Primary School Offers Out Now

April 16, 2019 Spilsby Online 0

Offers of primary school places have been sent out to parents who applied to Lincolnshire County Council with the majority of children offered a place at a primary school of their choice this year. Along with the rest of the country, Lincolnshire has experienced high numbers of families wanting their children to start school in September. There are around 7,500 children wanting a school place this year. This year 94.2% of the 7,065 children applying […]

Can you beat Gritty McGritface?

December 3, 2018 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council is inviting residents to help name the gritters that will be out and about on Lincolnshire’s roads – can you do better than Gritty McGritface and Spread-ie Mercury? A number of counties have already come up with some great names for their gritters, but we’re sure Lincolnshire can do better.Councillor Clio Perraton-Williams, Executive Support Councillor for Highways Over the next two weeks the County Council is looking for residents to put ideas […]

Firefighters could be driving gritting lorries when the roads ice up in winter

September 8, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Fifty Lincolnshire retained firefighters have expressed an interest in helping out the public – as winter gritter drivers. It was revealed on Thursday that Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue Service are being called on to help their colleagues in county council highways. Because of a poor response to an appeal for people to join the 120-strong gritting fleet drivers’ pool, firefighters are being asked to help out in 2016. Winter maintenance engineer Richard Fenwick confirmed that 50 […]

Council backs consultation on Mayoral Combined Authority

May 27, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Plans to consult on proposed devolution arrangements – including a directly elected Mayor – have been supported by East Lindsey District Council. Devolved powers from Central Government would give Greater Lincolnshire the ability to influence the major issues affecting the area – including infrastructure, flood risk management, housing, skills, and economic development.Councillor Craig Leyland,Leader, East Lindsey District Council In March this year, councils in the Greater Lincolnshire area – including ELDC – signed a headline […]

Deputy Leader of Lincolnshire County Council appointed commissioner at Rotherham Council

May 11, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

The deputy leader of Lincolnshire County Council is to become the new Commissioner for children’s social care at Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council. Coun Patricia Bradwell, member for Billinghay and Metheringham, is currently Lincolnshire’s deputy leader and has executive responsibilities for Adult Care and Health Services and Children’s Services. She has been appointed as the Children’s Social Care Commissioner at Rotherham Council by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). An independent inquiry in 2013 […]

George Osborne announces Lincolnshire devolution deal

March 18, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire is to get a directly-elected mayor and more devolved powers. The announcement of a combined authority came in chancellor George Osborne’s Budget earlier. Under the deal the new authority would be responsible for decisions currently handled by the government, including transport and skills training. Devolution – the transfer of certain powers from central government – has already taken place in Greater Manchester, Cornwall and Sheffield. Liz Redfern, leader of North Lincolnshire Council and spokesperson for […]