This section is for information that the Council wishes to bring to the notice of residents:
The Council is delighted to announce that Mrs. Holly Scott has been appointed as our new Parish Clerk, Holly attended the July meeting and takes over Christine's duties at the beginning of August, whilst Christine will be a hard act to follow we are sure that residents will welcome Holly to her new post.
The Police Neighbourhood Action Team has been receiving reports recently from our neighbouring villages of car keys being burgled from residents that are then used at a later date by thieves to take their cars. Please be vigilant against this (and any other crime) and keep your car keys in a secure place and if you spot anything suspicious at all either in the village or surrounding countryside (e.g. hare coursing) then report this to the police using their 101 number. In addition, unfortunately, there has been a burglary conducted in the village recently so please do be vigilant and make sure that home is safe, especially if you are planning to go away on holiday shortly - research has shown that burglaries do follow a pattern and if there has been one in the area then there are likely to be others. For advice on protecting your home then please do contact North Lincolnshire Safer Neighbourhoods who are your community safety partnership for the area.
The Village Hall committee held an Extraordinary General Meeting on the 10th. January 2017 about the proposed change of the Village Hall to a "Charitable Incorporated Organisation" (CIO) and the adoption of its new constitution. It was agreed at this meeting that the proposed change should be applied to the Village Hall's charitable status, this change came into affect on the 1st. April 2017 as the application for the CIO status for the Village Hall has now been accepted by the Charity Commission. A new Village Hall web site will also be made available shortly that will include an on-line booking facility for the Hall. In addition a new mobile App is being prepared for mobile phones and tablets that will show "What's on" at the Hall.
The Village Hall committee has kindly agreed that their Car Park may be used by parents at Winteringham Primary School as a pick up/drop off point for children attending the school. Please do use the Village Hall Car Park as traffic congestion on School Road during term time is getting to be a real problem within the village.
North Lincolnshire Credit Union have set up a Contact Point available at Winterton Coop on Wednesdays between 12.00pm and 16.00pm
It has been announced that the OVO Energy Cycling "Tour of Britain" will be passing through Winteringham on the 5th. September 2017 and various events are now being organised to celebrate this within the village. A Tour of Britain meeting to help prepare the village for the tour was held on the 28th. June at the Bay Horse, an additional meeting has now been scheduled for the 26th. July at 19:30pm (also in the Bay Horse) to discuss things further.
At the June Council meeting it was agreed that the Council will adopt a procedure for the registration of Petitions to the Council that residents may participate in. Proposals about how these petitions will be handled by the Council in future will be submitted to the July meeting based on the experience of other Parish Councils; A discussion document had been prepared and was discussed at the meeting and following some further refinements the main recommendations were accepted. The procedure and some further changes to this web site will now be put into place before the August meeting. In the meantime, should residents wish to forward a petition please contact the Parish Clerk with the details of their petition.
Tickets Now Available - You are now able to buy tickets for the LincsLotto, this on-line lottery has now been launched and provides support for local good causes. You may now wish to support the Village Hall through this lottery. The weekly jackpot prize is £25,000 (together with other prizes) and you are 44 times more likely to win this prize than the national Lotto jackpot!