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. This green open space continues to be well used by the local residents
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. Dog fouling is still prevalent in areas of the parish. Please, please, clear up your dog mess.
BUS SHELTER - The Parish Council have placed an order for a brick built bus shelter along the A1175. This will be a useful shelter, particularly for the younger residents whilst waiting for their school buses. This has been well supported by the local residents. Funding from Lincolnshire County Council and from the Wind Ventures Turbine Committee has enabled this purchase.
BEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION - Deeping St Nicholas did enter the Best Kept Village Competition in 2014 and we did manage to get through the first round of judging of this competition. Unfortunately we did not make it through the second round.....but there is always next year!
SKATE PARK - The Parish Council have tentatively been carrying out investigations into the supply of a skate park for our young members. This has been in response to a letter and the attendance of some of these young people at a Parish Council meeting.
OVERGROWN VEGETATION - The busy main road through Deeping St Nicholas (A1175) is a very busy road, and therefore walking along the footpath can be hazardous at times with the traffic moving past, but it is made much worse when land owners, home owners have not realised that their vegetation, trees and bushes is actually encroaching the footpath, therefore making it very difficult for people to walk confidently and safely. PLEASE BE AWARE OF OVERGROWN VEGETATION
ST NICHOLAS PARK - OVERGROWN VEGETATION - We would bring to the attention of homeowners along St Nicholas Park of their responsibility to keep their shrubs and bushes free from the footpaths that share their boundary. Again, the overgrown vegetation does make it difficult for people to walk safely without getting pricked and stung by some of these bushes.
BLACK DUST BIN BAGS - It has been noticed that some residents are putting their black dust bin bags out to the front of their homes far in advance of the actual bin collection day. South Holland District Council asks that we keep them updated of addresses where dust bin bags are left outside on the days when it is not collection date. Please help us to keep our streets clean and tidy. Thank you.