New online mental health service trialled in Lincolnshire

Families in South Holland could soon have use of a new online psychological therapy service currently being trialled across the county.

Ex-Royal Navy stoker Derrick Flatters who has received a medal from the Russian government. He is pictured with daughter Madalyn Gray at Whitefriars care home in Stamford EMN-161017-232541009

Medal for arctic convoy veteran who survived ‘worst journey in the world’

A veteran of the bitter arctic convoys which saw vital supplies transported by sea to the Soviet Union during the Second World War has received a medal from the Russian government.

Stamford Town Hall

Could you be a town councillor in Stamford?

People interested in making a difference to life in Stamford are being invited to put themselves forward for a role on Stamford Town Council.


Chance to get involved in plan

Residents of Oakham and Barleythorpe have recently received a hand delivered Neighbourhood Plan information pack.

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Councillors allay fears over relocation of Visions Children’s Centre in Oakham

Rutland County Council is attempting to reassure people who are concerned about its plan to relocate the Visions Children’s Centre to Oakham Library that it will be a positive move.

Community news.

South east Lincolnshire groups can bid for ‘Great Ideas’ fund

Communities in south-east Lincolnshire can apply for grants from a £1.85 milion fund to help turn great ideas into projects of lasting benefit to the county.

Lincolnshire County Council news.

BREAKING NEWS: Devolution plans in tatters as county councillors vote ‘No’

Lincolnshire County Council has today voted against plans for a new Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority and Mayor.

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Housing news.

Decision on 240-homes plan for Market Deeping is deferred by council

A plan to build 240 homes in Market Deeping has been delayed after councillors decided to defer on Tuesday.

Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Lincolnshire UKIP councillor criticised after running for seat 255 miles away in Wales

A Lincolnshire County councillor who is also in the running for a seat in another county council 255 miles away has defended the move.

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Street Lighting

Street lights in Stamford, Bourne, Boston and Spalding go LED - but thousands will be turned off all together

Work to introduce a more cost-effective approach to street lighting in the county will continue in and around Bourne, Stamford, Spalding and Boston over the next few months - but 3,000 street lights are being turned off for good.

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Operation Drive Insured is a national campaign targeting motorists who drive whilst uninsured.

Police mount national operation to tackle uninsured driving in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police is getting behind Operation Drive Insured, the first ever campaign to promote motor insurance enforcement.

Voter registration house calls are taking place in the Deepings and Bourne.

House calls in Deepings and Bourne for voting register

People in the Deepings and Bourne are having visits from canvassers to check whether their details are correct on the area’s electoral register.

South Kesteven District Council.

South Kesteven District Council’s reminder on Neighbourhood Development Plans

South Kesteven District Council is reminding parishes and local communities of the opportunity available to prepare a Neighbourhood Development Plan for their locality, under Government legislation.

Spalding off-licence permit bid fails after Baltic bust

Spalding off-licence permit bid fails after Baltic bust

A tougher line on alcohol licences in Spalding has claimed another victim after a shop had its application rejected by district councillors.

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Housing news.

Call for developers to consider pedestrians when designing new housing

Market Deeping town councillor Adam Brookes is calling for greater consideration of the needs of pedestrians and cyclists to reduce the impact on local roads through increased car journeys when new houses are built.

Plans for an anerobic digestion plant in Tongue End have been "significantly modified", with the number of digester and storage tanks cuts from seven to three.

Tongue End digester project ‘significantly modified’ by applicants

A project to build an energy plant in Tongue End to convert agricutural waste into so-called “green gas” has been “significantly modified”.

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Charles Housego, of the Bourne Town Hall Trust Steering Group, and Coun Sue Woolley, Lincolnshire County Council member for Bourne Abbey look at the plans for modernising and reopening the hall in North Street, Bourne.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Town hall plans all set to be the talk of Bourne

The tantalising prospect of Bourne Town Hall opening to the the public again 200 years after it was first built is real.

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Peterborough and Cambridgeshire councils to scrutinise hospital merger

Two councils are to join forces to scrutinise the closer working between two local hospitals.

Lincoln Crown Court.

Deepings fraudster jailed for pocketing over £50,000 of dead father’s pension

A Deepings fraudster who claimed nearly £52,000 of his father’s work pension for seven years after his death has been jailed for two years.

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Coun Marc Jones (front left), Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, at the launch of Operation Galileo with Chief Inspectors David Buckley of Norfolk Constabulary, Deborah Clark and Jim Tyner (both Lincolnshire Police), Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Coun Stuart Tweedale (front right) and NFU Holland (Lincs) members.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Do the numbers add up on a wafer-thin blue police bill?

Four months after taking office as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Lincolnshire, Coun Marc Jones has produced his first vision of policing across the county.

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