August 2020 Minutes


                                                             MONDAY 18th AUGUST 2020


Present:               Cllr D Durrant – Chairman

                              Cllrs: Mrs J Moore                           Mr D Horwat,

   Mr N White,                                     Mrs J Self-Shutts,

   Mr N Chandler,



Also Present:    Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council


Absent:                Mrs J Welbourn


Public Forum

There were no items for the public forum.


20/36    Apologies

The Parish Clerk advised that apologies for absence (with acceptable reasons) had been received from Cllr J Welborn.

It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED:  that the Council note the absences of Cllr J Welbourn and approve the reasons given.

Mr Peter Bedford (Boston Borough Council) had also offered his apologies.


20/37    Police Matters

The following incidents from March to date were reported to the Clerk in the absence of PCSO Kym Rayment:

1 incident of Anti-Social behaviour - Lacey’s Lane. 

1 fraud/forgery incident - Highgate. 

2 incidents of criminal damage - Main A52 and Lacey’s Avenue.

1 theft - Main A52. 

1 concern for safety incident - Main A52.

2 suspicious circumstances - Lacey’s Lane and Lenton’s Lane. 

2 traffic offences - Main A52.

1 road traffic collision - Main A52.


20/38    To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 – being any pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests on agenda items not previously recorded on Members Register of Interests.

There were no declarations received.


20/39    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: that the notes of the meeting held 9th March 2020 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman


20/40    Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

There were no reports received


20/41    Finance

  1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: to accept the payments as per the retrospective payment sheet April – July inc.

  1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: to accept the payments as per the payment sheet August 08/2020


Payments were as follows:

Boston Sign Company          Dog fouling signage                      £115.20

Wicksteed                              Playground Inspection                 £144.00

Staff costs                              Salary/HMRC/Expenses              £441.49

Malc Firth                               Layby grass cutting                     £123.00

  1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED:  to approve and sign the Certificate of Exemption AGAR 2019/20 Part 2

  1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED:  to approve and sign section 1 of the AGAR - Annual Governance Statement 2019/20

  1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED:  to approve and sign section 2 of the AGAR - Accounting Statements 2019/20


20/42    Planning

Application No. B/20/0237 Change of use from haulage depot to light industrial (Class B1) with ancillary warehousing: creation of new site access at Alan Baxter Haulage, Highgate, Leverton, Boston, PE22 0AW

The council had previously reviewed and discussed the application and

RESOLVED: if possible, that the Parish Clerk obtain further information regarding the intended use of the premises

20/43    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda

The Chairman confirmed that the layby bin emptying regime had not been carried out as effectively as usual and a letter of complaint could be drafted if this did not improve.

Mrs Moore reported that Dovecote roadway was in an extremely poor state and virtually impossible to negotiate in a car.

The clerk confirmed that there would be a presentation from Quantum Air Fibre regarding the provision of Fibre Optic broadband for the parish, this would begin at 6.30pm prior to the next Parish Council meeting


20/44    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 14th April 2020 beginning at 6.30pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 7.55 pm