Emotional mayoral change-over in Spilsby

June 3, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

A single tear trickled down the outgoing mayor of Spilsby’s cheek as he prepared to hand over the chains of office to his successor at the recent town council AGM. As Coun Peter Grant was unanimously voted into the mayoral role – 11 years to the day after he was first appointed the title – the praise flowed freely for his predecessor. Coun Michael Lenton was said by many to be a ‘hard act to […]

March signals the return of council shorts row

March 6, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

For many, the month of March signals springtime’s approach, longer days and the easing of winter’s icy grip. But while the weather may be warming and the daffodils beginning to bloom, for Spilsby Town Council, March has marked a decidedly frosty patch among certain relations. Coun Winston Baugh’s threatened curtailment of his council duties unless permitted to wear his trademark shorts at meetings has reopened a row over what is considered appropriate council attire. “I […]