Meeting held on 01.09.2022
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF SCAMPTON PARISH COUNCIL HELD ON THURSDAY 01.09.2022 AT 7.30PM AT THE BSA HALL, AISTHORPE
Present: Councillors C Bulteel (Chairman), C Sneath (Vice Chairman), R Patterson, J Rumble, M Newham, T Somerville, Kate Clewes-Garner, Mrs B Young (Clerk) and eleven members of the public were also present.
Apologies – There were no apologies but PCSO Julie McFaul sent her apologies and reported that in the last month there were no matters in the public interest.
Register of Members Interests Members of the Council were reminded that at any time during the meeting they could declare an interest.
The Minutes of the Annual Parish Council Meeting held on 7th July 2022 were proposed by Cllr. Sneath, seconded Cllr. Rumble and agreed unanimously. They were signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meeting.
Open session this was postponed until later in the meeting.
Speed Awareness A speed checking session was held on 5th August between 6.10 and 7.10. A total of 12 vehicles were caught speeding doing speeds between 37 and 57mph. They will receive letters from the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership. Another session will be held soon and it will be investigated as to whether speed checks can be done at Aisthorpe.
Litter Picks There is one planned for Sunday 4th September between 10.00 and 12.00
Closure of RAF Scampton and the future of Scampton This was postponed until later in the meeting,
Footpath. A meeting between Joe Winter (developer) and the farmer who owns the field behind the new development had been held and the farmer refused permission for a bridge to be erected over the dyke to divert the foot path. The footpath will need to be re-instated.
Electricity Supply The Clerk had requested an estimate of how much it would cost to upgrade the street lights to LED bulbs and to install timers (not all would be suitable). An updated Unmetered Supply Certificate had also been requested. We had all the documentation Arthur Laughton from LCC Highways said was required and would try to source a new supplier.
New Councillor Co-option Following the advertising of the vacancy on the Parish Council, only one application had been received. It was proposed by Cllr Sneath that Kate Clewes-Garner be co-opted to the position of Parish Councillor for Scampton. This was seconded by Cllr Patterson and agreed unanimously. Kate was welcomed to the Parish Council.
Christmas Lights There were 4 sets of tree lights but only two of them work. Cllr Rumble was asked to investigate the cost of suitable lights for the tree.
IT Equipment In the light of the meetings that were being held in the BSA Hall, it was proposed by Cllr Somerville that the Parish Council look into purchasing a screen and projector for the hall. This was seconded by Cllr Newham and agree unanimously. Cllr Sommerville would look into the cost.
District Councillor’s report. – Cllr Patterson reported another District Councillor was resigning due to ill health. Following the recent flooding in Market Rasen and Scotter, where it was not possible to appoint a co-ordinator the matter had been referred to the Scrutiny Committee, who were proposing that in future, when any of the emergency services are called to a disaster a co-ordinator can be appointed.
Letter from Dr Francis regarding the proposed development at Manor Farm.
Notification of a meeting regarding the Lincs Reservoir Project.
It was noted that the following payment had been made:
E-On (Maintenance) £143.40
145260 - 17.08.22 Petrol station, coffee shop, kiosk, parking at the Showground. The Parish Council expressed their concerns about the amount of litter that would be generated in the surrounding area and what the companies would do to mitigate this.
Closure of RAF Scampton – Cllr Bulteel updated the meeting as to what was known about the sale of the land. It was possible, after the elections next May, the new District Council might not wish to carry on with the proposed purchase. If this happens the Critchel Downs process would have to be re-instated and then it would progress to EPIMS, thereby delaying the sale. At the moment WLDC are looking for a partner/developer to work with. If there was major development in the area the infrastructure would have to be improved considerably. At the moment the Red Arrows will be leaving at the end of October with the final closure of the site between January and March 2023. Residents then expressed their worries about the situation and were assured that the Parish Council would do their best to get a positive outcome for the residents.
Matters for the next Meeting
- Speed awareness
- Litter Pick
- Closure of RAF Scampton
- Electricity supply
- Parking at the entrance to the Camp
- Christmas lights
- IT equipment
- Allocation of duties
- District Councillor’s report
The next meeting will be held on Thursday 6th October 2022 at 7.30pm in the BSA Hall, Aisthorpe.
Being no further business the meeting closed at 9.35pm.