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Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
- April 2017

Public Forum

The resident came to ask for the Council’s help in curbing the speeding in the village, specifically along the stretch of Holme Road which comes into the village.

Chairman’s comments

The Chairman has sent a letter to our MP requesting a meeting to discuss the issues regarding the blatant lack of regard for the licencing laws that some retailers have in the Borough. Hopefully he will be able to meet with Matt Warman soon.

There have been some complaints regarding parking by users of the Chapel. Some of the church goers are parking on the pavement making it difficult, if not impossible to pass on the pavement. This is forcing residents to waling on the road to get past which is dangerous.

It was resolved that the Clerk should contact the head of the Chapel and ask him to speak to his parishioners.

An email has been sent to the parking enforcement team requesting that they ticket the cars who continue to park on the pavement outside the Kebab shop. It is hoped that they will come in the evenings as requested (when parking is more of an issue).

Following the massive clear up by the probation services, the rear of the Town Hall looks so much better.

Apologies for absence and reason given

Cllr Lee sent his apologies and reasons for absence which was 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 Rylott and Ransome declared an interest in planning, as both are members of the Planning Committee at the Borough, neither took any part in discussions regarding planning applications.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was resolved that the notes of the meeting held on the 16th March, previously circulated, should be recorded as the minutes.

Police Matters

The Clerk had been told of 5 crimes reported since the last meeting: 1 x burglary at a nursery – ongoing investigation, 1 x burglary at a dwelling – ongoing investigation, 1 x burglary – undetected, 1 x criminal damaged – under investigation, 1 x theft from Coop – under investigation

Viewpoints on questions from members of the public

It was resolved that the Clerk should contact Frampton Parish Clerk regarding the possibility of the Parish being able to ‘borrow’ Frampton’s speed sign. Clerk is also to research the price for purchasing one of the speed indicator signs too.

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

Clerk to chase up getting the 2nd goal post put up in the park.

Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

a) Lincolnshire County Council – re Dennis Estate – officer has been out and inspected site, identified it as a forward planning brief for junction improvement works, although as budget is limited, this is no guarantee that work be undertaken.

b) Lincolnshire County Council – Temporary Traffic restriction for surface dressing works A52 (New Hammond Beck Road to Hubberts Bridge Road) – during period 10/4/17-8/9/17 as necessary.

c) LCC – Grass Cutting in Kirton – Agreement will be sent out in April with details of the claim for the one off payment which will be paid in September.

d) Bambridges – Registration of Land at Kirton (Cemetery maintenance strip) – now it transpires that the Transfer and Tenancy Agreement need to be reissued. This now means we have to pay Andrew & Co (Woodwards solicitors) plus ours. Theirs is £700 + Vat and we need to pay a solicitor to carry this out for us (I am not confident in this as it is beyond my legal knowledge) Bambridges will charge us £650 including VAT

It was resolved that the Clerk should check the s106 agreement within the planning conditions to see whether this should be paid for or whether it was part of the s106 agreement.

e) LCC – re Thorne Way footpath – inspected and the officer states that the footpath is clearly visible but could do with being tidied up which will be arranged in due course. They will continue to inspect on routine inspection.

Planning applications:

Outline application for the erection of up to 215 dwellings with all matters (scale, layout, landscaping, appearance) except access reserved with public open space and drainage infrastructure at Land north of Middlegate Road (west) Frampton, - an appeal has been made to the Secretary of State regarding this site. Further representation must be received by 16th May

Change of use from residential dwelling (Class C3) to residential dwelling and childminding business (max no. of 6 children between the ages of 0-4) at 19 Cleymond Chase, Kirton – OBJECTIONS – this road has already got parking issues. Cars are being parked on the road on both sides, which causes an issue should emergency services need to get down.

Change of use from shop (Class A1) to restaurant (Class A3) together with a single storey rear extension with flue extraction and the formation of an ancillary flat on the first floor at 15 High Street, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS

Determined applications

Erection of single storey front and rear extensions at La Vern, Washdyke Lane, Kirton Meeres – GRANT

Construction of extensions and alterations to Salon at 14 Jayne Rush Hair and Beauty, Station Road, Kirton – GRANT

Application for prior approval for proposed change of use from agricultural building to a dwelling house (Class C3) and for associated operational development at Agricultural Building, The Farm yard, Mill Lane, Kirton End, - REFUSED

Application for the approval of reserved matters for the construction of 9 dwellings including access, appearance, layout, landscaping and scale at Land between Bungley Land and West End Road, Kirton – GRANT

Construction of a single storey side extension and installation of dormer windows into existing roof at Fourwinds, Swineshead Road, Frampton Holme – GRANT

Construction of a first-floor rear extension at Orchard Cottage, Green Lane, Kirton – GRANT

Application for Prior approval for change of use from office (Class B1) to children’s day nursery (class D1) at The Old Surgery, Station Road, Kirton – GRANT

Construction of extension and alterations to outbuilding to form a garage at Burton House, Nidds Lane, Kirton - GRANT

Accounts for payment

It was resolved to make payments as per payment sheet dated April 2017/18 (1 of 12)

It was resolved to check whether the Youth Club is still operating.


The maintenance gate has been purchased, the Cemetery committee will arrange for it to be put up.

Reports for Various Bodies

It was reported that a lorry insists on parking on Horseshoe Lane when it should be overnight at the depot. Clerk to report.

Fly tipping in the park was reported. Clerk to report to Boston borough Council.

It was reported that possibly trees with preservation orders have been cut down on Station Road. Clerk to speak to the Enforcement Officer at the Borough.

Fly tipping reported outside Langley Mews. Clerk to report to Boston Borough Council.

Further damage was reported on the skate park. It is now fixed but it was resolved that a piece be put in the Kirton News that should further damage keep happening in the park, specifically the skate park area, that the piece of equipment be removed.

It was resolved that the skate equipment be repainted by the probation services to remove the graffiti.

Parish matters

None other than the park was raised.




The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-

Thursday 20th July
at The Upsall Room, Kirton Town Hall
Thursday 17th August
at Christ Church Hall, Kirton Holme
Starting at 7.00pm prompt


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).