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Union leaders call for Lincolnshire County Council to bring payroll and other back-office services back ‘in-house’

The Leader of the County Council has played down concerns by union leaders that a potential plan to share finance and administration services with another council provided by an outside contractor could lead to local job losses.

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Steam loco to run to mark RAF centenary

To help mark the centenary of the RAF, the Tornado steam locomotive is set to travel from Lincoln, passing by Sleaford, to London King’s Cross via Sleaford and Peterborough on Tuesday, July 10.

Transport
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Sleaford Christmas Market will be on SUNDAY after agreement not to switch days

Preparations are underway for this year’s Sleaford Christmas Market, but plans by the organising group to switch it to a Saturday have been dropped after a passionate plea from local traders concerned that the change might hurt their business.

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District council to launch its own lottery to help local good causes

South Kesteven District Council is inviting local good causes and charities to an event to find out more about a local lottery it is launching in the Autumn.

Lifestyle
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Last minute ‘snags’ delay opening of North Sea Observatory

Works to iron out last minute ‘snags’ will need to be carried out before the new North Sea Observatory attraction can be opened to the public, say council officials.

Business
North Kesteven District Councillors approve 107 new home development in Heckington

North Kesteven District Councillors approve 107 new home development in Heckington

North Kesteven District Council has approved a 107 home residential development near Sleaford.

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Affordable housing could be dropped from former Billingborough haulage yard scheme

Affordable housing could be dropped from former Billingborough haulage yard scheme

Companies redeveloping the former Grimer’s Transport site in Billingborough into 46 homes could end up providing nothing towards affordable housing after it found ‘abnormal costs’.

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PCC Marc Jones

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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New share fire and ambulance station officially opened by Sleaford's MP

The newly completed shared fire and ambulance station in Sleaford has been officially opened today (Friday) by MP Dr Caroline Johnson.

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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.

Health
Planning decision

Community hall and shops plans submitted for Handley Chase development in Sleaford

Developers have submitted details for approval by North Kesteven planners of a scheme to build a community centre, a convenience store and four retail units with office space above on the edge of a new housing development in Sleaford.

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Celebrating Queen’s Birthday in style at RAF College Cranwell

RAF College Cranwell welcomed civic dignitaries and representatives of other local organisations who enjoy a close working relationship with the Royal Air Force in the community, for its annual reception in honour of the Queen’s Birthday.

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Planning

Over 600 homes a year proposed to be built in South Kesteven over next 18 years

The final round of public consultation opened yesterday (Monday) on a new Local Plan drawn up to help shape the future of South Kesteven.

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RAF centenary baton set to visit the area

A baton being carried around the UK and abroad to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force comes to the Sleaford area this week.

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At last! Potholes on Mareham Lane in Sleaford have finally been filled in by council highways engineers after months of complaints. EMN-180806-134448001

Potholes filled in on Sleaford town centre street after months of complaints

Sleaford area residents are excited to see a string of large potholes outside a town supermarket have finally been filled in by highways engineers.

Transport
‘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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Over three tonnes of food waste collected in first two days of trial in South Kesteven

More than three tonnes of food waste has been collected in the first two days of a food waste recycling trial - much of it from villages south of Sleaford.

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North Kesteven opens new council depot and business units to cope with population growth and create jobs

It is being heralded as the start of a new era, as waste and recycling operations across the district are now being carried out from North Kesteven District Council’s new depot.

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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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