May 2021 (Annual Parish Council Meeting)


Minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday, 12th May 2021 after the annual parish meeting in the Village Hall.

Present: Cllrs S. Hudson (Chairman); S. Howdin, N. Hunton, T. Robinson, B. Moor, J Hoyle and S. Bedford.

In attendance: District Cllr O. Bierley; County Cllr T. Smith; the Clerk.


1. To elect a chairman: S. Hudson. Proposed, Cllr Hoyle. Seconded, Cllr Howdin. Elected

2. Apologies for absence and reasons given: Cllr C. Read. 

3. To receive declarations of interest in accordance with the Localism Act 2011: None 

4. To elect a vice chairman: N. Hunton. Proposed, Cllr Hudson. Seconded, Cllr Howdin. Elected.

5. To approve the Minutes of the last meeting held on 4th November 2020: The minutes were signed as a true record.

6. Chairman & Council's comments: None.

7.  Clerk's Report on matters outstanding: Nothing to report.

8. LCC Report: Cllr T Smith was welcomed to the meeting and congratulated on his recent election. and gave a brief personal resume. 

9. WLDC Report: Cllr Bierley's report was circulated prior to the meeting. Fly tipping was highlighted as a real problem. He said there needs to be a fundamental change in attitude and partnership working between agencies. Cllr Hunton queried whether there were any grants available for the village shop and whether Neighbourhood Plans are still taken into account when planning applications are considered. Cllr Bierley informed him that part of the revision of the Central Lincs Local Plan is to embed Neighbourhood Plans into the main plan. 

10. Finance: to approve accounts and Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2021

a) Execute Annual Governance Statement: Executed and duly signed.

b) To approve Statement of Accounts: Approved and duly signed.

c) Execute Certificate of Exemption: Executed and duly signed.

d) Execute Review of effectiveness of internal audit: The report from Cassells, internal auditor, was given to council which stated no areas of concern. Executed.  

Accounts for payment: Resolved to pay: H Pitman £503.71; Great Limber Village Hall £35.00; Glendale £248.40.

11. Renewal of insurance policy and review inventory of assets: The clerk confirmed that the asset register has not changed. Council agreed renewal with Zurich Municipal at a cost of £421.68.

12. To review standing orders and financial regulations: Reviewed

13. Planning: To comment on any applications received: None.

14. To discuss & resolve on any matters relating to the local history project: Cllr Hoyle had circulated wording for the interpretation boards prior to the meeting and gave a report on progress. The wording is too long to go on the boards and he has been advised to use QR codes for this rather than leaflets. Discussion took place regarding how to develop the project including the need for car parking. It was agreed that a meeting be held with the Village Hall committee to discuss the latter and the clerk to work with Cllr Hoyle to finalise the design of the boards and obtain three quotes in order to progress funding applications. Council is happy for the project to progress but not to pick up the full cost. To be discussed further at the July meeting.                                                                        

15.  To discuss withdrawal of bus service in the village and whether to make representation to LCC: Communication with Stagecoach had not provided any information as to how to resolve the issue other than to contact LCC transport officers. Cllr Smith is to take up with the portfolio holder and officers and report back to council.

 The meeting closed at 8.44pm