September 2020 minutes
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF GREETWELL PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON MONDAY 7 SEPTEMBER 2020 IN THE GARDEN OF RAMPER FARM, WRAGBY ROAD EAST, GREETWELL
PRESENT Councillors John Taylor (Chairman), Mrs Sarah Bates (Vice Chairman),
Keith Johnson, Mike Taylor, Chris Thatcher,
Christine Myers (Clerk)
A Risk Assessment for this meeting had been prepared and circulated to all members by the Clerk. That it be approved and adopted unanimously Resolved.
40 – 20/21 PARISHIONERS ITEMS
Report of a boundary hedge at a property on Westfield Drive overhanging the footway. That the Clerk write a polite letter to the resident/owner of the property requesting that it be cut back unanimously Resolved.
41 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE APOLOGIES AND REASONS GIVEN
District Councillor Mrs Anne Welburn - That the reason given be accepted unanimously Resolved.
42 – 20/21 TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST ON ANY ITEMS ON THE AGENDA
43 – 20/21 CO-OPTION OF COUNCILLOR IF ANY APPLICATIONS RECEIVED
44 – 20/21 COUNTY/DISTRICT COUNCILLORS REPORTS
45 – 20/21 NOTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 6 JULY 2020 AND 3 AUGUST 2020 FOR APPROVAL AND TO BE SIGNED AS MINUTES
That the notes of the above meetings be signed as minutes unanimously Resolved.
46 – 20/21 CORRESPONDENCE AND REPORTS
a) Compulsory purchase of land at Hawthorn Road by LCC – The transfer of the land had been completed on 24 August 2020.
b) Correspondence received since last meeting
*Circulated to residents email list
31.7.2020 – LCC Town and Parish News
*4.8.2020 – LCC Highways News
5.8.2020 – Remote meeting legislation update for Parish Council and Parish meetings
6.8.20 – Came & Co update
6.8.2020 – Information from the ICO
7.8.2020 – Pension Matters
11.8.2020 – Neighbourhood Planning newsletter
11.8.2020 – Public Rights of Way grass cutting timetable
*11.8.2020 –Mobile Library timetable
*11.8. 2020 – Nettleham Medical Practice Autumn Newsletter
12.8.2020 – LALC Weekly News
*18.8.2020 – Lincoln Eastern Bypass Traffic Management update
24.8.2020 – Update re new bridges, Bloxholm and Greetwell
20.8.2020 – Risk Assessment for hiring of Old School, Nettleham – Clerk to complete
24.8.2020 – LALC Weekly News
24.8.2020 – Application 141320 - Notification of approval of Reserved Matters
27.8.2020 – Update re LEB that Washingborough Road roundabout would reopen on 27.8.2020
28.8.2020 – LCC Town and Parish Newsletter August 2020
c) Community Speedwatch update – Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates reported that the team were awaiting the arrival of the second set of equipment. The Clerk would make enquiries with Cherry Willingham PC regarding this.
d) New Website – update – All members had accessed the near completed new website. That upon completion it go Live unanimously Resolved.
The Clerk was instructed to write a letter of thanks to the local resident who had given his time freely to build the new website and instruct the Clerk in updating it.
e) Litter Pick – To agree Risk Assessment - It was hoped to run a Litter Pick within the guidance of Covid 19 from the government. Suggested date 26 September or 3 October, depending upon the weather. A Risk Assessment had been prepared and copied to all members. That this be adopted unanimously Resolved.
Councillor Mrs Sarah Bates requested authorisation for the purchase of 6 hoops for fixing to bags for the Litter Pick. The cost approximately £60.00. That this purchase be agreed unanimously Resolved.
47 – 20/21 BUS SHELTER OPPOSITE MACH – TO CONSIDER RESIDENTS REQUEST FOR SIGNAGE IN BUS LANE AND SPEED CAMERAS ON THE A158
This request was discussed in depth. Signage is currently on the road in the form of double yellow line markings.
It was felt that a speed camera would have little effect due to the volume of traffic passing through North Greetwell.
That no further action be taken at present unanimously Resolved.
48 – 20/21 FINANCE
a. Accounts paid/for payment
Parish Magazine Printing – Greetwell News summer edition - £58.50
EKM Ltd – play equipment inspections May, June, July, August and sanitising for 4/7
reopening - £140.00 net, £28.00 VAT, £168.00 gross
Mrs C Myers – Salary and pension payments for September
Mrs C Myers – Clerks expenses (August) – postage £2.60, mileage £5.40 = £8.00
That the above payments be made if not already done so unanimously Resolved.
£1,000 payment from Lincolnshire County Council for compulsory transfer of land on Hawthorn Road – To agree where to allocate monies – That the land transferred being part of the highway, not The Chase open space, the monies be held in the Contingency Fund unanimously Resolved.
c. LCC Pension Fund – to consider draft Exit Policy – Following clarification by an Officer from the Pensions Team on this Policy it was unanimously Resolved that no amendments to the Policy be suggested to LCC.
49 – 20/21 PLANNING
Application 141480 – Land to the rear of 12 Westfield Drive, North Greetwell – application to erect 2 bungalows with integral garages –
50 – 20/21 CLERKS REPORT
The Clerk reported as follows:-
That both the Chairman and herself regularly visually checked the play area at The Chase and the checks noted.
That the Play Equipment Inspector had recommended the siting of a further Covid 19 sign for the second gate. That this be purchased unanimously Resolved.
That the Liaison Officer for Galliford Try and local Communities had been made redundant. An enquiry to County Councillor Richard Davies of who to contact in the future had not been answered. Further enquiries would be made for a contact with Galliford Try in order to pursue the reinstatement of the fence/hawthorn whips at The Chase.
51 – 20/21 CHAIRMANS REPORT
As per minute 38 – 20/21 the Chairman had written to Edward Leigh MP and County Councillor Richard Davies again pursuing the installation of a Pedestrian Crossing at North Greetwell. Replies were awaited.
That further action be taken involving the Media and TV unanimously Resolved.
52 – 20/21 DATE OF NEXT MEETING
5th October 2020 – Location or remote to be notified nearer to the date dependent upon premises available.
53 – 20/21 TO RESOLVE TO MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS STAFFING MATTERS
The above unanimously Resolved.