Local News

Conservative Councillor Supports Local Community Group

A volunteer writers group has been given a helping hand by Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council. Newsline, a monthly village newsletter for Blyborough, Grayingham and Willoughton, has received a £400 grant from the Councillor Initiative Fund.

£8m for Lincolnshire Hospitals

The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley MP, recently announced a major investment in improving the health care of people in Lincolnshire. The Department of Health is to provide a further £8 million of funding to United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust / Lincolnshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) across the years 2011/12 and 2012/13.

Conservative-Led Council Tax Freeze Supported By All Parties

Conservatives from the Gainsborough Constituency, which covers all of the West Lindsey district, have warmly welcomed news from the Conservative-led district authority that Council Tax will be frozen for the second year running.At the March meeting of the Council, on Monday, 5th March 2012, Leader, Cllr. Burt Keimach, introduced the Conservative Group's Budget which received unanimous approval from all parties.

West Lindsey District Council Budget 2012

In a speech introducing the authority's 2012 budget, by the Conservative Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Burt Keimach, Council Tax is Frozen for a second year. The Leader confirms there have been no redundancies and that there are no plans to make any one redundant in the forseeable future. The authority will be investing in building new homes in Gainsborough and delivering for rural communities.

Edward Leigh Celebrates Nursery Re-Opening

Edward Leigh, Member of Parliament for Gainsborough, has attended the opening of the Little Lambs Nursery, in Corringham Road, Gainsborough.The nursery was forced to close following a fire which gutted the building at the start of December last year, in what is understood to have been an arson attempt. The blaze damaged light fittings and fixtures as it spread through the toddler room to the corridors, kitchen and children’s toilets. Thousands of pounds of repairs have taken place and now the nursery is back in business.

West Lindsey Freeze Council Tax For Second Year In A Row

For the second successive year West Lindsey District Council is set to freeze council tax without any significant impacts on front line services or redundancies. The council’s budget is proposed for approved at a meeting of the full Council on Monday, 5th March 2012.

Gainsborough Conservatives Welcome County Council Leader

Local Conservatives have welcomed Conservative County Council Leader, Cllr. Martin Hill OBE, to their Supper Club event. He was warmly received and spoke about the challenges and tough decisions the ruling Conservative Group, on Lincolnshire County Council, face in delivering £125 million of savings in the authority's budget.

Council Praised for Commitment to Young People

Job prospects for young people are brighter thanks to Conservative-led West Lindsey District Council’s ‘good recruitment’ practices.West Lindsey District Council has received the Positive About Young People award from Lincolnshire County Council. It recognises the council’s commitment to young people in the workplace by addressing the areas of employment, experience of work and awareness of opportunities.