Welcome to the blogsite for the Pleasant Residents Association

The Pleasant Residents' Association was formed a number of years ago to act as a focal point for all Residents in the Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Avenue, Little Lane,Robinson Lane estate and Watts Lane area.

Currently the association has suspended it's activities due to lack of volunteers to stand for committee.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Mount Pleasant housing development

Steve Brown (representing Chris Fairburn) would like to meet local residents to discuss plans for the land at the rear of the new houses recently built on Mount Pleasant.
A meeting has been arranged for next Friday 30th November , 7.30pm at St Michaels' Church Hall.
Please come along if you would like to contribute.
If you are unable to make the meeting but would like to make some comments then please email them to me
 jpocklington@fastmail.fm .


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

10th October 2012– 7.30 pm

Chairman James Pocklington                                                             Eileen and Eric Howard
Sylvia Scott                                                                                            Betty Pinfold
Brenda Nutt                                                                           
Patrick Purves                                                                                      Di Dray
Anita Hammond                                                                                  Dave Heal
Robert Hammond                                                                               John Prior             
Apologies- Gary Dray, Sarah Dodds, Brian Shaw, John Hough   
1.      Minutes –read and approved
2.      Arising –
·        Dave Heal mentioned people parking against lowered kerbs, inhibiting mobility scooters and wheelchairs.  Chairman confirmed this was something that the parking enforcers would no doubt address.  Dave was concerned there would not be enough wardens for the area
·        Betty Pinfold and others expressed concern about skateboarders in the middle of the road
·        The Association would review the parking situation after decriminalisation in December
·        Bins were still a problem – not the green ones but the blacks and greys were being left all over the place, no doubt due to haste.  James would ask Sarah Dodds to protest to ELDC
·        Watts Lane – Patrick reported on progress with getting a quote for speed humps
·        Farm air pollution was discussed.  ELDC had now stopped responding to protests.  The dyke was now toxic.
·        Amenities – Eileen Howard proposed a bench seat somewhere for walkers to rest.  Suggestions were requested for where it should go.
·        Shop next to old Browns site – Betty Pinfold mentioned piles of cardboard, a fire hazard.  James would speak to Bas
3.      Neighbourhood plans – James reported on the attitude taken by ELDC for the consultation process not to be local to specific town areas.  We would not have the input we had hoped for
4.      Quiz –The September quiz was  a benefit for two young women who were going to do 3rd World charity work in 2 years.  It had raised £44.50 net.
5.      Brian Shaw had written in.  He suggested hanging baskets and other beautification should be put up.  John Prior mentioned the old Browns site and plastic bottles.  James would try to organise a collection.
6.      Council Tax – James described the proposed “turn of the screw” by ELDC increasing the charge on empty dwellings and introducing it sooner, after just a month, and raising it by degrees thereafter.
7.      The Ambulance base –the proposed move was discussed. The service was not likely to be disrupted but the staff would be commuting to Skegness, which was ecologically nonsensical.
8.      There being no other business the meeting closed at 8:25 p.m.
12th September 2012 – 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington                                      Di Dray
Cllr John Hough                                                           Gary Dray
Eric Howard                                                                 Robert Hammond
Eileen Howard                                                             Anita Hammond
Sylvia Scott
Apologies:-  Brian Shaw, Patrick Purves, Dave and Alana Heal.
1.      Minutes for 8. 8. 12 read and approved.
2.      Rushmore Park.  James informed the meeting that the outings to Rushmoor Park and the Panto were going ahead.  Tickets for Rushmore Park had to be used before the end of September. James expected this to cost in the region of £80.00
3.      Watts Lane traffic calming.  Patrick had informed Cllr Hough that his contact had not got back to him as yet.
4.      Gary has seen signs at the end of Mount Pleasant Avenue – Dead End and Unsuitable for Heavy Traffic.  Were these the signs referred to in previous minutes no 9?  The sign that Sylvia had mentioned should have read ‘Dead End’ and not No Entry but that was for the end of Mount Pleasant.
5.      James had had a meeting with Anne Shoreland re Neighbourhood plans. It was rather disappointing as his wish was for separate groups interested in their own immediate area whereas East Lindsey District Council were more interested in one larger group to cover the whole area.  James will have another meeting with Anne Shoreland on Monday.
6.      Mention was made regarding the speed limit on Little Lane being reduced to 20 mph.  Cllr Hough said it was to obtain 20 mph limits.  James informed  the meeting that Sustrans were trying to get a general limit of 20 mph in all built up areas.
7.      Gary had been to the Cinema recently when one of the cinema employees came to work in a car and parked in a disabled bay in the car park opposite.  Gary pointed out the disabled markings and was told “You can park anywhere after 6pm mate”  Gary checked this out with Miss Steel at Tedder Hall.  This is not correct but ‘he knows he can get away with it’.
8.      Eileen Howard was concerned about people parking against lowered kerbs in the town.  This causes problems for people in wheelchairs and anyone with a pram.  Cllr. Hough offered to give any help he could with this matter, especially if a specific problem area was noted.
9.      Decriminalisation has been postponed from 1st October to either 1st November or December. Outside contractors have applied by tender for the work which Cllr Hough believes has been won by a private contractor.  There is going to be a meeting in Lincoln with the Residents for Kidgate, Lee Street and Aswell Street which Cllr Sarah Dodds has organised.
10.  Concern was voiced about a supermarket building on the old cattle market site.  Cllr Hough had not heard of any approaches as yet.  However the District Council has had many enquiries for supermarkets over the last 20 years and expects this to carry on.
11.  There being no other business the meeting closed at 8.15pm.