06 April 2021

Minutes of the remote meeting of wrangle parish council held on Tuesday 06 April 2021 at 7.45pm

1.             Apologies for absence

Apologies:  Apologies were accepted from Cllr Ashton

Present:  Cllrs Edwards, Featherstone, Wrisdale, Seymour, Law, Bowles and Danby (Chairman)

Also present:  County Cllr Skinner

2.             To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies

a. The PCSO reported, by email, incidents to 03 March:

i. 1 incident of anti-social behaviour at Mill Lane

ii. 1 incident of hare coursing at Bull Drove

iii. 1 incident of violence at Bull Drove

iv. 3 suspicious circumstances at Brick Lane, Main Road and Chapel Lane

v. 1 transport hazard at Main Road

vi. 1 traffic offence at Wrangle Bank

b.      The Borough Councillor had nothing to report.

b. The County Councillor reported:

i. A collapsed drain on the A52 has stopped the vibration to the properties in that area, for some reason.

ii. Potholes will be filled prior to the scheduled surface dressing taking place.

iii. LCC have provided the drainage board with the finances to do the work required at The Gride.

iv. Lincolnshire has five and a half thousand miles of road to keep in order but received the lowest amount of funding for highways from the Government.

3.       To receive declarations of interest in accordance with the Localism Act 

Cllr Edwards declared an interest in planning application B/21/0140

4.       Notes of the remote meeting held on 02 march to be approved and signed as the minutes

The notes, previously circulated, were approved as the minutes and will be signed, by the Chairman, at a later date.

5.       Clerk’s report

a. Councillors were reminded that any changes in circumstances must be recorded on their DPI forms.

b. A ‘no ball games’ sign has been requested at Mel Marshall Way, the agreement will be looked at to check if there should be such a sign in place.

c. An email regarding planting of trees has been received, further information will be sought.

6.       To receive report from the chairman 

a. The fruit trees have been fertilized.

b. Thanks were expressed to Cllr Seymour, and a friend, for spreading the wood chippings around the base of the trees.

7.       Finance report

a.     To approve the following payments:


Salaries (March)      462.13

Clerks expenses        35.27

E L Arnold (white paper for magazine)        26.00

E L Arnold (Zoom – six months)        28.78

K & P Services (Handyman)                                                      120.00

Savills (rent – allotments)    1375.00

E-on (pavilion electricity)        54.43

Bolingbroke Deanery (May magazine)        90.00

Boston Borough Council (recreation field rates) no charge

Boston Borough Council (street lighting)    2929.52

(kept from payment of precept 2021/2022)

Malc Firth Landscapes (amenity grass cutting)      168.00

E-on (toilet block electricity)        47.54

c.     Balances in bank at 15 March:  Current account     £6,743.05  reconciled £6,287.94

                                                  Deposit account   £27,119.74

                                                Map account             £636.67

The precept of £8070.48 should have been paid to the Parish Council on 01 April.

8.      To discuss the insurance schedule

a. All Councillors have a copy of the insurance schedule.

b. There were no amendments made to the schedule.

9.      Recreation field 

a. Football Club

i. The Football Club are applying for a grant and want to use the money to improve facilities in the pavilion, showers, kitchen etc.  There were no problems with this, should the grant be approved.

ii. The toilet block has been refurbished and should be used by the football team, there are no drains at the pavilion to allow for a toilet there.

iii. The new goals can be stored behind the toilet block as long as it is safe to do so.

b. Trees at the side of the field

i. An email has been received from a resident regarding some of the trees at the recreation field.

ii. Following discussion it was resolved to have a look at the trees.  The work previously recommended has been carried out.

c. Any other matters

i. Dog fouling is becoming an issue again, including on the football pitch.  A notice will be put up at the field and on social mediation to try and make residents aware that the recreation field is for the use of everyone and that dog fouling is not acceptable. 

ii. The Valuation Office Agency have sent information regarding a form to be completed online about the recreation field.

10.      Planning applications received

The following applications were SUPPORTED by the Parish Council:

B/21/0093 - Mr D Freemantle - Change of use from a paddock to a secure dog walking and exercise area including the erection of a field shelter for dog owners, galvanised mesh fence, gate and gravelled driveway at Sharbourne, Main Road.

B/21/0140 - Mr M Dickinson - Change of use from agricultural land to equestrian use (Class Sui Generis) including the construction of timber framed stables, tack room, hay store, manege and boundary fencing at Orquidea, Wrangle Bank

11.      Planning decisions received from the borough council

Full planning permission has been received for:

B/20/0515 - Mr Driver and Ms Leyland - Erection of a two-storey side extension at Oaklands, Bull Drove

12.      Allotments:  Section 12 Notice

a. A Section 12 Notice, advising of a rent review with effect from 06 April 2022 has been received.

b. A copy of the Notice and a letter of explanation will be sent to the allotment tenants.

13.     Marsh access - Report from Witham Fourth IDB

i. Witham Fourth IDB are going to make the parking area at the access to the Marsh wider and put a border in place to prevent vehicles breaking up the edges.

ii. Any rubbish that has been fly-tipped on the sides of drains should be reported to Boston Borough Council.  Anyone seen fly-tipping should also be reported.

14.      To report any highways issues

a. There is a deep drop at the bend in Broadgate, by Swanmore Lane.

b. A local farming company is piping and filling in a dyke at Main Road, where the road is very narrow.  A good, and much needed job has been done in this area.

15.    Any other business – matters for next agenda

There were no matters for the next agenda

13.    Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will be a remote meeting to be held on 04 May 2021 at 7.35pm, following the Annual Parish Council Meeting at 7.30pm


There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.50pm