Can you vote?
If you have moved or recently turned 18, and want to make your vote count on December 12th, then you can register now. Please do. www.gov.uk/register-to-vote You can also get a “proxy vote” so someone can vote on your behalf according to your wishes.
NK Community Champions
Huge congratulations to local volunteers who do so much for our communities. Well done Jane Barringer of Welbourn, who won her category for the lunch club and support for the elderly. Also great to see the regular litter picking by Hilary Proctor and the team from Leadenham for being one of the runner-ups. The event was held
at the Bomber Command in mid-October, with new nominations due in January.
Healthwatch Lincolnshire were commended nationally for engaging traveller communities and enabling access to mental health support where needed.
High performing NKDC wins award
The Property Design services at NK won a national award for team of the year. They design and build new Council and private purchase homes, including the very impressive nine new ones in the Old School in Sleaford.
Keeping our food safe The Environmental Health Team at NKDC were rated #1 in a recent independent report OMGOMG Scoring 100/100. https://omgomg.co.uk/food-hygiene/authority-performance/ …
Keeping you Informed: Grants for businesses
European development funds RDPE Programme are still available for expansion of rural businesses to create jobs and growth in the rural economy. www.gov.uk/government/publications/rdpe-growth-programme
The Witham Staple Magazine offers community grants.
Supporting women against violence
Lincolnshire Independents proposed a successful motion to support the United Nations initiative on equality last month. The 25th November is the day to show support for women and men against violence by wearing something orange.
We are raising £500 for Women’s Aid with an orange duck race in Sleaford. If you would like to help, please buy some ducks at 4 for £6 with prizes of £25, £50 and £100. Donate on www.lincolnshireindependents.org
We have also looked carefully at the way in which the Council deals with supporting people fleeing violence and preventing homelessness.
Cara Sandy who presented the motion to Council, putting the United Nations call to support women against violence
The Police and Crime Commissioner gave a presentation at Council. He is reducing the PCSO’s to free staff for training the new police officers. He has a significant shortfall in funding at the same time as contributing police officers to the national resources and increasing spend on vehicles and drones. That makes our already stretched local resources worse still.
Protecting our planet
I proposed the motion to take on the challenge of protecting our planet, which was overwhelmingly passed. We are now looking at the whole work of our Council and bringing significant improvements. Thanks to Sustainable Witham doing so much locally too.
Supporting you at National Events
I listened and spoke on the work of councils at the Green Party and Plaid Cymru conferences, in Newport and Swansea this month. I spoke and gathered ideas on tackling climate change at our Independent Group regional conferences in Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Stockton on Tees and Taunton.
I have also continued to negotiate Brexit arrangements with Central Government ministers and civil servants, keen to assist.
Supporting you on Planning
The Rendering Plant at Norton Disney is coming back to committee, probably 13th January 10am. Public welcome. PL/0036/18 Please go to planning on-line and comment on this big development in the open countryside.
The Pig Farm below Harmston
As our consultants are assessing the information on smells provided by the applicant, the intensive pig rearing is not likely to come to committee before January 14th 5pm. Public welcome. Comments and information are on “planning on line north Kesteven” 19/1085/FUL
Supporting Local Events
UK Ploughing championships
This 17-year-old girl from Cornwall competed successfully in the British Championships on Nocton Heath. NK had a stand at the event doing a good job encouraging interest and support for Mrs Smith’s Cottage in Navenby.
Two big Welbourn events: A huge thank you. Ray and Rosemary Snell for the clock restoration and Jackie Carrell for restoring the altar cloths so beautifully.
Many Thanks to everyone for our harvest, fireworks, remembrance and fund-raising events across the patch.
Thanks to Leadenham for the excellent food and world class entertainment from Mimi of ‘Allo ‘Allo.
|News from your local,
MARIANNE OVERTON MBE
Thank you for your support.
8th “Can you ever forgive me?” Flix in the Stix at Brant Broughton, Jubilee hall. Book £5 01400 272429 7pm
8th Frog-racing at Welbourn Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm
8th The Lights are Going Out Swinderby Church Lest we forget. 7pm+
9th Coffee, cake and cards to support the Alzheimer’s Society at The Heritage Centre, 3 Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton 10am-4pm
13th Local Author Gillian Poucher at Coleby Village Hall
13th Wellingore and District U3A “The Lincoln Tank” by Richard Pullen 10am for 10.30am start.
13th-14th Christmas Bazaar at the Petwood 10am-5pm
16th Workshop in acrylics with Max Neale £15 10am-4pm Carlton le Moorland and District Art Group in the new village hall!
16th Norton Disney Village Hall Christmas Fayre 2pm
16th Quiz night, Hammond Hall, Bassingham £6 incl. ploughman’s supper 4 in a team, Contact Tom Solven 788949 or Roger Hales 789741 7.30 for 8pm start
17th Wildlife Watch and RSPB Explorers Low Fields, Wellingore “Changes to our countryside” family walk and talk. Contact Jean Martin 01636 626176 or Marianne Overton 07920235364
21st Garden Club Neill Timm on “A Gardener’s South” in the Tower, Hammond Hall, Bassingham 7.30pm
23rd Christmas Bazaar at the Venue, Navenby 11am-2.30
23rd Artists of Navenby Sale of Paintings at the Venue, Navenby £1 donation on the door to St Peter’s Church roof, Navenby 11am-3.30pm
24th Christmas Market at Leadenham House 10am-3pm
30th Lawnmower Services LMS at Wellingore welcome everyone to the Christmas Market 4-8pm
30th Christmas Market for St Michael’s, Bassingham at the Hammond Hall 12-2pm
5th/6th Wreath-making classes £50/head incl. light lunch 9.30am and 7pm Mandy Taylor 07816637161
7th A Victorian Christmas comes to Wellingore Memorial Hall 6pm
13th Christmas Party Hammond Hall, Bassingham £5/ticket from 07872 436 595 incl. a lunch box. Prize for the best Christmas Jumper! 4-6.30pm
14th Light up the Park in Brant Broughton 2-8pm
14th/15th Ice Skating at Bassingham 1-8pm Saturday and 10-5om Sunday £5/pers or family ticket £15 all at the Hammond Hall, Bassingham with crafts, crackers, hot food and bar 01522 789758
Election for your MP is on December 12th
We have a small matter of an election first on Thursday 12th December! With dark nights and unpredicatable weather, please register for a postal vote. You can download a form (Link below) or ring for one on 01529 414155, sign and return to NKDC, Kesteven St, Sleaford NG34 7EF. You can have it as a one-off or until further notice, which is probably easier.
Or to register: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote
Witham Office Access Point
Hammond Hall, Bassingham Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9am-1pm Lots of local advice on practically everything! Combined with a coffee morning on Mondays.
Wishing you all a very happy Christmas!
|Independent Councillor for Bassingham and Welbourn on Lincolnshire County Council and for the Cliff Villages on North Kesteven District Council
Leader of the NK and Lincolnshire Independents
Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association
www.lincolnshireindependents.org 07920 235 364
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Some Regular Events
All Fridays: Hammond Hall, Bassingham Coffee Morning for all ages. Harmston Happy Hour in Village Hall 6-9pm, Beckingham Social Club and Witham St Hughs Village Hall
Drop Off then Drop In – St Michael’s, Bassingham 9-10.30
Lunch Clubs from noon
1st and 3rd Tues noon Bassingham Village Lunch Club Book 789236 £5
2nd and 4th Tuesday Bassingham Lunch Club Book 01522 789935 or Lynn 789031 £5
3rd Mon Carlton Le Moorland Vill. Ha. 788303 £3.50 1pm
First Wed monthly Traditional Folk Music (Instrumental) at the Bugle Horn, Bassingham LN5 9HQ on the first Wednesday monthly 8 – 11pm and singaround on the third Wed. Excellent meals too, from Pat and Caroline.
First Wed monthly Folk at the George, Leadenham 8pm
Excellent meals from Jed and Julie.
Every Monday Music with Mummy Bassingham Care Centre elaine 07717 758 4851.30-2pm
Every Wed. Five Bells, Bassingham 10.30am
Every Fri The Venue, Navenby 10.15am
Running Witham St Hughs every Mon and Thurs 7pm
Men on the Mats 45mins Beginners’ Pilates, Harmston Vill. Ha. clainsworth@btinternetcom Thursdays 2pm
Pilates and Yoga Sunday evenings Harmston Vill. Ha. 7 and 7.45pm £6 or £8/both
Crafts First Wed eve and Thurs pm Sarah 788901
Teas Term-time Tuesdays Witham St Hughs Vill Hall 2pm
Coleby Library and tea Second Wednesday 10.30am
Welbourn Vill. Ha. First Thursday monthly 2-4pm
11am at Navenby C of E School with Café Church and at St Michael’s, Bassingham 9-10.30am
Parish Offices for local support and information
Navenby Venue Tuesday to Friday 10-noon
Witham Office at Bassingham in the Hammond Hall,
LN5 9HQ 01522 789758 Open Mon, Wed, Thurs 9-1pm
Access to Wellbeing Services and care
The Carers service 01522 782224
Support for Adult care is available 01522 782155
Umbrellas events supporting all ages with additional needs and their families firstname.lastname@example.org
To protect a house or business against flooding
To receive info’ on twitter #lincscc_roads
Help save lives and keep countryside clean
Report Potholes 01522 782070
Or use “Fix my street” on line – works well.
Report Litter 01529 414155
Report illegal parking 01522 511142 or
Adult Concern 01522 782151
Police Sgt Ken Whyte 07973 846 537
Facebook Hykeham town rural NPT T @hykeham NPT
Highways, Transport and Travel
Good newsletter from email@example.com
Call Connect 8.30am – 7pm Weekdays and to 5pm Saturdays 0345 234 33 44 or 01522 553143 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/callconnect/35955.article
Dial a ride 01522 544983 Disabled door to door
Local Plan www.central-lincs.org.uk 01529 308084
Mobile Library 01522 782010 or www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Planning on line
See and comment on applications to get your voice heard. Search “planning on line north Kesteven”
www.facebook.com/groups/455116074527966/ Navenby and Wellingore business parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Most villages have sites on the County Council web like this, including Welbourn, Leadenham and Coleby.
Branston http://www .tucann.co.uk/the-sheepwash-times Branston Library 01522 880426
County Events- Good web page here
Search Lincolnshire County Council out and about or use
www.lincolnshire.gov.uk search on “county news”
Wheelchair loan: No Name Lodge Geoff Nelson 788213
Over 85’s Christmas gift: Rector Dee Freeman
Young People Grants Carlton Le Moorland 07943760155