Council News - July/August 2013

LIBRARY CONSULTATION – HAVE YOUR SAY ON FUTURE LIBRARY SERVICES

The library service needs to change if it is to remain affordable and be better tailored to local needs.  People are now being asked for their views on the best way forward.

People can have their say on the proposals by filling in the online questionnaire at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/librariesconsultation or by picking up a copy of the questionnaire in your local library.

The consultation runs until Monday 30 September 2013.

WEED SPRAYING – The Lincolnshire County Council are trialling a new system of an annual weedspray this year called “Foamstream” instead of the usual 2 or 3 weed sprays.  The village should have had its weedspray completed on Thursday 18th July 2013.                                                                                                           

Apologies on behalf of the Parish Council for the poor state of the village with the weeds, but it is out of our control and that of the Lincolnshire County Council’s inadequacies.

THEFTS FROM MOTOR VEHICLES AND SHEDS

There has been seen an increase in Holton-le-Clay of thefts, a high proportion have been due to insecure vehicles and sheds, with valuables inside.  This has now extended to some properties.  Please ensure your vehicles, sheds and homes are secure and to contact the Lincolnshire Police if you see anyone acting suspiciously by calling 101.

AMENITY GRASS CUTTING   

Next cut and strim - week commencing 12th and 19th August 2013.

DATE OF NEXT FULL COUNCIL MEETINGS – 7.00 PM

The next two Full Council meetings will be on Monday’s 16th September and 21st October 2013.  There is no meeting in August due to August recess. Parishioners are welcome to attend all Council and committee meetings.

PARISH COUNCIL FINANCES:  As at 15 July 2013. General Account £79,160.14 and Burial Account £5,347.12. (General Reserve - New Village Hall towards match funding £10,000 and PWLB Loan Repayments £18,400.00).                        Expenditure for July is £4,760.13

DOGS – PARISHIONERS ARE REMINDED THAT THE JUNIOR PLAYING FIELDS IS NOT AN EXERCISE AREA FOR DOGS                      

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL (ELDC)

COMMUNITY INITIATIVE GRANT SCHEME (CCIS) East Lindsey DistrictCouncil recognises the important role that an active community and voluntary sector plays in helping to improve the well-being of the districts residents.  Through the CCIS grant scheme each one of the 60 Ward Councillors receives a £2,000 allowance that they may award as grants to local groups and organisations delivering community projects that benefit the residents of their electoral ward.  Any organisation that would like to put in a bid please contact Councillor Terry Aldridge via email on terryaldridge@btinternet.com.  

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL - FACILITIES DAY

The dates of the forthcoming ELDC Facilities Day are Wednesday                 

14th August and 11th September 2013.  9.00 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.00 pm

BULKY ITEMS OF WASTE

If you need to dispose of bulky items of household waste, i.e. refrigerators, freezers, cookers, beds, etc., please contact East Lindsey District Council on 01507 601111 to arrange collection.  The fee is £15.00 for up to 4 items.                                                                                         

LOUTH HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING CENTRE, FAIRFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE OPENING TIMES                                                                                  Open- Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Hours– 9am – 4pm
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day
              

ELDC WARD COUNCILLORS SURGERY – 3rd WEDNESDAY                                                        The dates of your local ELDC Councillors’ surgery at the Parish Offices are      

Wednesday 21st August 2013 10.00 am-12.00 noon

Wednesday 18th September 2013  2.00-4.00 pm