Amenities & Services

Overview of services provided or supported by Baston Parish Council.

Allotments

We work in partnership with the Baston Allotment Group (B.A.G's) to provide allotment plots to rent.

Bus Shelters

The Council have provided and maintain two bus shelters on Bourne Road on the main A15

Cemetery

A cemetery is located within the village at the bottom of Thetford Avenue. The cemetery provides traditional burial spaces for the interment of human remains in coffins or urns containing ashes, Burial rights are available for purchase in either consecrated and un-consecrated ground and can be pre- purchased if required. Grave spaces are available for both residents and those living outside the Parish.  Please contact the Vicar Rev. Canon Janet Beadle, The Vicarage, Thurlby, Bourne, Lincs., PE10 OEH.

Clerk

The Council employs a Clerk to be the Proper Officer of the Council and Responsible Finance Officer. The Clerk is the first point of contact for the Parish Council.

Community Events

The Parish Council organises and takes part in a number of Community Events each year including :

  • The Annual Parish Meeting  
  • The Remembrance Day Service – laying a wreath on behalf of the residents of the village
  • Christmas Tree Festival – providing a Christmas Tree

Highways

The Parish Council takes a keen interest in the standard and safety of the roads within our Parish.

1.  to provide roadside seats and shelters, and bus shelters.

2. to complain to protection of rights of way  and roadside wastes

3. to plant trees and to maintain roadside verges

The County Council’s Highway powers include:

  • Power to repair and maintain public footpaths and bridle-ways.
  • Power to enter into agreement as to dedication and widening.roads
  • Power to provide traffic signs and other notices

Information

The Parish maintain and update two official Noticeboards (one Parish Notice Board and one Village Notice Board). These are located opposite Baston Stores by the side of the Brudenell Playing Field.  If you wish to place information on the Village Notice Board please contact Mrs Diane Savage, 12 Colton Close, Baston.
The Parish Council maintain and update a web site of information relevant to the working of the Parish Council and the Village

Open Spaces

The Brudenell Playing Field (including the Barn) was kindly donated to the village by the Brudenells some years ago. The Brudenell Playing Field Management Committe (BPFMC) manage and co-ordinate all activities in this area. The BPFMC is run by villagers for the village.

The playing field has a range of play equipment with rubberised safety surfaces, which are installed and maintained to a high standard. There is also an outdoor tennis court. This is managed and run by B-Active.

Planning

The Parish is a consultee of South Kesteven District Council for planning related matters affecting the village. A group of Councillors take the lead on all issues relating to planning however final Parish Council recommendations to SKDC are the responsibility of the Full Council. SKDC are the Planning Authority.