Full Council Meeting 24th September 2020


Minutes of the meeting of the Full Council held on 24th September 2020 at 7pm via video conferencing.


Present: Cllr Terry Taylor (Chairman)


Cllr M Gibson              Cllr S Haddock           Cllr M Holland             Cllr T Kemp     Cllr E Lowe

Cllr D Mangion            Cllr B Rose                  Cllr K Wood                 Cllr A Wright


Also present: Mrs Y Smith (Town Clerk) (TC), Cllr Wendy Bowkett (LCC County Councillor)


Public Session


Cllr Bowkett and Cllr Mangion (ELDC District Councillor) tabled reports. They both said to be mindful of the new Covid 19 instructions.


92.       Apologies


Apologies were received and accepted from Cllr Day (holiday)


93        Declarations of Interest under the Localism Act 2011


Cllr Rose declared that he had an allotment


94.       Notes of Previous Meetings


  1. Extra Ordinary Full Council Meeting 22nd July 2020
  2. Full Council Meeting 23rd July 2020
  3. Finance and Policy 3rd September 2020 (Cllr Rose objected to the minutes)
  4. Community Action Meeting 17th September 2020


It was RESOLVED to accept the notes as a true record of the meetings.


95.To receive brief reports from the Town Mayor and Town Clerk


Mayor- The Mayor tabled a report.

TC-The TC tabled a report. Cllr Rose asked if ELDC had given permission for the sanitisers to be installed and TC confirmed that it had.


96.Finance & Policy Meeting 3 September 2020


Para 27a- Cllr Rose disagreed with the Complaints Policy as he had suggested items to be included that were not incorporated and Proposed not to accept it. Seconded by Cllr Wood. Cllr Wright made an amendment to the motion that the Complaints Policy be accepted as it stood. The amendment was taken first.

It was RESOLVED to accept the policy as it stood. 6 for 3 against

Para 27b-it was RESOLVED to accept the Social Media Policy

Para 27c-it was RESOLVED to accept the Communications Policy

Para 29 - it was RESOLVED to apply for a Business Debit Card for the TC and Assistant TC.


97.Community Action Meeting 17 September 2020


Para 41- it was RESOLVED to set a team up comprising of Cllr Taylor, Cllr Marsh and Cllr Wood to investigate funding and how much to set aside for the work



Para 42- it was RESOLVED that Cllr Holland, Cllr Lowe and Cllr Mangion complete an audit of the town.


98.Update on Community Engagement


Cllr Taylor tabled a report. He said that there will be a meeting with ELDC officers to see how to drive it forward. Cllr Rose said that he had read all of the ‘Have Your Say’ survey and thought there were some good points. Cllr Wright felt that the council needs to produce both positive and negative views.


Cllr Bowkett left at 7.45pm


99.Powers of Delegation


It was RESOLVED to remove the extra powers of delegation given to the Town Clerk and the Deputy Town Clerk at the Extra Ordinary meeting held on 23 March 2020.


100.Sessions House Project Funders


It was RESOLVED to issue a statement of support for the Sessions House Project Funders


101.Planning Permissions to note


  1. S/165/00232/20-Former Barley Services, Boston Road
  2. S/165/00858/20- 17 Boston Road


102.Street name for former Barley Services Ltd, Boston Road Spilsby.


It was RESOLVED to choose the name Barley Close


103.Cemetery Taps


It was RESOLVED to accept the tender of £1444.00 for the new cemetery taps.


104.Orders for Payment and Income August/September 2020


It was RESOLVED to accept all orders for payment


105.     It was RESOLVED to move to closed session in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to discuss confidential Council business.


The Chairman closed the meeting at 8.20pm