Lincolnshire County Council has installed a new cycle rack at Lincoln Rugby Club.
Put in last week at the club’s ground just outside Nettleham, the cycle rack provides a dedicated space for players, members and visitors to secure their bikes.
The car-shaped cycle rack is designed to show how space-efficient cycling is compared to driving, with 10 bicycles fitting in the same space taken up by just one car.
Chairman of Lincoln Rugby Club, John Barrett, said: “Lincoln Rugby Club members are extremely pleased to receive this cycle rack. The club’s directors, have been working hard during these Covid lockdowns to improve the club’s amenities for our members.
“This cycle rack means that our members can cycle to the club – saving them money, helping the environment, and assisting their fitness – in the knowledge that they are able to use the new cycle rack to park safely.”
Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Not having somewhere to leave your bike securely can be a real barrier for people choosing to cycle. By installing new cycle parking at community venues like the Rugby Club, and in town centres, we can give people more opportunities to leave the car at home.
“Last year we saw a huge rise in the number of people cycling in Lincolnshire, so we’re keen to provide more cycling infrastructure to allow those people to continue to ride their bikes as more places start to open and we get back to normal.”
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Heritage Lincolnshire are delighted to announce that the Layers of History Project has won the 2020 Flora Murray Award from The Society for Lincolnshire Heritage and Archaeology.
Cola (Senior Project Officer for Layers of History) wanted to thank the Layers of History team (past and present), fellow staff members, project partners, funders, and the wonderful volunteers and participants who took part, without whom there would be no success story to talk about!
The Layers of History project came to a close last year after an amazing 3-years of working to help volunteers and community groups explore the historic landscapes that hold so many clues to the unique history of Lincolnshire. The Heritage Lottery Fund generously supported the project, and you can read the project evaluation summary here.
The Layers of History Team worked to show volunteers how to study and research the landscape using archaeological surveying techniques and research tools, online courses and local workshops. The study sites for 2017 were Revesby Estate and Abbey and Freiston Shore, 2018 study sites were Hackthorn, Hainton Estate, South Ormsby Estate and Aslackby and the 2019 study sites were Harlaxton and Southrey. There were three themes to explore; military sites, parks and gardens and medieval settlements.
Miss Flora Murray was a leading figure on the local history and heritage scene in Lincolnshire for several decades. The Flora Murray Award is part of the SLHA awards scheme to recognise the endeavours and achievements of local groups, societies and individuals in the fields of Lincolnshire history and archaeology.
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A couple have been handed slavery and trafficking risk orders in a bid to protect vulnerable people in Lincolnshire.
Philip Godfrey, 47, and Lam Lai Man, 52, each admitted two charges of controlling prostitution for gain and pleaded guilty at a hearing on August 29, 2019.
The pair were jailed for 18 months, suspended for two years, last August, when they went before officials at Lincoln Crown Court.
Now, the couple have each been given slavery and trafficking risk orders after they appeared before magistrates in Lincoln on Monday, February 8.
It is a civil order secured by Lincolnshire Police under the Modern Slavery Act and will last for five years.
The order, which is the first of its kind obtained by the force, imposes restrictions on Godfrey and Man to help protect the vulnerable in the area.
A breach of this order will constitute a criminal offence.
Nottinghamshire Police will serve the order and enforce it going forward.
The couple, who live in Nottinghamshire, were given suspended sentences for running a prostitution ring where Chinese women would see up to 12 ‘customers’ for sex each day.
Women used by the couple would travel to Lincoln and be taken to a flat where they would remain for almost an entire week and see customers for sex.
Godfrey and Lam began the enterprise by renting a flat in the north of Lincoln, in March 2017.
Notes were later found indicating that the couple were possibly looking to rent further properties elsewhere in the region.
DC Michael Simpson, from the serious and organised crime unit at Lincolnshire Police, said: “The orders given by the courts against this couple will mean that they cannot restart this operation again in the future.
“This type of crime is enabled by technology which allows people to hide their identity whilst exploiting vulnerable people for profit.
“Lincolnshire Police will continue to pursue anyone exploiting vulnerable people.”
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