Sunday, 2 August 2015

Marianne Overton MBE

August Newsletter

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Please find attached and below my August Newsletter which I hope you find interesting. The attached version has the pictures!

Our campaign on the really huge turbines has been successful, working both locally and nationally. Thank you very much indeed for your thoughtful correspondence.

Kind Regards,

Councillor Marianne Overton MBE
Independent Councillor for Branston and Navenby on Lincolnshire County Council
and for the Cliff Villages on North Kesteven District Council
Leader of the Lincolnshire Independents
Vice Chairman of the Local Government Association

Saturday, 1 August 2015

200 Club Results

Winners for July
The lucky winners for July are:

1st (190) Laura Warren
2nd (104) Martin Doughty
3rd (124) Ann Kennedy

The next draw will be held on August 28th in Nocton Club

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Protect Nocton Fen

Vattenfall call a halt to wind farm plans

Many of you will have already heard from Vattenfall's e-newsletter or via radio and other media that Vattenfall have decided not to move forward with the Nocton Fen wind farm proposal. By this afternoon, the project had been withdrawn on the Government's National Infrastructure Planning Portal.

This is the news that we have long hoped for and a result of many months of hard work. The PNF action group will write our thanks and gratitude to everybody at a later time, but for the moment we want to spread the good news to those who have not heard yet.

The PNF committee

Wind Farm - project stopped!

Announcement by Parish Council

This morning the Clerk to Nocton Parish Council was contacted by Vattenfall. Thanks were expressed for the Parish Council's recent response to the public consultation.

Vattenfall advised that in light of the changes being proposed by the Government to planning policy relating to on-shore wind farms, the company would no longer be proceeding with its plans to site a wind farm on Nocton Fen.

The formal announcement is below:

Nocton Fen wind farm plan scrapped over 'risk'

'Campaigners who had been fighting the proposals, including many nearby residents, welcomed the decision.'

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Nocton Cricket Club - Match Report

Sunday 19th July

Rustons (175-3) beat Nocton (174 all out) by seven wickets

Nocton travelled to Rustons with a team of only seven men, and put in an excellent performance which unfortunately ended in defeat.

Nocton lost the toss and were invited to bat on a damp wicket. After an early loss, Matthew Stephens and Mikey Atkinson shared a good partnership and the team were 76-1 at the half way stage. The team increased the tempo after drinks, before Stephens was dismissed for 46, but David Franklin came in and quickly found the middle of the bat. Atkinson reached a well-made fifty, and pushed on until he was dismissed for 68. Two further quick wickets followed, but Daine Tierney came in and shared an excellent last-wicket partnership with Franklin. Tierney was unbeaten on 10 as Franklin was dismissed for 31, leaving Nocton 174 all out from 37.4 overs.

Early wickets were crucial for Nocton, unfortunately key batsman Martin Noble was dropped early on. The first wicket did not come until the 14th over, with Chris Brogan hitting the stumps. Two more wickets followed, as Atkinson and Miles Lynch also hit the stumps, but Rustons reached their target in the 33rd over. Noble ended unbeaten on 95. Having only seven men cost Nocton, as plenty of gaps in the field made the run rate difficult to control.

Six games remain in the season, as Nocton sit fifth in the league table (out of eight teams), with three wins, four defeats, and one cancellation from their eight games.

Match scorecard:

League table: