Met in the Old Schoolroom with Councillor Chris Elkington in the chair. Five local residents were also present. Minutes and accounts were agreed. Council reviewed all the village assets on their annual walkabout and it is agreed to request a street light on the Ashfield footpath and replace the seat on the corner of Thorpe Lane and Fleets Road.
The annual Bonfire Party will be on Saturday 8th November on the Recreation Field. Details later. Two coaches took the Evergreens to Scarborough for their annual Summer Outing. Discussion of the Quaker Car Park area took place and a suggested figure for a nominal fee has been sent. The three play parks have been inspected and two quotes are to be obtained for doing the main repairs that are required. Arrangements are being made for the Lighting of the Village Christmas Tree which will be on Saturday 6th December. In the Best Kept Village competition this village reached the second round. The Best Kept Garden results are listed below. There were no objections to the following Planning Applications: Outline Planning for demolition of former filling station and provision of six work units - Butler Technik, Tillbridge Road; Outline Planning for development of land between 15 and 25 Marton Road; Planning Application for 44, The Close for extension to existing single storey dwelling to form a self-contained annexe accommodation. Planning Permission has been granted for the change of use to cafe, tearooms and takeaway at 4, High Street. Comments are to be sent to West Lindsey District Council regarding a drainage report issued by ACIS re Queensway.
Best Kept Garden
And Business Premises:
Coronation Cup for the Best Kept Garden winner was Mr and Mrs S. Hall, 2 Medway;
Clifton Cup for Best Kept Small Garden winner was Mrs G. Poole, 23 Bradway and Runner-up Mr and Mrs F. Parsons, 1 Village Farm Drive.
Highly Commended were 10 Davey Close, 20 Davey Close, 4 Stretton Close, 10 Eastfield, 7 Kisgate and Ivy cottage, Stow Road.
The Leonard Quaich for the Best Kept Business Premises winner was Bransby Horses Rescue and Welfare and Runner-up Sturton by Stow Primary School.
The trophies and certificates will be presented at the Parish Council meeting on Wednesday 1st October at 7.15pm.
Chris Stable was the speaker at the meeting in Sturton Village Hall on Wednesday 17th September at 7.30pm when he told us more about the Trentside Power Stations. Admission to meetings is £2 and all are welcome.
Will celebrate their Harvest Festival on Sunday 21st September at 10.30am when the preacher will be the new minister Rev Helen Hooley. All donations will be gratefully received and the Sale of Produce will be on Tuesday 23rd September at 7pm. All are welcome to come and share this celebration of thanksgiving.
Members of the WI are hosting a Macmillan Coffee Morning in Sturton Village Hall on Friday 26th September, 10am-12noon. Donations of cakes would be most welcome. Come and support this wonderful cause.