September 2018 Minutes

Old Leake Council Meeting

12th September 2018

In Attendance: Councillor David Norton, Councillor Frank Pickett, Councillor Tom Ashton, Councillor Guy Bull, Councillor John Baxter, Councillor Ian Money Councillor Nigel McCulloch and Councillor Anne Hawthorn.
Lincolnshire County Councillor Paul Skinner was also present.

Open Forum 7.00pm

Two members of the public were present. One parishioner requested a sign be put on Old Main Road showing children crossing by the primary school to warn motorist. They also complained about the overgrown nettles on Old Main Road and the Co-op car park being inaccessible during school drop off and pick up times for the Giles Academy.

The second parishioner asked if any community S106 money had been granted to the village in association with the new building developments, there were concerns raised about the extended time Anglian Water requires for repairs on Church Road and the chaos endured on School Lane as a diversion route.

1/8/18 Opening of the meeting by the Chairman

The Chairman Councillor David Norton welcomed everyone.

2/8/18 Apologies for absence and reason given

Councillor Vicki Hackl tendered her resignation. All other Councillors were present.

3/8/18 Declarations of Interests in accordance with 2000 Local Government Act

No declarations were made.

4/8/18 To note reports from the Police Liaison Officer

It was noted that the lack of information regarding the location of the incidents due to data protection made the reports to be of little value with no indication of where services may need to be implemented.

The following report was provided by PCSO Kym Rayment: 1 road traffic collision, 2 traffic offences, 3 transport hazards, 2 vehicle offences, 3 domestics, 2 incidents of violence, 1 burglary, 1 theft, 1 criminal damage, 5 incidents of Anti-Social behaviour, 7 concern for safety and 4 suspicious circumstances.

5/8/18 to note reports from representatives of outside bodies

Councillor Baxter reported back from the Community Centre meeting, plans to update the heating and lighting and improvements to the kitchen are all planned. Successful fund raising events include the Macmillan Coffee Morning, a function for St Barnabas indoor street party and 10 silhouettes have been sourced to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Councillor Ashton reported on developments regarding a new code of conduct being developed at the Borough Council which is currently being drafted and is expected to be in place in May 2019 in time for local council elections. 

6/8/18 To note CCTV requests.

No CCTV requests were made. Councilors McCulloch and Money agreed to check the alignment of the cameras as a routine procedure.

7/8/18 To accept playground inspection reports and Enos Wood report

Councillor Pickett provided the reports for Washdyke Lane, Enos Wood and Furlongs Lane.
Spare parts for the nest swing have been ordered, the parts for the springies will be ordered once the photographs have been uploaded to Wicksteed for the correct parts.

8/8/18 Draft Notes from the meeting held on 18th July 2018

The notes were proposed by Councillor McCulloch and seconded by Councillor Baxter. All agreed. The notes were accepted and adopted as the minutes. Resolved.

9/818 Accounts

The list of accounts circulated prior to the meeting were proposed by Councillor Baxter and seconded by Councillor Money. All agreed. Resolved.

Payee Total
Staff 501.06
M. Shaw 118.56
K & P Services 108.75
Community Centre 119.00
RoSPA 243.60
Kompan 81.60
TOTAL 1172.57

10/8/18 Highways Matters – Report items requiring maintenance/repair

The Anglian Water works and diversion routes down School Lane are causing many problems for the residents of the village.

Pot holes on Kindle Lane and the road surface at the entrance to Meadow Way was reported to be in a poor condition.

11/8/18 Planning Applications

The Council noted the planning application B/18/0252 Janarth Cottage. No comments were made in regards to this application; it is not visible from the road and did not cause concern. Some Councillors who had not reviewed the information were asked to send their comments to the Clerk at their earliest convenience.

12/8/18 To consider and the Washdyke Play Area survey results and progress them

The survey results were not available for the meeting due to a delay in dispatching them. The item was deferred until the October meeting.

13/8/18 To consider commemorative events in the village of the end of the First World War and resolve any Council activity or support of existing events

Councillor Baxter gave a detailed report of events he had been made aware of in the village and in Boston in his capacity of Community Liaison Councillor. He attended a Royal British Legion meeting, liaised with village groups and reported the following: events in the village include the indoor street party at the Community Centre, the Remembrance Day Service at St Mary’s, the Memorial Silhouettes acquired by Allison Willets at the Community Centre and events at Boston Stump.

It was agreed that Councillors should support the events by attending them. The main Remembrance Day Event is at St Mary’s Church, Councillor Pickett always attends the Remembrance Day Event and lays a wreath on behalf of the Parish Council and Council were encouraged to support him this year as it is the centenary. The Parish Council had the War Memorial cleaned and repaired especially for this event.

14/8/18 To receive an update regarding the improved conditions of Enos Wood and resolve any possible events to be held there

The wood had been greatly improved by the caretaker clearing the paths and removing ivy. Repairs to the fencing at the rear of the wood are required and tree maintenance is also required.

Quotes are to be sourced for both elements to improve the facility and encourage local residents to use it. Events in the small wood are to be scheduled once the area is of a standard appropriate for use.

15/7/18 To note general correspondences

A letter from Witham Fourth Drainage Board detailing sea bank defences was noted and put in the Co-op notice board. The LALC newsletter and AGM information along with the Clerk and Council’s Direct publication was also note.

16/8/18 Agenda items for the October meeting

  • RoSPA Report
  • A52 speed reduction update


Wednesday 10th October 2018 at 7.00 pm at the Community Centre