The Parish Council have 10 seats for Parish Councillors.
Mr. D Patrick Chairman, Mr. Kevin Smith, Vice Chairman, Mrs Maxine Hill, Mr. Peter Shaw, Mr. Peter Holland, Mr. Tony Jarvis, Mr. Richard Scott and Mr. David Reeves. (More details may be found on the ‘Councillors’ page.)
Our District Councillor is Mrs. Carleen Dickinson. The district councillor has a £1500 community grant yearly, from which donations may be given to organisations in the Ward they represent, ensuring that different organisations receive donations each year. (not allowed to support the same organisation on consecutive years) Organisations can approach the district councillor with a request directly.
Councillors are elected by vote every 4 years and if any seat becomes vacant during that time, then a voting process is organised by East Lindsey District Council, if no nomination or only one is put forward that person may be co-opted on to the council by the local Parish Council. Any person who is on the Electoral Role and over 18 years of age may apply and be nominated. This is an entirely voluntary position, but training and attendance at training session is reimbursement for travelling expenses, the Parish Council subscribe to the training event annually, therefore nothing has to be paid, unless a government organisation gives the training. then a charge is made.
The Role of the Council:
The Parish Council undertake the role of ensuring the village is aware of what the Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council are undertaking and how they are moving forward.
The Parish Council are always keen to hear from the youths of the village on their ideas and suggestions, would also like to have more interaction with this group and local residents on decision making.
The on-going task of the Parish Council is to maintain the children’s play area and skate park, the playing field, village hall car park, cemetery cutting the grass, levelling of new graves, the trees and surrounding hedge, in the church yard for the grass cutting and working with the PCC in giving what financial support for other works that the parish council can afford.
Appointing a contractor to cut the grassed areas, around the Play area, Playing Field, Beacon area and strimming the public paths.
Maintaining and letting of the allotments on Fodderdyke Bank and Fen Road. Working with Lincolnshire County Council with regard to the public footpaths and informing them on the paths conditions etc.
Reporting and ensuring that repairs to street lights, street name plates, pot holes and general condition with regard to roads and fly tipping.
The Parish Council has 5 members who work for the council these being: The Clerk for 10 hours a week (employed). Cemetery and Church grounds man, Village Litter picker and footpath coordinator who receive remuneration for any work undertaken.
The Parish Council receive approximately income of 27,453 per year (which include the £17,000 from the precept) allocated by East Lindsey District Council, rent from the allotments of approximately £6829.34 and the remainder from donations, burial / headstone fees and VAT refund.