December 2020 Draft Minutes


Present: Cllr D Durrant – Chairman

Cllrs: Mr D Horwat, Mrs J Self-Shutts,

Mrs J Welbourn

Also Present: Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council

Cllr P Skinner, Cllr P Bedford, Boston Borough Council

Absent: Mr N Chandler, Mr N White

Public Forum

There were no items for the public forum.

20/55 Apologies

The Parish Clerk advised that apologies for absence (with acceptable reasons) had been received from Cllr N White and Cllr N Chandler.

20/56 Police Matters

The following incidents details were received by the Clerk from PCSO Kym Rayment after the meeting had concluded: 1 incident of Anti-Social behavior – Main A52 1 fraud and forgery incident – Lacey’s Close 1 suspicious incident – Outgate 1 road traffic collision – Main A52 1 transport hazard – Main A52 1 traffic offese – Main A52

20/57 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.

20/58 Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: that the notes of the meeting held 12th October 2020 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman

20/59 Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

A report on the highway’s repairs had been circulated to all Councillors prior to the meeting. Cllr P Skinner gave a short verbal report on issues within the Boston Borough.

There were no other reports provided.

The Chairman stated that the roadway at DAO Cottage was still in a bad state of repair and Cllr Self-Shutts stated that the roadway at Threeways Cottage on Oldfield Lane up to the turkey farm was also in a bad state. Cllr Skinner asked that these be reported.

20/60 Precept

The Clerk presented a current budget report and a forecast for expenditure for the upcoming 2021/22 financial year and it was agreed to keep the Precept at the current level of £15,000.

20/61 Finance

1. It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: to accept the payments as per the retrospective payment sheet Nov 11/20 and the current payment sheet Dec 12/20. Payments were as follows

D Horwat Playing Field Expenses £20.50 Open Spaces Act 1906 ss. 9-10
The Royal British Legion Remembrance Wreath £25.00 S137
Staff Costs Salary/Expenses/HMRC £508.02  
Malc Firth Layby Grass Cutting £123.00 Open Spaces Act 1906 ss. 9-10
Woodco Stationary Costs £ 28.69  
Malc Firth Layby Grass Cutting £123.00 Open Spaces Act 1906 ss. 9-10
R N Moore Footpaths Cutting £400.00 Open Spaces Act 1906 ss. 9-10
D Horwat Playing Field Expenses £33.50 Open Spaces Act 1906 ss. 9-10

20/62 Playing Field

The tension on the zip wire was discussed and it was agreed to adjourn this until the weather improved and it could be looked at.

20/63 Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda

The Chairman confirmed that the layby bin emptying had been somewhat disappointing recently with the bins not being emptied for a period of 10 days.

The restoration of the village sign was now complete and it had now been returned to its mounting.

After the sad news of the passing of Cllr Jane Moore it was suggested by Cllr Self-Shutts that in recognition of her dedication to the Parish of Leverton and its residents, the playing fields be renamed in her honour. The clerk confirmed that she would speak with Mr P Moore and if agreed would propose this to the trustees of the Leverton Poor’s Land Trust.

20/64 Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 11th January 2021 beginning at 7.00pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 7.33 pm.