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 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.

The Town Council office will be closed from Friday 1st March until Monday 11th March 2024 - all messages will be responded to again as normal from Monday 11th March and public opening hours will resume from Tuesday 12th March.  Thank you.

 

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Next Meetings

The Schedule of Meetings 2023-2024 can be viewed here.

  

Full Council Meetings 

The next meeting of Kirton in Lindsey Town Council will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2024 at 7pm in the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall, High Street.   The Agenda and supporting documentation will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas page from Thursday 21st March.

Committees

The next Promoting Kirton Committee Meeting will be held at the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall on Monday 11th March 2024 at 6:30pm. The Agenda will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas Page from Tuesday 5th March.

The next General Purposes Committee Meeting will be held at the Diamond Jubilee Town Hall on Monday 11th March 2024 at 7:30pm. The Agenda will be published on the Meetings - Minutes and Agendas Page from Tuesday 5th March.

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

 Community Website launched

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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.

 

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

 

9 Councillors - the right number for Kirton in Lindsey?

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Following a consultation conducted by North Lincolnshire Council In 2017 - which less than 1% of the North Lincolnshire Council area population responded to - Town Councils within North Lincolnshire had their Councillor numbers dramatically reduced.

In Kirton in Lindsey’s case, from 14 to 9. Parish councils, with smaller populations, retained their Councillor numbers - some greater in number now than Kirton in Lindsey’s (3,063) (e.g. Messingham (3,379) has 15, Haxey (2,044) has 15, Scawby (1,607) has 14 and for comparison Redbourne has 8 and Hibaldstow (2,021) 11.)

This reduction in Councillors coincides with significant increase in new housing/residents in the town, and the increased responsibility of more services, some transferred from North Lincolnshire Council.

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council has tried to work with the changes imposed over recent years, however has found that over this time that fewer Councillors are able to take on more and more tasks for the benefit of the town.

We Councillors find ourselves struggling to manage. Decisions can’t be made and work/projects completed without sufficient Councillors on groups, working parties and at meetings. Most of our counterpart Town Councils across North Lincolnshire tell us that they find themselves in the same position.

There is a method whereby an increase in Councillors for Kirton in Lindsey can be agreed, but not without you, our residents help. This will NOT impact your precept as ALL of your elected Town Councillors are unpaid volunteers. Do you think 9 Councillors is the right number to be making decisions for all residents of Kirton in Lindsey?

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council is now actively seeking your help by asking for your opinion and if you think the current number of unpaid volunteer Councillors for the town is right to achieve the level of support our town needs.

Please have your say by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VLX5TPP

 

Funding Opportunity for Kirton in Lindsey

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The Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has announced funding from his Community Response Fund, targeting crime and community safety at a local level.

For Kirton in Lindsey, data received through Humber Talking has highlighted antisocial behaviour as the number one issue that the local community is concerned about. 

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council has submitted a project and the fund will provide up to £10,000 for a project to address antisocial behaviour.

The project has reached shortlisting stage and is now subject to a public vote - projects that receive more than 150 votes will receive the funding.

Please follow this link to find out more about the proposed project for Kirton in Lindsey and to place your vote:

https://www.humberside-pcc.gov.uk/Community/CRF-Round-3-Shortlisted-Projects/Proposed-Project-in-Kirton-in-Lindsey.aspx

Town Events Survey

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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.  

  

Outside Gym Equipment for KLASSIC Park

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We asked you to take part in our short survey about outside gym equipment for KLASSIC Park. We are informed that funding is 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 - we are now working with North Lincolnshire Council to receive the promised funding.
You can view the results of the survey here: Outside Gym Equipment for KLASSIC Park Survey results

 

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

 

Library revised opening hours and volunteer opportunities

Library Update Oct22

 

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.