Under Election of Vice Chairman it was AGREED that the names of the
Proposer and Seconder should be transposed. With this amendment the Chairman
signed the Minutes of the last Meeting as being a true record.
From a suggestion by Mr W Glossop, Prince's Street, it was AGREED for the
Playground Sub-committee to consider providing seating in the Children's
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES:
Car Park and Children's Playground:
The Chairman reported that arrangements were being made for installing the
additional children's swings in the Playground.
Parish Notice Board:
The Clerk presented plans for providing a new Parish Notice Board in the
War Memorial gardens. Therefore, it was AGREED to submit an application for
Listed Building Consent.
Councillor Ford advised that the JMC had recently increased the rental
charges for the Pavilion. Since no response had been received from the
Lincolnshire County Council over funding for the Pavilion under the Chance to
Share Agreement it was AGREED to pursue the matter again, particularly since
the School Governors had refused to provide any more funding.
From a report by Councillor Ford it was AGREED for the Chairman to expedite
the weed spraying in the Playing Fields.
It was reported that the newly formed Village Youth Club had been fund
raising and had had a successful day at the Queen's Golden Jubilee
Village Hall and Car Park:
Mr S Mundy, Village Hall Management Committee, presented a sketch plan of
the proposed extension to the Village Hall, incorporating an entrance lobby,
disabled toilet and store room. Detailed plans were now been prepared and the
Committee were currently exploring the possibility of obtaining grants towards
the estimated cost of £25,00.00.
From quotations received for repairing/rebuilding the stone boundary wall and
40m of new fencing to the western boundary it was AGREED to accept the lowest,
received from Messrs P J Garrick, Building Contractor, for the total cost of
£2,730.00 plus VAT.
Councillor Mrs R Parker was looking into the proposed planting in the car park
and requested that kerb edgings be provided to define the areas, which was
Skate Board Park and Youth Shelters:
Councillor Harrison presented a report from the Sub-committee, who
recommended the most suitable site for a skate board ramp would perhaps be in
the Star and Garter Paddock. Councillor Harrison had also invited a group of
interested youngsters to the Meeting and they were given opportunity to
express their requirements and how they intended to form a committee and raise
funds towards the cost of such equipment, in excess of £6,00.00. Following
further discussion it was AGREED for Councillor Harrison to arrange another
meeting with the youngsters to explore possible funding and discuss youth
shelters for a report to be presented at the next Meeting. The youngsters
expressed their thanks for the Parish Council's commitment to try and provide
them with a skate board park.
Queen's Golden Jubilee:
It was AGREED that the event, which had been organised by MACLA in a short
period of time, had been an extremely successful day, confirmed by reports on
BBC Radio Lincolnshire which suggested the celebrations had been the best and
most attended event in the County.
Letter from North Kesteven District Council advising that the new road
names on Farriers Gate Development are to be Townsend Way and The Horseshoes.
Letter from North Kesteven District Council enclosing information on their
Housing Strategy and Business Plan Consultation.
Letter from Post Office Limited advising that Metheringham Post Office is to
be relocated to 26 High Street.
Letter from Metheringham Swimming Pool Association expressing thanks to the
Parish Council for their continued support.
Letter from Anglian Water regarding proposed flood relief works, which will
involve the construction of a storm sewer overflow from the foul water sewer
in Station Road to an adjacent watercourse in an attempt to alleviate flooding
problems in the area. Since the Parish Council have already expressed concerns
over this proposal it was AGREED to invite Anglian Water to the next Meeting
to discuss the issues further.
Copy of a letter sent by Mr and Mrs D Sturdy,
Drury Street, to Councillor Rose and a copy of his reply in relation to a
recent planning approval in Drury Street, which they had objected to. After
due consideration it was generally AGREED that the matter had been dealt with
satisfactorily by Councillor Rose and that no further action was necessary.
Letter from Lincolnshire Police enclosing a copy of their Lincolnshire Police
Authority Policing and Best Value Performance Plan for 2002/2003.
Letter from Bullen Consultants enclosing information on their 50 year flood
defence strategy on the River Witham and an invitation to attend a meeting in
Branston Booths Village Hall at 7.00pm on Thursday -26th September 2002.
Members wishing to attend to inform the Clerk accordingly.
Letter of resignation from Mr W Saunders from his post as Pavilion Caretaker.
It was AGREED for the JMC to send him a letter of thanks and to make
arrangements for appointing a replacement.
DISTRICT COUNCIL REPORT:
It was reported that the Parish Council had suggested alternative sites
for the recycling bins recently removed from the Lincolnshire Poacher
frontage. These sites were the Star and Garter car park and Moorlands Trading
Estate. Councillor Chambers AGREED to pursue the matter with the District
The Chairman expressed disappointment over the likelihood of the District
Council only collecting domestic refuse every two weeks instead of weekly.
Councillor Chambers was certain the scheme will be implemented.
The following applications were considered:
Erection of poly-tunnel Ivy House, Church walk for Mr R
Residential development (Outline) on land in Westfield
Close for North Kesteven District Council
Although supporting the application in principle the
Parish Council request that only single storey dwellings be permitted.
It was PROPOSED by Councillor Mrs Creasey,
SECONDED by Councillor Ford that the accounts be passed and paid.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
Councillor Ford reported that the County Council had recently installed
support posts for the school advance signs.
Councillor Mrs Routledge reported that the Clerk was trying to arrange an
early meeting with the District Council in connection with the Old Post
Office, particularly since the Lincoln Co-operative Society Ltd had apparently
had the building inspected recently by a structural engineer.
Councillor Mrs Routledge advised that the Spring and adjacent land was not
under the ownership of Blankney Estates Limited. Consequently, it was AGREED
to make an application to the Land Registry to register the land under
ownership of the Parish Council. It was further AGREED to leave the matter of
repairing the stonework around the Spring in abeyance.
From a report by Councillor Mrs Honisett it was AGREED to ask Lincoln
Co-operative Society Limited and the Pizza Takeaway to consider placing litter
bins outside their premises. It was further AGREED to ask Stamford Homes
Limited to consider providing a litter bin on the Shiregate Play Park.
Councillor Mrs Honisett reported that overgrown hedges were still creating
difficulties to pedestrians walking over Fen Road railway bridge. Matter to be
reported to the County Council. From a report by Councillor Mrs Honisett it
was AGREED for Councillor Mrs Creasey to check the lighting in the public
conveniences, which were not working correctly.
Councillor Chambers was certain that under an old Bylaw commercial premises
were obliged to clean their adjacent footways. The District Council to be
asked to advise.
From a suggestion by Councillor Mrs Webb it was AGREED to present brochures
and costings at the next Meeting for providing a seat in Lincoln Road.
Councillor Mrs Webb also questioned whether an additional street light could
be provided adjacent to the Children's Playground in Prince's Street. Street
Lighting Sub-committee to explore the possibility.
The Meeting closed at 9.10pm