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Scams Awareness 2019

Scams Awareness is a yearly campaign which aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers who know what to do when they see a scam. This year's campaign will take place over two weeks, from the 10th-23rd June. For further information please follow the link to an external website.

European Parliament Elections

If the UK is still in the EU on Thursday 23 May, elections to the European Parliament will take place on that day. Please refer to the attached Notice (below) for details. A copy of the Notice is also published on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Uncontested Parish Council Election

The SKDC Returning Officer has confirmed that the Election for Rippingale Parish Councillors is uncontested and the persons listed on the attached Notice (see below) are duly elected. These Councillors will take up post with effect from 7 May 2019. The details are also available on the Parish Council Noticeboard.

Local Elections - Thursday 2nd May 2019

Local Elections for the District Council (including the Aveland Ward for Rippingale) and Parish Council are due to take place on 2nd May. Please refer to the attached notices below for details. The details are also available on the Parish Council and Village Hall Noticeboards

On 1st March, the Rural Services Network launched a campaign calling on the Government to develop a Rural Strategy.

“Rural Communities are frequently overlooked in a policy environment dominated by urban thinking and policy concerns. This often means communities either miss out on the benefits or experience unintended consequences from policies which are poorly thought-through from a rural perspective. It is time for this ‘rural mainstreaming’ to stop. People living in our towns and villages simply cannot afford to wait any longer for politicians to take their concerns seriously and act on them,” said Rural Services Network chief executive, Graham Biggs.

“If rural communities are to be sustainable, the Government must seize this opportunity to work with communities to produce a long-term, funded rural strategy which recognises the contribution rural areas make and have the potential to make to the wellbeing and prosperity of the nation as a whole.”

We are asking all of the Parish Councils and organisations in Rural Areas to support our call and sign up to support our campaign. For further information please see the weblink at the bottom of the page.

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES

Work is due to take place sometime between 31 May and 6 September, but we will (should) get more specific dates closer to the time. This is for surface re-dressing work and on High Street and Station Street. Please note it will be necessary to impose a temporary restriction to all vehicular traffic on the road(s) detailed below. Adequate arrangements will be made to enable pedestrians to access premises in the affected area.

Other road closures will also be happening locally, see the document below for full details.

South Kesteven Visitor Guide

To download a new 64 page visitor guide to attractions and events in our area please follow the link at the bottom of this page.