Minutes 13th August 2019

Present: Clllr Mrs J Ashwood Chair; Cllr Mrs L GreenVice Chair; Cllr B Pottle; Cllr Mrs J Kenwood

In attendance: Mr M Kenwood Parish Clerk; Cllr Hill Leader Lincolnshire County Council

Absent: Cllr H Collinge

Open Forum:  The public forum   No members of the public were present.

Meeting commenced at 7.00 p.m.

1.APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE - To receive and accept apologies where valid reasons for absence have been given to the Clerk prior to the meeting.   Apologies from Cllr Howard Green were received and accepted.   

 2.TO RECEIVE DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST UNDER THE LOCALISM ACT 2011 - being any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interest in agenda items not previously recorded on Members Register of Interests; No declarations were made for the agenda items    

3.TO APPROVE AS A CORRECT RECORD THE NOTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 6th May 2019 It was proposed, seconded and Resolved; That the official minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 6th May 2019 be approved as a correct record and the Chair authorised to sign the minutes. 

4.FINANCIAL MATTERS to receive the Parish Clerk’s financial report and to authorise the signing of orders for payment.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

4.1) Bank Reconciliation for August 2019 prepared by the Clerk were received, considered. and Resolved: Bank Reconciliations accepted as accurate                                                             

4.2) 2019/20 Precept and Budget Review was received, considered and Resolved: That the Budget Paper was reviewed and accepted.                                                                                                           

4.3) Authorise signing of orders for payment. It was proposed, seconded and Resolved: That orders for payment be authorised totalling £622.30

5. MERRISON HOSPITAL CAR SCHEME to receive a report, consider and resolve.     Following the last meeting a resident had utilised the Rippingale Hospital Car Scheme. The clerk had sent the approved funds from the Merrison Account.                                                    

It was considered that the authority did not have sufficient resources to create a dedicated scheme, given the complex regulations regarding voluntary schemes. The possible use of Taxi companies was also discussed. It was considered that residents awareness of the existing scheme could be enhanced. Resolved: To maintain and monitor the existing system, review the publicity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

6. COMMUNITY PROJECTS  To receive a report, consider and resolve.                                                                                                  

6.1) Publicity Further to the last meeting the proposal for a Parish Council Flyer would be produced detailing council events and issues at a Parish, District and County level. Cllr Hill agreed to arrange a 150 word input and images from District and County. It was considered and Resolved: This would be produced on a quarterly basis.                                               

6.2) Summer Fayre The Chair reported that the Summer Fayre committee were seeking the authorities support next year possible for a young persons venture. It was considered and Resolved: The the Chair would request the committee to submit details for consideration.

6.3) Community Day The organisation of second community day for residents possibly in October was discussed. It was considered and Resolved:  Councillors would submit their proposals to the Clerk for a theme as soon possible and to organise suitable availability dates.


8. HIGHWAYS                                                                                                                               

8.1) To receive correspondence from a resident regarding speed and weight restrictions in Callans Lane, consider and Resolved: That the Clerk would pass on the residents concerns which were beyond the remit of the Parish Council to Lincolnshire Council for consideration.

8.2) Permissive Footpath/Bridleway. The Clerk reported that the pathway/ bridlepath leading from Callans Lane directly opposite the western boundary of Callans Lane Woods had been subject to a Permissive Route. This route is defined as from the metal gates in Callans Lane providing access to the Aerial Masts up to the junction of the Public Footpath. This permission order will cease at the end of September 2019 and a revised notice will be posted on the gateway.  Walkers who wish to  access Temple  wood and Hawthorne, the footpath begins opposite Callans Lane Wood Car Park and leads to the other end of the permissive way, joining up with the path to Rookery Farm and Temple Wood.                                                                                     

8.3) Stainfield Road Public Footpath. Issues with Public Footpath access due to hedgerow growth. It was considered and Resolved: The Chair agreed to write to the resident requesting cutting back the hedge.


10. CORRESPONDENCE        None                                                                                                                                

11. DATE OF NEXT MEETING Tuesday 12th November  2019

Meeting closed at 20.20hrs

Signed J Ashwood Chair Dated 12th November 2019