There are 2 elephants who live on a bookshelf in the home of grandfather and grandmother. Grandfather and grandmother do not realise that the young and old elephant can really move, they have many adventures and the first four stories were released on DVD last year.
I hope that we can keep up with the speed of information – the following came from Cllr Marianne Overton’s after an executive meeting of Lincolnshire County Council, what are your views on recycling and waste disposal?
"I was disappointed with the discussion at the Executive today. There seemed to be a move towards closing Leadenham and Whisby recycling sites without a proper understanding of the detail.
Councillors experience the night time economy first hand
THE night time economy has come under the spotlight in East Lindsey over the Christmas period, with licensing officials from Lincolnshire Police and East Lindsey District Council visiting a number of high profile venues across the District to get a better understanding of how they are run.
East Lindsey District Council licences 903 premises for alcohol or regulated entertainment and considers around 200 licence changes each year.
Led by Chief Inspector, Daryl Pearce, East Lindsey District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Communities, Councillor Sandra Harrison; Licensing Committee Chairman, Councillor George Horton, and other Licensing Committee Councillors, visited bars and clubs in Skegness, Ingoldmells and Louth late at night as well as the CCTV Control Room, which serves Alford, Horncastle, Louth, Mablethorpe, Sutton on Sea, Ingoldmells, Chapel St Leonards and Skegness from its base at Skegness Police Station.
The Police and District Council work closely through the East Lincolnshire Community Safety Partnership and Councillors are keen to get a clearer insight into how the licensing decisions they make affect the local community and night time economy in the District.
As well as visiting bars and nightclubs, the group also visited Butlins where an 80s reunion was being held for 7,500 people – a major event for the District outside the main holiday season.
Chief Inspector Daryl Pearce explained: “Our tour of Skegness, Ingoldmells and Louth was an ideal opportunity to show the Councillors making the licensing decisions how they work in practice. Councillors were able to experience some of the challenges we face along with the challenges that bar owners themselves face.”
Portfolio Holder for Communities, Councillor Sandra Harrison, said: “The night time economy is so important to East Lindsey and it’s something we must continue to grow in a controlled way. We want to ensure local people and visitors can have a great, but safe, night out in our towns and villages.
“The visit provided us all with the first hand experience we need to make more informed licensing decisions that benefit the business community and those visiting the various venues.
“Although the Council won’t always make the most popular licensing decisions, we will continue to focus squarely on ensuring people are safe when enjoying a night out.”
It is assume that the night time economy means those places where alcohol is consumed. The council seem to consider that growth in this area is to be encouraged? Why?
Does it provide good jobs for people with families, does it encourage the best of people? Perhaps not.
It does provide high margins for business and too often it creates noise, intimidation and violence.
There is no simple panacea for creating jobs on the East Coast which is presently highly reliant upon tourism.
What do you think?
Some of us love to look into the past and today’s briefing from City of Lincoln Council has some very interesting web page links, these are listed below with links.
Press release from North Kesteven District Council 19 January 2012
A reign of terror has ended for neighbours of a Sleaford man who will be evicted from his flat following a catalogue of anti-social and criminal behaviour.
A case was brought to Lincoln County Court on January 17, 2012 by North Kesteven District Council following a joint operation between the authority’s housing and ASB teams and Lincolnshire Police to bring to an end the nuisance suffered by neighbours in the town centre flats.
The Court awarded the Council an immediate possession order enabling it to evict the tenant, who was also ordered to meet the £750 costs of the legal action.
In the year since last February there had been 97 reported incidents including persistent loud noise and music, visitors shouting and swearing, abusive language, damage to the property and affray.
The case was brought to a conclusion in the courts because his behaviour did not improve despite repeated efforts of lower-scale intervention.
Cllr Stewart Ogden, who has Executive oversight of housing matters at North Kesteven, said: “The Council has a number of tools for managing nuisance inflicted by tenants on neighbours and the wider community and, as a signatory of the RESPECT standard of Housing Management, does not hesitate to robustly enforce the terms of the tenancy to ensure a safe and peaceful life for others.”
A sense of social responsibility should be one of the things that every family teaches its children by the way they act towards others. There is no excuse for anyone inflicting unhappiness on others.
How many times have you heard "they should do something about that....", well here they have, the only problem is the timescale and the possible creation of a homeless individual who may cost the state more in housing than presently. But what should we do? Let us have your thoughts.
Press release SHDC 23 January 2012
First logistics forum meeting a success
THE inaugural meeting of a forum to discuss logistics issues in South Holland has been hailed a success.
Thirty-six representatives from companies involved in logistics attended a business breakfast meeting of The South Holland and District Logistics Forum at the Sage Restaurant at the Red Lion Quarter in Crackpool Lane, Spalding on January 19, 2012.
Grantham to get its own Festival.
The press and media are full of stories about how we might revitalise our villages and town centres and now the powers that be have put together plans for a festival for Grantham. Every festival needs a kernel around which to build its existence and Grantham (read South Kesteven District Council) have realised the potential value of its special son Isaac Newton.