Minutes from 03.11.2022



Present:  Councillors C Bulteel (Chairman), C Sneath  (Vice Chairman), J Rumble, T Somerville, M Newham, K Clewes-Garner, Mrs B Young (Clerk) and two members of the public were also present.


Apologies –were received and accepted from Cllr R Patterson. PCSO Julie McFaul sent her apologies and reported that there had been no incidents in Scampton during the last month.


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 Parish Council Meeting held on 6th October 2022 were proposed by Cllr. Sneath, seconded Cllr. Newham and agreed unanimously. They were signed by the Chairman as a true record of the meeting.


Open session S Ulyat reported that he had found a price for the paint for the bus shelter, £16 per tin. He estimated 3 tins would be needed and Cllr Bulteel proposed the paint be purchased. This was agreed unanimously. He also mentioned that he would be trimming the trees in the layby on behalf of the owner.


Speed Awareness  Four sessions had been held, 1 in Brattleby and 3 in Scampton and of 651 vehicles monitored only 1 was speeding. It was hoped that the message was getting through to drivers.


Closure of RAF Scampton and the future of Scampton There have been no further developments although there is a closed meeting between WLDC, DIO, RAF, Scampton PC etc on 16th November and a further one between the surrounding Parish Councils 23rd November. Following this it was hoped to produce a Newsletter.


Footpath Cllr Clewes-Garner declared an interest and took no part in the discussion.it was proposed by Cllr Somerfield, seconded by Cllr Rumble and agreed unanimously that a letter, which had been prepared, regarding the issues with the footpath and would be sent to the Leaders of LCC and WLDC, WLDC Planning Department and the head of Highways. The dog fouling situation had improved and people were urged to take photos if they see it happening. These should be sent to WLDC, who would issue fixed penalty notices.


Electricity Supply  It was suggested a letter be sent to WLDC and Arthur Lawton of Highways and his boss asking if it was possible for the supply of electricity to our street lights be paid for by them as they were large users of electricity. The Parish Council would then reimburse them. This was proposed by Cllr Newham, seconded by Cllr Somerfield and agreed unanimously.


Parking at the entrance to the Camp – Cllr Butroid was looking into this matter. One assessment had already been done, where no problem was detected but a further couple of assessments would need to be done at times when the problem was evident. He expected the information to be sent to the relevant department by April 2023. People were urged to take photos of the issues as they arose.


Christmas Lights The lights would be put up by Jim Nicholson in the week after 21st November so the decorations made by the children from Scampton and Pollyplatt schools would be needed by then. The Clerk and Cllr Newham would speak to the schools about this. The turning on of the lights would be at 7.00pm on Thursday 1st December on the village green. A van would be there from 6.30pm selling refreshments and it was hoped as many people as possible would support the event.



IT Equipment. It was proposed by Cllr Somerfield, seconded by Cllr Rumble and agreed unanimously that that a Epson EH-TW740 projector and a floor standing screen be purchased for use by the Parish Council in the BSA Hall. The Clerk would investigate Espo prices before ordering.


Next Year’s Budget. The possibility that the PC may have to finance the maintenance of the green spaces at RAF Scampton (depending on who purchases the base when it closes) was taken into account when fixing the Precept. After much discussion, it was decided to set the Precept at £25,000 for the coming year. This was proposed by Cllr Newham, seconded by Cllr Clewes-Garner and agreed unanimously.


District Councillor’s report. – In his absence Cllr Patterson sent in a report to say there was nothing to report.


Correspondence -. None



It was noted that the following payments had been made:


Green Grass Contracting                                                                                            £134.70

S J Ulyat (Padlock)                                                                                                       £17.07

Terrane Ltd (Printing)                                                                                                 £168.00


The Clerk pointed out that three quotes should be obtained before jobs were ordered.


Planning –

There were no planning matters this month.


Matters for the next Meeting


The next meeting will be held on Thursday 1st December 2022 at 7.00pm in the BSA Hall, Aisthorpe.


Being no further business the meeting closed at 8.40pm.