A meeting of Faldingworth Parish Council was held in the Memorial Hall,
Faldingworth on 16th September 2008.
Present: Cllrs N Smith (Chairman), A Longdon, T Howard, D Dickinson, Mrs B Pears and Mrs B
Also Present: County Cllr R Hiscox and 5 members of the public
Clerk: Mrs J Murray
08/09/01 Apologies for Absence
Cllr Raynor sent his apologies and on a proposal from Cllr Mrs Pears, seconded by Cllr
Mrs Longden, following a unanimous vote, his reason for absence was accepted. District
Cllr Mrs D Rodgers, District Cllr M Parish and the Police sent their apologies.
08/09/02 Declarations of Interest
There were no declarations of interest in agenda items on this occasion.
08/09/03 Minutes of the Previous Meeting
Three members were not satisfied that the correct procedure had been followed in
respect of the cheque issued to Mr N Smith at the previous meeting and that it had been
recorded in the notes without approval. The Clerk pointed out that the matter had only
arisen on the evening of the meeting and that correct procedures for the issue of the
cheque had been followed.
7.35pm Cllr Smith left the meeting
On a proposal from Cllr Howard, seconded by Cllr Dickenson, Cllr Longdon was
unanimously voted to be Chairman for the remainder of this meeting.
It was agreed to delete the item from the notes and record the cheque at this meeting at
the appropriate agenda item and on a proposal from Cllr Dickenson, seconded by Cllr
Howard, following a unanimous vote, it was agreed by all that the notes of the meeting
held on 15th July 2008 were approved and signed following the deletion of the cheque
issued to Mr N Smith.
08/09/04 Report from Council representatives and outside bodies
County Cllr R Hiscox said he would speak to the WLDC Monitoring Officer following the
previous item. He reported that he was a member of a committee that would be
scrutinising policy development groups at LCC. The intention is to combine functions
and act as a critical friend to look at improving existing systems. It was just after the
summer break and he had not attended any meeting on which to report as yet. Cllr
Hiscox reported that he would be visiting an Energy from Waste Plant in Sheffield similar
to that envisaged for installation north of Lincoln and that concerns regarding emissions
had been satisfied as they were 10% of that from a coal fired power station and it is
considered to be a safe process.
08/09/05 Chairman’s Report
As Cllr Smith had left the meeting there was no report on this occasion.
08/09/06 Public Open Forum
7.50pm - On a proposal from Cllr Dickenson, seconded by Cllr Howard, following a
unanimous vote, it was agreed that the meeting is suspended to allow for 15 minutes of
questions from the public
A question was put to County Cllr Hiscox regarding the proposed new waste plant and where it
was to be sited. He replied that the proposed location is Whisby Road, North Hykeham adjacent
to the proposed Siemens site.
He was also asked whether a full environmental impact assessment would be carried out
regarding air quality and how high the stack will be. Cllr Hiscox will report back.
Agenda item 18 – members were asked if any matters would be raised under this item and were
told that no items had been put forward.
8.00pm - The meeting resumed
08/09/07 Clerk’s Report and related matters
The external audit has been signed off and the notice displayed, the ex clerk’s report
had been circulated to members. No response to date has been received regarding BT
proposals re payphones.
08/9/08 Financial Matters
A desk belonging to the Council was no longer required and on a proposal from Cllr
Dickenson, seconded by Cllr Howard, following a unanimous vote, it was agreed that the
former Clerk should retain the desk at no charge.
On a proposal from Cllr Mrs Pears, seconded by Cllr Mrs Longden, following a vote, it
was unanimously RESOLVED to sign the new bank mandate.
The cheque issued to Cllr Smith at the previous meeting was discussed at length and
the Clerk/RFO confirmed that the correct procedure had been followed. Three cheques
had been received payable to the Parish Council and these had been banked and
cheques issued in reimbursement, no items had been directly paid for by the Council. It
was agreed that Cllr Smith had been incorrect in his actions to organise an
entertainment event for the Senior Citizens of the village in the name of the Council
without first obtaining a resolution to do so.
8.15pm - On a proposal from Cllr Mrs Pears, seconded by Cllr Mrs Longden, following a
unanimous vote, it was agreed that the meeting is suspended to allow a member of the
public to speak
Mrs D Booth confirmed that she had organised the entertainment event on 3.9.08 with
Cllr Smith and all costs had been covered by sponsorship and donations – receipts will
be provided for the record.
8.25pm - The meeting resumed
On a proposal from Cllr Mrs Pears, seconded by Cllr Mrs Longden, following a majority
vote (Cllrs Mrs Pears, Mrs Longden and Longdon for, Cllrs Dickenson and Howard
abstained), it was RESOLVED to accept the following accounts for payment:
125.00 Mr N Smith Reimbursement of sponsorship contributions for 3.9.08 event
20.00 Mr N Smith Reimbursement of sponsorship contributions for 3.9.08 event
70.80 Mr A Price Ex Clerk's final expenses claim
29.38 SCIS (UK) Ltd Computer support
279.81 Mrs J Murray Clerk's salary and expenses
Business Money Manager Account £8,689.52
Community Account 505.36
Petty Cash 60.24
High Interest Deposit Bonds
LALC – GP Dispensing info
EMDA – News Summer edition 2008
LCC – County Council welcomes new assistant director
LCC – shared Legal Services
WLDC – George Martin – unable to attend September meeting
WLDC – Community Emergency Plan
Community Lincs – Information Fair dates
WLDC – State of the District
WLDC – Naming of new property on Spridlington Road
WLDC – Corporate Plan 2008/11
Mr J Marshall – copy of book “Bastard Brat”
WLDC – Information Booklet for Members 27.8.08
LCC – Putting People First info
LALC – Newsletter July 2008, Annual Report 2007/2008, Courses and Local Forum info
Community Lincs – Play Area Safety Training
Clerks & Councils Direct – September 2008 issue
Community Lincs – Best Kept Village Competition results
WLDC – Standards Committee agenda 11.9.08
Communities & Local Government – East Midlands Fire & Rescue Control Centre info
Community Lincs – AGM 25.9.08
Lincolnshire Assembly – Questionnaire on-line
Community Lincs – Rural Links Update July & August issues
The Lincolnshire Playing Fields Assoc. – AGM 23.10.08
All Saints Church PCC – contribution for 3.9.08 event
FPC – copies of letters sent to WLDC re Boretech etc.
WLDC – Information Booklet for Members 9.9.08
Police Authority – Local Police and Community Forum 25.9.08
Mrs J Ireland – letter of thanks
WLDC – Lincoln Villages Area Forum 13.10.08
08/09/10 Planning Matters
The Clerk reported that she had attended a meeting with the Chairman, Mrs S
Sanderson (Clerk to Toft Newton Parish Council), District Cllrs Parish and Mrs Rodgers,
Mr G Martin and Ms M Clewes at WLDC regarding the issues raised under minute
08/07/11 and a full response will be sent in writing.
08/09/11 Amenity Grass Cutting
Quotes will be sought and the matter was deferred to a future meeting.
08/09/12 Stocks Lane
On a proposal from Cllr Howard, seconded by Cllr Dickenson, following a unanimous
vote, it was agreed that a request will be made to LCC Highways to install a
footpath/lowered grass bank on the east side of Stocks Lane outside the school.
08/09/13 LCC Highways Meeting
Following their meeting with LCC Highways, members have requested the following:
a) Clarification of the proposed road markings.
b) The passing bay on Stocks Lane is being used as a parking area and a request will
be made for the area to be marked accordingly.
c) A request for an oak post on the corner of Stocks Lane by the notice board will be
made to stop vehicles driving over the verge.
d) A request will be made for the grass encroaching on the footpath from Boundary
Walk into the village to be cut back.
08/09/14 Village and Play Areas Maintenance
The springs on the play area gate require attention. A ROSPA inspection was carried
out on the play area in August 2008, the report has yet to be received.
08/09/15 Any Urgent Matters for discussion
Please be advised that these are notes of the meeting taken by the Clerk and cannot in any way be regarded as
the official minutes of the Council proceedings until they are approved and signed at the next meeting.