Minute of a meeting of the Pleasant Residents’ Association
14th November 2012– 7.30 pm
Chairman James Pocklington Eileen and Eric Howard Sylvia Scott
Betty Pinfold Brenda Nutt Richard Scott
Patrick Purves Di Dray Gary Dray Sarah Dodds Brian Shaw John Hough
Dave Heal John Prior
1. Apologies - none
2. Minutes –read and approved
3. Arising –
· Mick Kingswood andothers expressed concern about skateboarders and mini-motorbikes in the middle of the road. James Pocklington would speak to the PCSOs as this was a police matter.
· 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. Eileen Howard had had to replace some barriers put on the roadway and moved away by the binmen. Sarah Dodds explained it is necessary to protest to ELDC with times and dates. The agreed better option was to ask the manager to come to a meeting in January.
· Car Parking – Dave Heal brought this up and Sarah Dodds confirmed that Louth Market Place belongs to Lincs County Council, all the others belong to ELDC. Enforcement is likely to be stricter there once it is decriminalised. More of this below.
· Dave Heal mentioned people being encouraged to park in the opening of Little Butcher Lane at Mercer Row end. There were no prohibition markings on the roadside. John Hough would look into it.
· Watts Lane – Patrick would try to progress with getting a quote for speed humps
4. James Pocklington reported on the appeal by Sainsburys against refusal on the old Browns site. There was an extensive discussion and advice from Sarah Dodds to notify ELDC of the continued concerns of residents about traffic intensity, Watts Lane and other issues relevant to the original refusal.
5. Chris Fairburn’s plans to develop (?four) dwellings on Mount Pleasant and consultation with neighbouring properties.
6. James Pocklington mentioned the flyer –all agreed that the Association’s work and specific achievements should be mentioned in the next edition.
7. Quiz –The September quiz £44.50 had been the subject of a nice thank-you letter from Beth and Phoebe, who were now going to Thailand to do voluntary work
8. The meeting returned to the issue of parking in the town. Gary Dray pointed out there was not adequate provision for motorcycle parking in any part of the town. The ELDC objective of “parity with Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea” was inappropriate and the restrictions and charges would harm local shops and other businesses.
9. Sylvia asked if the sign previously requested for the end of Mount Pleasant to signify the start of the private was on the way. Cllr Hough confirmed he would chase it up with Highways.
10.Richard explained his concerns over the traffic situation at the corner of Mount Pleasant and Little
Lane. The meeting agreed that the parking of cars on the south side of Mount Pleasant near to the corner was a problem with cars approaching Little Lane having nowhere to go if a car appears
around the corner. James agreed to write to Ian Mickleburgh to request his views on the situation.