WILBURTON PARISH COUNCIL
Minutes of the Full Council Meeting, 2nd February 2022 held at St Peter’s Hall, at 8.00pm
Present: Cllr A Dodson, Cllr S Morgan, Cllr Attrill, Cllr Spencer, Cllr Henessey, Cllr Aniskowicz.
Also Present: Clerk (Rixon Zvauya) Assistant Clerk (Kara Atkinson) and 0 member of the public.
22-011: Apologies, Acceptance of apologies and declarations of interests
Cllr Upton sent his apologies.
22-012: Consider Co-option to the Council, applications received
Henry Wilson has applied to be a Parish Councillor in Wilburton. Proposed by Cllr Dodson and seconded by Cllr Spencer. All Cllrs agreed.
22-013: Delivery by the new councillors of their acceptance of office form
Henry signed the paperwork provided by the Parish Clerk. Cllr Wilson joined the existing Cllrs and was welcomed by the chair, on behalf of the Parish.
22-014: To approve of the minutes of previous Full Council Meeting on 5th January 2021
The Full Council minutes from the 5th January were reviewed and accepted. Proposed by Cllr Attrill, seconded by Cllr Aniskowicz. All Cllrs agreed.
22-015: Public Participation (15 mins) – to accept questions and comments from members of the public and councillors with a prejudicial interest. (max 3 mins per person)
There was no public participation.
22-016: Business Matters
a) Consider lease update
For the benefit of new Cllrs joining the Parish in recent months Cllrs heard a summary of the lease journey. Still awaiting response from Pell Estate
b) Consider update on tree work
The Maple has been felled; wood has been used at Wilburton Primary School for Forest School, the sandpits an Little Thetford Forest School
Assistant Clerk to ask East Cambs Trading Company when the rest of the work will be taking place.
c) Consider update on ROSPA
Waiting for prices for the work.
2.Consider Allotments, Sandpits and Community Orchard update
a) Consider update on planting and bird boxes – Cllr Morgan
Two owl boxes have been received; one is up in the Cemetery.
10 fruit trees have been collected to be planted at Berristead green and at the recreation ground for community use.
Dates for a new planting and maintenance day to be emailed round to Cllrs before advertising to the Parish
3.LHI Bid 2021/22 (40 to 30mph on Stretham Road)– consider update – Cllr Spencer
Cllr Spencer had chased but had no update at present
4.Consider update on Grass Cutting Schedule and Wild flower planting- Cllr Morgan/Assist Clerk/Cllr Hennessy
Cutting Berristead Green and playground – avoiding the crocus and daffodil patches – needs to be started a month earlier this year as the grass is already growing
Recreation field – need to cut the grass round the playing equipment and the benches regularly but only a winding path through the trees where wild flower seed is to be planted.
Cllrs discussed the grass cutting schedule, Cllr Dodson to liaise with Trulink with the possibility of a site visit to be scheduled to discuss the changes with them. Assistant Clerk/Cllr Morgan/Cllr Wilson to attend
5.Consider update on yellow lines – Cllr Upton
Cllrs discussed the findings of a meeting between Cll Upton and Highways. Agreed areas for yellow lines are: top of Clarke’s Lane, the bottom (corner) of Clarke’s Lane. Top of Milfield Place to be added
a) Consider scarifying open areas
Cllrs to view the area to see if the area should be scarified.
7.Discuss sale of mower
Strimmer to be retained. Mower a Husquarna LB553 se to be sold, via an advert on the website and the Parish Council facebook page.
8.Consider update on Social Club roof – lead flashing, roof cleaning
One quote has been received, further quotes to be sought
9.Consider update on St Peter’s Hall gable end repair
One quote has been received for repairs, further quotes to be sought
10.Discuss Christmas tree for 2022
Cllr Morgan to meet with a local tree merchant and report back to the council
11.Website update on calendar- Clerk
Cllr Upton and the Parish Clerk attended a seminar on the additional calendar feature for the website. Cllrs discussed the benefits of having this added to the website.
It was resolved that the calendar function be purchased at a cost of £375 (plus VAT). It was proposed by Cllr Dodson and seconded by Cllr Attrill, all Cllrs agreed.
a) 21/01479/VAR Variation of condition 3 of previously approved 05/00500/FUL for the stationing of a mobile home: Pony Lodge Grunty Fen Road
Cllrs objected as this was outside of the planning envelope and was overdevelopment of the site.
b) 22/00004/FUL Single storey rear extension etc to 29 Clarkes Lane
22-017: Agenda items for next meeting
Exploring the possibility of creating a working party WIG
Recreation ground lease
Grass cutting schedule
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
LHI 22/23 bid
St Peters/Social Club flat roof
St Peters Hall Gable wall
Cemetery – scarify
22-018: Councillors Questions – To receive any comments or questions from the Councillors
22-019: Date of next meeting – Wednesday 2nd March 2022
Meeting closed at 9.50pm