Parish Council

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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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Parish Council Contact Details

South Witham Parish Council

Name Address/Telephone Number Email Address
Keith Jolley (Chair)

15 Moor Lane / 01572 768266 / 07562 601160
Cliff Ashton (Vice-Chair)

25 Wellfield Close / Tel: 07802 432505
Fran Parish 6 Hillview Rd / Tel: 01572 767430
Catherine Hodgkin

20 Water Lane / Tel: 01572 767519

Maria Kinning

13 Wimberley Way / Tel: 01476 590390
Sandra Lansdowne

6 The Parkside / Tel: 01572 767659
Andrea Smith 

10, Tollemache Fields / Tel: 01572 768088
Claire van Straubenzee

Tanyard House, 13 Church Lane / Tel: 01572 767976
Albert White

River Banks, Water Lane / Tel: 01572 767177
Jim Oldfield

8 Launds Green / Tel: 01572 768869 / Mob: 07723 344286

Paul Golding
18 Templars Way/ Tel 07851 698025

Helen Sandon

Parish Clerk


53, Pridmore Road, Corby Glen  Grantham, NG33 4JN
 Tel 01476 552166


Winter Weather Advice

Self Help Tips:  Clearing snow from footpaths


  1. work from the footpath at all times - working towards oncoming traffic wherever possible
  2. place the snow on the verge or grassed areas.
  3. place snow at edges of footpaths next to the road. This helps to form a safety barrier between cars and pedestrians
  4. put sand or ash down on cleared areas as it will give grip to walkers.
  5. use grit/salt from grit bins sparingly.

Do not

  1. lift too much snow or ice at one time. Compacted snow can be very heavy.
  2. use hot water to melt ice or snow – it may refreeze to form “black ice”.
  3. obstruct accesses or footpaths with the snow.
  4. use grit/salt from highway grit bins on private property – that is theft.
  5. You do not need to use a lot of salt - a teaspoon of salt per square metre will defrost ice patches..
  6. work in blizzard conditions.

Self help tips clearing snow off roads


  1. use purpose built snowploughs if available.
  2. skim the top of the snow off with a JCB/ mechanical bucket to leave an inch of snow so you do not damage the road surface, remove cateyes or come into contact with ironwork.
  3. Keep in regular contact – minimum hourly – with your operating base
  4. report any damage caused or found
  5. operate with dipped beam headlights at all time.
  6. operate flashing/rotating amber beacons (where fitted) at all times.
  7. place the snow on the verge or grassed areas.

Do not

  1. scrape the road surface with a JCB/mechanical bucket
  2. obstruct accesses or footpaths with the snow.

Vehicle operators/drivers must have and use:

  1. Reflective jacket
  2. Emergency food and drink
  3. Mobile telephone or radio system
  4. Wear stout footwear
  5. Wear snow and ice grippers when walking outside of vehicle


When working outside

  1. Wrap up warm
  2. Wear a reflective coat if available
  3. Wear stout footwear
  4. Wear snow and ice grippers when walking – especially when pushing snow
  5. Beware of hypothermia and wind chill effects

The law on clearing snow and ice from on roads and public spaces

There is no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your property, pathways to your property or public spaces. This includes both public carriageways and footways.

If an accident did occur, its highly unlikely that you would be sued as long as you:

  1. Are careful
  2. Use common sense to make sure that you do not make the pavement or pathway clearly more dangerous than before

People using areas affected by snow and ice also have responsibility to be careful themselves

Copies of this  and other Winter services can be found here


Pumpkin CompetitionDo you have what it takes to grow a GIANT pumpkin ?

Do you have what it takes to grow a

Giant pumpkin ?

Giant Pumpkins these are not but is yours


This year the South Witham Parish Council is holding a Giant Pumpkin Growing competition.

Open to all residents of South Witham.

The weigh in is to be confirmed, but should be mid-October 



Your pumpkin must be home grown


There is a trophy for the heaviest pumpkin.

To take part please register with

Jim Oldfield - 07723344286


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Sunflower Competition

Do you have what it takes to grow the

Tallest sunflower ?

 The Tallest Sunflower Competition

This year the Parish Council is holding a Tallest Sunflower Growing competition.

Open to all residents of South Witham.

The measuring date is to be confirmed, but should be mid-September 


There is a trophy for the Tallest Sunflower


To enter please Register with

Jim Oldfield - 07723344286


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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:





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,
NG33 4JN

T: 01476 552166 



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. 


South Witham Parish Council - Register of Pecuniary Interests 


At South Witham Parish Council's meeting of the 4th September 2012, the SKDC Code of Conduct was adopted by SWPC, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011


Keith Jolley

Employment- snr contracts manager/ Consultant, Spouse - property manager ( Portugal)

Clifford Ashton
(Vice Chair) 
19/05/2015 Land - house owned jointly with spouse, 25 Wellfield Close, SW
Catherine Hodgkin 19/05/2015 Land- house owned 20 Water Lane, SW

Maria Kinning

19/05/2015 Employment- own business motorcycle training with spouse,
Land - house owned jointly with spouse 13 Wimberley Way

Sandra Lansdowne

19/05/2015 Land - house owned jointly with spouse, 6, The Parkside, SW

Frances Parish

19/05/2015 Land- house owned jointly with spouse, 6 Hill View Rd, South Witham
Andrea Smith 19/05/2015 Land - house jointly owned with spouse, 10 Tollemache Fields, SW 

Claire van Straubenzee


Employment- Trustee of the Henry van Straubenzee Memorial Fund-
no profit, gain or salary, spouse as per member.
Spouse also CEO of the Newstraid Benevolent Fund salaried employee.
Land - house and 8 acres of land jointly owned with spouse
Tanyard House, 13 Church Lane, SW

Albert White

19/05/2015  Employment - owner of Whites Recycling Ltd, business in the village.
Land- 25 acre industrial site, 2 x 4 acre fields, house owned jointly
with spouse 29 Water Lane

James Oldfield 

07/07/2015 Land- house owned jointly with spouse, 8 Launds Green, SW 
Paul Golding 06/02/2018 Land - house owned jointly with partner, 18 Templars Way, SW



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