Month: March 2016

It’s time to test our drivers

Since the start of the year, 13 people have lost their lives on Lincolnshire’s roads. While undoubtedly every death is a tragedy this figure is almost four times the number of casualties we’d expect to see in the first few weeks of the year. Using the latest evidence gathered by the police and expert crash investigators, the Lincolnshire Roads Safety Partnership (LRSP) is unable to find any common factors, such as location, time, weather, etc. While analysis continues, this potential trend is at odds with the significant reduction over the last decade. In fact, 2015 saw some of the...

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Greater Lincolnshire Devolution

After much negotiation, the deal has been confirmed and is now subject to being ratified by each council. In short my view is although the additional cash is welcome the opportunity has been missed to get real reform for Lincolnshire. The danger of not going forward with this deal was far greater than going into it. However, the inescapable¬†fact is we are replacing a tired and no longer two-tier system of local government with a four-tier system of local government. You can read the devolution agreement by clicking the button below. However, I’ve reproduced the summary of the document...

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