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Questions asked over £500k council loan used to set up company

28 June 2022
Questions asked over £500k council loan used to set up company

Questions asked over £500k council loan used to set up company

28 June 2022

Councillors examining the potential end of an authority-owned company have asked what will happen to a loan of more than £500,000.


Police Commissioner concerned for service in inflation crisis

24 June 2022
Police Commissioner concerned for service in inflation crisis

Police Commissioner concerned for service in inflation crisis

24 June 2022

Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has warned that public sector services will “bear the brunt” of the current inflation crisis.


Councillors raise concerns after fraud report does not mention potential breach in housing allocation

11 June 2022
Councillors raise concerns after fraud report does not mention potential breach in housing allocation

Councillors raise concerns after fraud report does not mention potential breach in housing allocation

11 June 2022

Council officers have denied covering up allegations of fraud after police asked them not to comment on a potential incident in official documents.


Apology after councillor called 'irrelevant' in row

10 June 2022
Apology after councillor called 'irrelevant' in row

Apology after councillor called 'irrelevant' in row

10 June 2022

A councillor threatened by censure apologised for calling a fellow member “irrelevant” in a row over ongoing absence.


Complaints to council surged after lockdown

10 June 2022
Complaints to council surged after lockdown

Complaints to council surged after lockdown

10 June 2022

Complaints to a council surged by more than a quarter, with a focus on the state of the county’s highways, as the country came out of lockdown.


Plans for new homes recommended for refusal

09 June 2022
Plans for new homes recommended for refusal

Plans for new homes recommended for refusal

09 June 2022

Councillors will be asked to refuse permission to build 45 town homes.


Council constitution accused of 'limiting democracy'

27 May 2022
Council constitution accused of 'limiting democracy'

Council constitution accused of 'limiting democracy'

27 May 2022

A review of South Kesteven District Council’s constitution – which opposition members have accused of limiting democracy – has been passed.


Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

27 May 2022
Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

27 May 2022

Councillors have agreed a move to the top floor of a cinema in a bid to save £300,000 a year.


Councillors reject increase to allowances

27 May 2022
Councillors reject increase to allowances

Councillors reject increase to allowances

27 May 2022

Council leaders have said now is “not the right time” to take an increase in their members allowances.


Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

24 May 2022
Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

24 May 2022

South Kesteven District Council leader Kelham Cooke has won a leadership challenge to stay in position.


District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

20 May 2022
District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

20 May 2022

Council leader Kelham Cooke has shrugged off rumours about a potential coup in the authority’s Conservative group.


Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

15 May 2022
Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

15 May 2022

A video has appeared online showing a man throwing eggs at a newly installed £300,000 bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher.


Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

30 April 2022
Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

30 April 2022

Council leaders have denied hiding results of a review into how decisions are scrutinised, despite having not published them in nearly nine months.


Police deploy 200 more officers

29 April 2022
Police deploy 200 more officers

Police deploy 200 more officers

29 April 2022

The 'largest recruitment of police officers in decades' means Lincolnshire now has 1,220 officers.

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Racism forgiven by Tory party

20 April 2022
Racism forgiven by Tory party

Racism forgiven by Tory party

20 April 2022

A Conservative councillor who made a racist remark during a public meeting has been absolved.


CPS admits wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

20 April 2022
CPS admits wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

CPS admits wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

20 April 2022

The Crown Prosecution Service has admitted it got it wrong over a brutal assault shown on TV programme Inside the Force.


Questions raised over whether carbon net zero plan is achievable

02 April 2022
Questions raised over whether carbon net zero plan is achievable

Questions raised over whether carbon net zero plan is achievable

02 April 2022

An environment chief has questioned whether plans to reach Carbon Net Zero by 2050 are achievable given rising energy bills and the Ukraine crisis.


Council rethinks refurbishment of leisure centre

29 March 2022
Council rethinks refurbishment of leisure centre

Council rethinks refurbishment of leisure centre

29 March 2022

The refurbishment of Deepings Leisure Centre could see a learner pool retained after a rethink by the council.


Lincolnshire pension fund has money stuck in Russian stocks

10 March 2022
Lincolnshire pension fund has money stuck in Russian stocks

Lincolnshire pension fund has money stuck in Russian stocks

10 March 2022

Members of a pension pot have around £1.8m tied up in Russian stocks and debts they can't get rid of.


Parliamentary debate hears why people don't want solar farm

09 March 2022
Parliamentary debate hears why people don't want solar farm

Parliamentary debate hears why people don't want solar farm

09 March 2022

An MP has accused the company behind a proposed solar farm of "infiltrating the country with Uyghur blood labour”.


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