North Somercotes Parish Council Public Meeting
Venue: North Somercotes Primary School, Warren Road
An additional Parish Council Meeting was held to consider the Wind Turbine Applications for Laramie Farm and Eau Bank Farm on Tuesday 12th February 2013 at the Primary School. Fifteen members of the public attended to raise questions and make comments, and these were then taken into account at the Monthly meeting held on 25th February 2013. Details of the planning applications are below, :
Planning Permission - Erection of 1 no. 5kW wind turbine to a height of 14.97 metres to the hub w... - EAU BANK FARM, EAU BANK, NORTH SOMERCOTES, LOUTH, LN11 7LP
Ref. No: N/132/00120/13 | Received date: Wed 23 Jan 2013 | Status: Deposited (ie valid and registered) | Case Type: Planning Application
Planning Permission - Erection of a 225kW wind turbine with a hub height of 30m and a height of 4... - LARAMIE FARM, NORTH SOMERCOTES, LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE. LN11 7NX
Ref. No: N/132/02314/12 | Received date: Mon 12 Nov 2012 | Status: Deposited (ie valid and registered) | Case Type: Planning Application
If you would like additional information please contact the Parish Clerk Sheila Pearce on: 01507-359282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THEFTS AND BURGLARIES
The local community is still being targeted by thieves and burglars. Please help to protect yourself by keeping your homes and premises locked up and valuables out of sight. Please keep doors and windows locked when you are in another part of the house or upstairs. If you see anyone around you don’t know acting suspiciously – for example pretending to be canvassing to provide services – then call the police on the 101 number, or 999 in an emergency if you think they may be about to commit an offence, giving descriptions and vehicle registration numbers.
To make sure you receive the latest alerts of thefts etc direct from the Police, please sign up and add your email to the database at www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk/ when you will then receive these warnings direct. See also Shed Alert at https://www.lincolnshirealert.co.uk/images/site_images/2963_Spring_Time_Shed_Security.pdf
Bulk Purchase of Heating Oil
There are now over 95 people enrolled in the scheme, and we have arranged 4 deliveries, the last for over 37000 litres resulting in much appreciated savings for those purchasing 500 litres of around 2-4p per litre. There is no charge to parishioners for being in the scheme and no obligation to have deliveries if either price or timing are not suitable. Our next delivery is expected to be organised during late February, depending on the weather between now and then. For anyone else who wants to join the scheme or find out more, please contact the Parish Clerk either by phone or email on 359282 or email@example.com.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
The next Parish Council meeting will take place at 7.00pm on Monday 25 February 2013 in the Primary School on Warren Road. Residents are invited to come along to ask the Council any questions they may have during the public session at any of the meetings, which is normally from 7.00 pm – 7.15 pm, or 6.30 if there is a long agenda or invited speaker. Check the Agenda for timings. The public are welcome to stay for the remainder of the meeting but are not able to pose questions, and may be asked to leave the meeting, during transaction of Confidential Personnel matters for example.
For Agenda and previous meeting minutes please see the Meetings Section. If you would like a copy of any of the previous meetings or agenda please contact the Parish Clerk.
Parish Clerk Availability:
The Clerk works part-time and is available on the phone or by leaving a message or arranging an appointment by phoning 01507 359282, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a Parish Council 'Surgery'Session from 10 am to 12midday at the Village Hall North Somercotes on Tuesday 26th March. FIRST CONTACT will also be present to offer advice and help those over 60 complete forms to enable them to access support from a variety of agencies.
PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS
The Returning Officer at ELDC confirmed that as at 7 April 2011 8 Councillors were duly elected to the North Somercotes Parish without contest, and the Parish Council co-opted to the 3 remaining vacancies so our list of Council Members is as follows:
Mr Steve Brooks - Vice Chairman
Mr Terance Clayton
Mr Ray Dobinson
Mr Neil Drewery
Mrs Jean Holliday
Mr Jack Libell
Mr Richard Macdonald
Mr Roger Maidens
Mrs Joan Page - Chairman
Mr Bernard Rowell
Mr Harry Soderberg
ANNUAL VILAGE MEETING - The 2013 Annual Village Meeting will take place on 3rd April 2013 in the Village Hall.
North Somercotes Public Toilets
This facility is now owned and run by the Parish Council, and therefore its upkeep is a matter of concern to all of us who pay council tax. Any damage to the facility which has to be repaired, as well as its general upkeep and maintenance, will ultimately affect all of us. Changes to opening times have been made to try and combat the need which some individuals seem to have to hang around and vandalise the facilities, such as breaking open the toilet roll holders and trying and set fire to them or the paper. If you see any problems such as flooding or constantly running water at the toilets please contact the Clerk as soon as possible. If you see anyone misusing or vandalising the facilities please call the police on the 101 number. CCTV has now been installed thanks to a Community Grant from County Councillor Mr Rob Palmer for the outlay on the equipment and kind permission of Roger Gott whose building is supporting the installation, but the maintenance and ongoing costs of electricity for example still have to be found from the precept.