This section is for information that the Council wishes to bring to the notice of residents:
Unfortunately, our Parish Clerk (Christine Hammond) has decided that she wishes to fully retire and resign from the post, so the Council is now looking for the services of a new Parish Clerk. A description of the basic duties and role of the Parish Clerk is available here, an advertisement for this position has now been posted on the various Winteringham web sites and other media. Applications for this post have now been closed and an interview panel will be meeting shortly to appoint the new Parish Clerk. The Parish Council would like to sincerely thank Christine for the splendid work that she has contributed to the Parish over a considerable number of years.
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 from this date 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 will be held in the Bay Horse at 19.30pm on the 28th. June to discuss the village's preparation for the tour - everybody is welcome to attend.
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; if you have any suggestions concerning the procedure that the Council should adopt then please Contact Us about this before the July meeting.
The Environment Agency will be holding a public consultation on their Flood Defence plan for Winteringham at the Village Hall on 5th. July between 16:00 pm and 19:00 pm.