Burgh Town Council will be seeking to fill casual vacancies in the office of Town Councillor and is now seeking to fill a paid part-time vacancy (25 hrs per week) in the role of Town Clerk.
To register your interest in applying for either of these roles or for more information contact the Town Clerk
 via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., post to Council Chamber, Market Place, Burgh le Marsh, PE24 5JW or on mobile 07837 714733.



Tuesday 28 March 2017 - 7.00 pm

Wesley Community Room,

Burgh Methodist Church,

Jackson’s Lane, Burgh le Marsh

Members of the public are welcome to attend this meeting, and will find the agenda posted below.

Up to  30 minutes is set aside at the beginning of the meeting for the public to make brief statements or questions to the council.


1.   Public Session, including

a.   Reports from Representatives on Outside Bodies.

2.   i) Chairman’s Remarks and ii) Matters arising from Public Session.

3.   To receive apologies for absence and reasons given.

4.   Pursuant to The Localism Act 2011,

a.    To receive declarations of interest in accordance with the act; and

b.   To consider requests for dispensations.

    To approve the notes of the meetings of 28 February 2017 (ordinary) and 14 March 2017 (extraordinary), and by so doing, resolve that they be adopted as minutes. (See attached background papers)

    To receive the Clerk’s report on matters outstanding and review the Action Sheet. (See attached background papers)

7.   To receive the monthly Financial Report and subsequently to resolve:

(See attached background papers)

a.    That payments be made in accordance with the report schedule.

b.    To note the current financial position and commitments.

c.    To designate two Councillors to sign cheques for payments on report schedule.

8.     Correspondence.

a.    To note general correspondence, as per Schedule A.

b.    To deal with correspondence, as per Schedule B, including

                                          i.    Letter from ELDC’s Helen Forman re spending the Section 106 money before time runs out and it has to be given back to the developers.


9.     To consider upcoming public engagements and flag days for April 2017.

10.   To consider administrative and financial matters in respect of: (See attached background papers)

a.    Consider voting by ballot for election of Chairman and Deputy Chairman at AGM.

b.    Agree a date for the 2017 Annual Town’s Meeting.

c.    Response to recent removal of several dog waste bins from the town.

d.    Consider Tinkers Green in respect of:

                                          i.    Select contractors for installation of i) pod swing and ii) height barriers.

                                        ii.    Approve the notes, and consider adoption of the recommendations of, the Open Spaces Committee Meeting of 14 March 2017.

e.   To exclude press and public pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 due to the confidential nature of the following business to be discussed.

                                         i.    Review quotes for Tinkers Green community hall with office and library.

                                        ii.    Review and approve i) Clerk’s contractual role and job description, including weekly hours and appropriate salary scale, ii) date for interviews and iii) means and costs of further publicising the vacancy.

f.     To re-admit press and public pursuant to the Public Bodies (Admission to Meetings) Act 1960 to announce decisions in respect of the items g, h and i above.