April 2022

A meeting of Scothern Parish Council took place on Wednesday 13th April 2022 in the Methodist Church, Main Street, Scothern the following Annual Parish Meeting.

Present:                          Cllrs Mrs C Nicoll (Chair) (CJN), J Fotheringham (JLF), R Creaser (RC) and B Patchett (BP)

In attendance:              Clerk, Mrs L Richardson

Apologies received:    District Cllr Bob Waller

20.07   Order called

56.22 Housekeeping – Given by the Chair

57.22  External Reports  

a. Police Update – None received

b. District Councillor Report – Apologies received from Cllr Waller, however report provided, resume below

  • The new purple lidded bins for paper and cardboard are being delivered and will start to be used in the village by the end of the month.  There has been some criticism regarding these bins, but it is hoped that they will increase the WLDC recycling figures.  This is a national scheme, not a local District Council scheme.
  • Guildhall is being used for more meetings, social distancing measures are still in place.
  • Central Lincolnshire Joint Strategic Committee consultation is still ongoing and receiving feedback.
  • WLDC has launched a new external website – designed to be more user friendly and customer focused.
  1. County Councillor Report – None received

 

58.22 Public Session

None present

 

59.22 Apologies for Absence

Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to accept apologies and reasons for absence from Cllrs Canton and Johnson.                                                                                                                         

 

60.22  Declarations of Interest (Pecuniary or Non-Pecuniary

None declared

 

61.22  Minutes of previous meeting - Notes of the Council Meeting held on 9th March 2022 – to receive, approve and sign as minutes

Proposed Cllr Patchett, seconded Cllr Fotheringham and agreed by all to sign the notes of the last meeting as a true record.

 

62.22    Update Reports:  

a. To receive an update regarding the Community Speed Initiative

No sessions have been held this month.

Sign 1 has been in position in Dunholme Road and Sudbrooke Road.

Sign 2 has been in position on Main Street.

There have been some issues with the software which has meant some data is calculated together for each location.

Data of vehicle numbers and speeds were given by Cllr Creaser.

b. To receive an update regarding drainage issues on Sudbrooke Road, including traffic arrangements for the road closure

The drainage scheme is due to commence on 19th April 2022 for approximately 20 weeks.

Cllr Mrs Nicoll to contact Highways to request an advanced warning sign off the A158 going into Sudbrooke and “No HGV” signs during the maintenance on Church Street/Nettleham Road junction and off the A158 going into Sudbrooke and various through roads from Nettleham.

It was agreed by all that this can be removed from future agendas.

c. To receive an update on the maintenance and possible relocation of the war memorial

The PCC has applied for Faculty and a Diocesan Board survey is to take place to agree a site for the memorial.

 

63.22    Council Functions:

a. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the reinstatement of public transport, including a shopper bus

Council has been advised that one CallConnect scheduled bus per day has been agreed starting on 19 Apil 2022, Monday to Friday, 9.05 pickup from Scothern and 12.10 pickup from Lincoln.  The new timetable will be advertised on the noticeboards, website, and Facebook page.

Action:       Clerk

b. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the Neighbourhood Plan review

No update

c. To receive a proposal to adopt the following policies and procedures, following review:- Data Audit/ Publication Scheme/ Standing Orders, Financial Regulations and Risk Assessment

Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to accept the Risk Assessment.  It was noted that minor alterations may be needed once the standing orders and financial regulations have been reviewed.

d. To receive and decide upon a quote for lighting for the Jubilee celebrations and further use by the village hall

Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to purchase lighting from Gear4music for the Queens Platinum Jubilee and future use by village organisations for a net figure of £329.90.

e. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the best garden competition

Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Creaser and agreed by all to run the best garden competition for 2022.  The first round of judging will happen approximately late May 2022.  Cllr Fotheringham will liaise with the Clerk to advertise this.

Action:       Cllr Fotheringham and Clerk

 

64.22    Financial matters

a. Current financial statement

2021-22 – Proposed Cllr Mrs Nicoll, seconded Cllr Fotheringham and agreed by all to accept the 2021-22 financial statement.

2022-23 – Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to accept the current 2022-23 financial position.

b. To receive an update regarding CIL payments due for the development on Dunholme Road

No update

c. To receive an update from Scothern Recreation Centre regarding a financial contribution to strim the perimeter of the playing field during growing season at £26 per occasion

No update

d. To receive an update regarding the Locality funding for 2021-22 towards the Neighbourhood Plan review

£474.60 was underspent from the 2021-22 Groundwork UK funding grant for Neighbourhood Plan review costs.

Proposed Cllr Mrs Nicoll, seconded Cllr Fotheringham and agreed by all to request we keep the underspend towards the ongoing costs for the production of the updated Plan. Claim for ongoing funding to be made.

Action:                      Clerk

e. To note notification of 2021/22 Annual Audit documents

Noted submission deadline of 4th July 2022.

f. Invoices for payment to be agreed

Proposed Cllr Creaser, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to make the following payments:-

Supplier                                  Detail                                      Gross                  VAT                    Net

                     Mrs L Richardson                Clerks Salary and Expenses    

                                                                       Inc. Clerks Bay pay (2021/22)              564.94                0.00                    564.94

                     ICO                                           Data Protection Fee                  35.00                  0.00                    35.00

                     LAB Planning Services        NP Review Consultant               1500.00             0.00                    1500.00

                     LALC                                         Annual Membership                 261.97                0.00                    261.97

                     LALC                                         Annual Training Scheme              132.00                22.00                  110.00

                     Glendale                                Recreation Centre boundary

clear                                                720.00                120.00               600.00

                     Glendale                                Grass Cutting                               48.98                  8.16                    40.82

                     Elan City                                 Speed Signs                                  1908.24             318.04                1590.20

                     Lisa Wallace                          Grange Park Board                    165.00                0.00                    165.00

                     Multidata                              Broadband                                   44.59                  7.43                    37.16

                     Welton Parish Council       Play Area Inspections               20.00                  0.00                    20.00

 

65.22   Highways and Maintenance:           

a. Update report

Proposed Cllr Creaser, seconded Cllr Fotheringham and agreed by all that the Clerk will obtain quotes for maintenance to the fencing and metal railing along the length of the beck from 2 Dunholme Road to Northing Lane. 

Action:      Clerk

b. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding an overgrown hedge on Lime Tree Paddock

No further update

c. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding maintenance required to the cycle path on the east side of Sudbrooke Road

No further update

d. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the resurfacing of the footpath on the west side of Sudbrooke Road

No further update

e. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the resurfacing of Dunholme Road and Main Street

No further update

f. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding flooding on Main Street, adjacent to number 23

No further update

g. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the pothole outside of 16 Main Street

No further update

h. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the potholes on Main Steet towards Langworth Road

No further update

i. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the potholes on Vicarage Lane

No further update

j. To discuss and take any necessary action regarding maintenance required to the small wooden gate on Chapel Walk

No further update

 

66.22    Planning matters: -

a. 142777 – Land adj. The Croft, 22 Dunholme Road – Planning Appeal to convert and extend garage to form 1no. dwelling – decision awaited from Planning Inspectorate

b. 144176 – 22 Sudbrooke Road – Planning application for removal of conservatory, rear extension, car port and creation of first floor with ridge lift – Granted

c. 144213 – Land to the rear of Weir Farm Paddock – Outline planning application to erect up to 36no. dwellings – access to be considered and not reserved for subsequent applications – Refused

d. 144296 – Pyewipe Farm, Northing Lane – Planning application to install a ground mount solar panel system comprising of 56no. panels in 2 x rows of 28 – Undergoing public consultation

e. 144357 – Chesterwood, 30 Main Street – Planning application for first floor extension, together with the installation of 2no. dormers to front elevation – Granted

f. 144546 – Lycka, 41 Main Street – Planning application to remove existing single storey extension and erect two storey rear extension – discuss and submit and comments to WLDC – Details were circulated to Councillors and agreed by all electronically to support the application as comments were due before the meeting.

g. 144608 - The Bramblings, 10 Church Street - Planning application for proposed side and in-roof first floor extension – discuss and submit comments to WLDC – Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Patchett and agreed by all to support the application.

 

67.22    Field paths  - To discuss any maintenance due to the village fieldpaths – No update

 

68.22    Consultations

To discuss and take any necessary action regarding the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan consultation

Proposed Cllr Mrs Nicoll, seconded Cllr Creaser and agreed by all to make a further representation opposing the two proposed development sites and reiterating the comments previously made.

 

69.22    Reports – to receive update reports:

a. Grange Park (CN)

  • To receive an update regarding work to the damaged fence Grange Park - Barbers Farm

A contractor identified to provide a quote to undertake the necessary work.

  • To receive an update from the working group

Tree work is being undertaken

Indian Horse Chestnut thriving

More bluebell bulbs to be obtained and planted

There is an area of damaged fence going towards Cade Close on the southern side of the park. A quote has been received from Glendale for £494 to repair the fencing.  Proposed Cllr Fotheringham, seconded Cllr Creaser and agreed by all to accept this quote.

Action: Clerk

b. Scothern Recreation Centre and Spirit of Scothern – receive update report

No further update

70.22    Correspondence – for information only

  • LALC – Weekly Clerks Newsletters
  • PKF Littlejohn LLP – 2021/22 Annual Audit documentation and information
  • Spirit of Scothern – Annual report for APM
  • LALC – Updated National Salary Award for 2021/22
  • Resident – Issues with the bus service
  • Sir Edward Leigh – Notification of response to Maintenance Letter
  • Resident – Windfarm Scheme Potential

71.22    Next meeting (Annual Parish Council Meeting) – Wednesday 11th May 2022 at 7.30pm at The Methodist Church, Main Street, Scothern

 

21.40    Meeting closed