North Lincolnshire resident Nichola Hutson and her family have pledged to set up a furniture collection and deliver service to help families who have suffered property damage in North Lincolnshire. Continue reading
Please join us in wishing The Hamst a speedy recovery from his cycling accident today.
Hamst has been with Visit Scunthorpe as a citizen journalist almost from its inception and can often be seen out and about the town photographing and researching stories.
We can tell his readers that he has been discharged from the hospital with sever bruising and some fractures and dislocations.
The following motion will be voted on at an extra ordinary meeting of north Lincolnshire council following a community poll held on Thursday showing a majority who voted in Winterton Parish Poll want de Lacy house to be retained.
Motion as on the paper
LABOUR GROUP MOTION
Moved by Councillor L K Foster
Seconded by Cllr T Gosling
In response to the result of the Winterton Town Council ‘Parish Poll’ this
Council resolves to reverse the previous decisions of this Council and the Cabinet Member for People in relation to De Lacy House.
The Parish Poll in Winterton was the first to be held in North Lincolnshire under the Parish and Community Meetings (Polls) Rules 1987 and as a fundamental Democratic building block of the Act, its result must be totally supported without reservation.
Many thanks to Richard Raggett for sending in the photos in this article last night.
We can now announce that police can confirm that there was a robbery at the Sainsbury’s petrol station on Doncaster road at 21:45 on the 8th December.
Temporary traffic lights will be installed on the A1077 from 06:00 on Tuesday the 10th December allowing traffic to pass in single file along the damaged stretch of the A1077 while repairs are carried out. Continue reading
Following on from yesterday’s interview with De Lacy House campaigner Mike Joyce and, having received accusations via twitter about being a “left wing blog” from Andrew Percy MP, we earlier today wrote to Cllr Robert Waltham offering him a free hand to post a full and unedited statement on Visit Scunthorpe putting forward his views on the De Lacy House affair.
Do date we have had no response from Cllr Waltham.
We repeat this offer to him again publicly now, with the undertaking that it will not be edited or commented on in any way, and will afford the Conservative group currently leading the council a full and transparent opportunity to put forward their case for the closure and demolition of De Lacy house in their own words.
However we have been informed that there will be an extra ordinary meeting of the council tomorrow at the Civic Centre to debate two matters
1 – De Lacy House
2 – Flooding
We would expect that even with such short notice there will be a presence of De Lacy House campaigners there.
North Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet met this morning and agreed a £300 grant for every home in North Lincolnshire which was hit by the devastating floods last Thursday.
In addition to this, those who can no longer stay in their homes due to flood damage will receive a council tax rebate.
According to a Statement from council leader Liz Redfern this action has been carried out in response to requests from MP’s and ward councillors who’s constituents were affected by the flooding.
Cllr Redfern also said that they will also be contacting flood victims to see what their waste needs are.
In addition to the £300 relief, households can also apply for special loans from the council.
This help is available for every household affected by the floods, which is in addition to the discretionary awards announced by this web site on Saturday.
It is not clear as yet how households are meant to claim this money, but Cllr Redfern is quoted as saying “We are currently drawing up the necessary paperwork, however residents will be contacted by our teams over the next few days.”
This comes as a welcome response from the council as local residents form community groups and initiatives to help their neighbours out.
Some good news!
Its very good to hear that leaders at North Lincolnshire Council have managed to secure a substantial £60,000,000 fund from central government under the “Priority School Building Programme” to make improvements to 8 local schools.
The schools include
- Baysgarth School in Barton
- The Vale Academy in Brigg
- Burton-Upon-Stather Primary School
- Crosby Primary School Scunthorpe
- Oasis Academy Henderson Avenue Scunthorpe
- Brumby Junior School Scunthorpe
- Ashby’s Grange Lane Primary School Scunthorpe
This is very encouraging as not only does this investment in education directly affect children’s outcomes, but the building work will also help support the local economy.