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Welcome to the
Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council website

Welton green space

The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on Monday 8th February 2016 in the Welton Room, Welton Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm

 WELTON LIBRARY

The current situation is that Lincolnshire County Council is re-writing the lease agreement and until such time as they send us a copy of the newly amended lease we cannot progress any further.  We will keep you updated as and when there is any more news.

However, there is some GOOD NEWS the library service has agreed in the interim period for a MOBILE LIBRARY to visit the village for two hours each week in the VILLAGE HALL CAR PARK, the dates and times for February will be as follows:

Friday 5th  10.00am – 12.00pm

Wednesday 10th  10.30am – 12.30pm

Friday 19th  10.00am – 12.00pm

Wednesday 24th  10.30am – 12.30pm

 

February Committee Meetings 

Tuesday 16th – Environment Committee

Committee meetings are held in the Parish Office at 7.30pm unless stated otherwise on the Agenda. Agendas are posted on the Parish Notice Boards and Website at least 3 days prior to each meeting.

Electoral review of Lincolnshire: Draft recommendations

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Lincolnshire County Council. Today is the start of an eight week public consultation on the Commission's draft recommendations on new division boundaries across Lincolnshire. The consultation closes on 8 February 2016.

                        The draft recommendation affecting Welton is:

West Lindsey

54. As a result of our proposed division boundaries and having regard to the statutory criteria set out in schedule 2 to the 2009 Act, we are providing revised parish electoral arrangements for Welton parish. Draft recommendation Welton Parish Council should comprise nine councillors, as at present, representing two wards: Well (returning four members) and Ryland (returning five members). The proposed parish ward boundaries are illustrated and named on Map 1.

Please respond at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183 as soon as possible.

View the draft recommendations

You can view the Commission's draft recommendations at https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183 where you can find interactive maps, a report and guidance on how to have your say. The Commission has not finalised its conclusions and now invites representations on the draft recommendations.

A summary outlining the Commission's draft recommendations, a copy of the letter to the Chief Executive of Lincolnshire County Council, an interactive map of the Commission's recommendations for Lincolnshire, electorate figures and guidance on how to propose new wards is available on the consultation area at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183. Further information about the review and the Commission’s work is also published on our website at: http://www.lgbce.org.uk/current-reviews/east-midlands/lincolnshire/lincolnshire-county-council.

Have your say

We encourage everyone who has a view on the draft recommendations to contact us whether you support them or whether you wish to propose alternative arrangements.

Before finalising the recommendations, the Commission will consider every representation received during consultation whether it is submitted by an individual, a local group or an organisation. We will weigh each submission against the criteria the Commission must follow when drawing up electoral arrangements:

· To deliver electoral equality where each county councillor represents roughly the same number of electors as others across the county.

· That the pattern of divisions should, as far as possible, reflect the interests and identities of local communities.

· That the electoral arrangements should provide for effective and convenient local government.

In addition, the council has also asked the Commission to conduct a ‘single-member division review’. Following the council’s request for such a review, the draft recommendations provide for 70 single member divisions across the county.

It is important that you take account of the criteria if you are suggesting an alternative pattern of divisions. You can find additional guidance and information about previous electoral reviews on our website to help you or your organisation make a submission.

Get in touch

The Commission welcomes comments on the recommendations report by 8 February 2016. Representations should be made:

Through our interactive consultation portal where you can explore the maps of the recommendations, draw your own boundaries and supply comments at: https://consultation.lgbce.org.uk/node/5183.

 

Next Saturday Surgery
in the Parish Office on 6th February 2016

We have one Parish Councillor vacancy - for more details on how to apply and what is involved visit the Vacancies page

Neighbourhood Plan

Following its pre-examination Health Check, the Plan has undergone a re-write in some sections and a further statutory 6 week public consultation period under Regulation 14 was required by the Localism Act 2011 this commenced on 9th November 2015 and ended on 28th December 2015.

The draft Neighbourhood Plan and its supporting documents can be viewed by clicking on the links below or by visiting the Parish Office during opening hours: