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.
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
Westwoodside Playing Field Association
STOP PRESS – Important Information for Residents
North Lincolnshire Council Local Plan
North Lincolnshire Council is preparing a new single Local Plan for its area. It will establish a vision and objectives, allocate sites for housing, employment, retail, leisure, and other forms of development, and will include development management policies up to 2038. As well as setting out where new development will go, the Plan will also include policies which seek to protect and preserve open space, green infrastructure, the historic environment, and environmental assets. Once adopted, it will update and replace the existing planning policy framework for the area.
A six-week public consultation period is starting on Friday 15 October 2021 on this last stage of the new North Lincolnshire Local Plan, known as the Publication Draft Stage. The final day of public consultation is Friday 26 November 2021.
Previous Consultation on the Plan
An Issues & 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. A further consultation of the Preferred Options Draft took place between February and March 2020. Together with available evidence and national planning policy, these two stages helped to inform this Publication Draft.
What is this stage of the Local Plan about?
This is the Publication draft version of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan also called the Regulation 19 Pre-Submission Draft Plan. Representations at this stage should only be made on the legal compliance and soundness of the Local Plan. That is, has the Plan been prepared in accordance with all legal and procedural requirements, and does the Plan meet the prescribed tests of soundness (see attached Guidance Note).
How do I access the Plan?
The easiest and most efficient way to provide comments is via the council’s website: www.localplan.northlincs.gov.uk/localplan
A number of roadshows are to be held across North Lincolnshire to allow local people and others to come along to give NLC their views about the future growth and development of the area as well as the issues the Plan should cover. In the southern Isle these are to be held at Haxey Memorial Hall on Monday 15 November 2021 (3pm to 7pm) and Epworth Imperial Hall on Thursday 11 November (3.30pm to 7.15pm).
The Publication Draft document can be viewed electronically at Local Link offices and Libraries across North Lincolnshire using the public access computer network. A paper version is available for review at Scunthorpe Central Library.
If you want to know more about the North Lincolnshire Local Plan or get involved in the process our email address, postal address, and telephone number are all listed below.
All comments should be submitted online or emailed/posted to the Place Planning Team by 5pm on Friday 26 November 2021.
I work for Risk & Policy Analysts, an environmental consultancy based in Norfolk. We are carrying out a study for the Environment Agency on resilience to flooding. As part of this study, we are currently collecting views and opinions and are interested in questions such as:
- Are property owners and occupiers aware of Property Flood Resilience measures?
- Do property owners and occupiers have any measures installed (e.g. flood doors)?
- Are there any issues that are hindering owners and occupiers from taking up Property Flood Resilience?
We are using an internet-based survey to collect opinions on Property Flood Resilience from owners and occupiers. The survey can be accessed here:
We kindly ask you to pass this invitation on to property owners and occupiers in your area, so that we can find out what they think about Property Flood Resilience.
We ran a similar survey last year. The results from this year’s survey will be used to see if there have been any changes in attitudes and behaviours over time.
If you would like any further details on the survey and how the data collected will be used, please do get in touch. A letter from the Environment Agency confirming the instruction to undertake a survey can be found on RPA’s website (https://rpaltd.co.uk/propertyfloodresiliencesurvey).
Thank you in advance for your help.
The Duke William Hotel
The Parish Council have received a letter from NLC as nominator of the Duke William Hotel as an Asset of Community Value of the owners intention to sell.
There is an interim moratorium period of 6 weeks, during which an eligible ‘community interest group’ can submit a written request to be treated as a potential bidder for the property and this commences from 14/06-25/07. If North Lincolnshire Council receive a request then the next stage commences, if no such offer then the owner can sell the property.
The full moratorium period of 6 months is triggered if a valid written request is received and will give the community group time to assemble a bid and if successful complete the purchase. The owner is not obliged to sell to the community group. The full moratorium period, if triggered, will end on 13/12.
Say no to fraud campaign www.saynotofraud.uk
Message from Inspector Craig Leitch
- What – Outbuilding burglaries including stables, barns and containers. High value items including pedal cycles, quad bikes and tools are being taken, including ride-on mowers and mini diggers.
- Where – Locations are spread across all of N. Lincs, but all premises are all close to easily accessible main roads – (Including M180 near to Brigg + Belton / also A161 near to Graizelound and Haxey have been targeted)
- When – offences are mostly occurring overnight.
- How – entry is gained most often via doors, either attacking locks or prising or forcing entry.
Request for people that have such property to review their security – make sure their CCTV cameras / security lights are clean and in good working order. Anyone who sees suspicious activity to report immediately.
A161 – Resurfacing Works
- Please be advised that North Lincolnshire Council are planning on carrying out major resurfacing works to the A161 between Graizelound and Crowle Gyratory.
- The intention is to resurface five rural sections of the A161, locations are shown on the drawing, works are currently planned to start 1 March 2021 and last approx. five weeks.
- Works will be carried out overnight, traffic will be controlled using temp traffic signals and due to the narrow road widths all traffic will be escorted through the works by a convoy vehicle at 10mph.
- Advance warning signs will be erected shortly before commencement of the works.
- All residents/occupiers/businesses within the extents of the works will be able to access their properties and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained but there will inevitably be some delays and disruption, your patience and understanding will be much appreciated.
Proposed bus shelter, High Street, Haxey – Haxey bus shelter
Click on the link below to access photos of the unveiling of the Owston Ferry Memorial
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