12th September 2012 – 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington Di Dray
Cllr John Hough Gary Dray
Eric Howard Robert Hammond
Eileen Howard Anita Hammond
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.