Minute of a meeting of the Pleasant Residents' Association
11th July 2012 - 7.30 pm
Chairman John Prior, Eileen and Eric Howard
Cllr John HoughSandi Trafford
Michael Kingswood Patrick Purves
AJ Hammond R N Hammond
Brian Shaw Cllr Sarah Dodds
Cllr Sue Locking Di Dray
1. Minutes -read and approved
2. Arising - Cllr John Hough reported a meeting had been arranged with Dean Myhill from LCC
Highways at 6:30 the following Wednesday for all concerned local residents. He urge as many
as could to appear. Eileen Howard reported Watts Lane had been closed the previous Sunday
without warning or explanation by Anglian Water.
3. Sainsburvs Patrick Purves reported on the hearing the previous Thursday, at which the Metaris
application for a convenience-store or mart had been refused. There was to be a further
hearing on 19th July to set this in stone, with reasons, and Patrick was authorised to write
underlining local residents' and others' unanimous objection, while making it plain to ElDC that
we would not automatically object to a sensible development and would welcome, e.g. starter
homes, a skate-park, or some other amenity with real benefit to the community and the Town.
He was to write to the local papers suggesting people contact us with ideas and views.
4. Street Clean Up -this was in hand with StreetScene, a date of this Sunday had been set and
those parking had been notified in advance of the time -lO.a.m. This was considered
problematic because the food festival was on that day, and opportunistic parking was likely to
occur all up ChurchStreet;
6. Mr. Hammond suggested Watts Lane might benefit from traffic lights
7. Cllr Sarah Dodds would speak to the Planning Officer about the conditions on the Metaris
8. Gary Dray reported that he had contacted the Council concerning the weeds on the site at the
junction of Monks Dyke and Church Street, and they would be cut down in the next three
9. John Hough mentioned a request from Louth Seniors for bus stops on the temporary route on
Church Street, residents were not in favour as the route is recordedly stated to be temporary
10. The Association wished to thank James Pocklington for his hard work on the Metaris opposition
and our Councillors for their regular attendance and attention. John Hough put in apologies for
the August meeting.