Welcome to a brief update on Nettleham Parish Council business
Old School Car Park Repairs
Essential repairs to the block paving in the car park will take place over Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the 7th, 8th and 9th of April. The car park will be closed to all vehicular traffic on those days – unless there is wet weather. Relevant user groups have been informed and pedestrian access is still available through the designated gate.
Old School Static Security
The Parish Council have agreed to re-instate the static security measures at the Old School to discourage unauthorised parking.
Parking on Mill Hill
We are very aware of the considerable problems being experienced by drivers and pedestrians due to the construction traffic parked on that road as a result of the housing development under way. Our local PCSO, Jackie Parker, has been monitoring this area on a regular basis and spoken to the builders but unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to alleviate the problem as there is no room on site to accommodate the vehicles. Patience and extreme care on overtaking is all we can advise until the development is finished. We are also raised this matter with the Lincs Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Parish Office is continuing to pressure the Lincs County Council Highways about repairing the numerous potholes to roads and footpaths around the village. It was agreed at the 19 February 2018 Parish Council meeting to invite Cllr Richard Davies to attend a future PC meeting to hear residents’ concerns and explain their course of action. The date of this meeting will be reported in due course.
The Ray Sellars Community Award
This award was created to celebrate and acknowledge all the hard work undertaken by Cllr Ray Sellars who passed away in 2012. At the 2017 Annual Parish Meeting, the Chairman together with members of Ray Sellars’ family were pleased to present the Ray Sellars Community Award to Joyce and Colin Lewis. Joyce and Colin Lewis have organised Nettleham Cares annual event since 1988, they are also leading lights in collecting shoeboxes for families and elderly people in Eastern Europe and also with the Sightsavers charity. The 2018 Award will be presented at the Annual Parish Meeting in April 2018 and residents are requested to submit any nominations to the Parish Office by 23 March 2018; contact details are show above. The award is to recognise residents who have contributed to the community.
Parish Council Grants
We would like to advise village groups who may not be aware that the Parish Council has a small budget available for grants where additional funding would be helpful. Please contact the Parish Office for an application form.
Upcoming Parish Council Meetings
Council Meetings – Tuesday 20 March 2018
Property Committee – Tuesday 6 March 2018
All meetings commence at 7.30 pm, and all are open to the public.
All meetings are held at The Old School unless indicated otherwise.
Dates contained within this article are correct at time of writing [20 February 2018]