Welcome to the website of Orton Waterville Parish Council which serves the areas of Orton Southgate, Orton Brimbles, Orton Northgate, Orton Wistow and parts of Orton Goldhay as well as the Waterville village area.
It is a large parish both in area – encompassing part of Ferry Meadows park, the East of England showground and OrtonGate shopping centre – and in population, which is approximately 10,500.
The council members are local people from many walks of life with a common goal of working together to improve life for parishioners.
Please contact us if you have questions concerning the work of the Parish Council, if you have any concerns that you feel the Council should be aware of or where it can help or support you.
One week before each of the council meetings the agenda for the meeting and a copy of the draft minutes of the previous meeting will be posted. To view: click on ‘Upcoming Events’ (above) and then on the meeting date. You will then see the matters that are currently being discussed by the council and decide if you wish to have input, either by attending the meeting to give your opinion in the public participation slot, or by contacting the Clerk or one of your councillors in advance of the meeting.
Thank You Cyril
Cyril Long, who has been a Parish Councillor for 43 years, has decided to retire owing to failing health. Cyril, who initially worked as a teacher in Cleethorpes and Rotherham, became Head of History at Orton Longueville Grammar School – subsequently the comprehensive school. Cyril played cricket for Orton Park and was also a member of the managing committee of Orton Waterville village hall.
Cyril was for a time a Parish Councillor in Orton Longueville because at that time part of the Lady Lodge area was in that parish. When the boundaries changed Cyril joined Orton Waterville Parish Council. Cyril has seen Orton Waterville expand from a small village to, following the new town development, a township of more than 10,000 people.
During his long service upon the Parish Council he has been Vice Chairman and he has always made positive and common sense contributions to the running of the Council.
His presence on the council will be greatly missed.
We are sorry to have to add that Cyril passed away on 15th July.