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It’s your chance to question Highways chief

Residents in Horncastle will next month have the chance to question County Council highways officials about the state of local roads.

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East Lindsey District Council headquarters.

Councillors could help with grants

Horncastle’s three district councillors want to hear from local groups and organisations - because they have money to give away!

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Green light for speed limit reduction

Lincolnshire County Council has voted to cut the speed limit on the B1202 through Linwood after a campaign by residents.

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Northamptonshire businesses are reportedly selling better overseas.

The £20m gamble: ELDC to borrow cash to stave off funding crisis

East Lindsey District Council has agreed to borrow up to £20m which could be invested in projects outside the area in a bid to generate income and plug a significant gap in funding.

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East Lindsey District Council headquarters.

Councillors ask: ‘Why should we pay for shelter?’

Council taxpayers in Horncastle may have to fund the maintenance of a new bus shelter - even though it is claimed developers of a nearby housing estate could ‘walk away’ with a £6m profit.

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ELDC - Royal Square clean-up is under way

East Lindsey District Council says action is already under way to clean-up Royal Square in Woodhall Spa following more complaints from residents.

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Louth & Horncastle amongst ‘top 10’ areas supporting House of Lords abolition

Louth and Horncastle has the sixth-highest number of constituents supporting a petition calling for a referendum on the abolition of the House of Lords, which is set to be debated in Parliament this afternoon (Monday).

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UPDATE: Lincolnshire PCC ‘stunned and appalled’ after new upskirting law is blocked

UPDATE: Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Marc Jones, said on Friday evening: “This Bill had cross Party support and has been frustrated by a single individual who appears to object to the principle of Private Members Bills rather that the content of the Bill itself.

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These teddies have already sold out across local Co-op stores. But there is a chance to win them in their upcoming competitions.

Lincolnshire Co-Op drumming up support for armed forces charities.

As the RAF marks its 100th birthday this year, and to recognise the dedication of service people past and present, Lincolnshire Co-op is raising money for the Royal British Legion and the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Thames ambulance service makes improvements on performance for Lincolnshire patients

Councillors have said progress has been made by Thames Ambulance Service since an improvement plan was put in place by Lincolnshire West Clinical Commissioning Group.

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East Lindsey District Council headquarters.

ELDC to consider delegating planning decisions to town council

East Lindsey District Council is set to consider granting Horncastle Town Council the power to make some planning decisions in the town next month - which would make it only the second town council in the whole country to be granted these powers.

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New councillor could cost £6.5K - for 9 months!

Councillors in Horncastle will discover later this month whether they will have to pay thousands of pounds to elect a councillor who could serve for just nine months.

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‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

‘There was an awful lot of money and power for Lincolnshire last time round’ - Boston and Skegness MP explains why he set up devolution meetings

The MP for Boston and Skegness said that he set up a meeting between the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government and the county’s council leaders to see if there was a way to “rejuvenate” the Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal.

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An artist's impression of the proposed heritage centre.

Homes in the pipeline for estate

The historic South Ormsby Estate, in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds, has confirmed that plans are in the pipeline to build up to 
150 homes in the area.

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Senior county councillors support streetlight review recommendations for Lincolnshire

Senior county councillors have supported recommendations for new strategies to measure the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s streetlight switch-off across the county.

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Lincolnshire countryside inspires new Bardney showhome

The Lincolnshire countryside is the inspiration behind a new showhome which has been opened at a Bardney housing development.

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Pictured, from left, are: Kaley Boothby, Boston College; Matt Warman, Boston and Skegness MP; Frank Hanson, GLAA Policy Officer; Victoria Atkins, Minister for Crime, Safeguarding, Vulnerability and Women; Mark Heath, GLAA Deputy Director of Business Change; Jo Maher, Boston College Principal

Modern slavery and labour exploitation on college’s curriculum as part of pilot project

A Lincolnshire college is set to take part in a pilot project which will see it join forces with the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority to teach its students about modern slavery and labour exploitation.

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Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Lincolnshire County Council: Street light report to go to executive

Senior county councillors will consider new strategies to measure the impact of the controversial switch-off of thousands of streetlights in Lincolnshire.

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Council asks: Does town need a new recreation ground?

Councillors in Horncastle are asking residents if they would back a new recreation ground in the town.

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Action plan to combat flooding

Relief could finally be on the way to residents in Kirkby on Bain who have had to put up with the fear and misery of flooding for many years.

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