February 2024

Before the start of the meeting a one minute silence was held to mark the passing of Cllr Ros Featherstone


Notes from 15 minute public forum on 06 February 2024


There were two members of the public present, they came along to ask for dog bins to be sited at Greengate, Broadgate, Chapel Lane and Tooley Lane and to report the muddy footways in the village, particularly in the area of the primary school.



Minutes of the meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 06 February 2024 at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall


1. Apologies for absence


Apologies:  Apologies were accepted from Cllr Ashton


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


Also present:  County Cllr Skinner, Borough Cllrs Baxter and Butler and two members of the public


2. To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies


a. Borough Cllr Butler reported on behalf of both Councillors:

i. Cllr Baxter gave a talk to the Primary School Children about Speedway.

ii. Both Borough Councillors have attended events to do with flooding issues and working with other partners with regard to this and Outer Dowsing regarding Community Gants.

iii. Two new businesses have opened in Wrangle.

iv. Wrangle Primary School will be asked if the children can make some dog fouling signs to be put up in Wrangle.


b. County Cllr Skinner reported:

i. LCC are promoting Beat the Sweet to discourage sweet eating.

ii. The Viking Way walk from the Humber through the County is available on the website.

iii. The Coroners Service for Greater Lincolnshire has merged and there is a new toxicology department.

iv. There will be a new fire station at Leverton.

v. The consultation for the National Grid Pylons is against the LCC Planning Policy.


     c.   Cllr Edwards reported from the Police ‘Teams’ meeting:

i. There are 1190 Police in the County and 1020 members of staff.

ii. The biggest issues they deal with are Anti-Social Behaviour; drugs; speeding and 

hare coursing. 

iii. They receive £315,000 in funding, but were vague as to where it comes from.

iv. Drone usage and illegal raves are to be clamped down on.


d.   Cllr Edwards reported on a Parish Liaison meeting he and Cllr Bowles attended:

i. The meeting was very useful as the Borough Councillors and Officers present 

listened to what the Parish Councillors had to say.

ii. A loan at a rate of 4.5% is available to Parishes from the Borough Council to pay for 

the street lights to be changed to LED lighting.  The street lights are being 

considered to  be given to the Parishes.

iii. Various planning issues were voiced by the Parish representatives.

iv. Boston Borough Council will do press releases for events they organise.

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 05 December 2023 to be signed as the minutes


It was resolved that the minutes, previously circulated, be signed as the minutes.


5. Clerk’s report


The Clerk had nothing to report


6. To receive report from the Chairman  


The Chairman emailed a report that was read out at the meeting.


7.      To receive report regarding the precept


a.   The precept form has been returned to the Borough Council for the amount of £33,000.  The 

amount has been questioned and it was pointed out that the increase is to cover the election cost and cost of street lights.

     b. The Tax Base for Wrangle is 444 therefore the cost to a Band D property will be £74.32.


8. To consider LALC Annual Training Scheme - £180.00


Following discussion it resolved to discuss this at the March meeting after Councillors consider any training they may like to attend.


9. To consider the quote and offer made regarding the village sign


      a. A quote has been received for the repairs to the base of the village sign, all Councillors have 

a copy of this together with a third party offer to help with the cost.

      b. It was resolved to accept the quote and the offer.


10. To approve order for work to be carried out at the sea bank and playing field entrance


Following discussion it was resolved to order the work to be carried out as per the quotation received.


11. Finance report


a. It was resolved to make the following payments: 


Salaries (January + back pay)   892.63

Clerk’s Expenses (January)     49.75

E L Arnold (white paper for magazine)     37.80

K & P Services (Handyman)   120.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (March magazine)      TBA

Bolingbroke Deanery (February)     80.00

Page Paper (coloured paper for magazine)     28.76

Evelyn Sands (PAYE)     70.00

HMRC (PAYE)     17.00

LALC (Annual subscription)   390.08

Anglian Water (Recreation field supply)     17.51

E-on (Pavilion)      TBA


Paid in January:


Salaries (December)   546.63

K & P Services (Handyman - December)   120.00


b.   Balances at bank at 15 January 2024:      Current account    £10,705.74 rec: , £10,549.71

     Deposit account    £23,393.67

             Map account                  £2.93

     Jubilee Account         £685.25


c. The Clerk reported receipt of a second card reader, but no authentication code which is needed as the Parish Council do not have a debit card.


12.      To consider new accountant for PAYE work after April 2024


a. An email was read out from a possible new accountant who can deal with PAYE.

b. It was resolved to use this accountant.

c. The Clerk will contact both accountants to enable a smooth transaction of the work.


13.    To discuss siting bus shelters on A52 in the area of the Sea Lane junction


An email was sent to the Borough Council regarding the siting of the bus shelter, nothing has been received.  This will be chased up by the Clerk.


14.     Recreation field – any matters to report


a. The mole hills are back in the recreation field.

b. Dog walkers are not clearing up after their dogs.


15.     To receive update regarding Community Speed Watch


a. Cllr Dickason reported that Old Leake Parish Council is prepared to work with Wrangle on this scheme.

b. Old Leake Parish Council own the equipment and will put out an advert to ask for volunteers to join the scheme.

c. Training will be available for all volunteers at the same time.


16.     To report any highway matters


a. The 30mph sign in the area of the primary school is damaged.

b. An Anglian Water cover in Main Road needs to be reported for repair.


17.    Planning applications received


The following planning applications had no comments from the Parish Council:


B/23/0153 - H H Adkins (Contractors) Ltd - Change of use from haulage and storage depot to housing development of 24 residential dwellings, estate roads and services at G H Kimes Haulage Depot, Main Road


B/23/0444 - M Leggate & Sons Produce Ltd - Proposed installation of a ground mounted 865.92kW solar PV system comprising of 2,112 x 410w solar modules at Gowt Bank Farm, Gowt Bank

(Cllr Wrisdale declared an interest in this application)


B/23/0448 - Mr & Mrs Turner - Extension to existing dwelling (works already started) at Rustic Rose, Wrangle Bank


18.    Planning decisions received from Boston Borough Council


Full planning permission has been received for:


B/23/0414 - Dickinson - Proposed extension and alterations to form granny annex at Orquidea, Wrangle Bank


19.     To discuss the Emergency Parish Plan


a. Cllr Dickason updated the Council on the latest position with the Emergency Parish Plan.

b. It was suggested that some additional wording will be requested of the Resilience Forum.


20.    Correspondence received not covered on the agenda


There was no additional correspondence.


21.    Any other business – matters for next agenda


Nothing further has been reported regarding the 5G mast.


22.    Date and time of next meeting


The next Parish Council meeting will be held in the Parish Hall on 05 March 2024 at 7.30pm with a Public Forum from 7.15pm






There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.40pm