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Potholes set to be repaired

Lincolnshire County Council is gearing up for the latest round in its battle against potholes.

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Coun Nick Craft, SKDCs Executive Member for Environment.  Photo supplied.

sign up for garden waste collection scheme in Deepings and Bourne

Households in the Deepings and Bourne can sign up for a garden waste collection scheme running in the area throughout the spring and summer.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln. EMN-150909-170439001 EMN-150909-170439001

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.

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Report highway faults to Lincolnshire County Council online

Lincolnshire County Council is asking people to report potholes, faulty traffic lights or any other highways issue via its online reporting system.

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Police forces propose tax increases

Both Lincolnshire and Leicestershire police forces are proposing a small increase in their portion of the council tax.

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Michele Anderson, Head Mistress at Spalding High School, with the School of the Yesr (Secondary) Award at the 2016 Lincolnshire Free Press/Spalding Guardian Education Awards at South Holland Centre, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG101116-213TW.

South Lincolnshire grammar schools face ‘Titanic’ battles to balance books

A Spalding headmaster has branded changes to the way schools in the town and England are funded as a 
“rearrangement of deck chairs on the Titanic”.

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Lincolnshire County Council offices in Lincoln.  Photo by Rob Foulkes.

Could you be a voice to stand up for Lincolnshire?

The chance to join Lincolnshire County Council is being opened up to people across South Holland and south-east Lincolnshire.

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Children at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy, one of six teaching schools in Lincolnshire that will benefit from a �142,500 cash injection from the Government.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG230915-127TW.

Bourne primary school to benefit from £140,000 grant award

Bourne Westfield Primary Academy is one of six teaching schools in Lincolnshire that will benefit from a £142,500 cash injection from the Government.

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