Author: Richard Davies

Grantham Remembrance Parade 2017

Following changes to the way the Police support Remembrance Day Parades across the county, Grantham’s parade is set to continue, assisted by volunteers to help manage the traffic. Following discussions with Lincolnshire Police and Lincolnshire County Council Highways Department the route along the High Street, from St Peter’s Hill to St Wulfrum’s and back has been agreed. The parade will form up on the High Street outside the Post Office and move off at 1020 to St Wulfrum’s Church. Following the service the parade will reform and return along the High Street to St Peter’s Hill, taking the salute...

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Proposals for Kontak Club

Plans for the old Kontak Club at the bottom of Barrowby Road include change of use from social club (d2) to mixed use comprising a1 retail (display and sale of carpets, rugs, floor coverings and associated items ) and 6 (no.) self-contained flats. Location: 40 Barrowby Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PD To find out more and comment please go to the SKDC...

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CCTV School Parking Enforcement Trial Update

Local authorities have a duty to tackle dangerous parking and the Traffic Management Act 2004 allows councils to enforce parking contraventions by CCTV camera in problem areas. A scheme is being trialled to use a camera car to address parking outside schools where motorists are putting the safety of others at risk and causing unnecessary congestion. We have identified a number of problem areas within the County including roads with yellow zigzag markings (school keep clear markings). The CCTV enforcement vehicle is driven by trained operatives who are experienced Civil Enforcement Officers. The vehicle is clearly marked with CCTV...

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The houses that Larkfleet build…

It is now confirmed that Larkfleet is challenging the decision of SKDC to refuse permission for 480 homes on Manthorpe Road, and November will see an appeal formally submitted to the national Planning Inspectorate.  Developments of this scale are always controversial, and it is often said that the impacts on residents are ignored in favour of the need for more housing. The argument on whether we need more housing is often played out at all levels of government, and in the press, however, the reality is we do. Like it or not we have a housing shortage, and when...

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Lincolnshire County Council Business Plan & Performance

In 2017/18 Lincolnshire County Council will spend £1,143million on providing public services in Lincolnshire. The Council will also invest £138million in the county’s infrastructure including roads and schools. As with any organisation, the authority runs to a business plan which not only sets the strategic goals for the coming year but also seeks to measure performance against those goals. It’s quite a complex piece of work and to try and make it more digestible it’s presented online through a series of dashboard and graphics. This is an example graphic that indicates the condition of the different classification of roads...

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