October 2020 minutes
These notes are subject to change.
MINUTES OF THE REMOTE MEETING OF GREETWELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 5 OCTOBER 2020
Present: Councillors John Taylor, Mrs Sarah Bates (Vice Chairman), Chris Thatcher,
County Councillor Ian Fleetwood, District Councillor Mrs Anne Welbourn, Christine Myers, Clerk
54 - 20/21 PARISHIONERS ITEMS
55 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASONS GIVEN
Councillors Keith Johnson, Mike Taylor and District Councillor Chris Darcel.
That the reasons given be accepted unanimously Resolved.
56 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ANY ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
57 – 20/21 CO-OPTION TO COUNCILLOR IF ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
58 – 20/21 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS
CC Ian Fleetwood had forwarded a September brief. He added that the Lincoln Eastern bypass was now having its top surface dressing applied.
District Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn informed the meeting that 80 defibrillators had now been installed in West Lindsey.
59 – 20/21 NOTES OF MEETING HELD ON 7 SEPTEMBER 2020 FOR APPROVAL AND TO BE SIGNED BY THE CHAIRMAN AS MINUTES
That the notes be signed as minutes unanimously Resolved.
60 – 20/21 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a. Correspondence received since last meeting and circulated to members
*circulated to residents email list
* 3.9.2020 – WYPF Pension Matters
* 3.9.2020 – LEB – Weekend road closures
* 9.9.20 – Notification of free training event by NALC – Rebuilding communities
* 9.9.2020 – Notification of free webinar ‘Effective Communications and Engagement in a Post Lockdown World’ – Clerk to attend
* *10.9.2020 – CC Ian Fleetwood’s briefing
* *10.9.2020 – News from the ICO
* 14.9.2020 – LALC Annual Report 2019/20 and notice of remote AGM 13.10.2020
* 18.9.2020 – Citizens Panel – Press Release
* LALC – Coronavirus update
* 22.9.2020 – LALC Weekly News
* *23.9.2020 – LALC Covid 19 poster
* *25.9.2020 Arthritis Action Group information
* 30.9.2020 – Anglian Water notification of new Elsham to Lincoln pipeline
b. Community Speedwatch - Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the new equipment had now been received.
The Clerk would make enquiries as to whether a licence to use the equipment was required.
c. New website – It was noted that none of the new websites had yet gone Live by LCC but the new and current websites continued to be updated by the Clerk.
d. Litter Pick – Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the Litter Pick schedule for 26th September had been unable to be held due to poor weather. It would therefore take place on 10th October 2020.
e. A158 – provision of a Pedestrian Crossing – The Chairman reported as follows:-
It had recently been announced that Wragby were to have two pedestrian crossings installed and questions were raised as to how the funding had been acquired.
The Chair had received an encouraging reply to his letter from Edward Leigh MP. However the response from Councillor Richard Davies, County Councillor for Highways, had been disappointing
Hi stating that the matter should be referred to our County Councillor whose details could be found on the Lincoln shire County Council website.
County Councillor Ian Fleetwood stated that he supported the Parish Council for the provision of a crossing and will be pursuing the matter.
The Chairman had approached ‘Look North’ hoping that the programme would pursue the story.
Layby – opposite Lodge Lane junction – County Councillor Ian Fleetwood was asked to make enquiries with LCC Highways regarding the layby which had been filled in opposite the Lodge Lane junction, the Chairman stating that the footpath was in a poor state for cyclists and of no width to take a mobility scooter.
61 – 20/21 ANNUAL PLAY INSPECTION REPORT
The report had picked up some minor defects which the Play Equipment Inspector had been asked to rectify.
62 – 20/21 FINANCE
Accounts for payment
Mrs S Leach – plants for tubs = £7.08
Mrs Sarah Bates – purchase of hoops for Litter Picks - £48.02 net, £9.60 VAT, £57.62 gross
Glendale Countryside Ltd – Grounds maintenance - The Chase, Westfield Avenue Roundabout and around village gateways - £64.00 net, £12.80 VAT, £76.80 gross
Playsafety Ltd – Annual play equipment inspection - £72.00 net, £14.40 VAT, £86.40 gross
Mrs C Myers, Clerks expenses – mileage, £9.00, Postage, £2.60, Sanitiser for Litter Pick £0.99, telephone/broadband £9.74 = £22.33
Cherry Willingham Parish Council – 50% of Community Speedwatch equipment - £347.50
(£400 grant already received from DC Anne Welburn’s Community Fund)
Glendale Countryside Ltd – Grounds maintenance at The Chase (2 cuts), village gateways and Westfield Avenue roundabout - £99.00, £19.80 VAT, £118.80 gross.
Mrs C Myers – Clerks salary and pension payments.
That the above payments be made unanimously Resolved.
b. To agree expenditure on new software for Parish Council laptop
That expenditure be made at a cost of £40 for the upgrading of the Parish Council laptop to Windows 10.
Mr Pete Langford had offered to upgrade the laptop at no labour charge carrying out back-ups as required prior to the installation. That the upgrade be made unanimously Resolved.
63 – 20/21 GREETWELL NEWS
That an autumn edition of Greetwell News be published unanimously Resolved.
64 – 20/21 PLANNING
Nothing to discuss.
65 – 20/21 CLERKS REPORT
Nothing to report.
66 – 20/21 CHAIRMANS REPORT
Nothing to report.
67 – 20/21 DATE OF NEXT MEETING – Monday 2 November 2020 – 7.30pm to be held remotely by Whats App.