Image showing Messingham Coat of Arms, Holy Trinity Church, the War Memorial and a Messingham village sign.

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.

Messingham has a long history and was mentioned in the Domesday Book. It has always been a relatively large community but following World War II there was considerable housing development and the village has trebled in size to its present population of 4,000 inhabitants. Up to the beginning of the 20th Century agriculture was the main occupation but with the introduction of steelmaking to North Lincolnshire and the development of less labour intensive farming methods, land workers drifted into more industrial pursuits in nearby Scunthorpe.

The present day village boasts a public library, a medical centre, pharmacy, four public houses, a wine bar, two restaurants, tea room, café, four takeaway outlets, three small supermarkets (one incorporating the Post Office) and a number of smaller shops, including hairdressers, beautician, bakery, florist and a carpet shop. There are two places of worship – the Church of the Holy Trinity and the Methodist Church.

Messingham is a lively village with a variety of thriving organisations, many of which use the spacious Village Hall as their venue. Leisure is well catered for with a well-equipped playing field, which includes a young Children’s Play Area and a  Multi Use Games Area; and an additional 20 acre recreation area which hosts, among other activities, gymkhanas, the annual Messingham Horse & Foal Show, and Messingham Junior football.

For those keen to grow their own produce, Messingham  offers allotments situated with views over the Trent valley and for those keen to enjoy the outdoors there are plenty of public footpaths across the parish.

On the western outskirts of the village there is Grange Park Leisure complex, which provides facilities for golf, angling, tennis and has a touring caravan site together with log cabins.

Sand is an important mineral resource in the area and around Messingham the exhausted quarries have been put to good use with the Messingham Sands Fishery angling complex to the west and the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Messingham Sand Quarry Nature Reserve to the east.

The Junior and Infant Schools, formerly operated on two sites, are now amalgamated on one site and have an excellent reputation. At secondary level, pupils may choose between Huntcliff School at Kirton in Lindsey or Frederick Gough School in Bottesford or consider Queen Elizabeth’s High School at Gainsborough. Pre-School Children are also well catered for with a choice of two nurseries operating in the village.

In April 2018, Holme Parish, covering the hamlets of Raventhorpe and Twigmoor, amalgamated with Messingham. Holme offers a championship 18 hole golf course and The Pink Pig farm with its  café, children’s play barn and arial trail.

There is something for everyone in the parish including some good public footpaths.



9 May 2022 – Notice of vacancy to Co-opt

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for a copy of the notice.

12 April 2022 – Notice of vacancy

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for a copy of the notice.

11 January 2022
A big thank you goes out to the Conservation Volunteers who have planted just over 400 trees and shrubs in Messingham today. The wildlife habitat will be improved and our carbon footprint reduced.
We intend to continue identifying areas where planning schemes can be implement in and around the village.
We have also planted various fruit trees on our allotments including some heritage varieties.

7th January 2022

Messingham Community Hub is now open. Please see the poster opposite for the Library opening times.

24th December 2021 – Children’s Play Area

The Children’s play area is now re-open following the installation of the new roundabout.

17th December 2021 – Children’s Play Area 

For Safety reasons the Childrens play area has been closed temporarily whilst work takes place to install a new roundabout.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

26th November 2021 – Notice of Vacancy to Co-opt

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for a copy of the notice. 

5th November 2021 – Notice of Vacancy

Please click on the link at the bottom of the page for a copy of the notice. 


Full information regarding the planning process and links to applications can be found on  ‘Your Council’ page under ‘Planning’.


A poster offering advice about Coronavirus Scams and with a link to the Friends Against Scams website

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:


Contact Us

Clerk to the Parish Council

Black Bank Farm
Black Bank
North Lincs
DN17 3AX

A view of the War Memorial with Rembrance Day wreaths
A view of the War Memorial with Rembrance Day wreaths
A view of the War Memorial with Rembrance Day wreaths

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, Councillors, Volunteers and Contractors will face action being taken and / or be reported to the police.


Community Emergency Plan - When an Incident Happens

Bank Holiday Bin collection dates

Notice of Vacancy

Emergency Plan - Get Ready for the Unexpected