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MARHOLM PARISH COUNCIL MEETING

 

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD ON 26th SEPTEMBER 2019

COMMENCED AT 7.00PM AND FINISHED AT 8.45PM

 

Present:

T Hawkins (Chairperson & Councillor)                       P Nuttall (Vice Chairperson & Councillor)      

G Haythornthwaite (Councillor & Honorary Clerk)    Sean Elliott (Councillor)

Sue Welch (Councillor)

            

10 residents from the village attended

  1. 1.Minutes of the last meeting

The minutes for the Parish Council Meeting on 4th July 2019 were agreed and signed as a true record of the meeting.

  1. 2.Matters arising from the last Parish Council Meeting
  1. 3.Werrington Grade Separation

Rob Norman attended the meeting and gave an overview of the current status of the project. The project is about on time or possibly a week behind. The project is still due to be completed in summer of 2021, although there will still be some finishing off to put the site back to how it was, and this could take up to a further 12 months.

The railway line between Grantham and London will be closed for 9 days in February 2020 so that they can tunnel under the rail tracks.

Some issues were raised about the width of the new road and the bridle way which has a special surface for horses. Rob Norman confirmed that these have been built to the agreed specification.

There is a possibility that a site tour could be arranged. Rob Norman to check into this and confirm – Gillian Haythornthwaite

If residents have any queries, then raise with the Parish Clerk and these will be passed to Rob Norman.

 

  1. 4.Rams Hill – dangerous section of road

Andy Speechley one of the residents at Rams Hill raised a serious concern about the number of accidents including the death of a motorcyclist on the section of road in front of their houses.

The residents are just waiting for another serious accident or fatality to happen and this is very stressful. Efforts have been made to get something done via the police but have not been successful.

It was agreed the MPC will raise with the Highways department to see if additional signage can be put up to slow down the traffic and to ask if there are any other suggestions to make this stretch of road safer.

  1. 5.MPC Finances

Balance brought forward:                         £5,949.65

Precept:                                                    £ 0.00

Expenditure:                                             £ 0.00

Represented by Bank Statement:             £5,949.65

Lloyds Treasurers Account

Budget for 2020/2021 was agreed:

Village Hall (8 standard and 2 exceptional meetings)            £100.00

Insurance                                                                                £190.00

Remembrance Day Wreath 2015                                           £19.00

Rededication of the War Memorial                                        £250.00

Defibrillator Running Costs                                                     £50.00

Website Running Costs                                                           £100.00

Village Improvements                                                            £600.00

Training                                                                                   £250.00

VETS                                                                                        £100.00

Grand Total                                                                             £1,659.00

                  

            

  1. 6.Planning Applications
  1. 7.“Best Kept Village” Projects

Discussion took place on future projects:

  1. 8.Litter Pick
  1. 9.AOB

Next meeting has been changed to 14th November 2019 at 7pm in the Village Hall.

If any Marholm Resident has something they would like to raise with the Parish Council, please Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.