Mayor or no Mayor?

Comment from Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents and of Independent Group at the Local Government Association More conservative lunacy ?– first we had the elected PCC and now they are proposing an elected Mayor? What next? The Lincolnshire “Devo Deal” adds bureaucracy and cost, for little gain to Lincolnshire. This is a

Mayor or no Mayor?2023-11-28T10:03:58+00:00

Closing Railway Ticket Offices

LINCOLNSHIRE INDEPENDENTS ASK COUNCIL TO TAKE ACTION ON TICKET OFFICE CLOSURE - Deadline today “The closure of Sleaford and Grantham Ticket Offices will cause chaos, confusion, mayhem and anxiety to residents in our area, especially older people, the disabled and those who cannot use new technology,” said Sleaford Cllr Ann Mear. Marianne Overton, Leader of

Closing Railway Ticket Offices2023-09-01T11:20:39+00:00

Supporting our Community Support Officers (PCSO’s)

Supporting our Neighbourhood Policing Lincolnshire Police and Community Support Officers (PCSO's) set to reduce from 91-50 We wanted PCSO’s because they are neighbourhood based, with the purpose of heading off incidents and avoiding criminal actions. PCSO’s build trust and relationships and give community reassurance. They deal with victims of anti-social behaviour, help guide and keep

Supporting our Community Support Officers (PCSO’s)2023-02-14T18:25:04+00:00

Runaway Success!

Lincolnshire Independent Alison Snookes was elected onto Sleaford Town Council last night, after a hard fought campaign. Huge thanks to all for helping and for voting to #elect Lincolnshire Independent Alison Snookes.  Alison will do a great job for #Sleaford and has already started on the issues raised on the doorsteps, thank you. Turnout was

Runaway Success!2022-08-05T14:31:33+00:00

Government Raid on Social Housing

Government’s Right to Buy announcements will make it harder for people to find homes “Our aim is to make sure everyone has a decent home they can afford, but this week’s sudden Government announcement to extend the Right to Buy scheme to social housing providers is a damaging raid on their assets.” Cllr Marianne Overton

Government Raid on Social Housing2022-06-15T11:43:17+00:00

Lincolnshire Traffic up 30% in a decade

Lincolnshire Transport Plan 5 Response from Lincolnshire Independents     November 2021 Economic growth that encourages further traffic is counter-productive and is not the primary objective of our communities. COP26 has established that the current decade is critical. New fossil fuel vehicles will still be on sale until 2030. There is no alternative but to reduce traffic

Lincolnshire Traffic up 30% in a decade2021-12-12T00:33:34+00:00

NHS: Conservative plan to sell your personal data

The Independent Group of Councillors on Lincolnshire County Council has condemned NHS England's plans to centralise patient GP records and share them with third parties without first making the public sufficiently aware both of the plans and of their right to opt out of having their GP data shared. Patients only have until 23rd June

NHS: Conservative plan to sell your personal data2021-10-27T16:51:15+00:00

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