August 2020 Minutes
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF GREETWELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 3 AUGUST 2020 IN THE GARDEN OF RAMPER FARM, WRAGBY ROAD,
DUE TO COVID 19, SOCIAL DISTANCING WAS OBSERVED
PRESENT: Councillors John Taylor (Chairman), Mrs Sarah Bates (Vice Chair)
Keith Johnson, Mike Taylor, Chris Thatcher
District Councillors, Cherie Hill, Chris Darcel, Mrs Anne Welburn
Christine Myers (Clerk)
25 – 20/21 PARISHIONERS ITEMS – None
26 – 20/21 APOLOGIES – None
27 – 20/21 CO-OPTION TO COUNCILLOR IF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED – None received
28 – 20/21 COUNTY COUNCILLORS REPORT – None received
29 – 20/21 DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORT
DC Mrs Anne Welburn stated that the possibility of a Unitary Authority was currently being considered.
30 - 20/21 NOTES OF MEETING HELD ON 6TH JULY 2020 TO BE SIGNED AS MINUTES
This item was deferred until the next meeting.
The Chairman signed the minutes of the meeting of 1st June 2020 as per minute 18 – 20/21 (July 2020 meeting).
31 – 20/21 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a) Compulsory purchase of land at The Chase by LCC – The Transfer Deed had been signed by the Chairman and Vice Chair and returned to the Parish Council’s Solicitors.
b) Correspondence received since last meeting and circulated to Councillors. *Circulated to residents email list -
1.7.2020 – LALC Weekly News
*2.7.2020 – LCC Highways information
3.7.2020 – Climate, Environment and Sustainability survey – members to complete individually
3.7.2020 - Information from the ICO
7.7.2020 – LALC Weekly News
*8.7.2020 – Update on Household Waste Recycling Centres reopening 5 days weekly
9.7.2020 – PCC Survey on Scams
20.7.2020 – Notification of business that could be posing as council highways team to get tarmacking work
20.7.2020 – NALC updates
23.7.2020 - Detail from Office of Police and Crime Commissioner re Youth Commission
c) Bus Shelters upgrading/repairs – The Parish Council bus shelter had now been repaired. The shelter opposite Machs had had a centre post inserted making it less likely for misuse.
d) Community Speedwatch update – Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the Team had been on the A158 and recorded 640 vehicles moving east to west within an hour.
A £50 grant had been paid from DC Mrs Anne Welburn’s Community Grant for the purchase of high viz jackets for Community Speedwatch team members.
e) New Website – update – The Clerk reported that the website was progressing very well. The resident of Sudbrooke assisting with the building of the site would shortly complete the draft form for viewing by members.
Members acknowledged the work put into this by the Sudbrooke resident.
32 – 20/21 PLANTERS – WESTFIELD DRIVE
A grant of £150 for the replacement and setting up of the planters had been received from DC Mrs Anne Welburns’ Community Fund.
The planters had been purchased and the resident of Westfield Drive had set them up.
33 – 20/21 TO CONSIDER REQUEST FROM QUANTUM AIR FIBRE FOR MEETING RE FIBRE IN THE AREA
That as fibre broadband is in the area that the Council not proceed with this request unanimously Resolved.
34 - 20/21 FINANCE
a) Accounts paid/for payment
- Truswells Joinery – repair of Bus shelter - £440.00 net, £88.00 VAT, £528.00 Gross
- Mrs C Myers – Clerks salary and pension contributions July
- Glendale Countryside – Village Maintenance and cutting at The Chase - £189.00 net, £37.80 VAT, £226.80 gross
- Mrs C Myers – Expenses – July – Mileage, £10.45, Postage, £4.01 = £14.47
- Mrs C Myers – Clerks salary and pension contributions August
- Mrs Sharon Leach – Plants for tubs - £27.00
- Mrs S Bates – Purchase of planters and compost - £69.27
- Mrs S Bates – Purchase of Community Speedwatch jackets - £53.10, VAT £10.62, Total £63.72
- ICO – Annual Registration - £40.00, £35.00 if paid by Direct Debit
That approval be given for the payment of the above accounts, unanimously Resolved.
- WLDC – Grant for tubs and speedwatch jackets - £200.00
- WLDC – Grant - £400 - To be paid to Cherry Willingham Parish Council towards Speedwatch equipment when purchase complete.
c) To consider setting up of annual Direct Debit payment for ICO – It was noted that a reduction in the annual registration fee would be made if paid by Direct Debit. That a Direct Debit be set up unanimously Resolved.
d) Bank Reconciliation to 31.6.2020 – This had been copied to all Councillors by the Clerk and signed by the Chairman.
e) To consider whether to operate on-line banking – although on-line banking had been set up as a decision of Lockdown it had not been operated. That the Council continue with cheque payments for the time being unanimously Resolved.
35 – 20/21 PLANNING
a) Application 141320 – 58 Wragby Rioad East – Reserved matters for the erection of 2 dwellings considering appearanve, landscaping, layout and scale, following outline planning permission 137961 granted 14 August 2019 – Comments to WLDC ‘That the developers should provide space for vehicles to turn round on site to prevent reversing onto the footway and A158 to exit the properties. This is important due to the close proximity to the junction and right turn ban’.
b) Neighbourhood Plan – Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the surveys relating to the Pedestrian Crossing for North Greetwell had been collected and reported as follows:-
A Pedestrian Crossing for North Greetwell
In February 2020 the Greetwell Neighbourhood Plan Working Group (GNPWG) and Greetwell Parish Council distributed a questionnaire to all residents of North Greetwell seeking their opinions about the need for a traffic-light controlled pedestrian crossing over the A158.
215 Forms were distributed and 117 forms were returned.
(54.4% of forms were returned completed)
In favour of pursuing a campaign for a crossing - 114 (97.4% of those who responded)
Not in favour (no reasons given) - 3
Question 4 asked which reasons would the respondents select for having a crossing:
* To access local businesses and amenities 93 (81.5%)
* To access public transport 82 (71.9%)
* Dog walking 47
* Mobile library 19
* Visiting 35
* Post box 33
A total of 88 respondents would use public transport more if there were a crossing (77.19%)
A total of 96 respondents would use local amenities and businesses more if there were a crossing (84.2%)
Suggestions made by residents
1. Could we have ‘no overtaking’ signs on the A158?
2. 30 mph speed limit
3. Footpath on North side of road to link to bus stop
4. Better paths and access to Nettleham
5. Traffic calming measures
Other reasons given for needing a crossing
1. Access to defibrillator (garage/shop wall)
2. Going for walks and cycle rides
3. Access to play parks
4. Collecting newspapers
5. Litter picking
* Report of an accident involving a pedestrian and a motorbike
* Report of vehicle written off when attempting to turn into a driveway off the road (multiple accidents?)
* Is North Greetwell a hamlet or a village?
* How would a crossing affect the proposals for a travellers’ site if it was reviewed?
* Not aware of a post box in North Greetwell
* How will pedestrians/cyclists cross the bypass at the junction with the roundabout?
36 – 20/21 TO AGREE DATE FOR SOCIALLY DISTANCED LITTER PICK
Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates offered to arrange Litter Pick dependent upon when equipment was available. Agreed dates 26th September of 6th October. A Risk Assessment would be agreed at the next meeting of the Parish Council.
37 – 20/21 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reported that Nettleham Parish Council would be meeting this month to agree upon whether to open meeting rooms for use.
38 – 20/21 CHAIRMANS COMMENTS
The Chairman thanked Councillor MRs Sarah Bates for the work on the Crossing Survey. He suggested that he felt that it was now time to pursue further the provision of a pedestrian crossing for North Greetwell and sought support of the Parish Council to write to the County Council, MP etc. This was Resolved unanimously.
39 – 20/21 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
7th September 2020 – Time and venue to be notified by the Clerk nearer to the date, depending on premises available.