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  • Expanded CallConnect service set to launch in West Lindsey

    Hundreds of new bus passengers throughout West Lindsey are being invited to ‘get connected’ thanks to the latest expansion of the CallConnect bus service. Lincolnshire County County’s bus service, designed especially for modern rural living, has announced an increase from five buses to six in the West Lindsey district from early November. Reaching more than…

  • Landlords Urged to Seek Help as Part of Empty Homes Week

    More than 500 empty homes have been recorded in West Lindsey so far this year. The figures, have been released by Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council to mark National Empty Homes week, (16th – 20th October). The local authority is keen to raise awareness of the services it offers to help reduce the number of empty…

  • Conservative Councillors’ Association Conference 2017

    Lincolnshire has played host to the annual conference of the Conservative Councillors’ Association at Broughton in North Lincolnshire.  The Conservative Councillors’ Association (CCA) is made up of almost every local councillor in the UK elected as a Conservative Party Candidate.  The CCA exists to provide a strong and unified voice for all Conservative councillors both…

  • Teenager Pulled from Riseholme Slurry Tank

    A teenager has been rescued from a farmyard slurry tank by firefighters after emergency services were called to Riseholme earlier today. A Rescue and Search Unit from the Lincoln North station, together with a Technical Rescue Vehicle from Gainsborough attended the incident where Firefighters used a short extending ladder and a 15m rope to free a…

  • West Lindsey Check Council Tax Discounts

    Residents claiming a single person’s discount of 25% on their Council Tax bill are being asked to check if they are still entitled to claim the discount. The advice comes as West Lindsey District Council undertakes a review to check existing claims. This is part of an ongoing review to validate legitimate Single Person Discount…

  • Cllr. Giles McNeill’s Statement on the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan

    Consultation on the Central Lincolnshire Local Plan is under way. However, even before the plan went public, opposition had already started to be voiced by local residents in the Lincoln fringe, and beyond. I should perhaps explain that, as a West Lindsey district councillor, the council is the planning authority for our local area; and…

  • Police Commissioner’s Report Clears Chief Constable

    Commissioner Alan Hardwick, Independent (Lincolnshire Force Area), has been forced to accept the conclusions of a report he himself commissioned into allegations made against Temporary Chief Constable, Neil Rhodes. In another misstep for Commissioner Hardwick a report, by the widely respected Chief Constable of Manchester Police, Sir Peter Fahy, has declared that allegations against Chief…

  • Save Nettleham Library Group Holds First Meeting

    Over seventy people overflowed from the small function room at the White Hart, High Street in Nettleham yesterday evening at the first meeting of the Save Nettleham Library Group. Organiser, Emily Evision, opened the meeting to discuss the proposed changes to library services in the county being put forward by Lincolnshire County Council who have to…

  • Nettleham Library Threatened with Closure

    Lincolnshire County Council, who run local library services, have to make £125 million of savings. Already nearly £90 million has been achieved but a further £35 million has to be found in the next two years. The Library Service, which current has a budget in excess of £6 million is expected contribute by saving around…

  • Edward Leigh MP Knighted

    Local Parliamentarian for the Gainsborough Constituency has been named in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours List as a recipient of a Knighthood. Sir Edward Leigh MP has received the honour for public and political service. He said: “Naturally, I am delighted to be honoured in this way by the Queen. It is quite undeserved…