about the council
Waltham village is about 4 miles south west of Grimsby with a population of over 6,000.
Waltham Parish Council is made up of fifteen elected members and holds it’s meeting in The Meeting Room of the Waltham Library. Minutes for the Parish Council date back to 1894 and these are held in the Archives Office of North East Lincolnshire Council, Town Hall, Grimsby.
The Parish Council holds its main meeting on the 1st Tuesday of every month, and any Sub Committee meetings when required. The Parish Council meetings are held in the Meeting Rooms at Waltham Library starting at 7pm.
The Annual Parish Meeting is held during the 1st week of May prior to the Annual General Meeting.
Over the years the Parish Council has been involved in a number of projects all aimed to raise the quality of live in the village.
Examples of this include:
The installation and improvement of a flood barrier and improvements to the drainage system at Mount Pleasant following the flooding of residents homes in June 2007. The Parish Council being active consultees on the design and construction of this scheme.
The extension of the cycle/pedestrian track to improve the safety of school children is another fine example of the Parish Councils input into your community.
We are continuing a close relationship with the Waltham Lea’s Primary School following its amalgamation and are pleased to see that the old infants building is being utilised to hold the Extended School Facility and Waltham Pre School.
We were also much involved and won the battle to keep Waltham Fire Station open and its excellent personnel. We continue the liaison with the local Fire Station and also Humberside Police.
The Parish Council continue to support Waltham Windmill Trust, the Waltham Park Bowls Club and are very happy to work with local businesses that support “Waltham in Bloom.”
Waltham Parish Council own and maintain:
Parish Office and Public Toilets, Kirkgate Car Park, Kirkgate, Waltham.
Grove Park, Ings Lane, Waltham
The Cemetery, Ings Lane, Waltham.
The Allotments, corner of High Street and Ings Lane, and New Allotments on Station Road, Waltham.
Village Green, High Street, Waltham.
Cenotaph High Street, Waltham
The Parish Council also manages and maintains on a lease from North East Lincolnshire Council the Tennis Courts at Mount Pleasant playing fields and the land for the Bowling Green, Neville Turner Way, Waltham. The Parish Council built, funded and maintains this facility.
Waltham Parish Council is a statutory consultee of North East Lincolnshire Council for planning applications within the Parish of Waltham. They are also consulted on applications, which are in neighbouring parishes as these may have an impact on the village.