DUNHOLME VILLAGE

DUNHOLME PARISH COUNCIL

DUNHOLME PARISH COUNCIL


Dunholme Parish Council:-

 

Dunholme Parish is in the district of West Lindsey and the county of Lincolnshire.
The Parish Council has nine elected Councillors

 

For information contact: -


Dunholme Parish Council Contact Details


Clerk: Mrs Laura Richardson


Address: 20 Monckton Way, Dunholme, Lincoln, LN2 3QL


Telephone Number: 01673 862738


Email Address dunholmepc@btinternet.com


Website address: www.parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/dunholme


The Next Parish Council Meeting will be on

 


Monday 2nd December at 19.30 Hrs


 in the Jubilee Room of the Village Hall.

 

If you have any issues you wish to bring to Councillors attention or any ideas you would like to put forward, why not come along and join in. 



* PARISH COUNCIL NOTICES *

The monthly Council meeting of Dunholme Parish Council took place on

Monday 7th October 2019.

 8 Parish Councillors were also in attendance.

 Firstly, all members of the Dunholme Parish Council would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  Why not come along to our meeting on Monday 2nd December and indulge in a mince pie or 2 and say hi.

 

 Parish Councillor Vacancy

There is currently a vacant seat on the Parish Council. 

If you are interested in joining the Council and are eligible please contact the Clerk or look at the advertisement on the council noticeboard.

 

 Flooding in the village

There has been a lot of rain over the last month and a lot of reports of flooding in the village, as well as neighbouring villages.  Unfortunately, as a parish council there is very little that we can do about this – it is therefore recommended that you make a note of the following details:-

- If you spot a fallen tree blocking a road or footpath, or dangerous standing water on a road – CALL 101.

- If you have a power cut or have seen damaged power lines – CALL 105

- To report flooding in your area – CALL 01522 782082

- IN AN EMERGENCY ALWAYS CALL 999

As and when new information is received from outside agencies such as the police of Highways, the information is posted on the Council Facebook page.

Please ensure that you check on neighbours and elderly friends during these cold and wet months.

 

 Oak Wood

A quote was accepted to maintain the pathway as it can become very wet and muddy and difficult to navigate through, especially those of you with pushchairs and scooters.  The path will be lined out and filled with a chipping that will mark out the walkway.  This will make sure that the path can be used the whole year around without the need to worry you may slip in the mud J

 

 Trees and Hedging

There have been a number of complaints about overhanging trees and hedges around the village.  Now is the time to be maintaining these issues.  Please take a look around your property – front and back, and check that your trees and hedges are not overhanging your property boundary.  If they are, please cut them back – this means that everyone has easy use of the public footpaths in a safe way, especially throughout winter.

 

 New bins

4 new bins have been ordered for around the village in high use areas.  Please ensure that these are being used to keep our village clean and tidy.

The grit bin on the Honeyholes Lane/ Ryland Road junction was removed last year by the County Council and following a site visit they didn’t think the area needed a bin.  The Parish Council do not agree with this and so are looking at purchasing a new grit bin for that area.  It is a steep down slope into 2 way traffic – we see a need.

 

 Christmas Tree

The Clerk and a number of Councillors have been working hard to try and get an electrical point in the centre of the village to display the Christmas Tree for all to see.  At the time of writing 2 out of 3 steps are completed but rely on Contractors work times.  Fingers crossed that it all comes together for December – if not then at least we are ready for next year.

 

 Lincoln Road Phone Box

The Council have received 90 days’ notice that BT intend to remove the phone box on Lincoln Road next to the bus lay by.  It has been suggested that the Council see if they can adopt the box to use as an information centre, or repurpose it as a place to wait from the rain for a bus, or something else. 

 

 Play Area

After receiving a lovely letter from 2 little residents in the village asking for some monkey bars and chin up bars at the Kennington Close play area.  A quote has now been accepted for these and the necessary safety matting.  It is hoped the work will take place early in the New Year.

A couple of years ago, the play area at Allwood Road was fenced off by some multi-coloured fencing to keep children safe from cars. Quotes and funding are now being looked into as it is now hoped that the same fencing can be put up at the Kennington Close play area to keep the area separate from the part of the field that dog walkers use.  Not everyone likes dogs and some children aren’t confident with them running around the field and close to the play equipment and there has also been reports of dog pooh around the equipment.  Hopefully, this will provide a happy environment for all.

 

 Dog Pooh

PLEASE PICK UP AFTER YOUR DOG – AN INCREASE IN COMPLAINTS IS TAKING PLACE AGAIN AND IT ISNT FAIR ON OTHERS IF YOU DON’T.

 

 Website and Social Media

www.parishes.lincs.gov.uk/Dunholme

Search Dunholme Parish Council on Facebook

 

 Communications

At present the Council uses the website, Facebook, Dunholme News and word of mouth and the noticeboard to inform residents of meetings, updates and general information.  We did try to start up an email shot group whereby information would be emailed to people on the list – only a couple of people signed up to this and therefore it never took off.  If you have a preference of how you prefer to find out information or have any ideas of how the Council can relay information to residents, please do contact the Clerk.

 

 Clerks’ Contact Details

The Parish Council can be contacted via the normal email address dunholmepc@btinternet.com or by telephone on 01673 862738, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 and 15:00.  There is an answer machine in place should your call not be able to be answered.

 

 The next meeting of Dunholme Parish Council will take place on Monday 6th January 2020 at 7:30pm in the Jubilee Room of the Village Hall. 

 

 

  

West Lindsey Council Elections Dunholme and Welton - results

Election Candidate

Party

Votes

%

 

 RODGERS, Diana Meriel

Independent

1180

26%

Elected

 ENGLAND, Steve

Conservative

865

19%

Elected

 GRIMBLE, Caralyne Margaret

Conservative

718

16%

Elected

 SWIFT, Paul

Liberal Democrats

707

15%

Not elected

 PARISH, Malcolm John William

Conservative

656

14%

Not elected

 SAWHNEY, Anjum

Independent

499

11%

Not elected

Why not become a Parish Councillor?

All parish council seats are due for election in 2012 when local elections are held.

What is the role of a Parish Councillor?

 To represent the ward and the views of it's residents that he or she represents at grass roots level

 ·        To work in areas of community leadership

 ·        To plan, run, develop and monitor parish council business

 ·        To always work in the public interest

How long is a term of office?

Four years unless elected at a by-election when you would serve until the next scheduled election.

Will I have time to be a councillor?

Dunholme Parish Council meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except August) at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

How much will I get paid?

There is great reward to be gained by serving your community at grass roots level, though unfortunately there is no provision for a parish councillor to be paid. You may be reimbursed for expenses. There is a limit to how much may be claimed.

For further information on the legal qualifications and procedure for becoming a Parish Councillor please contact:

Mrs Laura Richardson
20 Monckton Way
Dunholme
Lincoln
LN2 3QL 
Tel:  01673 862738
e-mail: dunholmepc@btinternet.com 


DUNHOLME PARISH COUNCIL


The Dunholme Parish councillors are elected to serve on the council every four years. 


Meetings are held every month except August and are held on the third Wednesday of each month in the Jubilee room of the Dunholme Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.  Members of the public may attend these meetings. The first 15 minutes are open to any parishioner to put questions to the council.  After that no discussion by the public is allowed while the meeting is in progress.

COUNCILLORS CURRENTLY SERVING
 

Cllr Tony Pache (Chairman)

Cllr Nick Rodgers (Vice Chairman)

Cllr Dr Karen Savage, 

Cllr Sarah Keetley, 

Cllr Chloe Keetley  

Cllr Dan Rimmer.  

Cllr Matt Burre.

Cllr Amjum Sawhney


LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Lincolnshire County Councillor:- 

 Sue Rawlin 01673 885545


West Lindsey District Councillor:-

Cllr Diane Rodgers

Cllr Steve England

Cllr Caralyne Grimble


NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Your Member of Parliament is

Right Honorable Edward Leigh MP

Contact:
House of Commons
LONDON
SW1A 0AA
Tel 02072196480

Or in the constituancy:
28 Queen Steet
Market Rasen
Tel: 01673849003