Review of the Year Part Nine: End of free parking would be ‘death’ blow

Settling into school at Faldingworth are Tegan, Charles, Jamie, Lucie, Mia and Mark - all pictured here with teaching assistant Anne Butler. EMN-141219-113636001
Settling into school at Faldingworth are Tegan, Charles, Jamie, Lucie, Mia and Mark - all pictured here with teaching assistant Anne Butler. EMN-141219-113636001

Fears increased that Market Rasen would become a ‘dead town’ - if free parking was scrapped amid a District Council review.

The issue was raised at a Town Council meeting after Lincolnshire County Council ordered free parking signs to be removed on approach roads to Rasen - because they didn’t meet certain standards.

Rasen’s MP Sir Edward Leigh and West Lindsey Council leader Jeff Summers clashed over plans for new housing.

They had differing views on the key Central Lincolnshire District Plan which will shape future housing development.

Mel Fenwick, a familiar face at Rasen library, received a special award to make 30 years of service.

Opponents in Hemswell Cliff stepped up their campaign against proposals for a wind turbine plant.

Retired teacher Cathy Turner emerged as a potential candidate for election to Market Rasen Town Council.

His Church, based at Binbrook Technical Park, joined with volunteers from local charity The Foyer to send emergency supplies to Africa to help the fight against Ebola.

A Rasen gym owner claimed dumped rubbish was causing problems for his business.

Jamie Will, owner of The Gym in Dear Street, said he was missing out on new customers.

Members of Tealby Tennis club staged a highly successful fundraising day to help gymnast Andrew McLaughlin compete at the Special Olympics.

Market Rasen based Andrew is one of nine artistic gymnasts selected to represent Great Britain in Los Angeles at the Special Olympics World Games in 2015.

Rasen RU club suffered a last gasp loss to Ilkestone.