18/02/20 Saxilby Library 

It's half term, and we have plenty of children’s books in the library at St Andrews to browse through and borrow to take home. Also a children’s corner where parents can read to their children and keep out of the rain. Volunteers are there to help every morning except Tuesday, but the library is open all day everyday.

31/01/20 Revised Community Centre opening time

From 3rd February 2020 the St Andrews Community Centre will now be opening at 9:30 am instead of 9:00 am.

30/01/20 Tender for provision of cleaning contract

Please see tender document at the bottom of this page, for details of the cleaning contract. Closing date for tender submissions is 4:00 pm on Friday 21st February 2020.

19/12/19 Christmas & New Year opening

The Parish Office will be closed from 19th December and re-opens on Monday 6th January.

The St Andrews Community Centre opening times are as follows:

23rd December - open as normal

24th December - 11:00 to close

25th December - 11:00 - 3:00 pm

26th December - 10:00 to close

27th, 28th 29th December - 11:00 to close

30th December - open as normal

31st December, 1st, 2nd January - 11:00 to close

The library and self-service machine will be accessible during the Centre opening hours. Library volunteers will not be in on 25th, 26th or New Year's Day.

On behalf of the Parish Council, we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy and Peaceful New Year.

18/12/19 Emergency Plan Update

The Parish Council’s Emergency Plan is now operational. A Table Top test has been held with the Emergency Planning & Business Continuity Officer from Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and members of the Parish Emergency Plan Group. Further training is being planned with LCC for running a rest centre.

The parish councils role in an incident affecting the wider population would be to help look after the welfare of the community and support the emergency services, for example through providing local knowledge and gathering and sharing relevant information. A redacted copy of the Plan will be available online soon.

18/12/19 National Representation 

The Clerk and Assistant Clerk have been elected as the SLCC (Society of Local Council Clerks) Lincolnshire Branch National Forum Representatives.

The Assistant Clerk has been elected as a member of the NALC (National Association of Local Councils) Smaller Councils Committee 2020/21. 

17/12/19 Poll Result 

See attached file (below) for the poll result regarding election of a Member of Parliament for Gainsborough.

09/12/19 Vacancy for a Councillor 

Please visit the vacancies page for more information regarding the vacancy due to the resignation of Cllr R Spurr. 

03/12/2019 Councillor Resignation

Russell Spurr has resigned from the Parish Council (effective 27/11/19). 

30/11/2019 Christmas Lights Switch on & Fireworks Display

We'd love to hear your views on the Christmas Lights Switch on & Fireworks event. Use the survey link at the bottom of the page to share your thoughts.

29/11/19 Call Connect Christmas bus services 

Please see notices (below) regarding Call Connect Christmas bus promotion and opening hours. 

25/11/19 Flood Warning Service 

Please see notice (below) from the Environment Agency regarding their Flood Warning Service.

08/11/19 Election of a Member of Parliament 

Please see notice (below) from WLDC regarding Election of a Member of Parliament for the Gainsborough Constituency. 

23/10/19 Cycle Link to Connect Saxilby and Lincoln 

We're excited to announce that we have agreement and funding is in place from Access Lincoln (part of Lincolnshire County Council) for the cycle link to connect Saxilby to Lincoln. This will connect from the A57 Lincoln Road at the edge of village through onto Sellars Walk on the Daubeney Estate and will provide the final missing link of off-road cycle access to and from Lincoln. This is a community project that was identified in Neighbourhood Plan (NDP) and it's fantastic that we are delivering it for everyone to enjoy and utilise in 2020. Thank you for your letters of support. 

16/09/19 Runner's Up Council of the Year 

The Council has been awarded Runner Up Council of the Year 2019 at Lincolnshire's Shining Stars Awards by LALC (Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils), with nominations also being received for Cllr of the Year - Cllr Hillman and Clerk of the Year - Elaine Atkin & Lydia Smithson recognising their outstanding commitment to the Council. Thanks to County Cllr Jackie Brockway for the nominations. 

10/10/19 CRT Living Waterways National Finalists 

Congratulations to Bridge Street Working Group (made up of residents, volunteers, local business owners and councillors) and who were awarded a Commendation at the national finals of the Canal and River Trust Awards 2019, in Birmingham. The Group received their award in the Engaging Communities category. It recognises and celebrates their high level of community involvement on the Saxilby Waterfront project to date. 

02/10/19 CiLCA Qualified Clerks & Assistant Clerk Award Winner 

Congratulations to our Assistant Clerk who has successfully achieved the professional Clerk's qualification, (with both Clerks now holding the CiLCA qualification) and won a national award at the SLCC (Society fro Local Council Clerks) Conference for the Best Clerk Magazine Article 2019.

19/09/19 External Audit Completion

The external auditor report and certificate for 2018-19 and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2018-19 have now been published. See the Parish Finance page.

06/09/09 Lindum Homes - Westcroft Green Space

Lindum Homes have provided a response to the Council on how they intend to address the re-instatement issues at Westcroft Greenspace:

Our plan to rectify the issues is as follows: - 
  1. All imported topsoil to be removed by 75mm throughout all areas with new screened topsoil imported.  All areas will be re-seeded with general purpose grass seed.
  2. New wooden fence to be erected either side of the existing gate once the final removal and topping up to areas required.
  3. Litter bin - Awaiting approval, to be placed nearer the new path for ease of use.
  4. Grey stone joining the exiting footpath and new footpath to be replaced with a type of crushed limestone with dust to enable a smoother / more consolidated surface finish.
  5. Where topsoil meets existing levels, new topsoil will be adequately dressed to existing levels.
  6. Any leftover tree supports to be removed.
  7. Make up of topsoil to the existing ditch forming banks to be consolidated to ensure stability and correct shaping where required.
  8. Unwanted fencing / debris to be removed where applicable. 
  9. Dog waste bin to be moved nearer the new path
  10. Lightshield to streetlight near Northfield Rise to have light shield fitted, Eon have been instructed.
  11. Boundary markers to be placed highlighting line of ownerships at 2.0m apart.
  12. Banks to both culverts to be better shaped and dressed
  13. Location and number of replacement tree's - Awaiting desired location from the Parish Council, at which point we shall agree type/specification.

06/09/19 New Councillor

At the Full Council meeting on 4th September, Sadie Ashton Derry was co-opted on to the Council. 

The Council still carries 3 vacancies, so if you are interested in joining the Council, please contact the Parish Office for more information.

05/09/19 New community defibrillator

A new community Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has now been installed at the Sunflower Smile Nursery on Church Lane, next to the Church. This will serve residents at the north end of the village. If someone contacts 999 and a defibrillator is required, they will be provided with instructions and guidance to access and use it.

There is a second AED serving the south end of the village, located at the St Andrews Community Centre on William Street.

13/08/19 Tennis Club Sponsored Walk

Help support Saxilby Tennis Club on their sponsored walk around Rutland Water at

08/08/19 WLDC Budget Consultation

West Lindsey District Council have launched their budget consultation and they are urging residents and businesses to have their say on the WLDC budget for 2020-21. Please see document below.

08/08/19 Summer Water Safety Advice

Canal & River Trust have published their Summer Water Safety Advice, regarding the dangers of swimming in rivers and canals. Please see document below.

10/07/19 New Councillors

At the Full Council meeting on 3rd July 2019, Stuart Broxholme and Shiela Hughes were co-opted on to the Council. There are still vacancies on the Council and if anybody is interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please contact the Parish Office in the first instance. 

05/07/19 Saxilby Waterfront Project goes for National Gold

Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council has been named as a national finalist in the Canal and River Trust’s flagship Living Waterways Awards 2019 for its community engagement. It recognises the Council’s collaborative approach with residents, local businesses and partner organisations to regenerate and celebrate Saxilby Waterfront. More information about the project and awards can be found by using the links at the bottom of the page.  

28/06/19 Unaudited Accounts for the Year Ending 31 March 2019 

Please see the Parish Finance page for Notice of Public Rights & Publication of Unaudited Annual Governance & Accountability Return for the year ending 31 March 2019.

24/06/19 LCC Weed Spraying 

LCC Highways are responsible for the spraying of weeds in the gutters - this is done twice a year. Highways have notified us that the West Lindsey area, including Saxilby, will have its weed spraying programme completed by 14th July, with a second spray commencing 16th September.

21/06/19 Council Recognised for its Innovative Community Engagement 

The Council has been recognised in the sector for its innovative approach to community engagement. The Clerk Magazine published a best practice article on our community led Saxilby Waterfront Regeneration, with the article available to read at the bottom of the page. 

19/06/19 Canal & River Trust - Living Waterways Awards Assessment Panel Visit

The regeneration of Saxilby Waterfront has been short-listed by the Canal and River Trust for a national award for community engagement. An independent assessment panel attended Saxilby today to speak to Working Group members to find out more about the project. The national finalists are due to be announced on the 4th July.    

20/05/19 Chair/Vice Chair 

At the Annual Parish Council meeting on 15/05/19, Cllr David Cotton was elected as Chairman and Cllr Paul Stafford elected as Vice Chairman of the Council for the forthcoming administrative year.

17/05/19 New Parish Councillor 

At the Annual Parish Council meeting on 15/05/19, James Willox was co-opted onto the Council.

17/04/19 District Council and European Parliamentary Elections 

Please see the Vacancies & Tenders page for details of the Notice of Poll - Election of District Councillors for Saxilby Ward and Notice of Election - European Parliamentary Election for the East Midlands Region

15/04/19 Bins around the village 

Over the last week, a number of old concrete and end-of-life bins have been removed from around the village by WLDC, with help from our Grounds team.

7 litter and 1 dog bin have been removed from Bridge Street - 5 of these were end-of-life. This work has been done as part of the Bridge Street Regeneration project, in order to reduce the street clutter and improve the public realm (poor public realm was one of the key reasons that the Bridge Street Conservation Area is on Historic England's At-Risk register). There is still a bin on Bridge Street, near the footbridge, plus one the other side of the Canal. A new heritage style bin is currently also being procured for Bridge Street.

2 bins near the Fossdyke picnic area have been removed at the request of the Canal & River Trust as they were corroded and were attracting rats.

The old concrete bin which was at the St Andrews/Sykes Lane junction has now been replaced with a new metal post and one of the black bins removed from Bridge Street.

The old concrete bin from the junction of Mill Lane and the footpath which runs to the rear of the school has been replaced by a post-mounted black bin (removed from Bridge Street). This has been sited approximately 10 feet away from the original bin location.

The old concrete bin from the Manor Road/Mill Lane junction, has now been replaced by a new post-mounted bin. This has been sited approximately 2 feet away from the original bin location.

The dog bin removed from Bridge Street has now replaced a damaged dog bin at the Church Lane/Mill Lane junction.

Parishioners are reminded that dog waste can be put in any Council litter bins and this does not just have to be in a dog bin

12/04/19 Co-option Vacancies Following an Uncontested Election 

There are vacancies on the Council which can be filled by co-option. Please visit the 'Vacancies & Tenders' page to find out more information and apply.

12/04/19 Elections update

Please see bottom of this page for the Notice of Uncontested Election for this Parish Council and also the Statement of Persons Nominated for the District Council for Saxilby Ward.  

29/03/19 Parish Council Elections 

Parish Council Elections are in May. As a parish councillor representing your community you will help keep it a great place to live and work. You will be supported & undertake training. Candidates should be positive, have a can-do attitude & be willing to work as a team. Deadline is Wed 3rd April. For more information and to apply use the link below.

20/03/2019 Citizens Advice sessions at Saxilby

Unfortunately the funding for the fortnightly Rural Outreach Citizens Advice sessions at St Andrews Community Centre will come to an end at the end of March, and there will be no further outreach sessions here after that date. Citizens Advice will still be available to offer advice to clients across West Lindsey. If you haven't seen Citizens Advice before, please call their Adviceline number (03444 111 444) or attend a drop-in session at Gainsborough (Mondays and Wednesdays).

19/03/2019 Precept 2019/20

Residents will have been receiving their Council Tax bills this week. The total precept for the Parish Council for 2019/20 is £185,500. This equates to a 4.38% increase from 2018/19 in council tax for a Band D property (equivalent to a council tax charge of £137.75 for a Band D property).

Whilst the Council was able to keep the precept amount the same last year (2018/19), unfortunately an increase has been requested this year. The key reasons for the increase are due to statutory and contractual wage and pension increases. This also means there will also be an increase in running costs, due to the impact of statutory wage increases on bills from other companies and contractors. We are also required to ensure adequate provision is in the budget in case there is a contested election when the whole of the Council is up for election in May.

The next Full Council meeting is on 3rd April at 7.30pm if you have any questions or comments for your councillors.

14/03/2019 LCC Public Notice - extension of speed limit

Please see below for a LCC Public Notice regarding a proposed extension of the 30mph speed limit on Sturton Road. Objections to this must be submitted to LCC, via the details on the Notice, by 11th April. 

12/03/2019 Notice of Election

Please see the Vacancies & Tenders page for the Notice of Election and associated documents for details of the upcoming elections for West Lindsey District Council and Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council. Nomination papers are now available and must be hand-delivered to WLDC offices no later than 4:00 pm on 3rd April 2019. If any election is contested, the poll will take place on 2nd May 2019.

22/02/2019 Community Centre opening time on 27th February

On Wednesday 27th February 2019 the St Andrews Community Centre will not open until 12:00 noon. This is due to further planned electrical work. There will be no access to the library, Bar or Parish Council office during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

11/01/2019 Community Centre opening time on 16th January

On Wednesday 16th January 2019 the St Andrews Community Centre will not open until 12:00 noon. This is due to planned electrical work. There will be no access to the library, Bar or Parish Council office during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

19/12/2018 Christmas and New Year opening

The Parish Council office will be closed from lunchtime on Friday 21st December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January.

The St Andrews Community Centre will be open from 11:00 am each day between Monday 24th December and Tuesday 1st January. On Christmas Day the Centre will close at 3:00 pm. Normal Centre opening times will resume on Wednesday 2nd January.

During this period, the library will be open. There will be no library volunteers in attendance but the RFID machine will be available. The phone to the Customer Service Centre will not be available on Monday 24th December or Monday 31st December. The normal library service will resume on Wednesday 2nd January.

30/11/2018 Christmas tree switch on and festive fireworks event - Saturday 1st December

Due to the Christmas tree lights switch-on and festive fireworks event on Saturday 1st December, there will be parking restrictions in place at St Andrews Community Centre. The Memorial Gates will be locked at 12:00 noon on Saturday - with vehicle access restricted to traders and those involved in the event. The road closures will start around 5:00 pm and remain in place until approximately 7:15 pm. After the torch procession has left St Botolphs Church and reached the tree, those roads between Church Lane and the Village Hall will be re-opened on a rolling basis. The area from Sykes Lane to the junction of West Bank and High Street will remain closed until about 7:15 pm. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause to residents, but hope you appreciate that the safety of the people attending this event is paramount. Please see the Christmas Lights page for a detailed itinerary and the Christmas Tree carol sheet. We hope that you all have a safe and enjoyable event.

23/10/2018 Remembrance Event - Saturday 10th November

The centenary remembrance event will take place at the Memorial Field, Saxilby on Saturday 10th November, commencing at 10:30 am. Please see posters below for details of the Peace Party at the St Andrews Community Centre and Victory Tea at St Botolphs Church Hall.