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The latest news from Lincolnshire County Council on schools, roads, transport, tourism, housing, planning, environment, health, social care and councillors.

Roman life at Posterngate

The hidden heritage beneath our feet

4 March 2015

Get a glimpse into Lincoln’s hidden past as a unique part of the city’s heritage is opened up to visitors.

Level crossing at Lincoln High Street

Traffic restrictions affecting Lincoln High Street starting on 7 March to allow Network Rail footbridge construction to start

4 March 2015

New long term traffic arrangements will take effect from Monday 9 March, as Network Rail starts major construction work for the new pedestrian footbridge over the level crossing on the High Street, Lincoln.

picture of lady on phone

Scam alert: cold-calling in Kirton and Boston

4 March 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning residents in Kirton to be on their guard following reports of a telephone scam.

Photograph - Gainsborough Old Hall

Discover Lincolnshire for free

4 March 2015

Visitors will have the chance to visit many of Lincolnshire’s top tourist attractions for free next month.

Cycle path sign

Work on footway and cycleway to start along B1397 London Road between Wyberton and Frampton

3 March 2015

Work is due to start on construction of Phase 3 of the new footway/cycleway which will eventually run from Wyberton to Kirton to enable cyclists to be able to enjoy travelling along this stretch of road more safety.

Lincoln Castle

Funding success for heritage review

3 March 2015

Local people will be given the opportunity to voice their thoughts on Lincolnshire’s heritage, thanks to a grant from Arts Council England.

Adult Cycle Training

Take advantage of Access LN6 cycle training offer

3 March 2015

Cyclists who want to build their confidence on the road are encouraged to take advantage of Access LN6’s adult cycle training, before the price increases on 1 April 2015.

Business continuity

Grants available at Retail Rejuvenation event in Boston

3 March 2015

A free Retail Rejuvenation workshop could help retailers in Lincolnshire’s coastal area to reach the next level.

Libraries Consultation

Improved online library services on the way

2 March 2015

Lincolnshire’s library service is introducing a more modern and user-friendly online catalogue.

Grantham Shop concealment

Two men found guilty of selling illegal cigarettes

2 March 2015

The previous owner of a corner shop in Grantham and his assistant have been prosecuted by Lincolnshire Trading Standards for selling illegal and counterfeit tobacco.

Teacher at school

93 per cent of children get their first choice secondary school

2 March 2015

Offers for places at secondary schools have been made available to parents today. Of the 7,507 offers made to secondary schools, 93% of children will receive their first preference school (6,948 children).

Access LN6 Golden Ticket campaign launch

1000 golden tickets on buses in LN6

2 March 2015 | Updated: 3 March 2015

Lincolnshire County Council, in partnership with Stagecoach and PC Coaches, has launched a campaign to encourage more car drivers to use the bus.

Mablethorpe beach, Lincolnshire coast

Council welcomes new fund to revive seaside towns

27 February 2015

A new £3m fund will help kick-start the revival of at-risk coastal heritage - potentially creating opportunities for new businesses and jobs.

The Tennyson Research Centre's 50th birthday

Meet the authors at Lincoln Central Library

27 February 2015

Three popular authors will visit Lincoln Central Library to talk about their work and experiences at two events in March.

The Collection in Lincoln

Spring author talks at The Collection in Lincoln

27 February 2015

Four authors will be giving talks at The Collection in Lincoln over the coming weeks.

Image of a class

Parents reminded to prepare for secondary school offers

27 February 2015

Parents who have applied online for their child to start at secondary school in September can collect their offer from Monday, 2 March 2015. The county council will post offer letters to parents using a paper form on the same day.

Crossing

New pedestrian crossing to be built on A15 Bourne Road

26 February 2015 | Updated: 27 February 2015

Construction is due to start on 9 March of a new pedestrian crossing on the A15 Bourne Road, just north of the junction of Fen Road and Northorpe Road.

Lincoln eastern bypass artist impression

Public inquiry announced for Lincoln Eastern Bypass

26 February 2015 | Updated: 3 March 2015

The long awaited date for the public inquiry for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass has been announced by the Department for Transport (DfT).

East Midlands Trains timetable launch at Lincoln Station

Rail improvements for passengers at Lincoln and Hykeham

25 February 2015 | Updated: 26 February 2015

Rail passengers using Lincoln Central and Hykeham Station will soon be enjoying extra services and quicker journeys.

Roadworks

Reconstruction work on Lumley Road, Skegness now due to be completed week commencing Monday 2 March

25 February 2015 | Updated: 3 March 2015

Resurfacing work scheduled to take place on Lumley Road has been suspended since Wednesday 29 January due to continuing poor weather conditions has now been rescheduled to be completed week commencing Monday 2 March

Resurfacing roadworks

Roadworks merged in Boston to reduce disruption

25 February 2015 | Updated: 27 February 2015

Several roadwork schemes will take place at the same time on A52 Sleaford Road, Boston between Lister Way and Brothertoft Road.

Cllr Patricia Bradwell

Transport to grammar schools in Lincolnshire Video

23 February 2015 | Updated: 24 February 2015

Designated transport areas and free transport to grammar schools are discretionary

fake clothes

Three men sent to prison for selling fakes at Eastgate Market in Lincolnshire

20 February 2015 | Updated: 23 February 2015

A father and his two sons were handed prison sentences at Lincoln Crown Court on 19 February for selling counterfeit clothing in Ingoldmells.

Full Council 2012

County council approves 'sensible' budget for Lincolnshire

20 February 2015

Members of Lincolnshire County Council have agreed the budget for the next financial year, which will see the first increase in the council’s share of the council tax for five years.

The Great Exhibition

Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition to welcome arts and manuscripts from private collections Video

19 February 2015 | Updated: 20 February 2015

A spectacular new show is bringing together treasures from around the world - each with a special Lincolnshire connection.

Autism strategy

Lincolnshire Autism Partnership calls for creative work from people with autism

19 February 2015 | Updated: 19 February 2015

If you have autism and would like to help people understand how it affects you personally, Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is inviting you to share your experience for an event in Lincoln on World Autism Day.

Care services

Plans for home care contracts in Lincolnshire

19 February 2015 | Updated: 20 February 2015

Lincolnshire County Council is planning to establish new contracts to deliver better home care and community supported living services within the county.

Chalk Streams Project volunteers

Chalk up your experience at volunteer days

19 February 2015 | Updated: 19 February 2015

Have some free time and looking for a new challenge? Why not help preserve one of England’s rarest natural habitats in Lincolnshire.

Gas Main Diversions

Temporary traffic lights at Washingborough Road Junction for Canwick works

18 February 2015 | Updated: 20 February 2015

Temporary traffic lights will be in three-way operation on Friday 20th and Monday 23rd February between 9am and 3pm at the Washingborough Road junction.

Highways improvements Tritton Road

Night time highway works planned for Newark Road, Lincoln

18 February 2015

Work to replace several loose manholes and ironwork on Newark Road, Lincoln (between Brant Road and Doddington Road) will start at 7pm on Monday 23 February, and continue over five nights until 28 February.

Ruston and Hornsby project 1

Celebrating Ruston and Hornsby engineering heritage in Lincoln

18 February 2015 | Updated: 20 February 2015

A project giving new life to a vast archive revealing 150 years of Lincolnshire’s unique engineering heritage is celebrating its successes to date.

Library book at Lincoln Central Library

Meet Crimestoppers at Sleaford Library

16 February 2015 | Updated: 17 February 2015

An independent charity helping to solve crimes and track down criminals will be on hand at Sleaford Library next month.

Adoption

TV ad campaign launched to find foster carers

16 February 2015

Coronation Street and Emmerdale fans will see a slice of real-life drama in a series of prime-time television adverts which aim to encourage more people to become foster carers.

Stack of illegal tyres

Treacherous tyre business runs flat

13 February 2015 | Updated: 23 February 2015

A man has been found guilty at Lincoln Crown Court today (13 February) for possessing and selling dangerous part-worn tyres.

Roadworks

Reconstruction work on Lumley Road, Skegness to be completed week commencing Monday 23 February

13 February 2015 | Updated: 18 February 2015

Resurfacing work scheduled to take place on Lumley Road has been suspended since Wednesday 29 January due to poor weather conditions.

Roadworks

Partial closures on Willoughby Road, Boston due to street lighting works

13 February 2015 | Updated: 18 February 2015

Willoughby Road, Boston will have partial closures due to upcoming street lighting works, starting on 23 February.

Young People's Recommended Reads

Join the Children's Book Club at Mablethorpe Library

13 February 2015

Youngsters’ imaginations are being fired up thanks to a new book club at Mablethorpe Library.

Call Connect bus service serving rural areas

Rural bus service CallConnect attracts more passengers than ever

12 February 2015 | Updated: 20 February 2015

Rising passenger numbers have fuelled another record-breaking year for Lincolnshire County Council’s CallConnect bus service.

Archives Search Room

Lincolnshire Archives brings history to life at new events

12 February 2015

Unique documents from the nationally recognised Lincolnshire Archives are being highlighted in a new series of weekly events.

Book

Grab a bargain at Sleaford Library book, DVD and Blu-Ray sale

12 February 2015

Books, DVDs and Blu-Rays are to go on sale at Sleaford Library.

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