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Daniel Jaines, Local Democracy Reporter

Council constitution approved despite issues

27 May 2022
Council constitution approved despite issues

Council constitution approved despite issues

27 May 2022

A review of South Kesteven District Council’s constitution – which opposition members have accused of limiting democracy – has been passed.


Councillors reject increase to allowances

27 May 2022
Councillors reject increase to allowances

Councillors reject increase to allowances

27 May 2022

Council leaders have said now is “not the right time” to take an increase in their members allowances.


Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

27 May 2022
Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

Council agrees to move to offices above cinema

27 May 2022

Councillors agreed a move to the top floor of Grantham’s Savoy Cinema in a bid to save £300,000 a year.

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Leaders do not support windfall tax motion

25 May 2022
Leaders do not support windfall tax motion

Leaders do not support windfall tax motion

25 May 2022

A bid to get county leaders to support a windfall tax on oil and energy companies to tackle the cost of living crisis failed.


Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

24 May 2022
Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

Kelham re-elected as leader of Tories

24 May 2022

South Kesteven District Council leader Kelham Cooke has won a leadership challenge to stay in position.

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A week of social media reactions to the Thatcher statue

22 May 2022
A week of social media reactions to the Thatcher statue

A week of social media reactions to the Thatcher statue

22 May 2022

With a week having passed since the installation of the Margaret Thatcher statue, here are some interesting reactions from social media.


District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

20 May 2022
District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

District council leader shrugs off rumours of possible coup in Conservative group

20 May 2022

Council leader Kelham Cooke has shrugged off rumours about a potential coup in the authority’s Conservative group.

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Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

17 May 2022
Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

17 May 2022

The statue of Margaret Thatcher in Grantham continues to divide opinion, as name of man who threw eggs at the memorial is revealed.


Margaret Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

16 May 2022
Margaret Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

Margaret Thatcher statue continues to divide opinion

16 May 2022

The newly-installed statue of Margaret Thatcher has continued to divide opinion.

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Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

15 May 2022
Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

Eggs thrown at 'Thatcher' hours after statue goes up

15 May 2022

A video has appeared online showing a man throwing eggs at a newly installed £300,000 bronze statue of Margaret Thatcher.

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Waste recycling facility looks to expand

12 May 2022
Waste recycling facility looks to expand

Waste recycling facility looks to expand

12 May 2022

A waste recycling facility in Grantham is looking to expand to bring some of its services in-house and reduce its carbon footprint.


Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

30 April 2022
Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

Council leaders deny hiding results of scrutiny review

30 April 2022

Council leaders have denied hiding results of a review into how decisions are scrutinised, despite having not published them in nearly nine months.

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Police deploy 200 more officers in the county following major recruitment drive

29 April 2022
Police deploy 200 more officers in the county following major recruitment drive

Police deploy 200 more officers in the county following major recruitment drive

29 April 2022

The 'largest recruitment of police officers in decades' has seen more than 200 officers employed in Lincolnshire since 2019.

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Rules to be relaxed on street lighting for new developments

26 April 2022
Rules to be relaxed on street lighting for new developments

Rules to be relaxed on street lighting for new developments

26 April 2022

Major changes for street lighting on new developments, which will effectively remove highway lighting, are to be brought in by the county council.

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Installation of Margaret Thatcher statue could take place "as soon as May 15"

21 April 2022
Installation of Margaret Thatcher statue could take place "as soon as May 15"

Installation of Margaret Thatcher statue could take place "as soon as May 15"

21 April 2022

A £300,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher could be just weeks away from installation as council workers make the final preparations to the stone plinth.

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Racism forgiven by Tory party

20 April 2022
Racism forgiven by Tory party

Racism forgiven by Tory party

20 April 2022

A Conservative councillor who made a racist remark during a public meeting has been absolved.

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CPS admit wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

20 April 2022
CPS admit wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

CPS admit wrong decision after brutal assault shown on TV show Inside The Force

20 April 2022

The Crown Prosecution Service has admitted it got it wrong over a brutal assault shown on TV programme Inside the Force.


£6 million poultry farm set for approval

20 April 2022
£6 million poultry farm set for approval

£6 million poultry farm set for approval

20 April 2022

Plans for a £6 million 300,000 chicken poultry farm are set for approval later this month despite close to 300 objections to the plans.


Lower speed limit agreed for A52 accident blackspot

11 April 2022
Lower speed limit agreed for A52 accident blackspot

Lower speed limit agreed for A52 accident blackspot

11 April 2022

Councillors have approved a reduced speed limit at an A52 accident hotspot on the edge of Grantham.


Plans for travellers site approved as councillors note policy 'failure'

08 April 2022
Plans for travellers site approved as councillors note policy 'failure'

Plans for travellers site approved as councillors note policy 'failure'

08 April 2022

A planning application has highlighted “failures” in the district council’s Local Plan to provide suitable locations for travellers.

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