Friday, 25 July 2014

Nocton School Newsletter

Nocton School News

As another academic year comes to a close we would like to thank staff, pupils, governors, parents and the wider community for all the hard work and support,  which has contributed to making our school such a wonderful and vibrant learning environment.

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Thursday, 24 July 2014

The Doodle

Issue 29

The following email was received earlier today:

"Hi Everyone

So sorry for the delay in this month’s Doodle.  I was really poorly last week.

Anyway ... here it is, Issue 29 ... and a packed edition it is, along with “Extra Jottings” too and the Parish Council Annual Report/Budget.

Please enjoy your summer.  The deadline for the September Edition Issue 30, is Friday 5th September (just to give everyone chance to get back into the routine after the holidays).
Back to the normal, last Friday in the month (Friday 26th September) for the October Edition Issue 31 deadline.

Take care for now then ... enjoy.

Jilly B
“the Doodle” "

Parish Council Annual Report [2013/14]

Parish Council Revenue Budget [2014/15]

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Wind Farm - Hemswell

Secretary of State intervenes over Hemswell Cliff wind farm

'Plans for a wind farm at Hemswell Cliff face another hurdle as the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Eric Pickles has called in the application for “his determination”.'

Hemswell Cliff wind farm: Minister Eric Pickles 'calls in' controversial plans for final decision

'Campaigners against a wind farm proposals which sparked 2,000 letters of objection have won the latest stage in their battle against the controversial Hemswell Cliff scheme.'

Eric Pickles to decide on Hemswell Cliff wind farm

'The future of a 10-turbine wind farm in Lincolnshire will be determined by the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.'

Villages of the Cliff Against Turbines

'We are currently battling on behalf of the villages around Hemswell  to prevent a disaster for the area.  RWE [a German Wind Turbine operator] has put in a planning application to West Lindsey district Council to build TEN 400ft wind turbines on the Cliff close to the A15 Red Route.  This is why we oppose the application.'

Monday, 21 July 2014

Mobile signal

Orange and EE Service

I have been having difficulty with my mobile phone reception for the last two or three weeks. Inside our property on Main Street I have been getting no signal at all.

You may have been suffering the same intermittent service.

I contacted EE for their explanation a couple of weeks ago and it appears there is a problem with the transmitter located on the buildings at Nocton Farms. I was advised that EE engineers were trying to gain permission to access the site, but was assured they were aware of the problem and to phone back if the service didn't improve in the next week or so. As I was still experiencing problems over the weekend, I telephoned again.

I have been told this is now 'work in progress' and engineers are due on site again today. Apparently, when the nearest transmitter experiences a problem, the phone then tries to locate an alternative signal. This results in additional traffic to the alternative transmitter which can 'back up', causing a slower and intermittent service.

As I am writing, I see I am now receiving a constant three bars on my mobile phone inside the cottage, so it looks like the problem may have been sorted. Let's hope so.

Finally, when checking the coverage of the EE service on the web, I discovered that the village of Nocton actually gets a 3G service. It appears the faster 4G service is due to be extended to an area just outside Nocton within the next six months. However, this will require a short walk up the B1202 towards the B1188, where you just may be able to get a 4G signal!

Stephen Phillips MP

Oral Answers to Questions - Prime Minister: Engagements (9 Jul 2014)

Stephen Phillips: Businesses across Lincolnshire report growing confidence and lengthy order books, highly skilled workers benefiting from the tax cuts that the Government have introduced and hard-working apprentices enjoying the sorts of opportunities that they could not have had just a few years ago.

Oral Answers to Questions - Home Department: Migration (EU Accessions) (7 Jul 2014)

Stephen Phillips: What representations she has received on the potential effect on UK migration figures of further EU accessions.

More from Stephen Phillips MP