New research has shown that more than one in three local jobs may be “at risk” in the District due to the fall-out from the coronavirus.
Local parents and carers are being surveyed about their childcare experiences to ensure there are enough places available and to support future needs. Councillor Mrs Patricia Bradwell, Executive Councillor for Children’s Services explained: “Throughout the year we work to do whatever we can to support local childcare providers to offer childcare services parents need and want. Part of this work includes an annual assessment report of the sufficiency of childcare. Like all of our past […]
A virtual gym in Spilsby which has become a lifeline for people recovering after illness is being ‘suspended’. More than 40 residents who were referred to the gym via the Healers Scheme as a way of rebuilding fitness through exercise took part in the final sessions at the Franklin Hall on Wednesday. The twice-weekly sessions have been funded by Lincolnshire County Council and were taken over by Magna Vitae six months ago following budget cuts. Referrals […]
A survey by Shelter has revealed only 14.2 per cent of homes for sale in East Lindsey are affordable to families. Average families and single people looking to buy their first home are mostly being priced out of the housing market, according to a study by Shelter. The housing and homelessness charity’s study looked at the incomes of families, couples and single people and compared this to house prices to see whether homes in their […]
Pothole compensation payouts to motorists have risen almost 20 per cent in a year, new figures have shown. Data requested by the Boston Target shows that almost 1,500 payouts have been made since January 2012 by Lincolnshire County Council – with numbers up from 2012’s £133,015 to £157,266 in 2013. The county was last year dubbed the pothole capital of Britain by Britannia Rescue after statistics showed the county paid out the most in compensation […]
Planning and building consent for an historic building in Spilsby’s conservation area has been turned down by the planning inspector. One Market Street owner Gary Batten said the inspector’s decision was ‘disappointing’ but added that the appeal still held some positives, which had prompted a move to submit a new application. “It was, of course, disappointing to lose the appeal but there are some important positive points made by the inspector Frances Mahoney that hopefully […]