June 2022

Council Meeting Coningsby Town Council – June 23rd, 2022

In attendance –Cllr Bowen in the Chair, Councillors Dick Johnson, Chris Waites, Paddy Donnellan, Marlene Wilson, Colin Mair, Ruth Sharples, Mary Walker & Tabbi Bannister.

District Councillor Stan Avison and Martin Foster both passed apologies.

Public forum – 2 members of public present. A member of public present asked council to investigate the closed play area on Suffolk Acre and see if they can find out when the play area will be open to the public.


06.01 Welcome from Chairman – The chairman welcomed all present and thanked them for coming.

06.02.  To receive and accept apologies where valid reasons for absence have been given to the Town Clerk prior to the meeting – Apologies received and accepted from councillor Olive and Burnley.

06.03 Signing declarations of acceptance of office –Vice Chairman signed the acceptance of office, having been elected at the May meeting.

06.04 To receive declarations of interest under the Localism Act 2011 – being any pecuniary

interest in agenda items not previously recorded on Members’ Register of Interests and

any written requests for dispensation. – None.


06.05 Notes previously circulated from May 26th, 2022, meeting – to resolve as correct

record of meeting.

It was: - Proposed by Councillor Walker and Seconded by Councillor Waites and RESOLVED.


06.06 Reports from County Councillor & District Councillors if in attendance – Cllr Foster reported that the public toilets have been repainted, he has again contacted the officer dealing with the asset transfer documents.

06.07 Finances - to approve future and retrospective payments and note income received by

Council as listed for June current balances at bank.

It was: -Proposed by Councillor Walker to pay as listed and Seconded by Councillor Waites and RESOLVED.



X- Bounce

Bouncy castle hire


LGA 1972 s.145 (1) (a)


KP Countryside S

Removal of planters


LG (Misellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19



Shield engraved


LG (Misellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19



Coningsby Tea


Sec 137


Sprint signs

Jubilee signs


LGA 1972 s.145 (1) (a)



AB field supplies


LG (Misellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19



Pavilion & field


LG (Misellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, s.19


Tudor Gr Maint

village areas


Open Spaces Act 1906, Ss.9-10


Tudor Gr Maint



Open Spaces Act 1906, Ss.9-10


C Jones

internal audit


LGA 1972 s112





LGA 1972 s112





LGA 1972 s112


06.08  Audit 2022 – to consider the Annual Governance statement

It was:-Proposed by Councillor Waites and Seconded by Councillor Walker and RESOLVED. The Chairman signed the annual governance statement. RESOLVED


06.09 Audit 2022 – (a) to consider /approve end of year submission of accounts – signed

by Chairman (b) receive internal auditors report – all Cllrs have copies.

It was:-Proposed by Councillor Walker and Seconded by Councillor Sharples and RESOLVED. The Chairman signed the accounting statements. RESOLVED


06.10 Planning applications and decisions – no new applications


06.11 Football Club – The clerk - to arrange a meeting date and forward to Councillors.


06.12 Summer Burial Board walk – Council decided to meet for an informal visit on the 5th of July 2022.


06.13 Asset details – Nothing received, DC Martin Foster is chasing these documents.


06.14 Clerks report: Thank You to everyone for the great turnout and support from the

Council for all the events over the weekend; the Dance made a profit of £100; to be shared by Helping Hands and the Women’s Institute.

 Invite to Councillors to attend the Sibsey Lancaster Memorial service in the field; 25th Sept at 2.30pm, tea and cake follows at Sibsey Village Hall.

Hawthorn Hill sewage issues – this is now a licenced site, and any further reports can be acted upon.

Clerk was asked to get some dates from the Welby Group for a meeting asap.


 To resolve to move into closed session- Under the Public Bodies (admissions to meetings) Act

1960 and the Local Government Act 1972, ss 100 and 102 Resolved

1. Asset transfer detail – no further details

2. Land for burial ground – Meeting is to be arranged with the owner and councillors Donnellan & Olive - planning application to be submitted

3. Other land – no further details

4. Lease documents car park – no information

5. Custodian trustee documents – no information


Meeting closed