7 December 2021 Minutes

Langworth Group Parish Council  

Serving the grouped parishes of Barlings, Newball, Stainton by Langworth and Reasby

E:mail: langworthgroupparishcouncil@gmail.com

Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at Langworth Memorial Hall at 7.30pm

Present:  Cllrs M Herbert (Chairman), P Bowser, A Curtis, A Hyatt, S Taylor, K Tyrrell, R Waite, C/Cllr I Fleetwood, D/Cllr A Welburn, D/Cllr C Darcel, Mrs M Vail (Clerk), and one member of the public.

Meeting started at 7.30pm


1. Public Forum: The member of the public advised that he had recently moved to the local area.

2. Apologies: Cllr J Machin, D/Cllr C Hill

3. Declarations of Interest: None received.

4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2021:

RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 2 November 2021 as a true record; and these were duly signed.

5. To review the Action Log:

The Action Log was reviewed. Most tasks from the previous meeting have been completed, and updates were given for the tasks still in progress.

In respect of Scothern Lane flooding, C/Cllr I Fleetwood reported that a meeting had taken place recently including himself, Cllr M Herbert; three Anglian Water representatives and two LCC Highways Officers.Significant financial investment would be required to improve the situation.Anglian Water can offer a scheme for residents.A flood meeting is due to take place at LCC who can carry forward a discussion around joined up thinking; involving a group of different agencies; to move the project forward.

6. Comments from County Councillor, District Councillors and Chairman:

Cllr I Fleetwood:

In addition to comments under item 5 above; he will press LCC Highways for a date for the 30mph works.

D/Cllr A Welburn:

Advised that applications can be made to WLDC for a £700 grant towards a Queen’s Jubilee event in 2022.Action: clerk to circulate details. Action: Cllr M Herbert to speak with Langworth Memorial Hall representative.

7. Highways:

a. Working group report on vehicle activated signs; including IGAS grant application:

Cllr A Curtis advised that he understood this project to be on hold until LCC implemented the 30mph speed limit; on which clarification is needed from LCC.

b. Community Speed Watch: volunteer response; approve required start up expenditure:

Seven residents have registered their interest with the Clerk, and others have shown interest on Facebook.Item deferred until January 2022 meeting.

c. LCC update re implementation of double yellow lines and 30mph speed limit:

LCC had provided the following update:

Double yellow lines - The works order is with LCC’s contractors, Balfour Beatty. Works are often carried out last minute with LCC only receiving notification a few hours prior.

30mph speed reduction - Objections had been received therefore this has had to be reported to LCC’s Planning & Regulation Committee where further queries were raised; so it is currently under review again.  If LCC progress with a speed limit reduction; another full consultation will be required.

Action: clerk to write to LCC.

d. LCC invite to join Parish Agreement Scheme – Urban Highway Grass Cutting 2022-23:

RESOLVED to join this scheme whereby LCC will reimburse parish councils towards costs of urban highway grass cutting carried out on behalf of LCC.  Action: clerk

8. Correspondence:

To note only: D/Cllr A Welburn (Nov/Dec) and C/Cllr I Fleetwood (Nov 2021) reports; Nettleham Policing Team – December Newsletter; WLDC – revised register of electors.  Action: clerk to recirculate Police Newsletter

Action required:

WLDC Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Project:

D/Cllrs have one tree to offer per Ward; therefore, all three D/Cllrs are to liaise as currently there are three trees for 5 parishes. Confirmed that a tree and plaque have been applied for; and possible locations have been suggested.

Request for photos/history on Langworth Service station/ Station garage:

The requester can try the three local Facebook sites; and Langworth Local.Action: clerk.

9. Planning:

a. To consider any update/required actions in respect of the Langworth Neighbourhood Plan:

Cllr A Hyatt advised that matters are in hand.

b. To consider new applications and an appeal:

143905: Alter the roof and roof space of existing garage to provide guest accommodation with balcony to the rear and addition of a brick stairway to the south elevation: The Old Vicarage Church Lane Stainton By Langworth

RESOLVED in favour. For – 3; Against – 0; Abstentions – 2. No comments. Action: clerk

143993: Barn conversions complete with extension, carport and associated works to form 3no. dwellings: Station Farm Station Road Langworth:

in favour. For – 3; Against – 0, Abstentions – 2.  No comments. Action: clerk

Notification of Appeal APP/N2535/W/21/3279260 Stable Block at 3 Acre Field Holt Farm Stainton Lane Stainton By Langworth: in respect of 142917: change of use and extension of redundant stable building to form 2no. holiday lets

The appeal was noted.Cllr I Fleetwood observed that, if granted on appeal, the holiday lets are likely to become permanent residences.

10. Policy Review – Members to approve reviewed LGPC Policies:   

RESOLVED to approve the following reviewed policies: Planning Procedures (no changes required); and Social Media Policy (one minor change required).  Action: clerk

11. Clerks Report

a. To receive the financial report: as previously circulated:

A financial report was given (attached below).

b. Approval of payments: as previously circulated:

RESOLVED to approve payments as per the financial report (attached below). Action: clerk.

Proposed: Cllr A Hyatt; seconded:Cllr P Bowser. All in favour.

c.To receive update on banking mandate:

The bank has reported a ‘glitch’ with putting the Clerk onto the mandate.Action: Cllr M Herbert

d. Approve additional £50 + Vat for engraving and wood treatment of new noticeboard:

Noted that the supplier has given a 50% discount.The wording will read ’Parish Council’.

RESOLVED to approve. Action: clerk

Proposed: Cllr P Bowser; seconded:Cllr S Taylor. All in favour.

e. Consider options for use and storage of snow blower and gritter:

Following consideration; Cllr A Curtis offered to store and use the equipment.Due to his availability; an alternative daytime volunteer may be required.

RESOLVED to approve. Action: clerk to write to current volunteer.

Proposed: Cllr P Bowser; seconded:Cllr A Curtis.All in favour.

f. Clerk’s Annual Leave: w/c 20 Dec 2021; w/c 27 Dec 2021; w/c 21 Mar 2022: Noted.

g. Set 2022 meeting dates: These were noted as the following Tuesdays:

Jan 11th;      Feb 1st;      March 1st;      April 5th;      May 3rd (two meetings: Annual Parish Meeting followed by Annual Meeting of the Parish Council);    June 7th;     July 5th;     Sept 6th;      Oct 4th;     Nov 1st   and   Dec 6th.

There will be no meeting in August.

12. Date of the next meeting: Tuesday 11th January 2022, 7.30pm, Langworth Memorial Hall

Meeting ended at 8.22pm.

Michelle Vail – Clerk/RFO to the CouncilDated: 16 December 2021


LANGWORTH GROUP PARISH COUNCIL, BANK RECONCILIATION, 1st Nov - 30th Nov 2021                                                               

CURRENT ACCOUNT, ACCOUNTS PAID                                                   








GLENDALE, £1041.96

LCC PENSION, £167.88




LL EDITOR, £171.84





DEPOSIT ACCOUNT                                                        




CLOSING BALANCE, £41448.49                                                                   


Accounts for Payment in December                                                                        

Office Utilities Internet, Dec, M Vail, £22.50

Mileage, 12 miles @45p/mile, post notices, M Vail, £5.40

Langworth Local Editor, Inv 033, £171.84

Langworth Local Editor, Pay Increase, Backpay, INV 034, £34.02

Lonsdale Print, INV 250439, £142.00

Parish Clerk Salary, Dec, M Vail, £566.58

Welton PC play area inspection, £20.00

Sage payroll, £8.40

Glendale, INV 03322, £264.00

Pension, Dec, £167.88

TOTAL, £1402.62


Ear Marked Reserves                                                                    

Elections reserve, £4,000.00                       

S137 Local Gov Act expenditure, £2,000.00                          

VAS sign installation, £4,000.00                  

Grant expenditure, £1,900.00                    

Total, £ £11,900.00