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Response to Orby Marsh Wind Farm appeal decision

27 March 2015

A leading councillor has welcomed news that the appeal has been dismissed and planning permission refused.

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Don’t be a victim of doorstep crime this summer time

27 March 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is urging residents not to hand over cash on their doorstep this summer, unless they are confident a trader is genuine.

Lincolnshire coast

Coastal car parks prepare to welcome summer visitors

27 March 2015

With the summer season just around the corner, the county council is reminding people of the rules relating to overnight parking in its coastal car parks.

Roadworks

Safety improvements begin on Dysart Road

27 March 2015

Work will begin next week on a new zebra crossing on Dysart Road in Grantham.

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Council voices concerns over solar farm invasion

26 March 2015 | Updated: 27 March 2015

A leading county councillor has written to Lincolnshire’s district planners highlighting the authority’s concerns about the growing number of solar farms proposed for the county.

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Activities for the whole family to enjoy over the Easter holidays

26 March 2015 | Updated: 27 March 2015

Check out the council’s What’s On Guide and a host of activities for the whole family to enjoy over the Easter holidays.

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Revised opening hours for seven county libraries

25 March 2015

New opening times will start to come into effect at seven county libraries from next month - with two receiving additional hours.

Autism strategy

Lincoln event to help launch autism strategy

25 March 2015

A free public event will showcase creative art from people in Lincolnshire living with autism on World Autism Awareness Day ( 2 April, 10:30am - 5pm).

Cars on Canwick Road

Canwick Road to remain fully open over coming weekend - 28 and 29 March

25 March 2015

The second weekend closure for Canwick Road scheduled for Saturday evening, 28 March to the early hours of Monday morning 30 March is no longer needed.

The Tennyson Research Centre's 50th birthday

Easter treats at Lincoln Central Library events

24 March 2015

Join the team at Lincoln Central Library from 4 - 11 April for a week of special events.

Hire bike

More stations for Lincoln hirebike scheme

24 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s bike hire scheme - hirebike - is expanding next month, with more stations and bikes.

Lincoln Castle shuttle bus

New shuttle bus service in place for Lincoln Castle re-launch

24 March 2015 | Updated: 24 March 2015

To support the anticipated increase in the number of visitors to Lincoln during 2015, Lincolnshire County Council will launch a new Lincoln Castle shuttle bus service from 1 April 2015.

Roadworks

Resurfacing work starts on A151 Corby Glen, 24 - 27 March

23 March 2015 | Updated: 24 March 2015

Resurfacing work is due to start on the A151 Corby Glen, over three evenings from 6pm through to midnight, on Tuesday 24 March.

St Hugh's school children

Lincolnshire chosen as pilot area for cycling scheme

23 March 2015 | Updated: 23 March 2015

Lincolnshire has been chosen as a pilot area for the Department for Transport’s ‘Bikeability Plus’ scheme.

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Tasteless blackmail scam targets county councillor

20 March 2015 | Updated: 23 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council is calling for local residents to be vigilant, after one of its councillors has been targeted by a blackmail scam.

Mablethorpe beach, Lincolnshire coast

Funding secured to promote new coastal visitor attractions in Lincolnshire

20 March 2015 | Updated: 23 March 2015

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has today announced funding for a Coastal Communities Team to work on visitor centre projects at Gibraltar Point and Chapel St Leonards and the seal colony attraction at Donna Nook.

Junction of Kingsley Road and Sadler Road

Parking restrictions planned for Kingsley Road

19 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council will implement parking restrictions along Kingsley Road and Sadler Road, following concerns from local businesses about on-street parking.

Money and piggy bank

Lincolnshire County Council welcomes Budget 2015 initiatives

18 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council has welcomed today’s Budget announcement with initiatives which will benefit businesses and residents across the county.

Cycling on road - Access LN6

Residents invited to develop transport master plan for LN6

18 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council wants your help in developing a transport master plan for the LN6 area.

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Rogue traders operating in the Louth area

17 March 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning residents in South Cockerington to be on their guard against rogue traders.

Tick Tock Test

Spring into action and 'Tick, Tock, Test!'

17 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is asking residents to give their smoke alarms a spring clean and check that it works as the clocks go forward, on 29 March.

New footbridge at Whisby Nature Park

New footbridge improving visitor safety to be opened at Whisby Nature Park Video

17 March 2015 | Updated: 20 March 2015

Visitors to Whisby Nature Park are able to enjoy access to the whole reserve thanks to a new footbridge being opened.

Mablethorpe Library and Customer Service Centre

Showcase for Lincolnshire's wildlife conservation groups at Mablethorpe Library

16 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

From Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April, Mablethorpe Library will be hosting a free exhibition highlighting the work of various organisations that are making a positive contribution to the local coast and countryside.

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C-Card scheme extended at Boston Library

13 March 2015 | Updated: 16 March 2015

Boston Library is the latest venue in the county where young people aged 13 - 19 years old can register for the C-Card scheme. The scheme provides free contraception and sexual health information across the county.

Energy from Waste Building

County council secures grant to develop low carbon heating network

13 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

Plans for a new low carbon district heating network, powered by the Energy from Waste Facility in North Hykeham, have received a boost as Lincolnshire County Council has been successful in securing an £80,400 grant to help get the project off the ground.

The Fostering Process

Tree planting highlights need for permanent foster carers

13 March 2015

Local foster carers are digging out their wellies and planting trees to raise awareness about Permanent Fostering.

Roadworks

Resurfacing for the B1191, Woodhall Spa

13 March 2015

The B1191, The Broadway in Woodhall Spa will be closed for ten nights while resurfacing is carried out.

Skegness

Official marketing launch for new Skegness Countryside Business Park Video

13 March 2015 | Updated: 26 March 2015

Exciting plans for a new business development in Skegness are being revealed at a special event later this month.

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Public Health reminds people of scarlet fever symptoms after a rise in cases

13 March 2015 | Updated: 16 March 2015

As more cases of scarlet fever have been reported in Lincolnshire than in the same period last year, public health is reminding parents, schools and nurseries to be aware of the symptoms.

Cycling on road - Access LN6

Lincolnshire County Council celebrates Access LN6 project and announces Access Lincoln

13 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council has celebrated the success and achievement of its sustainable transport project, Access LN6, at an event at The Bentley in South Hykeham.

Firefighter car wash

Firefighters scrub up for charity

12 March 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue will be donning the marigolds this March and lathering up, in their largest fundraising event of the year.

After 6

Macmillan Coffee and Cake Sale at Skegness Library

11 March 2015

On Thursday 26 March, Skegness Library will be holding a coffee and cake sale event to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Research.

Lincoln Castle

Ensure your place by booking tickets for the new-look Lincoln Castle's re-opening

11 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the new-look Lincoln Castle.

Drop in to Gainsborough Library for advice on your future career and education

Council pledges funding for another year for Community Assistance Scheme

11 March 2015 | Updated: 19 March 2015

The scheme which funds food, clothes, essential household items and heating or lighting costs for people in short-term crisis will continue until at least April 2016.

Roadworks

Programme of road improvements in Grantham starts on 13 March

11 March 2015 | Updated: 12 March 2015

A series of road repairs are scheduled for Grantham, from Friday 13 March to early May, ensuring that crucial sections of road are kept in a good state of repair.

Gainsborough Recycling Centre

Gainsborough's new Household Waste Recycling Centre to open for business on Friday 3 April

10 March 2015 | Updated: 11 March 2015

The £1m facility at Longwood Road, Gainsborough will be open for the public to use at 9am Friday 3 April.

St Barnabas, Louth Library

St Barnabas Patient Art Exhibition comes to Louth Library

10 March 2015

Louth Library is playing host to the touring St Barnabas Patient Art Exhibition until 23 March.

Library book at Lincoln Central Library

Easter surprises at Lincoln Central library events

10 March 2015 | Updated: 24 March 2015

Join the team at Lincoln Central Library from 4 - 11 April for a week of special events.

Coming, Ready or Not by Michael Fowler

Crime author to give thrilling talk at Gainsborough Library

9 March 2015

Michael Fowler, author of new novel, ‘Coming, ready or not’ will be holding a talk on March 13th at 2.00PM at Gainsborough Library, Cobden Street.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing work on the A46 at Nettleton commencing Monday 9 March

6 March 2015

Resurfacing work is scheduled to start on the A46 at Nettleton between Market Rasen and Caistor.

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