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Library - Since the public meeting regarding the future of the library Coningsby have withdrawn their support due to lack of public interest.

There were very enthusiastic volunteers offering to work for the library but not enough local people wanting to use the service.

Tattershall have also withdrawn as they did not feel any choice after Coningsby’s decision.

Both councils are concerned they might lose ‘Compass Point’, ELDC’s service for the community, and hope some provision may be provided.

Play area - Coningsby play area will be closed to the public for approximately four weeks for work to be carried out on the equipment and area which has received WREN funding.

Police report - There were 32 incidents during June including four theft, three arson attacks and eight traffic incidents.

PCSO Ali Evans said there is great concern regarding arson incidents since May 4.

CCTV is being checked and PCSO Evans has been visiting Gartree School.

Light Up Coningsby 2014 - The council has written to local businesses, clubs and pubs with a view to having a ‘Christmas Light Up’ this year.

95 per cent agreed to pay towards the scheme in conjunction with the council.

Pow Cottage - The Open Days at Pow Cottage proved to be a great success.

Jane Pow is delighted to say that £596 has been raised for the Butterfly Hospice Trust and would like to thank everyone who supported the event and those who gave their time to help.

Lions Big Show - Coningsby and Tattershall Lions have regrettably cancelled their Big Show planned for August 16.

Helping Hands - Helping Hands will be holding a Table Top Sale on Saturday at Coningsby Community Hall starting at 2pm. All enquiries to Debbie 01526 343595.

New Coningsby Surgery - The Patient Participation Group will be holding a quarterly meeting on Tuesday July 22 at the surgery.

The meeting starts at 6.30pm and anyone is welcome to attend the first 15 minutes if they have something to say regarding the surgery.