Lincolnshire County Council

Boundary changes have occurred here. 2013 seats are an estimate of what the result would have been then if the new boundaries had been in place.

Election 2017 Results

CON GAIN FROM NOC
Party Seats 2013 Seats 2017 Change

PartyConservative

Seats 201335 Seats 201758 Change+23

PartyLabour

Seats 201310 Seats 20176 Change−4

PartyIndependent

Seats 20139 Seats 20175 Change−4

PartyLiberal Democrat

Seats 20133 Seats 20171 Change−2

PartyUKIP

Seats 201313 Seats 2017- Change−13
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Latest Updates

Trial to turn more food waste into energy 'a success'

A trial to turn food waste into electricity in Lincolnshire has been hailed as a "great success" after 314 tonnes of food were collected in the first year.

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South Kesteven

The pilot scheme has been running in South Kesteven for the past 12 months.

Food waste can be turned into soil conditioner and generate electricity using anaerobic digestion

The council said 80.2% of properties in the area had taken part, compared to averages of between 35% and 55% in similar pilots elsewhere in the country.

It's thought that the scheme may now be rolled out across the county.

Health workers threaten walk-out after council chief payout

Union bosses have confirmed health visitors in Lincolnshire could take strike action after it was revealed the former chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council was paid £292,263 for less than six months' work.

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BBC

Keith Ireland left in November 2018 after a "difference of opinion" with council leader Martin Hill.

Now, the Unite union, says 57 of its members are angry at the situation after having no pay increase since 2017 and what they've described as an "erosion of their professional responsibilities".

It is believed to be the first time that the county’s health visitors have been balloted on strike action in defence of their pay and professional standards.

The ballot closes on Thursday 27 June

They transferred over on NHS terms and conditions but the council says they don't fit into their pay criteria so effectively they've been static since 2017. They've reached a point where they're fed up and something needs to be done."

Steve SysonUnite Union

Former Lincolnshire council boss gets £292k payout

Local Democracy Reporting Service

A former council chief who left his job in Lincolnshire after just four months has walked away with a £292,263 payout, it's emerged.

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Local Democracy Service

Keith Ireland was the chief executive of Lincolnshire County Council until November last year.

Mr Ireland left his job following what's been called a difference of opinion with the administration, including leader Councillor Martin Hill.

His departure included compensation of loss of employment amounting to £133,000 and holiday pay of just under £9,000.

The council previously refused to disclose the ex-CEO’s pay-off, but the figures have now been revealed in the council’s legally-required statement of accounts.

Councillor Hill said a compromise agreement between parties was the most cost-effective way of resolving such matters.

Overnight road repairs planned in Horncastle

Worn-out sections of roads in Horncastle are to be resurfaced over two upcoming weekends.

Potholes
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The first phase of work, on Conging Street and St Lawrence Street, will be carried out on 29 and 30 June, with the second taking place the following weekend, on 6 and 7 July.

To minimise the disruption, the repairs will be carried out during the evenings, it's been confirmed.

On the Saturdays, the roads will be closed from 22:00 and 06:00, and from 18:00 to 06:00 on Sundays.

During working hours, limited local access will be available and residents on Watermill Lane/ Mill View Court/Dovecot Alley/Mill Lane will only be able to access their properties via Southwells Lane/Mill Lane.

In addition, there will be no parking available on Watermill Lane between the junction with Conging Street and 1 Watermill Lane.

Senior Conservative councillor joins Brexit Party

A senior Conservative party figure in Lincolnshire has quit to join The Brexit Party instead.

Robert Foulkes
Lincolnshire County Council

County councillor Robert Foulkes has accused MPs of betraying the result of the 2016 referendum on leaving the EU.

The councillor, who represents Stamford East, says Conservative MPs are ignoring the party's grassroots.

He said: "The parliamentary party is doing the exact opposite to what we want it to do and, in my view, it's selling democracy down the river.

"Hence, I thought I can't stand up in the morning and look at myself in the mirror and be complicit in what they've been doing."

Mr Foulkes was also vice-chairman of the Grantham and Stamford Conservative Association.

Suspected rogue traders operating in Lincolnshire

People in North East Lincolnshire are being urged to be vigilant after suspected rogue traders targeted the area.

Money
Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The warning has been issued by North East Lincolnshire Council, who said people were being offered work relating to landscaping, driveways, patios, guttering roofs and other repairs.

The council's Trading Standards team has urged people to remain vigilant and report any sightings of suspected rogue traders in the area.

Don’t be the next victim. Never agree to having work done when you’re cold-called. Always use a reputable company that people you know and trust have recommended."

Councillor Ron Shepherd

More than 46,000 potholes repaired in Lincolnshire

More than 46,000 potholes have been repaired in Lincolnshire so far this year.

Lincolnshire County Council says another 116 are planned for this week:

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Councillor's plea to keep Red Arrows in Lincolnshire

The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has written to the Defence Secretary asking for her help in ensuring Lincolnshire remains the home of the Red Arrows.

Red Arrows
Press Association

Councillor Martin Hill has written to Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for Defence, asking for her support.

He says that RAF Waddington is the best of the three stations being considered as the team's new home when RAF Scampton closes, and says that as well as having strong historical ties with the county the team also encourages investment and creates jobs in sectors such as defence technology.

His plea comes a few days before local businesses, and residents travel to the House of Lords as part of a campaign to keep the aerobic team. There will be a special event with the chairman of the Historic Lincoln Trust, Lord Cormack, which is supported by Visit Lincoln.