Narrow vote on traveller site plan for Burgh-le-Marsh

March 9, 2017 Spilsby Online 0

A plan for a Gypsy and Traveller transit site in Burgh-le-Marsh has been narrowly refused. East Lindsey District Council planners met this morning to discuss the controversial plan for next to the Burgh bypass. County Councillor Colin Davie told the Skegness Standard ahead of the meeting he would be speaking on behalf of residents. He said: “They do not want the travellers in Burgh-le-Marsh. I have spoken to residents and they are worried. “I will […]

Police force becomes first in UK to mount global search for chief

September 20, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire Police will be the first UK force to advertise internationally for its new chief constable. Marc Jones, the county’s police and crime commissioner, said the role would be open for candidates from the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The new chief will replace Neil Rhodes, who is retiring in February after 31 years with the police. Mr Jones said the force was able to recruit internationally due to a recent change in regulations. […]

Opponents slam Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner for appointing deputy – against recommendation

June 10, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Opponents of Lincolnshire’s recently elected Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones have criticised his decision to appoint a new deputy – against the recommendations of an independent police and crime panel. Mr Jones has confirmed the appointment of his fellow Conservative County Councillor Stewart Tweedale as his No.2. The announcement came despite the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel feeling they couldn’t recommend Mr Tweedale for the post. Panel members held a hearing with Mr Tweedale […]

Marc Jones wins race to be Lincolnshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner

May 6, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Conservative Marc Jones has been named as Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire. He beat UKIP’s Victoria Ayling to the position – but needed a second preference count do so when votes were totalled in Lincoln today (Friday). Mr Jones received 39,441 first preference votes and Ms Ayling 28,583. However, the election results dictate that on first preference, the winner needs 50 per cent of the vote, plus one more vote. Ms Ayling received 8,837 […]

Lincolnshire County Council to increase tax by maximum amount allowed

December 23, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

An announcement that it intends to increase next year’s council tax by 3.95 percent has been made by Lincolnshire County Council. The figure is the maximum permissible by the Government without triggering a referendum. If approved at a full council meeting in February, it will spell an increase of between £20 and £100 per year for householders depending on the types of properties they live in. The figure for Band D will be £43 per annum. […]