04-04-23 CR MINS
MINUTES OF THE LOUTH TOWN COUNCIL COMMUNITY RESOURCES COMMITTEE
HELD IN THE OLD COURT ROOM, THE SESSIONS HOUSE, LOUTH
ON TUESDAY 4th APRIL 2023
Present Councillor A. Leonard (AL), (in the chair).
Councillors: J Baskett (JB), M. Bellwood (MB), L. Cooney (LMC), S. Crew (SC), H. Filer (HF), J. Garrett (JG), D.J.E. Hall (DJEH), D. Hobson (DH), G.E. Horton (GEH),), Mrs. J. Makinson-Sanders (JMS), K. Norman (KN), B. O’Brien (BO), J. Simmons (JS) and D.E. Wing (DEW)
Councillors not present: Mrs. E. Ballard (EB), L. Frost (LF), M. Lamb (ML), Mrs. S.E. Locking (SEL) and Mrs. P.F. Watson (PFW)
The Town Clerk, Mrs. L.M. Phillips was also present.
- Apologies for Absence
Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs: Mrs. EB, Mrs. SEL and Mrs. PFW
- Declarations of Interest / Dispensations
- BO – agenda item 6 – as his wife is involved.
- Mrs. JMS – agenda item 6 – as she is involved.
- DJEH – agenda item 6 – as his wife is involved.
It was RESOLVED that the notes of the Community Resources Committee Meeting held on 31st January 2023 be approved as the Minutes.
- Coronation of King Charles III – Bespoke Planter
The Committee considered a design for a bespoke planter. It discussed its concerns regarding the tall solid back, inner materials and lack of reservoir, safety both in terms of placement relating to users of the adjacent ATM and regarding wind resistance and size. It went on to discuss possible solutions such as the incorporation of decorative arches from each corner meeting in the centre (to resemble a crown shape) with a crown atop instead of a solid back, making the decorative aspect of the planter a surround rather than an actual planter that could go over the top of the existing planter and be bolted to it, that way ensuring that the planter had a reservoir and the inners would not rust. It was RESOLVED that the Town Clerk should discuss the concerns with the quoting company and should bring the results of that discussion to the Town Council meeting of 25th April for consideration. Further, if possible, an image showing what impact such a planter might have in the suggested location should be produced.
- Rural Market Towns Group
It was RESOLVED that the Council should subscribe to the above, at an annual cost £121.82 plus VAT.
- Louth Art Trail
The Committee received and considered a request to support the regeneration of the above and for any financial contribution possible. It was RESOLVED that the Council supported the regeneration of the Art Trail. However, at that moment, without quotes or invoices to support expenditure, it did not wish to support it financially.
- Asset Register
The Committee reviewed and approved the Council’s Asset Register.
The Meeting Closed at 8.10pm.
Signed_______________________ (Chairman) Dated_________________________