February 2020 Minutes
NOTES OF THE MEETING OF GREETWELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2020 IN THE OLD SCHOOL, NETTLEHAM
PRESENT: Councillors Mrs Sarah Bates (Chair), Keith Johnson, Chris Thatcher, Mike Taylor, County Councillor Ian Fleetwood, District Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn, Christine Myers (Clerk)
149 – 19/20 PARSHIONERS ITEMS
The owner of land on the junction of Greetwell Lane, Nettleham and the A158 had cleared out the dyke leaving all the debris on the verge. It was noted that this would make it not possible for the grass to be cut by resident who kept the area tidy.
That a photo of the verge be taken and a polite request be made to the landowner to clear the debris from the verge - unanimously Resolved.
150 – 19/20 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASONS GIVEN
Councillor John Taylor – That the reason given be accepted - unanimously Resolved.
151 – 19/20 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ANY ITEMS ON THE AGENDA – None
152 – 19/20 CO-OPTION TO VACANCIES OF COUNCILLORS IF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED – None received.
153 - 19/20 NOTES OF MEETING HELD ON 6TH JANUARY 2020 FOR APPROVAL AND TO BE SIGNED AS MINUTES
That the above notes be signed as minutes - unanimously Resolved.
154 – 19/20 POLICE MATTERS
It was noted that the Police Alerts sent by email to those signed in to the service would be ceasing. Members considered that this was a useful service to both the Community and to the Police in notifying residents/obtaining information on local incidents.
That a letter be sent to the Chief Constable and Police and Crime Commissioner stating the Council’s disappointment at the withdrawal of the Police Alerts - unanimously Resolved.
155 – 19/20 COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT
CC Ian Fleetwood stated that he would be issuing his latest report in the next few days (attached to these minutes).
156 – 19/20 DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORT
District Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn stated that there was a dog fouling problem in the area which WLDC were currently investigating.
157 – 19/20 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a) Correspondence received since last meeting
*Circulated to residents email group
- *8.1.2020 – County Councillor Ian Fleetwood’s brief
- 8.1.2020 – Invitation to members to view the LEB to date on 27.1.2020.
- 8.1.2020 – LCC Highways news
- *13.1.2020 – WLDC communication re Scrap fly tipping
- 14.1.2020 – LCC Highways notification re A46 roundabout
- *15.1.2020 – LCC Highways re notification of Washingborough Road closure
- 16.1.2020 – Notification of Lincolnshire Environmental Award 2020
- 20.1.2020 – LALC Weekly News
- *20.1.2020 – Letter to Parish re closure of Hawthorne Road
- 28.1.2020 – Neighbourhood Planning Newsletter
- 29.1.2020 – LALC Weekly News
- 30.1.2020- Flooding and Strategic Planning from DC Chris Darcel
A letter had been received on 31 January 2020 from Galliford Try advising of a retaining wall to be built near to the boundary of The Chase Open Space area. The Clerk had sought confirmation that the wooden fence and the hawthorn whips would be replaced upon completion.
b) Traffic Regulation Order, corner of Westfield Drive – CC Ian Fleetwood confirmed that this was still in abeyance with the County Council.
c) Roundabout on Westfield Avenue – parking – Several photographs had been received from residents regarding the problem of parking on Westfield Avenue and around the roundabout. It was stressed that unfortunately the Parish Council were unable to take any action regarding the parking.
d) Compulsory purchase of land by LCC – The Solicitor acting for the Parish Council had confirmed that additional plans of the area would be sought from Land Registry.
158 – 19/20 TO DISCUSS NOTIFICATION FROM LCC RE LAUNCH OF THEIR MOBILE FRIENDLY WEBSITE
Following notification of the LCC launch of the accessible and mobile friendly website of which the parish website would need to be upgraded the Clerk reported that she had booked onto a training session.
159 – 19/20 TO DISCUSS THE POSSIBILITY OF ALLOCATING OR OBTAINING LAND FOR COMMUNITY ROOM/HALL
This item was discussed with input from County and District Councillors. That local landowners be approached to enquire if they would consider selling a small area of land on which a community room could be built - unanimously Resolved.
The Chair stated that this would also be an agenda item for the Neighbourhood Plan Working Group.
160 – 19/20 THE CHASE – TO CONSIDER GRASS CUTTING CONTRACT FOR 2020 SEASON
The grass cutting contract had been received from Glendale Countryside Ltd, current contractors. Members considered the cost with minimal increase and felt confident that the local company were working well with the Parish Council.
That the contract for the 2020 season be accepted from Glendale - unanimously Resolved.
161 – 19/20 FINANCE
- WLDC - £37.50 for reimbursement from DC Anne Welburn’s Community fund for the bulb planting
Accounts for payment
- Nettleham Parish Council – room hire - £15.00
- EKM – Play equipment inspections and minor repairs – Net £126.50, VAT £26.60, gross £151.92
- Glendale Countryside – Removal of debris from Westfield Avenue roundabout – net £35.00,
- VAT £7.00, Gross £42.00
- Mrs C Myers – Clerks expenses - £8.94
That the above payments, the Clerks salary and pension payments be made - unanimously Resolved.
162 – 19/20 PLANNING
a) WLDC Training for Councillors – The Clerk handed out copies of dates of planning training for Councillors. Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates stated that she would attend some of the courses.
That mileage be paid to Councillors attending courses - unanimously Resolved.
b) Neighbourhood Plan for Greetwell – To consider proposed survey for circulation to all residents of North Greetwell – This had been copied to all members for consideration.
Parish Council members approved the survey and the Clerk would print the required number of copies.
Minutes of the Working Group meeting of 8th January had been circulated to members of the Parish Council.
It was noted that the Working Group planned to send a letter to all residents of Greetwell on St Augustine’s Road/The Chase side of the parish to inform them in more detail of the Neighbourhood Plan and vacancies on the Parish Council.
163 – 19/20 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reported on the dirty state of the white village gateways.
That she approach a local company for a cost of washing down - unanimously Resolved.
164 – 19/20 CHAIRMANS COMMENTS
The Chair suggested the 16 August for the Greetwell Garden Party and that it could include a Dog Show.
The Chair also suggested a date for the Spring Litter Pick for 4 April 2020.
That the above two dates be agreed - unanimously Resolved.
It was also brought to the attention of the meeting that Truelove Property and Construction Ltd had issued a flyer to properties in Nettleham and Greetwell regarding future proposals for the parishes.
165 – 19/20 DATE OF NEXT MEETING - Monday 2 March 2020, 7.30pm, Small Hall, Old School, Mill Hill, Nettleham.
166 – 19/20 TO RESOLVE TO MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSIONS TO DISCUSS STAFFING MATTERS
That the Parish Council move into closed session to discuss a Staffing Matter - unanimously Resolved.
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Thank you, Ian
Cllr. Ian Fleetwood
Bardney and Cherry Willingham division.
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