Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
- February 2018
Present: Councillors: Cllr I Turner – Chairman
Councillors: D Danby, R Bemrose, S Ransome, P Watson, C Brotherton (and Borough),
M Brookes (County)
Also Present: Mrs B Buttery – Clerk of the Council
No residents attended
Julie Harrison and Lorraine Bush – Boston Borough Council – Parish Liaison Update
A task and finish group was formed to try and address the issue of Rural isolation. A group has been formed which is tasked to raise awareness of the services available to residents within the Borough. The group is working towards improving/increasing communication between Parish Councils/Boston Borough and residents within the Borough. A monthly newsletter has been devised which will be sent from the Borough to Parishes via the Parish Council to be further forwarded to community groups/newsletters etc. Much information is being/will be gathered which will enable the group to then decide how best to get information out to the Parishes.
Consider whether to co-opt to fill Kirton Parish vacancy
It was resolved to co-opt Carl Sharp as the Kirton Parish councillor.
The Chairman highlighted the need for all members to check their emails regularly. Members were also asked to ensure that they respond to emails as a matter of course within a few days.
Members were reminded that when they declare an interest in an item they must make it known the reason for the declaration – this is to ensure that residents who attend meetings are aware of when/why the declaration has been made.
The Chairman shared his frustration that after recently being able to work with the local police to get a dispersal order put in place, it was advertised on social media on the Frampton Facebook page, and also on the Police’s twitter account. He said that it was a pointless waste of time as those the dispersal order was aimed at were aware of the order, and as such avoided the village during the time. He went on to say that advertising the fact that there had been a dispersal order would have served a better purpose.
The Chairman told members that Cllr Watson was struggling on his own with the Emergency Plan and asked members whether they would consider helping him. It was also suggested that he advertised the need for help on the Parish Facebook page.
Matters for the attention of Lincolnshire County Councillors/Boston Borough Councillors
Cllr Brookes needed to leave the meeting early and so it was resolved to move this item up the agenda.
Cllr Brookes informed members that some of the technical reports have now come back regarding the flooding report, so things are still moving along.
He also reported that following on from an email forwarded to him by the Clerk that a resident in Kirton Holme had complained about the lack of decent broadband in the village. Cllr Brookes made enquiries from LCC and could inform members (and the resident) that the upgrade is due in Kirton Holme in March.
The issues regarding Bungley Lane continue. Cllr Brookes agreed to ask why the developers couldn’t use the newly built road running through the Windmills Development rather than further churning up Bungley Lane, also he will ask whether interim measures can be made to make the road safer due to the number of existing potholes and collapsing sides prior to the road being fixed up by the developers (who won’t do anything until after the development is complete).
Apologies for absence and reason given
Cllrs A Austin, R Foster, M Hannay, C Rylott, S Smith and J Edwards 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 item 12. Town Hall on the agenda as her mother is Chairman. Cllr Ransome declared an interest in Planning as she is 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 18th January 2018, previously circulated, should be recorded as the minutes. Proposed by Cllr Bemrose, seconded by Cllr Ransome agreed by the remainder.
A new neighbourhood police Sgt has started, Cllr Turner will arrange a meeting.
Viewpoints on questions from members of the public
No members of the public attended.
Report from the minutes of the previous meeting/Clerk’s report
a) Standing water on A52 between Hubberts Bridge turn off and Tescos – reported to LCC ref 101000251283
b) Mud build up on road verges where swept off road by farm machinery resulting in standing water when it rains at Holme Road, Kirton Holme, reported to LCC ref 101000251289
c) Verge damage following on from where vehicle was parked on side of road for long period of time and vehicles having to mount verge on other side to pass reported to LCC ref 101000251257 – the verges between Willington Road and the Golf Club have to be rechurned up after work carried out by contractors working at the sides of the road. Clerk to report to LCC.
d) Clerk emailed a confirmation letter to the Chairman of the Town Hall Management Committee to confirm the Parish Council’s decision to reduce the grant payment paid for the financial year 2018/19.
Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on
a. Resident of Kirton Holme complaining about his broadband being so slow. Asked for help with contacting LCC. Cllrs Brookes/Austin were forwarded the email received and asked to follow up by the Clerk.
b. After Highways have reported that Bungley Lane was not their responsibility – further investigation from Cllr Brookes results in Highways informing the Parish that the matter has been forwarded to the Developer for remedial action.
c. Fault report 101000248307 – Pot holes on Station Road – LCC report work carried out and no further action is planned.
d. Thankyou letter received from the leader of the County Council, Cllr Hill for the support in the Fairer Funding Campaign for Lincolnshire.
e. A suggested sign from Boston Borough for litter was received. It was resolved that rather than putting up many signs in the centre of the village on lamp posts/gates etc, it would be better if the sign was turned into a poster and laminated and one given to each shop around the centre of the village. Clerk to arrange.
B/18/0022 – Retrospective application for Advertisement Consent for internally illuminated fascia sign at 47 London Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS
B/18/0025 – Erection of 2 no. single storey rear extensions and extension to existing garage at Collis, Drainside South, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS
B/18/0021 - Retrospective application for the installation of a ATM cash machine into existing elevation at 47 London Road, Kirton – NO OBJECTIONS
B/18/0007 – To build a timber barn style shed enclosing and existing shipping container with an adjoining veranda with oak posts for structure, oak decking and cedar shingle roof at Fallowfields House, Washdyke Road, Kirton Meeres – Cllr Bemrose declared a personal interest in this application and took no part in discussions – NO OBJECTIONS although it was thought to be a little over the top for a shipping container.
Determined Planning Applications
B/17/0491 – Outline application for 4 no. dwellings with all matters (layout, scale, appearance, landscaping and access) reserved for later consideration at Land to the rear of 84 Boston Road, Kirton – GRANT
B/17/0120 – Erection of two storey side extension partially over existing single storey attached garage at 18 Thomas Middlecott Drive, Kirton – GRANT
B/17/0400 – Application for the conversion of existing barn for form dwelling at Sunnyside Farm, Holme Road, Kirton Holme – GRANT
Accounts for payment
Cllr Ransome proposed that the accounts as per payment sheet 11/12 dated 15th February 2018 be paid, this was seconded by Cllr Watson and agreed by the remainder.
The roof has had a few slates slip although it cannot be seen where they have come from (assumed therefore to be the rear of the tower) – Clerk to arrange for work to be done.
The contractor has informed the Clerk that he is no longer able to carry out the pointing to the Town Hall, it was resolved to use the second choice contractor – Clerk to liaise.
One resident has reported to Cllr Ransome that twigs are falling off trees in the cemetery into their garden (they are on the new development adjacent). Resolved to follow tree report – ie. no trees identified as needing work so no work will be carried out.
The Clerk/Cemetery Manager needs to have another row of ashes plots dug soon. She requested from the cemetery committee their thoughts on using half of the burial area in the centre of the new section for ashes to try to advance down the cemetery more evenly. This was agreed.
Reports for Various Bodies
Cllr Danby said that the OAP party is costing the Parish money. He would like to reduce the cost – he will bring this up with the committee when it next meets.
Cllr Bemrose would like to know more about the CCTV in the village. It was resolved that the Clerk should request a visit to the CCTV suite for the council.
Mud on the pathway and damage to the pathway reported by Cllr Bemrose (between Dennis offices and the bungalow on the corner of London Road/Princess Road). Clerk to report to LCC.
1. Inspection Rota. Cllr Rylott still has the book.
2. War memorial – consider when/how to clean area, update on VC preparations. Cllr Bemrose has organised water and 2 power washers. Only the floor area will be washed.
3. Reports from committee meetings held since last Council meeting. None held.
The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-
Thursday 16th May
at Christ Church Hall, Kirton Holme
Contact details for your local Councillors:
Cllr Ian Turner
Cllr David Danby
Tel: 01205 724650
Village Ward Members:
Cllr David Danby
Tel: 01205 724650
Cllr Richard Foster
Cllr Marcus Hannay
Cllr Sue Ransome
Cllr Ian Turner
Cllr Peter Watson
Cllr Rebecca Bemrose
Holme Ward Members:
Cllr David Smith
Cllr Claire Rylott (and Borough)
Tel: 01205 290386
Mrs Belinda Buttery
Cllr Michael Brookes (County)
Tel: 01205 820616
Cllr Alison Austin (County)
Cllr James Edwards (Borough)
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).