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Sleaford Town Council to celebrate Lincolnshire Day with car boot sale

To celebrate Lincolnshire Day on Sunday October 1, Sleaford Town Council is welcoming residents and visitors to the Town Hall between 12noon and 3pm.

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Leader of NKDC Coun Richard Wright. EMN-170331-102632001

VIDEO: North Kesteven councillors back bid for fairer Government funding for Lincolnshire

A campaign to lobby Central Government for Fairer Funding for Lincolnshire has been overwhelmingly supported by North Kesteven District Council.

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Roadworks

Delays expected during five days of roadworks on A153 between Sleaford and Ruskington

There are to be five days of roadworks causing disruption on a busy route into Sleaford next month.

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Clean bill of health for most North Kesteven eateries. EMN-170919-171433001

Food hygiene in North Kesteven is ahead of national trends

North Kesteven is bucking national trends when it comes to food hygiene and for the fourth year running the district council carried out 100 per cent of its planned inspections, making sure standards are maintained in premises used for food preparation and sales.

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Coun Patricia Bradwell. EMN-170915-165742001

COLUMN: Coun Patricia Bradwell - ‘Students excel’

I t’s been another year of change and challenge for our students and schools to cope with but it looks like Lincolnshire has performed very well compared to other areas of the country.

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Members of the judging panel for the NK Community Champions Awards met this week to consider the 25 finalists. EMN-170914-181657001

Judges single out finalists for NK Community Champion Awards

Some of the best examples of voluntary community endeavour which characterise life within North Kesteven community are to be rewarded through the annual NK Community Champion Awards.

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The former Laundon House Clinic, Sleaford. EMN-170914-174702001

Plans to convert former Sleaford clinic into ten flats

Plans have been submitted by the new owner of a former Sleaford clinic to convert it into a complex of ten apartments.

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North Kesteven District Council and Lincolnshire County Council. EMN-170913-105252001

North Kesteven residents warned about council tax scams

Residents and business owners in North Kesteven are being urged by the district council not to be caught out by scams about Council Tax or rateable values.

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Dr Caroline Johnson, MP for Sleaford and North Hykeham. EMN-170108-122250001

Sleaford MP joins Government committee on farming and rural affairs

Sleaford and North Hykeham MP Dr Caroline Johnson has joined a new look Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee in the House of Commons.

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Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Four million over-55s plan to downsize

Nearly four million homeowners aged over 55 have plans to downsize, according to a new survey.

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Sleaford Wetherspoons pub slashing prices for a day in call for tax cuts

Sleaford Wetherspoons pub slashing prices for a day in call for tax cuts

A Sleaford pub is to cut the price of all food and drink by 7.5 per cent on Wednesday September 20 in a campaign to get VAT reduced.

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Sergeant Major Instructor Richard Barnes

Young people encouraged to join the Army Cadet Force

A shop manager who volunteers in Navenby is encouraging both young people and adults who live locally to join the Army Cadet Force (ACF).

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Lance Corporal Bradley Hayden of 216 LAD REME, a vehicle mechanic with a HIAB mobile crane, pictured with Jo Smith of Caythorpe with James Smith aged three. EMN-170409-163621001

Village remembers Arnhem links at gala

A village commemorated its links with the 216 Parachute Signals Squadron at the weekend, remembering when troops stationed there flew to the Battle of Arnhem in the Second World War.

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Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145444001

Access to Sleaford allotment site to be improved

North Kesteven District Council has agreed to give up a strip of land on Tennyson Avenue to give better access for machinery and vehicles to the Galley Hill allotments.

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The main entrance driveway to Sleaford Cemetery. EMN-170831-174532001

Cemetery gates to deter school parents parking

Sleaford Town Councillors are considering spending nearly £4,000 to repair the drive at the main entrance to the town cemetery and install new gates to stop parents using it for picking up children from school.

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Lincolnshire County Highways department is proposing to offer towns and parishes permission to take care of minor roadside maintenance  tasks like weeding and strimming to speed up jobs. EMN-170509-131229001

Parishes’ surprise at offer to sign up to county council self-help scheme to do their own roadside maintenance

Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways Department is turning to parish councils’ goodwill as it struggles to afford day to day roadside maintenance jobs.

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Rusty, unloved street furniture in Sleaford's Southgate. EMN-170509-120213001

Town ‘at its lowest ebb’

A senior town councillor has called for a joint approach by local authorities to address a concerning decline in appearance of the town.

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Community

Tackle local ‘grot-spots’ with the Big Clean effort

The Big Clean programme is coming to villages in the Sleaford area - with the council-led programme set to see volunteers helping to clean up lanes and public spaces.

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The administration building at the former Rauceby Hospital. EMN-170509-095941001

Planning inspector throws out developer’s appeal to demolish parts of former Rauceby Hospital site

A Government inspector has thrown out a planning appeal by the developers of the former Rauceby Hospital site at Greylees, calling on them to think again about better preserving it as a heritage asset.

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Lincolnshire County Council

County council seeking new panel members to consider expenses and allowances

Lincolnshire County Council is seeking new members to sit on its Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP), the group that oversees what its councillors can claim in allowances and expenses.

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