The Parish of Pinchbeck is located on the western edge of South Holland. The village of Pinchbeck is known for its Bulb Museum and the Pinchbeck Engine Museum, located in Pinchbeck Marsh, close to the A16.
The Parish council is a small local authority. Its councillors are elected for four years at a time. The most recent election was in May of this year (2011). Vacancies occurring between elections are filled by by-election (if requested) or co-option. Each year the councillors choose a chairman from amongst their number. There is also a vice-chairman and a clerk, who is the Proper Officer and the Responsible Finance Officer of the council.
The Parish Council comprises 2 Wards, the East Ward with 8 Parish Councillors and there are 7 Parish Councillors on the West Ward. The overall population of the parish, according to the 2001 Census was 5,153.
Some of the areas in the parish that this Parish Council are responsible for, are as follows:
Churchyard, St. Mary’s Church, Pinchbeck
Churchyard, St. Bartholomew’s Church, West Pinchbeck
Rotten Row Playing Field, Pinchbeck
Leaves Lake Drove Playing Field, West Pinchbeck
Glebe Sports field, Pinchbeck
Cemetery, Off Cherry Holt Lane, Pinchbeck
Parish Council owned allotment land