The Parish Council is the first tier of local government for the village and parish of Amcotts in North Lincolnshire.
The Parish Council comprises of seven councillors who are unpaid volunteers and who are elected every four years. The last elections were held in May 2023. The Council employs a part-time Clerk, to undertake administrative tasks, and a part-time Responsible Financial Officer, to undertake financial tasks – both roles providing advice and support to the Council.
The Council also review and comment on all planning applications, co-ordinating with North Lincolnshire Council on issues that affect the Parish and help deal with local issues raised by parishioners.
About our village
The village of Amcotts is situated on the West bank of the River Trent, North-West of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire and lies within the Isle of Axholme.
The name Amcotts comes from the Old English for ‘Amma’s Cottages’. The village was listed in the Domesday Book as being a soke of the Manor of Crowle and had 8 households; 6 villagers and 2 freemen with land for one plough.
In 1747 a woman’s body was found in the peat moors surrounding the village. At first it was thought the body was from the Middle Ages but it was much later found to date from the Late Roman period. Only a single leather shoe now remains preserved and is one of the few surviving artefacts to have been found with a British bog body
The village boasts a pub, the Ingleby Arms, and the picturesque Church of St.Marks which was built in 1853 replacing an earlier Church dedicated to Thomas a’Becket.
Amcotts War Memorial
The memorial is in the churchyard of St. Mark’s. There are five names from 1914-18 and one from 1939-45