Your Parish Council
Waltham Parish Council is made up of 15 residents of Waltham who look after various aspects of the village on your behalf. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in Waltham library. You are most welcome to come along to a Parish Council meeting. We start our meetings with an open forum, where residents and others can ask questions or put an issue forward that may be concerning them.
We have a Parish office in Kirkgate car park, facing the village green, which is home to our Clerk. This office is open to residents on weekdays between 10am and 12noon (except for holidays). There is an answerphone, so messages can be left at any time.
The Parish owns and is responsible for Grove Park, the Village Green, the Cenotaph, the Cemetery, two sets of Allotments, Well Lane, the bowling green, tennis court, basketball court, table tennis table, teen shelter, BMX track and public toilets. We call these Parish assets and we have various working groups that regularly meet to ensure that they are well looked after.
Parish Councillors give their time freely and have their own ‘patch’ of the village, which is checked for problems such as street lamps not working, blocked drains or damaged footpaths. Such issues are the responsibility of North East Lincolnshire Council and when found are referred to them for attention.
We liaise with many groups and organisations such as our 2 Ward Councillors, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, ERNLLCA, Town and Parish Council Liaison, Waltham Windmill Trust and Waltham Leas Primary Academy (many of whom often attend our meetings).
This Parish Council runs various events throughout the year, including Waltham in Bloom, Remembrance Parade, Carols on the Green, May Queen Ceremony, Tidy up days, Senior Residents Tea Parties and Children’s Fun Days. In the summer of 2016 we hosted a family day at the Windmill to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. We had a great day of entertainment, a treasure hunt and of course a cake.
We are a very pro-active Parish Council and are always seeking like-minded people to join us. Please get in touch if you feel you wish to be a Parish Councillor and want to give something back to your community.