October 2020 Minutes (5th)

Minutes of the of Dunston Parish Council Meeting held on Monday 5th October at 7.30pm via Zoom.  

PRESENT: P.Cllrs R.McLuckie (RM) (Chair), P.Moore (Vice Chair) L.Phillipson (LP), E.Vinter (EV), R.Churchward (RC), P.Duncan (PD), C.Cllr. R.Kendrick (RK),  D.Cllr. N.Byatt (NB) & Clerk L.Stocker (LS)(Minutes)  

APOLOGIES: D.Cllr L.Pearson 


ACCEPTANCE OF MINUTES: The minutes were corrected to accommodate comments from Councillors and held to be a true and accurate record. 



NB has arranged for NKDC to replace the missing sign at The Stepping Out point. A pot hole at the entrance will also be filled. 


Rob’s October report will be forwarded shortly and will include details of resources to support people as the pandemic continues. 

Healthwatch Lincoln are hosting a webinar on pain control  on 20 October 2020. To book a place visit https://www.flippinpain.co.uk/event/do-you-get-it-webinar/


Revisit advertising the Parish Clerk vacancy at the next meeting.

The third Larder Aid event collected an impressive amount of resources for those in need of support in the local community.

CLERK’S REPORT Louise Stocker: 

The ongoing issues with mole hills are being addressed as they arise.

Action: LS
The paperwork relating to co-option was checked and the need for hard copies of some documents was identified.     

Action: LS


A broken streetlight at the end of Fen Lane has been reported to LCC using the ‘Fix My Street’ website, which notes that its repair has been noted and will be actioned shortly. This useful mechanism can be used by everyone and is accessible online at https://fixmystreet.lincolnshire.gov.uk. Monitor. 

Digby -  Essential Maintenance work continues until 30th November. Parts of North Street and Station Road will be closed to all users (Including emergency services, pedestrians, cyclists & equestrians) as required. 


The previously discussed memorial bench has been installed on The Green.

This highlights the condition of other benches in the village, with a suggestion to refurbish or replace them being raised. Revisit during Precept discussions.

Action: LS

The Jubilee Noticeboard (outside the Village Hall) and the bus shelter are in need of maintenance and/or repair. Assess and action if possible. 

Action: RM

Another incident of Fly tipping on Dunston Heath Rd has been noted. Report to https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk. 

Action: LS

Village Keepers Report : Three other incidents of Fly Tipping have been reported (After the railway bridge on Lincoln Rd, near the bridge on Dunston Rd & alongside The Old Potato Store). There are also issues with non-collection of the bin at the cemetery and the use of incorrect bin bags at the playing field. Resolve.  

Action: LS

The Village Keeper, LP & RM have noted and reported damage to a willow tree on The Green. Tree Protection Officers to address. Monitor. 

Action: RM

A suspected incident of ‘Dogging’ was spotted in the vicinity of The Old Potato Store. Number plates were taken & the police notified. Monitor. 


Decision : Application 20/1028/FUL Erection of single storey rear extension & new first floor extension over existing garage. 5 Spring Court, Dunston. Approved. 

Amended Details : Application 20/0029/FUL Erection of 329 dwellings, access points, internal roads & sustainable drainage infrastructure. Land east of Sleaford Road (B1188) and west of Dunston Road, Metheringham.

Full details of all Planning applications are available on the Planning Online page of the NKDC website.


The adjustments to the Zip Wire are still needed. Ongoing.

Action: RM


Quotes for the maintenance needed at the Village Hall are yet to arrive. Revisit    

Action: LS

FINANCES: As of 5th October 2020

The Parish Council curate funds of £9,300.45 for preservation work on behalf of the Trout Project.

It was agreed that it would be preferable to move to online banking. Research. 
Action: LS


Monday 19th October 2020 at 7.30pm via zoom. 

Meeting ID: 883 592 6322       Password: 1Bsbxr 

The meeting closed at 8.00 pm.