Lincoln is now officially twinned with Nanchang, in China.
Dog owners can get their pets microchipped for free on October 28.
Organisations across Lincoln prepare to mark international day of greeting
The countdown to Christmas in Lincoln has begun.
Great news for Lincoln pedestrians as work starts on footbridge.
City Hall hosts consultation event.
The Mayor of Lincoln appeals for festive sparkle.
Please make sure your bin is put out by 7am on your collection day.
Residents are being invited to get to know their neighbours during a series of events.
The council has cautiously welcomed the news Burton Road Surgery will remain open.
‘Say no to high cost borrowing’ campaign launched.
Councillors have welcomed the news that thousands of rail passengers will benefit.
Could you save money on your gas and electricity bills?
Communities invited to have their say on HMOs
There will be some changes to bin collection days from Monday, October 6.
Try exercise clases for free during National Fitness Day (Sept 26).
Take a free guided tour of Lincoln’s Guildhall
Local media have shown considerable interest in our car parking strategy and delivery plan.
A Christmas campaign will put the spotlight on high interest borrowing
Information regarding Andrew Taylor and arrangements in his absence.
The first property has been let under a new initiative launched by the city council.
Residents celebrate Derek Miller Court project completion.
Lincoln’s visitor economy grew 10 per cent between 2012 and 2013.
Volunteers join forces to fight fly tipping.
Great Mayoral Bake Off raises hundreds of pounds for local charities.
Council forced to crack down on waste as fly tipping increases.
A cheque with money raised from the last civic year has been presented to the MNDA.
Soil and water samples collected at two former landfill sites are now being tested.
Two Lincoln parks have received prestigious Green Flag awards.
Signs are being put up to remind partygoers to keep the noise down.
City of Lincoln Council is undertaking a review of its polling stations.
Ahoy! Pirates will be hunting for treasure at Hartsholme Country Park.
Partnership helps Lincoln-based charity set up its first office.
Be part of the Christmas magic - festive buskers wanted.
An ambitious plan for the next 20 years has been launched.
A council-run scheme has helped 44 people buy their first home.
Candle in the window to mark First World War centenary.
Twenty new council homes planned in Birchwood
Call for residents to get involved in litter collection in Birchwood.
Money totalling £30,000 has been awarded to the Castleline Rail Project.
Share the love for your local parks from July 25 to August 3
New £1.2 million cemetery opens in Lincoln.
A new kitchen in Lincoln Central Market offers free healthy cooking courses.
A resident who repeatedly left her bins out has been given a conditional discharge.
Dog owners can get a free health MOT for their pets at a series of checks this summer.
New powers to tackle anti-social behaviour will be in the spotlight.
Plans for a skate park at Hobblers Hole withdrawn.
New energy-efficient council homes ready for first tenants
Roadshow event to mark launch of DASH accreditation scheme in Lincoln.
Age UK join Walking for Health scheme.
Tackling high interest lending will form the next phase of a city council review.
Garden to commemorate the First World War centenary.
Applications for stalls at Lincoln Christmas Market 2014 are now open!
A community centre in Lincoln could benefit from investment of around £1 million.
The Mayor of Lincoln will be holding a Charity Garden Party.
City Council Leader Ric Metcalfe has backed the call for employers to pay the Living Wage.
The council is considering closing the public toilets at St Peter at Arches.
Under the Retail Relief Scheme some businesses could see a substantial reduction in their rates.
£15 million investment to build 150 council homes
The work taking place to help people struggling financially gets national recognition.
The Executive has been asked to agree an increase in fees for stallholders at Lincoln Christmas Market 2014.
A document which shapes growth in Lincoln will go before the Executive Committee.
Two disused urinal blocks could be demolished and grass areas put in place instead.
Tenants can get involved in a group which helps to shape services.
Cllr Brent Charlesworth hopes to continue work to bring communities together
There’s still time to sign up for the Lincolnshire Energy Switch Scheme.
Tougher sentences for owners of dangerous dogs.
Festive buskers wanted for Lincoln Christmas Market.
Councillor Brent Charlesworth will be sworn in as the 808th Mayor of Lincoln.
Work being carried out to address the impact of poverty has been shortlisted for a national award.
All the results from the local election held on May 22, 2014.
More than £60,000 is available for community groups working in three wards of Lincoln.
Activ8 Lincoln Led Walks has been officially recognised for its local walking scheme.
Funding agreed for scheme to provide greener energy to 130 households.
Dog owners can get their pets microchipped for free in a special event.
A new strategy for tenants will be in the spotlight.
New service year for garden waste collections
£250,000 boost for community sport in Lincoln
With effect from June 10 this year the way people register to vote is changing.
Restoration project is complete
Mayor of Lincoln’s flash mob raises more than £200 for charity
Local and European elections are taking place in Lincoln on Thursday, May 22, 2014.
Lincoln joins global walks in aid of cancer charities.
Take a walk with nature at Hartsholme Country Park in a series of free guided walks.
The Mayor of Lincoln awarded the honours during investiture ceremony.
RAF Waddington will be parading to mark the 55th anniversary of being granted the Freedom of the City.
A delegation has seen how Lincoln is strengthened by its two sister city arrangements.
Parking staff from the councill will feature in a prime time BBC documentary.
Retiring councillors presented with certificates.
Lucy Tower Car Park has fully reopened.
One of Lincoln’s most highly-prized organisations has been honoured with a top award.
A plan has been put in place to help people struggling to make ends meet.
People are getting a top class service from the Housing Service Team, which has been awarded the Customer Service Excellence Award.
Lincolnshire Energy Switch is back!
Residents can now renew or join the garden waste collection service
Thinking about building an extension or converting your garage?
An open session for people interested in becoming a councillor is taking place.
More than £1,750 raised for the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Get involved this Easter at Hartsholme Country Park
Do you enjoy walking and meeting new people?
A new mandatory condition comes into force on Sunday, April 6.
Motorists could save money if they pay for their parking by phone.
A clean-up day has been hailed a success.
The Mayor of Lincoln’s sponsored skydive draws ever closer.
Building control fees will be changing from April 1.
Work continues to bring empty homes back into use.
Council tenants in Birchwood can get rid of rubbish from their gardens.
Parking Services has been commended following a ‘mystery shopper’ style review.
Business leaders have put forward their ideas on future growth.
The Lawn - one of Lincoln’s most iconic properties - is back up for sale.
Look out for ‘Darth Maul’ running the Lincoln 10k - complete with light saber.
There’s still time to make a nomination for The Silver Arrow Award.
A house swap scheme could help tenants affected by welfare reform.
Work on a further five council homes is progressing well.
Join the park rangers for a historic walk on March 21.
Young people have joined forces to promote the benefits of a smoke-free lifestyle.
Last chance to sign up for 18th Lincoln 10k
Road reopens ahead of schedule
White Bridge is open
A 1.8 per cent rise in council tax has been agreed by councillors.
All council homes in Lincoln will be fitted by March 2018.
The price of parking is set to be frozen for the next financial year.
The first Lincoln Poverty Conference is deemed a success.
Find out more about apprenticeships at event in the Cornhill.
Parking team shortlisted for national awards
The ‘Rockapes’ are raising funds for a colleague’s child.
The sky is the limit at Hartsholme Country Park this half-term.
Campaign to remind people to be quiet when returning home from a night out.
Children can make their own bird feeder at Hartsholme Country Park
Could your community project benefit from a grant?
Residents thanked for improving recycling in the city.
The Mayor of Lincoln will be reaching new heights - quite literally - this year.
The restoration of one of Lincoln’s most iconic landmarks is set to continue.
The council’s Executive Committee has put forward budget proposals for 2014-15.
Plans for a new skate park are continuing to move forward.
Food safety in Lincoln has been ranked highly in an investigation carried out by ‘Which?’
Selling a bread roll with a metal screw in it has cost a bakery more than £11,000.
Residents were able to meet their new neighbours at an event designed to dispel misconceptions about Islam.
Lucy Tower Street car park will be closed overnight while final repair work is carried out.
A shadow minister has praised work being carried out to bring communities together.
A new campaign has been launched.
An important community resource has been awarded a £20,000 loan from the council.
Lincoln’s oorest residents will continue to be protected from cuts to council tax support.
The new strategy sets out a vision to provide an effective, trusted, and consistent service.
Lincolnshire Energy Switch - an initiative to help people save money on their energy bills
The annual Australian Breakfast will not be taking place this year.
The key to a successful future for Lincoln is partners working together.
Families will be put through their paces in a free fitness course.
People struggling to pay their rent are being encouraged to apply for help.
Entries have opened for the 18th Lincoln Active Nation 10k
Get your walking boots on in 2014
Children are invited to make their own clay creations.
Seven-year-old girl raises problem of dog mess on her walk to school.
Delivery of new homes and jobs for Central Lincolnshire
It’s never too late to get fitter, and help is at hand.
The Local Plan needs further work before it can be adopted.
Plans are progressing for a £250 million development in Lincoln.
Make sure you know when your collections are happening.
Around 30 extra spaces created.
Christmas came early for the talented winner of the Mayor’s Christmas card competition.
Lincoln Christmas Market called ‘the best yet.’
More than 2,500 tickets bought within 84 hours of re-opening.
After months of hard work Lucy Tower multi-storey car park reopened at midday on December 5, 2013.
Head to Hartsholme Country Park for Christmas crafts and festive fun!
We’re encouraging people to discover something new this weekend in support of Small Business Saturday.
The number of empty homes in Lincoln has reduced by more than a quarter.
A council employee has scooped a top award at a national ceremony.
The Lincoln Christmas Market opens.
Council tenants will be able to get help managing their money thanks to new initiatives.
Find your way around as Lincoln Christmas Market draws nearer
Plan ahead for your journey.
Apprentice careers fair offers next step for young people
Get to know your neighbours better this World Hello Day.
Neighbours in the West End invited to ‘meet the street’
At Lincoln Christmas Market this year there will be a number of fun activities especially for the little ones.
Hit the lights - Christmas is on the way!
Work to resume at Hartsholme Country Park
Drivers can take advantage of a range of parking offers.
Keeping families together at Lincoln Christmas Market
Services and acts of remembrance taking place in Lincoln.
After 38 years together, the Chief Executive and his moustache have gone their separate ways.
Focus on creating a strong place brand for Lincoln at City Centre Masterplan conference.
The council has pledged to support the national Traineeship scheme.
Join forces with rangers of Hartsholme Country Park as they host their very own Great Seed Hunt this autumn.
A familiar face is taking the opportunity to become fuzz-free for the first time in 38-years.
Works will start next week on five new eco-friendly council houses.
The Lincolnshire Resilience Forum have issued the following statement regarding the forecast severe weather:
Free courses for beginners at City Hall
The Mayor of Lincoln is looking for a crafty helper to help him create a Christmas card.
There will be spooky happenings at Hartsholme Country Park until Sunday as the park plays host to a Halloween Trail.
The council is backing a campaign calling for faster and more frequent trains.
A council apprentice who has written a horror film in his spare time has cast a Hollywood actress in the leading role.
Lincoln Christmas Market celebrates its 30th birthday this year - and to mark the occasion an online timeline is being launched.
The number of council tenants behind on paying their rent has more than doubled since ‘bedroom tax’ was introduced.
A parking team from the City of Lincoln Council are set to take a starring role in a BBC documentary.
This week is Local Democracy Week, opening up democracy and politics to the next generation.
Actress Sue Hodge, who delighted audiences for a decade as Allo Allo’s feisty waitress Mimi LaBonq, will be turning on this year’s Lincoln Christmas lights.
Works on five new council homes will begin shortly.
New and improved Christmas Market to mark 30 magical years
Poorest residents to be protected for another year
Traders from across the world will bring an array of international flavours to the streets of Lincoln this week.
Drivers are being urged to consider cash free parking schemes after a criminal gang stole thousands of pounds from three car parks this week.
A miniature watercolour of an 18th Century Mayor of Lincoln has been presented to the council.
Our audit has been completed view our statement of accounts for 2012/2013.
Visitors to Hartsholme Country Park will soon see works taking place for the replacement of its iconic white bridge.
Lincoln Christmas Market - all you need to know about this years event.
The cost of a burial plot at the new Long Leys Road cemetery will be set at a meeting this week.
Changes to the way scrap metal dealers are licensed are due to come into force next month.
A new 46-space car park opened for vehicles this morning on the Oxford Hall site.
The third annual Gas Safety Week takes place this week with the aim of raising awareness of gas safety issues.
Works are set to restart on Lincoln’s Lucy Tower Street car park this week.
Work to replace the canopy to the floral tribute area at the crematorium are set to start on September 21.
Every council home in Lincoln will soon be hard wired with a potentially life-saving smoke alarm.
Only a few days left to have your say on future growth of Central Lincolnshire.
A new ‘watch scheme’ could be created for Lincoln’s Commons.
The new 46-space car park on Sincil Street will be formally opened by Patrick Vaughan, the Mayor of Lincoln, on September 13.
The City of Lincoln Council’s Executive last night approved a proposal to gift the two buses used by the service to Lincoln BIG.
View the Bracebridge Ward By Election results and notice.
New car park set to open next month
Christmas Market changes announced
Plans to create a city farm in Lincoln on former allotment land will soon be considered by city councillors
Lincoln’s Walk and Ride bus service could be saved if a proposed new deal is given the green light
A free boot camp-style event will help families looking to improve their well-being this summer.
Discount deals on offer for city’s parkers
Lincoln has now become a Fairtrade City.
Children will be able to go searching for treasure in a fun Victorian-themed hunt at Hartsholme Country Park.
Construction on new white bridge to start next month
More than 15,000 bins are being collected as part of Lincoln’s green waste service, which has been in force for one month.
Watching sculptures be created with a chainsaw and having a go at clay modelling are two of the attractions at this year’s Hartsholme Country Park family fun day.
People can now have a say on plans which shape the development of central Lincolnshire over the next 20 years - including proposals for 42,800 homes.
Two of Lincoln’s most popular green spaces are celebrating being awarded the prestigious Green Flag award.
Candidates for the Bracebridge Ward by-election have been confirmed.
Hundreds of people took part in the Lip Dub event on Saturday 13 July.
The heat is on and all the fun of the seaside is coming to the heart of the city,as Lincoln BIG prepares to bring back the beach and those much-loved characters Punch and Judy.
Work to put the Lawn complex back on the market is underway.
This week more than 1,000 young athletes from around the county will head to Lincoln to take part in the annual Sainsbury’s School Games in Lincolnshire.
A document which shapes developments throughout central Lincolnshire over the next 20 years has been given approval.
The latest design for a proposed Lincoln skate park is now available for comments.
Lincoln park restoration project to go ahead with major lottery investment.
An annual £25 charge for green waste collections has now come into action.
A dog owner has been handed a £70 fine after failing to clean up after his pet.
Lincoln has been awarded the Purple Flag for its excellent night time economy.
The rebuilding of the White Bridge at Hartsholme Country Park should be completed by Autumn.
Branch out this weekend and celebrate the beauty of trees at Hartsholme Country Park.
More than 10,000 green waste bins have now been signed up for.
Plans for a new skate park will give wildlife a chance to thrive according to the council.
The University of Lincoln Grand Prix together with the Santini Lincoln Grand Prix Sportive held in the city last month brought in over £430,000 for the local economy.
Lincoln’s Lucy Tower Street multi-storey car park will be closed for a longer period than expected after it was discovered that the level of repairs needed at the site are more extensive than initially thought.
Find more details here if you would like to inspect the 2012/2013 accounts.
The City of Lincoln Council’s public protection and anti-social behaviour team along with Lincolnshire Police executed the warrant under the Environmental Protection Act, removing the electrical goods after numerous complaints to both from a neighbour.
CCTV cameras will continue to be monitored 24 hours a day despite proposed changes to staffing numbers as part of a council savings programme.
An electricity powered van has been added to the city council’s fleet.
Lincoln’s own ‘Bayeux Tapestry’ will go on display for the first time as the city celebrates its rich heritage of engineering this Bank Holiday weekend.
A Shadow Minister is visiting Lincoln today to see the excellent work taking place to improve community life in the city.
A £25 annual green waste collection charge will be introduced from July 1 after councillors last night approved the scheme.
This weekend Lincoln Cathedral plays host to an exciting, interactive celebration of manufacturing and engineering.
A woman has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after failing to clear up dog faeces from her back garden.
Lincoln is ‘Passing GO’ and getting its very own official MONOPOLY board.
Patrick Vaughan is now the 807th Mayor of Lincoln. He was sworn into office at a ceremony held yesterday at the Guildhall, taking over from 2012-13 Mayor Karen Lee.
Plans to bring in charges for green waste collections have taken a step closer to being introduced after they were approved by councillors last night.
Work is in the final stages on a new £1.2m cemetery that could meet Lincoln’s burial needs for the next 50-years.
Vital works are set to be carried out on Newport Arch this summer to help secure the future of the iconic landmark.
Following on from the success of the recent Lucy Tower Hour, the leader of the City of Lincoln Council is preparing to answer your online questions for a second time.
Plans to charge for green waste collections will go before councillors on Monday, May 13.
Five new council houses have taken a step closer to being built after being granted conditional planning permission.
A celebration of engineering’s key role in Lincoln’s past, present and future will be the focus of a major event in the city planned for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend.
Recycling has become a keen part of daily life for the residents of Lincoln with many taking their brown bin duties very seriously.
A simple, yet potentially life-saving, new scheme is being rolled out to help Lincoln’s most vulnerable residents.
A rare sighting of an adder has been confirmed in the Swanholme Lakes area on the outskirts of the city.
Major changes are being drawn up for how landowners and developers contribute to infrastructure improvements such as Lincoln’s Eastern Bypass.
Final funding has been approved for new temporary accommodation and treatment centre for the city’s rough sleepers.
Thornbridge car park will reopen for use on Wednesday 24 April.
A bid to bring communities together and make Lincoln a better place for everyone to live in has been given the backing of city councillors.
A 50-year career dedicated to supporting tenants in Lincoln will come to an end for the City Council’s longest serving employee on Friday.
Thousands more young people in Lincolnshire are to benefit from the sporting legacy after Sport England announced an extra £24 million to expand and extend its successful Sportivate programme.
Three new parking tariffs have been launched to help encourage people into the city.
A helping hand is needed for a special 10k runner.
View our current fees and charges here.
Help is at hand to cover rent ahead of welfare changes
The unexpected cold weather last week has caused a delay to the essential works on Thornbridge Car Park.
Savings totalling nearly £1 million have been agreed by City of Lincoln Councillors.
A new information campaign is being launched in a bid to clean up Lincoln’s waste recycling.
Contractors will be at Lucy Tower Car Park this week ahead of its closure on Monday.
Lincoln’s cultural scene is poised to sparkle and create more unique opportunities for aspiring performers thanks to Lincoln BIG’s success in winning a superboost of £77,900.
The proposed Lincoln Skate Park is set for a new home.
Eye catching new signs will help promote a calendar of events for visitors entering the city by one of its main access routes.
Question session with Council’s Leader Ric Metcalfe on the Lucy Tower car park closure.
Lucy Tower car park will close later this month for the second phase of a £1.4 million maintenance programme, protecting its future for years to come.
Take a step through time at a history walk through Hartsholme Country Park.
Fans of the iconic VW Camper Van are promised a nostalgia-packed day out in Lincoln next month.
Lincoln BIG has announced that £5,000 is still available to fund a project aimed at making Lincoln city centre safer and more welcoming for visitors and residents.
Applications are open for people wanting to have a FREE stall at this year’s Active Nation Lincoln 10k Road Race.
Residents are being reminded to get their bins out by 7am after earlier collections were scheduled to help deal with the city’s roadworks.
A popular Lincoln city centre car park will close for up to five weeks as essential maintenance works are carried out.
Read more about the council’s budget proposals for 2013-2018.
The City of Lincoln Council has revealed plans to make £1 million of savings from its budget over the next 12 months.
Please read the FAQ’s to answer all of your questions about the budgets cuts.
You have heard of the Hotel Inspectors, now meet the Tenant Inspectors.
There is still time to have your say on the future of Lincoln.
A feast of sausages, bacon and eggs is set to be whipped up for the 22nd annual Great Australian Breakfast.
Designs have been revealed for the planned bridge replacement at Hartsholme Country Park.
Ladies in Lincoln are being encouraged to start the new year by joining a basketball coaching session.
If you have pledged to spend more time outdoors in the new year, why not kick off your resolution at Hartsholme Country Park?
Young dancers have battled it out to be crowned 2012’s Dance Factor champions - with Misstery eventually taking the trophy.
Get 2013 off to a green start by recycling your Christmas tree.
Put your best foot forward in 2013 by signing up to the 17th annual Active Nation 10k Road Race.
First time buyers are being given a helping hand to get on to the property ladder after signing up to a £1 million council-run scheme.
A food vendor at the 2011 Lincoln Christmas Market has been ordered to pay £2,215 after admitting breaching hygiene regulations.
Car owners who received parking tickets during the Christmas Market are being invited to appeal them.
Five families from Lincoln have been given an early Christmas gift this year - keys to their new council homes.
Lincoln’s economy is set for a £25 million boost after the local council invested cash to create jobs, offer apprenticeships, improve tenant living conditions and build community projects.
Generous Christmas shoppers donated almost £1,500 to St Barnabas Hospice over the Christmas Market weekend.
Additional security measures are being installed at a number of vacant council-owned homes following a spate of burglaries.
Forget Diversity and Flawless - Dance Factor 6 is strictly where the talent is at.
Find out when your bins will be collected over the festive period.
A unique dance act will put a foot stomping spring in the step of the official opening of this year’s Lincoln Christmas Market.
Skaters are being invited to have their say on the latest design of the proposed Lincoln Skate Plaza.
Help is at hand at this year’s Christmas Market, with a new scheme to ensure families stick together.
The City of Lincoln Council has begun to lift water restrictions at a sheltered accommodation block in Lincoln.
Branch out your Christmas celebrations this year by taking part in a festive tree decorating day.
Yarborough Leisure Centre and Lincoln Castle Academy have been announced as the host venues for Lincolnshire’s Summer Sainsbury’s School Games next year.
Letters have been issued over the past week or so to City of Lincoln Council’s working age council tenants currently getting Housing Benefit to let them know about the forthcoming ‘bedroom tax’.
Issued on behalf of Lincolnshire Sports Partnership
The University of Lincoln has been confirmed as the main sponsor of Lincoln’s 58th annual grand prix cycle race.
People with mobility problems are being encouraged to try a new yoga class in Lincoln.
Finding the perfect mix for festive celebrations is an annual challenge for organisers in homes, offices, towns and cities the world over.
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