January 2021 Resolved Minutes
Minutes of the SIbsey Parish Council meeting held remotely on 5th January 2021 commencing at 7pm
PRESENT: Cllr I Watts presiding as Chairman
Cllr J Ladds, Cllr J Adiotomre, Cllr A Heath, Cllr J Burkett and Cllr G Limb
ELDC Cllr N Jones (arrived at 7.04 pm, left at pm)
Clerk - S Knowles
No members of the public had requested the link to attend the remote meeting.
Cllr Watts wished everyone a Happy New Year and welcomed all to the meeting.
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND REASONS GIVEN
All Parish Councillors were in attendance.
2. TO RECEIVE ANY DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE LOCALISM ACT 2011, AND TO CONSIDER ANY APPLICATIONS FOR DISPENSATIONS IN RELATION TO DISCLOSABLE PECUNIARY INTERESTS
No declarations were received.
3. NOTES OF THE PARISH COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 2020 TO BE APPROVED AS THE MINUTES
After a small amendment to Item 4 Outside Bodies Report, it was proposed by Cllr Limb, seconded by Cllr Ladds, and resolved to accept these notes as a true and accurate record and thereby signed by the Clerk to later be countersigned by the Chairman.
4. OUTSIDE BODIES REPORT
ELDC Cllr Jones said that he had nothing to report other than the brief guidelines from the Government in association with the lockdown.
As per the Police.uk website, fourteen incidences were recorded up to the end of November 2020 which are as follows:
Seven incidents were reported on or near to Northlands Lane
2 x Anti-social behaviour - No crime timeline details are available for anti-social behaviour
2 x Public Order - Unable to prosecute suspect - This could be for several reasons, e.g., the prosecution considers there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
1 x Burglary - Police are still investigating this incident.
1 x Criminal Damage & Arson - Investigation complete; no suspect identified. There was insufficient evidence to bring anyone to justice at this time. The investigation may be reopened if more information becomes available.
1 x Violence and Sexual Offence - Unable to prosecute the suspect. This could be for several reasons, e.g., the prosecution considers there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
One incident of Violence and Sexual Offence on or near to Main Road - Unable to prosecute the suspect. This could be for several reasons, e.g., the prosecution considers there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
Three incidents of Anti-social behaviour on or near to St Margaret's Drive - No crime timeline details are available for anti-social behaviour.
One incident of Violence and Sexual Offence on or near to Church Walk - Police are still investigating this incident.
One incident of Public Order on or near to - Unable to prosecute the suspect. This could be for several reasons, e.g., the prosecution considers there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.
One incident of Possession of Weapon on or near to a park/open space (in the vicinity of the rear of Staples Bros Ltd) - Awaiting Court Outcome.
5. CLERK'S REPORT
LCC have informed several planned temporary traffic restrictions within the Sibsey area over the next month
i. High Ferry Lane Level Crossing between 8pm on the 19th January to 6am on the 20th January 2021 in regard to Level Crossing Maintenance work.
ii. Willows Lane Level Crossing between 8pm on the 20th January to 6am on the 21st January 2021 in regards to Level Crossing Maintenance work.
6. FINANCIAL MATTERS
a. Financial Report
Since the last meeting, £150 has been credited to the Treasury Account in relation to Burial Ground Fees. Additionally, the following payments have been paid.
Reason for payment
Electricity Fees at Roundabout
b. To approve payments
Reason for payment
It was proposed by Cllr Burkett, seconded by Cllr Ladds and resolved that these payments should be made preferably by Bank Transfer.
a. Discuss all planning applications currently being reviewed for consultation
No planning applications have been received since the last meeting.
b. Discuss other planning matters
There were no other planning matters to discuss.
c. Report on any information received regarding Planning Applications
Planning permission has been granted for the following:
i. Erection of a replacement house on the site of an existing dwelling which is to be demolished - The Bungalow, Westhouses, Sibsey
ii. Outline erection of 4 no. dwellings - Lulworth, Littleport Lane, Sibsey
The following Highway issues were reported:
- Vicarage Lane into Harvester Way is always messy and does not drain properly and has several potholes that need addressing.
- On the bend of Old Main Road near to Vicarage Lane the road is breaking up.
- The storm drain outside "Vine House" Main Road is full of muck and water and is beginning to collapse.
- On the A16 on the bend past the level crossing before the petrol station there is a large pothole.
- The pad on the level crossing looks like it is lifting up and in need of relining.
- The no 3 marker leading to the level crossing has been replaced however, the no 2 marker that has been nearly lying down for several months was not rectified.
9. PARISH MATTERS
a. Burial Ground
Everything seems acceptable in the Burial Ground, the grass is long but generally neat and tidy. If weather improves it may need a cut before the next one due in March.
Sibsey Primary School have put in their suggestion to name the Memorial Garden in Sibsey Burial Ground. The proposal is "Windmill View Reflection Garden", they believed it to be in association with the village more than with someone from the village.
After deliberation of naming the new Memorial Garden it was resolved to accept the previous proposal of Annie Besant.
b. Bus Shelters
The Bus Shelter at Stock Hill is still ongoing.
c. Village maintenance
There seems to be an increase of dog waste around the village especially Station Road. There are already signs up and dog waste bins within the area, the councillors were unsure what else can be done. The only solution deemed that would be helpful was to have another bin possibly situated near to the Bus Shelter near to the entrance of Station Road but the decision of actual location to be discussed at the next meeting.
It was reported that the bins in the Community Park are not still being emptied as often as promised by ELDC.
d. Play Areas
The clerk had informed the Parish Council that she had been chasing the company to sort out the concerns of the play equipment in Amos Way and finally got a confirmation that they would be coming in the new year to rectify the issues.
e. Pymoor Lane
Cllr Limb reported that the clerk to John Woulds' is constantly chasing the Land Registry through the solicitors. He also suggested that a virtual meeting would need to be convened in the New Year between all the relevant parties to discuss ongoing matters.
f. Dog waste bin at Northlands
Cllr Watts reported that he has the relevant form to get permission for the Dog waste bin to be situated at Northlands, but apologised that he had not filled it in.
g. Christmas Light switch on evening
Cllr Watts thanked Cllr Heath and Cllr Ladds for helping with the Christmas light and erecting the nativity scene. He had received lots of nice comments from residents saying it was good to see during the current climate.
It was reported that Friends of the School had organised the children of Sibsey Primary School to see Santa and that Cllr Ladds had purchased sweets also due to not being able to have the switch on evening event this time.
The lights on the tree have already been switched off and it had been arranged for them to be taken down this coming Thursday. Those at the church had already been stored away ready for next time.
Cllr Ladds informed that it would be possible to have a waterproof external socket installed at Northlands Village Hall and have for the forthcoming Christmas lights installed there to include this part of the village in the event. She thereby proposed to have the socket installed and to at the cost of the Parish Council and additionally purchase suitable lights. It was resolved to go ahead with this.
Cllr Heath asked if he had permission to purchase appropriate ties for erecting the Nativity Scene ready for their installation next time with which this was agreed.
h. Correspondence received
The following correspondence had been received:
- ELDC December 2020 e-messenger
- LALC E-news 21/12/2020
- Town & Parish December 2020 Newsletter which includes info re Residents using holiday caravan sites, Closure of Holiday Caravan sites and letter from North Kesteven District Council re Environment Strategy
- LALC News
- Viking Link Winter 2020 Newsletter
10. ANY OTHER MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION BY LEAVE OF CHAIRMAN
Cllr Watts informed that the church had borrowed the halogen lights and gazebo for the Christmas service on the 22nd December 2020 and all went well.
11. DATE OF THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING
The date of the next Parish Council meeting as previously scheduled to be held remotely is on Tuesday 2nd February 2021.
There being no further business the meeting finished at 7.57pm.