‘We’re still suffering’ – Serco contract continues to cause chaos in schools

September 8, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A Lincolnshire head teacher claims a computer fiasco that plunged schools across the county into chaos is still causing problems more than 17 months later just weeks after a review into the disaster was delayed. School equipment was left broken and teachers were unable to buy books after a major IT blunder resulted in thousands of invoices not being paid. After months of turmoil, Serco agreed to compensate schools last September and said it was […]

Serco boss apologises for Lincolnshire school payment errors

April 12, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

A company has apologised to schools in Lincolnshire after failing to pay bills which left staff without wages and phone lines cut. Serco won a £70m contract in April 2015 to take over HR and finance support for Lincolnshire County Council. The company’s errors meant teachers could not teach as they should, according to one headteacher. Sean Hanson from Serco apologised when he met around 40 teachers from the region’s schools earlier. In March, school […]

Spilsby Post Office Move Confirmed

February 24, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby’s Post Office is to relocate into Total News it has been confirmed. The Post Office stated that they have taken into account comments from customers and local representatives during their consultation period.  Feedback from customers included concerns about parking in the area around the Total News site area and the suitability of the area. I am confident that this move will allow customers good access to Post Office services whilst helping to provide long […]

Spilsby Post Office Move Proposed

December 16, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby’s Post Office could move in to Total News in a move being proposed by the Post Office. The Post Office has published a proposal to move the Post Office from its’ current location in Queen Street to a new style main branch residing within Total News on The Terrace, which would take place in March or April of 2016. The proposed change is part of the programme of modernisation the Post Office is undertaking on […]

Shopkeeper’s £1k donation for Oscar

March 30, 2014 Spilsby Online 0

The plight of a little boy whose quality of life is impaired by the lack of a specialised car seat moved a shopkeeper so much he offered a personal donation of £1,000. Spilsby’s Nisa store shopkeeper Nirmal Singh read about five-year-old Oscar Bigland in last week’s Standard and he was determined to help so he contacted the paper and asked us to stage a meeting for the huge donation to be 
made. This will take […]

Superfast speeds are ‘just around the corner’

March 13, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Superfast speeds are just around the corner with a multi-million pound broadband project due to start imminently. Businesses and communities across Lincolnshire are set to benefit from fast, affordable fibre broadband as Lincolnshire County Council and BT revealed the details of the planned roll out of superfast broadband across the county. The council has signed a contract with BT to build on the existing telecoms infrastructure in the county so that at least 88% of […]