Welcome to the Haxey Parish Council Website
This website will provide exciting information about forthcoming and past events and will also give an insightful look into what Haxey Parish has to offer.
NORMAL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FROM 23 MARCH UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
- PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY WITH AGENDA AND MINUTES BEING PUBLISHED AS NORMAL.
- Residents are able to raise any issues prior to a meeting through the Clerk to the Parish Council.
Meet the Council
Chairperson: Cllr Dave Knowles
Vice-Chairperson: Cllr Helen Condliff
Councillors: Cllr Mark Bond, Cllr Pauline Booth, Cllr Mick Carlile, Cllr Helen Condliff, Cllr George Fiddler, Cllr Trevor Foreman, Cllr David Harris, Cllr Alan Holgate, Cllr David Knowles, Cllr Chris Layton, Cllr Carol Lindley, Cllr James Orton, Cllr Mark Parkin, Cllr John Smedley & Cllr Ian Thorpe
Clerk to the Parish Council Ms. Deb Hotson
STOP PRESS – Important Information for Residents
Carriageway Repairs – C202 Idle Bank, Epworth
Please be advised that North Lincolnshire Council are planning to carry out carriageway repair works on the C202 Idle Bank, Epworth
Due to the nature of the works and the restricted road widths it will be necessary to close the road to through traffic
Note works are currently programmed to take place between 23 March 2020 and 2 April 2020, the type of work to be undertaken is weather dependent so there may be some alterations to the dates/durations.
Advance warning signs will be erected shortly before commencement of the works and diversion routes will be signed, the road will be closed to through traffic between 07.00 to 19.00 Monday to Friday, note during these times all residents/occupiers within the extents of the road closure will be able to access their properties but there will inevitably be some disruption and inconvenience, your patience and understanding will be much appreciated.
Below is a plan to show the length of road affected and diversion route details.
Idle Bank Diversion Route
North Lincolnshire Local Plan sets out the vision and objectives for the area
North Lincolnshire Council is preparing a new Local Plan (2017 to 2036) for the area. It will establish the vision and objectives for the county, allocate sites for housing, employment, retail, leisure and other forms of development, and includes development management policies up to 2036.
As well as setting out where new development will go, the plan will include policies that seek to protect and preserve open space, green infrastructure, historic environment and environmental assets. Once adopted, it will update and replace the existing planning policy framework.
Preferred options consultation
A preferred options document has been prepared setting out the council’s preferred approach as to how the new Local Plan could address the important issues that face North Lincolnshire, now and in the coming years. It can be viewed on the council’s Local Plan website. https://localplan.northlincs.gov.uk/
Residents can have their say on the Local Plan and share their views on how the future of North Lincolnshire is shaped as part of the consultation.
The consultation runs from Friday 14 February to Friday 27 March 2020. All comments should be submitted online, emailed or sent to the Place Planning and Housing team by 5pm on Friday 27 March 2020.
A number of roadshows are being held across North Lincolnshire to allow local people and others to give their views about the future growth and development of the area as well as the issues the plan should cover. Dates and times can be found on the Local Plan website.
The preferred options document can be viewed electronically at Local Link offices and libraries across North Lincolnshire using the public access computer network. A paper version will be available for inspection at Scunthorpe Central.
The issues and options consultation exercise was undertaken between late January and mid-March 2018 in order to get the views of local communities and others about the issues that should be covered in the plan and how these issues might be addressed. This, together with available evidence and policy, has helped to inform this preferred options stage.
Call for sites
As part of this consultation, the council is also seeking to identify land that may be suitable for development or protection within the new Local Plan. More information about the ‘call for sites’ process can be found on the Local Plan website.
If you wish to know more about the North Lincolnshire Local Plan or get involved in the process, please contact the Place Planning and Housing team for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01724 297573.
You can also contact the team by post at: Place Planning and Housing, Economy and Growth, Business Development, North Lincolnshire Council, Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL.
During the Easter period bin and box collection dates will change due to the way the bank holidays fall this year.
Please can we ask for your help to make as many residents as possible aware of the changes which are shown below…
Tuesday collections will be collected one day earlier on Monday 6th April
Wednesday collections will be collected one day earlier on Tuesday 7th April
Thursday collections will be collected one day earlier on Wednesday 8th April
Friday collections will be collected one day earlier on Thursday 9th April
Collection calendars show which day bins and boxes will be collected. Most properties who have an alternate weekly collection (excluding properties with communal bins and areas that are collected from a foot) can check their collection dates online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/collectiondates
Household Recycling Centres will be open as normal over the Easter period.
SBS North Lincs Volunteer Poster – Alzheimer’s Society
Crime Prevention Advice
Over the past few weeks we have had a number of burglaries reported to us across the Isle of Axholme.
Detective Inspector Vicky Huyton says, “We are investigating all these offences but we are also asking for residents to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity. We want to catch those responsible and prevent further burglaries. Many of the burglaries have been committed while home-owners are on holiday.
“The devastation left behind has a significant impact on the home-owner, impacting on their lives and livelihood. We want to remind residents of some crime prevention advice in the hope that we can keep more people’s property safe.”
There is some specific advice about how to keep your home safe while you are on holiday here: https://www.humberside.police.uk/protect-your-home
Some specific advice about securing your home is here:
Protect your home:
Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked – even when you are at home.
Make sure nothing of value is left on show.
Think about fitting a burglar alarm and security lighting – both to your home and outbuildings. It may be expensive, but they are very effective deterrents and can bring down your insurance costs.
Protect your sheds, garages and gardens:
Make sure sheds and garages have good quality lock and hinges.
Consider fitting deterrents in the garden like movement sensitive floodlights
Garden tools, DIY equipment and leisure items such as fishing and golf equipment should be locked away in storage cupboards within outbuildings
Motorbike and pedal cycles should also be locked even when they are in a shed or garage.
Protect your vehicles:
Keep your vehicle locked whenever you leave it
Park your car in a well-lit area
If you have a garage use it to keep your car out of sight – make sure your car is locked – even in the garage
Never hang keys on the inside of a door and don’t leave keys on show or in an obvious place. Hide house and car keys within the house somewhere safe.
Lock garden and drive gates if you have them
Consider buying a CCTV system or video door bell.
We want to hear from anyone who has information about people involved in burglaries and thefts, you can give information by calling us on 101.
If you don’t want to speak to the police then you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. You can give information anonymously and you could claim a reward.
For more advice about home and car security go to our website: https://www.humberside.police.uk/information-advice
Residents will be aware of the traffic and parking problems currently being experienced through Haxey main street and the proposal that the Parish Council has produced (church street restrictions document below), in consultation with North Lincolnshire Council (NLC). The proposal has been published widely and Residents directly involved have had the plans delivered to their houses. There have already been several responses to the proposal so far and the intention is for the Parish Council to formally discuss the issue at its February meeting. The consultation period will remain open until 14 Feb 20 when the Parish Council Working Group and NLC will meet to collate the responses with the aim of providing a recommendation for a way forward to the full Parish Council.Residents are encouraged to continue to provide comments and feedback on the proposal, which is on the Parish Council website, by whatever means to the Clerk by 14 February.
About the Haxey Parish Council
There are 15 Haxey Parish Council Councillors, who are elected representatives.
Currently, there are 4 Councillors from Westwoodside, 8 from Haxey, 2 from East Lound and 1 from Graizelound.
Councillors are not paid and receive no income, so all work done on our Resident’s behalf is completely voluntary.
The Council normally meets on the last Tuesday in each month and there are 12 planned meetings per year.
We deal with large numbers of planning applications and from time to time this may necessitate extra meetings.
At the start of Council meetings 15 minutes is set aside for public participation.
For information on the May 2019 Elections – http://www.ernllca.info
Local Representation on Other Committees
Parish Councillors also attend other meetings with organisations such as the Isle of Axholme Drainage Board, Haxey Combined Charity, Haxey Endowed School Estates, Local Neighbourhood Watch meetings and North Lincolnshire Council meetings with Town and Parish Councils.
The Parish Council is the Sole Trustee of Westwodside Playing Fields Association (WPFA) and is responsible for the running of the facilities through the WPFA Management Committee (WPFAMC).
The Council is also represented on Haxey and Westwoodside Village Hall Committees, Haxey Playing Field Committee, St. Nicholas Parochial Church Council (PCC) with regard to the Closed Churchyard, the Isle of Axholme Physically Handicapped Society, Epworth Police Authority Neighbourhood Panel, Axholme South Neighbourhood Action Team, the Joint Advisory Committee for the Turbary Land, the East Riding and North Lincolnshire Local Councils Association (ERNLLCA), the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust and the Isle of Axholme/Hatfield Chase Project.
Things of Interest
Places of Interest
Current & Developing Parish Issues