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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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Sir Edward slams bombing of Syria

Market Rasen’s Conservative MP Sir Edward Leigh has slammed his own Government for its ‘dangerous’ bombing in Syria and ‘disastrous’ foreign policy decisions.

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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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Plans for workshop to be built in Caistor

An industrial fabrication workshop could be built in Caistor if planners at West Lindsey District Council give it the go-ahead.

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Rasen councillors question future of town market

A question mark hangs over the future of Market Rasen market, with traders struggling to make a profit and the town council running it at a loss.

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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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Caistor news

Caistor Town Council meeting

Caistor Town Council will be holding its regular monthly meeting in the Alan Caine Council Chamber of the town hall tomorrow, Thursday April 12.

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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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Rasen’s MP welcomes Boris for dinner and Somerby wine

Market Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to Lincolnshire for a county dinner - and some local wine.

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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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On the agenda for Rasen town council meeting

The next meeting of Market Rasen Town Council takes place tonight (Wednesday, April 4).

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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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Appeal supports centenary of RAF

A major fundraising appeal has been launched by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and its four main charities as part of the RAF’s centenary.

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Pothole problem

Breaking news: Lincolnshire to get an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes

Lincolnshire has been awarded an extra £3.4 million to repair potholes and other storm damage on roads badly affected by recent winter weather, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced today (Monday, March 26).

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Access debate defers 32 homes plan in Wragby

The decision on plans to build 32 houses on land North of Thornfield, Louth Road in Wragby was recently deferred at East Lindsey District Counci’s planning committee over access concerns.

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Sleaford MP tells of meeting tragic Red Arrows crew just days before fatal jet crash

Sleaford and North Hykeham’s MP Dr Caroline Johnson has expressed her shock and sympathies for the crew and their families involved in the tragic Red Arrows crash in which one team member lost his life earlier this week.

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Planning committee was not consulted on approved plans

West Lindsey District Council have apologised after failing to allow Market Rasen Town Council to discuss a planning application before it was approved.

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Rasen MP’s spring statement debate comments

Market Rasen MP Sir Edward Leigh says it may not be ‘wise politics’ to impose a targeted new tax on ‘older supporters’.

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Council discuss being more aware of problem facing market traders in the town.

Council discusses weekly market days in Rasen

Councillors in Rasen have once again been discussing market days in the town and how traders are coping.

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Lincolnshire County Council: Chief executive advert

Lincolnshire County Council has put out an advert for a new chief executive, and is asking would-be candidates if they have the talent and determination to drive the council forward.

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