Council News - November 2010

HOLTON LE CLAY PARISH COUNCIL - COUNCIL NEWS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

Contact telephone numbers 01472 825467 or 0785 461 9393.Website: http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/HoltonleClay   HLC.PC@btconnect.com

ANGLIAN WATER – NOTIFICATION OF WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT FROM WAITHE TO HOLTON-LE-CLAY. Beginning of December for 16 weeks starting from Waithe cross roads on the A16 and will extend to through to Holton-le-Clay along Louth Road, Silver Street and Pinfold Lane.

DIGITAL UK – SWITCHOVER – Holton-le-Clay will go completely digital in August 2011.  Further information can be found on the Digital UK website.

PARISH COUNCIL CARER CHAMPION – MRS BETTY GASH

As a Parish Carer Champion the Parish Clerk, on behalf of the Lincolnshire Carers Partnership, would like to identify carers in Holton-le-Clay to enable information to be passed to them that they may find useful in their caring role. I.e. Carers Information Folder (potential questions, telephone contact points and regular newsletters).  Any carer who would like to receive the information please contact the Parish Clerk on 01472 825467 or 07854619393.

LCC - RAISING AWARENESS ON DEATH AND DYING CAMPAIGN 4th OCTOBER 2010 – 4th JANUARY 2011

A campaign has been launched to ask residents about their views on death and dying.  As well as finding out people’s opinions, LCC hope this will encourage more of us to talk about death and dying, and plan ahead to make choices.  If you wish to complete the questionnaire you can obtain a copy from the Parish Office or electronically at www.lincolnshire.nhs.uk.

HLC YOUTH GROUP

This is a reminder to parents/guardians that a consent form must be completed for all children/young people who attend the Youth Club.  A new website has been set up at www.hlcyc.org.uk/.                    

ELDC – STREET SCENE      

Due to Government budget spending there has been an overhaul to the street scene services at the District Council.  There will be 6 areas with a team of 6 contractors.  Further details to follow.  Cyril will continue emptying the bins around the village and help out with some litter picking until the new services start.

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.  The area causing concern is the Junior Playing Fields whereby offenders are constantly picking away at the safety surface and it is costing an average of £200 each time to get it repaired.  If this continues, due to Health and Safety Regulations and a tight budget this year, the Parish Council will have no option but to close down that particular equipment or even the whole playground.  The young people need to be made aware of this situation.

NO CYCLING – PROHIBITIVE SIGN/SIGNS GIVING ORDERS

A reminder to cyclists of all ages that the sign with the red outer circle line, white background and picture of black bicycle indicates NO CYCLING.  This includes the footpath from Peppercorn Walk to Campions Close and Peppercorn Walk via St Peter’s Church to Church Close.  Footpaths are for walking and not cycling.

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

A new Lincolnshire fencing has been erected at the Beech Grove service entrance.

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.

LOUTH ROAD DYKES AROUND CLAY LANE AREA

Please keep dykes clear.  After an inspection from East Lindsey District Council of the Dykes on Louth 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 he has to mount the roundabout causing damage.

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

One more cut in November and then to resume in March 2011.

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL FACILITIES DAY

The dates of the forthcoming ELDC Facilities Day are Wednesday 8th December 2010. 9.00 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.00 pm and Wednesday 12th January 2011.

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL WARD SURGERY

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

Wednesday 8th December 2010 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Wednesday 12th January 2011 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.

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.  The last green Waste Bin collection for the winter is on 22 November and will resume in March 2011.

EVENTS

Official Opening of the Children’s Centre, Picksley Crescent on Tue 30 Nov 10. (CANCELLED).

Northern Area Committee Meeting – Marshchapel Village Hall. 24 Nov at 7.00 pm

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next two Full Council Meetings will be on Monday 13th December 2010 (second Monday) and Monday 17th January 2011.  All planning applications can be viewed at 7.15 pm. prior to the meetings.  All parishioners are welcome.    

The Holton-le-Clay Parish Council Chairman and members wish all parishioners a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.