Welcome to Messingham Parish Council
This website provides information about your council, and will also give an insightful look into what Messingham Parish has to offer.
LATEST NEWS FOR RESIDENTS
Annual Parish Council meeting – Monday 10th May 2021 7pm
The Annual Parish Council meeting will see a return to face-to-face meetings as the legislation to allow virtual meetings has not been extended beyond 6 May 2021.
The Agenda along with a risk assessment detailing the arrangements for meeting safely can be found on the ‘Meetings’ page of the website.
Northfield Road Playing Field
Access to Northfield Road playing field, the Children’s play area and the M.U.G.A. will be closed when there is a health and safety concern.
10 January 2021 – Northfield Road Playing field
Closed due to health and safety issues – adverse weather conditions – ice. This will be reviewed during the day.
12 noon – Main gate and Children’s play re-opened. Take care as conditions can alter throughout the day during the winter months.
Following the Government announcement of a national lockdown on Monday 4th January 2021, the MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) has closed due to being an outdoor sports court. The Children’s play area will remain open.
Up to date Government information regarding Covid-19 can be found on the government website www.gov.uk
Details of help and support that is available to residents and businesses in North Lincolnshire can be found on the North Lincolnshire Council website www.northlincs.gov.uk If you have any concerns or issues please contact the Parish Clerk.
Christmas Display Competition – Results
Messingham Parish Council would like to thank everyone who took part in the inaugural Christmas competition and to everyone for lighting up our village. The lights and displays are wonderful in both Messingham & Holme with a lot of hard work and imagination having gone into the huge amount of displays.
After several viewings around the village and Holme, the winner of the Residential display is 21 Oak Drive and the winner of the Commercial display is ‘Hair by Kirby Blythe’.
Congratulations go to both of the winners who were each presented with a certificate and prize from Cllr Neil Poole, Chairman of the Parish Council (see photographs opposite).
A big thank you must also go to the whole village for managing to help lift the spirits of many at the end of this particularly difficult year.
There have been many examples of community spirit in these difficult Covid-19 times. The Christmas lights in Messingham and Holme have shown our community at its best.
The success and enthusiasm for the competition means we will be reviewing the competition categories for prizes next year.
Best wishes to all for a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.
Notice of Co-option – 22 December 2020
Due to the resignation of Cllr. Adrian Coggon a casual vacancy has arisen. Please see the information in the link at the bottom of the page.
Remembrance Sunday 8th November 2020
Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the advice received, Remembrance Sunday in Messingham will disappointingly be different to other years. In order to protect the health and wellbeing of our residents and veterans, there will be no parade or public service at the War Memorial and we must advise that you do NOT gather.
The Chairman of the Parish Council will attend to observe the two minutes silence at 11am and lay a wreath, the Methodist minister and piper will also attend. This will be a closed service but a recording will be made and posted on the Parish Council website and other social media sites.
We recognise that residents and representatives of organisations may naturally wish to visit the War Memorial and perhaps lay wreaths, and you are welcome to do this at any time during the day from 11:20am onwards. Visitors will be expected to adhere to all Covid-19 regulations and avoid social gathering. We would ask that wreaths are laid before 3:30pm to allow for these to be secured during daylight hours.
Please note, in order to prevent any gatherings NLC and the Police have not authorised any road closures this year.
Despite the changes this year, the Parish Council along with the Royal British Legion, encourage everyone to pay tribute at 11am from their homes, doorsteps or front gardens. The safety of our residents and veterans is our priority at this time.
Holme Meadow Recreation field – Tuesday 29 September 2020
The field has now been re-opened. The Parish Council has inspected the field and removed any slug pellets that could be seen and the grass has been cut. It is believed that the pellets have been excreted / vomited from a fox or other wild animal. Therefore please be aware that this type of event can happen at any time.
The Parish Council cannot guarantee the field or car park is clear of any dangerous substances either now or in the future and therefore remind you that dogs must be kept on a lead at all times and restricted to the perimeter of the field.
Holme Meadow Recreation field – Saturday 26 September 2020.
It was reported to the Parish Council that a substance had been found on the field. The Parish Council inspected the field and found some small clumps of blue pellets. The pest control contractor for the field confirmed these to be slug pellets.
As no authorised substances have been applied to the field, this has been reported to the police.
Fox faeces containing the pellets was later discovered.
The field has been closed until a further inspection can be carried out.
Parish Council Meetings are presently being held remotely via the Zoom platform due to Covid-19 restrictions. The dates of the scheduled meetings can be found on the ‘Meetings’ page of the website. If any members of the public wish to attend a meeting, the access details (meeting ID and password) are shown on the Agenda which can be found on the ‘Meetings’ page of the website. Alternatively, contact the Clerk before 5pm on the day of the meeting for details.
Children’s Play Area – 4 July 2020
The Children’s play area has been re-opened. To ensure you are ready to use the play area safely please read the following guidelines and plan ahead for safe fun this Summer. Click here to view the COVID-19 guidelines for the Children’s Play Area
Review of Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) closure – 13th May 2020
The Parish Council has re-opened the MUGA following the government announcement on Sunday 10th May 2020, in-line with the changes made to exercise.
Government restrictions must be adhered to and social distancing maintained at all times. This means the MUGA can only be used with members of your household, or one other person while staying 2 metres apart. The MUGA will be monitored at regular intervals and if not being used in accordance with the regulations this facility will unfortunately be closed.
The children’s play area will remain closed at the present time in accordance with the Government advice.
Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 Stay Alert – Control the Virus –Save Lives
Review of Holme Meadow recreation field closure – 26 April 2020
Messingham Parish Council has been informed by Messingham Junior Football Club that it is unable to remove the football goal posts on Holme Meadow Recreation field under the present Government Covid-19 restrictions.
The Parish Council has placed barrier tape across the goal posts and has re-opened the field.
Government restrictions must be adhered to at all times.
• Observe Social distancing
• Do not congregate
• Dogs must be kept on a lead
Help prevent the spread of Covid-19 Stay Home – Stay Safe – Save Lives
Review of closures – 19 April 2020
The Parish Council has reviewed its decision regarding the present closures following the change in Government position announced in their briefing on 18th April 2020.
The recreation field on Holme Meadow will be re-opened subject to removal of the football goal posts. Messingham Junior Football Club are presently considering their ability to remove the posts within the present Government guidelines.
The Children’s play area and MUGA on Northfield Road will remain closed under Government guidelines.
The playing field on Northfield Road is the responsibility of Messingham Memorial Play Field Association who will make their own decision.
Coronavirus measures – Closure of play areas and Recreation field – 26 March 2020
Messingham Parish Council has taken the decision to close its Play area; Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) on Northfield Road and the Recreation field on Holme Lane with effect from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.
The decision was made in response to Government advice and the additional measures announced on Monday 23rd March in the fight against the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
The action has been taken in the interests of public health and the serious risks this virus has to life.
These steps will help minimise the spread of the virus by those contravening the ‘social distancing’ guidelines.
We are all facing unprecedented times and the Parish Council appeals for your co-operation in keeping our residents safe.
The only access to the grounds will be for maintenance purposes.
The decision will be reviewed and monitored in line with Government announcements.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic – 9 April 2020
The UK is currently experiencing a pandemic of COVID-19. This is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways caused by a virus called coronavirus.
You can find out how to protect yourself or check if you need medical help on the NHS website. Visit the NHS website – www.nhs.uk
Up to date Government response to the virus can be found on the Government website. Visit the Government coronavirus response web page.
North Lincolnshire Council has a new web page on their website at www.northlincs.gov.uk with links to key information and advice along with updates for residents and businesses on any disruption to their services.
Details of help for the most vulnerable people can also be found on North Lincolnshire Council website www.northlincs.gov.uk
The situation is fast moving and these websites are being continually updated. We advise that you keep referring to these sources. The Parish Council notice boards and website will also continue to be updated.
We very much hope that you will keep fit and healthy during this crisis, but if you have any concerns or issues please contact the Parish Clerk.
Messingham Parish Council held an Extraordinary Meeting on Monday 23rd March 2020 to put in place measures to be able to function during the time when it is not possible to convene a meeting due to Government measures. Parish Council meetings have been suspended until further notice.
Full information regarding the planning process and links to applications can be found on ‘Your Council’ page under ‘Planning’.
Wash your hands of coronavirus scams!
Friends Against Scams aims to protect and preventpeople from becoming victims of scams.
Be aware of people offering or selling:
Virus testing kits
Vaccines or miracle cures – there is currently no vaccine or cure.
Overpriced or fake goods to protect yourself from coronavirus such as anti-bacterial products.
Shopping or medication collection services.
Home decontamination services.
Question communications and encourage others to do the same.
Don’t be rushed into making a decision. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Only purchase goods and services from legitimate retailers and take a moment to think before parting with money or personal information.
Don’t assume everyone is genuine. It’s okay to reject, refuse or ignore any requests. Only criminals will try to rush or panic you. If in doubt, speak to someone you trust.
If someone claims to represent a charity, ask them for ID. Be suspicious of requests for money up front. If someone attempts to pressurise you into accepting a service they are unlikely to be genuine. Check with family and friends before accepting offers of help if you are unsure.
Be a good Friend, help to protect your family,friends and neighbours from scams.
Read it. Share it. Prevent it.
If you think you have been scammed, contact your bank first.
For advice on scams, call the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline on 0808 223 11 33.
To report a scam, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
To learn more about different types of scams, visit:
NATIONAL TRADING STANDARDS Scams Team
Clerk to the Parish Council
Black Bank Farm
Zero Tolerance Approach
Our employees are committed to providing quality services for the benefit of all Messingham residents and service users. Messingham Parish Council is determined to ensure employees and Councillors are able to work without fear of violence, and will not tolerate aggressive, threatening or violent behaviour towards them. Individuals displaying this behaviour towards employees or Councillors will face action being taken and / or be reported to the police.