Archive for Month: May 2012

  • EXCLUSIVE: Nettleham Parish Council Object to New West Parade in Nettleham

    Nettleham Parish Council, tonight, held over two hours of discussion and debate on a proposal, brought forward by Lincolnshire Police and G4S, to build a replacement to the West Parade Police Station, in Lincoln, at the force’s Headquarters site on Deepdale Lane, Nettleham, with a firm resolution to oppose the current plans. At a packed…

  • Chief Constable’s Speech to Nettleham Parish Council Meeting

    Text of the speech by Chief Constable Neil Rhodes to Nettleham Parish Council Meeting held on Thursday, 24th May 2012 at Nettleham Village Hall, Brookfield Avenue. “Mr Chairman, thank you very much for the opportunity to speak to the Parish Council and the residents of the village about the prospect of building an operational police…

  • Massive Turnout Expected for Public Meeting Tonight

    Nettleham Parish Council will be holding an extraordinary meeting tonight at Nettleham Village Hall, Brookfield Avenue commencing at 7:30pm. The meeting is to consider proposals by Lincolnshire Police and G4S to build a new ‘deployment base’/’custody suite’ at the Police Headquarters site on Deepdale Lane, Nettleham. Lincolnshire Police and G4S have been allocated half an…

  • Nettleham Infants School Will Become An Academy

    The Governing Body of Nettleham Infants School resolved last night to make an application to the Secretary of State for Education to attain Academy status, giving the school greater operational independence. Despite a small number of comments received questioning the move, during the consultation, Governors resolved unanimously to become an Academy. Nettleham Parish Council had…

  • School Governors to Decide on Academy Conversion for Nettleham Infants School

    This evening the Governing Body of Nettleham Infant School will meet to decide if converting to Academy Status is the right decision for the school. Academy status means that a school becomes free of local authority control, receiving funding from the Department for Education. An Academy is a limited company with charitables states, an independent…

  • Refurbishment Continues at Nettleham Village Hall

    The refurbishment of Nettleham Village Hall is continuing apace with the Village Hall Committee agreeing to refurbish the hall’s kitchen at their meeting on Monday evening. Nettleham Village Hall, located near the village centre, on Brookfield Avenue, has already seen a substantial improvement with the completion of the new £85,000 pitched roof being jointly funded…

  • Edward Leigh MP Calls for Rethink on Nettleham Custody Suite

    Local MP Edward Leigh today urged caution over Lincolnshire Police’s proposed new custody suite on Deepdale Lane. “I think that it’s vital that Lincolnshire Police consider carefully the implications of putting a custody suite in a residential and rural area, as well as taking residents’ views into account.” People living locally have been concerned by…

  • Judgement Day: Police & G4S Exhibition Expected to Fuel Controversy

    Local residents in Nettleham are expected to attend the first of two consultation events being held by Lincolnshire Police at the Large Hall of the Old School on Mill Hill today. The Parish Council arranged for the Police Authority and G4S to hold an Exhibition in the Village at which they can roll out their…

  • Lincoln Council Election Strengthens Labour’s Grip on Power

    The Labour Party have firmed up their control of Lincoln City Council following local elections for one third of the authority held on Thursday, 3rd May 2012.  In a dramatic set of results, which saw incumbent Conservative councillors and candidates fall to advances made by Labour and the wipe-out of Liberal Democrat representation on the…