Present:           Cllr. J. Cropley                         Chairman

                        Cllr. C. Cropley                        Vice – Chair

                        Cllr. Heathcote

                        Cllr. Houssain

                        Cllr. Howden

                        Wendy Depear                        Parish Clerk


66/20 Public Forum

No members of the public applied to attend or attended the meeting (zoom)

Cllr. Cropley welcomed all to the meeting.


67/20 Receipts of Declarations of interest in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011

None were received.


68/20 Apologies for absence and the reasons given

Apologies were received from Cllr, Cooper, Cllr. Brookes and the Police.


69/20 Draft Minutes to be agreed as the minutes

It was proposed by Cllr. Heathcote seconded by Cllr. Houssain that the minutes be signed.


70/20 Matters Arising

There were no matters arising.


71/20 Matters for the Police

There were no matters for the Police.


72/20 Correspondence

Via Email Lorraine Bush – BBC forwarded an email received querying the December Meeting of Fosdyke Parish Council.

Lorraine Bush – BBC Confirmation that Fosdyke Parish Council was entitled to meet face to face provided all the social distancing requirements had been met.

Becky Shinn - BBC regarding the cost of the 2 bins £530.00.

Mrs. E. Martin by letter and email regarding the positioning of the dog waste bins.

Terry Martin by letter and email regarding the positioning of the dog waste bins.

Samaritans regarding change of Branch Director.

BSPlace South Fosdyke PC Grass Cutting Arrangement Scheme

Action Clerk to inform that Fosdyke will continue with the scheme

NatWest Bank Reserve Account @ 01.10.20 £12,453.38

Nat West Current Account Balance @ 04.12.20 £17,904.91

Nat West Current Account Balance @ 31.12.20 £10,910.26

BSPlace South regarding the Amenity Grass Cutting for 2021-22

Action It was proposed by Cllr. C. Cropley seconded by Cllr. Houssain that Fosdyke Parish Council continue to cut the amenity grass cutting


73/20 Financial matters – cheques paid, and money received from December 8th, 2020

Date                Cheque no       Payee              Reason

10/12/20         338                  BBC                 2 x Dog Bins                              530.00

10/12/20         339                  Reserve Acc     Transfer                                  6000.00

12/01/21         340                  Sutterton PC   Zoom Licence                               25.00

12/01/21         343                  AM Appleby    Grass Cutting                              30.00



74/20 Fosdyke Parish Precept 2021-2022

After discussion it was proposed by Cllr. Heathcote seconded by Cllr. C. Cropley that the Precept be increased by £600.00.

Action - Clerk to complete the paperwork


75/20 Siting of the new Dog Waste bins

Discussion took place, all Councillors having visited the site queried by Mr & Mrs Martin.  It was agreed that the Dog bin in Whitecross Gate was in a legal and safe position.  

Action - Clerk to reply to Mr & Mrs. Martin


76/20 Social Media Policy

It was proposed by Cllr. Houssain seconded by Cllr. C. Cropley that Fosdyke Parish Council adopt the Social Media Policy.


77/20 Matters Raised by Cllr’s

Cllr. Houssain raised the matter of that the Council become involved in the Rembrance Day plans.  It was proposed that discussions take place.  Cllr. J. Cropley to contact the Rural Dean.

Cllr. Howden suggested that Fosdyke Parish Council should have a face book page.

Action - Cllr’s Houssain and Howden to produce a plan for the February meeting

Cllr. C. Cropley reported that the Notice Board needs replacing

Action - To be an Agenda item in February

Cllr. C. Cropley suggested that Fosdyke PC look into purchasing a laptop.

Action to be an agenda item at the February Meeting

Cllr. J. Cropley reported that he had checked the design of B/20/0457, he thanked all concerned with the xmas tree and the lights.  Mr. Ulyatt for bringing his teleporter to put the lights on the tree and to remove them and expressed his thanks that the lights had not been touched.


There being no further the meeting closed at 8.31pm.


The next meeting will be on Tuesday February 2nd, 2021 via Zoom.