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“North Kesteven District Council is joining with other councils in Lincolnshire to campaign for a fairer funding deal for our area. If councils in Lincolnshire received the average funding for council areas in England, the region would benefit from £116 million extra funding for services, every year.

This could help pay for new infrastructure and valued council services. For example, £116 million could pay for a bypass scheme or major road improvement schemes across the area every year. A small proportion of that funding could provide superfast fibre broadband to every business in the area.

With any additional funds North Kesteven District Council would be in a stronger position to provide even more much needed affordable and rural housing optioms, opportunities for jobs growth and business development and even more services in support of healthy vibrant communities than it does already through its robust financial planning.

Councils in Lincolnshire have seen huge cuts to their Government funding over recent years and the cost of providing services is increasing. Council leaders are meeting with local MPs and government ministers to set out the case strongly for a fair deal for Lincolnshire.

You can help Lincolnshire councils get more money for your local services, by contacting your MP and joining the campaign for fairer funding at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/fairerfunding.”

Jason Hippisley
Communications & Media Manager, North Kesteven District Council

Web: www.n-kesteven.gov.uk
Twitter: @NorthKestevenDC