November 2018 Minutes


MINUTES of the Meeting held at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton on Monday, 19th November 2018.

D Durrant in the Chair

Present:- Councillors: Mrs J Self, Mrs J Moore, Mr N Chandler, Mr D Horwat

Cllr Peter Bedford, Boston Borough Council

Apologies: Mr M Chevis


No members of the public present and no items for the open forum.


No police were present and no report had been received.


Mr M Chevis


There were no declarations of interest.


The minutes of the Meeting held on 22nd October 2018 were agreed as presented and signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meeting.

6.0 Matters arising:

6.1 Play Park

The clerk confirmed that she had received the invoice for the inspection. There was nothing further to report at this time.

6.2 Poor Condition of Parish Roads

The Chairman confirmed that he had accompanied Mr Chris Chandler from Lincolnshire County Council Highways department on an inspection of the parish roads. The issues adjacent to Dao Cottage, Highgate had been inspected but the precise outcome is at present unclear. Mrs Moore asked if the issue of slippage on Sharpes Lane had been noted and the Chairman confirmed it had.

6.3 Leverton Toilet facilities.

Cllr Bedford confirmed that the power had now been disconnected and that the sewage provision was not connected to the village hall. Mrs Moore advised that the door on the Ladies side was open again and Cllr Bedford agreed to report this.

6.4 Vermin Issue Around The Waste Bins In The Layby

The Chairman confirmed that he had noticed vermin in the area again and Cllr Bedford confirmed that he had reported the issue of the bins not being emptied. The Chairman confirmed that this issue appears to be continuing and the liners have not been replaced either. He suggested a letter on behalf of the Parish Council be sent to Matt Fisher at Boston Borough Council and also a copy be sent directly to the Chief Executive of Boston Borough Council as the response to previous emails was unsatisfactory.

6.5 War Memorial Upkeep

It was confirmed that the war memorial and surrounding area was still tidy and the recent Remembrance Service had gone well.
6.6 Lay-by Benches.

The repairs to the benches are now underway.

6.7 Leverton to Wrangle Sea Bank

Cllr Bedford confirmed that the onus of responsibility for the public footpath stiles was within Lincolnshire County Council remit and those that were in need of repair had been reported. Cllr Bedford also confirmed that the signage warning walkers etc to keep off the Wrangle to Leverton sea bank should have been erected however Mrs Self confirmed that this was not the case. Cllr Bedford confirmed he would chase this up with Witham Fourth IDB.


All councillors that were given a copy of the Security Compliance Checklist had completed and returned it to the clerk.


The Clerk requested the following payments be approved:

ICO (Data Protection Fee) 40.00 (Cheque)
Wicksteed (Playground Inspection) 108.00 (Cheque)
Royal British Legion (Remembrance Wreath) 25.00 (Cheque)
C A Anderton & HMRC (Clerk Salary/Tax deduction) 250.00 (BACS)


9.1 Lincolnshire CC – Grit Bin Filling/Requests for New Grit Bins

An email from Lincolnshire County Council confirming they are in the process of undertaking one full-scale grit bin fill for this Winter season. All new requests for new bins to be submitted via the Parish Council and the Winter Service Plan can be accessed at:

9.2 Parish Council Newsletter – The October edition was circulated to all councillors in attendance.

9.3 Lincolnshire CC – Consultation on Lincolnshire Admissions Arrangements for September 2020.

Consultation will be taking place in the Relevant Area, which is the whole of Lincolnshire, for 6 weeks, beginning 5 November 2018.

Relevant documents can be found online at

Any comments to be forwarded by email to Deadline 17 December 2018

9.4 Boston Borough Council – Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

The Council is undertaking a review of all the Polling Districs and Polling Places commencing on 5th November until 26th November. Comments or observations on existing arrangements to Lorraine Bush at Boston BC by 23rd November 2018

9.5 Lincolnshire CC – Community Emergency Plan updates

An email from Steve Harris at Lincolnshire CC re: emergency plan update, current contacts and permissions.

Mrs Moore confirmed that lamp post opposite the Premier Stores (post number 13) on the main A52 was not working and the clerk confirmed it would be reported to Lincolnshire County Council.

Mrs Moore also stated that as Leverton Parish Council were trustees of the Leverton Leisure Centre the councillors needed to be aware that the building was suffering from signs of subsidence. The insurance company had been informed and a representative would be on site to inspect the damage on 28th December 2018 at which point an assessment would be made to confirm if the damage was covered.

Mrs Moore reported that a resident of Lacey’s Avenue had suffered a fall on the uneven pathway between the bungalows and the houses and had sustained some injuries to her face. The clerk confirmed that she had received an email from a relative of the resident and the footpath had been reported to Lincolnshire County Council for assessment and repair if necessary.

The clerk reported that she had received an email from the Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Officer at Lincolnshire County Council regarding the Emergency Plan for Leverton which had been passed to the Chairman for review. The Chairman confirmed he had reviewed the plan and made some amendments, and the clerk agreed to update the plan which could be reviewed in full at the next meeting.


The date of the next meeting was agreed as Monday 17th December 2018 at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton commencing at 7.00pm. The subsequent meeting was also agreed as Monday 21st January 2019.