Parish Council


Chairman: Mr Kevin Pinner
Hall View, David’s Lane, Benington, Boston, Lincs  PE22 0BZ
Tel: 01205 761194

I am married, with three children.  My reasons for becoming a Parish Councillor are after being introduced to the idea of joining the parish council by a member at a time when the council was short of candidates, I became aware of the need for a council to be in place to aid the village to have a ‘voice’ in the community.  My aim since joining in September 1995 has been to help where and when I can.  During the time I have served as a councillor, I have also gone on to become a member and consequently chairman of the ‘Benington Relief in Need’ Charity and also a member of the ‘Benington Community Heritage Trust’.  I was appointed Chairman of Benington Parish Council in May 2001 an appointment I still hold today.

Graham John Gostelow

I am married with two sons and have been a parish councillor since October 2001.  I worked in the motor industry for over 40 years.  I have been a member of Wrangle Coastguard for 28 years and received a long service medal and the Queens Medal.

Kerry Francis

I am married with one child and have been a Parish Councillor since 2007.  I work for the family business, Francis & Son Ltd of Leverton; a farm and haulage company, quite a change from by former employment as the Revenues & Benefits Manager at Boston Borough Council.
I really sign up to village life and do everything I can to support local business and promote closer community cohesion.  As a Trustee of the Benington Community Heritage Trust I hope to help bring regeneration to the village of Benington that will benefit the village and the wider population.  And as an Associate Governor for Butterwick Primary School I am looking forward to helping Butterwick school provide our children with a first rate education.
I like to think that I am a down to earth person and would hope anyone that has any questions will feel free to contact me.  If I can’t help I can usually find someone that can.

Robert Bell (Vice Chairman)

I have lived and worked in the village all of my life. I am of the fourth generation of a local farming family. I have been a Parish Councillor since 1992 and have many various interests in the village activities, including local charities and trusts.

Neil Sharpe

I am employed by T.H .Clements & Son Ltd, Benington as the Farm Manager.  I am divorced and living with Jannine, I have 2 children, Laura  and William.


Parish Clerk: Mrs Joan Barnes
Moorabbin, 21 Sea Lane, Butterwick, Boston, Lincs  PE22 0HG
Tel: 01205 760452


Benington Parish Council meets at Benington Village Hall at 8.00 pm.  All meetings commence with a Public Forum and the public will be most welcome. 

Please refer to the Noticeboard or on this site for the Agenda and the date of the next meeting.  

All meetings are also shown on the 'Events Calendar'.


last updated June 2011