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Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
- March 2019

Public Forum

No public attended.

Chairman’s comments

The Chairman welcomed all to the penultimate meeting of this council before the elections. He said he knew that not everyone would be standing again and thanked them for the service they have given the Parish.

Apologies for absence and reason given

Cllr C Rylott 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 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

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

Police Matters

No Police attended.

Cllr Turner informed members that generally the villages had been quite quiet. He said that the Police have ongoing issues with the young man who is living rough in the village.

Viewpoints on questions from members of the public

Nothing to report as no residents attended.

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

Cllr Austin informed members that she had not got any further with LCC regarding the crossing on Station Road but will persevere.

She also said that she could not see any potholes on the A16 near to the roundabout. But will look again.

Cllr Austin also reported that she would ask the Highways to re-evaluate the deep dips at the side of the road just round from Graves Park on Skeldyke as members feel they are a safety issue.

Also, on Skeldyke Road, Cllr Austin will report the broken safety barrier.

The minor works team are now costing up and processing the request regarding the footpath from the A16 on Station Road (Frampton side).

Cllr Smith reported that the white line at the A52/Holmes Road junction are faded again. Clerk to report to LCC.

Accounts for payment/Finance

It was resolved to accept the payments as per payment sheet dated March 2019 12 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 on the 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. 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. Met with CCTV installers for a teaching session on using the CCTV. PCSOs Williams and Smith also attended.

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.

Ruts caused by lorries down Skeldyke Road reported to LCC .

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 .

Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

1) Query from last Chairman of the Kirton Brass Band, is there going to be a Last Night of the Proms this year. They suggest meeting up to discuss the format/way forward etc.

Cllr Danby will meet up with the Chairman – Clerk passed on his contact details.

2) Lincolnshire County Council – TROs (Traffic Regulation orders) are only being accepted by LCC if supported by the County Councillor.

3) Query received via Cllr Sharp about Dennis Estate – grass still being churned up at the entrance. It was looked into to get that entrance area widened but this has not been done.

Clerk to ask Cllr Brookes to look into this as it is his area of the village.

4) Also, from Cllr Sharp and also on Dennis Estate, concerns regarding poor visibility and the off street parking which makes 2 way traffic hazardous, is it possible to make it a one way system? Again, Clerk to ask Cllr Brookes to look into the feasibility of this happening.

Town Hall

The Town Hall are still looking into getting Wi-Fi in the building to increase its customer base for bookings..


Clerk and Cllr Brotherton recently examined the cast iron row markers and will endeavour to put them out when the weather improves.

Parish matters

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

The Christmas Committee had met and updated members on progress. The OAP Xmas meal had also been discussed and the possibility of a hot meal was suggested.

b) Update on Park Inspections

Clerk and Chairman will meet at the park to discuss the reports.

c) Update on Community Speed Watch

Cllr Watson will ring round all the volunteers to get a date finally set the begin the Speed Watch.

d) To ratify the decision of the Finance Committee to award Clerk her annual increment in pay following on from recent Staff Appraisal.

This was resolved to approve the suggestions of the committee.

Planning applications:

B/19/0040 – residential development consisting of 139 dwellings, including associated roads, public open space and drainage infrastructure at Land off London Road, Kirton- No objections, however, the flood risk assessment is for 111 dwellings not 139, plus the ecology survey is out of date.

B/19/0073 – Approval of reserved matter Appearance, Landscaping, Layout and Scale following outline approval B/18/0226 (Erect single dwelling house and paddock with details of access) at Leyland, 322A Willington Road, Kirton End – no objections.

B/19/0100 – Approval of reserved matters (Access, Appearance, Landscaping, Layout, Scale) following outline approval B/15/0391 for residential development of 103 dwellings at Land off London Road, Kirton. – no objections

Planning Decisions:

B/18/0516 – First floor rear extension at 32 Boston Road, Kirton - grant.

B/19/0005 – Construction of 4 detached bungalows, three with detached double garages and associated site works at 62 Willington Road, Kirton – grant.



The Next meeting of
Kirton Parish Council is:-

Thursday 16th May
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).