December 2021 Minutes



Cllr D Durrant – Chairman
Cllrs: Mr D Horwat, Mr N Chandler, Mrs F Osborne, Mr N White
Also Present:    Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council

Public Forum

There were two members of the public present who engaged in a discussion with the council regarding the refurbishments of the Church Hall. 

21/87    Apologies

The clerk received apologies from Mrs J Self-Shutts which were accepted by the Council. Cllr P Bedford also sent his apologies.

21/88 To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations received.

21/89 Councillor Co-option

The Council welcomed Mr Nigel Chandler, the recently co-opted member of the Council.

21/90    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was proposed and accepted that the notes of the meeting held 22 November 2021 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

21/91    Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

None received due to non attendance.

21/92  Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Potholes: The Council confirmed that a very small number of the reported potholes had been repaired around the parish.

Playing Fields: There were no issues to report.

21/93  Precept

The clerk presented the budget figures to date with the forecast for the remaining Financial Year. The predicted budget for the FY 2022/23 was also provided to enable the members of the Council to review this before discussing and setting the Precept at the next meeting in January.

21/94    Finance

a)    It was proposed and agreed to accept the payments as per the payment sheet 11/2021 details below:

Staff costs Salaries/HMRC/Expenses £566.90
Malc Firth Grass/Hedge Cut (Lay-by) £348.00
A P Blythe Dyke Flailing £130.20

21/95    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

The Chairman requested an item regarding Police Matters/Reports be added to the next agenda for discussion. Mr White gave a verbal update on the developments at the 2 Sisters turkey farm.

21/96    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 24 January 2022 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.