Upton Parish Council met last week when all members of the council were present with Coun J. Milne of West Lindsey District Council also in attendance. The PCSO sent her apologies but forwarded a crime report of the area. Unusually there were about 12 members of the public present with half of these residents opposing the proposed street light on Cade Lane. It was resolved to have a site meeting in the near future with the lighting expert from the County Council. The clerk is to arrange a meeting.
It was reported that footpath 51 was impassable due to flooding and the clerk is to contact the county council about this issue. Church Road and High Street/Heapham Road were due to be resurfaced in January, but as yet nothing had happened. Dog fouling signs are to be distributed as the problem has again arisen. The erection of a war memorial was discussed. The dumping of rubbish on Cow Lane had been reported by a councillor but as yet nothing had been removed. The village hall representative reported that the hall was being run well, but more committee members were urgently needed. The Wifi is now installed. Coun L. Alsop had organised the Christmas market, this being very successful with 10 organisations receiving £100.52 each. New lights had been bought from results of a quiz night held at the Rose and Crown. Councillors agreed to grant £50 to Citizens Advice and a donation to the church towards electricity over the Christmas period. The community plan was still in hand and an event was in the process of being organised. The next meeting will be on 11th March, 7pm for the public followed by the council meeting.
At the last meeting it was reported that it was being well used. The clerk had tendered his resignation, therefore they are seeking someone else for the post. Anyone interested is asked to contact Tony Hall on 838720 for information.
Last week’s quiz was in aid of the village hall when winners were Bernard’s Gang and The Oblong Tablers, £95 being raised. This week’s quiz is for the Air Ambulance.
Sunday 26th January: Church, Morning Prayer at 9.30am; Chapel, no service, but Covenant Service at Lea at 10.30am.