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

Two charged over village cannabis farm discovery

Two men have been charged after cannabis plants with an estimated street value of over £1m were discovered at a house in Lincolnshire.

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The plants were found in a property in Firsby, near Spilsby, yesterday.

Two 24-year-old men have been charged on suspicion of the production of Class B drugs.

They are due in court later, according to Lincolnshire Police.

Multimillion-pound cash boost for Lincolnshire's roads

Millions of pounds are to be spent on repairing potholes and improving transport links in Lincolnshire.

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The government's allocated almost £100m for the works in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, which includes improved facilities for cyclists and bridge repairs.

Richard Davies, Lincolnshire County Council's Transport Portfolio Holder, said: "What we'll be looking to do is spend more money on roads maintenance, filling potholes, pavement repairs - all that kind of stuff people expect us to do.

"We'll also look at using some of the money to see what we can do about bolstering sustainable transport and making public transport more obtainable."

Booking system for Lincolnshire tips back online

Lincolnshire County Council's website has been struggling to handle the amount of people looking to book a slot to drop off waste at the authority's recycling sites:

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The web page went live this morning at 10:00, with 39,000 slots being released so people could book to drop off green waste and wood when the sites re-open next Monday.

They have been closed for some time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The system is now running as expected after some "technical difficulties", the council says, adding that there are slots available across the count

Almost £30m in extra funding for Lincolnshire councils

Councils in Lincolnshire are to receive an extra £28m to help them respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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It's to be spent on services such as social care and housing the homeless.

The extra cash has come at a time when councils are facing a potential loss of millions from things such as car parks and leisure centre.

This fresh allocation of government help brings the total amount so far allocated to Lincolnshire to £43m.

Council to refund school travel costs during lockdown

Parents are to be reimbursed for school transport costs during the coronavirus lockdown, Lincolnshire County Council says.

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The authority says it will issue refunds to cover the entire period, though warned it's not going to happen straight away and has asked people to be patient.

Martin Smith, interim assistant director for education, said: "While we appreciate some children reaching the end of their studies will not be returning to school, we are asking parents to be patient at this very busy time so refunds can be processed collectively rather than on an individual basis."

The council has said parents in financial hardship can apply for a fast-track refund, while those who paid schools direct are being asked to contact the schools and not the council.

Council's Coronavirus helpline and website delayed

Lincolnshire County Council says it's working hard to introduce a dedicated coronavirus helpline after the service was hit by a delay.

The council currently has pages on its website offering support.

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The authority had hoped to have a new helpline and website up and running yesterday evening but as a result of pressure on its IT services neither is yet available.

The council says a new website and hotline will point people towards services like volunteering or community support projects, where to get food deliveries from and issues relating to benefits and similar issues.

It is very fast moving and, obviously, at the same time we're trying to make arrangements to make sure that 5,000 people can work from home. So our IT are incredibly busy trying to respond to everything."

Debbie BarnesChief Executive of Lincolnshire County Council

Lincolnshire council tax on the up

Lincolnshire County Council says its share of council tax will increase this year.

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Owners of a typical band B and D property will pay an extra £45 a year on average.

The authority says the extra money is needed to ensure vital services such as adult care and flood protection are maintained.

But the leader of the council's Labour group, Rob Parker, voted against the budget, saying the authority has cash in reserve which needs to be spent:

We have a significant of money, over £60m, available. We think it's unreasonable. £6m was put in last year and here we are a year later and it's still being unused."

Rob ParkerLincolnshire County Council Labour Group

Council to fly Union flag from buildings on 'Brexit day'

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The leader of Lincolnshire County Council has said the Union flag will be flown from council buildings on Friday to mark the UK's departure from the EU.

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The UK will formally leave the EU on 31 January before beginning a transition period that is scheduled to end on 31 December 2020..

Council leader Martin Hill said: “Brexit is a momentous, historic occasion – one which should be marked appropriately.

“We’ve been asked by government, where possible, to fly the union flag on our buildings and as a county which overwhelmingly voted to leave the EU, we’re pleased to do so.”