Present:                                                  Cllr. Fitchett                                       Chairman

                                                                Cllr. Sands                                           Vice Chair

                                                                Cllr. Allen                                             Cllr. George

                                                                Cllr. Ingham                                        Cllr. Maltby

                                                                Cllr. Cooper                                        BBC

                                                                Cllr. Brookes                                      LCC

                                                                1 member of the public

                                                                Wendy Depear                                  Parish Clerk


186/21 Public Forum

There were no matters for the Public Forum


187/21 Chairman’s Comments

The member of the public who was contemplating joining the Parish Council had decided not to join


188/21 Apologies for absence and the reasons given

Apologies were received from Cllr. Thorpe.


188/22 Receipt of declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011, and to consider any written requests for dispensations in relation to members disclosable pecuniary interests

None were received.


189/21 Notes of the last meeting held on February 2nd, 2022 to be approved as the minutes

It was proposed by Cllr. George seconded by Cllr. Fitchett that the minutes be signed.


190/21 Police Matters

There were no matters for the Police.


191/21 View Points on questions from the public

There were no questions asked.


192/21 Reports from the Minutes of the previous meeting and report from the Clerk of issues arising from since the last meeting

The Clerk has been informed that following the death of Ian the gentleman who wound the Church clock, a donation has been received to convert it to be self-winding.

Action The clerk to respond that the Parish Council are happy for the clock to be converted


193/21 Lincolnshire County Council Matters and Boston Borough – information from and for County and Borough Councillors

Cllr. Brookes reported that central government were not going to reinstate the £12 million that they had cut from the highways maintenance budget so regrettably Lincolnshire County Council had increased the general council tax by 2% to help keep the maintenance budget at the previous year’s level.  This is in addition to the 3% increase already proposed for the adult social care making a total of of a 5% increase for 2022/23.

Cllr. Cooper reported that BBC had not yet agreed their budget.

The proposed Boundary changes regarding BBC and South Holland.


194/21 Correspondence received which the Council are invited to resolve on

Sutterton Village Hall Committee – funding for the hall’s plans were discussed.

Action it was proposed by Cllr, Fitchett seconded by Cllr. Sands that a donation of £500.00 be paid this was a unanimous decision

Sutterton Methodist Church - Asking for a reply to their letter of November 3rd

The Query answered that the letter had been returned to the sender

BBC - Register of Electors update March 2022.

Maintenance man - quote for the repainting the seats


194/21 Highway matters

The following items were reported

A pothole on the BP Site was reported

Action - it is a private site

The parking on Station Road was explained - The parking area at the rear of the site is being prepared, and is expected to be completed by April 4th.


195/21 Speed Detection Data

Cllr. George reported that the devise is now on Boston Road.


196/21 PlanningB//22/0086 Advertisement Consent for 1no. 5m freestanding totem sign at BP                , Station Road, Sutterton. PE20 2LG

The application was discussed and members had no objections.

Action – clerk to respond to the Planning Dept


197/21 Accounts for payment as per payment sheet 11 of 12 dated February 22

It was proposed by Cllr. Allen and seconded by Cllr. Ingham that the payments be made.

Date Cheque No Payee Details £
28/02/2022   Staff Costs Staff Costs 189.59
28/02/2022 102292 Staff Costs Staff costs & expenses 396.16
02/03/2022 102294 Sutterton Village Hall Donation 500.00
      Total 1,085.75


Details £
Home Office 12.50
Broadband 15.00
Mileage 10.80
Postage 13.76
Total Expenses 52.06


Date Received From Details £
02/02/2022 WK Inscription 45.00
    Total Received 45.00


198/21 Inspection Rota for Cemetery and play equipment

Cllr. Ingham on the Inspection Rota reported that the seats need painting

Cllr. Sands asked if the links for the Parish Council website could be linked to the facebook page

Action - Clerk to contact the Web-site controller


199/21 Matters for report

Fly Tipping near No. 1 Park Avenue was reported.

Action - tipping to be reported


QEII Jubilee

This item was discussed earlier in the meeting in correspondence.


Cllr. Maltby’s suggestions

The suggestions were discussed more thought needs to be given to the planning.

Matters for inclusion in the April Agenda


There being no further business the meeting closed at approx. 8.40pm


The next meeting will be on Wednesday April 5th 2022.