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CATS - Coningsby and Tattershall Safety CCTV is now 12 years old and becoming outdated.

Coningsby Councillors visited the control room where the cameras are kept to gain some insight to the working system.

Initially a sum of between £1,000 and £1,500 is required to carry out imminent works, although long term the ideal solution would be to upgrade the system if funds became available.

This would give state of the art infra red cameras offering brighter high definition images day or night. The total cost for this would be under £10,000

At the September meeting, councillors discussed various ideas including the Stanley Barker Community Trust Fund, which is soon to become live, Funding Streams, Awards for All and other contributors.

Lincolnshire County Coun Colin Mair offered funds from the Big Society Fund, while District Councillors Martin Foster and Stan Avison offered match funding from their funds.

Mo Hawkins and the CATS team have been tasked to get some firm prices for this work and get back to the council, when an extraordinary meeting will be called to discuss the way forward.

Shield success - For the second year running, Royce Sellars of School Lane in Coningsby has won the Fred Bailey Shield, which was presented by Coun Phil Brown, Deputy Mayor.

“It was a stunning display of colour and shape with borders, plus planters, making full use of every space,” said Coun Brown.

Thanks went to County Coun Colin Mair who had judged the competition.

The Shield was donated by Mary Bailey in memory of her husband Fred, who was a very keen gardener and had won many prizes.