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MIDDLE RASEN PARISH COUNCIL

The next meeting is to be held on Tuesday 21st November 2017 public forum at 7.20pm followed by Council Meeting at 7.30pm. .
Read ...... Middle Rasen Parish Council's News Update ......

or......Learn about the role of parish councils in small communities ...or ......send an email to the Parish Council

Please can all parishioners be mindful, and ensure that their hedging is not overhanging the footpaths

The Middle Rasen Parish

Middle Rasen is situated in the district of West Lindsey in the county of Lincolnshire, about 16 miles north east of Lincoln in the lea of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Although the village is mainly contained to the north of the A631, sitting astride the river Rase, the Parish is much larger covering 3622 acres.

The middle settlement between East Rasen, now known as Market Rasen, and West Rasen, it was the most important village of the three in the latter part of the Middle Ages. Indeed much of the northern area of Market Rasen town is in Middle Rasen Parish.
Historic Middle Rasen .......
Middle Rasen's Past, Present and Future ..........

HELP in Middle Rasen

Looking for inspiration or help with a local problem. Why not visit the Charitable Trusts page which offers local funding to people or organisations with specific needs.

See Julia's Ben Nevis a 2017event in support of funds to treat Prostate Cancer. This comes after the 2016 event for Breast Cancer which raised some £4000 locally. Alternatively, click on Matthew Weeks' Rasen Rows the Channel an event in June 2017 in support of the Ethan Maul Foundation. or Jakki Harrison and her team of cyclists crossing the Danakil Depression for "Woman for Woman"

 

 

Middle Rasen Duck Race 2018

Ron Folgate and the new MRDR group are looking for donors/sponsors of prizes and would like to hear from local groups wishing to benefit from the 2018 event.
Interested? ................ CLICK HERE

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GAMES AFTERNOONS

Middle Rasen Church Hall have restarted games afternnons on the 4th Thursday in each month. We already have a small but dedicated group, but with more people we can play more games.
At the moment, some of us are learning to play chess (or play chess better!), and another popular game is Triominos, which is like dominos but more intricate. Scrabble, snakes and ladders, cluedo and boggle appear regularly on our tables as well. Entry is free and refreshments are provided. Next meeting is 1.30-3.30 Thursday 25th January 2018. Details from Rosemary 01673 842913.

BOWLING in MIDDLE RASEN

For more information ring Rich or Sue Wright on 01673 885451 or email richmondwright@msn.com or Ann Veal on 01673 842581 or email wgveal@globalnet.co.uk . SHORT MAT winter sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays at the village hall. Contact Ann Veal above.

The Nags Head

nags head public house middle rasen

Our friendly village Pub/ Restaurant
Food served daily from 12 noon until 8.30pm
Wednesday is our fish and chip day
Sunday Lunch 12 noon - 2.30pm
Beer Garden ~ Children's Play Area
Pool-Darts ~ Sky Sports
Stage for Live Theatre Bands / and Disco
tel: 01673 843163

Groups in Middle Rasen

CLUB or Group Location
Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society
Middle Rasen Football club
Middle Rasen Cricket Club
Middle Rasen Bowling Club
Short Mat Bowls Group Village Hall
Middle Rasen Art Group Church Hall
U3A Local History Group
U3A Drama Group
Mothers Union Closed
Luncheon Club Methodist Church
Coffee Morning Methodist Church
Women's Own Methodist Church
Coffee Cake & Chat Group Methodist Church
Guides Village Hall
Brownies Church Hall
Rainbows Church Hall
Ranger Guides Village Hall
The Guild
Rase WI Village Hall
Walk To Group Methodist Church
Camera Club Village Hall
   
Middle Rasen Nursery Middle Rasen School
Middle Rasen Book Club Advocate Arms
Over 60's Keep Fit Club Braemar Close Community Centre
Bell Ringers St Peter & St Paul's Church
Middle Rasen Toddler Group Church Hall
Middle Rasen Karate Club Village Hall
The FISDAC Academy Village Hall
Vitality Village Hall
Yoga Village Hall
Zumba Club Methodist Church

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MIDDLE RASEN's TWO MILLS

THE WIND MILL

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The Mill in Middle Rasen was built in 1820 and was a working windmill until 1932, when the sails failed. It was run by petrol motor for some time after that but eventually fell into disrepair and became derelict. When we bought the property the mill was little more than the brick shell.

We have rebuilt the cap on traditional lines with the help of a local millwright, Tom Davies. The structure comprises 20 oak struts which sit on a 4" oak wall-plate, which in turn is bolted to a 6" circular steel ring-beam. The struts are first covered with half-inch pine attached horizontally. This is next covered with vertical half-inch planks of western red cedar, a very light and pliable timber which is also quite weather resistant. Here is where we depart from tradition, because a working mill cap originally would have been painted. Since the cap would have rotated so that the overlap of the boards always faced away from the wind the joints between the cedar boards would have been fairly protected from the ingress of rain. In any case, building standards in those days were not as exacting as now. We need a finish which will be reliably weather-proof but provide an appearance which will as closely resemble the original as possible, and for these reasons we have opted for a white fibre glass (or G.R.P.) covering.

Richard Harries

 

 

THE WATER MILL

There has been a mill here since 1597 and maybe many years longer. There used to be many mills on the Rase but now there are only three remaining, Tealby, Market Rasen and here. The Middle Rasen one being the only one with its original workings mainly in place, the other two having been converted to domestic use. We moved into the property in 1970 when we found the mill to be in a very dilapidated state, with a sagging roof, its gable collapsing and the floor was powder. I had the gable ends repaired and the roof re-instated. The flooring was replaced with oak floorboards rescued from the demolition of Grimsby Hospital (a labour of love on my part). So it is now restored for years to come. The water-course from the river Rase to the mill was put back and the mill pond re-formed. Since coming here I have seen the West Rasen Mill allowed to fall down and the final disappearance of Peck Mill in Market Rasen. The Middle Rasen Mill was last worked in the early 1960's by Fred Cottingham, but has not been used as a mill all the time. In the mid 1700's James Harrison, carpenter, moved in to the mill. He was the brother of John Harrison who formulated the way of calculating Longitude. They left Barton-on-Humber to go to London to try and win the prize offered for this, and James, for whatever reason also decided to come to the mill to carry on his trade of carpentry. In fact he made all the pews for Aylesbury Church near Grimsby at the Mill. James had also previous to going to London with his brother, been the carpenter who made his brothers design for Grandfather clocks, entirely made of wood, even the cogs! Three years ago, the wheel arch was badly damaged during the earthquake, with the keystones dropping, and a nasty split in the wall. Metal tie bars were inserted to support the area and brickwork replaced. The fact is that the three storey building has no foundations which amazed the man who re-formed the Mill Pond, using a drag line, and found the whole base was just shifting sand. They certainly knew how to build in those days. Having re-constructed the Mill and waterway, I hope the Mill will still be extant in another hundred years.

Dr L.G. Parry

 

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Middle Rasen Parish Council - Chair and Members

Chair of the Parish Council Elected ...... Cllr Michael Stamp

Vice Chair Elected ......Cllr David Pattison

Councillor Elected ...... CllrPeter Dawson.

CouncillorElected ...... Cllr T Smith

Councillor Elected ......CllrJohn Padley

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Sue Smith

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Jane Ranby

CouncillorElected ...... Cllr Gail Dennis

Councillor Elected ......Cllr Mike O'Connor

Clerk to the Parish Council Mrs Jo Trotter
Wingates, Tealby, LN8 3YB tel 01673 838690
middlerasenparishcouncil@gmail.com

The Councillors - Statutory Declaration of Interests

WHAT EXACTLY DO PARISH COUNCILS DO FOR US?

There are over 8,700 parish and town councils representing around 16 million people across England and are the most local part of our democratic system. The only difference between a town and parish council is the size and name, and towns have their own mayor. Although they have the same powers and can provide the same services, parish councils don't usually have the same level of facilities to look after. The size of the council depends on the size of the village or 'ward'. Here in Middle Rasen there are nine voluntary representatives, known as Parish Councillors, who are elected every four years. Some go on serving for many years. The election is an annual event, so if you are over 18, meet the criteria and you can find two people to nominate you, your name can be put forward.

Serving as a parish councillor is a responsible position, as the parish council has a responsibility for the well being of the local community it serves. Their remit has three main strands - representing the local community, delivering services to meet local needs, and striving to improve the quality of life in the parish. As such they are allocated a certain amount of money from council tax revenues to improve services and facilities in the following areas: burial grounds, bus shelters, open spaces, village green, cutting the grass on the playing field, and planning.

With regard to planning, the council is consulted by West Lindsey District Council on all applications, but the final decision rests with the planning department and Planning Committee at WLDC. The council also acts as a representative voice for the community, communicating with councillors and officers at district and county level. All this makes for quite a few hours spent in meetings, discussing and deciding which activities to support, where money should be spent, what services should be delivered, and what policies should be implemented. They also liaise with the local Police over crime reduction measures.

Parish councils do a vital job and deserve our thanks for the improvements they try and bring to our communities. So thank you all for your time and effort on our behalf.

For more information about the work of this parish council, please contact Jo Trotter, the clerk to Middle Rasen Parish Council

tel 01673 838690 ......... middlerasenparishcouncil@gmail.com

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