Council News - February 2011

COUNCIL NEWS         FEBRUARY/MARCH  2011

Website:  http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/HoltonleClay   HLC.PC@btconnect.com   

Includes links into ELDC for waste collection, bus timetable, mobile library, Lincs Police, L.I.V.E.S, Children’s Centre timetable, HLC Twinning, HLC Youth Club, Council Agendas and minutes plus much more.  Tel: 01472 825467 or 07854619393 for urgent  matters.                                                                                                                               

ADVANCE NOTIFICATION - DISTRICT AND PARISH COUNCIL ELECTIONS  This will take place on Thursday 5th May 2011 between 7.00 am to 10.00 pm in the Council Offices, Peppercorn Walk if there are more than 11 candidates.  Candidate’s forms will be available from Parish Office from 1st March 2011.  Parish Councils are the most local part of our democratic system and are closest to the public.  Why don’t you stand for this parish and see what difference you can make to your local community?  Further details on the Notice Boards and website.

ELECTION OF DISTRICT COUNCILLORS – TWO FOR THE HOLTON-LE-CLAY WARD  Forms of nomination paper may be obtained from the Council Offices, Tedder Hall, Manby Park, Louth LN11 8UP and must be delivered to the Returning Officer after the 8th March 2011, but not later than NOON on Monday 4 April 2011.

FREE COMPUTER LESSONS FOR PEOPLE AGED 60+

Lincolnshire Council Council Free Training for Community Groups and Voluntary Organisations.  February – March 2011.  Details on Notice Boards or phone 01522 55 0524

FREE COMPUTER LESSONS FOR PEOPLE AGED 60+ - COMMUNITY ROOM  SARGE CLOSE – Dates 17th, 24th and 31st May.  More different types of courses are being organised.  For further information or to book your place please call:  Kathy Briggs:  07939 669308.

LINCOLNSHIRE – NHS 111 – is a new telephone service being introduced to help make it easier for you to access local health services, if you need help fast, but it isn’t a 999 emergency. A leaflet is held in the Council Offices.                                                                                                 

PARISH COUNCIL CARER CHAMPION – MRS BETTY GASH                  If any carer would like to receive an information pack please contact the Parish Clerk on 01472 825467 or 07854619393.         

HLC YOUTH CLUB – website www.hlcyc.org.uk/.                                

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT THE RUNNING OF YOUTH CLUB                                                                                                   Any interested volunteers please contact the Parish Office or visit the Youth Club on a Friday night between 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm Community Centre, Picksley Crescent.                                                  

ANGLIAN WATER – ROAD CLOSURES IN CARMEN CRESCENT (LOUTH ROAD TO NUMBER 31 CARMEN CRESCENT) -  FEBRUARY  

Anglian Water is proposing to carry out improvements to the surface water sewer network within Carmen Crescent, to reduce the risk of external flooding to properties. 

DIGITAL UK – SWITCHOVER – The BBC Switchover Help Scheme is here to help everyone aged 75 and over or disabled people, by providing the equipment and practical support needed to switch one TV to digital.  Contact No.  0800 40 85 900 or go to helpscheme.co.uk.

THE CONCESSIONARY BUS PASS SCHEME IS CHANGING…        

Central Government has decided that from 1st April 2011 responsibility for bus passes will transfer from the District Council to the County Council. Application forms and an information leaflet about the scheme will be available from Libraries, Local District Council Offices, other key access centres and online.  The main process for bus pass applications will be via a postal system.  Alternatively, applications in person will be permitted at City Hall, Lincoln.  A poster has been produced to outline the key changes and is displayed on the village Notice Boards.                                         The current bus passes are valid until the expiry date. 

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 all areas of the village in particular the pavements, walkways and 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 the dykes clear – it is apparent that illegal dumping had taken place that has contributed to the flooding in the area.

TURNING ROUNDABOUTS

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

GRASS VERGES  

Car owners/drivers are requested to kindly not park on the grass verges but to use their driveways whenever possible or on the road. 

AMENITY GRASS CUTTING DATES

To resume in March 2011.

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL FACILITIES DAY

The dates of the forthcoming ELDC Facilities Day are Wednesday 9th March 2011. 9.00 am-1.00 pm and 2.00 pm-4.00 pm and Wednesday 13th April 2011.

EAST LINDSEY DISTRICT COUNCIL WARD SURGERY

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

Wednesday 9th March 2011 2.00 pm-4.00 pm                     Wednesday 13th April 2011 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                                                                                                               The Green Waste bin to resume 28th March 2011 or 4th April 2011 depending in which street you live in.  Either with the Recycling bin or Domestic Waste bin.  Please check your Waste Collection card for collection in your street.

NORTHERN AREA COMMITTEE – 30TH MARCH 2011

As well as being invited to attend the Parish Council monthly meetings parishioners can also attend the next tier of committee for the East Lindsey area.  Next meeting is on Wednesday 30th March 2011 at the Parish Room, Utterby Village Hall, Main Road, Utterby at 7.00 pm. 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next two Full Council Meetings will be on Monday 21st March and Monday 18th April 2011.  All planning applications can be viewed at 7.15 pm. prior to the meetings. All parishioners are welcome.