June 2023

Notes from 15 minute public forum on 06 June 2023


There were no members of the public present. 




Minutes of the meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 06 June 2023 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall


1. Apologies for absence


Apologies:  Apologies were received form Cllr Featherstone and from Borough Cllrs Baxter and Butler


Present:  Cllrs Wrisdale, Seymour, Edwards, Hill, Dickason, Pickett, Bowles and Ashton 


Also present:  County Cllr Skinner


2. To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies


a. An email received from the Borough Councillors was read out.  They have been attending training, reporting pot holes on Fix my Street and looking to get events in the Parish Hall and asking residents to consider volunteering.


b. County Cllr Skinner reported that some potholes had been filled in; a drain cover had been stolen and replaced so residents should be careful when parking; the Zebra Crossing request has been submitted to LCC and if there are any issue with public footpaths they should be reported to Cllr Skinner.


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 16 May 2023 to be signed as the minutes


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


5. Notes of the meeting held on 16 May 2023 to be signed as the minutes


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


6. Clerk’s report


The Clerk had nothing to report


7.    To receive report from the Chairman  


The Chairman had nothing to report


8.      To review the Standing Orders


a. The date and time of the meetings was discussed at length, it was resolved not to make a change at this time.

b. There were no changes made to any Standing Order.


9. Audit for the year ended 31 March 2023


a. To receive the Internal Audit Report

The Clerk read out the Internal Audit Report, there were no comments made.


b. To complete the Annual Governance Statement

i. The Chairman read out the sections of the Annual Governance Statement and ticked the relevant boxes following responses from the Councillors.

ii. The Chairman signed the paperwork as required.


c. To approve the Financial Statement

i. The Clerk read out the list of Fixed Assets and assets the Parish Council are responsible for.  It was resolved to add the War Memorial to the list due to the Parish Council being responsible for it.

ii. The Clerk read out the Financial Statement.  This was approved and signed where required.


10. Finance report


a. Payment to be authorised: 


Salaries (May)   498.33

Clerk’s Expenses (April and May)     38.10

K & P Services (Handyman)   120.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (June magazine)     90.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (for July magazine)     TBA

Evelyn M Sands (Internal audit)   280.00

Paul Greenhough (coloured paper for magazines)     28.76

T J W Services Ltd (Footpath cuts)   480.00

E L Arnold (white paper for magazines)     34.30

E L Arnold (Witham Fourth IDB)   290.20

E L Arnold (Ink)     13.00

Anglian Water (Water supply to recreation field)     12.30


b.   Balances at bank at 15 May 2023:       Current account    £11,286.31   rec £7,551.24

      Deposit account    £27,181.68

              Map account                  £2.90

      Jubilee Account      £685.25


c. Following discussion it was resolved to add Cllr Ashton to the bank mandate as a signatory and to remove Mr Danby now he has retired.


11. To review the Clerk’s salary


a. The reported the NALC pay scales from 01 April 2023 to Council.

b. It was resolved that the Clerk should receive the pay increase as per the NALC guidelines.


12. Recreation field – any matters to report


a. Mini motor bikes have been used on the recreation field, this is not allowed.  It was resolved to ask the Borough Council for a copy of the by-laws for the Borough.

b. The play area inspection has been ordered.

c. An email has been received from a resident with regard to fencing falling towards the dyke in the recreation field.  It was resolved that the Parish Council can do nothing about this as the fence is the responsibility of the resident as is the dyke by the fence, being a half-dyke.


13. To arrange an allotment inspection    


It was resolved to have the allotment inspection on Monday 12 June, meeting in the Parish Hall car park at 6.00pm.  Parish Council assets will also be checked.


14. To discuss Community Speed Watch


a. Following discussion it was resolved to see if there was any interest form volunteers who would be prepared to be involved with Community Speed Watch.

b. The Clerk will find out costings for the equipment that would be needed for this group.


15. To report any highway matters


a. The telegraph poles on the bend in Broadgate by Broadgate House are leaning towards the road, this will be reported to LCC.

b. The WRANGLE nameplate at Main Road has been hit and has spun round, this will be reported to the Borough Council.

c. The road surface at Church Lane is narrowing due to the high banks around the field and mud being swept towards the ‘banks’ and staying on the road surface, hence making it narrower.  This will be reported to LCC.


16.    Planning applications received


There were no planning applications for this meeting


17.    Planning decisions received from Boston Borough Council


Full planning permission has been received for:


B/23/0014 - Staple Bros - Installation of a roof mounted PV solar array at Marsh Farm, Sea Lane


B/23/0014 - Mr Breen Outline planning permission for the construction of 1 dwelling with accesss to be considered at Land adjacent to The Cottage, Tooley Lane


Prior  Approval is not required for:


B/23/0087 - Three UK Ltd - Application under schedule 2, part 16, class A of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015 to determine if prior approval is required for a proposed 15m phase 9 street works monopole, 2 equipment cabinets, associated meter cabinet and ancillary development at Adopted Highway Pavement opposite Wrangle Primary School, Main Road.


Concerns were expressed regarding the radiation from this monopole being sited so close to the Primary School.  It was resolved to ask if a Risk Assessment had been carried out and if Environmental Health had, or would be, consulted regarding this matter.


18. To discuss community assets and works required


a. Bus Shelter

The bus shelter by the  Parish Hall needs to be  cleaned and re-painted.  There is some rotten wood in places.  This will be checked during the inspection on 12 June 2023


b. Notice Board

Works have carried out to the notice board, the Parish Hall Committee will send an invoice which the  Parish Council will pay half of.


c. Village Sign

There are some cracks between he brickwork in the base of the sign.  The pictures have been sent to the retired Chairman to deal with since he dealt with the builder when the work was carried out.


19. Correspondence received not covered on the agenda


A brochure was made available to Councillors.


20.    Any other business – matters for next agenda


The Risk Assessments will be on the agenda for the next meeting.


21.   Date and time of next meeting


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on 04 July 2023 at 7.30pm with a Public Forum from 7.15pm








There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.50pm