Nominations are now open for the Good Citizens Awards 2019

April 1, 2019 Spilsby Online 0

Nominations are now open across the county for you to nominate your Good Citizens of 2019. Across Lincolnshire, there are thousands of people going the extra mile to support individuals, groups and communities.  This might be done through raising money, looking after the environment or simply being a good neighbour, and Lincolnshire County Council want to hear about our local heroes. Launching this year’s Lincolnshire County Council Good Citizens Awards, Leader Councillor Martin Hill, said: “We […]

Lincolnshire County Council rejects devolution deal that would bring £450million into the county

October 20, 2016 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council has voted to reject a historic devolution deal that would bring £450million into the county. Councillors met to discuss revolutionary plans to unite all 10 of Lincolnshire’s local authorities, creating the Greater Lincolnshire Combined Authority (GLCA). But many felt the deal being offered was not good enough and it was better to reject the proposals and push the government for a better deal for the people of Lincolnshire. An elected mayor would […]

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. […]

Save Lincolnshire Libraries respond accusing county council of ‘broken promise’

October 23, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Campaigners have responded to Lincolnshire County Council’s statement yesterday regarding the High Court ruling that LCC did not act unlawfully by implementing their new library service. Yesterday LCC said they had been completely vindicated by the High Court and threatened to claim back legal costs in the region of £350,000. They should apologise for the mess they have made of the library service. Their failure to accept the offer from Greenwich Leisure to run the […]

Council budget cuts of £120 million are a ‘tall order’

May 19, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Public services across Lincolnshire could be slashed by £120 million over the next three years as county political leaders grapple with an ever-shrinking budget. The alarming prospect of a further squeeze on public funds was made clear at Lincolnshire County Council’s annual general meeting on Friday when it was revealed that its current budget is £129 million less than it was four years ago. County council leader Martin Hill confirmed that work on a reduced […]

Coalition For County Council Announced

May 9, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Lincolnshire County Council have announced a coalition leadership between the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and several independent members. County Council Leader, Councillor Martin Hill, who agreed to form the coalition said “I’m delighted that we have been able to reach this agreement. This will give us a firm foundation for the next four years, so the council can continue to focus on the issues that matter most to local people. I look forward to working alongside […]