23 at Land to the north of Meeres Lane and adjacent to Picks Barn, Kirton – this application should be retrospective – CCTV should be static as neighbouring properties are concerned regarding privacy.

Application under S.73a for the removal of condition 3 (Extensions) of planning permission B/06/0361 to enable extensions and outbuildings to be constructed under the provision of part 1, schedule 2, (class A) and (Class E) of the Town and Country Planning (GPD) (England) Order 2015 at 174 Willington Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS

Cllr Austin gave a brief guide regarding hearings to members but took no part in discussion of the applications received.

Accounts for payment

It was resolved that the accounts as per payment sheet 8 of 12 dated November 2016/17 should be paid.

Town Hall

Cllr Carter was unable to attend.

The Town Hall Management Committee would like to get permission to use the Town Hall grassed area for their fete/fayre next summer. It was resolved that this is agreeable.

It was resolved to ask the Town Hall Management Committee to waiver the fee for the British Legion poppy count plus the Remembrance Sunday activities. Clerk to email Chair of committee.


The main gate has been repaired. Just needs a knob putting on it now. Cllrs will keep an eye out to get a suitable one.

The leaf cleaning has started in the cemetery.

Quotations regarding the severe cutting back of the 11 foot left-hand hedge were discussed and a contractor chosen. Cllr Lee will speak to contractor and liaise the work when Cllr Brotherton has cut back the walk area to allow the work to be carried out.

There is still some concern regarding the encroachment of the boundary for the first house on the new development on Boston Road, Cllr Lee will speak to the developers and ask that a boundary post be erected to ensure the builders/home buyer is fully aware of our boundary markers.

Reports for Various Bodies

Cllr Foster enquired why the manhole cover missing from Donington Road has not been replaced still. Clerk to chase, Cllr Brookes will also enquire.

Cllr Lee reported that the noticeboard needs updating. Clerk reported that everything she has been putting in it has disappeared of late. It was resolved that a new locking noticeboard should be put up to replace the old one which is tired now.

Cllr Smith reported that some of the potholes on Sykemouth Drove have been filled and the remainder are programmed to be filled.

He also reported the footbridge over Little Side Road is missing some of the wooden railings. Clerk to report to LCC.

Also the exit from Little Side Road onto Holme Road is being obscured by overgrown hedges, making it dangerous to join Holme Road as motorists cannot see what is coming. Clerk to report this to LCC too.

Cllr Turner proposed that letters of thanks were sent to the three individuals who cleared up the War Memorial and Church areas in preparation for the Remembrance Parade. He also proposed letters of thanks be sent to the Police regarding their work during the Parade. It was resolved the Clerk should send these.

Parish matters

a) Inspection Rota: Cllr Danby needs to pass this on to Cllr Carter.





The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-

Thursday 16th March 2017
at 7.00pm prompt
The Upsall Room, Kirton Town Hall


Contact details for your local Councillors:

Chairman & Borough Council: Cllr Alan Lee 01205 723612
Vice Chairman: Cllr Ian Turner 01205 723986

Village Ward Members:
Cllr Colin Brotherton 01205 724394
Cllr Michael Bourne 07951 909345
Cllr John Fitzgerald 01205 724250
Cllr Richard Foster 01205 722306
Cllr Marcus Hannay 07939 106136
Cllr Alan Lee 01205 723612
Cllr Sue Ransome 01205 311373
Cllr Ian Turner 01205 723986
Cllr Lynne Fossitt 01205 363173

Kirton Holme Ward Members:
Cllr David Smith 01205 290809
Cllr Stephen Carter 01205 724193
Cllr Claire Rylott 01205 290386

Cllr Michael Brookes (County) 01205 820616
Cllr Paul Skinner (County) 01205 353754
Cllr Brian Rush (Borough) 01205 290488

Mrs Belinda Buttery 01205 460618 email: belindabuttery@hotmail.com

Cemetery Manager:
Geoff Sharp 01205 361634

The Parish Council office is open on Tuesday mornings between 9 and 11 am every week except for August when it is closed for the whole month. The office is in the Town Hall (entry via door next to the car park entrance).