Rural Crime Prevention Day, Holbeach
The Holbeach and The Suttons Community Policing Team have organised a Rural Crime Prevention Awareness day on Thursday 14 November.
The event is being held at the Doubleday John Deere dealership, Old Fendyke, Holbeach St Johns, PE12 8SQ, from 8.30am until 4.30pm, and everyone with an interest in rural affairs is invited to attend.
PCSO Harrington, PCSO Cripps and Crime Reduction Officer, Ian Greenshields, will be on hand to offer advice about crime reduction initiatives such as Smartwater, and information will be available on the community messaging service, Lincs Alert, which includes Farm & Country Business Watch and Horse Watch.
PC Nick Willey, Lincolnshire Police’s Wildlife Liaison Officer, will also be in attendance and he will be joined by representatives of Operation Galileo, the Force’s initiative to tackle hare coursing.
Doubleday will be providing a display tractor, enabling officers to demonstrate CESAR datatag security devices, and members of the Arson Task Force will be dropping in between 10.30am and 2.30pm.
Representatives from the National Farmers Union will also be attending from 09:00 until 11:00.
Community Policing Sergeant for Holbeach and the Suttons, Amy Whiffen, said, “Lincolnshire and its neighbouring counties are large rural areas and farmers and rural communities can be affected by very specific types of crime as well as those offences that affect urban areas. There is evidence to suggest that rural crime is largely planned, rather than opportunist, so communities can really help by working together with their local police to make farms, rural properties and villages less attractive to criminals”.
Booking Village Halls and Churches
There is a link on left side of page to numbers for halls and churches
DO NOT phone the Parish Clerk Mrs Ripley
She will not be able to help you
South Holland Parish Voluntary Car Service
Now available to Gedney Parishioner’s
(Dr/Hospital/ visiting patients/Dentist/Chemist/Chiropodist & Food shopping)
The Service is available 7 days per week (as long as a driver is available which can be confirmed at time of booking) & to all ages.
Door to Door travel/no waiting charge & help to appointment etc. if required/no parking fees
Shared travel split fee/CRB checked drivers
35p per mile set rate from driver’s front door and back again (drivers at present in Gedney and Long Sutton) Minimum charge of £4.00 for journey of less than 10 miles
To book the service phone the coordinator between 8.30am & 5pm
Gedney coordinator Mr P Clark Tel 01406 365303
Volunteer drivers required for Gedney Drove End
Please apply to the number above (45p per mile paid)
PLEASE NOTE :
Village halls and Churches within the parish are NOT the Parish Councils. They have their own committees etc. The Parish Clerk can NOT book them for you.
On the contents list to the left is a link that will give you all the contact details.
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A non-emergency helpline is offering support during the severe weather
Lincolnshire County Council has activated a non-emergency telephone helpline number for people to call for advice and support if they need urgent assistance during the severe weather. The number to call is 01522 782189 and it will be staffed on a 24 hour basis.
This phone number is only for serious concerns about a person’s welfare as a result of them not being able to get out of their homes to buy food, replace medication or if they are without heating fuel supplies. If people call this number their needs will be assessed and they will be directed to the most appropriate authority which includes voluntary organizations coordinated by the British Red Cross.
However, people are also asked initially to be neighbourly during this time and to look out for people in their communities.
David Powell, Head of Emergency Planning for the Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“In the first instance I would ask everyone to be a good neighbor. We would ask everybody to check on elderly and vulnerable people in your community who you may not have seen around recently and may need help. If you are in urgent need ring the dedicated helpline number and if there is a risk to life and a genuine emergency please ring 999.
“During this prolonged period of cold weather it is important that everyone in the community looks out for those people that might need extra help and support. At the moment, the Met Office is predicting that it will remain very cold with further snow showers or longer spells of snow likely almost anywhere across the UK. Overnight frosts and severe frosts are also expected.”
Gedney Parish Council comprises one of the largest areas in any Parish Council within South Holland. The area is 5,072 hectares, the population in the 2001 Census was 2,305 residents and by 2003 it was estimated that the population had risen to 2,407 residents.
The Nature Reserve is now well under way; the grasses have grown well this year enabling the natural seeding of all existing species and for new inhabitants to settle into the long grass. Soon nesting will be over and a cut of the main grassed area is planned for the end of July.
In the meantime the low hanging branches of the trees at the side of the field are to be trimmed which will enable a walk way around ¾ of the nature reserve to be cut so that parishioners can start to enjoy seeing the project emerge.
The next stage will be to fence the center area to protect plants and insects.
Picnic tables are to be placed next to the parking area to enable full use of the facility.
Members of the parish are doing work on a mainly voluntary basis and should anyone wish to offer their services the council would be only too pleased to hear from you.