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Middle Rasen Parish Council

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Speed Watch

Distraction Burglary

On Tuesday afternoon, Feb 23 rd , our back kitchen doorbell rang. I unlocked the door and a young man in his twenties, nicely turned out carrying a clipboard asked if there was anyone else in to hear what he had to say. I replied ‘what is it about?' He said it was about the water pipes at the top of our lane. Taken unaware and more than pleased that perhaps something was going to be done about the water problem along our lane roadside - a problem for years – I went to call my husband - I left the man standing outside the door - next i realised that he had followed me to the lounge doorway. As he started talking to my husband, we noticed another man walking into our bedroom. This other man came out and he walked into the lounge. We had not invited him in, but the first man had left the back door open!

The second man looking through the conservatory door talked about digging in pipes across the area at the back. Brian suggested we go outside to view the situation to understand their plans. By this time both of us were more than suspicious, but very luckily the men came outside. I had managed to get my phone from my pocket and alerted our daughters. I think the men then realised I was speaking on the phone and in a flash they were completely out of sight. My husband and I so very lucky to be unharmed and nothing disturbed or taken! They could so easily have knocked us to the ground, shut us out of our bungalow and ransacked our home. That afternoon there were 4 other reported incidents on their route towards Lincoln, one 80-year-old lady had money and jewellery stolen. BEWARE FOLKS - keep your doors locked and don't open your door to anyone you don't know, recognize or aren't expecting. Always check ID, Alert police Tel No 101 if you're at all worried about anything unusual or different. STAY SAFE

Pauline Forway .


Gainsborough Urgent Treatment Centre to open from 2/11/20

Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) NHS Trust have upgraded the existing Gainsborough Minor Injury Unit to an Urgent Treatment Centre. There are a number of benefits of an Urgent Treatment Centre for patients which include bookable appointments - introduced at Gainsborough last month in readiness for the switch to a UTC level of service - and a range of additional services including X-rays, pregnancy, urine and blood tests.

Patients can get help with any urgent medical issues overnight by using the NHS 111 service available over the phone, online by using the app.

As always, if they have a medical emergency, they should call 999.

Lincolnshire councils highlight funding for Government's energy efficiency scheme

Councils from across Greater Lincolnshire have joined forces to help people cut their home energy costs.

Launched in June, the Lincs 4 Warmer Homes (L4WH) scheme was set up across Greater Lincolnshire offering home energy efficiency improvements and advice. As part of this, the partnership is calling for residents to enquire about the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funding stream now available. Improvements available as part of the funding include

• Loft insulation

• Cavity wall insulation

• Solid wall insulation

• Boiler replacements

• First-time central heating

Councillor Owen Bierley, Deputy Leader of West Lindsey District Council, said: “Having access to funding and expert advice is an important service for people who are struggling to afford to keep their homes warm and safe. I therefore urge any resident who thinks they are eligible to get in touch and find out what they could be eligible for.” L4WH is administered by North East Lincolnshire Council's regeneration partner, ENGIE, for all ten local authorities. For more information or to contact Lincolnshire for Warmer Homes about funding opportunities visit call (01472) 326434 or email .


Temporary Road Closures

Information is also available in map form at

Road Closure Order in place on:


If you have any queries, or require further information, please contact the LCC Customer Service Centre on 01522 782070. 

School Term Dates (may vary)

School Term 5 ..... ~~~ Term 6 ...... ~~~ new Term 1 ......


Middle Rasen Litter Picking


On 19 th March a group of at least 9 villagers joined together to take part in what has now become a regular item in the Middle Rasen village calendar, the bi-annual litter picking morning organised by Gail Dennis. We as a village are forever grateful to these community minded people who, along with a group of regular tidy minded residents, give up their time to keep the village looking tidy. On this occasion, they ventured to Jackson's Field, Mill Lane, Stockmoor Lane, Manor Drive, Green Lane, the Playing Field, North Street, along the main road, Dovecote and Church Street; they also cleared lots of leaves into green bins along the walkway between Church Street and Dovecote. Thank You to all those involved.


The Rotary Club of Market Rasen also tagged onto this occasion and cleared the north side of the  A631 between Manor Drive and the first bend at West Rasen. They collected some 21 bags of rubbish including 4 bags of plastic only to support a school initiative “Kids against Plastic”. This was maybe the only time this area has been cleaned - although the job is not quite finished, and another morning will be needed to see the completion! There was a particularly large array of rubbish around the sewerage work entrance. The items collected were the usual suspects of cans, bottles, papers, but there was also a car tyre, event placards and a child car safety seat! Thanks to the 9 Rotarians and Friends of Rotary who turned up for a couple of hours of hard work, entertainment and camaraderie.  

Ron Myland


Keeping Middle Rasen Tidy 

For years there has been a dedicated band of litter pickers keeping the village tidy thanks to Councillor Dennis' initiative. During the pandemic we have noticed more and more people collecting litter on their daily walks around the village. Stirling work with excellent results, also perhaps some reformed litter louts have got the message and turned over a new leaf! You may all be as dismayed as we were when we discovered an array of plastic charity collection packs strewn in and on the banks of River Rase, off the footpath towards West Rasen from the junction of North Street and Manor Drive. Undoubtedly the litter lout had been paid by Care for Cancer to deliver the packs and through their ignorance may have also deprived the charity of some donated goods! If the culprit sees or hears of this article, donating to the charity and writing an apology to the Parish Council could make amends, although it is likely that this was not a local from the village. Calling all litter louts take your cans, bottles, soiled nappies, plastic cups, and any other rubbish home. Hopefully, gradually litter in the village will disappear.

Two litter pickers ....... Anon from Community Spirit April 2021


Force Open a Recruitment Drive with a Focus on Family, the County and Diversity.

Lincolnshire police is launching its latest recruitment campaign today with a new appeal to people from the east of the county, people with second language skills and people from BAME communities to join the force.

A new DC (Detective Constable) Fast Track scheme is also being launched that will help successful applicants with a desire to be detectives develop key skills for these roles in a more condensed fashion than before.

A Facebook Live Q&A session will also be held at 7pm on the 12 October where prospective recruits can ask questions of a panel of officers.

Throughout the eight-week campaign the force will be releasing a series of promotional videos on social media to showcase the diverse range of people and skills that work for the organisation, as well as holding a series of community events and online Q&A sessions for potential recruits to find out more about the force.

DI Lee St Quinton of Lincolnshire Police's Horizons 2023 Programme said: “ As part of the national uplift which will see 20,000 extra police officers on our streets, we are really pleased to be able to continue with our recruitment of new officers into the force. The recruitment window which opens today will see targeted efforts in recruiting from minority groups that make up our diverse communities. We would particularly like to hear from candidates who are able to speak a second language, those willing to work on the east of the county and those applicants who come from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds.


“Policing in Lincolnshire is extremely rewarding with a number of opportunities to specialise throughout your career: Our new Detective Fast Track scheme is a great opportunity for those applicants who can think differently and have a particular attention to detail.


“Policing is made up of people from all walks of life, the videos that we will be releasing throughout the campaign will hopefully help potential officers realise the diversity within our organisation, challenging many stereotypes along the way. We are committed to developing a skilled workforce that is not only fit for purpose, but one that is truly representative the different communities that we serve.”

The videos that the force is releasing will tell the stories of several working officers, all from different backgrounds and with different histories:

•  A husband and wife team working in Response and CID respectively, with three children will talk about how they manage work and family time.

•  A Polish officer working in Boston on Response talks about how his background helps his colleagues and the public.

•  A Chief Inspector who was in the RAF talks about the skills that his forces career gave him and how they helped him transfer into the police.

•  A black officer tells the story of how he joined the force despite his family telling him that ‘black people can't be police officers'.

•  A CID officer talks of the support he receives from the force's SMILE (Supporting Minorities in Lincolnshire through Engagement) network.

A video detailing the DC Fast-track scheme will also be released during the campaign. Rachel Betts, Head of HR for Lincolnshire police added: “There will be a lot of people in Lincolnshire with skills they have gained in their current or previous jobs that would make them excellent candidates, who may not have previously considered a career within the police service. 

“In addition to our usual recruitment for officers who will work in response policing, we now have a new DC Fast Track scheme where there is the opportunity to put these skills into practice in an investigative capacity.

“The diverse nature of our Crime departments means that people with experience in sectors like finance and social care - to name just two - would bring with them skills that are transferable to the role of a detective.  So, if you have never previously considered a career with the police, but this campaign catches your eye, please get in touch.”

People interested in finding out more on a career with the police should initially visit:


***If you have any questions, please contact Lee Kilby, Horizons 2023 Programme Communications Officer on 01522 947696***

Lincolnshire Alert is a community messaging system run by Lincolnshire Police.  The messaging system acts as a tool for the police to give information to registered members on crime reduction and community safety issues. If you would like to receive updates, the website at: and click the 'register now' button .

Increase in planning fees

In line with new government regulations, West Lindsey District Council will be introducing a 20% per cent increase in planning fees. The council will start applying the fee increase from 17 January 2018.  The reference for the Regulations is SI 2017 no.1314

The Government regulations will also introduce a new fee of £402 per 0.1 hectare for ‘Permission in Principle' applications, the ability for authorities to charge for applications for planning permission following the removal of permitted development rights through Article 4 directions or by condition.

Finally, a fee of £96 for prior approval applications to permitted development rights that were introduced in April 2015 and April 2017. These include the rights for the installation of solar PV equipment on non-domestic buildings, the erection of click-and-collect facilities within the land area of a shop, the temporary use of buildings or land for film-making purposes and the provision of temporary school buildings on vacant commercial land for state funded schools.

For further information contact:

Julie Heath, Senior Communications Officer, on (01427) 676502


Councillor Bunney has asked the Middle Rasen Parish Council to let you know that legal and speed gun use training for Speed Watch has been arranged with the local Police and will be taking place .............. 3.30pm (meet in Festival Hall Car Park) on 11 th August.

Middle Rasen Parish Council ask that any other interested parties from Middle Rasen contact Lucy Waller (Market Rasen Town Clerk) who will need confirmed numbers in advance to ensure social distancing on the day. The indoor elements of the training will take place in the Festival Hall but all relevant social distancing/ H&S measures will be in place.

Lucy Waller, Town Clerk & Responsible Financial Officer

Council Office, Festival Hall, Caistor Road, Market Rasen LN8 3HT

Email: Tel: 01673 842479


Sports Library

Set up for the 2012 olympics, oganisations or groups can hire sports equipment from the Lincolnshire Sports Library

Community Courses for adults age 19+

Please contact the centre on 01522 876258 for further information.


Lincolnshires Library Services

While Market Rasen Library may be closed at present we still offer a range of free online library resources for adults and children , by simply  using your library card number and PIN you can access ebooks, eaudiobooks, emagazines and emusic. You can also get free access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior to help with any home schooling projects. Visit and choose from the online resources menu on the right hand side of the page.

If you are not a member of the library you can join online at and get a temporary membership number and PIN that will give you access to all our fabulous resources. You can also follow us @Lincslibraries on Facebook and Twitter and join in with activities such as a virtual Lego Club, Craft Club and weekly story times.

Mel Fenwick

Mobile Library Middle Rasen


As part of an ongoing review of the Lincolnshire Library Service we are changing some of the District Mobile Library routes with effect from 1 July 2017.  The District Mobile Library service will serve 233 stops in the county - some busier stops will get a longer visit, some less well used ones are getting a slightly reduced visit and some will be removed.  Unfortunately there has been low attendance throughout the year at the Mobile Stop at Middle Rasen and so the vehicle will no longer be visiting the village.

There is Market Rasen Library which is only 5 mins away by car.

If any residents are unable to travel to Market Rasen, can you please pass on my contact details below, so that we can offer them a visit from our Access Mobile which delivers library resources directly to customer's homes


Graham Owen , Mobile Library Team Leader , GLL  Library Services

Lexicon House , Stephenson Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln , LN6 3QU Tele:-07483017085


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