September News: Big Cash Rise
More Government Cash: Biggest rise in a decade!
As Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association, Lincolnshire Independent Leader, Marianne Overton MBE has been working cross-party nationally with the government ministers, making clear what is needed for local services, both to meet rising demand and to cover a no-deal Brexit.
In response, the new Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sajid Javid announced £3.5 bn more for our local services, but only in this one-year settlement, just before some expected elections. New money is promised for the police, NHS, Brexit, adult care (£1bn) and special educational needs (£0.7bn). So, austerity is suddenly over, the deficit not an issue and if we cut too hard, we damage the economy and will not get in the taxes we need for services.
Councils are important, responsible for delivering services and supporting economic development. Adult and children care services are an important part of the budget. Lincolnshire is one of the two worst funded councils for adult care. We had some successes, but the government has delayed both the fairer funding formula and the long- term plan for funding our care services.
In the meantime, I have investigated the quality of our care services in Lincolnshire, which are good. We have the initial wellbeing service for anyone where you have concerns. 01522 782151 Also we have just under 12,000 people in long term care, with an average age of 84. We have many preventative mechanisms in place such as care coming out of hospital, supporting carers and working with partners. Each £ spent on prevention saves £14 in less service being needed, thus “a stitch in time, saves nine”.
However, we’re not good at keeping people out of hospital, which suggests a significant number of other people are not accessing the support they need. It might be the cost of private care, or reductions in community nurses and GP’s.
Mental health and homelessness
Homeless in Sleaford
We are very concerned how hard it can be for people to access help for mental health. Timely assistance makes a huge difference to the individual and for the cost of providing the services. For homeless people with problems of mental health and drug misuse in Lincolnshire, the government has given £300K to improve services and a new contract is being drawn up to start next March. The District Council is the first port of call for housing issues. The Council must call in any other services that are needed and also wanted by the individual. Cllr Marianne Overton has investigated and supported improvements.
“Boris bets the House,” say headlines this week
Pro and anti demonstrations out in force this week
Leader of the Lincolnshire Independnets, Marianne Overton MBE, met with ministers again this week, to discuss mitigating the effects of Brexit. That was on the very day of Boris’s moment of reckoning, where 21 MP’s insisted on voting with their conscience, but not with Boris. Thus we have a minority Conservative government. That could stay or lead to a coalition government or an election. Boris also got voted down on his call for an election and is forced to ask the EU for an extension. He went ahead with his plan to close down democracy or rather, close parliament, so he won’t be losing any more votes before Brexit.
On the same day, Farage was at the Lincoln Showground, speaking at a regional Brexit Party Rally, accompanied by some of their 29 MEPs.
The wooden and concrete walled shed with a metal roof at the Leadenham landfill site used for shredding paper, and caught fire last week. Thanks to the fire service for prompt action.
End of Landmark Tree in Leadenham
You may have seen the huge Horse Chestnut tree in a private garden near the garage on the A607. The tree inspector examined it and declared it was dangerous and the owner duly had it removed.
Current Application out for consultation. 7 new dwellings on the car park of the George, Leadenham. 19/1084/FUL
Added to recent passed applications, this makes a significant increase for the village, over and above the 15% allowed in the Local Plan, yet it is in the heart of the village. Let me know your view, please!
Thank you for your support at the public meeting on the Local Plan and subsequent comments. I have collated a response to the Local Plan proposals which is available on our website. www.lincolnshireindependents.org
I supported designation of a village green at County Council planning recently. Residents had free access for sport and leisure for over 20 years, before the County Council put an application in to build houses on it.
The key point was whether people had been excluded from the site by charging for entrance to an annual public event, the Market Deeping Show. I supported the evidence given that people had still accessed it on that one day a year without paying as the boundary was “porous”. Sadly, the vote was 6:4 against the residents.
I have done a little summary paper on how to access grants. Let me know if you would like a copy, or you want me to attend a meeting.
Eleven young people from Polynesia came to Lincoln University last week with Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Professor Elisabeth Holland. They came to explain at first hand, the impact of climate change devastating their islands with rising sea levels and increased storms. We saw pictures of one island first occupied by a thousand people, then as just a strip of sand appearing at low tide.
The professionals from America and Europe explained how they had expected global warming to be closer to a straight line, but instead, find that change is exponential, worsening at an ever-faster rate. UN representatives talked about the impact of densely populated areas such as Bangladesh becoming uninhabitable. Plans are being made to evacuate well-populated areas in 20-30 years. That puts heavy pressure on the rest of our planet. For action plans, why not visit the Sustainable Witham Big Green Event in Bassingham on Sept. 21st 2-5pm?
Speakers at the Conference on Climate Change organised by the Cathedral and hosted at the University of Lincoln.
Free Heritage 13-22nd September
To celebrate 25 years of free heritage events, we have ten days this year! Most of our heritage venues are open free but booking is generally needed. For details put your post code in and search at www.heritageopendays.org.uk
Welbourn Forge Open, How to play Dungeons and Dragons at Temple Bruer, Fane Portraits at Fulbeck Hall all on September 21st
Clock Tower, exhibition and Dovecote in Aubourn 2-4pm
Quakers at Brant Broughton 13th, 14th 21st and 22nd
Hard Hat Tour of Mrs Smith’s Cottage 14th, 15th, 17th and 18th September at noon, 1, 2 and 3pm Book from heritage website or MrsSmithsCottage@n-kesteven.gov.uk
Cliff Carnival 21st September
This is the start of something big! A very efficient team led by Cat Mills and Katie Gordon has been working for months to make this spectacular event! Messy days in the local village hall making costumes and some easy ideas on the web. Join the parade themed “How does your garden grow?” Anything and everyone is welcome!
A few Big September Events
21st Cliff Carnival, From the Methodist Church at 11am to The Venue, Navenby for a family fun-filled fete 12-4pm
21st Carlton Village Hall Official Opening 2-4pm
21st Royal British Legion Drop in event to raise awareness of their offer to ex-servicemen and women at the Brant Broughton Produce and Craft Show 1.30-4.30pm
21st Sustainable Witham Big Green Event, Hammond Hall, Bassingham 2-5pm Annie Cunningham 07595 991 683
21st Last Night at the Proms £12.50 at the Terry o Toole Theatre, North Hykeham Sports Centre.
22nd Listening to people in Witham St Hughs in the Village Hall email@example.com 11am to 1pm
|News from Lincolnshire Independent Councillor,
MARIANNE OVERTON MBE
Thank you for your support.
Parish Offices for local support and information
Navenby Venue Tuesday to Friday 10-noon
Witham Office at Bassingham in the Hammond Hall,
LN5 9HQ 01522 789758 Open Mon, Wed, Thurs 9-1pm
Access to Wellbeing Services and care
The Carers service 01522 782224
Support for Adult care is available 01522 782155
Umbrellas events supporting all ages with additional needs and their families firstname.lastname@example.org
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To receive info’ on twitter #lincscc_roads
Help save lives and keep countryside clean
Report Potholes 01522 782070
Or use “Fix my street” on line – works well.
Report Litter 01529 414155
Report illegal parking 01522 511142 or
Adult Concern 01522 782151
Police Sgt Ken Whyte 07973 846 537
Facebook Hykeham town rural NPT T @hykeham NPT
Highways, Transport and Travel
Good newsletter from email@example.com
Call Connect 8.30am – 7pm Weekdays and to 5pm Saturdays 0345 234 33 44 or 01522 553143 www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/callconnect/35955.article
Dial a ride 01522 544983 Disabled door to door
Local Plan www.central-lincs.org.uk 01529 308084
Mobile Library 01522 782010 or www.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Planning on line
See and comment on applications to get your voice heard. Search “planning on line north Kesteven”
www.facebook.com/groups/455116074527966/ Navenby and Wellingore business parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk
Most villages have sites on the County Council web like this, including Welbourn, Leadenham and Coleby.
Branston http://www .tucann.co.uk/the-sheepwash-times Branston Library 01522 880426
County Events- Good web page here
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