Council turns down Lincolnshire Police’s justice plea

April 24, 2015 Spilsby Online 0

Spilsby Councillors have turned down a request from Lincolnshire Police to help promote restorative justice. Parish and town councils across the county have been asked to publicise the programme which enables victims of crime to meet offenders. Support asked for included delivering leaflets and placing information on notice boards, in newsletters and online. However, the request was turned down by town councillors at their latest meeting. Councillor Michael Lenton said: “The letter assumes that the […]

High Wind Breaks Spilsby’s Christmas Tree

December 5, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

The Christmas Tree in Spilsby has been removed after high winds broke the base. Councillors Peter Grant and Michael Lenton, and a group of volunteers, tried to re-set the tree in its’ base this morning but efforts were ruled out due to the continuing poor conditions. The Council have stated that they hope to re-set the tree on Sunday after the bad weather has subsided. The lights were originally turned on on Friday 22 November […]

Daffodil planting will brighten Spilsby

November 21, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Thousands of daffodils will bring a riot of colour to Spilsby in the spring once in bloom thanks to a planting session. Spilsby Town Councillor Phil Odling was given around 250,000 daffodil bulbs by generous Michael Scott of Sleaford. Councillor Odling thought it would be a good idea to plant the bulbs along the grass verges to all the approaches in Spilsby. Intrepid bulb planters joined forces on consecutive Saturdays, November 9 and 16 to […]

Police clamp down on bad behaviour in Spilsby

August 16, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

A crackdown on antisocial behaviour in Spilsby, which recently netted a number of arrests and successful prosecutions, has been welcomed by councillors in the town. Lincolnshire Police altered its officers’ shifts and focused resources to help combat the problem which flared up earlier this summer. Recent successes in the fight against crime include the prosecution of 18-year-old Adrian Fraser who was charged with a public order offence and received a four month custodial sentence. Another […]

Thieves warned ‘keep out of Spilsby’ after launch of new shop scheme

July 14, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Thieves, toe rags and ne’er do wells have been warned to ‘keep out of Spilsby’ after businesses in the town teamed up for a new crime cutting initiative. Former mayor Coun Michael Lenton has spearheaded an ‘early warning shop system’ which allows businesses to alert one another about potential troublemakers in the town. We’re saying to criminals, we don’t want you here, keep out of Spilsby, because if you come to commit crime you will […]

Disabled drivers in Spilsby take offence at councillors’ parking comments

June 3, 2013 Spilsby Online 0

Disabled drivers in Spilsby were reportedly offended by councillors’ comments which suggested some were causing parking obstructions in the town. Councillor Winston Baugh, speaking at the latest Spilsby Town Council meeting, said that one disabled motorist had decided not to shop in the town after reading the comments made last month. Councillor Phil Odling, who first raised the problem of blue badge holders causing needless obstructions, particularly on market day, explained he was not demonising […]