The Parish of Deeping St. Nicholas, comprises the village of Deeping St. Nicholas and the settlements of Tongue End and Hop Pole. Deeping St. Nicholas boasts a beautiful 19th century stone church, and a chapel built in 1867. The population of the parish is 1323 and it is located within the South Holland Council District. At 6 miles long, the village of Deeping St. Nicholas has the distinction of being the longest in the county, if not in the United Kingdom.
ST. NICHOLAS PARK - The Parish Council are now the owners of the open green space on St. Nicholas Park. Applications for external funding were submitted and confirmation was received that an application from Lottery Funding for £10,000 had been successful. The £10,000 Lottery Funding together with £3,000 which was donated from our three District Councillors; Anglela Harrison, Bryan Alcock and Paul Przyszlak went towards the purchase of play equipment and seating to be enjoyed by all. A new dog bin, with a donation received from District CouncillorAngela Harrison was also procured for this site.
DOG FOULING - There is currently a problem with dog owners not clearing up after their dogs. The Parish Council implore all dog owners to please clean up after their dogs.
BUS SHELTER - The Parish Council are aware of many young people waiting for school buses along the Littleworth Drove close to the turning to St Nicholas Way. The Parish Council have consulted via the village magazine and we have received letters and emails of support to keep the young people safe and dry whilst waiting for their school bus. Currently we are trying to secure funding to pay for the cost of the bus shelter.
BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION - Deeping St Nicholas did enter the Best Kept Village Competition in 2013 but unfortunately, although we achieved some good marks, we did not make it through the first round. We have, however decided to enter the competition again this year and hope that everyone will do their bit to make our village a good entry in this competition.