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130K - the cost of new cemetery but final bill could be more

Horncastle Town Council is setting aside £130,000 to cover the cost of a new cemetery - but admits the final bill could be higher.

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New memorial at former airfield

The 617 Squadron Association will be holding their 75th anniversary service at Royal Square, Woodhall Spa on Sunday May 13 (10am).

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Mayor hits out at ‘disgusting’ state of path

Pedestrians are ‘taking their lives in their hands’ because of the ‘disgusting’ state of a pavement is forcing them to walk on a busy road in Horncastle.

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County councillor backs verge plan

Woodhall Spa county councillor Patricia Bradwell has backed plans to improve the condition of verges in the village, particularly on Coronation road.

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ELDC calls on Lloyds Bank to reconsider its decision to withdraw from three towns

The Leader of East Lindsey District Council, Councillor Craig Leyland, has expressed his disappointment at a decision by Lloyds Bank to close its branches in Alford, Coningsby and Mablethorpe.

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County councillors to consider dropping Serco after payroll chaos

Lincolnshire County Council’s executive is to consider how its payroll and other support services will be run beyond April 2020 when its controversial contract with Serco ends.

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Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

Lincolnshire County Council has overspent its salt budget after using more than double on ‘significant challenge’ of winter

More than double the amount of salt was used to grit Lincolnshire’s roads this winter compared with last year, leading to an overspend of the county council’s budget.

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Veterans open International Bomber Command Centre at Canwick Hill

A warm welcome was extended to more than 300 veterans of Bomber Command’s Second World War operations on an historic gathering in North

Kesteven to officially open the international memorial centre dedicated to their heroic mission.

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Plans drawn up to combat ‘appalling’ state of verges

Plans are underway in Woodhall Spa to improve the condition of grass verges which have been described as disgrace by residents and apalling by parish councillors.

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The plans will be discussed tonight (Wednesday)

It’s the name game for new homes

Horncastle Town Council’s planning committee is set to recommend a name for a new development of 13 homes and a road off The Sidings.

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Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Shared Lives services given enhanced contract

Councillors backed plans to extend the remit of a scheme providing care and support for adults in Lincolnshire after the service failed to grow significantly in recent years.

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Anita Morimter is looking forward to the opening this weekend.

Grand opening of extended gallery in Horncastle

A new exhibitors’ section at a Horncastle art gallery is to open this weekend - with a local war veteran preparing to do the honours.

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Home Officer Minister, Victoria Atkins MP, admits she does not know police officer numbers

Louth and Horncastle MP, Victoria Atkins, admitted that she did not know the number of police officers in the country - during a live radio interview on the topic of whether a reduction in police officer numbers had led to a rise in violent crime.

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Life-saving addition at Bardney Lock

Bardney lock area is popular with cyclists, walkers and boat owners, and attracts tourists all year round

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Authorities called on to create regular reviews and, change public perception and reduce fear of crime in street lighting recommendations

Six recommendations including better communication and creating a list of exemption sites have been revealed in a draft report assessing the impact of Lincolnshire County Council’s controversial decision to switch off tens of thousands of street lights at night.

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Review set to take place after ‘Snow Plan’ frozen out’

Town councillors in Horncastle are set to review their ‘Snow Plan’ after claims it failed to operate during bad weather last month.

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Lincolnshire Police are  residents to be vigilent a pensioner became the latest victim of a scam where the caller claims to be a police officer.

Changes to firearms licencing will boost public safety

Lincolnshire will be the first place in the country to require the medical information for each person applying for a firearms licence or renewal.

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‘I want to clear my name’ says East Lindsey district councillor

A prominent East Lindsey district councillor has appealed to the Horncastle News to help clear his name after strenuously denying reports he was taken to court for failing to pay his Council Tax.

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Lincolnshire County Councillors’ allowances rising by over £100 for 2018-19

Lincolnshire county councillors’ allowances will increase by over £100 a year starting from this week.

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Is this the worst road in Lincolnshire?

So, you think the condition of the road outside your home is the worst in the county?

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