July 2021 Minutes



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

Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council
Cllr P Bedford, Boston Borough Council
Cllr P Skinner, Lincolnshire County Council
Absent: None

Public Forum

There were no members of the public present.

21/44    Apologies

There were no apologies as all councillors were in attendance.

21/45    Police Matters

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

1 concerns for safety – Main A52
1 incident of suspicious circumstances – Sheepgate
1 RTC – Main A 52

21/46    To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations received.

21/47    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed and accepted that the notes of the meeting held 14 June 2021 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

21/48    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.

21/49   Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Environment: It was confirmed by the clerk that the hedges on the layby were in need of trimming and this would be requested 

Potholes: It was noted by all in attendance that the potholes were currently being addressed

Playing Fields: The clerk circulated the inspection report and it was agreed that a few items would need a coat of Hammerite in the future. The clerk was also tasked with obtaining a quote for replacement grips for the climbing frame and replacement materials for the seat and footwell on the wooden fire engine.

21/50  Councillor Grant Scheme

The current scheme was discussed and it was agreed to look into apply for the funding to enable renovations to the Church Hall for the benefit of the community

21/51    Finance

a)    It was proposed and agreed to accept the payments as per the payment sheet 07/2021 details below:

D Horwat

Playing Fields Expenses


Staff costs



Malc Firth

Grass Cutting (Lay-by)


A P Blythe

Dyke Flailing


21/52   Planning

B/21/0245 The Old Horseshoes, Sheepgate, Leverton, Boston PE22 0AR

Outline application for the erection of 2 dwellings.

The application was discussed and the clerk was asked to forward an objection on the basis that the application was not in compliance with the local plan. 

21/53    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

The Chairman requested that the Emergency Plan needed reviewing and for it to be added to the next agenda.

21/54    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 18 October 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.