DUNHOLME PARISH COUNCIL If you have any issues you wish to bring to Councillors
attention or any ideas you would like to put forward, why not come along and join in. The agenda is posted on the Notice Board at least three days prior to each meeting and the first 15 minutes of the meeting
is an open public forum.If you wish to contact the Parish Council please
write to Parish Clerk : -
Mrs Laura Richardson
20 Monckton Way
Dunholme Parish Council
20 Monckton Way, Dunholme, Lincoln, LN2 3QL
DUNHOLME PARISH COUNCIL
The monthly Parish Council meeting
took place on Wednesday 17th September 2014. Seven Parish Councillors and 2 members of the public were in
There have been a number of reports about inconsiderate parking of vehicles on the pavements on the village.
This makes it hard for pedestrians to get past safely, especially those with pushchairs, wheelchairs etc. When you are
parking your cars please can you be considerate to others and leave space on the pavements for people to pass safely.
There is an increasing
amount of dog mess being left around the village. Not only does this look unsightly but it creates issues for the grass
cutting contractor and small children playing in areas.. Please can you ensure that if your dog leaves a mess on walks
it is picked up and disposed of in a bin.
and Bush Maintenance
Now the winter months are coming it is time to start cutting
back the summer overgrowth. If you have trees or bushes that have overgrown through the summer, especially over pavements,
please can you arrange to cut these back to your property boundary. Again, if this is not done, the village will start
to look untidy and pedestrians find themselves walking on the road to get past.
By the time this article is printed we will have had our first public consultation event for
our Neighbourhood Plan. Hopefully, the event was well attended and a report will be given in the next issue. Your
views are needed to ensure that this document represents the whole villages views.
next meeting is on Wednesday 15th October 2014– so if you have any issues you wish
to bring to Councillors attention or any ideas you would like to put forward, why not come along and join in.
The agenda is posted on the Notice Board at least three days prior to each meeting and
the first 15 minutes of the meeting is an open public forum.
If you wish
to contact the Parish Council please write to The Clerk at 20 Monckton Way, Dunholme, Lincoln, LN2 3QL, e-mail on email@example.com or telephone 01673 862738.
A Neighbourhood Plan for Dunholme
Council began the ground work of developing a Neighbourhood Plan in 2013 and is now looking to take the next step by consulting
with the community.
Introduced by the government under the Localism Act (2011), Neighbourhood Plans are a way of enabling local
communities to influence the planning of their local area. There is an emphasis on giving communities
the means to determine the extent and nature of development requirements in their settlements, both now and in the future,
and to have a say on the style and form that any development should take.
Now is the opportunity for you, living
or working in Dunholme, to become involved and have your say.
Whether its housing development, new business premises,
health centres, green spaces, or something else – this is your chance to say what you think Dunholme needs.
Plans can only be successful if they genuinely reflect the voice of the local people. That’s everyone not just those
with the loudest voices so it is important that you take this chance to say what you think and what you want for the place
where you live, work or run your business.
with Community Lincs we will be running a series of events in the run up to Christmas so look out for information regarding
We need more people to help us develop
the Dunholme Plan, are you interested?
Qualifications required… Enthusiasm and an open mind
So whether you have an interest in planning matters, are good with IT, making cups
of tea or just want to be part of ensuring Dunholme remains a thriving community where people wish to live and work, we want
to hear from you.
or telephone the Parish Clerk Laura Richardson:
T: 01673 862738
Community Lincs is a Lincolnshire based charity, working with rural communities offering support and advice to village halls, community
groups and helping communities get their voice heard in decisions relating to affordable housing and community planning. You
can find out more about them by visiting their web site www.communitylincs.com
Save money on your gas & electric bills
Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme
Gas and electricity customers in Lincolnshire could save money
on their home energy bills through the new collective Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme (LESS).
Seven authorities in the county have jointly launched the campaign that invites residents to join forces and potentially
save hundreds of pounds on their bills.
Energy suppliers can offer lower energy prices
to a collective contract made up of thousands of customers. The more people that sign up, the lower the energy prices that
could be offered. People who have never switched energy supplier and are on a standard tariff are likely to make the greatest
The scheme is easy to join by registering your
Alternatively residents can call 01522 782067
or register at their local council in West Lindsey, Boston, East Lindsey, Lincoln, North Kesteven and South Kesteven.
In West Lindsey, residents can also visit the
council offices to register. Opening times at the Guildhall, Gainsborough are Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am-5pm, Wednesday 8.30am-3.30pm,
Thursday, 8.30am-6pm, Friday, 8.30am-4.30pm
Once the registration deadline has passed on
Monday February 17, the tariff of the lowest bidding energy supplier will be offered to residents. Residents are then able
to choose to accept the offer or not.
People on pre-payment meters can also choose
is no obligation to switch. When the auction has been completed customers will receive an offer letter by email or post
if registration was made ‘offline’.
then have four weeks to confirm they wish to switch supplier by following the instructions in the offer email or returning
a signed form by post.
Jeff Summers, leader of West Lindsey District Council said: “We are encouraging as many residents to choose to make
the change to the Lincolnshire Energy Switch scheme and to work with iChoosr for a community switch here in Lincolnshire.
“We are always keen to look at new
ways to help our residents reduce their monthly outgoings and start a process to help those most in need address real fuel
registration closes on February 17 so register to switch as soon as possible.”
Lindsey District Council