Parish News


Billinghay Community Plan moves into statutory pre-submission consultation, known as Regulation 16. Please acess the documents via our BCP page or

Department of Transport are seeking your views on priorities for the next East Midlands rail franchise.

DfT are seeking your views on the future of the East Midlands rail franchise to ensure the new franchise delivers the best railway for:

  • passengers
  • communities
  • businesses

The purpose of this consultation is to:

  • explain the planned process and timescales for awarding the rail franchise
  • provide information about the current franchise services and our aims for the new franchise
  • seek your views on all aspects of the rail service so we can ensure the new franchise delivers the best possible railway for passengers, communities and business

for further information and the opportunity to complete the survey please follow the link:

Private Pumping Stations 

We may have some good news for those of your parishioners who have a private pumping station on their property, and have not yet registered it with Anglian Water.

Currently, homeowners spend hundreds of pounds every year for electricity running costs, maintenance and repairs to look after these private pumping stations. They may even have been flooded if it’s broken down in the past.  

As of 1 October 2016, many of these private pumping stations automatically transferred over to Anglian Water and became their responsibility. Anglian Water have taken over all of the maintenance and the running costs too, saving customers hassle, worry and money.

Anglian Water are keen to let local residents know about this, and asking them to get in touch  if they think they have a private pumping station. 

To help customers identify and report the pumping stations, further information can be found:

A poster has been produced which you can access here

If you have any questions about this campaign, please reply to

For any other queries, please contact Anglian Water Public Affairs Team on