Cllr Elizabeth Sneath followed tradition by becoming a councillor and it’s made her life complete
Cllr Hill explains why a poll on transforming local government in Lincolnshire won’t now be possible – although some form of consultation could still happen.
Would you know what to do in a flood? The tips in this pull-out guide will help your family stay safe and limit the damage to your home
Cllr Hill explains why he wants the council to seek your views about transforming local government in Lincolnshire
Having dramatically improved speeds across the county, the onlincolnshire partnership has the remaining “not spots” in its sights
Last year residents told us that good roads should be the council’s top priority - here’s what we have lined up for 2017
The Lincolnshire Credit Union is the perfect way to pay off Christmas debts or start saving for next time
A new NHS document looks at how health and care services could be provided in Lincolnshire in future
Council leader Cllr Martin Hill looks ahead to the start of EU “divorce” proceedings.
Council leader Cllr Martin Hill explains why - after consulting with residents - it was right to reject the Greater Lincolnshire deal
The history books will remember 2016 for two events of truly global significance - the Brexit vote and the US election.
A major plan discussing options for Lincolnshire health services has now been published, raising difficult questions.
As family members get older, a home fire safety check can give extra peace of mind
The proposed devolution deal for Greater Lincolnshire as it stands - including a directly elected mayor - won’t now go ahead.
Cllr Hill explains why the proposed Greater Lincolnshire devolution deal was rejected by the council
Keeping warm and active can help prevent a range of illnesses and even hospital admissions
Improved buildings, new facilities, more activities and better books -have you been to a Lincolnshire library recently?
Nearly 20,000 people in Lincolnshire enjoy the rewards of working in the care sector - could you join them?
Cllr Bradwell explains why and how the council is supporting unaccompanied young asylum-seekers.
The UK has decided to leave the European Union but what does that mean for Lincolnshire?
Winter gritting, street lighting and road-building projects all help you travel around Lincolnshire safely and without unnecessary delay.
Cllr Hill looks at the results of a survey asking for your views on devolution proposals for Greater Lincolnshire
With the school holidays in full swing, thousands of children across Lincolnshire are enjoying a well-deserved break.
There’s just a week left to have your say on devolution proposals that could change this area for years to come.
From going back in time over 1000 years with Lincoln Castle, to reliving the dog fights of the Second World War, there are lots of things for the whole family this summer in Lincolnshire.
In the EU referendum, Lincolnshire residents voted decisively for Leave.
Meet the winners of the 2016 Good Citizens Awards - the unsung heroes of their local communities!
The county council area at the Lincolnshire Show has something for everyone - even a dinosaur!
The county is coming together to commemorate the 100th anniversary of one of the most poignant events of the First World War
Politicians across Lincolnshire have been talking about devolution for months - now it’s time for residents and businesses to have their say!
Two extraordinary foster carers honoured by the Queen share their story of giving and receiving
Not sure what can go in your recycling? This easy-to-use guide should answer your most common queries
These are exciting times for Lincolnshire libraries, with a new provider now starting work alongside volunteers
The Government has announced that all schools across the country - including those in Lincolnshire - must become academies by 2022.
The council plans to reduce the costs of street lighting without putting public safety at risk
Your input made a big difference when the county council decided on spending and services for the next 12 months
To many people, “devolution” - the passing down of greater powers from Whitehall - has always been associated with Scotland and Wales, but never England.
Across Lincolnshire, the council is moving forward with major transport projects vital to the county’s future
Cllr Hill explains the tough choices behind the setting of the council’s budget.
A new phase of improvements will bring better broadband to hard-to-reach parts of the county
An exciting proposal by 10 Greater Lincolnshire councils could see major changes to the way our area is run
A few simple steps to prepare for prolonged cold winter weather can help ease health and money worries
After the expense of the festive season, many of us will be taking stock of our finances and tightening our belts.
The council is asking residents for their views on what services to reduce or stop altogether
At this time of year, most of us are looking forward to some quality time with our family and friends - and there really is nothing better!
A free, confidential service ensures your voice is heard when it matters
With broadband speeds across Lincolnshire soaring, residents are being urged not to miss out
Councils across England are facing the deepest cuts in the history of local government.
Help is at hand for Lincolnshire communities wanting to develop more affordable housing and other facilities
Retired postman Cllr David Brailsford still goes the extra mile for local people
Want to expand your venture but not sure how? Free advice is now available from a team of experts
If you’re buying for youngsters in the run-up to Christmas, make sure you get toys that won’t put them at risk
How Lincolnshire’s road gritters gear up for bad weather- plus top tips for drivers
It’s full steam ahead for Lincolnshire’s new-look library service.
New vaccinations for babies and teenagers offer greater protection against potentially deadly meningitis - the disease every parent dreads.
An initiative backed by Prince Charles is ensuring Lincolnshire’s young people can make a difference in a crisis
Council Leader Martin Hill OBE reflects on the start of Autumn, from Lincolnshire Day to the road gritting season
A wartime tragedy shrouded in secrecy for decades has been commemorated by Lincolnshire County Council’s chairman.
The council is working hard on a greatly reduced budget to balance the books - but services will have to change.
It’s human nature to hope for the best, but good practice to plan for the worst, advise Lincolnshire emergency planners
Volunteers are now at the heart of Lincolnshire’s library service, giving communities the chance to do things their own way
There’s been a lot of talk recently - including from me! - about devolution for Lincolnshire.
It only takes a few minutes to check your house for fire risks, giving your family real peace of mind
After a clear-out, there’s only one place to go - your nearest Household Waste Recycling Centre.
New and bigger schools are being created for the growing number of Lincolnshire youngsters.
Dementia - a challenge for us all. As we all live longer lives, dementia is likely to become more common.
Cllr Chris Pain sees a positive future for local government if we are prepared to consider change
With the summer holidays in full swing, parents across Lincolnshire will be looking for things to keep their youngsters entertained.
County News meets a “troublesome teen” whose future was transformed on a Prince’s Trust programme.
Days out with the kids can be active and happy without breaking the bank. Get inspired with our top 10 Lincolnshire tips!
From royal guests to top-name performers, Lincoln Castle has seen an invasion of visitors since its spectacular re-opening.
A spectacular new show - Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition - is bringing together local treasures from around the world.
As many of you will already be aware, Lincolnshire County Council has been involved in trying to secure a better future for the county’s public services.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Good Citizens Awards
It’s that time of the year when we mark the county’s agricultural heritage at the annual Lincolnshire Show.
Do you need help to carry on living at home? If so, just one phone call could make all the difference
There are times when it’s important to speak up loudly and clearly - and now is one of those times.
Council funding supports the network of PCSOs who provide such a reassuring presence on our streets
Take the first step towards a new skill and it could be the start of a life-changing journey
Parents of children with additional needs are more involved in their schooling than ever before
Following the general election, what can councils - including this one - expect in the years ahead?
On-call firefighters across Lincolnshire are at the heart of their communities - could you be one of them?
Invest now for future prosperity - that’s the council’s forward-looking approach to the county’s highways network
The past will come to life for both serious hikers and leisurely ramblers at the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival
Plans to reshape the county’s service, first drawn up in 2013, have been approved providing 15 major libraries, mobile libraries, and support for up to 40 community ‘hubs’.
The council is investing more money in home care to make the service sustainable for the future
Now we’ve changed the clocks to British Summer Time, many of us will be looking forward to getting out and enjoying Lincolnshire’s fabulous attractions.
The famous attraction re-opens in April after a £22m refurbishment, ready to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
Schooling in Lincolnshire may have changed with the growth of academies, but the county council still has a massive part to play
New community advisors are now available to point you in the right direction for the backing you need
Firefighters are helping emergency medical patients get to hospital faster through an innovative pilot project in three areas of Lincolnshire
A campaign by Lincolnshire Trading Standards is urging residents to help protect others from being scammed
Cllr Mrs Christine Talbot slipped into politics by accident but is passionate about improving local services
Domestic abuse can affect anyone - young and old, rich and poor, male and female. It also takes many different forms, not just physical
Work to transform this local landmark into a world-class visitor attraction is nearing completion - just in time for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta
A project led by the county council and BT is transforming broadband connections across Lincolnshire, bringing superfast speeds to more people than ever before
An important decision about the future of Lincolnshire’s libraries is set to be made next month
Looking for a flexible transport link? The CallConnect bus service can help - no matter what your age or reason for travelling
What have we achieved over the last 12 months? What challenges lie ahead over the coming year?
A new year means a new council budget to set - and once again we want input from residents
Cllr Martin Hill talks about the official opening of the Energy from Waste facility, attended by Vince Cable MP, who was impressed by Lincolnshire’s record on renewable energy.
In the run-up to Christmas, don’t get tricked into buying presents with hidden costs - including the potential for injuries
Everyone has a part to play in protecting youngsters from harm - and talking to them is often the key
Lincolnshire Music Service introduces thousands of children and young people every year to the joy of learning an instrument or singing
Lincoln Cathedral’s original Magna Carta is drawing in the crowds on a USA tour - a foretaste of more excitement back home next year
Cllr Hill explains how the council is working with GPs and other providers to make more health and care services available in local communities
Find out the top tips for staying healthy this winter with advice on personal welfare, home preparation, effective heating solutions, flu jabs and government grant entitlements.
We can never eliminate the possibility of flooding, but it’s an issue the county council and its partners take very seriously
With further Government funding cuts on the horizon, the council needs to make more savings - and it wants your views on the best way forward
More integrated care is now available to at-risk local people in four pilot areas of Lincolnshire
Don’t miss out on funding for business ideas supporting small Lincolnshire communities
Cllr Chris Brewis, who represents Sutton Elloe as an Independent, is a key member of the ruling coalition on Lincolnshire County Council
Proposed changes to local library services are getting further consideration following a recent legal challenge
Lincolnshire Independents group leader Cllr Marianne Overton MBE is passionate about the issues that matter to local residents
Young offenders in Lincolnshire are making amends to local people through a range of community projects
Nothing expresses pride more than a flag. And some of the finest are being made right here in Lincolnshire
The summer holiday is almost over and parents are busy preparing their children for the new school year. Four new primary schools in Spalding, Bourne, Crowland and Skegness will be opening their doors to pupils at the start of September.
A new service is supporting Lincolnshire residents to live independently at home
Caring for someone with dementia can be a tiring experience, but many do so for a loved one and don’t consider finding extra help.
A Lincolnshire drive to create a modern, sustainable health and care system is making rapid progress
Thousands of young people - supported by the council - are working towards The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), boosting their job prospects while having fun
Cllr Hill highlights Lincolnshire’s many attractions worth visiting this summer.
When it comes to hospital emergencies, speed is essential. And across Lincolnshire, volunteer bikers are making a difference in all kinds of vital situations
Lincolnshire residents make a big effort to recycle but sometimes put the wrong things in by mistake. County News looks at why this contamination matters and how to avoid it
With a new-look Lincoln Castle now less than a year away, local businesses can prepare for a tourism boost
100 years after the outbreak of the First World War, events are taking place across Lincolnshire to commemorate the sacrifices made
Cllr Hill reflects on a successful Lincolnshire Show, and looks forward to special events commemorating the county’s vital efforts in the First World War
Meet the winners of our 2014 Good Citizens Awards, who represent all that is best about Lincolnshire’s great volunteering tradition
Improvements are being made to services for children with additional needs - and there’s still time to help shape them
Beer has been one of the nation’s favourite tipples for thousands of years. Today, 13 “microbreweries” in Lincolnshire keep the age-old drink going, each with a special focus on quality
We have much to be proud of in Lincolnshire, and this year at the Lincolnshire Show our stand will be celebrating our great tradition of volunteering with the theme of ‘Your County Needs You’.
Dedicated Coastwatch volunteers are the eyes and ears of two local communities, protecting both human and marine life
A little Grantham girl is overcoming hearing loss to thrive at school, thanks to specialist support
This year marks the 40th anniversary since Lincolnshire County Council was formed. While much has changed over the last four decades, our commitment to public service and doing the best for local people remains as high as ever.
A major review is underway in Lincolnshire to find better ways of providing essential health and social care services, closer to your home
A foster couple gave a loving home to four siblings - and life was never the same again!
Cllr Hill says there is much to celebrate as Magna Carta is voted a national treasure, and exciting developments are underway to attract many more visitors to Lincolnshire.
From wartime nostalgia to a life-sized talking book, there’s something for everyone at the council’s Lincolnshire Show area
The Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival is celebrating a milestone year with a fabulous programme of events
Within a year of joining Lincolnshire County Council, Cllr Marc Jones was back-up to the leader on a range of important issues
Cllr Hill outlines how the council is getting into good shape to tackle challenges that lie ahead.
A new-look service is giving a voice to Lincolnshire’s 85,000 unpaid carers, both young and old
Ancient artefacts and modern masterpieces are all part of daily life for The Collection’s Andrea Martin and Dawn Heywood
Support from others coping with dementia is helping a Lincolnshire couple live life to the full.
World-beating new technology from Lincolnshire is changing millions of lives for the better - including yours.
Lincoln Castle takes a step closer to becoming a world-class heritage attraction as the final phase of improvements gets underway
Cllr Martin Hill delivers a budget that freezes council tax, protects essential services and invests for the future..
Making it clear who does what in Lincolnshire, making it easier for you to get in touch.
Residents are urged to make more use of bus services - or risk losing some in the future
The Lincolnshire Wolds has enjoyed special status for 40 years, but work to protect it for future generations never stops
Cllr Martin Hill explains some of the difficult decisions being made as the council sets its budget for the next year.
Cllr Colin Mair - leader of the UKIP group on Lincolnshire County Council - says doing a good job is what counts
Communities across the county are coming together to help create a new-look library service.
A new service will support people across Lincolnshire to live independently
The roll-out of superfast technology across Lincolnshire is making good progress and already benefitting local homes and businesses
Help is available to local households keen to start growing their own food.
Dedicated volunteers and community groups are working with the council to transform the range of activities at local youth centres.
Cllr Hill reflects on achievements for the county in 2013, and looks forward to further exciting progress in the new year.
As the people of Boston recover from the floods, Cllr Hill looks at how we dealt with the disaster, and any lessons to be learned.
Lincolnshire is prepared for winter and is ensuring that residents will stay safe during bad weather.
Top tips from Lincolnshire Trading Standards to help consumers avoid “Dodgy Dave” rip-offs
A stunning new £145m Energy from Waste facility in Lincolnshire is throwing the old approach to rubbish into the wheelie bin
As the nights draw in, our thoughts inevitably turn to snowy starts, icy roads and slippery walks to work. This special report looks at what we’re doing to keep you safe on the roads, plus what you can sensibly do for yourselves.
Domestic abuse knows no boundaries - it can affect anyone. This inspirational story is the full version of that published in the autumn 2013 edition of the County News magazine.
Every year in the UK, 25,000 - 30,000 deaths are linked to the cold weather. County News looks at ways to stay well over the coming months.
Lincolnshire Day - what makes Lincolnshire special to both residents and visitors.
Assistance dogs don’t just help the blind - they can also be an absolute lifeline for the profoundly deaf like John Mallindine
New councillor Jo Churchill says we must encourage young people to stay in the area
Latest on Fracking and also Lincolnshires excellent Exam results.
Parents worried about their children online have a vital skill up their sleeves - talking!
How the latest care innovations are helping many residents in Lincolnshire live happier, safer lives
The impact of digital technology means a fresh approach to library services in the 21st century
County News looks at plans to transform our transport options in a busy area leading into Lincoln
From shop work to trimming sheep’s feet, volunteering with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust offers something for everyone
More children across Lincolnshire are voting with their tastebuds and opting for healthy school dinners!
Residents have a vital role to play in keeping our countryside safe as every year fire destroys thousands of acres.
Residents and business will soon enjoy all the benefits of better broadband, thanks to a county council-led project.
From shop work to trimming sheep’s feet, volunteering with Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust offers something for everyone
Congratulations to the winners of Lincolnshire County Council’s 2013 Good Citizens Awards, chosen from dozens of nominations by local people
The sights and sounds of the RAF are never far away in the county
Your support for touch council guidelines has strengthened our hand in opposing potentially unsuitable developments.
Don’t miss opportunities to protect you and your family from potentially deadly diseases.
Lincolnshire’s credit union can help you manage your household budget without falling into debt
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