June 2022

Notes from 15 minute public forum on 07 June 2022


There was one member of the public present who came along to speak about the situation with the Methodist Chapel building and to ask if it would be possible to put a survey/questionnaire in the July parish magazine to gather information that will be considered before perhaps arranging a meeting regarding the situation at the Chapel.  The member of the public then left the meeting.



Minutes of the meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 07 June 2022 at 7.40pm in the Parish Hall


1. Apologies for absence


Apologies:  were accepted from Cllrs Law and Danby, Cllr Ashton will be late.


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


2. To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies


a. Borough Councillor had nothing to report, the Borough have been busy with Jubilee celebrations.


b. 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 Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 03 May 2022 to be signed as the minutes


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


5. Notes of the meeting held on 03 May 2022 to be signed as the minutes


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


6. Clerk’s report


a. An email previously received from the Methodist Chapel has been circulated to Councillors.  It was resolved that there would be no issues with a survey/questionnaire being put in the Parish magazine.

b. The rural bus service tender has had a poor response from bus companies due to the increase in fuel costs and getting drivers.  A further meeting will be held in August.


7.    To receive report from the Chairman  


The Chairman of this meeting asked that the Parish Council pass on congratulations to the Jubilee Committee for organising the event on Sunday which was enjoyed by all who attended.


8. Audit for the year ended 31 March 2022


a.   To complete the Annual Governance Statement

i. The Chairman read out the statements and ticked the relevant box following responses from the Councillors present.

ii. The Annual Governance Statement was signed as required.


b.   To Approve the Accounting Statement

i. The Clerk read out the report received from the Internal Auditor.

ii. The Clerk read out the figures in the Accounting Statement, these were approved by the Council and the form was signed as required.


9. Finance report


a. Payment to be authorised: 


Clerk’s expenses     27.64

Salaries (May plus back pay)   669.53

K & P Services (Handyman)   120.00

E L Arnold (white magazine paper)     28.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (July magazine)     90.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (grass cutting)   321.30

E L Arnold (reimbursement for Witham Fourth IDB)   268.7

E-on (toilet block – cheque signed awaiting invoice)      TBA

E-on (pavilion – cheque signed awaiting invoice)      TBA

Evelyn M Sands (Internal Audit)   280.00

Arthur Gallagher Insurance (insurance) 1787.05

Information Commissioners Office d/d     35.00

E L Arnold (re-imbursement for Jubilee Mugs)      TBA


b.   Balances at bank at 13 May 2022 : Current account          £9,200.59

Deposit account        £27,122.46

        Map account                £636.75

Jubilee Account £2,200.00


8.15pm  Cllr Ashton arrived


10. To review the financial regulations


a. The Clerk read out an email received from Cllr Law regarding the Financial Regulations.

b. Each point was explained to Councillors present’

c. Following discussion it was proposed by Cllr Ashton and seconded by Cllr Edwards that no changes should be made to the Financial Regulations, all agreed.


11.    Recreation field 


a. To discuss the bridge across the dyke behind Mel Marshall Way

i. Some advice has been received from the Borough Council solicitor, but he is unable to act as the Parish Council solicitor.

ii. LALC have been asked about obtaining legal advice and the insurance company have been asked about covering the costs of legal action.


b. Entrance to the car park

The pot holes at the entrance to the car park will be filled in ready for Wrangle Show.


c. Any other matter

i. The goal posts have been removed and will be stored at a local company until after Wrangle Show.

ii. The public footpath from the recreation field to Church Close is difficult to pass due to the overgrown hedge.  LCC will be asked to deal with this matter.

iii. A football team has asked if they can use the pitch for the 2022/23 season.  Following discussion it was resolved that the pitch is better used than not, so the team can use it.

iv. Wrangle football team has not paid the pitch fees of £150.00 for 2021/22.  This will be chased by the Clerk.

v. The dyke behind the properties on Mel Marshall Way will be cleared of the overgrowth again.

vi. The bins at the recycling area need to be emptied quicker when reported full, the Clerk will speak to the Borough Council about this.

vii. The hedge behind the fence at the play area needs to be looked at for trimming as required.


12.    To report any highway matters


a. Streetlights

i. The streetlight at Tooley Lane is in.

ii. The plan shows 73 street lights, which is the number being paid for, maintenance and electricity.


b. Any other matter

i. There is a deep pothole in Common Road, this has been reported on Fixmystreet.

ii. There is a road closure for Manor Lane between 11 July and 05 August. 


13.    Planning applications received


The Parish Council supported the following planning applications:


B/22/0233 Mr Tomlinson Erection of a detached garage at Beech Tree Farm, Broadgate


14.    Planning decisions received from Boston Borough Council


No planning decisions have been received


15.     To receive report regarding the siting of the village sign and the Jubilee bench


a. The Jubilee bench is now with the Clerk.

b. The work to site the sign using engineering bricks, which are on special order, has been ordered at a cost of £2280.00.  The cost will be covered, in the main, by the VAT to be returned.

c. The sign and bench will be sited as soon as the bricks are delivered.


16.     Platinum Jubilee 2022: to receive report on the celebrations


a. The celebrations on 05 June went very well, fortunately everyone was seated indoors or in the marquee to keep out of the rain.

b. The donations received for the event total £5045.00 with expenses, to date, of £3950.00.  More expenses will be paid out for items purchased by committee members, on receipt of any receipts.


17.     Correspondence received not covered on the agenda


There was no other correspondence.


18.    Any other business – matters for next agenda


a. To review the Equal Opportunities Policy

b. To review the Grants and Donations Policy

c. To review the Complaints Procedure

d. To consider using internet banking


19.   Date and time of next meeting


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on 05 July at 7.30pm with a Public Forum from 7.15pm



There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.35pm