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

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board

New chairman for Lincolnshire Safeguarding Adults Board

4 February 2016 | Updated: 5 February 2016

Current deputy chairman Barry Earnshaw is to take up the reins as independent chairman of Lincolnshire’s Safeguarding Adults Board (LSAB).


Don't let your hot date go up in smoke this Valentine's night

4 February 2016

On the day when chocolate, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, and romantic candle lit meals are planned, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue is hoping that the only fires will be that of passion between lovers.


Lincolnshire County Council's public budget survey results revealed

4 February 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

The results of the recent survey we carried out asking for your views on how our reduced budget should be spent, have now been compiled.


Library to close for week-long boiler works

3 February 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

Stamford Library will be closed temporarily from 4pm on Saturday 12 March so a new boiler can be installed.


What gets your vote this #pancake day?

3 February 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

Whether you prefer the traditional sugar and lemon or something a little more adventurous, help find Lincolnshire’s favourite topping this Pancake Day.

Dan's Dating Disaster

Dan's disastrous date night

3 February 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

Don’t end up like disastrous Dan this Valentine’s Day. Lincolnshire Trading Standards has some simple advice to keep your date on track.

Volunteers taking part in training to spot riverflies with the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams project

Schools invited to explore Lincolnshire's rare chalk streams

3 February 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

Thanks to funding from Natural England, the Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project is offering to take groups from primary and secondary schools out to explore Lincolnshire’s rare chalk streams.

Gainsborough Old Hall

Dr Jonathan Foyle to speak at Gainsborough Old Hall

2 February 2016

On Wednesday 24 February, the Old Hall will host a lecture by Dr Foyle called Revealed: the true identity of the Tudor rose. The event has been organised by the Friends of Gainsborough Old Hall Association.


Temporary lights at junction on A52 London Road, Grantham for urgent Anglian Water works, Sunday 7 February

2 February 2016

Due to urgent works by Anglian Water, temporary traffic lights will be in place on Sunday 7 February at the junction of London Road A52 , Wharf Road A52 and St Peters Hill, (B1174).


Visitors to the east coast will benefit from road improvements

2 February 2016

A series of improvements started this week on the A52 between Ingoldmells and Winthorpe at three locations where traffic hold-ups traditionally occur. Work started on February 1 and will be completed by mid-March.


Lincoln bypass near A46 Nettleham road roundabout to be closed Sunday 7 February

1 February 2016

Drainage improvement works will be taking place on the A46 Nettleham Road/Lincoln bypass roundabout on Sunday 7 February.

Discover Libraries mobile library bus

Step into the world of Harry Potter at your local library

26 January 2016 | Updated: 1 February 2016

Witches, wizards and muggles alike are invited to join some spellbinding fun at their local library this February as part of Harry Potter Book Night 2016.

Resurfacing roadworks

Works on B1397 Clough Road to start on Monday 15 February

26 January 2016

Carriageway maintenance works are due to start on Monday 15 February on the B1397 Clough Road, Gosberton Clough. The works are expected to last for approximately five days.


An army of 6000 - celebrating young carers on 28 January

26 January 2016 | Updated: 26 January 2016

Schools across Lincolnshire will be raising awareness of the county’s 6,000 young carers with a special video in assemblies on Young Carers Awareness Day (28 January).

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Fire Engine

Test your mettle at Skegness Fire Station

25 January 2016

Meet Lincolnshire’s on-call firefighters. They’re everyday people just like me and you. They might be your neighbour, your friend or your work colleague, but there’s more to them than meets the eye. No matter where they are they’re ready; ready to take the call and save a life.

Lincoln Central Library

Library customers invited to dip into something new

25 January 2016

To celebrate National Libraries Day, Lincoln Central Library is inviting people to try its Lucky Dip on Saturday 6 February.


Pedestrian crossings to be renewed at Skegness Clock Tower

22 January 2016

Three pedestrian crossings at Grand Parade, South Parade and Lumley Road in Skegness are being refurbished, starting on Monday 1 February, running in three stages until Friday 4 March.

Students from Priory Witham Academy

Lincolnshire Young People's Book Award 2016

22 January 2016

On Friday 15 January, the official launch of the Lincolnshire Young People’s Book Award took place at Priory Witham Academy.

Teenages looking at exam results

Lincolnshire secondary schools outperform national increase in GCSE results

22 January 2016

Lincolnshire’s GCSE results for 2015 have shown a dramatic rise in performance, with a higher percentage of pupils achieving 5A*-C including English and Maths.

Russell Chantry Lincoln Cathedral

Life-size chapel to be created inside The Collection

22 January 2016 | Updated: 25 January 2016

An exciting new exhibition will see a contemporary version of Lincoln Cathedral’s iconic Russell Chantry Murals created inside the city museum.

International shop front

Boston Illegal cigarette seller sentenced

21 January 2016

A Boston shopkeeper has been sentenced for selling illegal cigarettes.

Magna Carta Banner

Parliament's Magna Carta banner gifted to Lincoln Castle

21 January 2016

A special banner created for the Houses of Parliament to mark 800 years of Magna Carta is to have a new home at Lincoln Castle.

Boys on slide

Public invited to 'step up to fostering' this New Year

19 January 2016

Have you got time in your life and love in your heart to care for a child or young person? More foster carers are urgently needed in Lincolnshire, so why not come along to one of our events on 26 and 28 January to find out more.


Emergency surface repairs to Greetwell Road, Lincoln this Sunday

15 January 2016

Repairs will be made to Greetwell Road this Sunday between Queensway and St Anne’s Road.

Working with children

Lincolnshire at forefront of social work improvement project

15 January 2016

Lincolnshire County Council has been chosen by Government to lead on developing and improving social work practice through a programme called Partners in Practice.

Central Food and Wine

Boston shopkeeper fined for selling illegal cigarettes

13 January 2016 | Updated: 18 January 2016

A Boston shop owner who was found guilty of intentionally selling dangerous cigarettes has today been sentenced.

East-West Link Road 1

History in the making as new road bridge is created Video

13 January 2016 | Updated: 15 January 2016

Today 23 concrete beams, each weighing over 10 tonnes, are being lifted into place as a new 24.5m wide road bridge over Sincil Dyke takes shape.

Lincoln Castle

Could you be part of Lincoln Castle cast?

13 January 2016

Lincoln Castle is looking for budding thespians to help bring its rich history to life for visitors.


Public meetings underway to answer your budget questions

13 January 2016 | Updated: 4 February 2016

A series of public meetings are now underway where county residents can scrutinise county council finances.

Explore the Anatomy of Objects at The Collection

Explore the Anatomy of Objects at The Collection

12 January 2016

An exciting new exhibition at the Lincoln museum is investigating how objects come to have meaning.

Witham Shield replica

Replica Witham Shield presented to The Collection

11 January 2016

The Collection has been gifted with an incredibly detailed and accurate reconstruction of the famous Witham Shield.

Photograph - Dunham flood Police pic Dec12

Winter weather

8 January 2016 | Updated: 8 January 2016

Information and advice on snow, ice and winter weather from Lincolnshire County Council.

Business Lincolnshire

Give your business a New Year boost!

7 January 2016

The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub’s popular masterclasses are back - and local firms are being urged not to miss out.

Banthorpe wood 1

Thousands of new trees to be planted across Lincolnshire

6 January 2016

Nearly 22,000 trees are to be planted across the county in the coming weeks, creating more than 4.7 km of hedgerow and 1 hectare of woodland.

fake clothes

Man ordered to pay £683,144.00 for selling fakes at Eastgate Market, Lincolnshire

6 January 2016

Further to sentencing last year, a confiscation application was made against Iftakhar Ahmed (41) from Walsall at Lincoln Crown Court on Tuesday 22 December.

Discarded Christmas tree

Wondering what to do with your real Christmas tree?

6 January 2016 | Updated: 8 January 2016

Here’s a quick guide for residents on what to do with your old Christmas trees now that Twelfth Night has passed.

Lincoln Central Library

Can you solve the mystery of the Glass Room?

5 January 2016

Amateur detectives are being urged not to miss out on a murder mystery event at Lincoln Central Library.

Richard King from Long Sutton

Lincolnshire Firefighter in New Year's Honours List

31 December 2015 | Updated: 21 January 2016

A retained firefighter who has dedicated his life to keeping people safe has been named in the New Year’s Honours list 2016.

Gainsborough Fire and Rescue in York

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue crews returning from North Yorkshire Video

30 December 2015 | Updated: 19 January 2016

Crews are returning to Lincolnshire (31 December)

Libraries - County News

Introduce a friend to Boston Library

30 December 2015

Boston Library is encouraging its members to sign-up their friends - with the chance to win a £50 book token.


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