The Belchford & Fulletby Parish Council is made up of ten elected members - comprising the Chair, Vice-Chair and eight members - all unpaid representatives who work for the benefit of the community and all local residents. The Parish Council is fully accountable and subject to detailed audit.
The Clerk to the Parish Council is a paid, part-time employee.
Meetings of the Belchford & Fulletby Parish Council will resume as face to face in person meetings from May 2021. Residents may attend full council meetings and can speak briefly on village matters at the commencement of the meeting in Parishioners Items.
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Background of Belchford & Fulletby Parish Council
There has been a Parish Council in Belchford since 1894 when Central Government declared villages and hamlets should form councils to represent their local community. The role of the Parish Council has changed over the years, in the past “verge” letting and help for the poor were priorities for the councillors. Now highway matters, grant applications for local improvements, planning developments and a host of initiatives for schemes and ideas are available for Parish Councils to undertake.
Tireless campaigning by the Parish Council resulted in the traffic calming road markings and reactive signs at the A153 Kennel Crossroad's. The pub in Belchford was reopened with the help of a £23,942 Vital Villages Grant secured by the Parish Council and enthusiastic residents. The Parish Councillors also were successful in grants to erect decorative village entrance signs and interpretation boards. They have provided two benches for walkers and villagers and had two tree planting events, at Jubilee Copse on the Viking Way and at Top Holt, Fulletby. Major planning applications have been considered and consulted by the Councillors with professional and detailed reports to the planning department. Belchford has been congratulated by East Lindsey for its thorough and relevant planning responses.
In July 2014 the Parish Council purchased 1.75 acres of land on the east side of Fulletby Road, Belchford for £10,000 to use as a village green. The majority of the funds needed for the purchase came from generous grants and donations from Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, Belchford Ahead and Anglian Water. This land is currently managed by the Parish Council and has been registered with Fields in Trust, meaning that it cannot be built upon and will remain a resource for the villages to enjoy in perpetuity.
Come along to the next meeting, there is a public forum for you to have an opportunity to have your say.