May 142018
 
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Lincolnshire Marc Jones would like to encourage residents of Lincolnshire to help shape the future of their communities by taking part in one of the largest surveys undertaken in rural Britain.
The National Rural Crime Survey was last completed three years ago and revealed the huge financial cost of crime to rural communities – at £800 million per year.
The survey has the backing of Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones who was behind the county joining the Network. In 2015 Lincolnshire was not included in the survey. Marc believes it could help police, local authorities and Government officials better understand the issues facing rural communities.

The survey can be found here and is open for submissions until Sunday 10 June.

May 132018
 

Not one, but THREE meetings were held last week – we don’t do things by halves in Scredington!

They were the Annual Parish Meeting, the Annual Parish Council Meeting (AGM) and the Parish Council Meeting. Below are links to the minutes from these meetings, and also report from Cllr Kate Cook of the work of the District Council (NKDC).

Apr 202018
 

Lincolnshire County Council have advised of some temporary road closures that will affect the village over the next couple of months. You can find the details in the attached documents linked below, but a summary is:

Northbeck: ( Northbeck Lane closure )

REASON FOR CLOSURE: Essential maintenance works by the John Henry Group
LOCATION: Northbeck Lane
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 28/5/2018 to 31/5/2018

Scredington:Poor Garden Lane closure )

REASON FOR CLOSURE: Essential maintenance works by the John Henry Group
LOCATION: Poor Garden Road
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 21/5/2018

Northbeck: ( Northbeck Lane closure #2 )

REASON FOR CLOSURE: Essential maintenance works by Western Power Distribution
LOCATION: Northbeck Lane
PERIOD OF CLOSURE: 4/6/2018 to 11/6/2018

 

 

Nov 222017
 

 

Impact of the Part Night Street Lighting Policy

In April 2016, the County Council began a streetlight transformation programme, in a bid to save £1.7m per year from the £5m annual streetlighting budget. As a result of the changes, around 42,000 streetlights, mainly in residential areas, are now switched off between midnight and 6am.

A scrutiny panel of councillors is now carrying out a formal review into the impact of part-night lighting, looking at topics including:

  • the environment
  • crime rates
  • fears about safety and crime
  • emergency services
  • health and public health services

the impact on businesses and the night time economy

As part of this process we are asking local communities to share any feedback, both positive and negative, in relation to the impact of the introduction of part night streetlighting.

All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the panel when considering its recommendations for the council’s decision-making executive. However, while this may include amendments to the policy, the available budget would not allow for a wholesale reversal of the changes.

To complete the online survey, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/streetlighting Alternatively, call 01522 782070, Or email, Scrutiny@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Information may also be submitted by post to:

Democratic Services, Lincolnshire County Council County Offices, Newland, Lincoln LN1 1YL

All responses must be received by 5pm on Friday 5 January.

The scrutiny panel aims to seek views and evidence to help inform the outcome of the review. We would welcome your input and be grateful if you could also share this information with people in your community and other contacts.

Yours faithfully,

Councillor Angela Newton (Chairman) & Councillor Steve Kirk (Vice-Chairman)

Nov 172017
 

“Dear Resident

Win vouchers by taking part in survey

Have your say on what North Kesteven District Council does and how it performs and you could win £100 in high street vouchers.

Residents, businesses and partner organisations across the District are being invited to take part in the consultation on the NK Plan, which will set out the Council’s priorities for 2018-21.

The resident survey, launched 16th Nov and running for six weeks, forms a key element of this.

There are questions on what issues are most important to residents, which areas need the most improvement and how the Council performs overall.

There is also the chance to have a say on a new priority focusing on Our Environment.

 All responses given will be strictly confidential and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions please contact the Corporate Information Team on 01529 308016.

 The online survey should not take more than 10 minutes to complete and will be accessible through the link below:

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/tellus2017/

 Anyone completing the survey can opt into a prize draw. There are three prizes of £100 of vouchers for residents, one prize of £100 in vouchers for a young person aged between 16 and 24, and £100 of vouchers for sports equipment for one school, in support of the Council’s Sports and Physical Activity Strategy.

The consultation closes on 11.59pm on Sunday 10 December 2017.

If you have any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Information Team on 01529 308016 or please email surveys@n-kesteven.gov.uk

Yours sincerely

Evonne Rogers, Head of Corporate and Customer Services”

Nov 142017
 

Have you noticed a bright yellow cabinet at the top of the community centre car park?

Well – if so, you have spotted our new community AED (Automated External Defibrillator) which is now operational.

You can find out more about this new lifesaving equipment that we have in the village here.

Whilst we hope this equipment never needs to be used, it is reassuring for the village and it’s visitors to know that the equipment is available if required.

 

Nov 102017
 

Have you spotted a fault or something wrong with the highway network that requires fixing?

The County Council has Service Centre Advisors who can help with a wide range of questions and can look up what action has been taken with reported faults and enquiries between 08:00-18:00 Monday to Friday.

This could be potholes, street lights that are not working and broken or missing drain covers.

You can easily report a fault yourself on the council’s website. The best way to do this is to log it on the web portal at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/faultreporting .

There are other ways to contact the Highways service to ask question, and to find out what they do (and also what they don’t!) deal with. You can find all the information on the Lincolnshire County Council’s leaflet here “How To Conact Highways”, which you can find Here.