Minutes of the meeting of the meeting of Winteringham Parish Council held on Tuesday 7th November 2006 commencing at 7.30 pm. The meeting was held in the Council Room at the Village Hall.
Parish Councillors J. Bateman(in the chair), K. Ashberry, D. Borrill, I. Dowson, P. Hatton , N Hill, P. Rowbotham, Z. Sullivan,
North Lincolnshire Councillor A. Smith
P.C. Jeff Sewell and Community Support Officer Shaun Black
Councillor P. Green,
North Lincolnshire Councillors B. Regan and H. Rowson
Councillor Bateman welcomed everyone to the meeting and invited the police officers to address the councillors.
P.C. Sewell said that there are still concerns about the behaviour of the youngsters using the Teen Shelter. He had visited the shelter for several nights in a row and had confiscated alcohol and cigarettes. Letters are being sent to the parents of the youngsters involved.
He was asking for the support of the parents and not to be meet by a confrontational attitude. The police will continue to visit the shelter and will seize any drugs, alcohol, cigarettes or motor bikes found in the shelter. He suggested to the Council that if the problems persist then the walls of the shelter should be removed. .
Recently there have been a spate of burglaries in the area. He urged householders to ensure that their property is securely locked. Car keys should not be hung just inside the door and it is not a good idea to display Christmas presents under the tree. They may look very pretty but it is an invitation to the thief.
The chairman thanked the officers who then left the meeting to proceed with their other duties.
MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 3rd OCTOBER 2006
These minutes had been circulated along with the agenda for this meeting. It was proposed by Councillor D. Borrill, seconded by Councillor P. Hatton that these minutes be accepted as being a true record. They were duly signed.
MATTERS ARISING FROM THE MINUTES
a) Waste Recycling Liaison Meeting - The meeting will be held on Thursday 9th November in West Halton Village Hall at 6.30pm.
b) Cottage at Walnut Farm - Restoration work now appears to have started.
c) Nature Garden on Silver Street - Negotiations have started to get the transfer deed completed. There will be no charge from the present owners for the strip of land but the Parish Council are meeting all legal fees.
d) Ice cream vans - The clerk had contacted Environmental Health Dept who had said that there were numerous restrictions in place about the noise made by the ice cream vans. The Clerk had passed this information on the gentleman who had commented about music from one of the vans coming around the village.
e) Bonfire - A copy of the Insurance Certificate had been given to the Clerk prior to the event.
The reports prepared by the Clerk were presented. The Councillors agreed that the invoices received should all be paid. Fidelity Insurance cover will be extended to cover Councillors at no extra cost.
a) White Lines in the centre of the road and the state of the road surface at the junction of High Burgage/Silver Street have now been repainted.
b) Village Name Signs - These have recently been cleaned
c) Road Edges along the Bus Route - Mr Hill had once again assured the Parish Clerk that the situation is continually monitored and that work was carried out whenever necessary.
d) Harrison Close name sign - A new name sign has been ordered and should be in position shortly
e) Calming Measures near School - Mr Hill had passed this on to his colleague in Traffic Dept. Nothing had been heard so the Clerk had once again contacted the Traffic Dept.
f) Suttons Hill Banks - The Clerk had contacted Neighbourhood Services and the grass and nettles on the sides of the banks have now been cut.
g) Silver Street - It was reported to Mr Hill that the grips near Orchard Farm need re-cutting and that a marker post has been knocked down and is in the hedge. Mr Hill had instructed Mr Roy Grey to re-cut the grips. He will be reminded about the marker post.
h) Extra Name Signs - The signs for Booth Nooking Lane, Rotten Sykes Lane, Tom Thrush Lane and Composition Lane have been ordered at a cost of £180 each.
i) Hewde Lane Name Sign - Reported to Mr Hill that this was propped up against the fence.
j) Small manhole cover at the end of Bramble Lane - Mr Hill had looked at this and has reported it to Anglian Water. Councillor Bateman said that the cover had been replaced but that it was very loose.
New Highway Matters
The Clerk was asked to report the following items to Highways Maintenance Dept:
Give Way Sign adjacent to Mere Garage has been demolished
Composition Lane Corner - the chevron is missing
Tree at junction of Cliff Road/A1077 - the growth at the bottom of the trees needs trimming back as drivers leaving the village cannot see down the road.
New Planning Permissions Requested:
2006/1627 - Planning permission sought to erect an extension and conservatory at 21 Cliff Road - No objections or comments from the councillors
2006/1694 - Permission sought to crown lift and thin a fig tree at 9 Western Green.
The Councillors had no objections.
2006/0095 - Permission granted to quarry, stockpile and process topsoil, silica sand and gravel at Part of Field 0084, land off Ermine Street.
2006/1051 - Permission sought for the erection of a detached dwelling on land adjacent to No 7 Meggitt Lane (amended plans)
2006/1317 - Planning permission sought for the erection of a detached dwelling with integral garage on land at rear of Wayside Cottage, 16 Silver Street.
Councillor Rowbotham - Nothing new to report. The seat in the Teen Shelter has been repaired.
North Lincs Council Inspection - No report received. The Clerk will chase this up and find out if the inspection went ahead.
Hewde Lane Hedge
Nothing new to report.
Grass Cutting in 2007
A quotation of £1252.48 has been received from Mr Don Johnson. (Last year the cost was £1216.66). The Councillors felt that Mr Johnson did an excellent job and were happy to accept his quotation.
Mr Thompson had returned last month’s cheque as he had not been able to open a bank account. He has requested that all future cheques be made payable to his daughter who will then cash them and ensure that he receives the payment.
He had worked 12 hours in October as due to the weather conditions the grass still needed cutting. It was decided that his hours should be reviewed when the precept is set in January 2007.
The mower has now be collected by Scunthorpe Mowers for repair and servicing.
A draft copy of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan had been received along with a request for the Council‘s comments. Copies were given out to the Councillors and this will be discussed at next month’s meeting.
REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS AROUND THE VILLAGE
REPORTS FROM REPRESENTATIVES
Village Hall - Councillor Borrill reported that Cemex had pledged £40,000 to the Village Hall for repairs and refurbishments.
Neighbourhood Watch - Councillor Ashberry had asked if the names and telephone numbers of the Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinators could be published in the Newsletter. Telephone numbers will be made known but only a couple of names and addresses will be published. Councillor Ashberry said that she would attend the next Police Liaison Meeting on behalf of the Parish Council.
Cemex - Councillors had been invited to Cemex to go on a trip around the works but unfortunately only Councillor Borrill had attended. However, he had explained to the Works Manager that most of Winteringham Parish Councillors had day time commitments.
Next year spring/summer an evening meeting will be planned.
The Clerk had prepared an article to be included in the Newsletter which will be distributed w/e 18th/19th November. Copies were available for the Councillors to read and they were happy for this to be sent to the Editor.
North Lincolnshire Council
a) Forthcoming Meetings
b) North Lincolnshire Local Development Framework
a) ERNLLCA - Assembly Digest and Information on Pensions
b) Letter re. Playing Field facilities - This letter was from two youngsters who were expressing their concerns about the state of the basket ball nets, etc. The Clerk was asked to find out the cost of new rings and nets. She will reply to the letter.
c) Invitation to Civic Service at Winterton
d) The Local Channel
e) Countryside Alliance - Love Your Post Office
f) Barton Christmas Festival -posters
Items to bring to the Notice of the Chair/Clerk
Councillors were reminded that the Remembrance Service at Winteringham War Memorial will be held on Sunday 12th November at 11.45 am. Councillor Bateman will lay the wreath on behalf of the Parish Council.
Tuesday 5th December 2006 at 7.30 pm .
It was decided that the date for the first meeting in 2007 would be 9th January
The meeting closed at 9.10 pm.