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Minutes of the Community Resources Committee on 5th July 2022




Present                                              Councillor J Baskett (JB), (in the chair).


Councillors:       M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), S. Crew (SC), H. Filer (HF), D. Ford (DF), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), G.E. Horton (GEH), M. Lamb (ML), A. Leonard (AL), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), J. Simmons (JS) and D.E. Wing (DEW).


Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), J. Garrett (JG), B. O’Brien (BO) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW).


The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips and the Town Clerk’s Assistant Mrs. M.C. Vincent were also present.


C1.           Election of Community Resources Committee Chairman
It was RESOLVED that Cllr. AL be elected as Chairman.  Cllr. AL took the Chair.


C2.           Election of Community Resources Vice Chairman
It was RESOLVED Cllr. LMC should be elected as Vice Chairman.


C3.           Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllr. Mrs. EB, JG, BO and Mrs. PFW.


C4.           Declarations of Interest / Dispensations


C5.           Minutes
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Community Resources Committee Meeting held on 10th May 2022 be approved as the Minutes.


C6.           Cemetery
The Committee noted that negative comments had been received regarding the state of the fire damaged buildings at Louth Cemetery and the area immediately around them.  It was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk should look into having the buildings constituting the old cemetery workshop demolished.  It was noted that the Town Clerk would, prior to demolition, contact ELDC to see if consent was required. The Clerk reported that a member of the ICCM would be undertaking a review of the Cemetery on August 23rd 2022.


C7.           Queen’s Jubilee Parish Council Grant
It was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk be given delegated authority to make an application for the above to

purchase a special commemorative bench for placement in the town for public enjoyment.  It was noted that the preferred location for this was on Bridge Street (to add to the two benches currently owned by ELDC).  If this proved feasible, the Town Clerk to purchase the most suitable bench type for that area. It was noted that the grant only covered up to £1,000.


C8.           Allotments
It was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk should write to the Allotments Association to politely inform them that the Town Council wished to undertake a review of their rent and to request that information be supplied to assist the Committee in making any future increases.


C9.           Training
Following attendance by the Town Clerk and her assistant at the Lincolnshire Event Safety Partnership Course (and notes circulated from that) it was agreed that if another training course could be organised (preferably using Sessions House as a venue) that Cllrs. JS, JB, DH, Mrs. JMS and SC would all be interested in attending. It was noted that Louth Town Council would be organising the Remembrance Sunday Parade this year and that information received at the course may need to be considered for this event.


C10.        Working Groups
It was RESOLVED that the Asset Review Working Group be re-established with it previous terms of reference but with a membership now increased from 9 to 10 members: – Cllrs: AL (Chair CR), Mrs. EB (Chair G&F), MB, LMC, HF, DF, Mrs JMS, JS, ML and BO.


C11.        Next Meeting
The Committee noted that the date of the next scheduled Community Resources Committee meeting was 30th August 2022





The Meeting Closed at 8.13pm.





Signed_______________________ (Chairman)                Dated_________________________