The View from Lincoln County Hall

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As your Gainsborough County Councillors, Mick Tinker (Gainsborough Hill Division) and Pat O’Connor (Gainsborough Trent Division), we are delighted to have been given the opportunity to write this column to keep you up to date with issues that concern the county and you.

The Waste Transfer Station, which will handle all the waste collected from your black bins, planned for Heapham Road Industrial Estate, was approved by the County Planning Committee despite our concerns on the site chosen and the failure of any council to consult with the people of Gainsborough.

We will, however, keep a close watch on the development and operation of this site. We will direct any concerns we may have to the Environment Agency who have to licence the operation.

Following the success of the campaign to restore a half-hourly bus service along Ropery Road, people living in the uphill area of Gainsborough also wish to sign the petition on bus services to be submitted to the County Council as they have lost a through service to the hospital and doctor’s surgery in Vanessa Drive.

You can still sign the petition in Queensway Post Office or Callipio Hairdressers at 20 Queensway.

Councillor Mick Tinker made a donation from his councillor initiative fund to Gainsborough Heritage Centre, which he attended the official of opening last Friday.

We are mightily impressed by the hard work and level of research achieved by volunteers at the centre.

The current exhibition features photographs of school children in the 1960s and 1970s, so do go along and see for yourself how we looked in those days.

Coun Pat O’Connor

Lincolnshire County Councillor - Gainsborough Trent Division

Coun Mick Tinker

Lincolnshire County Councillor - Gainsborough Hill Division