Welcome to the Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council 

This is the official Website of Kimbolton & Stonely Parish Council. The website has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents of the village and act as a vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Kimbolton & Stonely community.

We wish for the site to be as proactive as possible and to be a two way channel of advice, assistance and information between residents and the Parish Council.

It will be achieved by:

  • involving local people more in what is happening in the village
  • improving communication
  • engaging everyone in local issues

St. Andrews Church   Street

 




CASUAL VACANCY

A VACANCY HAS ARISEN ON THE PARISH COUNCIL FOLLOWING THE RETIREMENT OF COUNCILLOR DAVID POOLE.

ELECTORS INTERESTED IN BECOMING A PARISH COUNCILLOR ARE INVITED TO SEND A BRIEF CV TO THE CLERK TOGETHER WITH A NOTE OF HOW THEY THINK THEIR MEMBERSHIP OF THE COUNCIL COULD BE OF BENEFIT TO THE COUNCIL.

PLEASE PROVIDE THIS BY 27 JULY 2016.



NOTES FROM THE RECENT COUNCIL MEETINGS

Tuesday 28th June and Thursday 30th June 2016

(Readers are reminded that this is an unapproved record of proceedings – should parishioners be interested in a particular issue there is no substitute for personal attendance.  Some items discussed during the meeting may not be fully reported or even omitted)

 

Kimbolton School Firework Display

The School Bursar and Chairman of the KSS were present to explain new traffic planning for the event

 

Pound Lane Surface and Football Pitch

A member of the Football Committee was present to talk through their request for the siting of a storage container for goalposts and kit which was agreed in principle subject to certain conditions. 

The pot-holed surface of Pound Lane was also discussed and it was agreed that after examination by PC members on the village walkabout more than just filling the holes with planings was required. It was therefore agreed that as a goodwill gesture the PC would undertake to make good the surface with a concrete-based filler for a longer-lasting repair.

 

Planning Matters

5 St. Andrews Court – conservatory – Recommended for Approval

58 Main Road, Stonely – reroofing and repairs – RfA

27 Park Lane, Stonely – internal remodelling/convert outbuilding/replace flat with pitch roof – RfA

Highview House, Station Road – amendment reference conservatory roofing - RfA

 

Adult Fitness Equipment Installation

Quotes to be obtained for the specialist installation of the new equipment

 

High Street Paving & Bollards

Price for installation to be sought before work is  put in hand

 

20mph Speed Limit – High Street

Following a recent accident in the High Street it was agreed to ask if a 20mph speed limit could be implemented

 

Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration – 11th June

The two PC representatives on this organising committee gave a short report on the event and it was agreed that a letter of thanks should be sent to Mrs Jean Stratford for being the driving force behind the very successful afternoon

 

Mobility Access

It appears that after further consultation with the County Council a possible extra dropped kerb could be installed – consideration was given to the best/safest positioning

 

Working Party Reports – Allotments

It was reported all plots were let but that after the Clerk had written to those listed last month asking that weeds are kept under control in order to avoid infestation of neighbouring plots only two appeared to have co-operated.   The Clerk will write again to those still not complying

 

 

 

 

Cemetery Cottage

A quotation was agreed for the complete redecoration of the outside (doors, windows, guttering etc.) and work will start as soon as possible.  The managing agents had recommended a small increase in rent and this was also agreed

 

Notice Boards

A price had been obtained by the Clerk for suitable new notice boards for the High Street and outside the Mandeville Hall – this was agreed and they will be obtained and fitted as soon as possible

 

Second Parish Sign – Catworth Road/The Butts

It was reported that there was a groundswell of opinion for a second new village sign and the possibility was raised of perhaps partly paying for this by public subscription.  It was agreed to publicise this idea in an effort to gauge possible take-up

 

Commemorative Seat – Queen’s 90th Birthday

This was raised by a parishioner and was agreed in principle that this would be a possible way of  commemorating this landmark event

 

Painting of Railings/Carnaby Bridge

Raised by a member who reported that it was thought the work should now be finished, but it was explained that in this period of high rainfall and warm weather nearly all maintenance work was centered on strimming, lopping etc and this work would probably have to wait now until the autumn

 

Village Walkabout

This had taken place on 28th June after a short planning meeting (see outcomes above).  Members looked at Pound Lane, the football pitch and dropped kerb possibilities in particular

 

Date of next meeting:  Thursday 28th July 2016

 

Meetings of the Parish Council are normally  held monthly on the last Thursday at 7.00pm in the Fire Station.  Because of statutory obligations regarding the length of time given for decisions on planning applications extra meetings may have to be held. Agendas for Council Meetings are displayed on the Parish notice boards and website at least three days before any meeting.  If a parishioner has an interest in a  particular planning application or other matter it is advisable to contact the Clerk to ascertain the exact date it will be discussed.  Members of the public are welcome to attend and may raise particular items of interest or concern at the Public Forum at the start of  meetings

 

RJL