January 2024




Present: Cllr D. Newsam (Chair), Cllr P. McNeill (PM), Cllr C.Johnson (CJ), Cllr A.Crook (AC), Cllr C.Payne (CP)

Also in attendance: Cllr A. White (AW), Jane Ashby (FM), Claire Ward (AC), and a member of the public



The public session commenced at 7:15pm 

A member of the public attended the meeting to discuss the Vicars Wood path and the Biodiversity draft policy (item 7). 


There being no more business for the public session the meeting commenced at 7:30pm 


1.   To resolve to receive apologies and accept reasons for absence – None


2.   Disclosure of interests in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and to consider any requests for dispensations - None


3.   The notes of the Property Committee meeting held on 5 December 2023 to be approved as the minutes 

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED: to approve as a correct record, the notes of the Property Committee meeting held on 5 December 2023 and to authorise the Chairman to sign as the official minutes. The Chairman duly signed the minutes.


4.   Financial Matters – (FM)

a). To approve/ratify recent and proposed expenditure



HCG            £190.00   Annual service of gas boilers at Mulsanne Pavilion x 2                    

B&Q            £30.83     Paint for benches in Mulsanne etc.                                                  

LCC             £242.55   Village sign Mill Hill (Village centre and Village Hall)                           

Amazon       £29.81    Storage Box for Christmas lights                                                        

Amazon       £13.79    Cable Tidy                                                                                          

Quick Crop  £24.91    Replacement rake head   Golden Gark                                                                                                                 

B Knights     £42.20    Mounting timber for Chairmen’s board at PO                                     

Allen Signs  £266.43  Dog signs for Mulsanne Park                                                           


It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED: to approve/ratify recent and proposed expenditure


b).  To consider the income and expenditure report as at 31/12/23 – noted


5.   Facilities Manager Report (for information only)

Members noted the Facilities Manager report


6.   Working Groups reports.

Green Lane, Trees, and Vicars Wood WG – CP

  • Vicars Wood - The group met on site in December to discuss action to be undertaken. 

The plan is to focus on the central area initially, cutting back alongside the paths, removing saplings and also the ivy from the fence along the side of the wood. Area in front of the Linelands seat to be re seeded and more topsoil added. Next working party to take place on 16 January. 

  • Green Lane – The group met in December, next working party will be 25th January (10.00-12.00) or 1st February if the weather is unsuitable.

Priorities are: Removing saplings and working on the ivy. The tags on the trees and red paint correspond with the tree survey. Untreated wood, approx. 150mm wide is required to make bird boxes. 


7.   To Resolve to recommend to Full Council the Biodiversity draft policy.

Committee discussed the content of the Biodiversity draft policy, and suggested inviting feedback from residents by sharing it on FB and Nettleham Matters.

It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED: to recommend to Full Council the publication of the Biodiversity draft policy on FB and Nettleham Matters in order to receive feedback from residents.



8.   To Resolve to recommend to Full Council the draft equipment policy.

Committee discussed the draft equipment policy, including how the availability of the equipment would be publicised. 

It was proposed, seconded and

RESOLVED: to recommend to Full Council the draft equipment policy, and to consider how the availability of the equipment would be publicised. 


9.   Correspondence

a).  Donation of a memorial bench

Committee discussed the offer of another memorial bench. Available sites are at the corner of the Croft (where there is a vacant slab) and in the Old Quarry. FM to write to the donor with both these options. 


10.  Councillors’ Reports/Future Agenda items

  • Notice boards – PM
  • Report from Beck WG meeting to be held on 31 January - PM
  • Report from Climate Change Strategy WG meeting to be held on 22 January - CJ


11.  Date of next meeting: 

The next meeting of the Parish Council’s Property Committee will be held on 6 February 2024 at Old School Large Mill Hill Nettleham.  Please email items for the agenda and relevant paperwork for the next meeting by Tuesday 30 January 2024 for inclusion on to the Property Committee Agenda.


Meeting closed at 8.20 pm