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Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
- April 2019

Public Forum

No public attended.

Chairman’s comments

The Chairman was pleased to inform members that the Town Hall painting around the windows (external) was underway and should be finished this week.

Apologies for absence and reason given

Cllrs A Austin (County) and M Brookes (County) sent 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.

Cllr Bemrose declared a personal interest in Town Hall on the agenda as her mother is Chairman.

Cllr Ransome declared an interest in Planning as she is Chairman on the planning committee at the Borough, she will take no part in discussions in this item.

Cllr Rylott declared an interest in Planning as she is Vice-Chairman on the planning committee at the Borough, she will take no part in discussions in this item.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was resolved that the notes of the meeting held on the 21st March 2019, previously circulated, should be recorded as the minutes.

Police Matters

Cllr Turner informed members that PCSOs have been given additional powers, in that they are now allowed to stop vehicles for speeding plus tax and insurance matters.

PC Thornton reported that there had been 5 crimes reported since the last meeting: 1) Criminal damage/arson – not detected. 2) Antisocial behaviour – not detected. 3) Burglary – offenders caught. 4) Theft from a motor vehicle – ongoing investigation 5) Antisocial behaviour in the churchyard – offenders caught and antisocial behaviour warning letters sent home. 6) Antisocial behaviour in the Town Hall – not detected.

PC Thornton asked whether there we any reports received on negative issues regarding Brexit. Members were not aware of any.

Viewpoints on questions from members of the public

No members of the public attended.

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

Cllr Austin gave an update regarding the crossing on Station Road. The officer she has been speaking to has said that they didn’t think there was anything they could do at this time. Cllr Hannay reported that the poles at the crossing had illuminated strips cut out of them but that there was not light on. He will forward a picture he has taken to the Clerk for onward transmission to Cllr Austin to take up with Highways again.

Cllr Brookes had been in touch with the Clerk during the week and informed her that Highways would re look at the white line’s situation on A52 again the following week, but that all outstanding works raised were complete.

Cllr Watson raised the query of having Skeldyke Road made into a 30 mph. He had an email he wished to pass on to Cllr Austin – Clerk to forward Cllr Austin’s email address to Cllr Watson.

Accounts for payment/Finance

It was resolved to accept the payments as per payment sheet dated April 2019 1 of 12.

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

Potholes reported on A16 at the roundabout to LCC. Cllr Austin agreed to chase this up.

Uneven pavement reported onthe pavement on the Frampton side of Horseshoe Lane, in poor state of repair. Was scheduled to have been done but never carried out. Reported to LCC ref 342401.

LCC report that they need to investigate this matter further

Cllr Austin agreed to chase this up.

Contacted Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership regarding the crossing issues on Station Road, I have asked for their help in enforcing the double yellow lines outside the Kebab shop plus have asked about the possibility of having the columns to the ‘z brites’ changed to illuminated ones.

Road Safety (Accident Investigation) Manager is in talks with Andy Wharf at Highways at the Borough.

He will also ask the parking Enforcement Team to visit the village over the next few months as a priority. Cllr Austin agreed to chase this up.

Potholes on Sykemouth Drove reported to LCC ref:343706 – photos which Cllr Smith sent to Cllr Brookes also added to report

Cllr Brookes reported that these should have or are about to be done.

Street light outside 51 King Street reported to streetlighting as not working. Light on alleyway between Thomas Middlecott Drive and Edinburgh Drive not working reported to LCC ref 348119

Overgrown Hedge into the road on Willington Road outside Old Vicarage reported to LCC ref 348076

Ruts caused by lorries down Skeldyke Road reported to LCC ref 348075

Further report from LCC states they will not be taking any action at this time but continue to monitor as part of their safety inspections and works programmes.

Email received regarding excessive speeds on Donington Road. Offered resident to become part of the Community Speed Watch Team – she declined, but asked that we ask Road Safety Partnership to monitor.

Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

1) The Chairman read the note from Cllr Foster who has been a Parish Councillor for 47 years but will not be standing for election again. The Council thanked Cllr Foster for all his hard work over the years and the Chairman said that he will be missed.

2) Lincolnshire County Council – Temporary traffic restrictions:

7.05.19-06-09.19 – Church Lane, Hill Lane, Holmes Road, Princess Road, Thorne Way, Washdike Road, Woodside Road, Whitebread Road, Willington Road

3) An email had been received by the Clerk from Michelle Sacks (Deputy Chief Executive) at Boston Borough Council. She had devised a skills template for when Parish Councils are looking to co-opt new members by highlighting what skills the existing council has and where it is lacking. The Council resolved not to go down this route as they felt that the current method of asking prospective members to write in with what they can offer (through skills and experience) to enhance the council covers this already.

Town Hall

Cllr Sharp had attended a recent meeting of the Town Hall Management Committee. He updated members on the progress/situation the committee is in regarding improvements to the building and bookings.


Two quotations had been received for the improvement/extension works to the footpath/roadway in the cemetery. It was resolved that due to the type of works needed it was sensible to get quotations from two companies rather than get others to quote who are not experts in this field. The quotations were discussed and a vote taken. The vote was tied and the Chairman made the casting vote. Clerk to inform contractors and request a start date.

Parish matters

1) Reports from committee meetings held since last Council meeting.

Community speed watch has generated another volunteer.

2) Update on Park Inspections

Nothing to report.

Cllr Bemrose asked if it would be possible to put a bench or two in the small play area for parents to sit on when they bring their children to the Park. Cllr Smith still has two picnic benches at his house which were donated to the council a while ago. It was resolved that Cllr Smith should arrange for these to be put in the park as soon as possible. Cllr Turner volunteered to paint the benches when they are in situ.

Reports for Various Bodies

Issues regarding parking in the village are ongoing with parking outside Ben’s Chinese becoming a real issue. It was resolved that the Enforcement team should be contacted to patrol.

Planning applications:

B/19/0074 – Erection of 5 dwellings following demolition of existing outbuildings at land to the rear of 7-15 Station Road, Kirton – ENTRANCE TO DEVELOPMENT TOO NARROW FOR EMERGENCY VEHICLES, OTHERWISE NO OBJECTIONS (already informed Planning department following on from planning committee meeting)

B/19/0092 – two storey rear extension and internal alterations at 54 Willington Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS

B/19/0121 – Approval of reserved matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale) for the erection of 4 dwellings approved under application B/17/0491 at Land to the rear of 84 Boston Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS

B/19/0016 – Office building with workshop at Murlec Electrical Contractors, Eden Business Park, Avalon Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS


The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-

Thursday 18th July &
15th August
at The Upsall Room, Kirton Town Hall


Contact details for your local Councillors:

Cllr Ian Turner
Tel: 01205 723986

Vice Chairman:
Cllr David Danby
Tel: 01205 724650

Village Ward Members:

Cllr David Danby
Tel: 01205 724650
Email: danbydavid@yahoo.co.uk

Cllr Richard Foster
Tel: 01205 722306

Cllr Marcus Hannay
Tel: 0780 1986348
Email: m.hannay1@btinternet.com

Cllr Sue Ransome
Tel: 01205 311373
Email: sueransome@dransome.plus.com

Cllr Ian Turner
Tel: 01205 723986
Email: patrick1@patrick1.plus.com

Cllr Peter Watson
Tel: 01205 619885
Email: pmfwatson@talktalk.net

Cllr Rebecca Bemrose
Tel: 01205 624396
Email: rebecca.bemrose@aol.com


Holme Ward Members:

Cllr David Smith
Tel: 01205 290809
Email: smithsutton1@btinternet.com

Cllr Claire Rylott (and Borough)
Tel: 01205 290386
Email: claire.rylott@boston.gov.uk


Mrs Belinda Buttery
Tel: 01205 460618
Email: belindabuttery@hotmail.com

Cllr Michael Brookes (County)
Tel: 01205 820616
Email: cllrm.brookes@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Cllr Alison Austin (County)
Email: cllra.austin@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Cllr James Edwards (Borough)
Email: james.edwards@boston.gov.uk

Cemetery Manager:
Geoff Sharp
Tel: 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).