Photo by Michael Prior
Welcome to the Website of Great Hale Parish Council
Our Parish is situated in South Lincolnshire within the District of North Kesteven. The Parish area includes the village of Great Hale, Great Hale Fen and a small part of the hamlet of East Heckington. It has approximately 350 residences and a population in the region of 1,000.
About 90% of the Parish area is arable farm land and in the past most of the population was directly or indirectly engaged in agriculture, but very few of the villagers work on the land nowadays. The village has a relatively high proportion of retired residents and those that are working mostly commute to the nearby towns of Sleaford, Boston, Grantham or Lincoln.
In days gone by the Parish was largely self- sufficient with its own school, several shops and public houses, but in common with most other small communities, such facilities have largely removed to the larger towns and villages. In this regard the Parish benefits from its close proximity to its nearest neighbour, the much larger village of Heckington, where fortunately some such facilities still survive.
However, the village of Great Hale (otherwise known as Hale Magna) remains a thriving community and a good place to live. It boasts a magnificent village hall which is much in demand, a fine Anglican Church with a Saxon tower, a children’s play area (known as Orchard Green), the Nags Head Public House and there are also numerous clubs and societies for which contact details are provided on this site.
The Parish Council is directly responsible for the following:
- Children’s Play Area at Orchard Green
- Churchyard at St John the Baptist Church
- Village Green and public seats
- Parish Clock within the Church Tower
- Bus Shelter
In addition, the Parish Council liaises very closely with the District and County Councils on issues such as Policy Consultations, Planning, Grass Cutting, Lighting and Footpaths, Litter and Dog Control.
The cemetery on Little Hale Road is separately administered by the Hale Magna and Hale Parva Joint Burial Committee for whom the contact is the Clerk, Mrs Debbie Scott 07973 330765.
A separate committee produces an excellent village newsletter which is distributed free of charge to every household within the village of Great Hale three or four times a year. This serves to keep everyone up to date with local news and events.