Welcome to Gunness Parish Council

Welcome to our website, we hope you enjoy the site.

The parish of Gunness is near Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire. It encompasses the village of Gunness from the banks of the river Trent up to the outskirts of Scunthorpe itself. It is an odd shaped parish we will have a map soon to look at.
There is lots of information on the site. Take a look at our events page for all that is going on and news on what the parish council does for the parish.

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Changes to bin/box collection dates over the festive period…

During the week running up to Christmas Day collections will take place a day earlier than normal.

Tuesday collections will be collected one day earlier on Monday 21st December

Wednesday collections will be collected one day earlier on Tuesday 22nd December

Thursday collections will be collected one day earlier on Wednesday 23rd December

Friday collections will be collected one day earlier on Thursday 24th December

During the week running up to New Year’s Day all Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday collections will be done as normal, however, collections normally on a Friday will move to Saturday 2nd January.
Brown bin collections will start again week commencing 11th January.
Your collection calendar will show which days each of your bins and boxes will be collected. If you don’t have a collection calendar, you can check the dates online at www.northlincs.gov.uk/collectiondates

Household Recycling Centres will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

A couple of pictures one of Christmas Tree and Cllr Dave Oldfield at the village hall and one of the village hall. IMG_20201203_134952_resized_20201203_060612586


The new footpath at Lodgemoor is coming along nicely below are some pictures. IMG_20201102_131912_resized_20201102_042148911



Below is the new timetable for the No 35 bus service Service 35 Timetable-1

New flags and banners for the playing field. IMG_20200807_172503_resized_20200808_051623098


The building of a new village hall is now complete to read about it Click here for more info.
For great events taking place in the village hall Click here


Improvements to Kensington Road play area




Container repaint …… The work has been completed & is a good job. They forgot to do the roof but came back to sort it once it was pointed out. The council should be proud they have helped young apprentice, Josh, undertake an important community project with the support of the company he works for, Goldspark Decorators.


The playing field container gets a make over as Gunness Parish Council give this young painter & decorator apprentice an opportunity to undertake the work with the support of his mum & the backing of his boss.


Cllr Dave Oldfield presents a cheque for £1000 to children at Gunness & Burringham C of E School on behalf of Gunness Parish Council.
Stay & Play Sessions every Thursday 10am – 12 noon
No need to book…. Just come along & enjoy the fun.

Recent danage to the playing field fence.

Cllr Dave Oldfield & Cllr Dave Whitely take delivery of the new play equipment on Castleton Road.


Cllr Dave Oldfield presents a cheque for £500 to Gunness & Burringham Girl Guides, Rainbows & Brownies on behalf of Gunness Parish Council.


Gunness Junior Football Club are very grateful to receive a cheque for £700 from Cllr Dave Oldfield on behalf of Gunness Parish Council


Although not a large parish in area, it has a lot in it. There is Gunness and Burringham Primary School, Gunness Wharf, a busy place with ships in most days of the week. In the village of Gunness there is an MOT testing station and cars sales garage, There is also a second MOT testing station and tyre garage that also does repairs. We have three pubs in the parish, The Ironstone,
The Jolly Sailor and the Old Farmhouse. Gunness also has a Post office and shop, very handy indeed. There is also a very good Timber Merchants that is always very busy. As you leave the village of Gunness and head towards Scunthorpe there is a stretch of farmland which leads to a big roundabout where the M181 finishes. The parish has several farms within its boundary as the
area has always been used as farmland. We have excellent transport links, it doesn’t take long to get to the M18 and M62.
This area is nearly as far east as the parish stretches and is on the outskirts of Scunthorpe so is more densely populated. There is a large retail park with Tesco Extra, B&Q, Next, TK Maxx, Mc Donalds, Pizza Hut, KFC, Frankie and Bennys, Travellodge. Opposite lies another retail park including M and S, Boots, B&M, Debenhams, Subway, Costa coffee and drivethrough.
Adjacent to all of this is the football ground “ Glanford Park “ the home ground of Scunthorpe United ( The Iron ) If you look on the useful links page some of these places have links to them and they are well worth a look.

At the very eastern edge of the parish is Hilton Avenue and the Lodge Moor estate. The parish council meet in Coleman Hall at the rear of St Barnabas Church on the first Thursday of every month. A full list of Councillors can be found on the Councillors page on this site and minutes from the meetings on the minutes page.

Gunness Parish Council is new to the world wide web and we are looking to build up the history of the parish and get together a photographic archive. Your help and knowledge would be very much appreciated , so if you have any photographs old or new or you know of the history of the parish then go to the Contact us page.