1 November 2022 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 of Langworth Group Parish Council held at Langworth Memorial Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st November 2022.   
Present:  Cllrs M Herbert (Chairman), H Stilgoe-McCombe, A Curtis, A Hyatt, J Machin, S Taylor, K Tyrrell, 
R Waite, C/Cllr I Fleetwood, D/Cllr A Welburn, Mrs M Vail (Clerk).  
Two members of the public were in attendance. 
Meeting began at 7.31pm.
1. Public Forum: 
Resident one – spoke concerning how overgrown some footpaths and field footpaths are; and enquiring if residents could be written to with a request to cut back vegetation earlier in the year.  
Action: Clerk to contact LCC to ascertain process to contact owners.
Resident Two – spoke regarding the speed limit on Barlings Lane.  He was advised that Barlings Lane is an approved site for the Community Speed Watch team to operate on (although more volunteers are needed); the new vehicle activated signs are being assessed and can be relocated to Barlings Lane if necessary; that LCC are aware of speeding concerns, and there is a 30mph sign on the road surface; and that the planned Swallow Homes development will change matters. 
2. Apologies: Cllr P Bowser, D/Cllr C Darcel.
3. Declarations of Interest: None received.
4. To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2022:
With one minor amendment to item 5, it was RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 4 October 2022 as a true record; and these were duly signed.  Action: Clerk
Proposed:  Cllr J Machin, seconded: Cllr A Hyatt. All in favour. 
5. To review the Action Log:
     The Action Log was reviewed, with many items having been completed. 
     Updates were given as follows:
o Vehicle Activated Signs – the sign near to Knights of Langworth has captured a top speed of 112mph exiting the village, being recorded at 5.30pm on 15th September 2022.  The top 20 recorded speeds are all very high.  Since May 2022, of 1.1 million recorded vehicles, 20% were speeding.  C/Cllr I Fleetwood offered to compare figures with other local villages. It was observed that whilst the A46 has had a lot of work done, the A158 has been neglected.
o Neighbourhood Plan – the Draft Central Lincolnshire Local Plan hearings are scheduled to take place in November 2022.  As both Plans are interlinked, the outcome from the hearings is awaited.
o Condition of roads – photos have been taken which are to be sent to LCC.
o New Station – there is further deterioration. The Clerk will follow up with the owner in January 2023.
Cllr R Waite reported drains, near his property, as barely coping with recent heavy rains.  Action Cllr R Waite to report them.
6. Comments from County Councillor, District Councillors and Chairman including:
C/Cllr I Fleetwood – In respect of flooding, the LCC reporting system only records where water has ingressed into a property.  C/Cllr I Fleetwood is working towards the implementation of a system which will record other properties affected - whilst these may not have had water ingress, they are just as important.  
Prowling by person(s) unknown has been taking place in local villages.
D/Cllr A Welburn – her October report has been circulated. She will be touring the District on 11th November with the new community policing inspector, should any Councillor wish to meet.  Alternatively, she can relay local issues.  Cllrs M Herbert and A Hyatt indicated an interest.
D/Cllr A Welburn’s CIF grant monies of up to £275.00 have been applied for by the Memorial Hall.  
7. Highways: Nothing to report.
8. Correspondence
To note only:  Police: Safer Together Team Newsletter - Quarter 2.  Action: Clerk to recirculate.
Action required: Launch of IGAS Community Grant Fund 2023: The Clerk gave a brief overview of the grant scheme, after which it was agreed to apply for funding towards a replacement slide or swings, with accessible options to be considered. Noted that this will be a longer-term project. Action: Clerk to apply.
D/Cllr A Welburn advised of other possible sources of grant monies.
The possibility of work to the church lych gate was also mentioned.  Action: Cllr M Herbert to approach Rev Penny Green.
9. Planning:
a) To consider any update/required actions in respect of the Langworth Neighbourhood Plan:
Discussed under item 5 above.
10. Play area:
a) ROSPA report (circulated) and identified remedial work:
Noted that:
o no high-risk items have been reported
o a couple of medium risks have been reported; including the Memorial Hall’s goal post which their Committee needs to address
o several low-risk items have been reported (eg clean, cut trees, tighten bolts).
Following comments from around the table, it was agreed to wait until early 2023 before resolving on any actions.  Noted that any planned works should consider the Memorial Hall’s Coronation Party in 2023.
b) to approve move to new inspector:
Approved to move across with immediate effect; with inspections to take place quarterly and noted that the inspector can carry out minor repairs whilst on site for inspections.
11. Clerks Report
a) To receive the financial report: A financial report was given. 
A brief explanation was given that CIL payments are a national scheme set in law as part of the planning process; and they arise from local developments. Having a Neighbourhood Plan will increase payments from 15% to 25%.  Action: Clerk to circulate WLDC leaflet explaining CIL.
Requested that earmarked reserves for Grants be relocated into the general budget. Action: Clerk
b) Approval of payments: RESOLVED to approve payments. Action: Clerk
           Proposed: Cllr A Hyatt, seconded: Cllr K Tyrrell.  All in favour.  
c) Budget and Precept setting – approve precept estimate to WLDC
Noted that WLDC are likely to increase their figures by 6%.  RESOLVED to submit a precept estimate figure to WLDC of last year’s figure plus 6%. Action: clerk
Proposed:  Cllr M Herbert, seconded:  Cllr A Hyatt. All in favour.
12. Approve meeting dates for 2023: 
10 Jan, 7 Feb, 7 March, 4 April, 16 May, 6 June, 4 July, 5 Sept, 3 Oct, 7 Nov, 5 Dec.
No meeting in August.
Annual Parish Meeting - 16 May
RESOLVED to approve the abovementioned dates.
13. Date of the next meeting: Tuesday 6th December 2022, 7.30pm at Langworth Memorial Hall
Meeting ended at 8.39pm
Michelle Vail – Clerk/RFO to the Council                                                 
Dated: 08 November 2022
14/09/2022, GLENDALE, £675.85
14/09/2022, M VAIL SEPT EXPENSES, £22.50
14/09/2022, M VAIL, MILEAGE, SEPT, £10.80
14/09/2022, LL EDITOR - SEPT PRINTING, £144.76
14/09/202,2 ROSPA, £96.60
16/09/2022, "LCC PENSION SCHEME, SEPT," £220.73
16/09/2022, SAGE, £8.40
16/09/2022, BRANSBY HORSES LL ADVERT, £26.75
20/09/2022, "M VAIL, SALARY SEPT," £710.76
12/10/2022, "M VAIL, OCT EXPENSES," £22.50
12/10/2022, "M VAIL, MILEAGE OCT," £10.80
12/10/2022, "LL EDITOR, OCT PRINTING," £150.64
12/10/2022, WELTON PC, £40.00
12/10/2022, GLENDALE, £675.85
12/10/2022, "PKF LITTLEJOHN, AUDIT FEES," £240.00
13/10/2022, "MEMORIAL HALL, LL COSTS," £1392.00
13/10/2022, "WLDC, DEFIB ANNUAL FEE," £100.00
18/10/2022, "WLDC, CIL PAYMENT (Planning app. 140483)," £2655.40
18/10/2022, SAGE, £8.40
19/10/2022, LCC PENSION - OCT, £220.73
19/10/2022, M VAIL SALARY OCT, £710.76
01/09/2022, OPENING BALANCE, £38452.58
09/09/22, INTEREST, £1.63 
10/10/22, INTEREST, £1.63
Accounts for Payment in November
"Office Utilities Internet, M Vail" £22.50
"Mileage 24 miles @45p/mile, post notices, M Vail" £10.80
M. Vail Parish Clerk Salary Nov £710.76
M Vail Pension Nov £220.73
"M Vail PAYE, NI, Nov" £38.76
"Welton PC, play area inspection " £20.00
Sage payroll £8.40
TOTAL £1031.95
Ear Marked Reserves
Elections reserve, £4,000.00"
Grant expenditure, £1,900.00"
Total, £5,900.00"