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

Cars on Canwick Road

Washingborough Road, Lincoln, will be closed overnight on Thursday and Friday as part of the Canwick Road improvement scheme works

27 April 2015

Overnight closures between 8pm and 6am will take place on Washingborough Road on Thursday and Friday this week (April 30 and May 1).

King John

King John returns to Lincoln Castle

27 April 2015

In celebration of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, Lincoln Castle is presenting an immersive medieval weekend. Meet King John, his court and the barons, hear their grievances and enjoy a whole host of medieval entertainment - with soldiers and swordsmen, troopers and horses.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue ISAR team

Lincolnshire fire chief leads the UK's rescue mission in Nepal

27 April 2015

The UK’s International Search and Rescue Team have flown to Nepal to help with rescue efforts following the earthquake disaster.

Roadworks

Evening closures will take place on North Street in Grantham this week

27 April 2015

As part of a multi-million pound project to replace the surface on various principal roads across the county, the A607 North Street will be closed from 6pm to midnight for three days, starting tonight (Monday, April 27).

Work to improve Swallowbeck in Cuxwold

Chalk streams brought back to life in Lincolnshire Wolds

24 April 2015

The Lincolnshire Chalk Streams project (LSCP) has been working with landowners and communities to improve sections of chalk stream, a rare wildlife habitat found in the Lincolnshire Wolds.

Legal Highs

Young people warned about dangers of legal highs

22 April 2015 | Updated: 23 April 2015

Over five-thousand school children in Lincolnshire have been warned about the dangers of legal highs, thanks to a new education programme.

Framework Logo

'Missed opportunity' for housing service

22 April 2015

Housing charity Framework opened the Corner House in Lincoln in 2014. The facility works with homeless people with substance misuse issues, and was built with funding from a range of sources.

Lincoln Central Library

Bag yourself a bargain at Lincoln Central Library book sale

22 April 2015

A large selection of books, DVDs and other items will be up for grabs in a book sale at Lincoln Central Library between the 25 April and 1 May.

Hire bike

New membership fee for Lincoln hirebike scheme

21 April 2015

As more stations and bikes are added to Lincoln’s bike hire network, the tariff for the Lincoln scheme - hirebike - will change next month.

Lincolnshire chalk stream

Chalk up your experience at volunteer day on 30 April

21 April 2015

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

LincolnshireFire and Rescue football match

Services take to the football field for charity clash

21 April 2015

The football season may be nearly over, but another must-see match has been added to the calendar - Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue v Lincolnshire Police.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue water rescue

Fire service raises awareness of water safety

20 April 2015 | Updated: 21 April 2015

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue ran a training exercise on the Brayford in Lincoln on Friday 17 April, in support of the Chief Fire Officers Association’s Drowning Prevention and Water Safety Week.

Roadworks

Evening closures will take place on Brook Street and Brownlow Street in Grantham

20 April 2015 | Updated: 20 April 2015

As part of a multi-million pound project to replace the thin surface on various principal roads across the county, the A607 Brook Street and Brownlow Street will be closed from 6pm to midnight for five days, starting tonight (Monday, April 20).

Gibraltar Point Visitor Centre

Work to start on new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire

17 April 2015

The first stage of work on a new visitor centre at Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve is set to start on Monday 20 April. The original centre was badly damaged during a tidal surge in December 2013.

Cars on Canwick Road

Lincoln's Canwick Road improvements entering last stage

17 April 2015 | Updated: 20 April 2015

With just six weeks to go to the planned completion of the Canwick Road improvements, a new stage of overnight closures is due to start on April 21.

Princes Trust

Achieve your ambitions with Prince's Trust adventure

16 April 2015

Young people are being encouraged to sign up for a life-changing personal development course, run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

picture of lady on phone

Scam alert: Bogus caller claims to be from county council

16 April 2015

Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning the public to be alert after a number of people say they have been targeted by a bogus caller.

Resurfacing roadworks

Resurfacing works to start on Scothern Lane, Langworth on 21 April

16 April 2015

On Tuesday 21st April, Scothern Lane in Langworth will be closed to through traffic to allow resurfacing work and carriageway widening to take place.

Libraries Consultation

Libraries procurement set to begin

16 April 2015

The council is starting its search for an external organisation to potentially deliver library services on its behalf.

Primary School child raising hand

Most children get their first choice of primary school in admissions

16 April 2015

The vast majority of children, 93%, have been given a place at their school of choice through the admissions system this year, despite an increase in the number of requests for the more popular schools.

Winners of the Good Citizens Awards 2014

Who are Lincolnshire’s finest citizens? You decide!

15 April 2015

Residents in Lincolnshire have just over a week to nominate members of their communities for the Good Citizens Awards 2015.

Children reading books at library story time

World Book Night at Louth and Spalding Library

15 April 2015

On 23 April, Louth and Spalding Library will be joining in the World Book Night celebrations with a book give-away.

Holding hands

Conference puts dementia on Lincoln's agenda

15 April 2015

A conference in Lincoln on 22 April will encourage organisations to learn more about dementia and help make the city of Lincoln a dementia friendly community.

Image of fire damage caused by illegal cigarettes

Dangers of illegal cigarettes highlighted on anniversary of tragic death Video

15 April 2015

A daughter whose mother lost her life in a fire linked to illegal cigarettes is reminding people of their dangers in the run up to the anniversary of the tragic incident.

Lincoln Castle

St George's Festival at Lincoln Castle

14 April 2015

See the legendary St George come alive and face his fearsome foe, the deadly Dragon, along with daring medieval horseback skill at arms, musicians, merriment, and a court jester during a weekend of medieval fun at Lincoln Castle.

Resurfacing

Resurfacing works starting on Monday 13 April on Kexby Road, Glentworth

13 April 2015

On Monday 13 April, Kexby Road in Glentworth will close to traffic to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Benjamin Zephaniah

Picture the poet

13 April 2015

Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery.

Delta-Simons pool bikes

Delta-Simons reduces car journeys to work by 8%

13 April 2015 | Updated: 13 April 2015

Environmental consultants Delta-Simons have reduced the number of single occupancy car journeys to their office on Doddington Road by 8% - a total of 4 less cars on the road per day.

Roadworks

Roadworks co-ordinated to make the most of Fydell Street closure, Boston

9 April 2015

The A1137 Fydell Street at the junction with Castle Street, Boston, will be closed from 6pm on Friday 10 April until 6pm on Monday 13 April under an emergency road closure.

Access Lincoln

Access Lincoln supports city cycling Championships

9 April 2015 | Updated: 10 April 2015

Access Lincoln has been announced as a supporting sponsor for the British Cycling National Road Race Championships in Lincoln from 25 to 28 June 2015.

Roadworks

Resurfacing works – Belt Road, Gainsborough

8 April 2015

On Thursday 9 April, Belt Road in Gainsborough will close to traffic to allow resurfacing work to take place.

Lincoln Central Library

Discover the world of astronomy

8 April 2015

You can explore the wonders of the night sky at a free event at Lincoln Central Library later this month.

Primary School child raising hand

Parents reminded to prepare for primary school offers

8 April 2015 | Updated: 10 April 2015

Parents who have applied online for a reception or junior place at their primary school can collect their offer from Thursday, 16 April 2015.

Diversity

Diversity world premiere in Lincoln to celebrate Magna Carta 800

7 April 2015 | Updated: 13 April 2015

Lincoln will be putting a new spin on the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta this summer with the premiere of a street dance tribute to freedom from one of Britain’s most popular dance groups, Diversity.

Resurfacing roadworks

Overnight resurfacing works at A15 Dyke to start on 7 April

7 April 2015 | Updated: 10 April 2015

Resurfacing works will be taking place at the A15 near Dyke from 7 April to 25 April. Work will be overnight from 7pm to 6am, Monday to Friday, to reduce disruption to motorists.

Libraries Consultation

Judicial review of libraries decision requested

2 April 2015

Campaigners have asked the High Court to review planned changes to local library services.

Huttoft Car Terrace

Overnight parking at Huttoft Car Terrace

2 April 2015

An individual has today been found guilty of two offences relating to overnight parking at the Huttoft Car Terrace.

CallConnect bus

New online booking system gives CallConnect customers instant access to countywide bus service

1 April 2015 | Updated: 2 April 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s popular CallConnect bus service has launched a new online booking system, providing a fast and convenient service to help customers plan their journeys online.

Kirton Business Park

Business is booming in Lincolnshire

1 April 2015 | Updated: 10 April 2015

Lincolnshire County Council is welcoming a local motorbike shop to the Kirton Distribution Park, and is delighted Duckworth Land Rover is also hoping to move in.

Access Lincoln

Access LN6 changes to Access Lincoln

1 April 2015

Lincolnshire County Council’s sustainable transport project Access LN6, will evolve and change its name to Access Lincoln this week.

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