Photo by Nelly Jacobs
ELECTION OF TOWN MAYOR / CHAIRMAN OF BOURNE TOWN COUNCIL
At the Annual Meeting held on Tuesday 14 May 2013, Bourne Town Council elected Cllr David Higgs as Chairman / Mayor until May 2014 and Cllr Bob Russell as Vice-Chairman.
The new Mayoress of Bourne is Mrs Angela Higgs.
CHANGES TO WASTE AND RECYCLING IN BOURNE
South Kesteven District Council has been applying a charge for GREEN bin collections since 1 April 2012. £25 per GREEN bin with an additional charge of £10 for each further bin.
For further information please go to www.southkesteven.gov.uk/greenbin or call 01476 406279
New reduced opening hours for the Recycling Centre in Bourne from 1 April 2012.
Fridays to Mondays from 9am until 4pm (4 days only)
COMMUNITY EVENTS are being organised
by a new action group in Bourne called 'Bourne Traders Association' - for further information please contact Gordon Cochrane at Gordon's Photographic.
CEMETERY CHAPEL -
The Diocese has held a meeting with all stakeholder on 30 April 2012 and draft proposals for revised covenants are still being considered by all parties.
Bourne Town Council has had a 6% response rate to its survey regarding the cemetery chapel which, in local government terms, is very good. Out of the 443 forms returned there were 104 people wishing to save the building as long as there was a guaranteed end use. There were 82 wanting the chapel saved even without guaranteed end use = total of 186 (42%) wishing to save the building against 250 (56.4%) who do not want the building saved, plus 7 others (1.6%).
In view of the above figures Bourne Town Council has resolved to give the public the opportunity to try to save the building without involving council tax payers' money; 346 (78.1%) of the respondents do not want tax payers' money spent on the building.