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Council Minutes - 2022

January 2022

GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 12th January at 7.30 at the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. B Hutchinson (Chairman), Cllr. H Fletcher (Vice Chairman), Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr. T Critchley, Cllr. J Critchley, Cllr K Davey, Cllr. A Mavros, Cllr. M Neal The Chairman welcomed four members of the public to the meeting. A villager attended the meeting to give details of a planning application which had been submitted to SKDC and would involve upgrading alterations to a public footpath including the removal of a stile and gate but assured the meeting the alterations would be in keeping with the present layout. No objections were raised. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. Plant – unwell Cllr. Davey-Dunderdale – Family commitments Cllr A Maughan (LCC) – Work Commitments Cllr. Stokes did not attend. 2. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations None. 3. Minutes signed from Previous Meeting The Minutes were duly signed as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. J Critchley, Seconded by Cllr.M Neal 4. Matters Arising There were no matters arising. 5. Correspondence: Cllr. A Maughan (LCC) being unable to attend the meeting submitted the following report:- Similar to the Parish Council LCC is setting the budget for 2022/23 financial year. The draft budget was approved by the executive last week and now subject to a public consultation and scrutiny from Councillors, before being voted on by the Full Council in February. Key budget headlines: • LCC will spend £534 million on delivering services across Lincolnshire next year. More than half of Council funding is spent on delivering adult care and children's services, supporting the vulnerable in our county. • In addition to the revenue budget there is capital programme worth £113 million in 2022/23 and £268 million in future years. The programme includes projects like Grantham bypass, County flood schemes (including Long Bennington) and North Hykeham Relief Road. Funding for capital projects mostly comes from S106 developer contributions, grant income from government and council borrowing. • We are proposing a balanced budget which means there will be no requirement next year to take money from reserves. However, deposits Rishi Sunak announcing a 3 year spending review, the government has only given a funding settlement to councils for one year, so the medium term financial plan remains uncertain. The current projections expect a draw down on reserves of £23 million the years after (being a 50% reduction of the finance volatility reserve). • To balance the budget we are proposing a council tax increase of 3% on the adult social care precept, to help fund cost pressures in this area. • The budget includes cost pressures of £42 million. These cost pressures relate mostly to the increases in the living wage and national insurance contributions from April, which the council will need to pay to its staff and contractors. £8 million of this will be funded through additional income and making savings such as smarter working. • In 2020/21 the Department for Transport cut our allocated highways maintenance grant by £12 million (25%). This is the portion of road tax that we receive from Government to maintain local roads. We funded this shortfall from reserves in the current year, with some additional money to support extra road resurfacing in rural areas too. However we cannot continue to fund recurring costs from diminishing reserves. We are calling on the Government and our Lincolnshire MPs to support our campaign to fix this roads funding gap. If they do not, we face a very difficult decision with regard to future road maintenance funding in Lincolnshire. A discussion followed regarding the A1 crossover, it is believe that the local MP has now taken this up. Email received from SKDC with regard to the Queen Green Canopy Project which is to create a lasting legacy to remind future generations of Her Majesty’s 70 year reign by planting trees. Email correspondence between Cllr. Maughan and a villager with regard to nuisance parking in Marratt’s Lane. The matter is now resolved. Copy correspondence from Cllr. Maughan to Baroness Vere with regard to A1 safety Email correspondence from Eon with regard to the change of suppliers. Npower has been appointed the new supplier of electric at Hill Top. Update of Electoral Roll from SKDC Correspondence received from SKDC with regard to Flood Prevention Correspondence from “Lives” requesting a donation. Not agreed. Email from LCC Town and Parishes requesting support to their Fix our roads campaign Email from SKDC with regard to Communal Grants and confirming only one application can be submitted. A discussion followed with regard to a request received from the Memorial Hall Trustee for funding for a new Zip wire for the village. The Clerk has been trying to encourage the Chairman of the Village Hall to apply for funding for the project but he is reluctant at present to do so. The Secretary of the Memorial Hall being in attendance at the meeting agreed to have another word with the Chairman about the matter. Cllr. Hutchinson has agreed to meet with Mr Skellern to discuss the matter further and work together to resolve the issue. 6. Clerk and Members to report back on matters outstanding a) Pond Bench – The Chairman advised the meeting that a quotation had been received in the sum of £3,300. There is £1500 in the budget but with the help of the Community Grant awarded from SKDC in the sum of £2000 the costings will be accounted for. It was unanimously agreed to accept the quotation from Roll and Scroll and move forward with the project. b) Village Hanging Signs – The Chairman reminded the meeting that it had not been possible to move forward with the white gates project and the idea now is to have three hanging signs, one for each entrance to the village. A quotation from Roll and Scroll for the three signs has been received in the sum of £2160. This figure is within the agreed budget for 2021/22 and it was again unanimously agreed to accept the quotation. c) Party in the Park – Cllr. Davey advised that everything is under control. SKDC are to be approached for an Entertainment Licence for the event. Police will also be notified of the event nearer to the date. 7. Vice Chairman’s Report Following confusion at the last meeting with regard the formation of a quorum, Cllr. Fletcher advised the meeting that a minimum of four Great Gonerby Parish Councillors need to be present at any one meeting. Cllr. Fletcher confirmed that LCC had cut back the hedge on Grantham Hill and the area was now looking much better. Going forward the Parish Council have taken on responsibility for the maintenance of the area. LCC also want to cut back the hedge on the opposite side of the road but this will entail traffic control. The Bus shelter in Kelham Road has had it annual clean but no longer cleans up well, and it was suggested to make allowance for a replace shelter in next year’s budget. The Bus shelter on Grantham Road is also showing signs of needing attention to the wood and again this will be considered when setting the budget for 2023/24. The white posts on the village green are now all in situ. It was reported that the books in the Bus Shelter library are fine for the present time, Cllr. Fletcher has said that he can store them should they start to get damp during the winter. 8. Poor Land Update – The Chairman advised that he has been trying to make contact with Brown & Co to establish whether or not Notice was served on the tenant at the end of December and to get an update on the current position. 9. Financial Matters a) Quarterly summary of accounts & budget report up to 31st December The Clerk was pleased to report the Parish Council’s Accounts balanced at the end of Quarter 3. Bank Balances: Current Account: £560.50 Expenses Account: £21.00 Deposit Account: £13,297.30 95 Day Deposit Account: £30,320.96 The Chairman reconciled the balances with the Bank statements. The Clerk advised the Budget for 2021/22 has worked well. Grass cutting and verge mowing expenses are within the planned budget. We have yet to receive the invoice for hedge trimming from EnvironmentSK . The actual spend so far is £6387 against a budget of £6860. General Admin costs which cover Office costs, Subscriptions, Insurance, Audit Fees, Training, Expenses and Loan repayments, again are within the budget standing at £15,815 against a budget of £17,253 b) Accounts for Payment The Clerk presented the following accounts for payment:- ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT 05.11.21 77 Anthony Jackson Install picnic bench next to Millennium Wood 140.00 05.11.21 78 Wickes Dustbin for water re planters High Street 6.00 05.11.21 79 Wickes Patio Magic for Pond Area 18.00 08.11.21 80 BDG Mowing 1 x Grass Cutting Hill Top, 1 x Weed Spraying Hill Top, 1 x Grass Cutting St Sebastian’s 1 x Weed Spraying St Sebastian’s 212.00 08.11.21 81 LALC New Councillor Training Course 27.00 08.11.21 82 EXP MKM BS Grantham Sand for Pond Area 74.16 12.11.21 83 EXP Oldrids & Downtown Christmas Cards and Christmas Gift for Cleaner 40.48 22.11.21 84 041 Andy Garrett George Cross Flags 9.00 27.11.21 Staff Salaries November salaries and computer 551.73 01.12.21 85 LALC New Councillor Training Course 27.00 01.12.21 86 LALC Web Site Training 27.00 24.12.21 87 EON Electric for Hill Top Cemetery 56.27 24.12.21 88 Staff Salaries December salaries and computer 551.73 24.12.21 89 Tony Jackson Replacing rotten white posts and taking down planters on High Street 80.00 RECEIPTS 29.10.21 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit Interest 3.86 05.11.21 J R Thompson Refund for Faulty Water Pump (JT refunded PC £55.95 = £79.95 less £24 for Wickes purchases) 79.95 05.11.21 Virgin Money Cashback Expenses Account 0.10 15.11.21 Virgin Money Cashback Expenses Account 0.26 30.11.21 SKDC Community Cleaner Grant 694.98 30.11.21 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit 3.74 02.12.21 Virgin Money Cash Advance Expenses Account 0.40 31.12.21 Virgin Money Deposit Account interest 0.29 31.12.21 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit Interest 3.86 Payments unanimously agreed. The Clerk presented a mileage claim in the sub of £45.90 covering July to December 2021. Payment was agreed. c) Agree Budget for 2022/23 The Clerk presented quotations for grass cutting, verge cutting and hedge trimming to the Councillors for consideration. The Councillors agreed to accept quotations from BDG Mowing for grass cutting and weed control at both St Sebastian’s and Hill Top Cemeteries and following a proposal, which was unanimously endorsed, BDG Mowing’s quotation to cut the village verges and the verge to Grantham Hill footpath seven times a year was also agreed.. The quotation received from EnviornmentSK for hedge trimming in the village was agreed. A quotation from Power Shift to clean the Pond area twice a year was accepted The acceptance of the quotations was proposed by Cllr Fletcher and Seconded by Cllr. Neal. Budget for 2022/23 The Party in the Park Expenses have been agreed as follows:- Cinema £1850 (all ex VAT) Travel Expenses £ 198 Extra Screen Time and Overnight expenses £ 350 Total for Cinema £2398 Film License £ 500 - MAX SKDC Event Licence £ 25 Generator £ 400 - MAX St Johns First Aid £ 180 It is proposed these costs will be met from the Parish Council reserves. This proposal was unanimously agreed by all Councillors. The Social Committee were reminded of the need to work within the agreed budget. The Clerk advised that she has allowed a spend £1250 for Burial Grounds maintenance as she is aware there is some remedial work needed at St Sebastian’s churchyard and is waiting for a report from Linnell’s in this respect. There is also an allowance of £1000 for general maintenance. The village clock reserves were depleted this year after repair works so an amount of £1500 has been included in the Budget in case further repairs are necessary. The Budget was agreed and a Precept request in the sum of £28,386 was signed by the Chairman. 10. Advisory Groups: a) Planning APPLICATIONS S21/1804 Mr G Thomas 36 Long Street, Great Gonerby Listed Building Consent for the replacement of failing ceiling beam S21/2272 Dr and Mrs Miles Langdon 61 Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Outline application (with matters reserved for appearance and landscaping) for the erection of one dwelling and associated access. S21/2292 Mr and Mrs Woodford 40 Long Street, Great Gonerby Erection of outbuilding to accommodate Pool and Home Gym S21/1827 Mr R Harris 20 High Street, Great Gonerby Conversion of barns into 2 self-contained dwelling (4bed and 3 bed) APPROVED S21/1833 Mr P Corner Moto Service Area, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Submission of details pursuant to Conditions 3 (surface water drainage, 5 (Landscaping of S20.1485 (Expansion of HGV parking to form an additional 40 spaces in two areas of undeveloped site) S21/1879 Mr B Murphy Sutton Lodge, 20 Green Street, Great Gonerby Various tree works S21/1866 Mr B Pearson 47 High Street Great Gonerby Extension of Entrance Hall into existing Front Porch S21/2090 Mr M Thomas 36 Long Street Proposed single storey rear extension S21/2091 Mr M Thomas 36 Long Street Proposed single rear extension S21/1804 Mr G Thomas 36 Long Street, Great Gonerby Listed building consent for the replacement of failing ceiling beam. S21/2292 Mr and Mrs Woodford 40 Long Street, Great Gonerby Erection of outbuilding to accommodate Pool and Home Gym S21/2403 Mr and Mrs R Setchfield 36 Grantham Road, Great Gonerby Erection of single storey front extension and single storey rear extension. b) The Environment Cllr. T Critchley advised that the driveway to Hill Top Cemetery is in need of attention. He is going to inspect the area and advise the best way forward with regard to maintenance. c) Amenity Areas Review of Burial Ground Fees – this matter has been held over as necessary paperwork was not available at the meeting. Councillors to be consulted by email. d) Highways A Pothole on the High Street needs to be reported to Fix My Street. The Clerk agreed to do this and also to report running water in the same area at the same time. 11. Staffing Matter – Set Appraisal dates for February The Chairman advised that he would contact the members of staff directly. 12. Notice of motions for future Meetings An update on the current position with regard to the provision of a school bell tower was requested. The Clerk was requested to contact Jeff Thompson to find out the up to date position. 14. Any Matters for urgent discussion. None There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.10 GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL QUARTERLY SUMMARY OF ACCOUNTS 31.12.21 Balance B/F £0.00 Payments £30,636.68 Receipts £74,756.44 Balance C/F £44,119.76 Total £74,756.44 Total £74,756.44 Balance C/F as per Bank Statements: Uncleared Cheques Amount : A Jackson £80.00 Current Acc. £560.50 - Uncleared Cheques £80.00 + Uncleared Payments £0.00 Total Current Acc. £480.50 Deposit Account £13,297.30 Expenses Account £21.00 Total £80.00 95 Day Deposit Account £30,320.96 Uncleared Payments Amount Balance C/F £44,119.76

February 2022

GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 16th February at 7.30 at the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. B Hutchinson (Chairman), Cllr. H Fletcher (Vice Chairman), Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr. T Critchley, Cllr. J Critchley, Cllr K Davey, Cllr M Davey-Dunderdale, Cllr. A Mavros, Cllr. M Neal, The Chairman welcomed four members of the public to the meeting. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. Plant – unwell 2. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations None. 3. Update on School Bell Tower Project Mr Thompson advised the meeting of the history of the proposed plan to restore the School’s Bell Tower but having encountered difficulties with planning permission and also the contractor passing away the project was not taken forward. Mr Thompson advised that the project would have to start from scratch again as unfortunately files relating to the project had been destroyed. Mr Thompson advised that he is in possession of the bell. A lengthy discussion took place with regard to costings and it was agreed to carry out a feasibility study for inclusion in next year’s budget. 4. Minutes signed from Previous Meeting The Minutes were duly signed as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. J Critchley, Seconded by Cllr.M Neal 5. Clerk and Members to Report Back on Matter Outstanding The Chairman advised there had been no progress made with the Pond Bench and that designs were still awaited from Roll and Scroll. The Chairman advised of the same delay for the proposed hanging signs, however, LCC have agreed to the proposed sites for the signs. However it is necessary to obtain Planning permission from SKDC. An application will be submitted as soon as designs are received. The Confidential Report from November’s Meeting was signed by the Vice Chairman. 6. Correspondence: The Chairman read out an email he and the Vice Chairman had received from the Clerk with regard to a request from St Sebastian’s Church for one of their Churchgoers of over 50 years to be allowed to be buried at Hill Top Cemetery even though they resided outside the Civil Parish of Great Gonerby. A lengthy discussion took place and even though it was considered a reasonable request it could not be approved as it would set a precedence for the future. An email received from a parishioner with regard to leaves on the pavement in the High Street. LCC have been advised and requested to clean up the area. Updated Electoral Register received from SKDC Email correspondence received from parishioner requesting to be involved with the Lockdown Pond Bench project as she has two photo books to present to the village when the bench is installed. Email correspondence from the Longhurst Group to advise that LCC have informed them that it is no longer necessary for stiles on footpaths unless there is live stock in the fields. Email correspondence from LALC with regard to Annual Training Scheme, it was decided to pay for training as and when required. Email correspondence received from SKDC with regard to virtual meetings confirming there is no provision for Parish Councils to make decisions without holding in person meetings which are quorate. Email correspondence from LALC confirming Annual Subscription will be £466.68 for the next financial year. Email correspondence received from a villager regarding report of an apparently abandoned car and the police advising that there was nothing they could do to help. Clerk requested to forward the email to the village liaison officer for comment. 7. Vice Chairman’s Report The Vice Chairman thanked Cllr. A Critchely for filling the potholes on the driveway to the cemetery, however, it was agreed to purchase some gravel to prevent potholes re-appearing. The Vice Chairman and Clerk met with EnvironmentSK at St Sebastian’s churchyard as hedge cutting had not been carried out in line with quotation. The contract with EnvironmentSK is only for trimming fresh growth which means the hedge is getting out of shape. EnvironmentSK are going to provide a quote for a one off cut of old wood and brambles etc. EnvironmentSK were also consulted with regard to the cherry tree stump and the roots encroaching into a grave plot. The stump has now been treated with poison to try and kill the roots. Tony Jackson has also agreed to carry out an exploratory dig of the roots encroaching into a grave but if he is unable to remove them, then we will have to ask for the services of a professional company to carry out the work. The Chairman advised that SKDC should be approached with regard to the number of overgrown brambles in the churchyard and maintenance required to their hedge. The Vice Chairman advised that the Bus shelter on Grantham Road would have remedial works carried out in the sum of £91, however, a new shelter will be needed and it was requested that the cost of this is included in the Budget for 2023/24. The Vice Chairman advised that the Poor Land Fence butting up onto the road had fallen down. The Chairman said he would inspect and report back. 8. Queen’s Jubilee a) Update on Party in the Park Cllr. Davey advised all arrangements were well in hand and on track but expressed concerns with regard to licences and insurance should numbers exceed 500. A discussion took place and it was thought that additional costs for insurance etc would not be necessary. This was unanimously agreed. A meeting is planned with volunteers to run through the Event Management Plan. b) Jubilee Gift for Children of the Village The Chairman advised of costings for different gifts for the children of the village and following a lengthy discussion it was proposed that all the children at St Sebastian’s School be presented with a jubilee gift at school. Other children from the village between the ages of 4 and 11 who go to different schools will be able to collect a gift, location to be confirmed via Facebook. It was unanimously agreed that a budget of £1000 would be made available to purchase the gifts. The Clerk was requested to email the Councillors with the different options for the gift. c) Jubilee Bench A proposal was put forward for the Council to purchase a Jubilee Bench. This was unanimously agreed with the proposal that it is placed where SKDC’s old bench is sited between Cox’s Walk and Church Path. The cost of the bench to come from Parish Council reserves. 9. Financial Matters The Clerk advised financially not a lot had changed since January meeting apart from receipts totalling £1400, mostly burial and memorial income. The end of the Financial Year is approaching and the Clerk is confident the budget for the year has worked out according to plan and forecast there would be a small amount left (approximately £1000) a) Accounts for Payment The Clerk presented the following accounts for payment:- ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT 10.01.22 90 James Brierley Christmas Tree Light Payment 35.00 10.01.22 91 nPower Electric for Hill Top (December) 45.00 10.01.22 92 EXP The Flag Shop Queen Jubilee Flag 9.95 12.01.22 93 Clean my Windows Ltd Kelham Road Bus Shelter Clean 25.00 12.01.22 94 J Walker Mileage July 21 to December 21 45.90 14.01.22 95 HMRC Quarterly Tax Payment 401.00 27.01.22 96 Staff Salaries January salaries and computer 551.53 28.01.22 97 Manning, Spalding (Paid Cash) Daffodils bulbs for Pond Planters 17.00 RECEIPTS 31.01.22 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit Interest 3.86 21.01.22 David Holland Memorial R Beck Plot 1X 130.00 01.02.22 Memorial Hall Party in Park Donation 450.00 08.02.22 Robert Holland Wright Purchase of Plot 2X and Interment 820.00 The above payments were all agreed proposed by Cllr. Fletcher and seconded by Cllr. A Critchley b) Regular Payments Authorisation Form The form was duly signed by the Chairman c) Bank Transfer Payments From The form was duly signed by the Chairman 10. Advisory Groups: a) Planning APPLICATIONS S22/0009 Mr D Lehair 9 Newark Hill, Great Gonerby Change of use of farm building to dwelling and erection of a detached garage. S21/0873 McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd Land at Downtown, Gonerby Moor Erection of a freestanding single storey restaurant with drive thru facility, car parking, landscaping and associated works, including Customer Order Displays, Goal Post Height Restrictor and Play Frame. GRANTED S22/0014 G Thomas 36 Long Street, Great Gonerby Approval of details required by Condition 3 (materials) of S21/1804 – Oak Beam details. S21/0174 Mr M Mann Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane Submission for approval of reserved matters b) The Environment Following the removal of the dead cherry tree the Parish Council have agreed to replace it as it was a memorial tree. The Clerk was requested to contact the owner of the original tree to seek approval for a new tree to be planted. Quotes have been received in the sum of £360. Poor Land Fence will be investigated. The Chairman advised that he had again been chasing with regard to the serving of the tenancy notice but no reply had been forthcoming. Mr Thompson up dated the meeting with regard to the missing section of Footpath No 4 and the dispute with LCC. Mr Thompson advised that the Ramblers Association had now become involved with the dispute with LCC, which had been welcomed. c) Highways No matter reported. 11. Notice of motions for future Meetings The Clerk advised that the Annual Parish Meeting would be held at the Memorial Hall on Wednesday 11th May at 19:15. The meeting would be advertised on Facebook and the Notice Board. 14. Any Matters for urgent discussion. The Chairman advised the meeting that Cllr. Stokes had been disqualified as a Councillor due to non-attendance for the last six months. The vacancy would be confirmed to SKDC and advertised. It was advised that there is a still a sign in Marratts Lane indicating that it leads to the Memorial Hall. The sign needs to be removed. A discussion also took place with regard to a crack in the low wall to the right of the path leading from Marratts Lane Covill Close. The Clerk was requested to report this. There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.20

May 2022

GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 11th May 2022 At the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. Hutchinson Chairman, Cllr. H Fletcher Vice Chairman, Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr J Critchley, Cllr. K Davey and Cllr. M Neal Cllr. A Maughan LCC Several members of the public were welcomed to the Parish Council meeting. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. T Critchley – Work Commitments Cllr M Davey Dunderdale – Work Commitments Cllr. A Mavros – Work Commitments Cllr. R Plant – Unwell Cllr. K Rice-Oxley SKDC Councillor – Work Commitments 2. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations None 3. Co-option of New Councillor There being only one applicant for the vacant post, Christian Cundall, he was duly adopted into the Parish Council. This was unanimously agreed. Cllr. Cundall then spoke to introduce himself to Councillors. 4a) Nomination of Chairman and Vice Chairman Cllr. Hutchinson advised that he was prepared to continue as Chairman for one further year only, unless one of the Councillors wished to take on the role. No volunteers came forward so Cllr. Hutchinson was duly confirmed as Chairman for a further year. Proposed J Critchley and seconded Cllr Neal. Likewise the Vice Chairman advised he would stand for a further year. This was agreed. Proposed Cllr. Neal and seconded Cllr. Davey. b) Signing of Chairman’s and Vice Chairman’s Declaration and Acceptance The forms were duly signed. 5. Minutes signed from Previous Meeting The Minutes of the meeting held on the 16th February 2022 were duly agreed and accepted as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. Davey and seconded by Cllr. Bridle 6. Official Correspondence and Circulation A letter from the Parish Council had been sent to LIghtsourceBP with regard to the Community payment. It has been agreed with Marston Parish Council to split the funds pro-rata according to the land in each Parish which works out at 3/7ths to Marston and 4/7ths to Great Gonerby. The payments agreed are £21,429 to Marston Parish Council and £28,572 to Great Gonerby Parish Council. £10,000 of this money has already been allocated as the Parish Council’s contribution towards the upgrade of the High Street zebra crossing. SKDC have sent updates to Electoral Register SKDC are running the Best Kept Village competition again this year with judging due in July. The results from 2021 competition were read out and discussed. Email from SKDC confirming that Parish Council can re-apply for a Grant towards the cost of the proposed village signs. Correspondence with regard to a stile on Footpath 4 from one of the villagers, the problem has been dealt with by Mr Thompson who is in contact with LCC with regard to the definitive map. Correspondence from a homeowner in Belton Lane asking for the Parish Councils views on a proposed development . Email from SKDC with regard to Street naming on the Rectory Farm area. No ideas have been forthcoming from Councillors. An attendee suggested names of Lincolnshire rivers. Email from LALC with regard to Parish Councillors email addresses. No change was thought necessary at this time. Email correspondence from Cllr Stokes with regard to a press release about the murals on the Memorial Hall and requesting to be invited to future Parish Council meetings. Cllr. Stokes has been advised the Press release was nothing to do with the Parish Council and confirming that he would be invited to all future Parish Council meetings. Email from Cllr. Maughan with regard to pot holes and dog fouling. Cllr. Maughan advised that Highways are going to deal with the worst pot holes and he agreed to chase for this to be done as soon as possible. Email from villager with regard to parking problems at St Sebastian’s school. This has been referred to the local Community Police officer for monitoring. Email from LCC with regard to the Lincolnshire Funding Portal which is changing to a funding information service based in Lincolnshire. Email from Zurich advising of a change of Account Manager. Business Rates Bill received from SKDC in respect of Hill Top Cemetery. The Chairman advised that there was nothing to pay as dispensation has been granted by way of Small Business Relief. Email from resident of Covill Close with regard to parking issues when football tournaments are taking place. It was agreed that parking on pavements and obstructions should be reported direct to the police at the time of the incident. Two Clerks and Councils Direct magazines were circulated. 7. Clerk and Members to Report Back on Matters Outstanding a) Ideas for “Something” for the Village Cllr. Critchley suggested a further defibrillator for the Memorial Hall. The Clerk was requested to find out if there are any grants available to help towards the cost. Cllr. Davey asked the Clerk to chase up re clearing the path through the Millennium Wood. LCC Community Volunteer scheme had agreed to do this. Cllr Neal advised the wild meadow area on the field is not looking the best. It was agreed that it needed cultivating. Cllr. Neal is going to ascertain what needs to be done. b) Appointment of Secretary/Finance officer to Poor Land Charity This was dealt with at the Annual Parish Meeting – Cllr. Davey has agreed to take on the post. 8. Review of Risk Assessment, Data Protection, Privacy Statement and Website Accessibility Statement All the above were reviewed and there being no changes were unanimously agreed. 9. Review of Standing Orders & Financial Regulations including Quotation Amounts All the above were reviewed including quotation amounts which were confirmed to all Councillors. There being no changes all were unanimously agreed. 10. Financial Matters a) To receive Year End Accounts The Year End Account were reconciled with Bank balances and agreed as accurate. Proposed by Cllr. Fletcher and seconded by Cllr. Davey. Unanimously agreed. b) To consider, approve and sign the Annual Governance Statement 2021/22 The AGAR was reviewed, approved and signed by the Chairman c) To consider, approve and sign the Accounting Statement 2021/22 The Accounting Statement was reviewed, approved and signed by the Chairman. d) To consider the Chairman’s Allowance (current £550) The Chairman’s Allowance was discussed in his absence and it was agreed to increase the allowance to £600 for the coming year. Unanimously agreed. e) Accounts for payment The Clerk presented the following for payment 18.02.22 Power-Shift Cleaning Power Wash of Pond Area 146.00 18.02.22 Roll and Scroll Deposit for Jubilee Bench 500.00 26.02.22 K Davey Purchase of PS5 from donation money received for Party in the Park 359.99 27.02.22 Staff Salaries February salaries and computer 551.73 27.02.22 Ebay Ukraine Flag 7.99 02.03.22 Great Gonerby Memorial Hall 50% costs of aluminium frames for murals 47.00 07.03.22 Post Office 12 x Second Class Stamps 7.92 08.03.22 Gifts 2 Impress Jubilee Coins for Village children 1,272.60 09.03.22 BDG Mowing Path edging at Hill Top Cemetery 130.00 15.03.22 Tony Jackson Test dig around root at St Sebastian's 20.00 21.03.22 CST Accountancy Services Pay Roll Administration 70.00 25.03.22 Staff Salaries March Staff Salaries and computer 551.73 25.03.21 Anthony Jackson Repairs to Grantham Road Bus Shelter 91.00 25.03.22 E J Walker 2nd Class stamps x 12 7.92 31.03.22 HM Revenue & Customs Tax Payment 401.00 01.04.22 LALC Annual Subscription 466.68 07.04.22 PWLB Loan Repayment 4,923.67 07.04.22 BDG Mowing 2 x Grass Cutting 196.00 07.04.22 WH Smiths Arch lever file, dividers and USB 21.98 25.02.22 Amazon Raffle Tickets for Party in the Park 10.99 27.04.22 Staff Salaries April Salaries and computer 546.02 30.04.22 Rymans San Disc for New Councillor and A4 paper 12.98 RECEIPTS 25.02.22 Price & Sons Interment and Purchase of Plot 2AC - Roberts 820.00 25.02.22 Price & Sons Purchase of Plot 2AB - Roberts 460.00 28.02.22 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit Interest 5.73 02.03.22 Virgin Money Cash Back 0.03 31.03.22 Virgin Money Deposit Account Interest 1.05 31.03.22 Virgin Money 95 Day Deposit Account Interest 12.46 05.04.22 SKDC Half Year Precept 14,418.00 07.04.22 Robert Holland Purchase of Plot 2 Y- Vincent 820.00 04.04.22 Virgin Money Cash Back on Expenses Account 0.03 20.04.22 HMRC VAT Refund 1871.08 Proposed Cllr. Neal and seconded Cllr. Bridle. Unanimously agreed. f) Review of Zurich Fidelity cover of £10,000,000 and acceptance of Insurance Policy The Insurance Policy was reviewed and agreed for the next year. 11. Hall Representatives for Next Year Cllr J Critchley and Cllr. Davey were nominated and both agreed to continue as Representatives for the next year. Unanimously agreed. 12. Advisory Groups The Chairman asked for a volunteer to join the Planning Committee. Cllr. Neal volunteered and was accepted. Applications S22/0023 Mr N Thompson Gonerby Grange, Folly View, Gadds Lane, Belton Replacement of existing windows S22/0346 Mr J Holt 32 Elms View, Great Gonerby Erection of single storey side and rear extension S22/0459 Mr and Mrs N Baxter 19 Belvoir Gardens, Great Gonerby Extension to rear of bungalow S21/0175?PSLET Land to the North of Longcliffe Road and South of Belton Lane, Grantham Submission for approval of reserved matters (aorm) relating to landscaping only, pursuant to outline permission S15/3189. S22/0336 Mr R Wilson Moto 101 Ltd, Old Great North Road, Gonerby Moor Section 73 application for the variation of Condition 1 (days of operation) of S20/0143 to allow operation on Mondays and Tuesday 09.00 – 21.00 hours. S22/0669 Mr M Birtle Rose Garden Place, Toll Bar Road, Marston Erection of storage/maintenance building and office/welfare building S22/0710 Mrs S Brennan Shire Cottage, 7 Marratts Lane, Great Gonerby Erection of a single storey front extension and single storey rear extension S17/2155 Public Speaking at Planning Committee Downtown Garden Centre, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Outline Planning Permission with EIA APPROVED S22/0023 Mr N Thompson Gonerby Grange, Folly View, Gadds Lane, Belton Replacement of existing windows. S18/2080 Mr D Le Hair 9 Newark Hill, Great Gonerby Approval of Conditions 3 (Materials) 4 (Windows and doors) and 5 (Site Investigation Report and Remediation Scheme) of Planning Permission S17/003 S22/009 Mr D Le Hair r/o 9 Newark Hill, Great Gonerby Conversion of farm building to dwelling and erection of a detached garage. S22/0512 Liz Briggs Peascliffe Farm, Gadds Lane, Belton Steel Portal Frame agricultural building Mr J Holt 32 Elms View, Great Gonerby Erection of single storey side and rear extension S27/2155 Downtown Garden Centre, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Outline Planning Permission for Designer Outlet Centre b) The Environment The Vice Chairman bought the meeting up to date with issues round the village: He advised that the Pond area had been cleaned and sanded Charlie has received another coat of oil Cllr. Fletcher advised the Bus Shelter on Grantham Road had been repaired but the fix was only short term and requested the cost of a new shelter be included in next year’s budget. The Clerk was requested to get quotations. Tree roots at St Sebastian’s have now been removed and the owner of the affected plot is happy. Cllr. Fletcher advised the WI had plated a Jubilee Tree at Hill Top. A plaque is awaited. Cllr Fletcher advised that an audit of St Sebastian’s Churchyard had been carried out in conjunction with Simon Cole of Linnells. The outcome all good apart from a couple of headstones were a bit wobbly and need monitoring. One headstone was lying on the ground. No urgent works required, however, the Parish Council has lost contact with the owners of the plots concerned. Cllr. Fletcher has agreed to carry out an annual Risk Assessment of the Churchyard. c) Amenity Areas No issues raised d) Highway Matters The Chairman requested Cllr. Maughan to chase up pothole repairs to the High Street. This was agreed. Cllr. Maughan advised the meeting that he was due to meet Highways to discuss issues of parking and yellow lines. 13. Notice of motions for future meetings The Chairman requested the position of Chairman to be discussed at the meeting in July. The Clerk will ensure this is on the Agenda. 14. Any matters for urgent discussion Cllr. Davey volunteered to join LALC County Committee. This was agreed and the Co-option Nomination Form was duly completed. Cllr Davey spoke of the Parish Council’s gift to the village children in recognition as there had been issues regarding distribution. It was agreed to stick to the original plan initially. Any leftover gifts will be advertised on the website and distributed on a first come first served basis. It was also agreed that a Councillor should distribute the gift at St Sebastian’s and the Clerk was requested to contact the school to ask if this would be possible. Cllr. Davey asked permission to order a copy of the Lockdown Book for the Parish Council archives. This was unanimously agreed. There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.35. Flag Flying Days: 6th June D Day 9th June Official Celebration of Queen Elizabeth II Birthday 21st June Armed Forces Day 27th June Veteran’s Day 7th July London Bombing

July 2022

GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 11th July 2022 At the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. Hutchinson Chairman, Cllr. H Fletcher Vice Chairman, Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr T Critchley, Cllr J Critchley, Cllr. C Cundall, Cllr. K Davey, Cllr M Davey-Dunerdale, Cllr. M Neal, Cllr R Plant Cllr. K Rice-Oxley (SKDC) There were six members of the public in attendance at the meeting. Mr Thompson wished to publically thank the Parish Council for funding the Platinum Jubilee Party in the Park and also special thanks were afforded to Cllr. Davey for the enormous commitment and hard work she showed in ensuring that the event was a success. The Chairman acknowledged and agreed with Mr Thompson’s thanks. Mr Thompson also asked if the Parish Council would be willing to fund the cost of three further plaques for the High Street where pubs used to stand. This was agreed in principal. Mr Thompson requested that Sarah Tieney be invited to the next meeting. This was agreed. A parishioner again bought to the attention of the Parish Council the terrible state of the High Street road near to the zebra crossing and the awful affect the uneven surface of the road is having on her residence. Her concerns were acknowledged and agreed with. Another Parishioner spoke further about the High Street road problems and whether proposed works would include the junction with Green Street. The Chairman advised that he did have a map of the proposed works but at the present time it was confidential but it was thought the Green Street junction would not be included. Cllr. K Rice-Oxley introduced herself and a discussion took place with regard to Parish boundaries. More discussion took place with regard to High Street zebra crossing proposals and the Chairman advised that the Parish Council have committed £10k towards the costs of up grading the crossing. Mr Thompson advised that the High Street planters were looking splendid and he was happy to continue watering and feeding them. The Chairman thanked Mr Thompson for looking after the plants. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. A Mavros – Work Commitments (in retrospect) Cllr. A Maughan (LCC) 2. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations None 3. Minutes signed from previous meeting The Minutes of the meeting held on the 11th May 2022 were duly agreed and accepted as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. Fletcher and seconded by Cllr. Davey. 4. Official Correspondence & Circulation In his absence Cllr. Maughan had submitted a report which is attached to these Minutes. A discussion took place with regard to LC Highways Funding shortfall following the Government’s refusal to replace the missing millions. The Chairman advised that this had resulted a huge shortfall of funding which meant road conditions were likely to get worse. An update on the Grantham relief road was read and it was noted this is now subject to a delay resulting in further expense. Opening date possibly in 2023. An email regarding the Mini Meadow project advising that this project will be taken forward later in the year. Cllr. Neal will report back. Letter from Asda Community Foundation with regard to £500 Grant afforded to the Party in the Park Celebrations Two South Kesteven District Council Electoral Register Updates. Email correspondence with regard to the state of Belvoir Gardens footpaths. This matter is being dealt with by LCC. Email correspondence received from Neighbourhood Policing Priority Setting Meetings. This was replied to in June. Further email correspondence with regard to Locked Footpath No.4. A further discussion took place regarding the matter. The Chairman put forward an idea to Mr Thompson who is handling the matter. Correspondence from Zurich Insurance regarding a change to their UK Legal Status. Email correspondence from Lottery Community Fund confirming Parish Council has been awarded a grant towards the cost of a new defibrillator. Email Correspondence from Cllr Maughan with regard to the possibility of sharing our Speed Watch equipment. This matter was discussed later in the meeting and agreed. Email correspondence from London Hearts offering a Grant of £300 for a new defibrillator, but this is not needed. 5. Clerk & Members to report back on matters outstanding. a) Position of Chairman The Chairman confirmed that he will be stepping down next May. He is aware of interest in the position but does not want to pre-empt the situation. Any member of the Committee can step up to be Chairman but the handover can only be done at next year’s AGM. A discussion took place and the Chairman asked if anyone is interested in the role of Chairman to contact him to discuss what the role involves privately. b) Village Signs The Chairman explained that the original idea of white gateway signs was not feasible due to Newark Hill siting problems. The project has been taken forward and the three new hanging signs are now in course of production. A quotation of £2,160 had been agreed previously and Roll and Scroll have confirmed this price will stand, however it was envisaged there will be further installation costs in the region of £1000. The Clerk is applying to SKDC Community Fund for a grant towards the cost of the signs. Lockdown Bench The Chairman advised that the back of the benches are now completed and Roll and Scroll are working on the seats and forming the benches into a horseshow. The Cost of this is £3,500. There will be further costs for toughened glass and installation. With £1500 in the budget the Chairman asked for permission to use some funds from reserves so the project could be completed. This was unanimously agreed. 6. Review of Internal Audit Plan and Health and Safety Policy The Chairman read out the Internal Audit Plan to the Councillors, the Plan was reviewed and accepted. Cllr. Bridle expressed an interest in the Internal Audit procedures and the Clerk was asked to enquire of LALC regarding Training Courses. The Health and Safety Policy was established in 2010 and having received no updates from LALC was left unaltered. Unanimously agreed. 7. Review of Fixed Assets Register Cllr. Fletcher kindly reviewed the Fixed Asset Register and reported that the village sign need attention and enquired if Tony Jackson was still proposing to mend the post. It was confirmed that he was but the Clerk agreed to chase him in this respect. The Bus shelter on Grantham needs attention but it has been agreed that the cost of a replacement shelter would be included in next year’s budget. Cllr Fletcher advised the picnic table had caused a number of issues but has now been re-varnished and coated to protect from further vandalism. 8. Review of Flag Flying Days The flag flying days were reviewed and accepted without change. Unanimously agreed. 9. Financial Matters a) Accounts for Payment The Clerk presented the following for payment:- Date Payee Description Amount 01.04.22 LALC Annual Subscription 466.68 07.04.22 PWLB Loan Repayment 4,923.67 07.04.22 BDG Mowing 2 x Grass Cutting 196.00 07.04.22 WH Smiths Arch lever file, dividers and USB for Clerk 21.98 25.04.22 Amazon Raffle Tickets for Party in the Park 10.99 27.04.22 Staff Salaries April Salaries and computer 563.02 30.04.22 Rymans San Disc for New Councllor and A4 paper 12.98 03.05.22 Roll & Scroll Jubilee Bench Final Payment 650.00 04.05.22 BDG Mowing 2 x Cemetery Grass Cutting and 1 x Verge Cutting 571.00 05.05.22 SKDC Temporary Entertainment Licence for Party in Park 21.00 09.05.22 Ray Manning Plants for High Street Planets 398.75 11.05.22 Advantage Digital Party in the Park Cinema Hire Package 1,841.58 11.05.22 Advantage Digital Generator Hire & Film Licence 742.80 11.05.22 Wood Finishes Direct Oil for Charlie 28.60 15.05.22 The Range Two Paint brushes re oil for Charlie 7.88 15.05.22 Oldrids & Downtown Compost for High Street Planters 30.00 15.05.22 Timpson Additional Key for Hill Top Cemetery Gate 8.00 16.05.22 Gonerby Moor Construction Removal of old village Bench 80.00 17.05.22 B S Hutchinson Chairman's Allowance 600.00 17.05.22 Hollis Road Flowers Plants for Charlie's Planters 20.00 20.05.22 Amazon Cable Ties for Party in the Park 8.97 22.05.22 K Davey l(The Range) Camp Chairs for Party in the Park 51.96 22.05.22 K Davey (Matalan) Raffles Prizes for Party in the Park 44.93 23.05.22 Zurich Insurance Renewal Premium 478.97 23.05.22 EJ Walker Home Bargains Plant food for Charlie's Planters 3.99 27.05.22 Staff Salaries May Salaries and computer 563.02 27.05.22 Oldrids & Downtown Moon Shoes (Raffle Prize for Party in the Park 26.99 27.05.22 Range Various Items for Party in the Park 40.82 27.05.22 Range Cable Ties for Party in the Park 1.69 27.05.22 Boyes Jubilee Apron for Party in the Park 17.97 30.05.22 Oldrids & Downtown Prize for Party in the Park 218.49 30.05.22 Oldrids & Downtown Prize for Party in the Park 98.99 30.05.22 Oldrids & Downtown Prize for Party in the Park 39.60 31.05.22 Cash Float for Party in the Park 200.00 04.06.22 Emma Weston Flowers for 70th Birthday 25.00 04.06.22 S Martin Fruit Hamper for Raffle 30.00 06.06.22 M L Hall Internal Audit Fee 120.00 04.06.22 J Walker (Home Bargains) Toilet Paper for Party in the Park 4.99 07.06.22 BDG Mowing Grass Cutting Village Verges, 2 x Cemetery grass cutting and weed spray burial ground 592.00 07.06.22 K Davey Banners supplied by 247 Clothing Direct for Party in the Park 120.00 08.07.22 Great Gonerby Memorial Hall Wi-fi Payment for 12 months 60.00 08.07.21 Great Gonerby Memorial Hall Hire of Meeting Room March 22 to March 23 100.00 08.06.22 Rymans File dividers and Envelopes 14.37 13.06.22 Mrs A Setchfield WI Plaque for Memorial Tree at Hill Top Cemetery 65.00 16.06.22 Post Office 8 x 2nd Class Stamps 5.44 22.06.22 Belvoir Tree Services Removal of roots next to headstone at St Sebastian's 96.00 24.06.22 Heartbeat Annual Support 126.00 24.06.22 Amazon Anti-graffiti Coating for Picnic Bench 23.19 24.06.22 Amazon Paint Brushes for Anti-graffiti Coating 2.99 27.06.22 Cash Jubilee Helpers' drinks 100.00 27.06.22 Staff Salaries June Staff Salaries & Computer 562.82 RECEIPTS 01.04.22 Brought Forward 41,527.66 05.04.22 SKDC Half Year Precept 14,418.00 07.04.22 Robert Holland Purchase of Plot 2 Y- Vincent 820.00 04.04.22` Virgin Money Cash Back on Expenses Account 0.03 20.04.22 HMRC VAT Refund 1,871.08 29.04.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 13.97 05.05.22 Alan Roberts Purchase of Plot 2Z and Supplementary Deposit for Plot 2AC 490.00 03.05.22 Virgin Money Cash Back on Expenses Account 0.12 10.05.22 South Kesteven DC Refund of Entertainment Licence Fee 21.00 20.05.22 Asda Foundation Grant for Party in the Park 500.00 31.05.22 SKDC Community Cleaner Grant 694.98 31.05.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 20.63 06.06.22 Cash Deposit Profit and return of £200 float from Party in the Park 2,505.20 06.06.22 Virgin Money Cash Back on Expenses Account 0.35 09.06.22 Listers Donation for Party in trhe Park 300.00 30.06.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 26.22 30.06.22 Virgin Money Interest on Deposit Account 7.72 All payments approved proposed by Cllr. Neal and seconded by Cllr T Critchley. b) End of Q1 Accounts. The Clerk presented the following report for the end of the Quarter:- Expenditure Hall Rent – Paid LALC Annual Subscription paid Office Costs- Within Budget Donations/grants- The Clerk has applied to SK Community Fund for a Grant to help toward the cost of the proposed village signs. Insurance- Paid - Audit fees- £120 paid to Malcolm Hall. Payment to PKF Littlejohn will be made later in the year. Training –None undertaken so far but Cllr. Cundall is booked to attend a New Councillors Course in September Community Heartbeat Annual Subscription paid £126.00 Burial Ground – Expenses running within budget Grass and Verge Cutting within budget Cutting Expenses – Chairman’s Allowance has been paid. S137 – No expenditure Staff salaries- within budget Receipts: Burial Receipts are far in excess of the expected income. Yorkshire Bank Interest – this is in excess of the forecast as interest rates have risen this year. Party in the Park Accounts The Clark has applied to Virgin Money to open a separate Deposit account for the Social Committee, thereby keeping their money completely separate from that of the Parish Council. The Party in the Park received several donations towards the very successful event The Parish Council agreed a contribution of £3,200 of which £3579.12 has been spent but the Parish Council will be able to claim back £931.02 in VAT leaving £551.90 unspent after refund. A donation of £450 from Howden was used to buy a Raffle prize and raffle tickets, of this money there is £79.02 left. Asda kindly donated £500 which again was used to buy Raffle prizes, jubilee chairs and various decorative items in the sum of £535.29, but again after the VAT is claimed back next year there will be a credit balance of £50.81 for the Social Committee. A further donation of £300 was received from Listers of which £29.50 has been allocated to purchase refreshments for the volunteers. This leaves a balance of £270.50 for the Social Committee The event raised £1305 profit. Many congratulations to all those involved who worked extremely hard. Therefore, the Parish Council finances at the present time include £2283.96 of Social Committee money. A full break down of the Party in the Park accounts is attached to these Minutes. Can the Councillors please give the Clerk permission to transfer this sum to the new Deposit Account and for the VAT to be retained by the Parish Council next April. Or would you prefer the money transferred to be less the VAT refunds? It was agreed to transfer money including VAT refund now. The Parish Council Accounts and Bank balances were reconciled at the end of Quarter 1 and duly signed off by the Chairman. The Clerk advised that started the LCC Volunteer scheme, she had not realised that materials would have to be purchased. It has been agreed via email to complete the Millennium Wood path project but this will involve a cost of £1606 which was not in the Budget for this financial year. The Jubilee bench has now been installed and again there is an unforeseen expense of £725.00 It was agreed that excess expenditure could be taken from the Parish Council’s reserves. Unanimously agreed. c) Internal Audit Report. The Chairman had received a letter from Malcolm Hall, the Internal Auditor, confirming that the Audit for 2021-22 had been completed satisfactorily and the required objectives had been achieved throughout the year. 10. Advisory Groups a) Planning The following were present to the meeting:- S22/0871 Unit 1, College Farm, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Extension to existing industrial/warehouse unit S22/0900 Mr R Bailey 38 Grantham Road Great Gonerby Two storey side extension, first floor extension, new porch and new double garage. S22/0883 Mr A Bedells 44 Pond Street, Great Gonerby Removal of existing porch and creation of larger porch. S22/1097 Mr Martin Chambers 38 Belvoir Gardens Single story flat roof extension on rear of property and erection of single garage. S22/1269 Mr G Still Home Farm, The Farm House, Allington Lane, Allington Convert existing garage into annexe. S22/1247 Mr J Cook Home Farm, The Farm House, Allington Lane, Allington Erection of steel portal framed building for combined agricultural and storage/distribution uses. APPROVED S22/0710 Mrs S Brennan Shire Cottage, 7 Marratts Lane, Great Gonerby Erection of single storey from extension and single storey rear extension S22/0459 Mr and Mrs N Baxter 19 Belvoir Gardens Extension to rear of bungalow S22/0883 Mr A Bedells 44 Pond Street, Great Gonerbey Removal of existing porch and creation of larger porch S22.0871 Mrs C Donger Unit 1 College Farm, Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Extension to existing industrial/warehouse unit. REFUSAL S21/2272 Dr & Mrs M Langdon 61 Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Outline application (with matters reserved for appearance and landscaping) for the erection of one dwelling and associated access. S22/0900 Mr R Bailey 38 Grantham Road, Great Gonerby Two storey side extension, first floor extension, new porch and new double garage. b) The Environment Cllr. Critchley advised the meeting of plans to alter the car park and access road fencing at Hill Top and install a further gate. It was confirmed that the Parish Council have no issues with the proposed alterations. Cllr. Davey advised that the backing plate for the Millennium Wood sign needs replacing. The clerk was requested to ask Tony Jackson to carry out the work. Cllr. Davey is organising a Scarecrow competition and asked if a scarecrow could be attached to the flag pole. This was agreed. c) Amenity Areas No issues were raised d) Highway Matters Cllr Davey reported on the Speed Watch scheme and advised that the volunteers were struggling with dates this year but the scheme is still going and dates are to be arranged. Also discussed was Stubton PC’s request to share our equipment. This was agreed on the proviso that Stubton agree to pick up and return the equipment. Cllr. Bridle enquired about the Bell Tower project. The Clerk was requested to enquire of LALC whether such works can be funded by the Parish Council. 11. Notice of Motions for future meetings. None raised. 12. Any matters for urgent discussion Co-option voting procedures were discussed. At the present time this is done by a show of hands if there is more than one candidate and with all candidates in attendance. It was thought that it might be better to hold a vote with the candidates out of the meeting and the Clerk was asked to enquire of LALC correct procedures Cllr. J Critchley tendered her resignation from the Parish Council due to family commitments. The Chairman expressed his regret and thanked Cllr. Critchley for all her support during her time as a Councillor. The Clerk was requested to commence the Co-option process. Cllr. J Critchley queried if planning permission had been sought for the “Cross”. This was not known but deemed to be the responsibility of the land owner. Cllr. Cundall will clarify the position. There being no further business the meeting closed at 21.15. Flag Flying Days: 14th August V J Day (Victory in Japan) 3rd September Merchant Navy Day 11th September 9/11 Twin Towers (to be flown at half-mast) 15th September Battle of Britain Day

October 2022

Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 5th October 2022 At the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. Hutchinson Chairman, Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr T Critchley, C Cundall, Cllr. A Mavros and Cllr. M Neal. Cllr. A Maughan LCC There were six members of the public in attendance at the meeting. A villager reported that there were tree branches over hanging the High Street from the Memorial Hall field. It was agreed the Clerk would report this to LCC Highways for attention Another villager reported that the trees on the green in Elms View needed attention. The Chairman agreed to investigate who was responsible for the maintenance of the trees. An overgrown hedge on Pond Street was also reported. The Clerk agreed to report this to LCC Highways. Reverend Sarah Tierney attended the meeting to introduce herself to the Parish Council. She was welcomed by the Chairman to the Parish. Sarah advised that in addition to Great Gonerby she is looking after 7 other parishes. A discussion took place with regard to a vehicle hitting the wall to the front of the church and ownership. The Church Warden is dealing with this and contacting SKDC. Mr Thompson advised that the High Street planters had been watered for the last time this year and requested permission to contact Tony Jackson to arrange for their removal sometime in the coming weeks. This was agreed. The planters have been particularly colourful this year. The Chairman thanked Mr Thompson for looking after them on behalf of the Council. Mr Thompson has still to make contact with property owners with regard to heritage signs to be placed where pubs used to stand. The library on the High Street will be known as the White Swan Library. Mr Thompson advised the defibrillator was now up and registered with the ambulance service. The clerk was requested to arrange for the three defibrillators registered on a website map. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. K Davey Holiday, Cllr M Dunerdal-Davey Holiday Cllr. H Fletcher Unwell and Cllr. R Plant Unwell 2. Amended Standing Orders Following unease with voting procedures for co-option of Councillors, with the help of LALC Rule 8 of the Standing Orders has been amended to read:- a. Voting on Co-option will be by written voting slips i.e. a simple cross against the candidate they are voting for. The collated and counted voting slips will be available for inspection by all present. b Where more than two persons have been nominated for a position to be filled by the Council and none of those persons has received an absolute majority of votes in their favour, the name of the person having the least number of votes shall be struck off the list and a fresh vote taken. This process shall continue until a majority of votes is given in favour of one person. A tie in votes may be settled by the casting vote exercisable by the chairman of the meeting. The amendment to Rule 8 together with the information that needs to be added relating the Great Gonerby Parish Council was duly adopted. Proposed by Cllr. Critchley and seconded by Cllr. Mavros. 3. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations Cllr C Cundall – Planning Application S22/1529 4. Minutes signed from previous meeting The Minutes of the meeting held on the 13th July 2022 were duly agreed and accepted as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. Neal and seconded by Cllr. Bridle. 5. Clerk and Members to report back on matters outstanding a) Pond Bench – Cllr. Hutchinson advised that the bench was now nearly completed all that remained to do was for the stones and epoxy resin to be set into the seats. A photo was shown of the nearly complete bench. b) The village signs are now cut and making progress. 6. Official Correspondence & Circulation Email received from Vistry Homes with regard to development on land at Rectory Farm and requesting a meeting with to discuss plans. The Chairman is in contact with Vistry Homes. Email from Cllr. Maughan with regard to a Q & A Session with Cllr Richard Davies from LCC Highways. Cllr. Fletcher is to attend the meeting. Email from Anglian Water with regard to the proposed Lincolnshire Reservoir Email from Sara Barnes offering to help with dog waste Email from Jenny Critchley confirming her resignation Email from LALC with regard to Bell Tower at the school. The Clerk was asked to query the reply. Letter from Lottery Community Fund confirming the grant awarded of £2550 for the new defibrillator at the Memorial Hall. Two letters from SKDC updating Electoral Register Letter from Virgin Money confirming new deposit Account to hold Social Committee funds Email from villager with regard to dog fouling in the village and request for more bins. The Chairman advised it was highly unlikely any further bins would be provided and it was suggested that a bin is moved from the High Street to the end of Kelham Road. The Clerk to contact SKDC Email received asking if PC published a list of recent deaths. The Chairman confirmed this is not done. Letter received from Londonthorpe and Harrowby without Parish Council with regard to proposed Town Council Boundaries. Matter to be discussed under Item 7. Email received with regard to noise from Social Club but this was thought to be a one off incident and dealt with by the police. Email received with regard to the location of the bench on the playing field. Both Parish Council and Memorial Hall are aware of the complaint. Email received with regard to the option to opt out of the SAAA central external auditor appointment arrangements, it was agreed to continue with the scheme. LALC had forwarded a copy of their AGM Minutes for distribution. 7. Grantham Town Council Boundary Changes The Chairman explained the proposed Town Council boundaries advising that properties to the north of Pennine Way would be taken into the new Town Council rather than remain in Great Gonerby. Cllr. Bridle expressed concerns as he felt the properties should remain within the Great Gonerby Parish. Cllr Hutchinson advised that a meeting has been arranged with SKDC in conjunction with Barrowby, Belton and Manthorpe, Londonthorpe and Harrowby Parish Councils who all have concerns with regard to the proposed boundaries. The Chairman will report back to Parish Council after the meeting. 8. Confirmation of Resolution to sign Deed from Lightsource in respect of Solar Farm on Gonerby Moor The above Deed in respect of the Community payment was duly signed and agreed. Proposed by Cllr. Critchley and seconded by Cllr. Bridle. 9. Poor Land Update The Chairman advised that he will chase for an update and report back at the November meeting. 10. Arrangements for Remembrance Sunday Arrangements will remain unchanged from previous years. Peter Jennings has kindly agreed to lower the flag on behalf of the Council. The Clerk was asked to trace the recording of the trumphet. 11. Confirmation of M L Hall as Internal Auditor The Clerk was requested to contact Mr Hall to enquire if he will be able to carry out the Internal Audit again in 2023. 12. Appointment of Memorial Hall Representative Following the resignation of Cllr. J Critchley a new representative was requested. Cllr. Neal has agreed to take this on. 13. Financial Metters a) Accounts for Pament The following were presented for payment:- 11.07.22 St John Ambulance Party in the Park First Aid 230.40 11.07.22 SJJ construction Jubilee Bench Installation 725.00 11.07.22 BDG Mowing Grass Cutting x 3, Strim wild flowers, Weed spraying Hill Top & Verge Cutting 715.00 12.07.22 Post Office 1st Class Large Stamp 2.05 12.07.22 Rymans 2 x Reams A4 Paper 9.98 14.07.22 J R Thompson (Belton Garden Centre) Plant Food for High Street Planters 13.99 14.07.22 E J Walker Mileage - January to July 22 46.35 21.07.22 Amazon Sign for Millennium Wood 9.95 22.07.22 Post Office Ltd 8 x 2nd class stamps 5.44 26.07.22 Npower Hill Top Electric Jan - March 123.11 26.07.22 Npower Hill Top Electric April -June 98.49 27.07.22 Howsafe 4 x Speed Watch Hi Viz Jackets 58.40 27.07.22 Staff Salaries July staff salaries and computer 563.02 27.07.22 Time Assured Church Clock Service 168.00 02.08.22 BDG Mowing Grass Cutting Village Verges, 2 x Cemetery grass cutting 571.00 02.08.22 W H Smith Display Books for Council Policies 9.99 08.08.22 Community Heartbeat New Defibrillator for Memorial Hall 2,655.00 08.08.22 Community Heartbeat Annual Support for Defib at Memorial Hall 162.00 11.08.22 HM Revenue & Customs Tax Payment 410.09 11.08.22 Amazon Laminator and pouches 28.44 11.08.22 B & Q Cable Ties for Dog Fouling Notices 7.34 19.08.22 PKF Littlejohn External Audit Fees 240.00 21.08.22 E Walker Condolence Card 3.99 22.08.22 Heartbeat Annual Defibrillator Cost (Church View) 162.00 23.08.22 LALC Website Premium Maintenance Service 180.00 25.08.22 Crimson Kings Crown raise on trees at Hill Top 150.00 27.08.22 Staff Salaries August staff salaries and computer 562.82 01.09.22 Rymans Flash Drives and Plastic Wallets 17.08 06.09.22 BDG Mowing Verge Cutting and 2 x Cemetery grass cuts 571.00 RECEIPTS 04.07.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses account 1.41 14.07.22 Cash Deposit Change from £100 drawn for Volunteers' Social Evening 70.50 15.07.22 Community Lottery Grant for New Defibrillator 2,550.00 22.07.22 D Witheridge Purchase of Plot 2W Hill Top 475.00 27.07.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 27.78 29.07 Virgin Money Interest on 30 Day Deposit Account 0.90 01.08.22 G H Linnells Memorial Fees J Sneesby Plot 3C 115.00 02.08.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses account 0.29 08.08.22 Robert Holland Interment Fees for J Sneesby dec'd 139.00 11.08.22 P T Beard Purchase of Plot 4C 265.00 31.08.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 32.47 31.08.22 Virgin Money Interest on 30 Day Deposit Account 1.95 02.09.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses account 0.16 05.09.22 Mrs L White Purchase of Plot 3C 265.00 Above payments were agreed. Proposed by Cllr Bridle and seconded by Cllr. Cundall b) Year to Date Budget Report. The Clerk presented the following report:- The Clerk was pleased to report the budget was running as forecast but was aware that the costs of the Pond benches and signs were still to be paid. The Clerk has applied to SKDC for a Community Grant to help with the cost of the new village signs. Office costs are now running in excess of Budget as the Clerk requested help with running the website from LALC. This was agreed at a cost of £150 which will cover 2 years help. Party in the Park finances are now held in a separate 30 deposit account. Subscriptions have been paid for the year £466 against budget of £480 Insurance has been paid £427 – Budget £460 Audit Fees have been paid £320 against budget of £475 As advised we received a Grant of £2550 from the Community Lottery Fund, the total set up costs of the new defibrillator was £2655. Expenses are running within budget at present but are expected to exceed budget by end of financial year as Clerk is now claiming mileage. Parks and Open spaces expenses are within budget as is burial ground grass cutting and weed spraying. Staff costs remain within budget c) External Auditor Report The AGAR had been returned by PKF Littlejohn stating that no matters have come to their attention to give cause for concern. The Chairman thanked the Clerk. 14. Advisory Groups a) Planning APPLICATIONS S22/1425 Dr S Kamath 4 Church Lane, Great Gonerby Tree – Preservation Order – Ash T1 – Crown lift to 5m above ground level and reduce height by approx. 4m. S22/1565 Mr R Harris 20 High Street Proposed Barn conversion ‘change of use’ into 2 self-contained dwellings (4bed and 3 bed) within the curtilage of a Grade 2 listed dwelling Listed dwelling consent S21/1827 Mr R Harris 20 High Street Conversion of barns into 2 self-contained dwellings (4bed & 3 bed) Full planning permission S22/1529 Mr C Cundall The Location is at Easting 488757. Northing 338118. To the West from Church Lane, Great Gonerby To replace a temporary white cross with a permanent metal installation. Cllr Cundall spoke about the restoration of the cross and advised that someone had already carried out remedial works and therefore the planned metal cross would be held in abeyance until the spring. The Chairman advised the PC would be allowed to make a contribution towards the restoration should it be needed to complete the project. S22/1543 Mr D Le Hair 9 Newark Hill, Great Gonerby Single storey side extension to replace existing timber garage S22/1618 Mr M Gromett 3 Long Street, Great Gonerby Section 73 to vary condition 2 (approved plans) of PP s20/0350 to reflect changes in the development S22/1664 Mr R Bailey 38 Grantham Road, Great Gonerby Two storey extension and freestanding double garage S22/1562 Mr A Johnson 41 Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Proposed two storey extension to the side and rear, the erection of a single storey extension to front of existing dwelling including external remodelling and erection of detailed outbuilding. APPROVED S22/1238 Mrs S Brennan Shire Cottage, Marratts Lane, Great Gonerby Non-material amendments to permission S22/07 10 to amend the size of the approved porch. S22/1097 Mr M Chambers 38 Belvoir Gardens, Great Gonerby Single storey flat roof extension on rear of property and erection of singe garage to side. S22/1269 Mr G Still Home Farm, The Farm House, Allington Lane, Allington Convert existing garage into annexe. S22/1222 Ms Masalak 60 Belton Lane Ground floor enlargement to rear, partial render and alteration to windows and doors. S22/1247 Mr J Cook Home Farm, Allington Lane, Allington Erection of steel portal framed building for combined agricultural and storage/distribution uses S22/1425 Dr S Kamath 4 Church Lane, Great Gonerby Ash T1 – Crown lift to 5m above ground and reduce in height by approx.. 4m. Certificate of lawful use or development S22/1311 Mr M Redford 52 Pond Street, Great Gonerby Erection of a timber summer house Approval of Non-material Amendments S22/1418 Mr and Mrs N Baxter 19 Belvoir Gardens, Great Gonerby Non material amendment to permission S22/0459 to amend external wall finish from brickwork to render. b) Amenity Areas Cllr. Fletcher will report at the November meeting. c) Highway Matters Cllr. Maughan advised that matters concerning the new pedestrian crossing were progressing and it is proposed to locate the new cross north of the corner shop. All Councillors agreed with the proposal. However it was pointed out this project is still two years away. It was agreed villagers would be consulted with regard to new crossing siting. In the meantime Cllr. Maughan advised that the larger pot holes and defects on the current crossing would be rectified as soon as possible but there was a problem with getting the necessary materials. Cllr Maughan has a further meeting planned with Highways to discuss the urgency of the situation. The Chairman requested when works carried out, man hole covers etc were raised so no longer below the surface of the road as dropped iron works cause a noise problem for residents of the High Street. 15. Notice of motions for future meetings Cllr. Critchley requested a change of day for Parish Council meetings and requested meetings were held on Mondays from January 2023. This was agreed. Proposed Cllr. Critchley and seconded Cllr. Cundall. 16. Any Matters for urgent discussion The Chairman asked if Councillors would like the Clerk to arrange for a Christmas dinner at the Recruiting Sergeant. This was agreed and the Clerk will contact the Recruiting Sergeant. An update on the Speed Awareness Team was requested as a new member had not been contacted. The Clerk agreed to chase this up and make contact with the Team. There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.10 pm. Flag Flying Days: October 1st Lincolnshire Day October 21st Trafalgar Day 11th November Remembrance Day 14th November Remembrance Sunday 14th November Birthday of Prince of Wales

November 2022

GREAT GONERBY PARISH COUNCIL Minutes of the Meeting held on Wednesday 9th November 2022 At the Memorial Hall, Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Present: Cllr. Hutchinson Chairman, Cllr. H Fletcher Vice Chairman, Cllr. T Bridle, Cllr T Critchley, Cllr. C Cundall, Cllr. K Davey, Cllr. M Davey Dunerdale and Cllr. M Neal. There were three members of the public in attendance at the meeting. Following an email from a member of the village and comments on Facebook with regard to parking problems encountered in Covill Close due to large numbers attending the annual village fireworks and bonfire, Cllr. Critchley had arranged for two of the organisers to be present at the meeting. The Chairman advised the Parish Council are not in any way responsible for the event and have no control over bad parking. It was acknowledge the situation was difficult to control. It was acknowledged that the organisers go to a lot of trouble when organising the event with parking restrictions being in place on Belton Lane. Many of the crowd problems arise due to people standing in the vicinity and not entering the field and paying to attend. It was agreed the bonfire would be moved next year so that crowds do not gather on the access lane and car park of Hill Top Cemetery. The organised had advised nearby residents in Belton Lane of the event and were of the opinion that large highway notices approaching the village would make villagers aware of the event and the likely numbers to attend and resulting parking problems. The Clerk was requested to contact villager as the organisers would like to speak to him direct. The ongoing annoyance of dog fouling on pavements was discussed having been raised by an attendee. The clerk advised that the matter was in hands with SKDC Neighbourhoods Team and they are going to patrol the village on a more regular basis to try and catch the perpetrator. 1. Apologies for Absence: Cllr. A Mavros – Work Commitments Cllr. A Maughan (LCC) Cllr. K Rice-Oxley (SKDC) The Chairman advised that Rob Plant had resigned as a Councillor and therefore there was another Councillor vacancy to fill which would be filled at the January meeting unless an election was called. 2. Co-option of a New Councillor The Chairman explained the new co-option process which had been adopted following the amendment to the Standing orders to the three candidates. Each candidate was invited to introduce themselves to the Parish Council. Following the introductions voting took place with one candidate eliminated in the first round. The Councillors then voted again for the two remaining candidates the result of which was that Emma Austen was confirmed as the new Councillor for the vacancy created by Jenny Critchley’s resignation. 3. Declarations of Interest/Dispensations Cllr C Cundall – Planning Application S22/1529 Cllr T Critchley – Planning Application No. S22/2155 4. Minutes signed from previous meeting The Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th October 2022 were duly agreed and accepted as a true record. Proposed by Cllr. Fletcher and seconded by Cllr. Neal. 5. Matters Arising from Previous Minutes The Chairman reported back to the Council following a meeting with SKDC to discuss proposals for a Town Council. The main issues are proposed boundary changes which in Great Gonerby’s case are fairly sensible. The only changes proposed are the properties to the North of Pennine Way would become part of the Town Council rather than the Parish Council. Properties in this area will be receiving a consultation in the near future. Negotiations are at present on going with nothing definite. Fix My Street advised that the hedge in Pond Street will be cut Further confirmation from LALC received to the effect that the Parish Council are not allowed to go ahead with the restoration of the bell tower. 6. Official Correspondence & Circulation Email received from villager with regard to Footpath 4 and request for Parish Council to appoint the Ramblers Association as their Agent to try and get the footpath opened back up. This has been agreed. Email from SKDC with regard to Cost of Living help for residents. An on line hub has been created at http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/costofliving which is full of useful information. Advice from SKDC with regard to payment of the Community Cleaner Grant and advising the Grant will no longer be linked to the National Living Wage and will continue to be paid at the current rate until further notice. Email from SKDC advising the Local Development Scheme had been delayed. Email from Citizens Advice South Lincolnshire regarding the cost of living crisis and asking for donations. It was agreed to continue with the Parish Council’s policy not to make donations. Email from Malcolm Hall confirming agreement to continue at Internal Auditor. Email from Parishioner re the state of Belvoir Gardens’ footpath. The Clerk was requested to ask Cllr. Maughan to assist in getting the matter resolved. Email from SKDC advising Parish Council’s application for a Community Grant towards the cost of the new village signs has been rejected Email from Centrebus with regard to Route 14 changes which has meant there are only two buses down Kelham Road each day. The Clerk has been trying to ascertain why the timetable has been changed with no success. Clerks & Councils Direct was circulated. 7. Dates of Meeting for 2023 The Clerk confirmed the dates of meetings next year will be on the third Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November. 8. Review Disciplinary & Grievance Procedure, Freedom of Information Scheme, Data Protection, Complaints Procedures, Communication Protocol, & Code of Conduct and Media Policy, Accessibility Statement for Website The above Procedures were reviewed and agreed as no changes had been notified. 9. Poor Land Update The Chairman advised Browns have now made contact confirming that Notice to the Tenant will be served by the end of the year. The Chairman and Mr Herbert will be liaising to arrange a site visit together. 10. Financial Matters a) Quarterly Summary of Accounts up to 30th September 2022 and Budget Report to Date The Clerk produced the following Budget Report to the Councillors:- At the end of Quarter 2 I am pleased to report the Bank balances were all reconciled with the accounts. Bank Balances as the end of Quarter 2 were:- Current Account £1134.13 Expenses Account £86.08 Deposit Account £9184.93 95 Day Deposit Account £30,500.39 30 Day Notice Deposit Account (Social Committee) £2289.07 Turning to the budget forecast the Clerk reported as follows:- The Party in the Park donation of £3200 was agreed to come from reserves and this will be accounted likewise at the end of the year. The overall costs of Hall Rent, Office Costs, Subscriptions, Insurance, Audit Fess, Training, Expenses and “Other” Expenses total £11,791 to the end of the Quarter 2 against the forecast annual budget of £23,551. Obviously these expenses are a little in excess of what they should be at this stage but I am hopeful the next two quarter costs will be kept within the forecast budget. Turning to the cost of grass cutting at the two cemeteries – These costs are in excess of budget as the Contractors have cut the grass twice a month instead of just once. This has meant an over budget spend of £611. However, this has meant the Parish Council have not received any complaints this year. The overspend was unanimously agreed after a discussion. The cost of the verge cutting is within budget as are maintenance costs (excluding grass cutting) of the burial grounds. Staff salaries are slightly in excess of budget, costs to date £4211 against the annual budget of £8000. The costs of the Lockdown Bench (£3,300) and the Village signs (£2,160) will mean there may be an overall excess spend this year but this has already been reported and agreed at the July meeting. The one extra spend we have made is for the Jubilee Bench which totalled £1,375 and this was not included in the annual budget. b) Budget Setting The Clerk produced a draft budget and explanation for2023/24 as follows I have not allowed for any increase in the budget for room rental at the Memorial Hall as this was over stated in 2022/23. The Chairman of the Memorial Hall Trustees has requested an annual donation of £2000 from the Parish Council to go towards up keep costs. Following a lengthy discussion this request was refused. The Clerk had prepared a spreadsheet of the various quotations received in respect of grass, verge, hedge trimming and Pond Area cleaning which was distributed to all Councillors. There are huge differences in quotations but all contractors have been given the same remit as to what is required. Can the Councillors please agree to contractors cutting the grass at the two cemeteries twice a month going forward instead of just once as has been the case previously to this year. LALC have advised of a 4% increase in the cost of membership next year. We paid £466 this year so there will be an increase of £19 to £485. It has been agreed that the bus shelter on Grantham Road needs to be replaced and the cost to be included in the budget. The Clerk has received quotations as follows:- The Shed Man £5700 (Wooden) Woodscape £11,402 (Wooden) Littlehorpe £10,142 (wooden) Shelter Store £3755 (Perspex) NP Builders £7284 (brick) Following a discussion it was agreed to set aside £1500 for ongoing maintenance next year of the bus shelter and budget to allocate money from the Solar Farm payment when received. Any shortfall will be met from reserves. This was proposed by Cllr. Cundall and seconded by The Chairman. The War Memorial will need cleaning in 2023 but there is £1500 in reserves for this, the Clerk proposes no provision is made in next year’s budget for War Memorial. There will be election costs to meet next year, we have £3450 in reserves and I have allowed for a further £750 in the budget which should easily cover the costs. The Chairman presented a request for help towards the cost of installing replacement rubber tiles in the Memorial Hall playground. Vaculug have agreed to meet the cost of the replacement rubber tiles but fitting expenses come to £7800. Vaculug have kindly agreed to pay one third in the sum of £2600 and suggested that the remaining £5200 is split between the Parish Council and Memorial Hall. A lengthy discussion took place with the result it was not agreed the Parish council would meet the one third cost. As it was thought the memorial Hall had plenty of funds in reserves to meet this cost themselves. c) Accounts for Payment The following Accounts were presented for payment. ACCOUNTS FOR PAYMENT 23.09.22 Andy Garrett Union Flag £ 8.00 27.09.22 Staff Salaries September staff salaries and computer 563.02 27.09.22 Royal British Legion Wreath for Remembrance Sunday 16.00 30.09.22 Post Office 2nd Class Stamps x 16 10.88 30.09.22 Oldrids & Downtown Bulbs and compost for Charlie's planters 20.96 03.10.22 Roll & Scroll Bespoke Horseshoe Lockdown Bench 3,300.00 03.10.22 HM Revenue & Customs Tax Payment 409.40 04.10.22 Anthony Jackson Various Maintenance in Village 120.00 05.10.22 Rymans 2 x Copy Paper 14.38 06.10.22 BDG Mowing 2 x Grass Cuts 1 x Village verges 571.00 07.10.22 E J Walker Mileage for July to September 33.30 07.10.22 PWLB Loan Repayment 4,923.67 10.10.22 nPower Hill Top Electric July to September 91.32 13.10.22 Power Shift Cleaning Service Pressure Wash to Pond Area and replacing sand 169.96 RECEIPTS 05.09.22 Mrs L White Purchase of Plot 3C 265.00 07.09.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses Account 0.06 15.09.22 Mrs S Colman Interment Fees for Mrs Parnham Plot 5L at St Sebastian's 113.00 30.09.22 Virgin Money Interest on Money Management Account 7.62 30.09.22 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 36.31 30.09.22 Virgin Money Interest on 30 Day Deposit Account 2.26 05.10.22 Rymans Refund re over change 2.00 11.10.22 SKDC Half Year Precept 14,418.00 20.10.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses account 0.06 26.10.22 Virgin Money Cashback on Expenses account 0.21 01.11.22 LCC Verge Cutting Agreement Payment 1,106.61 31.10.11 Virgin Money Interest on 95 Day Deposit Account 40.82 31.10.22 Virgin Money Interest on 30 Day Deposit Account 2.33 Payment was agreed proposed by Cllr. Cundall and seconded by Cllr. Critchley. d) Acceptance of quotes for grass, hedge cutting and weed spraying. The Clerk presented a spreadsheet showing the different quotes received. The quotations from BDG Mowing for grass cutting in the sum of £1428, weed spraying in the sum of £132 and verge cutting in the sum of 2660 were accepted. The quotation to clean the Pond Area twice a year in the sum of £372 from Power Shift Cleaning Services was accepted. The quotation from Crimson Kings in respect of hedge trimming was accepted in the sum of £2435. e) Budget Loan Repayments Loan repayments remain unchanged. 11. Advisory Groups a) Planning Notice received from SKDC with regard to a possible breach of conditions regarding Planning Permission S19/0638 and S22/0669 Rose Garden Place, Marston and found to be in breach of Conditions 4, 5 and 6. SKDC are pursuing the matter APPLICATIONS S22/1846 Land at Gonerby Moor, Great Gonerby Installation of battery storage and associated infrastructure S22/1942 Mr Moore 21 Manor Drive, Great Gonerby Proposed single storey extension to front and rear of existing dwelling S22/1664 Mr R Bailey 38 Grantham Road, Great Gonerby Two storey extension and freestanding double garage S22/1979 Mr S Mathie Moto Service Area, Old Great North Road., Great Gonerby Installation of a pre-fabricated changing places assisted disabled changing facility on the hardstanding area to the side of existing amenity building access loby. S22/2014 Ms A Samuel 1 Grantham Road, Great Gonerby Erection of single storey dwelling APPROVED S22/0669 Mr M Birtle Rose Garden Place, Toll Bar Road, Marston Erection of storage/maintenance building office/welfare building land aggregate storage bays in connection with the approved contractor’s yard/storage use of the land. S22/1543 Mr D Le Hair 9 Newark Hill, Great Gonerby Single storey side extension to replace existing timber garage S22/1529 Mr C Cundall Land to the West from Church Lane, Great Gonerby The development is to replace a temporary white cross with a permanent mental installation S22/1562 Mr A Johnson 41 Belton Lane, Great Gonerby Proposed two storey extension to the side and rear, the erection of a single storey extension to front of existing dwelling including external remodelling and erection of detached out building. S22/2096 Peter Lilford Oakdale Farm. Old Great North Road, Great Gonerby Replacement of 3 antennas at 19m and the installation of 6 Remote Radio Units (RRU) with associated ancillary equipment of the lattice tower. Installation of 1 GPS node at ground level. b) Environment Cllr. Fletcher advised the meeting that the new shutters to the bus shelter are not closing correctly due to the alinement of the bricks. This is something that is going to be looked into. Formal thanks were given to Geoffrey Turner for all his help with looking after the defibrillators in the village. The Parish Council have arranged for a small thank you gift for Mr Turner. Thanks were also offered to Alan Davey who has taken on the task of looking after the defibrillators. A request from Shepherd Memorials regarding monolithic memorials was deferred to the next meeting. c) Amenity Areas The Christmas Tree lights dates will be from the 4th December to 8th January. A payment of £35 has been agreed. d) Highway Matters Cllr. Maughan had written to a Parishioner with regard to his query re opening the Southern Relief Road. Cllr. Maughan advised that Phase 2 of the project is set to open this winter. Work on Phase 3 is well underway with new bridge pillars being installed and construction of the new road sections between the A52 Somerby land the new mid-route mini roundabout also in progress. Cllr. Maughan also advised that he had met with Highways last month and they have agreed to progress the puffin crossing to the next stage which means carrying out detailed feasibility work and costings. The High Street/Grantham Road is also on the Principal Road Network programme for a full reconstruction scheme in 18-24 months. Cllr. Critchley reported the light on Newark Hill not working. The Clerk will report this on Fix My Street. e) Social Committee Cllr. Davey spoke briefly of plans for the Coronation weekend next year. These plans are to be discussed more fully at the next meeting. 12. Notice of motions for future meetings None raised. 13. Any Matters for urgent discussion The Clerk asked if historic Minute Books could be moved to LCC for safe storage. This was agreed. 14. Staff Matters Please see separate Confidential Minute report. There being no further business the meeting closed at 10.20 pm. Flag Flying Days: November 14th King Charles III Birthday

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