October 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.

21/66   Apologies

There were no apologies as all councillors were in attendance.

21/67   Police Matters

The clerk informed the council that there would not be a monthly report to present to Council moving forward however, she had received notification that a newsletter would be available on a regular basis and the details of this would be forwarded in due course. 

21/68 To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations received.

21/69   Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed and accepted that the notes of the meeting held 20 September 2021 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

21/70   Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

Cllr P Bedford and Cllr P Skinner were in attendance however there was nothing to report.

21/71  Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Potholes: It was noted by all in attendance that the potholes were currently getting worse. Cllr Skinner stated that some of the categories for reporting these had changed and it was agreed that the clerk would put a notice on the noticeboard directing residents to report highways issues and potholes on FixMyStreet if possible.

Playing Fields: Mr Horwat reported that the seat on the fire engine had been replaced and the council asked that a letter of thanks be sent to Christian at Dales, Leverton for the kind donation of wood. 

Remembrance Sunday: Mr Horwat proposed the Chairman to lay the wreath at the War Memorial on 14 November 2021 and a donation be made to The Royal British Legion for £25.00. Council agreed unanimously

21/72  Councillor Grant Scheme

The clerk confirmed that she had invited the caretaker of the Church Hall to attend the meeting to discuss any repairs the council could address with the Grant Scheme monies however the caretaker had not attended. It was agreed that an application be made for Church Hall refurbishments for external repainting and any other items which could be funded from the grant. The clerk confirmed she would speak to Rev Andrew Higginson regarding this matter and submit the application.

21/73   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)



Play equipment repair


Leverton Poor’s Land Trust

Playing Field rent


21/74  Update on Alerations at the 2 Sister’s Turkey Farm

Mr White confirmed that some of the turkeys had been relocated however the noise levels were still the same. Mr White also confirmed that he had not had any contact with the site manager or the company owners during the last month and had not received any communications from Boston Borough Council regarding the issues he had raised with them directly regarding the noise from the extractor fans and the boilers.

21/75   Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

There were no matters raised

21/76   Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 22 November 2021 beginning at 7.00pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 8.05 pm.