Parish Council

Next Parish Council Meeting

The next Parish Council Meeting is on

Tue, 3rd October 2017

7:30 PM

at

South Witham Village Hall

The Big Clean

southkesteven_0.png  South Kesteven District Council  is launching the BIG CLEAN

This is initially a 12 week street cleaning programme for the District starting in August

If you know of any grotspots within South Witham village that need attention, such as

Graffiti, fly tipping, weeds, litter, broken street furniture/signs

Please report to SKDC at

www.southkesteven.gov.uk/skbigclean or by calling 01476 406066

Also if you are willing to help with the clean up, please visit the website for further details.

For updates on the project follow #SKBigClean

The Parish Council (PC) represents the interests of the local community in South Witham and is made up of 11 councillors and the parish clerk. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of every month, at 7.30 pm in the village hall on Water Lane. Residents are welcome to attend these meetings and there is a 15 minute public forum between 7.30 pm and 7.45 pm, when members of the public may ask questions or make short statements to the Council.

An annual parish meeting is usually held in May at which the Council reports to the electorate on the past year, presents the annual accounts and answers any questions.

Notice of meetings, agendas and minutes are posted on notice boards around the village and Minutes will also appear on this website.

Cemetery

A new cemetery has been established adjacent to the allotment area, at the junction of North Witham Road and Moor Lane which opened on the 1st January 2014.  This cemetery is the responsibility of South Witham Parish Council (SWPC) and the parish clerk will maintain a register of burials for this purpose. 

After January 2014, the existing cemetery on the North Witham Rd will not have any new burials, apart from those in reserved spaces. It will only be open for cremations. This cemetery is the responsibility of the church.

Allotments

There are 25 allotments at the junction of N Witham Road and Moor Lane. The rents vary according to the size of the individual plots. At present all are being used.  The rental agreements run from May to May and should anyone be interested in obtaining an allotment, should one become vacant, then please contact the Parish Council Clerk.

Play Areas

The Parish Council maintains the play area, the skateboard park and the basket ball unit on the recreation ground behind the village hall, Water Lane; this not only includes repairs caused by general wear and tear but also the mending  of damage done by deliberate vandalism.

Monthly safety inspections are undertaken by SWPC and there is an annual Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, (ROSPA) inspection by Playsafety Ltd.

Finance

The Parish Council has the authority to raise a precept to finance its expenditure. The Parish Council has the responsibility of ensuring that the finances are in good order and value for money is obtained when purchasing services and goods.

Traffic and Highways

The Parish Council has regular contact with Lincolnshire Country Council (LCC) Highways. There are ongoing discussions with LCC Highways on resolving the parking and speeding problems in consultation with the Police.

Policing and Crime Prevention

The Parish  Council is active in working with the Police in reducing and preventing crime in the villages. The Police are routinely invited to Parish Council meetings

Street lighting

The Parish Council reports faulty streetlights that should be fixed by the contractor within 10 days.

Clearing Litter

SWPC employs a community street cleaner to routinely litter-pick in the village, to keep it as tidy as possible. This is partially funded by a grant from South Kesteven District Council, (SKDC). The District Council is responsible for the provision and emptying of litterbins around the village.

There is also an annual litter-pick and village clean up, usually in the spring. All residents are invited to participate in this.

Planning

The Parish Council is a statutory consultee in planning but has no decision-making powers.

 

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South Witham Allotments

 

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A L L O T M E N T S     N O  TI C E

 

There will be one or two allotments available in May of this year.

 

If you are interested in becoming an allotment holder, please apply either in writing or by email to the Parish Clerk.

Pleasee supply the following information:

· Your name

· Full address

· Telephone number

· Email address

 

This will be allocated on a first come first served basis

and if you are unsuccessful this time you will be added to the allotment waiting list.

 

Parish Clerk's address:

The Parish Clerk

South Witham Parish Council

 53 Pridmore Road, Corby Glen, Grantham NG33 4JN

Email address:  parish.clerk@pc.south-witham.org.uk

 

 

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Annual Parish Meeting

SWPC is holding its Annual Parish Meeting

on

3 rd May 2016 at 7pm, 

this will be followed by the May monthly Parish Council meeting.

Agenda to follow.

All residents welcome !

Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 19:00
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Breedon - Public Information Exhibition

Breedon Aggregates is preparing a planning application for proposed Eastern and Western Extensions to South Witham Quarry.

The proposed extension areas will allow for the long term continuity of supply of limestone from South Witham Quarry and subsequently the Company are prepared to sign a S106 legal agreement that relinquishes a permitted area to the north of Mill Lane that was granted under historic consents.

It is not proposed to alter the nature or scale of the extraction operations that currently take place. 

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Breedon Aggregates is keen to share the proposals for the site and receive feedback from the local community. A public information exhibition on the proposals will be held at:

South Witham Village Hall

Water Lane, South Witham, NG33 5PH

Wednesday 10th February

 

4pm – 8pm 

Members of the project team will be on hand to provide information, answer your questions and hear your views.

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 16:00
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Free Wi-Fi Is now Avaialble

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Look for the  SWVH-WiFI  wifi network and click to logon

For the next 4 weeks there will not be key, but once the 4 weeks are up, a key will be required, changing monthly

The Current Key will be displayed on the website plus signs at the village hall

 

 

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Village Hall Wi-Fi


South Witham Parish Council Logo

is pleased to announce that

from

free wififree wifi

26th October 2015

 

Free Wi-Fi Access

Will be available in and around The Village Hall.

This has been made possible with funding from

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More details on how to access this service

and other services to follow will be posted here,

on information posters in and around the village and 

in the Witham Word.

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CO-OPTION OF PARISH COUNCILLOR

Following the recent Parish Council elections, one Councillor vacancy is still remaining, to be filled by co-option.

If you are interested in supporting your local community by becoming a Councillor, please contact the Parish Clerk, Mrs Helen Sandon, before Friday 29th May 2015.

You will need to be available for a short interview at the next Parish Council meeting, which is to be held on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at 7.30pm.

If you would like any further information on the role of a Parish councillor, please contact any member of SWPC.

Notice placed on behalf of South Witham Parish Council.

 

The Parish Clerk
53, Pridmore Road, 
Corby Glen,
Grantham, 
NG33 4JN

T: 01476 552166 

E: parish.clerk@pc.south-witham.org.uk

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Grants Committee

The Parish Council has set up a sub-committee to look at village projects for which we hope to secure some grant funding. 

To help our applications we need input from you, the community.

 

 The first project we are looking at is a Community Recreation Project which could include some or all of the points below:-

  • BasketBall HopSkateParkRefurbishing the skate board park
  • Making the basket ball hoop more functional 
  • Securing/permanently fixing the football posts
  • Getting internet into the village hall

 

 

  • Village HallTidying  up the external appearance of the village hall either by just painting or getting a full grant for new PVC windows and doors.Other projects, for the future, could include:-
  • Installing solar panels on the village hall to save on utility bills

Obviously these projects take time to get off the ground but the sooner we can get your input the better.


If you could forward your suggestions for other projects or comments on the ones we have suggested then please contact the Parish Council by clicking on this link by the 30th April 2015. 

We value your opinions and comments. 

 
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SWPC Annual Community Litter Pick

Litter Pick Team 2014

Litter Pick Day - Sunday 10th May at 10.30am

South Witham Spring Clean Your Village Needs YOU!

Volunteers needed to help tidy up the village. All equipment supplied and refreshments available.

Meet at the Village Hall - Everyone is welcome.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Bring your wellies!

For further details or any questions please contact Fran on 01572 767430 or Email :


Sunday, 10 May, 2015 - 10:30
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