The parish council met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor C. Elkington in the chair. A request for £1,000 from the village hall allowance was granted and the accounts were approved. Faulty street lights, street signs and more potholes will be reported to Lincolnshire Highways.
During the open session there was a lengthy discussion regarding the proposed planning application for Queensway and Saxilby Road. Local residents feel very strongly that no permission should be given by West Lindsey District Council until the major flooding issue has been resolved. The council was thanked for reporting to WLDC that some rubbish bins had not been collected at Westwoods and Mill Lane. It was noted that any such occurrence can be reported to WLDC and they will immediately make a collection. The Woodland Trust has given 105 free trees which were planted on Saturday 9th November in the Jubilee Wood when about 20 volunteers came to help with the planting. Despite the poor weather conditions, £700 was raised at the bonfire party which was shared between the recreation field and FOSSA. The village Christmas trees are being ordered and arrangements for the lights switch-on are in hand. Christmas vouchers were given to a number of volunteers who serve in the village throughout the year. The budget for 2014/15 and precept will be discussed at the December meeting.
Members of the public joined a number of veterans and members of uniformed organisations at the annual parade and interdenominational service at the War Memorial. The parade, mustered by David Lomas, walked from School Lane to the War Memorial where a short service was led by the Rev Andy Burrows and the Rev Joan Vickers. The Last Post was delightfully played by Madeleine Brealey. The names of the fallen were read by Coun Richard Butroid and the wreath was laid by Coun Dennis Taylor on behalf of the parish council. Refreshments provided by members of the parish council and served by the Sturton Guides were most welcome and greatly appreciated by many of those who attended the event.
The next Evergreens bingo will be in Sturton Village Hall on Tuesday 19th November at 2pm.
The WI will meet in Sturton Village Hall on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm when member Alison Brownlow will speak about trees. The roll call is name a tree and the competition is A leaf.
Mavis Wilkinson will talk about Christmas traditions on Wednesday 20th November at 7.30pm. Admission is £1.