10th October 2012– 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington Eileen and Eric Howard
Sylvia Scott Betty Pinfold
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.