6th January 2020 Minutes


Minutes of the Meeting of Glentworth Parish Council

Date: Monday 6th January 2020                     

Venue: Glentworth Village Hall

Attendance: Councillors: B.Lee (Chairman), C. Hebborn, C. Montgomery, S. Tymoszczuk and J. Latham.  Also attending: G. Monks (Clerk), District Councillor Howitt- Cowan, County Councillor Perraton-Williams.


0601/1 Apologies for absence

Apologies received and accepted from Councillor Annibal, Councillor Crampton and PCSO McFaul.

0601/2 Declarations of interest and dispensations from members in accordance with the Local Government

1. To record declarations of interest by any member of the council in respect of the agenda items.  None.

2. To note dispensations given to any member of the council in respect of the agenda items. None declared

0601/3 Minutes of the Meeting of Glentworth Parish Council held on Monday 25th November 2019

Proposed Councillor Lee seconded Councillor Montgomery and RESOLVED to approve the Minutes taken on 25th November 2019.

0601/4 Clerks Report

Councillors noted the report.

0601/5 Chairman's/ Vice Chairman's report on activities undertaken on behalf of the PC

The Chairman had nothing to report. 

0601/6 Representative Reports

County Council Issues: Councillor Perraton-Williams reminded Councillors that the FixMyStreet app can be used by the public to report Highways issues.  The Clerk will arrange for a message to be published in the next Glentworth News.  The County Councillor asked if there is WIFI in the Village Hall.  The District Councillor noted that WLDC are offering a free broadband option for Village Halls.  He will look into this.

District Council Issues: The District Councillor provided an update about district issues including that the garden waste charge had been held at £35 and with respect to application 140077 he would be expressing his concerns over the scale of the proposed dwelling at a planning meeting on 8th January.

Police Report: The PCSO provided apologies but it was noted that there had been an incident on 26th December where 2 dogs attacked a horse on Kexby Road and on 4th January there was a report of a concern for safety of an individual.

0601/7 Planning Matters to be Reported and Considered

None to consider.

0601/8 Church Clock

The Clerk noted that the hourly chimes of the church clock had stopped since the installation of the auto winder system.  The Clerk will discuss payment of the invoice to Smith of Derby with the PCC.

0601/9 Accounts

Proposed Councillor Lee seconded Councillor Latham and RESOLVED to approve the financial report and to sign cheques 583 to 585.

     Payee                                                                                                                          Amount

583           Smith of Derby (Church Clock Winder)                                                                         £4,872

584 G. Monks (December salary)                                                                                      

585 ContainerKing Ltd (Christmas Tree fencing)                                                                £145.44


Budget 2020/21: The Clerk presented a budget update. 

Final Precept 2020/21: Proposed Councillor Lee seconded Councillor Latham and RESOLVED unanimously to request a precept amount of £9,650.22 being a 2% increase in current precept.  The average Council Tax cost for a band D homeowner would increase from £82 to £83.65.

0601/10 To receive reports for discussion

Play Area and Pocket Park risk assessment report by the Clerk:  The Clerk reported that the goal posts had been removed, there were an increasing number of mole hills and the swing cradle seats showed some signs of wear.  The Clerk said that he had found that the code to open the defibrillator had not been working and he has therefore reset.  The Clerk will include this as one of his routine checks in the future. Some parishioners have seen rats near their properties.  The Clerk will check whether this can be reported to WLDC for assistance.

Recreation area project: Councillor Hebborn said the Committee are looking into an Awards For All grant.  Councillor Crampton has presented a new vision of the recreation area. The next meeting for the Recreation Area Committee will be on 7th January.

Northlands Road Footpath: The Clerk has asked EC Surfacing to quote for improvements to the surface of the track between Northlands Road and Church Street.  No response has been received from the track owner. It was noted that the Laurel hedge has been cut back.

LRSP speed signs: The Clerk gave an overview of the speed sign options and an indication of costs.  The Clerk was asked to produce a priority list for projects in the village.

Pocket Park: The Clerk was asked to contact the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust for their advice on any improvements that can be made.

0601/11 Correspondence for Information

All correspondence received was noted.  Councillor Hebborn said he would draft a response about school admissions transport to be submitted as part of the Local Admissions Policy consultation.

0601/12 Minor items/ Agenda items for the next meeting

Items noted in these Minutes will be agenda items at the next meeting.

0601/13 Date of Next Meeting

The next Meeting of Glentworth Parish Council will be on Monday 17th February 2020.


Meeting Ended: 21.33