MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCES COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON TUESDAY 8th MARCH 2022
Present Councillor A. Leonard (AL), (in the chair).
Councillors: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J Baskett (JB), L. Cooney (LMC), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), G. Horton (GEH), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), J. Simmons (JS) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).
Councillors not present: M. Bellwood (MB), S. Crew (SC), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), F.W.P. Treanor (FWPT) and D.E. Wing (DEW).
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips, the Town Clerk’s Assistant, Mrs. M.C. Vincent were also present.
It was RESOLVED that Cllr. KN would act as the Chairman’s assistant as Cllr. MB was not present.
C28. Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs. MB, SC, JG, FWPT and DEW.
C29. Chairman’s Remarks
C30. Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
Cllr. Mrs. JMS – items 5 and 6 as a member of ELDC.
Cllr. Mrs. EB – item 5 as a Warden and Chair of KEVAEC.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Community Resources Committee Meeting held on 25th January 2022 be approved as the Minutes.
C32. London Road Pavilion and Sportsground
After a lengthy discussion and having referred to the relevant contract in place with Magna Vitae, it was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk would write to Magna Vitae stating Louth Town Council’s objection to any transfer of the management of the London Road Pavilion and Sportsground taking place without LTC being part of discussions as a landowner. Further, the Town Clerk would list the concerns of the Town Council (ref agenda report by Cllr. GEH) and request that Magna Vitae attend a meeting of all Louth Town Councillors to address their concerns. Cllr. JB wished it noted that he disagreed with this approach.
The Council noted that further to the informal zoom meeting held with Mr. J. Challen (ELDC) on 28th February 2022, the Service Manager for Safer Communities at ELDC and Sergeant Kelly Palmer of Louth Neighbourhood Policing Team it had been agreed, at Sergeant Palmer’s suggestion, that placement of a new CCTV camera in the vicinity of Northgate, covering Vickers Lane and along Northgate past the Millers Daughter should be investigated. The Town Clerk reported that she had spoken to Mr. J. Challen at the beginning of March who had reported that the owner of the building on the corner of Vickers Lane and Northgate had informally agreed to have a camera mounted on the exterior wall and this would cover the view up Vickers Lane and Northgate towards the Millers Daughter. Formal permissions were to be sought. Further she reported that there was now 4G at the Gatherums and so ELDC were confident that a camera could now operate there. Finally, it was hoped that another monitoring system would be set up at a nearer location to Louth than the current location at Boston.
C34. Closed Session Item
It was RESOLVED to move into Closed Session in accordance with the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the business to be discussed in the following item, information being of a confidential, third party and commercial nature in relation to grass cutting.
a. It was RESOLVED that company 4, Tudor Ground Maintenance be awarded the amenity grass cutting contract for 2022/23.
b. It was RESOLVED that company 4, Tudor Ground Maintenance be awarded the cemetery grass cutting contract for 2022/23.
It was RESOLVED to come out of Closed Session.
C35. Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Community Resources meeting was 10th May 2022.
The Meeting Closed at 9.05pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________