Minutes – Swainsthorpe Parish Council – Meeting – 7th July 2014



MONDAY 7th JULY 2014



Councilors: Janet Flower (Chairperson); Tony Talby (Clerk); Paul Frost; Glynis Frost; David Chapman


Apologies were received from Councilor Graeme Johnson, District Councilor Laura Webster and County Councilor Colin Foulgar.


The minutes of the last meeting, having been circulated, were taken as read, approved and signed.

From the chair, Janet Flower expressed condolences on behalf of council upon the recent death of Mr. Alan French, formerly of the Dun Cow. Sympathy goes to his widow, Grace.


Janet Flower asked whether we had yet got the copy of the Electoral Roll but it still has to be collected. The matter of noise nuisance from motorbikes off Briar Lane was brought up but no further complaints have been received.


Paul Frost gave the planning report, mentioning the application from The Holdings, which has now been dropped, and the stables at 11 Briar Lane and the mushroom farm development at the former nursery site, both of which have been approved. He also noted the reopening of the Dun Cow, now renamed the Sugar Beat, contrary to the impression given by Mr. Cruickshank that the name would not be changed. A question was asked about the rumour of a campsite in the adjoining field but nothing has been heard. The planning officer assumes that planning permission would have to be sought for change of use.


Tony Talby reported that the £100 petty cash was almost used up on various items listed for the Council, including plants and dues.

The current account now stands at £8,156.00 and the deposit account at £13,617.00.

Janet Flower asked for news of the proposed shed in the churchyard and was assured that it is a priority, although the most pressing thing at the moment is considered to be the path. This led on to a report from David Chapman about the new Futures Group which has been set up to plan ongoing works to improve the church building for use as a community centre. There will be a meeting of the Charity Trust in two weeks, after which more will be known.

The type of surface for the path is being discussed.

Tony Talby asked for Council’s approval to look into the provision of a second noticeboard for the green outside the recycling area. It is felt that this might help to include villagers living from there to the Vale. The motion was proposed by Paul Frost, seconded by Glynis Frost and approved.

There being no other business, the meeting was closed.

The next meeting will be Monday 1st September at 7.30pm at St. Peter’s Community Hall

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