June 2021 Minutes



Cllr D Durrant – Chairman
Cllrs: Mr D Horwat, Mrs J Self-Shutts, Mr N White 
Also Present:

Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council
Cllr P Bedford, Boston Borough Council
Cllr P Skinner, Lincolnshire County Council


Public Forum

Three members of the public were present.

21/33 To receive brief statements from applicants for the current Councillor position

There were 2 candidates in attendance who gave a short presentation to the council in support of their applications.

21/34    Apologies

There were no apologies as all councillors were in attendance.

21/35    Police Matters

PCSO Kym Rayment reported the following to the Clerk via email:

1 incident of criminal damage – Lacey’s Avenue

2 thefts – Oldfield Lane

2 concerns for safety – Main A52

2 incidents of suspicious circumstances – Lacey’s Land & Main A52

21/36    To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations received.

21/37    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed and accepted that the notes of the meeting held 10th May 2021 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

21/38    Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

Cllr P Bedford and Cllr P Skinner and gave verbal reports to update council of matters at Boston Borough Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

21/39   Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Environment: It was noted by all in attendance that the lay-by was currently being resurfaced.

The Chairman reported that one of the posts securing a bin in the lay-by had been damaged due to it being located too closely to the kerb. Cllr Bedford confirmed he would look into the possibility of having the clamp post relocated to a more suitable place.

Mr Horwat confirmed that the old noticeboard posts had now been removed.

Playing Fields: The clerk confirmed that the inspection had been requested and was awaiting confirmation of the date and time. It was agreed that Council would wait until after the inspection to address the bark chippings and the quote for repairs for the fitness equipment was accepted and the clerk was instructed to confirm a booking for the repairs to be completed. 

21/40    Finance

a)    It was proposed and agreed to accept the payments as per the payment sheet 06/2021 details below:

D Horwat

Playing Fields Expenses


Staff costs



Malc Firth

Grass Cutting (Lay-by)


b)    It was proposed and agreed to authorise the signing of the AGAR 20/21 – Certificate of Exemption

c)    It was proposed and agreed to authorise the signing of the AGAR 20/21 – Annual Governance Statement

d)    It was proposed and agreed to authorise the signing of the AGAR 20/21 Accounting Statements

21/41    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

Mrs Self reported that there were several trees which were obscuring the sea bank footpaths, Cllr P Skinner asked the clerk to send him a reminder email and confirmed he would look into these being addressed.

21/42  To resolve to move into closed session in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the confidential nature of the business to be discussed

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED to move into closed session and members of the public left the meeting. 

The purpose of the closed session meeting was for the opportunity for all members of the Council to discuss the applications for co-option. At the end of the discussions all members participated in voting and a unanimous decision was made. 

The Chairman reopened the meeting to the public.

21/43    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 19th July 2021 beginning at 7.00pm.

There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 8.10 pm.