Church watch set up

PARISH COUNCIL – The parish council meeting was held at the Public Hall.

A church watch has been set up by the Rev Rosumund Seal due to lead being taken from church rooftops.

A letter was received from Lincolnshire County Council’s executive coun for highways and transport William Webb, relating to the gritting issues in Lowgate.

He said the gritting fleet is running at full capacity and no new routes would be added for winter and confirmed they use a ranking system when looking at requests - Lowgate does not score highly.

He said gritters weigh 26 tons, are difficult to reverse and would find it difficult to negotiate narrow roads.

An officer has inspected the area and has reached the conclusion that there is no suitable turning point for the gritter.

A separate parish council was held on July 18 because of the strength of opinion of residents relating to an application received for the change of use to permanent gypsy/travellers site three pitches retrospective at Cockrams Yard, Beck Bank.

An in-depth letter was then sent to the head of planning asking that the application be rejected and explaining the reasons behind the decision.

South Holland District Council are carrying out a review of the polling districts and stations and the parish council are to advise them that they are happy with the location of the two stations they use.

The next parish council meeting will be held at 7.30pm. on Monday, October 3, at the public hall.

l OPEN GARDENS – AN open garden day by Colin and Carol Pearson raised £400 for Gosberton Baptist Church.

It included a cake stall, plants and pickles, name the dog's birthday competition, tombola, bowls and skittles and quiz.

l FILM SHOW – The next film show at Gosberton Baptist Church will be on Monday at 2pm.

Flms will include St Agnes, Lost gardens of Heligan, Mevagissay, Padstow, Trelissick Gardens and Truro.

Admission is £2 including refreshments.