01 December 2020

Minutes of the remote meeting of Wrangle Parish Council held on Tuesday 01 December 2020 at 7.35pm

1.             Apologies for absence

Apologies:  There were no apologies received

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

Also present:  County Cllr Skinner

2.             To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies

a.       The PCSO reported incidents to 28 November, by email:

i.                    1 theft at Main Road

ii.                 2 incidents of anti-social behaviour at Bull Drove and at Sea Lane

iii.        1 incident of hare coursing at Bull Drove

iv.                2 concern for safety at Broadgate and at main Road

v.                  1 transport hazards at Wrangle Bank

vi.                2 road traffic collisions at Main Road

vii.       1 burglary at Main Road

vii.       1 traffic offence at Main Road

b.      The County Councillor reported:

                        i.                    There are no updates regarding the road repairs.

                      ii.                   A request for the 40mph speed limit on the A52 at Old Leake has been approved to move to the next stage.

                    iii.                    Boston has the highest rate for Covid 19, being 513/100,000 residents.

                    iv.                    Fresh produce is now being imported via Boston Docks.

                       v.                   The footways along the Main Road should be reported to the Borough Council for cleaning.

c.       The Borough Councillors were not present

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

There were no declarations of interest.

7.45pm  Cllr Ashton arrived

4.       Notes of the remote meeting held on 03 November to be approved and signed as the minutes

The notes, previously circulated, were approved as the minutes, they will be signed by the Chairman in due course.

5.       Clerk’s report

A resident has organised the siting of a Christmas tree at the Parish Hall, this will be in a pot and planted elsewhere after Christmas.

6.       To receive report from the chairman 

The Chairman had nothing to report, everything is on the agenda.

7.       Finance report

a.     To approve the following payments:


Salaries (November)                                                                   462.13

Clerks expenses                                                                            30.86

E L Arnold (white paper for magazine)                                          23.50

K & P Services (Handyman)                                                      120.00

Bolingbroke Deanery (February magazine)                                  90.00

Malc Firth Landscapes (grass cutting)                                        504.00

E L Arnold (reimburse for book binding)                                       65.00

Wrangle Parish Hall (room hire 2020)                                           24.00

      b.    Payments for January 2021:

                        Salaries (December)                                            462.13

                        K & P Services (Handyman                                 120.00

TJW Services (2 x footpath cuts)                                                924.00

c.     Balances in bank at 15 November:    Current account     £9,813.62 reconciled £7,881.96

                                                                   Deposit account   £27,118.38

                                                                   Map account              £636.63


8.      To approve the budget set the precept for 2021/2022

a.         All Councillors have a copy of the amended budget.

b.         Following discussion it was proposed by Cllr Bowles and seconded by Cllr Wrisdale that the precept be set at £22,000, all agreed.

7.50pm  Cllr Pickett arrived

9.      Recreation field – any matters 

a.         An email has been received from a resident regarding an issue at the recreation field, this was circulated to all Councillors prior to the meeting.

b.         Following discussion the Clerk was advised of the course of action to be taken and to report back at the next meeting.

10.    Planning applications received

The following application was supported by the Parish Council:

B/20/0370       Mr D Hughes              Change of use from nursery and farm shop to garden centre including the manufacturing and sales of timber buildings, fences, sheds, gates etc at Oldham House, Main Road

Cllr Ashton or Pickett will speak in support of this application at the Planning Committee meeting on behalf of the Parish Council


FULL planning permission has been received for:

B/20/0304       Mr & Mrs Perowne     Single Storey extension including alteration to existing fenestration at Auraceria House Farm, Mill Lane

B/20/0324       Mr S McDonald          single storey side and rear extension at Leoanni, Main Road

B/20/0332       Mr & Mrs Coles          Erection of one detached two storey dwelling at Land Adjacent to Mayfield, Church Lane

12.    To report any highways issues:

a.       The pothole at Sea Lane has been repaired, in a fashion.  There are a number of potholes that still need to be repaired.

b.       The gullies at Main Road will not be cleared, they are cleaned once a year.

c.       Cllr Skinner will report the gully at Joy Hill, which has been blocked for a number of years.

13.    Any other business – matters for next agenda

a.       It was reported that 51% of Council Tax is paid to the Drainage Boards.

b.      Public footpaths have been used a lot more than usual during the pandemic, but some residents are not cleaning up after their dogs – this will be put in the Parish magazine.

14.    Date and time of next meeting

The next meeting will be a remote meeting to be held on 02 February 2021 at 7.30pm

There were no members of the public present for the next item:

15.    To co-opt a parish councillor             

a.       One application has been received, this was discussed.

b.       It was proposed by Cllr Ashton and seconded by Cllr Pickett that Clare Law should be co-opted onto the Parish Council, all agreed.

There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.45upm