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.
LATEST NEWS FOR RESIDENTS
Holme Meadow Recreation Field – Monday 18 October 2021
The recreation field on Holme Lane will be closed on Monday 18th October 2021 for the application of chemical to control chafer grub. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Horticultural Show – Saturday 4th September 2021
Please click here for the schedule
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, Councillors, Volunteers and Contractors will face action being taken and / or be reported to the police.