North Kesteven District Council Achievements 2018/19

North Kesteven District Council, its Leader, Members and Officers have over the year made a notable effort and impact to positively promote North Kesteven for the benefit of its residents, communities and businesses through working in partnership with other stakeholders and having a collaborative approach to the challenges faced.  The District has supported relocation of business activities to Teal Park, a strategic employment site initiated through partnership working.  It has encouraged the building of council house provision including those of innovative straw-bale construction.  North Kesteven is recognised as a District steeped in aviation heritage and it has created the International Bomber Command memorial (IBBC) sited on Canwick Hill, with its tall spire directed towards Lincoln Cathedral, and it is actively involved in supporting and promoting the tourist industry of Lincolnshire.

The District continues to invest and support business expansion, irrespective of the size and activity of the business, investing in the creation of workshop space availability to meet demand from growing enterprises.  It is supportive of retaining and developing critical services for residents and businesses and invests heavily in provision and infrastructure.  It strives to offer housing choice for its residents, households and communities and has worked in partnership with Lincs-Inspire to positively promote health and well-being, providing the creation of modern sports centre facilities in Sleaford and North Hykeham and promote engaging outdoor facilities at the Whisby Natural World Centre for children of all ages and their families.  It supports the social enterprise of Hill Holt Wood, and works to positively enrich the lives of the individuals supported there.

The District has, during the year, been fortunate to secure Heritage Lottery Funding for the preservation and maintenance of Mrs Smith's Cottage situated in Navenby and create a Visitor Centre to preserve the historical legacy of the life of Mrs Smith, which will be showcased to interested parties through educational, school visits in the future.

I hope you have found this snap-shop both interesting and informative and appreciate that the district of North Kesteven is vibrant, innovative and engaging for all its communities, residents and businesses whilst being applauded as the safest place to live.

Cllr Mrs Sally Appleby