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Kirton Parish Council Meeting Minutes
2 residents who live on Church Lane came to voice their concerns about the Park. They are wholly in favour of closing the park permanently. They feel that there should be a curfew in the park which is earlier in the Winter.
Apologies for absence and reasons given
Cllrs Brookes and Austin gave 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
Cllrs Bemrose and Sharp declared their usual interests but as there is only the park on the agenda these would not play a part in the meeting.
Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting
It was resolved that the notes of the meeting held on the 19th September 2019, previously circulated, should be recorded as the minutes.
To consider the following at Dame Sarah Swift Park:
1) Whether to close the Park
It was resolved not to close the park
2) Whether to replace the play equipment
After much discussion it was resolved to replace the play equipment but not in the park. It was resolved that the replacement play equipment could be put behind the Town Hall where it is covered by CCTV, plus the Police are local and it is more visible. This is all subject to permissions from planning at the Borough.
3) If a decision to replace the play equipment is made, what to replace it with
Members heard suggestions from a resident who lives near to the park who had visited when the Chairman/Vice Chairman and Clerk had met with the play inspector from the Borough following on from the fire. The suggestion was that equipment with shelter attracted youths trying to get out of the weather who wouldn’t have necessarily gone to the park if shelter was not available. Members agreed that equipment without shelter would also mitigate future risk with the insurance company.
4) To consider ways of working with residents going forwards
It was resolved to wait until after the public meeting of the Parish Council and also the Better Kirton public meeting which were to be held at the weekend to decide what sort of equipment to replace the burnt equipment with. This is also subject to the insurance company agreeing that the council does not have to replace with like for like.
Date & time of the next Parish Council Meeting
Date & Time of the next Meeting will be held on Thursday 17th October 2019 (Upsall Room, Kirton Town Hall) beginning at 7pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance, and declared the meeting closed at 7.30pm.
The Next meeting of
Thursday 19th December
Contact details for your local Councillors:
Village Ward Members:
Cllr David Danby
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)
Mrs Belinda Buttery
Cllr Michael Brookes (County)
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).