November 2020 minutes
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF GREETWELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD REMOTELY AT 7.30PM ON MONDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2020
PRESENT: Councillors John Taylor (Chairman), Mrs Sarah Bates (Vice Chair) Chris Thatcher, Mike Taylor, Joshua Taylor (following co-option)
Clerk Christine Myers
68 – 20/21 PARISHIONERS ITEMS
It was noted that the pathway had recently been blocked by contractors working on new properties near to 58 Wragby Road East. This had prevented pedestrians using the footway, them having to use the busy A158 to pass the vehicles which were blocking the footpath.
69 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASONS GIVEN
All District Councillors and County Councillor – due to WLDC full Council meeting
Councillor Keith Johnson.
That reasons for absence be approved unanimously Resolved.
70 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ANY ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
71 – 20/21 CO-OPTION TO COUNCILLOR
Mr Joshua Leafe, resident of Westfield Drive, was unanimously co-opted as a member of Greetwell Parish Council. All forms for completion would be forwarded to Councillor Leafe.
Councillor Leafe was welcomed to the Council by the Chairman.
72 – 20/21 COUNTY AND DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS
District Councillor Anne Welburn’s to be reported under Item 7 c on the agenda – ‘Pedestrian Crossing’.
73 – 20/21 NOTES OF MEETING HELD ON 5 OCTOBER 2020 FOR APPROVAL AND TO BE SIGNED BY THE CHAIRMAN AS MINUTES
That the notes be approved as minutes unanimously Resolved.
74 – 20/21 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a Correspondence received since last meeting and circulated to members, *Circulated to residents’ email list:-
1.10.2020 – News from the ICO
2.10.2020 – LCC – Example website/toolkit
2.10.2020 - MHCLG / NALC Right to Contest Snapshot Online Survey – Request to Circulate to Member Councils for Completion By 9/10, Pse.
2.10.2020 – WYPF Pension Matters
*5.10.2020 – Highways New
12.10.2020 – Neighbourhood Planning newsletter
12.10.2020 – LALC AGM Reminder – 13.10.2020
16.10.2020 – Lincolnshire Resilience Forum Community Newsletter
b Community Speed watch update – Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the Speed watch could not continue during Lockdown.
Mr Dave Mitchell, Community Speed watch Co-ordinator, had confirmed that there was no requirement for any kind of licence for the Parish to operate/use hand held radar suitable for the Community Speed Watch.
A Risk Assessment had been prepared in line with Cherry Willingham PC’s Speed watch RA. That it be adopted unanimously Resolved.
It was suggested that details and prices be obtained for a Speed Indicator device (s) on the main A158. The Clerk would approach Nettleham Parish Council for details on their recent purchases.
c Pedestrian Crossing – A reply had been received from Wragby Parish Council stating that the puffin and zebra crossings in Wragby were being installed by LCC at no cost to the parish.
Councillor Fleetwood had reported that the Head of Highways Asset Management, Mr Paul Little, confirmed that following a count on the A158 completed earlier in the year the location meets its threshold value.
Mr Little had requested a site visit with the Parish Council and CC Fleetwood to discuss issues for the best way forward. The Clerk would liaise with Councillor Fleetwood to arrange.
District Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn had stated that she would question the Leader of WLDC at a full Council meeting as follows:-
‘Could the Leader of the Council give members the assurance that the Districts need for active travel and sustainable infrastructure development, particularly in our rural communities, are being strategically considered and planned for? I quote as an example: The residents of North Greetwell feel like the forgotten village of Lincolnshire, they have been fighting for many years for a crossing on the A158 so that villagers can cross the road in safety, to use the shop and restaurant and more importantly the bus service to the city. At the moment the traffic is so heavy, 640 car an hour have been recorded, it is impossible to cross the road and for resident to exit their drives on the north side which results in a detour via Nettleham to get to work, school etc if they are travelling west. This is totally against all policies of trying to ensure use of public transport where possible and is actually increasing private transport by forcing such a long detour. You can image their dismay therefore to hear that Wragby some 10 miles further along the same road is to get two new crossings in addition to those already there as the Highways deem they will suffer in coming years from an increase in traffic most of this will have travelled through North Greetwell which also has local traffic as above.’
Members welcomed this support and awaited feedback.
75 – 20/21 CONSULTATION ON PROPOSED TRAFFIC ORDERS FOR THE LINCOLN EASTERN BYPASS
That the Parish Council had no comments to make on this unanimously Resolved.
Street furniture - LCC also sought the Parish Council’s views on what street furniture requirements were considered a necessity on the new shared-use pedestrian, cycle and equestrian facility that will now fall under the parish’s jurisdiction.
This was discussed and unanimously Resolved that a request be made for provision of a high number of dog waste and litter bins, along with seats made from recycled material, not wood.
It was also hoped that a site meeting could be held at an appropriate time to agree the locations.
76 – 20/21 FINANCE
a Accounts for payment/Income
Glendale - Village gateways, The Chase, cut and weed treatment - £88.00 net, £17.60 VAT, £105.60 gross
Mrs C Myers – Clerks expenses – Mileage £13.95, postage £2.60, Stationery £1.45, telephone/broadband £13.00
Mrs C Myers Clerks salary and Pension contributions November
Mrs C Myers – Reimbursement of purchase of Windows 2010 and Microsoft Office 2019 for upgrade of laptop = £42.26
That the above accounts be paid unanimously Resolved.
Income - CIL payment - £644.20
b Bank Reconciliation to 30.9.20 – This had been circulated to all councillors and was noted.
c Budget against spent to 31.10.20 – This had been circulated to all Councillors and it was noted that spending was within budget.
d Half yearly Internal Audit Report to 30.9.20 – The Internal Auditor had reported that the accounts were in order but had not yet submitted her written report.
e To estimate the budget/Precept for 2021/22 – Details of estimated expenditure for the next financial year had been circulated. Following discussion that the Council estimate a budget of £9,700 unanimously Resolved.
77 – 20/21 PLANNING
The Clerk reported that three planning applications had been received during the last two days. Councillors would view these individually online and make comments which the Clerk would forward to WLDC.
78 – 20/21 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reported as follows:
* That it had been a hectic month – she had had a weeks leave to return to 45 emails!
* A padlock on one of the Bollards at The Chase was missing and the second had been superglued. The Clerk was asked to arrange removal of the glued lock along with replacements.
* Glendale had been asked again to spray around the flower tub at the end of Greetwell Lane.
* The parish council laptop had been upgraded at a minimal cost. Thanks were extended to Mr Pete Langford for carrying out this work and for charging no labour.
* A quotation for grass cutting/grounds maintenance for next season would be obtained from Glendale Countryside Ltd.
* That during this second Lockdown from 4th November – 2nd December legislation was that playgrounds were to remain open.
* That she would list the meeting dates for next year, being the first Monday of a month where possible. Meetings would require to be held remotely until legislation deemed face to face meetings were allowed. Members agreed that there would not be a January 2021 meeting.
79 – 20/21 CHAIRMANS COMMENTS
The Chairman stated that he was looking forward to the site meeting with LCC regarding the pedestrian crossing and was encouraged by progress to date.
80 – 20/21 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
Monday 7th December 2020, 7.30pm – To be held remotely by Whats App.
Greetwell Parish Council meeting 2.11.2020