Friday, 23 April 2010

A Record Number of Candidates are Fighting the General Election

With nominations for the six hundred and fifty constituencies now closed, it has been confirmed that a record four thousand one hundred and forty-nine candidates are standing at this general election - equivalent to six point candidates per seat across the United Kingdom.

1987 (2,325) was probably the last time when the average constituency in England saw a three-way fight (alongside (four-way contests in Scotland and Wales).

In 1992 (2,948) we then saw the emergence of hundreds of extra candidates from the Green Party and the Natural Law Party, whilst 1997 (3,724) then saw the intervention of the Referendum Party, which stood in the vast majority of seats.

The total dipped in 2001 (3,133), but has since continued to rise, arriving at that figure of just over four thousand for this year's general election.

According to the Press Association, four minor parties are fighting more than 100 constituencies, which are:

United Kingdom Independence Party - 557
British National Party - 337
Green - 334
English Democrats - 106

There are more than one hundred other minor parties putting up candidates, with more than three hundred individuals standing as Independents as well.

In the Gainsborough Constituency the candidates are:

Edward Leigh, Conservative
Pat O'Connor, Liberal Democrat
Jamie McMahon, Labour
Steven Pearson, United Kingdom Independence Party
Malcolm Porter, British National Party

BNP's Manifesto Would Bankrupt Britain

Anticipating the launch today of the BNP manifesto, Nothing British has released a report 'Britain under the BNP' analysing the effects BNP policies would have on Britain: it finds that ordinary families it would mean severe increase in their cost of living, their tax bill, and the risk of violent crime.

The full report and a one page summary can be downloaded from http://www.nothingbritish.com/.

Nothing British research finds:
  • BNP tariffs would cost ordinary taxpayers thousands of pounds, and lead to long waiting lists for goods such as electronics, food, clothes and medicine. Nothing British research calculates that the average person in Britain would be £3,300 worse off from the effects of tariffs.
  • The BNP's emigration policy would expel up to six million British citizens, create a two tier system of public services between 'indigenous Britons' and ethnic minorities, and create a new Section-28 style ban on the 'promotion of racial integration'
  • The BNP would break up popular shops such as Tescos, Primark and Ikea, raising prices on basic goods significantly. World-leading British companies would flee to New York or Tokyo so they could keep recruiting the best from across the world, losing millions of jobs and causing mass unemployment.
  • The BNP would have to raise VAT to unprecedented levels of at least 50% in order to pay for an enormous income tax cut for the rich.
  • The BNP's law and order policies plan to bring back the death penalty, censor popular television shows such as Eastenders, and make it compulsory to keep an assault rifle in your street, risking a significant increase in violence on the streets.
  • The election of BNP government would cause an enormous increase in the risk premium and cost of British debt. This would lead to spiralling inflation, bankrupt public services and interest rates back in the double digits.
  • The BNP would turn Britain into a pariah state on the world stage. They plan to withdraw us from Afghanistan, NATO and the European Union, and cause significant damage to our international reputation, ruining our £115 bn tourism industry.
James Bethell, Director of Nothing British, commented:
"The BNP’s manifesto shows a party more concerned with their loony racial ideology than looking out for ordinary voters.
"The BNP’s policies would double the cost of your shopping bill, unleash assault rifles onto our streets and divide our society along racial lines."
James Bethell will be taking the protest against the BNP's racism and extremism to Stoke where he will be leading a demonstation of Veterans against the BNP.

Unemployment Up 13,000 in East Midlands

Unemployment in the East Midlands has surged from 167,000 to 180,000.

The data for joblessness reveals the number of people registered unemployed in the East Midlands has surged from 167,000 to 180,000. The statistics also show the number of people working in the region has fallen.

The new data shows the number of people classed as being 'economically active' has dropped by 14,000 in the past three months.

Commenting on the latest unemployment figures, Mr. Tony Maione, Lincolnshire Institute of Directors branch chairman, commenting to the Lincolnshre Echo, said public sector spending was to blame.

"These latest figures reveal more worrying evidence that the Government is not taking appropriate steps to bring public spending under control.
"There remains a yawning gap between the performance of the public and private sectors."
Unemployment has increased nationally by 43,000, the new data shows.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

GE2010: Lincoln: Health Secretary Campaigns With Ministerial Colleague, Gillian Merron

Health Secretary, Andy Burnham paid a visit to Lincoln in a bid to boost Lincoln's incmbent parliamentarian and Minister of State for Public Health, Gillian Merron's re-election chances, the Lincolnshire Echo reports.

Mr. Burnham and Ms Merron spent time at Lincoln's Healthy Hub in Beaumont Fee before visiting the new endoscopy unit at Lincoln County Hospital.

The paper asked Mr. Burnham about the former chief executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust, Mr. Gary Walker, who claims the Government's obsession with targets is jeopardising patient safety.

Mr. Walker was sacked following a row with NHS East Midlands over missed targets and is now standing against Ms Merron as an independent candidate in the General Election.

Mr. Burnham said:
"Targets are essentially about people as they are about minimum standards that every patient and their family should be able to expect when they arrive at the door of the NHS.

"I believe the NHS needs national standards and the majority of NHS organisations around the country are achieving these and I believe everyone should.
"I don't place targets above patient safety
"It was not safe in the old days to have people waiting in A&E for seven, eight or nine hours and nor was it safe to wait for hospital operations for months on end."
Speaking to Ms. Merron on Guildhall Street in the City Centre yesterday Ms Merron indicated she thought she was in with a chance of keeping the seat, based on her record of hard work for the constituency.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Nettleham Parish Council Receives Grant From Star Energy

Nettleham Parish Council has recently applied for funding from Star Energy to help provide some equipment and fencing for the Bill Bailey's Memorial Field.

The council has been successful in being granted £6,000 towards a total expenditure of £10,000 to fence off the play equipment area. Unfortunately Star Energy have not given any grant to the purchase of new play equipment. Other sources of funding are also being investigated.

Member of Nettleham Parish Council, Cllr. Giles McNeill commented:
"I was, and remain, very much in favour of expanding the council's attempts to get more revenue from grant sources, the Parish Council has received virtually no grant income over the past five years, so this is a very welcome developement. I must praise the Council's staff who work very hard on delivering these achievements."

Giles McNeill vs Alf Frith

The Lincolnshire Echo is today reporting that a young Conservative hopeful is looking to end the 26-year tenure of a Lincolnshire council stalwart in an electoral battleground near Lincoln.

Cllr. Alf Frith, Liberal Democrat (Nettleham Ward) and Conservative challenger Giles McNeill, are contesting the Nettleham Ward in the West Lindsey District Council election to be held on Thursday, 6th May 2010. The paper declares that with both men at opposite ends of their political careers, the choice is an intriguing one for the nearly four thousand residents of Grange-de-Lings, Greetwell, Nettleham, North Greetwell and Riseholme.

The paper reports that Cllr. Frith has lived in Nettleham since the age of two, spent the last forty-six years as a Parish Councilllor and represented the area at district council level since 1984. The paper reports Cllr. Frith as saying:
"Planning is the biggest issue for the area.

"A lot of residents feel now we have reached a point where, with traffic problems in the village, we have got to capacity.

"Giles has been putting himself around a lot and the campaign is hotting up a bit I'm hoping I will be re-elected, but who can tell?"
At the West Lindsey District Council Civic Dinner, held on Friday 16th April 2010 sources close to senior councillors have said there was considerable rumour and speculation that that Cllr. Frith may not serve the full four year term if elected, and retire after a year.

The paper describe Conservative Candidate and recently re-elected Nettleham Parish Councillor, Giles McNeill, as a long-term Nettleham resident - having lived in the village for two decades. He said:
"I feel I can make a positive difference to Nettleham in four years.

"Cllrs. Leaning and Alf are less Nettleham men at West Lindsey and more West Lindsey's men at Nettleham."

"It's time Nettleham started getting fair funding and has a stronger voice in West Lindsey. You can't vote for change in Nettleham by voting Lib Dem as they are the establishment."
Commenting separately on the rumour regarding Cllr. Frith not serving a full term of office Cllr. McNeill said:
"I think it is a matter for Cllr. Frith to answer. I plan to work hard as the Councillor for Grange-de-Lings, Greetwell, Nettleham, North Greetwell and Riseholme, for the full term I am elected for."

Monday, 19 April 2010

Conservative Party Political Broadcast 19/04/2010

Celebration to Mark the Success of the Future Jobs Fund

A special celebration event will be held next month to mark the success of the Future Jobs Fund .


So far a staggering 49 people have been placed in jobs since October - thanks to the Future Jobs Fund scheme.

West Lindsey District Council received £585,000 from central Government to create the jobs after Gainsborough was considered 'an unemployment hotspot'.

Mrs. Nicoya Palastanga, Employment and Skills Project Manager, was delighted with the success so far. She said:
"The event will celebrate the successes of those who have been employed through Future Jobs Fund, their qualifications, personal achievements, and there will be some fun awards too.

"Hopefully it will give some additional recognition for the organisations who have worked with these individuals and contributed to the success.

"It is an ideal opportunity for everyone to get together with significant partners, to see what everyone has been doing."
The event, which is the first of its kind in Lincolnshire, is being held at Hill Holt Wood, Norton Disney on Wednesday, 12th May 2010.

Hill Holt Wood and West Lindsey District Council have been working in partnership to successfully deliver FJF since October 2009.

A wide variety of jobs have already been created as part of the scheme.

These include forestry assistants, gardeners, joiners, sawmill operatives, Solar PV engineers, farm assistants, rangers, traffic management assistants and many more.

Mrs. Palastanga said:
"Rather than creating jobs and then filling them, we look at the individuals who come through the door and try and create their job that will fit their experience and skills."
Mr. James McQuiston, of Washingborough, has secured a two-year contract with Freewatt, a renewable energy company, which specialises in solar pv systems.

He was part-trained through an apprenticeship as an electrical engineer but the company he was working for closed. He said:
"I actually applied for a gardening assistant job as I was applying for anything just to get some work.

"If it was not for Lucy Picksley the Future Jobs Fund Coordinator at the council I would not have got this job."
Mr. McQuiston will start college in September as part of his training and on completion he will be a fully qualified Part P electrician and a photovoltaic (pv) installation engineer. He added:
"I am so happy. I would definitely urge people to keep applying for jobs - you never know what will come up."
James welcomed the idea of going to the celebratory event. He said:
"I think it is a great idea - it will be a good opportunity to meet other people who have been successful through the scheme."
Mr. Gary Dixon engineering manager at Freewatt said James has really taken to the job.

He said:
"FJF is just what we needed. We are a small upcoming company and to start employing people we have to get it right. With James coming in it gives us the opportunity to train him up.

"Not only has the FJF scheme benefitted James it has also suited us as well."
West Lindsey Council has just 18 months to deliver 90 new jobs as part of the Future Jobs Fund scheme, but the news shows they are on track to meet the target.

Mrs. Karen Lowthrop, Chief Executive Officer of Hill Holt Wood, said:
"Social Enterprises have been identified as a key partner in delivering Future Jobs Fund programme in partnerships with local authorities.
"The work of social enterprises contributes greatly to economic development in the most deprived areas as well as the broader welfare agenda.

"Hill Holt Wood has a history of delivering employment skills and training to the most excluded groups and are pleased to be working with WLDC."

The event in May will last for most of the day and will include many activities for the Future Job Fund employees.

Monday, 12 April 2010

WLDC Grant Up To £100,000 To Help Welton Reach Their Goal

The Lincolnshire Echo is reporting that sports facilities in a village, identified as important to football development, in Lincolnshire could be given £100,000 funding.


Welton Manor Park playing fields, in Welton, are the subject of redevelopment plans by the village's football club and parish council which could cost up to £600,000.

West Lindsey District Council has agreed in principle to provide £100,000 from a cash pot for sporting projects in villages near Lincoln, if the two groups can secure the remaining funding within the next two years.

According to planning documents, the village football club runs more than thirty teams but some have to play in nearby areas due to a lack of facilities at the playing fields.

This situation is believed to be 'hampering' the club's development and prevents it from offering opportunities to women and disabled footballers.

Welton is viewed by the Football Association as a 'strategic area' for developing the game within the county and improving the site is expected to help this progress.

Welton-by-Lincoln Parish Council has been working in partnership with the football club for a revamp of the site, which aims to include new football pitches, changing rooms and accommodation for a number of sports activities plus meeting rooms.

Clerk to the Parish Council, Mrs. Julie Murray is reported to have said financial help from West Lindsey would be of 'great benefit' to the proposal.

"It's a project which is really in its infancy at the moment and we are trying to raise some funds for it to go ahead.

"Several funding sources have been approached and West Lindsey is one of them. We have been talking about this project for two or three years. It's been something on the back burner for a while as we have been trying to raise funds."

Friday, 9 April 2010

Bernard Theobald Stands for Local Council in Referendum on His Record

The former Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Bernard Theobald, Independent (Wold View Ward), together with his wife, Mrs. Deborah Theobald, are both standing for election for seats on the district council.

Cllr. Theobald is hoping to be re-elected as councillor for the Wold View ward on Thursday, 6th May 2010. He stood down from leading the authority last December, blaming an investigation by the Lincolnshire Echo into a planning application he submitted for his decision.

Cllr. Theobald faces stiff competition from Conservative candidate Mr. Tom Regis with Mr. David Kitchen for standing for the Liberal Democrats - who was kicked out of his seat by Deputy Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Burt Keimach, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward) in the 2008 local elections.

Mrs. Theobald has thrown her hat into the ring in the Market Rasen ward against current Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr. Adam Duguid, Conservative (Market Rasen Ward), who called for her husband to resign following the publication of the paper's article.

The Mayor of Market Rasen, Ken Bridger, who was kicked out of office last year by voters as the area's County Councillor, has also been nominated as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Market Rasen Ward.

Also joining the poitical battle at this election is Mrs. Cheryl Shore, the wife of Leader of the Opposition, Cllr. Reg Shore, Liberal Democrat (Stow Ward) - who is tardily engaged as the Liberal Democrats Candidate for the Parliamentary seat of the Lincoln Constituency. Mrs. Shore will contest the Scampton ward as a Liberal Democrat against local parish councillor Mr. Roger Patterson. the Conservative candidate. In a ward which was left vacant by the previous Liberal Democrat councillor who resigned in such a way that the ward has been without representation for six months.

The ruling Conservatives hold 19 seats, the Liberal Democrats have 13 seats, Cllr. Theobald's Independent Group has 2 seats and there is 1 unaffiliated Independent (and one vacancy).

A third, twelve in all, of the seats will be decided at the ballot box on Thursday, 6th May 2010 and Cllr. Theobald told the Lincolnshire Echo he was confident he had worked well for his constituents.

"We need to look very carefully at the use and misuse of public money.
"I think I have a very good track record which stands me in good stead. I think I have served the public very well in the last 11 years.
"It's the first time my wife has stood and she feels very strongly, again having stood on the sidelines, about what has gone on. She is horrified by what she sees as the misuse of position within councils"

Thursday, 8 April 2010

EXCLUSIVE: New Nettleham Parish Council Elected

The following twelve persons have been nominated for election as a Parish Councillors for Nettleham Parish Council, to fill twelve vacancies:
  1. Mr. Allan Bonney, NEW
  2. Cllr. Mrs. Janice Clayton (Vice-Chairman of the Council), Re-elected
  3. Cllr. Mrs. Valerie Darbyshire, Re-elected
  4. Cllr. John Downs (Chairman of the Property Committee), Re-elected
  5. Cllr. John Evans (Chairman of the Parish Plan Steering Committee), Re-elected
  6. Mrs. Susan Harland, NEW
  7. Cllr. John Hill (Chairman of the Planning Committee), Re-elected
  8. Cllr. Malcolm Leaning, Re-elected
  9. Cllr. Giles McNeill (Chairman of the Mulsanne Park Users Committee), Re-elected
  10. Mrs. Stephanie Rouse, NEW
  11. Cllr. Michael Spencer, Re-elected
  12. Cllr. Terry Williams (Chairman of the Council), Re-elected
The following persons will retire from the Parish Council:
  • Cllr. Mrs. Meg Davidson
  • Cllr. Alf Frith
  • Cllr. Raymond Sellars

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

GE2010: Lincoln: EXCLUSIVE: Video of Karl McCartney's Campaign Day One

GE2010: Shadow Secretary of State to Campaign in Lincoln

Caroline Spellman the Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government is expected to be campaigning in the northern part of Lincoln later this afternoon with a team of local activists supporting Karl McCartney, the Conservative front-runner, for the Lincoln Constituency.

Update 16:00
Have met Caroline Spellman photo to follow...

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

General and Local Election Campaigns Begin

The election campaign starts today and we are fired up and ready to go!


In thirty days, the nation will cast their votes in the most exciting and important set of elections in a generation.

In our parliamentary seat of Gainsborough a win for Edward Leigh will help to ensure that the Conservatives have a working majority in Parliament and the nation a government fit for purpose.

In the Liberal Democrat stronghold of the Nettleham Ward, the extraordinary event of having the General and Local Elections falling on the same day will give us the greatest chance of winning Council seats in decades.

Speaking earlier today Giles McNeill said:
"Thursday, 6th May 2010 will be an unprecedented day for our country and nowhere could your help be more important than in the Nettleham Ward.

"My team and I will be out most nights knocking on doors and spreading the message from now until the final vote is cast and any time you could spare could make the difference.

"Thursday, 6th May 2010 will be decision day. It could either usher in five more years of Gordon Brown’s failed and depressing leadership or it could lead to a Conservative victory breathing new life into our nation.

"Please do let me know if you’d like to be join in the campaign!"

GE2010: General Election Campaign Begins

Gordon Brown will announce this morning that the general election will, as expected, be held on Thursday 6th May 2010 and coinside with local government elections to West Lindsey District and Lincoln City Councils.

The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown MP, is expected to go to Buckingham Palace to ask the Queen to dissolve Parliament around 10 o'clock this morning. On returning from the Palace the Prime Minister will formally confirm the date and make a speech in Downing Street in which he will dub the election 'the big choice'.

Mr Brown is expected to say:
"The people have fought too hard to get Britain on the road to recovery to allow anybody to take us back to the road to recession."
The economy, taxation and public services will be key battlegrounds. The campaign will also feature, for the first time, live television debates between the three main party leaders. It will be the first time that Mr Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg have led their respective parties into a general election.

Locally the key battlegrounds will be the Cleethorpes, Brigg & Goole and Lincoln constituencies.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Nettleham Burial Ground Grievance is Badly Reported in Lincolnshire Echo

Related content: 'Nettleham Parish Council Statement Regarding the Burial Ground'.

The Lincolnshire Echo is reporting that a mother grieving the loss of her teenage son has been ordered to remove memorabilia from his grave. Ryan Hides was just 17 years-old when his scooter collided with a car in Dunholme Road, Scothern, on Monday, 15th September 2008.

His mother, Mrs. Joanne Green is reported to have since tried to carry on for the sake of her family and other children, despite her overwhelming grief. Her grieving, it is reported, has been helped by raising money for charity, joining a scooter club and conscientiously ensuring that Ryan's grave, misreported by the Lincolnshire Echo as being in Nettleham Road Cemetery, but in fact his mortal remains have been interred in Nettleham Parish Council's Burial Ground on the High Street, Nettleham, is kept neat and tidy - although the parish council would dispute this.

The paper reports that bosses - or more accurately the council unanimously - have told her that she has to remove everything from the grave - images of scooters, a postcard and flowers and other grave goods- apart from one pot, for flowers.

The paper reports Mrs. Green as saying that:
"If I had known that this would happen, I would never have had him buried there."
The paper reports that in a statement 'the council said Mrs. Green signed a document to say she agreed with the rules' - however, as you can read here, this is not what is in the statement. The paper reports that Mrs. Green says she did not sign anything, which it is understood is correct. It is my understanding that paperwork relating to the interment of Ryan's mortal remains was handled by his father.

The paper makes no mention of the year and a half of on-going communication between the family and the parish council trying to resolve issues and as the Council heard at it's last meeting, Mrs. Green is consumed with grief, and has been unwilling to uphold the agreement entered into with regard to the proper maintenance of grave goods.

In conclusion the paper, despite being provided a full and comprehensive statement on this matter by the parish council, has failed to produce an article worthy of publication, it is full of errors and misrepresentations.

Friday, 2 April 2010

Residents Fear After Newtoft Fire

The Market Rasen Mail is reporting that residents fears, about the combustible materials alledged to be stored at the former RAF Faldingworth site near Newtoft, following a fire have been allayed by West Lindsey District Council.

Mr. John Gilbert, who lives in Newtoft, was the first on the scene, the paper reports, when a blaze broke out at a hanger at the former RAF Faldingworth. He called police and two fire appliances were sent out to deal with it. Environmental officers were also on site.

"I was walking my dogs when I smelled the paricular odour of this fire. I recognised it because in 2005 there had been a previous fire and the fumes were so noxious, residents were told to stay indoors, not hang washing out, not let pets out, or open windows on what was the hottest day of that year."
Mr. Gilbert expressed fears that the hanger is close to where explosions are stored and he fears it is not safe. He claims that planning permission was granted for the storage of plaster boards he doesn't believe a change of use application was ever submitted to allow the storage of hazardous materials.
"The meat and bonemeal stored there is used to furnace power stations. It is a dangerous combustible product in a hnager full of holes that allows air and moisture in."
The hanger is managed by A. Hughes & Son of Skellingthorpe, the paper reports that company did not wish to comment.

A spokesman for West Lindsey District Council is reported to have said a minor fire at the site had been put out by the operator.

"The site owner has reported that the fire was the result of action by intruders after the warehouse had been broken into. An investigation into the cause of the fire is being carried out and one suggestion is that it might have been started by lights being left on in close proximity to a heap of bone meal."
"Core temperatures of the bone meal – taken to avoid the dangers of spontaneous combustion – are checked at least weekly, and on the Friday before Sunday's fire and no problems were reported. The Council is unaware of any breaches planning permission"

Thursday, 1 April 2010

EXCLUSIVE: Nettleham Parish Council Statement Regarding the Burial Ground

Nettleham Parish Council has released the following Press Statement regarding upholding the Burial Ground Rules:
"In February 2008, after extensive local consultation, the Parish Council agreed a new set of Management Rules for the Parish Burial Ground.

"The rationale behind the revised rules was to make clear the basis on which interments were to be undertaken, including broad requirements as to the size and shape of memorials (which have to be approved by the Council) and more specifically the quantity and type of memorabilia permitted on a grave. In essence the rules permit a single vase to be placed within the memorial tablet (i.e. on the plinth of the gravestone).

"In part this requirement is to assist in the maintenance of the burial ground; additionally it provides for a well laid out neat appearance, a factor which the majority of villagers and visitors to the graveyard have indicated is of importance. In this, the Council is following the practice of many councils who are responsible for graveyard management.

"The new rules were widely publicised and relatives of all deceased persons interred since the rules were introduced have been required to confirm that they have read and understand the rules. This aspect forms part of the discussions between relatives and the funeral director.

"With regard to the specific case of Ryan Hides the burial took place some 18 months ago and the family did at the time sign the required form indicating that they agreed to adhere to the same. Unfortunately throughout that period the number and variety of items on the grave has been extensive and clearly contrary to the Council’s requirements for the proper management of the burial ground.

"As a result the Council has written to the family on four occasions in an attempt to resolve the situation amicably. In addition a meeting between them and representatives of the Council has taken place, when it was made clear that the situation needed to be addressed.

"The matter was further considered by the full Council at its meeting on the 17 March, when the sensitive nature of such matters formed an integral part of the discussion. However, Councillors were conscious of how long this matter had been under consideration and concluded that removal of the items would be necessary
"Following that meeting a letter to the family was sent giving them a further month in which to arrange for the removal of the relevant items. In all the circumstances, the Council believes that it has acted both fairly and reasonably but naturally regrets the additional suffering that this subject has inevitably caused the family."

Increase in Allegations Made About Parish, Town & District Councillors' Standards in Public Office

Bullying and harassment allegations have been made on twenty occasions against parish, town and district councillors working in the West Lindsey district, the Lincolnshire Echo today report.

The list of alleged misdemeanours released by West Lindsey District Council also includes eight claims of councillors failing to declare interests and six for using their position improperly.

The authority has received fifty-eight complaints about the behaviour of members since May 2008 with the number soaring from eighteen in 2008/09 to forty in 2009/10.

The council says its assessment sub-committee considered all requests with twenty-two referred for further investigation, which has included asking Standards for England to examine the issue.

West Lindsey Ditrict Council spokesman, Mr. Geoff O'Neill, said:
"Many of the complaints result from a lack of understanding by councillors and in these cases the panel will often recommend training as a way to resolve issues."
Caistor Town Council has received twenty-four while West Lindsey District Council recieve ten and Gainsborough Town Council seven. Members from parish councils which have come under scrutiny include Kexby, Faldingworth, Cherry Willingham and Bardney.