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New chief executive of SKDC to be chosen

06 January 2020
New chief executive of SKDC to be chosen

New chief executive of SKDC to be chosen

06 January 2020

A council committee is set to make the final decision this week on who will be the local authority's new chief executive.


Will the new year give health services in Grantham and the county 2020 vision?

04 January 2020
Will the new year give health services in Grantham and the county 2020 vision?

Will the new year give health services in Grantham and the county 2020 vision?

04 January 2020

A new year, a new decade and, hopefully for health campaigners, a clearer view of the future – that’s what is expected going forward.


Lincolnshire County Council plans to drastically reduce its carbon emissions

06 December 2019
Lincolnshire County Council plans to drastically reduce its carbon emissions

Lincolnshire County Council plans to drastically reduce its carbon emissions

06 December 2019

Initial projects focus on de-carbonisation of transport, property improvements, energy usage and involving the authority in the generation of energy.


Pressure for fairer funding for Lincolnshire Police must continue, says councillor

03 December 2019
Pressure for fairer funding for Lincolnshire Police must continue, says councillor

Pressure for fairer funding for Lincolnshire Police must continue, says councillor

03 December 2019

The police and crime commissioner has pledged to work with the next government to highlight the challenges of rural policing.


Grantham Hospital campaigners respond to missed A&E targets

25 November 2019
Grantham Hospital campaigners respond to missed A&E targets

Grantham Hospital campaigners respond to missed A&E targets

25 November 2019

Figures show ULHT has made no improvement despite closing Grantham Hospital's A&E overnight, says campaigner.


Increased demand 'taking its toll' as hospital trust misses targets for more than five years

25 November 2019
Increased demand 'taking its toll' as hospital trust misses targets for more than five years

Increased demand 'taking its toll' as hospital trust misses targets for more than five years

25 November 2019

Bosses at the trust have apologised, saying they are not “performing as well as we should be”.


Plan revealed for special needs school to be opened on Grantham business park

22 November 2019
Plan revealed for special needs school to be opened on Grantham business park

Plan revealed for special needs school to be opened on Grantham business park

22 November 2019

Esland Care, which operates 31 homes nationwide for children, wants to convert a building on Alma Park, into a facility for 30 to 35 children.


£1 million plans for Grantham Fire Station are approved

12 November 2019
£1 million plans for Grantham Fire Station are approved

£1 million plans for Grantham Fire Station are approved

12 November 2019

Lincolnshire County Council applied to demolish a former drill tower and outbuildings on the Harlaxton Road site to create two new buildings.


Delegation of Lincolnshire business leaders flies out to China

11 November 2019
Delegation of Lincolnshire business leaders flies out to China

Delegation of Lincolnshire business leaders flies out to China

11 November 2019

A five-year plan of how the Midlands and a Chinese province will “grow their economies together" are to be announced.


SKDC to buy £180k Grantham property to turn into temporary accommodation

05 November 2019
SKDC to buy £180k Grantham property to turn into temporary accommodation

SKDC to buy £180k Grantham property to turn into temporary accommodation

05 November 2019

Spending plans to be rubber stamped by SKDC's cabinet include purchasing a building in Grantham and IT upgrading.


Data shows high re-offending rate

23 October 2019
Data shows high re-offending rate

Data shows high re-offending rate

23 October 2019

Data analysed by a county council scrutiny committee shows shoplifters are most likely to re-offend.


Air quality concerns surrounding 70-home development near Grantham are disproved

09 October 2019
Air quality concerns surrounding 70-home development near Grantham are disproved

Air quality concerns surrounding 70-home development near Grantham are disproved

09 October 2019

Air quality figures given by a parish council were "incorrect", say planning officers as they again recommend a large village development is approved.


Pro and anti-fox hunting groups condemn 'sickening' threats against councillors

27 September 2019
Pro and anti-fox hunting groups condemn 'sickening' threats against councillors

Pro and anti-fox hunting groups condemn 'sickening' threats against councillors

27 September 2019

Members agreed to secret vote on motion to withdraw support from the Boxing Day meet after it was reported they had received a torrent of abuse.


Grantham Belvoir Hunt meet to continue after vote - held in secret after councillors received threats and abuse - is lost

27 September 2019
Grantham Belvoir Hunt meet to continue after vote - held in secret after councillors received threats and abuse - is lost

Grantham Belvoir Hunt meet to continue after vote - held in secret after councillors received threats and abuse - is lost

27 September 2019

Secret ballot held as new leader says he fears for the safety of members of the council.

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Senior councillor denies former leader's statement that plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire are still being debated

26 September 2019
Senior councillor denies former leader's statement that plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire are still being debated

Senior councillor denies former leader's statement that plans for a unitary authority in Lincolnshire are still being debated

26 September 2019

Stepping down as leader of South Kesteven District Council, Coun Matthew Lee says there is still talk of disbanding district councils.


Maintenance bill for Grantham and other Lincolnshire hospitals is £236 million and rising

18 September 2019
Maintenance bill for Grantham and other Lincolnshire hospitals is £236 million and rising

Maintenance bill for Grantham and other Lincolnshire hospitals is £236 million and rising

18 September 2019

Health bosses say cost is down to two decades of underinvestment.


Closure of Grantham Magistrates' Court has had impact on case completion times, says report

16 September 2019
Closure of Grantham Magistrates' Court has had impact on case completion times, says report

Closure of Grantham Magistrates' Court has had impact on case completion times, says report

16 September 2019

The time it takes for a case to go through the court process has increased by 50 per cent, with several factors highlighted in report.


Plans for 205 homes near 'noisy' factory in Grantham approved

16 September 2019
Plans for 205 homes near 'noisy' factory in Grantham approved

Plans for 205 homes near 'noisy' factory in Grantham approved

16 September 2019

Councillors at South Kesteven District Council have given the go ahead to plans for 205 homes near a ‘noisy’ packaging factory in Grantham.

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Developer given green light to build 46 houses in Great Gonerby following earlier refusal

12 September 2019
Developer given green light to build 46 houses in Great Gonerby following earlier refusal

Developer given green light to build 46 houses in Great Gonerby following earlier refusal

12 September 2019

New estate will be entirely affordable housing.


High pollution levels put plans for 70 homes at Colsterworth on hold

11 September 2019
High pollution levels put plans for 70 homes at Colsterworth on hold

High pollution levels put plans for 70 homes at Colsterworth on hold

11 September 2019

A councillor has highlighted nitrogen dioxide levels in the the area near the A1.


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