Village news - Baston
PARISH COUNCIL – The council meeting took place on January 10 at the Barn in Baston. Present: Councillors J Affleck, G Baxter, S Bunce, L Colbourn, A Hutchins, L Knights, L Lawes, E Mort (chairman), M Parkin, County Councillor M Trollope-Bellew, District Councillor K Cooke, the clerk R Woolley and four members of the public.
Prior to the meeting there was a presentation from Karen Sinclair from SKDC informing the meeting that Neighbourhood Development Plans (NDP) had taken the place of Parish Plans.
Public forum - A resident gave details on the number of houses and their relationship to the parish precept which showed the high proportion of homes (almost 25 per cent) containing only one adult in Baston. He also updated everyone on the proposed traffic lights at Godsey Lane, in the Deepings and anyone concerned could contact Lincolnshire County Council (LCC). He thanked Welland and Deeping Internal Drainage Board for cleaning out the dykes.
Approval was received for discharge of conditions at 28 Main Street; for construction of three lean-to covered extensions at PMK Recycling and the additional storage container plus re-siting the existing one behind the village hall.
No representations were given for the proposed restaurant extension and additional car parking at Waterside Garden Centre but it was noted that this area is outside of Baston Parish.
For 2013/14 donations were agreed as Baston Football Club £200, Baston churchyard in Thetford Avenue £500 and Baston CofE Primary School £400 for swimming transport. It was agreed to allocate BPFMC up to £3,700 towards refurbishment programme. The money to be released when the grant or refurbishment has been successfully applied for.
The WI request for funds was not allowed because the PC was not allowed to give a grant to a single person to attend Denman College at Oxford.
Tommy Tree Services was asked to remove the dangerous tree at the allotments during the current financial year.
Bus passes could be used with no charge before 9.30am if the journey started in Lincolnshire. LCC has advised it now had to make further savings of about £42m.The new green waste charge had been successful and allowed extra street cleaning to take place.
A resident reported that volunteers were trying to keep the detached churchyard tidy and there were three trees which were in urgent need of attention. The grant from the PC helped with these costs.
The next meeting will be the parish council meeting on February 14 at the Barn at 7.30pm with a talk about superfast Broadband followed by the usual meeting at 8pm.
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