The latest news from Lincolnshire County Council on schools, roads, transport, tourism, housing, planning, environment, health, social care and councillors.
Children visiting The Collection, in Lincoln this summer have been busy with their entries for a giant flag colouring competition.
Heritage Skills Centre to partner with the University of Leicester and English Heritage on new training programme
A new programme of short courses for those working in the heritage sector is being launched by the University of Leicester and the Heritage Skills Centre in partnership with English Heritage this autumn.
Lincoln’s short-term bike hire scheme - hirebike - celebrates its first birthday this week (22 August), and to mark the occasion, Lincolnshire County Council has officially launched five new docking stations and introduced more bikes.
A group of young cadets from Lincoln have taken part in the ‘Toughest Young Fire Crew Challenge’, a national competition testing them in challenging scenarios.
A group of young people from Grantham have swapped their summer for sports and shovels as part of Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue’s Prince’s Trust programme.
Celebrate Elmer's 25th birthday at Spalding Library with pre-school Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Parade
Youngsters from birth to age four are being invited to celebrate the 25th birthday of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant with a special event at Spalding Library.
Lincolnshire County Council is warning the public to look out for fraud in their community after a conviction in Lincoln .
A new slipway at Hubberts Bridge is helping people make the most of Lincolnshire’s waterways.
A pilot study is being conducted in Boston in a bid to improve traffic flow in the town.
Provisional A-level results from 37 out of 38 sixth forms show an increase in higher level passes and twelve schools with a 100% pass rate.
Lincolnshire Trading Standards is warning local residents to be wary of cold callers who claim to represent a loan company.
A fire occurred at the Sleaford Waste Transfer Station on Pride Parkway, Sleaford, on Monday 11th August at around 6pm.
Lincolnshire County Council will carry out surface dressing on the A158 at Bullington, near to Rand Farm Park on Saturday 16th August and is due to be completed by midday.
Lincolnshire County Council will carry out surface dressing on Newark Road (A1434) in North Hykeham, between the junction with Moor Lane and the A46 roundabout, on Sunday 17th August.
Lincolnshire’s 48 children’s centres continue to thrive and provide excellent support for young children from birth to five and their families despite claims that the number of centres had almost halved.
Work will start on a scheme to widen the A16 near Clay Lake, Spalding, in order to build a new right-hand turn lane.
Lincolnshire Trading Standards has been working with pupils at the University Academy Holbeach to educate them about borrowing and lending money safely.
The number of passengers at Hykeham Train Station has more than doubled in the last four years, according to recent statistics from Access LN6.
(Latest update: 16:45 8/8/14)
Lincolnshire County Council has been awarded £350,000 from the Department for Transport to encourage more people to travel sustainably.
Lincoln Castle is hosting special outdoor screenings of two classic films this September.
Local people affected by homelessness are learning bike maintenance skills through a four week bike recycling project delivered by Framework, Access LN6 and Sustrans.
A private security firm has been appointed to help the county council as it enforces byelaws relating to overnight parking in coastal country car parks, including Huttoft Car Terrace.
Pharmacists in Lincoln, Boston and Spalding will use ‘scratch cards’ to ask simple questions in a project designed to help people enjoy a drink without unwittingly putting themselves at risk.
The A6121 Stamford Road in Carlby will be closed for two days of resurfacing work from Wednesday 13 August. A sign posted diversion route will be in place via the A151, A15, A1175 and A6121 and vice versa.
The Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub is making it even easier for local businesses to find the help and support they need, and includes an advice and grants scheme finder.
The Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum is set to fly their Avro Lancaster to RAF Coningsby in August for a UK tour, and a large number of visitors are expected to come and see the rare plane while it’s in Lincolnshire.
There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to ambitious plans to transform the Pullover at Chapel Promenade into a new destination for residents and tourists.
A 21st century memorial to Lincolnshire’s war dead is to launch online - 100 years after the start of the First World War.
Skegness Fire Station will once again be opening its doors for its annual open day on Thursday 14th August from 10am-4:00pm where there will be lots activities and entertainment for those attending.
Footpath maintenance work will begin on Monday 11th August on Lincoln’s Mint Street and last for approximately four weeks, including weekends if necessary.
Lincolnshire County Council is warning parents about the danger of blind cords, as children are playing at home in the summer holidays.
VINCImouchel has been awarded the contract to supply property services for Lincolnshire County Council, delivering savings of more than £2m over five years.
A section of the A631, south of South Elkington, will be closed on 6th August for approximately four weeks.
The A15 is set to be partially reopened this afternoon (Friday 25th July) after a lorry carrying several tonnes of straw caught fire causing significant damage to the road surface.
Part of Tritton Road will be reduced to one lane with two-way temporary traffic lights in place. The work is planned to be complete by 25th September.
See the last two Lancaster Bombers able to fly at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre
Flying together for a series of historic displays this summer they will be based at RAF Coningsby, but buying a ticket in advance is the only way to guarantee an up-close and personal view.
Students have been learning about the council’s Emergency Planning unit and have come up with ideas on how their school could be used to shelter residents in an emergency.
Lincolnshire Trading Standards and the Alcohol Licensing Team at Lincolnshire Police have seized cigarettes, rolling tobacco, cash and vehicles from a property on Castle Street.
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