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

Local Plan for Central Lincolnshire

Central Lincolnshire Local Plan consultation is now open (1 Oct - 11 Nov)

1 October 2014

Have your say on how long-term growth of housing, jobs, shops and schools takes place across Lincoln, North Kesteven and West Lindsey over the next 20 years.

Gary Toward and Phil Watt

Commuters in Lincolnshire who car share could save £1000 annually

1 October 2014 | Updated: 1 October 2014

Next week, 6 - 10 October, is national Liftshare Week and the Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council is encouraging drivers to consider sharing their journey with others.

Libraries Consultation

Lincolnshire libraries consultation invites alternative proposals (1st to 31st October)

30 September 2014

An additional period of consultation on the future of Lincolnshire’s libraries launches on October 1st with a survey included for residents to submit their ideas.

Train

Funding boost for Lincoln to Nottingham train services

30 September 2014

Improvements on train services between Lincoln and Nottingham are expected from May 2015, thanks to a funding boost of more than £2 million, announced by the Secretary of State for Transport this week.

East West Link Road

British company wins contract for Lincoln East-West Link Road

30 September 2014

Balfour Beatty has been awarded the £10.5million contract to build the East-West Link Road in Lincoln.

Roadworks

Overnight work on sections of A52 in Lincolnshire

29 September 2014

Overnight resurfacing will take place on the A52 Addlethorpe junction with the C541 Addlethorpe Bypass from this evening, 29 September, for five nights from 7pm-7am.

Cooked sausages

Lincolnshire Sausage Festival is back and free!

29 September 2014

Lincoln Castle will provide the setting for the Lincolnshire Sausage Festival, returning for its 12th year on Saturday 25 October between 10am to 4pm.

Halloween Children

Spooky tales and crafts at Spalding Library's pre-school Halloween event

29 September 2014

Spooky fun is the order of the day in a Halloween-themed story time session at Spalding Library.

Image of Scales

Slimmers and GP surgeries awarded for successful weight loss in Lincolnshire

26 September 2014

Lincolnshire slimmers will be rewarded for their weight loss success at a ceremony in Horncastle on Friday 3 October.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is recruiting on-call firefighters in Stamford Video

25 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is looking for enthusiastic men and women to join the on-call crew at Stamford Fire Station.

hirebike stations launched at Burton Waters

More hirebike stations launched in Burton Waters, near Lincoln

25 September 2014

Lincolnshire County Council’s hirebike scheme has been further extended this week, with the launch of two new docking stations at Burton Waters.

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Lincolnshire businesses encouraged to develop continuity plans

24 September 2014

Local businesses are being encouraged to be better prepared for emergencies that could affect their trade during a continuity week this October.

Manufacturing, manufacture, metal, cogs, factory, screws, nut and bolts, machine

Business conference to support Lincolnshire's manufacturers

24 September 2014

A new business event on Friday 10 October is offering a helping hand to Lincolnshire’s manufacturing firms.

Young voter taking part in elections

County teens asked to vote on debates for UK Youth Parliament

24 September 2014

Young people across Lincolnshire are being asked to choose which topics should be debated by the UK Youth Parliament in the House of Commons on 14 November.

Road surfacing

Resurfacing work planned for Rasen Lane, Lincoln

23 September 2014

Rasen Lane, Lincoln, will be closed for four days between 29th September and 2nd October while the road is resurfaced.

Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle improvements set to create a world-class tourist spot Video

23 September 2014

Latest news from the £20m Lincoln Castle improvement project is being unveiled today (23 September) in a conference promoting the benefits it will bring to Lincolnshire’s tourism.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is recruiting on-call firefighters in Mablethorpe Video

23 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is looking for enthusiastic men and women to join the on-call crew at Mablethorpe Fire Station.

Lincolnshire Flag

Discover local dialect at Lincolnshire Day library events in Gainsborough and Louth with speaker Loretta Rivett

23 September 2014

It may frit Frim Foak or even give them a meagrim but Linkisheere’s traditional dialect is more than just chitter n’ jabber - it’s proud heritage. And what better way to celebrate it than at local libraries for Lincolnshire Day?

Ellis Mill

Become a volunteer miller or guide and help run Lincoln's Ellis Windmill

22 September 2014

Volunteers are being called to help bring Lincoln’s sole-surviving windmill to life.

Station Road North Hykeham

New footway and cycle path planned for Station Road, North Hykeham, this autumn

22 September 2014

Proposals have been submitted to build a new footway and cycle path along Station Road in North Hykeham this autumn.

Indie's find in Kubus, Spalding

Illegal cigarette seller prosecuted for secret stash Video

19 September 2014 | Updated: 1 October 2014

The owner of Kubus in Spalding has been by prosecuted by Lincolnshire Trading Standards for selling non-duty paid and foreign labelled cigarettes.

Photo of Lincolnshire Trading Standards sign

Lincoln shop owner prosecuted for selling fake cigarettes and tobacco

19 September 2014 | Updated: 22 September 2014

Lincolnshire Trading Standards have successfully prosecuted the owner of Kubus in Lincoln for selling fake cigarettes and tobacco.

Macmillan Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

Raise your mugs in support of Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Lincoln, Spalding and Donington libraries

19 September 2014

Local people are being urged to start the day by standing up to cancer as libraries hold coffee mornings in support of Macmillan.

Photograph of a pair of glasses

Book an eye check-up this national eye health week

19 September 2014

When did you last get your eyes tested? National Eye Health Week, 22 - 28 September, is the perfect time to give your eyes a check-up.

Joint Ambulance pilot

Joint ambulance pilot commences in Long Sutton

19 September 2014

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is working more closely with East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Bike Grading September 2014

Access LN6 grades bikes in light of recent thefts

19 September 2014

The Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council has graded how well bikes are locked up in Lincoln city centre.

hirebike Launch in Skellingthorpe

New hirebike station in Skellingthorpe Village in Lincolnshire

19 September 2014

Lincolnshire County Council’s hirebike scheme has been extended this week, with the launch of a new docking station at Skellingthorpe Community Centre.

Broughton war memorials soldier Lincolnshire

Uncover lost history and help protect war memorials with training from Lincolnshire Remembrance project

18 September 2014

Local people are being invited to help create a lasting legacy for Lincolnshire’s fallen by becoming war memorial guardians.

Tattershall Road Boston

Tattershall Road, Boston, to be resurfaced

18 September 2014

Part of Boston’s Tattershall Road will be closed for two days while resurfacing is carried out.

Bike Hub

Charity bike ride to raise funds for bike recycling project

18 September 2014

Young people affected by homelessness are taking part in a charity bike ride next week to raise funds for the Framework bike recycling project.

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

e-QAS advisors give career, job-hunting and training advice at Holbeach Library

17 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Jobseekers are being offering one-to-one advice at Holbeach Library.

Cycle storage at Waterside Shoppng Centre

New cycle storage at Waterside shopping centre in Lincoln

16 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

The Waterside shopping centre is encouraging staff and shoppers to cycle more, by providing new cycle storage and staff showers on site.

B1192 Hubberts Bridge

Resurfacing work planned for B1192 Hubberts Bridge, near Boston

16 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

A section of the B1192 at Hubberts Bridge, and the footpath which runs alongside it, will be resurfaced in September.

Sky Ride Launch

1,000 people in the saddle for Lincs Cycle Challenge

15 September 2014

More than 1,000 people will be getting in the saddle over the next four weeks for the Lincs Cycle Challenge, which starts today (Monday 15 September).

Roadworks

Footpath works on A156 at Knaith, near Gainsborough

15 September 2014

Work to improve an existing footpath on the A156 at Knaith, near Gainsborough, will begin on Monday 29 September and last for approximately five weeks.

Vulcan Bomber with Blue Steel missile at RAF Scampton

Lincolnshire's legacy as a pioneer in jet age technology revealed in archives exhibition

12 September 2014 | Updated: 17 September 2014

Lincolnshire’s important contribution to the development of jet and gas turbine propulsion will be revealed in a unique exhibition at the county’s archives on Saturday 27 September. Entry is Free.

Prince's Trust Team Programme Boston

Boston Prince's Trust team dig deep for community project

11 September 2014 | Updated: 19 September 2014

Young people in Boston have been helping out in their local community as part of the Prince’s Trust Team programme, run by Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue.

Photograph of the shadow of a bike

New cycle route announced for Boston, Lincolnshire

11 September 2014 | Updated: 12 September 2014

Cyclists and pedestrians will benefit from a new cycle route through Boston, set to start in September and be completed by the end of October.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life Mark IV tank WW1

The mystery of the tank that came back from the war

11 September 2014

Investigations have revealed that a famous Lincoln tank is not quite what it seems.

Stoptober 2014 Logo

If you're ready to quit smoking for good join up for Stoptober in Lincolnshire Video

11 September 2014

Smokers can sign up to the national 28-day stop smoking challenge with local support from specialist advisors at Phoenix NHS Stop Smoking Service.

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