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South Kesteven District Council to launch lottery

South Kesteven District Council is to launch its own local lottery to help it support good causes.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee

South Kesteven scraps plans to increase district-wide parking charges

Public pressure has forced South Kesteven District Council to scrap plans to increase charges at the Welham Street Car Park in Grantham, amid other possible changes.

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South Kesteven residents and businesses to be consulted on council tax proposals

South Kesteven residents and businesses to be consulted on council tax proposals

South Kesteven District Council is to ask residents, businesses and town and parish councils for their views on council tax proposals for 2018/19.

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South Kesteven car park electric charging points plans

South Kesteven car park electric charging points plans

Electric car parking points could be installed in “appropriate” council-owned car parks across South Kesteven.

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BBC Question Time

Question Time to come to Grantham

The popular political panel show Question Time is coming to Grantham on February 1.

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South Kesteven District Council

South Kesteven councillors to debate proposed Council Tax rise

Higher council tax, fees and other charges are proposed as South Kesteven looks set to lose £1.2m of “Total Resources” over the next four years.

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Grantham travellers’ site is approved

Grantham travellers’ site is approved

A travellers’ site has been approved for the Harrowby area in Grantham.

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Nick Boles, Conservative

Nick Boles to meet health secretary

MP raises Grantham A&E with Theresa May

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An artist's impression of the designer retail village planned by Buckminster and Rioja Developments between the A1 and Spittlegate Level.

Grantham’s proposed £100 million designer outlet village takes major step forward

South Kesteven District Council has agreed to back a £100 million designer retail village off the A1, next to the town’s southern relief road.

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Anger over planned £10 Grantham Welham Street car parking charge

Anger over planned £10 Grantham Welham Street car parking charge

Businesses and residents are angry over a planned £10 long stay parking charge proposed for the Welham Street car park.

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Grantham gypsy site is backed by planners

Grantham gypsy site is backed by planners

A travellers’ site for a Grantham gypsy family is recommended for approval, despite widespread opposition.

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Coun Adam Stokes

South Kesteven council in £3m deal to ‘close the gap’

A council finance chief has defended claims councillors are deciding major investment decisions in secret.

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Leader of SKDC Matthew Lee, whose allowance will increase by more than �3,800, said rises allow all people, whatever their financial background or stage of career, to become a councillor.

South Kesteven councillors vote for increase of 16.5 per cent in allowances

A vote to increase district councillors’ allowances by a substantial 16.5 per cent has been slammed as being “unjustifiable” and “excessive” by some of those who would benefit from it.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: Chancellor should open a new chapter in government’s policy

On Wednesday of next week, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will stand up in the House of Commons and deliver his Budget.

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Nick Boles, Conservative

Grantham MP welcomed back in the House for first speech since illness

Nick Boles has been “warmly welcomed” back into Parliament to make his first speech since his illness.

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham MP Boles says Parliament has its “sleazeballs” but sexual harassment is less of an issue today

Parliament has its “sleazeballs” just like any other employer, but Grantham MP Nick Boles says sexual harassment is less of an issue today than it was 20 years ago when it was “very bad.”

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Nick Boles MP

Grantham Journal column: I welcome council’s plans to invest in bold new initiatives

For many decades, our corner of Lincolnshire has lacked local leadership.

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Matthew Lee on economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee’s full speech to economic business summit

South Kesteven District Council leader Matthew Lee (Con) announced a string of ambitious plans to an economic business summit on Monday (October 9).

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Coun Matthew Lee at economic business summit

Investment in Grantham market, leisure facilities and heritage form part of SKDC’s plans revealed at summit

Ambitious plans – including improved leisure facilities, investment in Grantham Market and gateway improvements – were revealed at an economic summit held by South Kesteven District Council yesterday evening (Monday).

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The Rt Hon Sir Alan Duncan, MP for Melton

Ukip leads calls to sack Sir Alan over Brexit comments

Calls have been made to sack a Tory MP over his claims that Brexit voters were the working class “throwing a bit of a tantrum”.

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