8th April 2024



HELD ON 8th APRIL 2024



Present:        Councillors:          Carcass, Forrester, Gallagher, Hadfield,

Hopkins, Sanders (Chairman), Richardson, Williams, Wilson


Clerk:                   Mrs Smith, Mrs Mumby




1.   Apologies for absence. (Reasons to be given to the Clerk in advance of the meeting)

Apologies were received from Cllrs Barling, Barnshaw, Bayston and Hurst.

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Hopkins and seconded by Cllr Gallagher that they accept the apologies and reasons for absence.

All agreed.  Carried.


2.   Declarations of interest for any agenda item.



3.  Signing of the minutes.  To accept the Clerk’s notes from the meeting held on 11th March 2024.

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Hopkins and seconded by Cllr Richardson that the minutes of 11th March were a true record of the meeting, and they were agreed to be signed.

All Agreed, Carried.


4.   Finance

a)   Monthly finance report – to receive and accept the monthly finance report.

It was proposed by Cllr Sanders and seconded by Cllr Gallagher that the finance reports be accepted.

All agreed.  Carried.


b)   Authorising of the payments. To resolve to authorise the BACS payments listed by the RFO and certify invoices.

It was proposed by Cllr Mrs Hopkins and seconded by Cllr Wilson that the BACS payments and invoices could be signed.

All agreed.  Carried.


5.   Clerks Report and Correspondence.

The Clerk informed that she had received a letter from Mr and Mrs Broughton on Friday, as it was not on the agenda it could not be discussed and therefore, it would be put on next month’s agenda.


A letter of resignation has been received from Cllr Spence, however, it was received after the agenda had been raised, so it will be put on next months agenda so it can officially be accepted.


The business rates have been received from NKDC for all the buildings, they have all stayed the same except for the Village Hall which had increased from £3,300.89 o £3,630.97.


Notification of a CIL payment has been received from NKDC, the amount of £1,138.92, for the development at 165 Station Road, Waddington.


6.   Matters arising from the last meeting.  Only for discussion.

Cllr Gallagher asked if anything had been done with the roundabout in the playground, agenda item 10 of the last meeting.

Cllr Hadfield informed that they had had a look, and they were waiting for the right tool to arrive and then they will return.


7.   Redwood Drive Community Centre.  To discuss the way ahead with the Community Centre, following the notification that we did not receive the grant.  Looking at the work required and funding available.     

The Clerk informed that she had spoken to Anne-Marie Shepherd at NKDC, about any grant funding available.  Unfortunately, Waddington did not qualify for the North Kesteven Rural England Prosperity Fund (REPF), as it wasn’t classed as rural, it was the same for North Hykeham and Bracebridge Heath.    She had suggested that we go back to FCC and ask if it is worth us replying.  The only other grant currently available is the Lottery.


It was proposed by Cllr Gallagher and seconded by Cllr Sanders that they go ahead and have the hall floor and building cladding done, using the reserves.

All agreed.  Carried.


It was proposed by Cllr Sanders and seconded by Cllr Gallagher that they also have the kitchen doors done.

All agreed.  Carried.


8.  LCC Street Lights.  To discuss a request from a resident to have the LCC streetlights near them, stay on overnight.

The Clerk and Chairman had received a request from a resident to have the LCC streetlights on at night, as she goes to work early when they are turned off and has to walk in the dark.

The Clerk had contacted LCC regarding has much this is and how many LCC streetlights we have in Waddington.  A replied had been received informing that we had 226 streetlights, and it costs £300 per light, this would be a total cost of £67,800. 

It was discussed that if the Council paid for some lights for one resident, they would have to do it for others.


It was proposed by Cllr Gallagher and seconded by Cllr Sanders that they do not pay for the lights to be on overnight, as they would be setting a precedent, and they cannot afford £67,800.

All agreed.  Carried.


9.   Urgent matters for attention – Items which the Chairman is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency due to special circumstances.



10.  Date of the next meeting.  The Annual Parish Council Meeting will be held on Monday 13th May 2024, 7pm in the Community Hub.


Meeting closed at 8.30pm.




Open Forum


Fg Off Kris McMullan sent his apologies.



Cllr Mrs Hopkins informed that she had been asked by a resident if something could be done about the path around Sydney Hall Field. 


Cllr Sanders informed that he would have a look at it and it should be put on the agenda for the next meeting.


District Councillors

Cllr Pennell informed that the District Council had purchased the Carre Arms hotel in Sleaford.


County Councillor

Cllr Tom Dyer informed that the Manor Lane road closure had been extended to the 12th April.



Finance Report for March 2024


Current Account


Balance as at 1 March 2024




Transferred from Deposit Account




Add Receipts


Village Hall



Burial Ground



Redwood Drive Community Centre



Community Hub






Stall Fee







Less Expenditure





Wages for March 2024



PAYE for March 2024



refunded deposits



Public Works Loan Board






Element Marquees






Mower Magic Ltd



Other expenses





Balance as at 31 March 2024




Deposit Account


Balance as at 1 March 2024




Less transferred to Current Account




Add  Interest Received




Balance as at 31 March 2024




Money Breakdown


Current Account



Deposit Account





CIL Money



S106 money



Reserves & Precept













Accounts for Payment







electricity for street lighting


Document Solution

photocopier usage



A4 paper, padlock, cleaning products, clothes



Annual Software support and maintenance


Mr Ian Richardson

Window Cleaning & bus shelters


Mr Padgett

returned deposit


Ms V Hunter

returned deposit


Playing Field Trust

Remaining Grant amount




















Accounts Paid Since last meeting






Mower Magic Ltd

new lawnmower



Grass Cutting



New bin, black bin bags



Gas for Changing Rooms