Haxey Parish Council Information Updates
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Chairman’s Annual Report
Westwoodside Pond Lights Committee
Haxey Parish Allotment Association
Westwoodside Playing Fields Association
Local News – Haxey Parish Residents will be aware that the Parish Council took over the responsibility as Sole Trustee of the Westwoodside Playing Fields Association (WPFA) Charity in 2013 and the major improvements carried out over the last couple of years to the Foreman Carter Centre and the outdoor facilities funded by grants from North Lincolnshire Council and WPFA finances. As part of the ongoing improvement plans, the next project is to upgrade the flooring in the Centre Function Room to a high quality wooden floor. Local Contractors have been asked to quote for the replacement and will be used for any work carried out. A new wooden floor will much improve the experience of the facility for all Centre users and will also enable the room to be kept clean more easily. To help with the project, the Charity has been selected to receive funding from the Co-op Local Community Fund. The Fund has begun raising money and this will be distributed in March 2017, which means that the Association will receive a contribution towards the floor replacement, but we need your help. The more support we get, the more funding we could receive. So if you’re a Co-op Member log in to your Co-op Membership account and choose us. If you’re not a member, please join and support us through the Coop Website.
To view the Enclosure Award for Haxey click on the following link – http://ioahc.net/haxey-inclosure-awards/
Haxey Parish Cemetery
Last year there were many people not aware of what was available to them resulting in people living in fuel poverty. One of our aims as an advice service is to provide all local communities with accurate information, this way they can make informed decisions about their energy supply and expenditure.
Here are some resources we have developed regarding the Warm Home Discount and other energy schemes to help communities all over the UK:
https://selectra.co.uk/energy/guides/schemes – our directory of both government and supplier-based help with energy bills and home energy improvements.
https://selectra.co.uk/energy/guides/schemes/warm-home-discount-scheme – a concise summary with a concise explanation, eligibility requirements and contact details regarding the Warm Home Discount.
https://selectra.co.uk/energy/news/warm-home-discount-scam – An in-depth look at the government fuel poverty policies, their successes, and shortcomings as well as details of how individual energy providers are administering the scheme.
NLC Road Works Programme – Please be advised that Highway Improvement Works are due to commence at Crowle Gyratory on Monday 12 August and will last for approx. 5 weeks. The existing carriageway will be resurfaced around the gyratory, improved road markings will be installed, anti-skid surfacing will be applied and traffic signs will be upgraded. A pedestrian refuge island and short section of footpath will be constructed on the west leg of the A18 to provide a future link to the Isle of Axholme Greenway. Works will be carried out with a mixture of daytime/night time working as shown below.
w/c 12 Aug – Night time working 19.00 – 06.00 under 4 way temp traffic signals.
w/c 19 Aug – Daytime working, mainly working off carriageway with no traffic control.
w/c 26 Aug – Daytime working, mainly working off carriageway with no traffic control.
w/c 2 Sept – Night time working 19.00 – 06.00 under 4 way temp traffic signals.
w/c 9 Sept – Night time working 19.00 – 06.00 under 4 way temp traffic signals.
Note these type of works are weather dependent so above dates may be subject to change.
Duke William public meeting video link https://www.welivehere-haxey.org
Environment Agency Flood Line Telephone number 0845 988 1188 will be de-activated from 1st April 2018 with only 0345 988 1188 being available
For information on free services for Carers in North Lincolnshire please visit www.carerssupportcentre.com
Newbigg Traffic & and Parking Issues
This group operates within a small area of Westwoodside covering residents in Akeferry Road, Doncaster Road, Nethergate, Sandbeds Lane, Thinholm Lane and Holm Road.
It has been quite powerful in bringing residents concerns to the attention of the North Lincolnshire Council and the local police.
Axholme Bridleways Association
A BRIDLEWAY IS NOT JUST FOR HORSES, it is a multi-user track for walkers, dog walkers, runners, cyclists, horse riders.
Axholme Bridleways Association was founded in 2012 in response to the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 which states that rights of way already in existence on 1 January 1949, but not shown on the definitive map and statement by 1 January 2026, will be extinguished. The Association’s aim is to ensure that the Council’s definitive maps are up-to-date and accurate by the 2026 deadline enabling existing routes to be preserved and others upgraded/created where possible.
If you are passionate about walking, riding, cycling or running in our local countryside, then join us! There’s influence in numbers and your membership will make all the difference. An annual subscription of £5 per year brings you regular updates, plus fab ‘vouchers off’ for local businesses (under 18s membership is just £1 a year).
Haxey Planning Group meet the Monday prior to a Parish Council meeting to discuss the monthly applications and to make recommendation for the Full Council to consider at the Parish Council meeting.
The East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire Local Councils Association, known as ERNLLCA, is an independent body which supports parish and town councils in the North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. There is an equivalent organisation for each “shire county” area or equivalent in the country and all of these bodies, which are known as County Associations, join together as members of the National Association of Local Councils, or as it is more commonly known, NALC.
ERNLLCA is funded wholly by its members and does not receive any support from any of Principal Authorities or from the Government and exists purely for the benefit of its member parish and town councils. It works closely with Principal Authorities, Government Departments, Professional Bodies, Government Agencies and the Voluntary Sector to promote and support the work of member councils.
ERNLLCA operates a bottom-up approach to its governance. All member councils have the opportunity to meet once a quarter through a system of District Committees. Each council may send any number of representatives to these meetings but only two may vote. Each District Committee elects representatives to serve on ERNLLCA’s Executive Committee and the Executive Committee elects a delegate to the meetings of the National Association of Local Councils. Cllr David Knowles is Haxey Parish Council’s District Committee Representative and is also a member of the Executive Committee.
ERNLLCA’s website can be viewed at www.ernllca.org.uk
My Community Alert is a new way to be updated from Humberside Police about the issues that matter to you.
Whether you would prefer to receive a message direct to your phone or email inbox, we have launched a new messaging system that will send you information about issues of interest to you.
Simply register your details, tell us how you would like to be contacted and the topics and issues that matter to you, to start receiving updates.
Different to social media, My Community Alert is a specialist and secure messaging system that allows you to receive the messages of interest to you.
If you have information that would help us, you are encouraged to contact us by calling 101. You can also share the alert with your friends or print it off to display on a community noticeboard.
My Community Alert has been funded by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and is part of our commitment to keep you safe and well informed. The type of messages you receive will be determined by what options you choose during the registration process. You can be informed about missing people, road closures, scams and fraud alongside good news and arrests in your area.
My Community Alert gives you complete control over what information you receive and how you receive it.
Please see below re My Community Alert. Link attached for the website.
Humberside Police – Isle of Axholme Area
Inspector – Tim Harvey
PC – Jane Proud
Community Support Officer – Susan Fahy, Stewart Pearson and Sarah Lister
Epworth police station is open:
Tuesday and Thursday 9am – 3pm
Police surgery – Haxey library:
First Monday in the month 3pm – 4pm
You are welcome to call and talk to officers at Epworth and Haxey on subjects effect parish policing.
St Nicholas Closed Churchyard
Haxey Parish Charities
HAXEY PARISH COMBINED CHARITY
Haxey Parish Combined Charity is a charitable body registered with the Charity Commission and dedicated to assisting the needs of those currently living within the Parish of Haxey. (Villages of the Parish: Haxey, Westwoodside, Graizelound, Eastlound and Low Burnham). From the income which the Charity receives the Trustees are able to make small grants through the Charity’s Main objectives Valentines Gift Any person, who has resided in the Parish for two years or more, wishing to be considered for a Valentines gift please apply in writing to the Secretary. Applications are considered by the Trustees at the Annual General Meeting held shortly before Valentine’s Day.
Tools of the Trade
The Trustees of the Haxey Parish Combined Charity can offer a bursary to people from the Parish, who are learning a trade, either by an apprenticeship, further education (Years 12 & 13) and university education, to help offset some of the costs in purchasing their Tools of the Trade.
The Trustees also make contribution towards fuel, or travelling expenses incurred by relatives and friends while visiting people, from the Parish, who are having a stay in hospital or respite care in a hospice or hospital.
Personal applications are encouraged and considered on an individual basis. Anyone wishing to know more about the Charity or interested in applying for assistance, please contact the Secretary. Mrs. Amanda Hather, Levels Farmhouse, Doncaster Road, Westwoodside, DN9 2EJ Email: email@example.com Tel: 01427 753887
HAXEY ENDOWED SCHOOL ESTATE
Haxey Endowed School Estate is a registered charity with the Charity Commission and has 11 Trustees, all with local knowledge or interests.
Main objective of the Charity
The Charity was formed with the aim to assist in the education and help for the children of the Parish.
Being Church of England Schools, children educated in the two Schools are presented with Bibles. In year 2 the children receive a Children’s Bible and those children leaving the Primary Schools at year 6 receive a Rainbow Good News Bible at the annual School Leavers’ Thanksgiving Service.
Secretary Contact Details:
Mrs. Amanda Hather, Levels Farmhouse, Doncaster Road, Westwoodside DN9 2EJ.
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Asset of Community Value
Asset of Community Value
Communities now have the opportunity to identify a building or land that is important to their social well being, and bid for it if it comes up for sale.
Across North Lincolnshire there are buildings and amenities that are important to the communities that use them. These could include, for example:
- a shop
- a pub
- a library
If the owner of a listed asset wants to sell it, they must tell the council. The community will then be given a period of time to prepare and make a bid for the asset.
The Duke William, Haxey