Seventy five percent of homes at risk of coastal flooding in East Lindsey are still not signed up to receive advanced flood warning, it has been revealed today.
Councils and the Environment Agency are warning that thousands of people on the Lincolnshire coast are putting themselves at risk of harm by not registering with Flood Warnings Direct.
Despite East Coast flooding being the greatest risk to the County, an estimated 75 per cent of households in coastal flood risk areas in East Lindsey have not signed up to the scheme, which is free of charge and provides a telephone call to a landline or mobile to give advance warnings of potential flooding.
To register for flood warnings go online at www.gov.uk/flood, or call Floodline on 0345 988 1188. You can choose five ways that you would like to be contacted with flood warning messages including phone numbers and email addresses so that whether you are at home or away, you will get the messages.
White goods like washing machines and freezers are amongst the most likely items to be dumped in parts of Lincolnshire.
East Lindsey District Council have issued a list of the most frequently fly-tipped items as part of its Responsible People anti-littering campaign. Electrical goods top the list, with furniture and children's toys next, closely followed by tyres and builders' rubble.
For information on the Council's bulky waste and electrical item collection service visit www.e-lindsey.go.uk/waste
East Lindsey District Council has announced plans to increase its part of the council tax by two per cent.
At today's Executive Board meeting, councillors approved the draft budget for the 2014-15 financial year.
The move comes as the latest government finance settlement figures show the council is facing a £1.9million (13.9 per cent) reduction in its primary funding in the next financial year.
This is on top of the £1.2million of savings it has had to make in the current financial year.
East Lindsey District Council’s recycling collection will finish for the winter during the two week period following November 11 – depending on your collection day.
From March 31, 2014, the Council will be launching fortnightly Green Waste Collection for £25 per year for 25 collections over 50 weeks. Details on how to sign up for the service will be released in the New Year.
During the winter months Green Waste can be taken to one of the County Council’s Household Waste Recycling Centres. To check your current household waste and recycling calendar, visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk
Police have released CCTV footage of the robbery of Eastgate Jewellers in Louth.
Christopher London, 25 and Damion Clark, 30 were sentenced to a total of ten years in prison. Both men are from Grimsby.
East Lindsey District Council has approved £173,000 to secure lifeguard services in Skegness, Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea for the next three years.
Councillors are meeting on Wednesday, July 17, to consider replacing the free seasonal green bin service from March 2014. Instead, they would charge £25 a year for the service, the equivalent of £1 per collection. A similar scheme has already been brought in in Lincoln.
The council has to save £2m from its budget and they think charging for green bin collections could save them £800,000.
Alternative options are being put to the community in a consultation exercise that remains open until April 30, 2013.
In 2014/15, the Council needs to save a further £2m in running costs to be able to set a balanced budget, as is legally required.
The consultation can be completed here.
People living in one of the parts of Lincolnshire that was worst affected by flooding earlier this month are being warned to hang on to their sandbags, despite the recent change in the weather.
Hundreds of sandbags were handed to residents in East Lindsey to protect their homes and businesses from surface water flooding. The district council says those who were affected should retain the bags and ensure they have a plan in place for what practical steps they can take in any future flood.
People in Lincolnshire who are interested in Police work are being asked to find out more about becoming a Special Constable. The Lincolnshire Police Special Constabulary is recruiting in the East Lindsey area.
They are part of the local policing team, working alongside the regular force. If you are interested a Recruiting Seminar is being held at 10am at Louth Police Station.