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Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
- March 2018

Public Forum

No residents attended

Consider whether to co-opt to fill Kirton Holme Parish Vacancy.

It was resolved to co-opt Sarah Swann-Smith as the Kirton Holme Parish councillor.

Chairman’s comments

The Chairman reminded those able to attend about the Victoria Cross commemoration which is next Thursday at 11 am at the War Memorial.

The Chairman reminded all to send apologies for meetings called which members could not attend. He also reminded all that they must remember to keep their declaration forms up to date.

Apologies for absence and reason given

Cllrs M Brookes, D 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. Cllr Ransome is also vice-chairman of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan committee.

Cllr Rylott also 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. She is also a member of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan committee.

Cllr Austin also 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. She is also a member of the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan committee.

Cllr Brotherton declared that he is also on the South East Lincolnshire Local Plan committee.

Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was resolved that the notes of the meeting held on the 15th February 2018, previously circulated, should be recorded as the minutes. Proposed by Cllr Brotherton, seconded by Cllr Ransome agreed by the remainder.

Police Matters

No Police attended.

Cllr Sharp raised his concern over lazy parents who are showing their children it is okay to cross the road where they want to rather than the proper crossing areas. Cllr Austin told members that this is something the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership could help with, as they will visit schools to educate children. Clerk to get in touch and ask for some help with education.

Cllr Austin reported that with Community Speed Watch about to launch, it may well be prudent to wait a few months and then get feed back from those Parishes that have taken part and see how effective they thought it had been so far.

The Police have been busy in the village recently and the Parish was grateful. Cllr Danby thanked Cllr Turner for the time he has taken to get the Police to put the dispersal order in the Park recently. However, this had been tainted somewhat with the publication of the fact prior to the order being put in place.

Clerk to send a reminder to the new Police Inspector who promised more patrols in the Park area once the nights get lighter.

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. Footpath damaged and mud on it at London Road reported to LCC.

B. Follow up report made by Clerk regarding the torn-up verges on Holme Road from Willington Road – new number given to record fault 101000262849

Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

a) Planning @ Boston Borough Council – notice that from 1st April 2018 we will no longer received paper copies of planning applications, they will only be emailed to the Clerk – paper copies can be requested but only at a cost to the Parish.

- This information was reported by Borough Councillors to be wrong as the date has been extended to 2019 – however, after a vote, members resolved to allow paper applications to be received and not request paper copies as they will need to get used to this method anyway.

b) LCC report on fault 101000262999 – immediate action will be taken to make this safe.

c) National Association of Local Councils – Parliamentary Briefing – re Data Protection Bill

Matters for the attention of Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council from/to County/Borough Councillors

Cllr Rylott reported that she had cleared away another 20+ wine bottles along the hedgerow going into Kirton Holme.

As there were a couple of new Parish Councillors, Cllr Rylott gave a brief overview of what she is involved with at the Borough and offered help if needed.

Highways have informed Cllr Brookes (via email to Clerk) that they are unwilling to revoke permission for lorries/heavy vehicles to use Bungley Lane as permission had already been given. However, a temporary fix will take place making the road more passable until the Persimmon development is complete and then the road will be fixed properly. Cllr Brookes also reported that work at Dennis Estate has begun to improve drainage there.

Planning applications:

B/18/0057 – Construction of 4 n. detached buildings comprising 16 no. industrial units at Land adjacent to Avalon Road, Kirton Distribution Park, Kirton – this was seen by a planning committee formed on 20th February – NO OBJECTIONS – BBC informed 20.2.18

B/18/0077 – Erection of single storey detached residential dwelling at Land between Burnham Lane and Marsh Lane, Skeldyke, Kirton – OBJECTIONS: WITHIN GREEN BELT SO SHOULD NOT BE BUILT, NOT WITHIN THE VILLAGE CURTILAGE, NOT IN KEEPING WITH SURROUNDING AREA/PROPERTIES.

Accounts for payment

Cllr Bemrose proposed that the accounts as per payment sheet 12/12 dated 15th March 2018 be paid, this was seconded by Cllr Sharp and agreed by the remainder.

Cllr Rylott also asked for £120 towards the defibrillator for Kirton Holme. This was resolved to also be paid.

Town Hall

Nothing to report


Nothing to report

Reports for Various Bodies

Cllr Ransome reported that Kirton Primary has been voted the best in the County.

Cllr Danby proposed that the Xmas committee and the OAP Xmas Party committee merged into one committee as most of the same members are on both committees and it would make it a better use of time.

Cllr Sharp reported the bollards at the end of King St before the A16 have been damaged. Clerk to report to LCC.

Parish matters

a) Inspection Rota

b) To consider CCTV contribution/actions to take – it was resolved to postpone this item until the next meeting as the visit to the suite was yet to take place.

c) War Memorial –update on VC preparations

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

Cllr Bemrose updated members on the Xmas committees.


The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-

Thursday 21st June
at Christ Church Hall, Kirton Holme
Starting at 7.00pm prompt


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).