May 2019 Minutes

LEVERTON PARISH COUNCIL

MINUTES of the Annual Parish Meeting held at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton on Monday, 20th May 2019.

Mr D Durrant in the Chair

Present:- Councillors: Mrs J Moore (Vice Chairman), Mrs J Self-Shutts, Mr N White, Mr N Chandler,

Mr D Horwat,

Parish Clerk: Mrs Carol Anderton

Members of the Public: Mr Malcolm Sands

Apologies: Cllr Peter Bedford

PCSO Kym Rayment

1.0 WELCOME.

The retiring Chairman welcomed all those present to the meeting.

2.0 DECLARATION OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

3.0 APOLOGIES

Cllr Peter Bedford and PCSO Kym Rayment

4.0 ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

The Clerk requested proposals for the post of Chairman.

Mr D Horwat proposed Mr D Durrant for the post of Chairman which was seconded by Mrs J Self-Shutts and unanimously agreed.

5.0 ELECTION OF VICE CHAIRMAN

The Clerk requested proposals for the post of Vice Chairman.

Mr D Horwat proposed Mrs J Moore for the post of Vice Chairman which was seconded by Mr N White and unanimously agreed.

6.0 ANNUAL GOVERNANCE STATEMENT

6.1 The Annual Governance statement was signed by the Chairman and Clerk and will be published on the website as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.

6.2 The Accounting Statements 2018/19 were signed by the Chairman and Clerk and will be published on the website as required by the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015, the Local Audit (Smaller Authorities) Regulations 2015 and the Transparency Code for Smaller Authorities.

Additional Parish Business

7.0 OPEN FORUM

Mr Malcolm Sands attended the meeting to express his interest in the vacancy of Parish Councillor. Mr Sands detailed his extensive experience whilst working within various councils and council administration roles and it was agreed unanimously to co-opt Mr Sands onto to the council.

2.0 POLICE MATTERS

PCSO Kym Rayment had given apologies for not attending however had not given any details for the Police Matters agenda item.

3.0 APOLOGIES:

Cllr Peter Bedford

PCSO Kym Rayment

4.0 DECLARATION OF INTEREST

There were no declarations of interest.

5.0 MINUTES

The minutes of the Meeting held on 29th April 2019 were agreed as presented and signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meeting.

6.0 Matters arising:

6.1 Speeding issue at Ashtree Cottage Corner on Main A52

The clerk reported that Mrs Tyrell had received a reponse from her email to Matt Warman MP advising that contact with the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership team should be made by the Parish Council in the first instance. Mrs Moore stated that she was happy to do this.

6.2 Play Park

Mr Horwat confirmed that the timbers had now been replaced and painted and the ‘no vehicular access’ sign had also been put up. The field had been sprayed by Mrs Durrant and the Parish Council asked the Chairman to convey their thanks. The clerk confirmed that the inspection had been booked with a completion date of 30th June 2019. Mr Horwat again highlighted the need for top soil and grass seed in the goal mouths.

6.2 Poor Condition of Parish Roads

The Chairman confirmed that the inspection of the parish roads with Mr C Chandler had been undertaken and various issues had been noted for repair. They had also discussed the gullies which had been highlighted by Mrs Moore at the last meeting and Mr Chandler stated that the rattling inspection cover on the A52, which had been highlighted by Mrs Moore in a previous meeting, was definitely the responsibility of BT and a Section 81 notice had been issued to BT by Lincolnshire County Council on two previous occasions.

6.3 Leverton Emergency Plan

There was nothing further to report as the clerk was still awaiting confirmation that the draft document had been approved.

6.4 Leverton Leisure Centre Subsidence

Mrs Moore confirmed that the soil assessment had now been completed and they were awaiting results. It was not clear if the drainage inspection had been done due to the inclement weather.

7.0 PAYMENTS

The Clerk requested the following payments be approved:

D Horwat Petrol for mower 14.00 (BACS)
C A Anderton & HMRC Clerk Salary/Tax deduction 250.00 (BACS)
J Line Annual Audit 40.00 (Chq 000576)

8.0 CORRESPONDENCE

8.1 Requests for Paper Copies of Planning Applications

Confirmation that copies of paper applications would no longer be sent to parish councils. Representations regarding planning applications can now be made online by visiting www.mybostonuk.com and clicking on ‘Comment’.

8.2 Parish Council Newsletter April 2019

9.0 ITEMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PARISH

None

10.0 DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The date of the next meeting was agreed as Monday 24th June 2019 at The Church Hall, Main Road, Leverton commencing at 7.00pm with the subsequent meeting also being agreed as Monday 22nd July 2019. .

There being no further business the Chairman thanked those in attendance and closed the meeting at 8.30pm.