February 2022 Minutes



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

Mrs C Anderton – Clerk of the Council
Cllr P Bedford, Boston Borough Council
Public Forum

There were no members of the public in attendance.

22/11    Apologies

There were no apologies received

22/12 To receive any declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations received.

22/13    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was RESOLVED that the notes of the meeting held 24 January 2022 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

22/14    Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

Cllr. P Bedford provided a short verbal report on current Borough Council business.

22/15    Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Playing Fields

The Chairman stated that he was not aware of any issues and Cllr White confirmed that the weather had been too wet to complete any further groundworks and therefore it would be prudent to wait until Spring.


The Chairman confirmed that approximately 30 potholes had been reported, which could have implications for Boston Marathon on Monday 18th April 2022 . He also stated that he was of the understanding that Cllr Richard Austin, Boston Borough Council, was attempting to address this issue however, he was not having a great deal of success.


The Clerk reported that she had received a communication from Boston Borough Council stating that Street Light number 2 on Lacey’s Lane had been checked and quoted, she confirmed that she had requested confirmation that it was the lamp post opposite the entrance to the Leverton Poors Land Trust Playing Fields that had been looked at and not the post which had the number 2 label on it. The Clerk was awaiting confirmation.

The Clerk reported that there was a position for a representative from the Parish Council to act as a trustee on the Leverton Poors Land Trust and Cllr Osborne volunteered to fill the position. 

The Chairman asked if the renaming of the Leverton Poors Land Playing Fields had been organised and the Clerk confirmed the item was on the agenda for discussion at their next meeting due to take place on Wednesday 23rd February.

22/16   Refurbishment of the Church Hall

The clerk confirmed that she had spoken with Martin Bell from Leverton Fire Brigade who was in the process of obtaining a quote for a replacement sign for the Church Hall. She also confirmed that he would be forwarding on the invoice for the paint once he had sourced it.

22/17   Provision of village signage and planters

The clerk provided hard copies of the brochure from Glasdon Gateways, which she had circulated via email to all councillors previously, along with the accompanying price list. The Clerk also confirmed information received from Cllr P Bedford which confirmed the Council could install the village gateway under the planning regulation: Part 12, Development by local authorities, Class A, Permitted Development.  The Council discussed the various options at length and agreed to defer the decision until all members of the council were in attendance and to include the item on the next agenda.
22/18    Finance

a)    It was RESOLVED to accept the payments as per the payment sheet 02/2022, details below:

Staff costs




Annual Subscription


S D Moore

PC & St Helena’s mower servicing


D Horwat

Playing field expenses (mower fuel)


22/19    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

Discussion only

Cllr White asked if it was possible to arrange a village garage sale, the clerk agreed to contact Rosie Smith, Church Hall caretaker and discuss if this event could be arranged via the Church Hall.

22/20    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 21 March 2022 beginning at 7.00pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 7.40 pm.