Work of the Council

 

The Council takes on responsibility for many aspects of Town Life, but our powers are limited by statute, and we can only act within the realms of the Local Government Act and other Statutory Instruments.

The duties and responsibilities of Town and Parish Councils are complicated, and although a number of powers are available to local councils, powers are discretionary and councils are under no obligation to use them.

Brief details of your council's work can be found using the links at the bottom of this page, and you can view the National Association of Local Council's booklet 'All About Town and Parish Councils' here.

 

ALLOTMENTS

The Town Council is progressing plans for allotments within Kirton in Lindsey, if you would like to be added to the list of people interested in having an allotment please contact the Town Clerk.

If you have previously expressed an interest, please let the Clerk know whether you wish to remain on the list.

We remain in the early stages of planning and organising this provision and so details of location, facilities and costings will be provided in due course to all those who express an interest.

NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN

The Town Council supports the creation of a Neighbourhood Plan for Kirton in Lindsey.  This work will create a vision for the future of the town and have influence on planning applications which are submitted after the agreement and completion of the plan.   The Neighbourhood Plan needs to be supported and developed by the residents of the town and the Town Council will assist with the work and facilitate the funding required, however will not lead this project.  For more information, search for 'Kirton Lindsey Neighbourhood Plan' on Facebook or contact kirton.plan@gmail.com

PARISH PATHS PARTNERSHIP

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council works in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council to maintain the public rights of way within the town.  North Lincolnshire Council provides funding to Kirton in Lindsey Town Council for the cutting of the public rights of way three times a year and reporting is provided by the Town Council on repairs and maintenance required across the routes.

HIGHWAY VERGES DEVOLUTION

North Lincolnshire Council provides funding to Kirton in Lindsey Town Council for the devolution of responsbility for maintainence of the highway verges in the town.  These are cut by contractors appointed by the Town Council between April and September in line with the standards required by North Lincolnshire Council.

CAR PARKING

The Town Council is committed to resolving car parking issues within the town and is working with local landowners to look at potential solutions.  More information will be made available when further details are developed.

GROVE STREET CEMETERY

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council has responsbilities for Grove Street Cemetery and manages all enquiries relating to burials and memorials at the Cemetery and maintenance of the site.

CHARITIES

The Town Council has responsbilites for four of the Town Charities; The Green and The Market Place, Torksey's Charity, The War Memorial and Garden of Edward Elmhirst Duckering and KLASSIC Park.

THE GREEN

As well as looking after the land in Trust for the benefit of the residents of the town, the Kirton in Lindsey Town Council also manage the play area on the Green and maintain the open space throughout the year.

SPORTS PROVISION

Kirton in Lindsey Town Council continues to work with North Lincolnshire Council and the Ministry of Defence to try to secure the Vincent Hall as a community sports facility for Kirton in Lindsey.  More updates will provided when available.