Council News - April 2010

ETHERINGTON ARMS

The Parish Council completed the purchase of the Etherington Arms on 31st March 2010.  Initially the next step is for YOU the parishioners to indicate your vision for the usage of the property for the benefit of all.  Parishioners are invited to forward written ideas and proposals to the Parish Council at the Council Offices by Wednesday 12th May 2010.  This will be followed by a meeting with interested parties to discuss the returns.  Thank you in advance for your support.

VANDALISM IN THE VILLAGE

This is costing you the tax payer money.  The village needs to work together to ‘stamp out’ vandalism to avoid unnecessary bills that have not been included in the Precept which was set at £500 for wilful damage.

PARISH COUNCIL WEBSITE AND E MAIL DETAILS

Great news!  The Parish Council has its own website and can be accessed at hppt://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/HoltonleClay  E mail: HLC.PC@btconnect.com

NEW OFFICE TIMINGS

Mon, Wed and Thu 9.30 am – 12.30 pm. Tue 1-3 pm Fri CLOSED

LINCOLNSHIREBEST KEPT VILLAGE COMPETITION

The Parish has entered the competition with judging June, July and August.  Let’s go one better this year and become winners!  With a little hard work and community spirit it could be achieved.  Further details to be published on the Notice Boards and website.

HOLTON LE CLAY FESTIVAL DAY – SATURDAY 10TH JULY 2010

Volunteers are required to support this event.  If you can spare a couple of hours on the day please contact the Parish Clerk on 01472 825467. 

HOLTON LE CLAY YOUTH – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The volunteers will be visiting a Youth Group in the Louth area for inspiration!  CRB checks need to be completed and then initially start volunteering as part of the HLC Youth Group on a Friday evening.  

LITTER PICKER

Cyril will continue emptying the bins around the village and help out with some litter picking.  All parishioners are requested to ensure that rubbish is placed in the bins provided and those with children to bring this to their attention too.    

LOUTH ROADDYKES AROUND CLAY LANE AREA

After an inspection from East Lindsey District Council of the Dykes onLouth Road it was apparent that illegal dumping had taken place that has contributed to the flooding in the area.

Flooding caused by dumping not only is dangerous and damaging to persons property but an offence that carries heavy fines, apart from making the village an eyesore it is totally unnecessary to dump grass box cuttings and other materials in these water ways.

TURNING ROUNDABOUTS

Residents are requested not to park at the end of the turning roundabouts in particular on Collection Day.  The refuge vehicle is unable to drive around the roundabout consequently has to mount the roundabout causing damage.

BYELAWS – HORSE RIDING IS NOT PERMITTED AT THE 8 ACRES PLAYING FIELDS

DOGS FOULING

We ask all dog holders to be responsible and clean up after their pets.  This includes 8 Acres playing fields, all pavements and walkways including the old railway line.  If anyone witnesses dog fouling they are to report it to the ELDC on 01507 601111 and ask for Dog Warden or text DOG to 07781481328.                                                                                                                    Reminder – if you do not clean up after your dog, you could incur a £75.00 on the spot fine with a maximum penalty of £1000.00.

DOGS – NO DOGS ALLOWED IN JUNIOR PLAYING FIELDS

A reminder that dogs are not allowed in the Junior Playing Fields – this is the small green area where the children’s playground equipment is in between Garthway and Louth Road.

GRASS VERGES

We would ask all car owners/drivers to kindly not park on the grass verges but to use their driveways whenever possible or on the road.  Parking on grass verges not only ruins the grass but makes it very difficult for the grass cutters.

AMENITY GRASS CUTTING DATES

W/C 10th, 17th and 24th May 2010.

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL FACILITIES DAY

The dates of the forthcoming ELDC Facilities Day are Wednesday 12th May 2010 and Wednesday 9th June 2010 9.00 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.00 pm

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL WARD SURGERY

The dates of your local ELDC Councillors’ surgery at the Parish Offices are 

Wednesday 12th May 2010 2.00 pm-4.00 pm

Wednesday 9th June 2010 10.00 am-12.00 noon

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.

WHEELIE BIN COLLECTION

A reminder that the Green Waste Bin and Domestic Waste bins are to be placed out together and alternate each week with the Recycling Bin.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Holton-le-Clay Festival Day – Saturday 10th July 2010 – Etherington Arms

Timeout ‘Pampering in the Community’ events – June 25th – Community Centre.  Further details are held on the three Village Notice Boards.

ELDC – Energy Efficiency and Age Concern surgery – 11th August 2010 – Council Offices

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next two Full Council Meetings will be on Monday 17th May 2010 (Annual Council Meeting) and Monday 21st June 2010.  All planning applications can be viewed at 7.15 pm. prior to the meetings.  All parishioners are welcome.