September 2021

Notes from 15 minute public forum on 07 September 2021

There were no members of the public present.

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Minutes of the meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 07 September 2021 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Wrangle

1. Apologies for absence

Apologies:  Apologies were accepted from Cllrs Law and Ashton

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

2. To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies

a. The PCSO reported by email incidents to 09 July 2021:

i. 2 traffic offence at Main Road

ii. 1 suspicious circumstance at Hall End

iii. 6 concerns for safety at Church Close, Wrangle Bank and 4 at Brick Lane

iv. 1 road traffic collision at Wrangle Bank

v. 2 incidents of anti-social behaviour at Bull Drove and at Common Road

vi. 1 incident of violence at Main Road

vii. 1 incident of criminal damage at Bull Drove

and incidents to 03 September 2021:

viii. 2 incidents of anti-social behaviour at Main Road and at Bull Drove

ix. 1 domestic incident at Church Lane

x. 1 Suspicious circumstance at Sea Lane

xi. 1 theft at Main Road

xii. 4 traffic offences at Main Road

xiii. 4 concern safety at Main Road and 3 at Brick Lane

xiv. 8 road traffic collisions at Brick Lane, at Church Close and 6 at Main Road

b. The Borough Councillors were not present

c. The County Councillor was not present

3.    To receive declarations of interest in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 

There were no declarations of interest.

4.      Notes of the meeting held on 03 July 2021 to be signed as the minutes

The notes, previously circulated, were approved and signed as the minutes. 

5. Clerk’s report

The Clerk had nothing to report, all matters are covered on the agenda.

6.    To receive report from the Chairman  

The dyke at the orchard has been flailed, the dyke by the spinney will be done in due course.

7.       Finance report

a. Payments made in August:

Salaries (July)   476.93

K & P Services (handyman)   120.00

Paul Greenhough (coloured paper for magazines)     25.16

b. Payment to be authorised: 

Clerk’s expenses     31.44

Salaries (August)   476.93

K & P Services (Handyman)   120.00

E L Arnold (white magazine paper)     19.95

Bolingbroke Deanery (October)     TBA

TJW Services (footpath cuts)   462.00

Evelyn Sands (PAYE)     45.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (May grass cutting)   318.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (June grass cutting)   402.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (July grass cuts)   318.00

E L Arnold (RE: Anglian water)     13.40

c. The invoice for the April grass cutting remains unpaid due to not receiving the requested credit note.

d. An invoice received from E-on is to be left until it is clear what amount is required to be paid.

e.   Balances at bank at 15 July 2021 Current account        £6,624.80

Reconciled:               £6069.60

  Deposit account      £27,120.42

          Map account              £636.69

8.      To consider purchase of defibrillators to be sited at Wrangle Chapel and at Wrangle Youth Club

a. The cost of a defibrillator and box will be in the region of £2000.00 each.

b. It was resolved to ask for permission from the Youth Club and the Chapel to site a defibrillator on their buildings.

c. Finances will be considered at the next meeting with regard to the purchase of defibrillators.

9. Remembrance Day

a. A wreath will be ordered for Remembrance Day.

b. Following discussion it was proposed by Cllr Bowles and seconded by Cllr Wrisdale to make a donation of £100.00 for the wreath, all agreed.

c. The War Memorial is in need of cleaning, the Borough Council will be asked if there are any grants available for this work.

d. The seat by the bus stop needs to be cleaned, Clerk to check with the Handyman if this was done.

10.    Recreation field – any matters

a. An email from a resident regarding concerns about the dyke behind Mel Marshall Way was read out:

i. The dyke is a half dyke where the Parish Council are responsible for the half next to the recreation field.

ii. A bridge should not have been constructed over the dyke into the recreation field, the resident will be asked to remove the bridge.

iii. Any works carried out on the dyke by the residents from the recreation field has permission, but the Parish Council should be advised when works are to be carried out and told when anything is going to be sprayed with any chemicals.

b. A resident reported overhanging trees from the recreation field, this will be looked at for the next meeting.

c. The entrance to the car park is uneven and needs to be laid with tarmac.  The Borough Council will be asked if they will make a contribution to this work due to the use of the recreation field for a recycling centre and the lorries emptying the bins will contribute to the condition of the entrance.

11.    To report any highway matters

a. Potholes should be reported on ‘Fix my Street’ due to repairs being carried out quicker than when reported by email to LCC.

b. Residents have reported that the interactive signs by the school are not working, this has been reported to LRSP.  The Parish Council interactive sign is working.

c. Three street lights in the area of Kimes are OUT, this will be reported to LCC.

12. Planning applications received

There were no applications for this meeting.

13.    Planning decisions received from Boston Borough Council

Full planning permission has been received for:

B/21/0171 Dunnington Retention of livestock building following demolition of existing building at Guano Farm, Wrangle Bank

B/21/0262 Midgate Properties Ltd - Outline application with all matters reserved (access, appearance, landscaping, layout and scale) for the erection of 1 two storey dwelling at Land adjacent to Knebworth,Church End

14.     Platinum Jubilee celebrations 2022

a. A new bank account has been opened, but the name on the account is incorrect, this will be sorted out by the Clerk.

b. No meetings have been arranged at this time.

c. No commemorative medals are available yet.

d. A quote requested for a beacon for Wrangle has not yet been received.

e. Trees can be planted as part of the Queen’s Canopy for the Platinum Jubilee.  One site has been identified, other sites can still be considered.

15.     Correspondence received not covered on the agenda

There was no other correspondence.

16.    Any other business – matters for next agenda

a. It was reported that some old Parish Council paperwork was lost in a recent fire in the village.

b. Cllr Ashton has the minute books.  The Clerk has the more recent minute books.

c. Split wheelie bins are not yet being replaced due to the lack of polymer to make new bins to meet orders from the Borough Council.

d. As things are getting back to normal and the buildings in the village are being used again, it was noted that the people and groups responsible for keeping the buildings in order and getting them safe to open have done a brilliant job for all users of the building.  

17.   Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will be held on 05 October 2021 at 7.30pm, in the Parish Hall, with a public forum from 7.15pm


There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.55pm