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Railway line and tunnel

Kirton in Lindsey Railway Tunnel and line towards the station. Photo courtesy of Will Selby. The Will Selby Project - "Elevate Your Perspective"

 

Serving the People of Kirton in Lindsey, Working for the Local Community

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council is a democratically elected body with a mandate to speak on behalf of all the people living within the parish boundary of Kirton in Lindsey.

The function of the Council is to act as a focus for local opinion and to liaise with other bodies and authorities in a constructive way to achieve the desired outcomes where possible.

โ€‹Kirton in Lindsey Town Council constitutes 9 Councillors including the Mayor of Kirton in Lindsey. In addition, there is a Town Clerk & Responsible Finance Officer and Burial Clerk (36.5 hrs per week), Assistant Clerk (14 hrs per week) and Community Co-ordinator (8 hrs per week).

All your Councillors live in the town and understand many of the local issues. Your council is working on your behalf to improve both life and the environment in the town  and maintain it’s character and nature.

โ€‹Meetings are held monthly at Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Town Hall and start at 7pm.  Meetings are open to the public. If you have a point of interest or concern that you wish to be raised at a Council meeting, please contact the Town Clerk via email on enquiries@kirtoninlindeytowncouncil.gov.uk or phone 01652 648978. 

This website provides easy access to information about the Town Council, the local area, news and events – as well as information for new residents or those intending to move here.

Contact Details

Town Clerk, Burial Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer - Neil Taylor-Matson

Assistant Clerk - Cheri Morton (Town Council Events & KLASSIC Park)

Community Co-ordinator - Cath Delsignore (Co-ordination of town activities)

The Town Council Office, Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, High Street, Kirton in Lindsey, DN21 4LZ

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Clerk's contact details

Telephone: 01652 648978   Mobile: 07518 284173

Clerk's e-mail: enquiries@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk

Assistant Clerk's contact details (Town Council Events & KLASSIC Park)

Mobile: 07936 936961

Assistant Clerk's email: assistantclerk@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk

Community Co-ordinator contact details (Co-ordination of town activities)

Mobile: 07472 494686

Community Co-ordinator email: community@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk

  

Please note that public opening hours of the Town Council office are Tuesdays and Thursday between 12noon to 4pm.

The Clerk is also available by phone or email for any enquiries or concerns and at other times by appointment.

 

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Next Meetings

The Schedule of Meetings 2024-2025 can be viewed here.

 

Full Council Meetings 

The next monthly meeting of Kirton in Lindsey Town Council will be held on Wednesday 26th June 2024 at 7pm in the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, High Street.   The Agenda and supporting documentation will published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas page from Thursday 20th June.

 

Committees

The next Promoting Kirton Committee Meeting will be held at the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall on Monday 8th July 2024 at 6:30pm. The Agenda will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas Page from Tuesday 2nd July.

The next General Purposes Committee Meeting will be held at the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall on Monday 8th July 2024 at 7:30pm. The Agenda will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas Page from Tuesday 2nd July.

The next Personnel & Disciplinary Committee Meeting is to be confirmed. The Agenda will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas Page three clear days prior to the meeting.

 

News and information

Outside Gym Equipment for KLASSIC Park

Outdoor Gym headline

We asked you to take part in our short survey about outside gym equipment for KLASSIC Park. We were informed that funding was available from North Lincolnshire Council for this project, but we needed to move quickly to secure the funding and opened public consultation online and in person at the Town Hall with the survey closing on 4th March 2023.  196 responses were received, with 58.96% of the responses preferring the proposal by Streetscape.

Thank you to every one who put in their choices - you can view the results of the survey here: Outside Gym Equipment for KLASSIC Park Survey results
 
Following the results of the survey and the receipt of the grant funding from North Lincolnshire Council for the preferred option, North Lincolnshire Council advised the Town Council to apply for planning permission for the siting of the equipment at KLASSIC Park.  This was initially objected to by the Football Foundation, via Sport England, on grounds of perceived loss of football pitches.  The Town Council has now evidenced that there will be no loss of football pitches at KLASSIC Park or within the town due to the placement of the outside gym equipment.  The Football Foundation, via Sport England, withdrew their objections and on 10th April 2024 planning permission was granted for the equipment to be installed.  We are now delighted to confirm that the equipment suppliers, Streetscape have started the installation works and that this new asset for the benefit of the community is available for use.  There remains one piece, a Tai Chi Spinner, which will be installed as soon as it is available.
 
Funding for the equipment, via North Lincolnshire Council, is through what is known as "Section 106" monies.  This is collected from planning permission conditions given to housing developments approved within the town.  The money is earmarked for different amenities such as recreation, and is used to improve and further develop the infrastructure of Kirton in Lindsey.
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Community Website launched

www.kirtoninlindsey.com
Kirton in Lindsey Town Council are delighted to announce the launch of a new local community website, www.kirtoninlindsey.com which details information about the wealth of groups, societies and sporting activities that occur within the town.

In addition to this information, there is also a Useful Links page which lists the contact numbers and websites for the most requested services and amenities and also a page listing places to buy food, drink and other such goodies!

Also included is a page outlining the Voluntary Car Scheme (run by Humber & Wolds Rural Action) which is available for people with genuine transport difficulties over the age of 18 to get to important appointments such as doctors, hospitals, dentists, clinics, support groups, local shops etc.

There is also a page with information about the Neighbourhood Policing Team.

The website has been created following a feasibility study funded by North Lincolnshire Council and run by Kirton in Lindsey Town Council between 2021 and 2022 which identified that there was no single place that these offerings were listed.

 

The project is funded 79% by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) and 21% by Kirton in Lindsey Town Council.

We hope that www.kirtoninlindsey.com will become a first point of contact for anyone wanting to know what goes on in the town and hope that you will discover new activities and groups that you would like to be a part of.

If you yourself run or host a community activity or group that takes place in Kirton in Lindsey, please email community@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk to become involved.

 

And finally, a HUGE thank you to every single group or activity owner that sent in information and photos and a special thanks to the early testers and Lyndsey and Charlotte,(the owners of our Community Facebook Groups) who have assisted so diligently along the way.
 
 

๐—–๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ-๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ

Recently we have again seen an increase in crime and anti-social behaviour across the town. The police have informed the Town Council that they receive few reports but notice chatter on social media about incidents they have not been made aware of.

To receive the police cover our town wants we ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น need to report ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น crimes and anti-social behaviour that are committed in our community no matter how trivial you might think they are.

We may not receive an actual visit from the police for every report, but the numbers of reports are what count to inform the police of the activity in the area.

Small incidents can lead to bigger issues and every crime or act of anti-social behaviour presents a picture of what is happening and the cover required for the town.

When incidents are reported, as soon as it is possible to do so, policing resources are allocated to protect the community.

So don’t think “it is not worth reporting” - we ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น have to get into the habit of reporting our concerns or the requirement for police cover will not be seen.

๐—จ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐˜‚๐—น ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ:
https://www.humberside.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime

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Play Area survey - Have Your Say

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Recently a lot of changes have taken place at the town play area on the Green. 

New equipment is now installed and CCTV is in place. 

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council would like to know how the community who use the play area feel about the changes that have taken place. 

Please take a few minutes to take part so that we can plan better for the future and continue to make sure the provision is right for Kirton in Lindsey.

Please have your say by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VKPZRBY

 

Town Events Survey

Sack race Gala 2023

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council organise various events throughout the year and in July 2023 we sought your thoughts and feedback on them.

Thank you to those who completed the survey, the results of the survey are here: Town Events Survey Report July 2023.

 

Local Councils Award Scheme

Local Council Award Scheme Success

In March 2021, Kirton in Lindsey Town Council was notified of its success in the Local Council Award Scheme and presented with the Foundation Award.

 Local councils are at the very heart of their communities; giving neighbourhoods a voice and making people more involved in the decisions that affect them. Local councils want to serve their communities as best they can and make a real difference to the lives of the people that live there.

The Local Council Award Scheme offers Councils the opportunity to show that they meet the standards set by the sector, assessed by their peers, and to put in place the conditions for continued improvement

The award provides assurance to the Council that it is up-to-date and progressive by the standards set by the sector. For all Councils, winning the award should be a celebration for Councillors and officers, as their commitment and hard work are recognised and respected.

Receiving this award gives the local community and other local partners the confidence that the Council is delivering to a national professional standard.

The East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire Local Councils Association (ERNLLCA), who coordinated the local accreditation panel to assess the Town Council’s application, commented:

“Parish and Town councils sit at the very heart of their communities, giving neighbourhoods a voice.  Through an extensive range of discretionary powers these councils also provide and maintain a variety of important and visible local services.

The Local Council Award Scheme has been designed to recognise those Parish and Town councils which wish to improve their functioning and governance and, therefore, better serve their communities.  

Following a rigorous review of its application, the Local Council Award Scheme Accreditation Panel is pleased to confirm that it has awarded Foundation stage to Kirton in Lindsey Town Council.

The scheme recognises and celebrates the successes of the very best Parish and Town councils, and provides a framework to support those councils improve and develop to meet their full potential.  To be granted an award under the Scheme enables councils to be an example of the very best that Town and Parish Councils can be.

ERNLLCA offers its sincere congratulations to Kirton in Lindsey Town Council on its achievement.”

The award is valid until February 2025.

 Local Councils Award Scheme information

 

Unnamed Paths Survey

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council is keen to retain the existing network of paths in the town, as if they go unrecorded they could in time be lost.   Thank you to those of you who wish to see the paths protected and responded to the recent survey.  The recording of the paths can only be achieved with support from residents who are happy to confirm that they use the paths and that they are needed!  The Town Council survey about this closed on 30th April, and the results can be viewed here: Unnamed Paths Survey results.  Thank you to everyone who responded.  The next step is for an approach to North Lincolnshire Council to ask for the process to be started. If you require any further information, please contact enquiries@kirtoninlindseytowncouncil.gov.uk.  

 

Communications Survey

Thank you to who those who responded to this survey.  We asked you about how we communicate with you and how you prefer to communicate with us - here are the results of our recent Communications Survey.  Communication Survey results

 

Kirton in Lindsey Annual Scarecrow Trail - the survey results!

We asked you to complete a short survey online or from the pages of Kirton First to tell us your thoughts on the annual scarecrow trail.  41 responses were received, 36 online and 5 from Kirton First.  Thanks to each of you who filled in the survey, and we are pleased to present the details of the findings here.

Scarecrow Trail survey results

 

Community Renewal Project "Connecting Kirton" report.

Between June 2021 and June 2022 North Lincolnshire Council Community Champions Pot funded a £25,000 feasibility study focused on community renewal for Kirton in Lindsey.  The project focused on mapping and understanding the different groups within the town and how they are represented, establishing a community development framework for the town and using the information gathered to begin some activities and create a plan to continue to improve the life and wellbeing of residents by planning for ongoing activity and funding.

The feasibility study report was provided to North Lincolnshire Council and Kirton in Lindsey Town Council in early July 2022 and a presentation of the report took place at the Town Council's Full Council Meeting held on 28th September 2022. 

The report can be viewed by selecting here Kirton in Lindsey Feasibility Study.

Feedback received from residents will now be collated together for the Council to review and applications made for funding for a Community Co-Ordinator role in the town.