Ruskington is a large village located in the county of Lincolnshire, four miles north of the market town of Sleaford and sixteen miles from Lincoln, Boston and Grantham. Ruskington is served by its own railway station (on the Lincoln to Peterborough Line) and a regular bus service provides connections to Lincoln and Sleaford.
This thriving community boasts a variety of amenities including a modern medical centre, library, post office and a selection of independent businesses and quality retail outlets. Many visitors to the village also visit the very popular garden centre.
The village has two primary and one secondary school. Winchelsea Primary School and Chestnut Street Primary School cater for younger students, whilst St George's Academy provides education for older children. Sixth form education is provided in nearby Sleaford.
Ruskington, while situated on flat fenland, has features of significant historical importance including an Anglo-Saxon burial ground and Roman road within the western boundary of the village.
About Ruskington Parish Council:
Ruskington Parish Council is a local government organisation, accountable to the electorate and works alongside North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) and other agencies such as the Environment Agency to ensure the village is a clean, safe, and vibrant community for residents, businesses, and visitors.
The Council raises an annual precept, - a proportion of the Council Tax allocated to the RPC, - has specific powers and duties and must always act within the law. For example, RPC can install play equipment and bus shelters, provide land for allotments, award grants to eligible local community groups, and is responsible for the maintenance of the land and property it owns, or manages, within the 30mph speed limit signs.
The Parish Council has 13 Members (Councillors) and employs 6 members of staff.
Land and community assets owned and managed by Ruskington Parish Council:
Ruskington Parish Councils owns and manages land and facilities for the use, convenience and enjoyment of the residents and visitors to the village.
Owned by Ruskington Parish Council
• The allotments on Horseshoe Close
• Horseshoe Hollow
• The Garden of Remembrance
• Elmtree play area
• Parkfield sports field, pavilion, changing rooms, and play area
• Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) – Parkfield
• Beckside play area
Ruskington Parish Council is a local burial authority, owns the Sleaford Road cemetery and manages interment requests.
Managed by Ruskington Parish Council:
• The public toilets on Church Street (owned by North Kesteven District Council)
• Hillside play area (land owned by North Kesteven District Council)
• The parish church yard (owned by the Church of England)
• The Parish Office & grounds at 7-9 High Street North, Ruskington, NG34 9DY
RPC also arranges for grass cutting in specified areas throughout the village on behalf of LCC and NKDC.