Month: October 2016

British economy grew by 0.5%

Figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that between July and September 2016, the British economy grew by 0.5%, meaning our economy has grown by over 1.5% in 2016. As we move toward negotiations with the EU, we are determined to get the best deal for families and businesses. And as these figures show, we are well-placed to deal with any challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead. Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said: “The fundamentals of the UK economy are strong, and today’s data show that the economy is resilient. We are moving into...

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Community safety survey to help set crime reduction priorities

The Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership (LCSP) want to know what you think the priorities should be to improve community safety and tackle crime in your area. The partnership will use the results of this year’s survey to help determine where resources and activity should be targeted, as organisations work together to keep people safe. Cllr Barry Young, Executive Councillor for Community Safety at the county council, said: “Crime rates in Lincolnshire are generally low, but feeling safe in your community is important too. Every year the partnership reviews what it should focus on, and your views can help decide...

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LCC Leaders Brief October 2016

Lincoln Eastern Bypass preferred bidder chosen The council’s executive will be asked to approve Carillion as the contractor for the project when they meet on Tuesday 1 November. If approved, Carillion will be awarded the contract for the main works once the Department for Transport has formally confirmed the £50m funding provisionally granted in November 2011, which is expected to happen in December. The road will take around three years to complete. A separate contract will shortly be awarded via Network Rail to allow access under the Lincoln to Spalding railway line embankment. Access through the embankment is planned...

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Why I voted against the proposed devolution deal

Today 43 councillors voted against the proposed devolution deal with 17 voting in favour and five abstentions. Many councillors expressed their anger at the plans for an elected mayor, a failure of government to listen to their concerns, and fears of two extra layers of local government bureaucracy. I voted against this deal, watch the video to find out...

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Barrowby Gate Speeding Update

Following local concerns about speeding and HGV traffic on Barrowby Gate I arranged for a 7 day automated survey to be conducted to see if there was a real problem rather than a perceived problem. Surveys like this follow the national 85% percentile reading which is classed as: “The speed at or below which 85% of all vehicles are observed to travel under free-flowing conditions past a nominated point.” The results were as follows: 34mph southbound, towards Dysart Road from Muddle roundabout 33.6mph northbound towards Muddle roundabout from Dysart Road Average of 8722 vehicle movements per day, in both directions...

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