January 2021 Article


Firstly, welcome to 2021 and very best wishes from all at Scothern Parish Council.  Let’s hope that it is a very different year to 2020.

A brief outline from the monthly Council meeting held on Wednesday 2nd December 2020.


The New Parish Council website it now live – a lot of information and useful links have been added to the page.  Hopefully, people will agree it is a big improvement to the last website.  If there is anything you think should be on the website, or if you run a group and would like information adding on, please let the Clerk know.  The old website has now been fully turned off and has no content on it.  The new website can also be found on Google.




Due to the current climate with Covid-19 restrictions in place, this meeting was held remotely via Zoom.  Until a time that the Parish Council are told they can meet face to face again, this is how future meetings will be held, in accordance with the normal monthly meeting calendar ie, the first Wednesday of each month.


- 141579 – Hall Farm, West Drive, Sudbrooke – Planning application for erection of agricultural storage building – GrantedChristmas Event

The christmas events in December 2020 were very different to previous years.  The tree light switch on took place by Cllr Cathryn Nicoll and Mrs Scott, Ellison Boulters Academy Headteacher.  Although it was very low key, the switch on was streamed onto the Parish Council Facebook Page live and has been viewed by over 670 people.   If you missed it, it can still be viewed on the Councils Facebook Page.

The Beck

The Council have been in touch with The Upper Witham Drainage Board for timescales to undertake the annual clearance of the beck.  At the time of writing, no response has yet been received.

Grange Park

3 new benches have been purchased for Grange Park.  These should be sited by the new year and give people plenty of space to sit and enjoy the area.

Speed Awareness Scheme

If you would like to join the team, please contact the Clerk or Councillor Derek Canton for more information.  Full training and equipment is provided.

Dog Fouling

Please ensure you pick up after your dog.  Stricter measures have been put in place by West Lindsey District Council to help combat this issue.

Widen My Path Initiative

Queries have been made to Lincolnshire County Council regarding this scheme and the possible widening of Sudbrooke Road and the bike/footpath from Welton into Lincoln as many residents use these paths to and from school and work.

WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!

The Parish Council currently has 2 vacant seats that need filling and can be done so at the next meeting via co-option ie, Councillors can vote you onto the Councils without a need for an election.  If you take an interest in the village you live in and would like to help the Council maintain and improve it, why not join us?  There are very little reasons as to why you should not, any time that you can give would be appreciated by all.  Cycling on Chapel Walk

The Parish Council have sought confirmation from Lincolnshire County Council regarding cycling on Chapel Walk.  They have stated that cycling along Chapel Walk is prohibited and that if using this area on a bike ride – you should dismount your bike, walk along Chapel Walk and then carry on your bike ride from the opposite end.

Clerk Contact Details

The Clerk can be contacted on 01673 862738 or via email at scothernpc@yahoo.co.uk.

Next full council meeting – Wednesday 6th January 2021 at 7.30pm.  At present, this meeting will be held remotely, unless further guidance from Government dictates otherwise.

Parish Council Agenda and Minutes – available from the village website : https://scothern.parish.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ and from the Parish Clerk.

Parish website/news items – any information/articles for the website should be emailed to scothernpc@yahoo.co.uk