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. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND VIA THE VIRTUAL ZOOM PLATFORM PLEASE CONTACT THE CLERK FOR FURTHER DETAILS
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
Unfortunately we will see kerbside recycling box collections unable to be completed today in East Lound, Graizelound, Owston Ferry, Haxey, Westwoodside and Epworth
We will return to these areas on Monday 30th November – please advise all residents in these areas to present their blue and green recycling boxes ready for collection by 7am on Monday 30th,along with any excess materials they have accumulated due to the delay in collections.
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