July 2023

Notes from 15 minute public forum on 04 July 2023


There were nine members of the public present, they came along to ask about the 5G pole to be sited on land opposite the Primary School at Main Road.  A site meeting will be arranged by the Borough Councillors to allow the residents to voice their concerns.


It was proposed by Cllr Seymour and seconded by Cllr Pickett that Cllr Edwards chaired the meeting, there were no other nominations, Cllr Edwards took the chair.


Minutes of the meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 04 July 2023 at 7.50pm in the parish hall


1. Apologies For Absence


Apologies:  Apologies were received form Cllrs Ashton and Bowles


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


Also present:  County Cllr Skinner, Borough Cllrs Baxter and Butler


2. To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies


a. The Borough Cllrs reported:

i. A special support group for families with children with special needs is being set up at the Primary School.

ii. The Parish Hall is available for anyone wanting to arrange some fund-raising events.

iii. A reduction in the speed limit at Main Road was a concern for a resident when canvasing.

iv. A blocked drain has been reported to LCC.

v. Potholes have been reported on Fix my Street.

vi. Wrangle Show was really good – thanks go to the Committee.


b. County Cllr Skinner reported:

i. Lots of the potholes are being at this time.

ii. 93 potholes have been reported for repair in Old Leake.

iii. Cllr Skinner is on the Adults and Community Scrutiny Committee which looks at social care, substance abuse services and all types of addictions.


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 06 June 2023 to be signed as the minutes


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


5. Clerk’s report


LCC are offering litter picking ‘kits’ for Parishes.  Following discussion it was resolved to order 20 sets.


6.    To receive report from the chairman  


a. Cllr Bowles emailed to ask if the Parish Council would like a talk from Witham Fourth regarding the £6m investment in the Wrangle Pumping Station.

b. Following discussion it was resolved to make an evening of this and invite members of the public to attend, if they wish.  This will be discussed at the meeting in September.


7.      Finance report


a. Payment to be authorised: 


Salaries (June + back pay) 1123.05

Clerk’s Expenses (June)     25.55

K & P Services (Handyman)   120.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (July magazine)     80.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (for August/September magazine)     TBA

Evelyn M Sands (PAYE)     70.00

T J W Services Ltd (Footpath cuts)   480.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (grass cutting)   886.46

HMRC (PAYE)   249.28

Village Hall Committee (1/2 cost of notice board repair)     30.00

E-on (Toilet Block)     42.04

ICO (annual subscription d/d)     35.00


b.   Balances at bank at 15 June 2023:       Current account    £6,277.91   rec £5,769.15

      Deposit account    £27,238.35

              Map account                  £2.91

      Jubilee Account      £685.25


8. Recreation field – any matters to report


a. The Show Committee reported the condition of the toilet block and that the lights had been left on, the Clerk will deal with this matter.

b. The guttering is falling off the pavilion and the down pipes need replacing.

c. The dyke has been cleared out and the rubbish in the culvert will be cleared out in due course.

d. The pot holes at the entrance to the car park have been temporarily filled in.  The contractor will be contacted again about filling in the holes.

e. Boston Borough Council report that there are no by-laws in place and the Public Space Protection Orders are currently being reviewed.

f. The Borough Councillors will look into the matter of having no by-laws.


9. To receive report of allotment inspection and village amenities    


a. The allotments are all in good order.

b. Potholes in the Marsh access on Sea Lane need to be filled.

c. The orchard needs strimming.  It was suggested that it be left until the wild flowers have re-seeded as the fruit is not ready for picking at this time.

d. The base of the sign will be repaired by the contractor.

e. The bus shelter and seat need to be cleaned and re-stained.  Some wood needs to be replaced.

f. The Handyman will be asked to clear the entrance to the Youth Club.


10. To receive update regarding Community Speed Watch


a. The Clerk has asked LRSP questions regarding CSW, no reply has been received.

b. No volunteers have contacted the Clerk - the magazine has only just gone out.


11. To report any highway matters


The grass obscuring the view when driving out of the Church End junction needs to be cut back, this work will be done.


12.    Planning applications received


Comments are to be sent regarding the following planning application:


B/23/0198 - Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind - Statutory Pre-Application  and Scoping Consultation to Boston Borough Council under Section 42 of the Planning Act 2008 and the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 prior to the submission of an application  for Phase 2 of the Outer Dowsing Offshore Wind proposals to include both offshore and onshore infrastructure for a generating station and up to 93 wind turbines at Outer Dowsing Offshore/Onshore, Lincolnshire Coast Line.


Although no route has been decided, due to costs, it is thought that there will be 7 – 8 vehicles per hour carrying stone to the site whilst work is being carried out.  Therefore a one-way system forhte vehicles should be considered; something in place to remove any mud on the roads left by the vehicles and repairs oss the damaged caused by the heavy vehicles must be considered.  One person in a position for community liasaion for ease of contact with Outer Dowsing whilst work is being carried out.


The following planning applicaton was supported by the Parish Council:


B/23/0202 - Wrangle Box Property Limited - Erection of warehouse (Use Class B8), construction of surface water lagoon and associated parking and turning at Wrangle Box Property Limited, Brenton Villa, Wrangle Bank


13.    Planning decisions received from Boston Borough Council


There were no planning decisions for this meeting.


14.    Correspondence received not covered on the agenda


There was no correspondence for this meeting.


15.    Any other business – matters for next agenda


a. Some hedging at Lockhamgate/Seadyke needs to be cut back for visibility.

b. The Chapel building is not currently being used.


16.   Date and time of next meeting


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on 05 September 2023 at 7.30pm with a Public Forum from 7.15pm




There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45pm