New dog dirt rules will fine owners for not carrying a poo bag

December 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Dog owners in Boston have been warned they could face a fine of £100 if they aren’t carrying a plastic bag to clean up after their pet. The borough council has already introduced new legislation – but no one caught breaking the rules will be fined until February 1. And the authority says it has plenty of free dog poo bags available from it’s offices or in the town’s Central Park. Councillor Michael Brookes, cabinet […]

Council nets £2.5m bonus to tackle almost 50,000 potholes

November 28, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has secured a £2.5m pothole fund bonus. An estimated 46,800 potholes are to be repaired across Lincolnshire, thanks to extra government funding. The government has awarded the county council £2.5m from its Pothole Fund for 2017/18. This is in addition to the £27.6m the county council is set to receive for general road maintenance next year. Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways, said: “We know that good roads are a top […]

Lancaster bomber’s first flight since fire

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The sound of a Lancaster Bomber’s Merlin engines could be heard across Lincolnshire when it took to the skies for the first time in months. The iconic bomber, one of only two surviving flight-worthy examples in the world, was grounded for much of 2015 after an engine caught fire during a practice flight. Today the BBMF, based at RAF Coningsby, flew for the first time since the fire, taking to the skies of Lincolnshire and […]

Lincoln marks 100th anniversary of the tank

July 17, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Celebrations to mark the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s first World War One tanks have taken place. Thousands of actors and participants took part in the Green Fields Beyond event. It also focused on the role of the women, dubbed “Munitionettes”, who worked on the production lines The tank was designed by William Tritton and Walter Wilson while working for Lincoln agricultural engineering firm Fosters. A small number of Mark 1 tanks from Lincoln were used […]

Lincoln Council approves 20p public toilet charges

July 10, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A council has approved proposals to charge 20p to use three of its public toilets as part of plans to combat government funding cuts. City of Lincoln Council said charging for facilities at Lucy Tower Street, Castle Square and Tentercroft Street could bring in about £30,000 per year. It said the changes were part of a range measures to meet savings targets of £4m per annum by 2018/19. The council said the charges were aimed […]

1,200 people turn out to commemorate Somme centenary at Lincoln Castle

July 1, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

People turned out in their droves early this morning to commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme at Lincoln Castle. The short event kicked off at 7am, with a performance from the Waddington military wives. A two minute silence was observed at 7.28am, to commemorate the very moment soldiers went over the top at the Somme 100 years ago. Jon Hogan, public engagement manager for heritage and culture, said: “This is an incredibly […]