Grantham briefing session to be held for anyone who wants to become a county councillor

A briefing session is being organised for anyone who is interested in standing as a county councillor in the May elections.

Coun Martin Hill, Leader of Lincolnshire County Council.  Photo supplied.

One council for Lincolnshire is ‘inevitable’ plan, says county leader Hill

The scrapping of South Holland District Council and Lincolnshire’s seven other local authorities is “inevitable”, according to county council leader Coun Martin Hill.

Chief Constable for Lincolnshire Police, Bill Skelly, NFU Regional Director for East Midlands, Gordon Corner, Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire, Marc Jones, and Mark Leggott, NFU Lincolnshire county chairman.  Photo supplied.

New chief commits to action plan on rural crime

An action plan to tackle rural crime, including hare coursing, has been promised by the new Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police.

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Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch is to host Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones at its March meeting.  Photo supplied.

Police and Crime Commissioner to visit Bourne

Bourne and District Neighbourhood Watch is to host Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones at its March meeting.

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Plan for new homes on proposed allotment site rejected by councillors

Plans to build five new detached homes on land previously earmarked for allotments have been rejected by councillors.

Justin Thomas from New River and Martin King of Urban Green at a public exhibition for up to 100 new homes on the former Mirrlees Blackstone site in Stamford

Developer vows to listen to views on Mirrlees Blackstone housing plan

Members of the public have been having their say on plans for up to 100 new homes on the former Mirrlees Blackstone site in Stamford.

Rutland County Council news. Photo: Alan Walters EMN-150923-095002001

Rutland County Council taking steps to improve children’s services

Children’s services provided by Rutland County Council require improvement before they can be considered ‘good’, according to a new report.

Meg Biggs, 85, Ann Roe, 75, Dennis Roe, 87, Margaret George, 85, Pam Freer, 79, and Anne Rigby, 81, in the communal garden at Almond Court, Thurlby

Elderly residents say loading ban is a ‘kick in the teeth’ which threatens their independence

Pensioners say they fear losing their independence if council officers enforce a ban on unloading shopping outside their bungalows.

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Busy weekend for hare coursing in South Holland and Bourne

Police have confirmed a total of 11 incidents of hare coursing dealt with across South Holland and Bourne at the weekend.

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Lincolnshire Good Citizen award winners from 2016.

Nominations open for Lincolnshire Good Citizen Awards

The search is on to find this year’s Lincolnshire Good Citizen Awards for people who go the extra mile to help others.

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Candidates revealed for Exton ward by-election

Three people have been nominated as candidates to become the next Rutland County Councillor for Exton ward.

Parents, MPs and staff from Glenfield Hospital at 10 Downing Street.

Key moment for South Holland families battling to save children’s heart services

Families relying on children’s heart disease services at an East Midlands hospital can give their views on keeping it open.

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Could Deepings Community Centre make way for new homes?

Deepings Community Centre has been included in a document proposing areas for the development of starter homes.

Councillor Nick Craft and Debbie Mewes of South Kesteven District Council.  Photo supplied.

Deepings and Bourne urged to join the Great British Spring Clean

People in the Deepings and Bourne are being invited to clean up their area as part the Great British Spring Clean next month.

TOP POST: Gordon Corner is to take over as East Midlands regional director of the NFU after less than two years as county adviser for Holland (Lincs) county branch.  Photo supplied.

Farmers’ voice at (South) Holland branch gets top NFU job

An ex-Royal Navy seaman who became the voice of farmers and growers in South Holland has been handed a major promotion.

Stamford! Protect Our Green Spaces campaigners outside South Kesteven District Council

Campaigners warn ‘fight is not over’ despite Stamford housing plan being refused again

Campaigners have vowed their two-year fight to stop housing being built on land off Kettering Road in Stamford will not stop until the greenfield site is no longer designated for residential development.

NEW BEAT: Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly.  Photo supplied.

New Chief pledges to serve everyone

Rural crime, “meaningful dialogue” with migrant communities and the “disproportionate effect” of neighbourhood disorder are top priorities for Lincolnshire’s new police chief.

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Stamford! Protect Our Green Spaces campaigners outside South Kesteven District Council

Plans for homes off Kettering Road in Stamford refused by planning committee

Plans for 29 houses off Kettering Road in Stamford were unanimously refused at a meeting this afternnon (Tuesday).

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Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is wheeled out of hospital to vote in Parliament.

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles leaves hospital for Article 50 vote in Parliament

Grantham and Stamford MP Nick Boles is this afternoon (Tuesday) travelling to Parliament to vote on the Article 50 bill – despite being under hospital care.

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Lincolnshire Carers and Young Carers Partnership is reviewing its services over the coming months, with plans to relaunch its Young Carers Card.

Chance for youngsters to have say on caring

Young carers in South Holland and the Deepings are being invited to help shape the support they need in the county.

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