An open letter to the Parish Council and the villagers of Welton.
Mrs Pamela VanGelderen
Dear Mrs VanGelderen,
I write once again in the hope that you might
try to proactively urge the LDC, WLDC, LCC, The Police etc etc to improve
local services for Welton,
As usual, you replied: "Your comments have been passed to the appropriate departments". You take no action.
The top end dogbin remains
bludgeoned to smithereens and torched after a month... You should have
a few stock METAL bins available immediately.
I believe that as Gordon Brown's UK is bankrupt, and Lincolnshire bankrupt, the Parish Council have been instructed to stop all expenditure; they want to curry favour with the higher authorities, or do nothing out of habit.
The measures I suggest do not cost a lot of money-certainly not £100k of taxpayer’s money for a skateboard park [which I happen to support]
1 We need more three more deeper, bigger,
litter bins at the top end of the Sports field, parallel to Church Lane,
to replace the shallow small bin
2 We need three more such bins near the Sports and Social Club, to replace the unemptied old bin-by one easily emptied regularly by the Team Support man [he says "Its not my job…my contract only says dogbins"] and the verges and paths, hedges cut and strimmed.
How can we encourage the youngsters to put their litter into large bin bags, and into in the bins, if they are too small and overflowing. The vast majority of youngsters are well behaved and well intentioned. Dogs and foxes can get in too easily.
3 We need more litter bins throughout Welton. Some of the £60,000 parish council precept should go towards this inexpensive measure.
4 We need the vandalised dog bins replaced and emptied regularly. The one on William Farr woods is never emptied, regularly pushed over.
5 We need more dogbins throughout Welton.
6 It took two years for the graffitti to be painted over-by the householder, I believe. Why was this eyesore allowed to exist for over two years: It would have enhanced the PCs kudos to have carried out the small cost of removal.
Years ago, I asked the Parish Council, WLDC, Highways and LCC to provide and maintain more frequent and better dog bins. Dog owners are very good at clearing dogpoo, but they are faced with £1000 fines and far too widely spaced vandalised overflowing dog bins. From Dunholme to Welton this problem is never addressed.
I asked for higher, bigger and deeper litterbins, more frequently sited. If they are never emptied, how can we encourage the kids to dump their drinks bottles, fag packets, chip boxes in them.
While Parish Council, who administer the w(rec)k, refuse to act, the Sports and Social Club field looks like a third world bombsite after Friday drinks parties.
I asked for the vile graffitti to be removed: this stayed for two years!
Rude abusive loutish behaviour should stop. We need more vigilante villagers
Drunken vandalism to property should stop,
and any decent Parish Councillor should be ashamed at their impotence
and lack of action.
Nobody in their right mind would say these aims should be abandoned. This website, totally independent of the Parish Council, is the best forum to make LCC, Highways, and WLDC aware of the deficiencies, to shame the PC and authorities into action.
The Team Support driver says “Welton
people should stop grumbling-they should try living in Scunthorpe”.
He sits in his van “doing his paperwork” [The Sun] and does
not pick up litter, nor empty the litter bins, and does not empty the
heavy wire mesh bin outside the S & SC.
People say-“Don’t put this on the “frontage”-If it were in a submenu, it would never be read, and the Parish Council would continue to do nothing.
I am trying unsuccessfully to get the yobs to take a bin liner with them to fill with litter, as there are no decent bins, and to get the PC to get out and about to see the litter, foul behaviour and vandalism, and accept that the Police are far too undermanned and busy (being spread over twenty one villagers) to ever take Weltons vandalism, drunken foul behaviour seriously.
Rather than anonymously criticising me, you too should lobby the authorities for action to improve your village, and get out, like I and other do, picking up litter, emptying litter bins, clearing dog poo and interacting with the PC.
The PC continually refuse to answer questions, pass the buck, saying “its not our responsibility”, rather than getting stuck in and lobbying for action. West Lindsey DC refer us to Welton PC: WPC refer us to WLDC. Its not rocket science: Get a metal bin and fix it to the post!!!
The decent people of Welton need to perceive that their Parish Council are fighting on their side, not ignoring problems, being proactive on their behalf, not apologetic-and thus engender a feeling that we are all pulling together to improve village life.
Agenda for Parish Council, WLDC, Lincoln County Council
should be grit-blasted and removed. It is not the responsibility
This electric terminal brickhouse
has been left to rot for three years. The Parish Council own
the land. Yobs prise open the door in search of cash. It should
have be demolished years ago and not left to be an eyesore
The best kept judges said the stream required maintainance. The cut branches stood for months. When burnt, the charcoal piles were left to destroy the grass. Would it be possible to rake up the charcoal, put it in the stream to purify the drinking water for Dunholme?
Addison Drive has a very strong vocal resident's association, and money from Lincoln: they get very smart litter bins which engender a sense of pride...
Is this litter bin ever emptied? I've emptyied it myself several times recently. Why cannot the Team Lincoln vanman empty the litter bins at the same time as emptying the dog bins? "Its not my job"
There is still one vandalised bin in the centre of the field. There are not enough new tall "green"litter bins.
We need more litter bins, emptied frequently, by an assigned operator, by the Sports and Social Club-and litter louts to use them...!
We need three dog bins, emptied frequently, near the Sports and Social Club,
several more around the village, and all the vandalised, broken, torn-down bins remounted securely.
Can everyone using the Sports and Social Club recreation ground put their beer cans, wrappers and other litter in the new bins.
Most dog owners clear up their dogs droppings-but there are too few bins, infrequently spaced, and remain vandalised for years. Action Please!!!
Even an old oil drum, cemented into a plinth containing one Parish Council member would be a good stopgap if cash is tight. This bin requires two men to empty it, is always overflowing and never emptied. I am quite prepared to take my trailer and empty it with an able-bodied volunteer, as long as I have free passage through Whisby tip...
If we are so short of cash through mismanagement of Manor Park, these inexpensive litter bins would be a stopgap measure until we can afford smart bins like Addison Drive.
Letters received and emails sent to me...
of my life..."
A bottle of pure Welton Beck
water to anybody who knows who this character from email@example.com
I make the junction less than one statute mile from the Parish Council Office: it is precisely this "not our responsibility" outlook that blights reasoned debate. There is no reason why Welton PC and Dunholme PC cannot make representations to anybody on any matter
He knows about lenticulated
trusses, hasd a Masters MBA, been on holiday for two weeks, pretends
that Poll Tax is an unknown term , and about the country mile
remit of Parish Councils