Draft Minutes of Meeting 12th March 2019




held on Tuesday 12th March 2019

at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall


Present:                 Councillors                      J Hill (Chair)                Phil Thompson (Vice Chair)               Janet Lill                                                                                         Sandra Hudspeth       Nicola Kerr

075/19  Chairman’s welcome                                                                         

076/19  APOLOGIES :  Geoff Purllant   Carol Fuller

077/19  OPEN FORUM FOR QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC One resident attended.


078/19  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 8th JANUARY 2019   Approved and signed. 


  1. Additional street lights on Suttons Lane Email received from D Deadman, Street and Lighting Programme Officer on 10th March 2019.  Clerk to reply and get further information.
  2. Additional Bin for Deeping St James Road and the end of Bridgegate Lane Email received from PCC stating that this has now been ordered.
  3. Village Gate Clerk to speak to Clerks at Hartford and Marholm to establish how their village gates were acquired and what planning permission was required, if any. Also contact Highways Department of PCC and discuss.


  1. Invitation received from Deeping St James Parish Council inviting Chair and Councillors to their Annual Parish Meeting on 23rd April 2019. Cllrs Kerr and Hudspeth will attend.
  2. Email received from resident complaining about the state of the verges at the east end of Suttons Lane. This has been an ongoing problem since 2011.  Clerk asked to send photos to PCC and request a meeting to review the area and discuss what can be done (Ref 023/186)

081/19  FINANCE

  1. Cheque payment was made in reimbursement for renewal of McAfee Total Protection £44.199
  2. Clerk to contact another parish clerk to discuss Unity Bank as a possible alternative to Barclays.

082/19  PLANNING

  1.  19/00302/HHFUL   objections to proposal to be sent to PCC


  1. Village Sign 3 businesses have been approached and quotes received.  Clerk to contact JohnEley to ask if the sign can be made in a more durable material to that quoted, perhaps moisture resistant MDF.  It was decided that a new sign will be made rather than a refurbishment of the existing one.  Once agreed, Clerk to investigate whether funding will be available.
  2. Village Gate As above at 079/19 (c).
  3. Parish History Additional information was given to Clerk who will review all material and write an article for the Parish Council website.
  4. Xmas Sing-Along 2019 a discussion to take place as to whether people outside the parish should be invited.  No decision reached and therefore will be discuss at a future meeting
  5. Summer Bulb Planting Agreed that this was a good idea.  Cllr Hill to purchase these.
  6. Graffiti on bus stop on Lincoln Road Cllr Hudspeth reported that the bus stop had been defaced and also a sign on Sutton Lane.  Clerk to contact PCC and ask for these to be cleaned.
  7. Previous visit to Highway Safety (Network Manager) 11th June 2018 Cllr Hill will circulate his email which was sent after his visit.  No action has been taken and she will contact him again for an update. 


  1. Spring Litter Pick/Clean for the Queen  This will take place on Sunday 7th April 2019.  People to meet at the Parish Council Noticeboard on Riverside at 10.00am.   Clerk to produce poster advertising the event.
  2. Village Tribune Chairman was asked to include an entry to list dates of forthcoming Parish Council meetings and to mention the village winning the Best Kept Village in 1987.

Meeting closed at 9.00pm.  Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 9th March 2019 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall.

Signed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Date ……………………………





Approved Minutes of Meeting 8th January 2019




held on Tuesday 8th January 2019

at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall


Present:                 Councillors                      J Hill (Chair)                Phil Thompson (Vice Chair)               Janet Lill                                                                                          Sandra Hudspeth       Geoff Purllant      Nicola Kerr  Carol Fuller

065/19  APOLOGIES :  None


  1. Two members of the public attended. Resident from Riverside had objections to planning application, reference 18/02090/FUL with regard to traffic being impeded by construction vehicles during the proposed construction of 2 houses on Riverside.  Resident was advised to contact Peterborough City Council (PCC) direct.  Resident also informed council that streetlight PCC5 (near 19/19A Riverside) was not working.  Clerk to notify PCC.


068/19  MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING HELD ON 11th DECEMBER 2018 Approved and signed. 


  1. Clerk has contacted PCC with regard to proposed additional streetlights on Suttons Lane.  Email sent on 2 January 2019.
  2. Clerk has enquired whether an additional litter bin could be provided on the footpath of Deeping St James Road at the end of Bridgegate Lane. James Collingridge of PCC replied that he would look into this.
  3. A further email was sent to PCC asking for permission to erect a village “gate” on Peakirk Road. No answer has been received.  Clerk asked to contact Cllr P Hiller and to ascertain who owns the verge where it might be sited.
  4. Councillors asked Clerk to acquire a hard copy of Glasdon Gates catalogue.
  5. Clerk was asked to invite Rev Mark-Aaron B Tisdale to Council’s Annual General Meeting on 14th May 2019.

070/19  CORRESPONDENCE   A card had been received from a resident thanking he Parish Council for arranging the Christmas Sing-Along.

071/19  FINANCE

  1. Cheque payments were made in reimbursement for purchase of printer cartridge and Christmas Sing-Along expenses.
  2. Budget for 2019/20

Clerk produced the proposed budget.  After some discussion it was agreed to increase the budget for office equipment by 5%.  The budget was then proposed for adoption by Cllr Thompson and seconded by Cllr Fuller following agreement by all councillors.  The Precept figure will be £4263.  Clerk to send figure to PCC.

072/19  PLANNING

  1. 18/02090/FUL                     No objections
  2. 18/02113/HHFUL               No objections
  3. 18/02099/HHFUL               No objections


  1. Village Signpost – Clerk informed councillors of quotes received to date for this work. She was asked to obtain further quotes to ensure best value for money.
  2. Website – History section requires information. Cllr Hudspeth has sent Clerk some and P Thompson will send further information.  Clerk to update website when information received.
  3. Christmas Sing-Along 2019 – 15th December 2019.
  4. Fletton Quays visit by Councillors at Cllr Hiller’s specific request for suggested dates. Clerk to confirm either Thursday 7thor Thursday 14th February”. 


  1. Cllr Hill told of a road traffic accident on Peakirk Road prior to Christmas.  The Police were made aware and the vehicle has now been removed.
  2. Cllr Hudspeth reported that she and Cllr Lill (and partners) had met with Councillors from market Deeping and Deeping St James at the Walnut Tree for a Christmas drink and chat. Cllr Hudspeth suggested inviting Market Deeping and Deeping /St James councillors to the 2019 Christmas Sing-Along.    For discussion at next meeting.
  3. Cllrs were reminded that the next Parish Liaison meeting is to take place on 13th February 2019.
  4. Cllr Purllant informed council that there is a large pothole nearby number 84 Lincoln Road and also mentioned a “manhole/pothole on Maxey View grass verge opposite The Spinney. Clerk to inform PCC
  5. It was muted about changing our current bankers. This will be added to next month’s agenda.  Clerk to gather information from other Parish Clerks asking for recommendations.
  6. Chair asked if all were in agreement with holding parish meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (apart from February and August when council does not meet). All present agreed.  Village Hall Meeting Room booked for 2019.  Chair booking 2020 dates in same manner.
  7. Chair asked for topic of article to be put in Village Tribune. Suggested that a recap of what the Council has achieved in the past year.  Chair to consider.
  8. It was reported that the streetlight near the traffic calming area on Deeping St James Road is completely obscured by overhanging branches from tree (PCC7). Clerk to report to Highways Department.

Meeting closed at 8.50pm.  Next meeting will take place on Tuesday 12th March 2019 at Northborough and Deeping Gate Village Hall.


Signed …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….   Date ……………………………





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