The Parish Council

The Parish Council represents and serves the whole community and is responsible for the services it provides.  Following consultation with parishioners (e.g. via the Parish Plan, Annual Parish Meeting etc.), it establishes policies for action and decides how money will be raised and spent on behalf of the community.  It is responsible for spending the money raised lawfully and without risk and for achieving the best value for money.

The responsibilities of the Parish Council, in common with all other Parish Councils in the country, include:-

  • Footway lighting;
  • Footpaths;
  • Public seats;
  • Indoor and outdoor recreational facilities;
  • Playing fields, Parks and open spaces;
  • War memorial.

The Parish Council maintains the grassed areas of the roadside verges and footpaths within the Parish on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council and is in partnership with South Kesteven District Council to provide a community warden, who can be seen picking up litter from our streets.

The Parish Council is made up of 11 elected Councillors, one of whom is chosen as Chairman during the Council's Annual Meeting.  It is served by the Clerk, Mrs Jane Evans, who implements its decisions and provides administrative and management support for its activities.

NOTES:

District and Parish Council elections are being held on 2 May 2019, copies of the Notice of Election for both elections are attached.