March 2022 Minutes




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

There were no members of the public in attendance.

22/21    Apologies

Cllr P Bedford and Cllr P Skinner offered their apologies prior to the meeting.

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

There were no declarations received.

22/23    Approval of the minutes of the previous meeting

It was RESOLVED that the notes of the meeting held 21 February 2022 be approved as a correct record of the meeting and be signed by the Chairman.

22/24    Reports from Lincolnshire County Council/Boston Borough Council

There were no reports provided.

22/25    Issues relating to the Playing Fields, Potholes and the Environment of the Parish

Playing Fields

The Clerk confirmed that the Poors Land Trust had agreed to rename the Playing fields ‘Jane Moore Park’ and the secretary was in the process of having a sign designed and the name officially changed. The planting of the walnut tree in remembrance of Mrs Moore was discussed and agreed to be deferred to a time when the park renaming had been completed.

The clerk confirmed that it would soon be time to arrange the playing field inspection, Mr Horwat asked if a quote could be obtained from Calloo as they were the firm that provided and installed much of the equipment. The clerk confirmed she would obtain 3 quotes this year and present them to council for a decision. 


The Chairman confirmed that he had attempted to reported 3 or 4 potholes on FixMyStreet and had stated that Ings Lane was particularly bad. Mr White confirmed that the pothole near to the Turkey Farm had been filled in. 


The Clerk reported that Mr Horwat had confirmed that the lamp opposite the playing fields had been fixed however the lamp had not been replaced with a LED light. The cost of replacing all 13 with LED lights was discussed and due to the potential savings on the energy cost it was RESOLVED to go ahead and arrange for all 13 to be replaced with LED lamps.

22/26   Refurbishment of the Church Hall

The clerk confirmed that there had been no further communications in respect of the repainting of the hall. She confirmed that invoice would be presented to the Council for payment once the works had been completed.

22/27   Provision of village signage and planters

The clerk confirmed that she had received an email from Cllr Bedford detailing the process for the provision of gateway signage to the village. It was agreed that the necessary photographs of the sites would be provided by Mrs Osborne and Mr White and the map with the photos would be forwarded to the clerk who would arrange for these and the other relevant information to be sent on to the Highways department at Lincolnshire County Council. 
22/28    Finance

a)    It was RESOLVED to accept the payments as per the payment sheet 03/2022, details below:

Staff costs






Mr D Horwat



10th Boston Scouts



22/29    Matters for discussion only or to be added to the next agenda.

Discussion only

The clerk confirmed that due to ill health Mrs Rosie Smith would not be able to arrange the garage sale discussed last month. Mr Horwat stated that he would speak with 2 residents of the village who had been involved in an event last year to ascertain if they would be interested in arranging an event again this year.

Mr Chandler stated that he had been involved in a conversation with members of the Police at an event held at the Tesco Supermarket, Wyberton. He stated that the subject of a liaison committee was discussed and said he would like to be considered as the Leverton liaison representative if this committee was formed.

To be added to the next agenda 

Bark chippings on the play area.

22/30    Date and Time of the next Parish Council Meeting

The next Meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 25 April 2022 beginning at 7.00pm. There being no further business to discuss, the Chairman thanked those in attendance and declared the meeting closed at 8.05 pm.